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Beach House For You - The East Cliff Yellow Beach House in Santa Cruz

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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4 Bed/3 Bath- sleeps 6

Two story ocean view home. Totally rebuilt in 2009.4 bedrooms , 3 full baths, walled courtyard with outdoor wood fireplace and BBQ, tiled outdoor shower with hot water and much more. Located four doors from the beach near a great surfing spot!

Guests may book up to 3 consecutive weeks only. To ensure the best experience for our guests, our maximum occupancy level is 6 people ( children and babies included). The day use only number of people allowed per our Santa Cruz Vacation Rental Permit is 12.

In addition to the payment, the signed rental agreement is required before acceptance of the booking.

The master bedroom suite is roomy, has ocean views and a deck .

Two large LCD swivel wall mounted HDTVs w/home theaters (55' downstairs and 40' upstairs, both w HD Satellite DirecTV DVRs, HBO, etc. DirecTV DVR LCD TV/DVD/BluRay in the middle bedroom).

A spectacular master bath awaits upstairs with custom stonework everywhere, and a large, glass-block walk-in shower next to a large Jacuzzi jetted tub. Modern solid glass double vanity with waterfall faucets.

From the upstairs bedroom deck, enjoy an ocean view. Watch the sailboats and seagulls float by.

Restaurants Close by: : Take a short stroll to one of the many nearby restaurants.Walk to Restaurants: Just 2 blocks to the Aloha Grill for Hawaiian-American cuisine (Grilled Pineapple Burgers) and cold beer. 5-10 minutes down E-Cliff, try the Lago di Como Italian, or Star Bene (Argentine and Italian). In the other direction (south), an easy 15-20 minute walk down to Cole's BBQ, Guang Zho, or The Point (Surf and Turf) and Suda (Calif).

The East Cliff Yellow Beach House: Imagine yourself just steps away from one of Santa Cruz's best beaches! This vacation rental boasts stunning views, prime location, and a true taste of magic! Let your mind unwind and your body relax while sun bathing at the beach, in the courtyard or, on the ocean view deck.

This fully furnished and equipped home includes DIRECTV LCD television in LR and all 3 bedrooms, wireless internet, gourmet chefs' kitchen completely equipped including blender, coffee maker and warming tray; fireplace, stereo, DVDs, ocean views from front deck, master and 3rd bedrooms, and roof top deck; linens, washer/dryer, jacuzzi in master bathroom, outdoor shower - perfect after a swim or surfing.The back yard is equipped with gas BBQ and also an outdoor storage area complete with beach chairs, boogie boards, and more!

This is the first time this private home is offered as a vacation rental and it has all the comforts of home plus so much more!

Santa Maria Beach: It is difficult to adequately describe and do justice to this beach. A combination of good weather, great surfing spots, white sand, tide pools to explore with anemones, urchins, and hermit crabs. The accessible cliff and tide pools make it a favorite for families and all beach lovers. Surfers Paradise! Grab your surfboard and hop across the street to catch a wave at Santa Maria's surfing spots just steps away!

County Of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Certificate # CO00039

Note to Beach Vacation renters: Don’t be fooled by rentals that may have a good view from the house, but getting to a beach can be a, well, a real “beach”. Common problems are inaccessible or inconvenient beach access (steep cliffs), windy, foggy weather and small or no beaches at high tide (rentals on West Cliff, Pleasure Point, and Opal Cliffs have these problems.)

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Doretta (Owner)
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based on 47 traveler reviews

Beach House For You - The East Cliff Yellow Beach House in Santa Cruz
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews
San Jose, CA

Time out of Time

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful, warm, clean and luxurious. It was everything and more than what was described. We lacked for nothing and felt spoiled living there for a week.

We were there with out kids and grandson and sometimes found it difficult to leave the comfort of this house. We enjoyed Capitola, Santa Cruz Downtown and Monterey throughout our stay and each day trip was relaxing because of the central location.

We highly recommend the local funky restaurant Paula's. It is only blocks away and the breakfast is delicious and inexpensive.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the type of experience that we hope all of our guests have. This review was not solicited and it is what we strive for. It is very rewarding to us that our guests appreciate our home and neighborhood as much as we do.
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Berkeley, CA


  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at this home. The house was spotless and well-equipted, the owners were super responsive, and everything was just as it was represented in the description here. It was great.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the kind of review we strive for. The home is always thoroughly and professionally cleaned to exacting standards before every visit, which is just part of what we do to assure all guests have the optimal vacation experience here.
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Great house in a great location one block off beach

  • 4 of 5

We spent three nights at this home and had a great time. The house had everything we needed, it was organized, clean and located very close to the beach. The back patio is a great place to relax, dine, barbecue and entertain, while the front balcony offers nice views of the ocean. The outside shower was great for cleaning off the sand and keeping the house clean. There is a small public beach across the street, and since this house is pet friendly, it's a very easy walk to the beach to let the pets run. Pets are supposed to be on leash, but we learned that before 9 AM and after 6 PM they do not patrol or write tickets. It was a great way for us and the animals to start and end each day.

The owner also left a very nice basket for us, complete with amazing homemade banana bread, homemade jam and a bottle of wine. (THANK YOU).

Sea Cliff drive is also a great road to run/jog on. We took it to Capitola pier and back, made a great 6 mile out and back along the water. Highly recommend going to the bakery in Capitola, Gayle's. Wow. Also close by was Seabright Brewery, good food and beer.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with our four children and had a wonderful time. The house was perfect for us, and the kids loved the fact that we walked to the beach each afternoon. The owner was so helpful and kept everything meticulous. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house overall.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice 17-day stay in Doretta´s house. She was strict about the rules in this house and sent a rather long contract before we could rent it, which was irritating at first (as we consider us really easy and tidy renters).

BUT: we agreed to the terms and found a really nice and clean house in really good shape, equipped nicely etc.

There was even a small welcome-gift from the owner waiting for us, nice. Thank you.

The closest beach (across the street really) is officially a dog-friendly beach (1 of 2 in Santa Cruzt we were told, so prepare for a LOT of dogs...), which wasn´t that great for us as we basically wanted to take our 1-year old boy to the water, but there are plenty of other nice beaches close by, so no problem.

Yes, we would book it again and yes, we would recommend it to friends.

The security deposit was refunded very fast, right after we checked out, which was nice.

We stayed with 4 adults (mom, dad, grandma and grandpa) plus a toddler.

January 2016.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had six adults - three generations! It was very comfortable and had everything we needed during the week. We arrived and it was spotless and decorated for Christmas. Doretta even had homemade gingerbread and preserves. It rained quite a bit while we were there but there was a nice warm fireplace and many games and movies to choose from. We love to cook so were very happy to see that there was a fully equipped kitchen.

I would highly recommend this house for families!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Natural Bridges State Beach
Mystery Spot
Steamer Lane
Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz Harbor
Capitola Wharf
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Wilder Ranch State Park
Neptune's Kingdom
The Catalyst
Monarch Butterfly Trail
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
Aloha Island Grille
Harbor Cafe
Lighthouse Point Park
Taqueria Vallarta II
"LOVE the Grilled Shrimp we ever had..and even though it's not on the menu they ..."
Paradise Beach Grille
Marianne's Ice Cream
Crow's Nest Restaurant
The DeLaveaga Lodge Restaurant
"Closest Golf Course- Open to the public...."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Aloha Grill
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Yacht Harbor
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Delaveaga Park
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Aloha Grill
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
21st Avenue Beach
Car: recommended

Located in-between the charming village of Capitola and The Santa Cruz Beach/Boardwalk (one of last beach amusement parks) featuring Free admission and Free concerts

Big Basin State Park - and Henry Cowell State Park (incredible mammoth redwood trees, waterfalls) just minutes away.

• Big Trees Railway (from mountains to the Boardwalk)

• East Cliff Drive bike/walking path (miles of biking along the coast)

• Capitola by the Sea (dining/shopping)

• Eclectic downtown Santa Cruz (people watching/dining/shopping)

• Santa Cruz Wharf (more dining and shopping)

Equally close to the Santa Cruz :

• Carmel (60 minutes to dining/shopping and more art galleries per capita than anywhere)

• Monterey (55 minutes to more dining and shopping, the Wharf- and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

• 17 Mile Drive and Pebble Beach (55 minutes to incredible scenic ocean drive and phenomenal golfing)

• Moss Landing - 30 minutes away, -kayaking amongst hundreds of sea otters and sea lion

Golf: Pasatiempo Golf Course, Santa Cruz, CA OCEAN VIEW!

18 holes over 6,439 yards with a par of 70 (Public)

Located 3 miles from the center of Santa Cruz.

20 Clubhouse Rd

Santa Cruz, CA

Delaveaga Golf Course (Closest)

Just 10 minutes away.

18 holes, over 6,010 yards with a par of 72.

401 Upper Park Rd

Santa Cruz


Pebble Beach, Monterey

Probably the World's most famous golf course!

18 holes

1785 yards, par 31

44 miles from Santa Cruz


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak Season 2 2016
Feb 9 2016 - May 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
May 20 2016 - Sep 13 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Off Peak Season 3 2016
Sep 14 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Off Peak Season 4 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years 2016-2017
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

. Rates subject to change without notice until confirmed. Gap Nights during any Peak or Holiday season are $495/nt if offered and available. We apologize in advance for any inaccurate quotable rate provided by this site. Their system is very rigid and not easy to predict.Guests may book up to 3 consecutive weeks only. To ensure the best experience for our guests our maximum occupancy level is 6 people (children and babies included). We charge $25.00 per dog per stay. In addition to the payment, a signed rental agreement is required to complete the booking. Please see instructions for sending on rental agreement.

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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • * 2 custom tiled bathrooms with iron and porcelain tubs are centrally located next to Bedrooms 2 and 3 and the kitchen.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , cozy and comfortable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed 3 kids
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • * Bedroom One: 1 New Queen bed, Ocean peek, open the windows and listen to the waves nearby. This cozy room is most comfortable with one person but can sleep two people. * Bedroom Two: 1 New Queen bed, TV, DVR w DVD next to two bathrooms *Bedroom Three: Kids Room Large, sturdy bunk bed (double with single on top) sleeps 3 kids , next to two baths. * Bedroom 4 Master Bedroom suite upstairs, Ocean Views, 1 Lovely, Large King bed, HDTV LCD with Satellite/HBO. Master Bath has Hansgrohe fixtures and a solid glass double vanity, walk-in shower with glass blocks, Jacuzzi brand tub, full granite slabs and high end stone work surround the bathroom from floor to ceiling with all-out luxury. Ocean view deck with bistro table set and 4 chairs.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
House Details and Amenities * Living room with instant-on living room fireplace (LP Gas) and HDTV Home Theater System, DirecTV, HBO, etc. * Sunny kitchen with granite counters and back splashes, granite and quartz double sink, Hansgrohe brand faucet and pot filler, granite and glass bay window, dining table and lunch counter seating, all brand new stainless steel appliances; dishwasher, refrigerator with double freezer, microwave, gas range, double convection oven. * Free Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) access * Free Phone Service (Landline). Unlimited local and long distance calls (within the Continental US). See More Details at our personal website below.

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