Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927


Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property


Check out my home video tour

Comfortably sleeps 12 people in beds. Full sun facing backyard, where you can entertain your family and friends, barbecuing, relaxing in the hot tub, roasting marshmallows in the gas fire pit while surrounded by beautiful mature tropical landscaping.

The best location in town. 1 1/2 blocks to beach. two miles to the Boardwalk, Close to Wharf, Downtown, Derby park, across the street from Natural Bridges State Beach Park. (famous for thousands of monarch butterflies). There is a two mile walking/bike path along the ocean called 'West Cliff" down the street.

Let the good times begin, with the large collection of beach gear & sports equipment in the garage. No need to lug around your baby gear. I have it all at the house. (see photo)

Located in a small quiet court which is safer for children, quieter and more private than ocean front homes which have cars and people constantly going by. Plenty of parking.

Very well stocked kitchen with top of the line appliances. Large living room with vaulted ceilings, 8 seat dining table, & huge couch. Very spacious inside. Large HD flat screen TV in living room and master bedroom. Personal WIFI in house and yard. Redwood Outdoor table. Game table and gas fireplace in the family room.

The house is very safe with smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarm and fire extinguisher. Everything in the home is well maintained and up to code.

I personally go to the vacation home between guests to insure it's in top shape. I want to give you the ultimate vacation home experience! If you compare my rates and fees to similar quality rentals you will find mine are a better deal.

Check out the swift st. courtyard fine dining, wine tasting and The Santa Cruz Mountain brewery where the locals hang out. Only minutes away.

There are always fun events happing in santa cruz

More Details

Geoff Call
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Geoff Call

I grew up in Cupertino and moved to Santa Cruz in 1994 after graduating with a business degree from Western State Colorado University. I was attracted to Santa Cruz because its a fun town and has a lot to offer such as world class surfing, mountain biking, great live music and of course the beach and redwoods. I lived in the beach rental for 15 years and loved it. I wanted more of the country life style so I moved 15 min away to Bonny Doon in the Santa Cruz mountains on some acreage with my family.

Geoff Call purchased this house in 1997

Why Geoff Call chose Santa Cruz

The location of this property is perfect. It's close to the beach. You can walk across the street into Natural Bridges State Park & hike/bike nature trails at Wilder ranch. In the fall you see thousands of Monarch Butterfly's, some fly around in the backyard. It's close Highway 1 North which is surrounded by undeveloped landscape with nice beaches, surf breaks and dramatic cliff's that overlook the ocean. It's one of the most beautiful drives in the world.

What makes this house unique

The backyard faces south. It gets full sun. The neighborhood is not congested like Eastside Santa Cruz and Live Oak. You can park your car at any hour and not have to worry about finding a parking spot. The back yard is perfect for a family gathering. BBQ, Relax in the hot tub, gather around the gas fire pit at night while surrounded by mature tropical landscaping.

The subzero fridge in the kitchen is very large and will hold your big Costco shopping sprees. The Viking range and oven is very solid and will meet you cooking needs.

I offer more beach gear, sports equipment and baby items for your use than most other rentals. For children there is a two high chairs, Bob stroller, car seats, pack and play, childrens bikes/helmets, booster seat, sand toys, beach wagon, baby gates and a child bike carrier. For the beach, Surf boards, body boards, bikes, coolers, beach chairs, umbrella

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a fantastic time at Geoff's Ultimate Beach House. Stayed there with my family while our house's bathroom was being remodeled on the other side of the hill. It was great to experience living on the coast for a few days. Thanks Geoff and your family for such a nice place.
May 2016
  • 1 of 15


Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom 2 & 3 Share Bathroom upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Next to Bedroom 4 is a bathroom down stairs
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , upstairs Duel sinks, shower, sperate large tub
  • 3 full bathrooms Master bed has sperate tub two sinks, shower & toilet . Bathroom 2 upstairs has shower tub combo sink & toilet. Bathroom 3 has shower, toilet & sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Family room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out sofa sleeps two.
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , There are two rollaway beds.
    living room - Large wide Couch could sleep 2 more
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has own private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ground level next to Bathroom 3
  • I have beds for 12 . If you like you could also sleep on the extra large wide couch which would equal 14 spaces. There are four private bedrooms. The other three rooms listed are areas where the other beds are located.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

73% Complete
16% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
1% Complete
average rating of 4.6037736 based on 68 reviews

Ideal for families with kids!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I planned a vacation for ourselves, our daughters and spouses, and our 5 grandchildren. We wanted a vacation rental instead of a hotel, so we wouldn't be going back and forth to rooms and trying to get everybody ready to dine out all at once.

This house was perfect! Plenty of bedrooms for the adults, beds for the kids, three bathrooms, and a huge kitchen! There was even a crib (pack-n-play) for the baby! The kids LOVED the hot tub and the deck. The wood floors made grandma happy because I didn't have to worry about ruined carpets! There were no loose rugs to trip on and no knick- knacks for the two-year-old to break!

The proximity to the beach is ideal. We packed up the wagon with all the gear stored in the garage, and walked two blocks to the beach. We played in the sand, explored tidepools, and tried boogieboarding! I can't say enough how nice it was to have all the toys, bikes, wagon, cooler, chairs, etc. because we all flew in from Utah. We would have had to pack all that stuff or purchased it there!

We were able to prepare meals so everyone got what they like to eat, and we saved money on meals.

We enjoyed the board games, books, and Netflix, too. (The entire family sat down on the HUGE sectional sofa and watched a movie. )

The only suggestion I would make is that the main floor bedroom is not as nice as the ones upstairs. My husband and I took that one because he has bad knees! It could use a chair and a place to put a suitcase.

We mostly spent time at the beach, but also visited Henry Cowell Redwoods. One regret is that we did not make it to the Marine Research museum. We hear it is amazing. Next time!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

very nice house

  • 5 of 5

we were very happy and comfortable in Geoff's house. He was available to answer questions and provide items we needed i.e. ironing board. great location, quiet , walk to cliffside beach trail or bike. I would recommend it without reservations.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great place for family reunion

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place for our whole family for a weekend wedding. The house has lots of space, a great gas grill and hot tub in the yard. The kitchen was amazing for cooking for a large group. We were a 3 block walk from the beach.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect vacation rental

  • 4 of 5

Perfect house for large group and great location to be away from hustle and bustle of boardwalk and wharf but close enough for quick car ride. We had a group of 8 adults and 4 very active children and had enough room for everyone to feel comfortable. The bedroom and bathroom downstairs was very convenient for my parents who have a hard time getting up and downstairs. The hot tub and fire pit came in handy with the chilly mornings and evenings. The kids loved riding the bikes in the court and on West Cliff. The sand toys were also a hit at the beach. I loved that we didn't have to pack all that stuff from home. Thanks Katie and Geoff for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Location - Clean - Roomy

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our groups annual trip with 10 Adults. Location was great - an easy walk to a nice beach - quite neighborhood! The bedrooms were good size - nice to have three bathrooms. House was very roomy and we didn't feel crowded once. Everything was very clean and the kitchen had all the tools and gadgets we needed.

Owner was great at communicating, very friendly and accommodating....we will definitely think about this one for our trip next year! - THANK YOU!!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Mountain View, California

Well equipped home a brief walk from Natural Bridges beach.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, well equipped home very close to the beach and butterfly preserve. Having rented many homes, I most appreciate a well equipped kitchen, and this one did not disappoint. There were spices available, plenty of pots and pans, and a waffle iron. The fire pit in back and the hot tub were great additions to this home just a walk away from Natural Bridges.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Natural Bridges State Beach
Steamer Lane
Crow's Nest Restaurant
Mystery Spot
Cowell Beach
Harbor Cafe
Stagnaro Bros Seafood
Kelly's French Bakery
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Derby Park
Lighthouse Point Park
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
"" Big Trees" is a section of old growth redwoods in the park, a must see. Lots of beautifu..."
Monterey Bay Aquarium
A Taste of Monterey's Cannery Row Bay View Tasting Room
Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
Sushi Totoro -- CLOSED
Moe's Alley
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Parish Publick House
Las Olitas Cantina & Grill
West Cliff Drive
Roaring Camp, Big Trees & Pacific Railroad
Pleasure Point
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
De Laveaga
Nearest Restaurant
Bonny Doon Winey and restaurant
Nearest Beach
Natural Bridges
Car: recommended

Across the street from Natural Bridges State Beach Park. Westcliff is a 5 minute walk away. It is a two mile walk bike path along the ocean with a amazing view of the Monterey bay. Close by is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Wharf, downtown Santa Cruz. Great surfing spots like Steamers Lane, Cowell's Beach, Pleasure Point and many point breaks up highway 1 north are only minutes away. Wilder ranch and Henny Cowel offer world class mountain biking.

Walk to Kelly‘s bakery for pastry’s and coffee, Bonnydoon vinyards for wine tasting, fine dining or a pint and food at the Mountain brewery. Santa Cruz has great night life and many great places to see live music at night such as the Kumumbaa jazz center, Catalyst, Moe’s Alley and the Crow’sNest

Take a scenic drive up North to San Franciso or head south to the world famous Montrey bay aquarium.


Rates & Availability

Westside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
Jul 29 2017 - Jul 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 28 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years 2017
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jan 26 2018 - Jan 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jun 15 2018 - Aug 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

If there are gaps in the calendar less than 5 nights, I will waive the 5 night minimum requirement for June-August

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties