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Bruce Ramstad

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Westside 3 BR + loft Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!

51 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Spend some time at our beautiful beach house overlooking Natural Bridges State Park. Hear the surf and see the ocean through the trees from the living room and the expansive deck. Drift into sleep listening to the waves from your bedroom. Walk down the block to the beach, build a sand castle, and play in the waves. Stroll down West Cliff and watch the surf crash against the cliffs. The house is also a short walk to Swift Street Courtyard, home to Kelly’s French Bakery, the Cellar Door Café, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, and multiple wine tasting rooms, including Bonny Doone, Copious Winery, and Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard. This newly remodeled beach house comes complete with flat panel TV's in the living room and separate kids' zone, Cable, DVD, and wireless Internet.

The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a sleeping loft. The upstairs living room has ample seating for enjoying the view, cozying up to the wood stove, or watching the flat screen TV. The spacious master bedroom is also upstairs, and overlooks the park. Two bedrooms and the 2nd bath are downstairs. The front downstairs bedroom is bright and sunny, with a queen bed. The downstairs back bedroom is very large (25x12). It has a queen bed, and a sitting area with another flat screen TV and a futon couch which folds out to a full size bed. The room also has a loft with two twin beds. It’s a perfect spot for a kids’ hang-out.

The house was completely renovated during the spring of 2011. The kitchen and both baths were stripped to the studs and remodeled, with all new appliances. All doors, carpets, and floors were replaced and everything has been newly painted. The furnishings are also new, and the kitchen is fully stocked with plates, pans, utensils and serving pieces. We have a gas grill on the deck, and seating for 8. We added a patio in the back yard in 2012 with a fire pit that's perfect for roasting marsh mellows. The house is also equipped with wireless.

We have lots of toys as well: 3 adult size cruiser bikes in the garage, two boogie boards, and 6 beach chairs, all for your use. Rental also includes bath towels, sheets, and beach towels (8). The kids will love making s’mores in the fire pit in the back yard. The boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz are three miles away, an easy bike ride along West Cliff. The house is a perfect location for exploring Santa Cruz, Capitola and Aptos. Other great day-trips include the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the shops of Carmel. Come, relax and enjoy!

Keywords: House, Ocean View, Deck with Great View, Westside, sleeps 8, walk to beach, across street from Natural Bridges State Park, near Swift Street Courtyard, 3 miles to Boardwalk, downtown Santa Cruz

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bruce Ramstad (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bruce Ramstad

Bruce is one of the few 2nd generation San Jose'ans you'll meet. He grew up in Willow Glen and went to Bellarmine and UC Santa Barbara. He works in the defense industry as a business analyst. Michaela grew up in Philadelphia and moved here to work for HP as a software engineer. Much of our courtship involved long walks along the beaches of the Monterey Bay. It worked, because we have been married since 1989. Our two children keep us busy, but we still love to hike, bike and swim together when we have time. The Westside is a perfect location for us!

Bruce Ramstad purchased this house in 2011

Why Bruce Ramstad chose Santa Cruz

We have dreamed of having a house on the beach in Santa Cruz since we met in 1985. We love strolling along West Cliff, hiking up to the University, biking up and down the coast, and swimming at Cowell's Beach. When we found a house where we could see and hear the ocean, we were hooked. We hope eventually to retire here.

What makes this house unique

Stroll down the street to West Cliff and Natural Bridges State Beach. Watch the butterflies when they return in the winter. Take advantage of the many restaurants along Mission Avenue, in downtown, or on the wharf. If you're in the mood to stay home and cook, both New Leaf and Safeway grocery stores are minutes away. You can dine on the deck overlooking the park and the ocean, and roast marsh mellows as night falls in the fire pit in the back yard. In the morning walk up to Kelly's Bakery for a scone and a latte.

Take the cruiser bikes along West Cliff, or the wharf. Cruise the boardwalk and ride the Big Dipper. Take the boogie board down to the beach and ride the waves! Enjoy all that Santa Cruz has to offer.


based on 51 traveler reviews

Westside 3 BR + loft Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews

Fantastic Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for hanging out with the fam bam! The garage is full of beach toys and bikes. The beautiful beach is a short walk down the street. The house is perfect; clean, homey, stylish and comfortable. The kitchen is so well supplied that you will just want to stay home every night and cook in. The location is so peaceful and quiet being right across from the state park, but an easy drive to town (especially if you avoid Mission St by sticking to Delaware.) A true home away from home. You won't be sorry if you book this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, comfy home

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The home was clean, comfy, and spacious. The house is well set up to host vacation renters and we had no trouble getting settled in. The location adjacent to West Cliff is great--close to the beach and close to some great west side eateries. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous westside home, enjoy the proximity of Natural Bridges state park-right across the street!

  • 5 of 5

Bruce and Michaela were very accommodating for our family who arrived at various times during the day.

The deck has a view of the ocean without the wind you experience on West Cliffs Drive. The bikes were a huge hit for cruising down to The Boardwalk. Checkout the blow hole at the foot of Sawyer street when the tide is high. Absolutely fabulous stay, thank you!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for our weekend family outing

  • 5 of 5

The house, which is a (truly) very easy walk to Natural Bridges beach and West Cliff Drive, is very comfortable and extremely well supplied. We were there with two young adult couples and our teenage grandson on a gorgeous Santa Cruz weekend. Our 13 year old grandson slept in the loft above our bed; we have shared hotel rooms with him for years so it worked fine, but there is not much privacy about the arrangement. The kitchen and outdoor grill supported extensive breakfasts and a dinner eaten both inside and on the large front deck. Bruce was attentive and cooperative, though there was nothing substantive lacking. Indeed, the garage has bikes, boogie boards, beach chairs and large washer and drier. Two things to note: while the kitchen is very well equipped, the coffee maker takes cone filters; we left some but others had not. Similarly, the showers lacked shampoo. Small complaints about a great vacation home.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This was really a great Santa Cruz vacation home. We had three generations of family and everyone enjoyed the house and location. The house was clean and very well maintained. The kitchen was very functional with all the appliances clean and in working order. The beds and sitting areas in the house were comfortable and the deck was a great place to relax after a busy day at the beach or in town. The deck also had a view of nearby Natural Bridges Park. It was super convenient to have the Natural Bridges Park and beach so nearby. It was also great to be so close to West Cliff Drive where we all could go walking along the cliff road. I would fully recommend this beach home to any one looking for a memorable visit to Santa Cruz!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome beach home

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. Quick response from the owner and he made the rental process easy. The house has tons of room and comes with everything you need to have a great time. Beautiful kitchen and large BBQ for meals, great sitting areas, and a killer backyard. The kids loved the games, toys, bikes, and fire pit. The neighborhood is great and so close to the beach. Open the windows at night and listen to the waves crash. Will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose International (SJC)
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
Natural Bridges State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Swift Street Courtyard
Nearest Point of Interest
Natural Bridges Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Marine Lab
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Municipal Wharf
Car: recommended

Wine tasting


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 13 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
2016 Holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holiday rates will apply for Thanksgiving, Christmas through New Years, Memorial Day Weekend, UCSC Graduation, July 4th weekend, and Labor Day Weekend. Rates are subject to change until confirmed at booking.

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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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