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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Bruce Ramstad
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

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 Westside

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.


Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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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Westside 3 BR + loft Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 61 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: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for our team!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have a team of ours come in from Poland every quarter and there is no other place we would have them stay but here! Bruce is great to work with, very attentive and accommodating. The house is absolutely perfect! Thank you for such great service every time!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Rental

  • 5 of 5

Our family and two young girls (age 4 and 6) enjoyed our stay at this house. The deck was really nice for enjoying family dinners and we loved the lazy Susan on the deck table. The beach was a short walk away. It made a great home base for little day trips to area attractions. Our youngest daughter loved sleeping in the loft (or the roof as she called it). House was comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Went down with entire extended family and had a great time. One block from the beach, great morning walks and close enough to downtown and anything else we wanted to do. Excellent amenities and layout of home.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Ideal West Side vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a visit to West Side Santa Cruz. It is clean, spacious, comfortable, well-stocked and thoughtfully appointed. We were five adults, and the house could have comfortably slept a few more. We had everything we needed, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is absolutely ideal, just blocks away from Natural Bridges and West Cliff; walking distance to Swift Street Courtyard, Saturday Farmers' Market and Iveta's for breakfast; close to beautiful Wilder Ranch and the UCSC Arboretum. It was JUST what we were looking for, and the price is very reasonable for this area. We loved it!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed our home. Thank you so much for your glowing review.
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at the Westside Property for New Years and thoroughly enjoyed the property. Plenty of room for 8. It was down the street from the beach and very close to wineries, little markets, and amazing restaurants. Bruce gave us some amazing suggestions as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the neighborhood wineries.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.