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West Cliff Hideaway ~ 1 BDRM, near ocean, laundry, kitchen, BBQ, 7th NIGHT FREE!

Bedrooms 1
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private, 1 Bedroom, 1 full Bath, (Sleeps 1-4), full kitchen, laundry, BBQ/patio


$195 per nt Low Season/ $225 per nt High Season

(3 night minimum)

~ now offering~


______________no tax for 30+ day rentals_________________

$108/nt if booking for a month during Low Season ($3250)

$140/nt if booking for a month during High Season ($4250)


*Since January 2012/ Quality Linens/ Comfortable and Tasteful Decor *


*Brand new Smart TV*

*Brand New Comfy Lounge Chair

Only two short blocks to gorgeous West Cliff Drive, this lovely hideaway is ideally located for everything you want to see and do in Santa Cruz. Travel West Cliff in one direction for less than a mile to arrive at one of the most famous surf spots in the world, Steamer Lane, right at Lighthouse Point and Surfing Museum. From there the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Main Beach and Municipal Wharf are a ten minute walk (see our map on this page).Heading in the opposite direction on West Cliff brings you to Natural Bridges State Park and Beach. Minutes to wineries, bakeries, downtown restaurants, movie theaters, bookstores, shopping and much more. Many good restaurants and Farmer's Markets right in the neighborhood!

We are also minutes from UCSC and very popular with visitors who are associated with students and faculty of our lovely City on the Hill, University of California at Santa Cruz!

Tucked up and away in a detached unit behind the main house is your private, one bedroom getaway, complete with full kitchen, bath, washer/dryer and patio.You are perched upstairs with a 'peek' of the ocean only two blocks away. New comfortable furnishings including new comfy leather lounge chair, photography and painting by local artists, free WiFi and Smart TV plus cable channels, a futon couch which folds flat into an extra double bed in the living room, and a fully equipped kitchen (with a dishwasher!) and all the essentials and more. There are games, books, DVD movies. Enjoying your time here begins when you arrive!

Bedroom comfort includes a brand-new Simmons BeautyRest deluxe queen size bed, writing desk and chair. Stacked washer/dryer in the closet. Full closet and plenty of shelving for your gear, suitcases, clothes. Full sized futon couch in the living room opens flat can sleep two. Full en-suite bathroom includes tub/shower combination, fluffy white towels and complimentary shampoo, etc. This guest apartment is perfectly suited for either the single traveler, for two-four adults, for two adults and two children.

So much roomier, affordable and private than a motel or hotel! Complete with full kitchen, full bath (tub/shower combo), washer/dryer and private patio with BBQ*

Amenities include:

* Free WiFi

*Gas Grill in private patio

*bed linens, bath towels

*Beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, Ice chest

*Washer and Dryer stacked in bedroom closet

*Full kitchen with all utensils/knives, blender, toaster, coffeemaker and grinder, pots and pans, dishwasher, frig

* Smart TV, Cable, DVD/VCR player

*video and DVD library, books and games

*1 mile walk to the Lighthouse/Steamer Lane, Natural Bridges State Park Beach

*Close to Cowell's Beach, the Boardwalk, Downtown, wineries, bakeries, restaurants

*AND, fully stocked kitchen, complete with utensils/knives, cooking gear, vinegar/oil/spices/sugar/teas, dish, hand and laundry soap, paper towels and napkins!

*Plenty of on-street parking!

Weather/Climate in Santa Cruz has mild weather throughout the year, enjoying a warm-summer mediterranean climate characterized by cool, wet winters and warm, mostly dry summers. Due to its proximity to Monterey Bay, fog and low overcast are common during the night and morning hours, especially in the summer. Bring a light jacket, sweatshirt for mornings and evenings in summer! Many guests return from their vacation with a Santa Cruz sweatshirt (our local uniform!). Check 'Weather Underground" website for Santa Cruz weather while planning your trip.

~This is a 100% NON SMOKING property (no tobacco, pot, incense).


~We do not supply furniture for younger children (crib, high chair, etc) and the apartment is up one flight of stairs and not child-proofed.

~No pets allowed

Come let the ocean air wash over you!

Relax like a local!


RATES - Low , High Season and Long Term -LISTED BELOW:

Fees (for bookings less than 30 days): 11% city tax/$95 cleaning/$250 refundable booking deposit

Check in 3pm/ Check out 11am


Low >NOV 1-MAY 14*********High>MAY 15-OCT 31


3nts/$585............................. ..3nts/$675

4nts/780............................... ..4nts/$900





HOLIDAY RATES: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years / 3 day minimum / Summer Rates apply $225 per night


**Low Season*:$3250

**High Season*: $4250

cleaning fee: $200/mo includes fresh linens each week

refundable deposit:$500


~equivalent to $108/night low season OR $140/nt High Season if booking for a month!~


Cancellations less than 60 days are subject to forfeiture of half of all rental moneys deposited/ less than 30 days subject to forfeiture of all rental moneys deposited unless we can re-rent the house for the period of your reservation. All cancellations subject to a $50 cancellation fee.

Keywords: guest apartment, one bedroom getaway, beach house rental, quiet yet close to the beach, comfortable, clean, easy access to activities, walking distance to beach, casita, flat, beach cabin, romantic, private, Santa Cruz, Westside

More Details

Member since: 2012
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Robin

I have lived all over Santa Cruz County since the mid 70s and there is no better place to be than on the Westside! I have worked in the local medical community and enjoy the healthy outdoor activities that our lovely town has to offer. My son, who was raised here, loves to come home, go surfing, spend some time refueling at the El Palomar Taco Bar, and take in a movie or enjoy local music or live theater. There is no end to the combination of perfect days you can create with all Santa Cruz has to offer you!

Robin purchased this guest house in 2011

Why Robin chose Westside

West Cliff Hideaway is in the best location in town. Just off West Cliff Drive yet tucked upstairs in a detached unit behind the main house, protected and quiet. If you wish for privacy but want the convenience of being in the middle of where it is all happening, this spot is for you. You don't have to venture far from the neighborhood to sample a wide variety of what Santa Cruz has to offer. Plus, the Westside get the best weather in town right here!

What makes this guest house unique

Bike to the Westside Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Go for a walk along West Cliff Drive, maybe walk or bike to the wharf for breakfast or lunch, or to Kelly's Bakery! Watch the surfers at 'The Lane' near the Lighthouse on the way home. Go to the beach! (it is a 5 minute walk from here!). See an exhibit at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center! Go check out the Arboretum at UCSC! Ride your bike to Wilder Ranch! Take in the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium only 45 min drive from here! Do some winetasting while shopping for fresh local produce. Retreat to your quiet, private spot for some much needed rest. Enjoy reading while sipping locally crafted wine in the private patio and either have dinner in (BBQ on patio or tasty local take-out) or enjoy any one of almost too many restaurants to list in town just minutes from here. Live theater year round in theaters around the town. Live music all the time! So many movie theaters and bookstores. And sometimes it is just perfect to relax and do what we never let ourselves do...NOTHING!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a cozy place to rest our heads while exploring Santa Cruz!
Jul 2012
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Westside Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • *Cancellations < 60 days = forfeiture of half of all rental moneys deposited/ less than 30 days subject to forfeiture of all rental moneys deposited.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Roomy, tub/shower combo, fluffy towels and shower gel-shampoo-conditioner provided, hair dryer and magnifying mirror in drawer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon folds flat in living room into a comfy double bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) deluxe pillow-top mattress, quality linens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) brand new double size futon couch converts to comfy bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
hair dryer in bathroom provided, iron and ironing board in closet


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West Cliff Hideaway ~ 1 BDRM, near ocean, laundry, kitchen, BBQ, 7th NIGHT FREE!
average rating of 4.9603176 based on 132 reviews

Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a comfortable, clean, peaceful, well equipped, well organized apartment close to the ocean, good restaurants and shopping in the quiet part of Santa Cruz, look no further - you have found it. Our family of four, including two young adult children, was very happy with Robin's "hideaway" during our recent four night stay. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, I give you a five star review as well! Part of a renter's satisfaction is knowing what you want and doing your research before you make a selection. I'm very happy you got what you expected and had such a delightful experience. For travelers desiring comfort, cleanliness and closeness to all Santa Cruz has to offer West Cliff Hideaway provides a unique value. Thanks so much for your lovely review!
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had an amazing stay at Robin's West Cliff Hideaway. Staying here made our vacation so enjoyable. The location is perfect in a quiet, safe neighborhood with a beautiful short walk to the beach. The home is clean, well stocked, welcoming and comfortable. We plan on making this our spot every time we visit Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goderich, Ontario

All we could ask for and so much more...

  • 5 of 5

Our recent visit to Santa Cruz for a rendezvous with family was one we will always remember. Our lovely West Cliff Hideaway was well equipped and offered a spectacular location to the bluffs, to the market, shopping and to many other popular attractions such as Anuo Nuevo to view the Elephant seals, Steamer's Lane for Paddlefest 2018 and the Santa Cruz pier and harbour for citing of sea lions and otters. Robin's warm welcome and attention to detail ensured we always had a restful place to relax with our family. A true Home away from Home. Thank you Robin.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love it when my guests really take advantage of the delights of Santa Cruz, the natural beauty, the ocean, the fresh local food and just being outdoors in this marvelous climate. Your family had fun because you were smart and didn't miss a thing! I'm also glad I could provide a perfect location, all the amenities you could need and a comfortable home base for your explorations! I'm happy to host you any time. Thank you.
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San Diego

Only the crash of the surf to wake you up!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our West Cliff Hideaway. The walk along the boardwalk on West Cliff is beautiful, we saw many dolphins. The area is so quiet with only the crashing of the surf in the night. The ocean is a short stroll through a little green belt. We took our glass of wine down every night to watch the sunset. There are nice low beach chairs to take, also plastic wine glasses. The hideaway was the perfect size, also very clean. I really appreciate when owners leave little things like; plastic wrap and foil, bags for shopping, umbrellas, a cooler and beach towels. Many things we didn't use, but it's nice that they are there. There is a nice little private area to sit and read in the shade and to bbq. It was a little chilly when we were there for shade, but there are also chairs to sit in front of our place in the sun. The Hideaway made for an enjoyable, quiet, reenergizing week.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you came to relax and that the Hideaway worked so well for you and had all the amenities to make your vacation comfortable. The location is so perfect; so close to the ocean but off the beaten path, perfect for quiet and privacy. All will be ready for you to stroll to the sunset and then put your feet up whenever you need a rejuvenating escape. Thanks so much!
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This is an adorable, welcoming little cottage just right for our stay

  • 5 of 5

Robin anticipated our every need at the "hideaway"! The kitchen was fully stocked with supplies, there was a great deal of tourism info, soaps, shampoo, and plenty of pillows! The hand held shower was great and the bed was super comfy! This house is perfect for anyone wanting to tour the Monterey Bay area. Just a few blocks from the water and a short drive to many great Santa Cruz restaurants and shopping. The Hideaway was everything I expected and more. There is a cute, private backyard space for barbecuing or just reading and relaxing. Its located in a quiet neighborhood area and we felt quite at home! Thanks Robin for being such a great host!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When you travel you want to be able to arrive and RELAX, so that's my goal, making that happen for you. Your comfortable nest awaits, two blocks from the ocean, near everything you need to explore, dine and enjoy the gorgeous California coast. Check my calendar early so you get the dates you want! Thanks so much for a lovely review.
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Awesome Spot on the Westside!

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed apartment in an awesome neighborhood! Robin was a gracious host and the guest apartment/house was just as described. We wanted for nothing and enjoyed the quiet neighborhood on the westside (our favorite!). We enjoyed all that Santa Cruz has to offer during our stay here and wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to see you guys enjoying the summer weather and outdoor action here. My place is great for single travelers, couples or small families. Everything is there for your comfort. Come back and stay; you will never run out of things to do! Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Ristorante Avanti
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
West End Tap and Kitchen
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Natural Bridges State Park Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Steamer Lane and Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Santa Cruz
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Beautiful West Cliff Drive
Nearest Point of Interest
Natural Bridges State Park Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Swift Street Commons
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
Westside Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Nourish Yoga/Nutrition/Massage
Nearest Point of Interest
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Wilder Ranch State Park

There are yoga studios, pilates studios, jazzercise classes, gyms, winetasting, farmer's markets, paddleboarding, surfing, bike trails, hiking, sailing, 40 minutes from San Jose Airport, only 45 minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

NON SMOKING PROPERTY ONLY* we do not rent to smokers*

*low season* $3250/mo.
*high season* $4250/mo.
$200 cleaning fee, includes fresh towels and linens each week
~no tax if booking 30 days or more~
~equivalent to $108 in winter-140 in summer per night for long term rates!~

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.

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