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West Cliff Hideaway ~ 1 BDRM, laundry, bath, kitchen, BBQ, patio, near ocean!

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 nights


Westside Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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


(contact owner for details)


$175 per nt Low Season/ $197 per nt High Season

(2 night minimum)


________________no tax for 30+ day rentals____________________________

$98/nt if booking for a month during Low Season ($2950)

$130/nt if booking for a month during High Season ($3950)


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


*Brand New Comfy Lounge Chair*

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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, WiFi and Smart TV, a futon couch which folds flat into an extra double bed, and a fully equipped kitchen (with a dishwasher!) and all the essentials. 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. New full size futon couch in the living room opens flat can sleep two. 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 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/ Full kitchen with utensils, blender, toaster, coffeemaker and grinder

* 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!

~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 not child-proofed.

~No pets allowed

Come let the ocean air wash over you!

Relax like a local!



personal check=NO CHARGE (and no VRBO fees!)


convenience fees:

3% fee added-online credit card payment U.S.

4% fee added-online credit card payment International

2% fee added-online e-check payment (more than 2 weeks in advance of arrival only)

*plus, VRBO will add an online fee*

(last minute bookings must pay in cash only)

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

Fees: 11% city tax/$75 cleaning/$250 refundable booking deposit

Check in 3pm/ Check out 11am


Low -OCT 1- APR 30*********High-MAY 1-SEPT 30


3nts/$525............................. ..3nts/$591

4nts/700............................... ..4nts/$788





HOLIDAY RATES: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years / 3 day minimum / Summer Rates apply $197 per night

*MONTHLY RATE**Low Season*:$2950/**High Season*:$3950

cleaning fee: $150/mo includes fresh linens each week


~equivalent to $98/night low season OR $130/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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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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 and 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 apartment in 2011

Why Robin chose Santa Cruz

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 apartment 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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West Cliff Hideaway ~ 1 BDRM, laundry, bath, kitchen, BBQ, patio, near ocean!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 121 reviews
Virginia Beach, VA

Charming Westside apartment

  • 5 of 5

While visiting my daughter and her family in early December, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at West Cliff Hideaway! I was within walking distance of my daughter's house, but was able to have my own "space". And what a space it was! The apartment was attractive and well furnished, the bedding was comfortable and there was a cozy sitting area. The kitchen was well-equipted and the washer and dryer were conveniently located. West Cliff Hideaway is in a lovely setting and feels quite private, yet is close to beautiful West Cliff Drive and not far from the downtown area with shops and restaurants. One of my favorite ways to start the day (or end the day) was a walk along West Cliff Drive where the scenery is truly spectacular!

Robin and Bill were friendly, helpful and accommodating! I look forward to returning to West Cliff Hideaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our place has become quite popular for those visiting local relatives for a holiday, special event or just to spend time who prefer to have their 'own space'! It is simply a pleasure to have our renters return to this cozy nest by the ocean. It was a pleasure to meet you and we welcome you back any time! Thank you so much.
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North Chesterfield, VA

West Cliff Hideaway made it easy to vist Santa Cruz area

  • 5 of 5

Close to the beautiful cliff top to walk and watch the sunsets in the evening and to hear seals barking in the morning, this was a great location for us to stay in Santa Cruz. It is in a quaint neighborhood full of amazing flowering shrubs and fruit trees. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed,; the bed was super comfortable, and the kitchen well equipped. Robbin has a great selection of DVDs for the evenings when we just needed to kick back. Robbin was a delightful host..she goes to a lot of trouble to answer any questions about how everything works, and brought us extra pillows to help me with an injured arm. Her recommendations of restaurants that were close-by were excellent. We recommend this hideaway to everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was clean and perfect for 3-4 people. Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to do a triathlon this weekend. It was a perfect location for us. They provided us with everything we needed and we enjoyed our stay. It was a little tough to find it right away from the street because it is behind the main house, but no biggie. We had everything that we needed to feel comfortable and had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Still thinking about our relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

First I'd like to say that Robin is a wonderful host! We came in town late in the day, tired from a long day of driving and exploring San Fransisco. Right away Robin greeted us and had the futon bed all set for my teenage son to sleep on. We felt so at home in the charming space! The location is by far the best in the area! Excellent, quiet neighborhood with very friendly neighbors. In the week we spent there, I met several locals on my morning walk along west cliff drive which was only a couple short blocks away.

I can't wait to come back! Thanks again Robin!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are in a friendly neighborhood, a quick hop through the greenbelt to the ocean. Everyone loves walking along West Cliff Drive and the natural beauty just makes us happy to be here. So glad your family was comfortable and I look forward to your return visits!
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Great location! 2 blocks from the beach (West Cliff)

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and inviting and had everything we needed to a fun weekend away. The beach was just 2 blocks away and it's a really perfect location for morning/evening/whenever walks to the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing better than full moon and a warm night. The dolphins are in the bay, too! Beach gear, chairs, umbrella, cooler, and towels ready for you. I'm so glad you took advantage of the quick hop down the greenbelt to the ocean. We are truly spoiled here! Happy to have your cute family back any time . Thank you!
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Fabulous location and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time staying at the west cliff hideaway. It was just my husband and two little ones (age 7 and 4) and it was a perfect spot for us. The home was so clean and well kept, it had every thing we needed and more. Robin (the owner) was amazing, so friendly, helpful and accommodating. We traveled over Labor Day weekend and we were afraid it would be so crowded, but this home and surrounding area was quiet and not crowded at all. It felt like we were locals. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If travelers are looking for a peaceful, comfortable nest two blocks from the ocean, on Santa Cruz's popular Westside...then we are a match! I couldn't be happier that your family will be back. 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

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

Westside Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
LOW Season
Oct 1 2016 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
HIGH Season
May 15 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

MONTHLY RATES*low season only* $2950/mo.
$150 cleaning fee / no tax if booking 30 days or more
~equivalent to $98/night for long term rates!~

Personal CHECKS preferred (no charge)

(Visa, MasterCard, Discover accepted)
U.S (domestic) card fee 3%
International card fee 4%

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Westside Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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