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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Cute apartment with great views of Ocean

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Santa Cruz Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Relax on the sunny deck, walk along West Cliff Drive and fall asleep at night to the sound of crashing waves. Cowells Surfside is a clean, one- bedroom apartment located two houses from West Cliff, behind a main house and above the detached garage. Surrounded by plants and a garden it has gorgeous views of the Monterey Bay, Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf and Santa Cruz Mountains. The apartment is fairly new and has bamboo floors, granite counters and large sunny windows. It is perfect for a couple or small family. The apartment gives you walking access to many beaches, great surf spots, the Boardwalk and SC Wharf, wine tasting and shopping. Athletes have been renting here for years to have easy access to triathlons, surf contests and bike races. Families love it for the proximity to the Boardwalk and downtown. Travelers return every summer and fall to enjoy the fun and beauty of our town.

Keywords: apartment, casita, back house, one bedroom, beach house, bungalo, ocean views, clean

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
kerry (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why kerry chose Santa Cruz

The location and views of ocean.

What makes this apartment unique

Walking or biking to everything. We love looking out our windows at the ocean and all the happy people on their way to enjoy the natural beauty here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(From the guest book)

The stay was great. Wish the weather was better. Your cottage is very comfortable and the bed was very soft and cozy. We were in a surf contest, the 25th annual Longboard Invitation. My husband didnt place but we won a surfboard! Yeah!

coming back soon, thanks a lot for everything!
May 2009
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Cute apartment with great views of Ocean
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 29 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property is just perfect as a getaway for two. I am sure it could extend for a kid or two, but for my husband and I it was wonderful. The apartment is beautiful, with simple, clean lines and bright warm colors. The kitchen is able to work fine for a full-time tenant, or amply for a weekend stay like ours. Easy walk to beach, restaurants, town ,or the beautiful cliff side path.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sooo relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My teenage son & I stayed here for just under a week... it was a perfect getaway! Walking distance to most everything we wanted to do & just a short drive to super markets, etc. It's so wonderful to have a full kitchen so that you're not eating out every meal while on vacation. Everything was functional & well kept. Apartment is light and airy; clean and spacious. We will absolutely be staying here again. :) Oh, and the owners are lovely... checked in on us, making sure we had everything we needed and were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place . . . wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was fresh, clean, and sunny. It is located in a nice neighborhood in an ideal location right off of W. Cliff Drive giving you easy walking or driving access to many local attractions. Kerry and Scott were very accommodating hosts during our stay. They quickly took care of a small electrical problem and were especially helpful when offering to let us park near the stairs to the apartment when we returned from the ER at the hospital after my friend was injured in a fall. The aerobed was comfortable and easy to inflate, deflate, and store. I would definitely choose this property for a future stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty house, great location, lovely neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is very well managed, clean, sweet, with a beautiful view of the Great Pacific Ocean and within walking distance of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It sleeps two comfortably. There were three of us ladies and space was a little tight. The apartment was quiet with only the sound of the barking seals from the Pier at a distance, heavenly! Off-street parking was readily available and free. I recommend this apartment and look forward to staying there again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very clean!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Surfside! As mentioned by some of the other reviews, location is perfect especially if you like short walks to all the sites (boardwalk, downtown, etc). Only recommendation would be to fix the electric outlet in the bathroom (did not work). It was hard to blow dry and do your hair without it. Had to try to do hair in bedroom without a mirror. Difficult.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know there is something that needs to be fixed. We are always happy to do so. The outlet will be working by weeks end.
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment over the 4th of July weekend. The location is wonderful and the apartment is clean and updated. This unit is the perfect retreat for enjoying the local area. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone looking to stay in the Santa Cruz area.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
SJC-San Jose International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Dream Inn-Aquarius
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hiway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Dream Inn-Aquarius
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Car: recommended

Gather the family and take a quick walk to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Within minutes you will be at the main beach, the Giant Dipper at the Boardwalk, Cowells, or The Municipal Wharf. Truly experience the essence of the West Cliff Santa Cruz area.


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $120
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellations prior to 30 days will incur a 50$ cancellation fee. Cancellations after 30 days are not refunded unless replacement booking is found. No tax collected on long term rentals of 30+ days.

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Santa Cruz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • no bathtub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Queen size Aero-bed upon request. Two cruiser bikes with lock, beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards all come with apartment. Washer/dryer upon request for a fee of 5$ a day.

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