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Cute apartment with great views of Ocean

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Westside 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

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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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 27 traveler reviews

Cute apartment with great views of Ocean
average rating of 4.703704 based on 32 reviews

Cute, quiet and perfect for a couple getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, close to the ocean where you can see the Santa Cruz Wharf and hear the sea lions. The apartment is a quiet above garage unit with comfortable decor perfect for a couples getaway. Easy access to the beautiful ocean walkway across the street and views of the local surfers. A quick walk gets you to the wharf and all the restaurants and Boardwalk.

We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The house was perfect and an amazing location! We look forward to coming back soon😊

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed the cozy apartment. It had everything we needed and was right next to the beach. We were able to walk to a lot of places. Our only complaint is the parking. You can't park in the driveway, you have to park on the street. It is often difficult to find a parking spot on the street. Other than that - no problems.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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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.


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Westside 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, 50$ cancellation fee is also collected. No tax collected on long term rentals of 30+ days.

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Westside Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
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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