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Family Friendly West Cliff Getaway close proximity Natural Bridges State Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Westside House Rental Photos and Description


Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy! We welcome you to enjoy our vacation rental getaway just steps away from the ocean.

Breathe in the freshness. We are close to a lot of Santa Cruz beaches, yet our location is just far enough to be away from the hustle and bustle. Take a long walk or bike down West Cliff Drive, visit the lighthouse, or stop at one of the many Santa Cruz beaches.

Relax in our newly remodeled home decorated with a coastal feel. Our goal is to provide families with a warm and inviting home away from home. Wake up and sit out on the front patio with a morning cup of coffee. And unwind in the evenings with a BBQ on the patio or lively conversations by the fire pit.

Enjoy your stay while here!

Features of our home include:

Newly renovated home to accommodate 8 to 10 comfortably:

-- Over 1600 sq. ft of living space

-- (3) bedrooms & (2) baths including linens & towels

-- Master suite: (1) queen size bed & adjoining bathroom

-- Bedroom: (1) queen size bed

-- Bedroom: Double/twin bunk bed with twin trundle

-- (2) Queen sofa sleepers including linens (in living & family rooms)

-- Kitchen: fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher, dinner, glass & flatware, pots & pans, Keurig & standard coffee maker and more…

-- Amenities: Washer and dryer, wireless internet and 51” flat screen HDTV w/Cable

-- Outside Area:

-- Front yard patio with chairs

-- Large back yard with Fire Pit area

-- Large Picnic Table seats 12 with Propane BBQ on Private Patio

-- Two car garage plus space to park an RV or boat

-- No pets

SUMMER: Weekly Rentals preferred

Location! Close to many beaches & local attractions. Walk to nearby Kelly's French Bakery, variety of coffee shops, West End Tap, local Brewery and wine tasting, our own west-side Marini's, Ristorante Avanti (just a half mile away), New Leaf grocery and Safeway plus an assortment of restaurants on the nearby wharf.


Natural Bridges State Beach

Enjoy the day at this beach (known for its famous ‘natural bridge’) relaxing in the sun, exploring the tide pools or take a hike on the Monarch Trail.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Cowells Beach

California’s oldest amusement park with roller coasters, rides, arcade with miniature golf & laser tag. On the beach, play a game of volleyball or learn to surf!

Santa Cruz Wharf

Take a fishing trip, rent a boat or kayak, eat fresh seafood, or do a little shopping.

Downtown Santa Cruz

Catch a movie, dine out, check out our unique shops, visit our art galleries, or enjoy the nightlife.

Capitola Village

Mediterranean style beach village located south of Santa Cruz.

Other Activities

- The Mystery Spot

- Big Basin Redwoods State Park;

- Henry Cowell State Park;

- Roaring Camp Railroads;

- Long Marine Lab & Seymore Marine Discovery Center;

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Kimberly or Kathleen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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What makes this house unique

Comfortable family home with great location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic week! Such great access to water, redwoods, and Wilder Ranch. Loved all the little touches that made us feel at home. Thanks for creating a space to enjoy a great family vacation in the sun!
Dec 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly West Cliff Getaway close proximity Natural Bridges State Beach
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful West Cliff Getaway home 1/2 block from beach, 1/2 mile from Boardwalk and Pier.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home, decorated in a seashore theme making everyone feel relaxed and ready to have fun. Any amenity you can think of was there and we were able to invite extended family and friends for a barbeque in the gorgeous backyard. The only thing we had to provide was fresh food that we cooked! I had several people comment how extraordinary the house was and well worth the money! The home was family and children friendly; they even had kid's pails & shovels!! Everything was clean (& I'm a clean-freak!) and all the beds were very comfortable. Provided was more than enough fresh sheets, blankets, bath linens, and anything you could possibly want in kitchen dishes, pots and pans, and utensils.

The owner even called me the day before our arrival to make sure we had her phone number and to be sure to let her know if we needed anything! I found this to be amazingly gracious for not only renting her house to us but to be concerned about our stay as well! She hadn't needed to do this as we actually had an agent that walked us through the process of renting, gave us all kinds of info on the house, the area, and even suggestions on places we might like to visit. But the owner set the tone for our entire stay...................wonderful, fun, memorable, and comfortable!

This entire experience renewed my trust in people as well as having a wonderful time in Santa Cruz! Thank you doesn't begin to tell how perfect this time was for myself and my family. I would recommend this home to anyone looking to make beautiful memories!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't thank you enough for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and kind review! We are always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay and we assure you that the feeling is mutual as we love renting to families (such as yours) that appreciate and take care of the home as if it were their own. Thank you for leaving it in such great shape and for giving us such amazing feedback...we are fortunate to have Kimberly's assistance in managing the property and thrilled to hear that everything went well for your family event as helping families make "beautiful memories" is always something we hope to facilitate! Thanks again for being the ideal renters...wishing you oodles of blessings throughout the remainder of the year!
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Great house in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several homes in Santa Cruz but this is definitely the best! The house is clean, comfortable, and well equipped. It easily accommodated the six of us. The big backyard is great for relaxing or entertaining. We were there to see our daughter participate in the Half Ironman competition and the house was perfect for that event. We were close to West Cliff Ave where we could watch the runners and bikers pass by. We enjoyed the ocean and the quiet neighborhood. Natural Bridges Beach was just a few blocks away. The owner made sure everything was set for our getaway weekend and was available by phone if we had any questions. We would love to stay here again. Maybe we'll be back for the Ironman next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect for my sisters family, coming to SC for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

The house and location went beyond expectations. My sister and family stayed came to SC for a family reunion and hosted a few gatherings. The house is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. Everything was provided for in this vacation home, yet it had a homey feel to it. Just down the block and within site of the front yard, is access to surfing, swimming and strolling the cliffs and beach. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for an ideal vacation home near the ocean in in california

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive feedback and very kind review ...we are always happy to hear that our guests enjoy their stay with us. You were wonderful guests and we truly appreciate your taking such great care of the beach house throughout your visit. Special thanks for taking the time to sign our guest book as well. Hope you make it back to Santa Cruz soon! Until then, take care!
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Great relaxed family vacation rental

  • 4 of 5

We rented this property late in July to kick back and enjoy being close to the beach in Santa Cruz. There were 8 of us which was a squeeze but the property accommodated us all. The facilities provided were clean and very well maintained, the house is very well stocked, the support from the renter excellent. Everything is there for a great vacation rental. It's quite a walk in to town from here, around an hour, but the bikes provided make it easy and its a great cycle along the coast. Shops are less than 5 minutes from the house by car and so it is real easy to kick back and enjoy. Totally recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT West Side House!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Santa Cruz for 18 years, mainly to see our son who lives on the West Side. We've rented all types and sizes of places. If you really want a GREAT place at a GREAT location, this is it. If the date you want to come to Santa Cruz is open for this home, book it, because someone else certainly will!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt at home

  • 5 of 5

This house was excellent. It had all of the amenities you could imagine, everything smelled and looked freshly cleaned. The outdoor space was so great to have - fire pit, eating area, barbeque, lawn... The pull out couches are VERY comfortable. My friends slept in the rooms (they said beds were great) & I stayed on the pull-out couch and didn't feel like I got the short end of the stick. Management was so nice & welcoming. It was an overall lovely experience. When I visit Santa Cruz again, I will DEFINITELY use this home again.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and it met the needs of your group! Particularly happy to hear you appreciated the amenities as we do our best to ensure you feel at home throughout your stay in Santa Cruz. We are sticklers about cleanliness and knowing that you slept well on the the sofa beds reassures us that we made the right decision when we went with the highest quality sofa-bed mattresses available. We are also grateful you took the time to sign our guest book and for treating the house as if it were your own...appreciative and respectful guests such as yourselves are always welcome. We hope you make it back to Santa Cruz whenever you have the time and please know, that when you do, you are always welcome back. Until then, best wishes for a great Thanksgiving!
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Please note that we are situated next to VRBO listing 318241 if you require an additional rental property for any friends/family or a larger group.

Rates & Availability

Westside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen/Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
CC processing $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Credit Card # is held to cover full value of any damage that is caused during your stay.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Top Bunk Twin, Double Bed, Twin trundle - sleeps 4 total
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa sleeps 2
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom - Queen Bed with adjoining bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sea Shell Room with Queen Bed (sleeps 2)
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Size Sofa Sleeper, Bunk Beds (1) Double/Twin Bunk Bed with Twin Trundle
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Propane fire pit with seating.

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