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Family Friendly West Cliff Getaway close proximity Natural Bridges State Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property


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

Kimberly or Kathleen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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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Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water 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
  • 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)
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , Top Bunk Twin, Double Bed, Twin trundle - sleeps 4 total
  • 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
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Family Friendly West Cliff Getaway close proximity Natural Bridges State Beach
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 27 reviews

Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

I'm not going to write a perfect review because I don't want it to be booked next time I go to Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brilliant review...can't argue with your logic! You were ideal guests and will always be welcome back. Hope you make it back to Santa Cruz whenever your schedule permits. Thank you!!
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House is surprisingly spacious, clean and charming

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for an extended weekend for our son's graduation from UCSC. We had 11 family members from CO & IN and of various ages and needs. First of all the location is amazing. It is 3 houses from West Cliff Dr and the ocean, it is also 1/2 mile from Natural Bridges Beach & picnic area. This is the quiet side of town and once here you wont have to deal with the traffic on Mission at all! A huge plus for us. The house itself is clean well taken care of and fully furnished for 12. The master bedroom is quite large, and the other 2 are above average in size. The kitchen is fully equiped and there is a large pristine gas bbq in the yard. We had a memorable, fun 4 nights here with family and hope to return. Kudos to Kathleen who made us feel at home and helped us with a couple of small personal situations that arose. Wonderful vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home near the ocean

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this house. It is just a half a block from the ocean and West Cliff Drive, along which we took daily walks and enjoyed the beautiful views and fresh ocean air. The house is adorable, beautifully decorated, clean, and comfortable, with larger gathering spaces and plenty of beds. The kitchen is fully appointed; we made many of our meals at home. And the outdoor spaces are wonderful for grilling, enjoying meals on the patio, roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, and just enjoying the fresh air. We love the west end of Santa Cruz. An easy walk from this house can take one to a yoga studio, a French bakery, a brewery, several wineries, a great restaurant, and a candy store, among other offerings. We biked to Wilder Ranch for another view of the ocean, and to scout for whales (and dolphins), and to Natural Bridges State Park. The owners of the home are warm, hospitable, and accommodating. We were fortunate to be able to stay here for a month and to host our children who live in San Francisco for part of that time-- and we loved every minute of it!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your incredibly thoughtful and detailed review and for letting others know more about what the West Side has to offer. It was such a pleasure to meet you both during your month-long stay...we could not have asked for more considerate and responsible guests! We hope that you are able to return again whenever your schedule permits. Until then, thank you again for taking the time to write such a kind review and for taking such good care of the house throughout your stay!
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for our family reunion. Five of us stayed at West Cliff Getaway, but we had room for more had we known how spacious it was. Very clean and well stocked with everything you might need. Weather prohibited our use of the huge backyard with BBQ and fire pit, which was a bummer, but we did enjoy all the games and room for everyone to have their own space. Even played 'guess this tune' on the piano in the front room! Just a few houses up from the cliffs...we walked down with our coffee each day and enjoyed watching the waves crash on the rocks. The younger two even went for a swim. West end cafes and restaurants close enough to walk, but we drove as it was raining. Hope to stay here again soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really appreciate your very kind review - so glad that the home met your needs! We also appreciate your taking such good care of it during your stay. Wish we could have arranged for better weather as the rain never seemed to let up. Nonetheless, you managed to find all of the best local hangouts (West End Tap, etc.) during your visit and continued the tradition (of many of our renters) of walking to West Cliff to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea while sitting on the benches. You were wonderful renters and we hope you are able to return to stay with us again when the weather is a bit more cooperative so you can enjoy the yard. Until then, have a wonderful holiday season and wishing you all the best for a great 2017!
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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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Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Natural Bridges State Beach

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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 13 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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