Oceanfront House At Beach, 3 Bedrooms + Sofabed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6+). Dog OK.
Betty and Family
About Betty and Family
We enjoy hosting couples and families at this house. When you book, please share your interests so we can create a customized arrival package for you. Many of our guests are families with two or three generations traveling together, and others are just couples. We've met so many wonderful people over the years, and are happy to share this special home with others. We look forward to hosting your stay at this oceanfront home at the beach in Santa Cruz!
Why Betty and Family chose Westside
We like the west side of Santa Cruz - it's friendly to people and dogs, with easily accessible beaches, coastal sidewalk, and forever views. We especially like the feeling of being on the ocean, the gentle breezes, and ocean sounds - especially during the wintertime. Storms can be magical at the coast. Fall is also a wonderful experience with less morning fog and sun early in the day.
What makes this House unique
We enjoy watching people walk their dogs, ride bikes, roller skate, jog, and skateboard along West Cliff Drive. The ocean views from the living room, kitchen, dining room, breakfast area, and even the backyard are wonderful. We also enjoy strolling along the paved ocean walkway to the Lighthouse Surfing Museum to watch the surfers, and beyond to enjoy the Santa Cruz Pier and Beach Boardwalk. This beach house is centrally located, and is great for people of all ages.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Coastal living experience
Just amazing. I've stayed at hotels in the area, never again. Not after this coastal living experience. We wanted to relax and enjoy the moments unfold naturally and we did just that. Near everything. Next time we will rent or bring bikes.
Fantastic location - lovely home away from home!
A wonderful home away from home, well appointed, lovely and clean and a wonderful location for a Santa Cruz family holiday! Thank you.
Wonderful location and comfortable home
Wonderful and met all expectations of our visit
Probably the nicest location in Santa Cruz....great location!
This home has everything you could possibly need from extra chairs, outdoor seating, utensils, appliances, everything is there. And the LOCATION! Wow....ocean breezes, walks along the ocean out your front door,downtown, boardwalk...and best of all, the sound of the surf to lull you to sleep.
Very comfortable beds, furniture and a private outside courtyard for relaxing.
Everything was impeccable, with only one thing...the screen door in the back bedroom didn’t work and the screen was tearing. A small easy to fix thing.
Also both hair dryers aren’t really very helpful....neither will actually dry your hair...it goes hot for 10-12 seconds then gets cold...took forever to dry. Again, a small thing.
However, those minor fixable details didn’t keep us from having a great family time and with 3 bedrooms, everyone had lots of private space. We really loved having the back bedroom because it can be closed off from rest of the house so my daughter, son-in-law and grandson could have the house to themselves when we went to bed and we never heard them.
loved this place and Karen, our hostess who greeted us was so sweet. She’s a wonderful person.
Overall, a fantastic week!
The views are a 10, the location is great, and the layout served us well, (bonus points for being dog-friendly) but for the price, the house could really use some updating and freshening. New linens, beach towels, new pillows, screen doors that work, and adjustable shower heads would all help to make this house a 10 instead of an 8. Still, a hospitable home and fantastic weather, and a convenient location for Day trips made for a wonderful week. Grab a JUMP bike and ride to downtown or the wharf. You’ll feel like a kid again!
Ideal location, comfortable home
We had a terrific time at this fantastic property! This is a clean, well-equipped, nicely furnished home stocked with everything you need. The beds are all unbelievably comfortable, as is the leather living room furniture. There is a private courtyard in the center of the home which is nice if it's cool/breezy or if you want privacy, but we spent the majority of our time in the front yard across from the ocean! Of course this means lots of people and cars, and being literally on "front street" - but we enjoyed the people-watching and everyone is quite friendly and laid back. About a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive to the beach; in the opposite direction, about 2.5 miles to the wharf and boardwalk. The home has all hardwood and tile floor which is a requirement for our allergy family, but warm slippers would come in handy since the floors stayed cold even though the weather was pretty warm (and there is central heat and 2 fireplaces for cold weather months). We made full use of the fire pit, BBQ and beach chairs/toys/umbrella and had an AMAZING time! No one wanted to leave and we would be happy to return.
OCEANFRONT: Beach in front of house, dog friendly accommodation, Natural Bridges beach and State Park, Lighthouse Surfing Museum, Walking along paved ocean walkway from Natural Bridges to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Pier, Walk, Jog, Stroll, or Skate along majestic West Cliff Drive. Table Tennis located inside garage.