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Smell the ocean air! Best weather in Santa Cruz!! 144 Lighthouse Lane Beach Rental - All the comforts of home while on vacation at the beach! - Gourmet kitchen with stovetop, oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and plenty of counter space - Gas fireplace - Outdoor shower with hot water -... View all property information
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Best Beach House in Santa Cruz, California welcomes you to Opal Cliff Beach House Vacation Rental! Smell the ocean mist, feel the breezes, see Monterey Bay from the many beautiful windows in Santa Cruz, California. Relax in the hammock and on the tiled decks. Stroll through the whimsical and... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 25 February 2012
We wish we didn't have to leave! Everything we needed was there in the house, and so much more. There are beach cruiser bicycles in the garage for our use, as well as beach...
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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This charming Santa Cruz Oceanfront Blog cabin is located along sunny East Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz, California. Santa Cruz is located only a short drive from San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, or the Silicon Valley. Our beach bungalow cabin has two master suites and can accommodate from 1-6... View all property information
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Located in Felton, CA about 1 hour south of San Francisco, 20 mins to Santa Cruz. San Jose and Monterey airports are 1 hour away. Peaceful, tranquil creekside setting in the redwoods. This spacious (950 square foot) cottage with a separate loft bedroom and a half bath upstairs is a perfect getaway... View all property information
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 September 2014
All of the good and bad reviews I read are true...nice spot, adequate room, beautiful trees, abundant dust bunnies, old kitchenware, no sandy spot on creek, close to state parks...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 July 2014
I loved the little cabin! Perfect for my bday excursion and close to santa cruz. Loved the view in the back and how it was easily you could walk down to stream and explore...
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CALL OUR FABULOUS MOUNTAIN HOME A PARK --WIFI, Hot Tub, Meadow Room, Fireplaces -- POLITE PETS OK. SAND Surf REDWOODS Private Meadow HISTORIC A comfortable California Bungalow with a chef's kitchen and an open floor plan is a great space to kick back and enjoy the Santa Cruz Mountains. The... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 September 2014
Our daughter got married at Highland Park, so we rented the house to be close. The house worked great for us. We only had one problem we did not get to enjoy the house, we really...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 7 October 2013
We had such a marvelous trip in a great location. Deer were frockling in the morning and in the evening while we were roasting marshmallows. Lolly and Lindley were very gracious...
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Imagine waking up each morning and stepping out your door to be greeted by sweeping views of the beautiful Monterey Bay. This dream can be a reality at this beautiful studio beach property. The location of this vacation rental can not be beat; it is across the street from a cliff-side view of the... View all property information
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Vaquita House is a newly remodeled cottage steps from Privates Beach, our gated neighborhood beach. We will provide you with a key to access this unique private beach and great uncrowded surf spot. A five minute walk along the ocean will take you to shopping and dining in Capitola Village and... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 March 2014
We were a family of four looking for a quiet beach neigbourhood with easy access to the beach, good food and awesome bike riding. Each day included a easy ride to the hills...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 9 September 2013
We just stayed at Vaquita House last weekend. The location was amazing for a family. We have a middle schooler and a toddler and there was plenty to do with each. We spent time at...
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Spend some time at our beautiful beach house overlooking Natural Bridges State Park. Hear the surf and see the ocean through the trees from the living room and the expansive deck. Drift into sleep listening to the waves from your bedroom. Walk down the block to the beach, build a sand castle,... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 August 2014
.The location was ideal and the accommodations were great. The home is clean and well supplied. There is plenty of parking space.
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 August 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this house! You really can walk to the beach, and we appreciated the sand toys for the kids in our group. We also loved the trail along the cliff...
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The 'Beach Glass House' is nestled in the quiet and private neighborhood known as 'The Avenues'. This 2700 square foot home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bath with parking for 5 cars. This home offers everything you would need for a romantic getaway for 2, or a special time with up to 11 (or more) adults... View all property information
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 June 2013
We had our married children and our young grandchildren meet at this home for a family reunion. There were comfortable spaces for sleeping, bathing, eating; as well as a lovely...
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Sunny Cove Retreat was built in 1957 for the sister of Lloyd Bridges (the actor) & has had only a few owners since then. I've been upgrading older appliances, while trying to keep the 'look' of the American 1950s. This is an OCEANFRONT, BEACHFRONT house. The house is located across the street from... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 January 2015
Sunny Cove Retreat (SCR) is tucked away in a small private neighborhood. The front of the house faces a private neighborhood beach cove. The cove is pretty popular with many cars...
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 23 September 2014
We couldn't have had a better view or location. However, the photos do not represent accurately the condition of the place. The dishwasher did not work, the hot tub did not work...
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Live like a local in a comfortable house on a quiet street, just 14 houses from some of the most amazing beaches in all of Santa Cruz County.. This well stocked, clean, single-level, comfortable house is perfect for families, girls' getaways, romantic retreats, multi-generational gatherings, and... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 June 2014
We had a great time. The cottage was very clean and roomy. The backyard was beautiful and the spa was great. The place had everything you needed wetsuits,boards.folding...
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 August 2013
This was the last of three properties we stayed in when travelling San Francisco (5 nights), Yosemite (4 nights) and Santa Cruz (5 nights). It was the third best property. Good...
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6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
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Villa de las Palmas is located in a prime beach neighborhood on the west side of Santa Cruz. This 6 bedroom home is situated on a huge lot, with a very large, private backyard. It is perfect for 2 or 3 families, or your long-overdue family reunion. Walking distance to all of the best Santa Cruz has... View all property information
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 August 2014
This was a wonderful place, family friendly, big backyard for the little ones and a hot tub! We were 1 1/2 blks. from the Boardwalk and Wharf, the walk was nice. The yard also...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 7 July 2012
Coupling my son's UCSC commencement celebration and a family reunion, the Villa de Las Palmas was our home away from home for a week. Five beautifully decorated queen bedrooms...
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Enjoy the best of Santa Cruz all within walking distance. Stay at the ultimate Santa Cruz vacation rental house in the very popular Seabright Beach neighborhood. You can walk to the Boardwalk, Pier, harbor and even downtown from this location. This two story, two bedroom, 2.5 bath home has all the... View all property information
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Historic Victorian carriage house on the grounds of Epworth-by-the-sea. Fully furnished. Peek ocean view from balcony, gas stove, well-stocked gourmet kitchen, comfortable bedroom, luxurious and opulent bathroom. Perfect for a romantic getaway. The Space Separate, stand alone carriage house... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 7 January 2015
What a cozy romantic setting-- and the perfect West Cliff location- to celebrate special occasions. We were fortunate enough to spend the 2014 Holidays at the Carriage House...
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Our beautiful custom built home in Santa Cruz is a short stroll to the beach, Westcliff, world class surf breaks, delightful cafes, tucked into a quiet Westside neighborhood you can relax and still hear the Sea Lions while you fall asleep! This is our dream home that my husband built and is... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 August 2014
My Family and grandchildren have stayed at this house several times. It is perfectly set up for a family gathering or just a long weekend away at the beach. Molly and her family...
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Welcome to 5th Haven! Our goal is simple, to offer you a place of tranquility, of rest and repose. Remodeled in 2013, this beautiful beachside cottage was built with serenity in mind. Walking distance to the beach, Santa Cruz harbor, restaurants, live music, surf/paddleboard/boat rentals, beach... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 November 2014
Well appointed cottage, close to the beach, clean, safe and charming. The availability of a full kitchen and laundry facilities made traveling with a child much easier.
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 August 2014
This little house is very updated and very well stocked with everything needed to feel at home. It is a short walk to Twin Lakes Beach, the Harbor, Crow's Nest restaurant, a cute...
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Stunning Ocean/beach views and just 2 houses from the beach! This one-of-a-kind historical Victorian/Queen Anne beach house will beckon you like the siren of the sea that she is and you won’t want to leave! All the charm of a romantic inn and the privacy and space of a well-appointed family home is... View all property information
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Views of the Monterey Bay from Pleasure Point to Monterey. Situated at the top of the Beachgate Path Leading to the fabulous Seacliff State Park. in the small village of Aptos. SIX GUESTS MAXIMUM. INCLUDING CHILDREN. OCEAN VIEWS From three sides of the house. UPSTAIRS: TWO DECKS to enjoy the... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 September 2014
We had a great time, the views are incredible from all rooms, kid friendly with a great beach close by. The pictures do not do it justice, it is much nicer in person. Shopping...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 9 July 2014
We all enjoyed our weekend at this beach house. The neighborhood is quiet. The stairs to the beach handy. There are a couple of balconies to sit outside on and enjoy the ocean...
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Beautifully furnished one bedroom retreat in quiet neighborhood. This serene vacation spot is excellently located within walking distance to the Seabright neighborhood restaurants, cafes, live music venues, and shops. Only a 5 minute drive to the Beach, Boardwalk, or Downtown. 10 minutes to... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 January 2015
The apartment was in the perfect location. Very nicely appointed and soooo quiet! It was centrally located and we biked everywhere. The owner Hallie was wonderful to work with.
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 November 2013
We found our stay here excellent. We were greeted on arrival, shown through with all questions answered. It is opposite a convenient shopping center with all we needed. Bed was...
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Oceanview in picture is actual photo from living room. 3rd bedroom is loft with queen size bed. This beautifully remodeled beach house is located just above Manresa State Beach and ready for summer! La Selva Beach is located just 15 minutes south of the Santa Cruz area and centrally located for... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 August 2014
My family and I have been renting beach houses for the past 30 years. This house is by far our favorite. Just steps to the ocean, close to Santa Cruz, close to Carmel and one of...
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This 'Swanky Westside Studio' is in the heart of Santa Cruz.. Walk to the beach, the boardwalk, or downtown, and come home to a safe and quiet street, tucked away in one of those most desirable neighborhoods in town! Vacation in style - This spacious and breezy studio comes with a fully... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 September 2013
I love this studio. The bed is super comfortable,wonderful quality linens and , the space is very clean, warm and inviting. Michelle takes care with the smallest of details and...
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Our lovely 2-bedroom, 1-bath beach house is wonderful for up to six people, couples and families, just 2 blocks from Santa Maria Beach (Santa Mo’s) and 3 blocks from Sunny Cove Beach. THE SPACE You'll feel like you're at the center of the universe in our bright, quiet beach getaway. Our two... View all property information
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**SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS** Relax and rejuvenate in our beautiful upscale Mediterranean home. The Great Room is expansive and light filled featuring panoramic ocean views of Monterey Bay, an Italian fireplace, and comfortable furniture. RELAX and DE-STRESS to the sound of waves and smell of ocean... View all property information
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The Harbor Beach House and Studio Cottage with Hot Tub provides a fantastic setting for a seaside getaway. The two bedroom house AND the studio cottage are rented together to provide a comfortable setting for an extended family vacation or a holiday with friends. The property is located just... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 January 2014
This place was excellent for my husband, baby, parents, dogs and myself. The house was right up the street from a dog friendly beach which was so great. There was plenty of room...
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Enjoy a glass of wine on your Private Deck and/or Brick Courtyard or soak in your hot tub overlooking the redwoods, then sidle up to a warm Fireplace to watch your favorite movies on a 50” Large-Screen, Plasma HDTV before sliding into a luxurious Memory Foam Bed and cozy comforter to rest up for... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 September 2014
We had an amazing time here! The owners, Steve and Mari, are the perfect combination of providing attentive service and privacy. Mari's wonderful massages were a highlight of...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 July 2014
I spent three nights with my mom at Scott's Guest house, and it was perfect for us! Steve and Mari made us feel right at home. Anything that we may have forgotten was there for...
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Complete seclusion, peace, and quiet, for 4 ADULTS MAXIMUM, with walls of floor-to-ceiling glass and mirror to reflect the giant redwoods just outside your door. This one-of-a-kind house on an acre overlooking Henry Cowell State Redwood Park is a Frank Lloyd Wright design, featuring a large stone... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 22 July 2012
We absolutely love this home and our vacation time in the peace and quiet of the Santa Cruz mountains. This home is so comfortable, with 2 lovely bedrooms (with great beds) and 2...
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 February 2011
While I am sure that this is a wonderful place, we unfortunately never got to experience it! After emailing the owner and asking for the reservation, we were assured that we had...
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Cute, peaceful retreat within 2 minutes walking distance to Pleasure Point surf breaks. This is a quiet 1 bedroom guest unit next to a main house, it is TOTALLY private and a sweet relaxation spot. It has a separate entrance, and private, secluded patio where you enter. Fully furnished 1 bedroom... View all property information
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OWNER MANAGED PROPERTY + Caretaker on property. Yes, that does make a big difference in your vacation experience! SUN - SUN - SUN - Enjoy its warmth when it's fogged in at the beaches only six miles away. Villa Soquel is located well above the fog line! Modern home on top of the world surrounded... View all property information
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This house was built last year. Right across the street from the Rio Sands Motel this house is in a beach neighborhood. Also within two or three blocks are several restaurants, a tavern and the popular Pixie Deli. This is our first year as a vacation rental, so enjoy our first year low prices.... View all property information
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Sublet /Vacation rent is $3600.00 for 4 week period. This beautifully furnished cozy, 2BD., 2 BA. Beach Home is accented with Indonesian artifacts and outdoor subtropical gardens. A “Shangrila” – an aesthetically pleasing retreat spot, - it offers a restful, comfortable nest for sabbaticals or... View all property information
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Cute, Casual Whimsical 1 Block to Pleasure Point Surf and the New Scenic Trail, safe neighborhood with residents of all ages...vintage little vacation cottage in a with pet friendly nature loving locals. neighborhood...'Just Beachy' is just that - a typical, classic cottage you'd find in this area... View all property information
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Spectacular Oceanview Dog-Fiendly Vacation Rental in Santa Cruz, CA Come relax in our bright, stylish beach cottage and enjoy the spectacular white water ocean and beach views from the deck or spacious living room. Our newly decorated beach house comes complete with a fireplace, TVs in both the... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 December 2012
Watching surfers from the leather lounger as I write (on excellent wifi). What a lovely restorative winter stay. Big storms brought big surf with plenty of unexpected sunny beach...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 24 August 2011
After paying too much for too little in Tahoe last year, my husband and I decided to go to Santa Cruz this year... And it did not disappoint! The cottage was exactly as I'd...
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Climb the spiral staircase to reach your private perch. Enjoy the roof deck with your coffee in the morning. Walk to everything in downtown Santa Cruz, ride your bikes to the beach, redwoods and Big Sur. This charming space will make for one of your more memorable get-aways. Original art and... View all property information
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Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! No additional cleaning fee, it is included in the rental fee. 'Ansel's Getaway' has easy access to three popular beaches one of which, Sunny Cove Beach, is less than 100 yards from the front door. 'Ansel's Getaway' located on 16th Ave., between downtown Capitola and... View all property information
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Come stay in our west-side cottage - the perfect place to experience Santa Cruz like a local. We are one mile from West Cliff beaches and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and ten blocks from downtown. Your place comes with everything you need - including a parking spot in our driveway. Experience the... View all property information
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The Big Kahuna lives here and wants to share the Love of Nature and this Great Area in Santa Cruz for people on a budget - or campers - or people who are into something adventurous or different - Check out this rental option - 1 Block to the Beach, Great Price, Pet Friendly 'glamping' option -... View all property information
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This is nothing like staying in a hotel...and or guests have told us that they have never stayed in a place that included so many extras..really making your stay extra enjoyable, and welcome! Home away from home, with all the amenities you would expect. We are pet friendly, for quiet well-behaved... View all property information
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Magical Oasis, like a boutique hotel, boasts exceptional views and is a great home for the discerning guest. (reviews are on ' vrbo 404053 ') Located on West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz's number one rated attraction by Trip Advisor, it over looks the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Wharf. It is perfect for... View all property information
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Our relaxing beach retreat is tastefully decorated in a contemporary Balinese style with a soothing and warm tropical feel and lacks of nothing. It is immaculate, quiet, and very comfortable—and just a block from the beach. We have offered our beach home since 2006, and we have over 75 reviews -... View all property information
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*Location Location Location* Walk out your door and down the block to the beach and surf, Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage is your own charming Private Beach Cottage. Private HOT TUB, Beach Bicycles, Gas Grill and more! Welcome to our lovely Pleasure Point Beach Cottage (PPBC). Built in 1928... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 9 January 2013
I am still grinning thinking about the five wonderful days I spent at Pleasure Point. Walked or biked everywhere, especially to the wonderful yoga studio around the corner...
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Welcome to the oceanfront Seashell Cottage in Sunset Beach! GREATHOMES AND DESTINATIONS April 03, 2009 Living Here | Under 1,500 Square Feet: A Little Gem on the Beach As told to BETHANY LYTTLE This cozy cottage is located at Sunset Beach and the gateway to Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay areas. Enjoy... View all property information
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 December 2014
Very relaxing ocean waves sounds accompanied our fun stay with the dogs. Great views up and down the coast from the house and deck. Tiny little studio, very cozy and cute with...
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This beautiful custom home is located in the Santa Cruz harbor. The views and location can't be beat, just steps to the beach and Crow's Nest restaurant. Watch the sail boats glide by from this ideal beach house. This cozy oceanside home has all of the amenities for a perfect family vacation. Take... View all property information
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If you're looking for an exciting beach-town getaway, Santa Cruz is perfect for you! Shopping, surfing, sight-seeing, sunbathing... Santa Cruz has all this and much more! Come explore, and stay in comfort at a beautiful three-bedroom home. This is a great beach house located in a quiet residential... View all property information
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 August 2014
We stayed at this beach house in June of this year. It was a family vacation with 3 generations. We loved the location and the house. The house is beautifully decorated, but...
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 May 2011
We liked this place. It's an older home with 3 bd/ 2 ba . There were six of us and we were really quite comfortable for the long weekend there. We loved the quiet upscale...
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Furnished like a high-end hotel, on the Architect's Tour in Santa Cruz, enjoy white-water views from the upstairs deck, great room, and master bedroom. We provide a great barbeque grill on the high, upstairs deck (from which you can watch surfers), everything a cook could want--including a large... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 17 December 2014
Definitely doing this one again. Great location and great home. Dorothy is attentive to your needs and does everything in her power to ensure a wonderful time. Highly recommend...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 September 2014
My family & I just returned home from a week’s vacation in this absolutely beautiful home! I have not rented a vacation home in a very long time and searched for 2-months as I was...
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Experience a special getaway at this gorgeous four-bedroom Santa Cruz vacation home just blocks from Seabright State Beach! This pet-friendly California beach cottage can be the setting for your group escape to sunny Santa Cruz! Complete with a wood burning fireplace, WiFi, and even Netflix... View all property information
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 30 November 2014
If you are traveling with a large group, such as we did (7 adults +3 teen boys), then you should definitely consider staying at Seabright Beach Retreat. With four bedrooms...
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The Seashell Room is a large one-bedroom featuring terra cotta floors, a king bed, and a 42' TV. Conveniently located along East Cliff Drive, which has beautiful ocean views, paths for walking or biking, and excellent surfing locations. The classic surf-town feel of Pleasure Point is yours to... View all property information
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Santa Cruz holiday rentals

Santa Cruz is a coastal town in California, famous as a centre for alternative culture, with a brilliant boardwalk, amazing beaches and great Californian climate. It's a perfect destination for a west coast family holiday, with a laid back family friendly atmosphere. And with a huge selection of rental homes available in and around the area, including many with spectacular ocean views, it can be a surprisingly low cost place to take a brilliant holiday! Shop around for deals among the luxurious oceanfront houses available to rent in this great little corner of California, away from the madness of the larger cities.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

There is more than enough to do in Santa Cruz to fill a family holiday. Beaches like the Natural Bridges State Beach will probably take up at least a few days, with their hiking trails and surfing facilities, in addition to working on your tan, but the town of Santa Cruz is also well worth exploring, particularly the historic Beach Boardwalk which has been entertaining families since the 1900s, with what is apparently the oldest wooden rollercoaster in the United States. Downtown Santa Cruz is also easy to walk around (and cycling is also a popular form of transport), with some great restaurants and quirky little shops. And of course you can't visit California without seeing the giant redwoods! The Big Basin Redwoods State Park is probably the most impressive, with some great walking trails for hiking over to Waddell Creek State Beach. You can also have a great round of golf at the challenging Delaveaga Frisbee Golf Course. There's definitely something for the whole family.

Renting a house in Santa Cruz

There are a huge number of houses and cabins for rent in the Santa Cruz area, at the truly luxurious end of the market, many overlooking the beach directly, so you will have no trouble finding amazing rental homes for your stay. With prices starting from around £600 for a week in a house large enough to accommodate a family of four or more, it can be a money saving option compared to the cost of booking hotel rooms. And with luxury features including HD televisions, hot tubs, pools and enormous rooms, the houses are worth a holiday in their own right! The added privacy and extra space also means rental homes in Santa Cruz are great for kids. The youngest members of your family can run around and let off steam without you needing to worry about disturbing the neighbours!