Comfy queen-size bed.Bedroom nook.

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Our charming downstairs “casita” is located on the beautiful Westside of Santa Cruz, within walking distance to downtown shopping and restaurants. We are just a 10-15 minute walk to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf and beautiful beaches.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


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The space

We are just a 10-15 minute walk to West Cliff Drive, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf and beautiful beaches. We are right down the hill from the UCSC campus and close to the Metro bus line.

Guest access

Even though our living space is connected, you will have a separate entrance to our downstairs studio apartment from the backyard garden. There is a fully equipped private kitchen and a private patio dining area to use during nice weather.

We provide complimentary coffee, tea, a variety of cold beverages, fruit, yogurt and bagels upon arrival. In the bathroom, we provide shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hairdryer and bath gel. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BATHROOM CEILING IS LOW SO IF YOU ARE 6' OR OVER, YOU MAY WANT TO RECONSIDER.

The studio can only accommodate two adults, however, we do have an air bed should you need separate sleeping arrangements.

The Santa Cruz Travel Occupancy Tax of 11% is included in our nightly rate, no addition fees are required.

Interaction with guests

We will greet you upon your arrival to give you the key and show you around the unit. We do respect your privacy, but we are usually on the premises and available for questions, should you have any, about our beautiful area. And although you are welcome to spend one night with us, there is so much to explore in Santa Cruz, that you really need at least two nights….or more!

The neighborhood

Parking on our street is free and there is usually a space available right in front of our house. Our neighborhood is perfect for strolling with easy access to both casual and fine dining at local restaurants, shopping and just plain fun!!

Getting around

There are two taxi services in Santa Cruz as well as Uber. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, there is a trolley service that runs from the Boardwalk to downtown and back every 20-30 minutes. The cost is 25 cents each way.

Other things to note

In addition to beautiful beaches, Santa Cruz is home to majestic Redwoods located in the Henry Cowell State Park, Nisene Marks State Park and Big Basin. Hiking and Bike trails can be found close by at Wilder Ranch.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM

As much as we love pets (we have an English Bulldog), we cannot accept pets in the studio as we often host guests who are highly allergic. We do not allow smoking (of anything) in the studio or on the premises. If you do decide to stay with us, please let us know what time you will be arriving so we can make sure to be here to greet you.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

326 Reviews

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Jamie User Profile
May 2017
Really great apartment with loads of interesting decorations, really welcoming hosts, very helpful and generous! We wished we could have stayed longer!!

Brent User Profile
May 2017
Great hosts and a lovely home.

Lana User Profile
May 2017
Very nice place well stocked very comfortable

Joanne User Profile
May 2017
Great house!

Rachael User Profile
May 2017
Staying at Colleen and Dann's place was a great experience! They were very knowledgeable about the area, and they were very hospitable. Their space is warm and inviting, and they were kind enough to stock the fridge with some drinks and breakfast items. We definitely recommend and wish we had more time to explore Santa Cruz!

Colleen and Dann's place was fantastic. It exceeds expectations on every level, couldn't have been happier. It's a short, pleasant walk to the pier and boardwalk and just a little further to the main strip. The apartment has everything you could need for any length of stay - highly recommended! We loved it.

Michelle User Profile
May 2017
Colleen and Dan were wonderful hosts. The apartment is extremely well-appointed. Forget your worries and enjoy a great weekend here!

Santa Cruz, California, United States · Joined in October 2013
Colleen And Dann User ProfileColleen And Dann is a superhost.

We have lived in Santa Cruz for over 30 years and are very excited to share our town with new visitors. We love meeting new people as well as hanging out with many of our dear friends. We love to travel and explore new places. We enjoy dining out, tasting wine, brewing beer, hiking, biking and gardening.

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