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Vacation rentals in Santa Cruz

Vacation rentals in Santa Cruz

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Santa Cruz

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  • Santa Cruz, Near Beaches, Private, Quiet & Sweet!
    SUPERHOSTEntire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
    Santa Cruz, Near Beaches, Private, Quiet & Sweet!

    Sweet and charming space for one or two, in the heart of Live Oak, Santa Cruz. Our home is close to beaches and upper harbor (1.3 miles) and 10 minutes by car to SC Beach Boardwalk and Capitola by the Sea. Comfy double-sized vintage iron bed, a small separate bathroom and a small but charming outdoor area! This is a totally self-contained space with a private entrance!

    What guests are saying:

    “This little casita is a jewel. The space is small but perfect for one person. I stayed a week this time for a solo writing retreat and the privacy and quiet were just what I needed to work. I love the old Wedgewood stove and could cook all of my meals with food I brought myself. That plus the discount for the week’s booking made it possible to give myself the gift of solitude, with the ocean nearby for evening walks at the end of the working day. Many thanks to Maria and Geoff for keeping this tiny space in good working order, clean and bright!”

  • Cypress Dream
    SUPERHOSTPrivate room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 shared bath
    Cypress Dream

    My place is a block to Seabright beach, Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, Whale History Museum, eateries, public transport, and several other local shops. You’ll love my place if you surf, enjoy water activities, local wineries and breweries, or just hang on the beach. You will love the neighborhood. Easy walk to the boardwalk, Wharf or downtown. My place is good for couples, elderly (no steps), solo adventurers, families and business travelers. Price includes county TOT tax of 11%.

    What guests are saying:

    “We personally enjoyed our stay here the most out of all our air bnb stays in calofornia... Ellen was an exceptional host and ever better friend . We were delighted by the touches, her knowledge on the area and in general getting to know her better. If we could we would give it 6 or 7 stars. You would be silly not to stay here ! Amazing beach front access and so many amenities / great restraunts and bars near by ! Check out the local brewery it's great!! Thanks ellen !!”

  • Upper WS Home 2 mi. from UCSC, Downtown & Beaches
    SUPERHOSTEntire guesthouse · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
    Upper WS Home 2 mi. from UCSC, Downtown & Beaches

    Built in 2015, this detached guesthouse (500 sq. ft/20ft. away from main house; up the driveway & tucked away on the side of the main house) could be perfect for your next getaway. Close to popular destinations such as: UC Santa Cruz campus (approx. 2 miles), Boardwalk, desired beaches (approx. 2 miles), downtown Santa Cruz, hiking trails etc., this fully furnished guesthouse should suit all your vacationing needs. Full Kitchen & Washer/Dryer. Couch turns into a queen bed.

    What guests are saying:

    “We are so happy with our choice to stay at April’s place over a hotel. The house was immaculate, clean, and the beds were very comfortable! You can’t beat the location...just a few miles from the wharf and Boardwalk, and within walking distance to some excellent restaurants. Try Burger. and Donnelly’s chocolates if you stay here and are looking for a great place to eat or a sweet treat. We had a wonderful time and will definitely stay at April’s the next time we are in town.”

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  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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