"Our group of eight senior ladies rented this very comfortable house for a long weekend this September. We started having an annual reunion together three years ago, and this year's gathering at this ocean-view home was the most fun yet! We prepared our own meals in the spacious kitchen (lots of room in the fridge), ate at the dining room table (we all fit), and played Trivial Pursuit there as well. We also ate h'or d'oerves and drank wine in the comfy living room, using the coffee table for our buffet. We loved the place!
There were so many events going on in town that weekend, and we were only a short distance away from all of action. We attended the Greek Festival and also the great flea market being held downtown. We also really enjoyed walking along the West Cliff Drive "promenade" on the cliffs by the ocean, saw sea lions, otters and surfers braving the waves, and were completely awed when a humpback whale appeared directly in front of our front patio!
This is a great place for everyone. It's close to a surfing area, a swimming beach, the boardwalk, the wharf; groceries stores are only a short distance away, and there are all kinds of gift shops to wander thru downtown. The house is quite comfortable and fairly well stocked with kitchen tools and utensils. We did reserve the linen service that's available. We brought our own paper plates and cups to use, and also brought along paper towels, napkins, plastic wrap and foil, plus kitchen towels,dish rags a couple of mixing bowls and a sharp knife. We arrived in 3 cars, and there was ample off-street parking for all 3.
If you're looking for a great place to stay in Santa Cruz, we can definitely recommend 1414 West Cliff Drive."
Guest: Tribe 12
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 19, 2015