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Villa De Las Palmas - Walking Distance to Santa Cruz's Best!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Villa de Las Palmas is located in a prime beach neighborhood on the West side of Santa Cruz. Situated on a very large lot, with a private back yard, this 6 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for 2 or 3 families, or your long-overdue family reunion. Walking distance to all of the best Santa Cruz has to offer: Cowell's Beach, the Municipal Wharf, the Boardwalk, Steamer Lane, the surfing museum and downtown Santa Cruz.

This wonderful home was built in 1946 for one of the pioneer fishing families in Santa Cruz. It is truly the quintessential FAMILY home. All on one level, pecan hardwood floors throughout. The backyard is perfect for croquet or bocce ball. A soak in the large, private hot tub will provide a perfect end for your perfect day at the beach.

We have thought of and provided everything that you will need for a fun, relaxing and memorable vacation in Santa Cruz. You will not be disappointed!

This is the best location for your Santa Cruz beach vacation. You will want to come back again and again!


More Details

Jill F
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Jill F

My family has lived in Santa Cruz for 4 generations. We have admired this property for a long time, driving by it daily. It had been owned by the same family for the past 65 years. We are only the 2nd owners. As soon as we learned that it was for sale, we did what we had to do to make it ours! It is truly a piece of Santa Cruz history and we are happy to share it with you!

Jill F purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

Villa de las Palmas is the BEST LOCATION for your vacation in Santa Cruz! You are truly walking distance to all of the best that Santa Cruz has to offer. 5 minutes to Cowell's Beach, Main Beach, the Boardwalk and the Wharf. Also a short walk to downtown Santa Cruz and 1 block to West Cliff Drive. If you are looking for a truly relaxing, beach vacation, this is the place!


Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 has a tub/shower, Bathroom 2 has a separate tub and walk-in shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We do not provide beach towels, please make sure to bring your own. Also bring your own toiletries. We do not supply shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotions, etc. We supply paper towels & toilet paper, what is on the roll, and another full roll. If you run out during your stay, you will need to supply enough for the remainder of your stay. We supply dish soap, for both hand washing and dishwasher. We supply laundry detergent. We do not provide coffee, or any food. We leave whatever items former guests have left, but cannot guarantee what will be on hand when you arrive. If there are specific items that you will need, please make sure to bring them with you. While we have a very well-equipped kitchen, if there is a specific utensil/pot, spice, condiment, etc. that is essential to something you are planning to prepare, please bring it with you.


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Villa De Las Palmas - Walking Distance to Santa Cruz's Best!
average rating of 4.75 based on 40 reviews

Great house

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our family gathering. Great location for walking to just about anywhere you would want to go. The home was so comfortable that we were happy to just lounge around and enjoy each others company.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review! We love having guests & families like yours that truly enjoy the gathering spaces that Villa de las Palmas offers. It is such a wonderful place for people to get together and relax, enjoy meals together, go to the beach, walks, bike rides, etc. Please, come visit us again!
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Beautiful decorating and clean!!!

  • 5 of 5

We took our family on a vacation and wanted to stay all together. The house was the perfect place for us. It felt like home and we didn’t want to leave. The living area was roomy, the dining area had a large table for the 14 of us. I had a smile on my face every time we sat there. The kitchen was well equipped and the chefs loved the gas range. The backyard was a great place to grill and have the family over we were visiting over. About 15 more and we still did not feel crowded. This is the first time we rented a house couldn’t be happier. Thank you Jill for sharing you home with us. I loved your decor.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Gatos, CA

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is comfortable and well equipped and has a great location.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Concord, CA

Great Property, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this house. There were 12 of us (6 couples). The house is perfect for our group with six large bedrooms, all with queen beds. The house has a large dining room with a table that easily accommodated all of us for meals. The backyard has a lovely terrace that is perfect for sitting in the sun and reading. The beach, pier, and boardwalk are all a short walk away. If you are a large group and want a house in a great location in Santa Cruz look no further.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were awesome! Thanks for taking such great care of the house. I hope to see you again next year!
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  • 5 of 5

Villa De Las Palmas was phenomenal! It's beautiful, huge and so comfy! There are wonderful spaces for visiting, large groups or small. Spacious bedrooms abound! We loved our stay and the teens loved walking to the beach and board walk with out chaperones - because we were so close! The family is talking about making this our reunion site every year! Jill was great to work with - friendly and patient when I bungled our reservations. We LOVE this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU! It was a pleasure hosting you & your family. You left the house in great shape, very much appreciated. I hope to see you again!
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Amazing home with 6 bedrooms that are all equally special. No fighting over who gets the best room!

  • 5 of 5

I came to Santa Cruz to do a burial at sea for my husband who passed away at the age of 49. We put his ashes in the Pacific on his 50th birthday. This home was perfect for my occasion. The stove in the kitchen is top grade. The deck in the backyard was just perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! And, thank you for taking such good care of the house. We really appreciate it. It is so gratifying to know that all of the thought and effort we put into making Villa de las Palmas a comfortable, welcoming & fun place to spend time with friends & family is recognized & appreciated. Thanks again!
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway 1
Car: recommended

Villa de las Palmas is a 5 minute walk to many local attractions, i.e. Cowell's Beach, the Boardwalk and the Municipal Wharf. A short drive to the University of California, Santa Cruz, numerous local wineries and several golf courses.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature golf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cancellation fee $250
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 11.0%

$25.00 per day, per pet. 2.5% convenience fee for using a credit card. 3 day minimum for long weekends. $250.00 cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.