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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

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 4.7058825 based on 34 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: Feb 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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Great stay at the yellow Villa De Las Palmos house.

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at your home. All the bedrooms were very nice sized. The Kitchen was easy to work in. Loved the large living room. We had 3 generations of 12 people and there was plenty of space for us all to spread out. The outdoors was very comfortable and the kids enjoyed running around in the grass. And of course the hot tub was a welcome way to end the day. Would have given it 6 stars if there was just an additional 1/2 bath. One of the best parts was the location. We only used our cars to go to the store for food. Otherwise we loved the walk to and from the beach, boardwalk, pier and arcade area. We also took the train ride to Fulton and back. The little kids enjoyed waiving to all the people we passed and were excited they waived back. Jill, thank you for being available when we had questions. We definitely would not hesitate to return your house.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved It.

  • 5 of 5

Villa De Las Palmas was the perfect place for a 3 generation family get-away. It was huge - there were 11 of us & we had plenty of room to be together or to do our own thing. Loved the yard. The location is great - walking or biking distance to everything. Thank you Jill

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, location, and amenities! House has tons of charm, and owner was fantastic to work with. Easy walk to the pier, boardwalk and beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't of asked for better

  • 5 of 5

Super close to the beach and equipped with all you could need. Owner was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating. We will be back

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Nick! You guys were a pleasure to work with, too! And, thank you, so much for taking such great care of the house and leaving it in such good shape! I truly appreciate it. You are welcome back, any time!
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spacious, comfortable, joyful family retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband's 80th birthday celebration was the first-ever gathering of his 4 children and their families. Ages ranged from 10 months to 80 years. Group included 2 small dogs. This spacious villa with its 6 bedrooms provided plenty of space for everyone to have privacy, and places to gather as smaller groups as well as areas where we group meet together and fit everyone around the dining room table, or in a comfortable living-room seating group- or out on the patio. We cooked all meals in the spacious and well-equipped kitchen. Easy walks to beach and boardwalk. Best was the joyful and colorful beach motif decorating carried out thruout the villa. The warmth of the environment set the tone for a warm and heartfelt reunion. We were so grateful to find Villa de las Palmas and hope we can return some day.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Villa de Las Palmas and groups like yours are a match made in heaven! Thank you for taking such good care of the house! I hope you will visit again, soon!
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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

Pet Fee $25

$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.

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