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Oceanfront Santa Cruz Beach House - Pet Friendly

(19 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 12)

Quotes from previous guests: 'The pictures do not do this amazing home justice!'...'We could not have enjoyed our vacation any more - thanks for opening up your beautiful home.'...'We will be back every year. This was the best family vacation ever.' ...'Loved the home, loved the views, loved the location, will love coming back.'...'The views are amazing. Loved it.'

This upscale, elegant, spacious home is perfect to enjoy all the Monterey Bay has to offer. With a great open floor plan, the beach house is conveniently located on scenic West Cliff Drive, the jewel of Santa Cruz. Beach House is close to everything, half way between the Wharf and Natural Bridges State Park and has 180' views of the Monterey Bay. You can watch the surfers at Mitchell's Cove while you lounge on your private deck.

Enter on first floor where you will find 3 bedrooms: bedroom 1 with full/double bed, bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds and walk out slider onto rear deck, bedroom 3 with new top of the line queen mattress and a bonus room with a queen sofa/sleeper and bath. The laundry room has a front loading washer/dryer for your convenience. Elegant full bath downstairs is roomy and beautiful.

The back yard is fenced with a very nice large deck and authentic bocce court.

Go upstairs and the spectacular view afforded by the open floor plan provides views galore. Floor to ceiling windows look out at the Bay where you can watch the whales go south in the fall and north in the spring with their calves. Step out on the deck and watch dolphins play in the surf. Otters and sea lions play and feed in the kelp beds right across the street.

Upstairs master bedroom suite and bath are very elegant. Luxury queen bed with wall mounted HDTV 32' LCD TV to catch your favorite show while you drift off to sleep. The elegant master bath has a fantastic walk in shower, his/her sinks and lots of room.

The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, pots/pans/cookware and all the cooking gadgets you need. You can celebrate, entertain and cook till you heart's content. Everything you need to prepare that special celebration dinner or your family's evening meals is right there.

The living room has comfortable seating for the family with beautiful designer sofas that are 'Chameleon' sofa/twin beds. They are wonderful! Enjoy the 32' HDTV/wall mounted LCD TV/DVD player or just relax to the gentle sounds of the surf. The dining room seats up to 10 people in comfort and style with custom built-in bench and cushions. Located just off the deck, the dining area has great ocean views.

The deck has seating so you can watch the beautiful sunsets while enjoying a glass of wine or dinner outside.

Right down the street toward the east is the Wharf, the Boardwalk and Downtown Santa Cruz. Right down the street to the west is Mitchell's Cove, Natural Bridges State Park and Long Marine Lab.

Here are the most common FAQ's. If you have other questions not covered here please don't hesitate to email.

Check in is at 4pm, check out is at 12am.

The home is located on West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz, CA. The exact address is provided when booking.

Beaches: Two beaches are within walking distance. The beach at Mitchell's Cove is visible from the deck of the property and it is about 200 yards to the stairs. Main Beach, Wharf & Boardwalk are about 8 blocks away.

Bring binoculars to watch the otters, dolphins, whales and shore birds from the balcony.

Jackets are needed in the evening all year round in Santa Cruz.

Parking: The maximum number of vehicles is six(6) - two in the garage and 2 on the driveway. Overnight on-street parallel parking is allowed. Guests parked in the parking spaces across the street during daylight hours are reminded to move cars to on-street parallel parking in front of the house overnight because overnight parking in the spaces across the street is prohibited.

To reserve: Once your reservation has been accepted, the payment quote / details will be emailed to you.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for responsible party is 30. Children and families welcome with adults....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome with prior arrangements but please - not on the furniture....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Fantastic Ocean Front Beach House is located in 900 Block of beautiful W. Cliff Dr. Centrally located close to everything! Santa Cruz Beach House fronts Mitchell's Cove, a favorite spot to watch surfers ride the waves, dolphins and otters play or just lounge on the beach. Wonderful ocean views from the deck of the Pacific Ocean, Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. Across the bay you can see the lights of Monterey at night. This is the street where the surfing at Steamers Lane has become world famous. It is located across the street from the ocean with 180 views from deck, living room, dining room, kitchen. There are no homes across the street - only water. The Beach House comfortably sleeps 12 in beds....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Domestic only...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Full size Bocci ball court...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.3
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Jan 4 - Mar 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer 2017
Mar 2 - May 25, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer 2017
May 26 - Aug 21, 2017
5 night min stay
Fall 2017
Aug 22 - Dec 19, 2017
4 night min stay
Winter 2017/18
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/15/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose
0.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Wharf & Downtown
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
De Laveaga
1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ristorante Avanti, O Mei, Wharf & Downtown
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
1/2 block

Car: Necessary

Surf lessons at Cowell's Beach near the wharf. Windsurfing lessons at Waddell Creek up the coast, Kayaking in the harbor and Elkhorn Slough, Daily Sailboat rides from SC Harbor, Kite Flying at Beach Across the street. Natural Bridges State Park, a beach and a natural rock bridge, October brings the Monarch festival.

Local farmers market twice a week brings amazing fresh produce to the table.

The Beach Boardwalk is fun for any age, Neptune's Kingdom has an Arcade and Miniature Golf. This seaside attraction celebrated 100 years of the Looff Carousel and our amazing Giant Dipper, this wood track is 1/2 mile long and gets up to 46 miles per hour!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Watching the ocean is mesmerizing. Whales, dolphin and sea otters are a daily occurrence. This is a spectacular and special place to recharge.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

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  • View from the deck

    View from the deck

  • LR Windows - Whitewater View of Bay and Mitchell's Cove

    LR Windows - Whitewater View of Bay and Mitchell's Cove

  • Dining Area Faces the Ocean

    Dining Area Faces the Ocean

  • View from Dining Area with Open Spacious View Back to Kitchen

    View from Dining Area with Open Spacious View Back to Kitchen

  • Desk with WiFi - bring your laptop and check your email

    Desk with WiFi - bring your laptop and check your email

  • Full Laundry room

    Full Laundry room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Cottage with pull out sleeper

    Cottage with pull out sleeper

  • Natural Bridges State Beach

    Natural Bridges State Beach

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

  • Woodies on the wharf annual car show

    Woodies on the wharf annual car show

  • Dine on the deck while watching the whales go by!

    Dine on the deck while watching the whales go by!

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Spacious Kitchen with Ocean Views

    Spacious Kitchen with Ocean Views

  • Third Bedroom downstairs, two twins with a topper to turn into a king size avail

    Third Bedroom downstairs, two twins with a topper to turn into a king size avail

  • Downstairs bedroom, queen bed, deck access

    Downstairs bedroom, queen bed, deck access

  • Bedroom downstairs, full size bed

    Bedroom downstairs, full size bed

  • Cottage and Bocci Court

    Cottage and Bocci Court

  • Cottage bath

    Cottage bath

  • High end appliances and beautiful stone countertops

    High end appliances and beautiful stone countertops

  • Play some Beach Volleyball at the Harbor

    Play some Beach Volleyball at the Harbor

VRBO #268008

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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