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Oceanfront Santa Cruz Beach House - Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


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.

More Details

Merc Martinelli
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

What makes this house unique

Watching the ocean is mesmerizing. Whales, dolphin and sea otters are a daily occurrence. This is a spectacular and special place to recharge.


Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.50
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • 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
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront Santa Cruz Beach House - Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.263158 based on 19 reviews

Fabulous home, fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised by the great room as the VRBO photos didn't do it justice. Location is perfect and guests were happy with their rooms. It's so nice to have the extra bathroom upstairs for social gatherings an the kitchen worked to make group meals. Will not only come stay again, but everybody that visited or stayed said they would as well! Thank you!

(only negative - the back cottage pullout couch was - as most are - not reviewed well from my friends that stayed back there. Typical discomfort from a fold out).

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this beach house. It is more spacious than the pictures show. It accommodated the nine of us very well. The cottage out back is cute, but all the adults thought the bed was not comfortable so we put the young adults out there. They seem to be comfortable. We had fun playing bocci ball in the backyard and having the girls win! The view is spectacular and the walking path along the ocean is a fun walk and fun to people watch. The kitchen is well supplied (although, more wine glasses could be provided, we bought some small plastic glasses). We had Thanksgiving there and we were able to cook the entire meal with what they had in the kitchen (we did bring our own roasting pan). I would recommend having a couple more chairs for the kitchen table as it is a "L" shaped bench seating. We were able to manage, as there were only nine of us for one night, the other nights there were seven of us. It was very clean and kept up. The two full bathrooms have nice walk in showers and are big. Before our arrival, I had to call or text the owner a couple of times and he was always nice and returned calls. We would recommend this comfortable house to rent.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with lots of room and a wicked view.

  • 4 of 5

The house and surrounding yard was very clean and well maintained as well as providing all necessary appliances in the kitchen and amenities throughout the house. There were 11 in our group so an an added bonus would have been an outdoor BBQ but the kitchen was large enough to handle the nearly simultaneous cooking effort for all. The bungalow out back served as a quiet getaway with an awesome claw foot tub for relaxing and soaking.

With such a large party we needed an extra bed, linens and pillows to accommodate the 11 occupants. After a quick call, the owner immediately provided an extra bed with sheets and pillows within the first few hours upon our arrival. Many thanks for the responsiveness and reaction time to meet our needs.

General consensus from the group would be that we would rent this house again and again. Thanks for your hospitality and being treated like family.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most beautiful vacation house our family has ever experienced

  • 5 of 5

This vacation house was perfectly situated between two dog friendly/kid friendly beaches and walkable to the boardwalk and pier. View is magnificent and rooms comfortable for just hanging out with the family. Backyard & cottage are a real bonus space for privacy and fun for kids and pets. Our family reunion with 5 adults and 5 children was our most memorable yet. Previous reunions in Cape May, New Jersey and Virginia Beach could not compare. We definitely will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well-maintained. It was more spacious than appeared in the photos, particularly in the living room/dining room space. The master bedroom is also huge. Great location! We sat in the living room or on the deck and enjoyed not only the view of the water, but of whales and dolphins and otters.

The only negative was the sofa sleeper in the bonus room, which was really not usable due to how uncomfortable it was. We ended up taking the mattress off the sofa and placing it on the floor for a more comfortable night's sleep.

We did sleep 12 comfortably -- with the exception of the sofa sleeper as noted above -- just as advertised.

We found the property owner to be very accommodating. There was a minor electrical issue while we were there, and we found him accessible and responsive -- he sent a handyman and the problem was repaired.

We look forward to returning to the property again for our next vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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958 W. Cliff Dr. vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property in Santa Cruz after a wonderful wedding weekend celebration in Ben Lomond. It was an opportunity to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the ocean and this lovely house that is right across the street from the ocean. The mother in law house in the back was a nice addition to this rental. The house is very spacious, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths plus the unit in the back. We sat on the deck in the late afternoons when the wind had subsided and enjoyed many meals outside.

Our only recommendation would be to add a barbecue to this house.

Thank you for a wonderful week in your beautiful Santa Cruz home.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Wharf & Downtown
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
De Laveaga
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ristorante Avanti, O Mei, Wharf & Downtown
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
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!


Rates & Availability

Westside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 22 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/18
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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