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Westside Bungalow Walk to Surf, Beach, Boardwalk and Downtown

(43 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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This adorable, lovingly-maintained, Westside 40's bungalow is located in a central yet peaceful neighborhood. Ideally located on the corner of Bay & Lighthouse, it’s a short walk to: Cowell’s Beach, Steamer Lane, the lively Municipal Pier and the ever-entertaining Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Take one of our beach cruisers for a short bike ride Downtown, to Mission Street, New Leaf market, the Harbor and beyond. You'll never need to get into your car.

Our well-appointed, but simple home was recently renovated - adding modern amenities while maintaining it’s retro feel. For a small house, the two bedrooms, kitchen and living room are all quite spacious with loads of natural light. The sunny kitchen is great for entertaining and is outfitted with new appliances, good knives, and stocked with basic supplies like olive oil and spices. The master bedroom has a wonderful Cal King bed, work desk, task chair, and an iMac computer loaded with an interactive version of the guest handbook and local information. The larger second bedroom has two double beds. If more capacity is needed, we have an Aero bed stored in the closet along with a Pack ‘n Play for infants.

If it’s exercise you desire, you can clear your head with a 5-mile run on the gorgeous sea wall, winding along the secluded beaches and rocky outcroppings. Stroll out to West Cliff, where the world-class surf ranges from beginner to pro. Pedal up to the stunning UCSC campus or wilder ranch for amazing mountain biking, or just blaze down the scenic coast highway on your roadbike.

If you’re more interested in filling your belly, or your soul, you can ride out to the Westside Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning to pick up fresh produce, meats and flowers. Stop by Kelly’s Bakery for a fresh chocolate eclair or hit the Santa Cruz Yoga Studio for a Vinyasa Class. Kick back at the Bonny Doon wine tasting room or grab a beer at the Santa Cruz Brewery.

If you like to shop you can take a stroll Downtown on historic and vibrant Pacific Avenue. Pop into the many locally-owned businesses. Grab a taco from the Taco Bar at the Palomar Inn, have an intimate dinner at Gabriella’s but be sure to save room for dessert. Penny Ice Creamery has wild flavors made on site with surprising local ingredients.

If you want to take a day trip, there are numerous redwood hikes with swimming holes, a variety of colorful coastal towns, the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel & Pebble beach, and the San Jose Tech museum.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 2 Beach Cruiser Bikes, 2 Beginner Surfboards, Boogie Boards, Previously-Enjoyed Wetsuits. Backyard, Central Location, Walk to Boardwalk, Walk to Steamer Lane, One Block from Cowell's Beach....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Huge music collection, as well as access to Pandora and other on-line streaming services....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with HBO, Starz, Cinemax, etc. Includes web access for watching YouTube, etc on the TV and Streaming Pandora, etc over the stereo....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    200+ Movies in our collection....moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    iMac computer with printer....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance:

    Unlimited domestic calling. Unlimited international calling can be set up for $20, if requested in advance....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Tennis Court

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,445 $4,200
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,624 $7,000
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,445 $4,200
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,445 $3,500
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,445 $2,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Housekeeping $120 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


These rates are generally accurate, but may vary if the reservation crosses between high and low season. Also, we may be able to offer lower rates for stays longer than 3 weeks.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
24 Miles
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Beach Volleyball Courts, Wine Tours, Redwood Forest (hiking & biking), Mountain Streams with Swimming Holes, Marine Wildlife.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Alan and Brit are originally from Canada but have spent the past 15 years in the Bay Area. Alan is a product designer and Brit works in advertising as a Digital Production Consultant. We're kinda nerdy but LOVE to surf. We have traveled all over the world but think the Bay Area and Santa Cruz are hard to beat. We split our time between SF and SC.

Why the Owner Chose Westside, Santa Cruz, CA, USA:
After spending more and more time in Santa Cruz over the past few years we realized how much it has to offer and how it is the perfect compliment to San Francisco, where we both work. We love both places and the vacation rental allows us to enjoy both.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The one downside of Santa Cruz is the traffic - especially on the weekends. Location is key. We park our car when we get here and hardly ever use it. There’s something about getting around on a beach cruiser, or strolling, that totally changes your state of mind. We always leave here feeling mentally refreshed. . . and maybe physically exhausted from surfing. It’s a great feeling.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • Kitchen


  • Living room

    Living room

  • 1st Bedroom with King-size bed

    1st Bedroom with King-size bed

  • Bathroom


  • Sunrise down the street, by the trestle bridge.

    Sunrise down the street, by the trestle bridge.

  • Looking our over Steamer Lane surf break.

    Looking our over Steamer Lane surf break.

  • The boardwalk at night.

    The boardwalk at night.

  • The "Roaring Camp" train, from the beach to the Redwoods.

    The "Roaring Camp" train, from the beach to the Redwoods.

  • Main beach at Sunset.

    Main beach at Sunset.

  • Sunset from the wine bar on the Wharf.

    Sunset from the wine bar on the Wharf.

  • Santa Cruz Mountain Bike headquarters.

    Santa Cruz Mountain Bike headquarters.

  • Back area

    Back area

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Living room

    Living room

  • 2nd bedroom with two double beds

    2nd bedroom with two double beds

  • Laundry room

    Laundry room

  • The surfer statue at the stairs to "Indicators" surf break.

    The surfer statue at the stairs to "Indicators" surf break.

  • Steamer Lane surf break

    Steamer Lane surf break

  • Hiking near the USCS campus & Pogonip.

    Hiking near the USCS campus & Pogonip.

  • Out for a stroll on West Cliff.

    Out for a stroll on West Cliff.

  • The Santa Cruz Warriors; development team for the NBA Golden State Warriors.

    The Santa Cruz Warriors; development team for the NBA Golden State Warriors.

  • Summertime free beach concerts.

    Summertime free beach concerts.

  • Sunrise down the street, by the trestle bridge.

    Sunrise down the street, by the trestle bridge.

VRBO #377763

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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