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Cute apartment with great views of Ocean

Westside, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Apartment640 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Relax on the sunny deck, walk along West Cliff Drive and fall asleep at night to the sound of crashing waves. Cowells Surfside is a clean, one- bedroom apartment located two houses from West Cliff, behind a main house and above the detached garage. Surrounded by plants and a garden it has gorgeous views of the Monterey Bay, Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf and Santa Cruz Mountains. The apartment is fairly new and has bamboo floors, granite counters and large sunny windows. It is perfect for a couple or small family. The apartment gives you walking access to many beaches, great surf spots, the Boardwalk and SC Wharf, wine tasting and shopping. Athletes have been renting here for years to have easy access to triathlons, surf contests and bike races. Families love it for the proximity to the Boardwalk and downtown. Travelers return every summer and fall to enjoy the fun and beauty of our town.

Keywords: apartment, casita, back house, one bedroom, beach house, bungalo, ocean views, clean



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
Why kerry chose Santa Cruz

The location and views of ocean.

What makes this Apartment unique

Walking or biking to everything. We love looking out our windows at the ocean and all the happy people on their way to enjoy the natural beauty here.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • King size beds (1), (1) Pack-n-play upon request


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • no bathtub

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Mountain View
          • Ocean View
            View of the Monterey bay and wharf


              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                        central heat
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Living Room
                        has a sleeper sofa, queen size.
                      • Parking
                        on street only, except for loading and unloading
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Coffee Maker
                            and blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                there is a small table in kitchen with chairs for 4 upon request
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas BBQ
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Boogie boards


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • live theater
                                              • arboretum
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • churches
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • spelunking
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Sleeper sofa, Queen size in living room. Two cruiser bikes with lock, beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards all come with apartment. Washer/dryer upon request for a fee of 5$ a day.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                35 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                UPSCALE HIDEAWAY STEPS FROM STEAMER LANE

                                                                Claire W.

                                                                I was absolutely thrilled with this hidden gem. Located just steps away from the beach, off West Cliff Drive, you cannot find a more perfect place for an intimate getaway, or a vacation spot for a small family. The furnishings are exquisite and comfortable in this recently renovated apartment. The kitchen contains new stainless steel appliances, and everything you need should you decide to spend an evening at your seaside dwelling. Beautiful balcony to watch the sun rise and enjoy your morning coffee. The bathroom, was also equipped with new furnishings and fixtures. I have visited Santa Cruz, Steamer Lane area several times, this time to drop my daughter for her first year at UCSC, and this was the perfect place for us to spend the last few days together while preparing for the next great adventure. Scott and Kerry were more than gracious during our stay. I would definitely recommend this property for those who are looking for a great location, and new accommodations.

                                                                Great place in a great location.

                                                                Paul G.Portland, OR

                                                                The apartment is perfectly equipped, in a quiet neighborhood, and is an easy walk to the beach.

                                                                Couldn't have been more perfect!

                                                                robert k.

                                                                We had to spend a few weeks in the greater Bay Area because of my wife's surgery (not allowed to fly for two weeks). She was recovered enough to travel locally, so we decided to make a mini vacation out of her forced internment. We left Santa Cruz in 2005 after having lived there for over a decade, and thought that it would be nice to "return home" for part of the two weeks

                                                                The location was perfect, close enough to the Boardwalk and Wharf to enjoy them both (walking distance), but far enough away to avoid excessive traffic or noise. One house removed from West Cliff Drive, with filtered ocean views from the unit and balcony. The space itself was nice, comfortable, and truly provided us with everything we needed. We would definitely stay again, I am strongly encouraging my son and daughter in law (living in OB San Diego) to consider taking a vacation here sometime. He grew up in Santa Cruz, and always laments how OB isn't quite SC!

                                                                perfect fit

                                                                christopher m.

                                                                Expectations met! A perfect, tucked-away 2nd-story apartment with sea lions providing the nocturnal chorus.


                                                                Molly A.

                                                                LOVED this place. Would recommend a couple more blankets and maybe a fold out couch but terrific!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The couch is a fold out couch. It turns into a queen size bed. There are extra blankets in the closet. Sorry you didnt find them or know to open the bed. We are happy to accommodate our guests when we know they need something.

                                                                Beautiful apartment ! Clean, quiet and great views of the coast!

                                                                Denis G.

                                                                Scott and Kerry truly have a little slice of heaven. Everything was exactly as advertised and we can't wait to come back. Thank you for a wonderful weekend!


                                                                Westside, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

                                                                Gather the family and take a quick walk to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Within minutes you will be at the main beach, the Giant Dipper at the Boardwalk, Cowells, or The Municipal Wharf. Truly experience the essence of the West Cliff Santa Cruz area.

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                Cancellations prior to 30 days will incur a 50$ cancellation fee. Cancellations after 30 days are not refunded unless replacement booking is found, 50$ cancellation fee is also collected. No tax collected on long term rentals of 30+ days.

                                                                35 Reviews
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