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New Westside Getaway - 3 Blocks to Beach, Full Kitchen

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 Blocks to the Beach!

This beautiful new second story apartment is a quiet getaway from the craziness around 'vacation santa cruz'. A brand-new full kitchen with skylights and gas range make this an ideal place to set up a home away from home. The fold-out sofa turns this charming one-bedroom into a great space for two couples or a family. Very private and comfortable, this space is loved by all who stay here.

Great Location! Just three blocks to gorgeous West Cliff Drive and Lighthouse Field. Just a short walk to Famous Steamer Lane surf spot and the beloved Santa Cruz Lighthouse and Surfing Museum. Head North to beautiful Natural Bridges State Park and Beach. Minutes to downtown restaurants, movie theaters, bookstores, shopping and more. A short hop to The Santa Cruz Wharf, the Boardwalk and Harbor.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Brian Johnson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2016
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

New Westside Getaway - 3 Blocks to Beach, Full Kitchen
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 2 night our 13 year olds. It was perfect for us! The kids said the pull out couch was big enough and plenty comfy. My husband and I took a walk to the beach every morning and every evening when the kids were chilling out and watching tv. The beaches were gorgeous, the boardwalk and pier were super fun!! I would absolutely stay here again when we return to Santa Cruz!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, Clean, quaint, perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, updated home, clean. We couldn't have been happier with our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for 2 nights for a break during our road trip across California. The apartment was clean and comfortable. Was a bit disappointed that there wasn't a toilet roll in the bathroom, not something we expected to have to bring. Seems silly but of all the condos we stayed at , this was the first place that didn't provide a starter roll and so after a long journey had to go out to the supermarket. We also had our two daughters with us and there was a lack of mugs, 3 teacups and 1 mug. Just a couple of things for the owners to consider. Otherwise everything was good, it was quiet and peaceful and the walk to the beach was lovely. The Apple TV was a great addition.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh no! I'm so sorry that the toilet paper wasn't there for you guys. This must have been an oversight by our housecleaning crew. We will make sure that this doesn't happen again! Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Apologies also about the lack of mugs. By the end of the summer season we run through some of our kitchen gear. We'll be restocking everything this week! Thank again for your response. Brian and Shebreh
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Great Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here while our daughter was playing in a soccer tournament. It was a nice quiet place to return to in the evening. While I read previous reports about the carpet and the place not being clean, we noticed none of that. Had an equipment failure the first night but the owner's fixed it the next day and offered a refund. Since things break and it didn't really faze us I can't count that against them (and to be honest I never even bothered to look to see if we got even a partial refund). The only suggestion I would have is that some dish towels in the kitchen would be nice.

Would recommend this place!

PS And yes the only reason it's not 5 stars was because of the equipment failure. But it's fixed so it's all good for future renters.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Super Clean, awesome location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here. The location was perfect, just a few blocks from the beach. The first night we were there, we thought the windows were closed because it was SO quiet, only to find out they open the entire night! This little pad was just perfect for the two of us. We had privacy, quiet and close to what we needed. The kitchen lacked a few main utensils, (which we bought - cheap) like a spatula (we made pancakes and nothing to flip them with), we also made iced tea and had to go purchase a pitcher, and there were no pots. I would recommend they check their kitchen for basic cooking needs (we could have used more). Overall a really nice, quiet, clean, beautiful little place we called home for a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful apartment in a fantastic location!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Westside of Santa Cruz is one of the best vacation locations in all of California. From right out of our door we have access world class surfing, sailing, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, running and walking, and that's without getting in a car. We also are just minutes away from the Beach Boardwalk, Wharf and Harbor. Take a cruiser along the beach, hit up the roller coaster and then ride into town for top notch restaurants, music and bars. All within a 5-10 minute adventure.


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Westside Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $49 + Tax
Cleaning $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Memorial Day, Labor Day and July 4th weekends we require a 3 night minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Westside Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), one is a very comfortable couch pull-out (top quality)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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