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Family Friendly West Cliff Getaway close proximity Natural Bridges State Beach

Westside, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights


Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy! We welcome you to enjoy our vacation rental getaway just steps away from the ocean.

Breathe in the freshness. We are close to a lot of Santa Cruz beaches, yet our location is just far enough to be away from the hustle and bustle. Take a long walk or bike down West Cliff Drive, visit the lighthouse, or stop at one of the many Santa Cruz beaches.

Relax in our newly remodeled home decorated with a coastal feel. Our goal is to provide families with a warm and inviting home away from home. Wake up and sit out on the front patio with a morning cup of coffee. And unwind in the evenings with a BBQ on the patio or lively conversations by the fire pit.

Enjoy your stay while here!

Features of our home include:

Newly renovated home to accommodate 8 to 10 comfortably:

-- Over 1600 sq. ft of living space

-- (3) bedrooms & (2) baths including linens & towels

-- Master suite: (1) queen size bed & adjoining bathroom

-- Bedroom: (1) queen size bed

-- Bedroom: Double/twin bunk bed with twin trundle

-- (2) Queen sofa sleepers including linens (in living & family rooms)

-- Kitchen: fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher, dinner, glass & flatware, pots & pans, Keurig & standard coffee maker and more…

-- Amenities: Washer and dryer, wireless internet and 51” flat screen HDTV w/Cable

-- Outside Area:

-- Front yard patio with chairs

-- Large back yard with Fire Pit area

-- Large Picnic Table seats 12 with Propane BBQ on Private Patio

-- Two car garage plus space to park an RV or boat

-- No pets

SUMMER: Weekly Rentals preferred

Location! Close to many beaches & local attractions. Walk to nearby Kelly's French Bakery, variety of coffee shops, West End Tap, local Brewery and wine tasting, our own west-side Marini's, Ristorante Avanti (just a half mile away), New Leaf grocery and Safeway plus an assortment of restaurants on the nearby wharf.


Natural Bridges State Beach

Enjoy the day at this beach (known for its famous ‘natural bridge’) relaxing in the sun, exploring the tide pools or take a hike on the Monarch Trail.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Cowells Beach

California’s oldest amusement park with roller coasters, rides, arcade with miniature golf & laser tag. On the beach, play a game of volleyball or learn to surf!

Santa Cruz Wharf

Take a fishing trip, rent a boat or kayak, eat fresh seafood, or do a little shopping.

Downtown Santa Cruz

Catch a movie, dine out, check out our unique shops, visit our art galleries, or enjoy the nightlife.

Capitola Village

Mediterranean style beach village located south of Santa Cruz.

Other Activities

- The Mystery Spot

- Big Basin Redwoods State Park;

- Henry Cowell State Park;

- Roaring Camp Railroads;

- Long Marine Lab & Seymore Marine Discovery Center;


Kimberly or Kathleen

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
What makes this House unique

Comfortable family home with great location.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Family Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Sleeper Sofa sleeps 2
      • Living Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Sleeper Sofa sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master Bedroom - Queen Bed with adjoining bathroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Sea Shell Room with Queen Bed (sleeps 2)
      • Bedroom 3
        4 bunk bed, Top Bunk Twin, Double Bed, Twin trundle - sleeps 4 total
      • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Size Sofa Sleeper, Bunk Beds (1) Double/Twin Bunk Bed with Twin Trundle


      • 2 Bathrooms
        • 2

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            A peek at the ocean from our front yard and steps from West Cliff Drive.
          • Ocean View
            A peek at the ocean from our front yard and steps from West Cliff Drive. 10 Minute walk to Natural Bridges State Beach which is less than 1/2 mile (.4) away.
          • Water View
            A peek at the ocean from our front yard and steps from West Cliff Drive.


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                    Crisp white linens provided on every bed including sofa beds.
                  • Garage
                    Two car garage.
                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                      • Coffee Maker
                        Keurig Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                        Complete with both Keurig and standard coffee maker, microwave, toaster, plates, cups, silverware, and pots & pans.
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                        with built-in ice maker.


                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                                Monopoly, Game of Life, Apples to Apples, Taboo, Outburst Jr., Twister, Backgammon, Jeopardy, Trivial Pursuit, Fact or Fiction, etc.
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                                51' Flat screen HDTV
                              • VCR


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    Backyard has a lawn
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome


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

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • miniature golf
                                              • antiquing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • eco tourism
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • whale watching

                                                Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • roller blading
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • surfing
                                                      • swimming


                                                          • Propane fire pit with seating.

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            29 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Great stay for our large family

                                                            Nancy A.

                                                            Clean, organized, fully stocked. Great location. Comfy, charming. Great coffee machine, electric stove. Great communication with owner/manager.

                                                            Fantastic house and location!

                                                            Courtney O.

                                                            The West Cliff house was perfect for my family. It was great to be able to spend time here together and easy to get to downtown and UCSC.

                                                            The house and yard are immaculate. The towels and linens are top quality. The owner provided many thoughtful details such as beach towels, chairs and bodyboard, Kuerig

                                                            pods as well as books and games which my family enjoyed. We hope to make it back to this beautiful spot someday!

                                                            West Cliff - location and comfort

                                                            Marcie L.

                                                            Thank you to the Frosts for sharing their comfortable and well equipped home. Just a few steps from the cliffs, the sound of surf could be heard from the front yard. Every need was anticipated and I appreciated the notes throughout the house telling location of necessities. The bonus was the park at the end of the street where little ones could play and basketball for the big ones.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            So glad the house met your needs Marcie...we appreciate your kind review and knowing that you enjoyed your stay in Santa Cruz! Thrilled you were able to make use of nearby Derby Park, a popular local favorite! http://westsidesantacruz.org/derby-park.html Thanks for taking such great care of the house - we hope to see you back in Santa Cruz whenever your schedule permits!

                                                            House is surprisingly spacious, clean and charming

                                                            Tonya G.

                                                            We rented the house for an extended weekend for our son's graduation from UCSC. We had 11 family members from CO & IN and of various ages and needs. First of all the location is amazing. It is 3 houses from West Cliff Dr and the ocean, it is also 1/2 mile from Natural Bridges Beach & picnic area. This is the quiet side of town and once here you wont have to deal with the traffic on Mission at all! A huge plus for us. The house itself is clean well taken care of and fully furnished for 12. The master bedroom is quite large, and the other 2 are above average in size. The kitchen is fully equiped and there is a large pristine gas bbq in the yard. We had a memorable, fun 4 nights here with family and hope to return. Kudos to Kathleen who made us feel at home and helped us with a couple of small personal situations that arose. Wonderful vacation!!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            We truly appreciate your very detailed and kind review Tonya...always great to hear that our guests enjoy their stay in Santa Cruz! Congratulations again on your son's graduation from UCSC! Very thoughtful of you to let future guests know the many positive attributes of the West Side and the many amenities of the home. All the best!

                                                            Perfect location.

                                                            Chris H.

                                                            I'm not going to write a perfect review because I don't want it to be booked next time I go to Santa Cruz.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Brilliant review...can't argue with your logic! You were ideal guests and will always be welcome back. Hope you make it back to Santa Cruz whenever your schedule permits. Thank you!!

                                                            Lovely home near the ocean

                                                            Kathleen B.

                                                            We loved staying at this house. It is just a half a block from the ocean and West Cliff Drive, along which we took daily walks and enjoyed the beautiful views and fresh ocean air. The house is adorable, beautifully decorated, clean, and comfortable, with larger gathering spaces and plenty of beds. The kitchen is fully appointed; we made many of our meals at home. And the outdoor spaces are wonderful for grilling, enjoying meals on the patio, roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, and just enjoying the fresh air. We love the west end of Santa Cruz. An easy walk from this house can take one to a yoga studio, a French bakery, a brewery, several wineries, a great restaurant, and a candy store, among other offerings. We biked to Wilder Ranch for another view of the ocean, and to scout for whales (and dolphins), and to Natural Bridges State Park. The owners of the home are warm, hospitable, and accommodating. We were fortunate to be able to stay here for a month and to host our children who live in San Francisco for part of that time-- and we loved every minute of it!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your incredibly thoughtful and detailed review and for letting others know more about what the West Side has to offer. It was such a pleasure to meet you both during your month-long stay...we could not have asked for more considerate and responsible guests! We hope that you are able to return again whenever your schedule permits. Until then, thank you again for taking the time to write such a kind review and for taking such good care of the house throughout your stay!


                                                            Westside, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

                                                            Please note that we are situated next to VRBO listing 318241 if you require an additional rental property for any friends/family or a larger group.

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                                                            Credit Card # is held to cover full value of any damage that is caused during your stay. 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date

                                                            29 Reviews
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