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Short walk to beautiful West Cliff Drive

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,380 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Great Outdoor Amenities

Liberty Cottage is your home base in the Westside area of Santa Cruz. You will be staying just three short blocks from the West Cliff Drive Multi-Use Path overlooking Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The stroll to the Municipal Wharf, Main Beach, and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is less than a mile. Choose to go the other direction and arrive at Natural Bridges State Park at about two miles. Be sure to stop by the lighthouse and its little surfing museum. Enjoy watching surfers and kayakers, observing wildlife, or taking in a spectacular sunset. Many local attractions can be reached on foot or by bicycle, Metro bus or the summertime trolley. A jaunt to UC Santa Cruz, the beach boardwalk, and downtown eateries, shops, or entertainment is easy.

The cottage can be used as a home base for trips to San Francisco or Big Sur and anywhere in between. The greater Santa Cruz area affords plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation and a variety of venues to learn about its natural wonders. For many, a day trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row is the highlight of their trip.

Continue to enjoy your beach getaway back at the cottage where the arrangement of the living/kitchen/dining areas provide a more open feeling than might be expected in a place this size. Enjoy comfortable seating for six in the living room, and if you choose, watch a show on the 55 inch UHD television. A contemporary gas fireplace warms the room on cold nights. The floor plan allows for easy interaction between the well equipped kitchen and adjacent areas. Four chairs and a bench seat six at the beautiful rustic dining table where guests can enjoy a view of the backyard.

The front of the cottage houses one bedroom with a double bed and a second bedroom with two extra long twin beds. Off the shared hallway is a bathroom with a tub/shower combo. A second hallway at the back of the house leads to a bedroom with a queen size bed and a separate bathroom, also entered through the hall, with a shower and double sinks. A laundry closet with a full size washer and dryer can be found in the back hallway too.

Professionally designed front and back yards provide respite from the day's activities: lounge in the California sun and listen to the beautiful fountains, enjoy a casual game of bocce, barbecue your favorite meal on the gas grill, share a meal al fresco, or cap off the evening around the fire pit with family or friends.

Most of all, enjoy your stay in Santa Cruz!

We take great care to be good neighbors. NO PARTIES OR EVENTS.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Sheryl

We grew up and still live just 'over the hill' in San Jose where Santa Cruz has always been known as a great place for a day trip or a longer get-away. It is our pleasure to share our home away from home with our guests.

Sheryl purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Sheryl chose Santa Cruz

We chose this property because of its proximity to beaches, downtown Santa Cruz, the West Cliff pathway, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Municipal Wharf, and UC Santa Cruz. Liberty Cottage is close enough to easily explore local attractions, many by walking, or retreat to a more peaceful place where the neighbors are locals.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage was expanded, fully remodeled, and landscaped during a renovation from 2012 to early 2013. A bocce court, fire pit, and fountains make the backyard a great place to sit back and unwind after a day's outings.


Santa Cruz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1380 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The City of Santa Cruz allows only two vehicles at this property.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , One sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Two sinks
  • Bathroom 1 is located off the front hallway Bathroom 2 is located off the separate back hallway.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Both beds are twin XL
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are located off the front hallway. Bedroom 3 is located off the separate back hallway.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Short walk to beautiful West Cliff Drive
average rating of 5.0 based on 91 reviews

Beautiful and conveniently located home in the heart of Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property! Everything you could need for an enjoyable stay is at the Liberty house. It is conveniently located; we parked at the house and didn’t use the car for the rest of our stay. We walked to the Boardwalk and the Pier (about a mile away, but enjoyable walk along the ocean), ran along West Cliff in the mornings and really enjoyed the backyard in the afternoon and evenings around the fire pit. This is a very clean and relaxing home with all the things/amenities you would need at a home away from home. We hope to stay again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Encinitas, CA

A beautiful house impeccably appointed in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The owners care a lot about the property, and it shows. The best maintained property we have ever stayed in!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girl's getaway at it's finest!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home in Santa Cruz that exceeded our expectations in so many ways! Beautiful inside and out ... lovely backyard ... every amenity that you can think of and more ... beautifully decorated and organized! Sheryl is a pleasure to work with and quickly responds to emails. So appreciate you sharing your beautiful home with us and can't wait to stay there again!

Suzan, Tania & Kim

Cupertino, CA

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My friends and I were delighted to spend three nights here. The house was beautiful - simple yet elegant. Both indoor and outdoor spaces were inviting and functional. New, clean, comfortable. Bocce and fire pit (which we never had time to use) are pluses, as is the kitchen if one is inclined to cook, as well as the location. Book it!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and even better backyard

  • 5 of 5

This place was spotless and came with every amenity we needed. The backyard is absolutely beautiful and we couldn't ask for a better location on the West Side of town. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
San Jose; San Francisco at 69.1 miles
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Ideal Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pasatiempo; DeLaveaga at 3.8 miles
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Santa Cruz Big Trees and Pacific Railway
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Highway 1; Highway 17 at 6.5 miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Many within
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cowell Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Please inquire about 2-3 night rentals during summer/high season periods when 4 consecutive nights are not available
Check-in at 4 pm
Check-out at 11 am
All children, newborn and up, will be included in guest limit of six
No rentals over 10 nights
Rates are subject to change until confirmed
Please be prepared to manually sign and return a rental agreement to make a reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.