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Your Home Base in Santa Cruz's Westside

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 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

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.


Westside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1380 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Your Home Base in Santa Cruz's Westside
average rating of 5.0 based on 67 reviews
Esparto, Ca

Vacation at Liberty Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding! The home is comfortable and spotless with many wonderful details. The yard is beautiful with a fabulous patio. The home is within walking distance to West Cliff Drive, the beach, the wharf and the boardwalk. We would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nevada City, California

Clean, well appointed and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The owners clearly put in a lot of work to make this house a beautiful space. From the exterior gardens, to the inside furnishings, everything was thoroughly considered in making this a perfect space for outdoors or indoors. I almost didn't want to rate the home because I don't want the word to get out about how great this VRBO is but the owner Sheryl deserves an excellent rating.

We had family staying in several locations this past week for graduations at UCSC but this was by far the hands down favorite. Thank you to the owners for providing an excellent rental and look forward to hopefully visiting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, baby and parents stayed here for 4 night while we were in Santa Cruz for a wedding in June. The house was beautifully decorated with Pottery Barn from top to bottom! We felt very comfortable here, both because the house was spotless and seemed to be recently renovated, and also because the furniture all felt very "homey." We made breakfast in the well-stocked kitchen each morning and felt comfortable relaxing in the living room in the evenings. The location is also very central.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, comfortable house, well-equipped kitchen, great outdoor space all within a nice walk of West Cliff.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was very nice open floor plan and the backyard was awesome with the fire pit

  • 5 of 5

We do a girls weekend about every two years. This place was one of the best we have stayed at. We used the bikes to stroll the beach. The beds were very comfy. Very clean house. Thanks some much... shirley

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Best equipped kitchen ever!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful, and oh so comfortable, vacation rental. One of the nicest properties that I have rented among more than 20+ rentals. The house and garden are in mint condition and exceptionally well taken care of. Excellent location and just a few blocks to the beach. Excellent communication with Sheryl.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
San Jose, San Francisco at 69.1 miles via Hwy 280
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

Westside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
May 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - May 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Basic cleaning $195 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.
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