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Short walk to beautiful West Cliff Drive

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,380 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 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 Westside

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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average rating of 5.0 based on 80 reviews

memorable days !!!! memorable holidays!!!!

  • 5 of 5

To stay at LIBERTY HOUSE for the holidays , to spend Christmas with the whole family was unforgettable .

The house is incredible, I loved it !!!!! It is very confortable and well prepared for the guests.we love the fire pit to gather around, the garden, the bocci balls ....

We hoped to return soon

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz

Adorable Remodeled Cottage Just Blocks From Steamer's Lane

  • 5 of 5

Lovely remodeled cottage with high end finishes and appliances. Beautifully landscaped backyard as well. Comfortable and quiet.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage, Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just as beautiful as described. It was perfectly clean, modern, and with high end finishes. The entire property is well maintained, and the host was a pleasure. We enjoyed a girls weekend here, and on the first night we were so impressed with the well stocked kitchen. We would ask each other "do you think she has vanilla extract?" and we would always answer "of course she does!" Sheryl has thought of everything, and beyond. Does she have an extra phone charger, safety plugs for the electrical outlets, pots, sugar, waffle iron, Madagascar vanilla extract?- "of course she does!" We really appreciated how thoughtfully the home was stocked for the guests. We especially enjoyed the back yard, fire pit, and cooking in the gorgeous kitchen. On the last morning, we sat in the beautifully landscaped backyard, drinking our coffee and reading entries in the guest book, which contains stories that were fun to read. Sheryl was only one text message away if we needed anything, and she was a fabulous host. We would love to visit again, and make this little gem a vacation tradition.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, California

Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

Sheryl has a fantastic home. The attention to detail makes it awesome - you'll have everything you need to make you feel at home. We will definitely try and stay here whenever we return to Santa Cruz. Thank you Sheryl.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house in a great location. Extremely clean and well kept and only a short walk to the ocean. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this property and loved it. It was immaculate, tasteful and well stocked. The backyard is a little paradise. This home is pristine and you will wish you could take it home with you. It is evident that the owner knows her stuff and how lucky were we to have it for a short time. Have no reservation about renting this home-it will not disappoint.

Donna. New Hampshire

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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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

Refundable damage deposit $500
Basic cleaning $195 + Tax
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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