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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:
March 24, 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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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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Short walk to beautiful West Cliff Drive
average rating of 5.0 based on 84 reviews

Beautiful cozy beach cottage. Think we've found somewhere to vacation year after year.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful well maintained vacation property. It had everything we needed for a wonderful family get away.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newly redone, beautiful house, close to beach

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home that has clearly been redone recently with all new floors and cabinets and furniture and outdoor patio with fire pit and just a short walk to the beach - great spot!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location and wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend Liberty Cottage if you want to stay in Santa Cruz. The house is beautiful, the property is beautiful, heck even the garage is beautiful! We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san diego, CA

perfect house for gathering friends or family in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well cared for and the location PERFECTION! We walked everywhere and returned home to comfortable beds, exquisite kitchen and cozy family room.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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 $195
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.