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Down town Santa Cruz Romantic Getaway and Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 blocks from the heart of Downtown and the SC Mission atop Mission Hill!

The Flat/Studio Apartment sleeps up to 2 adults, in the French inspired bedroom with an excellent Queen bed (twin roll away and pack~n~play available upon request); Laundry room W/D, Full kitchen with Gas stove (may you find all you will need) and bathroom with a romantic claw foot tub (bath/shower) and marble floor. Also, wood floors through out; Located on the bottom floor.

Please know this is on Hwy 1 and very quiet compared to other hotels in the area along Hwy. 1 Easy commute to Hwy 17 and up the Coast. Coming from San Francisco is easy too; one turn into the driveway as you enter Santa Cruz!

More Details

Michelle Nicely
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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Michelle Nicely

This apartment house is like a hotel, located in Downtown Santa Cruz. (see map) It is a Victorian Building that has always been 3 apartments; each with their own laundry, kitchen, bathroom and parking. The owners live very close by and are quick to be at your service should you need anything. The apartment is equipped with all you will need; sheets, towels, kitchen items. We are a licensed hotel/BnB with the City of Santa Cruz. Hope you enjoy your stay in the Cruz!

Michelle Nicely purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Michelle Nicely chose Santa Cruz

This welcoming Victorian flat comfortably sleeps 2 and is one of the historic beauties! Built in 1860s, this Romantic getaway is a short walk/2 blks from the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz. Very easy to explore the best of Santa Cruz! ENJOY!

What makes this apartment unique

All the pastel art in this unit is for sale. Please, inquire within.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment is beautifully renovated and spacious. Parking is available at the rear of the house and is easy to enter/exit although the driveway entrance to the road is a bit narrow so be careful with wider cars! It was cold during my trip and I appreciated the heating, which warmed the main room up quickly. I didn't meet the host but email/text communication was always quick.
May 2015
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Santa Cruz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Claw Foot Tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Plush Bed/Down Bedding (Hypoallergenic on request)
  • The apartment has a 'shotgun' feel... enter in the laundry room, bathroom on your right, then you enter the kitchen, and then a seperate bedroom/studio; set up like a hotel room. There is not a living room. See Photos. Available on request: twin rollaway and blowup matress, along with a pac-n-play.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please enjoy our Marine Sanctuary here in Monterey Bay and respect the beautiful surroundings; Sail The Chardonnay with Capt. John, Hike Big Basin and see the amazing redwoods, Horseback ride in Monterey at Seahorse Equestrian Tours, wine~n~dine in Capitola Village, and if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please call or text! We'll make it happen!


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Down town Santa Cruz Romantic Getaway and Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 20 reviews
Los Angeles


  • 5 of 5

My husband I stayed here for two nights in September 2013. It is a charming apartment. Furnished with antiques, original art, and fully equipped kitchen. The location is only a short walk to downtown shopping and restaurants. The owner, Michelle, met us at the apartment and showed us the ropes and left us with local information, maps, and schedules. We will not hesitate to book with Michelle in the future. We do recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, convenient, and dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

Michelle is very nice and wants to make your stay as good as it can be. She even offered us a free upgrade for our stay. It's an old Victorian on a busy street, but the heater works very well and the bed is very comfortable. Walking distance to downtown.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great proximity to down town but weak shower

  • 4 of 5

The rental doesn’t put the keys where they said they would be. Not a huge deal but when you got a screaming baby and you need to get in after being in the car for a couple hours to use the bathroom it’s pretty frustrating not to find the keys under the mat or be able to talk to the owner cause the she doesn’t answer the phone. We did get in 15 minutes later when I called for the fourth time. We were happy with the space as it was clean and spacious. When night came we found no working lamps in the unit. Just the overhead lights worked. My wife dug through the drawers to find a bulb and we finally got a lamp to work witch was great cause we were putting our baby to sleep. The unit is very walkable to down town so that was nice. The shower though was super weak and the shower head was gross. They need a plumber to fix the hot water pressure for sure. But since they are cool with dogs I’ll give this rental a four star.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice spot in Santa Cruz.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was great and "as advertised". Clean space, comfortable bed.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good property

  • 3 of 5

The property itself is nice and clean. It is well decorated. There is little natural light and no place to sit outside. The kitchen was well appointed. A kettle would be a nice addition. It is within walking distance to everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 4 of 5

The location and the amenities were perfectly suited to our needs. It was indeed pet friendly, including a food and water dish for our puppy. The apartment is very close to the city center for shopping and dining, and the walk to and from the city center is very pleasant and felt very safe. The apartment is outfitted with everything we needed, including the washer and dryer. We slept well, in spite of the traffic noise - my husband can sleep through anything, and I'm used to sleeping with ear plugs. We were disappointed with how expensive the apartment was, but Santa Cruz is just a very expensive area for lodging, so it was in line with other options.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hoffman's Downtown
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Roaring Camp Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy. 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cowell's Beach at the Boardwalk
Car: not necessary

This welcoming Victorian flat comfortably sleeps 2 and is one of the historic beauties! Built in 1860s, this Romantic getaway is a short walk from the heart of Downtown. Very Easy to explore the best of Santa Cruz! Specialty baskets available as well as a stocked fridge! (inquire within) We are a licenced hotel/BnB with the City of Santa Cruz. ENJOY!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $120
Pet Fee $35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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