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Quiet Beach House One Block From West Cliff, Walk Everywhere!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 1 bath, sleeps 5 house

Welcome to 'Bridges Bungalow' located one block up from beautiful West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz and 3 blocks from Natural Bridges State Beach. This quiet beach house is located in a quiet neighborhood that does not tolerate loud noises after 10:00pm so if you are looking for peace and quiet this is the perfect vacation home for you...Enjoy lots of light in this scrupulously clean beach bungalow with Nespresso espresso and coffee maker, 400 thread count linens, Bamboo floors, native landscaping plus a Brazilian orchid tree. New Dishwasher, refrigerator and heating system. All bedrooms have sliding glass doors to the back yard. There is a charcoal Weber bbq and a patio dining table with seating for 4. You can walk down to West Cliff drive in a few minutes to watch the sunrise or sunset. House Rules: This is a quiet residential neighborhood with homes very close to each other, please respect neighbors no loud music, parties or loud conversations while outdoors anytime of day, max two cars, no more than 5 people max.

Property Manager
Kim Gomez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Kim Gomez

I'm a native Californian. This used to be my daughter's house, but she has moved. I can't bear to sell the house, and hate the thought of it sitting empty most of the time. I love it here; you will too.

Kim Gomez purchased this house in 2007

Why Kim Gomez chose Santa Cruz

It's very bright compared to a lot of houses in this area. You can walk to Natural Bridges, Steamers Lane, 2 brew pubs, wineries, etc.

What makes this house unique

This is a fantastic area of Santa Cruz. The house comes with 2 surfboards (you'll need to get your own wetsuit).


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Natural Bridges State Beach

Kelly's Bakery

Santa Cruz Wharf

The Boardwalk

Natural Bridges


Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , completely remodeled 2008
  • Beautiful iridescent recycled glass tile accents. Bright with skylight. Shower over tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , slider to back yard. desk
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , slider to back yard, antique dresser
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , slider to back yard,antique dresser with beveled mirror
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
It's a half mile walk to Natural Bridges with the butterflies and a nice swimming beach. It's less than 2 miles to the Santa Cruz Wharf, a bit longer if you take the scenic route along West Cliff (and who wouldn't?). It's about 6/10s of a mile to the action at the Swift Street Courtyard area (wineries, brew pubs, good restaurants, Kelly's bakery, yoga studio). It's a 5 minute walk down to West Cliff to enjoy the waves, sea lions, otters, whales & dolphins. Not to mention the gorgeous sunsets.


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Quiet Beach House One Block From West Cliff, Walk Everywhere!
average rating of 4.625 based on 40 reviews
Lafaytte, CA USA

Quiet retreat walking distance to beaches/ocean

  • 4 of 5

The property is on quiet street 2 blocks from the beach provided us with a nice mini-vacation to recharge before summers end. 3 bdrm-1 bathroom was perfect size for our needs as there were only three of us. The garage was also a very nice feature. Don't forget to relax in the secluded yard...unplugging from the modern world is good for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice but....The Beds are small and uncomfortable

  • 3 of 5

The home is clean in a quiet and safe neighbor. You could walk to West Cliff a nice walk along the beach bluffs to see Otters, and Seals. The only problem we had were the beds, none of them were comfortable. They all need to be replaced. We would have given this property 5 stars if it had better beds Oh! and a better TV.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location

  • 4 of 5

Nice location in quiet neighborhood. Nice little back yard to enjoy dinner or breakfast and plenty of room for the whole family. Only issue we had was that the beds weren't very comfortable. The bedroom on the left has a mattress that the springs can be felt and the bedroom on the right has a queen that sags in the middle so two people roll into each other in the night. Otherwise enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had fun. Thank you for bringing the beds to our attention. Master bed is being repaired today.
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Cute bungalow with an open feeling and quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We loved the beautiful decor and the beach feel. Watching the surfers at Steamers every morning, smelling the ocean air, and watching sooty shearwaters migrate, created a peaceful and serene vacation.

As for improvements, beach chairs would be awesome and more than 1 roll of toilet paper. I don't mind buying it, but not upon arrival.

Thanks for sharing your beach house with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house for a trip to Santa Cruz with our two visiting grandkids and wanted a comfortable place to stay that would fit us all and be close to a beach. It was just the ticket. I really liked the decor of the house, it was super clean, and the owner provided many thoughtful amenities for every need: wine, coffee, bikes, books, games, beach towels, extra blankets, washer/dryer, you name it.

I'd take a quarter star off for some spoiled, old food we found in the fridge left by previous guests but I imagine the owner will take of that in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah USA

Bridges Bungalow

  • 4 of 5

My overall impression and experience with Kimberly and the house were great. Kimberly was easy going and accommodated a last minute request with ease. The house was bright and clean with a nice private yard. Having stayed in a variety of areas in Santa Cruz I think this Westside neighborhood is as good as it gets. A block from the esplanade to walk or bike on (house comes with two bikes), a mile and half from Steamers Lane and a half mile from Natural Bridges allows you to take in Santa Cruz's primary feature (the Ocean) without having to get in a car. I'd come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please respect the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. Tenants must agree not to make unnecessary noise or nuisance that may result in disturbing the neighbors. Failure to do so will cause forfeiture of damages/noise deposit.

Please rinse sand off feet before coming into house.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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