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Amazing Beach House, Light & Bright, 2 Blocks to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2,000 sq. ft. home, Near Beaches, Sunsets, Walking, Surf

Two blocks from Lighthouse Field State Beach, West Cliff Drive & beaches, this spacious home boasts gleaming hardwood and tile floors and a floor plan ideal for vacationing. High ceilings, crown molding, gas fireplace, built in cabinetry, Kitchen Aid appliances and plenty of storage set this home apart. Bikes, boogie boards, sand toys, and beach chairs are on site. Mature landscaping and a lovely cedar deck provide indoor/outdoor living at its finest!

The floor plan reflects a modern approach to beach-style living with generous common living space downstairs complemented by three bedrooms and two full baths upstairs. The kitchen, dining and living room open to a sunny, private backyard. There is a half bath downstairs that is just off the kitchen.

The kitchen has stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances with white tile counter tops and a breakfast bar. The backyard has a cedar trellis, built-in seating, deck, patio area, BBQ and outdoor dining table.

Upstairs, the home features a 250 sq. ft. master suite with a king-size bed, reading chair, wall-mounted TV, walk-in closet, a bathroom with shower/tub, dual sinks, cabinetry, and views of the backyard.

The second bedroom is 12 x 14 and has a queen bed, large closet and views of the backyard. The third guest room is 12 x 12 has two twin beds, a nightstand, and a walk-in closet with dresser. There is a built-in sitting area with storage where you can find games, toys, and other equipment. The second upstairs bathroom is across from the third guest room.

The house is equipped with 4 beach cruisers, boogie boards, beach chairs, sand toys, and a beach umbrella. We do not provide beach towels to our guests so please bring your own beach towels. This property is our second home and is located on the west side of Santa Cruz in a quiet, sunny neighborhood. Our neighbors are our friends and together we enjoy the tranquil beach lifestyle, and so will you.

Oxford Beach House is a 7 minute walk to West Cliff Drive where you will find Mitchell Cove, the Santa Cruz Surf Museum, Steamer Lane, and Lighthouse Field State Beach. It is located just over 1 mile from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk where you can find The Big Dipper roller coaster and many other rides and games. There is entertainment for everyone at the Boardwalk, including a bowling alley, laser tag, video arcade and outdoor concerts on the beach every Friday during the summer months. The Municipal Wharf is a great place for food or a beverage during the day or in the evening. The Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf is a 20-minute walk from Oxford Beach House.

Within one mile of our house you can find fantastic culinary options, craft beer makers, wine tasting rooms, surf shops, and beach style convenience stores. These are all within a 10 minute bike ride. If you feel like working out before you head out for some food or beverages, you can walk two blocks to Bethany Curve Open Space which is a par (exercise) course that starts at West Cliff Drive and moves six blocks inland along a dedicated green belt. There is a small creek running up the green belt and the creekside trail is ideal for walks.

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Chris Campana
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese, swedish, danish, norwegian
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January 18, 2017

About Chris Campana

I grew up in the Bay Area and for many years our entire family would spend days and weekends in Santa Cruz. My wife grew up about 20 minutes drive from the beach on the west coast of Denmark and is a huge fan of the coastal lifestyle. She and I met in Monterey while we were in graduate school 20 years ago.

Chris Campana purchased this house in 2014

Why Chris Campana chose Westside

We bought this house after looking for a place to call our second home for more than two years. The first time we walked into the house we immediately knew that this was the place for us. It is peaceful, relaxing, and light, characteristics that allow us to leave behind our busy schedules of work, school, and homework during the week!

Our kids love Santa Cruz, and spending time on the West Side is a great fit because of the proximity to the beaches, surf, and cool people. We love to ride beach cruisers, road bikes, and mountain bikes... and this area is perfect.

It’s been our dream to own a home in Santa Cruz so that our kids could experience the lifestyle we had enjoyed and the lessons we had learned as children and young adults. We look forward to spending many years at this house, but we are still working in the Bay Area so we won't be living here full time for a while.

What makes this house unique

World-class surf, great walking trails along the ocean, gorgeous sunsets, the sound of the surf from your bed at night, private backyard with mature trees.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Amazing Beach House, Light & Bright, 2 Blocks to Beach
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
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Great home Great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect, clean well maintained, close to everything, Chris did a great job of providing really good info on restaurants, breweries things to do ect. They have a very informative folder with pretty much everything you'd need to know and if it's not in the folder he was great about giving what ever info you'd need. The house was roomy very comfortable just a great all around home. Next trip up to Santa Cruz I would stay at Chris's place in a heart beat. Walking distance to Steamers lane. Amazing mountain biking all over. Thanks for the great trip.. Jeff

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Beautiful, comfortable home near Westcliff

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, with our daughter, son-in-law, and their 3-year-old daughter needed a place to stay for a week while they moved out of their house in Santa Cruz. This property was ideal: Three comfortable bedrooms upstairs, lots of living room and dining room space, a large kitchen in which all of us could prepare meals, and a perfect location: a couple of blocks to Westcliff Drive, and walking distance to grocery stores, shopping, and even (a bit farther) to downtown. The home is spotlessly clean. We did not make use of the bikes or beach equipment, but appreciated their availability.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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The home on Oxford Way is a perfect retreat for any family who enjoys the beaut of Santa Cruz.

  • 5 of 5

I have rented several homes in the Santa Cruz area and this home on Oxford Way was by far the most impressive of all. It had every thing one could want in a vacation rental: proximity to the beaches, quite neighborhood and short distance to many shopping areas. The home itself was beautiful, clean and fully loaded with the things you need. It even had bicycles and beach equipment. There is no doubt that if we return to Santa Cruz on another vacation we will be staying here! We all loved it so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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This is a wonderful vacation home for families of every age and interest.

  • 5 of 5

This home on Oxford Way is a gem. We found it everything that we had expected—and more. It was beautifully maintained, clean, spacious, airy, comfortable, and well-appointed. The kitchen was amply furnished. The owner provided us with all the instructions we needed for our stay. From the TV sets to the kitchen to the washer and dryer, we felt as if we were in our own home.

Chris responded to our email messages immediately. Nothing fell between the cracks, and we gladly recommend this property to anyone seeking a home of this size near the beach in a great location.

We enjoyed our short walks to the beach, and even found that the boardwalk and wharf area is only about 1.5 mile walk. Woody’s on the Wharf is a great casual restaurant, and Kelly’s French Bakery is a splendid breakfast bistro.

We heartily recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fabulous Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a beautiful get away retreat for you and your family, look no more. This spacious beach house offers all the comforts and the amenities of home with the breathtaking sites of Santa Cruz. My family and I would highly recommend this amazing home if you are looking for a beautiful place to stay while visiting all the outstanding attractions in lovely Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great property, great location.

  • 4 of 5

This is a spacious, immaculate property situated two blocks from the ocean. Along the cliff at the oceans edge is a paved path over two miles long, great for biking, jogging, walking. There is also access to numerous sandy beaches in isolated coves. We were seven with ages from 9 to 85, and it worked out perfectly.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

Circles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer 2017 Rates
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
New Year's Week
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 11.0%

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*SUMMER 2014 RATES* $2625/week - 5 day minimum.
$2,750/week for holiday weeks - 4 day minimum
$2,100/week for non-holiday, non-summer
11% county transit occupancy tax. Special events subject to addt'l fee
$200 for departure cleaning. Linens provided except beach towels
$750 refundable security deposit. Prices are for payment by Cashier's Check
6 adults/8 person maximum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Circles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Double Bed/Sofa Sleeper in Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , High quality sleeper sofa in Living Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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