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Amazing Beach House, Spacious, Light & Bright, Close to Beach, Boardwalk

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
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. Ten blocks to fine dining, wine tasting, craft beer makers and bakeries.

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. Wifi included.

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.

More Details

Chris Campana
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

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 Santa Cruz

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.


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • 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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average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

Comfortable, spacious beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Westside beach house. The house was very well equipped and spacious. The kitchen had every possible necessity, even down to extra virgin olive oil. It is near everything! We walked and rode bikes everyday. Bikes are provided...there are ten of varying sizes. We went to the boardwalk and to the beach multiple times.A couple of boogie boards are also provided. The yard is a good size. The kids had fun playing Cornhole. There is great space in the living room and a large table for family breakfasts and dinners. It was a great family trip; we highly recommend this clean, welcoming home.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Santa Cruz getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing stay at Oxford Beach House. House is clean and spacious. Great backyard. A beautiful home and only a couple blocks from the beach. We were out every evening on the bicycles riding along the coast. Short drive to several attractions - 17 Mile Loop, Big Basin Redwoods, etc. Owner very kind and responsive.

Colorado Springs, CO

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, amenities, and location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! Comfortable for large families, very kid friendly (toys, books, pack n play, strider bike, high chair, booster seat) convenient location to the beach and quiet neighborhood. Clean and cozy.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Redding, CA

Great home for family trip

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two small children (5 and 2) and I spent four nights at 136 Oxford. The owner really has a good handle on how to operate a vacation rental, with the house providing everything you would need from a vacation rental. Home is very clean and in an ideal location. Very quiet neighborhood. You will be happy with this home.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, this house is so clean. Incredibly and impeccably clean. My son has multiple serious allergies, so the attention to cleanliness was very much appreciated. The house is bright and beautiful. The kitchen is well appointed, we wanted for nothing and we cooked each night we were in the house. The location was also great. We spent hours down on the little beach which is only three blocks away. The house is also very kid friendly, with some toys and games thrown in, stools to stand on for hand washing etc. Really in the top three places I've rented from one of these services. There was no need to contact the host, but intro emails and documents on site were full of useful information and clear expectations.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, spotless and amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time in Santa Cruz and staying at Chris's home was a treat. With 3 large bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a wide-open living area, it was plenty of space us. This home is impeccably clean and had all of the amenities necessary should you plan to cook in. However, it's also really close to amazing restaurants, too. The neighborhood is quiet with wide streets and sidewalks. The proximity to the ocean is outstanding - sunset on the bluff and tons of tide pooling for our kids. Just blocks away from the State Beach, there is more opportunity for sand play nearby. Also, the running and road/mountain biking options are endless. We can not say enough great things about this wonderful Santa Cruz getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $750

*SUMMER 2018 RATES* $2625/week - 4 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.
6 adults/8 person maximum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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