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Amazing Beach House, Light & Bright, 2 Blocks to Beach, 1 Mile to 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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 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.


Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • 6 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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(28 traveler reviews)

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Amazing Beach House, Light & Bright, 2 Blocks to Beach, 1 Mile to Boardwalk
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The other reviews are right on. Lovely home that was clean, spacious and comfortable. Thank you Chris for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonny Doon

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, beautiful home, amazing beds and accomodations. Great attention to detail.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very easy to work with. The house was very clean and comfortable and very well equipped. The kitchen was great, as were the baby items. (Pack n Play and high chair.)

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Was a great location, great place

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love this place! Our family of 4 stayed here for a week. Everything was spot on. Chris was very responsive and helpful. The house was immaculately clean (and I have high standards), very well stocked, and in the perfect location. It's in a quiet neighborhood without tourists, yet you are one or two blocks away from the ocean and West Cliff, and there is a grocery store (New Leaf), a great cafe (Verve), and a gourmet pizza place (Bantam) all within short walking distance (10 minutes). The house is spacious and well laid out for families. The bedrooms are all on the top floor and are each private from one another. The downstairs is open and bright.

Thank you, Chris, for sharing your awesome home! I'm sure you'll see us again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mission viejo

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: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $750

Add 3% fee for credit card
*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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