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Oceanfront, family friendly, close to Natural Bridges and Boardwalk

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Come relax at West Cliff Azure. A spacious home with incredible views of the Monterey Bay. Watch for whales and dolphins as you entertain from the galley kitchen. Gaze out at the water as you sip a beverage and enjoy the views from the living room and dining room.

This 4 bedroom home sleeps 8 comfortably. The master bedroom has a Cal King bed and the other 3 bedrooms have queen beds (all hotel grade mattresses). A queen size blow-up bed offers additional sleeping options.

All four bathrooms recently remodeled, including the en suite Master Bath with ocean view.

The wrap around balcony is perfect for sun bathing and for sipping your coffee while you drink in the views of the ocean. You can BBQ on the back deck while you watch the pelicans fly overhead. There is a fire-pit in the back yard for roasting marshmallows and gazing at the night sky while you listen to the sounds of the crashing waves against the cliffs.

The house is located in a low-key neighborhood surrounded by full-time residents. We ask that our guests respect the quiet hours (9pm weeknights, 10pm weekends). Parties which cause a disturbance to the neighbors are not permitted. This house is not available for weddings or events.

This home is right on West Cliff Drive. Walk across the street and stroll or bike along the scenic path. If you turn right, you'll head towards Natural Bridges State Beach. If you turn left, you'll head towards the world famous surf break 'Steamer Lane', a light house and a surfing museum.

Visit the migrating monarch butterflies at Lighthouse field (they spend their winters in the eucalyptus trees) or ride your bike down to the Boardwalk and ride the giant dipper roller coaster.

New leaf market is the local health food store that is walking and biking distance. Stop into Kelly's French Bakery for your morning coffee or Santa Cruz mountain brewing for a cold one.

You can take a walk to the end of the wharf and enjoy the views, sea lions and various dining options.

****** PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROPERTY ONLY AVAILABLE ON VRBO/HOMEAWAY *****

More Details

Property Manager
Amanda Szecsei
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Amanda Szecsei

Darren and Lisa Kerr have lived in the Bay Area for 25 years. We moved here to be closer to the hub of technological development, and fell in love with the unique beauty of Northern California and the wonderful people we have come to know. Our family of five loves hiking, playing volleyball, going to baseball games, golfing, making artwork, and especially eating out.

Our amazing property manager, Amanda Szescei, lives a short bike ride away. She's lived in Santa Cruz, Maui, Palo Alto, and Southern California and can help you with anything you need to know to have a wonderful vacation.

Amanda Szecsei purchased this house in 2014

Why Amanda Szecsei chose Santa Cruz

We first appreciated the beauty of this specific location while at a plein air painting workshop. When we learned this property was available and had the opportunity to take in the views from the upstairs deck, it took about 30 seconds before we both said, 'YES!!!'.

What makes this house unique

The upstairs dining room provides stunning views of the bay and surf crashing on the rocks and beach. Adjacent is a comfortable living room where your family and friends can hang out and relax in the company of beautiful Monterey Bay. The galley style kitchen is open to the dining and living rooms and also has stunning views, so it's hardly work to be delegated food prep duties. Two of the bedrooms and beautifully remodeled bathrooms are also upstairs. The upstairs deck in the front overlooks the ocean, and then wraps around to a larger and more sheltered deck in the back with comfortable outdoor furniture and a large gas bbq. The spacious back yard has room for volleyball or yard games and rustic fire pit.

The downstairs great room boasts a wall of windows facing the ocean, premium cable for catching sports or movie at night and large light-filled space perfect for morning yoga.

Two other two remodeled bathrooms and two comfortable bedrooms are also downstairs. We have seven beach cruiser bikes to share, along several boogie boards, skim boards, and a few wet suits. We have 6 beach chairs and 1 beach umbrella.

We have a ping pong/pool table in the garage. We ask that you enjoy the games in the garage, but close the automatic garage door during quiet hours. (The noise from the pool table/ping pong games can disturb the neighbors.)

You are steps away from the popular West Cliff sidewalk and bike path. From here there are stairs down to the ocean. Lighthouse Park and beach is a ten minute walk along the West Cliff sidewalk to your left, while Natural Bridges beach is just a mile along the same path to your right. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is a mile and a half away - easy for the family to bike in ten minutes; though you will probably stop along the way to take photos or mental snapshots, as there's always something to catch your eye - seals, otters, even the occasional whale sighting.

Amenities

Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Upstairs Master Bath - toilet , shower , Just remodeled in 2017. En suite Master Bath
    Bathroom 4: Downstairs - toilet , shower , Downstairs small bathroom, remodeled 2015 with shower.
    Bathroom 2: Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs - remodeled 2017, accessible from hallway.
    Bathroom 3: Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Remodeled 2017 - Shower/Bath combo, accessible from hallway
  • Two bathrooms with large shower, and other two bathrooms with tub/shower combination. All recently completely remodeled.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Cal King Bed (medium firmness, hotel grade mattress)
    Bedroom 2 (upstairs) - 1 queen , Aireloom Mattress, medium firmness (hotel grade)
    Bedroom 3 (downstairs) - 1 queen , Aireloom mattress, medium firmness, hotel grade.
    Bedroom 4 (downstairs) - 1 queen , Aireloom/Kluft mattress, medium firmness, hotel grade.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 7 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fire pit in the backyard. Please remember to extinguish your campfires before you retire to sleep. Quiet hours start at 9pm. Please be considerate of the neighbors. Make special arrangements with Amanda to order groceries ahead of time. Plein air painting workshop available - inquire with dkerr@dkerr.net for details. On-site massage available. Make special arrangements with Amanda ahead of time.

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Oceanfront, family friendly, close to Natural Bridges and Boardwalk
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

Great place directly on the water.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here. All of the amenities were a bonus!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right!

  • 5 of 5

Every thing was great. Thanks Amanda. George

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best House We Ever Stayed In!!!

  • 5 of 5

8 of us family members stayed in this beautiful ocean front home and we couldn't have been more pleased. We all agreed this was the best place we had ever stayed in and want to come back in the future. The 180 degree beautiful view of the ocean and the upper decks where we could sit and enjoy the view were spectacular. In addition, having 4 bedrooms and 4 baths made it so comfortable for all of us. The bathrooms have just been remodeled with glass showers and granite counters and were immaculate. We loved having bikes with helmets, a ping pong table and pool table in the garage along with beach chairs, wet suits, boogie boards and other wonderful toys in the garage. The manager, Amanda, was wonderful and answered all of our questions immediately by text or in person. It was also nice to have a separate family room downstairs with a big TV for people who wanted to watch TV. The kitchen was well equipped with all pots and dishes we needed. It was also nice to have a large driveway with a place to turn around to park our cars. We give this place an A+++ You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place on the ocean for families

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for our family to come together. We cooked, ate good food, played games, walked on the beach, all right there. I love the decks around the house and we all enjoyed watching the ocean and sunsets. The house has everything a family may need, I loved the bikes and ping pong - next time we'll use the surf boards and boogie boards. It's very clean and well managed by Amanda and Darren. We'll come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy living house!

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Nicely appointed and well maintained. Lots of toys- bikes, boogie boards, pool table, ping pong- for the kids (and adults..), living spaces upstairs and down so the kids had their own area. Very comfortable and a beautiful view. Working with the owner and Amanda was a breeze, they really made it all easy. Would definitely recommend to everyone, either adult or family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in this beautiful house and enjoyed every moment and every detail. The location can't be beat! We saw dolphin, whales, sea lions, pelicans right out the front windows DAILY, watched the dogs frolic on the beach, and lots of great people-watching, too. The amenities of the house are fantastic. Beautiful linens, amazing bathrooms, fully-stocked kitchen, including pantry items, an Nespresso machine for coffee on the go, wonderful bikes, boards, ping-pong, pool table, comfy couches & blankets to curl up in on chilly mornings, and gorgeous plants on the deck and backyard. We even enjoyed a few fresh-picked strawberries! We highly recommend this beautiful property!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Cleaning Fee $200

Over Winter break, no Saturday checkout.

Quiet hours start at 9pm during the week.
10 pm on weekends.
Please be considerate of our neighbors.

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed

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