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Oceanfront, family friendly, close to Natural Bridges and Boardwalk

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


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.


More Details

Property Manager
Amanda Szecsei
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 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.


Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
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 for details. On-site massage available. Make special arrangements with Amanda ahead of time.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront, family friendly, close to Natural Bridges and Boardwalk
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you want a Homeaway from Home this it, and what a view!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

OMG, When you come to STAY, you do not want to LEAVE!!!!!

The ocean is right across the street and also the walking trail which goes for miles either way! If you want to walk or bicycle to the Boardwalk or Twin Bridges Beach or just to take in that wonderful ocean air!

I spent 4 days with my Cousins, Godson and his Family! We had such a great time and visit!

There is the Seymour Ocean Research Center, not to far from house! We were looking for tide pools for the kids to touch sea life and thats the place to go, their staff was very helpful and knowledgeable!

After my Cousins left I stayed another 4 days and my good Friends came over and together we had FABULOUS Girls Getaway!!

The house is so accommodating especially with the upstairs and downstairs living rooms, and the wrap around deck which have very comfortable seating and a BBQ!

There is also a fire pit and another BBQ in the big backyard which we enjoyed during the cool evenings!

There are bicycles with helmets, wetsuits, surfboards, lawn games, pool and ping pong table, etc etc!!

We enjoyed sipping coffee or enjoyed cocktails on the front deck looking at that beautuful ocean, even saw some whales!

You feel like you are wrapped around the ocean with the great views!

This house is very well stocked, with beautiful furnishings and state of the art appliances!

You need to come and stay at this beautiful home, you will never want to leave!

Tha Manager, Amanda is very nice to work with when planning your stay!!!

Thank You so much to The Kerrs for your Beautiful Home, and we are already planning another Getaway next year!


Isabel R.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking location! House larger than expected. Fantastic Stay. Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

I love everything about Santa Cruz. It's my "happy place." It's the home of my alma mater UCSC. I try to visit as often as I can, but unfortunately that means only once every three years or so. I make sure I stop by Tacos Moreno on Water street for their famous burrito, and then I make a beeline to the Pacific Cookie company for their peanut butter chocolate chip cookie goodness. Then I go up to campus and buy a UCSC slug tshirt and roam around the redwoods on campus to feel like I'm back in to class! Haha. As far as lodging, I believe you can't do Santa Cruz right unless you get a place on WestCliff Drive. That is an absolute must. Before vacation rentals were a "thing" I would stay at the Sea and Sand hotel. Well, for this trip I looked into VRBO because I organized a reunion with some of my housemates from college and we wanted to all stay together like old times. This was sooo much better than a hotel. Plus, when you divide the cost by four bedrooms, it is a great value too. It is sometimes hard to tell from the photos, but this property seemed to have the layout and location I was looking for so I went for it. Well, I'm pleased to report that this property is even better in person than the photos. EVERYONE in my group was THRILLED with the insane 180 degree view of the ocean. The house was immaculately clean. The property is situated between the warf and natural bridges, and across the street from an accessible beach. The best morning walks ever! The house offered a ton of bicycles... I think there were 7 or 8 of them. I also liked that there were two separate living rooms. We had some additional friends from our college days who still live in the Bay Area stop by with their kids in tow. It was perfect to have two living rooms, as the kids stayed in the downstairs living room watching TV and playing games, while the grown ups could visit in the upstairs living room overlooking the water.

The host/house manager Amanda was great. She always responded in a timely manner and was very helpful and pleasant to deal with. I accidentally forgot my sweater there and she found it and shipped it back to me promptly. Great service!

I would definitely recommend this rental. I look forward to coming back!

PS- The sunsets were spectacular...but the sunrises were even better! If you can get up early enough, I recommend you catch at least one sunrise while you're there.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We celebrated a wonderful trip and birthday for my mom!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and well maintained. The view is absolutely gorgeous. The linens, toiletries, kitchen supplies, everything was there! Better than a hotel for sure. It was nice to have all of the bikes, boards and beach supplies available. Our contact was wonderful getting us into the property and available to answer any questions. My mom was so impressed that flowers and a bottle of wine were set out for our arrival. It was really a great trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

All the amenities you will ever need with plenty of space for all.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with Beautiful view of the ocean!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation here!!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!! We watched dolphins each day we were there!!!! Thank you for sharing your home with us!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Westside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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