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Classic Beachside Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Westcliff Escape

This renovated 1932 home features both the contemporary and classic aesthetic of Santa Cruz. Located on a quiet and picturesque street two blocks from the Pacific Ocean, you and your guests will be within short walking distance to beaches, the multi-use walking and biking path along West Cliff Dr, and local markets and restaurants.

The large panoramic windows in the living room provide a stunning view of the Monterey Bay, and on a clear day, clear across the bay to Pacific Grove. This is a great sized home for two couples, or couples with kids looking for the exciting activities Santa Cruz has to offer!

The spacious kitchen features ample counter space, along with all the necessities (stove, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, keurig, dishwasher, tea kettle, dishware, etc.) all under beautiful natural lighting provided by skylights. The dining room provides seating for 4, or 6 with an extendable leaf.

The Master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and large closet with built in drawers.

The second bedroom offers 2 twin-sized beds.

There is a separated full studio apartment in the back yard with a queen-sized bed, bathroom with shower, and a flat screen HD TV connected to Netflix, Amazon, etc, as well as a Blu-Ray/DVD player, and Wii U gaming console.

The living room has abundant and comfortable couch seating (twin-sized pull out bed in couch), an HD TV (connected to Netflix, Amazon, HBO, as well as a Blu-Ray/DVD player), a bookcase holding a large collection of books, movies, board games, drawing materials, a guitar, and more. Cozy up in the evening and enjoy the original tiled fireplace with a family fun activity or movie.

Bluetooth compatible sound systems are found in the living room and studio apartment, and the kitchen has a sound system with auxiliary cable plug in.

The back yard has an outdoor dining table that seats 4 or 6 with a leaf under a cantilever umbrella. Under the gazebo, enjoy comfortable lounge seating during the day or night. Relax on one of the 2 chaise lounge chairs provided in the back yard. A propane BBQ is set up next to the dining table. Wash off after a day at the beach in the outdoor rain shower tucked away behind a privacy screen.

Additional amenities include four bikes with helmets and locks; 1 mountain bike, 2 hybrid bikes, 1 beach cruiser (additional mountain bikes available for rent upon request), 3 skateboards; 2 long boards, 1 short board. These are stored behind the studio for your use while you visit. 2 boogie boards, and one surfboard are stored for your use in the studio apartment. Surf lessons and rentals are just a short drive or bike ride away at Cowels Beach, as well as Kayak rentals on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, the Santa Cruz Harbor, and further south at the Elkhorn Slough. There are also beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, footballs, baseballs and gloves, Frisbees and more for your use. 2 additional full sized air mattresses are also available.

More Details

Carl Zaricor
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Carl Zaricor

Born and raised in Santa Cruz, I have a full knowledge of the hot spots that attract our abundant tourist population as well as the lesser known sights that will pique your interest and keep you coming back.

Carl Zaricor purchased this house in 1977

Why Carl Zaricor chose Santa Cruz

This home has been in my family for the last forty years. It is perfect not only in its size and location but its inate ability to make you feel like you are right where you need to be. My family and I love to take in the views while walking or biking around the neighborhood, and it is only a few blocks to get to the beach or grab a bite at one of the numerous eateries located nearby. It is easy to capture the essence of beach town life here at Woodrow, and we offer that opportunity to you!

What makes this house unique

Avoid the crowds with this beach house while also having access to nearby stores and restaurants. Sit on the porch and watch as others go by carrying surfboards on their bikes or skateboards, or better yet go join them! The location of this place cannot be stressed enough. Close enough to get a piece of the action while reserving the option to sit back and take in the calm and relaxed atmosphere.


Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , shower , located in studio.
    Outdoor Rain Shower - outdoor shower , Privacy screen included, for those after beach excursions.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room couches - 2 sleep sofa /futon , One pullout bed, and one non pullout couch.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , One queen bed and one inflatable queen bed with motor..
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Classic Beachside Retreat
average rating of 4.8510637 based on 47 reviews

Amazing, wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here; the house is located in a perfect location, so close to walk to the beach. It has everything you need including bicycles to ride and skateboards! The kitchen is perfect for setting up lots of food for a BBQ. The backyard is very comfortable to sit. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely choice for our 2-family getaway with our teens.

  • 5 of 5

The charming property is very well cared for and appointed beyond our expectations, from the kitchenware to skateboards and very nice bikes. Our girls loved hopping on the skateboards and taking the cliff-side path down to the boardwalk. We didn't use the car all weekend, bike riding also to downtown and natural bridges. Host Carl made us feel so welcome. Pretty neighborhood and the ocean's right there. What could be more relaxing?

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach house for a group!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the beach house! There were 9 of us and we fit perfectly. It was so nice to be able to see and smell the ocean from the front deck. And the outdoor space was great! The owner was really easy going and it was nice not to have to do a lot of cleaning ourselves. Definitely hope we can come back!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were very pleasantly pleased on the beautiful spot and very accomodating amenities availed to us.

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend staying staying at this vrbo any time. We loved it. It worked so well with our family.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at 224 Woodrow over Christmas, 2016, December 22-26, with younger son and daughter, 6-year-old granddaughter, and my former wife and her partner. Found the place to be just right for a group this size. Best things about it: BIG kitchen with plenty of room for the 6 of us, plus my older son, daughter-in-law, and 6-year-old grandson, who live in Bonny Doon, to gather and eat together; the separate studio cottage where my daughter and granddaughter stayed; the two-minute walk to the beach for walks at sunset; the bikes for my daughter and granddaughter to ride. Very clean and well-furnished, especially the kitchen. Not cheap, but worth the cost for a larger family group. Close to Natural Bridges state park and other good outdoor places. Would definitely recommend the place to a group of 6

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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August vacation at Classic Beachside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house has a great view of the ocean and is well located relative to downtown Santa Cruz and several beaches. We spent some time at Manresa Uplands beach, did some hiking at Wilder Ranch, and took a "whisper" cruise on Elkhorn Slough, among other things. For the second time, we really enjoyed Santa Cruz and this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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 19 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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