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Westside Beach Bungalow-Total Remodel 2016. Family Friendly!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, Sleeps 7-8, 1000q ft beach bungalow, blocks to the ocean.

Newly remodeled beach bungalow, 950 sq ft, within short walking distance of West Cliff Drive, Natural Bridges, amazing Santa Cruz surfing, beaches, wine tasting & brewery, biking, shopping, and wonderful restaurants. See for more information about the area. The Boardwalk is about 1.5 -2 miles away. All new appliances. Please note that this house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood with no views. It is approximately a 4 block walk to the ocean , or a short drive. All beaches along West Cliff Drive require walking down stairs to access. We are close to Hwy 1 beaches, coastal farms, UCSC, hiking, mountain biking, and windsurfing.

This house has 2 bedrooms next to each other and a small bedroom in the front of the house. We have one shower inside. One outside for rinsing off sand. Please note that this is not a great house for large groups of adults. Read the bedroom description below and note that there is NO pull out couches in living room. It is too small to accommodate more than 6 adults comfortably.

IF this house is booked, check out our other brand new listing VRBO 854997, a few short blocks away or if you have a large group please consider renting both.

Please note the bed & Bedroom set up. The master has a queen bed, flatscreen TV, a large closet, sleeps 2 people. The 2nd bedroom in the front of the house has a full bed with a twin bed over it, sleeps up to 3 people, but please note it is a BUNKBED, and it is a SMALL room located in the front of the house with a small closet. The 3rd bedroom has NO closet. You can share with the master bedroom closet which has ample space-they share a common wall, this bedroom has a full bed,(sleeps up to 2 people) flat screen TV, and a loft. THE LOFT IS INTENDED FOR KIDS 8 and older who can navigate the ladder. The loft is open to the bedroom below. It has a steep ladder-please see pictures. The loft has to 2 twins. This is NOT meant for small children under the age of 8 and you should be comfortable with children sleeping and climbing in a loft with a very steep ladder. There is a small opening to get into the ladder, so a large person will not fit though it easily. You must feel comfortable with the opening to the loft which is right at the end of the twin bed. Please see the pictures. Also the loft ceilings are low-again MEANT FOR SCHOOL AGE KIDS

This is an brand new remodeled house and is a great space to relax, bring your family or small group of friends. Awesome backyard for hanging out and BBQing. Please note while it is amazing and adorable it is only about 950 sq ft and two of the bedrooms are quite small. I do not have pull out couches.

Across the street is the beginning of a green grass lined park path that cuts through to beach, a quick 5 minute walk or 2-3 minute bikeride to West Cliff Drive. West Cliff Drive is a famous running/walking and biking path along the ocean cliffs leading to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Natural Bridges that goes for over 4 miles.. Great brewery and 14 wine tasting rooms nearby (when open) with restaurants, bakeries, and fantastic natural foods New Leaf Grocery. Close to UCSC, Hwy 1 leading to more amazing beaches and Davenport, Open Space Wilder Ranch hiking/mtn biking, Seymour Marine Lab are all located close by. Downtown Santa Cruz and shopping just a short drive. Please look up location on google maps. It is a great place to relax, in a great location. A home away from home in a wonderful town.

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Veda Putnam
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Veda Putnam

I went to UCSC almost 30 years ago and fell in love with santa cruz. I try to spend as much time here as possible. I have been a property manager with rentals for over a decade. I had a vacation rental home on the east side of santa cruz for the 2 years (2012-2014), and recently purchased this adorable home in a fantastic neighborhood and location. I have plans for a total remodel later this year so it is only open 2015 spring-summer! During the Fall/winter remodel and be back for vacation rental in 2016 with an even better layout totally upgraded!

I am a native california girl who grew up in Marin, went to college at UCSC graduating with a degree in biology, then moved to SF. I earned a master in nursing at Johns Hopkins University and had children, then moved back to the bay area 12 years ago. I currently live on the SF peninsula. We love this new home for its great location, wonderful area, proximity to surfing, shopping, restaurants, hiking, UCSC, etc.

Veda Putnam purchased this house in 2015

Why Veda Putnam chose Westside

Few blocks to West Cliff with world class surfing, gorgeous views, a bike and running/walking path that extends from the Boardwalk to Natural bridges with miles of coastal views. It is close to winery tasting rooms, bakeries,a brewery, restaurants, and in a super cute -safe neighborhood. Easy to get to downtown santa cruz from our house with more shopping and dining and entertainment options. The Wilder Ranch open space preserve is a few short minutes as well as hiking and camping in Big Basin

This house is in a very safe, friendly neighborhood and we love being able to walk to everything or a short drive to downtown santa cruz or bike ride to surfing and the boardwalk. Natural Bridges and the Seymour Marine Lab, Surfing museum, and lighthouse are all within a short bike ride-walk.

What makes this house unique

Great outside space. Great location.A home away from home where you will enjoy brand new open kitchen-living room floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Air conditioning, all new appliances, all new floors, ceilings, bathrooms, paint, and construction.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Westside Beach Bungalow-Total Remodel 2016. Family Friendly!
average rating of 4.625 based on 24 reviews
Walnut Creek, CA

Amazing little getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I chose to spend a weekend in Santa Cruz to celebrate my birthday and bring in the New Year. After extensive research, I am happy to say we chose to stay at the Westside beach bungalow. First and foremost, Veda is an excellent host and responds to any and all questions instantly. Everything as far as checkout procedures and house rules are clearly outlined both in contract as well as a convenient information board upon entering the house. If you have any questions during your stay, she is easily reachable via text and reaponds immediately.

The bungalow is absolutely charming and far surpassed our expectations. We had 6 adults (two couples) and the sleeping arrangements were perfect. Don't let the square footage fool you as the layout is highly efficient and feels bigger than what it really is which didn't make it feel cramped at all. The two bathrooms (one full and one half bath) were perfect for all of us getting ready for the day. The kitchen is fully stocked complete with essential spices, the bathrooms were fully stocked with all the necessities, and plenty of linens/blankets were provided. Definitely turn key....just bring food and clothes, oh and some adult beverages if that's your kind of thing.

The house was extremely clean and it shows that they keep up on maintenenace and repairs. Felt and looked brand new. The location is amazing with a short walk along the green belt leading to the ocean. The only piece of advice we have is to open the windows before cooking some tasty morning bacon as the smoke detector is EXTREMELY sensitive since it is located really close to the stove. Not a bad thing though as this is truly a gem and would be horrible if something happened to this adorable house.

We will definitely be renting this bungalow again if it is available as it made for a perfect birthday/New Years weekend. I recommend this to anyone looking for a great low-key weekend in Santa Cruz. Get that credit card handy and book your next trip with Veda. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Nice place overall

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for a couple of days this November. Sheets were not clean upon arrival but homeowner compensated us for the issue and apologized and made it right. Good location and very nice for the price and upgrades to the home. I would stay again regardless of the issue we had. Maybe maid forgot ? Life happens.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Santa Cruz house!

  • 5 of 5

This is a recently renovated Santa Cruz beach cottage in a quiet neighborhood on the west side of the city, about a 10 minute walk to the beach. The house is well appointed and sleeps 5 or 6 comfortably. We enjoyed our stay very much and would certainly return.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Definitely on our go-to list for future visits to Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

Property is nicely done and very well maintained and conveniently located. Owner is professional and courteous. We really enjoyed our stay and will remember this place for future visits / recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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The house was beautifully remodeled. We all had a fabulous time.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the neighborhood and proximity to other areas of town. Being able to walk to the beach or the store, or even walk to the wharf/Boardwalk was especially useful for us.

We hadn't been there a full day before we were all saying we would definitely stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Things not as they appear

  • 2 of 5

While I can appreciate the time, effort, and money spent on the remodel of the rental I'm sorry to say I was very disappointed. The first thing was the neighborhood which didn't feel safe. Secondly, there were many things broken. The beds were uncomfortable. The location was too far from the beaches. When I consider the rental fee and photos/description on VRBO, this rental did not meet expectations and I will not be staying there again nor recommending it.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
santa cruz mountain brewery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
pasatiempo golf course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Santa Cruz Beach Train
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
west end tap and kitchen
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Mitchell's Beach
Car: recommended

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Long Marine Lab

Natural Bridges


West Cliff Drive

Surf Museum

Steamers lane Surfing

Beach Boardwalk

Forest Nisene Marks


Rates & Availability

Circles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
WInter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
May 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Refundable Pet Deposit is an additional $500 for approved pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Circles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Small full bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Gorgeous Remodeled Bathroom
  • We also have an outdoor shower-be aware only one indoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , Master has a queen bed, large closet, flat screen tv.
    Bunk Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin over full bunkbed
    LOFT Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , LOFT-2 twins. Full bed. NO CLOSET. Loft meant 6 and over!!!
  • Loft bedroom has a ladder that leads to loft with 2 twins. This room has NO CLOSET. Must be able to feel secure climbing ladder. Also has a full bed.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Close to west cliff, beaches, shopping, dining, entertainment. Check out the WestSide of Santa Cruz online

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