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Oceanside Victorian Cottage Located On Scenic West Cliff Drive

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

1 Bed/1 Bath Stand Alone Cottage Located Behind Oceanfront Home

Less than 200 steps to the closest coastal access and world class surf, close to downtown, and easy and scenic 10 minute walk to the world famous Boardwalk, Santa Cruz main beach, and municipal wharf. The garden cottage is very charming, and is located on the grounds of historic landmark home, Epworth-by-the-sea. The unit was originally built in the late 1800's, and was used as a caretaker's cottage. It comes fully furnished, and includes basic cable and WiFi access (recently upgraded). Pets are welcome for additional fee if arranged in advance. Modern amenities with the charm of a bygone era.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Khristina

Homeowner is an extrovert, but will take cues from guest as to how much interaction they would like. I live in the main house, and am available to guests 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about local attractions and activities. Observation of privacy can be expected at all times.

Khristina purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Khristina chose Westside

Location, location, location! This property is centrally located, and works out very well for those that are interested in experiencing and exploring our beautiful central coast. There is ample room in the adjacent garage for the storage of bikes, kayaks, surfboards, or other items you may be bringing with you. Beach towels provided. Private, sunny patio perfect for enjoying morning coffee.

What makes this cottage unique

Private, stand alone unit with no shared walls. We are close enough to the water that one can easy hear the waves crashing at night, and the occasional barking of the sea lions. :-) We are quite literally less than 200 steps from the nearest coastal access point (Cowell's Beach steps). Full service beach with facilities (showers, bathrooms, etc) is less than 1/4 mile away, and a 10 minute walk. Pet friendly, and four legged visitors seem to love the area as well! Please ask in advance about applicable fees is traveling with your animal companion.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Oceanside Victorian Cottage Located On Scenic West Cliff Drive
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

So comfy n felt like home

  • 5 of 5

A little piece of heaven

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Little Victorian Cottage is very comfortable, is located in a great spot and is ideal for couples or singles visiting Santa Cruz. It is as described and is clean and well maintained. It is located right off West Cliff Drive, a wonderful walking and biking spot next to the ocean in the midst of a very attractive neighborhood. It is also a short walk down to the Santa Cruz wharf, morning coffee, breakfast and other meals. The kitchen is pretty well stocked for cooking and the hosts generously provide drinks in the refrigerator. The manager is near-by and ready to provide assistance as needed. We didn’t need any. We would gladly stay there again as well as recommend it to family and friends!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was a delight to stay at Khristina's cottage. It is located across a 2-lane road from the beach and therefore is excellent for walks along the beautiful coast. It is quiet even though the road is nearby. The cottage itself is tastefully furnished and filled with appliances, cutlery, cooking utensils of a good quality. There's also an almost new Bosch dishwasher. The WiFi works smoothly. Khristina is extremely friendly, attentive and wonderful to speak with, making my stay a satisfying one. Definitely worth a return.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved this sweet cottage right near the water. A short walk to the beach and literally within a mile from great restaurants. The cottage was so clean and had everything we needed for a long weekend stay. It was in the 50s the whole time we were there, so the heated tile floors were a nice bonus for us. Kristina was so gracious and welcoming. We would definitely return again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, beautiful, great location next to beach. Amazing experience. Perfect host. Loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

This adorable beach cottage was so perfect. The host Kristina could not have been more sweet and accommodating. We felt so blessed to be able to spend our time in this clean and beautiful spot where our dogs were welcome as well. We were left complimentary drinks and a sweet treat and so were our pups. We felt so welcome and the place was immaculate. It is in a perfect location for Santa Cruz. We wouldn't stay anywhere else but here. We would recommend this spot to anyone. Thank you Kristina for a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet, little, cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My 9-year old daughter and I loved spending a few days at this cottage, as a mother-and-daughter getaway. The cottage is the perfect size for two people, the kitchen is pretty well stocked with the necessities, the bedroom and bathroom are very nice, the bed is very comfortable, and the whole place is immaculately clean! We especially loved the location of the property-- literally right across the street from the ocean and just about a 10-minute walk to the Boardwalk. West Cliff Drive is also great place to take a scenic walk or bike ride. Hearing the seals and waves from the cottage in the early morning was a definite bonus. :-) The owner, Khristina, is very nice and accommodating, and is ready to do whatever she can to make a person's stay wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so enjoyed hosting you two---you were really wonderful, easy guests! Please return any time...I'd love to welcome you back.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

We are located less than half a mile from the world-famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Also near by: Surfing museum, Lighthouse Field, Natural Bridges State Park, SC Municipal Wharf, downtown area, Westside restaurants and tasting rooms (beer and wine).


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Winter Escape
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We believe in legitimacy. 11% City of Santa Cruz transient occupancy tax will be added to quoted rates for all stays less than 30 days in duration. Please note that pet fee is mandatory. More than one pet is permitted with advance notice and by prior arrangement only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathroom has toilet, clawfoot tub with shower ring, pedestal sink and a mirrored medicine cabinet. Linens and toiletries are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen-sized bed with newish memory foam mattress (very comfy!). Linens are provided. Chest of drawers and nightstand, plus full length wardrobe closet. Sky light and two windows for great ventilation. Venetian blinds and ceiling fan complete the space.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This furnished home works really well for relocating or longer-term temporary professionals visiting the Santa Cruz area.

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