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Oceanside Victorian Cottage Located On Scenic West Cliff Drive

Bedrooms 1
Space 505 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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.


Westside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 505 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Oceanside Victorian Cottage Located On Scenic West Cliff Drive
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
Lansing, Michigan

Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Oceanside Victorian Cottage for 16 days while performing at the Cabrillo Music Festival. The location was perfect for so many reasons: It took me 7 minutes to get to my rehearsals at the Civic Auditorium, I could walk out of my door- see the ocean and take a wonderful walk along West Cliff Drive, I was just a few minutes walk from the wharf and a variety of restaurants, etc. Everything I needed was close by! The cottage was well stocked with linens, towels, dishes, glasses, cookware... you name it. I was very comfortable! And my kitties loved the outdoor, fenced in patio. The area is quiet and I felt very safe. I highly recommend this beautiful space and hope to stay there again. Thank you Khristina and Pierluigi!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting you, Ava! You and the cats were a delight to have on the property, from start to finish. We will look SO forward to having you back next year! Thank you for being such a wonderful guest, and for your kind words about the cottage. See you in 2018.
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The cottage was very nice and had everything!

  • 5 of 5

We were next to the ocean and close to the boardwalk, dog park for our dogs and the yard was perfect for our pups🐶🐶. Khristina made our stay wonderful😃

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

What a treat to sleep in a quiet neighborhood, and yet be steps from West Cliff! We loved our stay here and would recommend it to singles, couples, and couples with one child. Our host quickly replied to our questions.We enjoyed a comfortable bed and a private courtyard for morning coffee, or afternoon drinks. We liked having a stove for light cooking, and a huge bathroom. But the best is having the ocean across the street! We plan to return. Thanks for the wonderful place, Khristina!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything suited our lifestyle perfectly

  • 5 of 5

A clean well kept property. Just a short walk from the Boardwalk / Wharf and surf shops. We will do this again ...soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very attractive and so close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Felt very welcome and the attractive cottage with patio made it easy to meet our family and friends Will most likely be back here next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just the right size for my son and I. Close to the beach and boardwalk. Everything we needed for a relaxing week at the beach. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + 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 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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