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April Discounts/Absolute Ocean Front family house

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, accommodates 8 people including kids

Ocean front one story beach house on West Cliff Dr. between Natural Bridges State beach and the light House. 1 king master suite, 2 queen bedrooms with hall bathroom, detached 4th bedroom with 2 twin beds, family room faces ocean, kitchen with dining area faces ocean, pub table seats 7, kitchen bar seats 3, central heat, gas fireplace insert, double pained windows, linens and towels provided, beach towels, few rolls of T.P. Laundry soap, dishwashing soap, shampoo. Outdoor gas grill with table. Front yard faces ocean with people watching or sea life watching from our patio viewing chairs. TV's in two queen bedrooms and one TV in the living room.

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Liz

My family owns this property. We live in near by Los Gatos.

Liz purchased this house in 1999

Why Liz chose Santa Cruz

The Catholic Church sold us this beach house. The priest built the house and the nuns were living in it. The nuns were so grateful to live in the beach house. They referred to the house as living in a area everyone wants to visit. We even have a church pew bench. We remodeled the house and turned it into a short term vacation rental to share with others.

What makes this house unique

ocean front. West Cliff is a linear park you can walk along the ocean or ride your bike for miles. Clean and well maintained house. Spectacular views.


Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hall bathroom
  • two full bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , detached room from the house. No bathroom attached/wall heat
  • The 4th detached bedroom is a bonus sleeping area. This house is really a 3 bedroom house and sleeps 6 comfortably. Be advised of this before you reserve.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

April Discounts/Absolute Ocean Front family house
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Fabulous weekend

  • 5 of 5

Family surprised my husband with a 70th birthday celebration @ the beach. We chose the right house. Liz's home is right across the street from the ocean with breathtaking views. We saw whales and dolphins frolicing in the water right in front of the house. The house was very clean and well cared for. We enjoyed the BBQ and the well stocked kitchen. She even provided kleenex and TP. We never left, because there was no better place to be.

We all hope to return soon. Thanks Liz.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newark Delaware

Lovely home and great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful sunny weekend in Santa Cruz in January with our daughter and son and spouses. The house comfortably slept 3 couples in individual rooms. We enjoyed sunsets from the outdoor chairs in front of the house and warm evenings by the fire. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked breakfasts and dinners at the house. The house is a short 1/2 mile walk to Natural Bridges State Park. We took both morning and evening walks along West Cliff Drive which runs directly in front of the house. It is a longer 2 1/2 mile walk from the house to the boardwalk along West Cliff Drive, but a beautiful walk. Would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Despite the fact that we had a rainy and stormy weekend, we had a wonderful stay in this cozy and comfy house overlooking the water. It's the perfect house for 3 couples (we even managed to include a 3 1/2 year old too. I'm not sure anyone would have been comfortable in the beds in the garage. The house had everything we could want and the beds were very comfortable. We spent a lot of time just sitting in front of the fireplace and enjoying the view.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atherton, California

Nice House on Busy Corner

  • 4 of 5

The House is nice but there is a street and walkway between it and the ocean view. This is a very popular sidewalk that constantly has people using it, so there is not much privacy. It was a nicely furnished house but unfortunately we were there on a cold weekend in December and the fireplace did not work. Otherwise it is a nice rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having guests like these takes the fun out of the vacation rental business. Upon my arrival to the house after the guests checked out I noticed the gas key was turned off to the fireplace, so this is why the fireplace did not come on. There is central heating at this house and the fireplace is not needed for heat to feel comfortable. This is the first complaint I have had about the oceanfront location of my property.
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Accomodations very nice all the way around

  • 5 of 5

The place is clean and updates along with a location that allows you walk and shop. The views from the front room as well as the front yard makes the stay very relaxing

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home & very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great house, great location. Enjoyed the kitchen & BBQ, being able to cook was huge!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Kellys Bakery
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Natural Bridges
Car: necessary

West Cliff is a liner park you may walk along the ocean for miles.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 2 miles south from the house. The pier with shopping and ocean front restaurants is 2 miles south of the house. Natural Bridges State sandy Beach and home of the Monarch butterfly migration is 1/2 mile south of the house.


Rates & Availability

Westside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Apr 18 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early June
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
summer, high season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas, New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee at checkout $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Checks accepted payable to the owner. Avoid paying a booking fee through VRBO
Check in is 3:00 p.m./Check out is 11:00 a.m.
Holiday rates for Christmas week, Thanksgiving week, Easter, Spring Break week, Labor day weekend will be $500 per night. When renting this house as a group of singles (not a family) your group must be over the age of 35 years old.

In the event house rules are not followed parties/pets and rules worded on contract all guest will be given a warning by house manager who lives on same street; failure to abide by house rules may be subject to immediate departure of house and all monies and deposits will not be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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