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Beautiful Craftsman on Lighthouse Field and Steamers Lane

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Westside House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

In my opinion this is the best house on the West Side of Santa Cruz! Our family home is not your typical vacation rental! We are located on the beautiful Lighthouse Field, which has lush spring grasses, colorful wildflowers, and Monarch butterflies which flutter by in the summer. The field has many winding walking paths to the ocean, lighthouse, and Steamers Lane (a famous surf break). We have unobstructed views from the house, across the field, to the ocean.

Our house is a quality Craftsman classic style home that has over 2700 square feet,and is a Thatcher and Thompson design, which is a renowned architectural firm in Santa Cruz. This is a solidly built luxury beach house, with custom wood windows, all hardwood floors, solid wood interior doors (for sound proofing), and a covered deck for ocean viewing. This family home is tastefully designed, with quality European style furnishings, fine linens, very comfortable mattresses, and fabulous oriental carpets and eclectic artwork. There are three bedrooms with adjoining baths, and two bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bath between them (for a couple and a child).

When you wake in the morning you can gaze at the ocean, or sit on the cushioned teak bench and chair and feel the sun warm your face. Take a walk, bike, or run on the West Cliff path which is two miles long, or continue on the path to Wilder State Park (another two miles), where there are many secluded beach coves. Perhaps you would like to walk to It's Beach, which is across Lighthouse field, to sun bathe, boogie board, or swim. As the sun sets, you can watch the moon rise from the front deck, hear the peaceful distant barking of the sea lions, and the rumble of the ocean waves.

It is only a stroll to the Boardwalk (an amusement park with rides) and pier where there are delicious seafood restaurants. We are also only one mile from the downtown where you can often hear street musicians playing, see balloon clowns make their wares, check out the book stores, look through the designer clothing stores, eat at the many choices of restaurants, go to the cinema (there are four to choice from), or just people watch.

A variety of amenities, including two mountain bikes, a jogging stroller, boogie boards, surfboards, a kid's wagon and a gas barbecue are all provided for your enjoyment!


More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home was absolutely beautiful. My family thought it was great and want to get together again. Thank you again. The entire process was seamless from start to finish.
May 2012
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Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Craftsman on Lighthouse Field and Steamers Lane
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 15 reviews
Orangevale, California

Wonderful home for a 4 generation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Truley a home away from home! Close to all attractions and a lovely short walk to the beach! Highly reccomend for a family get away. This home had everything that we could have needed and then some. We hope to make this an annual vacation home.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rio Linda, California

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family, adults and kids enjoyed this beautiful home. We have a 2 year old grandson so having a high chair was nice. The 4 bathrooms was a huge plus. Everything about this house is great; location, size, views, all around comfort.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic Rental Close to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this beautiful and comfortable rental. 4 familes with their kids stayed here and each family had their own room and bathroom (a huge plus). The views were phenomenol and it was walking distance to the beach. Plus there is a backyard so it was perfect for grilling and having the kids play outside. I would highly recommend this place. It was one of the best rental houses that we have stayed at and we tend to do getaway weekends with friends once a year.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Wonderful stay at a charming place

  • 5 of 5

My friends and family had a wonderful stay at this home. The location was terrific for our needs - a walk across the park to see the surfers and get down to the beach. The five rooms were very comfy and the sound isolation was great - everyone had a really good night sleep. Each room had access to a bathroom which made for five isolated experiences and then a great shared group experience in the common rooms.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach, CA

Amazing Rental

  • 5 of 5

O'Neill has rented the Pelton property for the past three years in conjunction with the O'Neill Cold Water Classic surf event. The house is absolutely perfect for our needs. Huge kitchen, five large bedrooms, well kept and clean. With an ocean view and within walking distance to Steamer Lane, the location is ideal. The property owners are extremely communicative and have treated our group well, which is the reason we continue to utilize the property year after year.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Santa Cruz Location

  • 1 of 5

While the location was convenient, the house was on a very small lot with little privacy. Before visit the owners were responsive, however it took many requests to finalize the Rental Agreement. Recommend extreme caution with communications with owners. These communication difficulties took away from the overall quality of the stay.

Will not stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Cliff, 4 miles long, with walking, biking, beaches, and view benches for ocean viewing. Amusement Park (The Boardwalk) with rides, video games, and beach. The pier(with resturants, gift shops, kayak rentals, and fishing. Marine Museum. Wilder's Ranch, and old working ranch and historic houses. Path along ocean with secret secluded coves. Walk or mountain bike along path. Rock Climbing gym (Pacific Edge). Skateboard Park. BMX Bike park.


Rates & Availability

Westside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas Holidays
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan - April
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

If you cancel 60 days before check-in, we refund your deposit and any rent paid. If you notify us within 60 days will arrange for alternate dates. We will schedule another time within six months of your scheduled stay.
After the first day of the rental, there will be no refunds for any reason. No credit will be given for shortened stays due to late arrival or early departure for any reason.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Monterey room: King Master bedroom with master bath. Sweeping ocean views of the Monterey Bay. In room sitting area. Flat screen TV. Queen size Beds (3) The Paris room: Queen bedroom with bath. Views of the ocean. The White and Gold room: Queen bedroom with Jack and Jill bath. Downstairs: Queen bedroom with adjoining bath. Kids room: Two twin beds, with Jack and Jill bath, Baby Cribs (1) portable crib, bassinett.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fireplace with gas lighter, DSL/wireless, Fax, CD Player Full Kitchen, 2 Bikes, 2 Boogie Boards, a Portable crib, High Chair, Warm outdoor shower, No Smoking inside!

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