Discover a selection of 394 vacation rentals in La Selva Beach that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $170 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in La Selva Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Soak up the sun in serene seaside living

Tucked near the northern end of Monterey Bay by Sequel Cove, La Selva Beach is one of the several small communities clustered among the sweeping sands and rolling dunes of the Pacific coast. Home to people of a diverse range of cultures, the neighboring towns are known primarily for their vegetable and fruit production, making for some fantastic farmer's markets. A La Selva vacation rental will give you the classic California experience of sun, sand, and surfing, and plenty of other outdoor activities to boot. With weather this perfect, you might never want to leave.

Things to do

Everything from spiritual sights to sunken ships

Among the many beaches in the area, Seacliff State Beach particularly stands out, thanks in large part to the much-photographed hulking remains of the SS Palo Alto, a concrete ship that was sunk off the coast in 1929 and is visible from the beach's scenic pier. For a spiritual experience, venture up Mt. Madonna to the sacred Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple. A centrally located La Selva vacation rental puts you near prime scenery and wildlife viewing at sprawling green spaces, such as Forest of Nisene Marks State Park.


Surfers have their turf, and skaters gonna skate

The surfing in La Selva may not be as famous as in other parts of the state, but you wouldn't know from the small group of local devotees who show up every morning. The local beaches are also great for fishing, boogie boarding, and working on your tan, not to mention some killer sunsets. In town, the locals trade out the surfboards for skateboards. Hikers and mountain bikers flock to the local parks, which are also popular for camping, picnicking, and horseback riding. For a taste of local life, there's almost always a festival going on somewhere.


It's quite possible that this is the perfect weather

At a La Selva vacation rental, you'll enjoy moderate winters and dry, mild summers. All year round, the high temperatures are pleasantly in the 60s and 70s. Lows generally range from 40 to the low 50s, so you might want to pack a light sweater or jacket regardless of what time of year you come. You'll see the most rain between December and March, but almost none from June to August. There's no need to worry about snow, though fog is common on summer mornings.

Natural features

From the depths of the ocean to the tops of the redwoods

La Selva may mean jungle in Spanish, but today you'll have to head further inland to find the trees (though there are plenty there). Perched near the infamous San Andreas Fault, the town has the crashing waves of the Pacific beaches on one side, and the wooded peaks of the Santa Cruz Mountains on the other. The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park has a large concentration of California's famous redwoods, along with maples, oaks, and cottonwoods, among others. Offshore you'll find an incredibly diverse collection of marine creatures in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

How many vacation rentals are available around La Selva Beach?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 394 vacation rentals around La Selva Beach. From 227 house rentals to 141 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to La Selva Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in La Selva Beach:

  • Eastside Santa Cruz: 211 vacation rentals
  • Westside Santa Cruz: 159 vacation rentals
  • Upper Seabright: 104 vacation rentals
  • Edenvale: 15 vacation rentals
  • South San Jose: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to La Selva Beach?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in La Selva Beach. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: 435 vacation rentals
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park: 746 vacation rentals
  • Marina Dunes Preserve: 904 vacation rentals
  • Wilder Ranch State Park: 706 vacation rentals
  • Santa Cruz Harbor: 745 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around La Selva Beach listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in La Selva Beach?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 227 Houses in La Selva Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in La Selva Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 141 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 19 rentals available
  • Cottages: 13 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in La Selva Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 35 vacation rentals with pool available in La Selva Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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