Where to stay around Santa Cruz, CA?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 636 vacation rentals near Santa Cruz. From 411 Houses to 50 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santa Cruz for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Santa Cruz?

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 Santa Cruz:

  • Bananna Belt: 18 vacation rentals
  • Seabright: 125 vacation rentals
  • Opal Cliffs: 97 vacation rentals
  • Beach and Boardwalk District: 96 vacation rentals
  • Circles: 64 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 Santa Cruz?

VRBO offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Santa Cruz. 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: 781 vacation rentals
  • Pleasure Point Beach: 785 vacation rentals
  • Pogonip: 778 vacation rentals
  • Lighthouse Field: 778 vacation rentals
  • Wilder Ranch State Park: 752 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 411 Houses in Santa Cruz. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Cruz include:

  • Cottages: 50 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 34 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 18 rentals available

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

Can I rent golf rental rentals in Santa Cruz?

Absolutely, VRBO has 451 golf rental rentals in Santa Cruz. You have also many other possibilities in Santa Cruz area, including:

  • Beach rentals: 204 rentals
  • Beachfront rentals: 120 rentals
  • Oceanfront rentals: 102 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Cruz?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 60 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Cruz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Travel to lively Santa Cruz

    Enjoy the live music and other features of Santa Cruz. Travelers to this walkable city praise the sporting events, beaches and seaside. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Mystery Spot are just a couple of the must-sees. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

    Activities and attractions in Santa Cruz

    Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Santa Cruz for its surfing and biking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Santa Cruz a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

    • Pasatiempo Golf Course (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
    • DeLaveaga Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
    • Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
    • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
    • Roaring Camp Railroads (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
    • Valley Gardens Golf Course (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Santa Cruz

    Travelers enjoy Santa Cruz for its surfing. If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, September, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 76°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Santa Cruz. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

    • Main Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
    • Natural Bridges State Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
    • Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
    • Lighthouse Point Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
    • University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
    • Moore Creek Wildlife Preserve (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)