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Vacation Rentals & Apartments in Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz Getaway!!!!

Santa Cruz log cabin

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$258

3 BR + loft West Side Ocean View Natural Bridges

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 10

“Wonderful house and location” My husband and I and our son, daughter-in-law and grandson stayed here the first weekend in June. It was better than the pictures and everything that was stated in the description was accurate. We had a great time and won't hesitate to rent again. We loved the view from the house and the deck was so lovely and warm in the afternoons. The house was very well quipped - they had more toys and things than we ever used. However, we did borrow some sand toys for the grandson. Great fun.

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$489

Ocean View Delight! 2bed, Ocean View

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

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$255

Vaquita House on Opal Cliff Dr -- Private beach

Santa Cruz cottage

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

“Beach Music” Vaquita House is unassuming on the outside, but you are soon hooked -- the place glows in the morning sun, the yard is protected so almost always a great place to be. Fully equipped kitchen, too. The owners are more like hosts -- happy to share all their local knowledge, and also willing to lend a guitar after my husband was inspired by all the live music he walked to hear every night. The walk down the hill to Capitola is short -- just long enough to appreciate the seascape or the stars. The walk to the gated beach is even shorter -- and the walks once there, fabulous. Ditto the surfing. We've done several flipkeys and this was by far the best!!!

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$342

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$139

Surfer's Paradise w/ Ocean View & Hot Tub! 1 Block to Beach, Near Boardwalk

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$402

European-style house w/ocean views, private hot tub, & location near the beach!

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$345

Cozy Pleasure Point Bungalow

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$2,314

Lovely West Cliff home ideal for your next beach vacation!

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$256

Updated Patio Home w/ Prime Locale: Near Beaches, Bistros & Boardwalk

Santa Cruz condo

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

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$124

Walk to the Beach & 41st Ave! 3BR w/ Patio & Garden

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

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$288

Coastal Victorian Carriage House in Santa Cruz on Scenic West Cliff Drive

Santa Cruz cottage

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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$300

Seabright Beach Bungalow - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

“Perfect Location” Our family had an amazing time at this immaculate beach house! The house was fully stocked - there was nothing we needed that wasn't there. Everything was new and fresh. The owners obviously put a lot of effort into making the rental both comfortable and hospitable. We were really happy with the location. It was so close to Seabright beach that running up to the house to make a sandwich or get a sweatshirt was no big deal. Our 2 college-aged daughters joined us for the weekend and there was plenty of parking for all 3 of our cars. Once parked, we didn't need to use the cars at all. We walked everywhere - to the nearby coffee shops in the morning, to the boardwalk for a day of fun, to the yacht club to see the boats, to the wharf for dinner and to (our favorite) the Seabright Brewing Company for great food and beer. The house has plenty of space, beautiful hardwood floors, a huge kitchen and laundry room. We loved sitting on the porch at the end of the day, reading and watching the day-trippers walk by. It was an awesome vacation spot and we fully intend to visit again!

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$348

Villa Vista: Lower-Oceanfront rental with amazing views of surf & city lights

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$632

Quiet Country Cottage. Nature. Close to town.

Santa Cruz cottage

3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

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$521

Surfer’s Delight! Beach Cottage + Bonus Room – Walk to Pleasure Point

Santa Cruz house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$302

Vibrant home with breathtaking views & convenient location!

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$167

Quiet and Serene in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$226

Luxury Beach Villa-Ocean Views all rooms - Jacuzzi

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

“Wonderful experience in Santa Cruz” What a wonderful house in a great neighborhood. Very close to everything. We had a weather-perfect time; watched the sunrise over the water in the morning with a cup of coffee and watched the sun set in the evening. We relaxed taking walks along the water and through the neighborhoods. The house was perfect for our whole family; clean, spacious, with a great selection of music; wonderful kitchen and barbeque on the balcony. Loved the hot tub! We will definitely make this a return spot for vacation time.

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$810

Seaside Victorian Cottage on Historic Property

Santa Cruz cottage

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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$265

Cozy home with gas fireplace and furnished balcony close to beach and boardwalk

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$167

Walk out our front door and along the ocean

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 9

“Great Vacation” Definitely doing this one again. Great location and great home. Dorothy is attentive to your needs and does everything in her power to ensure a wonderful time. Highly recommend this home!!!

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$695

Executive Beach Retreat for 2 - Feb 2020 - 30 days minimum

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 3

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$174

Lovely Santa Cruz Home w/ Yard, 1.5 Mi to Coast!

Santa Cruz cottage

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 5 minutes

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$236

Santa Cruz Beach Getaway

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$219

Adorable & Airy Updated Beach Cottage w/ Patio, New Kitchen & Bathroom

Santa Cruz cottage

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$243

'Endless Summer' 4BR w/ Ocean View - Walk to Beach, Near Redwood State Park

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

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$481

Commanding San Francisco Views from Every Room!

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$443

Beauty at the Beachfront: Steps to Ocean & 5-Minute Walk to Santa Cruz Harbor

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 12

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$876

Charming, dog-friendly home w/ a guest cottage, wharf views, & private hot tub

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$438

Live Among Redwoods, Walk to the Beach!

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

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$263

Villa Vista:Upper-Multimillion dollar oceanfront home right on the beach!

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$579

Gorgeous Historic Victorian, Walk to Wharf, Beach

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$573

Cozy Santa Cruz Cottage - Walk to Beach & Pier!

Santa Cruz cottage

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 5 minutes

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$189

Opal Cliff Beach House

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

“Santa Cruz at its Sweetest” the Opal Cliff Beach House is an amazing place to stay if you are in the Santa Cruz area. The house itself is large, yet homey...stunning views and sounds of the ocean...gorgeous decks front and back, peaceful gardens and all the amenities one would expect. The sun room, with its wall of glass, on the second floor is amazing rain or shine. I can't recommend this beautiful home highly enough.

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 2 minutes

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$573

Blacks Beach Retreat, WiFi, Twin Lakes Beach

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$405

Beach House For You -East Cliff Yellow Beach House 6 adults max + 2 kids

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$458

Sunny Seabright Beach Getaway

Santa Cruz apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$162

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About Santa Cruz

Few places can rival Santa Cruz, CA for its well-rounded, family beach vacation atmosphere. Spend your days sunning on your vacation rental's private deck or patio, then take just a few steps in the sand to enjoy the vast, blue Pacific. Swim, kayak, sail, fish and windsurf in the morning, then mountain bike, hike, horseback ride, and enjoy the links during your afternoons. With breath-taking views of the Monetary Bay from your bedroom's balcony, spend your evenings watching the twinkling lights of the sea ships cruise by, and then let the lull of the ocean waves put you to sleep.

Santa Cruz is home to one of the best California boardwalks around, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, which is the perfect place for riding roller coasters, relaxing on the beach, and dining. With free admission and endless opportunities for fun, the Boardwalk is great for the entire family. Santa Cruz is also home to great local talent, and hosts a number of art fairs, music celebrations, film festivals and theatre performances.

Here are a few specific suggestions as you plan your trip:

  • Take a ride on the "Big Dipper on Earth": This Santa Cruz landmark is one of the oldest wooden roller coasters around. Built in 1924, the ride takes you high into the sky to give you breath-taking views of the beach and the ocean amidst a Monterey Bay background.
  • Witness the Monarch butterfly migration: Santa Cruz is world-renowned for the yearly migration of the Monarch butterfly. See thousands of beautiful butterflies who rest here during their peak season (October through January).
  • Explore the Natural Bridges State Beach: The State Beach is famous for its natural bridge and an ideal place to see wildlife, including ocean birds, whales and otters. Low tides are perfect for finding sea stars and crabs too.
  • Stroll the Santa Cruz Wharf: This is a great place to relax and people watch. Rest your feet in a cafe, rent a fishing pole, or browse local art shops and boutiques.
  • Go horseback riding: Santa Cruz state parks, state beaches and the marshlands around Moore Creek are beautiful places to explore on horseback.
  • Play on the beach: Twin Lakes Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Santa Cruz. Come here to take a surf lesson, rent a kayak, or just lie in the sun and relax.

Find the right house rental within a few steps of the Santa Cruz California Boardwalk and start planning the perfect vacation getaway. Camping in Santa Cruz is a beautiful way to spend a night under the stars, but nothing beats coming home at the end of a day of sun and sand to your own luxurious villa with views of the ocean.

Are you planning an important celebration, family reunion, wedding or honeymoon? Vacation rental opportunities are plentiful all year round in idyllic Santa Cruz wedding locations. Find a perfect vacation home within a few steps of the beach and invite your family and friends for a campfire on the sand or a barbeque on the deck. While you're visiting Santa Cruz, be sure to explore some of the other beautiful vacation destinations along the central coast, like Monterey and Newport Beach.

Top Destination reviews

Santa Cruz Getaway!!!!
Mr

Great place. With all the basics needed. Very kid friendly. Great private backyard. Loved the wood floors easy to wipe up after kids . Living room had Netflix. ;) … see more
Seaside Haven (1 blk to beach, Hot tub, Wifi, Pet), Kid Friendly
Excellent

Awesome,clean and quiet place, lots of space and friendly neighborhood. Lots of delicious food places in walking distance and beatiful beach. … see more
PLEASURE POINT SURF HOUSE
Awesome

Comfortable home with fantastic views and close to lots of shopping, recreation, and good food selections. … see more
Walk out our front door and along the ocean
Very comfortable and accommodating.

This home is located in a great neighborhood of Santa Cruz with a beautiful view of Monterrey bay from the upper deck. The kitchen is outfitted with tools needed for preparation of modest to gourmet meals. The layout of the house was very well thought out. Very comfortable. The owner is very gracious and responsive to any questions. We'll definitely visit again!see more
3 BR + loft West Side Ocean View Natural Bridges
Very nice home and location with all the amenities

.The location was ideal and the accommodations were great. The home is clean and well supplied. There is plenty of parking space. … see more
Seabright Beach Bungalow - Santa Cruz
We found the Bungalow Clean & Comfortable

Over our two week stay we had various members of our immediate family for a few days and the accommodations handle their say well. The beds were all good and everyone slept well. The only thing we missed was having a Barbeque, but we survived. We hope to return next year. … see more

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