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Vaquita House on Opal Cliff Dr -- Private beach

Santa Cruz cottage

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$245

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Santa Cruz Getaway!!!!

Santa Cruz log cabin

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$191

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Seahaven in Santa Cruz (Pleasure Point)

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$376

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NEW LISTING! Charming, beachy cottage w/garden terrace-walk to beaches & parks

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 32 minutes

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$351

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

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

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$385

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Spacious 3BR – 3-Minute Walk to Beach, Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$472

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Seabright Beach Cottage - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz cottage

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$225

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Santa Cruz Cottage Sanctuary w/ Hot Tub in Bamboo Garden

Santa Cruz cottage

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$275

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

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 53 minutes

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$535

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Seaside Haven (1 blk to beach, Hot tub, Wifi, Pet), Kid Friendly

Santa Cruz bungalow

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

“Love love love” My boyfriend and I stayed at this cute little beach house with my 2 year old daughter. We loved the layout! It was so close to the beach and the backyard was secluded. It had all the amenities that a house would need (pots, pans, pl

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$250

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Lighthouse Retreat

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$501

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Remodeled Home with Pool Table & Ocean Views!

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 11

Price per night from

$526

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Spectacular location! Walk to Beach & Boardwalk!

Santa Cruz condo

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$95

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Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 32 minutes

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$100

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Lovely West Cliff home ideal for your next beach vacation!

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 32 minutes

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$183

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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 w

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$426

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Vibrant home with breathtaking views & convenient location!

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 32 minutes

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$132

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Quiet and Serene in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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$195

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Nicely's ~ Historic Victorian Flat

Santa Cruz apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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$165

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Seabright Beach Bungalow - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Price per night from

$301

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Ocean View Delight! 2bed, Ocean View, Pet Friendly

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

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$273

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3-level surfers paradise w/ ocean view, hot tub, enclosed yard, close to beach

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 32 minutes

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$175

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

Santa Cruz cottage

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

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$259

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PLEASURE POINT SURF HOUSE

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Price per night from

$351

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Walk out our front door and along the ocean

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 9

“Everything about this home is breath taking!” My family & I just returned home from a week’s vacation in this absolutely beautiful home! I have not rented a vacation home in a very long time and searched for 2-months as I was looking for something by

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$602

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Pleasure Point Oasis ~ Family-Friendly Yard ~ Walk to Beach ~ Private Parking

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$451

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Two story, dog-friendly home - just seconds to the ocean!

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 32 minutes

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$173

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Great 26th Avenue Beach House

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 18

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$541

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The Warmth of Old World Charm + Pertect West Side!

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 51 minutes

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$385

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Santa Cruz Beach View Cottage-Luxury Dog-Friendly

Santa Cruz house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

“Wonderful beach cottage” We had a wonderful time at your sweet beach cottage. Just one block from the beach, listening to the waves and spending time people watching and enjoying the view from the front deck were the best parts. Great central location

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

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$396

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Executive Beach Retreat for 2- February, 2018

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 3

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

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$150

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

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 32 minutes

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$301

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Cozy Pleasure Point Bungalow

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Price per night from

$2,001

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Cowell Beach House

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 19 minutes

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$196

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Quiet Luxury & Romance in the Redwoods with Spa

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

“Tranquility among the Redwoods” This unique home is a delight! Surrounded by towering redwoods that are reflected by a wall of mirrors, you get the illusion that you're living in the forest. It's cozy and private, yet easily accessible and close to

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$216

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

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 53 minutes

Price per night from

$534

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Gorgeous Historic Victorian, Walk to Wharf, Beach

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Price per night from

$496

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Beautiful Santa Cruz Sanctuary near downtown restaurants, shops & West Cliff Dr

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Price per night from

$751

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About Santa Cruz

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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.

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