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112 apartments

(1) Excellent 

31

Seahaven in Santa Cruz (Pleasure Point)

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

4 8 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Price per night from

$430

Price per night from

$430

(1) Excellent 

28

Beautifully Remodeled 3BR w/ Game Room & Fire Pit, Walk to Beach & Dining

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 8 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
  • Air conditioning

Price per night from

$505

Price per night from

$505

(24) Very Good 

14

3 BR + loft West Side Ocean View Natural Bridges

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 10 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child Friendly
“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.
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Price per night from

$425

Price per night from

$425

19

Spectacular location! Walk to Beach & Boardwalk!

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz condo

2 4 30 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 30 nights min
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$109

Price per night from

$109

(7) Excellent 

15

Nicely's ~ Historic Victorian Flat

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz apartment

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.8 mi
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet Friendly
“I am so excited to tell all my friends and clients about this pl” My first stay was in august of 2013. The place was just being redecorated. I stayed in the "Love Shack" my first night. Absolutely loved it! My next evening I moved into the flat for
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Price per night from

$189

Price per night from

$189

(9) Excellent 

23

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

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz bungalow

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
“Perfect Place by the Beach” Great place to get away!! We had a great time this weekend in Santa Cruz and huge part of that. The layout of the home made it easy to relax and enjoy the indoors and out. With our 2 year old running about having a backya
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Price per night from

$250

Price per night from

$250

24

Surfers Paradise w/ Ocean-View! 1 Block to Beach, Near Santa Cruz Boardwalk

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 8 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$408

Price per night from

$408

(7) Excellent 

17

Vaquita House on Opal Cliff Dr -- Private beach

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz cottage

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
“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
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Price per night from

$338

Price per night from

$338

(3) Very Good 

12

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

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

2 5 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$252

Responds fast!
avg. 3 hours 49 minutes

Price per night from

$252

(1) Very Good 

21

Cozy Pleasure Point Bungalow

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$2,290

Price per night from

$2,290

25

Updated 3BR w/ Private Patio, Prime Locale: Near Beaches, Bistros & Boardwalk

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz condo

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$292

Price per night from

$292

(2) Excellent 

7

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

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz cottage

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Car not necessary

Price per night from

$297

Price per night from

$297

(10) Very Good 

15

Seabright Beach Bungalow - Santa Cruz

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child Friendly
“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
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Price per night from

$344

Price per night from

$344

19

Lighthouse Retreat

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$573

Price per night from

$573

24

Santa Cruz Cottage Sanctuary w/ Hot Tub in Bamboo Garden

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz cottage

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$250

Price per night from

$250

(3) Very Good 

35

Remodeled Home with Pool Table & Ocean Views!

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

4 11 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 11
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Air conditioning

Price per night from

$426

Price per night from

$426

(2) Average 

16

Seabright Beach Cottage - Santa Cruz

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz cottage

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary

Price per night from

$258

Price per night from

$258

24

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

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

2 6 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$463

Price per night from

$463

17

Quiet Country Cottage. Nature. Close to town.

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz cottage

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$450

Price per night from

$450

14

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

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Private garden

Price per night from

$611

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 54 minutes

Price per night from

$611

(16) Excellent 

15

Santa Cruz Beach View Cottage-Luxury Dog-Friendly

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
“It was way beyond expectations” Location,Location.Location. The house was clean and bright. Everything and I mean everything, was provided. The complementery bottle of wine was an unexpected supprise.
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Price per night from

$395

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

Price per night from

$395

(3) Very Good 

18

PLEASURE POINT SURF HOUSE

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 8 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$350

Price per night from

$350

(3) Very Good 

24

The Warmth of Old World Charm + Pertect West Side!

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.005 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary

Price per night from

$440

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

Price per night from

$440

24

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

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$516

Price per night from

$516

(18) Very Good 

27

Quiet Luxury & Romance in the Redwoods with Spa

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 13 mi
  • Private garden
“Relaxing, inviting home in the redwoods” Beautiful inviting home surrounded by redwoods. It was so nice to relax in the hot tub after a long drive. It was so sweet to have everything we needed for a great breakfast the next morning. We had such a g
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Price per night from

$215

Price per night from

$215

4

Seaside Victorian Cottage on Historic Property

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz cottage

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$263

Price per night from

$263

(1) Excellent 

25

Luxury Beach Villa-Ocean Views all rooms - Jacuzzi

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 10 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Private garden
“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 evenin
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Price per night from

$701

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 13 minutes

Price per night from

$701

(2) Average 

23

Cowell Beach House

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

2 6 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$236

Responds fast!
avg. 12 minutes

Price per night from

$236

24

1BR Cottage + Bonus Room, Walk to Pleasure Point – Discounted Wine Passport

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

1 4 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$384

Price per night from

$384

(6) Excellent 

12

Quiet and Serene in Santa Cruz

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz apartment

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Ask about children

Price per night from

$224

Price per night from

$224

26

Great 26th Avenue Beach House

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

4 18 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 mi
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$540

Price per night from

$540

24

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

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$750

Price per night from

$750

24

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

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

4 10 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • min stay varies
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$503

Price per night from

$503

25

Santa Cruz Beach Getaway

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 8 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.01 mi
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$217

Responds fast!
avg. 3 hours 49 minutes

Price per night from

$217

29

Walk to Downtown Santa Cruz & the Beach Boardwalk!!

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

4 8 30 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 30 nights min
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

Price per night from

$172

Price per night from

$172

(14) Excellent 

24

Walk out our front door and along the ocean

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Air conditioning
“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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Price per night from

$687

Price per night from

$687

19

Walk to the Beach Boardwalk & Downtown Santa Cruz

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz townhouse

2 4 30 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 30 nights min
  • Child Friendly

Price per night from

$149

Price per night from

$149

24

Commanding San Francisco Views from Every Room!

California / Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

2 4 30 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 30 nights min
  • Swimming pool

Price per night from

$439

Price per night from

$439

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.