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

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$484

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Seahaven in Santa Cruz (Pleasure Point)

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$375

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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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Nicely's ~ Historic Victorian Flat

Santa Cruz apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

“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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$165

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3 BR + loft West Side Ocean View Natural Bridges

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 10

“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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$425

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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

“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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$251

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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

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$245

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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 49 minutes

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$185

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Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 43 minutes

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$100

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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. 2 hours 50 minutes

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$173

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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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$384

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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. 2 hours 50 minutes

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$350

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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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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. 2 hours 50 minutes

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$130

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

Santa Cruz condo

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

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$211

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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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$291

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Cozy Pleasure Point Bungalow

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$2,000

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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. 2 hours 50 minutes

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$200

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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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Remodeled Home with Pool Table & Ocean Views!

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 11

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$525

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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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Lighthouse Retreat

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$500

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PLEASURE POINT SURF HOUSE

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$350

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Seabright Beach Bungalow - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

“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 wa

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$300

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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 54 minutes

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$533

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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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$250

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Quiet Luxury & Romance in the Redwoods with Spa

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

“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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$215

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Santa Cruz Beach View Cottage-Luxury Dog-Friendly

Santa Cruz house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

“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.

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

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$395

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Quiet Country Cottage. Nature. Close to town.

Santa Cruz cottage

3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

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$450

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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. 1 hour 7 minutes

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$384

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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. 2 hours 50 minutes

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$221

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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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$450

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Vibrant home with breathtaking views & convenient location!

Santa Cruz house

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 36 minutes

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$148

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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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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 evenin

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 38 minutes

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$700

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Seaside Victorian Cottage on Historic Property

Santa Cruz cottage

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

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$229

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Great 26th Avenue Beach House

Santa Cruz house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 18

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$540

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

Santa Cruz house

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$280

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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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