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Vacation rentals in Santa Cruz

Vacation rentals in Santa Cruz

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Top-rated holiday rentals in Santa Cruz

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  • Santa Cruz, Near Beaches, Private, Quiet & Sweet!
    SUPERHOSTEntire guest house · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom
    Santa Cruz, Near Beaches, Private, Quiet & Sweet!

    Sweet and charming space for one or two, in the heart of Live Oak, Santa Cruz. Our home is close to beaches and upper harbor (1.3 miles) and 10 minutes by car to SC Beach Boardwalk and Capitola by the Sea. Comfy double-sized vintage iron bed, a small separate bathroom and a small but charming outdoor area! This is a totally self-contained space with a private entrance!

    What guests are saying:

    “This little casita is a jewel. The space is small but perfect for one person. I stayed a week this time for a solo writing retreat and the privacy and quiet were just what I needed to work. I love the old Wedgewood stove and could cook all of my meals with food I brought myself. That plus the discount for the week’s booking made it possible to give myself the gift of solitude, with the ocean nearby for evening walks at the end of the working day. Many thanks to Maria and Geoff for keeping this tiny space in good working order, clean and bright!”

  • Cozy & Sunny 2-bedroom cottage in Seabright
    SUPERHOSTEntire cottage · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bathroom
    Cozy & Sunny 2-bedroom cottage in Seabright

    Conveniently located in a sunny and peaceful midtown residential neighborhood an easy walk to Seabright restaurants*** , beaches, and the harbor; close to downtown. Pretty and comfortable with wood floors, a patio for dining, a great kitchen with new appliances, direct TV + Roku. Great for friends and families--can accommodate 6 if 1 person takes loft bed.

    What guests are saying:

    “A gem of a place- Susan is a delightful person and her place oozes charm and character. We love old homes and this was decorated very fun, with a great artistic flair. We enjoyed the art books and art work. Everything was well stocked and easy to find, great location, close to everything. We can’t wait to come back!”

  • Upper WS Home 2 mi. from UCSC, Downtown & Beaches
    SUPERHOSTEntire guest house · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bathroom
    Upper WS Home 2 mi. from UCSC, Downtown & Beaches

    This detached guesthouse is 500 sq. ft and 20ft. away from the main house. It’s located up the driveway & tucked away on the right side of the main house. Perfect for 2 people but can sleep 3-4. Close to popular destinations such as: UC Santa Cruz campus (approx. 2 miles), Boardwalk, desired beaches (approx. 2 miles), downtown Santa Cruz, hiking trails etc., this fully furnished guesthouse should suit all your vacationing needs. Full Kitchen & Washer/Dryer. Couch turns into a queen bed.

    What guests are saying:

    “We are so happy with our choice to stay at April’s place over a hotel. The house was immaculate, clean, and the beds were very comfortable! You can’t beat the location...just a few miles from the wharf and Boardwalk, and within walking distance to some excellent restaurants. Try Burger. and Donnelly’s chocolates if you stay here and are looking for a great place to eat or a sweet treat. We had a wonderful time and will definitely stay at April’s the next time we are in town.”

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Popular amenities for Santa Cruz holiday rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Other great holiday rentals in Santa Cruz

Wave House by the Beach for Two!
SUPERHOSTEntire house
Wave House by the Beach for Two!
Price:£169 / night
Cypress Dream
SUPERHOSTPrivate room
Cypress Dream
Price:£95 / night
Darling vintage50s bungalow private quiet & garden
SUPERHOSTEntire bungalow
Darling vintage50s bungalow private quiet & garden
Price:£59 / night
Harbor Studio Near Beach Boardwalk
SUPERHOSTTiny house
Harbor Studio Near Beach Boardwalk
Price:£110 / night
Savasana Surfer's Retreat
SUPERHOSTEntire guest suite
Savasana Surfer's Retreat
Price:£80 / night
Seabright Condo
Entire townhouse
Seabright Condo
Price:£131 / night
Santa Cruz Comfort - Close Clean Convenient
SUPERHOSTEntire flat
Santa Cruz Comfort - Close Clean Convenient
Price:£136 / night
Canyon Retreat Close to Downtown
SUPERHOSTEntire flat
Canyon Retreat Close to Downtown
Price:£105 / night
Aloha Apartment w/Spa
SUPERHOSTEntire flat
Aloha Apartment w/Spa
Price:£212 / night
Pleasure Point Surf & Sand
SUPERHOSTPrivate room
Pleasure Point Surf & Sand
Price:£67 / night
Country Garden Private Guest Suite (Dog friendly)
SUPERHOSTPrivate room
Country Garden Private Guest Suite (Dog friendly)
Price:£59 / night
Serene Relaxing Home - 4mi. to Beach, 1.5 mi. to Golf
Entire house
Serene Relaxing Home - 4mi. to Beach, 1.5 mi. to Golf
Price:£224 / night
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