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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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  • 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:

    “This is a great find! Super close to everything, really cute, great space for our family of 4, and a wonderful value. We’ve been using Airbnb for years and this is definitely one of our favorite spaces. Book today!”

  • 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!”

  • Wave House by the Beach for Two!
    SUPERHOSTEntire house · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom
    Wave House by the Beach for Two!

    PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS: Spacious house with a loft bedroom, bathroom with shower/bathtub, skylights, full kitchen, large living room and dining area. Lots of light. Two decks, yard, driveway and garage for parking. Only a 0.3 mile walk to the beach and boardwalk. A 0.4 mile walk to the wharf. And a 0.7 mile walk to downtown. Lots of outdoor activities in the area! Unfortunately the house is not suitable for children under 10.

    What guests are saying:

    “The Wave House was the perfect weekend beach getaway! Kendall is a fantastic host, from the first message down to every last detail in the house, her responsiveness, thoughtfulness and hospitality made our trip a memorable experience. Thanks Kendall! We look forward to another trip to Santa Cruz and another stay in this beautiful property!”

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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

Upper WS Home 2 mi. from UCSC, Downtown & Beaches
SUPERHOSTEntire guest house
Upper WS Home 2 mi. from UCSC, Downtown & Beaches
Price:£91 / night
Harbor Studio Near Beach Boardwalk
SUPERHOSTTiny house
Harbor Studio Near Beach Boardwalk
Price:£103 / night
Cypress Dream
SUPERHOSTPrivate room
Cypress Dream
Price:£79 / night
Darling vintage50s bungalow private quiet & garden
SUPERHOSTEntire bungalow
Darling vintage50s bungalow private quiet & garden
Price:£55 / night
Santa Cruz Comfort - Close Clean Convenient
SUPERHOSTEntire flat
Santa Cruz Comfort - Close Clean Convenient
Price:£96 / night
Bagshot Row
SUPERHOSTEntire house
Bagshot Row
Price:£228 / night
Savasana Surfer's Retreat
SUPERHOSTEntire guest suite
Savasana Surfer's Retreat
Price:£80 / night
Aloha Apartment w/Spa
SUPERHOSTEntire flat
Aloha Apartment w/Spa
Price:£200 / night
Juju Town: A Santa Cruz Redwoods Retreat
SUPERHOSTEntire guest house
Juju Town: A Santa Cruz Redwoods Retreat
Price:£95 / night
Sunny Harborside Bungalow
SUPERHOSTEntire guest house
Sunny Harborside Bungalow
Price:£92 / night
2 bdrm Bungalow 3 blocks from the Beach
SUPERHOSTEntire bungalow
2 bdrm Bungalow 3 blocks from the Beach
Price:£200 / night
Garden Cottage in the Heart of SC!
Entire guest suite
Garden Cottage in the Heart of SC!
Price:£62 / night
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