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Top-rated holiday rentals in Santa Cruz

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Superhost
Tiny home in Aptos
Bamboo Cottage in Aptos Mountain Retreat & Spa
Om Oasis is a beautiful and lush retreat center on several acres of a remote and peaceful 15 acre mountain top property. We host guests who wish to connect with the beauty of nature and experience peace. We are 10-15 minutes up the mountain and partially off-grid with little to no cell reception but with a great WiFi connection. There are a total of 7 guest accommodations (including this one) spread out over our developed 3 acres, making it always a very private experience and easy to distance.
25 Apr – 2 May, Individual Host
£108 per night
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Guest suite in Aptos
Aptos-Seacliff Beach Studio by Yves
3 blocks/half mile walk to the beach (Seacliff). Quiet neighborhood - restaurants/shops nearby. High speed internet (fiber, 1GBPS) Large TV (netflix, prime...) King Size Bed (New as of March 2023) Private in-law studio with entrance through back yard (sliding glass door). All are welcome here! Previously listed under a different admin account called "Aptos - Seacliff Beach Studio" Still the same space but Yves is now primary admin on account. This previously received 78 5 star reviews!
16–23 Mar, Individual Host
£126 per night
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Guest house in Soquel
Secret Garden Retreat
Welcome to our peaceful part of the forest. Adventure out and return to relax and rejuvenate in a beautiful private mountain and garden setting. Our beautiful Secret Garden has many places to relax and enjoy nature. We love the the Big Sur area and strive to create a similar feeling here. It’s a short drive to local beaches, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur. Our place is small and best suited for people who plan to be out exploring and for someone on a solo retreat. Everyone is welcome.
17–24 Mar, Individual Host
£112 per night

Popular amenities for Santa Cruz holiday rentals

Stay near Santa Cruz's top sights

Santa Cruz Wharf143 locals recommend
West Cliff Drive193 locals recommend
Pacific Avenue88 locals recommend
Ocean View Park18 locals recommend
Trader Joe's165 locals recommend
Seymour Marine Discovery Center80 locals recommend

Other great holiday rentals in Santa Cruz

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Guest suite in Felton
Redwood Retreat
7–14 Oct, Individual Host
£114 per night
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Bungalow in Santa Cruz
Vintage Charm Close to Downtown and Beaches
27 Mar – 3 Apr, Individual Host
£126 per night
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Yurt in Watsonville
Mountain Top Yurt in the Redwoods
16–23 Oct
£115 per night
Superhost
Cabin in Aptos
Sparrow Valley Retreat- Private Redwood Retreat
6–13 Mar, Individual Host
£389 per night
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Home in Santa Cruz
OCEAN VIEW beach home near Natural Bridges
4–11 Mar, Individual Host
£650 per night
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Cabin in Felton
Whiskey Hollow: A Cozy A-Frame in the Redwoods
19–26 Jan, Individual Host
£307 per night
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Guest suite in Santa Cruz
Birdsong Studio by Beach--Jasmine Gardens
4–11 Aug, Individual Host
£148 per night
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Guest suite in Boulder Creek
Redwood Riverfront Getaway
22–29 Dec, Individual Host
£103 per night
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Guest house in Santa Cruz
PrIvate Seabright Garden Apartment
15–22 Oct, Individual Host
£141 per night
Superhost
Treehouse in Watsonville
Redwood Treehouse Santa Cruz Mtns.
10–17 Jul, Individual Host
£173 per night
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Campervan/Motorhome in Half Moon Bay
Stunning California Coast Airstream (New Listing)
25 Jun – 2 Jul
£385 per night
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Guest house in Santa Cruz
Garden Oasis Guesthouse Relax, Surf & Adventure
3–10 Mar, Individual Host
£138 per night

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Santa Cruz

Total rentals

1.4K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

560 properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

80 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

350 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

810 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

114K reviews

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