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6 adults
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3 beds
MapView on map3.2 mi from City Center1200 yd from Sunny Cove Beach County Park
From   US$ 983 /nightSelect
3 adults
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MapView on map1300 yd from City Center400 yd from Santa Cruz
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Best vacation rentals in Santa Cruz

Why visit?

Santa Cruz, located in the sunny state of California, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, trendy beach culture, and a vibrant arts scene. Visitors can soak up the sun at the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, marvel at the natural wonders of the majestic Big Basin Redwoods State Park, or explore the stunning coastline along West Cliff Drive. Additionally, the Santa Cruz Wharf, Mystery Spot, and the University of California, Santa Cruz campus are must-see landmarks for tourists.

Why is choosing vacation rentals in Santa Cruz better than staying in a hotel?

Space and privacy: Vacation rentals offer more space and privacy than hotel rooms.

Local experience: By staying in a vacation rental, you can immerse yourself in the local community and culture of Santa Cruz.

Kitchen facilities: Many rental properties come with fully-equipped kitchens, allowing you to prepare your own meals.

Cost-effective: Splitting the cost of a vacation rental among a group can often be more affordable than booking multiple hotel rooms.

Unique accommodations: Vacation rentals in Santa Cruz range from cozy beachfront cottages to spacious hillside villas, providing unique accommodation options for every traveler.

Vacation rentals in Santa Cruz


Bright and Spacious Ocean View Apartment: This modern 2-bedroom apartment offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and is conveniently located near the beach and downtown Santa Cruz.

Cozy Downtown Loft: This stylish loft apartment is perfect for couples or solo travelers, featuring a central location within walking distance to restaurants and attractions.

Seaside Retreat: Nestled in a tranquil neighborhood, this 1-bedroom apartment boasts coastal charm and easy access to nearby beaches and parks.


Charming Beach Cottage: This delightful 3-bedroom house exudes coastal charm and is just steps away from the sand and surf of Santa Cruz beaches.

Family-Friendly Coastal Home: Ideal for families, this 4-bedroom house offers a spacious layout, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a private backyard for relaxation.

Hillside Hideaway: Set amidst lush greenery, this 2-bedroom house provides tranquility and breathtaking views of Santa Cruzs scenic landscape.


Coastal Townhouse with Panoramic Views: This 2-bedroom townhouse offers modern amenities and panoramic ocean views from its private balcony.

Secluded Retreat in Capitola: Tucked away in the quaint town of Capitola, this 3-bedroom townhouse provides a peaceful escape with easy access to the beach and shops.

Luxury rentals:

Oceanfront Villa: This luxurious 5-bedroom oceanfront villa boasts elegant furnishings, a private pool, and direct beach access, offering a true indulgent getaway.

Cliffside Mansion: Perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean, this grand 6-bedroom mansion features upscale amenities, expansive outdoor spaces, and breathtaking coastal vistas.

Homes with a pool:

Coastal Paradise with Pool and Hot Tub: This 3-bedroom home offers a private pool and hot tub, surrounded by lush gardens, creating a serene oasis for relaxation.

Seaside Retreat with Pool: Located near the beach, this 4-bedroom home features a sparkling pool, spacious patio, and inviting outdoor living areas for a perfect coastal retreat.

Waterfront / Near beachfront:

Beachfront Bungalow: This charming 2-bedroom bungalow sits right on the sandy shore, providing uninterrupted ocean views and direct access to the beach.

Coastal Escape with Spectacular Views: Perched on the bluff overlooking Monterey Bay, this 3-bedroom rental offers breathtaking ocean vistas and private beach access.

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