Set within an acre of park-like grounds with giant trees in a quiet residential neighborhood, this vacation home for rent in Santa Cruz is a stylish and historic slice of vintage California.
Set over two floors, the entry leads into the large living room with a fireplace adjacent to a chef’s kitchen ideal for entertaining. The dining room opens out onto a spacious deck overlooking fantastic views of the Boardwalk, downtown and the ocean in the distance. There’s a library and sitting room stocked with books as well as children’s games and art supplies.
Upstairs are two en suite double bedrooms, one with a private deck and outstanding views, an additional double and one designed especially for the little ones with room for up to nine guests.
Wifi throughout, SONOS audio system, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, kids toys, books and games.
Famous for its sunny, counterculture vibes and quintessential, laid-back California attitude, Santa Cruz has always been a haven for surfers, seekers, and live-and-let-live eccentrics of all kinds.
Its historic turn of the century boardwalk and park spans along the wide sandy beach of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and is one of the last of its kind in the state.
Blessed with great beaches and surf breaks, its shoreline along West Cliff Drive features the famous bridge-shaped rock formation at Natural Bridges State Beach.
Pleasantly walkable, Pacific Avenue is the main drag downtown dotted with unique shops, galleries and cafes, excellent farmers market and a burgeoning beer and wine scene.
Ninety minutes south of San Francisco and an hour north of Monterey and Carmel, this central beach town is surrounded by redwood-covered mountains and miles of coastal beauty to explore.
Santa Cruz, California. Nearest Airport: San Francisco International Airport (67 miles), San Jose International (33 miles)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round but Spring is ideal
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