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Jayes Timberlane Resort
3.5 out of 5
8705 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA
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The price is $110 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Ben Lomond, this vacation home is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Felton Covered Bridge Park and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Roaring ...
4/5Very Good! (178 reviews)
"Nice area, spacious rooms. Not too fancy, just right."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Jayes Timberlane Resort
Peaceful Treehouse with Ocean View
Situated in Aptos, this romantic vacation home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Monterey Bay. Cabrillo College ...
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Peaceful Treehouse with Ocean View
Gated Beachfront 3br/3.5ba W/ Private Sauna & Deck 3 Bedroom Home
Situated in Aptos, this golf vacation home is steps from Beer Can Beach, Monterey Bay, and Rio Del Mar Beach. Seascape Golf Club and Seacliff State Beach are ...
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Gated Beachfront 3br/3.5ba W/ Private Sauna & Deck 3 Bedroom Home
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Beachside Aptos -- Quick Walk to Beach, Pet Friendly, WIFI, Washer & Dryer
This family-friendly Aptos vacation home is located on a river, within a 5-minute walk of Rio Del Mar Beach and Monterey Bay. Seacliff State Beach and The Forest ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (92 reviews)
Gem
"Perfect for a family get away on the beach!"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

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Beachside Aptos -- Quick Walk to Beach, Pet Friendly, WIFI, Washer & Dryer
Capitola Village Getaway! - Steps from River walk
Situated in Capitola, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Capitola Mercantile and Capitola Beach. Capitola Wharf and Esplanade Park Beach are also ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Great Location
"This was a very clean place with a great location near the beach, very quiet at night. I will stay there again."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

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Capitola Village Getaway! - Steps from River walk
1.5  blks to Natural Bridges Beach! Hot tub,  Firepit .The BEST Location!
This family-friendly Santa Cruz vacation home is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Moore Creek Wetland Nature Preserve and Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (112 reviews)
Excellent location in Santa Cruz
"We had a successful, comfortable family reunion at Geoff's house in north SC. The property is spacious enough for everybody to spread out or gather together. The beds and linens were comfortable, there were plenty of towels, and the kitchen was pretty well stocked. The location was the best feature ..."

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

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1.5 blks to Natural Bridges Beach! Hot tub, Firepit .The BEST Location!
OCEAN VIEW - HILLSIDE SANCTUARY WITH SWIM SPA,  IN APTOS, CALIFORNIA
Situated by the sea, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seascape Golf Club and Monterey Bay. Beer Can Beach and Rio Del Mar Beach are also within 1 ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (90 reviews)
This was our second stay at this property and we will definitely be going back on a yearly basis!
"This property is one of a kind that I believe everybody should experience at one point during their adventures in this beautiful state of California! My family and I love the kitchen and how well stocked everything is and it makes cooking together as a family of very enjoyable experience! The grounds ..."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

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OCEAN VIEW - HILLSIDE SANCTUARY WITH SWIM SPA, IN APTOS, CALIFORNIA
Santa Cruz *Beachfront* Vacation Rental
Nestled on the beach, this Eastside Santa Cruz vacation home is just steps from Moran Lake Beach and Monterey Bay. Capitola Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (60 reviews)
Great family getaway
"So pleased with this home - it was perfect for our family and accommodated someone with a walker. I was disappointed that there was no beach in front of the house like the pictures. We had hoped to use the beach in front and still have family in sight. But everything else was great."

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

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Santa Cruz *Beachfront* Vacation Rental
Beautiful Beach Bungalow!
Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Main Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"It’s the coziest, cutest bungalow I’ve ever seen! Conveniently located a short walk to the Boardwalk (you can hear the roller coaster screams) The fully equipped kitchen made it easy for us to cook. We ate in the small but comfortable side yard that had enough seats for 6. There was even a corn hole ..."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

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Beautiful Beach Bungalow!
East Cliff Beach Retreat - Ocean Views!
Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Pleasure Point Park and Monterey Bay. Capitola Beach is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Best place EVER!
"The location could not be better! The house is large, tons of space to spread out. We were here for two week for a company event and it was fantastic!!"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

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East Cliff Beach Retreat - Ocean Views!
Coastal Getaway With Pool Table - Stroll to Beach - 3 Bedroom Home
This family-friendly Aptos vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Rio Del Mar Beach and Monterey Bay. Seacliff State Beach and The Forest of Nisene Marks ...
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Coastal Getaway With Pool Table - Stroll to Beach - 3 Bedroom Home
Capitola Cliff House
Located in the heart of Capitola, this vacation home is steps from Hooper Beach and Capitola Beach. Monterey Bay is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Incredible Panoramic Ocean View
"The location of the Beach House is truly amazing. The view from the house spans from the ocean to Capitola Village. The owners truly invested in this home with an amazing sense of style and comfort. There are three levels of outdoor deck/patio so that you can enjoy the view from every level. The ..."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

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Capitola Cliff House
Vibrant home with breathtaking views & convenient location!
Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Cocoanut Grove and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Santa Cruz Main Beach and Main ...
4.1/5Very Good! (36 reviews)
Decent
"Decent place to stay near all the action. Tubs clog up and master mattress needs to be replaced. Otherwise a good pick"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

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Vibrant home with breathtaking views & convenient location!
Beautiful View...and 5 Houses from Boardwalk!
Located in the center of Santa Cruz, this family-friendly vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Main Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (141 reviews)
Fantastic!
"Great property and great location! A view, walking distance to a playground and park, nice deck to eat your meals and enjoy the wildlife. We’ll stay here again! Thanks Lauren!"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

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Beautiful View...and 5 Houses from Boardwalk!
Walk to Boardwalk, Seabright Beach, Yacht Harbor and much much more
This family-friendly Santa Cruz vacation home is located on a river, within a 5-minute walk of Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Main Beach. Santa Cruz ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (135 reviews)
37th Wedding Anniversary
"Our family had a great time and really enjoyed our stay. There was plenty of room for our family of 8. The location was within walking distance to the beach and boardwalk as well as restaurants! We will be back!🦈🐚🐙🥂"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

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Walk to Boardwalk, Seabright Beach, Yacht Harbor and much much more
Cozy And Private Beach Bungalow, Hot Tub, Dog ok, 3 Short Blocks To Beach.
Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, this romantic vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Twin Lakes State Beach, Santa Cruz Harbor, and Harbor Beach. Seabright ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)
Perfect place for couple and dog. A bit funky but comfortable. Mattress could use an upgrade.
"Overall very happy!"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

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Cozy And Private Beach Bungalow, Hot Tub, Dog ok, 3 Short Blocks To Beach.
Remodeled Beach House With Ocean View ~ Walk to Beach~Roof Top Deck
The price is $649 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
This family-friendly Aptos vacation home is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Monterey Bay and Seacliff State Beach. The Forest of Nisene Marks State ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)
The house is exactly as described and in a great location!
"We had a wonderful stay in the house. It’s clean and beautiful. The location is very close to the beach but we drove to Rio Del Mar every day instead of walking down to Sea Cliff. We enjoyed our stay very much!"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Remodeled Beach House With Ocean View ~ Walk to Beach~Roof Top Deck
New Listing! Modern Beach House W/ Hot Tub 5 Bedroom Home
3 out of 5
567 35th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, this golf vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Pleasure Point Park and Monterey Bay. Capitola Beach is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) ...
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New Listing! Modern Beach House W/ Hot Tub 5 Bedroom Home
3440 Saint Deyns St House by RedAwning
4 out of 5
3440 Saint Deyns St, Santa Cruz, CA
Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, this golf vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Pleasure Point Park and 38th Avenue Beach Access. The Hook and Monterey ...
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3440 Saint Deyns St House by RedAwning
Quad Cottage bundle: Four Historic Beach Hill Cottages
Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Avenue and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay and University of ...
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Quad Cottage bundle: Four Historic Beach Hill Cottages
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Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

4 out of 5
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is $240 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
4.6/5Wonderful! (972 reviews)
"Every room is ocean view"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Casablanca On The Beach

Casablanca On The Beach

3.5 out of 5
101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is $189 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
3.8/5Good! (157 reviews)
"Great location. Quiet."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Casablanca On The Beach
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz, an IHG Hotel

2.5 out of 5
1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is $132 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
4.1/5Very Good! (964 reviews)
"Everything about the place is great, except the parking garage. The parking spaces are very small, next time we go we are definitely going to take a smaller car. A truck is definitely not ideal to take and try to park, especially when the parking garage is packed. Other than that we had a great time ..."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz, an IHG Hotel
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Booking Tips to Find the Best Santa Cruz Vacation Homes


How much does it cost to rent a vacation home in Santa Cruz?

You can find incredible Santa Cruz vacation homes for all types of budgets: between $110 and $649 per night. The more amenities the rental has, and its proximity to popular places, the higher the price.


What is the best time to stay in a vacation home in Santa Cruz?

If you are looking for a great deal on your vacation home in Santa Cruz, consider visiting in , when prices are usually cheaper.


How many vacation homes are available for rent in Santa Cruz?

There are 141 rental houses to choose from for your trip. You’ll find holiday homes located throughout the city, near sightseeing spots, and close to local nature areas.


How do I find the best deal for a vacation home in Santa Cruz?

Begin by entering your trip dates to see what type of Santa Cruz rental houses are available. Use the map to zoom closer into the areas or zoom out to include more locations. Use the filters on the left side of your search results to narrow down by star rating, price, number of bedrooms, amenities, and more—Expedia makes it easy to score the best deal for your budget.


Why should I rent a vacation home in Santa Cruz?

Booking Santa Cruz vacation home rentals is the perfect way to spend a vacation because of the privacy, variety of amenities, and comfort you’ll have in your own space.


What amenities are available in a private vacation home?

When thinking about what you want in your Santa Cruz rental house, dream big! Depending on your budget and the area, you’ll find amenities like a private pool, hot tub, free parking, fully-equipped kitchen, in-home washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, and a beautiful view or easy access to local sightseeing spots. You can even filter your search results by accessibility to ensure that everyone in your party will be comfortable.


Why should I book a vacation home with Expedia?

Expedia has some of the best selection and deals on available vacation homes in the area—and all in one place. We reward you with members points back on every booking and ensure you get the right accommodation for the best price. And you’ll save big when you bundle your travel together, like booking a car rental in Santa Cruz along with your vacation property, into a Santa Cruz vacation package.


Can I cancel my vacation home with Expedia?

Some accommodations are free to cancel and refundable if done so by a specific date, while others may be non-refundable. To make sure that you can get your money back on cancellations, use the “free cancellation” filter during your search. Contact our customer service portal if you need help.

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