Santa Cruz vacation rentals

Santa Cruz vacation rentals

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 67% drop in price.
Most expensive time to stay with an average 40% rise in price.
Average Sunday to Thursday price over the last 2 weeks.
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Top tips for finding the perfect Santa Cruz vacation rental

  • Vacation rentals in Santa Cruz are around 69% more expensive than hotels on average. Search here to compare prices for all accommodation types in Santa Cruz.
  • The best vacation rental properties in Santa Cruz are Charming Romantic Yacht Harbor Beach Cottage (10.0, 24 reviews), Walk to Boardwalk, Seabright Beach, Yacht Harbor and much much more (10.0, 26), and Beach house Santa Cruz (9.8, 20), based on ratings and reviews from real travelers.
  • Ardent hikers should seek Santa Cruz vacation rentals near its popular hiking areas like the Mystery Spot. There is a quiet retreat nestled in the Redwood forests about 7.1 miles from Mystery Spot and about 2 minutes drive from Downtown. It offers a balcony, accommodation for two, a kitchen and a bathroom. The charming and colorful cabin approximately lies 3.9 miles from Mystery Spot offering a deck with a seating area alongside an outdoor dining area. It also provides a fireplace, Wi-Fi, and a parking space.
  • Travelers who enjoy playing golf while visiting Santa Cruz can consider getting vacation rentals near public golf courses. Clean Beautiful Home in the Sea Bright Neighborhoods sits around 2.8 miles from Pasatiempo Golf Course, offering a private hot tub, two fireplaces, and an outdoor deck. Electrical appliances for visitors’ convenience include kitchen appliances, video games, and laundry facilities.
  • Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will love staying in Santa Cruz vacation rentals near Moore Creek Wildlife Preserve. Beach Hill Bungalow offers a cozy stay a few minutes from the beach, offering a bedroom, kitchen, and patio. It is conveniently located near Moore Creek Wildlife preserve, a short walk to the San Lorenzo River and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
  • For lovers of art, consider staying near Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Sea Angel vacation rental is a three bedroomed cozy stay with two bathrooms that offer free parking. It provides clean well-decorated rooms with partial ocean views. Creekside retreat lies within a 10-min drive to Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, provides a living area with a fireplace and entertainment options alongside a fully equipped kitchen. A front-covered patio offers outdoor seating for relaxing.
  • Travelers looking for affordable Santa Cruz vacation rentals can consider staying near Boardwalk. A one-bedroom hideaway offers an affordable stay off East Cliff Drive between Capitola and Yacht Harbor. It features a gourmet kitchen with BBQ facilities, a bathroom, and a deck. It sits about 1.9 miles from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Capitola Beach.

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