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Santa Cruz, California Vacation Rentals and Tourism

Do you love outdoor adventure? Then you should consider Santa Cruz vacation rentals. Imagine waking up in one of the lovely Santa Cruz beach rentals found here to crashing waves that are just ready for you to tackle them! But it’s not just fun on the water in this special part of California; everything from horseback riding to hiking is in store for you as well.

Cheap family beach vacations to Santa Cruz are a brilliant idea; not only is there something to keep every member of the family happy, but you can also save money by renting a beach house in Santa Cruz – rather than reserving more than one hotel room to accommodate you and your kids! If you’ve never thought about renting Santa Cruz vacation homes by owner, then you’ve missed out on a big secret – beach getaways do not have to be shared with other tourists. You can have a private retreat by renting one of the many amazing vacation homes in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz is nicknamed “Surf City,” so it’s probably a good idea to hit the waves – whether you're an amateur or pro surfer. But there’s also fishing, kayaking, and a number of other activities on the water to enjoy! Or maybe you’d prefer to just get a tan or perhaps a glimpse of a sea lion.

Everybody will love the Boardwalk and Santa Cruz’s other family-friendly attractions as well. Whether it’s kiteboarding or shopping you enjoy, you will surely have a good time if you stay in one of the Santa Cruz vacation rentals found here.

California is known for some of the most innovative summer sports and fun on the water, so become a part of it by staying in one of these great Santa Cruz vacation home rentals.

Santa Cruz Vacation Rental Deals

With all of the attractions of Santa Cruz, you do not want to be spending money when you don't have to.  That's why low-cost Santa Cruz vacation rentals provides a way for you to have fun, and still stay in a nice place at a cheap rate.  Did you know cheap Santa Cruz vacation rentals have a number of luxuries and amenities, as well as spacious bedrooms?  Discounted Santa Cruz vacation homes can accommodate any size budget or group.  When you're here, we want you to enjoy it, and getting a good deal on your accommodation is a great place to start.  So, start saving money on your next vacation for a change and choose one of our luxurious-yet affordable Santa Cruz vacation rentals.

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DEAL!! Peaceful, Spacious But Cozy Beach House
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  • House Rental Deals and Specials Amusement park tickets ($32)
  • bedrooms 3
  • community Twin Lakes Beach
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 8
  • baths
  • rates (USD) $350 - $400 /nt
    $2,100 - $2,700 /wk
    $3,000 /mth
 
 
 
 
 

6 reviews write a review

DEAL!! The Breakers Oceanfront at the Boardwalk
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  • Apartment Rental Deals and Specials No cleaning fee ($60)
  • bedrooms 2
  • community
  • rental type Apartment
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  • sleeps 6
  • baths 1
  • rates (USD) $160 - $300 /nt
    $900 - $1,850 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

7 reviews write a review

Seaside Haven
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  • bedrooms 2
  • community Twin Lakes Beach
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 6
  • baths 1
  • rates (USD) $250 - $275 /nt
    $1,400 - $1,700 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

6 reviews write a review

Tranquility Base
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  • bedrooms 2
  • community
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 5
  • baths 1
  • rates (USD) $125 - $165 /nt
    $875 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

6 reviews write a review

3900+ sq ft Beach Front Vacation Home - Santa Cruz
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  • bedrooms 5
  • community Manresa Beach
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 14
  • baths
  • rates (USD) $565 - $650 /nt
    $3,950 - $4,500 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor / Seabright Beach Escape
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  • bedrooms 1
  • community Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 2
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $130 - $145 /nt
    $825 - $950 /wk
    $2,400 - $3,000 /mth
 
 
 
 
 

1 reviews write a review

Sea and Sand Beachfront Cottage
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  • bedrooms 1
  • community
  • rental type Cottage
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  • sleeps 4
  • baths 1
  • rates (USD) $239 - $349 /nt
    $1,350 - $1,750 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Kate's Cottage by the Sea
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  • bedrooms 3
  • community
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 8
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $195 - $349 /nt
    $1,400 - $2,350 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

21 reviews write a review

East Cliff Beach Oasis-Luxury Vacation Rental Beach House
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  • bedrooms 2
  • community
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 6
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $235 - $325 /nt
    $1,596 - $1,995 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Hawaiian Style Beach House, Ocean View, 1 Block to Beach
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  • bedrooms 2
  • community Live Oak
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 8
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $280 - $315 /nt
    $1,500 - $2,200 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

67 reviews write a review

Sunny Cove Retreat: Dream House, on the Beach in Santa Cruz
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  • bedrooms 4
  • community Sunny Cove Beach
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 16
  • baths 3
  • rates (USD) $550 - $850 /nt
    $3,900 - $5,600 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

59 reviews write a review

Cozy Bucks Beach Bungalow-7 doors to Beach-Hot Tub-Bikes-Pet
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  • bedrooms 2
  • community Pleasure Point
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 6
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $297 - $390 /nt
    $1,888 - $2,187 /wk
    $5,000 - $9,000 /mth
 
 
 
 
 

42 reviews write a review

Villa Santa Cruz
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  • bedrooms 2
  • community Seabright
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 6
  • baths 1
  • rates (USD) $1,000 - $1,300 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Beach Retreat Santa Cruz
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  • bedrooms 2
  • community
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 6
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $250 /nt
    $1,500 - $1,650 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Sunshine Point
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  • bedrooms 5
  • community Pleasure Point
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 10
  • baths 3
  • rates (USD) $650 /nt
    $4,000 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Beach Cottage in Santa Cruz - Ocean View, Sunny Cove Area
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  • bedrooms 2
  • community Sunny Cove
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 6
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $295 - $325 /nt
    $775 - $1,275 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Santa Cruz Beach Bungalow - OCEANFRONT!
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  • bedrooms 2
  • community Pleasure Point
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 6
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $385 /nt
    $2,700 - $3,200 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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AwesomeView - Beachfront Home
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  • bedrooms 4
  • community Pleasure Point
  • rental type Townhome
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  • sleeps 10
  • baths 3
  • rates (USD) $600 - $900 /nt
    $3,300 - $4,900 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

6 reviews write a review

Oceanview Beach House La Selva/Manressa
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  • bedrooms 3
  • community Manresa Beach
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 7
  • baths
  • rates (USD) $275 - $450 /nt
 
 
 
 
 

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Romantic Sea Rose Ocean View Beach Getaway on Monterey Bay
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  • bedrooms 2
  • community Sunset Beach
  • rental type Cottage
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 4
  • baths 1
  • rates (USD) $195 - $250 /nt
    $1,150 - $1,500 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

10 reviews write a review

Serenity By The Sea
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  • bedrooms 4
  • community
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 10
  • baths 3
  • rates (USD) $450 - $2,700 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Santa Cruz Beachfront Vacation Rental
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  • bedrooms 4
  • community
  • rental type House
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 8
  • baths 3
  • rates (USD) $2,000 - $4,700 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

31 reviews write a review

Ocean Front Spectacular Vacation Rental
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  • bedrooms 4
  • community West Cliff Drive
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 7
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $3,450 - $4,000 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Luxury, Large Beach House, Santa Cruz
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  • bedrooms 4
  • community Pleasure Point
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 10
  • baths
  • rates (USD) $2,000 - $3,600 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Sugar Shack
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  • bedrooms 2
  • community
  • rental type Apartment
  • sleeps 4
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $300 - $325 /nt
    $2,000 - $2,200 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Point Break Beach House
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  • bedrooms 4
  • community
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 8
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $500 - $525 /nt
    $3,500 - $3,650 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Fantastic Location,Prices:Close to Beach, Eateries, Harbor, Boardwalk!
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  • bedrooms 2
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 6
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $276 /nt
    $1,736 - $1,932 /wk
    $3,150 /mth
 
 
 
 
 

32 reviews write a review

Best Westside Location 2 Blocks to Beach, New, Full Kitchen
Santa Cruz Apartment Rental Picture
  • bedrooms 0
  • rental type Apartment
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 3
  • baths 1
  • rates (USD) $165 - $249 /nt
    $987 - $1,197 /wk
    $2,400 - $4,500 /mth
 
 
 
 
 

9 reviews write a review

*new*Seabright/harbor, Oceanview,Clean,Spacious,Walking Distance To Everything!
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  • bedrooms 3
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 12
  • baths 3
  • rates (USD) $328 - $500 /nt
    $1,945 - $2,805 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

5 reviews write a review

Best Westside Beach Boardwalk & Surf Location
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  • bedrooms 4
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 10
  • baths 4
  • rates (USD) $4,500 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Westside Bungalow Walk to Surf, Beach, Boardwalk and Downtown
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  • bedrooms 2
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 6
  • baths 1
  • rates (USD)
 
 
 
 
 

24 reviews write a review

Oceanfront Santa Cruz Beach Hse - Pet Friendly
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  • bedrooms 4
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 12
  • baths
  • rates (USD) $554 - $638 /nt
 
 
 
 
 

7 reviews write a review

Seabright Bungalow - Within Steps to the Beach
Santa Cruz House Rental Picture
  • bedrooms 2
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 5
  • baths
  • rates (USD) $243 - $250 /nt
    $1,700 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

5 reviews write a review

Charming Romantic Yacht Harbor Beach Cottage
Santa Cruz Cottage Rental Picture
  • bedrooms 2
  • rental type Cottage
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 4
  • baths 0
  • rates (USD) $225 - $250 /nt
 
 
 
 
 

56 reviews write a review

Westside 3+/2 Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!
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  • bedrooms 3
  • rental type House
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 10
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD)
 
 
 
 
 

32 reviews write a review

Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
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  • bedrooms 6
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 18
  • baths 4
  • rates (USD) $800 - $929 /nt
    $6,500 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

52 reviews write a review

West Cliff Hideaway ~ 7th NIGHT FREE THRU MAY 14th!
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  • bedrooms 1
  • rental type Apartment
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 4
  • baths 1
  • rates (USD) $165 - $197 /nt
    $1,155 - $1,379 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

62 reviews write a review

Serene in Santa Cruz - Relax in Comfort & Style
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  • bedrooms 2
  • rental type House
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 4
  • baths 1
  • rates (USD) $175 - $265 /nt
    $1,150 - $1,450 /wk
    $3,200 - $4,300 /mth
 
 
 
 
 

21 reviews write a review

Lower Westside Studio Off Westcliff Drive
Santa Cruz Studio Rental Picture
  • bedrooms 1
  • rental type Studio
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 2
  • baths 1
  • rates (USD) $110 - $155 /nt
    $665 - $840 /wk
    $2,340 - $3,300 /mth
 
 
 
 
 

50 reviews write a review

Oceanview, Walk to Swimming/Surfing: Wine-tasting/Beach Volleyball/Hot Tub
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  • bedrooms 4
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 11
  • baths
  • rates (USD) $500 - $600 /nt
    $2,975 - $3,500 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

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Allegra Villa Alla Spiaggia - See & Hear Ocean - Luxurious
Santa Cruz Villa Rental Picture
  • bedrooms 3
  • rental type Villa
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 7
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD)
 
 
 
 
 

30 reviews write a review

Great View of the Ocean, Featured on Architect's Tour
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  • bedrooms 4
  • rental type House
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 9
  • baths 3
  • rates (USD) $400 - $529 /nt
    $2,400 - $3,700 /wk
    $5,000 /mth
 
 
 
 
 

41 reviews write a review

Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!
Santa Cruz House Rental Picture
  • bedrooms 3
  • rental type House
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 8
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $195 - $275 /nt
    $1,350 - $1,750 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

28 reviews write a review

Seabright Beach Vacation Rental
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  • bedrooms 2
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 4
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $1,750 /wk
    $5,400 - $5,500 /mth
 
 
 
 
 

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3br/2ba Cottage - Your Home Base in Santa Cruz's Westside
Santa Cruz Cottage Rental Picture
  • bedrooms 3
  • rental type Cottage
  • sleeps 6
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $265 - $290 /nt
    $1,690 - $1,890 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

6 reviews write a review

Santa Cruz Ocean Front, like a Boutique Hotel,Spectacular Views 404053
Santa Cruz House Rental Picture
  • bedrooms 4
  • rental type House
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 8
  • baths 3
  • rates (USD) $686 - $850 /nt
    $4,800 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

27 reviews write a review

Santa Cruz luxury home. Fantastic location! Walk to the boardwalk, town & harbor
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  • bedrooms 2
  • rental type House
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 7
  • baths
  • rates (USD) $270 - $350 /nt
    $2,090 - $2,450 /wk
    $7,386 /mth
 
 
 
 
 

17 reviews write a review

1 Block to Beach - Great Family Home
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  • bedrooms 4
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 9
  • baths 3
  • rates (USD) $357 - $400 /nt
    $2,500 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

1 reviews write a review