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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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Santa Cruz things to do

 

West Cliff Drive

Did not realize I could review one of the most awesome natural places in all of Santa Cruz. West Cliff is amazing, I used to go walking in the morning here...read more

 

Covewater Stand Up Paddle

I had an awesome experience with Covewater. Found them on Yelp after I had planned my get away to Santa Cruz this past weekend. Keith was really quick...read more

 

Del Mar Theatre

Santa Cruz treasure!! Great management. Really great popcorn with nutritional yeast as a choice for toppings. Wonderful "lounge" upstairs. I also love the...read more

 

Wilder Ranch State Park

Great for families and for the solo adventurer. Beautiful coastal path along cliffs is a perfect place to walk or bike with kids. Some beaches you can hike...read more

 

Venture Quest Kayaking

I had a horrible time on the Kayak, because I got seasick. Really really seasick, and I threw up. BUT, 5 stars. I will ignore my personal mishap and think...read more

 

Shakespeare Santa Cruz

We went to our first Shakespeare Santa Cruz last year and just fell in love with the company the venue and the whole experience. What a treat to have such...read more

 

Redwood Canopy Tours

Came here with my family this past weekend. Made reservations. We were a group of 16, so they split us up in two groups of 8. I admit I was really nervous...read more

 

Natural Bridges State Beach

This is one of my favorite beaches to come with the kids. Coming from Santa Clara it's not to far of a drive and parking is very easy to find. If you come...read more

 

Fall Creek - Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

A beautiful hike that is worth the stop if you are on the way in or out of Santa Cruz. The lush greens and tall redwood trees alongside the running creek...read more

 

MJA Winery Tasting Room

As far as tasting rooms go, this one takes the cake. They do HEAVY pours and for a pretty long tasting list. Talk about bang for your buck! I believe this...read more

 

The Abbey

Super nice people. Good coffee. Good little treats:p One piece of advice...hard boiled eggs they are kinda shitty:( egg shells are so terrible!! I think...read more

 

Nickelodeon Theatre

Ok so I hate going to movies. If I do get dragged to one, at least the Nick is in town. They play good films (not the biggest blockbuster, more of the...read more

 

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

How can you go wrong with an amusement park AND beach in one? You can't! This place has been awesome for as long as I can recall! Beach Boardwalk has...read more

 

Lighthouse Field State Beach

Beautiful spot in Santa Cruz. When I'm running on West Cliff Drive, I always make it a point to stop and enjoy the scenery. You can watch the surfers catch...read more

 

Pacific Ave Cycles

I drove down to Santa Cruz to pick up a used BXM race bike that I found on Craig's list. The bike seller informed me that he bought the bike from Dan's bike...read more

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DEAL!! Almost Ocean Front, Sand and Whitewater Views with Hot Tub
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  • House Rental Deals and Discounts $200 off = $2,295 per week
  • bedrooms 3
  • community La Selva Beach
  • rental type House
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  • sleeps 6
  • baths
  • rates (USD) $425 /nt
    $2,295 - $2,495 /wk
    $7,495 /mth
 
 
 
 
 

10 reviews write a review

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
 
 
 
 
 

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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
 
 
 
 
 

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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

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
 
 
 
 
 

43 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
 
 
 
 
 

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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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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

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
 
 
 
 
 

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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
 
 
 
 
 

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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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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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Beach Garden on the East Cliff
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  • bedrooms 3
  • community
  • rental type House
  • sleeps 8
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $270 - $300 /nt
    $1,750 - $1,800 /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
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  • sleeps 8
  • baths 3
  • rates (USD) $2,000 - $4,700 /wk
 
 
 
 
 

32 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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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

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

32 reviews write a review

Santa Cruz Ocean Front, like a Boutique Hotel,Spectacular Views 404053
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  • 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

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

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

29 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

Harbor and Twin Lakes Beach ~ 2 Bdr
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  • bedrooms 2
  • rental type House
  • owner badgeowner badge
  • sleeps 8
  • baths 2
  • rates (USD) $245 - $385 /nt
    $1,895 - $2,245 /wk
    $3,500 /mth
 
 
 
 
 

5 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

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

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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

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

6 reviews write a review

Lower Westside Studio Off Westcliff Drive
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  • 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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Best Westside Location 2 Blocks to Beach, New, Full Kitchen
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  • 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
 
 
 
 
 

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

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Charming Romantic Yacht Harbor Beach Cottage
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  • bedrooms 2
  • rental type Cottage
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  • 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)
 
 
 
 
 

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Allegra Villa Alla Spiaggia - See & Hear Ocean - Luxurious
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  • 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

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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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