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When to book a holiday rental in Santa Cruz

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Top tips for finding Santa Cruz vacation rental deals

  • 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.
  • Holiday rentals in Santa Cruz are around 84% more expensive than hotels on average. Search here to compare prices for all accommodation types in Santa Cruz.
  • The best holiday rental properties in Santa Cruz are Casita De Santa Cruz - Steps from Scenic West Cliff Drive (10.0, 21 reviews), Charming & Private Santa Cruz Cottage 3 Blocks from the Beach (10.0, 35), and Light-Filled Carriage House Apartment- Blocks to Beach and Boardwalk (10.0, 22), based on ratings and reviews from real travellers.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap holiday rental in Santa Cruz, you should consider visiting during the low season. The cheapest holiday homes in Santa Cruz can be found in May and September.
  • The cheapest night for renting a holiday home in Santa Cruz is Monday. In contrast, the most expensive is Wednesday.
  • Book your Santa Cruz holiday rental at least 70 days before your stay begins to get the best price.

FAQs when booking a holiday home in Santa Cruz

  • How much is a holiday rental for a week in Santa Cruz?

    The average price for a weekly Santa Cruz holiday rental found by KAYAK users in the last 2 weeks is $22,659.

  • How much is a holiday rental for a month in Santa Cruz?

    The average price for a monthly Santa Cruz holiday rental found by KAYAK users in the last 2 weeks is $97,109.

  • What types of holiday rentals are available in Santa Cruz?

    There are loads of different property types that you can make your holiday home in Santa Cruz. You’ll find houses and apartments.

  • Are there any pet-friendly holiday rentals in Santa Cruz?

    There are a number of dog and pet-friendly Santa Cruz holiday rentals, with around 14% allowing you to bring your pet along with you.

  • How much is a holiday rental in Santa Cruz?

    KAYAK users have found holiday rentals in Santa Cruz for as cheap as $279 in the last 3 days. The average price is $3,237.

  • How much is a holiday rental in Santa Cruz for tonight?

    In the last 72 hours, users have found Santa Cruz holiday rentals for tonight for as low as $301. Search here for similar prices

  • How can I find holiday rentals near me in Santa Cruz?

    Take a look at our holiday rentals map to find the best holiday rental homes near you.

  • Which are the best vacation rentals near Capitola Beach?

    Travelers looking for Santa Cruz vacation rentals near Capitola Beach will find numerous options. Vista Mare is a luxurious townhouse that lies one block from Capitola Beach. It offers two bedrooms with plush lines and two bathrooms with modern fixtures. Visitors will get a parking spot, a kitchen, and a cozy living room.

  • Which Santa Cruz house rentals are ideal for families?

    Clean Seabright Homes is ideal for families due to its proximity to Ocean Street, Pacific Avenue, Capitola Beach, and Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bowl. These destinations provide adventures for all family members and feature family entertainment. The three-bedroom house offers an upper deck for families to host a BBQ, eat, or hang out. Children will find plenty of kid games, toys, and video games. Highchairs, crayons, puzzles, movies, surfboards, life vests, a skimboard, and beach chairs are provided for family entertainment.

  • Which Santa Cruz vacation rentals are pet-friendly?

    If you wish to bring your pet during your visit, consider staying in pet-friendly Santa Cruz vacation rentals. There is a one-bedroom, one-bath a few blocks from Pleasure Point that lets visitors bring their pets free. Pleasure point Cottage #B offers a private yard ideal for dogs. Visitors will find a patio with BBQ facilities, a bistro set, a laundry room, a garden, a parking area, and a fully equipped kitchen.

  • Which vacation rentals are near the beach?

    Ocean Front Family house on West Cliff Dr. lies between Natural Bridges State Beach and the lighthouse. Its front yard faces the ocean, and there are sitting areas with ocean views on the patio. It offers four bedrooms, a living room with entertainment areas, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Where to stay in Santa Cruz?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Santa Cruz by showing you the exact location of each holiday rental.