Front of homeView from balcony
Bedroom with View - Steps From Beach Boardwalk
Bedroom with View - Steps From Beach Boardwalk

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

THIS PLACE IS FUN!! Every room in this beautifully crafted 3 story Mediterranean town-home has amazing views! It is just steps away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Wharf. Arguably, you're in the best location in Santa Cruz. With an 8 minute walk to downtown, driving is not necessary. This cheerful bedroom is on the first floor, has a private bathroom and views. You will have access to the beautiful open living space and kitchen. You won't want to leave.

The space

This luxury, 3 story, 2,000 square foot, townhome sits above the boardwalk in the desirable Beach Hill neighborhood. It was built to take full advantage of the stunning views. The windows on every floor in the front of the home have unsurpassed views of the ocean, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the wharf. Grab your morning coffee or tea and enjoy the beautiful sunrises over the ocean. The other side of the home has mountain views.

Once you have parked your car there is no need to move it for the remainder of your stay. The beach boardwalk, wharf, and volleyball courts are just steps from your front door. You can also walk to downtown Santa Cruz in less than 10 minutes. (See the "neighborhood" section below for a list of walking destinations.)

The living space on the second level of the home is a bright and sunny open space with a gas fireplace, tiki bar and a balcony overlooking the ocean. There is a 65-inch TV with built in surround sound and Xfinity X1. Throw open the doors and windows to immerse yourself in your surroundings and the activities below. When you are ready for some quiet time the top-of-the-line dual pane windows allow for that too.

The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped for your culinary needs. It has granite counter tops, filtrated water and a convection oven with gas range. There is countertop seating and an adjacent counter height table that can be expanded to seat 8. The kitchen is supplied with coffee, tea, spices and oils for guest use.

A closet next to the kitchen houses the washer, dryer and ironing board.

Your private room is on the first floor. It has a super comfy queen bed with foam mattress topper, walk-in-closet with hangers, and armoire. There is a large window next to the bed with those amazing views of the ocean, boardwalk and wharf. The bathroom has a tiled shower/tub combo, large granite counter top and plenty of towels.

Guest access

Guests can access the main living space, kitchen, laundry, guest bath and balcony.

Interaction with guests

I often work from home and have a workspace in the garage. I will be readily available to direct you to the best restaurants, the many local activities and my favorite mountain biking rides.

Other things to note

PARKING - Beach Hill is permit parking only and we offer two permits. One driveway space can sometimes be made available, please check with us in advance.

SECURITY - Cameras are located at both entrances of the home.

KIDS - Due to this home being three stories and not childproofed, please use good judgement in deciding to bring your young children.

NUMBER OF GUESTS - Maximum number of guests for this room rental is two (2).

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private washroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 97
Security Deposit: 648
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 188 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

* We love our home and the opportunity to share it with you. Every effort has been made to create an inviting and comfortable home that we hope you will enjoy. We appreciate your leaving the home in the same condition as you found it.
*GUEST COUNT - The maximum number of guests for this single room rental is two (2).
* NOISE - Santa Cruz has a strict noise ordinance. Quiet hours are between 10:00pm and 8:00am. Please do not disturb our neighbors with loud noise or music.
* NO SHOES - Please don't wear shoes in the house. You may leave them inside the entry.
* KITCHEN - Leave the kitchen clean and wash all the dishes. Run the dishwasher if it is full; it is not necessary to empty it if you are ready to hit the road. Breakfast food, coffee, tea, spices, and oil will be provided, however please don't help yourself to the other food or beverages.
* NO FOOD ALLOWED IN BEDROOM OR LIVING ROOM - Please do not bring food into the bedroom or sit on the couch to eat. We have a lot of available seating within view of the TV at the kitchen bar, dining table, and tiki bar. There is also seating on the balcony.
*NO SMOKING!!! - No smoking, e-cigarettes, or vaping is permitted on the premises. In consideration of our neighbors and per our homeowners association contract, this includes outside the doorways, windows, on balconies and in the driveway.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The main living space and kitchen is on the second floor.
Some spaces are shared - Guests will share the main living space and kitchen with the homeowner.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

6 Reviews

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Tiffany User Profile
July 2017
Rick was friendly, hospitable, and his house was impeccably clean ! We were in town for an event at UC Santa Cruz and it was only a 10 minute drive to get there. The location is really perfect for walking downtown and has great views.

Deborah User Profile
July 2017
I have to say this was a great place, close to the boardwalk, je is a very nice and friendly gentlemen.. We was always ready to help us with anything we needed. I would for sure stay here again if i come to santa cruz.. #Teamrick

MaryAnn User Profile
July 2017
Rick's place is very close to the Boardwalk, clean & modern, and has great views. Rick could not be a nicer guy!

Ibe User Profile
July 2017
Great location and price. Beautiful house and great host. Will stay again!!

Kaylin User Profile
June 2017
Rick was very welcoming and made us feel at home! His place is in an awesome location and close to everything. We were able to walk to anywhere we needed to go! I would definitely recommend this place and would go there again!

Paul User Profile
May 2017
First off, Rick was a fantastic host. Friendly and inviting. We became friends right off the bat. In fact, he had dinner with us the first night as we settled in for a 7-day stay. Looking back, I'm not sure there was a night that we didn't hang out with Rick. Good times. The place was better than advertised. The room/bathroom were very nice and well-furnished. The view from bed is amazing. We slept with the windows open and listened to the ocean. The common area is great. Open and airy. The kitchen is wonderful and fully appointed. The views get better each level you go up. The balcony is relaxing place to sit, put your feet up and check out the Boardwalk/ocean. The front door is right outside the room downstairs, so it felt like a private entrance. You can walk to the ocean in less than 7 minutes. All in all, we had a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend this listing!

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Rick User Profile

I am founder and CEO of Deft Devise, an industrial and mechanical engineering company. My job allows me to work a majority of the time from home and I maintain a workspace in the garage so will often be available to answer questions and direct you to some of my favorite eating spots and activities. Some of the Santa Cruz activities I participate in are mountain biking, paddle boarding, kite boarding and beach volleyball.

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