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Magical Oasis - Santa Cruz, CA

13 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 2 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 4 dog max  (40 lb weight limit) 
540 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Charming, dog-friendly home w/ guest cottage, wharf views & private hot tub

Magical Oasis is an exceptional Spanish-style home that boasts incredible views overlooking Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Wharf. Enjoy the scene from the furnished front porch while sipping your morning coffee, and indulge in an evening drink while soaking in your hot tub out back. This home has been recently and thoughtfully updated with two new queen-size beds, new bedding, and three Smart TVs with AT&T TV and streaming apps that include Netflix, Prime Video, and Google Play. Prepare meals using the gourmet Merrit O'Keefe six-burner gas stove in the kitchen or outside on the gas grill, relax on a lounge chair in the secluded garden, and scatter a few of the provided walnuts for "Crow," the home's charming "crow in residence." This property also includes a detached guest cottage complete with its own kitchen, freshly updated furnishings, and a workspace with an ocean view, offering plenty of privacy for family or friends.

What's nearby:
Since you overlook the wharf, why not go explore its many dining options only a mile away? Go casual at Riva, try the Mexican fare at Olita's, or go al fresco at Dolphin's. Just a half-mile away, you can try your hand at surfing at Cowell's Cove or pick up a beach volleyball game. If you want to get out of the sun for a bit, head into Santa Cruz and get your vinyasa on at the Yoga Center or break a sweat with a day pass at Toadal Fitness. You can also treat yourself to something at the Mutari Chocolate Factory and grab a beer and a burger at Surfrider Cafe on your way home.

Things to know:
Free WiFi (AT&T 1,000 MBPS)
Two full kitchens (including Keurig and Nespresso coffee makers)
Dogs up to 40 lbs. are welcome for a nightly fee
One of the queen beds is in the studio house
Binoculars and informational books on local wildlife and attractions provided
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

Property permit ID: STR18-0271



Children's games


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Water view



Internet : AT&T


Cable : AT&T

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Sound dock


Nearby activities & attractions


On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games



Beach chairs

Beach towels

Enclosed yard

13 reviews

Ava H. Jul 2020
The view and proximity to beaches and boardwalk cannot be beat. We loved walking everywhere. Beds are comfy, cottage in back was a nice surprise for working remotely. The home is older but very charming and I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Lisa P. Mar 2020
This is a sweet, older home that is right on West Cliff Drive with a great view of the Boardwalk and pier (just be ready for a good amount of car and foot traffic in front of the house). It was nice to be able to walk down to the old lighthouse and watch the surfers along the way.
My in-laws enjoyed the separate casita in the back. People should know that the 3rd room in the main house is very tiny and we ended up having our son just sleep on the couch instead of taking it out as a pull-out bed since it was unclear how you would open the doors once the mattress was unfolded. The second room has two twins beds that could use new mattresses and non-squeaky frames. The main bedroom has a queen bed that was fine.
We would definitely stay here again if a few changes were made to meet the expectations for its price point. Thanks!
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback following your stay, Lisa. We have passed your comments regarding the mattresses and bed frames along to be addressed by our local manager. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
Michael Y. Feb 2020
This house is in a great location close to everything Santa Cruz has to offer
Beth P. Feb 2020
The home is cute & cozy in a great location for surfing and walking to the sights of Santa Cruz.
Jim A. Jan 2020
House itself and location are fantastic. A number of maintenance and equipment operating functions need to be fixed
Alex G. Jan 2020
Amazing spot right on west cliff! Easy for surfing, cliff walks, and people watching!
John M. Nov 2019
My family and I grew up in Santa Cruz so we decided to come back and celebrate my mom's 80th birthday at this home. Great experience. It's a very special property. The location can't be beat. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Enrique S. Sep 2019
Very comfortable home
Greg R. Sep 2019
The Magical Oasis is perfectly named! Our one-week stay there could not possibly have been more perfect! The location, the view, the house itself, all of the amazing amenities that come with it were all beyond our expectations! You can't possibly recommend this amazing vacation home higher. We will definitely be back next summer. Thank you thank you thank you!
Barbara O. Aug 2019
Perfect location, wonderful views. We have stayed in many vacation rentals over the years, and our whole family likes this one the most. Many thanks to the owner for sharing this beautiful home.
Maureen M. Jul 2019
Prime location with a beautiful view of the water and in close proximity to the boardwalk, beach, and the warf.
Carrie L. May 2019
We loved every minute of this vacation. The view, the house, the location! The house was equipped with all that we needed and we thought decorated a step above most vacation rental properties. Highly recommend it!!
Chris Z. Apr 2019
And great location