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USA California The Central California Coast Santa Cruz Listing #7634

Surfers Dream Destination - Santa Cruz, CA

46 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 (4 adults) 2 King Bed, 3 Futon, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms No pets 
336 35th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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3-level surfers paradise w/ ocean view, hot tub, enclosed yard, close to beach

Head out to the coast for a surfer's dream vacation at this three-level home with private outdoor hot tub, enclosed yard, furnished deck, and partial ocean view!

Featuring two bedrooms and a furnished third-floor loft, this rental is one mile from Capitola in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of some of Santa Cruz's finest surfing spots. Grab the provided surfboards and head over to Pleasure Point Park where you'll find a terrific break right offshore, perfect for beginners and advanced surfers alike. Or check out Moran Lake, located less than a mile away, great for skimboarding or just quiet, lakeside picnics.

Colorful, bright, and tastefully decorated with seaside and surfing artwork and photography, this rental features everything one should expect from a modern beach getaway.

The spacious and glowing living room is located on the second floor and offers multiple seating options (including a fold-out futon sleeper), a table and chairs ideal for board games, and access out to the front-facing, well-appointed deck. Climb the nearby stairs and head up to the cozy loft complete with a sofa, two futons, and bean bag chairs.

The full, well-equipped kitchen is located on the ground floor and offers plenty of prep space, a convenient island, cabinets and drawers stocked with a host of culinary essentials, and an array of appliances including the all-important dishwasher to help keep things nice and tidy during your stay. There's also a kitchen table with seating for six, and a sliding door leading out to the back patio.

The master bedroom is just down the hall from the kitchen and has a king-size bed and a romantic gas fireplace. A bathroom with a shower is nearby. The guest room is located on the first floor and has a comfortable king bed, lots of closet space, and private deck access. A second full bathroom with shower/tub combination is right next door. With two bedrooms and a third-floor loft that has two fold-out futons and a sofabed, this home sleeps up to eight guests (four adults maximum, please) very comfortably.

Soak away your cares under the starry Santa Cruz sky in the outdoor private hot tub. Hop online with ease thanks to the provided WiFi. Keep up with all your favorite shows on the two flatscreen cable TVs, and enjoy the convenience of having a washer/dryer in the home to ensure you have clean and fresh clothes each and every day.

When you're not out riding the waves at Pleasure Point, head up to Portola Drive and 41st Avenue, just a half-mile north, where you'll find numerous restaurants and local shops. Or take the whole family over to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for a fun-filled day of rides, midway games, and carnival treats, just four miles away.

Book this beautiful beachside home today and get ready for a fantastic Santa Cruz getaway with the family or some fellow surfers! 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: 171103



Children's games


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Gas fireplace

Space heater

Kitchen & dining






Water view




Cable : Comcast

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Sound dock

Nearby activities & attractions

Boogie board

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Adult bikes





Enclosed yard

46 reviews

Shawna G. Feb 2020
The pictures don’t do justice for this place. It was absolutely amazing! The fact that there is a garage full of beach cruisers, surf boards etc is incredible. We had an amazing time. Walking distance to the beach, and 10 minutes to the Boardwalk
steve m. Feb 2020
Just outstanding. Loved every bit of it. Excellent in every way.
Linda G. Dec 2019
We enjoyed our stay at this home. Everything was nice. There are a few isssues I think could better addressed. There are 2 bathroom sinks that don't drain well the one in the downstairs bathroom and the one on the right side of the bathroom upstairs. And the kitchen had really dirty cabinets, it was kind of grimy so I cleaned the spots where you have to open them myself but they could use some real cleaning also the floor in the kitchen wasn't very clean. All in all it was a great house to hangout in, the few cleaning issues are just living and easily corrected.

Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Linda! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the home. We will make sure the bathroom sinks are cleared for proper drainage and cleanliness concerns will be reviewed with housekeeping. We hope to host you again in the future!
Amber S. Nov 2019
The house could not have been better! We had a wonderful time!
Callum V. Oct 2019
This is a great location in the surf mecca of Santa Cruz. The house is very tired and a couple of the appliances did not work. The stove was sporadic, no coals for the bbq when they said there was one, and the toaster did not work. Cruiser bikes in the garage were a bonus but two kept flatting out. This could easily be a highly rated place if a bit more effort and care was placed in the home.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review. We apologize for the issue you encountered during your stay. Our team has since replaced the toaster and repaired the stove and will be sure to address the bike tires. And we are working with the homeowner to make improvements in the near future. We no longer support charcoal grills at our rentals and are therefore no longer able to provide charcoal, and we are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. We hope we have the opportunity to host you again!
Erica E. Jul 2019
2 couples and our 2 daughters stayed here for a long weekend while we were in Santa Cruz for a wedding. We absolutely loved it! The home is bright and airy and a few houses from the beach. Upstairs is a loft room with three futons and a tv - perfect for kids. I agree with the other renters that it's old and the carpet needs replacing but it fits right in with the surfer-grungy feel of Santa Cruz and we didn't mind it. Highly recommend this home.
Lindsay P. Jul 2019
Loved the location and coastal view. Great for kids with the enclosed yard, hot tub, and loft. Fire pit nice for chilly evenings.
Rebecc W. May 2019
An amazing beach house for families! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Kathleen S. Jan 2019
My son surfs so great for him put on his suit and down the street to the ocean 😎
Robert Jay H. Dec 2018
Stayed here for a month in November. The house is in a great location, but it's a tired, shabby property. Everything about the place is old and run down, and no one appears to be maintaining it at all - wall receptacle plates missing; hole in the bathroom ceiling where a fan is supposed to be; wall hooks literally falling off the walls. The kitchen appliances are very old, and the cooktop burners either don't work or work only intermittently. It is also missing many "culinary essentials", and what is available looks like it was picked up at a yard sale. There in an antiquated wall heater on the main floor, but no heating upstairs - a concern in the cooler months. The living room couches are dirty and uncomfortable, and the place is cluttered with nicknacks reminding you that this is a beach house - that is actually not that close to any beach. While the hot tub is nice, the backyard is overgrown and unmaintained. The beds are comfortable, but the bedding is old and threadbare, and there are no closets on the main floor, and only one on the second floor, that are not reserved for the owner's use (locked). The house also does not have parking for 3 vehicles, since the garage is also locked and reserved for the owner's storage needs. You don't find this out until after you check in. However, at $200 a night, the place is relatively inexpensive compared to other similar properties. Looks like you get what you pay for.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see the home did not suit this guest's preferences. The electrical outlet plates have been re-installed; a new fan has been ordered; the stovetop burner will be replaced; the furnace heats well and sufficiently for this home - even in the winter; the living room couches are clean; the decor is California surfer-oriented and meant to light-heartedly welcome you to the beach which is one-half block away; The garden is left intentionally overgrown, offering a view of lovely flowers and an almost sculptural cedar tree overhang; the bedding and pillows have recently been updated; there is enough parking for 3 cars and the garage is accessible and contains multiple sizes of wetsuits, several surfboards, and 9 bicycles and helmets ready and meant for guests to enjoy. We encourage guests to call into our 24/7 Guest Service line with any questions or concerns.
Julie S. Oct 2018
Location was amazing. Place was everything described and more. Spacious. Clean. Unique. Comfortable.

If you’re a surfer it’s a must. Perfect for walks or running or biking or skateboarding along ocean.
Mary C. Aug 2018
Great location, bikes, hot tub, firepit! The beds are a bit uncomfortable and loud, but overall a great vacation had by all!
Dawn S. Aug 2018
We loved the location and layout of the home my senior parents enjoyed the 1st floor bedroom, grandkids loved the loft on the third floor. My husband and I were on the 2nd floor. The only suggestion I have would be to two comfortable reading chairs in the downstairs bedroom. My parents had a hard time with the stairs. You have the nicely decorated. I did give some comments directly to the Vacasa rep. I hope you got them. We would rent here again.
Lynn H. Aug 2018
We really enjoyed our time at this location would love to return in the future very spacious place, heated and air conditioned lovely home that was walking distance from the beach! Vacasa was great they even followed up with us after our visit!
Amy H. Aug 2018
The location of this home is perfect for any surfer!! We loved walking to our favorite breaks and being in the center of all the action. Everything we could want was within biking or walking distance. The hot tub and balcony fire pit were perfect, and there were nice touches like soaps and clean towels everywhere. There was plenty of space - and the house still had a cozy happy feel. Thank you very much!! We only wish we had booked a longer trip. 😊
Robin H. Aug 2018
Beautiful spot. Loved sitting on the balcony with a view. Nice having the fire pit.
Ali K. Jul 2018
If you come to surf, you can’t beat the location! We didn’t come to surf, but it still worked out. The house was big enough for two families (seven people total, four adults, three toddlers) to spread out. The three levels really helped when needin to separate kids for nap time or to find some adult quiet time. The jacuzzi also came in handy for short windows of relaxation.

Only drawback we were planning to utilize the bikes but couldn’t find them; and the backyard was smaller than it appears it pics so we couldn’t really use it to let the kids run around.

But we liked the place a lot and may try and go back st some point this summer.
Jenny D. Jun 2018
Proximity to the beach, walk ability, the spa, the balcony with the ocean view
Daniel s. May 2018
Enjoyed our stay, nice comfortable home, hot tub was a nice add and our service when needed was quick and easy. Two of our friends ask for information for a stay. Thank You Christine for your help.
Scott G. Apr 2018
Great place

Awesome staff
Karen M. Jan 2018
We had a great time at the Surfers Dream House. The location was terrific, House was decorated wonderfully, good size for 2 families.
The upper deck is lovely to have coffee on every morning with a view of the ocean. At night just as lovely suiting around the fire pit with a glass of wine!!
Heather W. Dec 2017
What a beautiful, much needed retreat this was for us! We would stay here again in a heartbeat. The location was absolutely amazing. We so enjoyed running and riding along East Cliff, which was just steps away. The third floor was great for our young kids. The second floor has wonderful light, decor, and feel and we so enjoyed soaking in the view from the deck. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Stacy H. Oct 2017
We loved it here, our stay was not long enough and can't wait to go back!
Randy D. Sep 2017
Great location! Enjoyed the upstairs balcony and backyard spa.
Jon T. Sep 2017
Has the potential to be a great VRBO. Location was a block off the beach. Other than the maintenance issues listed above, like the place
Shannon B. Aug 2017
Loved the neighborhood, but the house needs a refresh. Carpets and furniture were worn and dirty. Loved walking down to the beach to watch the surfing, but not a beach for families. Head to Capitola for a calm beach that great for kids.
Randy W. Jul 2017
In general the location is great, but the property itself is just ok. You can tell it is well used, but it was also not that clean with dirty carpets (made your feetsocks dark to walk on them). Also was not stocked with TP. They did give you one roll of paper towels, though. What upset me the most was that they had a coffee maker sitting in the counter, but no coffee pot in it. This is an important detail that should have been taken care of before guests arrived
Manager response:
We apologize for the troubles this guest experienced. The coffee pot has been replaced. Extra toilet paper is kept in the utility closet, but we will ask housekeeping to leave a few additional rolls in sight. The home has been deep cleaned and the carpet has been steam cleaned. Thank you!
Philip D. Jun 2017
Great place
Stephanie K. May 2017
This house is just perfect especially if you love to surf! It's good for families and friends.
Rachel G. May 2017
sweet vacation rental in my favorite part of santa cruz. perfect for surfers or active people! walk one minute to check the surf or hop on a bike and cruise the ocean- this house is perfect for everyone :)
Brandie B. Apr 2017
I absolute loved this place. The storms made the outside look a little run down but the inside is perfect!! Three stories, lots of room,. Great for friends or family stay. My 3 year old deemed the third story her room. It's bright green with sky light windows. When she stood on one of the futons she could see the ocean. Everything is in good condition.
Todd B. Mar 2017
This house is in a quiet neighborhood but close to everything. We hung out on the 2nd floor watching the ocean and chilling out - nice!!

Bed was comfortable, kitchen was well stocked.
Jessica G. Mar 2017
This house was WONDERFUL: spacious, comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, proximity to the ocean, landscaping, and hot tub! It is a 2 minute stroll down to East Cliff beaches, where we did some really great tide pooling. I loved the blues and yellows in the living room, and the ocean views from the living room windows and the deck were lovely. The hot tub is a great touch --- you can't fight in a hot tub! I would absolutely rent this house out again. I rented it for 4 family members that were visiting, but you could have easily slept 7 or 8.
Laura F. Mar 2017
This place has amazing potential. The photo chosen (blue room) is the best room in the house! Great for a family with kids. Beautiful hot tub, great outdoor space, nice kitchen. Close to the water and in a great neighborhood.
Serge G. Mar 2017
Vast and well appointed this beach house is very well located.
Santa Cruz is very nice.
Cowell beach is the perfect place to learn to surf
Only bemol the spa has stopped working from our arrival.
But the rest is so positive,
We quickly forgot.
Cristina A. Feb 2017
Nice house, very spacious, could easily sleep more than 4. Great living room with ocean view makes up for slightly cramped kitchen. Hot outdoor shower is a bonus for surf!
Kate B. Feb 2017
This home has it all - hot tub, kitchen gas fireplace and is just a few houses down from the ocean. We had a great time here and will be back for sure!
Lorne K. Jan 2017
The house was great, very comfortable and spacious!
Margrethe B. Jan 2017
This place was great! Gorgeous house, perfect location! We will definitely return!!
Christine L. Jan 2017
This place is absolutely beautiful and well decorated and the location is just a few feets from ocean . Just make sure that what they say is included works : fireplace in master , dishwasher and some lights. They did had all u need as far as soap, shampoo , linens and dishes .
Manager response:
It is great to hear that you enjoyed this home home, and apologize for any inconveniences you faced with items not working properly. Our local operations manager was able to address your concerns after your stay. The fireplace has been repaired, and instructions for use is available. A new dishwasher has been installed. All burned out lights have been replaced. We look forward to your next stay with Vacasa!