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Where to stay in Santa Cruz

Beachfront vacation rentals in Santa Cruz

There are 607 beachfront rentals near Santa Cruz for all manner or mood of traveling to the shoreline, availability of time off, and size of budget. So, if you are hoping for an affordable Santa Cruz Beach vacation, you can find 10% of the available rentals under $75/night. Or if you are willing to splurge on a luxury vacation in Santa Cruz, there are 61 between $537 and $1,681/night. Whether you are sleeping by yourself or with a significant other, or are travelling with a group of 69 there are short term home and apartment rentals in Santa Cruz near the beach to fit your California vacation needs. The most popular types of beachfront rentals in Santa Cruz are houses, private rooms and apartments. Santa Cruz has been a frequently searched travel destination this year and continues to grow in popularity because of its beaches and other water activities. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of available beach vacation rentals from leading travel sites like VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner), Homeaway,, and many more. Search your travel dates to find available Santa Cruz vacation homes for your beach trip.

More Home-types in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Santa Cruz:
- Oceanfront607 vacation rentals
- Beach607 vacation rentals
- House379 vacation rentals
- Private Room92 vacation rentals
- Condo67 vacation rentals
- Apartment67 vacation rentals
- Hotel37 vacation rentals

Points of interests in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Santa Cruz:
- Lighthouse Point: 607 vacation rentals
- The Mystery Spot: 32 vacation rentals
- UC Santa Cruz Arboretum: 27 vacation rentals
- Natural Bridges State Beach: 22 vacation rentals
- Santa Cruz Wharf: 22 vacation rentals