Most Unique Vacation Rentals in Santa Cruz
By Erin Bernall
Santa Cruz is anything but ordinary. These unique vacation rentals reflect Santa Cruz’s penchant for individual style.
Casa de la Contenta
This exclusive hideaway is a five-star dream with spectacular views of Monterey Bay. It’s situated in a private enclave of New Brighton State Beach and features 3 large bedrooms and bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, lanai-style living room, and wraparound deck with a Japanese soaking tub, among other top-of-the-line amenities.
770 Via Gaviota
The beach doesn’t get much closer than this oceanfront home that sleeps 10. From kitchen to sand is a mere five steps. The Seascape area home is accessed by a private gated road and features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a dry sauna, sun room and deck seating for the whole group.
House 116 – Pajaro Dunes Resort
Coastal elegance exudes from this 3-level home in Pajaro Dunes. What makes this 4-bedroom home special is its standout design that lets nature do the talking. Wraparound decks provide front row seating to stunning ocean views and no detail is spared for guest comfort inside.
The Gate House
Inspired by chateaus of the French countryside, The Gate House is a beautifully appointed home on Pasatiempo Golf Course. It features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, billiards room and conference room with seating for eight. The master bedroom opens to a hot tub and views of the 2nd fairway.