Santa Cruz CA Vacation Rentals by Owner

For your next holiday and vacation rental, let Owner Direct introduce you to Santa Cruz - the largest city of Santa Cruz County, California. As of the 2008, Santa Cruz had a total population of just over 56,000. It is located on the northern edge of the Monterey Bay, about 115 km south of San Francisco. Explore the majestic redwood forests in Santa Cruz County's 14 state parks. Dine on the fresh cuisine and fine wines, and experience the rich history and acclaimed arts. Choose from our large selection of accommodations including condo rentals, and start the perfect holiday today.

Santa Cruz is rich with parks and a greenbelt with trails for outdoor enthusiasts seeking hiking, picnicking, sports, wildlife, and more. From the foothills, to the coast, and in neighborhoods, there are plenty of parks from which to choose. Owner Direction Vacation Rentals offers a variety of lodging and accommodation types that will help you enjoy your vacation even more.

Santa Cruz is widely popular for its idyllic beaches and coastal redwood forests, and has establishing itself as a resort community. A great choice for a holiday, it has mild weather throughout the year, enjoying a Mediterranean climate characterized by cool, wet winters and warm, mostly dry summers. Enjoy your time in a vacation rental from Owner Direct. Don’t forget to find last minute accommodations through our last minute condo rental specials.

Santa Cruz's downtown is known for shopping in locally-owned businesses and is the city's cultural center. Several book stores, independent movie theaters, bars which often feature live music, a variety of street performers, an art museum, and a civic auditorium all reside in the downtown core.

Santa Cruz is home to several state parks and beaches, including Lighthouse Field State Beach, Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, Twin Lakes State Beach, and Seabright State Beach. Pogonip is a city-run park and open space located adjacent to the University which includes second-growth redwoods and meadows as well as several streams, and is crossed by several hiking trails. The Pogonip also includes a former country club, with its golf courses and polo fields.

Santa Cruz is well-known for watersports such as sailing, diving, swimming, paddling, and is regarded as one of the best spots in the world for surfing. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is California’s oldest amusement park and a designated State Historic Landmark. Santa Cruz has 11 world-class surf breaks, including the point breaks over rock bottoms near Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, which create some of the best surfing waves in the world.

No matter what type of accommodation you are looking for, you will find it at Owner Direct Vacation Rentals.Santa Cruz CA last minute deals on vacation homes will be highlighted in red if available. Start your accommodation search in Santa Cruz CA now. Just enter your travel dates, number of travelers, and click 'search' for a list of properties for rent.





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  • Best Beach House in Santa

    Santa Cruz CA: Home
    • 3 BDR
    • 0 BR
    • Sleeps 8
    • #147041
    from $395.00/night Pet Friendly
    Walk out the front door to the left a few doors down to "Privates" - you have a key to access this special private beach. Walk ten minutes further and you are in quaint and popular Capitola Village. The end of the wharf is a great restaurant or take in the Pizza, Thai, Italian, Mexican and specialty restaurants on the waterfront along with wonderful shops, galleries and ice cream. You can rent fishing boats, kayaks or rowboats. Watch the pelicans...... Opal Cliff Beach House is close to Nisene Marks Redwood Forest, wonderful for biking, hiking and running. Also Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor where there is sailing, boating and whale watching.
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  • Beautiful Carmel Home-4

    Carmel: Home
    • 4 BDR
    • 3 BR
    • Sleeps 7
    • #98556
    from $329.00/night Credit Card Paypal
    Located in the sunbelt of Carmel this 4 BR, 2 1/2 Bath home is nestled in the woods among beautiful oak and pine trees, minutes from shopping, restaurants, beach and the wineries and golf courses. You will enjoy the outdoor spaces as well as the indoor spaces! There is a courtyard and deck for barbequing, entertaining or to kick back. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself eating breakfast with Bambi! The Living and Family Rooms are perfect to read a book, or for your family to congregate. The dining room seats 8 easily with French doors that open onto the deck. WIFI High Speed Internet Network throughout home. No smoking or pets.
  • Welcome to the Beach

    Capitola: Cottage
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BR
    • Sleeps 2
    • #208083
    from $121.00/night Credit Card
    Stroll to the beach, shops or eateries from this cozy vintage cottage near Capitola village. One bedroom, one bath house with gorgeous hardwood floors offers bright rooms overlooking lovely gardens hosting fruits and flowers. Kitchen is fully stocked for your culinary creativity. Walk to a gym/spa nearby or grocery store, within 3 blocks. Shops and eateries are 1/4 mile from the cottage and the sand is 1/2 mile. This town is 2 miles south of Santa Cruz and just 40 minutes to Carmel and Monterey. Enjoy the annual Begonia Festival, water sports or local wineries.
  • Carmel Cottage, Three

    Carmel: Cottage
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BR
    • Sleeps 6
    • #201612
    from $125.00/night Pet Friendly Star Rating
    Carmel is a walkable village, one mile square. It’s the site of one of the original California missions (beautifully restored today). You don’t need a car—you can shop for groceries, go to the drugstore, post office, stop at a cafe or restaurant, all within a 5 to 10 minute walk. (There is also regular bus service into the town of Monterey, and also down the coast to the Point Lobos Wildlife Reserve.) The house is a two-bedroom cottage, painted dark grey with white trim, across the street from the side of the La Playa Hotel. It has a gravel driveway big enough for one car. The La Playa Hotel was built in the 1920s and is on the National Register of Historic Hotels. I like to slip over there for a nightcap some evenings—it’s the “local” for many of its neighbors. The house is two and half blocks from the town beach, which is over half a mile long. At one end is a famous Frank Lloyd Wright house, built on a cliff; on the other end is Pebble Beach golf course. There are two more public beaches within five miles. The house is 900 square feet, with a deck that wraps around two sides. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, plus a new sofa bed in the living room. The house comfortably sleeps 6 adults. (Guests who have tried the sofa bed have given us good reviews.) We’ve restored the original oak floors from the 1920s in the house’s older section.
  • Carmel Vacation Rental

    Carmel: Cottage
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BR
    • Sleeps 2
    • #203638
    from $171.00/night Paypal

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