Santa Cruz Accommodations

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.

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  • Best Beach House in Santa

    Santa Cruz: Home
    3 BDR • 3 BA • Sleeps 8 • #147041
    488 to 661 USD/night
    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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  • Carmel Cottage with Roof

    Carmel: Cottage
    2 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 6 • #201612
    114 to 114 USD/night
    To offer a house in Carmel by the Sea, I'm required to abide by local ordinances. I can offer only one guest rental in a given 30-day period. The price shown on this page is an approximate guide; rentals are not calculated on a nightly basis. For a detailed explanation, please consult with the admirable Owner Direct staff. ---------- 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. 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. Half the roof is an upper deck with garden furniture, reached by an outdoor staircase. 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 queen-size sofa bed have given us good reviews.) We’ve restored the original oak floors from the 1940s in the house’s older section.
  • Central to the Central

    Lompoc: Home
    3 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 6 • #238325
    171 to 200 USD/night
    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Situated in the famous Central Coast Wine Country with Springtime weather all year…cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Bordering the Santa Rita Hills Wine Country, you will enjoy Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Solvang and San Luis Obispo, all nearby. We’re known for our world-class wines. Enjoy this great tranquil property with fireplaces both inside and out. Have breakfast in the private tropical garden courtyard. Or choose dinner under the gazebo canopy. Due to the quiet nature of the neighborhood this home is not a party house. Experience the California Missions, walks on the almost deserted beaches, endless wine tasting, great restaurants, shopping and golf. Also, you will find State Parks, horseback riding, birding, and many other activities. Consider the coastal Amtrak to Santa Barbara for lunch and have a glass of wine while enjoying the beautiful ocean views or choose the 1.5 hour auto trip to Hearst Castle….an awesome drive along the coast. Enclosed front Yard Fenced backyard Pet door Large Screen Satellite TV WIFI BBQ
  • 3 Bedroom, 2

    Morro Bay: Home
    3 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 6 • #242180
    300 to 350 USD/night
    Our Vacation Home is across the street from the beach in Morro Bay, California. We have furnished this home for our use and for our guests to enjoy. Our comfortable living room has a 46" flat screen T.V., dvd player, and Bose sound touch music system. The kitchen is fully equipped with new stainless steel appliances, a 5 burner gas stove perfect for cooking and entertaining. The dining area is adjacent to the kitchen and has seating for six. There is a patio door off the dining area that leads to the adjoining deck and conversation area. The master bedroom suite is furnished with a Cal King euro top bed, flat screen T.V., en-suite bathroom and private patio with hot tub. The second bedroom is furnished with a Queen euro top bed and flat screen T.V. The third bedroom is furnished with 2 twin euro top beds. All bedrooms have usb charging stations. Our backyard is fully landscaped.We have a large flat lawn area, with games to play, Weber gas grill, an outdoor shower to use after a relaxing day at the beach, Hot Spring spa/hot tub , and deck area with conversation seating. All linens and towels included. Washer/dryer, parking for 1 car in the garage, and 2 cars in the driveway. We have a filtered water view. A rental agreement is required
  • Welcome to our Vintage

    Capitola: Cottage
    1 BDR • 1 BA • Sleeps 2 • #208083
    136 to 160 USD/night
    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 annual festivals, water sports or local wineries. Currently available for a three week minimal rental. Sleeps 3. Everyone loves this cottage ! Private patios in lush gardens, bird sanctuary...Peace near the ocean. During Summer there are free Wednesday concerts at Capitola Beach Esplanade from 6-8pm plus many weekend art shows. Santa Cruz Boardwalk also has many free concerts, usually Friday evenings.

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