Here are 5 Unique Lodgings in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA is a bohemian city with exceptional character and home to many interesting people. The city attracts all types of visitors to its boardwalk, beaches, and redwood forests, so staying in something unique seems appropriate.

 5 Unique Lodgings in Santa Cruz

An Oceanfront Artists Home

This property is located on West Cliff Drive, the premier spot on NorCal. The accommodation is close to the beach and the boardwalk, so bike riding is encouraged to explore the neighborhood. Surfboards and beach bikes are available as well as a garden to enjoy the sound of waves in the background. There are nearby restaurants, bistros, cafes, and an old movie house. The oceanfront house has all amenities and is an interesting type of accommodation to get you into the zone of living in Santa Cruz. The local bus stop is located one block away, giving you access to the entire city of Santa Cruz.

Modern Beach House

This beach house is located in Seabright, a contemporary design created by the owners and made from recycled materials. There is a vaulted ceiling in the front room, and the bed frame was made by the owners from wood collected at the beach following a big storm. The house has all of the modern conveniences and the owners are happy to provide fresh produce at a nominal cost, including homemade bread. The modern beach house is ecologically friendly and has a water filtration system. Beautiful hiking trails and the beach are only a short walk away, and bikes are available for use. The owners have also created a unique guide of their recommendations for places to see, food to eat and other basic yet necessary information for their guests.



Beach Cottage

This old beach cottage has been renovated and is six blocks from the beach, in a garden setting. The house is in a good location: close to the Buttery Bakery, and Shopper’s Corner with public transportation only a block away. The Beach Cottage is suitable for one to two people.

The Aloha Apartment

This unique place is located near Cowells Beach and the legendary Steamer Lane and close to the World’s Best Seaside Amusement Park, the Boardwalk. The apartment is in a convenient location to reach downtown Santa Cruz as well as the University. There are numerous Californian state parks within a short drive from the property. Amenities include a fully-stocked kitchen as well as an outdoor area, hot tub, and free Wi-Fi.

In the Aloha spirit, the owners are donating 50% of the money from Airbnb to the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.

Oceanfront Cliff House Retreat

Visiting in the off peak season in October gives you the advantage of seeing the Monarch butterflies as they start to arrive for their annual winter stay. At the nearby Ingalls St. Warehouse Complex, you can enjoy wine tastings from the micro-boutique wineries. From this Oceanfront Cliff House you can watch the whales, otters, and dolphins.

5 Unique Lodgings in Santa Cruz. The city of Santa Cruz is fun and unique — and these five quirky rentals will help you discover the spirit of the city.


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