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Holiday lettings & accommodation in Santa Cruz

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Sun, surf and sand await at your Santa Cruz holiday letting

A university town, Santa Cruz is a popular weekend spot with students taking a well-deserved break here, but the laid-back locals also make it a memorable destination. Several nearby beaches have often been referred to as the finest in the Western Hemisphere — how's that for a reason to visit? Book your Santa Cruz holiday letting for a date in paradise!

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Best holiday homes with a patio or terrace

Want to admire Santa Cruz's vistas from the comfort of a holiday apartment, or enjoy private outside space while staying in a Santa Cruz holiday home? Take a look at our top lettings with balconies and patios in Santa Cruz and find the perfect accommodation for your stay.

House  Santa Cruz
29 Jun - 6 Jul
£704 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Opal Cliffs with Terrace & Garden + Ocean Views

5.0
Outstanding (1 rating)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House  Santa Cruz
29 Jun - 6 Jul
£852 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Opal Cliffs with Colorful Garden

5.0
Outstanding (6 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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Apartments and holiday lettings with a kitchen

Looking for self-catering accommodation in Santa Cruz? Find the perfect letting for you with our selection of Santa Cruz holiday rentals with kitchens. Well-appointed and equipped with plenty of cooking appliances, these holiday homes are great for self-catered stays.

House  Santa Cruz
£316 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Holiday Home in Santa Cruz with Free Parking + Coastal Views

3.8
Good (79 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House  Santa Cruz
£197 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Beautiful House in Rio Del Mar with Free Parking

4.8
Outstanding (22 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House  Santa Cruz
£492 per night
House ∙ 11 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Holiday Home in Seabright with Terrace & Barbecue + Ocean Views + Next to Beach

4.6
Excellent (86 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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Most popular holiday lettings with a fireplace

Accommodation with a fireplace - what could make a stay in Santa Cruz cosier? Find a holiday rental for your snug escape today, and start looking forward to evenings in Santa Cruz spent wrapped up in front of a toasty, crackling fire.

House  Santa Cruz
£371 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Rio Del Mar with Barbecue + Close to Beach

4.9
Outstanding (79 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House  Santa Cruz
£187 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Wonderful House in Rio Del Mar with Terrace & Barbecue

4.9
Outstanding (124 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House  Santa Cruz
£650 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Opal Cliffs with Terrace, Barbecue & Garden + Ocean View

4.7
Excellent (114 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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Best holiday rental deals in Santa Cruz

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House Santa Cruz
22 Apr - 29 Apr
-24%
£364
£277 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Nice Holiday Home in Rio Del Mar with Barbecue & Terrace

4.8
Outstanding (22 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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Explore 814 rentals listed in Santa Cruz and discover the ideal place to stay for your next holiday. HomeToGo directly highlights top offers by comparing all listed accommodation options.

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Rent a holiday home, apartment or cottage in Santa Cruz from just £82 per night

House Santa Cruz
£565 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Holiday Home in Santa Cruz with Terrace & Barbecue

5.0
Outstanding (148 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House Santa Cruz
£115 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Nice House in Santa Cruz with Free Parking + Ocean Views + Next to Beach

4.3
Very good (129 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House Santa Cruz
£191 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

House in Santa Cruz with Terrace + Beach Nearby

4.5
Excellent (45 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House Santa Cruz
£271 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Holiday Home in Seabright with Barbecue & Terrace

4.4
Very good (46 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House Santa Cruz
£312 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Opal Cliffs with Garden, Barbecue & Terrace + Tropical Views

4.8
Outstanding (48 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House Santa Cruz
£714 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Pleasant House in Santa Cruz with Overnight Parking + Spectacular View + Next to Beach

4.6
Excellent (128 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House Santa Cruz
£446 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Charming House in Seabright with Barbecue, Garden & Terrace + Beach Nearby

4.8
Outstanding (112 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House Santa Cruz
£563 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Wonderful House in Opal Cliffs with Barbecue, Terrace & Garden + Ocean View

4.7
Excellent (84 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House Santa Cruz
31 Oct - 7 Nov
£904 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Opal Cliffs with Second Balcony + Amazing Views

4.8
Outstanding (55 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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Budget-friendly Holiday Homes in Santa Cruz

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House Santa Cruz
£671 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Holiday Home in Opal Cliffs with Terrace & Barbecue + 180-Degree View

4.9
Outstanding (145 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House Santa Cruz
31 Oct - 7 Nov
£174 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Holiday Home in Santa Cruz with Terrace + Beach Nearby

4.5
Excellent (45 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House Santa Cruz
-7%
£115
£107 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Holiday Home in Santa Cruz with Terrace + Ocean Views

4.3
Very good (129 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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Top-Rated Lettings and Properties in Santa Cruz

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Cottage Santa Cruz
£112 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Cottage in Opal Cliffs with Free Parking

4.9
Outstanding (48 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House Santa Cruz
£327 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Seabright with Barbecue & Terrace + Next to Beach

5.0
Outstanding (205 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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House Santa Cruz
£731 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Opal Cliffs with Terrace & Barbecue + Ocean View

4.7
Excellent (124 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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Popular holiday rental amenities in Santa Cruz

  • Pool (344)
  • Pet-friendly (123)
  • Parking (55)
  • WiFi (788)
  • Air conditioning (525)
  • Grill (164)
  • Hot tub (153)
  • Kitchen (261)
  • TV (723)
  • Balcony/patio (402)
  • Washing machine (380)
  • Dishwasher (179)

You will have a lot of accommodation options from which to choose if you are looking for a short stay accommodation including a pool in Santa Cruz. Also, more hotel room have pools than any other type of accommodation. They are an excellent choice if you go in a group of 11, as that is the number of people they can most often accommodate. You could also choose accommodation with a pool near the water, which is the case for more than half of the lettings there.

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Above are the weather conditions for Santa Cruz. In September, maximum temperatures climb above 25°. Conversely, January is the coolest month in Santa Cruz, with temperatures falling below 3°. The month of June has nice weather with only 2 rainy days.

7-Day Weather Forecast in Santa Cruz

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Accommodation options for your holiday in Santa Cruz

Travellers interested in house rentals in Santa Cruz have a lot of alternatives, as this is the most typical accommodation option there. House rentals in Santa Cruz have a median price £645 a night and a median size of 172 m². Furthermore, if you're travelling in a group of 7, house rentals are most likely the perfect type of accommodation in Santa Cruz, as they are usually able to accommodate 7 guests. If you would like to book a different kind of place to stay, you can uncover many other options with HomeToGo. A bed and breakfast rental, which is the second most popular type of property in Santa Cruz, might be the right fit. Bed and breakfast rental have an average size of 29 m² in Santa Cruz.
Where to find the best food in Santa Cruz?

Dining out

Santa Cruz offers visitors a range of international cuisines to choose from. While here, profit from the ocean-front restaurants and lounge bars that offer prolific coastal views. Santa Cruz's laid-back vibes are best-experienced at the Asian Rose Cafe which serves vegan, Californian and Sri Lankan cuisine. For Thai-Vietnamese fusion under ambient lamps and shimmery lights, Charlie Hong Kong awaits. El Palomar and Jalapeños Taqueria dish out Mexican staples such as tortillas and tacos with finesse. Or you can pick up Chinese takeaway for later at your Santa Cruz holiday lettings.

For a fun night out, Pacific Avenue in Downtown Santa Cruz is the place to go; this stretch has a number of bars and clubs.

What is the weather like in Santa Cruz?

A good time to visit

Summer is the undisputed peak season, however your Santa Cruz holiday lettings will need to be booked well in advance. Winter is a nicer time to visit and have the beach to yourself, as it never really gets cold here. Moreover, you're assured discounts on your Santa Cruz holiday homes, not to mention peace and quiet. The shoulder seasons of spring and autumn when colours change are recommended for nature lovers.

What are the top sights in Santa Cruz?

Things to do and see

The pedestrian-friendly downtown strip enjoys its proximity to the beach, and is perfect for a family stroll after dusk. Downtown Santa Cruz regales with its people-watching opportunities, restaurants with global cuisine, cool indie shops and clubs. The city's star attraction is the Beach Boardwalk, which is the only original boardwalk amusement park still in use on the West Coast. Municipal Wharf meanwhile is a great viewing point for the sea lions and pelicans. During winter, stop by Steamers Lane and watch the surfers and sea lions doing their bit to impress cheering onlookers.

Popular with tourists, the Mystery Spot is a visual illusion–based attraction that calls itself a 'gravitational anomaly' for the strange phenomena that take place here. See for yourselves and decide! A hike up to the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) will fetch you stunning bay views, redwood forests and the UCSC Arboretum. Rejuvenate at the clothing-optional family spa Kiva Retreat House, and unwind in your Santa Cruz holiday homes.

What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Santa Cruz?

Art and culture

For a lowdown on the surfing culture from 1885 until the present day, come visit the Surfing Museum. For families, the Seymour Marine Discovery Centre beckons with its native aquatic species in glass tanks, the dolphin-sighting area and terrific views of Monterey Bay after dusk.

Classic rock fans should check out the Grateful Dead Exhibit, which comprises an impressive collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the group. Jazz, bluegrass, folk, Celtic and world music enthusiasts should catch a gig at the Kuumbwa Jazz Centre.

Where are the unique attractions in Santa Cruz?

Excursion destinations

The kids will love the Delaveaga Disk Golf Course, which offers free entry and superb views. Next is the oldest state park in California, Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Año Nuevo State Park is home to one of the highest populations of elephant seals. The Natural Bridges State Beach thrills with its monarch butterflies and windsurfing opportunities, while the heavily-forested Henry Cowell State Park boasts the San Lorenzo River that flows through it.

Watersports enthusiasts should definitely indulge in some surfing, sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding in Santa Cruz. Mountain biking is a popular activity in the Santa Cruz mountains — note that some inclines can get steep.

What are the best events and festivals in Santa Cruz?

Regular events

The Santa Cruz Blues Festival in May attracts crowds from all over the state for its impressive lineup. Every fall, artists open their studios for a few weeks to the general public as part of the 'Open Studios Art Tour'.

Discover all aspects of surf culture at the Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival held each September. Every Sunday, all year round, salsa enthusiasts dance up a storm at the boardwalk with Salsa By The Sea.

It is easy to see how Santa Cruz welcomes those of all tastes and sensibilities. Book your Santa Cruz holiday letting and gear up for a fun holiday.

What are the must-see attractions in Santa Cruz?

Creating memories in Santa Cruz

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Centre

Overlooking the ocean, this hyper-modern building houses an exciting interactive marine animal sanctuary. Exploring the exhibits and marine inhabitants is rewarding for the whole family.

Seymour Marine Discovery Centre

Make friends with a shark, learn about what scientists do, and enjoy views of the famous Monterey Bay at this centre which is part of the University of California.

Mystery Spot

A supposed gravitational anomaly, this area has seen strange things happening ever since there have been people to observe them. Visit for quirky visual illusions and lots of fun.

Santa Cruz Wharf

Head to this lively wharf for great shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. It's also the starting point for various water sports and boat tours.

Natural Bridges State Beach

Monarch butterflies flood this stunning beach from the end of October until January. It's a natural wonder the family won't forget in a hurry.

Information about holiday rentals in Santa Cruz

🏡 Holiday homes available 814 rentals
💳 Discounts available up to 24%
🌙 Nightly prices from £82
⭐ Popular amenities Pool, Pets allowed and Parking
🐾 Pet friendly rentals 123 properties
🏊 Holiday rentals with pools 344 properties

Frequently Asked Questions

How many holiday lets are available to rent in Santa Cruz?

Most of House rentals and Bed and breakfast rental are usually available during May in Santa Cruz.

What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Santa Cruz?

When booking a holiday home in Santa Cruz, consider looking for a place with Pool, Pets allowed, or Parking, which are the most popular amenities for this destination.

How many holiday homes in Santa Cruz have a pool?

Holiday homes with pools are 42 of all in Santa Cruz on HomeToGo. In addition, there are 57 of rentals with pools near water.

May i bring my pet during my stay in a Santa Cruz holiday letting?

Pets are welcome in Santa Cruz with 123 pet-friendly holiday apartments.

What is the perfect time to travel to Santa Cruz?

Book your Santa Cruz holiday in June or August to avoid a washout; these are the months with the least amount of rain.

Can you get deals on holiday accommmodation in Santa Cruz?

You can find fabulous discounts on holiday homes in Santa Cruz with the nightly price of a letting starting at just £82 - and HomeToGo has created plenty of features that make it a piece of cake to uncover some outstanding offers. When thinking about the timing for your break, make use of HomeToGo's flexible dates technology to scan for great value time periods and get discounts of up to 24%. Moreover, HomeToGo's 'distance from' filter lets you find top quality accommodation offers in lower-price, under-the-radar locales which are still near to the area of your choice, whether that's a beach, lake, ski region or city centre. Start searching with time to spare to get the best of a wide range of offers and top discounts - and do so with confidence by clicking on HomeToGo's 'free cancellation' filter when using the website or app.

What are the benefits of booking a holiday letting in Santa Cruz with HomeToGo?

From serenity away from the crowds to plenty of room in which to have fun with your family, friends or partner, holiday rentals in Santa Cruz have a variety of bonuses. HomeToGo lets you read real reviews written by previous guests, and searching is secure, simple, and stress-free - so with 814 lettings from 17 providers in the vicinity, you're sure to discover the perfect place to stay with all of the amenities you need in Santa Cruz.

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