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Vacation Rentals in Santa Cruz, California

Rene Syler is off to the sunny shores of Santa Cruz, California, where surfing brothers Dan and Dave are eager to find a vacation rental home and hit the waves. With a budget of $2,400 for the week, the pair can't wait to dive into the rental pool and see what they find.
Santa Cruz, California, is the quintessential beach town with a laidback vibe and some of the best surfing in the world.

Known as "Surf City," Santa Cruz is located on California's central coast, about 70 miles south of San Francisco and nearly 40 miles north of Monterey.

The sun soaked shores of Santa Cruz are perfect for mainland surfing. There's even a surfing museum located in a brick lighthouse! Don't surf? Don't worry! Visitors can soak in the sun and sand at any one of the beaches that span 29 miles of shoreline. Or, for those who prefer land to sea, check out Santa Cruz' historic boardwalk. Built in 1907, it's considered the West Coast's Coney Island. Santa Cruz's landscape is so diverse -- one moment you're at the beach, but ten minutes later you could be walking in a meadow or exploring a redwood forest.

For beach-loving brothers Dan and Dave, this is the perfect spot for a weeklong vacation. Seventeen years apart, these brothers have bonded through activities like surfing.

"California has some of the most consistent surf in the world," Dan commented. "Especially in the Santa Cruz area, so I feel like that's a good destination for us to surf together."

With location to the waves being of utmost importance to these surfer bros, the perfect Sweet Retreat has the following criteria:
  • Two bedrooms
  • Outdoor space with a grill
  • Close to surf beaches
  • Close to downtown and nightlife
Dan and Dave are eager to see what rentals Rene has in store for their $2,400 weeklong budget.

Santa Cruz Sanctuary for Rent: Located on the west side of town sits the serene Santa Cruz Sanctuary. At 1,200 square feet, this 1914 craftsman style bungalow incorporates old and new styles seamlessly. The property has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a gorgeous back deck that adds an additional 800 square feet to the layout! Dan and Dave are sure to get great bang for their buck with the price of $2,250 for the week, but will they sacrifice vicinity to the beach for the large quarters? For more information on this property, visit www.vrbo.com/306196.

5th Avenue Beach House for Rent: At 1,200 square feet, the 5th Avenue Beach House has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. With beautiful views from the deck of the harbor and the beach, there's a lot to love about this six-year-old craftsman style home. It's located just a few miles away from prime surfing at Pleasure Poin.! But with a price tag of $2,600.00 for the week, Dan and Dave wonder if the cost is worth the reward. For more information on this property, visit www.vrbo.com/172511.

The Sugar Shack for Rent: This 1,000 square foot, two-bedroom and two-bathroom space is cozy yet comfortable. Located a few steps away from the beach, these surfing brothers are captivated by the space. And the large outdoor deck with a grill and great views of the harbor and the beach is a huge bonus. The price is under budget at $2,200 for the week, but will the tight confines sway their decision? For more information on this property, visit www.beachnest.com/sugar_shack.php.

For more information on Santa Cruz, visit santacruz.org..

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Sweet Retreats is California dreamin in the sunny shores of Santa Cruz, where brothers Dan and Dave are ready for a week of surf, sand, and sun! Up first is a craftsman style bungalow with a lot to offer.
Santa Cruz Sanctuary for Rent in Santa Cruz, California
Sweet Retreats is California dreamin' in the sunny shores of Santa Cruz, where brothers Dan and Dave are ready for a week of surf, sand, and sun! Before they ride their first wave, they need to choose a rental. Up first is a craftsman style bungalow with a lot to offer.
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Sweet Retreats is in Santa Cruz where brothers Dan and Dave are looking for a rental for their surf-and-sand-filled getaway. Next up, the 5th Avenue Beach House, which is a bit closer to the shore.
5th Avenue Beach House for Rent in Santa Cruz, California
Rene Syler is in Santa Cruz where brothers Dan and Dave are looking for a rental for their surf-and-sand-filled getaway. After touring a three-bedroom craftsman style home, they check out the 5th Avenue Beach House, which is a bit closer to the shore.
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Dan and Dave are looking for the perfect spot to call home for their weeklong vacation in Santa Cruz. Theyre headed to the Sugar Shack, a property even closer to the sand and surf.
The Sugar Shack for Rent in Santa Cruz, California
Dan and Dave are looking for the perfect spot to call home for their weeklong vacation in Santa Cruz. So far they have seen a bungalow close to downtown, as well as a property that's two blocks from the beach but blows their budget. Last, they're headed to the Sugar Shack, a property even closer to the sand and surf.
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