Our top 5 luxury vacation rentals in Santa Cruz County

September 15, 2022 by surfcity

When it comes to luxury vacations, Santa Cruz is one of the finest places to visit in all of California. Not only does this city offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the state, but it boasts a wide variety of things to do, incredible boutique-style shopping, globally inspired fine dining, and luxury accommodation options to match.

If you’re looking for a luxury vacation rental in the County of Santa Cruz, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a sprawling modern beachfront property for your family, or a luxurious condo for two, you’ll be able to find the perfect rental for your needs in Santa Cruz.

Below, we have compiled our top 5 luxury vacation rentals in Santa Cruz with every single one being highly recommended. All offer a unique type of luxury experience, so take a look and see which one is right for you!

1. 363 Beach Drive

Stop looking for the next best thing to an average vacation. Beach Drive is a modern beachfront home that is year-round and offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms (including a massive master suite), open living space perfect for games or meals with friends & family! 

It’s only 20 minutes from Moss Landing which has one of California’s most beautiful harbors as well as places like seascape resort/sports club – where you can find plenty more activities if fishing isn’t your thing but surfing still sounds amazing.

2. California Dreamin

This three-story modern and sunny Seabright beach vacation home exudes relaxed beach vibes for a  fantasy vacation. The ground floor includes one bedroom, a bathroom, and garage access. 

The second story has an open gourmet kitchen, dining area, living room, master bedroom with bath, and third bedroom with shared bath. The second-story deck is the ultimate relaxation area, with plenty of seating, a heat lamp, and a propane grill! 

While relaxing on this well-appointed deck just off the dining area, take in the sights and sounds of the lively, family-friendly Seabright Beach neighborhood. The deck is ideal for a sunset cocktail party, morning coffee, or simply relaxing and reading a book in the sun. 

California Dreamin is, at heart, a spacious home, large enough to gather joyfully and entertain in stylish surroundings, just steps from Seabright beach, while still allowing plenty of room for everyone to enjoy open space. Ideal for extended family gatherings, you will create memories that will last a lifetime.

3. Boardwalk Bliss

What about a luxury beach house?  Boardwalk Bliss is the Santa Cruz beach house of your dreams! This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is located in the heart of the lovely and vivid Seabright beach neighborhood. 

This house is one block from the entrance to Seabright Beach and a short walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It is located right behind the Natural History Museum, also known locally as the “Whale Museum” due to its iconic whale statue.

This luxury home features a gourmet chef’s kitchen, a surround-sound home theater, a whole-house water filtration system, a hot tub, an outdoor shower, and an enclosed two-car garage.

4. Bella Capitola

You will be living in a serene and surf-centric Capitola Village, just steps from all of your favorite beaches. This apartment rental is located in a  complex of six units that offer you the luxury needed to enjoy this picturesque town while still being close enough for convenience’s sake! 

You’ll find charming shops nearby as well as award-winning restaurants – but don’t worry if it’s not too much noise because there is always time after the surfing or sunbathing session ends (and sometimes during!). This remodeled unit features modern amenities such as fully equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances including dishwashers so cooking doesn’t have to be a hassle, in-unit laundry with washer and dryers so you can ditch the Laundromat, and spacious living areas perfect for hosting friends family.

Bella Capitola is the ideal place to stay if you’re looking for a true California experience.

5.  Casa Ensueno

In Casa de Ensueno get ready for the most amazing beachfront vacation of your life!  If you are looking for a dream vacation spot, look no further than this beautiful townhome. The views from every room in the house will make your heart burst with joy as we take delightfully surprising oceanside adventures like building sand castles and finding secret spots where waves break on shoreline rocks! 

You can go snorkeling or body surfing without ever having to leave the property because there’s plenty of fish nearby–just ask anyone our guests who’ve been here before-they know what I’m talking about when they say “the best seafood around.” 

And don’t forget about all those marathon moonlit walks along beaches lit only by stars above – how could anyone not find themselves lost within their own thoughts while taking in such beauty? It doesn’t hurt either how close some spots are within walking distance such as accessing waves nearshore where beginner surfers can learn their skills while advanced ones test themselves against powerful currents.

Here you have it, our top luxury vacation rentals in Santa Cruz County. All of these properties offer upscale amenities and the most luxurious locations that are sure to make your stay in Santa Cruz or Capitola a memorable one. When searching for luxury accommodation in Santa Cruz county, keep these five properties in mind – you won’t be disappointed!

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