This studio has been recently remodeled. It is attached to the main house and has a separate private entrance. It is located less than one block off of Westcliff Drive near Swift Street. That's only 1/2 block from the ocean and the famous Westcl …
Great location and really clean. This rental provides all the amenities that you are looking for but feels like your home. Very quiet neighborhood with the ocean just down the street. We brought our bikes up to Santa Cruz to stroll around without having o get into a car - so nice not having to rely on a car! We just did our own thing without any intrusion from the property owners. Everything was ready for us when we arrived so it was not necessary to ask for anything. I would definitely recommend staying at this studio and I would stay there again myself. Thanks Mara and Skip for a excellent stay.
This was a lovely studio rental right off of West Cliff. The unit was clean, super comfortable, quiet and private. The kitchenette facility was a really convenient amenity, and the owners were very gracious about letting us borrow their outdoor grill and washer/dryer. We'd happily recommend this place to friends and family!
Being a California native, I've always loved Santa Cruz. Staying here was just what we needed~location was convenient with a short walk to the beach, studio was compact, clean & had all the necessary amenities. We did try to contact Mari to extend our stay but we did not receive an answer & left according to the previously agreed departure time. Otherwise it was nice. Thank you.
My wife and I had the pleasure of renting this fabulous rental property. It possessed everything needed for a wonderful weekend and access to all the local attractions. What's more, the owners were amazing in their communication with us prior to arrival and at the end of our stay. A must rent place and treasure.
This place was perfect for our weekend stay in Santa Cruz. THe location was great, just a mile or two from the boardwalk. And a short short walk to beautiful views of the ocean. It was clean, roomy and the little kitchen was really nice to have! Everything was as promised for a great price :) Would definitely recommend this place to anyone going through that area!!
We stay 4 wonderful weeks in the studio, it is very clean, everything is new, the bed is cozy, it is a magic place, where we feel at home, because you will find everything that you need. The owners are very helpful and warm, I can tell it was the best vacation ever! We are from Italy and we will be back. Sincerely Luca Motta
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My one month long stay at the Lower Westside Studio was more than I could have hoped for. The owners respected my need for privacy, yet were always available for my questions, giving me many suggestions of places to enjoy in the Santa Cruz area. I felt completely relaxed and comfortable throughout my stay! The location was just a short walk from breathtaking ocean vistas. As a landscape artist, I enjoyed exploring The Big Sur region, Monterey, Carmel, Point Lobos, Davenport, and Half Moon Bay. I loved taking daily walks along Westcliff Drive. The property was clean, well-organized and well-maintained. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends and relatives! I plan to return to this property in the future.
The studio was just as described, very comfortable for 1 or 2 people. Private entrance, within a block of a lovely long walkway along the bay. Microwave, hotplates and refrigerator made it easy to make breakfast. It is not far from a fabulous market, The New Leaf that has great take out dishes. Fine for a home base while I was visiting family and friends; not big enough for entertaining unless you used the patio and found some beach chairs. The owners we very personable but not intrusive.
Very nice for a traveling couple. We stayed four nights. This place is small, but very comfortable and completely met all our needs. It is very clean. It is in a good location, so we were able to take day trips to Monterey and San Francisco, as well as visiting the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. The cottage is just a block or so from the ocean, so we had some very nice walks. We would definitely stay again if we ever find the need. No problems at all. Thanks so much!!
This apartment is just as advertised and was spotlessly clean when we arrived. Bed is comfortable and the space was just right for a couple staying for a short bit. Wish we could have stayed more than one night.
We stayed at the end of our trip from LAX to SFO and we had been looking forward to grilling a quick dinner and making our own breakfast rather than eating out yet again; we were able to do both here.
Communication with Skip was thorough and prompt.
Our stay in Santa Cruz was wonderful thanks to the kindness and friendship of Skip, Maristela and Camila. The studio is also very confortalbe and well equiped. I hope to come back here with my family and enjoy again this excellent place.
Thanks so much for sharing your studio! Weather was rainy, but the location was perfect. It was a nice getaway for my husband's birthday... The bed was very comfortable! We will be back during the summer and will definately take advantage of all the great things to do near by!!
The studio was very clean and very adequate. Westcliff Drive was stunning, wonderful to walk there during the day or at sunset. Easy drive to Santa Cruz Wharf. Great location and a wonderful alternative to the touristy stuff downtown. Highly recommend this to a couple or single person.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights in November. It's a great location, just 1/2 block from the fabulous coastline with all of the surfers and amazing views. The studio is at the back of the owner's house, with everything you need. The bed was comfortable, the place was clean, the price was right. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Santa Cruz. thanks, Skip and Mari!!
We recently spent a week in this studio apartment. It is outstanding. The location is perfect...a short block from one of my favorite places in the world: West Cliff Drive. The apartment is perfect for a couple. The bed is comfortable, nice bathroom and shower, small but functional kitchenette, quiet, Wi-Fi, etc., etc. The owners are very nice and accommodating. This is definitely a “best buy”. The only problem with this most positive review is that it will be booked when we want to rent it again.
Downtown Romantic Getaway and Pet Friendly! The Flat sleeps up to 2 adults, in the French inspired bedroom with an excellent Queen bed (twin roll away and pack~n~play available upon request). We can offer an additional full size bed in our 'Love Shed'/sitting room for 2 more folks (detached...
Studio With a View!! Amazing Ocean View From Your Room, Overlooking the Ocean. In a great neighborhood. Great for long walks, there are nearby hiking trails to the ocean. Bikes are available for your use. Access to beach is 6 blocks away, on 'Beach Gate' Drive. This room has all the amenities for your comfort. Close to eve...
Nicely's ~ Historic Victorian Flat This welcoming Victorian flat comfortably sleeps 2 and is one of the historic beauties! Built in 1860s, this Romantic getaway is a short walk from the heart of Downtown. Very Easy to explore the best of Santa Cruz! Specialty baskets available as well as a stocked fridge! (inquire within) ENJOY!
The Flat sleeps up to 2 adults, in the French inspired bedroom with an excellent Queen bed (twin roll away and pack~n~play available upon request). We can offer an additional full size bed in our "Love Shed"/sitting room for 2 more folks (detached room available with sofa/full sleeper) available for $50/night; Laundry room W/D, Full kitchen with Gas stove (may you find all you will need) and romantic claw foot tub (bath/shower) with marble floor and wood floors through out.
2 dogs allowed; max. 30 lbs. @ $30/stay (extra cleaning)
We are always making upgrades! We have a new grill and redwood picnic table, making a fun start to our backyard BBQ area.
We can offer brunch/lunch: Executive Chef: Mark Nicely; (Wonderful Night Executive chef @ Hoffman's Bistro Downtown; French Culinary trained, Ran Nepenthe', with 3 Berry Pie still on the menu, and the creator of Cafe' Kiva in Big Sur) and specialty baskets along with a stocked fridge. Inquire within for a menu of additional "services".
The majestic Victorian is 2 blocks from the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz and the beloved Mission of Santa Cruz is on the way to the clock tower atop Mission Hill.
Our lil Local Grocery is close too @ Laurel and Mission- Food Bin and Herb Room (If you need a snack? Across the street is a mini-mart.)
The bus stop is across the street and we are located up on Mission Hill, about a mile walk through town to the Boardwalk and Wharf.
Please enjoy our Marine Sanctuary here in Monterey Bay and respect the beautiful surroundings; Sail The Chardonnay with Capt. John, Hike Big Basin and see the amazing redwoods, Horseback ride in Monterey at Seahorse Equestrian Tours, wine~n~dine in Capitola Village, and if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please call or text! We'll make it happen!
Thank you, The Nicely's
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