By The Sea: 4 Bedroom Vacation Accommodations in Santa Cruz CA

By The Sea
By The Sea

By The Sea: 4 Bedroom Vacation Accommodations in Santa Cruz CA

The oceanfront 4 bedroom/3 bathroom "By the Sea" property on Seacliff Beach in Aptos.

Vacation Cottage in Santa Cruz California

How Many Bedrooms? 4 Bedrooms • Sleeps 8
How Many Bathrooms? 3 Full Bathrooms
Where Do We Sleep? 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 King or 2 Twins
Virtual Tour: By The Sea - Virtual Tour
How Much Living Space? 2500 sqft.
Location Setting: Waterfront - Ocean
Beach Access: On the Beach
Internet: Internet Access
Television: Television
Washer/Dryer: Yes
Map of Santa Cruz

Rates & Availability  
(Displayed in USD)

  • Rates From $1,152 to $1,718 per night

Availability details can be found on the Beachnest Vacation Rentals website.

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Availability Details

Property Description

WELCOME TO BY THE SEA! The main house has two masterbedrooms and the "cottage" features two additional bedrooms, with outdoor shower.

Located on the sand and within a gated community at Seacliff State Beach – this oceanfront single-level home is well suited for two families traveling together or for your next family reunion. “By the Sea” features volumes of natural light throughout the property and a cheery ‘Ralph Lauren’ decor. Discover a good read in the library or relax in front of a wood burning fire in the living room. Gather for a casual meal around the kitchen's harvest table or serve dinner outside on the patio overlooking a landscape of grassy lawns and rose garden and white water 180 degree oceanfront views. A wonderful family property just 5 steps to the sand, you can walk for miles along the white sandy stretch of beach to the North towards Santa Cruz or the South toards the Monterey Peninsula.


Beachnest Vacation Rentals has always focused on delivering professionalism and exceptional customer service to travelers visiting Santa Cruz County. During this time of uncertainty in the travel market, we want to bring to light some of the advantages of staying in a vacation rental. For our friends within driving distance, this means being able to drive to the coast in the comfort of your own vehicle, prepare your meals in a well-provisioned kitchen, and sleep in your own private vacation home, thereby avoiding more communal environments. Cleanliness and safety in our homes is always our number one priority, and I want to personally assure you that we have expanded our already strict cleaning protocols and added additional housekeeping staff to take extra precautions between guests. We are sanitizing all high touch surfaces such as door knobs, light switches, faucets, and handles and opening windows and doors to allow fresh salt air to circulate, and we have outfitted each rental with disinfectants that can be used by guests that are in-house.

Activities and Special Interests

This property provides access to the following activities and special interests:

» Beach
» Biking
» Boating
» Canoeing
» Fishing
» Deep Sea Fishing
» Group and Reunion
» State National Parks
» Ocean
» Sailing
» Scuba Diving
» Surfing
» Fly Fishing
» Wind Surfing
» Hiking
» Family Vacations
» Kayaking

Other Activities and Interests:
Sightseeing, Walking, Shopping, Dining, Nature Sites, Historic Sites, Ocean Views, Bird Watching, Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruises, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Natural Bridges State Beach, Pleasure Point Beach, Santa Cruz Wharf, West Cliff Drive & The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Mystery Spot, Roaring Camp Railroad, U.C. Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Wilder Ranch State Park, Capitola Watercolor Journaling Experience, Santa Cruz Mission, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz Spas

Featured Amenities

» Television
» Dishwasher
» Fireplace
» Grill
» Internet Access
» Washer/Dryer

Property Features

» Balcony
» Blender
» Coffee Maker
» Deck/Patio/Porch
» Dishes/Utensils
» Hair Dryer
» Ice Maker
» Iron / Ironing Board
» Microwave
» Oven
» Parking
» Phone
» Refrigerator
» Stove
» Toaster
» Towels/Linens


» Garden

Other Property Amenities

Soap/shampoo, Heating, Outdoor dining, Views Safety Carbon monoxide detector, Fire extinguisher, First aid kit, Outdoor lighting, Smoke detector


One of the best places we’ve ever stayed
Peter Stayed with us May 2021
This is a spectacular place for an extended family to stay if they are not too fussy about the condition of the rooms, showers, outside furniture, etc. Really, I’d go back there in a heartbeat! There are two nice bedrooms in the main building with an ok shower and a kinda bathtub between them. The guest house has two bedrooms each with two twin beds (with flimsy, detached headboards) and a sink. There is a shared bathroom between them with an aging shower that does work ok. The guest house also has a separate laundry room and a separate shower/bathroom accessible only from the outside. But, what really works is the patio, the yard and the instant, easy access to the beach. We were 3 grandparents, 2 parents, and a 2-year old. We all found places to sleep (the kid slept on a portable mattress on the floor of one of the bedrooms in the main building. But, in reality, we spent virtually all our time outside on the spacious deck which always had places for both sun and shade. And it was beautiful just being there with the cool breeze blowing and the ocean just feet away. It is a truly magical place. The kitchen is ok. The stove and oven are old and work ok. There is no garbage disposal (that may be a community rule). Garbage was a problem and the main cans in the garage aren’t marked for what goes in them and they are insufficient. The utensils and pans, etc. were kinda “historic”. But, don’t forget, while you are there, you are THERE. And, THERE is totally wonderful!

Amazing Location!
Michelle Stayed with us Apr 2021
This property has an ideal location! It is literally on Seacliff State Beach, however, it feels like you have a private beach. Although the beach is open to the public, the area right in front of the house is low traffic. Our kids were on the beach ALL DAY long. Another bonus is that you can walk at least a mile each way on the beach. We enjoyed morning runs and sunset walks each day. On numerous occasions we saw dolphins and seals.
The house is a cute, older beach home. It was very clean and we enjoyed the separation between the main house and the cottages. It was great having 3 bathrooms, all with a shower, and an additional heated outdoor shower at the back of the house. There is plenty of outdoor furniture, so you can really enjoy the ocean even while not on the sand.
This home would be an all around 5 star, if it was priced lower. For its current rate, I believe it should have more amenities in the kitchen including basic condiments, sugar and spices. It would also be nice to have cushions on all outdoor furniture for that price point. I would return again, however I feel that if it was more reasonably priced other families could enjoy this jewel.

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