In need of some local knowledge? This is the perfect place to see what should be on your agenda in each of the neighborhoods that make up the Santa Cruz landscape. Drive times, craft breweries, coffee houses and all things walkable from your Surf City rental are now at your finger tips.

the penny ice cream shop in santa cruz, ca

Pleasure Point

(Walkable + Bikeable From Your Pleasure Point Rental)

Known for its landmark surf breaks and Hollywood surf film locations, this neighborhood is 100% walkable giving you easy access to coffee houses, surf shops, craft breweries and shopping that will have you extending your stay on day one. Whether cruising East Cliff Drive on a beach cruiser or via flip flops, this iconic neighborhood has it all, you’ll instantly see why Silicon Valley’s elite have their beach house “office” in a place where salty air and views of Monterey Bay are instantly accessible.

capitola village

Capitola Village

(Walkable + Bikeable From Your  Village Rental)

There’s a reason why Capitola-by-the-Sea has been recognized for being the ultimate oceanside getaway. Literally, within minutes, you’ll have sand between your toes as you try to choose which ocean-front restaurant you should try first. Shopping, beach activity rentals, wine tasting, and award-winning events can be accessed within just a couple blocks of your new beach house headquarters where driving isn’t necessary and resort living is right outside your front door.

seabright patio in capitola


(Walkable + Bikeable From Your Seabright Rental)

When we say the sand is literally steps away, we mean it. All our Seabright area homes let you live like a local and they are located in the heart of this coveted neighborhood that has its own craft brewery, farm to table restaurant district and popular beach-side restaurants and recreation. While being seconds to the sand is what these homes are all about, you’ll also be just minutes from the Santa Cruz Warriors arena and downtown Santa Cruz’s Pacific Avenue where you can dine and shop to your heart’s desire.

humble sea brewery in santa cruz


(Walkable From Seabright + Driveable From Village & Pleasure Point Rentals)

Craft Craft breweries and wine tasting as well as the iconic West Cliff Drive walking path place this northern portion of Santa Cruz on the list of places to explore during your stay. While farm to table-style restaurants and surf shops are tucked into this unique commercial/residential neighborhood, you can also hike and bike the trails that extend from the sea to mountain tops that overlook the great Pacific.

santa cruz pacific avenue

Downtown Santa Cruz

(Bikeable From Seabright + Driveable From Village & Pleasure Point Rentals)

A short walk from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Warriors arena is Pacific Avenue, where restaurants, shopping and every eclectic souvenir you can imagine is found all within a few blocks bursting with amazing finds. A full calendar of events and family-friendly activities take place all year long with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and Abbott Square’s bustling city center as the place to be.