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Exceptional Santa Cruz Vacation Rentals

Every Home. Every Stay. Every Time.℠

Why TurnKey is the smarter way to vacation rental

Distinctive Homes

Discover our collection of luxury and premium properties in top destinations across the U.S.

Professionally Cleaned

Enjoy a spotless home with fresh, hotel-grade linens and a starter set of toiletries.

Full Kitchens

Prepare meals for family and friends in fully equipped kitchens.

24/7 Guest Support

Contact our team at any time to help make your stay more enjoyable.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Entertain or work with reliable high-speed Wi-Fi in every TurnKey home.

Seamless Check-In

Access each home with clear arrival instructions and easy-to-use digital locks.

Why Santa Cruz guests love staying with TurnKey...

"We stayed here as a home base for Monterey, but the walk to the beach every morning before our journey to Monterey was a great extra. It was very clean, all amenities were available for our family of five. Every morning, I drank coffee and prepared breakfast enjoying a view of the Pacific, then walked the beach. I loved this house and would definitely stay again."..."
Jeffery S. 3 months ago
2BR w/ Ocean Views - Steps to Beach
"We had an amazing 5 night stay at this affordable, charming house. The property description was accurate, the house and property were incredibly clean, and the layout worked well for our family (common areas downstairs with a half bath and laundry, and 2 bedrooms upstairs with 2 full baths). The closets were well stocked with bath towels, soap and detergent. The location was great- a short two block walk of 5 minutes to the beach, which was clean, and not too busy. There is a great paved path that extends about 1 mile in each direction above the beach that many people walk and jog. The house is right across the street from a motel (Rio Sands Hotel), where the rooms' doors face the house/street, but we slept with the window cracked, and it was the quietest rental property we've stayed at. The management was amazing- they responded immediately to our concern about the shower handles falling off and sent someone out the same day despite us saying that we didn't need it taken care of during our stay (as the showers functioned nicely). We would have loved to have a BBQ/grill, but it wasn't a deal-breaker. We would recommend this house and will stay again if we return to Aptos! "..."
Amie A. 3 months ago
Charming 2BR – 300 Yards to Beach!
"Great location"..."
Santa Cruz TurnKey Guest 4 months ago
Ocean-View Paradise w/ Hot Tub, 1 Block to Beach
"Everything was great...pictures of the home were actual. The décor was refreshing. The amenities were top notch.. "..."
Sharon G. 4 months ago
Walk to Beach & 41st Ave! 3BR

Top Santa Cruz vacation rentals for large groups

Ocean-View 4BR - Near Beach, Redwood State Park
4 BR 3.5 BA Sleeps 10
38|#1170522
“Endless Summer”, a 4BR/3.5BA Santa Cruz home, boasts gorgeous ocean views and a spacious deck from which you can enjoy a morning coffee...
From $180/night
New Listing! Modern Beach House w/ Hot Tub
4 BR 4.5 BA Sleeps 10
New#1933146
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $350/night
Beauty at the Beach w/ Fire Pit -- Steps to Ocean
3 BR 4 BA Sleeps 12
8|#1511484
Experience pure vacation bliss at this brand-new Santa Cruz beach estate featuring 3 bedrooms plus a bonus bunk room and 4 baths right on...
From $1000/night

Guest-favorite Santa Cruz vacation homes

Beachfront 2BR/2BA w/ Pool & 180-Degree Bay View
2 BR 2 BA Sleeps 5
54|#1278001
Perfectly located just steps to Rio Beach, this 2BR/2BA condo boasts incredible 180-degree ocean views of Monterey Bay.
From $195/night
Ocean-View 4BR - Near Beach, Redwood State Park
4 BR 3.5 BA Sleeps 10
38|#1170522
“Endless Summer”, a 4BR/3.5BA Santa Cruz home, boasts gorgeous ocean views and a spacious deck from which you can enjoy a morning coffee...
From $180/night
Ocean-View Paradise w/ Hot Tub, 1 Block to Beach
3 BR 2 BA Sleeps 8
36|#1157066
Live the ultimate Santa Cruz beach life!
From $339/night

Pet-friendly Santa Cruz rentals

Beauty at the Beach w/ Fire Pit -- Steps to Ocean
3 BR 4 BA Sleeps 12
8|#1511484
Experience pure vacation bliss at this brand-new Santa Cruz beach estate featuring 3 bedrooms plus a bonus bunk room and 4 baths right on...
From $1000/night
Beachfront 2BR/2BA w/ Pool & 180-Degree Bay View
2 BR 2 BA Sleeps 5
54|#1278001
Perfectly located just steps to Rio Beach, this 2BR/2BA condo boasts incredible 180-degree ocean views of Monterey Bay.
From $195/night
Garden Getaway – Walk to Hidden Beach
3 BR 2 BA Sleeps 8
6|#1567600
Peppered with fine art and surrounded by manicured gardens, this lovely 3BR/2BA home is an absolute sanctuary minutes from Hidden Beach.
From $259/night

New TurnKey homes in Santa Cruz

New Listing! Modern Beach House w/ Hot Tub
4 BR 4.5 BA Sleeps 10
New#1933146
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $350/night
New Listing! “Surfer's Paradise” w/ Backyard Oasis Mature
3 BR 3 BA Sleeps 6
New#1814236
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $300/night
Private Beach House w/ Views of Lagoon & Beach
1 BR 1 BA Sleeps 4
3|#1834410
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $150/night

Vacation homes near Santa Cruz attractions

Aptos
Blacks Beach
Capitola Beach
Corcoran Beach
Cowell Beach
Delaveaga Park Golf Course
Downtown Santa Cruz
Hidden Beach Park
Hooper Beach
La Selva Beach
Lighthouse Field State Beach
Lighthouse Point Park
Manresa Main State Beach
Mission Santa Cruz
Mitchell's Cove Beach
Moe's Beach
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
Moran Lake Beach
Moss Landing
Natural Bridges State Beach
Natural Bridges Tidepools
Neary Lagoon Wildlife Refuge
New Brighton State Beach
Palm Beach State Park
Platform beach Aptos
Pleasure Point
Port Watsonvile
Potbelly Beach
Privates Beach
Rio Del Mar State Beach
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz Harbor
Santa Cruz Main Beach
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
Santa Cruz Wharf
Santa Cruz Yacht Club
Seabright State Beach
Soquel
Sumner Beach
Sunny Cove Beach
Sunset Beach
Twin Lakes State Beach
Two-Six Beach
University of California Santa Cruz
Watsonville
Wilder Ranch State Park
Zmudowski State Beach
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Santa Cruz Vacation Rentals Frequently Asked Questions

Companies like Airbnb and Vrbo operate listing websites that enable guests to research and book a vacation rental anywhere in the world. However, once a guest books the property, they need to work directly with either the homeowner, host or property manager any time they have questions or need assistance with booking or during their stay. This can be a challenge for some homeowners, particularly those who live far away from their vacation rental. TurnKey offers a consistent and reliable high-end experience, resulting in strong reviews, repeat bookings and more. TurnKey also has a local Santa Cruz team, 24/7 support and in-home technology to ensure an amazing vacation experience in every home, every stay, every time.

Yes! TurnKey has established the best network of professional house cleaners in Santa Cruz to ensure that our guests always arrive at an exceptionally clean home. Expect to find beds made with hotel-grade linens and bathrooms stocked with fresh towels and a complimentary starter set of toiletries.

Unlike many vacation rentals in the area, our local team and network of Santa Cruz house cleaners guarantee that you’ll never need to clean up at the end of your stay. Sometimes, especially during busy seasons, starting a load of towels or linens can help our house cleaners finish their clean more quickly. We certainly appreciate it when guests do this, but we do not require it.

TurnKey offers 24/7 guest support that you can contact at any time to make your stay more enjoyable. Paired with our local Santa Cruz team, we can respond quickly to any in-home help you might need.

All of TurnKey’s Santa Cruz vacation rentals are equipped with complimentary, reliable, high-speed WiFi so you can always stay connected.

Every TurnKey Santa Cruz vacation rental includes a fully-equipped kitchen where you can cook and prepare meals with your friends and family.

We’ve installed our proprietary digital locks on all Santa Cruz vacation rentals to offer our guests secure, keyless entry. Each code is time-sensitive, so you don’t have to worry about anyone else having access to the home while you’re there. Prior to check-in, you’ll receive arrival instructions with your custom code for easy, seamless access.

TurnKey carefully vets all of our homes, so you can be sure you’ll always stay in a premium vacation rental. We offer some of the most distinctive, unique vacation homes in all of Santa Cruz, backed by our exceptional home care and 24/7 guest service.

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