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Finding a Good Vacation Rental in Santa Cruz

Mar 12, 2008
You may have thought that finding a good vacation rental in Santa Cruz is an impossibility. However, with the right planning and knowing what you want from your stay can help you to make the right choice. It's very important when searching for the right place to lodge in this area that you don't procrastinate. Plan as early as possible to receive the accommodations you're looking for. People plan months sometimes years in advance.

There are many dwelling types that can be a consideration for your stay. The area affords numerous private dwellings such as bungalows, condos, cottages, chalets, duplexes, houses, townhouses, and villas. You may pay more for the privacy in the vicinity of $300 to $5000 weekly depending upon your choice. It really depends upon what you're looking to get from your time in the area. You may want to think about how close to the water you wish to be while there. What types of activities do you have in mind to engage in while there.

If the process seems too daunting let the Internet be your guide. There are many websites that will list the pricing and kinds of private dwellings up for subletting. Most tend to sublet on a weekly basis. Many sites will allows you to plug in the dates of your visit to see if the place will be available. Also, there are blogs that people maintain where you can place your request for finding a good vacation rental in Santa Cruz. You can write a descriptive of all the amenities you are looking for. Also, if you have allergies or aversions to places that sometimes house pets you may state that as well. Sometimes people who are very familiar with the area will comment back to you giving you additional information. If a view is really important be sure to select only places that are near the water or other beautiful landmarks. Make sure there are pictures to look at of the place before coming to a firm decision.

Travel magazines and newspapers in the area may help in finding a good vacation rental in Santa Cruz. They may give a very detailed descriptive of the places. Also, they may include extensive layouts with photographs and visual aids. This may give you all the information you need. If it doesn't a trip to a local travel agency may really help. A knowledgeable agent may be able to steer you in the right direction. Just be sure to check the agency out with the Better Business Bureau before conducting any monetary transactions with them.

Word of mouth and networking with people you know in the area may yield the results you're looking for. Locals will know the best and cleanest places to stay. They'll also know which places are best to avoid if they have a poor reputation in the area. If they know people that own private dwellings they may be able to hook you up with the party. It may make your stay more comfortable if you get to know the person whose place you're staying in.
About the Author
Seb Frey is a Capitola, California Real Estate Broker specializing in Santa Cruz Real Estate. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys helping people find their piece of the American Dream in Santa Cruz. You can find Seb's blog at SantaCruzHomeBroker.com/blog.
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