13 Best Treehouse Hotels and Rentals In And Near Santa Cruz, California - Updated 2024

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Santa Cruz, California, is a picturesque coastal city with majestic beaches and blue waters. These make the city the perfect summer spot for every type of traveler. The boardwalk is the most popular tourist destination because of its lovely sunsets, amazing selection of rides, and other fun things to do. There are also plenty of fun things to do at night and natural wonders to visit, such as Wilder Ranch State Park and Natural Bridges State Beach. Monterey Bay’s waters are home to cute harbor seals that will delight your family no end. Some of the city’s accommodation puts you close to where these tourist destinations are located. Whether you are traveling on your own, with your partner, or with family or friends, do check out the best treehouse hotels and rentals in and near Santa Cruz, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 21, 2024.

1. The Babbling Brook Inn

The Babbling Brook Inn is a romantic getaway located near some of the city’s amazing tourist destinations. The place has beautiful gardens dotting its grounds and has a flowing brook within its confines. The inn offers luxurious accommodations set inside a former grist mill. Each room is done in rustic French design and provides wondrous views of its surroundings. They are all fitted with flat-screen televisions, feather beds, in-room bathrooms, Wi-Fi connection, and coffee makers to help perk you up every morning. Select rooms feature balconies, living rooms, and hot tubs. A buffet-style breakfast is served every morning to fuel you up for the day’s activities.

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The Babbling Brook Inn

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1025 Laurel Street, Santa Cruz City Center, Santa Cruz (CA), United States, 95060
29.09 km (18.1 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park

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2. Luxurious treehouse with dining area

This luxury treehouse in a redwood grove in Santa Cruz is the perfect romantic getaway. These trees provide privacy for you and your partner so you can enjoy the accommodation to your hearts’ content. You will be greeted by the main area which has a comfortable couch, a gas fireplace, and large windows that let natural light in.

Behind the couch is a romantic dining area where you can feast on the tasty dishes you prepared in the fully equipped kitchen next to it. The bathroom is done in a contemporary design and has a sink, a toilet, and a shower. The romantic loft bedroom is fitted with a comfortable bed where you can get all the rest you want during your stay. There is a deck by the entrance that is perfect for snuggling, sharing wine, and laughter.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
21.91 km (13.7 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park
835 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi worked great for calls
very cozy with soothing ambience
beautiful tree house the skylight over the bed allowed you to see the redwoods reaching up to the sky
the view from the bed through the skylights when waking up was amazing
i loved all the details and attention that lindsay put into making the place comfortable
super clean comfortable bed amazing fire place
the place was beautiful and very clean
super sweet clean and beautiful treehouse
beautiful treehouse the place was clean and had so much character
very clean nice place to stay with everything you will need
lindsay is an amazing host
lindsay was very responsive and kind
the hosts were so sweet & very communicative
super easy check-in and wonderful and helpful hosts
the treehouse is just fabulous the owners have considered all the architectural details
lindsay's treehouse is pretty amazing and is in a great location
location wise it's a very quick drive into santa cruz's downtown and the many parks in the county
perfect place to escape from the urban fuss
if you are looking for a unique comfortable romantic stay in nature this is the place
some how this place is even more beautiful and unique in person
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3. Treehouse with gas fireplace

This treehouse cabin in Santa Cruz is raised high above the ground and completely circled by redwoods, giving it a secluded ambiance. You and your partner will experience almost complete privacy in this lovely modern home for two. A warm main area welcomes you and makes you feel at home with its spacious living area, gas fireplace, and dining table for two. Natural light comes in through the skylight, which turns into your screen for stargazing at night. The bedroom is fitted with a luxurious four-poster bed where you two can sleep soundly at night. Pop a bottle of wine, grab a seat at the deck, and take in the fresh breeze while remembering the good memories you’ve had. If you want more, you can go for a swim at the lagoon pool.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
30.52 km (19.0 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park
236 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the morning coffee tray fresh flowers and excellent creative breakfasts
the tree house was charming and cozy
the tree house was stunningly beautiful comfortable and romantic
breakfast was delicious and getting coffee via the pulley is just a magical touch
we loved the privacy of the tree house combined with the convenience of a home-cooked breakfast
very romantic clean and modern
it was super clean incredibly comfortable charming and romantic
the treehouse is a magical experience it was clean cozy and private
the treehouse was immaculate everything smelled amazing and was beautifully decorated
it was so cozy comfortable clean and stylish
she is an amazing host
robin is a superb host
the staff was very friendly and helpful and everyone made us feel soo at home
robin is a superb host
everyone was very friendly
beautiful location and beautiful property
what a magical place perfect location to relax and retreat from city life
it is such an enchanted location
amazing stay the location is perfect and very easy to find
the location is fantastic -- nested in the mountains with incredible walking/biking
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4. Unique treehouse with a kitchen (from USD 365)

This beautiful treehouse in San Jose features multiple huge windows that fill the space with natural light and make it appear cozy yet spacious. Ideal for a small group, the bedrooms and bathroom are well equipped.

The guests can relax on the patio and enjoy the stunning valley views. The kitchen is perfect for making quick holiday meals before or after a day of exploration. There is a television so that you can keep up with your favorite shows. Parking spots are available on the premises as well.

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San Jose, California, United States
21.92 km (13.7 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park
657 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
views are amazing and the tree house is so comfortable
beautiful view and cozy bedrooms
amenities - everything is there for a comfortable stay
there is a hot shower stove fridge so many amenities and the most beautiful view
we actually didn't use fans or anything else we were lucky enough to have nice cool weather
very clean beautiful interior
the treehouse was amazing and very clean
the house is simple small but very warm and clean
the treehouse was wayyyy beyond any expectations that we had the space was clean and comfortable
the treehouse itself was very nice well kept bathroom as clean and it felt pretty safe
amazing treehouse and excellent host
the host - puneet is amazing in her hospitality and very responsive for all of your questions
host puneet is very kind and responds quickly and politely
absolutely beautiful place and amazing hosts
communication was quick and the host was very accommodating and kind
great location that is bikeable to downtown san jose and also mt
the treehouse is roomier than expected but it definitely was close quarters
excellent location too up in the hills
but all in all it was a fun location
it’s easy to park walk your things up and relax
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5. Eclectic cabin rental (from USD 185)

Embrace a unique stay at this treehouse rental, where comfort and luxury coalesce seamlessly. Pamper yourself in the elegant bathroom with a bath and quality toiletries, then unwind in the private hot tub on the charming patio. The bedroom offers essential amenities for a cozy night’s sleep, while entertainment options include a TV and a nostalgic record player.

Stay connected with Wi-Fi and make use of the dedicated workspace. The fully equipped kitchen invites culinary adventures, and the secluded outdoor space boasts a fire pit and outdoor dining area. The private back garden is fenced for your privacy.

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San Jose, California, United States
17.96 km (11.2 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park
265 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
but the cottage itself was very clean and cozy
david was a wonderful host
david was a great host
david is a friendly and welcoming host
david was a great host very friendly
and the host was thoughtful and helpful
easy spot to find/ great location in san jose
it was great to walk around and take it all in
such a cute and fun place and david was super nice
all in all this stay has made me want to check out other crazy fun unique places
tons of great amenities great location near japantown and downtown sj
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6. Treehouse with three decks (from USD 431)

This fancy treehouse near Santa Cruz is perfect for a family who wants wonderful views. With three different decks, everyone in your family of six will have different sceneries to look at. The home itself is a vibrant space filled with color and enough room to move around. All three bedrooms provide a relaxing space where everyone can sleep tight at night.

The bathroom is a picture of chicness with its swanky design that includes a sink, a toilet, and a shower. The interior is made of organic wood and stone which makes it sturdy against natural elements.

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Aptos, California, United States
22.96 km (14.3 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park
473 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views are breathtaking and the amenities are modern and comfortable
super comfortable fully stocked with all the amenities
super comfortable check in was a breeze and the view and environment was just
what an amazing place to stay beautiful views and welcoming/comfortable home
we had a dinner for 6 and were super comfortable
the space was clean and spotless when we arrived
great experience very clean and beautiful
felt super clean (even during covid)
it was great to be in a place that had obviously been extra thoroughly cleaned
inside of the house is super clean well organized and comfortable
the hosts were great
our hosts were responsive and accommodating
the host was great to give some local food recommendations
janiece was a great host
amazing treehouse experience the host was so generous and hospitable
great location close to hiking trails
location was great ~10mins drive from santa cruz / beach
i loved that the house was close to parks
for everyone looking to book this listing it is located in the perfect location
if you want a romantic getaway in a fantastic location this is the place
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7. Beautiful home with an amazing deck (from USD 104)

The deck found on this home is an amazing space with several seating areas where all four of you can gather and spend some happy times together. Uncork a bottle of wine as you all take turns in regaling one another with your own stories. When it gets too cold, fire up the open fireplace so you all can warm up. The main area is a huge expanse that includes a living room and a sleeping area for two. The adjacent kitchen has a rustic design centered on a wooden island, while the dining area has a retro table for four. The lovely bathroom has a sink, a toilet, and a claw foot bathtub that doubles as a shower.

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Mt. Hermon Treehouse

Wifi Available

23.85 km (14.9 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Parking Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Internet services Hiking WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

8. Vineyard treehouse with views of Monterey Bay (from USD 295)

Vineyards, hills, and Monterey Bay are just some of the views you will see when you step out on the deck of this amazing treehouse. The home is built on a huge Douglas fir tree within the confines of a vineyard. The home is actually a tent stretched out on a deck built around the tree. The tent contains a queen bed, Wi-Fi connection, and electricity. There is a seating area for two that allows both of you to have a cup of coffee while gazing at the stars and moon at night time. Dusk brings you amazing sunsets which you two will adore.

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Los Gatos, California, United States
9.14 km (5.7 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park
784 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tent is heated has wifi and of course has an amazing view
loved the views and waking up to birds and beautiful views directly from bed
the view was beautiful and could be appreciated from bed
beautiful views comfortable space little touches all over the place
however it was as comfortable to a 5 star hotel
everything was clean and disinfected when we arrived
the treehouse is beautiful and clean
the stay includes a very clean shower with towels body wash shampoo/conditioner
the bathroom is clean conveniently located and stocked with the softest towels
the treehouse was very clean and it had everything we needed the bed was very comfortable
dude robin is a wonderful host bro
robin was a great host
she treated us with the most kindness and respect everyone should deserve from their host
they are amazing people who are very kind
robin is an amazing host and she showed us around in her impressive vineyard
the location is unparalleled and is literally a 10-15 minute drive from a bunch of great wineries
the location of the treehouse couldn’t be in a more perfect place
lovely location gorgeous views comfortable accommodations and a super unique experience
totally recommend this place
wow what an amazing place
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9. Magical treehouse secluded in the woods (from USD 199)

You and your partner will have the most amazing vacation stay in this lovely treehouse with a scenic view. The interior is a lovely collection of genius designs that make this small home look larger. The high ceiling gives it an airy atmosphere that keeps air circulating properly. It has floor-to-ceiling windows that benefit the house and those residing in it. It lets natural light in and allows you to take in the view of the woods outside. The main floor has a living area with a comfortable couch and an elegant armchair. The bedroom is located in the loft area that is filled with romantic vibes.

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Los Gatos, California, United States
11.82 km (7.4 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park
373 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a great little spot the heater and electric blankets were great
it runs a powerful space heater
bed was absolutely wonderful with the heated blanket
the treehouse truly was magical the bed warmers and space heater were necessary due to chilly autumn nights
for folks with back problems the bed was perfect very supportive and comfortable
the space was clean and we enjoyed the outdoor tub
remote and quiet and extremely clean
perfect place for a quick getaway the space was very clean and a lot bigger than expected
really beautiful space super clean nice and secluded but not too difficult to get to
george was communicative and provided us with great directions
the host was very easy to work with also
i 100% recommend this host and property
a great tree house experience the host did a great job decorating the place
thank you george for hosting us at your beautiful space
location was just perfect; in the forest near the beach and close to restaurants and stores
extremely cute place in the middle of the redwoods
loved the beautiful location
great location and amazing getaway for a weekend
the treehouse is quiet and the location is beautiful
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10. Snug treehouse with fireplace (from USD 169)

This beautiful treehouse has a live redwood tree right through its living area. This is also where you will find a fireplace that will warm you and your partner during cold nights. A shelf full of books will entertain the bookworm in you while you sit in the comforts of the leather couch nearby. The comfortable queen bed is tucked in a corner and provides you a sense of privacy. Adjacent to it is a dining table for two where you can have romantic dinners which you can prepare in the fully equipped kitchen. The lovely deck is the perfect place to end your day with a bottle of wine.

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Watsonville, California, United States
17.85 km (11.1 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park
1017 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was fantastic there is no internet/wifi/cable so plan accordingly
lovely treehouse with plenty of space and amenities to make your stay comfortable
i loved sitting on the deck for breakfast
the mattress was so comfortable and the tree in the bathroom and by the bed is amazing
there is no wifi and phone reception is spotty so you’ll pretty much be off the grid
clean and well organized
the treehouse was very clean and just as pictured
it's always clean but still feels like a quirky personal spot
i really appreciated staying in tree house so nice clean and cozy’s i definitely coming back soon
very nice hosts too
mary jan was a great host
mary jane is an exceptional great host
we were greeted by the friendly host when we arrived
great place and great host
loved the walk to the treehouse
we love the secluded location amongst the redwoods
great place to get away
it’s the perfect romantic place to get away from the craziness of la
i recommend timing a walk from parking to the cabin in the early evening
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11. Amazing treehouse by a river (from USD 206)

This treehouse is on the second level of a three-level home. The inside has a colorful design where several areas have more than enough space to accommodate all four of you. The living room is a grand space where you will find a twin bed and a recliner to relax in. The Santa Fe-style kitchen has lively colors and comes with a complete line of cooking necessities that will help you cook up a storm. This treehouse boasts three decks. One of the decks is a kitchen deck with a flat griddle and dining area. The north deck is by the main entrance and the south deck is at the back.

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Ben Lomond, California, United States
23.55 km (14.7 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park
266 reviews   Wifi Available
Treehouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful views outside and and amazing rooms
my sons loved having a separate room on another deck to themselves
the days we stayed were over 90 degrees and the outdoor shower was perfect
amazing cozy stay which exceeded on all expectations
we were extremely comfortable and relaxed there and enjoyed every view they set-up for guests around the property
everything was super clean and adorably decorated
the living space was very clean and well equipped
it was a fabulous escape very clean and comfortable space
beautiful space beautiful setting lovely outdoor space to enjoy very clean bed was soooo comfortable
it was extremely clean and the owner added special touches like providing plates condiments brochures
the hosts live upstairs and were so gracious
nicky and carol were great hosts and were responsive to any questions we had
fantastic experience super thoughtful host highly recommend
nicky is a gracious and accommodating host who even brought us fresh sheets one morning
nicky and michael were perfect hosts and were so gracious and flexible with our departure
amazing location overlooking the river
great location and really cool property
great location right off highway 9
super close to a fantastic italian restaurant cosa nostra
beautiful location and very relaxing environment
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12. Redwood treehouse in Aptos Mountain (from USD 203)

Reconnect with the beauty of nature in this off-the-grid treehouse in the mountains near Santa Cruz. Aside from the beautiful views of towering redwoods, lush greeneries, and ponds all around you, you will surely enjoy lots of fun outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, bird and wildlife watching, horseback riding, biking, and more in the nearby Nisene Marks State Park. The treehouse is also filled with great amenities like a shared hot tub and pool, Wi-Fi, and a well-equipped kitchen.

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Aptos, California, United States
19.32 km (12.1 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park
388 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
that bed was like sleeping on a cloud
it has a great fully functional kitchen
wonderful grounds great vibes comfortable and beautiful accommodation
the redwood deck bamboo forest pool and hot sauna/cold plunge (highly recommend) were a few of our favorites
the loft was awesome and had plenty of room around the king sized bed
very clean and quiet place we loved it
pool and jacuzzi are clean and very good
the treehouse was clean and the property was amazing
you could smell the detergent/fabric softener on them :) the pool and hot tub were clean
the bed was very comfortable the kitchen and shower were clean and very modern
lovely and helpful hosts are the added sparkle of delight
the staff was very sweet kind and helpful
she was so friendly and responded to questions we had quickly
thank you for being such a great tour guide and host emberlie :-)
beautiful property and great hosts
amazing location and beautiful cabin
perfect location for a get away from your busy life
perfect location not far from town but far enough away to feel secluded
wonderful place and location great value
very relaxing place to spend some time
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13. The Pinecone Treehouse (from USD 650)

Nestled in the heart of the Redwood Forest in Bonny Doon, this pinecone treehouse Airbnb offers a truly unique stay. It sits 35 feet (10.6 meters) aboveground amidst huge California Redwood trees, giving guests a chance to fully immerse in the beauty of nature with a 360-degree view of the forest’s upper canopy. The one-of-a-kind structure in the shape of a pinecone adds to that magical charm. It also comes with modern conveniences like a cozy queen bed that can sleep up to two, heating, hot water, and even Wi-Fi access.

Downtown Santa Cruz, Panther Beach, Boulder Creek, Big Basin Red Wood State Park, and other hotspots are mere minutes away.

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Bonny Doon, California, United States
27.8 km (17.3 mi) from Almaden Quicksilver County Park
244 reviews   Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we brought dice and cards and played games on the picnic table i to the night
it is the cutest little treehouse and very clean
the check in process went without a hitch and the host was very welcoming
all of the hosts are awesome and respond very quickly
wonderful and amazing wonderful stay and the hosts were so nice and accommodating worth every penny
plus the hosts were very responsive and quite quick too
dustin and his team are super friendly and responsive
loved this location and experience
this place is a true experience
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Be one with nature

Santa Cruz is a beautiful place to visit with numerous parks and Monterey Bay waiting for you. Santa Cruz offers an array of vacation rentals, great resorts, and hotels for tourists. But why settle for ordinary accommodation while you’re on vacation here, when you can book a unique vacation home that will make your trip memorable? These treehouses are the best places to stay when you are in Santa Cruz.

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