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 features. The city’s sites go well beyond summer attractions with natural wonders such as Wilder Ranch State Park and Natural Bridges State Beach leading the way. 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 tourists’ destinations are located. Whether you are traveling on your own, with your partner, or with family or friends, do read our review of the best treehouse hotels & vacation rentals in Santa Cruz, California, below.
This home 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.
Romantic Treehouse in the RedwoodsSanta Cruz, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsloved the morning coffee tray fresh flowers and excellent creative breakfaststhe tree house was charming and cozythe tree house was stunningly beautiful comfortable and romanticbreakfast was delicious and getting coffee via the pulley is just a magical touchwe loved the privacy of the tree house combined with the convenience of a home-cooked breakfastvery romantic clean and modernit was super clean incredibly comfortable charming and romanticthe treehouse is a magical experience it was clean cozy and privatethe treehouse was immaculate everything smelled amazing and was beautifully decoratedit was so cozy comfortable clean and stylish
Host:she is an amazing hostrobin is a superb hostthe staff was very friendly and helpful and everyone made us feel soo at homerobin is a superb hosteveryone was very friendlyRead more reviewsbeautiful location and beautiful propertywhat a magical place perfect location to relax and retreat from city lifeit is such an enchanted locationamazing stay the location is perfect and very easy to findthe location is fantastic -- nested in the mountains with incredible walking/biking
This treehouse is the perfect romantic getaway because it is surrounded by redwoods. 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 that 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.
Luxury Treehouse in the RedwoodsSanta Cruz, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswifi worked great for callsvery cozy with soothing ambiencebeautiful tree house the skylight over the bed allowed you to see the redwoods reaching up to the skythe view from the bed through the skylights when waking up was amazingi loved all the details and attention that lindsay put into making the place comfortablesuper clean comfortable bed amazing fire placethe place was beautiful and very cleansuper sweet clean and beautiful treehousebeautiful treehouse the place was clean and had so much charactervery clean nice place to stay with everything you will need
Host:lindsay is an amazing hostlindsay was very responsive and kindthe hosts were so sweet & very communicativesuper easy check-in and wonderful and helpful hoststhe treehouse is just fabulous the owners have considered all the architectural detailsRead more reviewslindsay's treehouse is pretty amazing and is in a great locationlocation wise it's a very quick drive into santa cruz's downtown and the many parks in the countyperfect place to escape from the urban fussif you are looking for a unique comfortable romantic stay in nature this is the placesome how this place is even more beautiful and unique in person
3. FlipJack Ranch Bed & Breakfast
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FlipJack Ranch Bed & Breakfast provides the utmost comfort and relaxation in a vacation stay. These bed and breakfast accommodations are perfect for adults who plan to explore what the city of Santa Cruz has to offer. Coffee and tea are served right in your treehouse accommodation to wake you up. The pampering starts after that as you get to partake of a lovely breakfast served ranch-style. That means big portions and bold flavors. Feel free to explore the redwoods that surround the area or look at the farm. Make sure to spend time at the campfire and roast marshmallows while you are there. At FlipJack, the best way to end the day is to take a soothing dip in the warm hot tub.
FlipJack Ranch Bed & Breakfast
Address: 4600 Smith Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
4. The Babbling Brook Inn
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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.
The Babbling Brook Inn
Address: 1025 Laurel St #4237, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
Star Rating: 3
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This home 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.
Peaceful Treehouse with Ocean ViewAptos, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe views are breathtaking and the amenities are modern and comfortablesuper comfortable fully stocked with all the amenitiessuper comfortable check in was a breeze and the view and environment was justwhat an amazing place to stay beautiful views and welcoming/comfortable homewe had a dinner for 6 and were super comfortablethe space was clean and spotless when we arrivedgreat experience very clean and beautifulfelt super clean (even during covid)it was great to be in a place that had obviously been extra thoroughly cleanedinside of the house is super clean well organized and comfortable
Host:the hosts were greatour hosts were responsive and accommodatingthe host was great to give some local food recommendationsjaniece was a great hostamazing treehouse experience the host was so generous and hospitableRead more reviewsgreat location close to hiking trailslocation was great ~10mins drive from santa cruz / beachi loved that the house was close to parksfor everyone looking to book this listing it is located in the perfect locationif you want a romantic getaway in a fantastic location this is the place
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.
Mt. Hermon Treehouse
Contactless check-in/check-out Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Smoke alarms Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Non-smoking rooms Non-smoking throughout
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.
Treehouse in Vineyard Overlooking Monterey BaySuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe tent is heated has wifi and of course has an amazing viewloved the views and waking up to birds and beautiful views directly from bedthe view was beautiful and could be appreciated from bedbeautiful views comfortable space little touches all over the placehowever it was as comfortable to a 5 star hoteleverything was clean and disinfected when we arrivedthe treehouse is beautiful and cleanthe stay includes a very clean shower with towels body wash shampoo/conditionerthe bathroom is clean conveniently located and stocked with the softest towelsthe treehouse was very clean and it had everything we needed the bed was very comfortable
Host:dude robin is a wonderful host brorobin was a great hostshe treated us with the most kindness and respect everyone should deserve from their hostthey are amazing people who are very kindrobin is an amazing host and she showed us around in her impressive vineyardRead more reviewsthe location is unparalleled and is literally a 10-15 minute drive from a bunch of great wineriesthe location of the treehouse couldn’t be in a more perfect placelovely location gorgeous views comfortable accommodations and a super unique experiencetotally recommend this placewow what an amazing place
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.
Magical Tree HouseSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthis is a great little spot the heater and electric blankets were greatit runs a powerful space heaterbed was absolutely wonderful with the heated blanketthe treehouse truly was magical the bed warmers and space heater were necessary due to chilly autumn nightsfor folks with back problems the bed was perfect very supportive and comfortablethe space was clean and we enjoyed the outdoor tubremote and quiet and extremely cleanperfect place for a quick getaway the space was very clean and a lot bigger than expectedreally beautiful space super clean nice and secluded but not too difficult to get to
Host:george was communicative and provided us with great directionsthe host was very easy to work with alsoi 100% recommend this host and propertya great tree house experience the host did a great job decorating the placethank you george for hosting us at your beautiful spaceRead more reviewslocation was just perfect; in the forest near the beach and close to restaurants and storesextremely cute place in the middle of the redwoodsloved the beautiful locationgreat location and amazing getaway for a weekendthe treehouse is quiet and the location is beautiful
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.
Redwood Treehouse Santa Cruz Mtns.Superhost
Top guest reviewsit was fantastic there is no internet/wifi/cable so plan accordinglylovely treehouse with plenty of space and amenities to make your stay comfortablei loved sitting on the deck for breakfastthe mattress was so comfortable and the tree in the bathroom and by the bed is amazingthere is no wifi and phone reception is spotty so you’ll pretty much be off the gridclean and well organizedthe treehouse was very clean and just as picturedit's always clean but still feels like a quirky personal spoti really appreciated staying in tree house so nice clean and cozy’s i definitely coming back soon
Host:very nice hosts toomary jan was a great hostmary jane is an exceptional great hostwe were greeted by the friendly host when we arrivedgreat place and great hostRead more reviewsloved the walk to the treehousewe love the secluded location amongst the redwoodsgreat place to get awayit’s the perfect romantic place to get away from the craziness of lai recommend timing a walk from parking to the cabin in the early evening
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.
Unique TREEHOUSE on RIVER~ OLD REDWOODS~VIEWS!Ben Lomond, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbeautiful views outside and and amazing roomsmy sons loved having a separate room on another deck to themselvesthe days we stayed were over 90 degrees and the outdoor shower was perfectamazing cozy stay which exceeded on all expectationswe were extremely comfortable and relaxed there and enjoyed every view they set-up for guests around the propertyeverything was super clean and adorably decoratedthe living space was very clean and well equippedit was a fabulous escape very clean and comfortable spacebeautiful space beautiful setting lovely outdoor space to enjoy very clean bed was soooo comfortableit was extremely clean and the owner added special touches like providing plates condiments brochures
Host:the hosts live upstairs and were so graciousnicky and carol were great hosts and were responsive to any questions we hadfantastic experience super thoughtful host highly recommendnicky is a gracious and accommodating host who even brought us fresh sheets one morningnicky and michael were perfect hosts and were so gracious and flexible with our departureRead more reviewsamazing location overlooking the rivergreat location and really cool propertygreat location right off highway 9super close to a fantastic italian restaurant cosa nostrabeautiful location and very relaxing environment
Be one with nature
Santa Cruz is a beautiful place to visit with numerous parks and Monterey Bay waiting for you. 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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