10 Best Treehouse Hotels & Vacation Rentals In Santa Cruz, California

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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 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.

1. Treehouse with gas fireplace (from USD 441)

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 Redwoods
Santa Cruz, California, United States
154 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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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2. Luxurious treehouse with dining area (from USD 203)

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 Redwoods
Santa Cruz, California, United States
505 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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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. 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

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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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5. Treehouse with three decks (from USD 869)

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 View
Aptos, California, United States
260 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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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6. 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.


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

7. Vineyard treehouse with views of Monterey Bay (from USD 260)

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 Bay
607 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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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8. Magical treehouse secluded in the woods (from USD 182)

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 House
251 reviews Superhost
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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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:
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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9. Snug treehouse with fireplace (from USD 155)

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.
806 reviews Superhost
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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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10. Amazing treehouse by a river (from USD 248)

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 States
184 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Treehouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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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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