Vacation Rentals are technically allowed in Santa Cruz County but with a lot of caveats—
The vacation rental ordinance was revised in June, and the Board of Supervisors has placed a moratorium on new vacation rental applications. This moratorium is expected to last through the end of the year at least.
They are not VR applications at this point, and once short term rental applications can be accepted for processing again, the designated areas will remain restricted under the updated ordinance and permits may not be available.
See details here: https://santacruzcountyca.
Realtor DRE 01945819
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