Darling House

314 West Cliff Drive , Santa Cruz, 95060 USA (Show map)


The Darling House is a 1910 oceanside architectural masterpiece designed by William Weeks. Lighted by the rising sun through beveled glass, Tiffany lamps and open hearths, and the grace of genuinely open hearts, the Darling House welcomes you into an experience of peaceful elegance. We overlook the Pacific Ocean ... nothing less.


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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value3.0
  • Cleanliness3.0
  • Onsite Dining3.0

Travel in the past

3.8 on September 10, 2015

A good choice If you are looking for a an authentic place in a calm residential area close to the beach and night activities. Don't expect modernism, appreciate the hospitality of the owner and enjoy the time which has stopped in this house.

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Location Type

Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town, Wine country


San Jose, CA (SJC) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Hwy. 17 S. to hwy. 1 N. Hwy. 1 is Mission St. in Santa Cruz. After going through several stop lights, take a L. on Bay St. Rt. on West Cliff for 2 blks. R on Gharkey. The Darling House is on the corner of West Cliff and Gharkey. L. into the Driveway behind the inn. Parking lot is to the R. of the driveway.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, University, Marine Lab, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions



Darrell & Karen Darling

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Gardening, writing poetry, reading, travel, baking

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  • Time Served: 8-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area