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Bella Notte "The Inn at East Cliff"

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Relax in Mediterranean splendor just two blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Bella Notte Inn offers nine luxurious rooms, each custom designed to make you feel at home the moment you step in the door. Tucked away in the Live Oaks neighborhood of Santa Cruz, Bella Notte Inn is the perfect choice for a romantic weekend away, a relaxing day at the beach, hiking in the beautiful redwood state parks, or visiting some of the Monterey Bay Area’s award-winning wineries. Bella Notte translates to a beautiful evening. To ensure we live up to our name, we’ve lavished every room with luxurious bedding, imported Italian marble countertops, custom cabinetry and heated tile floors in all bathrooms. Bella Notte offers free complimentary wifi and free parking. Experience Santa Cruz in supreme comfort. Reserve your room today and enjoy “la dolce vita” at Bella Notte Inn.

Small business owned and operated with dedicated staff to make your stay enjoyable. "Home away from home" feel in a luxurious, charming setting. Guests love the heated bathroom floor. We love travelling, cooking, gardening and entertaining family and friends. We enjoy meeting guests from different parts of the world. Our favorite part of the day is taking walks on Twin Lake beach to the yacht harbor. Located in Live Oaks, is a quiet neighborhood situated just south of the Yacht Harbor and half way between downtown Santa Cruz (10 minute drive) and the charming seaside village of Capitola-By-The-Sea (10 minute drive). Bella Notte is two blocks (a 5 minute walk) from Twin Lakes State Beach, popular with locals. At low tide you can walk along Twin Lakes state beach to the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and lighthouse. There are a handful of restaurants close to Bella Notte including Lago di Como, Crow's Nest, Star Bene and The Windmill, a funky local spot for great for coffee or a sandwich. A quick bit and gorgeous view At Britannia Arms or Crow's Nest. A romantic dinner awaits you at Shadowbrook with their complimentary pick up and return in their antique cars (1950/1960).

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Masks for guests
  • Gloves for guests
  • Staggered check-in
  • Reduced occupancy
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)


  • Air conditioning
  • Beauty or spa facilities
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Cleaning service
  • Ice machine
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Specially appointed rooms
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Limited parking

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station

Activities and Experiences

  • Walking
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    15:00 21:00
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
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  • Road from San Francisco/Oakland/Carmel (40.0 miles)


    Take US 101 South toward San Jose
    Merge onto CA-85 South toward Santa Cruz/Cupertino
    Merge onto CA-17 South toward Santa Cruz
    Exit CA 1 South toward Watsonville/Monterey
    Exit 439 Soquel Ave. Turn left
    Take the 2nd Right on 17th Ave
    Turn right onto East Cliff Drive.
    Bella Notte will be on your right in 0.3 miles. 13th Ave. cross street.


    Take I-880 South
    I-880 becomes CA-17 South
    Exit CA 1 South toward Watsonville/Monterey
    Exit 439 Soquel Ave. Turn left
    Take the 2nd Right on 17th Ave
    Turn right onto East Cliff Drive.
    Bella Notte will be on your right in 0.3 miles. 13th Ave. cross street.


    Take CA-1 North
    Exit 438 41st Ave in Capitola. Turn left onto 41st Ave.
    Turn right on Portola Drive. Portola Drive becomes East Cliff Drive
    Bella Notte is located at 21305 East Cliff Drive. 13th Ave. cross street.

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