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Professional Santa Cruz County Property Management

The Most Trusted Property Management For Santa Cruz, Capitola and the Surrounding Areas

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The smartest team in Santa Cruz property management can be found at Portola Property Management. We help owners maximize their rental income and grow their potential. We manage risk, protect your property, and keep your real estate business simple. Enjoy better peace of mind and increased earnings with your partners at Portola.

Our experienced property managers know the unique local market, understand the needs of Santa Cruz tenants, and work hard to serve owners, renters, and investors. People who work with Portola describe our staff as professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. We use our experience and our ongoing education to elevate your expectations for property management in Santa Cruz.

Property Management Services for Aptos, La Selva Beach and Other Coastal CA Cities

What property management services do you offer?

Each investor has different management needs. We understand that, and we’re here to offer you:

  • Full service Santa Cruz property management
  • Leasing and tenant placement services
  • Concierge services
  • Home care while you travel
  • Maintenance

If you need something that’s a little outside of the ordinary, talk to us. We are more than happy to design customized management plans that address your needs.

Full Service Property Management

Hire us to take care of it all. We can find and place the best tenants, then take care of the tenant relationship; acting as an intermediary so you don’t have to get emotionally involved.

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What services do you offer for La Selva Beach, Scotts Valley and elsewhere in Santa Cruz County?

We’ll handle every maintenance concern, conduct inspections, and protect your investment. With our full service management plan, our team collects rent, manages the security deposit, provides monthly and annual accounting, handles legal notices and compliance issues, and enforces your lease agreement.

Do you have other services for zip codes 95060, 95076, 95073 and elsewhere in Santa Cruz County?

Take advantage of our additional services, including our Pet Program, Annual Preventative Maintenance Checks, and a number of free educational seminars.

Tenant Placement for Your Rental Property

We are here to prepare your property for the rental market. After a thorough tour of your home, we’ll discuss how much you can expect to earn in rent and what you might be able to do to fill your vacancy faster with the best possible tenant.

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How do we find the best tenants in Watsonville and elsewhere in Santa Cruz County?

We’ll advertise aggressively and screen all your applicants before placing a resident in your home.

Concierge and Maintenance Services

In addition to property management and tenant placement in Santa Cruz County, we offer a list of services that landlords and investors can take advantage of whenever they need a little help.

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What vendors do you work with for zip codes 95060, 95010, 95001, 95076 and elsewhere in Santa Cruz County?

Whether you need someone to check in on your property while you’re out of town for a couple of months or you are confused about which forms are legal and binding – Portola Property Management can help. We work with our own in-house maintenance team and partner with licensed and insured vendors when more complicated repairs are needed. We also provide 24-hour emergency maintenance, and document all the work that’s done on your property.

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Are You Investing in Watsonville, Scotts Valley or Elsewhere in Santa Cruz County?

Portola Property Management has been involved in the Santa Cruz County real estate and rental market for years. We understand the price points, the tenant pool, and the local vendors and contractors.

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Find apartments, townhomes, condos and more in La Selva Beach and elsewhere in Santa Cruz County

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Beautiful Beach-Front Santa Cruz County Rental Homes

Looking for rental homes, condos, or apartments in Aptos or the surrounding areas?

Tenants renting from Portola Property Management have the benefit of working with a dedicated, caring team of professionals. Whether you need help picking the perfect property or you need to report an emergency maintenance issue, we’re here for you.

Current Tenants: Rent

Pay rent securely and efficiently online with your Tenant Portal.

Remember: Rent is due on the first of the month. If we don’t have it after the third of the month, it’s considered late.

Current Tenants: Maintenance

Email your maintenance requests to maintenance@portolarentals.com.

Any after-hours emergencies should be called into (888) 315-7713.

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All of your maintenance concerns probably seem like emergencies, especially if your heat or air conditioning goes out or your dishwasher breaks down. We sympathize with that. However, we consider emergencies to be fires, floods, uncontrollable water, the smell of gas, backed up sewers, and electrical problems that are life-threatening.

Current Tenants: Moving Out

When you decide to leave at the end of your lease term, you need to provide a written 30 day notice. We make this easy for you with the online 30 Day Notice form. We’ll let you know what you have to do before you leave, and provide a cleaning guide that will ensure you get your security deposit back.

Future Tenants

Take a look at our available properties, and before you set up a showing, make sure you’ve reviewed our rental criteria. You’ll want to understand our rental process, our pet program, and what kinds of things we require before we can approve you for a property.

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If you see a home in our listings that you like, and you believe you meet our rental criteria, please contact us for a showing. Check back often as well – we are always updating our website with new properties that you might like.

If You’re a Landlord in Capitola, We Can Help You

Santa Cruz Property Management 101: The Fundamentals to Getting Started book hardcover

Free Rental Analysis for Properties in Capitola, Santa Cruz and the Surrounding Areas

In addition to managing properties, we also provide education for people who have rental properties. This book should help you feel more comfortable as a landlord. It will give you some tips on how to be a good landlord, and you’ll be introduced to some of the hottest topics that landlords in Santa Cruz must face, including:

  • how to show your property
  • how to screen your tenant
  • what to do if you need to evict.

Check out everything that and more in our free eBook “Santa Cruz Property Management 101: The Fundamentals to Getting Started”.

Areas We Serve

We serve all of Santa Cruz County including:

Santa Cruz
La Selva Beach
Scotts Valley


Just wanted to check in, as we just got the deposit, which looks all fine and clear. So, we want to say goodbye and thank you guys for the friendly and professional service! It was a pleasure working with all of you and we want to wish you a great New Year ahead!

Maria And Jack

Kathleen and Portola Property Mgt have been professional in dealing with me as a tenant.

K. Weeks

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What People Are Saying About Us

4.8 /5
65 Reviews

May 20, 2023
Portola Property Management Joanne
Whenever I need anything, they are quick to solve the problem. I've never had any problem with contacting them, and if I leave a message, they respond quickly too.
May 20, 2023
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PPM has always handled our property very well. Since we live 1000 miles away, it's nice to have someone local to solve any problems and keep things current.
May 18, 2023
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Carissa at Portola Management does a great job making sure that my tenants get what they need in a timely manner.
May 17, 2023
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These guys have been my manager for many years, they do all the heavy lifting, all the background checks taxes insurance emergencies landscaping…… and I get a check every month on time, and a statement to give to my bookkeeper at tax time.. I am living the dream because of these awesome women 🙏❤️👍👏🌹🇺🇸
May 8, 2023
Portola Property Management Louise
Thank you.
Mar 15, 2023
Portola Property Management Oscar
She did an amazing job
Feb 18, 2023
Portola Property Management JAMES
Satisfied renter! All our repair needs are met with prompt and courteous service. The staff are wonderful people.
Feb 17, 2023
Portola Property Management Nicholas
Carissa and the PPM team are always responsive and helpful. Thank you.
Nov 22, 2022
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Portola Property Management has done a wonderful job managing our property. They have made our lives so much easier, and less stressful. Thank you PPM!!
Nov 17, 2022
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Nov 15, 2022
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Deposits are always on time. Details are also on time.
Nov 14, 2022
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Nov 11, 2022
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I'm satisfied with the apartment and your service.
Oct 17, 2022
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Rent keeps going up not good
Oct 15, 2022
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I have had excellent service over the years that Portola Property Management has managed our Condo in Aptos.
Oct 14, 2022
Portola Property Management Joanne
Portola Property Management has always been quick to take care of any maintenance problem that has happened.
Oct 14, 2022
Portola Property Management Kimberly
Laura and staff very nice Professional overall wonderful experience
Sep 19, 2022
Portola Property Management Robert
Repairs were done quickly and professionally.
Sep 8, 2022
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Aug 24, 2022
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I submitted a request and got a response quick
Jul 27, 2022
Portola Property Management James
Portola Property managers were attentive to our needs, and it has been a pleasure working with them during our move in. The house is clean and tidy, A couple of small repairs were needed, and they were performed by a very friendly handyman (Mike). We are very happy in our new home.
Jul 14, 2022
Portola Property Management Ron
I was very happy with the process to get my leaking hot water tank replaced. I was able to do it through the property management website and the job was completed very fast. Communicating with the management company has been an issue in the past when I was applying for my lease but I believe their lack of response was due to them being overwhelmed during COVID.
Jun 19, 2022
Portola Property Management JC
Been at this rental for years, very happy
Jun 6, 2022
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Rented from Portola, they were a good rental company . Zero complaints.Portola helped get into my place, that I love, early pandemic, with very little complications...in a very complicated time. Carissa, was fabulous with me and doing everything to help me get in on a timely basis, im disabled, so this was huge for me..* Thank you Carissa* So, a big shout out to her and the company!
May 19, 2022
Portola Property Management Shelly
Not any problems with Portola. They did a good job getting me a home during the beginning of the pandemic. No complaints! Friendly staff

Community Affiliations

Portola Property Management has had the opportunity to make charitable donations and/or partner with the following organizations:

Community Affiliations of Portola Property Management

We Do Business in Accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law which states it is illegal to Discriminate Against Any Person Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, National Origin, or Sexual Orientation.

Want to Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Portola Property Management, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.

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Portola Property Management

1210 Brommer St,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 475-1355 | (831) 475-1428
After-Hours Emergency: (888) 315-7713
CA DRE #02124826

Affiliated Companies:
Real Estate Connections: San Jose Property Management
Sunburst Properties: Sacramento Property Management