(831) 475-1355 After-Hours Emergency: (831) 621-1888


Professional Santa Cruz Property Management

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.

For Owners

Santa Cruz Property Management Services 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 Santa Cruz 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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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. 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 Santa Cruz 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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We’ll advertise aggressively and screen all your applicants before placing a resident in your home.

Concierge and Maintenance Services

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

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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.

Property Owners

Portola Property Management has been involved in the Santa Cruz 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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For Renters

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 (831) 621-1888.

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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.


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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Community Affiliations

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

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.

Portola Property Management

1210 Brommer St,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 475-1355 | (831) 475-1428
After-Hours Emergency: (831) 621-1888
CA DRE #02025654