Ben Lomond, CA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Ben Lomond

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Excellent
229 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
The Space20 mins to the beach, approx 1.5 hr south of San Francisco and 1 hr to the Monterey Peninsula. sits among a California redwood forest with a fully equipped modern kitchen and outdoor picnic tables Guest AccessJacuzzi and outdoor shower, TV, wifi acess Interaction with GuestsGuests interact w/ the owners only to make reservations and have full use of the property alone during their stay. The NeighborhoodSurrounded by many beautiful redwood trees with a sunny backyard Getting AroundThere is a local bus available that travels from the Santa Cruz mountains to Santa Cruz beach boardwalk Other Things to NoteSince this property is in the redwoods, be careful of the sometimes uneven walkways. The driveway curves, so caution is recommended when backing down to the road.
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpacePRIVATE - no other homes on the property with private access to all year round creek and small sandy beach area. Peaceful, tranquil creek-side setting in the redwoods. This spacious (950 square foot) cottage with a separate loft bedroom and a half bath upstairs is a perfect getaway for a family, couple or singles. Decks and patio with seating offer views of the creek and redwoods. Or, relax by the wood burning fireplace inside and enjoy the spectacular view thru the floor to ceiling window. Located in Felton, CA about 1 hour south of San Francisco, 20 mins to Santa Cruz. San Jose and Monterrey airports are 1 hour away. Queen size bed in loft bedroom upstairs, real canopy twin bed and queen size futon downstairs. Portable crib/play pen, booster/high chair and additional twin mattress available upon request. Full bath downstairs, 1/2 bath upstairs. Fully equipped kitchen for making full meals; full size refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots/pans, cooking utensils, etc. Washer and dryer. Hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Central heating - propane furnace. DVDs, board games and books to keep you entertained. FREE cable TV and wireless internet. Secluded and yet close to nearby activities, approximately 15-20 mins away; Santa Cruz, hiking at Henry Cowell State Park, Big Basin State Park, Loch Lomond Reservoir, train rides at Roaring Camp Railroad, swimming/karaoke at Trout Farm Inn. Capitola and Aptos beaches approximately 30 mins away. Wineries in the Santa Cruz and Monterey areas. 2 nights minimum. Possible 1 night stays as scheduling permits, please feel free to inquire. TOT #CO00370 Guest AccessPrivate access to creek Interaction with GuestsWe respect our guests privacy and will respond promptly to text or phone calls. The NeighborhoodSet amongst lovely redwood trees with creek running thru it, occasional visits from turkeys. Once you are inside, the A-Frame home offers lots of privacy. No backyard neighbors in view as there is a steep hill on the opposite side of the creek with lots of trees. Other Things to NoteWe provide only one set of towels for each guest for a stay up to three nights. Longer stays can get additional sets. The Felton area is still in a drought and we try to save water where possible.
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WELLcome to your Home-O-stasis: How ever long you choose to stay, it is a great vacation from a toxic world. The pristine Santa Cruz Mountains are a perfect healing environment to rejuvenate and R.E.S.T. Be and Be WELL: Enjoy walks in the Quail Hollow Nature Preserve or the giant Redwoods of Henry Cowell Park or relax in the far infrared Sauna or book an all night Vision Quest Float
Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wifi
Located a few miles from Santa Cruz, Fairview Manor offers a peaceful retreat from the outside world. Each of the Inn's (circa 1924) five guest rooms are appointed with antiques; a private bathroom with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries and sitting area. Some rooms are suitable as family suites. Relax in the large common area with a RiverRock fireplace or the back porch listening to the San Lorenzo River. Whether you come to the Santa Cruz Mountains for the outdoor activity of hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, kayaking or perhaps wine tasting, there is something for everyone. At the Inn we have numerous areas to just sit, talk, knit, read or nap under the redwoods or beside the waterfall in the pond!
Holiday Park
10br Holiday Park
  • Breakfast
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
Situated in Ben Lomond, this cabin is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Felton Covered Bridge Park and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Bigfoot Discovery Museum. Roaring Camp Railroads and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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The SpaceThe delightful 'Sunrise Room' is in the Main house on the second floor and share a full bathroom. We serve Breakfast a la Carte, and your space includes the use of the downstairs in the Main-house with Community Kitchen and Meditation room with fireplace, as WELL as the garden sitting spaces, a tree house and hammock in the giant oak tree....and the beautiful OUTDOORS with hiking and biking and beach combing near by... You can make it a WELLness Weekend Retreat by adding - a Float in our Sensory Deprivation Tank for rejuvenation ($ 68/hr) - a Deep Tissue Massage or Foot Reflexology for relaxation ($ 95/hr) - a FAR infra red Sauna session for cleansing ($ 30/hr) Guest AccessThere is plenty space for an extended WELLness Immersive a la cart for 1-4 people if you make your room reservations far enough in advance because we book out almost every weekend! Next to the 'Sunrise Room' is the 'Tree Room' available at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1399217 Both share a bathroom with bath-tube that are cleaned on a daily bases. Feel free to check out "The defining California eXperience" for "Pamping"- Pampered Camping for 1-5 people in the "Sacred Space Dome" and Pod and the "Mighty CorteX Bus" (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/164950/ ) Interaction with GuestsWe love to connect with our guests as much as they enjoy it and we do what we can to make them feel WELLcome! We also respect their privacy if they prefer to be here for quiet time :-) We are not a hotel but part of the airbnb community and good communication is what makes it work! Please let us know about your arrival and departure time and your breakfast time and diet wishes! The NeighborhoodWe are looking forward to seeing you in this magical space on the sunny side up of Ben Lomond with easy access from HW9 and 5 minutes from the great Redwoods, 30 minutes to enchanting Santa Cruz beaches, boardwalk and great boutiques. We are 45 minutes from Sand Jose International Airport and 90 minutes from San Francisco Airport and happy to pick you up if you are planning on staying with us for a week or longer! Getting AroundThere is a bus stop near by for transit to Felton and Santa Cruz, but we recommend that you rent a car to see more of this beautiful valley with it's National Parks, Giant Redwoods and Wildlife Refuges :-) Other Things to NoteThe Be and Be WELL is a unique wellness center with regenerative services a la cart and by appointment only: - Pathfinder Flotation Tank for Sensory Deprivation ($ 68/hr) - Sacred Space Pod for Sensory eXaltation ($48) - FAR Infra Red Sauna ($30/hr) - Integrative variety of therapeutic services like Massage ($95), Foot-Detox and Reflexology ($78), Life Coaching for "Vision & Manifestation Quests"($95) (All sessions are available by appointment)
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The SpaceOur "Womb-Room" has a state of the art PathFinder Flotation Tank for your journey into inner space ... the infinite frontier! It is a warm, safe and quiet space to get in touch with your Self, to think things through, to meditate or simply catch up with your sleep ... We prepare you WELL for your "All Night Vision Quest Float" and take at least one hour time before and after your journey into inner space to answer all your questions regarding your Flotation eXperience. We suggest that you arrive a couple hours earlier for your Q&A and your choice of one FREE 1hr session in either one: The FAR Infra Red Sauna to relax your body ... or The "LifeMapping" tool to relax your mind and set your intention for your "ALL Night Vision Quest Float". The "Womb Room" is yours from 9 pm - 9 am and we set up a sleeping space for you as WELL... just in case that you want to spend a few hours out side of the Flotation Tank. The length of your float depends on your personal eXperience: X marks the spot for Body, Mind & Soul to arrive at Homeostasis... the balance from within! Most people take up to 6 hrs for an uninterrupted float or split their float time in half, 4 hrs in the evening and 4 hrs in the morning. Our kitchen is available to you all night long for water, tea, juice and fruits. Please note: Although you are not alone in our house and we will check in with you in case of an emergency, there won't be any "Womb-Service" from 9 pm-9 am. We suggest "All Night Vision Quest Floats" only to people who have some eXperience already with Sensory Deprivation. Guest AccessThe 'Be and Be WELL' is a Wellness Center that offers a wide variety of stress reducing and regenerative tools to enhance your Flotation eXperience: - Light and Sound Brainwave Enhancement in the Sensory eXaltation Tank ($48/hr) - FAR InfraRed Sauna ($30/hr) - Ionizing Footbath Detox + Reflexology ($95/hr) - Massage and Stress Reduction ($95/hr) - Life-Style Coaching for Holistic Wellness on all levels of your being - eXperience The GAME with LifeMapping ... an intention setting and communication tool that brings people and things together on deeper levels of connection...($95/hr) Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy connecting with our guests and do what we can to make them feel WELLcome. Sometimes, that may include just Being There to hold space for quiet time and sometimes that may include deep conversations about things that are important in their lives. The NeighborhoodYou can set your flotation tank timer to wake you up with music for a sunrise walk in the pristine Santa Cruz Mountains. You can say hi to the ancient redwoods while you yourself are still feeling like a new born earth baby..... You can come back to earth with your favorite yummy breakfast cooked to order and served with a smile that says: "Yes, floating works wonders! You can integrate your Flotation eXperience with an hour of Q&A and collect your Pearls from the Deep! You can be all you wanna be in the Be and Be WELL! Getting AroundThe 'Be and Be WELL' is your home away from home for Homeostasis, the balance from within.... It is in a sweet space on the sunny side up in the Santa Cruz Mountains with beautiful nature hikes and easy access from Santa Cruz and the ocean (1hr by bus (15min walk included) 25 min. by car (you will need your own, or a rental). We are 75 min from San Jose Airport and 90 min from San Francisco Airport. Other Things to NoteDisclaimer 1) The All Night Vision Quest Float may change your life for the better! Disclaimer 2) You might also just sleep through it like a baby! Disclaimer 3) Our 'PathFinder Tank' is a one person vessel, please no stowaway hitchhikers into your galaxy! Disclaimer 4) We are not a hotel. Please clarify your arrival and your departure time with us before you make your reservation.
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The SpaceTurn your ship for a different course and set your sails for a Work-Vacation Program for Humanistic Development and Wellness at the Be and Be WELL! Do you want to get away from the cold and the same, same old and get some new eye openers on the sunny side up? Maybe even discover and develop a new carrier as a Lifestyle Coach, Experience Therapist, Flotation Guide or Wellness Practitioner? We offer it all in sunny California, near the Pacific Ocean and the giant Redwoods! Take a mini vacation for maxi benefits in one of the most conducive environments for regeneration and creativity at the Be and Be WELL, a destination B&B in the Santa Cruz Mts! Become a Guide for Inner Space, the Final Frontier: • Better Communication Skills for interpersonal relationships and conflict resolution (bilingual English/German); • LifeStyle Coaching for individuals, couples and groups with full spectrum wellness of body, mind and soul; • Weight Management and Cleansing Programs for different body types, with nutrition for you mission; • Meditation and Flotation Guide Training with R.E.S.T. (Reduced Environmental Stress Tank) and Manifestation Quest • Hosting and Marketing Skills for an extraordinary Bed and Breakfast Destination off the beaten path; • Stress Management Expertise for individuals, support groups and various work-environments; • Vision Team Building for leadership skills and greater sustainability of projects and companies; • Community Building with tools that use Synchronicity, Synergy, Creativity, and Intuition. Pick your topic or choose them all: Jai and Shanti Hudes are two Wellness & Flotation Center veterans of 20 years who have lost and won many good battles in the human evolution arena. They are offering personalized immersive wellness study and work exchange (EMAIL HIDDEN) 15hrs/week hands on and 15hrs theory with topics of your choice for one to four students at a time (couples are WELLcome!) Training schedule can be spread out over the week or consolidated for the weekend depending on your study plans and your absorption capacity for this growth intensive. One week training with community meals and in-house bedroom: $880.- (2 pers. $1340.-) …”…”………”……………”……..” private studio apartment: $1280.- (2 pers. $1920.-) …”…”………”……………”………”……..... economy trailer: $580.- (2 pers. $880.-) E-mail Shanti for Information & “Innerview” a(EMAIL HIDDEN)
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The SpaceWe offer two different spaces for all night meditation: 1. If you are longing for deep quietude and rest, this space might be the right one for you: The insulated Womb-Room for R.E.S.T....that stands for Reduced Environmental Stress Tank, aka Sensory Deprivation Tank: No light, no sound, no gravity, unencumbered by spacial definition.... float weightlessly through the night into inner space ~ the Final Frontier! 2. If you are longing for a mental reboot, the Sensory eXaltation Tank with Light & Sound brainwave enhancement might be the right one for you: The cushiest meditation space in a converted flotation tank, padded with memory foam and heating blanket, invites for "Pamping" with a cause: Pampered Camping under the Oak Tree in our garden space with your choice of mind state optimizer programs to induce tranquility, meditation or peak performance.... Floating is a meditation practice you do by yourself, with your Self. But if you bring a guest, we can offer you a Tandem Float to share the eXperience: One of you can stay in the Sensory Deprivation Tank for the night while the other one can enjoy the Sensory eXaltation Tank for an additional charge of $48 ~ with an option to switch tanks in the early morning :-):-) We love to host good people from all good walks of life and are eXcited to meet you for a night of regeneration! With Love and deLight, Jai and Shanti Guest AccessGuests have access to - WiFi High Speed (Comcast 50mbps download/10mbps upstream) - FAR Infra Red Sauna - Meditation Room - Living Room with book & CD library and massage chair - Relaxation with a Massage or Foot Reflexology-Detox ($ 95/hr) - LifeStyle Coaching for WELLness on all levels of your being ($95/hr) - "eXperience The GAME" with the inventors of this great communication tool for a personal Vision& Manifestation Quest, Couple-Resonance and Vision Team Building ($95/hr) Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy "inner-acting" with our guests and guide them into their All Night Vision Quest Float as much as they want and need it for their transformational leap in their soul-journey! We also respect their privacy if they prefer to be here for quiet time :-) We are not a hotel with a concierge. We are airbnb community and good communication is what makes it work! Please let us know ahead of time about your arrival and departure times and anything else you might need for your stay! The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is a quiet residential area with beautiful walks into the wooded hills and Quail Hollow Nature Preserve. It's only a short drive on HW9 to Henry Cowell Redwood State Park and "The Garden of Eden" on San Lorenzo River, the Fall Creek Park and the ocean :-) Getting AroundWe are 25 car minutes from Santa Cruz with easy access from HW9, just minutes from hikes in the woods. We recommend for you to come with your own car for sight seeing. But there is also public transport from Santa Cruz with bus stop at Glen Arbor/Quail Hollow junction, 10 min walking distance from our house. Other Things to NoteDisclaimer: Your stay in the Be and Be WELL may impact your life-style in such a way that you may have to start having more fun on a regular basis!
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1br private room
    Our house is powered by the sun! All aspects of it were designed to be ecological and beautiful at the same time. Your's are 1 or 2 bedrooms downstairs. Check with Airbnb on the "Garden's" availability if the "Vista's" calendar shows that it's full. The Space The "Vista" room was the original master bedroom before we built the one upstairs. It has a table and 2 chairs and have breakfast. If the other bedroom is occupied, the full-bath is shared with the other guests. If there are any "emergencies" the upstairs bath is available. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, refrigerator, microwave oven and a coffee maker. Both bedrooms look over a canyon with lots of birds (A guest saw a Peregrine Falcon resting in the trees and we recently saw turkeys right outside the bedroom). We don't have dogs or cats and we request that travelers do not have pets. We are sensitive to people's allergies. The house is on the end of a cul-de-sac with nothing but "sand islands" next to it. Sand islands are protected area with 13 species of plants and animals which are endangered. The house is a haven for deer, many kinds of birds and other wildlife. Beautiful Loch Lomond is just a 15 minute drive away. Paddle boat, row boat, and canoe rentals, fishing for stocked trout and indigenous bass, picnicking, and hiking trails. Loch Lomond is open from March-September. There is the famous Roaring Camp Railroad attraction. Cowell Redwoods, Fall Creek and Big Basin Redwood parks are close (website hidden). Hermon Conference Center is 10 minutes from here (with it's ZIP line though the Redwoods) and Santa Cruz is 20 minutes' drive. Guest Access The house has a driveway you can park in. (Stay on the right side so we can get out of the garage!) You go up 5 stairs to get to the front door and down 3 stairs to get the part of the house which is yours. Interaction with Guests I'm around most of the time. Roger's office is at home. The layout of the house is such that if you want to have privacy and be by yourselves, you can. We are available for any directions or interaction as you may wish. I request that you wait until 4:00 to check in (I may be out and around selling solar!) and be in by 10:00PM or so. The Neighborhood Santa Cruz is a 20 minute drive. Kayak rentals and tours go all around the bay. From town, it just a short hike to the Lime Kilns and University of California. Near the border of Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz lies the Mystery Spot, where the rules of gravity are seemingly altered.. And, speaking of Santa Cruz County: Locals know that the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the United States. Family-owned wineries here produce stellar lots of pinot and chardonnay, and the area has been compared to a younger Napa Valley. Near here are Hallcrest, Zayante and Beauregard Vineyard. Twenty minutes south of Santa Cruz, in a temperate valley of redwoods and olive groves, the Corralitos Wine Trail winds its way to Alfaro Family Vineyards, owned by a former artisan bread maker, and Windy Oaks Winery, with views of Monterey Bay. At the top of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Summit to Sea Wine Trail passes Loma Prieta, a vineyard that produces the rare pinotage grape, a more robust, thicker-skinned version of pinot. On Santa Cruz’s urban west side, oenophiles sip vino (email hidden)ly courtyard setting, with vineyard tasting rooms nearby. The big, elegant sail boat sloop, the Chardonnay, has wine tasting with its coastal tours. It leaves from the Yacht Harbor in Santa Cruz. You can take the train from Roaring Camp all the way to the Beach Boardwalk for a day of fun rides, mini-golf, and sun. Nearby, the Felton Commons Park boasts the tallest covered bridge in the United States, (Guinness Book). In Felton town, Don Quixote's Mexican Restaurant features live entertainment every night. Italian and Chinese cuisine and pizza are also in town. Other Things to Note Ecological features about the house:: 1. The house is solar powered. It creates excess power which is used by the neighbors (courtesy of PG&E;). 2. We have an electric car that I've made from a Volkswagen Rabbit . We have had it for 15 years It is also powered by the sun. It doubles as an energy source for the house if the power ever goes down. 3. We have highly efficient refrigerator and dish washer. 4. We have an approved grey water recycling system from our clothes washer. 5. We used no-VOC paints throughout the house. 6. The rugs that you will be on are made from corn oil, not synthetics. 7. The cabinetry is made from fast-growing Bamboo. 8. Long-lasting slate and travertine are used in the bathroom and in areas not covered by the corn rugs. 9. The upstairs "great room" is made from recycled oak floors. 10. We use low-flush toilets. 11. We use "grey" water for our trees and flowers. 12. We get many of our vegetables from the garden. The house is on the end of a cul-de-sac with nothing but "sand islands" next to it. Sand islands are protected areas with 13 species of plants and animals which are endangered. The house is a haven for deer, many kinds of birds and other wildlife. Beautiful Loch Lomond is just a 15 minute drive away. Paddle boat, row boat, and canoe rentals, fishing for stocked trout and indigenous bass, picnicking, and hiking trails. Loch Lomond is open from March-September. There is the famous Roaring Camp Railroad attraction. Cowell, Fall Creek and Big Basin Redwood parks are close by. Mt. Hermon Conference Center is 10 minutes from here and Santa Cruz is 20 minutes' drive. Quail Hollow Park is just 1/4 mile away. It belonged to the Lane brothers of Sunset Magazine who used this 500 acre ranch in the 1950 and 1960s to develop their concept of outdoor living. The house has a driveway you can park in. (Stay on the right side so we can get out of the garage!) You go up 5 stairs to get to the front door and down 3 stairs to get the part of the house which is yours.
    Hotel
    134br 2-star Hotel
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    • Swimming Pool
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    Located in the heart of Ben Lomond, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Felton Covered Bridge Park, Bigfoot Discovery Museum, and Roaring Camp Railroads. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and Valley Gardens Golf Course are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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    2br Home/Apartment
    This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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    Excellent
    42 reviews
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    The SpaceDetached studio in the garden, steps away from the main house; very private and quiet. Guest AccessYou are welcome to our full guest bathroom and family kitchen upstairs. Patios, outdoor fireplace and deck are also yours to enjoy the peaceful, beautiful view of the Zayante valley. You will have the utmost privacy in the studio, and also a chance to mingle with and meet our family in shared spaces. We are happy to open our family life to you, and look forward to your stay. Interaction with GuestsWe love our home and will most likely be here when you are. We would love to interact as feels comfortable to our guests. Coffee and tea are provided in the morning. The NeighborhoodOur home in the mountains feels remote, yet is only 4 miles from downtown Felton. Please note that our street is a private, quirky, one-lane road with some rough parts. It is paved and quiet. Please drive slowly and safely. We live on the same road as Club Zayante--the legendary Santa Cruz Mountains music club from back in the day. Club Z burned down in 2006, but you can still see the old brick wall and pool. The Zayante Market is within walking distance, and Zayante Creek offers a sweet swimming hole for those hot summer days. A couple miles down the road is the Trout Farm Inn, another historic jewel of the San Lorenzo Valley. Getting AroundWe are approximately 4 miles from downtown Felton: the new Cremer House restaurant, New Leaf Natural Food market, Don Quixote, White Raven coffee, and more. Also in the area are Quail Hollow Ranch, Roaring Camp Railroad, Henry Cowell State Park, Fall Creek State Park, Big Basin Redwoods, the San Lorenzo river, mountain biking, UCSC. We are about 20 minutes from downtown Santa Cruz and beaches. Best to have a car. It is possible we could help you with transport to and from Felton to public transportation system. Please feel free to ask us! Other Things to NoteWe live in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains on a quiet, quirky, one-lane, paved private road, with a few rough and steep spots. Please drive with care. You will have the utmost privacy in the studio, and also a chance to mingle with and meet our family in shared spaces. We are happy to open our family life to you, and look forward to your stay. Note: County of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate #CO00281
    Home/Apartment
    Excellent
    59 reviews
    4br Home/Apartment
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    The SpaceOur house is an all Redwood cabin set in the Redwoods of Ben Lomond. The property is on the San Lorenzo River with a nice view of the water. The cabin is fully functional and clean with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a nice kitchen. There is a wood stove to heat the cabin and a couple of floor heaters to help out when its really cold. Lots of firewood available on the property. One of the bedrooms is a dorm of sorts that is great for your kids to bring along their friends. The place will sleep 4-10 depending on your family/friend configuration. The inside is all redwood -- walls, floors and the ceiling. The house is also surrounded by redwood decking, providing lots of space both inside and outside the home. There is even a horseshoe pit outside. The location is near both Felton and Ben Lomond. Its about 15 minutes from downtown Santa Cruz and the beach. Its a great hangout for a golf weekend with your buddies as there are local courses like the Alistir MacKenzie designed Pasatiempo in Santa Cruz as well as Monterey is only an hour away. There is hiking at the nearby Henry Cowell State Park in Felton, less than 3 miles away. There is also a steam train at the Roaring Camp Railroad park next to the Henry Cowell State Park. One caution: please be careful when exiting the property and re-entering HWY 9. It is difficult to turn left onto the highway because of visibility. Please consider turning right and then turning around at the store just a short ways down the road. There is no TV at the cabin, but there is free WiFi. No smoking please. In addition, this is a quiet neighborhood and we respect our neighbors who live nearby. Please do not book our cabin as a drinking party house. Try to bring the noise inside the house at 10 pm please. Thank you.
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    Excellent
    148 reviews
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    The SpaceThe "Vista" room was the original master bedroom before we built the one upstairs. It has a table and 2 chairs and have breakfast. If the other bedroom is occupied, the full-bath is shared with the other guests. If there are any "emergencies" the upstairs bath is available. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, refrigerator, microwave oven and a coffee maker. Both bedrooms look over a canyon with lots of birds (A guest saw a Peregrine Falcon resting in the trees and we recently saw turkeys right outside the bedroom). We don't have dogs or cats and we request that travelers do not have pets. We are sensitive to people's allergies The house is on the end of a cul-de-sac with nothing but "sand islands" next to it. Sand islands are protected area with 13 species of plants and animals which are endangered. The house is a haven for deer, many kinds of birds and other wildlife. Beautiful Loch Lomond is just a 15 minute drive away. Paddle boat, row boat, and canoe rentals, fishing for stocked trout and indigenous bass, picnicking, and hiking trails. Loch Lomond is open from March-September. There is the famous Roaring Camp Railroad attraction. Cowell Redwoods, Fall Creek and Big Basin Redwood parks are close by. Mt. Hermon Conference Center is 10 minutes from here (with it's ZIP line though the Redwoods) and Santa Cruz is 20 minutes' drive. Guest AccessThe house has a driveway you can park in. (Stay on the right side so we can get out of the garage!) You go up 5 stairs to get to the front door and down 3 stairs to get the part of the house which is yours. Interaction with GuestsI'm around most of the time. Roger's office is at home. The layout of the house is such that if you want to have privacy and be by yourselves, you can. We are available for any directions or interaction as you may wish. I request that you wait until 4:00 to check in (I may be out and around selling solar!) and be in by 10:00PM or so. The NeighborhoodSanta Cruz is a 20 minute drive. Kayak rentals and tours go all around the bay. From town, it just a short hike to the Lime Kilns and University of California. Near the border of Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz lies the Mystery Spot, where the rules of gravity are seemingly altered.. And, speaking of Santa Cruz County: Locals know that the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the United States. Family-owned wineries here produce stellar lots of pinot and chardonnay, and the area has been compared to a younger Napa Valley. Near here are Hallcrest, Zayante and Beauregard Vineyard. Twenty minutes south of Santa Cruz, in a temperate valley of redwoods and olive groves, the Corralitos Wine Trail winds its way to Alfaro Family Vineyards, owned by a former artisan bread maker, and Windy Oaks Winery, with views of Monterey Bay. At the top of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Summit to Sea Wine Trail passes Loma Prieta, a vineyard that produces the rare pinotage grape, a more robust, thicker-skinned version of pinot. On Santa Cruz’s urban west side, oenophiles sip vino in a lively courtyard setting, with vineyard tasting rooms nearby. The big, elegant sail boat sloop, the Chardonnay, has wine tasting with its coastal tours. It leaves from the Yacht Harbor in Santa Cruz. You can take the train from Roaring Camp all the way to the Beach Boardwalk for a day of fun rides, mini-golf, and sun. Nearby, the Felton Commons Park boasts the tallest covered bridge in the United States, (Guinness Book). In Felton town, Don Quixote's Mexican Restaurant features live entertainment every night. Italian and Chinese cuisine and pizza are also in town. Getting AroundYou'll need a car to get around comfortably. There is a bus that come by every hour, both ways. But it's about 1/2 mile hike up and down a steep hill to get to the bus. Other Things to NoteEcological features about the house:: 1. The house is solar powered. It creates excess power which is used by the neighbors (courtesy of PG&E). 2. We have an electric car that I've made from a Volkswagen Rabbit . We have had it for 15 years It is also powered by the sun. It doubles as an energy source for the house if the power ever goes down. 3. We have highly efficient refrigerator and dish washer. 4. We have an approved grey water recycling system from our clothes washer. 5. We used no-VOC paints throughout the house. 6. The rugs that you will be on are made from corn oil, not synthetics. 7. The cabinetry is made from fast-growing Bamboo. 8. Long-lasting slate and travertine are used in the bathroom and in areas not covered by the corn rugs. 9. The upstairs "great room" is made from recycled oak floors. 10. We use low-flush toilets. 11. We use "grey" water for our trees and flowers. 12. We get many of our vegetables from the garden.
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    The SpaceThe "Garden" room has an outside entrance to an area in back of the house. It has a table and 2 chairs so that you can enjoy the view and have breakfast. If the other bedroom is occupied, the full-bath is shared with the other guest. If there are any "emergencies" the upstairs bath is available. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, refrigerator, microwave oven and a coffee maker. Both bedrooms look over a canyon with lots of birds (A guest saw a Peregrine Falcon resting in the trees and we recently saw turkeys right outside the bedroom). We don't have dogs or cats and we request that travelers do not have pets. We are sensitive to people's allergies Ecological features about the house:: 1. The house is solar powered. It creates excess power which is used by the neighbors (courtesy of PG&E). 2. We have an electric car that I've made from a Volkswagen Rabbit . We have had it for 15 years It is also powered by the sun. It doubles as an energy source for the house if the power ever goes down. 3. We have highly efficient refrigerator and dish washer. 4. We have an approved grey water recycling system from our clothes washer. 5. We used no-VOC paints throughout the house. 6. The rugs that you will be on are made from corn oil, not synthetics. 7. The cabinetry is made from fast-growing Bamboo. 8. Long-lasting slate and travertine are used in the bathroom and in areas not covered by the corn rugs. 9. The upstairs "great room" is made from recycled oak floors. 10. We use low-flush toilets. 11. We use "grey" water for our trees and flowers. 12. We get many of our vegetables from the garden. Guest AccessThe house has a driveway you can park in. (Stay on the right side so we can get out of the garage!) You go up 5 stairs to get to the front door and down 4 stairs to get the part of the house which is yours. Interaction with GuestsI'm around more of the time. My office is at home. The layout of the house is such that if the guest wants to have privacy and be by yourselves, you can. We are available for any directions or interaction as you may wish. The NeighborhoodThe house is on the end of a cul-de-sac with nothing but "sand islands" next to it. Sand islands are protected area with 13 species of plants and animals which are endangered. The house is a haven for deer, many kinds of birds and other wildlife. Beautiful Loch Lomond is just a 15 minute drive away. Paddle boat, row boat, and canoe rentals, fishing for stocked trout and indigenous bass, picnicking, and hiking trails. Loch Lomond is open from March-September. There is the famous Roaring Camp Railroad attraction. Cowell, Fall Creek and Big Basin Redwood parks are close by. Mt. Hermon Conference Center is 10 minutes from here. Santa Cruz is a 20 minute drive. Kayak rentals and tours go all around the bay. From town, it just a short hike to the Lime Kilns and University of California. Near the border of Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz lies the Mystery Spot. Getting AroundYou'll need a car to get around comfortably. There is a bus that come by every hour, both ways. But it's about 1/2 mile hike up and down a steep hill to get to the bus. Other Things to NoteSanta Cruz is a 20 minute drive. Kayak rentals and tours go all around the bay. From town, it just a short hike to the Lime Kilns and University of California. Near the border of Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz lies the Mystery Spot, where the rules of gravity are seemingly altered. And, speaking of Santa Cruz County: Locals know that the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the United States. Family-owned wineries here produce stellar lots of pinot and chardonnay, and the area has been compared to a younger Napa Valley. Near here are Hallcrest, Zayante and Beauregard Vineyard. Twenty minutes south of Santa Cruz, in a temperate valley of redwoods and olive groves, the Corralitos Wine Trail winds its way to Alfaro Family Vineyards, owned by a former artisan bread maker, and Windy Oaks Winery, with views of Monterey Bay. At the top of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Summit to Sea Wine Trail passes Loma Prieta, a vineyard that produces the rare pinotage grape, a more robust, thicker-skinned version of pinot. On Santa Cruz’s urban west side, oenophiles sip vino in a lively courtyard setting, with vineyard tasting rooms nearby.
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    3br house
    • Pets Allowed
    The Rock Fireplace in the Living-room opposes a wall of windows looking into the canopy of a heritage oak. The spacious and open kitchen with large windows, and generous counter space accommodates multiple chefs cooking together while overlook the wildlife parade ongoing in the meadow and the distant Bonny Doon mountains. The master suite overlooks our private meadow and has its own free-standing gas fireplace, oversized stone shower with never ending on-demand hot water. The multi-level deck with cafe table, napping sofa, or hot tub with waterfall is a great private escape. Two of the three bedrooms have super comfortable queen beds, with the third contains a pull-out bed (single) and kids corner. Maximum occupancy allowed per our permit, is 8. In addition to the two decks there are several distinct outdoor areas: Meadow Room made from the tops of redwood trees and sandstone with fire pit, sofa, and stars to amaze; the Kitchen Garden provides fresh fruit, herbs, lettuce, and provide lifelong memories harvesting with the kids; the Meditation Fountain with benches and bird feeders is often mentioned as a favorite; the enclosed Front Garden is a great place to barbacue, visit, or read a book. Ask how to access the sunset trail behind the house, or the Discovery Trail that passes by the equestrian center, and turtle pond. Our property is a full 2 1/2 acres (meadow and wooded park setting) but we back up to thousands of acres of undeveloped land; and located not far from the giant redwoods, a world class zip-line course, and the historic mountain to beach rail line. Boats and canoes will be available at Loch Lomond Reservoir. Air Conditioning is provided for those few really hot summer days. Ask for the pool passes for the creekside Trout Farm Inn Swimming Club. *Gas Grill and Charcoal Barbecue. * Relatively secluded but an easy drive to town and beaches. The world famous Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach Boardwalk, and the fabulous West Cliff Drive are found within 10 miles of our bungalow. Big Sur and San Francisco and all the all the treasures between (Monterey, Carmel, Point Lobos, Franklin Point, Pigeon Point, Los Gatos, and Saratoga) are available as day trips from this central location. The Federal Designated Preservation Area is rich world around our home. It is a Single level California Bungalow with chef's kitchen and open floor plan is a great indoor/outdoor space to kick back and enjoy not only the Santa Cruz Mountains but the entire central coast between San Fransisco and Monterey. We chose this property partly because of the open flat sunny meadow surrounded by forests with distant mountain views and partly because activities nearby. The Oak Tree speaks for it self, it is AMAZING, as are the birds who come to rest. The redwood forests, beaches, are all with in reach. We are free from traffic, noise, and grime. Mt. Hermon offers a fantastic and rare zip line opportunity as you move from platform to platform through the tree top canopy. Loch Lomond Reservoir offers several different small boat rentals and stock trout, bass, and blue gill. West Cliff Drive and world famous Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach Boardwalk the are found within 10 miles of our bungalow. We are 200 yards from the Sunset Trail at the Quail Hollow Ranch Park and Nature Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Big Sur and San Francisco and all the all the treasures between (Monterey, Carmel, Point Lobos, Franklin Point, Pigeon Point, Los Gatos, and Saratoga) are available as day trips from this central location. Our family enjoys the central coast region and has since for more than a century. We are close to many state parks and the redwood trees. The rich and varied history of the region is so much fun to learn it does not seem;educational. Recognized as one of the most significant biological treasures in the state of California, the Zyante Sandhills Zone support a unique community of plants and animals found only in Santa Cruz County. Quail Hollow Ranch, is an equstrian park first developed by the founders of Sunset Magazine. The trails around the ranch will lead you past a pond, year round streams and a host of wildlife. The kids might like to help harvest or plat the next crop in the guest veggie garden. If you cannot leave work, there are satellite conference rooms and office space available within five miles.
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    2br house
    • Pets Allowed
    Visit the Santa Cruz mountains and get away to the small town of Felton, California! This unique, two bedroom vacation home has everything you'll need to relax and take in the gorgeous, postcard-perfect, treetop views! Located between San Jose and Santa Cruz, it's just 12 miles to the beaches and famous boardwalk, with attractions like Loch Lomond Reservoir and Quail Hollow Ranch right near this Tree Top View Cabin. Leave all the hubbub behind and unwind at this charming retreat in the woods. Three flights of stairs assure a gorgeous view, but they also might be difficult for those with any mobility issues. But once you reach the welcoming front porch, you'll have a perfect outdoor spot for reading a book or sipping morning coffee. This Felton cabin boasts tall ceilings, a woodstove, comfortable furniture, and even WiFi so you can stay in touch. Entertainment amenities include cable TV and a DVD player so you'll be able to gather everyone around for an after-dinner movie. You'll have a full kitchen for delicious vacation. At night there are two bedrooms with a queen and a full bed, and one full bathroom. Up to four guests will be able to stay comfortably here. And if you want to bring your dogs, know that a nightly pet fee applies, and please be advised that dogs need to stay off of the couch and bedding. Because of the size of this unit, bigger dogs may be more comfortable on the deck. Ideal for a family getaway, from both the busy Bay Area and beach town congestion, Felton offers easy access to Santa Cruz attractions, but away from the tourists. Right in town, there are state parks, hiking trails, a Farmers Market, and nearby wineries to explore! This Central California vacation home in the trees will delight your whole group and provide a memorable home base near activities in Santa Cruz and beyond! Additional amenities include: cable / satellite TV.
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      Located in Felton, CA about 1 hour south of San Francisco, 20 mins to Santa Cruz. San Jose and Monterey airports are 1 hour away.Private with no other homes on the property. Peaceful, tranquil creekside setting in the redwoods. This spacious (950 square foot) cottage with a separate loft bedroom and a half bath upstairs is a perfect getaway for a family, couple or singles. Private access to all year round creek with small sandy beach area. Decks and patio with seating offer views of the creek and redwoods. Or, relax by the wood burning fireplace inside and enjoy the spectacular view thru the floor to ceiling window.Queen size bed in loft bedroom upstairs, real canopy twin bed and queen futon downstairs. Portable crib/play pen, booster/high chair and additional twin bed available upon request. Full bath downstairs, 1/2 bath upstairs. Fully equipped kitchen for making full meals; full size refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots/pans, cooking utensils, etc. Washer and dryer. Central heating - propane furnace. DVDs, board games and books to keep you entertained. FREE cable TV and wireless internet.Secluded and yet close to nearby activities, approximately 15-20 mins away; Santa Cruz, hiking at Henry Cowell State Park, Big Basin State Park, Loch Lomond Reservoir, train rides at Roaring Camp Railroad, swimming/karaoke at Trout Farm Inn. Capitola and Aptos beaches approximately 30 mins away. Wineries in the Santa Cruz and Monterey areas.2 nights minimum. Possible 1 night stays as scheduling permits, please feel free to inquire. Holiday weekends are 3 nights minimum.Keywords: cabin, romantic, getaway, serene, zen, tranquil
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      2br house
        Tucked away in the trees, this two-bedroom Felton vacation getaway is an oasis in the Santa Cruz mountains for up to four guests. Stay cozy in front of the wood stove, make a family meal in the updated kitchen, or read outside on the deck - you'll even have yoga mats to borrow for a relaxing morning of stretching while the birds sing. Located just 12 miles from Santa Cruz and 30 miles from the Bay Area, this getaway is a charming home base for exploring local parks like Quail Hollow Ranch County Park and the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. And during your stay, you'll even have a California State Park Pass to borrow during your outdoor adventures! The interior boasts an open floor plan with wood paneling, skylights, and a smart TV with TiVo, a DVD player, and a VCR. You'll also have WiFi so staying in touch with the office or friends is easy. There's a full kitchen here, packed with stainless steel appliances for delicious vacation meals. And at night, you'll find two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and the other with two twins (bunk bed-style). This comfortable space is ideal for up to four guests and also has one full bathroom. The deck offers a great view of the tress and you'll even have a picnic table for setting a lovely al fresco meal. Perhaps you can even pick up a bottle of wine at one of the nearby wineries to accompany your outdoor feast! Perfect for a family getaway or even a romantic retreat for two, this Felton vacation home is near the redwood trees, ocean beaches, and more! Plan a memorable escape at this Central California Coast vacation home and kick back amongst the trees, fresh air, and nearby park trails! Additional amenities include: cable / satellite TV. Tucked away in the trees, this two-bedroom Felton vacation getaway is an oasis in the Santa Cruz mountains for up to four guests. Stay cozy in front of the wood stove, make a family meal in the updated kitchen, or read outside on the deck - you'll even have yoga mats to borrow for a relaxing morning of stretching while the birds sing. Located just 12 miles from Santa Cruz and 30 miles from the Bay Area, this getaway is a charming home base for exploring local parks like Quail Hollow Ranch County Park and the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. And during your stay, you'll even have a California State Park Pass to borrow during your outdoor adventures! The interior boasts an open floor plan with wood paneling, skylights, and a smart TV with TiVo, a DVD player, and a VCR. You'll also have WiFi so staying in touch with the office or friends is easy. There's a full kitchen here, packed with stainless steel appliances for delicious vacation meals. And at night, you'll find two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and the other with two twins (bunk bed-style). This comfortable space is ideal for up to four guests and also has one full bathroom. The deck offers a great view of the tress and you'll even have a picnic table for setting a lovely al fresco meal. Perhaps you can even pick up a bottle of wine at one of the nearby wineries to accompany your outdoor feast! Perfect for a family getaway or even a romantic retreat for two, this Felton vacation home is near the redwood trees, ocean beaches, and more! Plan a memorable escape at this Central California Coast vacation home and kick back amongst the trees, fresh air, and nearby park trails! Additional amenities include: cable / satellite TV.
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        2br house
        • Pets Allowed
        Nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains, this peaceful and charming, pet-friendly Central California Coast vacation home is an ideal destination for relaxation. Get away from the demands of the Bay Area with a weekend in the mountains near Felton, not far from lively Santa Cruz. Ideal for families, there's a jungle gym in the large yard and plenty of space indoors for your whole group to feel right at home. This mountain location is only a 30 minute drive from Santa Cruz's popular beaches and boardwalk. And yet, when you're here, it's like being in a quiet cabin in the woods. Both Quail Hollow Ranch County Park and Loch Lomond Recreation Area have plenty of outdoor activities and for a game of golf, just head to the Pasetiempo Golf Course, just 10 miles away. When you are not out wine tasting at nearby vineyards or catching some waves at the shore, this Felton Getaway Cabin boasts tall, wood-beamed ceilings in the living room, a wood-burning fireplace, WiFi, and even Netflix streaming. In addition, there's a collection of board games for the kids and a huge outdoor lot for everyone (including the pets) to enjoy. You'll have a full kitchen, dining room, and two bedrooms here for up to six guests. And if you do bring your pets, up to two dogs can join you - an additional nightly fee applies. Featuring a unique, detached floor plan, the upstairs and downstairs are only connected through an outdoor stairway. The lower level is ideal for kids with two twin beds in the bedroom and the cabin's full bathroom. While on the main level, you'll have the living room, dining room, kitchen, and the first bedroom. You'll also have a washer and dryer for clean clothes whenever needed, so there's no need to try and keep you're clothes clean while out having fun. This Felton vacation cabin is perfect for a family getaway to the peaceful, quiet region just outside of the Bay Area. Only four miles away is Trout Farm Inn - stop by for a hearty brunch, karaoke nights, or an afternoon lounging around the community pool. Of course, you can always be on the beach in an easy 30 minutes! Walk along the sand, visit the popular Santa Cruz Boardwalk, or just relax on the sand. For a year-round California getaway that's big on charm, plan a stay at this Felton vacation home. Tucked away in the trees, it's ideal for recharging and unwinding, surrounded by wineries, mountains, and not too far away, the scenic Santa Cruz beaches. Additional amenities include: cable / satellite TV, washer / dryer.
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        4br Home/Apartment
        • Wifi
        • Gym
        • Pets Allowed
        • Parking
        The SpaceOur home is s Guest AccessAs a general courtesy, we will be met our guests at the local highway during normal business hours and escorted them to the Retreat. There are ample signs showing the way. Interaction with GuestsWe have a local property manager who oversees our property. The NeighborhoodWe have the largest acreage in our neighborhood. While there are some homes on the road on the way to our retreat, once at the retreat, you can not see another home in any direction.
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        1br Home/Apartment
        • Wifi
        • Pets Allowed
        • Parking
        The SpaceThis is a 3 room studio-front room makes bed and living comfortable, walk through to the kitchen, then the bathroom. There is a large closet as well. Interaction with GuestsLisa or Trish will be available for any questions or help in making your stay more enjoyable The NeighborhoodPretty neighborhood with lots of redwoods, quiet street with a feeling of being in the country but close to lots of conveniences. Getting AroundThere is a bus line within walking distance, and the location is 30 minutes from silicon valley Other Things to NoteLet host know how many pets
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        1br Home/Apartment
        • Pets Allowed
        Located in Felton, CA about 1 hour south of San Francisco, 20 mins to Santa Cruz. San Jose and Monterey airports are 1 hour away.Private with no other homes on the property. Peaceful, tranquil creekside setting in the redwoods. This spacious (950 square foot) cottage with a separate loft bedroom and a half bath upstairs is a perfect getaway for a family, couple or singles. Private access to all year round creek with small sandy beach area. Decks and patio with seating offer views of the creek and redwoods. Or, relax by the wood burning fireplace inside and enjoy the spectacular view thru the floor to ceiling window.Queen size bed in loft bedroom upstairs, real canopy twin bed and queen futon downstairs. Portable crib/play pen, booster/high chair and additional twin bed available upon request. Full bath downstairs, 1/2 bath upstairs. Fully equipped kitchen for making full meals; full size refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots/pans, cooking utensils, etc. Washer and dryer. Central heating - propane furnace. DVDs, board games and books to keep you entertained. FREE cable TV and wireless internet.Secluded and yet close to nearby activities, approximately 15-20 mins away; Santa Cruz, hiking at Henry Cowell State Park, Big Basin State Park, Loch Lomond Reservoir, train rides at Roaring Camp Railroad, swimming/karaoke at Trout Farm Inn. Capitola and Aptos beaches approximately 30 mins away. Wineries in the Santa Cruz and Monterey areas.2 nights minimum. Possible 1 night stays as scheduling permits, please feel free to inquire. Holiday weekends are 3 nights minimum.Keywords: cabin, romantic, getaway, serene, zen, tranquil
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          Our house is powered by the sun! All aspects of it were designed to be ecological and beautiful at the same time. Your's are 1 or 2 bedrooms downstairs. Check with Airbnb on the "Vista's" availability if the "Garden's" calendar shows that it's full or if you want another room. The Space The "Garden" room has an outside entrance to an area in back of the house. It has a table and 2 chairs so that you can enjoy the view and have breakfast. If the"Vista" room is occupied, the full-bath is shared with the other guest. If there are any "emergencies" the upstairs bath is available. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, refrigerator, microwave oven and a coffee maker. Both bedrooms look over a canyon with lots of birds (A guest saw a Peregrine Falcon resting in the trees and we recently saw turkeys right outside the bedroom). I'm around most of the time. The layout of the house is such that if you want to have privacy and be by yourselves, you can. We are available for any directions or interaction you may wish. We don't have dogs or cats and we request that travelers do not have pets. We are sensitive to people's allergies I request that you wait until 4:00 to check in (I may be out and around selling solar!) and be in by 10:00PM or so. Santa Cruz is a 20 minute drive. Kayak rentals and tours go all around the bay. From town, it just a short hike to the Lime Kilns and University of California. Near the border of Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz lies the Mystery Spot, where the rules of gravity are seemingly altered.. And, speaking of Santa Cruz County: Locals know that the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the United States. Family-owned wineries here produce stellar lots of pinot and chardonnay, and the area has been compared to a younger Napa Valley. Near here are Hallcrest, Zayante and Beauregard Vineyard. Twenty minutes south of Santa Cruz, in a temperate valley of redwoods and olive groves, the Corralitos Wine Trail winds its way to Alfaro Family Vineyards, owned by a former artisan bread maker, and Windy Oaks Winery, with views of Monterey Bay. At the top of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Summit to Sea Wine Trail passes Loma Prieta, a vineyard that produces the rare pinotage grape, a more robust, thicker-skinned version of pinot. On Santa Cruz’s urban west side, oenophiles sip vino in a lively courtyard setting, with vineyard tasting rooms nearby. The big, elegant sail boat sloop, the Chardonnay, has wine tasting with its coastal tours. It leaves from the Yacht Harbor in Santa Cruz. You can take the train from Roaring Camp all the way to the Beach Boardwalk for a day of fun rides, mini-golf, and sun. Nearby, the Felton Commons Park boasts the tallest covered bridge in the United States, (Guinness Book). In Felton town, Don Quixote's Mexican Restaurant features live entertainment every night. Italian and Chinese cuisine and pizza are also in town. You'll need a car to get around comfortably. There is a bus that come by every hour, both ways. But it's about 1/2 mile hike up and down a steep hill to get to the bus. Other ecological features about the house: 1. The house is solar powered. It creates excess power which is used by the neighbors (courtesy of PG&E). 2. We have an electric car that I've made from a Volkswagen Rabbit . We have had it for 10 years It is also solar powered. 3. We have highly efficient refrigerator, dish washer, clothes washer and an electric dryer (running off the solar system). 4. We used no-VOC paints throughout the house. 5. The rugs that you will be on are made from corn oil, not synthetics. 6. The cabinetry is made from renewable, fast-growing Bamboo. 7. Long-lasting slate and travertine are used in the bathroom and in areas not covered by the corn rugs. 8. The upstairs "great room" are made from recycled oak floors. 9. We have R38 insulation in the ceiling; there is little need for heating and cooling even though the temperatures here get to be a low as 15 degrees and hotter than 100 degrees. 10. We get much of our vegetables from the garden.
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          3br Home/Apartment
          • Pets Allowed
          The Federal Designated Preservation Area is rich world around our home. It is a Single level California Bungalow with chef's kitchen and open floor plan is a great indoor/outdoor space to kick back and enjoy not only the Santa Cruz Mountains but the entire central coast between San Fransisco and Monterey. *The Rock Fireplace in the Living-room opposes a wall of windows looking into the canopy of a heritage oak. The spacious and open kitchen with large windows, and generous counter space accommodates multiple chefs cooking together while overlook the wildlife parade ongoing in the meadow and the distant Bonny Doon mountains. The master suite overlooks our private meadow and has its own free-standing gas fireplace, oversized stone shower with never ending on-demand hot water. The multi-level deck with cafe table, napping sofa, or hot tub with waterfall is a great private escape. Two of the three bedrooms have super comfortable queen beds, with the third contains a pull-out bed (single) and kids corner. Maximum occupancy allowed per our permit, is 8. In addition to the two decks there are several distinct outdoor areas: Meadow Room made from the tops of redwood trees and sandstone with fire pit, sofa, and stars to amaze; the Kitchen Garden provides fresh fruit, herbs, lettuce, and provide lifelong memories harvesting with the kids; the Meditation Fountain with benches and bird feeders is often mentioned as a favorite; the enclosed Front Garden is a great place to barbacue, visit, or read a book. Ask how to access the sunset trail behind the house, or the Discovery Trail that passes by the equestrian center, and turtle pond. Our property is a full 2 1/2 acres (meadow and wooded park setting) but we back up to thousands of acres of undeveloped land; and located not far from the giant redwoods, a world class zip-line course, and the historic mountain to beach rail line. Boats and canoes will be available at Loch Lomond Reservoir. Air Conditioning is provided for those few really hot summer days. Ask for the pool passes for the creekside Trout Farm Inn Swimming Club. *Gas Grill and Charcoal Barbecue. * Relatively secluded but an easy drive to town and beaches. The world famous Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach Boardwalk, and the fabulous West Cliff Drive are found within 10 miles of our bungalow. Big Sur and San Francisco and all the all the treasures between (Monterey, Carmel, Point Lobos, Franklin Point, Pigeon Point, Los Gatos, and Saratoga) are available as day trips from this central location.
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            Our house is powered by the sun! All aspects of it were designed to be ecological and beautiful at the same time. Your's are 1 or 2 bedrooms downstairs. Check with Airbnb on the "Garden's" availability if the "Vista's" calendar shows that it's full. The Space The "Vista" room was the original master bedroom before we built the one upstairs. It has a table and 2 chairs and have breakfast. If the other bedroom is occupied, the full-bath is shared with the other guests. If there are any "emergencies" the upstairs bath is available. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, refrigerator, microwave oven and a coffee maker. Both bedrooms look over a canyon with lots of birds (A guest saw a Peregrine Falcon resting in the trees and we recently saw turkeys right outside the bedroom). We don't have dogs or cats and we request that travelers do not have pets. We are sensitive to people's allergies. The house is on the end of a cul-de-sac with nothing but "sand islands" next to it. Sand islands are protected area with 13 species of plants and animals which are endangered. The house is a haven for deer, many kinds of birds and other wildlife. Beautiful Loch Lomond is just a 15 minute drive away. Paddle boat, row boat, and canoe rentals, fishing for stocked trout and indigenous bass, picnicking, and hiking trails. Loch Lomond is open from March-September. There is the famous Roaring Camp Railroad attraction. Cowell Redwoods, Fall Creek and Big Basin Redwood parks are close (website hidden). Hermon Conference Center is 10 minutes from here (with it's ZIP line though the Redwoods) and Santa Cruz is 20 minutes' drive. Guest Access The house has a driveway you can park in. (Stay on the right side so we can get out of the garage!) You go up 5 stairs to get to the front door and down 3 stairs to get the part of the house which is yours. Interaction with Guests I'm around most of the time. Roger's office is at home. The layout of the house is such that if you want to have privacy and be by yourselves, you can. We are available for any directions or interaction as you may wish. I request that you wait until 4:00 to check in (I may be out and around selling solar!) and be in by 10:00PM or so. The Neighborhood Santa Cruz is a 20 minute drive. Kayak rentals and tours go all around the bay. From town, it just a short hike to the Lime Kilns and University of California. Near the border of Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz lies the Mystery Spot, where the rules of gravity are seemingly altered.. And, speaking of Santa Cruz County: Locals know that the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the United States. Family-owned wineries here produce stellar lots of pinot and chardonnay, and the area has been compared to a younger Napa Valley. Near here are Hallcrest, Zayante and Beauregard Vineyard. Twenty minutes south of Santa Cruz, in a temperate valley of redwoods and olive groves, the Corralitos Wine Trail winds its way to Alfaro Family Vineyards, owned by a former artisan bread maker, and Windy Oaks Winery, with views of Monterey Bay. At the top of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Summit to Sea Wine Trail passes Loma Prieta, a vineyard that produces the rare pinotage grape, a more robust, thicker-skinned version of pinot. On Santa Cruz’s urban west side, oenophiles sip vino (email hidden)ly courtyard setting, with vineyard tasting rooms nearby. The big, elegant sail boat sloop, the Chardonnay, has wine tasting with its coastal tours. It leaves from the Yacht Harbor in Santa Cruz. You can take the train from Roaring Camp all the way to the Beach Boardwalk for a day of fun rides, mini-golf, and sun. Nearby, the Felton Commons Park boasts the tallest covered bridge in the United States, (Guinness Book). In Felton town, Don Quixote's Mexican Restaurant features live entertainment every night. Italian and Chinese cuisine and pizza are also in town. Other Things to Note Ecological features about the house:: 1. The house is solar powered. It creates excess power which is used by the neighbors (courtesy of PG&E). 2. We have an electric car that I've made from a Volkswagen Rabbit . We have had it for 15 years It is also powered by the sun. It doubles as an energy source for the house if the power ever goes down. 3. We have highly efficient refrigerator and dish washer. 4. We have an approved grey water recycling system from our clothes washer. 5. We used no-VOC paints throughout the house. 6. The rugs that you will be on are made from corn oil, not synthetics. 7. The cabinetry is made from fast-growing Bamboo. 8. Long-lasting slate and travertine are used in the bathroom and in areas not covered by the corn rugs. 9. The upstairs "great room" is made from recycled oak floors. 10. We use low-flush toilets. 11. We use "grey" water for our trees and flowers. 12. We get many of our vegetables from the garden.
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            2br Home/Apartment
            • Pets Allowed
            Nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains, this peaceful and charming, pet-friendly Central California Coast vacation home is an ideal destination for relaxation. Get away from the demands of the Bay Area with a weekend in the mountains near Felton, not far from lively Santa Cruz. Ideal for families, there's a jungle gym in the large yard and plenty of space indoors for your whole group to feel right at home. This mountain location is only a 30 minute drive from Santa Cruz's popular beaches and boardwalk. And yet, when you're here, it's like being in a quiet cabin in the woods. Both Quail Hollow Ranch County Park and Loch Lomond Recreation Area have plenty of outdoor activities and for a game of golf, just head to the Pasetiempo Golf Course, just 10 miles away. When you are not out wine tasting at nearby vineyards or catching some waves at the shore, this Felton Getaway Cabin boasts tall, wood-beamed ceilings in the living room, a wood-burning fireplace, WiFi, and even Netflix streaming. In addition, there's a collection of board games for the kids and a huge outdoor lot for everyone (including the pets) to enjoy. You'll have a full kitchen, dining room, and two bedrooms here for up to six guests. And if you do bring your pets, up to two dogs can join you - an additional nightly fee applies. Featuring a unique, detached floor plan, the upstairs and downstairs are only connected through an outdoor stairway. The lower level is ideal for kids with two twin beds in the bedroom and the cabin's full bathroom. While on the main level, you'll have the living room, dining room, kitchen, and the first bedroom. You'll also have a washer and dryer for clean clothes whenever needed, so there's no need to try and keep you're clothes clean while out having fun. This Felton vacation cabin is perfect for a family getaway to the peaceful, quiet region just outside of the Bay Area. Only four miles away is Trout Farm Inn - stop by for a hearty brunch, karaoke nights, or an afternoon lounging around the community pool. Of course, you can always be on the beach in an easy 30 minutes! Walk along the sand, visit the popular Santa Cruz Boardwalk, or just relax on the sand. For a year-round California getaway that's big on charm, plan a stay at this Felton vacation home. Tucked away in the trees, it's ideal for recharging and unwinding, surrounded by wineries, mountains, and not too far away, the scenic Santa Cruz beaches. Additional amenities include: cable / satellite TV, washer / dryer.
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            The SpaceGet away from it all in your own spacious guest room. Enjoy a relaxing bath in your own private bathroom connected to the room. There is a small desk and satellite television for your use in your room. Enjoy the morning sun as the sunlight streams though your windows. When you step outside, take a deep breath of fresh mountain air. The Santa Cruz mountains truly are a haven where you can enjoy nature but remain close to the city. A continental breakfast of coffee, tea, rolls, and fruit will be provided each morning of your stay. Guest AccessGuests may enjoy limited access to the kitchen to use the sink and the microwave. Please use the dining table or the patio for eating. Guest are welcome to use the laundry room. All other rooms are private. Interaction with GuestsI appreciate my privacy, but I'm happy to answer any questions and give recommendations on the area. The NeighborhoodMy neighborhood is surrounded by trees. It is extremely safe, and the neighbors look after each other. The terrain is hilly and is perfect for a vigorous walk. There is a small grocery store about 5 minutes away as well as a small pizza and sandwich shop. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. Los Gatos and Santa Cruz are about 15 minutes away with no traffic.
            Home/Apartment
            3br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Gym
            • Pets Allowed
            • Parking
            The SpaceMy home is comfortable, peaceful and inviting. It raised my three sons (born in the living room) and was built by their father, so it's a warm loving house made for families and people who are looking for a beautiful space but not a 'show house' This means that my home is complete with scratches on the maple floor, stains from science and art projects, etc. It's thoroughly scrubbed but wooden doors have stains, you get the idea, it's been well lived in A baby grand fills the living room, which contains the woodstove and opens into the kitchen. There are two bedrooms, one with a high quality (firm) queen sized bed and one with a high quality king. The 450 sq. foot loft has two queen futons and two twin mattresses. The futons have an added pillow top of padding. Most of the beds have warming pads so getting in is really lovely. We have a large screen TV for movies (and a few to loan), no cable, but a chromebook for internet streaming. The loft has a several bookshelves you're welcome to peruse, a chest of games. There's a desk in the loft with basic office supplies and a printer if needed. Outside is a tree house meditation space. It's quite high, (built when the third son was born). We heat with the wood stove. It is very effective and easy to use. I also do have heaters for the bedrooms if you wish. We will show you how fun and beautiful wood heat is :) Outside is a redwood deck, a barbecue, a small hot tub, and an elliptical exercise machine if you feel inspired. The beauty of the trees is that it stays cool in the summer. The deck would be perfect for doing yoga or having meals. It is very quiet here, no traffic noise. It's a lovely half mile walk around the 'block' and there is a trail into the forest. If you're coming from far away I'm happy to do some grocery shopping before you arrive or I can leave you a pot of soup. Most people are crazy about my lentil/veggie soup! You have a full kitchen to use. It is a vegetarian home for us. You're welcome to cook poultry or fish but it's a no beef kitchen. Friends tell me I need to specify that there is NO working dishwasher. There is a laundry room available. Of course, water conservation is critical at this time in California. If you do more than one load there will be a small fee. Animals are welcome on a case by case basis, just let me know and we can talk about it. ***Please read the house rules before booking*** Note about allergies: All the beds and pillows have zippered covers that keep out dust mites and other particles and keep the bedding extra clean. My airbnb guest linen is new and kept very clean and scent free and hasn't had cats on it ever. I also have two air filters. This house should be safe for allergic people. If you have allergies please let me know so we can discuss it. I have allergies so am quite aware of that issue. Guest AccessYou will have the home to yourself. I will be near enough to help if you need it or want it but you will have privacy during your stay. You're welcome to use our pantry so you don't have to pack basic supplies such as oil, spices, flours, condiments, spices. You can check with me ahead of time to make sure I'm stocked with your necessities. There are two small studios on the property with one quiet tenant in each. It is most likely you will not see them at all. You may see them walking to and from their cabins. Interaction with GuestsI will be available for any of your needs or questions. The NeighborhoodOur home is on a small quiet road off of another small road, one mile up from beautiful Highway 9. It is quiet and peaceful but also windy and narrow in spots. I will meet you in 'town' and have you follow me up or you can use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps, which is now quite reliable. (A few years ago GPS could get you lost here, but it seems to be working well now.) Getting AroundWe are about 4 minutes from a coffee place and bakery (Ben Lomond Baking Co. and Coffee 9) as well as a great Italian restaurant, market and hardware store. We're 15 minutes to Henry Cowell Redwoods and 25 minutes to the beach. There is also wine tasting (15-20 minutes), Big Basin State Park (20-25 minutes?) and Monterey Bay Aquarium an hour away. I have two guest passes to the aquarium for guests as well. Other Things to NoteIf you would like to schedule massage appointments during your stay that's easy to do as I have an office five minutes away! This can really be a time of rest and relaxation. I also have two guest passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium I can loan, one of our favorite places.
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            The SpaceAt the end of a private drive in an oak scrub forest you will find a large white and peach house on a half an acre of land adjacent to undeveloped sandhills habitat. If you are looking for a pristine model house, then we might not be a good fit, but if you are looking for a lived in home with a friendly family then we have just the place for you. You can look forward to a large downstairs bedroom with a private small bathroom (shower only, be aware it takes awhile to warm up. There is a tub is available on the main floor, upstairs, upon request). You will have to go down a flight of indoor carpeted stairs to reach your room. There is a queen bed in the room, but if you need space for more people a queen sized air mattress is available upon request and fits comfortably on the floor of the room although this does limit the extra floor space in the room. You will have some closet space for hanging clothes, a chest of drawers and a bookshelf to store your belongings. Prior to each guest's arrival, the space is vaccumed and all linens, towels, etc are laundered in hot water with vinegar and a laundry ball. We are on a septic system so we do not use bleach in the laundry and use non-toxic cleaning products elsewhere as well. The lack of bleach smell does not mean the laundry is not clean or sanitized or that the area has not been cleaned. The bathroom is also cleaned and sanitized and the kitchenette is cleaned and mopped. Guest AccessAlong with your private room and bathroom you will have access to the downstairs communal kitchenette (mini fridge, microwave, sink, counter and cabinet space) which is occupied by our elderly chihuahua part of the time and den (TV, board games, library, kid toys, dvd/vcr, dining room table) which is where the large dog stays when we are out of the house. If you want access to a full kitchen, please talk to me head of time. We have several video game systems and tons of legos we are willing to share as well. We provide basic breakfast food (cereal, milk, instant oatmeal, coffee and tea) and are willing to share dinners depending on our schedule if you are interested and will pitch in for groceries. Most people other than my children enjoy my cooking. We have a washer and dryer in the garage. If you need to do laundry just ask me and I will show you where all the supplies are. Do NOT use bleach in the wash for the sake of our septic system. Interaction with GuestsExpect to be treated like part of the family in the best possible way. If you need your privacy you are welcome to it, but if you want to hang out, play board games (we have a large selection to share) and video games with the boys, or join us on one of our outings you are more than welcome to. If you would be interested in joining us for one or more meals, just let us know. We would love to hear about where you are from and what life is like in your neck of the woods if you are willing to share. If your children are traveling with you we might be able to babysit and allow you a night out on the town! I have a lot of experience working with children and my husband owns a local game store so we are very well versed in childhood antics. We have three indoor only cats (do NOT let them out) and two dogs, one quite large and one quite small and old, a turtle and several fish tanks. All the cats and dogs are friendly if a bit bouncy and we do expect guests to treat all the animals with respect. We will introduce you to the two dogs so that they recognize you. We tend to be night owls by preference and would appreciate that guests respect that also. Our boys are homeschooled, gifted and special needs and we are more than happy to talk about our children if you are interested, most parents are. We do ask that our guests to treat our boys like people (there is no "do not speak unless spoken to" mentality in our house). Expect them to interact with you respectfully and treat you as an equal and you will get along fine with them and us. The NeighborhoodWe live in a small, close knit mountain community with lots of parks, playgrounds and outdoor activities like hiking in Henry Cowell State Park or Quail Hollow Ranch or playing in the San Lorenzo River. That said, it's only around half an hour to either Big Basin State Park or the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and a bit more than an hour to the Monterey Bay Aquarium or around an hour to Silicon Valley (to visit the Tech Museum, Great America or Happy Hollow Zoo) with good traffic. Down in Santa Cruz you can also visit the Seymore Marine Discovery Center, the wharf, The Mystery Spot and several museums if you need more to do. You could also visit Roaring Camp and take a train tour of the mountain or ride it down to the Boardwalk. When the skies are clear you can often see the Milky Way from the back deck of our house. We are at the end of a cul-de-sac on half an acre that borders on undeveloped sand hill habitat. When you visit you might see deer, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, and wild turkeys depending on season, time of day and the gregariousness of the animals. Getting AroundWe have plenty of parking and we are only a couple block walk from the nearest bus stop. If you need to park on the property we ask that you park in the landing at the top of the driveway, the dirt area by the mailbox, or in the circular driveway and to not block the cul-de-sac or garage at any point in time. Other Things to NoteThe road leading to our road has speed bumps and tree root bumps. Please take them slowly for the sake of your car. Please be aware that although your room and the common areas will be cleaned and santized thoroughly prior to your arrival that our house is older and certain stains, hard water marks, and scuffs and dents just can't be scrubbed out. We also use non-toxic cleaning products so there will not be a bleach smell, but that does not mean the area is not clean. Sadly one cleanser we used caused the kitchenette floor to be permanently slightly sticky. Our house is a lived in home not a pristine model house, please keep that in mind when booking. Finally, our house is inhabited by cats and dogs and has been for years. There is no reasonable way to get all of the surfaces in your area completely free of animal hair although the animals are, as a general rule, not allowed in the private guest area. Please be aware of this if you have animal allergies. Also make sure the front door and any other doors to the outside always latch behind you to prevent the animals from getting out and into danger.