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.