The SpacePrivate Meadow, Deck, Gardens, Hot Tub, Polite Pets, Wi-Fi, SF Bay Area Single Level County Home is close to everything but seems like is a world away. Ben Lomond Bungalow marries romance and adventure in grand style. Big Sur and San Francisco and all the all the treasures between (Monterey, Carmel, Point Lobos, Franklin Point, Pigeon Point, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, Capitola, and Saratoga) are available as day trips from this central location.
Inside this immaculate house you will find many of the windows look into the branches of a tremendous 300 year old oak tree with a 10,000 sq ft. canopy. The comfortable bungalow style interior along with open floor plan and renovated chef's kitchen makes this home ideal for a family retreat or couples getaway. It is stocked with all essential housewares and linens.
We overlook our own private meadow, surrounded by forest, enjoy the meadow room with no walls and view spectacular stars against a dark sky, there is fire pit for marshmallows, and a massive deck with a hot tub, and fabulous sofa for afternoon naps.
The master suite contains its own freestanding gas fireplace, a large new deck with spa, and oversized stone shower. Two bedrooms have comfortable queen-size beds. The third is small; and contains an oversized chair that pulls-out to a single bed. It works well as a den, walk-in closet, or small child’s room.
Enhanced with WiFi and Xfinity Cable Two TVs you will be connected! This single level California ranch home is relatively secluded but an easy drive to both town and the beaches.
The hidden garden, protected by tall deer fence, is planted with fresh vegetables of the season, herbs, and fruit. The meditation area, with fountain running off its very own solar panel, yes, its quite Zen!
When its time to get active take a dip at the near by Trout Farm Inn where swimming passes are available, or take a stroll of the Sunset Trail at the Quail Hollow Ranch Park / Nature Preserve, just a few steps away.
Roaring Camp Railroad hosting the Redwood to Beach Steam Train is found with two miles of our home. Loch Lomond reopened for the first time in 3 years and is stocked with trout and bass. Boats available.
The world famous Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach Boardwalk, and the fabulous West Cliff Drive are found within 10 miles of our bungalow.
We provide the house fully furnished, a few boggie boards, books, DVD's and kids bikes. Please do bring beach towels, bike helmets, and fishing poles. Please help your self to what is ripe in the kitchen garden: blackberries, tomatoes, beans, lettuce, basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, kale, chives, and lemons (grapes soon). Guest AccessExclusive use of House, Garage, decks, and 2 1/2 acre yard with hot tub, hammocks, fountain, fire pit, barbecue (gas or charcoal). Interaction with GuestsBe sure or call of text (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) if you have any questions during your stay. The NeighborhoodMany of our wonderful unique neighbors have called each other family and friends for forty years. We share a road, one of the best water systems in the county, and hiking trails into the Quail Hollow Ranch Park. The sun shines year round, and it is often sunny even when a thick blanket of fog covers the coastal areas. Even so, we are only 10 miles to some of the best beaches and the heart of downtown Santa Cruz and an easy drive to the entire coast between San Francisco and Carmel or inland areas such as Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Los Gatos. Getting AroundPublic Bus routes can be accessed 1 mile from the house, and some people ride bikes on these country roads but there is little shoulder and traffic moves quickly on the main roads. We recommend bringing a car, and find the slow life such a joy to explore. Other Things to NoteYou will see wild turkeys, birds, and deer, bees squirrels and blue belly lizards in the yard, but other animal have been reported near by such as bob cats, coyotes, mountain lions, and reptiles of all sorts.