The SpaceThis light filled studio apartment is located in the back yard of a historical Victorian near downtown Santa Cruz. It is cozy, smartly decorated, private and comfortable. Located behind a gate on a quiet street, the cottage features a large 350 SF room with a queen bed and flat screen TV, closet, dining table, couch, full size kitchen with all major and necessary appliances, a separate 100 SF bathroom, and covered patio.
The complete kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove, toaster and coffee maker. It comes with all the dishes, pots and pans, utensils, serving ware, and flatware you need. Tea, coffee, snacks, milk and english muffins are provided.
There is a comfortable ROWE couch and the plush queen bed comes with new bedding and super soft 400 thread count sheets. The dining table is an antique from the 1800's and seats two. The flatscreen TV can be rotated to face any direction in the room and is approximately 26".
The separate bath has a stall shower and plenty of new, fluffy towels. Shampoo, conditioner and body soap are provided, along with other bathroom necessities such as face wash and q-tips.
The porch and patio furniture are perfect for morning coffee and bird watching in our Bay Friendly certified landscape with all native and drought tolerant plants, rainwater catchment and lots of edible plants. Guest AccessThe cottage comes with a parking spot and full use of our yard, grill and outdoor furniture.
Interaction with GuestsWe live here on property but will not interfere with your stay. Your apartment is completely detached from our main house and has a separate entrance. We will respect your privacy, but of course, are always welcome for questions. The NeighborhoodWe live on a street that only serves the local High School, which means that it is very quiet here when school is not in session. You can hear the sea lions, and on very quiet nights you can hear the waves! In the morning you see the sunrise from the bed.
The walkability of our spot makes it essential Santa Cruz. We are one mile from the beach and boardwalk and a quarter mile from downtown. The beach is a short 5 minute bike ride or 20 minute walk.
Even closer to home, walk a few blocks to Emily’s Bakery, Sabieng Thai, or Taqueria Vallarta. We are also only a few blocks from an organic grocery and health store.
Our neighborhood is filled with some of the oldest Victorian’s in the City; including ours. This property was established in 1888. However, the cottage was built in 2006.
Getting AroundYou do not need a car to experience Santa Cruz from our house. Everything you want to see in Santa Cruz is a walk or bike ride away - including downtown, the beach, West Cliff, tacos, an organic grocery store and a plethora of coffee shops. The City bus station is a short ten minute walk. Other Things to NoteNo dogs due to the newly planted native landscaping.