Soquel, CA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Soquel

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55br 2-star Hotel
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Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Capitola Historical Museum, Capitola Mercantile, and Capitola Beach. Capitola Wharf and Sante Adairius Rustic Ales are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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The SpacePeaceful rustic rooms on a quiet mountain top only 8 minutes from the freeway (Highway 1) in Santa Cruz. Drink delicious, filtered well water straight from the tap! The Barn Loft looks out into the canyon, where, of course the sun sets. You can often see deer and other wildlife in the meadow and hear owls at night. It is situated on the west side above the small dance studio. The cost of the Barn Loft is $114/night. Wood heat stove (wood supplied when cold). High king bed, foam on plywood. Climb up to it with a short ladder. There is also a twin bed and a queen bed. This rustic Barn Loft is a very large private room, has a high King bed, a twin bed and a cot. There is a short walk outside and downstairs to the bathroom and fully equipped kitchen, which are shared with our other renters. This room is part of what was once the Barn, giving it its rustic feel. Rural. Please see the photos. Also see Sunset Room description for more info., ie Wireless Internet in the kitchen. Bring your own food if you plan to cook. Please note: Price is for one bed only. If you need two or three beds, please add $23.00/bed by adding 1 or more to the number of people. Camping is also available. For camping, of course you supply your own linens and towels, but you have use of the kitchen and the bathroom. Free high-speed Wifi works in the kitchen. The Sunset Room is available for rent as well. There is a small dance studio which can be rented to guests at $20/hour. Ample places to walk and meditate on and off the property. Neighborhood is mountains, canyons and trees and houses on a private road and is 3 miles from public transit. Policy for cancellation of reservation: 72 hours notice prior to cancellation for a full refund. Otherwise, refund depends on filling your reservation for the dates reserved. Please note that 11% of your rental fee (included) pays Santa Cruz county vacation rental tax. NO ANIMALS PLEASE. Guest AccessKitchen (fully equipped), Bathroom, free wifi, hiking on property, free drinking water from our well. Small dance studio can be rented for $20/hour. Interaction with GuestsMy guests are always greeted (unless they arrive under unusual circumstances). I am usually available to our guests for questions, supplies, etc. Interaction depends on guests needs as well as my availability. Guests are welcome to watch or take my Flamenco classes on Saturday 11-12:30 or Thursday evening 6:30-8PM. The NeighborhoodI love the quiet of being surrounded by nature. I love the views of the ocean and the canyon and the sunset and the incredible sky. I love that we are close to town yet feel secluded. I love the colors and the sounds of animals and birds. I want to share this experience with my guests. Getting AroundPublic transit does not come up here (it starts 3 miles down the hill). A car or taxi is recommended. Parking is included. Other Things to NoteHave fun. We hope you enjoy your stay in our Paradise!
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1br Shared Room
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The SpaceBring your tent and/or sleeping bag. Use of shared bathroom and kitchen. Bring your own towels, etc. Bring everything you need. You may also sleep in your truck and park it in the driveway near the camping area. Rates are calculated by tent and/or car. Each tent or car camper pays the full rate and is entitled to park their car for free. View of the Sunset, the canyon, and the wildlife. Parking included. Internet in the kitchen. 8 minutes from the Freeway. THERE IS NO BED OR ROOM PROVIDED. ONLY FLAT LAND, shared KITCHEN, BATHROOM AND WONDERFUL DRINKING WATER. Camping area looks out into the canyon, where, of course the sun sets. You can often see deer and other wildlife in the meadow and hear owls at night. It is situated on the west side of the Sunset room. There may be other campers nearby and people staying in the Sunset room or the Loft. You will share the bathroom with our permanent renter and any vacation guests who are here. Sunset room or loft may also be rented. For camping, of course you supply your own linens and towels, but you have use of the kitchen and the bathroom. Free high-speed Wifi works in the kitchen. There is a small dance studio which can be rented to guests at $20/hour. Ample places to walk and meditate on and off the property. SEE MORE PHOTOS IN THE SUNSET ROOM LISTING! Policy for cancellation of reservation: 72 hours notice prior to cancellation for a full refund. Otherwise, refund depends on filling your reservation for the dates reserved. Please note that 11% of your rental fee (included) pays Santa Cruz county vacation rental tax. Neighborhood is mountains, canyons and trees and houses on a private road and is 3 miles from public transit. NO ANIMALS PLEASE Guest AccessWireless high speed wifi, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with a tub and a shower. Parking included. NO OPEN FLAMES because the drought has created a high fire danger. Please conserve water! Please note that 11% of your rental fee (included) pays the Santa Cruz county vacation rental tax (TOT). Interaction with GuestsWhen I am here, please ask me any questions, etc. Guests are invited to take or watch my Flamenco dance classes. The NeighborhoodQuiet, peaceful, country with wildlife and nature yet 6 minutes from Santa Cruz. Getting Around3 miles to public transit. Car recommended. Parking included. Other Things to NoteNO OPEN FLAMES. We are in a severe drought that has created high fire danger. Please conserve water. We are in a drought and on a well.
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The SpacePeaceful rustic rooms on a quiet mountain top only 8 minutes from the freeway (Highway 1) in Santa Cruz. Drink delicious, filtered well water straight from the tap! The Sunset room is private room with a short walk to the bathroom and kitchen, which are shared. Bring your own food if you plan to cook. This room is part of what was once the Barn, giving it a rustic feel. The Sunset room looks out into the canyon, where, of course the sun sets. You can often see deer and other wildlife in the meadow and hear owls at night. It is situated on the west side of the small dance studio. The cost of the Sunset room is $114/night. Wood heat stove (wood supplied). Adjustable bed. Camping is also available. For camping, of course you supply your own linens and towels, but you have use of the kitchen and the bathroom. Free high-speed Wifi works in the kitchen. The Barn Loft is available for rent as well. There is a small dance studio which can be rented to guests at $20/hour. Ample places to walk and meditate on and off the property. Neighborhood is mountains, canyons and trees and houses on a private road and is 3 miles from public transit. Policy for cancellation of room reservation: 72 hours notice prior to cancellation for a full refund. Otherwise, refund depends on filling your room for the dates reserved. Please note that 11% of your rental fee (included) pays Santa Cruz county vacation rental tax, NO ANIMALS PLEASE. Guest AccessFree Wireless Internet, bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. Hiking on property, free drinking water from our well. Small dance studio can be rented for $20/hour. Interaction with GuestsIt depends on how busy I am and what they want. Guests are welcome to watch or take my Flamenco classes on Saturday 11-12:30 or Thursday evening 6:30-8PM. The NeighborhoodWe are located in the mountains with views of the ocean and the sunset and the sunrise, but we are only 8 minutes from the freeway. We are 6 minutes, driving slowly, from town. I love the quiet of being surrounded by nature. I love the views of the ocean and the canyon and the sunset and the incredible sky. I love that we are close to town yet feel secluded. I love the colors and the sounds of animals and birds. I want to share this experience with my guests. Parking is included. Getting AroundWe are 3 miles from public transportation, so we recommend a car or a taxi.
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The SpaceTHIS IS CAMPING, NOT A PRIVATE ROOM. Camping area plus use of shared kitchen and bathroom. For more description see our other 2 camping listings. Delicious, drinkable well water. Guests have called it "luxury" camping. Bring everything you need. Rates are calculated by tent and/or car. Each tent or car camper pays the full rate and is entitled to park their car for free. There may be other campers nearby and people staying in the Sunset room or the Loft. You will share the bathroom with our permanent renter and any vacation guests who are here. 8 minutes from the freeway. 6 minutes by car (3 miles walking) from public transportation. Close to town with a secluded feeling. This spot is a magical and unique place. You will feel it when you are here. There is lots of nature. You may see deer, owls, rabbits, hawks, and sometimes eagles. We offer free wifi. Guest AccessHigh speed internet. Feel free to walk around the property and enjoy the views and nature. Interaction with GuestsGuests are invited to watch or take my Flamenco dance classes. Please feel free to ask me any questions, etc. I am usually around. The NeighborhoodPeace, quiet, serenity, beauty, nature, and only 6 minutes from Santa Cruz. Getting AroundWe re 3 miles from public transit and a car is recommended. We have plenty of free parking.
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The SpaceThis rustic and eclectic room has a comfortable, organic Queen size bed. It is located on a quiet, country mountain hilltop and is part of an old barn. The shared bathroom and kitchen are just across the breezeway and room's french doors open up to the breezeway. Another door opens to the outside. Guest AccessWireless internet, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bathtub and shower. Feel free to walk around the property and enjoy the views and nature. No open flames because the fire danger is high this summer. Please note that 11% of your rental fee (included) goes to pay the Santa Cruz county vacation rental tax (TOT). Interaction with GuestsI am usually present when guests arrive, but if I am not able to be, I will leave you detailed instructions. The NeighborhoodWe are located 8 minutes from the freeway on a peaceful hilltop surrounded by nature and beautiful views. Getting AroundPublic transit is 3 miles down the road. A car is recommended. Parking is included. Other Things to NoteOther rooms in the barn are also available for rental. They also share the bathroom and the kitchen. Our well water is delicious and drinkable from the tap. Pricing includes 11% TOT (transient occupancy tax charged by Santa Cruz county). All rooms have fire extinguishers and smoke alarms.
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The SpaceCamping area on our land #2. You bring your own tent and supplies. Use of bathroom and kitchen. See further description and photos on Camping on our beautiful land #1. You may also sleep in your truck and park it in the driveway near the camping area. Rates are calculated by tent and/or car. Each tent or car camper pays the full rate and is entitled to park their car for free. Bring your tent and/or sleeping bag. Use of shared bathroom and kitchen. Bring your own towels, etc. Bring everything you need. View of the Sunset, the canyon, and the wildlife. Parking included. Internet in the kitchen. 8 minutes from the Freeway. THERE IS NO BED OR ROOM PROVIDED. ONLY FLAT LAND, shared KITCHEN, BATHROOM AND WONDERFUL DRINKING WATER. Camping area looks out into the canyon, where, of course the sun sets. You can often see deer and other wildlife in the meadow and hear owls at night. It is situated on the west side of the Sunset room. There may be other campers nearby and people staying in the Sunset room or the Loft. You will share the bathroom with our permanent renter and any vacation guests who are here. Sunset room or loft may also be rented. For camping, of course you supply your own linens and towels, but you have use of the kitchen and the bathroom. Free high-speed Wifi works in the kitchen. There is a small dance studio which can be rented to guests at $20/hour. Ample places to walk and meditate on and off the property. SEE MORE PHOTOS IN THE SUNSET ROOM LISTING! Policy for cancellation of reservation: 72 hours notice prior to cancellation for a full refund. Otherwise, refund depends on filling your reservation for the dates reserved. Please note that 11% of your rental fee (included) pays Santa Cruz county vacation rental tax. Neighborhood is mountains, canyons and trees and houses on a private road and is 3 miles from public transit. NO ANIMALS PLEASE Guest AccessWireless high speed internet, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bathtub and shower. You may feel free to walk around the property and enjoy the views. Interaction with GuestsPlease feel free to ask me any questions, etc. Guests are invited to watch or take my Flamenco dance classes. The NeighborhoodPeaceful, quiet and beautiful yet 6 minutes from Santa Cruz. Ocean views. Sunset and sunrise views. Canyons, trees, nature .... Getting Around3 miles from public transit. Car recommended. Parking included. Other Things to NoteConserve water, we are in a drought and on a well.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceMy home is spacious yet cozy, peaceful and quiet. The feel is updated and new. Open floor plan; lots of windows/natural light. Privacy fenced back yard backs up to the Oak treetops just beyond. Beautiful nature trails 2 minute walk from the house. What drew me to my home is the abundance of windows and natural light. What makes that even more enjoyable is that most of the windows face the Oak tree woods just beyond the backyard so, while there are drapes, you don't need them because there are neighbors back there. It's rare to find a house Santa Cruz that has such a new feel to it. The beach is an 8 minute drive Beautiful walking/running trails that lead up to an ocean view and back up to Chaminade Resort & Spa are a 2 minute walk from the house. You may use the washer/dryer and kitchen appliances (please don't help yourself to the food or drink) and you will have DISH and WiFi. Verizon works well here but AT&T wireless is good with text but in and out for voice calls. I am friendly and helpful and will offer as much as I can to make your stay the best it can be. I usually stay close by with friends or family so I'm around if anything comes up that you need me for. The neighborhood is peaceful, quiet and friendly. The best is the backyard backs up to a private wooded lot as well as the miles of trails just right up the road, leaving you feel that you're out in the middle of the wilderness. I'm above the fog line so it's warmer and sunnier up here than in Santa Cruz proper. There is a bus stop at the bottom of the hill that is about a one mile walk. There is room for one car in the garage and one or two in the driveway, as well as street parking. The beach is an 8 minute drive Beautiful walking/running trails that lead up to an ocean view and back up to Chaminade Resort & Spa are a 2 minute walk from the house. You may use the washer/dryer and kitchen appliances (please don't help yourself to the food or drink) and you will have DISH and WiFi. Verizon works well here but AT&T wireless is good with text but in and out for voice calls. I am friendly and helpful and will offer as much as I can to make your stay the best it can be. I usually stay close by with friends or family so I'm around if anything comes up that you need me for. The neighborhood is peaceful, quiet and friendly. The best is the backyard backs up to a private wooded lot as well as the miles of trails just right up the road, leaving you feel that you're out in the middle of the wilderness. I'm above the fog line so it's warmer and sunnier up here than in Santa Cruz proper. There is a bus stop at the bottom of the hill that is about a one mile walk. There is room for one car in the garage and one or two in the driveway, as well as street parking. The beach is an 8 minute drive Beautiful walking/running trails that lead up to an ocean view and back up to Chaminade Resort & Spa are a 2 minute walk from the house. You may use the washer/dryer and kitchen appliances (please don't help yourself to the food or drink) and you will have DISH and WiFi. Verizon works well here but AT&T wireless is good with text but in and out for voice calls. I am friendly and helpful and will offer as much as I can to make your stay the best it can be. I usually stay close by with friends or family so I'm around if anything comes up that you need me for. The neighborhood is peaceful, quiet and friendly. The best is the backyard backs up to a private wooded lot as well as the miles of trails just right up the road, leaving you feel that you're out in the middle of the wilderness. I'm above the fog line so it's warmer and sunnier up here than in Santa Cruz proper. There is a bus stop at the bottom of the hill that is about a one mile walk. There is room for one car in the garage and one or two in the driveway, as well as street parking. Guest AccessThe beach is an 8 minute drive Beautiful walking/running trails that lead up to an ocean view and back up to Chaminade Resort & Spa are a 2 minute walk from the house. You may use the washer/dryer and kitchen appliances (please don't help yourself to the food or drink) and you will have DISH and WiFi. Verizon works well here but AT&T wireless is good with text but in and out for voice calls. Interaction with GuestsI am friendly and helpful and will offer as much as I can to make your stay the best it can be. I usually stay close by with friends or family so I'm around if anything comes up that you need me for. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is peaceful, quiet and friendly. The best is the backyard backs up to a private wooded lot as well as the miles of trails just right up the road, leaving you feel that you're out in the middle of the wilderness. I'm above the fog line so it's warmer and sunnier up here than in Santa Cruz proper. Getting AroundThere is a bus stop at the bottom of the hill that is about a one mile walk. There is room for one car in the garage and one or two in the driveway, as well as street parking.
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The SpaceRoom is 12' X 12' with a private entry plus a bathroom that includes shower, sink, and toilet. Plenty of shelves for storage, and armoire and dresser for clothes. Bed is queen size- comfortable for 2 (we've been told "very comfy" by many guests). We use cotton and linen bedding with a down comforter; choice of pillows: down or fiberfill (both are on the bed). Our house is eco-friendly with organic garden, laundry grey water, and solar panels. We compost and recycle and make it easy for you to do it, too! Most likely your sheets and towels will be dried in the sun (with a quick cycle in the drier to soften them up) and we only use cleaning products with natural oils- no strong smelling chemicals. Though it's a 60 year old home, it is welcoming and comfortable with a wood burning stove (there is also a radiant space heater for the room), leather sectional sofa, and colorful decor influenced by Tamara's travels around the world. We live on the edge of a large field near a riparian corridor, so we have lots of birds to watch in our back yard. Deck has comfortable seating, a hot tub, and a fire dish for spending time outdoors. Guest AccessGuests have access to kitchen (including cooking oil, herbs and spices) for preparing meals- we have a well-stocked kitchen because we love to cook!! Also the back yard has a lovely garden, with fresh fruit and herbs seasonally, and a deck and hot tub. Private entrance for the room is located in the front of the main house. Room also has a door that accesses the living room. Guests are welcome to watch a movie or TV show with us in the living room, if that is what we're doing. We have a library of books on local natural history and hiking/biking trails as well as maps of local state parks and Santa Cruz County that guests can look through. We offer reverse osmosis filtered water for drinking. Parking for one car will be provided in our driveway. Two 21 speed mountain bikes are available for guests to borrow- guest must sign a release of liability and agree to replace bikes if they are stolen or damaged (Santa Cruz has a severe bike theft problem!). We will occasionally have air bnb guests staying in our studio in the backyard where my daughter normally lives. Interaction with GuestsWe love to help people find their way around Santa Cruz and give advice of places to go. Evening mealtimes are an opportunity for socializing. Though we both work full time during weekdays, we are often home on weekends and evenings. If the timing is right, we can take you on a hike through the redwoods or you can join us at our Friday evening Qi Gong class at 5:30. The NeighborhoodMany people who have visited say they are surprised by what they see when they walk through our gate- it's not what they expected from the outside (a mixed neighborhood of single story older homes- like ours, newer 2 story homes, attractive condos, a mobile home park across the street, and some businesses at the beginning of the street). The stone entry path is edged by bamboo, a fountain, and plants that evoke a lush, tropical feeling. Though we have easy access to the freeway, it feels like you're far from the busy-ness of city life when you walk through the garden, watch birds in the back yard, or soak in the hot tub under the stars. There is a large empty field behind our house with mature oak and walnut trees. Our neighborhood is diverse in income levels and cultural backgrounds and is at the edge of a riparian corridor, so it has a little bit of wilderness even though it's in the middle of town. On our street are a nursery, a friendly auto mechanic, and a house with horses. It feels somewhat rural, even though we have such easy access to many parts of town. We are close enough to ride a bike to the ocean in about 15 minutes, but are also close to nice hiking trails in the mountains with redwoods and streams. Within one mile are popular restaurants such as The Shadowbrook, Cafe Cruz, Chauminade, Gayle's Bakery, and a new brew pub- NuBo. Moe's Alley, is a lively bar with live music several nights of the week. In less than 2 miles are the Santa Cruz yacht harbor, where you can rent kayaks, surfboards or stand up paddleboards, join an outrigger canoeing crew, or board a sailing vessel for a sunset cruise on the Monterey Bay. Capitola Village also has a large selection of fine restaurants, boutiques, and night life. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, with fun amusement rides, is not much farther, as well as downtown Santa Cruz with a variety of restaurants and night life venues. The Santa Cruz Mountains feature many scenic wineries for a fun afternoon of wine tasting. If you want to venture even farther, Moss Landing is a half hour drive and an excellent spot for kayaking up Elkhorn Slough to see otters, seals, and a large selection of shorebirds, whale watching on Monterey Bay, or shopping for antiques. A 45 minute drive will get you to Monterey where you can visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, go scuba diving in the kelp forest, or ride bikes along the waterfront of Cannery Row. We live in a banana belt: it's often sunny and warmer here than other parts of the county. Winter daytime temperatures are usually in the 50s to low 70s and summers are upper 60s to low 80s. Evenings are cool and can be frosty in the winter- usually in the 50s to 60s in summer. It sometimes gets foggy on summer mornings, but since we're a little inland it burns off faster than near the ocean. All-in-all, the ocean creates a very mild climate here. There are many places to get fit in Santa Cruz- yoga and pilates classes galore, Zumba and RIPPED are popular, ecstatic dance is available most days of the week, the Chi Center features wonderful Qi Gong classes, and there are a wide variety of dance studios that teach classes and have dance party nights. In Shape Health Club is just a mile from our house and has a pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, several weight rooms, spin classes, yoga, and aerobic and conditioning classes round the clock. It's $15 a day for non-members. Toadal Fitness is less than a mile away and has a variety of fun workout classes. Getting AroundA major bus line is located about 5 blocks from our house. You can walk to 41st Ave. in less than 20 minutes where there are coffee shops, a mall, cinema, and restaurants. The best way to get here from the airport is to rent a car, take the bus (easier from San Jose, more challenging from SFO), or hire an airport shuttle service (available for $40-$100). This is a wonderful location for bike riding! Bike rentals are available nearby, and we have two bikes available for loan, with a signed release of liability agreement to pay a replacement cost if they are lost or damaged. Other Things to NoteWe will provide tea or coffee with fruit, home-made granola, and yogurt in the morning. Non-dairy or gluten-free options are available with advance notice. A variety of fresh and/or dried fruits and nuts are always on the table for a small snack. We have a cat who lives in the house. My daughter's small dog (fox terrier/maltese), Pickle, stays with us sometimes. He barks when new people come, but quiets down quickly if you don't reach down to pet him or give him too much attention. He can be very sweet and loves to play once he's assured you're okay, though it can take awhile. We have treats in the room that help him warm up to guests! Santa Cruz County requires an 11% local tax, which will be deducted by air bnb as part of your reservation payment. Certificate # CO00243.
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The SpaceOn a horse ranch surrounded by oaks and redwoods. Private trail access to Soquel Creek with several swimming holes and seasonal catch and release Steelhead fishing. Space can sleep four with comfortable queen size bed and double size sofa bed in living area. Just minutes to Capitola and New Brighton Beach *Important note, cell reception is spotty at best and although we do have WiFi, our internet service can be unreliable. Guest AccessAccess to our property is via a paved one lane private road. We ask that you respect the posted 10 mph road speed and our 5 mph driveway speed. There are several turnouts if needed. We do have two very friendly dogs, two cats, several horses, goats and chickens. THIS IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY Interaction with GuestsWe like to meet and greet when possible, then we'll take our cue from you. The BBQ area is jointly used and in the summer we love to fire it up. Join us, we love the company! The NeighborhoodClose to town, but feels secluded. No city lights nearby, means great stargazing at night! Quiet and peaceful. Wildlife you may see, Deer, Quail, Owls, Hawks, Turkeys, Coyote, Bobcat, many varieties of birds. Getting AroundOur property does require a vehicle. Although just minutes to town, we do not have access to public transit. Other Things to NoteCheck-out: Please wash, dry and put away all dishes and coffee pot. Please also tidy up after yourselves, (games, books, movies, etc.). We ask that you do not move furniture (both indoor and out), light fixtures, etc. No need to strip beds. There is a cleaning tote and broom to help with tidying up.
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The SpaceSelf contained efficiency room located in a safe and quiet neighborhood. The room comes equiped with a microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator with use of laundry, Wi-Fi and TV with Netflix. Private entrance and private bath with plenty of parking. Just blocks from New Brighton Beach and State Park, Capitola Village, Soquel Village and Nisene Marks Forest. 10 minutes driving to Downtown Santa Cruz. Studio is furnished with a queen size bed but will accommodate up to 3 people if you get creative with sleeping arrangements. We can provide floor mat and blankets/pillows for extra guest. Hardwood floors with nice view of bamboo garden leading to sunny backyard. *2 night minimum for weekends* *Sorry, no use of main house and kitchen* *Two active children in main part of house (they can be noisy, particularly in the mornings; nights are generally pretty quiet)* Wi-Fi and direct Ethernet connection. Laundry. Extra Linens/Towels. Microwave/Fridge/Filtered Drinking Water High Def TV with Netflix streaming and USB port. As much or as little as you prefer......we are just a knock away. We also share the backyard and laundry facilities. Quiet residential neighborhood walking distance to great restaurants and coffee Bus stop at corner of street. Walking to great restaurants and coffee. Note for people with pet allergies: We do have a cat in the main part of the house however he never enters the studio. Brand new hardwood floors have been installed and there is no sign of pet dander. There is no use of the main house/kitchen. You may be able to hear our active kiddos in the main house, particularly in the morning as it shares one common wall with the studio. Guest AccessWi-Fi and direct Ethernet connection. Laundry. Extra Linens/Towels. Microwave/Fridge/Filtered Drinking Water High Def TV with Netflix streaming and USB port. Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as you prefer......we are just a knock away. We also share the backyard and laundry facilities. The NeighborhoodQuiet residential neighborhood walking distance to great restaurants and coffee Getting AroundBus stop at corner of street. Walking to great restaurants and coffee. Other Things to NoteNote for people with pet allergies: We do have a cat in the main part of the house however he never enters the studio. Brand new hardwood floors have been installed and there is no sign of pet dander. There is no use of the main house/kitchen. You will likely be able to hear our 4.5 and 2 year old in the main house, particularly in the morning as it shares one common wall with the studio.
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The SpaceAwesome view. Spacious. Quiet. Friendly. Breakfast included. Guest AccessLaundry, porch, personal sink, kitchen. Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as they wish. The NeighborhoodCentrally located. Safe. Getting AroundPublic transport a block away. Other Things to NoteThere are cats. 2. No pets are allowed.
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156br Hotel
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With sweeping views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains, the mountaintop retreat of Chaminade Resort & Spa is a short drive from sandy beaches, world-class golf, and downtown Santa Cruz shops.
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The SpaceThis adorable beach cottage is the perfect vacation rental for summer getaways! Tons of sun and patio space outdoors. **The Best Santa Cruz Beach Deal on AirBnb!** Spacious and Luxurious 3 bedroom stand-alone house has a kitchen, full bathroom, living room, dining room, and 2 bedrooms/1 office room. Located in the quiet,sunny, and quaint neighborhood near the Harbor, Arrana Gulch, and Twin Lakes beaches- this is ideal for a clean, responsible, and respectable couple, family, or friends. We also have one resident kitty who is very sweet and independent. Just letting her in and out, feeding, and watering her are the only requirements for cat-care! One block from Harbor Liquors Corner Market, and upscale El Jardin Mexican Restaurant and Bar. Nearby is world famous Harbor Cafe. Restaurants within walking/biking distance include the Windmill Cafe & Coffee Shop, Star Bene Italian Restaurant, La Esperanza Market, Southwest Grill, Live Oak weekend Farmer's Market, the Crow's Nest beachfront Dining, El Palomar beachfront Mexican Restaurant, Seabright Pub & Brewery, many harbor seafood establishments, bike shops, whale watching, sailing, and surfboard rentals! We also have a huge backyard for barbecues and lounging. Excellent value in a safe and well-situated area of Santa Cruz. Guest AccessGuests have access to the entire house, all 3 bedrooms, bathroom with newly remodeled shower, kitchen, dining room, and living room community hang out space. Feel free to plug a laptop into our LCD screen TV and Netflix movie and television for entertainment. There's just as much outside the house as there is inside too! Guests can use our beach chairs to go to the beach anytime. Also we have a barbecue, stylish heat lamp for cool nights, patio furniture, and outdoor sofa for summer fun. Guests can also help themselves to our abundant garden vegetables for cooking meals in! Interaction with GuestsOther than communicating via AirBnb email, we like to have a pre-trip phone call with our guests. Just to get to acquainted and go over some of the details. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is the ultimate vacationer's dream! We are centrally located to everything you might want to visit while your here, but out of the mania that the downtown Santa Cruz area can bring during the summer season. We are a walk to the Santa Cruz Harbor where there is sailing, stand up paddle boarding, whale watching, and several restaurants. Very close to our house at the end of our street there is beautiful Jose Avenue Park with a skate park, basketball courts, playground, and horseshoe pits. We are within walking distance to Coffeetopia coffee shop, El Jardin Mexican Cuisine, Live Oak Market & Liquors. If you do not want to drive while you're visiting, this is a great spot to be in. Guests in the past have even hopped on the local bus line (which picks up at the end of our street) for the 2 minute ride to the Live Oak Beaches! Getting AroundWe are right near a public bus pick up which is about 2 minutes from the Capitola Mall and numerous Live Oak Beaches. Our local Santa Cruz Bus lines are cheap, convenient, and go to all the summer hot spots. Cabs/Taxis are also cheap (about $5 from our house to downtown Pacific Ave.) We also have a 2 car driveway, so if you have a rental car you will not have to park it on the street. Bike riding is our method of transportation we prefer. There is a bike rental shop right around the corner from our house! Other Things to NoteWe do have a sweet independent resident cat name Kona who would need love, food, and water while you're visiting
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Excellent
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWe have a brand new solar powered 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 bath craftsman style house perfectly located in between Capitola and Santa Cruz. Our listing is located right down the hill from the Chaminade Resort. If our house does not accommodate everyone in your party you have a resort within a mile for any additional guests. Also we are only 2 miles away / five minute drive to the Harbor beaches as well as Capitola Village. There are many wonderful hiking trails that are in close proximity. We have a spacious dining area as well as charming breakfast nook. Casa de weeks is stocked with the basic things that you would need. Laundry detergent,shampoo, towels, fresh linens, ETC. The kitchen is fully equipped and has everything you would need for entertaining. The outdoor patio is equipped with a gas grill & comfy chairs for relaxing! We have a spacious master Suite located upstairs with a king size bed and a large bathroom with a freestanding soaking tub and large double shower. Our house can accommodate up to seven people or more depending if you have small children. There is also a very comfortable large sectional sofa that can be used for sleeping. The bedrooms and living areas are private. This is a spacious 2,400 square foot newly constructed custom home. It is perfect for family gatherings as well as entertaining. If you want a spacious home close to everything Santa Cruz has to offer this is the perfect home for you! We hope you enjoy our space as much as we do! Best regards-The weeks family We will message you further details after the property is booked! We rarely see our guests but our property manager lives in close proximity and can help with any problems that may arise. Guest AccessWe will message you further details after the property is booked! Interaction with GuestsWe rarely see our guests but our property manager lives in close proximity and can help with any problems that may arise.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThe picturesque Pool House, named for its close proximity to the hot tub and pool, features a kitchenette (without sink and oven, though there is a sink outdoors that can be used and an electric stove inside, plus a BBQ outside), a queen-sized bed, a futon/lounge and a small loft area under the roof, where there is an additional futon. It has it's own bathroom and shower. It's important to remember that all food should be kept in the refrigerator because we're so close to nature that bugs can easily get into any food left out. The home of the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods offers people who seek tranquility and peacefulness the perfect spot to spend a long weekend or restful week or two. We encourage writers to stay for week-long retreats in order to finish their current work in a nurturing creative environment. We are ideally situated for day trips to all the magical sights this part of California has to offer. Up here at the end of the road you will find luscious flora and fauna, a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere and you can experience the best of two worlds: the redwoods that literally grow in the back yard and the ocean that is only a short drive (or bike ride) away. Guest AccessGuests are encouraged to use everything that our home has to offer, including: -Swimming pool: Complete with several lounge chairs and comfortable seating, we encourage you to lounge by the pool while enjoying a good book (or borrow one from our library). -Shared library: We have books from genres as varied as travel, literature, Buddhism, meditation, writing, and even some works by past writers who've stayed here and Steve (our resident writer and co-director). -Fully equipped kitchen (shared): Complete with pots, pans, utensils, and almost any kitchen gadget and dishware you can imagine. There is also the possibility for BBQing outside. We recommend to all our guests that they - depending on their preferences - go to one of the great local restaurants close by or bring with them food that they can cook here (and yes, store in our fridge!). -Private trails: From the back of the house you can take private trails through the redwoods. -Bocce ball, small putting green: If you need a break from writing or just love to play bocce or golf we have both steps from your room. -Pizza oven: Bake your own pizza! (This might require that you bring your own wood). -Community courses, such as yoga and OpenMic Night, and weekend workshops on topics like nature photography or a "Find Your Voice" writing workshop with a best-selling author. For more information, visit our website at (URL HIDDEN) Interaction with GuestsWe always welcome our guests personally and offer them a small tour around the property. We say a few words about our community here and the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods. Any further interaction is up the the individual guest - many come here to spend a romantic few days here or meditate and go into themselves. We do not push anyone to have a conversation and respect privacy, but one of us is also always accessible and happy to lend an ear. The NeighborhoodWe are surrounded by nature on all sides, but we are just a five-minute drive from 'civilization'. You can enjoy the solitude of this setting and company of our residents and guests or easily head down to Capitola or Santa Cruz and the coast for a different kind of inspiration. Getting AroundNo, we are a bit remote here. We ask all our guests to drive slowly and respectfully toward our neighbors. If you should have trouble finding us, which rarely happens, please give us a call. Other Things to NotePlease follow the directions to the house that we give and NOT your GPS. People get misled that way!!
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Excellent
315 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThe two person slipper style copper tub is, by far, the main draw for many guests. But the Cottage has a long history. Initially it was the kiln for a potter who lived here before us. That consisted of a concrete pad and open roof and walls. When I needed an office, my husband made it into what became known as "The Temple." He used recycled materials, including stained glass from his boyhood home in Missouri, made into windows by our son. Later, it became Sarai's spa (Sudzzz) and that is when my husband built the fence and Sarai put in the private brick courtyard. Soquel is a lovely little town about 6 miles from Santa Cruz. From here, you can easily go hiking, go to the beach, visit wineries or just hang out. If you are interested in hiking or wineries in the area, we can refer you to good website. Also, on Saturday morning, there is a fantastic farmer's market at Cabrillo College in Aptos, about 2.5 miles away. It's worth going just for the atmosphere, the good coffee and the apricot biscotti (gluten free if you want). Bus service to Santa Cruz and Watsonville is available in the village of Soquel, about a mile away. Santa Cruz has a great trolley that you can take from downtown to the Beach/Boardwalk every half hour, for a tiny fee of 25 cents. Also, if you would like to tour a winery (or 2 ot 3), for example, we can arrange for you to have a car and driver for an extra charge. The County of Santa Cruz requires that all Airbnb hosts collect an 11% Transient Occupancy Tax (same as hotels). This tax is included in the price of your room. Guest AccessThere is a private courtyard next to the cottage and the front native garden has a great path so that you can stop to smell the flowers. We do have chickens - beautiful hens and one rooster; they don't live near the Cottage, but you may run into one or two from time to time. Interaction with GuestsDue to job commitments, we are not always available to greet our guests; but we communicate by e-mail so that there is no problem getting into the Cottage. If guests let us know when they will arrive, however, we will do our best to be here to greet them. And, of course, we respect the privacy of our guests, so we leave them alone unless they initiate contact. The NeighborhoodSoquel is a lovely little town about 6 miles from Santa Cruz. From here, you can easily go hiking, go to the beach, visit wineries or just hang out. If you are interested in hiking or wineries in the area, we can refer you to a good website. Also, on Saturday morning, there is a fantastic farmer's market at Cabrillo College in Aptos, about 2.5 miles away. It's worth going just for the atmosphere, the good coffee and the apricot biscotti (gluten free if you want). Getting AroundBus service to Santa Cruz and Watsonville is available in the village of Soquel, about a mile away. Santa Cruz has a great trolley that you can take from downtown to the Beach/Boardwalk every half hour for a tiny fee of 25 cents. Other Things to Note1. Internet. We are out in the country; this means that the nearest cell phone tower is pretty far away which can result in inconsistent internet service. Our provider says that they are upgrading, so we hope this problem will disappear soon. In the meantime, be prepared for spotty internet service, especially with your phones and tablets.. Laptops works best. 2. Water. We are on a well; like Calistoga and other spas, this means that the water may look cloudy and slightly yellow tint to it, because it has several minerals in it which can get through our high-end ozone filtering system. However, the water is clean and safe; if you would like to know more about our water filter, we can provide you with information. In addition, we provide drinking water that does not come from the well. 3. The County of Santa Cruz requires that all Airbnb hosts collect an 11% Transient Occupancy Tax (same as hotels). This tax is included in the price of your room. 4. Green and Clean. We try to be very mindful of the fact that some people are very scent sensitive and we are trying to be as "green" as we can be in this business. We now use the following cleaning products: Mr. Meyer's Clean Day (lemon verbena) Nellie's Laundry Soap Watkin's At Home Care Furniture Polish Of course, the Cottage is located on 2.5 acres, so there will be plant odors that vary with the time of year like pine, grass, lavender, roses, etc. These are well outside the Cottage, however, for you to enjoy if you chose. 5. Problems/Refunds. If something is not working in the cottage (for example, there is no hot water), please let us know and we will make every effort to take care of the problem. Do not suffer silently and end up not having the experience that you deserve. Our policy is to not give a refund if you stay in the Cottage after you discover a problem and you have not let us know about it.
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5br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWe manage our 3 acre property as an organic orchard and garden. Our home is a great venue for family members or friends to be together during times of graduations, sporting events, birthdays, or weddings in Santa Cruz county. The house is large (4000 square feet). Our guests have commented on the spaces both inside and outside the house and suggested we mention them. Outside there are many seating areas with good views of the surrounding area. We've had many inquiries for yoga retreats. Please take a look at the photos to better see outdoor spaces. We are open to discussion if you'd like to host a meal or party on the property. Please talk to us about your plans. We take pride in maintaining a clean and comfortable home for guests. Each of the five bedrooms has a queen sized bed. There are four twin beds downstairs in the TV room. Three additional twin mattresses may be placed in any room. The total number of guests our house can comfortably accommodate is 16. Children over the age of 1 count as guests. We have hosted larger groups. Let us know your needs and we can discuss possibilities. Guests are free to wander the entire property on the half mile sawdust trails and eat or cook with whatever is growing at the time of your visit. Fresh chicken eggs and honey from our bees, bread, bananas, orange juice, peanut butter and jam are included for your first morning. Sixty hens and five roosters live on the property in an enclosed space far enough away from the house so noise (crowing) and farm smells are not an issue. Our two bee hives are in a fenced in enclosure 100 yards from the house. We have an old dog (labrador retriever) named Obie who lives with us in our apartment. He is friendly and will bark when he first meets you. He does not go into the house and stays with us at all times. The house has solar water and power. The pool is not heated and is generally warm enough for swimming May 1 - October 1. We do not host weddings or bachelorette/bachelor parties. Guest AccessGuests have access to the entire house and yard with the exception of our private attached apartment. The kitchen is well stocked with necessary supplies as well as basic cooking ingredients. Pool use is at your own risk. Never swim alone. Children must be watched at ALL times in the pool area and in the garden. The paths have wooden stairways and are sloped in places. Interaction with GuestsWe live in an apartment attached to the house. We respect your privacy and keep to ourselves unless you need us. We're happy to help with recommendations for restaurants, beaches, or activities in our area. Please visit our Guidebook! If you have questions about anything in the orchard, we're more than happy to talk to you about plants, chickens, and bees. The NeighborhoodWe are close to town (Soquel, Capitola) and far enough away to be rural. Red tailed hawks, sharp shinned hawks, owls, two species of hummingbirds, vultures, and ravens are always around. Deer, coyotes, and bobcats are frequently seen. Tall redwoods and mature oaks mark our northern property boundary. The property is secluded and private at the end of a road on a hill. The view of Monterey Bay is always magnificent. Getting AroundYou will need a vehicle to get to our property. Hwy 1, Capitola, and Soquel are 10 minutes away. There is adequate parking for 8 cars on our property. No additional cars can be accommodated. 20 minutes from downtown Santa Cruz 25 minutes from UCSC (University California Santa Cruz) 45 minutes from San Jose Airport 1 hour-1 hour 15 minutes from the San Francisco Airport or San Francisco 1 hour from Monterey, Carmel Other Things to Note*This is a country property. We are on a well and septic. * UNTIL April 15th, 2016 we are collecting a Santa Cruz county Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) of 11%. This is INCLUDED in your price. Any bookings made after April 15, 2016 will have the 11% TOT ADDED by Airbnb to your total. Our nightly price dropped to reflect this change on April 15th. Santa Cruz County Certificate# CO00170
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis a Two Story Home with balcony and decks throughout; awesome views of the beautiful surrounding scenery and hills. Some of the home's highlights include a newly remodeled kitchen with raised ceilings and skylights, private parking, nicely furnished with lovely tiled flooring and carpet. Three full bathrooms. Two large beds with deck side and garden views. Newly landscaped patio backyard. Sunny, bright, open aired property Kitchen transformationaly has been remodeled, home is well lit for the out door look. Living room comfy rumfy. Master Bedroom includes remodeled bathroom with walk-in Duo Head Shower, Bathtub-indoor Jacuzzi, HDTV Etc., French Doors out to deck with furniture. Other bedroom includes double-bed, HDTV, Skylight, views to back garden, private walk-in shower/bathroom. Downstairs is equipped with double fold bed, private shower and bathroom some, fold ,TV, private entrance, adjacent to Office with computer, fax and additional study area. HDTV's in all rooms. Our place sits abound a great landscaped garden with three(3) backyards and decks. Outside front balcony. Very roomy feelings with beautiful sceneries. Minutes to Capitola Village Beach with boutique shops, restaurants, live entertainment, nightclubs, etc. 100 yards to lovely quiet Soquel Village with restaurants, coffee shops, Major markets, and fast food moments away. Take lovely strolls along Soquel Creek. Bus into downtown one block away. Soquel Village is literally around the block. Dining, drinking establishments, post office, Police, coffee shops, etc. No children under 18 years of age, please Sorry, No pets. We hope you enjoy your stay! Guest AccessWifi, private parking for 2 or more vehicles. Iron, laundry and all other amenities. Interaction with GuestsOrientation, rules and passing of house keys. The NeighborhoodWalking distance to beach and Soquel, Capitola Village by the Beach. Many local pubs, bars, food shopping and Restaurants nearby. Getting AroundAround the corner bus transportation. 4 car parking. 45 minutes from San Jose Airport. 1 1/2 hours from San Francisco Airport. Minutes to beach areas. 15 minutes to UCSC. Other Things to NoteOur place is unsafe for toddlers and children because of the multi levels and great many of stairs. Will provide recommendations for dining and entertainment if desired.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWinter rate special for Thanksgiving and New Year: $350 a night ( no pool due to winter), 4 nights minimum 1400 sqft Modern house with pool and ocean view . 2 bedrooms & 2 bath + separate 1 bedroom cottage (without bathroom)+lots of additional outdoor lounging areas 5 minutes capitola beach & new brighton state beach by car, stunning views of Monterey Bay, 10 minutes to the pleasure point surf area. Ping pong table, heated swimming pool (spring, summer & fall), gas grill, huge decks surrounded by trees (very private & sunny), relaxing setting. We are in a typical Santa Cruz neighborhood (think chicken coops and organic gardens) but we are up on a hill which makes for nice views and privacy. Our home has a separate studio downstairs with a fulltime tenant which has its own private entrance and whom you rarely see. Our tenant does not have acces to our house, pool or garden areas so you are ensured every privacy when staying at our home. Minimum of 3 nights stay during the month of june, 4 nights minimum july, august, otherwise 2 nights minimum stay. Guest AccessGuests have access to all house amenities ( pool, bbq, ping pong table, yard, ect ect) Interaction with GuestsWe usually don t interact with the guests. We communicate via text or email. Usually self checkin and check out unless it is a special circonstance. We have a hide a key and send out directions before checkin day The NeighborhoodPrivacy. Proximity to the beach. THE VIEW Getting AroundSanta cruz area is best visited with a car. We are on top of a hill ( not advised on foot )
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceVisiting Santa Cruz, need a place for out of town relatives/friends, relocating to Santa Cruz, or having a remodeling project done at your home, our cozy apartment is the perfect place for a short or long term stay. Located in the Live Oak district of Santa Cruz the Blue Sparrows Nest is a fully furnished two bedroom one bath vacation and short term rental. The guest nest is a 1000 sq. ft apartment located upstairs above the main house. The walls are angled and make cozy nooks, while the ceiling is vaulted which gives it a spacious feeling. The full sized kitchen has a stove/oven, microwave, fridge, sink, toaster oven, and is stocked for your culinary needs. The main bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed, and there are two twin beds in the second bedroom, suitable for children or adults. The living room has a full size futon couch with DVD player and a selection of family board games. Please note that your floor is our ceiling. For the most part we don't hear much noise transfer with normal use, but if you have a little one that is early risers with a lot of energy this may not be a good fit. We love the sound of pitter-patter, just not before 8:00am. Weekly, and monthly rates available. Sorry, no pets allowed. Nest can accommodate up to 6 guests. Destinations: 2 miles from the beach 3 miles to downtown Santa Cruz 45 minutes to Monterrey 50 minutes to shopping outlets (Gilroy or Milpitas) 1.5 hours to San Francisco Your hosts live downstairs and are available to answer questions, offer recommendations for dining and attractions, and assist you with anything you might need during your stay. SUMMER RATES: June - September No daily rentals Guest AccessTV with DVD player and a selection of family board games. Interaction with GuestsWe are just a door knock away for any questions you may have, or if you need to borrow a cup of sugar. We enjoy interacting with our guests, but also will give you the space to enjoy your vacation. Getting AroundThe Nest is located in Live Oak which is about 10 minutes outside city center, with easy access to the highway for getting around. There is a bus stop about a 5-10 minute walk from the house.
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Excellent
35 reviews
3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThe brightly lit rooms open out to wide spanning views of the ocean. The elegant home offers a panoramic view of the Monterey Bay from the Dining Room, Master Bedroom, 2nd-Bedroom, Hot Tub, Kitchen windows and Decks. Guest AccessLong walk to Both Capitola Village & New Brighton State Beach are a short mile away. Also, don't miss the world-class Restaurants the Soquel village has to offer like Michael's on Main, Tortilla Flats, and Sawasdee Thai Food. Quick walk to gayles bakery too! Interaction with Guestsas much as you want! I'll get RIGHT back to you, and am easily accessible by email or phone. I also have been local here for 15 years and am happy to help The NeighborhoodFriendly neighbors, very quiet. Has a secluded, woodsy, resort-like feel, but it's still close to everything! Easy parking, no traffic, but close to all the attractions! Getting AroundBuses are frequent right down the road, mostly walkable as needed, easy entrance/exit to freeway.
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Excellent
17 reviews
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The SpaceOur 2-story townhome was completed in 2013, and features high ceilings, modern design with vintage inspiration, and south facing windows that capture the sun all day and ocean breezes as you wish. A dedicated bathroom is across the hall. Downstairs you'll find an open floor plan, extra bathroom, a gas fireplace, and TV with cable and streaming services. Our dog, Pickles, is a very cuddly and friendly pitbull. Out front we have a comfortable garden porch and patio with fire ring, table and chairs. Guest AccessWifi, cable, streaming services, kitchen, Wii and board games, dart board in garage, wireless printer, outdoor firepit. Interaction with GuestsDavid and I work M-F, our daughter is in school. We are gone most weekdays from 9am-4pm, and keep busy on weekends. During the weekday evenings we are a typical family, busy with homework and dinner, and some TV viewing (love cooking shows and the Giants!) We would like to be there to greet you in person, but if that is not possible, we will make arrangements to leave a key for you. We are friendly and will do what we can to make your stay pleasant, but respect your privacy as well. Our bedroom (with our own bathroom) is at the opposite end of the hall upstairs. The rooms have very good separation, we never experience sound issues between the rooms. The NeighborhoodWe are a 5 minute drive from beautiful New Brighton State Beach and the charming villages of Capitola, Soquel, and Aptos, and 15 minutes from all that Santa Cruz has to offer. Our part of Aptos is right across the street from Cabrillo College, with a fabulous farmer's market held year-round on Saturday mornings, and a performing arts center and wonderful cafe within walking distance. Our townhome is part of a new development, with many families and friendly neighbors. Getting AroundOn two major Metro bus lines. Other Things to NoteWe have a loving and friendly brindle pittbull mix named Pickles. She is very sociable, and can't wait to meet you!
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The SpaceThe home of the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods offers people who seek tranquility and peacefulness the perfect spot to spend a long weekend or restful week or two focusing on writing projects. We are ideally situated for day trips to all the magical sights this part of California has to offer. Up here at the end of the road you will find luscious flora and fauna, as well as a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere where you can experience the best of two worlds: the redwoods that literally grow in the backyard and the ocean that is only a short drive (or bike ride) away. The Glass House at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods is a private bedroom fronting the redwood groves at the rear end of the main house. The room offers a quiet and tranquil vantage on the yard and forest through window-filled walls (with curtains) on two sides and a separate entrance from the back porch. The room comes with a bathroom and shower, a soft queen bed and a small desk so that you can write undisturbed. If you are a writer looking to stay for a week or two, please send us a more detailed description of what you hope to work on while here. We can help you complete your project, whether short story or long novel. Our weeklong writers' residencies start and end on Mondays. While here, you will even have the opportunity to get feedback on your work during our weekly OpenMic night (Tuesday at 7pm) and join us for our twice weekly yoga sessions (Wednesday and Saturday at 9am). Those looking for solitude and tranquility among a respectful and mindful community are especially welcomed. Wir sprechen Deutsch y hablamos espaňol. Guest AccessGuests are encouraged to use everything that our home has to offer, including: -Swimming pool: Complete with several lounge chairs and comfortable seating, we encourage you to lounge by the pool while enjoying a good book (or borrow one from our library). -Shared library: We have books from genres as varied as travel, literature, Buddhism, meditation, writing, and even some works by past writers who've stayed here and Steve (our resident writer and co-director). -Fully equipped kitchen (shared): Complete with pots, pans, utensils, and almost any kitchen gadget and dishware you can imagine. There is also the possibility for BBQing outside. We recommend to all our guests that they - depending on their preferences - go to one of the great local restaurants close by or bring with them food that they can cook here (and yes, store in our fridge!). -Private trails: From the back of the house you can take private trails through the redwoods. -Bocce ball, small putting green: If you need a break from writing or just love to play bocce or golf we have both steps from your room. -Pizza oven: Bake your own pizza! (This might require that you bring your own wood). -Community courses, such as yoga and OpenMic Night, and weekend workshops on topics like nature photography or a "Find Your Voice" writing workshop with a best-selling author. For more information, visit our website at (URL HIDDEN) Interaction with GuestsWhile we do offer solitude, we also enjoy interacting with our guests when they'd like to be sociable. Your level of interaction is up to you, but we do suggest that you share any creative talents you have at our Open Mic Night on Tuesday at 7pm. The NeighborhoodWe are surrounded by nature on all sides, but we are just a five-minute drive from 'civilization'. You can enjoy the solitude of this setting and company of our residents and guests or easily head down to Capitola or Santa Cruz and the coast for a different kind of inspiration. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation to drop you off here. A car is recommended, but you can also take a taxi. Other Things to NotePlease follow the directions that we give you and NOT your GPS system. People get led to a wrong house this way!!
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The SpaceThe Zen Suite at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods is our most luxurious and sought after option, featuring a king-sized bed with stunning views on the Pacific Ocean below and the redwoods behind. There is also a fire place, walk-in closet and deluxe bathroom with shower, large tub and separate toilet. The Zen Suite is like a large cocoon for a couple who wants to get away. It's ideal for a romantic retreat, but also roomy enough that we can add a second bed for groups of three or four. Many writers have stayed in it and managed to finish a substantial portion of their work due to the aura of silent contemplation it affords. We recommend our week-long writer's retreat to get the most of what we have to offer. Three ways to enter and exit the house make it easy for you to go to your car below, step out on your own terrace for a fresh breath of air or go through the main house and get something to drink from the kitchen. You can use our fully equipped kitchen and BBQing outside. We offer access to private trails through the redwoods and on our grounds you can entertain yourself with Bocce ball, practicing on the putting green or just lounge by the pool or sit in the hot tub. We will try to make you feel comfortable and give you an experience that you will not want to have missed. Wir sprechen deutsch and hablamos espaňol. Guest AccessGuests are encouraged to use everything that our home has to offer, including: -Swimming pool: Complete with several lounge chairs and comfortable seating, we encourage you to lounge by the pool while enjoying a good book (or borrow one from our library). -Shared library: We have books from genres as varied as travel, literature, Buddhism, meditation, writing, and even some works by past writers who've stayed here and Steve (our resident writer and co-director). -Fully equipped kitchen (shared): Complete with pots, pans, utensils, and almost any kitchen gadget and dishware you can imagine. There is also the possibility for BBQing outside. We recommend to all our guests that they - depending on their preferences - go to one of the great local restaurants close by or bring with them food that they can cook here (and yes, store in our fridge!). -Private trails: From the back of the house you can take private trails through the redwoods. -Bocce ball, small putting green: If you need a break from writing or just love to play bocce or golf we have both steps from your room. -Pizza oven: Bake your own pizza! (This might require that you bring your own wood). -Community courses, such as yoga and OpenMic Night, and weekend workshops on topics like nature photography or a "Find Your Voice" writing workshop with a best-selling author. For more information, visit our website at (URL HIDDEN) Interaction with GuestsWhile we do offer solitude, we also enjoy interacting with our guests when they'd like to be sociable. Your level of interaction is up to you, but we do suggest that you share any creative talents you have at our Open Mic Night on Tuesday at 7pm. The NeighborhoodWe are surrounded by nature on all sides, but we are just a five-minute drive from 'civilization'. You can enjoy the solitude of this setting and company of our residents and guests or easily head down to Capitola or Santa Cruz and the coast for a different kind of inspiration. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation to drop you off here. A car is recommended, but you can also take a taxi. Other Things to NotePlease follow the directions to the house that we give you and NOT your GPS. People get misled like this quite often!!
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpacePlease read the full description of the Library House: The Library House is our favorite place to be on the Wellstone Center premises. This newly renovated stand-alone cabin lies a bit remote from the main house and has no electricity or running water. It is the ideal hideaway for a couple or someone looking to enjoy nature and candlelight. From the porch of the Library House you have the most amazing views of the ocean below, especially at sunset. It's quiet and undisturbed there - here the world seems in peace. Enjoy candelit solitude and the many books that we have carefully selected. We provide a propane heater in case it gets cold. There is also an antique washing bowl and pitcher, which can be used for washing one's face or brushing teeth. Every one of three months we host a writer-in-residence at the Library House. This distraction-free environment makes it the perfect place for anyone who needs to focus on their creativity in solitude. Our week-long writers' retreats are an excellent cure for even the worst cases of writer's block. The home of the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods offers people who seek tranquility and peacefulness the perfect spot to spend a long weekend or restful week or two. We are ideally situated for day trips to all the magical sights this part of California has to offer. Up here at the end of the road you will find luscious flora and fauna, a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere and you can experience the best of two worlds: the redwoods that literally grow in the back yard and the ocean that is only a short drive (or bike ride) away. Wir sprechen deutsch y hablamos espaňol. Guest AccessGuests are encouraged to use everything that our home has to offer, including: -Swimming pool: Complete with several lounge chairs and comfortable seating, we encourage you to lounge by the pool while enjoying a good book (or borrow one from our library). -Shared library: We have books from genres as varied as travel, literature, Buddhism, meditation, writing, and even some works by past writers who've stayed here and Steve (our resident writer and co-director). -Fully equipped kitchen (shared): Complete with pots, pans, utensils, and almost any kitchen gadget and dishware you can imagine. There is also the possibility for BBQing outside. We recommend to all our guests that they - depending on their preferences - go to one of the great local restaurants close by or bring with them food that they can cook here (and yes, store in our fridge!). -Private trails: From the back of the house you can take private trails through the redwoods. -Bocce ball, small putting green: If you need a break from writing or just love to play bocce or golf we have both steps from your room. -Pizza oven: Bake your own pizza! (This might require that you bring your own wood). -Community courses, such as yoga and OpenMic Night, and weekend workshops on topics like nature photography or a "Find Your Voice" writing workshop with a best-selling author. For more information, visit our website at (URL HIDDEN) Interaction with GuestsWhile we do offer solitude, we also enjoy interacting with our guests when they'd like to be sociable. Your level of interaction is up to you, but we do suggest that you share any creative talents you have at our Open Mic Night on Tuesday at 7pm. The NeighborhoodWe are surrounded by nature on all sides, but we are just a five-minute drive from 'civilization'. You can enjoy the solitude of this setting and company of our residents and guests or easily head down to Capitola or Santa Cruz and the coast for a different kind of inspiration. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation to drop you off here. A car is recommended, but you can also take a taxi. Other Things to NotePlease do not trust your GPS and instead follow the directions that we give you! :)
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Excellent
77 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
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  • Pets Allowed
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The SpaceThis sweet home has a sunny and spacious living room with an open kitchen and dining room. Perfect for the family get together. There are two comfortable bedrooms. One bedroom has a comfy California king size bed. The other bedroom has a double and a twin bed. There is also a pull out memory foam sleeper in the second bedroom. Outside, there is a patio with outdoor seating and dining tables. There is a gas and a charcoal grill for cookouts and a big comfy hammock (when the weather is dry.) The yard is a large corner lot with one side on a primary access road to the beach. There is some road noise from cars going by but the property is large, fully fenced and private. There is plenty of room in the yard for hosting a party or special event. (Please see house rules for additional information.) Dogs are welcome on a case by case basis and must be approved in advance. (Please see house rules for additional information.) Guest AccessDriveway: There is space for 2 cars on the driveway. The house is on a private street so if you have a 3rd car, I will provide a parking permit for the front dashboard. Interaction with GuestsI always want to meet my guests when they arrive. After that, it is up to the guests how much interaction they want. I live on the property in an attached apartment and can be available on short notice in case of emergency. The NeighborhoodIt is centrally located to all the fun stuff in Santa Cruz - Capitola Village, the beach, Santa Cruz Harbor, Capitola Mall, the Boardwalk, the mountains, etc. Bring your bikes because Santa Cruz is a very bike-able town. It is a flat 1.5 miles straight to the best "local" beaches. Or, I have a great source for bike rentals at very reasonable rates. Getting AroundThere is a major bus route half a block down the street that gets you where you want to go. Other Things to NotePlease plan to arrive between 4 and 5 PM to check in. If you are going to be arriving later than 5 PM, please coordinate arrival time with me in at least 48 hours advance. Note: It is not my policy to leave a key out for a guest to check in without meeting first. When guests are not leaving and arriving the same day, I can usually accommodate early arrival or an extended check out so feel free to ask as your arrival date gets closer. There is off street parking available for 2 cars and abundant parking on the street. NOTE: We don't have automatic watering or sprinklers in the yard so I need access to the yard during longer stays to water the plants. Late summer, we will be putting in fresh mulch to soften the ground for a new patio this winter.