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Places to stay in Santa Cruz

Places to stay in Santa Cruz
March 15, 29 - April 1st now open. There has been a lot of concern about the Covid-19 virus. We are now sterilizing the hard surfaces in our listings. We are quite isolated here so your exposure risks are much lower than in a city. If you have been exposed to it, please don't make a reservation. We have been listing the Mushroom Dome Cabin with airbnb since July '09 and have had the most reservations of any of their listings - in the world. We have had over 5,000 guests from over 50 countries.
As we are no longer allowed by Santa Cruz county to rent the Mushroom Dome Cabin, we are now listing the LAND of Paradise Suite, a room in our unique home. (LAND: Love And Nature Divine) Make a reservation for the Suite, you will also have unlimited access to the Mushroom Dome.We have 10 acres next to land without fences so you will get to enjoy nature: just hang out on the deck, take a hike in the woods, watch the hummingbirds on our deck, pet the goats, go to the beach or gaze at the stars - as long as the moon isn't full. ; - ) During the summer, if there isn't any nightly fog, we can see the Milky Way here. To check our availability, click on the "Request to Book" link. And yes, if it isn't available, it is already booked! If you want to stay here on a weekend, you will usually need to make your reservation request about 6-11 months in advance. We have another listing: the Hummingbird Haven. It usually has more availability. You can find it here: airbnb.com/rooms/6562632 (Please read all of this description before making a reservation request.) The cozy and clean semi-rustic retreat space has a loft under a geodesic dome (the "mushroom cap"). In the loft is a Queen-sized super popular Casper Mattress which allows for very comfortable meditation and/or sleeping and just hanging out. We provide clean sheets and pillow cases. Plenty of blankets are also provided. In the LAND of Paradise Suite, is a double bed as well as a fold out bed, a small fridge, an electric tea kettle, teas, and coffee. Let me know if you want to cook meals here and I'll tell you how. The other "bed" is a couch that we can make up into a bed. If there are going to be 2 of you, but you want separate beds, please make the reservation for 3 or let me know ahead of time - there is a $10. charge for using it as a bed. On the main floor of the Meditation Mushroom retreat (a Pentagon) is the couch a pull-out table and 2 chairs. We provide a small refrigerator, a Hot Air Popcorn Popper (and the kernels), French Coffee Press, an Electric Water Kettle, a wine opener, dishes - and more. We have 2 tables where you can enjoy meals, games, etc.: 1 inside and 1 outside on the large deck that faces the redwoods. We also have a barbecue grill on the deck with an extra gas burner on the side. We provide Organic Coffee, teas, Oatmeal, popcorn, butter, honey, sugar, nutritional yeast (for the popcorn!) spices, oil and vinegar and various snacks. Our well water is treated by an ozonator, a UV light and a soft water filter. If you have a baby and you won't be needing the second bed, make your reservation for 2 and let us know if you will need a small pad for the loft. Again, if there are 2 of you but you want to use the second bed, please make your reservation for 3. The cute bathroom has a Travertine shower, custom tiled sink and a Natures Head self-contained composting toilet. Some guests have had a problem with our bathroom, so I want to make it clear that we have a curtain for the door to the bathroom and we require that you put your used toilet paper in the trash. (it won't smell) If you follow the instructions for how to use the toilet, it won't have any odor. If you stay here for more than 1 night, you may need to change the pee bucket. We will do it for you if you want, but we do need you to pay attention to the pee level so it doesn't overflow! If the thought of using a composting toilet grosses you out, then don't make a reservation here. ; - ) We provide towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, a hair blow-dryer, etc. (a word of caution: the bathroom has a low ceiling. If you are over 6' you may have to do a little ducking here and there.) As Saturdays are very much in demand, (and we like to be free on Saturdays), we require a minimum 2 day stay on the weekends: Friday to Sunday. On 3 day holidays, we require a 3 day reservation. (This includes Presidents Day, Memorial Day, M. L. King day, and Labor Day.) But to stay here on a weekend, you will usually have to book the cabin 6 - 8 months in advance - unless you are lucky to find a cancellation! Check-in time is between 4 and 10pm. If you want to come sooner or later, this can sometimes be arranged. Check-out time is noon. As we have experienced some damage from guests, we are now requiring a $100. security deposit. Although it feels very isolated here, we are less than 10 minutes to Aptos Village where you will find stores, New Leaf (a very large natural food store), restaurants, a health food store, Safeway, etc. We are centrally located on the Monterey Bay: 10 minutes from the beach (Rio Del Mar and Seacliff State Beach) as well as the 10,000 acre Forest Nisene Marks State Park for miles of hiking or dirt biking in the Redwoods and along Aptos creek. We are 20 minutes to downtown Santa Cruz, 25 min. to the Beach Boardwalk, 45 minutes to Monterey and the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, 50 min. to Carmel and 1 1/2 hours to Big Sur going south and San Francisco to the North. Yup, we are located in one of the most beautiful areas of California. (these times are not during rush hour(s) ; - ) If you love hummingbirds, bring your camera. Our garden is the year-round home to many Anna Hummingbirds. (We usually have about 300 - 600 year-round) During the summer, we are also called home by many Rufus and Allen Hummers as well. So you have got to see our "Hummingbird Airport" where we feed them about 130 oz. of syrup on a summer day! Please, no smoking or vaping in the cabin or on the property. We used to let smokers stay here, but they stink up the cabin and it is a fire hazard outside. Some cell phones don't work here, but since we have free wifi in the cabin, if your phone works with a wifi network, you are good to call. You can sometimes get Verizon service on the swinging seat by the driveway. To learn about things to do in the area, do an internet search for Santa Cruz, CA. Dogs are welcome to stay here but with a few requirements: since we have so many animals, we require that your dogs be kept on a leash when outside (the goats get very nervous with large loose dogs). Also, we don't allow dogs in the loft or on the couch downstairs so please bring a doggie bed. (your doggie can go on the couch if you bring a cover for it) If that is difficult, let us know and we will provide a doggie pillow. We have a gate that we can set up so your dog can be off the leash on the deck. If you are bringing a small child, we can put a folding futon (2/3rds of the futon or a foam pad next to the bed ) Just let us know ahead of time. Keep in mind, though, that a child should not be left in the loft by themselves as the bed is fairly high up against the rail. As we are about 3 miles to the nearest bus stop, it is pretty difficult to stay here without a car. You are invited, if you feel you would be harmonious here. Pet the goats, check out our chickens, cats, miniature dog and enjoy the very fresh air. If you come here when there is no moonlight and the sky is clear, you will see lots of stars. Tired of the heat in the summer? Since we are on the edge of the "fog belt", it can be both sunny and cool here. If you want a noisy place, you won't like it here: most of the sound here comes from the birds or crickets chirping, the tree frogs croaking and the breeze blowing through the trees. People do live on the land here though, so don't expect it to be totally devoid of human sounds and the occasional chain saw. : ) (We feed the goats oak branches)
Even though we live only a 8 minute drive to Aptos village and the beaches, it feels very remote and private here. It is usually very quiet at night - sometimes we can hear the ocean waves crashing on the beach. There is lots of land to hike on and explore here as well. We have 8 people living here in a rather loose community.
  • Magical place, closer to Capitola and to great beaches! The mushroom dome is unique, very comfortable and Kitty is a sweetheart. Her dog Elliot is also a formidable companion :) The place invites you to disconnect, enjoy nature, cook, rest. It was the perfect setting to celebrate my partner’s birthday!

    Alisson2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Kitty gave clear directions on how to get to the cabin and even personally met us at the driveway so we could get to know our hostess which was so nice. We were a little put off by the idea of a compostable toilet but after experiencing one and how clean and easy it seemed to maintain we're looking into replacing our standard toilet for a compostable one as well! Her cat milo was so friendly, although I'm allergic I couldn't help but show some love...and take some claritin! The landscaping was breathtaking throughout. Can't wait to come back with a book or two to read and enjoy in the garden. Kitty has a rulebook put together which some may find daunting...but if you read through the rules are pretty common sense. We loved her sense of humor and are looking forward to booking again soon.

    Johanna2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Quiet, relaxing and quirky...enjoyed my stay!

    Heidi2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • This was by far one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever encountered. Such a serene and beautiful environment. Kitty and Michael are incredible hosts and made us feel extremely welcome.

    Kitzia2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very great hosts and Kitty will take the extra time to welcome you and provide a little history about the place. The environment is serene and relaxing especially sitting on the deck drinking coffee and or having breakfast.

    Nada2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Kitty and Michael are gracious, kind-hearted super hosts. You will fall in love with the Mushroom Dome; my two friends and I felt at-home very quickly. The location is beautiful, the hosts are absolutely lovely, and the place itself is breathtaking. The bed upstairs is super comfortable and the shower is pleasant as well, with water that warms up right away. The Mushroom Dome is incredibly charming, and hearing about it’s history from Kitty adds another element of awe to your experience. This was my friends’ and I first AriBnB experience, and we feel so lucky to have chosen such a perfect place. None of us stumbled across any issues with our stay, and our entire trip was smooth and enjoyable. If you find dates that work for you, I urge you to book, I can’t imagine anyone regretting this stay!

    Julia2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Even if you expect it to be perfect, Kitty & Michael will give your time a chance to expand your concept of perfection

    Paul2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Super lovely dome in the woods!! Highly recommend!

    Di2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Dome house


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Aptos, CA, United States

    Built on giant Douglas Fir trees, our treehouse is located on Lago Lomita Vineyards with a view of the entire Monterey Bay. The ladder/staircase leads to a 400 sq. ft. platform with a queen bed, electricity/WiFi in a tent! There is a full bath on the bottom floor of the main house, immediately inside the French Doors. See pics! Half hour to San Jose, 15 miles to the Capitola beach, and an hour from SFO or Monterey. Also, check out our 5 star yurt listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/19876384
    Both our treehouse and yurt listings are unique experiences. They both are adjacent to the Tierra Madre Vineyard Block and have awesome views of the entire Monterey Bay/Pacific Ocean. We are located on 44 acres high atop the Santa Cruz Mountains but close to all the major beaches and the Silicon Valley.
  • Lovely location, gorgeous views, comfortable accommodations and a super unique experience. Book this if you want to have a really memorable time!

    Beth2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Robin was awesome. Welcoming, hospitable, and just a great person. The view and treehouse were outstanding. The stay includes a very clean shower with towels, body wash, shampoo/conditioner. She made awesome muffins that were awesome to have in the morning as well as having A LOT of drinking water. We stopped at the Summit store just down the hill (short drive) and brought back food to eat with the view. The treehouse had full electricity and a heater. 10/10 highly recommend, great memory.

    Matt2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Best airbnb experience I have ever had, my boyfriend and I plan to return soon. The reviews are more than accurate, it is a special place and the hosts' are extremely special and kind.

    Lani2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Book it!

    Morgan2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • The treehouse was absolutely magical. On the night we arrived, it rained a little bit but we really enjoyed listening to the rain drops on the tent. It was amazing waking up to the view of the coast. Robin and Mark were awesome hosts! They even gave us a tour of their vineyard.

    Sophia2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Just book! You will not he disappointed. Not only is the stay one of the best Airbnb’s I’ve been to, Robin is for sure a star host. The view is absolutely incredible.

    Albert2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Out of this world. One of the most unique places I've ever stayed!!

    Sebastiaan2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Such a lovely couple and space. So beautiful and special! We hope to come back.

    Madeline2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Treehouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Los Gatos, CA, United States

    Charming ocean front cottage with views from Santa Cruz to Monterey. Located in Sunset State Park near Capitola and Santa Cruz. Path to quiet beach for great walks and glimpses of dolphins. A perfect place for a getaway or romantic weekend. Pets by request only please. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. FOUR people maximum on the property at any time. There is only parking for ONE car. NO SMOKING Two night minimum on some holidays. Certified vacation rental property with Santa Cruz County.
  • It was our second time staying at the lovely sunset cottage! Again it was such a great experience. I can’t wait to come back again!

    Juliana2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • 10/10 def would stay here again. Dream spot, much reccomended.

    Roland2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • This place is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway, or a week long getaway. You overlook the water and the path to the beach is a quick 3 minute walk down. The view is unbelievable. You hang out on the cliff, engulfed by the glorious beauty of the forever pounding ocean. Leave your white noise machines at home. The melodic drum of the waves crashing is perfect for bed time as well as meditating on the glorious, sunsoaked deck. Seashells abound in the early morning. The tides bring in some especially fantastic jewels across the coastline.

    Aaron2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • The Sunset Cottage is the perfect place to unwind and relax on the beach. Gorgeous view and a cozy, quaint space to decompress away from it all! Thanks again Nonie!

    Matthew2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • LOVE this place! The location and view are unbeatable. The studio is steps from the ocean, cozy, nice TV, and lots of blankets to keep warm. We hope to be back soon!

    Diana2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • WOW. If you're thinking the place is a little out of your price range, ask yourself what does a beautiful unique location on the beach mean to you. Then ask yourself, again, about all the times you might have tried to save a little. This is NOT one of those times!! The breathtaking views, comfy amenities and delicious, refreshing sounds and feel of rolling ocean waves make it all worthwhile. Indulge. Enjoy. You're worth it. You never know what you're missing, but this place is not to be missed. Monie's hospitality tops it all off with a healthy dose of comfort and accommodation.

    Candace2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing little beach cabin! The cabin is set closer to the beach than most. Definitely a plus! It's tucked into the hillside and because of its position among some bonsai-like shrubbery, it turned out to be very private. The view and sunsets are spectacular! The cozy beach motif of the inside is well balanced with a large panoramic window sitting space and the cabin is well stocked with dishes, pots, pans, condiments, coffee, and teas - all the basics. The nights are silent, nothing but the sounds of the waves to fall asleep to. Truly paradise.

    Blaine2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot, great host! I would love to come back.

    Louis2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Watsonville, CA, United States

    A framed cabin with PRIVATE access to a year round creek running thru a private backyard. Peaceful, tranquil creekside setting in the redwoods. Deck, patio, observation bench and floor to ceiling window to take in the spectacular sights and sound. Spacious (950 SF) with no other homes on the property. San Francisco (1 hour), 20 mins to Santa Cruz. Use as a base to explore area attractions; Henry Cowell, Big Basin, Santa Cruz, etc. Host does not live on or near premises so you have privacy.
    - 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. - Deck and patio with seating offer views of the creek and redwoods. - 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, canopy twin bed and queen size futon downstairs. - Portable crib/play pen (sheets not provided) and booster/high chair are available for your use. - Additional twin floor mattress available upon request at an additional charge (if less than 6 guests). - Full bath downstairs, 1/2 bath upstairs. Heat lamps on timer in shower and toilet rooms. - Fully equipped kitchen for making full meals; full size refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave, toaster, 10 cup coffee maker with a permanent coffee filter, pots/pans, cooking utensils, etc. - Small capacity washer and dryer. - Hair dryer, iron, ironing board and hangers. - Central heating - propane furnace with thermostat. - An attic fan to help cool down the home. - DVDs, board games and books to keep you entertained. - Cable TV with 140+ channels and wireless internet.
    Set amongst lovely redwood trees with creek running thru it, occasional visits from wild 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 camouflaged by trees.
  • A lovely getaway down twisting roads in a rustic cabin in the woods. Close enough to town for dinner or supplies but feels very secluded once there.

    Petrina2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, cute Cabin next to the creek. Thanks Cynthia

    Wes2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The heater is a bit loud but keeps you warm. Bring your own movies if you wanna any as there is only a small selection. Other than that it’s a great and wonderful space. Very quiet and private. Neighbors don’t disturb you at all they keep to themselves. Only thing is at night it’s really hard to see the road to turn onto where the house is located so drive pretty slow

    Abel2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Adorable A-frame cabin in a gorgeous forest setting. The back deck was a lovely place to take in the scenery with trees all around and a stream below. Very private and peaceful. The space was cozy but comfortably slept 4 of us, with 2 in the queen bed loft upstairs and 1 on the single day bed and the other on the futon couch (both in the main living room). Cynthia was very responsive with any questions we had during a stay. I would absolutely come back!

    Chelsea2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • The place is very comfortable and the back yard view is spectacular.

    Patricia2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous area! Just outside of Santa Cruz, very quiet, beautiful atmosphere. Definitely stay here if you're visiting the general area!

    William2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful, quiet A-frame cottage in the redwoods right next to a lovely creek. It is a great place for a peaceful retreat. Cynthia is a great host and very responsive. Excellent hiking very close by at Henry Cowell State Park (huge redwood trees!) and Quail Hollow.

    Cynthia2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at Cynthia's place. It was in a great location and had an amazing living room view into the trees. Cynthia was accessible and checked in with us, and gave great recommendations for things to do in the area. It was a great relaxing stay and would do it again!

    Rachel2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    1

    Felton, CA, United States

    The comfortable cabin in located in the mountains and 10 minutes from the ocean. The cabins has one bed, mini refrigerator, and .Steps away from the cabin is an outside bathhouse that has a shower,toilet and beautiful claw foot tub.
    this a small sleeping cabin with lots of space to be outside.There's an outside bathouse,shower. tub, composting toilet
    my place has a rural feel, but is close to the hwy and minutes to beaches,mountains,Henry Cowell State park,Roaring Camp Train Station , wine Tasting,zipliningthru the Redwoods
  • Gorgeous home. I wish I would have stayed longer this home and place is so special and amazing. Stephanie was a great hots we had a small problem with hot water, but she handled is so fast and responded to all my messages very quickly. I cannot recommend this more. Will DEFIANTLY be back anytime i’m in Santa Cruz.

    Sam2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • This place is the perfect getaway for couples or solo travelers. The outdoor patio, fireplace and bathroom were the highlights of our stay. Highly recommend for anyone interested in a glamping experience.

    Morgan2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Stephanie’s place was one of a kind. It was a great way to get into glamping since the place was very unique. The bed was extremely comfortable and the outdoor bathroom set up alone was already enough for us to book the place asap. I would definitely do it again however would take a car with higher clearance to get up a small steep hill

    Gian2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect for a getaway

    Isabel2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • The bnb is as listed, Stephanie was great about making sure I could find the place. The bath house is just lovely and honestly the reason I booked the bnb. As long as you’re prepared to have basic amenities, it’s an absolutely lovely location in the redwoods where you can escape everyday life.

    Marisa2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • The outdoor bathhouse is absolutely magical!! I would stay here again just for the bath house. Stephanie also offered great recommendations on local food and was responsive and quick!

    Luna2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Stephanie’s place was good. We got our privacy. The shower was nice. Would stay here again.

    Gwen2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute space.

    Heather2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Scotts Valley, CA, United States

    Nestled in Santa Cruz Mountains with view over Monterey Bay. Very private, gated road. Close to David Bruce & Byington vineyards, but short drive to Silicon Valley or Santa Cruz beaches and easy drive to Big Basin or Henry Cowell State Parks.
    Gated private property with deck among the redwoods located 8.5 miles to Los Gatos and 6 miles to Boulder Creek. Easy access to Skyline Blvd./Highway 35 and Highway 17, Big Basin SP, and Henry Cowell SP. Driving north 1 hour you will come to San Francisco or head south to Santa Cruz, Monterey and Carmel. Whale watching is offered year round in Moss Landing. Numerous vineyards in area.
    Quiet, peaceful. Lots of birds, especially hummingbirds. Millions of stars visible at night. Hiking trails in area.
  • Pat's place was a wonderful spot for a few days of respite and peace with beautiful views, and she was a kind host with lots of good tips about the area. I look forward to visiting again!

    David2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • There’s definitely a bit of Storybook to Patricia’s place. From the string of lights guiding you down the driveway to the persistent touches of handmade quality. The property is remote without being too far and makes the most of mountain sunrises.

    Travis2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • The views were absolutely GORGEOUS, The hot tub and Sauna were extremely relaxing. Patricia was so sweet. Everything was perfect!

    Taylor2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • One of my best experiences with Airbnb. Such a cozy place. Much recommended.

    Michal2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • This place is awesome! The setting is beautiful and quiet, far away from any highway sounds. It was a really nice place touchdown after hiking in the Big Basin area or Santa Cruz. And the hot tub was a treat! Ws also got to use the sauna because Patricia built a fire for us( we didn't know how). It felt amaaaazing after feeling chilled from the weather. Pat was such a great host. She made us feel like this was our home away from home. She had some great recommendations on local places to eat , including a place not too far away called Nonno's , where they make delish pizza. It does take about at least 15- 20 mins to get to any bigger town with the windy mountain roads , but we knew that going into it. And, that makes this place special. I would highly reccomend it.

    Kinsey2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Patricia’s place was even better than the pictures. She is a wonderful person who made us feel right at home, and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and comfortable. The sauna was amazing and the hot tub under the stars was a magical experience. Highly recommended!

    Heidi2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great view and quiet hideaway. Comfortable and cozy. Great sauna and tub. Perfect retreat.

    Nic2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • A nice place to escape!

    Allison2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Los Gatos, CA, United States

    A magical Redwood Treehouse located it the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. There is a live tree growing right through the main living area and another in the bathroom! It is simply incredible. It was built by my friend, Randy, a stained glass artist. Everyone who sees it are delighted by it. Please read entire description before making a reservation request. It has a delicious high-bed, a kitchen with a small stove and refrigerator, and typical cooking tools. There is a full bathroom with shower and toilet of course. There is now a hot-tub at about 103 degrees ready for your soak before bed or a morning treat. The Treehouse is a short walk of a few hundred yards (about four minutes) through the beautiful woods from the parking area. There is a gas stove for heating. There is a TV and DVD player with many movies to choose from. For travelers this is the best of both worlds. A wonderful treehouse nestled in the redwood forest, a short distance to HWY 1(Pacific Coast HWY) the main vein to Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Big Sur, Capitola and Santa Cruz and the HWY 101 Corridor. People come from all over the world to experience the Pacific Coast specifically the Monterey Bay area. It is an area rich in history. Here you will find world class art, music, cuisine, golf, surfing, sightseeing, hiking, biking, sunbathing, whale watching, birding, fishing, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and so much more. You can spend the day engaged in a variety of activities, physical and/or cultural. However you spend your day you can return home to a mountain treehouse and quiet. The weather here is excellent. It is located in a micro climate called a ‘banana belt’. Though the beach is only 25 minutes away we are often in the sun when our neighbors in the valley and on the coast are in the fog. Winters are mild we average 25” of rainfall a year. Summers can be warm but delightful. The fog rolling in at night is nature’s air conditioner and everything cools down. The weather is nearly perfect. Fog burns off early enough to make the beaches comfortable all day. The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to Sequoia Sempervirens commonly known as a Redwood Tree. They are native only to a specific part of Pacific Coast region. Come and visit our amazing part of the world and experience something special about the California Coast. All linens are provided. The kitchen has the basic items for cooking, i.e., spices, oil, vinegar, sugar, and tea. Two-night minimum on weekends. THREE-DAY MINIMUM on HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. A 60.00 cleaning fee will be charged per each stay. We are a green establishment. Environmentally friendly cleaning products are used. We ask our guests to consider using fewer towels during their stay and not requesting a sheet change unless your stay is longer than a week. I have a moderate cancellation policy. You must cancel a full seven days before your reservation. Please make sure that you read it thoroughly. You will be charged 50% of your stay if you cancel after the grace period.
  • Unique. Beautiful and special, like something out of a story. Not like any vacation house we've ever stayed in.

    Greta2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Stay. Here. Make it a point to spend 2 or 3 days in this remarkable space. The treehouse is amazing, the hospitality is warm, and the opportunity to literally "get away from it all" is priceless. I knew it would be cool. I mean, c'mon, it's a TREEHOUSE. What I didn't know was how a weekend away from the kids could reignite my joyfulness.

    Sara2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous, magical night in the redwoods. Bring a book and someone you love.

    Jeff2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely treehouse with plenty of space and amenities to make your stay comfortable. Beautiful short hike to reach the treehouse. Only downside was that it was nosier than we expected with neighboring homes running saws, leaf blowers and even target practice... we could see a road and other homes so while it was private it was not isolated.

    Liqa2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • What a great place! A restorative weekend with girlfriends. Kitchen has great supplies for cooking and Mary Jane is very hospitable.

    Sarah2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Love staying here! Such a special gem in the woods. Super sweet hosts too!

    Erica2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • I really appreciated staying in tree house, so nice ,clean and cozy’s, I definitely coming back soon.

    Wilma2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely space, very quiet and peaceful.

    Taylor2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Treehouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Watsonville, CA, United States

    Sweet and charming space for one or two, in the heart of Live Oak, Santa Cruz. Our home is close to beaches and upper harbor (1.3 miles) and 10 minutes by car to SC Beach Boardwalk and Capitola by the Sea. Comfy double-sized vintage iron bed, a small separate bathroom and a small but charming outdoor area! This is a totally self-contained space with a private entrance!
    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY SO THERE ARE NO SURPRISES! Approximately 240 square feet and can house one or two guests. It has a *small* separate bathroom with toilet, stall shower and a toilet tank sink. There are pictures of the toilet tank sink in our listing photos and we recommend that you check them out if you have never seen one before! PLEASE NOTE: The bed is a Full-sized vintage iron bed with iron headboard and footboard. This is noted on the original listing page. Full size mattresses are approximately 52 x 74 inches so it can accommodate guests a little over 6 feet tall. Taller guests should consider this when booking! PLEASE ALSO NOTE! We have replaced the old on-demand water heater with a new, dedicated on-demand water heater! No more "hot/cold" showers! Perfect temp and pressure for your enjoyment! Full kitchenette!
    Our home is in a neighborhood that has children, dogs/cats and chickens. We have 2 dogs, 1 cat and 3 chickens ourselves - so it is a bit like the country in our back yard. Animal noise is there but not intrusive. Guests are welcome to text us if there are any noise disturbances that we can attend to.
  • Maria's place was a dreamy place to stay for a short trip to Santa Cruz! Thank you!

    Chisa2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • The studio/cottage is very sweet and had everything we needed. We especially appreciated being able to prepare meals there.

    Ellen2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Maria was incredibly responsive. For example, I texted her at midnight the day before our stay asking if we could change our check-in time. She responded immediately and was very accommodating. We loved meeting the hens she lived with, they are very sweet and beautiful. The casita is a guesthouse in the back yard, which is basically a one room studio, but everything is very well organized and it feels like plenty of space. We had a wonderful time and would return if we came back to Santa Cruz.

    Andrew2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This little casita is a jewel. The space is small but perfect for one person. I stayed a week this time for a solo writing retreat and the privacy and quiet were just what I needed to work. I love the old Wedgewood stove and could cook all of my meals with food I brought myself. That plus the discount for the week’s booking made it possible to give myself the gift of solitude, with the ocean nearby for evening walks at the end of the working day. Many thanks to Maria and Geoff for keeping this tiny space in good working order, clean and bright!

    Cari2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • The guest house was very cozy and comfortable. Easy access to lots of fun Santa Cruz attractions and Maria is very welcoming!

    Hannah2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect stay and location near the Santa Cruz Harbor. The street is residential and felt very safe. I'd stay here again in a heart beat.

    Ria2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Casita has many lovely touches. We usually visit SC in the winter and I was relieved to find this place warm and cozy unlike some of the other places we've stayed. Maria is an excellent host and we will definitely return.

    Kristine And John Southern2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Maria’s casita is a true escape. Her lovely vintage decor and secluded location makes your feel like you’re in a private getaway! Maria truly goes out of her way to provide lovely touches throughout the house so you are not in need of anything. The kitchen and bathroom are stocked with everything you could want! I cannot wait to go back to the casita!

    Maria2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

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    Conveniently located in a sunny and peaceful midtown residential neighborhood an easy walk to Seabright restaurants*** , beaches, and the harbor; close to downtown. Pretty and comfortable with wood floors, a patio for dining, a great kitchen with new appliances, direct TV + Roku. Great for friends and families--can accommodate 6 if 1 person takes loft bed.
    A block away from Midtown shops and restaurants. Easy walk to downtown and to Seabright Beach. Comfortable house with brand new mattresses on beds and additional memory foam topper for sofa bed.
    The Seabright Neighborhood, known for its sea breezes and sunshine, is considered one of the more desirable locations in Santa Cruz as it is close to everything while being, at the same time, quiet, friendly, and residential. Soquel, its main Midtown avenue, with the addition of several very good restaurants and night spots, is fast becoming a local upscale trend setter. Grocery shopping is a treat with two popular well-stocked, local groceries within easy walking distance--the Staff of Life Natural Foods and Shopper's Corner (two of Santa Cruz' favorites)--as well as a Whole Foods a block away. A great way to start the day is a walk west on Soquel to The Buttery for pastries and coffee on their patio or straight down Seabright toward the ocean to Linda's Seabreeze Cafe, recently voted #1 in Santa Cruz by Trip Advisor.
  • This is the perfect space for anyone looking to have a quiet vacation! I booked the space a day before, and Susan was quick to respond. When we arrived the house is exactly as pictured, and is cute and very clean. There was more than enough space for the 4 of us, and it was walking distance to different restaurants and Whole Foods. Overall, we had a great time and would 100% recommend this space to anyone.

    Siena2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • I had such a great stay at Susan’s place! It was in a great location central to Santa Cruz and the house had lovely decor

    Alexis2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Susan is a fabulous host and her rental is also great, lovely and charming. We always love to stay here and intend to come back whenever in Santa Cruz!

    Denise2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay!

    Kimberly2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful two bedroom place

    William2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, close to lots of cool Santa Cruz amenities & tourist attractions!

    Haley2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • This place was super cute, very clean and all around a great stay. Description was accurate.

    Morgan2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely bungalow. It is sparkling clean, roomy, quiet, and ideally located. I’m certain you will enjoy your stay. As for us, we look forward to returning.

    Deborah2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Get back in touch with nature in a farmhouse-style property next to abundant woodlands and hiking trails. It's an airy, skylit space with honey-colored hardwood floors and a well-equipped kitchen. Bathe in a claw-foot tub and relax on a wooden porch. Please note that this house shares the property with the owners who live in the main house, and an Airstream which also hosts guests.
    This is our guest house located on the same property as our home (about 50 feet away). We also have an Airstream that friends and family stay in which is located on the property (also located about 50-100 feet away). If you're looking to get out of the city and be surrounded by nature, then look no further! There is wildlife all around, including deer, owls, hawks, and more! The home features all new furniture that has been carefully designed for relaxation and comfort. You can cook a delicious meal, enjoy a glass of wine in the gorgeous claw foot tub, and de-stress away from it all.
    The house is in the redwood area of Santa Cruz. Drive to downtown and the beach in a few minutes. It's close to the historic Mystery Spot, and is across the street from DeLaveaga Park with its great hiking trails.
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Kris and Shane’s. We loved the outdoor space in back, and the bathtub was lovely! Everything was clean, access was easy, and we were even greeted outside by their adorable cat. They gave us awesome dinner recommendations as well.

    Rachael2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great place exactly as described in pictures

    Tulio2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • This place is in perfect location. The hosts are great. All you need for cooking is in the kitchen. Bed is amazing as well as the back yard. Beautiful.

    Alina2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely stellar location and home! Most definitely will be back. :)

    Josh2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay, I'd stay there again.

    Nick2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • My partner is an architect and has very high standards. He loved staying here and has plans plans to make this his home away from home every time we are in Santa Cruz. The special touches showed up everywhere, from a top notch Jenn Air gas stove, to the exquisite claw foot bathtub. I booked the cottage based on the pics but the actual experience was even better! A big thank you to our hosts Kris and Shane. An absolutely wonderful stay!

    JoAnne2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic spot for a weekend getaway. Relaxing and super cozy. We highly recommend.

    Jeff2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying here!! The fireplace was wonderful and the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking. We used the grill all three nights and met who I assume was Buttercup while grilling. 😁. The house felt very spacious while also being cozy. The location is great; it's a little bit out of town but only by a few minutes.

    Frances2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    This cool and comfortable private space is a great spot to stay while visiting Santa Cruz. Close to everything yet private with its own private entrance and in a quiet setting with an outdoor sitting area. The neighborhood is old Santa Cruz and close to everything. Don’t forget the comfortable king bed! The best deal in Santa Cruz! Make sure to read INPORTANT NOTE!
    The unit has its own entrance. Very private with an outdoor garden sitting area. The bed is a cal king with a comfy gel top and the sheets are 100% cotton sateen. There is an air mattress available for a third person. The main room is laminate flooring with area carpets. There is a kitchen and bathroom with Saltillo tile floors. The kitchen has a toaster oven, microwave, refrigerator and coffee machine. No stove. Coffee, tea, cream and sugar are provided along wth filtered water. I also have breakfast items and various snacks. There is a flat screen tv with a fire stick. I have been unable to lock it for purchases so I ask you to PLEASE NOT BUY MOVIES ON MY ACCOUNT. There will be a $25 charge for any movie billed to my account. Sorry, but there is a wide selection of free movies and programs for you to watch. There is also wifi. Shampoo and conditioner, bath soap and a hairdryer are included. An iron and ironing board are available on request. The linens are freshly laundered after each guest. For those who want to do laundry, there is a laundromat at the end of the block.
    My house is located in the BEST location. The neighborhood is centrally located. Its a short walk downtown or to west cliff drive. Westside Santa Cruz is home to many restaurants, coffee houses, bakery's and brewery's. It's a great location if you want to go to the university, the beach or downtown where you can find even more restaurants and bars! It's a great place for walkers because everything is relatively close. It's also good for bikers with bike rentals close by and some of the best biking trails in the area such a Wilder Ranch not far away. There is also public transportation at the end of the street.
  • Ultra Comfortable King Size Bed and Home Made Cookies! A classy sanctuary in the center of Santa Cruz destinations!

    Mark2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome host. Very communicative. Safe & centralized area. Made our trip a breeze.

    Ritz2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean. Very convenient to downtown and beaches. Would definitely stay again.

    David2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • We had a short but sweet stay at Toni's place. The location is easy to find and Toni left us clear guide ahead of time. We loved the space and found it has all the amenities we need. We didn't get to meet Toni but her cookies were waiting for us at check-in. Will return again the next time we're in Santa Cruz.

    Shaza2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Toni was very helpful, especially considering she was recovering from hip surgery. Her cozy space captures the essence that is Santa Cruz.

    Nick2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Toni was very attentive to ensure we had everything we needed for our two day stay. The apartment was well located, and we had great access to downtown Santa Cruz, the wharf, and the West Cliff Drive.

    Peter2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • My wife & I had reservations at Shadowbrook to celebrate our 1-year Anniversary, and just needed a comfortable, private place to stay for a night, so that we could make the most of our trip out of town. Toni's place was the perfect fit for us! The room felt very private, even though it was attached to the house, and the gel-top mattress made for a soft bed. The neighborhood is quiet & safe, and we enjoyed a 20-minute round trip walk to Coffeetopia in the morning. We appreciated that she included a lot of detail in the room description, gave clear instructions for checking in, and communicated well with us throughout the entire experience. Thank you so much!

    Brian & Shelly2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Toni was the perfect hostess. She’s very communicative and even left out cookies for us. The location is very close to everything.

    Alejandra2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Our one-bedroom cottage features a spacious outdoor garden patio area with hot tub, BBQ, and patio dining table. The cottage has a bedroom with a queen size bed and large closet. It also has a living room with a leather couch-queen sleeper, full kitchen and a bathroom with a shower/bath. This property is centrally located, 1 - 1/2 miles from Twin Lakes Beach and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and a short drive to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Golf course is 1 - 1/2 miles away.
    The cottage offers a context for gracious living, inside and out. It is centrally located and offers a hot tub, bicycles, beach chairs, boogie boards, and sand toys for your use. The garden patio is private with a hot tub and patio seating and dining. The one bedroom house has a queen bed in the bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a dining table for four. The living room has a leather couch hide-a-bed that can sleep an additional two guests (queen). There is a large flat screen TV in the living room and a flat screen TV in the bedroom and both have Xfinity Cable. There is also a DVD player in the living room. This house is comfortable, clean and cute! The Cottage is located near everything! It is 1 1/2 miles up Seventh Avenue from Twin Lakes Beach and the Santa Cruz Harbor. You will find beachfront dining, volleyball, Thursday Night Beach BBQ and Music, Wednesday Afternoon Sailing Regatta, and your spot for bonfires on the beach. Just 3 miles away is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, with free Wednesday Night Movies on the Beach and Friday Night Concerts. Downtown Santa Cruz is just 4 miles away and is the spot for movies, dining, shopping, and people watching. Capitola Village (2 miles) is a cute waterfront village with entertainment, dining, and shopping (also another beautiful beach). San Francisco is an hour and one half away north and Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur are just one hour south. UCSC, Cal, Stanford, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, and Cal State University, Monterey Bay are all within an hour away.
    Our neighborhood is centrally located - easy access to all sites. Straight down Seventh Avenue is the upper harbor, lower harbor, and Twin Lakes State Beach. The boardwalk is 2 miles away and the downtown areas of Westside Santa Cruz and Capitola are a short drive drive north or south. Monterey is 50 minutes south, San Francisco is 1 hour north. UCSC is just 5 miles north of the property.
  • Super comfortable spot that was perfect for a multi night stay — we made dinner for ourselves each night and enjoyed relaxing on the patio in the mornings. Great hospitality from a receptive host, I would definitely recommend this place

    Eloise2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great amenities, great location, and the hot tub was awesome! Would definitely stay in this airbnb again.

    Gianna2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • The check in for this space is super easy and Cynthia is very easy to communicate with - she answers quickly and efficiently. I needed somewhere to stay after I moved out of my apartment before my flight out of CA and this was perfect. Enough space that I wasn’t cramped but not too much, and it was spotless. On 7th this space was perfectly located for all of the errands I needed to run and close to 1 for the airport run. The location allowed me to avoid most all traffic. Everything you need is in the space and it’s a nice oasis with the gate and patio - feels like home!

    Vada2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Feels like home the minute you walk in! Communication was super fast, hot tub was warm and clean and the gift basket was absolutely adorable. Will stay again for sure in the future!

    Yoli2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, comfortable, quiet place with a great little hot tub. Had everything we needed for our stay in Santa Cruz. I'd highly recommend Cynthia's place- especially if you're looking for a private outdoor area.

    Eric2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place to stay right within reach of downtown Santa Cruz

    Shannon2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Cute little bungalow close to everything!!! The thoughtful snack basket was appreciated and the hot tub was the cherry on top! We would definitely stay again.

    Jen And Pete2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Simply amazing cozy spot in Santa Cruz. Close to the highway and bike distance to the beach. Cynthia's place was super clean, spacious and had all the amenities you need in a vacation home to enjoy to the fullest!! I hope we can visit again!!

    Monica2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Your very own charming suite by the beach - private entrance with spacious bathroom and fridge/coffee/tea station. Step out to a lovely deck with hot tub/jacuzzi and table/chairs... Close to the water, downtown restaurants, the Boardwalk, Wharf and more... Please Note: 1) Santa Cruz City charges 11% occupancy tax which is charged separately via the Airbnb app. 2) The suite is attached to (but separate from) the main house with your own private entrance.
    Live like a local with luxury and comfort! Step out of your room to a deck with hot tub/jacuzzi This is a PRIME location - walking distance to most areas and easy driving given the central location that's just 4 short blocks from the water, West Cliff Drive, and close to several beaches, the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, and many restaurants and shops. Your suite includes many thoughtful details... Why? Because we care about you and want you to have a great time while you're here!
    This is a lovely residential neighborhood 3-4 blocks from West Cliff Drive and the water. We are within walking distance of the beach, Boardwalk, wharf, downtown and other local restaurants, coffee shops, wine tasting and breweries.
  • Great location! Walking distance to most of Santa Cruz. The hot tub and bottle of wine were a nice touch. Clean and comfortable. Thanks!

    Kevin2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place, Carmel is super nice and a great hostess, cutest dog lives on premises, hot tub is amazing, location is great!

    Meni2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • The space was perfect for me and the girlfriend for a quick weekend of exploring Santa Cruz. Carmel was very responsive. The hot tub is a big plus!

    Jared2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great little spot! The hottub and the sweet pupper, Charlie, were definite highlights!

    Kelly2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Carmel’s place was exactly as advertised. She was a terrific host with great area recommendations! She’s thoughtful and sweet and made our honeymoon stay extra special! I would highly recommend her place. The location was terrific and bed was super comfortable. Hot tub was a bonus! Thank you so much! We hope to stay again soon!

    Kendra2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • Cute place and close to downtown Santa cruz. Good place to stay at!

    Jennifer2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Good location. Clean. Hot tub was a nice bonus. Has everything you need for a few days in Santa Cruz.

    Gregory2019-10-17T00:00:00Z
  • Nice little place for good value. It's basically a master bedroom and bath connected to their house (a door separates you from the rest of the house and you enter via the back screen door). Location is cool - within walking distance of the ocean and the Wharf/Boardwalk/beach. Would stay here again.

    Robin2019-09-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    My place is a block to Seabright beach, Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, Whale History Museum, eateries, public transport, and several other local shops. You’ll love my place if you surf, enjoy water activities, local wineries and breweries, or just hang on the beach. You will love the neighborhood. Easy walk to the boardwalk, Wharf or downtown. My place is good for couples, elderly (no steps), solo adventurers, families and business travelers. Price includes county TOT tax of 11%.
    My home was built in 1895 and made of all redwood. This room is the master bedroom and a large shared master bath. The bedroom walls are lined with virgin (non stained, non sanded) redwood. There are two large skylights that allow plenty of sunshine and blackout shades that can be pulled to keep the room dark if desired. Private entrance and easy self check in. Nice patio space and area where surf boards or bikes can be stored. This room has a mini fridge and microwave. LGBTQ Friendly❤️ Please note this room is only for two people. Adults or children. Can accommodate up to 4 guests at additional cost. Contact host for offer. Children welcome.
    Friendly, peaceful, view of ocean from street
  • Very clean and small place. It is also 2 blocks away from the beach. Really great location and very very clean

    Oliver2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • We personally enjoyed our stay here the most out of all our air bnb stays in calofornia... Ellen was an exceptional host and ever better friend . We were delighted by the touches, her knowledge on the area and in general getting to know her better. If we could we would give it 6 or 7 stars. You would be silly not to stay here ! Amazing beach front access and so many amenities / great restraunts and bars near by ! Check out the local brewery it's great!! Thanks ellen !!

    Kellie2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Nice, personal stay within walking distance of the beach

    Samantha2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The location is amazing. Room is very unique and comfortable. Thanks!

    Ryan2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • It was really wonderful getaway for my boyfriend and I. We greatly appreciated all your hospitality!

    Sophia2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Ellen’s place was a great location, a block from the ocean and about a 5 min drive to the Santa Cruz boardwalk. It was a fun little neighborhood to walk around! The space was amazing as well! Very comfy bed, all your essentials, amazing bathroom with a heated floor and shower! She even left some chocolates and a few local beers for me in the fridge. I’d definitely stay again. Thanks, Ellen!

    Caroline2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great great place, right on the beach and the nicest host!

    Natalie2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Ellen's place is lovely! The room is set up nicely and the neighborhood is super quiet and walkable. There were even touches of fresh flowers and snacks :)

    Karen2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Private room1 bed
    Cypress Dream
    Price:R1,733 ZAR/night
    297 reviews
    Superhost
    Bedroom and private bath in home with private entrance near Harbor. Please read full description before booking.
    Small room with everything you need for a short stay. Coffee and Tea in room. Popular Harbor Cafe with great breakfast is within a few minutes walk. There's also a great little beachfront cafe at Harbor. Room is part of two cottage duplex tucked away from the street. I'm on one side. My neighbors Karen and Katie on the other side. Room is next to my kitchen and living room. I like to cook and sometimes kids or friends stop by so please expect some noice. There's private parking in my driveway. Private entrance Outdoor sitting area Queen size platform bed with firm mattress Private bathroom with shower/tub Hairdryer, shampoo and conditioner A spacious closet for your luggage Cable TV High speed internet connection Laptop desk Iron and ironing board Cooler (ask me for ice) Free parking Room is within walking distance to Twin Lakes Beach, Johny's Harbor side restaurant (great seafood and Sunday brunch), Harbor with beach front restaurants and Cafe. Also close to Seabright neighborhood with Local Brewery, Betty Burgers, Engfer Pizza, La Posta (one of Santa Cruz's best restaurants) etc. Near bus lines with twice an hour connection to Downtown Santa Cruz. Two person max occupancy.
    Great location close to Santa Cruz Harbor and beaches (Twin Lake beach is a 10 to 15 minute walk), Midtown and Boardwalk. Downtown Santa Cruz is a 10 minute drive or Uber ride. Room is across the street from Upper Harbor access with great walking path all around Harbor to Lighthouse and Seabright Beach. Also access to Arana Gulch field with great walking paths next to cows grazing and nice view of Harbor.
  • Cute cottage and exactly as expected!

    Kamla2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great, comfortable and private room! I staying overnight for a quick work trip. Loved waking up to coffee and tea options right in my room...even some snacks. Kerstin was also kind enough to provide shower amenities (shamp, cond, body wash). Thank you Kerstin!

    Alyssa2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Soft comfy bed, off street parking, shower is amazing! Perfect place for a quick business stay over. Excellent TV also. Super nice host and experience

    Stewart2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Immaculate, comfortable and conveniently located. I couldn’t be more satisfied with this stay. If you’re skeptical, book it! You won’t be disappointed.

    Michael2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to stay around Santa Cruz. Cute little room close to lots of fun things to do.

    Duncan2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Only stayed for a quick evening but Kerstin was a lovely thoughtful communicative host and the room/space/garden/location was beautiful and perfect for my quick stay. Highly recommend!

    Alison2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Kerstin’s beach cottage was incredibly clean and thoughtfully designed. The bed was ultra comfortable (on the firmer side, which I loved) and many little touches (pour over coffee, night light) won us over even more. We didn’t get a chance to meet her but her communication and the self check-in process made everything easy as the ocean’s breeze. We would definitely stay here again the next time we are in SC! Thanks again!

    Gary2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Superb!

    Dan2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Drink your morning coffee on your private patio to the soundtrack of a bubbling fountain at this upscale master suite near the coast. Glossy mahogany floors, sliding glass doors, and a luxurious en suite bathroom create a tranquil environment for relaxation. A comfortable queen bed, down pillows, down comforter and high thread count cotton sheets round out the very high-end amenities you will experience in this beautiful space. A designated off-street parking space and a private entrance make it convenient to come and go as you please.
    Included is a small outdoor seating area with a fountain.
    The Live Oak area of Santa Cruz is a residential neighborhood that is perfectly placed for day trips to Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur to the south and San Francisco to the north. It's a mile to the beach, and less than 10 minutes by car to the Beach Boardwalk and Capitola.
  • My stay was amazing here! Super clean and comfy! The bathtub was super awesome! Had everything I needed to make my stay great. Will definitely come back here again!

    Alexa2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful space that was private, clean, and really comfortable. Terry was extremely attentive and thoughtful, always offering to help if anything was needed. Everything from the decor to the amenities was really detailed and the little fountain on the deck outside was a relaxing touch. And the location was quite central so it was a short drive to downtown Santa Cruz as well as Capitola. I’d say I made the perfect choice for my short and long overdue vacation!

    Mel2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Terry's place is indeed a wonderful oasis. Thoughtfully arranged plants and beautiful tile work made the place feel like an upscale hotel at half the cost and much more privacy. Check in was easy and we had a nice welcome note to greet us. Much recommended!

    Kris2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great place! Really beautiful, clean and had the most amazing bathtub! I highly recommend.

    Lindsay2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • This was the first Air bnb vacation my boyfriend and I have ever done and it was truly a 5 star experience! It’s super clean, well stocked with everything you may need including a fridge, and a microwave. The bath tub is super comfy and clean, definitely recommend.

    Ashleigh2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Very modern yet welcoming spot to stay in Santa Cruz. Not super close to the beach but situated in between any activity you might want to do. Terry's place is connected to the suite however, there is a private entrance and she is a very quiet neighbor. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again!

    Jessica2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Not much to say other than FANTASTIC. This airbnb was hands down better than the 4* hotel we'd stayed at in San Fransisco. Bathroom is a BIG PLUS. We'll try to book it again next time we're in Santa Cruz Steven and Kevin

    Steven2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great room

    Dustin2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Bright, and cheery detached studio... Imagine a 7-8 minutes drive and you are at the world famous Santa cruz boardwalk... A few mins of walking and you are next to San Lorenzo river... A quick detour and you are in Santa Cruz downtown. Enjoy making your gourmet meals or just eat in the new kitchenette we provided. After a day of surfing or walking on the beach, you come to a very comfy queen bed. For your entertainment the choices are Netflix/ youtube using the wi-fi enabled blu-ray disc player.
    This space is self sufficient in itself. - High speed internet connection - Large screen TV and Dvd player - Full Kitchen-- pots and pans, dishware, various appliances - Shampoo and conditioner - Iron and a small ironing board - Bathroom with shower stall Long holiday weekends might have a 3 night stay min. We do NOT have airconditioning! We provide a fan for air circulation!
    This place is close to the somewhat busy Ocean street (can be a bit NOISY) but conveniently located near Denny’s/ Santa Cruz diner/ Starbucks/ Fins coffee shop/ Whole Foods/ Thai & Chinese restaurants/ Santa Cruz Riverwalk/ downtown... This is an excellent place for couples; solo adventurers or business travelers.
  • A beautiful little shack that is perfect for a couple visiting Santa Cruz. It's nice and private and a parking spot is provided. Can't beat it!

    Tyler2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • BEST AIRBNB in Santa Cruz , CA !! Cute clean very secure compared to where we live the area was very calm and quiet ! The Amenities at this BNB were outstanding ! Definitely a perfect couples getaway spot ! Also the bed is amazing and soooo comfortable!! This was amazingly priced and such a great place for our getaway ! I definitely suggest this place !!!

    Misha (Cherie )2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights during a trip to UCSC. Admittedly the area is rough (as accurately described in the host's description), but once you get in to the unit it's fantastic. The noise was nowhere near as bad as I expected. Even on Friday/Saturday night you really couldn't hear very much once you're inside the unit. The unit is fantastic-- you can tell they take a lot of pride in the space. There's tons of thoughtful touches throughout (extension cables below the TV in case you need, printed directions on how to reset the heater in case you need, extra blankets if needed, etc). It was very clean, had lots of silverware/plates/etc, full size refrigerator, etc. The unit is on the small side, but really feels cozy. We had a great stay and would recommend to anyone!! Thanks so much!

    Cole2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • A good place to stay while you visit the area.

    Dorothy2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • I enjoyed my stay in Bright and Cheery Living's place. It had everything I needed for a comfortable stay in a very convenient location. It's situated next to a donut shop and near to a main thoroughfare so earplugs are important to have on hand at night. But the room itself feels snug and secure. I slept very well on the comfortable bed.

    Carrie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • I enjoyed staying at Bright & Cheery Living’s place a lot. The studio is cozy and has everything one needs. Check-in was made easy by the detailed instructions Sid provided, and communication was fast and easy. Sid checked in to make sure I had everything I needed.

    Anita2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • A great location for slipping on an off the highway to shoot out to San Jose or parts south.

    Ria2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Quaint and beautiful back guest home that is conveniently located in a centralized part of Santa Cruz. The space is beautifully furnished and the check-in/Check-our process was easy and convenient. I would definitely stay there again.

    Alex2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS: Spacious house with a loft bedroom, bathroom with shower/bathtub, skylights, full kitchen, large living room and dining area. Lots of light. Two decks, yard, driveway and garage for parking. Only a 0.3 mile walk to the beach and boardwalk. A 0.4 mile walk to the wharf. And a 0.7 mile walk to downtown. ***Lots of outdoor activities in the area while certain establishments are closed! Unfortunately the house is not suitable for children under 10.
    Cathedral ceilings. Walking distance to many popular spots in Santa Cruz. Parking in driveway or in garage. Bright interiors. There is a flight of stairs to get to the 1st floor and then another flight of stairs to get to the loft bedroom.
    The house is located a few blocks from the beach and boardwalk and downtown.
  • The Wave House was the perfect weekend beach getaway! Kendall is a fantastic host, from the first message down to every last detail in the house, her responsiveness, thoughtfulness and hospitality made our trip a memorable experience. Thanks Kendall! We look forward to another trip to Santa Cruz and another stay in this beautiful property!

    Jim2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house full of light and love, great location. Will definitely come back.

    Serhiy2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Location was close to everything. The house was perfect. Would recommend 100%.

    Brad2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Kendall’s place is simply wonderful and my stay was very relaxing. The suggestions she gave us for local spots were great and the bottle of wine upon arrival was a cherry on top to our stay in Santa Cruz. I recommend this spot for anyone who’s staying in downtown SC!

    Sara2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • This is about as close to the beach and the boardwalk as you can get, while still being quiet, calm, and safe. The place itself is stylish and homey, and we loved all the personal and thoughtful touches. Kendall was responsive and easy to communicate with.

    Kevin2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Kendall is such a great host! The Wave House is a cute and cozy loft property that is perfect for any beach lover. We were greeted personally by Kendall and shown all of the features of the house. Everything was so well decorated and sparkling clean! The bed was so comfy and the whole space has such a warm feel to it. We made use of the kitchen for breakfasts and having a kettle was a nice touch. The plates and cups are beach themed with shells and starfish which add to the feel of staying at the Wave House. Being walking distance to the Boardwalk was exactly what we were looking for. Of course there are other places to stay near the Boardwalk but nothing we could find offered as much as this cozy place. We hope to be Kendall's guests again!

    Damian2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Walking distance to Boardwalk. We like the place a lot.

    LiTing2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Kendall’s Wave house is a must-go-to spot in Santa Cruz! It is a prime location for a weekend at the boardwalk and the design+color scheme is all the indoor beach vibes you could ask for! Kendall is such a sweet host and it was a pleasure to meet her and stay at her place. The Wave house is hard to leave and I am already thinking of when I can come again for a girls weekend!

    Carrin2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Built in 2015, this detached guesthouse (500 sq. ft/20ft. away from main house; up the driveway & tucked away on the side of the main house) could be perfect for your next getaway. Close to popular destinations such as: UC Santa Cruz campus (approx. 2 miles), Boardwalk, desired beaches (approx. 2 miles), downtown Santa Cruz, hiking trails etc., this fully furnished guesthouse should suit all your vacationing needs. Full Kitchen & Washer/Dryer. Couch turns into a queen bed.
    Finished in January 15' this 500 sq. ft. private guesthouse is fully furnished including 1 king bed 1 bath & 1 queen pullout bed. Perfect for 2 people and cozy for 4. There is a full kitchen (utensils, pots/pans, keurig coffee machine, George Forman grill,water & wine glasses, mugs & dishwasher.) The bathroom includes an overhead shower and washer and dryer. Private patio is fenced in with a Weber grill, table and chair set along with an Adirondack chair. Family/kid friendly.
    Extremely quiet, family oriented neighborhood located on a cul-de-sac street.
  • Super duper clean and comfy. It’s maybe a bit pricey for the amount of space, but it’s Santa Cruz so I guess that’s to be expected.

    Ryan2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • We are so happy with our choice to stay at April’s place over a hotel. The house was immaculate, clean, and the beds were very comfortable! You can’t beat the location...just a few miles from the wharf and Boardwalk, and within walking distance to some excellent restaurants. Try Burger. and Donnelly’s chocolates if you stay here and are looking for a great place to eat or a sweet treat. We had a wonderful time and will definitely stay at April’s the next time we are in town.

    Sarah2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • I cannot imagine one would be disappointed. I was extremely pleased.

    dianne2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • This place was better than expected. The host is sweet, thoughtful, and quick with responses. The place is cozy and very clean. It has most of what you will need with small thoughtful touches. Close to everything we wanted to see and do. We didn't travel more than 10 mins to the beach or to downtown. I would stay here again.

    Zonaira2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Really stylish space, but more importantly stocked with everything you would need down to cotton balls & qtips in the bathroom! Very responsive hosts as well! Lastly, really appreciated king- sized bed, slept like a rock😁‼️ We will stay here again...

    Annette2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This place is so cute and cozy. It's tucked away in the hills of Santa Cruz, close to everything, and just a perfect location altogether. She let me know that it was small, but really, bigger than a hotel room with a well-stocked kitchen and a beautiful patio area. Much better value than a hotel, clean, and had everything my family could want for a weekend getaway. I would recommend, and I would stay there again.

    Jeanne2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and cozy. Close to downtown Santa Cruz and there is a Safeway right down the street. Great place to stay. We highly recommend and will come again.

    Lindsay2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at April’s! The place was clean and was just spacious enough for 3 adults and 2 children. Our couldn’t stop talking about the shower. The overhead shower was relaxing. The Cal-King bed was big and comfy. We would definitely rent this place again when we visit Santa Cruz!

    Collina2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Quaint, hip, modern, comfortable. Cosmopolitan. Be away from the tourists, in vintage 50s 2 bd bungalow duplex in central Santa Cruz, zoned residential. Enjoy your own private space, & the small but special garden with grape vines, in a safe neighborhood with plenty of parking. Beaches, redwood forests, wine tasting, surfing, kayaking-within reach of all of the central north coast of California-get around town easily with fun through JUMP, the electric bike sharing. Use the app OR UBER and GO!
    Be in Santa Cruz, in your own place, away from tourists. Vintage 1949 structure (with original cracked driveway!) Enjoy what this town has to offer but don’t be part of the tourism trails. This is a duplex, in a single family residential zone. One bedroom (queen) bed, living room, kitchen (no dish washer) and bathroom (shower with tub): Charming, quiet and quaint, privacy provided by mature greenery, enjoy this vintage home (duplex- bungalow/small cottage style, do not expect NY modernity) in an older residential area of central Santa Cruz [homes are middle of the road.] The modern euro kitchen is fully equipped (gas range but no dishwasher), the bedroom filled with dappled sunshine, you will find original art and Italian mirror from Venice, tiled bathroom (shower-tub)- double paned windows and creamy original hardwood floors. Enjoy the cosmopolitan decor. Weather permitting enjoy the front garden with a glass of wine... Note that the work- intensive garden comprises part of this rental/cost. A simple hotel room with no garden might be less expensive, but less pleasing. The garden is completely organic, with a variety of seasonal fruits and flowering. Please Note: This unit charges the city hotel tax of 11% More info will be provided. We are a 25~30 minute walk to downtown Santa Cruz, a 10 min bike ride to the beach, and redwood forests. Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur are 50 minutes to 1 hr 15 minutes away. San Francisco/Bay Area 1 hr 20 minutes, drive up the beautiful California Coastal Highway 1 (or spin up to Davenport for a nice dinner, about 30 min north on the coastal highway). Mainly this small private residence will allow you to visit Santa Cruz, be here for events or just to drive by the coast and enjoy what the region has to offer. (This residence is not within walking distance to beaches or shopping.) Grant St park is at the opposite end, and Branciforte creek is nearby for a nice walk! From this location you can also easily reach Monterey (45 min by auto), Carmel (50 min) or Big Sur (one hour) going south, or Silicon Valley & SF going north. Downtown is about a 20-30 min walk along the river path (please see map at close range) or a 6 min bike ride, and a few minutes more to great beaches such as Seabright beach. You are within a relatively short distance to 3 fine organic grocery stores (World Foods, Staff of Life and New Leaf store downtown) and Shopper’s Corner (8 min by bike) which is famous for its sausages from Corralitos! The nearby Buttery (8 min by bike) is famous as a bakery/cafe to have breakfast or lunch while sitting outdoors, with delicious and pretty baked items as well as bistro foods. The famed Charlie Hong Kong (7 min by bike) provides fast organic food, just a few minutes by bike. Marianne’s Ice cream is within easy walking distance. (Denny's/SC Diner too!) The University of Ca Santa Cruz is about a 10 min drive. 4 minutes from the De Laveaga Golf Course Clubhouse, great if you're in town for a tournament or just like to play. If you think this special place is right for you, please write a short note with the details of your visit. This is a NO SMOKING property. If you/guest smoke, please do not ask to reserve this property. Maximum two people. No shoes inside. Bed linens, towels etc are crispy clean & sun-dried. This household tries to be as organic as possible~ recycling is encouraged! Also no pesticides or herbicides at all are used in the garden. Easy and convenient 24 hr accessible check-in time. Coffee and teas are offered! Please note this is a personal residence, as opposed to a unit that is only dedicated to airbnb guests.
  • It was the best place we stayed in AirBnb

    Junko2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay! The space is cozy and warm. Elizabeth was communicative and helpful! Thanks :)

    Norman2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • As advertised. Lovely location, peaceful, homey. Would absolutely stay again.

    Dawn2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Charming garden, comfortable bed, this cottage feels “just right”.

    Kristin2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Everything as advertised!

    Brian2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, great location, Comfy bed, great shower. It's obvious someone lives here when it's not being rented because the place is full of personal effects as well as a full kitchen full of cooking gadgets and spices. It was nice to have a fully stocked kitchen but honestly it felt kind of weird having the family's personal items everywhere, kind of made me feel like I was trespassing lol. Overall a great experience though.

    Jessica2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice and clean house. Had a great time.

    Halston2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying here during our time in Santa Cruz! It is close to everything, quiet and friendly neighborhood and parking is pretty easy. Can’t wait to stay here again!

    Kayla2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    The Cozy Cabana is a perfect getaway for couples, traveling buddies, solo adventurers, and for people in town for business. Enjoy lovely views of trees and trials of the Pogonip hills from your room. We're located 1 mile from downtown and the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk. The cozy cabana is located near the lively Seabright neighborhood, which is full of great restaurants and boutique shops. Also nearby is the Harbor and Seabright beach with beach side dining and a variety of water activities.
    This private entry room is equipped with a full sized bed, side tables, a larger accent table that can also be used as a laptop work space, and a sitting chair to relax in and enjoy the view. There’s also a mini fridge, microwave, and Keurig for your convenience.
    Desirable mid-town banana belt offers abundant sunshine normally outside the fog line, with easy walking access to markets, restaurants and shops. The neighborhood is quiet and well established, with charming homes throughout. Please respect the quiet neighborhood and keep excessive noise and other disruptions to a minimum.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    What our guests say is that they like a cottage that is not in the host's backyard. Located on a seldom used alley 2 blocks from the beach, harbor, and restaurants. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a walk of about 1 1/2 miles or 2 miles driving. Guests appreciate that the cottage is only used by humans. Please have all guests read the listing description so all are informed.
    No smoking on this property. Inside or outside. Please don't risk your security deposit by smoking. This property is appropriate for humans only. Please be aware that if you park in any of the neighbor's parking spaces my phone will ring. My neighbors are friendly and I like to keep it that way. Come discover why Santa Cruz is such a popular destination. Our stand alone cottage (not in our back yard) is on a quiet alley way centrally located near great activities. Easy walking to the yacht harbor and beach so you can rent kayaks, surf boards, SUPs (stand up paddling). Bicycling along the ocean is fairly flat or go to the mountains for a challenging mountain bike ride. Or course one of the best beaches for sun bathing and volleyball is an easy two block walk right behind the ever popular Crow’s Nest Restaurant. TripAdvisor is listing Santa Cruz as No. 15 among U.S. destinations on the rise, partly for being one of America’s surfing capitals. The top three things to do as recommended by visitors: West Cliff Drive, for breathtaking views and a chance to see monarch butterflies, the San¬ta Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. Santa Cruz Food Tour is the top-rated tour, fol¬lowed by Stagnaro Fishing Trips & Whale Watching and Chardonnay Sailing Charters. West Cliff Inn is the top-rated hotel, followed by Dream Inn, Sea and Sand Inn, Edgewater Beach Motel and Bella Notte. Malabar Cafe, which features Asian and vegetarian cuisine, is the top-rated restaurant, followed by Marianne’s Ice Cream and Zachary’s. This cozy and clean studio cottage is self contained. It has a queen size Murphy (wall bed) bed that easily folds up for extra space during the day and a standard twin bed that pulls out of the couch. I just bought a new La-Z-Boy twin sleeper June 2014 so I believe it is as comfortable as it gets. The charming bathroom has a blue tiled shower with unlimited hot water. There is also a hair dryer. The full kitchen comes with a toaster, blender, coffee maker, gas stove, microwave, and refrigerator. We also have an ironing board and iron for your convenience. Comcast provides services for Wi-Fi, and the 32” flat screen smart TV. There is also a DVD player. We make available clean sheets, pillow cases, and blankets for your convenience. Or you can bring your own linens. It will be up to you to make the beds. For the bathroom we provide towels, hand towels, and wash cloths. There are also 4 beach towels. Within walking distance we have everything you need for a lazy day. For restaurants close by you can walk to the Crow’s Nest, Johnny’s Harborside, El Palomar Café, Java Junction (coffee), Harbor Café (breakfast and lunch). Aldo’s (update... 2016 Aldo's is serving out of a food truck with beautiful outside seating) is on the other side of the harbor which is great for a long walk. During the summer there is a free water taxi that goes around the harbor. Slow, calm, and great for all ages. For local grocery stores Santa Cruz style we have Shopper’s Corner, New Leaf, and Staff of Life. We also have two Whole Foods and a Trader Joe’s. Right around the corner on 7th is the local convenience store and deli called Deke's. I am surprised that TripAdvisor didn’t mention Pacific Garden Mall for an activity. Downtown is a really cool way to get exposure to Santa Cruz. Just sit on a bench and watch what goes by. Or course they have movies and restaurants and shopping and treats. Our rates are seasonal so watch the calendar for the current rate. If you enjoy long beach walks or walks around a harbor where the scenery is forever changing this is the place for you. The low sounds of sea lions in the distance and the long lines of Brown Pelicans flying by are always mesmerizing. If you enjoy great restaurants the world famous Shadowbrook in Capitola consistently gets voted for most romantic. The Cottage is located near everything! Just a 5 minute walk up Seventh Avenue from Twin Lakes Beach and the Santa Cruz Harbor. You will find beachfront dining, volleyball, Thursday Night Beach BBQ and Music, Wednesday Afternoon Sailing Regatta, Saturday morning Ukulele community beach group, and your spot for bonfires on the beach. Just 2 miles away is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, with free Wednesday Night Movies on the Beach and Friday Night Concerts. Downtown Santa Cruz is just 10 minutes away and is the spot for movies, dining, shopping, and people watching. Capitola Village (3 miles) is a cute waterfront village with entertainment, dining, and shopping (also another beautiful beach). San Francisco is an hour and one half away north and Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur are just one hour south. UCSC, Cal, Stanford, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, and Cal State University, Monterey Bay are all within an hour away. We hope you choose our cottage for your stay.
    People are really friendly in this comfortable neighborhood. You can just park your car and have plenty to do within walking distance. Or use it for home base and visit Big Sur or the Monterey Bay Aquarium. There is plenty of beauty and action right here. Check out www.santacruzlife.com for current events. Amazing what you will find to do. Always something happening in Santa Cruz.
  • Great location and great hospitality!

    Meredith2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect!

    Erin2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Easy access to the beach and a nice place to stay.

    Heather2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • The house was very clean and accommodating. The location is really close to the beach but the photos kinda indicate that it’s a little like walking directly out the door into the beach. I didn’t realize it’d be a short walk, which was fine. I think I would’ve preferred a little clarification. Anyway, the water heat and pressure was spectacular and there weren’t any surprises which I like.

    Michelle2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great Stay. The tiny house has ueverything we needed for our Surf trip, the host is nice and helpful.

    Alvaro2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, a very nice tiny house. I've always wanted to try one out. Great location, several restaurants and things within walking distance. Thanks for a great stay!

    Micah2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great space in a prime location.

    Coltin2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • great place! such a happy and relaxing trip

    Elizabeth2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    0

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    A redwood-floored, sun-filled, shuttered bedroom with arched windows and gabled ceiling in a unique 1860s home in Santa Cruz. My 'Carpenter Gothic' home is one of the earliest houses built by settlers. Both bedroom and adjacent bathroom (shower, toilet, washbasin) are fully remodelled and immaculately clean on the second floor of my home. The guest room is private, quiet, and has its own entrance staircase. It offers panoramic views of the Monterey Bay in one of Santa Cruz's oldest, safest, quietest neighborhoods. Walking distance to downtown through other historic areas. 1/2 acre of mature gardens and an 'orchidarium' surround this unique house on the hill. The bus line to UCSC has a stop 3 minutes' walk away; the main terminus is a 15" walk - all downhill! Nearby attractions include the Santa Cruz Mission; Mission Plaza park; historic downtown replete with Victorian homes; a large variety of coffee shops and restaurants. The bus goes straight up to UCSC campus; the bike ride up the hill takes about 20 minutes and granny gears! Pogonip open space/UCSC campus is also walking accessible. Please read/view all details regarding beds and breakfast offerings thoroughly.
    The West side of Santa Cruz is an extension, uphill, from the historic Mission Plaza. It is on of the original 'neighbourhoods' in Santa Cruz with many mid-late 1800s homes providing spectacular panoramic views of Monterey Bay. My house was an original 'settler' homestead, built in the 1860s in one of the finest locations then and now.
  • Lovely host, beautiful house and comfortable room. Would come back in a heartbeat.

    Bill2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Caroline's is a historic, cheerful, well loved, peaceful home. We enjoyed sharing breakfast and learning about the area, eating her amazing homemade jam with our continental breakfast, and touring her lovely gardens She was clear, helpful and our room was light filled and comfortable with a view of the ocean in the distance. We would be happy to return!

    Carolyn2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great host and remarkeble person!

    Martin2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Caroline is a great host and the location is great for visiting the local areas.

    Michael2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Caroline is a wonderfully friendly host and shares lots of valuable recommendations. Her beautiful house is perfectly located to walk downtown or to grab an Uber bike and easily get to other parts of the city. If you can do without a kitchen, like waking up to beautiful sunrises with a view of the ocean in a very quiet yet centrally located place, Caroline’s is the perfect place for you. I stayed for almost a month and would return again in a heartbeat to stay in a place that felt like a home away from home. Thank you!

    Muriel2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • My stay at Caroline’s over new year’s eve was delightful, sweet and everything I hoped for! I loved all the charming and curious treasures throughout her home and adored sharing tea and (s)poring over pictures of mushrooms. 💕 I hope to return to Santa Cruz and Caroline’s spot soon!

    Louise2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • A cozy room, an inspiring host, a perfect pot of tea in the morning, an affectionate kitty. A well decorated retreat, with everything you need.

    Bee2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Caroline’s home is lovely and quite close to the university, and I appreciated her hospitality, conversation and sweet cat!

    Tori2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Cozy room with a comfy, queen size bed. Shared bathroom with one person: me. :) Free use of my spacious kitchen, dining table, living room, gas fire-place, balcony, and large front loading washer and dryer. Free parking space in a safe, gated lot and Free Wifi, (of course). A mere three block walk to the festive downtown-- a few blocks further and you're in the historic Boardwalk.
    No need to worry about keys - the lock is keyless. Show up at whatever time is convenient for you after 5pm, simply punch in the code and you are in. (Early check ins are possible if you let me know a couple days in advance.) Once inside, feel free to relax and unwind on the sofa, maybe even turn on the gas fire place and get cozy in front of the fire... Just do keep in mind the longer you make yourself available, the higher chance you will have of a furry, feline friend joining you. (Spooky.) **Special Note: Please be aware that I do not issue refunds for guests who leave early due to cat allergies. Having said that, many guests with allergies to cat dander have stayed here for lengthy periods of time with absolutely no problems, some have even come back to stay again. ** My kitchen has everything a proper kitchen should have-- and you are free to use whatever dishes/utensils/appliances necessary to make your stay most comfortable and enjoyable! There is no extra charge for two people, but my place is not suitable for more than two. Some history about my place: in the summer of 2015 I followed my dream of purchasing a home of my own in Santa Cruz--my favorite place in the world. However, I knew upon acquiring my two bedroom condo that I would need to either rent out or Air BnB the extra room to stay afloat. So far, I have found Air BnB to be quite enjoyable and workable. And one extra bonus for you--upon reserving a night at my quaint, relaxing nook--you can feel good about supporting a local second grade teacher!! ;) I look forward to meeting you, and wish you safe and happy travels!
    My home is in a very convenient location: about a 3 1/2 block walk to the lively downtown area, and across the street from the sunny little River Street cafe that serves wholesome, organic meals till 5pm, as well as the Patagonia Outlet. I am also half a block from numerous eateries and shops, including Shun Feng Chinese Restaurant, Chipotle, Cost-Plus World Market, and Ross-- in case you need to grab anything for the beach last minute-like. The historic Boardwalk is a mere 15 minute bike ride away, (a 30 min walk) and Pogonip is a 5 minute car ride away-- Santa Cruz city's own local, hiking spot in the woods-- with quite a few scenic trails to explore. My home is right off the freeway too, so it is extremely easy and quick to get to-- a relief when you are tired and just want to rest instead of drive through numerous mazes in town.
  • Great budget-friendly place, friendly cat, nice host.

    Marc2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Nice and pleasant stay

    Sofija2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Stephanie's spot was great! We were a little puzzled that our toothbrushes were removed from the bathroom after we set them there. It would be good to know for future guests that it's not okay to leave bath products in the bathroom but no big deal. The laundry machines were nice to have, and also great to have full use of the kitchen. The location is also pretty great if you're driving!

    Loon2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Stephanie’s place is beautiful and sparkling clean. She’s great and super easy to contact if you have any questions! sweet person, sweet place! 10/10!

    Jenn2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Stephanie’s place was great, she is a great host and gave us some good tips for exploring Santa Cruz’s food scene!

    Lucy2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome stay! Great location and Stephanie and her cat were just amazing. Just what I needed

    Lauren2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • I liked this place a lot. I liked that it was gated and my car was safe. The bed was comfortable and the place was clean and peaceful. Stephanie was a great host

    Stef2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • This is a very nice place in a great location. Stephanie is a wonderful host - although unfortunately our paths did not cross during my stay, she made sure that my stay was comfortable and that I had everything I needed. She has very clear and helpful instructions for everything around the condo, and a lot of great recommendations for food and things to do around town. Spooky, the resident cat, is a total snuggle-bug, and his presence made my stay even more enjoyable!

    Thea2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Modern, cozy, beach house in lovely, residential neighborhood of Santa Cruz. 10-15 min walk to ocean. Abundant hiking, biking, restaurants, surfing, wineries/breweries, nearby. Close to Boardwalk, State Parks & UCSC. Perfect place to relax & explore the area. Great gateway location to coast/ forests & downtown. 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms in 1000 sq ft. We do not allow parties, and ask guests to adhere to posted quiet hours. Please note beds and spaces as we do not allow blow-up beds, etc.
    This wonderful completely remodeled (2016) modern classic Santa Cruz beach bungalow , packs a lot into its nearly 1000 sq feet. It's a great space to rest, relax, gather with friends and family, head to the beaches or enjoy the many activities that Santa Cruz has to offer. Please be aware we have a RING video doorbell facing the front entry door only. You will walk into an open, comfortable living room with flat screen tv that is open to the kitchen and eating spaces. Very cool counter for extra dining/work space. There are 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Roomy backyard with outdoor dining table, gas BBQ and seating area is perfect for gathering together and enjoying meal and the weather. The adorable front bedroom is small but boasts a twin over full bunkbed, flat screen TV and a small closet. Sleeps 2 comfortably and 3 if you are very good friends and close! The master has a glass sliding door that looks out onto backyard, queen bed that sleeps 2, ample closet and another flat screen tv. This is the only room that can hold a pack-n-play as well. The 3rd bedroom is cozy, has a full bed that sleeps 2, does not have a closet though! There is an additional loft that we ask guests not to use due to it not being included in our rental permit and the steep ladder/low ceilings There are 2 bathrooms across from each other. One is a half bath. The other is a full bathroom with shower . No tubs. We have a garage that we use for owner storage and laundry facilities. There is one parking spot in driveway. Ample street parking. The house is one story and has no inside stairs, but there are 2 deck stairs down to the backyard. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and we ask that you respect our neighbors who live and work in this amazing place. NO PARTIES. No pets please , not even to visit. We do not allow extra guests or "blow up beds". We do allow pack-n-play type portable cribs, and have one at the house. The person booking the house, must be a guest staying during the duration of the rental period. Our home is in a residential neighborhood a few blocks from the beach (and a mile away from famous Steamers Lane surfing), and is fully equipped with linens, kitchen essentials, cable TV/internet and other amenities that make it a wonderful home-away-from-home. Our guests love the ease of parking in the area, the beautiful landscaping out front, the comfortable backyard deck and outdoor dining space with BBQ, and access to the Santa Cruz coastline. We have a pedestrian path lined with grassy knolls across the street that lead directly to West Cliff Drive and beaches in both directions. Hwy 1 is a few blocks away, and leads to more northern coastal beaches and farms (seasonal berry picking/pumpkins/etc) The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is approximately 1.5 miles south and Natural Bridges State park and Wilder Ranch 1.5 miles north. The neighborhood is uniquely filled with breweries, wine tasting rooms, coffee shops and some terrific restaurants . We don't have bikes for guest use, but it is a great way to get around the neighborhood. If you like biking, bring your own or you can rent them . There are several JUMP bike stands in the area. Visit the many Santa Cruz surf shops that have been creating custom boards for surf legends for decades. Easy 2 miles to downtown Santa Cruz filled with shops and more restaurants. Santa Cruz has a lively music scene, surfing, wine and beer tasting, and known for its culinary delights. Miles of hiking and biking are abundant in our area. Along with cable TV/internet we have a flat screen TV in each bedroom and one in the main living room area. There is one DVD player. There is no ability to order movies. Guests are able to sign into NETFLIX with their own accounts. The Apple TV Is not for guests and is used to connect the front door keypad to the owners apple phone. We do not have a separate dining area and ask guests to please eat in the kitchen to avoid spills/stains on furniture and linens. We seek guests that are respectful and quiet. We have strict quiet hours between 10pm (9pm on weekdays) to 8am, out of respect for our neighbors who live and work in this beautiful area. We know many people come to celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations etc. and ask that you limit day occupancy to no more than 12 people due to Santa Cruz rental codes, No noise/music/celebrating should be heard coming the house during quiet hours and we ask all guests come inside from the backyard no later then 10pm. We require the person renting the house to be one of the guests on site during the entire rental period. WE STOCK/Have on Site Linens and towels for all beds and bathrooms. Washer/Dryer in garage with laundry soap.Kitchen essentials, Mr Coffee, coffee grinder and filters, enough dishes and utensils/glasses for 8 guests to eat, basic pots/pans, ice trays (NO ICE MAKER), fridge/microwave/stove and oven(gas), Tvs in each room, iron and ironing table, Crock pot, blender, basic cooking pots and pans and some serving plates/bowls and cutting knives, dishwashing liquid, 2 paper towels, sponge, basic cleaning supplies, vacuum/mop/broom. There is a land phone line on site. We also have one pack n play and a high chair. We have a small kids size tables with small chairs for our younger guests as well. BEACH SUPPLIES we only supply towels for the beach. There may be a few kids beach shovels and pails you are welcome to use and also 2 small beach coolers. The local beaches in walking distance are down steep stairs and beach parking is typically a distance from the flat beaches. NEARBY FAVE BEACHES Cowells (flat in front of the Dream Inn and Boardwalk). Check water conditions for contamination in front of the Dream Inn. Natural Bridges-Gorgeous. About 1.5 miles away. Crowded. We usually bike Wilder Ranch-there is an awesome coastal bike path that starts off Schaeffer Street and Mission nearby. Lighthouse Beach -called Its Beach by locals-walking distance Mitchells Beach-Along West cliff walking distance Twin Lakes/Harbor: Big State Beach with bon fire rings near Harbor. Parking permit required and available for purchase 26th avenue beaches Capitola Beach-flat. Great little town. Super fun shopping and dining We do not supply bikes or surfboards/boogie boards. Our fave bike shop is ABS on Mission street. Call ahead to reserve on busy weekends. Cowells Surf Shop rents boards nearby at the Boardwalk Please read the description of bedrooms. This house is recommended 6 people. It is possible to have 2 additional children under the age of 2. We have one pack n play. Note that the only bedroom that can accommodate a crib/pack n play is the master. The other rooms are too small. BEDROOMS: The front bedroom is small, has a window to the front yard and a bunkbed (twin over full) with a small closet. There is a TV in all bedrooms . The 2 bedrooms in the back of the house have windows or a door to the backyard and are side-by-side and share a wall. The master has a queen bed with big closet (not walk in), TV, glass sliding doors to backyard. The bedroom next to the master has a full bed and no closet, TV, a window to the backyard. There is a CLOSED LOFT in this room that we do not allow access out of safety concerns. BATHROOMS One full Bath with shower. One half bath across from full bath with sink/toilet One outdoor Shower All bedrooms and the living room have flat screen TVs. We have cable internet and TV with HBO. PARKING There is one small outdoor parking spot in the driveway of the house, and plenty of parking on street. We have a garage with laundry facility. There is no parking in the garage and the owner keeps many personal items such as bikes/boards and supplies. We do not offer bikes or surfboards, but easy to rent nearby.
    Quiet residential relaxed laid back classic Santa Cruz. Breweries, wine tasting, bakeries, restaurants and beaches within walking distance. Stroll or bike along west Cliff Drive. Near UCSC, Natural Bridges, Wilder Ranch, downtown santa cruz, hiking, mountain biking, beaches, surfing, and the Boardwalk. We have a pedestrian path lined with grassy knolls across the street that lead directly to West Cliff Drive and beaches in both directions. Hwy 1 is a few blocks away, and leads to more northern coastal beaches and farms (seasonal berry picking/pumpkins/etc) The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is approximately 1.5 miles south and Natural Bridges State park and Wilder Ranch 1.5 miles north. The neighborhood is uniquely filled with breweries, wine tasting rooms, coffee shops and some terrific restaurants . Old school Santa Cruz surf shops that have been creating custom boards for surf legends have been here for decades. Easy 2 miles to downtown Santa Cruz filled with shops and more restaurants. Santa Cruz has a lively music scene, surfing, wine and beer tasting, and known for its culinary delights. Miles of hiking and biking are abundant in our area.
  • Veda’s place is adorable with a cute sea theme that is perfect for getting into the Santa Cruz mood. Everything is modern and clean, and the decor is the perfect touch. We had 6 people and we all had more than enough space. With the full kitchen, we were able to cook our own meals, which saved money. The living room was cozy, and the dining area was a great place for the 6 of us to eat and play the wide array of board games provided in the house. The outdoor patio was also a super cute spot to hang out in the sun. The location is pretty close to the boardwalk and downtown by car, and you can easily walk to restaurants, stores, and the beach. Overall we all had an amazing time and couldn’t stop raving about how great the house was. Veda was super responsive and ready to help with all of our questions. We would love to stay again.

    Carolina2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and clean home with plenty of space for 4 adults. Quiet and safe neighborhood. Able to walk to near by restaurants, brewery and coffee shop!

    Bonnie2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Wow total vacation spot so stoked we found Veda’s bungalow!!!

    Anuttara2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • This is a charming, sparkling clean house in a lovely quiet neighborhood, highly recommend it! It was just my husband and I, but would be a great place to visit with extended family.

    Donna2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great place!

    Kennie2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Veda’s place is a great place and space in the west side of Santa Cruz. It’s a very short walk to West Cliff drive to stroll along the beach. Stores, shops, bakery/coffee, restaurants are very nearby. Downtown and UCSC are short drives. It is located in a nice, quiet, safe residential neighborhood. The space inside is welcoming in design and function; spacious kitchen and living room, plenty of bed space and privacy, nice shower and bathrooms. The patio space in back has plenty of space, seating, and a very good gas barbecue. The house provided the perfect place for 4 lifelong friends to visit and reconnect. It would also be excellent for families or multiple couples.

    John2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • The house is awesome, a few blocks away from Westcliff and the ocean, quiet cute street, cafes and restaurants in walking area (Westside), large kitchen and hangout area, great patio, we loved our stay! Thank you!

    Anna2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent place. Great host. Quick responses. Everything was better than expected! Will definitely be back!

    Mike2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Van Camping is one of the best ways to implement social distancing, get fresh air and nature therapy during this difficult time. I’m offering a 10% discount to make social distancing in the outdoors easier for families that depart on trips before May 15, 2020.
    SADHU is a 2017 Ram ProMaster Van with a custom built interior that is practical and beautiful. Bamboo floors. Cedar ceiling. New bedding and pillows. -1 full bed in van, (2 adults) -1 queen bed packed with tent (2 adults) upon request -Bedding is provided -Solar Fridge with more than enough space for your food and drink. -pots and pans, plates + utensils are provided -outdoor gas stove -Lights and fridge run on solar power -Roof rack NO PETS please -Please note: the images above are taken at locations just outside of Santa Cruz. Specifically, Big Sur and Pescadero areas. If you are not booking to drive the van, you will not get an ocean view. You will be parked at a great location somewhere in Santa Cruz most likely on the West Side across the street from the beach. -Guest access to keys for road tripping with SADHU are made available by providing a copy of your auto insurance and valid drivers license. RATES $150-$189 a night depending on day of week and season. -All other guests that van stay only will be set up at a stealth camping spot around Santa Cruz (This means you will be parked in one of the hosts driveway, neighborhood or other legal street nearby OR we can deliver to your reserved location. Delivery fees apply. Please message me about our top spots and we will find a location that best fits your needs. Depending on distance, delivery fees vary. Happy van camping! Here is a list of local campgrounds for you to call and make a reservation if you want to van camp at a designated camp site. These are suggestions and not the only options. State Park campgrounds: 1) Sunset State Beach (Located between Santa Cruz and Watsonville CA) 2) New Brighton State Beach (located near Capitola CA) RV Parks 1) Monterey Bay KOA ( An RV Park 0.5 miles from Manresa State beach in La Selva Beach, CA) 2) Smithwoods RV Park (In the redwood forest near Felton, CA) 3) Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Park (In the redwoods near Felton CA) 4) Santa Cruz Ranch RV Resort (more an urban setting RV Park in Scotts Valley) NOTE: If you plan to drive, the renter must provide proof of full insurance, or an Insurance Rider from: AAA, Farmers, State Farm, USAA, 21st Century, Allstate, Geico PLUS a valid drivers license. Texted images are approved.
    Santa Cruz is paradise. Beaches we love to van camp at : Davenport, Panther Beach, Natural Bridges, Moss Landing, Pescadero... Food : Visit Pleasure Pizza in Pleasure Point. The Farmers Markets. Visit : CASFS Farm And Garden by UCSC. Steamer Lane. The Boardwalk.
  • Best Airbnb experience yet. Kristina did a great job on the van design and is a super attentive host, getting back to me quickly and working with my schedule. Everything was much better than expected.. the van gets great gas mileage. HIGHLY Recommended to anyone and everyone who wants the van life experience.

    Lara2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • My boyfriend and I took the van down to Big Sur for the weekend. The van exceeded our expectations! Very clean and comfortable! We used the van in February so it got pretty chilly at night so I suggest bringing extra blankets and pillows. This was hands down our favorite trip and we highly suggest booking with Kristina. We will definitely be doing this weekend trip again!

    Ashley2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Kristina's place was so fun and cute! She responded promptly and was so helpful with everything!

    Carena2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great weekend in the van! My boyfriend and I took a 3 night/4 day trip down the coast. We slept in a reserved campground site (Plaskett Creek - would recommend) one night, and took our chances with sleeping on the side of the road for the rest of the time. We were a little nervous about being kicked out of the pull-off spots, but we were able to sleep through the night no problem! Kristina was easy to communicate with, and gave me some useful recommendations for our trip. Kristina also gave us a street parking pass for our car so we could leave it at the pickup location all weekend. The van was clean, comfortable, stylish, and a really fun way to explore the coast. For anyone looking to do something unique in the Big Sur area, I would highly recommend looking into the Esalen Institute midnight public bathing (hot springs on bluffs overlooking the ocean!). Only thing to note: the van was almost empty when we picked it up, so be prepared to fill up right away!

    Molly2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Kristina’s van is AMAZING. Perfect for the adventurous travelling pair. We had a blast!

    Oli2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Kristina was a super helpful and responsive host and helped make my first van camping experience very smooth. The van is spacious and beautiful. Note for newbies: Highly recommend bringing warm clothes and extra blankets if camping on colder nights!

    Adrienne2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • This has truly been a life changing experience. I wanted to live in a van and I got a chance to experience that , van is easy and so fun to drive. I had a magical time with you and I would highly recommend anyone. Kristina is so easy to communicate and was always there. Thank you so much

    Nihar2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed the van experience. The Van has thoughtful touches and renting from Kristina was ideal. Grateful for the experience and feeling inspired for more van adventures. Thanks, Kristina!

    John2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    My place is about a mile away from downtown Santa Cruz where there is plenty of great dining and shopping. There are other amazing restaurants even closer over here on the Westside. This cozy backyard studio is only 10 blocks from the ocean and close to great surf spots as well as the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. You’ll love my place because of the outdoors space and the central location. My place is good for couples and solo adventurers.
    When not in rental use the space serves as my art studio. I rarely have time to dedicate to big projects anymore, but a few of my creations are displayed in the room. It has bright light in the morning and opens into a high fenced garden for optimal privacy and beauty. The bed is a brand new (July 2017) 6in foam mattress. While there is not a full kitchen there is a mini fridge, microwave and coffee pot. The bathroom is a full bathroom with a tile shower.
    Quiet residential neighborhood with two corner stores within walking distance for any last minute needs.
  • We loved Georgia’s place. Perfect location and amazing bed!

    Michaela2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Georgia was so great in communicating with us before and during our stay to making sure everything is perfect! We even made the mistake of booking a day late of our arrival and luckily, she came to the rescue for an early check in. This location is without a doubt the best we’ve ever had in Santa Cruz. Right down the street from West Cliff Drive, best for long walks and sunsets. Quiet neighborhood and no outside distractions. The room has a mini fridge, coffee maker, microwave and even a Bluetooth speaker which was used quite often. Fit to our expectations all around and then some. Thank you Georgia!

    Brett2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Walkable you toe ocean

    Carol2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for Steamer Lane surf.... will be back

    Paul2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, privat, close to the ocean, helpful+friendly host .

    Katja2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Georgia's place was as described in the listing. She was very proactive in communicating and responsive to our questions. She was wonderful and went the extra leg in fulfilling a last minute request . The location was perfect. quite close to downtown and Santa Cruz broadwalk.

    Bhavana2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Georgia’s place was just what I needed for a quick trip to CA. It was cozy and clean. And she communicated with me promptly and was super helpful.

    Toni2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Was a perfectly nice place to sleep, easy to get into and comfortable for relaxing between trips around town.

    Carl2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    It's a quiet private cottage beautifully landscaped with Japanese maples, fruit trees, summer organic raised bed garden, with a private hot tub in a bamboo garden. There is a cozy, yet indoor/outdoor feeling with a fireplace for an easy and quiet getaway.
    Beautiful home away from home. Enjoy the sanctuary of a quiet cottage walking distance to the beach or downtown Pacific Avenue. Bedroom over looks garden area and is separated by 7 foot wall of Hard wood cherry shelves. Beautiful cherry floors, granite counter tops, new kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer. 2 person slate shower, bamboo garden with hot tub. Out swing french doors open to patio, BBQ, Lavender garden and yard. The cottage is a perfect fit for couples and families looking for a quiet relaxing place. Spend the day out surfing, hiking, biking, kayaking, and exploring before returning to relax, grill, and hot tub relaxation. The queen bed is separated from the living room by a bank of 7 foot wall of cabinets. There is also an option for a comfortable queen aerobes bed height with a headboard plus the sectional couch is can also be used as a comfortable sleeping option. Enjoy all that Santa Cruz has to offer. Swim, surf, hike, bike, golf, tennis, or shop. Drive to San Francisco or Monterrey for the day. Live in a great neighborhood and be a local. Enjoy the near by Monterrey Aquarium, Pacific Grove Asilomar Beach and Carmel. Weekday rates: $75 - $500 Weekend and Holiday rates: $100 - $400 Weekly rates: (phone number hidden) Monthly rates: (phone number hidden) Cleaning fee: $100 Tax: 11% Refundable Security Deposit: $200 - $500 We accept AirBnB and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) with pass through fees. We also accept Payments via Chase by Zelle
    We are in very quiet neighborhood of retired UCSC faculty, local business owners, long time Santa Cruz families and past city council officers. We are a block to restaurants on Mission Street (Cafe Brazil, Burger, Restaranti Avanti etc). The Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Wharf, the beautiful West Cliff Drive and famous surf spots of "The Lane and Cowell's) is within 1.4 mile from the cottage. Please review (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps for bus schedule, walking or driving information. We are also 1.2 of a Mile from Downtown Pacific Avenue which has great restaurants, coffee shops, museums, movie theaters, shopping etc... We are also 1.4 of a mile from Cowell' beach. 2-3 miles to Natural Bridges, Wilder Ranch, Seymore Marine Lab, Pgonip for hiking, biking, running etc... You are in a quiet neighborhood, walking or biking distance to everything Santa Cruz has to offer without being in the high traffic tourist spots of Santa Cruz.
  • Communication with Mara was excellent! We were very comfortable in the guest house which was much larger than we expected... The atmosphere was delightful both inside and out!

    Melissa2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • This is truly a sanctuary! A great spot for a weekend getaway. A lovely yard to relax in, and close to so much that Santa Cruz has to offer. Would definitely recommend walking over to Cafe Brasil if you stay here, the breakfast was delicious.

    Claire2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect quick trip to explore Santa Cruz - fits 3 people comfortably. Mara is a wonderful host, and is available for any small needs while you are there. Hot tub is a huge plus!

    Diva2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Bring your own cooking essentials and amenities.

    Jose2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Mara has an amazing place with cool hardwood floors centrally located to all the major shopping areas but still far enough away to be cozy.

    Mark2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • This bungalow is the perfect size for a couple, and looked so chic! The colors were bright, yet cozy. The hot tub was a perfect way to unwind after a long day as well. Beautiful space overall!

    Mariah2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Loved this place! Came down for a couple days to myself and it was great. Everything was clean and Mara was very responsive and welcoming. The hot tub was very relaxing. Would definitely return here the next time I need a short trip away!

    Caroline2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • A really great spot, feels very private with a lovely patio outdoor space out front and the fantastic hot tub out back amongst bamboo. Hosts were really helpful and quick to respond answering a question I had. The neighbourhood is nice and quiet, but super close to everything else in Santa Cruz. A really enjoyable stay!

    Alexander2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Retreat in a luscious green canyon and discover the magic of Santa Cruz. We are perfectly located, surrounded by incredible nature & close to all the goodness Santa Cruz has to offer: dining, shopping, nature, trails, golf courses-all without having to navigate traffic to get there. Our apartment is a great place for couples to focus on each other & relax into themselves; solo adventurers and business travelers will also find this apartment has all the home away from home goodies one could want
    Our apartment is a perfect retreat space, romantic getaway or base for adventure. Our intent was to make it feel like a home away from home & the feedback has confirmed that. The canyon is green & luscious, the trees are so beautiful, the creek below is flowing and the fireplace keeps the space warm & cozy on cool evenings. The deck chairs offer an invitation to take it all in. The full kitchen allows for your dining-in needs to be easily fulfilled. The primary heat source is a wood-burning stove. We have directions on how to build a great fire if you're not already an expert fire builder. It's easy to relax here in the canyon.
    Our neighborhoods greatest gift is the peace of nature & the close proximity to town. Our house is also off the main roads enough to be able to avoid (for the most part) the summer traffic coming and going from downtown & the beach.
  • The Zen Canyon is easily twice as amazing as it looks at face value. Spent an incredible weekend with a loved one at Debra's amazing apartment space. There was plenty of wood and supplies to build a fire and unwind and enjoy some rainy Santa Cruz nights. Very close to downtown and easily accessible. The famous Mystery Spot is around the corner as well. Plenty of kitchen supplies to cook for yourself if wanted. Absolutely amazing back porch overlooking the forested canyon. 10/10 would and will return in the future. Thank you for the gracious hospitality and accommodations!

    Jim2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy spot in the canyon above Santa Cruz. A perfect, quiet basecamp for exploring the area.

    Mimi2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We would definitely stay here again! The space was more than I could have wanted, complete with wood-burning stove, full kitchen, and beautiful deck view. The location was quiet, but not too far from the rest of Santa Cruz. 10/10.

    Shane2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommended!! Very serene and peaceful.

    Johnny2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • This is my first airbnb booking, and we enjoyed the stay! It is peaceful and warm if the fire is to put on.:) Thanks for the host!

    Sam2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great location- quiet enough to feel out in nature, yet just a quick hop into town. Wood burning stove was fantastic.

    Brigit2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • A very comfortable, clean, and restful place to stay in the forest of Santa Cruz. Debra and Steven are very thoughtful hosts.

    John2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Loved their place was so close to everything only like5-10min drive at most to the boardwalk and stores deff would come back great weekend for my GF bday she had a blast

    Kwame2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Sunny and private SMALL 1 br/1ba bungalow. Space boasts a taste of Latin American beach, Spanish tile floors and natural wood furniture. It has a kitchen, private patio with table, chairs, umbrella and lot of plants, small bathroom with a small shower. Small bedroom that has a queen bed plus foldout single for up to 3.
    Our bungalow is SMALL but opens up to a nice private patio (please only book if you are ok with that, rather than leaving a negative review about the size).It is set back from the street behind the main house, completely private and fenced. The private patio is attractively decorated with plants and flowers, table, umbrella and chairs. The patio has all day sun. Small six pack ice chest and 2 beach towels available for trips to the park or beach. The bedroom is small but has a comfortable queen size bed and a chair that folds out to a single bed. An electric blow-up single mattress is also available to use in the common area if preferred. The bungalow has a SMALL shower, but its big enough to do the job! Living area has TV with basic cable, DVD player, and an HDMI cable. Breakfast/snack items are provided, (coffee, tea, fresh fruit, oatmeal). **foldout bed/blow up mattress for 3rd guest. $20/night added for 3rd guest. Holiday weekends 3 night minimum. ***City of Santa Cruz mandated 11% nightly occupancy tax due in cash upon arrival and is not included in the amount you pay Airbnb when booking.
    Feel like a local in our neighborhood. The bungalow is in Seabright or Midtown, one of the best locations in Santa Cruz. Listen to the waves and sea lions during the quiet evenings. Approcimately 10 minute walk/5 minute bike ride to the Santa Cruz Harbor, Arana Gulch open space for hiking, Frederick Street Park, and excellent local restaurants, entertainment, natural history museum, grocery store and all needed amenities. Seabright beach is close by too (15 minute or so bike ride). Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and downtown are also a 15 minute bike ride/30-40 min walk away. Fun, Sun, Sand, and Surf are awaiting you.
  • The place was close to everything. We rode our bicycles everywhere for a few days. It was a 10 minute ride to anywhere you wanted to go. Highly recommended.

    Robin2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • The Bungalow is the perfect place to spend a sunny weekend in Santa Cruz. We had an amazing time and really appreciated all the little touches in the space. The patio area was definitely a treat. Highly recommend. Thank you!

    Dolly2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute space, clean, had everything we needed for a great stay.

    katherine2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Barbara's bungalow was perfect for the two of us. It was spotless. The bed was super-comfortable. Barbara provided very soft sheets and luxuriously soft towels. The kitchen has everything you would ever need. The unit is very quiet, and has beautiful furnishings with such an artistic touch. It is centrally located and close to the beach, hiking, grocery stores and much more. It has a private patio with lovely landscaping. She also had fresh fruit, snacks, oatmeal, coffee and tea for us when we arrived! What a nice touch! Barbara responded immediately to any question I had. We give this property our absolute highest recommendation!!! Thank you, Barbara for such a nice stay!!!

    Annette2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Full disclosure, our trip was taken over by falling ill the day of arrival and utilizing the space for recovery for the remainder of our stay. To that end, this review reflects our unexpected needs for recovery during our stay. Barbara was extremely communicative in every way. She checked in for our arrival time to best provide us with a convenient means of unloading via temporary use of the driveway. As a note, updates on your estimated arrival time will be appreciated. There was a bit of a mix up on payment of the $98 tax in cash upon arrival so be sure to place the cash in the envelope and the envelope into the black mailbox outside the bungalow door immediately upon arrival. Two individual space heaters were provided and much appreciated for our recovery. One is a radiator space heater, the other is a fan space heater. We found the fan space heater more effective and continuously moved it around with us in the unit. We always carry an extension cord and power strip with us and made good use of it to extend the reach of the heater. The unit had nearly everything we needed and Barbara quickly accommodated with anything else. We ended up requesting the following: new dish sponge, strainer, peeler, chopping knife, additional toilet paper, tissue box, and replacement garbage bags. A small pot and several pans are provided. Though I’m sure Barbara would have provided one had we asked, we brought our own large pot to make a big batch of soup. About halfway through our stay, Barbara offered to provide a fresh set of towels which we gladly accepted. A couple things to note for future guests: Ants do sometimes enter the unit. Traps are placed outside but just something to keep in mind. Wi-Fi hardly works in the bedroom so anticipate using it more in the other parts of the unit. The fire alarm will go off when cooking since there is no stove hood in the unit. To alleviate this, we would keep doors and windows open while one of us would fan the fire alarm while cooking. Also there is no dish drying rack which would be helpful if you plan to do a lot of cooking and dish washing but I’m sure one would have been provided if requested. Overall our stay was pleasant. We very much enjoyed the back patio when the sun was shining on it. Parking wasn’t a problem and the proximity to various attractions and necessities is phenomenal.

    Maria2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely bungalow to call home while visiting Santa Cruz!

    Patricia2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • This cozy space is clean and welcoming and Barbara has thoughtfully anticipated your every need. The bed was super comfortable ! We appreciated Barbara’s quick responses to our questions.

    Julie2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome, cute little place! Enjoyed our time there!

    Katy2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    Our spacious, fully furnished 900 sf apartment with separate entrance is located in a safe, family and pet friendly neighborhood. The bright living room offers a large couch and TV to relax in front of the fireplace. Bedroom and living room are bright and spacious. Enjoy the patio right outside the french doors. The kitchen has a Jura coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, and under-counter fridge.
    Utilities, wifi, internet, and bi-weekly cleaning and linen service are included in the rent.
    We're just 5 minutes from hiking, golfing, and disc golfing at Delaveaga Park. Enjoy happy hour and a casual dinner at the nearby Back Nine Restaurant and Bar.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

    This is the perfect location for a comfy weekend in Santa Cruz! This private basement apartment is a short hike away from some beautiful trails and a quick bike ride to the beach and some great restaurants.
    This is a garden-level (basement apartment) in the heart of Santa Cruz. No frills or luxury, but comfortable and private - in a great location! Some of our favorite parts: -The polished concrete floors are so cool after a hot day in the sun -The private patio is the perfect space for a little outdoor breakfast before hitting the beach! -Brand new kitchen -The bed is a comfy Queen bed with quality bedding, pillows, and a duvet The kitchen has most of the things you'd have in your own kitchen. There's a new dishwasher and a new stove too.
    The neighborhood is our favorite part about our home. We're so close to the beach, yet can get into some serious Redwood Forest pretty quickly.
  • Such a cute place - with a super efficient use of a small space. Stylish but no clutter, and everything we needed was very easy to find. And a very comfortable bed!

    Madisson2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Veronica's place was magic!! Sooo beautifully curated. The bed was SO comfortable, the kitchen was sparkling clean with anything you needed. She offered nice touches like a beach bag, polaroid camera, etc. There was really nice instant coffee and a pour-over available (no drip coffee maker or french press, just FYI). The house was nestled in such a beautiful part of Santa Cruz, 5 minutes drive to downtown and walking distance to trails. I would love to stay here again. Perfect for a couple, too.

    Dani2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay at Veronica’s place! Central location, super clean + cute space, great kitchen for cooking and overall very comfortable and lovely. Would 100% recommend and come back to stay again!

    Emma2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Veronica’s place is beautiful - the kitchen is fully stocked with all amenities and she left great local tips for restaurants and places to go including the local spa. The bed was comfortable, the place was sparkling clean, and the bathroom was nice. Thanks Veronica!

    Sarah2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great space, easy access, clear instructions. Great stay.

    Tristan2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. I would stay again.

    Scott2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, charming, and comfortable. A great landing pad for lots of adventures in the area, and probably the easiest check-in process I've ever been through! The kitchen doubles as a great workspace, and the bedroom feels cozy and private. Highly recommend.

    Josie2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Terrific, immaculate and stylish spot. Highly recommend.

    Karen2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Santa Cruz, CA, United States

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