Cozy Redwood Studio in Foothills

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Black Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033, United States
Don & Christine

Private and tranquil retreat in the beautiful foothills above Los Gatos. Attractively furnished one bedroom and bath studio nestled in majestic redwoods is available for two day or longer stays.

Your host, Don & Christine
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Private and tranquil retreat in the beautiful foothills above Los Gatos. Attractively furnished one bedroom and bath studio nestled in majestic redwoods is available for two day or longer stays.

The Space

The guest studio comfortably fits two and is detached from the main house with its own separate deck and entrance with picturesque mountain views. The studio is private and does not have a kitchen, but it is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, dishes and utensils to make a nice snack or meal. We also include coffee, tea, sugar and creamer for your use.

We are located in a beautiful rural setting on one acre of woods and gardens with easy access to biking and hiking trails. If you are interested in wine tasting, we are located at the beginning of Santa Cruz wine country. We are so close; there is even a winery down the hill from our home. Come and relax in a wooded setting with wild life just outside your door, yet be within a few minutes commute of Highway 17, downtown Los Gatos and Silicon Valley.

Interaction with Guests

We live on the property and we like to greet and have a friendly conversation with our guests. We do check in with our guests to ensure everything is working properly and to answer any questions. However, we completely respect our guests' privacy and we will not disturb you if solitude is what you're after.

The Neighborhood

We are centrally located to many of the renowned destinations in Northern California. Come and enjoy local wine tasting or the many hiking or biking trails. Explore the quaint town of Los Gatos with its beautifully preserved mix of Victorians and Craftsman bungalows, award winning restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, pubs, spas or art and fashion shops. Enjoy a nearby concert at Jazz in the Park in Los Gatos, Villa Montalvo in Monte Sereno or The Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Or discover the beaches of Santa Cruz, the Monterey Aquarium, 17 Mile Drive, Carmel by the Sea, Half Moon Bay and San Francisco all within an hour’s drive. If you are traveling on business we are close to Silicon Valley and all the major freeways (85, 280 and 101).

Getting around

Please note we are located in a rural area. There is no public transportation in the area, so you will need a car or taxi to reach us. We do provide a parking space.

Other Things to Note

Additional Amenities:

• Private deck
• Queen size bed with Novoform memory mattress
• Microwave
• Refrigerator
• Keurig coffeemaker with coffee and tea provided
• Plates and utensils
• Television with DIRECTV
• High speed internet with Wi-Fi
• Alarm clock radio
• Hair dryer
• Iron & ironing board
• Air conditioning (summer months only)

We look forward to sharing our special place with you.

Don & Christine

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • Our stay at Don and Christine's studio was nothing short of amazing! We stayed here for 3 nights before and after our wedding nearby. The studio was well appointed, and the surrounding setting is absolutely lovely. Christine and Don made us feel so welcome, and there were so many nice touches all around the place. We were able to get some much needed rest and relaxation here. We loved sitting outside eating the baked goods they brought over each morning, and they even arranged a little surprise for us on our wedding night!

    If you're looking for a place in the area - we highly recommend Don and Christine's!

    July 2014
  • Don and Christine's place is amazing, and their hospitality is even more so. Both mornings we woke up to a basket of freshly baked heaven. Christine took a lot of time to tell us about local attractions, tailoring her advice for what she knew we wanted to do. The studio itself has everything you could want/need for a weekend away, from orange juice and bottled water, to silverware and plates, to nice fluffy towels, a comfortable bed, and good wifi. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The plants and flowers surrounding the studio are incredible, and it was so nice to sit on the porch and read a book with a nice glass of wine (they left us a bottle!). Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend.

    June 2014
  • This was our second time staying at Don & Christine's Cozy Redwood Studio and it was every bit as great this time as it was last year. The accommodations are attractive and comfortable, breakfasts are delicious and plentiful, hosts Christine and Don are friendly and knowledgeable about the area. My husband says it is, "a home away from home" and I agree!

    June 2014
  • What a wonderful experience! The studio is lovely, the location is beautiful, the hosts are friendly and breakfast is provided to boot! The listing is very information and there is a big book with information and recommendations in the room. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • Thanks Don and Christine. My stay was excellent and I quite appreciate all you've done to make the studio very comfortable for your guests.

    June 2014
  • Christine and Don were wonderful hosts. They were wonderful with communication, and they really went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. (Don even escorted us to a nearby wedding, which saved us lots of time sitting in traffic on 17.)

    The studio itself is lovely. We had everything we needed, and the morning breakfast was great. We would be happy to return anytime! If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful, beautiful place to stay, look no further.

    June 2014
  • We had a fabulous, relaxing time. Everything was just perfect for our stay at the studio. The location in the foothills of Los Gatos was perfect. A short drive to the center of Los Gatos with its great cafes an restaurants and of course, shopping. It was easy for us to get to from S.F. Airport. The directions were so easy to follow in the rental car. Christine and Don are fabulous hosts and charming people. Breakfast outside our door each day was delightful. Our only regret is that we had not planned to spend more days there. We will be back for sure! Dianne and Wayne Underwood

    June 2014
  • Christine & Don were exellent communicators even prior to our bookings, quick and efficient to answer any questions. They were also super informative about the area in case we got lost. The studio is located in a beautiful area full of greens and made for an intimate and relaxing trip. The drive up was peaceful and Los Gatos is a beautiful area. The studio is clean and decked out with anything you could possibly need as Christine & Don were very gracious with supplies, & as others had mentioned each morning there's a basket of treats for a little breakfast on the patio. The bed is impossible to get out of in the morning, its just so comfy! Jason & I would love to visit again sometime in the future, and I would definitely recommend this spot!

    June 2014
  • I just stayed with Don & Christine at their perfect little studio. I loved it! The space is so nicely decorated, the bed so very comfortable. I especially appreciated the little basket of fresh fruit and home made breakfast pastries in the morning. The location is very convenient to either Santa Cruz or Los Gatos. I hope to stay there again soon. Thank you Christine and Don for sharing this special place.

    May 2014
  • We stayed at the studio for a week and Christine and Don are just the loveliest host anybody can get. The studio is absolutely cozy and Christine baked the most marvellous muffins and bread ! There are nice touches to the studio like fresh flowers, awesome fluffy towels and super soft toilet paper ! The bed is super comfy and heaters are good, not noisy at all.

    The place is really tranquil and you can spot hummingbirds in the morning when you have your breakfast at the porch.

    The studio is located in the foothills and just 8 minutes drive away from the lovely town of Los Gatos. Christine and Don are almost like a one-stop tourist information counter with their willingness to help and knowledge of the surrounding areas.

    Absolutely no complaints and highly recommended !

    May 2014
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Christine and I love this area, it is close to everything, but it feels like you are a world away. Don has lived in the bay area his entire life and thoroughly knows the area. We enjoy our 'retreat' in the redwoods that we share with our two dogs and cat. Don is a contractor specializing in custom woodworking and restorations. Christine is an avid gardener. In our spare time, we love to travel and continue to explore all the hidden treasures in the bay area. We are also actively involved in classic car clubs and enjoy restoring classic cars.
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