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 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.
*Please note that although the listed price is $85/night ($95/night on weekends); this may vary slightly during holiday periods. We also require a 3 night minimum during the holidays.
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.
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 (CA-17, CA-85, I-880, I-280 and 101).
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
• Private deck
• Queen size bed with Novoform memory mattress
• 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
• Maximum 2 people. All guests must be registered and should be adults, since the premises is not child safe.
• Sorry no pets. We do have two English Springer Spaniels on the property. Although they are very friendly, we do try to keep them away from our guests, please be kind to them.
• No smoking, illegal activity, loud or disruptive behavior in studio or property.
• Please no candles on or around property, we are in a middle of an exceptional drought. We do provide flameless LED candles for your use.
• Please be considerate of your noise level after dark.
• If anything is not working correctly in the studio please let us know ASAP, so we can correct the issue.
• Turn off all lights, heater and air conditioner when leaving each day.
• Please keep the studio in the same order in which you arrived, return borrowed books etc.
• Park your car in front of fence by gate.
We live on the premises, so please let us know if there is anything you need. We will try to make sure your stay is enjoyable and comfortable!
Christine & Don went above and beyond to make me and my partner feel both welcome and at home. I've stayed at a number of AirBnB's now, and our stay with them was by far the most organized, the most thoughtful, the most prepared, the cleanest, and the friendliest. Coupled with an adorable and cozy studio in the middle of the wilderness, this is one of the good ones.
Christine's and Don's hospitality is really unique. Right from the start they answered all my questions in great detail and during my stay they gave me a lot of tips where and when to go. They take great care of their apartment and decorated it with a lot of love.The location was perfect for my stay too. The highway is close and it was a short drive to all my meetings the valley. In the evening it was so nice relaxing to come back to this cozy "home" surrounded by huge trees.
For their guests Don and Christine thought on everything, not to talk about the delicious self made muffins and pumpkin bread they provide in the morning. One guest wrote that you are spoiled after you stayed here and he was absolutely right.
Thanks for this very nice time : )
Don and Christine have a wonderful place tucked away in the hills of Los Gatos. The cottage has everything you need for a pleasant stay, including delicious homemade goodies. It was nice and quite and the bed was very comfortable. Although tucked away, the location is not far from the freeway. Look forward to staying there again.
Christine and Don's studio is incredible! Surrounded by gorgeous landscaping and the beauty of the mountains and redwoods, this studio is a dreamy place to escape to. We really enjoyed the tasty breakfasts that Christine brought by each morning! The studio is well stocked, not only with the basics like towels and toiletries, but also with a generous amount of food options as well. While there's no "kitchen," they do provide a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, utensils and plates/bowls. It was more than sufficient for us! The studio is wonderfully quiet, so you can enjoy a peaceful rest. The decor was very tasteful. Don and Christine are thoughtful and friendly hosts! They were also easy to communicate with and responsive. We definitely recommend staying here when near Los Gatos.
My wife & I stayed 3 nights and had a fabulous time. It was as if we were home it was that comfortable. Attention to detail and the marvelous surroundings in the Santa Cruz mountains ensure we will be back.
The best experience we've had to date on AirBnB. Don and Christine are wonderful hosts - they were so welcoming, offered so much information about the area (tailored to what we wanted to do) before we arrived, a welcome pack of the area and goodies when we arrived and just so friendly but not in an intrusive way. The apartment is lovely - they've thought of everything. The area is incredible, easy to get around with a car and yet, feels like you're away from everyone else. Can not recommend this studio highly enough. Will definitely come back!
Don and Christine's guest house in Los Gatos is one of the best places I've ever stayed on vacation. They have thought of every need of their guests, and were very friendly and generous hosts. The guest house is perfectly stocked with toiletries, snacks, and drinks! The location is great too, just 10 min away from downtown. I would highly recommend booking this for anyone staying in los gatos!
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. 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.