Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Private and relaxing 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
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $20
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $95 / night


The space

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

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, the redwoods in Big Basin Park, 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).

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, Uber 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

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

• Maximum 2 people. All guests must be registered at time of booking, only those named in the original reservation are allowed in the premises.
• 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.
• Please no smoking or candles in or around property. We do provide flame less LED candles for your use.
• Please be considerate of your noise level after dark.
• If anything is not working properly in the studio please let us know ASAP, so we may correct the issue and not impact your stay.
• Turn off all lights, appliances, heater and air conditioner when leaving each day.
• Please keep the studio in the same order in which you arrived, return keys, coolers, borrowed books etc.

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!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card

2 nights minimum stay.
From May 26 - 29, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

152 Reviews

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Carey User Profile
April 2017
Don and Christine's accommodations are cozy and delightful. We were so glad that we chose their place for our two nights in Los Gatos. We only wish we had planned to stay longer. Christine was very understanding and helpful when our flights were delayed and our luggage did not arrive. Breakfasts were yummy and the bed was so comfortable! We would definitely recommend this place to our friends!

Alex User Profile
March 2017
The place was absolutely amazing! Don and Christine were very hospitable and the loft was very clean and beautifully decorated. Loved it!

Nick User Profile
March 2017
One of the best airbnbs I have ever stayed at. Host were very welcoming. Provided us with great info on the area upon check in. The best part was the breakfast they provided outside the door in the morning. Super yummy! This place is highly recommended!

Geoffrey User Profile
February 2017
Don and Christine were very considerate hosts! They were friendly, the place was clean and as advertised. Their place was perfect for our weekend getaway - secluded in the trees of the Santa Cruz mountains.

Serdal User Profile
February 2017
Hi Don & Christine, You made our US experience unforgettable. We would like to say that we missed you and your cute studio under the amazing redwood trees. Any case if our way is to California, we surely would knock your door. Your hosting and the comfort of your house was hundred percent perfect, it was gorgeous. Words would not be sufficient to express our satisfaction. All is perfect, breakfast, sleeping along with the lovely sound of rain drops on our rooftop, marvelous breakfast breads, croissants, fruits... Hope to see you again. All the best Birsen & Serdal

Aditya User Profile
January 2017
Great host and awesome hide out for a relaxation vacation.

Charlotte User ProfileCharlotte is a superhost.
December 2016
Such a great value! Very private!

Los Gatos, California, United States · Joined in March 2013
Don & Christine User ProfileDon & Christine is a superhost.

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.

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