Room in Victorian Near Downtown SC

House - Private room · Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States

The Space

The House:
Our spacious two-story victorian is perfect for 1-2 people looking to enjoy Santa Cruz. The house has vaulted ceilings with tall windows that create a bright, airy feel throughout the entire house. Although it has the charm of victorian styling, the house has been updated with fresh paint and flooring in all rooms, and brand-new, modernized bathrooms. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware and includes our favorite gem - a fully restored Wedgewood stove! We also have a large sitting room with lots of seating, as well as books, instruments, and records to enjoy, If you like the outdoors, we also have two furnished patios to take in the morning and afternoon sun and check out our burgeoning (yet still amateur) rose, gerbera daisy, herb, vegetable, and succulent gardens. Laundry is available on the premises, but is coin-operated. We also recycle, compost, and use green soaps and cleaning products whenever possible (however you may use of course use your own products).

Your Room:
The bedroom up for grabs is located on the second floor and contains a dresser, desk, armchair and vanity for convenience and privacy. See the pictures for the best idea of how awesome this room is. :) One thing to note: the bathroom is on the first floor.

You will be sharing public spaces, including the bathrooms, with us (John, Kira, housemate-Kate, and a kitten).

The house is just across the river (~3 min walk) from downtown Santa Cruz in a friendly, well-kept, classy neighborhood of quaint victorians and town-homes. The Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk is also a short 15-minute stroll or 5-minute bike-ride down the river path. There are busstops, grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, and shopping less than 10 minutes in all directions from our location.

The Hook:
We are really friendly, knowledgeable people who love our home and Santa Cruz. The house is spacious, comfortable, inviting, and clean, and finally, our location allows for a pedestrian, low-impact trip to this unique and exciting town.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $75 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2250 /month
Cleaning Fee: $7
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Staying at John and Kira's was an absolute pleasure! They're both very nice and relaxed and their place is awesome, in a great location in town. You can easily walk everywhere the downtown. There's a great bagel place for breakfast just round the corner and some awesome record stores near by.

    Highly recommend staying with John and Kira!

    January 2014
  • John & Kira were wonderful!! The house was very clean, comfortable and relaxing. The location was in the perfect place, quiet, and very close to downtown. The beach was less than a mile away. The perfect getaway! Thank you : )

    January 2014
  • These folks are super nice people! There place was clean, and just as it was described.

    November 2013
  • John and Kira were actually out of town so we didn't get to see them. Our flight ended up being super late, but they were in touch and prompt and very helpful throughout the process in making sure we got in without any trouble. The house is clean and comfortable! Would definitely stay again.

    October 2013
  • Totally awesome folks + M&M's!

    October 2013
  • Our stay with John and Kira was blissful. The house is as beautiful and interesting as it appears in pictures, perfectly located with all desired amenities. John and Kira are intelligent, friendly and warm people, if we lived in the same town we would probably end up as good friends! They were very happy to share their time and knowledge with us. Our only criticism is that, as this was our first AirBnB experience, we have been spoiled! Stay in lovely Santa Cruz with lovely John and Kira.

    September 2013
  • It was a pleasure to stay at John and Kira's home; they made us welcome with access to everything needed for a great visit. The house is a stone's throw from the Boardwalk and Downtown on a nice quiet street and has a nice harmonious atmosphere and blazing wi-fi.

    September 2013
  • I really enjoyed my time at John&Kira's - they are great hosts, very kind, friendly and available! We had great conversations and they did everything for making me feel at home :) Their house is very nice, spacious and well located, and the room is spacious. Thanks guys!!!

    August 2013
  • John and Kira were awesome guests, very kind and welcoming. It was really nice to have all the music instruments and to have the opportunity to play. The little patio in front of the door was very useful as well.

    August 2013
  • We had a great stay here at John and Kira's place. The house is cute and clean and the bed is very comfortable (more comfortable than my own bed at home!). The house is very centrally located in town for easy access to downtown and the wharf and harbor. John and Kira had to leave town for the weekend so we had the place to ourselves. We finally met the hosts the final night in town and they were very nice and welcoming. Thanks for letting us stay at your place guys! If we come back to Santa Cruz anytime soon we will be knocking at your door for a repeat stay.


    August 2013
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Kira and John are in their late 20's, married, and avid outdoorsmen and home-makers. Kira works as a marine geologist in town, and John works from home when he's not sailing at the harbor. Housemate Kate is a student in her 30's who loves to rock climb and travel.
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