Plenty of light in the day and dark at night on a quiet streetVery clean
Private room & bathroom & complimentary breakfast
Private room & bathroom & complimentary breakfast

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

We have 2 lovely, clean, quiet private bedrooms and private bathrooms in the downstairs area of our home only a block to Seacliff State Beach with 6 nearby restaurants and 1/8 mile to amazing redwoods. The bedrooms are at opposite ends of a 15 ft hallway.

For those who book two nights we can offer our guest passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.:) First come first serve! These guest passes will save you $49.95 adults and $39.95 seniors.

Breakfast homemade hot scones, fruit & yogurt bonus!!

The space

We have two AirBnB rooms. Both have private bathrooms. Both are on the ground floor of our home.

We are offering a private bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor of our home. Our private living quarters are upstairs.
Our home is one block from Seacliff beach in Aptos and just above the steps down to the cement ship. We have free wi-fi, cable TV, refrigerator and microwave available in your rooms. Also, you will have both coffee and tea makings to start your mornings. We provide fresh fruit and hot homemade scones for breakfast.

We provide beach towels. We have a quiet neighborhood that comes alive in the summer. We have a large driveway for you to park in.

We do have three outdoor cats who wander in at night upstairs. They are not allowed in the guest area and are frightened of strangers so they should not be a bother to those allergic. The guest rooms are brand new with paint, new wood floors and new bedding so there should be no allergy issues.

Guest access

Upstairs is our private area. Please do not come upstairs. Please text or Yoo Hoo us!

Interaction with guests

We interact with the guests as much as they would like and allow them the privacy they desire.

Other things to note

If you love to bike you are in 7th heaven as Nisene Marks State Redwood Forest is merely 1/8 mile away and is full of bike trails that culminate in a steep climb (if you wish) to a summit which offers amazing views of Monterey Bay. You can also arrange for a ride to the top and coast down. In addition it is a beautiful park to hike and picnic.
Seacliff State Beach is merely yards from the house across a field and down the state park stairs. It is a wonderful beach with tables and BBQs, and a wharf which is connected to an old cement ship and a history museum.
Nearby is Land of the Medicine Buddha a Buddhist Retreat open in the daytime hours to the public for hiking. It is lovely and peaceful with prayer flags and prayer wheels and an Enchanted Forest. Check it out online.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 25
Security Deposit: 200
Weekly Discount: 7%
Weekend Price: 100 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM

* When making this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or of others whom they invite to use the premise.
House rules are as with most hosts. Respect the hosts home and belongings. Keep the noise level at indoor voices inside and respect bedtime hours during the weekdays when Mary works very early. We will do the same for you. Please do not waste water or electricity. Santa Cruz is on severe water rationing. PLEASE no tobacco smoking and no pets although we love animals. Upstairs is our private area. Please do not come upstairs. Please text or Yoo Hoo us!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

274 Reviews

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Priscilla User Profile
July 2017
John and Mary do a great job of running their Airbnb, starting with the well decorated clean rooms served up with morning scones, yogurt and fruit. John and Mary were very welcoming and provided whatever information we needed yet left us completely at peace to enjoy our vacation. The location was perfect for us being walking distance to beach access and close some great restaurants. The only criticism I have is that it that the included room refrigerator was sometimes a little noisy. I'm sure there were options for this like unplugging it, but overall it was only a minor nuisance. It was a great find!

Ariel User Profile
July 2017
John and Mary were great hosts! The breakfast in the morning was a great way to start the day. You are minutes away from walking to local restaurants and the beach and a short drive to Capitola. John had great insight for us on where to stop for food and no where disappointed. Thank you both so much!

Andrew User Profile
July 2017
Great place, lovely people, super beach and a breakfast to die for. Book it now.

John&Mary's place is an absolute gem! Location is prime. It's walking distance from the beach, delicious restaurants and best of all, Marianne's ice cream. Their neighborhood is quiet and secluded. The room is ground level which we always love since we are usually packing a lot of bags. In the house there's two rooms that are on Airbnb but each have their own separate private bathroom and space with room in-between so noise is never an issue. In the room there's a mini fridge, microwave and fast wifi! In the private bathroom you'll find a coffee maker and fresh towels. As the cherry on top of our experience, John made the best scones, fresh fruit with yogurt breakfast for us in the morning. It was truly a treat! Thanks John!!!

Kai User Profile
July 2017
John & Mary's space is wonderful. Super duper clean and located only a few blocks from the ocean. In the mornings you will receive fresh baked scones from a cheerful host. Great stay, highly recommend.

Heather User Profile
July 2017
John and Mary have a lovely home in a peaceful neighborhood. It is in a great location near the beach and central to great places to visit in the Santa Cruz/Capitola/Monterey area. We did not have the pleasure of meeting Mary this time, but John was an energetic and accommodating host. We would definitely recommend their home to friends and family that might stay in the area.

Cora User Profile
July 2017
Amazing room in a beautiful home! We were personally greeted by John and Mary and given a tour once we arrived. Both were very friendly and welcoming. The home is located in walking distance to the beach, local restaurants and Nissene Marks park. The property is located in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood. The room was very comfortable and clean and offered many different amenities, including an amazing breakfast with freshly baked scones, fresh fruit and yoghurt. It was a true pleasure to stay with John and Mary.
John And Mary User ProfileJohn And Mary is a superhost.
Response from John And Mary:
You'll always be welcome here Cora! See you next time
July 2017

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Aptos, California, United StatesJoined in October 2011
John And Mary User ProfileJohn And Mary is a superhost.

Mary is a nurse. Johnny is a working musician and music teacher of piano and guitar

"We love meeting the people who come to our AirBnB. It is the primary reason we have started it. We also stay in AirBnB homes when we travel and it has enhanced our travels immensely. Believe it or not we found out about AirBnB in Bosnia on a trip in 2011. It can be whatever you want it to be. We sometimes choose a place because of the descriptions of the host!! Why travel so far away and not meet the people that represent the culture of the land you are exploring? AirBnB has enriched our lives."
Our yearly vacations normally consist of exploring other countries, trying new foods, learning the history, meeting the people and walking as much as possible. We love climbing towers, up into the domes of old European churches and occasionally getting a little lost for fun.
We don't usually sit on beaches but Johnny loves to swim in new seas.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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