Garden Cottage Santa Cruz downtown

House - Private room · Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
Your host, Maria
45 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Clean, cozy, quiet backyard cottage one block from the Pacific Avenue shopping and restaurant district, short walk to the Warriors arena, and a half-mile from the Beach Boardwalk, Main Beach and the Municipal Wharf.
One bedroom detached cottage with a comfy queen foam-mattress bed and private bath with stand-up shower in a vintage claw-foot bathtub. Park in the driveway and stroll through the vegetable garden to your private little surf shack. A fold-out foam mattress is available for kids.
We're right downtown, so park your car for the weekend and walk to dozens of great shops, restaurants and music clubs. Take the Santa Cruz Trolley to the beach for twenty-five cents, rent a Segway or bike along scenic West Cliff Drive. We can direct you to beaches, parks, wineries, craft breweries, farmers markets, special events, music shows and great restaurants for every budget.
Or just hang out in a lawn chair and read.
We keep the cottage very clean to accommodate visitors with allergies, unfortunately that means we cannot host visiting pets. Sorry :- ( ! We have two cats, many wild birds and squirrels during the day, and occasional raccoons and possums who wander through after dark.
Wi-fi and Netflix. Strictly non-smoking. Keurig coffeemaker.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great days at Maria's home! She's so nice and the cottage is very cozy, private, clean and lovely. I had a great time!

    July 2014
  • On a very spontaneous trip to Santa Cruz I contacted Maria at around 2 in the afternoon to see if her place was available for the evening. She not only responded almost immediately with the great news that it was available but also worked around my schedule for when we could meet to get the keys. This cottage is absolutely adorable and very comfortable and the bathroom is quite possibly my new dream bathroom design! Maria's cottage has everything anyone would need for an overnight or a weekend in SC. You can easily walk to downtown or the beach in just minutes and you have plenty of outdoor space around the cottage to enjoy your beautiful garden. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone traveling for a short trip to SC. Thanks Maria!

    June 2014
  • This place was perfect. Very cheery, cozy bed, lots of natural light, and a great tub. We also loved Maria, and were happy to stay with another writer!

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay at the Garden Cottage. Our host gave us our privacy, and was available when we asked for assistance. It felt like we had a piece of paradise to ourselves. The location was ideal, close to everything, but very private. I would stay here again.

    June 2014
  • Great cozy home! It was perfect for having a nice private and relaxing place to call home base.

    June 2014
  • Maria's little cottage was adorable and extremely cozy. She was very responsive and even gave me some ideas for what to do while in town. The cottage is walking distance from everything you would need. My girlfriend and I walked to a spa that Maria suggested and had an amazing evening together. We couldn't have been more satisfied with our stay. Maria prepared the room with nice little details, such as puzzles, a heater (perfect for a girlfriend that hates the cold), and a fan. Her price is also beyond reasonable, especially for the Memorial Day weekend when people usually like to gouge! I can't wait to go back and explore Santa Cruz some more on a less hectic weekend!

    May 2014
    Response from Maria:

    Hi Thomas, good idea! I'm sitting down now to put together a list of my favorite places around town. Cheers, Maria

    May 2014
  • We were in Santa Cruz for an evening and this was everything we hoped for. Maria was communicative and helped our first airbnb experience go smoothly. I would stay here again.

    May 2014
  • We had a great stay in Maria's lovely cottage, amongst the vegetable garden and the flowers. The space itself was perfect for our needs - comfy bed, nice bathroom, and peaceful. We hope to come again!

    November 2013
  • María was very friendly and accommodating... Her backyard cottage is a perfect place to stay in Santa Cruz! My girlfriend and I stayed one night, and the room is fully equipped with a comfy bed, coffee machine, bathroom, tv, and is situated in her beautiful backyard garden. Private, convenient, beautiful.

    November 2013
  • I loved the cottage and the garden. Cute claw foot tub and seashell motif tile in the bathroom. Comfortable bed. Fresh garden flowers were a nice touch. Easy parking and close to everything. Thanks!

    November 2013
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