About this listing
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.
Guests are free to wander, lounge, suntan, read, picnic and hang out in the backyard garden. You also get a reserved parking spot in the driveway.
Interaction with Guests
I like to give guests space and privacy, but I'm happy to talk about Santa Cruz, restaurants, things to do, gardening, etc. I'm just a text away if you have any questions or problems.
Other Things to Note
Please note that there is no refrigerator and no cooking allowed in the cottage (other than the coffee maker). We ask guests to be very careful when snacking in the cottage, as crumbs and food scraps attract ants. It is best to snack outside, please feel free to use the patio tables and chairs for meals. Please do not rinse food scraps in the sink or bathtub, as they clog the plumbing. Please do not eat in bed, as food stains the linens.
We don't use pesticides, and rely on cleanliness to keep the ants out in the yard where they belong. Please toss used food and drink containers in the trash cans in the driveway, and not in the wastebaskets in the cottage.
Thank you for helping us keep the cottage super-clean and insect-free.
No smoking, pets, loud music or noise at night. Please eat outside on the patio.
We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was very comfortable and we enjoyed relaxing in the garden. Maria was very helpful and available and made us feel right at home. Next time we are in the area we would love to be able to stay here again.
Everything was great. I found the cottage easily with the directions I was given and the amenities were perfect. An easy and wonderful place to stay for the night.
Maria made us feel comfortable. She kept up good communication with us before our arrival. The cottage was adorable and very clean. It was better than expected. Her back yard is adorable as well. She also gave us good tips on what places to go to nearby. Would definitely come back.
The host was very kind and accommodating. She showed me a map of Santa Cruz for safest and easiest beach access. She also gave me a run down on the different micro neighborhoods as I'm looking for housing to relocate.
The cottage was perfect for my quick escape to Santa Cruz! The room itself is in great shape and the location is perfect for walking around SC. Everything was clean and the garden was beautiful. Check in was easy and Maria was accessible via text. I really appreciated that she let us use her surfboard for the day as well:) I would definitely come stay here again on my next overnight stay in SC.
We had a good experience overall. The only issue we encountered was when we tried to run a hot bath and the water was cold. Apparently, a switch had been moved. Maria our host made sure to look into it and took care of it almost immediately. Great location very close to the beach and Santa Cruz Boardwalk. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here.
Lovely little house in the garden with everything that you night need. Very convenient location. Maria was a very helpful and considerate host.