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.
No smoking, pets, loud music or noise at night.
Everything was awesome. I wish I would have stayed longer. She had absolutely everything you would need should you have forgotten anything and was extremely friendly. The cottage was extremely clean and puts you walking distance to everything.
Maria greeted me when I first got in and was very welcoming. The cottage was as described - a private cottage with a bedroom, bathroom, and Keurig machine for coffee/tea. Everything was clean and the bed was very comfortable! It was perfect for my weekend getaway. A big plus is the garden and fountain. The cottage is very close to downtown Santa Cruz. To get to the beach is a short drive or a slightly longer walk. Overall a great stay!
Maria and her husband were great. The cottage was beautiful. Thanks for a wonderful vacation!
Maria and Brad were very good hosts! Maria met us on site and took us back to the cottage which was clean and cute just like in the pictures. The secluded backyard is full of plants, vegetables and fruit trees which is very nice. Maria loves gardening and so does my wife. I enjoyed sitting and reading in the yard in the morning because it was so quite and peaceful. The location is within walking distance to downtown Santa Cruz. We really enjoyed our stay at the "Garden Cottage"!
Maria's place was great - very clean and comfortable. She met us and gave us some helpful info about the area, and we made friends with her outdoor cats.
Maria's beautifully furnished cottage in her backyard garden was a true pleasure to visit. Clean, quiet, and beautifully decorated, it's the perfect getaway after a busy summer day in surf town. Maria was kind and accommodating--a perfect host and a perfect stay.