Dragonfly Cottage is magic. A wonderful stone cottage in Corralitos in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. For travelers this is the best of both worlds. A cozy cottage nestled in the redwood forest, a short distance to HWY 1. HWY 1 is the Pacific Coast HWY, the main vein to Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Big Sur, Capitola and Santa Cruz and the HWY 101 Corridor.
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Or if you are looking for some peace and quiet. A restorative break from your life. This is an excellent choice.
People come from all over the world to experience the Pacific Coast specifically the Monterey Bay area. It is an area rich in history. Here you will find world class art, music, cuisine, golf, surfing, sightseeing, hiking, biking, sunbathing, whale watching, birding, fishing, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and so much more. You can spend the day engaged in a variety of activities, physical and/or cultural. However you spend your day you can return home to a mountain cottage and quiet.
Spend your evening relaxing in the hot tub secluded in the Redwoods.
Looking south from inside the cottage is the largest window which affords the incredible view of the Pajaro Valley. The queen size bed is placed so you can enjoy gazing out upon the fertile valley while lying in bed. Some mornings the fog lays down so perfectly one can feel wonderfully alone looking out at the sea of soft white. Sunsets are often remarkably beautiful. Sit on the front deck in an Adirondack chair with a cup of tea or glass of wine and enjoy creation. In the morning and evenings you can sit and watch and listen to the Mourning Doves, Band Tailed Pigeons, Oregon Juncos, Stellars and Scrub Jays, Hummingbirds, Hawks and Ravens.
The cottage is bungalow style. It is like a large open studio. There is no seperate bedroom.
Just inside the big window there is a delicious couch and a loveseat that provide comfortable viewing from inside the cottage. The couch is large enough for a fine nap. It is also a great place to snug down with a book or magazine or some knitting. The gas heater stove is particularly cozy on a cool day. There is a piano in the cottage as well. Feel free to play.
The cottage is fully equipped with a kitchen including a reproduction antique stove and small refrigerator. It has a newly installed bamboo floor. One can enjoy their breakfast with a breath taking view. Coffee and tea in the kitchen are for your enjoyment.
The bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Bedding and fresh linens are provided.
The cottage is heated with a natural gas stove. There is an oil heater for extra chilly nights.
There is plenty of open space inside to accommodate several people practicing yoga at the same time. And it is quiet enough for meditation.
We find many of our guests are looking for peace and quiet in their busy lives. It can be found here. Occasionly the guests spend many days resting, reading, etc. inside the cottage or on the beautiful deck that looks out to Pajaro Valley.
The weather here is excellent. It is located in a micro climate called a banana belt. Though the beach is only 25 minutes away we are often in the sun when our neighbors in the valley and on the coast are in the fog. Winters are mild we average 25" of rainfall a year. Summers can be warm but delightful. The fog rolling in at night is nature's air conditioner and everything cools down. The weather is nearly perfect. Fog burns off early enough to make the beaches comfortable all day.
The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to Sequoia Sempervirens commonly known as a Redwood Tree. They are native only to a specific part of Pacific Coast region.
Come and visit our amazing part of the world and experience something special about the California Coast.
- There are books, magazines, games and puzzles for your entertainment.
- Television, DVD player and DVDs in the cottage.
- Massage in the cottage can be arranged.
- Laundry can be arranged for a small fee.
We are a green establishment. Environmentally friendly cleaning products are used. We ask our guests to consider using fewer towels during their stay and not requesting a sheet change unless your stay is longer than a week.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 195.00 a night
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 165.00 a night
Two-night minimum on weekends. THREE-DAY MINIMUM ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS.
The cottage is suitable for two people. It is a large open bungalow studio. The bedroom is not separate. Please inquire about our small studio in the redwoods (within walking distance of the cottage) if your party is larger than two and you would like to stay near eachother.
A cleaning fee of 95.00 will be charged. No exceptions.
There is no smoking in the cottage. You are welcome to smoke outside.
You must cancel seven days in advance for a full refund (minus airbnb fees) if you are unable to stay. Please read the cancellation policy in full before you accept the agreement.
Mary Jane is a gracious host. Dragonfly is what I imagine heaven to look like and feel like. Leave your life behind and treat yourself to a well deserved stay at Dragonfly.
I booked this gorgeous cottage for a friend; Mary Jane was communicative and informative and made the whole process completely seamless. Thank you for being such a wonderful host--the space was the perfect getaway.
From the moment, I contacted Mary Jane about her treehouse rental to the time we drove away from the dragon fly we were met with such intention and charm. My girls absolutly loved the cabin, the view, the little diary with past guest notes to Mary Jane and the sounds of nature. It was truely serene and just the getaway we needed. The hot tub under the stars was priceless. We would love to come back again and again!
Dragonfly Cottage is everything that Mary Jane promised it would be. Quiet. Picturesque. Romantic. Gorgeous! I slept so well there - and viewed shooting stars from the hot tub.
The piano sounds great - and the energy of the cottage is one of peace and positivity. I felt all of my cares slip away while I was there.
Thanks, Mary Jane! I'll be back!
Not only was MaryJane beyond helpful in the booking process around any questions that I had, but this place was gorgeous. Our favorite part was the privacy of it while still having the comfort of knowing she was on the property up the hill. The views are beautiful, the deck was perfect for reading and hot tea, and the private hot tub was magical. I highly recommend this rental, especially for the City folks looking for a peaceful retreat that is not to far of a drive.
We've spent a wonderful weekend in this lovely cottage. Surrounded by nothing else then woods and watching the stars from the hot tub. The owners were super nice and there was absolutely nothing to complain about. WE'LL BE BACK!
As beautiful as the pictures depict the cottage, they still do not do the Dragonfly Cottage justice. The views from the hot tub (which was perfectly heated upon arrival, thanks Mary Jane!) were breathtaking, and the tranquility of being nestled within the SC mountains enveloped by dense redwood forests was unlike anything we had ever experienced. The interior was very cozy and creatively decorated with various plants. If you have any interest in truly "getting away from it all," do not hesitate to book this place.
We had an incredible stay at the Dragonfly Cottage! Quaint cabin, beautiful forested mountain setting, relaxing hot tub, what's not to love? Great place, and would highly suggest to anyone who is looking to get away and relax!
Tip: Try to arrive before it gets dark to check in - it was challenging to navigate. Also, be mindful of wildlife - were told that 3 mountain lions were seen nearby.
Wonderful place. The hummingbirds were amazing. Sunny, beautiful and peaceful. Many thanks.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.