About this listing
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.
Two-night minimum stay on weekends, i.e., Friday, Saturday, Sunday. THREE-DAY MINIMUM ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. No smoking inside cottage. There is an ashtray on the deck where you may smoke as much as you like. Check-in at 3:00pm - check out at 11:00am. You may request late check out. If there are no guest coming in that day, you are welcome to stay longer.
The Dragonfly Cottage was positively lovely! My wife and I enjoyed the first three nights of our honeymoon at Mary Jane's picturesque listing and enjoyed every minute of it. Her attention to detail and thoroughness were outstanding, the the home was gorgeous. It is truly a perfect "getaway" location. Definitely would return!!
The roads to the cottage were also beautiful, but a bit difficult and could be treacherous on a dark night or in inclement weather--not that this is a deal breaker, but take this into consideration when preparing to visit/picking a rental car, etc.
Nearby food recommendations: Corralitos Market, Azteca.
Mary Jane emailed and texted with clear and welcoming directions and tips. The intermittent dragonfly lights, tea kettle, and bric-a-brac were nice. The hot tub was spot on at 103 degrees with a killer view. Watching the fog come in over Watsonville was pleasant. There were only birds with no chainsaw or other neighbor noises so this was a blessed get-away for two tired parents that enjoyed the peace and cozy cottage.
We didn't get a chance to go to the Corralitos Brewing Co. and I brought bike, water bottles, etc. to bike back to Santa Cruz along the breathtaking Eureka Canyon Road... but forgot my helmet, so I had to drive back. Regardless, Dragongly Cottage was excellent, not hassle. Highly recommended for those seeking a getaway.
What a wonderful place to stay! We had a great time relaxing in the cottage and enjoying the beautiful views from the hot tub. This house will always be a place we remember because it's where my fiancée (I can say that now!) got engaged!
So glad Mary Jane shared this part of her home with us and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful, scenic retreat!
Dragonfly Cottage was a beautiful escape from the city. My husband and I wanted to get away from SF for the weekend and this was a perfect place to relax and unwind. We were able to read on the deck while getting some sun, and watch the sunset in the hot tub. It was a great getaway spot and we look forward to returning in the future! Thank you!
Mary Jane was awesome! We got fresh eggs in the morning and she was very attentive to any issues. Great place to stay. Even better host.
Dragonfly Cottage was even better than expected. The location, the view, the simple and very very cozy interior were all a treasure. It is very remote so you need to bring in what you will need and it is so lovely that once you are there you don't want to leave. It is a perfect getaway.
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About the Host, Mary Jane
I am a woman interested in almost everything. I am married the mother of five children, ages 15 to 35. I am grandmother to three. I am a local to the area and love my native land. I am a soap and body product maker. I have and affinity for people and animals. Thinking is my favorite activity. Talking with thinkers comes next. I love nature and have chosen to live in the mountains my entire adult life. I am a reader. I have traveled to Mexico, Canada and Europe. I look forward to more travels.
Bless you, Mary Jane