About this listing
This is a loft style unit with a full bath, carpeted, a large sunny deck, skylights, garage and a private entrance. You will also find a coffeemaker, toaster, refrigerator, microwave, utensils and dishes in the room.
The unit is located approximately 3.3 miles from Aptos Village, CA (established 1851).
This is a beautiful and tranquil environment in the redwood forest above the morning fog with an abundant population of birds deer and other animals. It is within biking distance to long sand beaches and over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails in the Nisene Marks State Park.
A beautiful setting along the Redwood trees, birds and deer.
Outdoor activities are everywhere! Learn scuba diving, surfing, paddle boarding or even sailing. Monterey Bay is a premier diving location.
In Aptos itself you will find a modest array of shops, restaurants, Yoga studio, Pilates studio and coffee shops including an amazing bakery. Our Saturday Farmer's Market is a little treat in itself.
A quaint local coffee shop called "Norma Jeans" that has everything you would expect, a unique burger joint called "burger" (duh! - great for Gluten free folks), a little local theater that serves organic popcorn and our new BOOKA restaurant in an old Victorian Hotel.
Other upscale eateries are in downtown Santa Cruz (check out Laili!
Santa Cruz is world renowned for its laid back lifestyle and is about 6 miles down the road if you are looking for a little night life. If you are a health conscious traveler you will be delighted to find an abundance of Health Food stores in the area.
For public transportation there are buses 3.3 miles away in Aptos Village which can connect you up to a decent public transit system that will take you all the way to San Francisco fairly efficiently. There is a bike rental shop in the village for getting about in the local area. Its mostly flat and easy to get to beaches and Santa Cruz by bike.
Santa Cruz downtown is an interesting place to just stroll and listen to street musicians and the Board Walk is a favorite place to take a ride on a roller coaster, scream, and get sick eating cotton candy on all the other thrill machines while overlooking the beach and Pacific Ocean. Our son would love to be your personal guide there. But he won't be.
For a more easy going experience, whale watching is popular and the famous Monarch Butterflies at the Natural Bridges State Park are in easy reach. Reasonably priced charter sailing boats are available to explore the wetter side of the area.
And let's not forget the Monterey Sea Aquarium. A MUST for kids and adults alike.
Enjoy waking up to the sounds and feel of nature.
Previous guests have described this place as "cozy", "beautiful", "quiet", "stunning", "clean", "no hotel can offer this."
We ask our guests to treat our premises with respect.
This is a special place and the beauty of the outdoors, including plants and trees, hummingbirds, deer and hawks, invites visitors to a sweet retreat from the stress and chaos many experience in their daily lives.
We discourage those who want to have big parties from coming to this lovely location. Please, no smoking at all, including outside. Please no shoes inside the house as we just cleaned the carpet. It’s very cozy without shoes ;-)
Please leave no food outside overnight as we do have Raccoons visiting the property.
Security deposit will be promptly re-credited to your account.
Please feel free to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions.
We do have Wireless available upon arrival. Please note that cell phone coverage can be spotty with T-Mobile but you are able to connect to WIFI calls.
Very big and lots of space!! The hosts provide you with everything you need besides a stove there's games, microwave, fridge, dishes, linens, coffee maker, toaster, they even left snacks, teas, and coffee for us! It was a bit of a drive to get up there but the entire drive was absolutely beautiful and made it worth it!Also, very quiet and no interruptions!! Very comfortable !
We had a great and very relaxing time at Katrin's place, it is very cozy with absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay. The setting and patio are amazing! Highly recommend and hope to come back.
It was good that we arrived before sundown as the road up could be a little tricky for city folk. We had no trouble finding it and the place was just right for my 2 sons. Plenty of room to play around. Although we brought our own, the two beers in the fridge was a nice touch. Also included was oatmeal, coffee, tea and fresh cream. Everything was perfect. It was so peaceful. Each morning we drove into the State park for morning hikes. My son has already asked when can we stay in the forest again.
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Although our trip was short, we enjoyed the privacy of Katrin's place. There was an issue with a double booking, but thankfully we arrived earlier than the second couple. The room was as described, spacious and quiet. There were snacks and games to play. Overall a decent experience.
Our stay at Katrin's place couldn't have been more peaceful and relaxing! Katrin's house is located up a beautiful wooded road in a very safe-feeling neighborhood. The room was very open and spacious, and was equipped with everything we needed, including a mini-fridge, coffee-maker, toaster, and even some snacks! We felt very welcomed with clear driving instructions and a nice welcome packet awaiting us upon arrival. We slept very well in the comfortable bed and awoke to the sounds of birds chirping. It was an easy drive getting into the heart of downtown Santa Cruz. I would definitely recommend Katrin's room to anyone who plans traveling to the Santa Cruz area and is looking for a peaceful and private space.
Thanks Katrin for everything!
Katrin's loft space was incredible! It was just perfect for my two daughters and I to comfortably unwind and regroup after many hours on the road! We adored the location, the furnishings, and all of the delightful goodies Katrin left for us! We truly felt at home! Thank you Katrin! Someday we hope to return with the whole family!
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