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.
The welcoming gesture of two cold beers in the fridge was SPOT ON. The room and neighborhood were exactly as described. Peaceful, extremely quiet and psychologically liberating. The room is situated in a forest neighborhood and off the beaten track.
All the simple pleasures of home in a magical forest neighborhood. The apartment was pleasant, private, and quiet.
Katrin & Seth were wonderful hosts, very helpful and kind. I enjoyed the loft very much. It was spacious, clean, comfortable, and quiet. It matched the description perfectly, and was tucked away in the hills, in a quiet neighborhood. I would recommend staying there, especially if you are looking for a sweet place outside of town.
This was a lovely place in a secluded area tucked way back in the Aptos hills. Katrin description of the place is spot on and the whole event was completely seamless.
The garage door opener was exactly where she said it would be and everything was in order when we got there.
Katrin even had many little snacks and nice chocolates available for everyone.
It was helpful that we had access to an empty garage for us to lock our bicycles up while doing other activities.
The place is extremely spacious and worked perfectly for our weekend in Aptos.
Thanks Katrin for a wonderful place for us to stay.
The reservation was canceled 15 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The room is very big and comfortable for my family of four. The snacks and breakfast items were wonderful. It's a great location since you are a short drive to all the beaches (15-25 minutes) but you also get the Redwood experience. And, while we booked it because it was close to Santa Cruz, we actually liked the closer beach towns (Aptos and Capitola) even better.
Hi Amanda, Thank you for your review! We used to leave in Santa Cruz directly and always had beaches which were overcrowded until we got to know the ones down here in Aptos. They are lovely and one can have long walks as well. I'm glad you found the little treasures!
A great place for our retreat. The room is huge and Katrin left us some chocolates, milk, juice, cream, etc. which was nice.
We were comfortable and it was very quiet.
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