About this listing
Hi there. I have a really special space to share in a wonderful, convenient location. This 1930's two bedroom stucco is located on a multi-home property on a quiet residential street just a few minutes walk from downtown, the Boardwalk, and Main Beach. You can hear the sound of the waves when the wind blows just right. Sunny and bright, the house sits on a large lot, set back from the street. The lot is shared with another two other rentals (Simple Studio and Lil Loafer) as well as two occupied houses.
Sun Stucco is creamy white, clean, airy and stylishly decorated. It features refinished wood floors, original tile work in the kitchen and a bath and outdoor patio area. The light in this house is fantastic! You feel like you are in an old movie set in Palm Springs.
The people living on the property are writers, academics, designers, teachers. There is a eight year old living on the property as well. Kid friendly! Old dogs welcomed.
Please enjoy the patio for BBQs and outdoor eating. And the fire pit for roasting smores and telling stories.
Interaction with Guests
You will meet and possibly hang out with most everyone on the property including some fellow travelers staying in our other rentals
Our neighborhood is a quiet steer right in the middle of everything. Just over the bridge (10 min walk?) is downtown. If you head the opposite direction you will find the Boardwalk and the beach.
Hello and welcome to Riverside Ranch! This is a mutli-unit property with a lot going on: kids, garden, building projects, etc. We would like to share this space with you and hope for you to be courteous and kind in return. This is not a party pad. We have young children and pets and close neighbors. No excessive drinking or drug use. No loud noise after 10pm or before 9am. No cigarette smoking on the property. And remember, this is the front stucco you're renting!
Please clean up after yourselves and respect the space of others on the property. We have put our most beloved treasures in to furnish the place and we hope they will be safe from kids and animals. Thank you and enjoy!
Charlotte was wonderful and the rental was charming. My family enjoyed the gardens and the communal feel of the place. If I had been traveling alone or we were staying longer, I'd have offered to help tend the tomatoes. It looked like fun :) The boardwalk and shopping / restaurants were 10 minutes walk from the house. Be sure to hit as many of Charlotte's recommendations as possible. They were great! Parking was tricky a couple of times even with an economy clown-car-sized vehicle, so be aware.
We've been disappointed : although the house is at a walking distance from the boardwalk, in a quiet area and friendly neighbourhood, it was not clean as per our standards (impossible to walk barefoot without having our feet blacks, same for our daughter who was walking on her knees...); floor has been quickly swept but for sure the mop has not been passed... Also the bath was dirty and our 2nd daughter told us "I don't want to sit here, it's too dirty".
Finally, we had a gas shut off which means no way to cook nor to have hot water... Charlotte was quite reactive and provided us a hot plate but we spent 2 nights without hot water which was quite an issue with 2 young kids. Charlotte told us she will refound the 2 nights which we appreciate.
This place was nice! It was a super short walk to downtown in a great neighborhood right off the freeway. We also hung out with a super chill cat Jefferson that lived on the property. Thanks Charlotte!
Although the we never met the host, the unit was nice and in a great location within walking distance of the wharf.
Charlotte was very responsive making it easy to check in and in answering any questions we had. The home was comfortable and served our needs well. Three other AirBnBs are in the same location. Even though we saw people they were all very quiet. The two beds were a futon and an inflatable mattress. They were both off the floor making them easy to get in and out. While I was a little stiff in the morning, they were actually pretty comfortable. It is only a short distance to the Boardwalk and on street parking was plentiful. This is a good value for a two bedroom.
We had a great stay in this charming house. It's decorated very nice and had everything we needed. The neighbors were really friendly and Charlotte was helpful and always really fast to respond to our questions. The location was good with walking distance to Boardwalk, grocery stores etc.
Charlotte was a great host from afar. She was very responsive, and the neighbors were friendly as well. Enjoyed staying at her nice cottage for a quick beach getaway!
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About the Host, Charlotte
Hello, my name is Charlotte and I am excited to be a host for Airbnb. I love meeting new people and look forward to hosting folks coming through town. I live right next door to this rental with my adorable Jack Russell, Jerry Lee, so I will be available and nearby if you have any questions.
I am a textile artist and own my own small business called Stand West, where I design and hand make a range of luxury, eco conscious accessories using custom dyed fabrics and mostly repurposed materials. If you are extra curious check out @standwestcreations on Instagram.
In addition to Stand West I am a Hip Hop Dance Teacher and work with Crush Sunglasses (a company based in the LA area) as their Northern California lifestyle rep.
Despite growing up in beautiful Colorado and having the opportunity to explore every state in the USA, Santa Cruz has a strong hold on my heart. Here I spend the majority of my free time at the skate park located just a few blocks from Riverside Ranch, running on West Cliff, visiting the farmers markets that are held every day of the week throughout town, taking my dog to the beach, hiking in the redwoods with friends, and working with the community to make this city even better then it already is.
I have been blessed beyond my own imagination to travel many places across the globe through the benefits of having a mother as a Airline Stewardess. Because of all of my experiences being away from home I have a huge heart for making sure that your stay is the best it can be. Staying somewhere that feels like home, rather then in a hotel, makes all of the difference for me when I am exploring new places. Thank God for Airbnb. ; )
I hope to have the chance to get to know you and whether or not you decide to stay at Riverside Ranch I'll be wishing for you the best experiences while you are here in Santa Cruz.
Light and Love!