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!
Loved the place, and Charlotte was so helpful and generous!
Cute neighborhood. Charlotte provided great ideas for locals eats and activities.
We were in Santa Cruz with friends for a concert, so the house was adequate for a single night's stay. The house is very cute and well decorated. We played guitar and sang in the living room. The tenants in the front house were very friendly. Pets are allowed, so that's great for a traveller who doesn't like to leave the pet at home.
Two things. The beds are old, full-size beds, so might be small and uncomfortable for some couples to share. It was fine for me and my boyfriend but our friends were uncomfortable and had trouble sleeping. Also, the bathroom was dirty like it had not been cleaned in a while.
We enjoyed the close proximity to the beach that Sun Stucco afforded us. The house is cute with lovely lighting, a compact kitchen, and cozy living room for sitting around the table with friends. Street parking was ample, and Madeline was easy to communicate with. A good launch point for a Santa Cruz 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!