Our home is a warm place to lay your head while exploring all the beauty that surrounds this area. In just 10 minutes be among the magnificent redwoods, walking the stunning beaches, kayaking Elkhorn Slough or surfing the beautiful waves. Even enjoy organic fruit and veggies from our backyard garden.
Our home is just outside of the city of Santa Cruz, between Aptos and Corralitos. If you're looking for a less touristy location and quiet long stretches of beach, Aptos is the place for you. You can also experience the excitement of Santa Cruz and then come home to this more country-like setting. Please note we do accommodate one-night only stays, but at a premium rate. Once you request our place we will send you an offer, this will vary with the seasons.
Our guests will have access to organic fruits and vegetables while in season, that you can harvest straight from our backyard garden and greenhouse.
Interaction with Guests
Most often we do all interactions virtually.
I love that I can be in my car less than 10 minutes and be in the redwood forest or on the most beautiful beaches of the Central Coast. I love that in less than 1.5 hours I can be in the lively city of San Francisco or in Big Sur exploring the most breathtaking waterfalls and beaches in the world. I love that when I look out my kitchen window I see cows roaming the hillside.
Yes, the bus stop is right across the street.
We ask that our guests handle our house with love and care. Please treat our place like you would your own. We appreciate transparency and honesty. We guarantee we will give you the same respect in return.
No smokers or pets please.
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Dear Derik and Angeka, thank you so much for letting us stay at your home. We came with a group of 8 girls and had a wonderful time!! The house was big enough for all of us (such a nice and spacious living room), the beds were super comfortable, the bathrooms very clean (the shower in the master bedroom --aaamazing), the kitchen is so cute! We had so much fun cooking in it! Derik and Angela even left us firewood outside their yard for us, so we were able to sit around a warm fire! It was also no problem for the hosts to let us arrive earlier than the usual check-in time, which worked so much better with our travel plans! We would definitely recommend this home to others and would also gladly stay there again! Thank you Derik and Angela for making a relaxing weekend away from the city possible!
Our family had a wonderful stay at Derik & Angela's home. It was exceptionally clean, the beds are comfortable, the linens are spotless, it has modern amenities (we loved the movie projector), and is fully stocked with kitchenware that made our Thanksgiving dinner possible. We enjoyed short day trips to Sunset beach and redwood forests. The décor is thoughtful, child-friendly, and elegant in a northern California eco-conscious way (i.e. solid beautiful furniture). Their backyard is a plus with garden, lots of native birds, and seating. We absolutely loved our stay.
Derik and Angela really embody what the spirit of AirBnB is all about. I really appreciated how welcoming and friendly they were. We were in town for a triathlon that I was anxious about. Staying at Derik and Angela's place really helped us to relax and get rid of the negative energy leading up to the race. Their home is such a great place to unwind and feel apart of nature and the simpler things in life. I really wish we had stayed longer and I can recommend that they are great hosts and offer an awesome place to explore Aptos, Capitola, and Santa Cruz from.
Thank you for Angela and Derik for letting us share your beautiful house. They were very accommodating hosts. Returned our calls and texts promptly if we had questions. Wanted to make sure we understood the traffic situation around town and have what we needed at the house.
Great house with everything we needed. Great easy to follow instructions for everything in the house. We loved our stay.
The house was great! It was 4 people and it was a perfect amount of space! 2bds and 2 baths make it so nice for each couple to have their privacy! They worked with me the whole way and I was so appreciated. First experience with airbnb and it was perfect I will always use them if I'm in the area or with any other trips thank you!
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We are a simple, happy, outdoor-enthusiast couple. We love to explore the world and our beautiful Monterey Bay. We love our area that allow us to kayak the Elkhorn Slough, surf and sail up and down the Monterey Bay Coast, to grow our own food, and to enjoy fresh organic foods. We love to enjoy everyday to the fullest and approach life with trust and positivity. We know when you visit our home or we are a guest in your home you will feel comfortable and feel our love of life. We like to travel the world with simplicity and the drive to learn.
Our life motto is: Do something you fear everyday!