Spiral staircase to your perch.Seating for two, art supplies at hand for the inspired
Entire home/apt
3 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
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Creative space with lots of books and art supplies. Indoor storage for bikes and surf gear under the spiral staircase. Walk to everywhere, enjoy the yoga studio in the building, and on site massage from Wendy at the ground level of Squid Row and Bare

Spiral staircase to your perch.

Spiral staircase to your perch.

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The Space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $75
Weekly discount: 10%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

Climb the spiral staircase to reach your private perch. Enjoy the roof deck with your coffee in the morning. Walk to everything in downtown Santa Cruz, ride your bikes to the beach, redwoods and Big Sur.
This charming space will make for one of your more memorable get-aways. Original art and sculpture throughout space. Loft queen bed, down comforters and high thread count linens round out the comfort factor. Captain Nemo Inspired shower is a work of fine art. The living room is full of books (no t.v.) board games, and art supplies. A comfortable daybed sleeps a single, in the living room with the roof deck garden as a private space overlooking downtown.
The building is home to a yoga studio (body&soul) art studio & event space (7squidrow) bodywork and beauty services (bare) located in downtown Santa Cruz. Our Chestnut Street historic district is a beautiful stroll to everything you'd need including an amazing list of cafes and The Penny Ice Creamery all within licking distance.
We are located in a historically significant building, full of amazing art and sculpture. Need to host an event for fifty guests or less, private pop-up dinner party? Our working art studio/event space with petite stage is a magical venue with a secret garden.
Art and cultural workshops are booked through Art duJour and available online. It's a great escape located close to so much.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is after 3PM

Surrounded by fine art, sculpture hosted with this amazing historical setting we ask that you don't smoke, use candles or incense during your visit.
Loud music and dancing till dawn is available nearby but frowned upon in-house, as is inviting your party back to the roof deck. We have a working art studio below the apartment and a communal BBQ you can use depending upon current projects or classes/events offered. Thank-you in advance.
(URL HIDDEN) Welcome to the Enterprise Ironworks Building

738 Chestnut @ Squid Row. Santa Cruz CA (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The parking: There is street parking available and a covered garage located one block away on Cedar st. If you arrive via train, plane or rocketship we can send a shuttle for you from any of the surrounding airports: San Jose is 45 min way, Monterey 70min. If you need wheels while in the area Zipcar offers cars right near us. In a pinch we'll lend our mini cooper convertible, tandem bicycle or unicycle.

The environ: Industrial in nature the Enterprise Ironworks once contributed historically as an early manufacture spot for gold rush pick axe and shovel.
It's always been a creative space, and the charming Alley of Squid Row is adjacent to the building.
The building served as warehouse/workshop for early Santa Cruz developer Max Walden. The Cooper House was also a Walden Property. The iconic Cooper House spirit still resides here, with a few doors and light fixtures serving as functional history and art. The artist Michael Leeds work is featured throughout the building.

The location: A quiet street of residential sprinkled with a few great health and beauty services, three yoga studios including Body & Soul located in the building. Our local is in close proximity to downtown so you can walk any where yet we offer a world away feeling with easy access to Hwy 1, 17, and 9. The ocean and redwoods offer a backdrop.
The neighborhood:
We are in a quiet enclave of historically significant Santa Cruzian wonders. The Mission Hill train tunnel just across the street is backdrop to a 1903 snap of then President Teddy Roosevelt en route to Big Basin, historic Victorian homes line Walnut avenue and of course the best slice of downtown Santa Cruz is simply a street away. Cedar St is home to the Penny Ice Creamery, Gabriela's, Planet Fresh, The Limelight Cafe, Jack's Burgers, Cafe Bene and Kuwumba jazz.

The location. Quiet enough to hear nearby frogs. Bike to Neary Lagoon, the beach and the Redwoods of Hwy 9. We are ten min to UCSC, walking distance to the downtown Farmers Market, Sunday Antique Fair.

Our walkable neighborhood offers you as much/little as you'd like to explore. The event space 7 Squid Row is a working art studio and creative space that hosts community, and private events, First Friday Art openings and educational offerings thru Art duJour. If we can offer any other local knowledge for an authentic travel experience please call or email.
What to pack: We are located within a Banana Belt of sunny skies or is it a Banana Slug with a sweater? Both really. Bring a sweater or wrap for chilly coastal evenings, and sun screen. It's always a little of both typically.
What to do: We are big fans of all things local. A few things worthy of your time might be Friday Mornings at the Flea Market (short drive) the butterfly park, redwoods along Hwy 9, Warriors Basketball just down the street.
Roaring Camp railroad, The Big Dipper roller coater at The Boardwalk. A stroll thru Bookshop Santa Cruz.

Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay
Seating for two, art supplies at hand for the inspired

Seating for two, art supplies at hand for the inspired

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Santa Cruz, California, United States · Member since July 2012

Well traveled creatives have developed a sleep-away art camp experience for those in need of an artistic jolt. Santa Cruz workshops, classes and private events can also be booked at 7squidrow. The tree-tops treehouse in the Redwoods of Corralitos is a rustic writer, bird watching retreat I've offered to groups and individuals seeking solitude.
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Looking to book an experience? Unplug from the real world? It's a great space to explore your creative side, surrounded by art.

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