About This Listing
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.
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. 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.
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 history: As mentioned the gold rush prompted a brisk business of pick axe and shovel, later on 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, yet we offer a world away feeling with easy access to Hwy 1, 17, and 9. The ocean and redwoods offer a backdrop.
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.
Christine did an awesome job of making sure everything we need was taken care of. The place is as described; unique, eclectic, and a great location to be in the area, whether your destination is northern surf or southern...anything.
Access and directions were clear and straightforward, and I would definitely go back again!
Thanks for everything Christine!
The unit is incredible, we were blown away by all the little details. The staircase is absolutely beautiful. The location couldn't have been better, it was a super short walk to the heart of downtown with several great restaurants and shops. The only time we got in the car the whole weekend was for a short drive to go on a hike at Wilder Ranch State Park, which is a jewel. I kept the place we were staying a surprise, and my partner was very impressed.
Wonderful place in a great area! Very artistic and fun! Highly recommend and we would pick the spot the next time a visit.
Carla and Nick
We had a delightful time. It was funky and eclectic in it's style. We look forward to our next visit there. Christine is a great hostess!
Wonderful place. The description, photos, and previous reviews are a very good reflection of what to expect. This is NOT a traditional accommodation, so if you are looking for that, you should look somewhere else. But this place is a great experience for those looking for something unique. It is private and quiet. The bed was very comfortable, the hot water was plentiful and the water pressure great, the kitchen stocked, and it was very clean. The location was perfect for exploring downtown, and the overall experience was special. It was chilly in the morning, and I didn't see a thermostat - so bring warm PJs. The street parking pass is a great bonus. The WiFi was fast and reliable. Christine was responsive and helpful. Definitely recommend.
I took my girlfriend on a weekend getaway in Santa Cruz and Christine made it extra special. She was very accommodating and the space was exactly as described. We loved the little details that were put into creating such a unique home. From the beautiful signage and woodwork to the ornate bathroom. In particular we really liked relaxing on the porch, sipping mimosas, and basking in the all-day sun.
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About the Host, Christine
Well traveled creatives have developed a sleep-away art camp experience for those in need of an artistic jolt. Workshops, classes and private events can also be booked at 7squidrow which is in the building, at ground floor.
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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