This upstairs bedroom has easy access from the front entry and has its own private bathroom. The views are fabulous, looking across to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the wharf, and the sailboats taking advantage of the ocean breezes.
A short walk down the hill takes you to the beach. Turn the other direction and take advantage of the spectacular walking and bike path along W. Cliff Drive to Natural Bridges Beach. Take a short 25 minute walk to downtown to access any of the 10 movie theaters and many wonderful restaurants.
Other things to note
We are required to collect Occupancy Tax from our guests at the rate of 11%. Since Airbnb does not have a mechanism for this in Santa Cruz, we have tried to modify their existing template to include the tax as a "Cleaning Fee". This will allow us to separate the tax from the overall cost of the rental. We understand Airbnb may be fixing this next year, and appreciate your understanding.
2 night minimum required.
If you would like to do any cooking, please be sure to make arrangements with us in advance. We have a busy household and the kitchen is the busiest spot in the house. Thanks.
We are in and out a lot and so the amount of interaction with guests is really dependent upon our schedules during the stay. We do our best to greet guests personally, but if this isn't possible, we communicate with them to make sure that they can settle in when they arrive. In general, we are pretty laissez-faire in our approach, but try are available by e-mail, phone or text to respond to guest needs.
My husband and I and share this great house with our daughter who is a young adult and a single "boarder". My husband is Director of IT for one of the large divisions at UCSC, and I own my own company which provides commercial real estate development services for nonprofit organizations. I have an office in San Francisco and also work out of my home office in Santa Cruz a number of days per week.
We enjoy living in Santa Cruz with the beach across the street and the redwoods a short drive away. We appreciate the natural wonders every day and vow never to take them for granted.