This is an upgraded 600 sq ft back house with sunny patio and yard on our property. We think it's a very serene and sweet little spot, and hope you do too!
We have an upgraded and lovely standalone, one bedroom unit on a quiet street in the Seabright neighborhood. This spot gives convenient access to the Harbor, Arana Gulch, Seabright, and mid-town restaurants & grocery stores. Large, private backyard gets sun all afternoon, and is usually 10 degrees warmer than the beach!
We have wireless internet, cable TV and DVD player, and CRUISER BIKES you can borrow for beach or grocery runs. The closest beaches are 1.5 miles away, either at the harbor or Seabright. Bikes are definitely the easiest travel mode on weekends or holidays!
There is a queen bed with a semi-firm mattress. Bed linens and towels are provided.
There is NO smoking of any type inside the house.
Downtown Santa Cruz is a 5 minute drive, 10 minute bike ride. Downtown Capitola is about a 10 minute drive. Beaches & bars are all easy drives or bike cruises.
This is a back house, it is a separate unit but located close to the main house. We live in the main house with our dog and have a separate yard space. Happy to answer any questions, speak over the phone, provide virtual tours, etc.
You will have the full back unit, patio and backyard: pretty much everything that is pictured. The shared space is the driveway and walkway into the house.
Interaction with Guests
We interact as much as you want! We live in the front house and anticipate giving you privacy. However, we'd love to meet you if you want to swing by and say hello :)
Other Things to Note
We love our fruit trees around the property, and you are welcome to anything that is fruiting: limes, lemons, plums, and avocados. Enjoy!
Treat it like your own! Please no smoking (of any type) inside the house.
Additional people (above the 2 guest limit) are $10 per day.
Mary was extremely responsive and easy to reach. The house was clean, quiet, cozy and all the pictures accurately describe the space. We had a fantastic experience, and would definitely come back. One thing to note: The bungalow is in the backyard, so there's some audible activity if the hosts are walking around/accessing the yard or shed.
We had a great stay in Everet & Mary's guest house. The guest house is separate from the main house and very quiet and private with its own entrance. They were great hosts and answered any questions we had. They also provided lots of helpful tips and restaurant recommendations. It was especially great to be able to borrow their cruiser bikes and explore Santa Cruz. We had an excellent time!
First of all I want to say that Evert and Mary are truly one of the best hosts I have ever stayed with!
I stayed in their backyard bungalow for a total of 1 month as I was here for school purposes. The space is bright and newly renovated. The bedroom is large with a great comfortable bed. The living space is also open with a nice wonderful couch and a full stocked kitchen will make sure you never go hungry.
The location is also extremely convenient. Minutes to the beach and downtown and just a few blocks away from PCH. Great quiet neighborhood with markets all within walking distance.
If you are ever in the area you will not be disappointed with Everet and Mary's property. Can't say enough good things about my stay here!
We had a great time staying at Mary and Everetts garden house. Perfect location, quiet spot and very well looked after accommodation. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone headed to Santa Cruz.
The place was great overall we loved it. It's also near some restaurants and Walgreens. Quiet neighborhood but it gets really dark at night but overall safe neighborhood. The bathroom would be better if it's bigger. Room is cosy.
We came here for our 2nd anniversary and found Mary to be a phenomenal host...she was very responsive to communication & was gracious when we needed to make a slight change to the reservation (with enough notice). The apartment is gorgeous! Just the right amount of space and light, with various touches that made us feel right at home.
Too bad we weren't able to take advantage of the bikes Mary & Everet so generously provided. We would definitely return and can highly recommend them & the place!
We had a wonderful stay in this lovely guest house. It was very private and quiet. The patio and private yard were just great. The location is perfect for enjoying all of Santa Cruz! We were greeted with a bottle of wine and maps of the area with bicycles available to go cruising around if we wanted. The house was very clean and had everything we needed.
We are an active and adventurous couple - we're out hiking, biking and camping most of our weekends! Mary is addicted to coffee, so rest assured she makes sure the place is always well stocked on caffeine :) We love living in Santa Cruz, and hope you'll enjoy your trip here.