Gorgeous, contemporary two bedroom, 2 bath house welcomes guests to Santa Cruz. Completely remodeled in 2012, the home features a private, tropical courtyard patio, and enclosed backyard. Inside you'll find brushed fir floors, Israeli Limestone bathrooms and reclaimed redwood detailing throughout. The light-filled kitchen features a restored O'Keefe and Merritt gas stove, Bosch dishwasher, and Zinc and Limestone countertops.
Downstairs, the beautiful Master suite features a custom built California King four- poster bed decked with a plush down comforter and oversized down pillows. Picture windows, writing desk, and a large walk- in closet complete the room., The attached Israeli Limestone bathroom has a large soaking tub with shower and heated towel rack.
The open, light-filled modern farmhouse dining area features 18 foot ceilings and an extensive dining table which expands to comfortably seat 14 people. Matching sofas flank our beautiful wood burning fireplace and lend an ambiance of comfort to the living room.
The upstairs bedroom has a queen sized bed and writing desk. The adjacent bathroom includes a limestone shower and heated towel rack. In the den you'll find a flat screen TV with Roku Box.
If you have a fifth person and someone is willing to couch surf-there are plenty of bedclothes to make a cozy private spot on the couch in the den-no extra charge.
Our backyard features plum, lemon, fig and persimmon trees in season as well as a summer-season fire-pit. We have a chicken coop with four hens so you will have fresh eggs available each day. (Onsite house manager, in separate studio apartment, tends the hens.) Three adult beach cruisers are available for your riding pleasure. There are some boogie boards also to take with you to the water.
Our lovely home is an easy 5 minute walk to the beach and the West Cliff bike path. We are only 1 block from Kelley's French Bakery,the Parish Pub,The West End Tap, Bantam Restaurant, Companion Bakery, New Leaf Community Market, Bonny Doon Vineyards Tasting Room, the fabulous Santa Cruz Yoga Studio, charming boutiques, and so much more. World famous surf spot, Steamer Lane, is a ten minute bike ride away. Also be sure to check out our fantastic Saturday farmer's market just a few blocks away. It's a wonderful neighborhood.
As this is our primary residence, it is only available when we are traveling.
One more thing-We have a tenant in a studio apartment up front. It's very separate, only sharing a wall with the laundry room. It has its own yard and entrance. But just to know, if you DO hear anything, yes, there is another apartment adjacent to the house.
Please leave the house as you found it with the kitchen cleaned and all dishes in the dishwasher. This is a no smoking residence. Thank you!
Shelby and Bill's house is just beautiful--clean, updated, and full of interesting and charming decor. It was the perfect getaway for me and my family, and we would absolutely stay here again!
We absolutely loved our stay at Shelby's. The home was beautiful, cozy, clean, and in a great location. The beach was a short walk, and the redwoods were a quick ride away. Shelby was a fantastic, welcoming host. She left us with great recommendations for things to do nearby. We tried a restaurant just a block away, and it was excellent. The experience was wonderful all around, and we very much appreciate it. Thank you, Shelby!!
Wonderfully Welcoming... Everything was super smooth and easy. We loved the neighborhood and overall Santa Cruz vibe. Felt right at home
Our stay at Hacienda Almar was perfection!
Shelby's home is very warm and inviting and the location was perfect for us... within walking distance to everything we could have wanted or needed. We felt very comfortable and would gladly stay there again. A 5 star experience for sure!
Shelby's home is beautifully designed and crafted, with all the comforts of home (and then some)--the perfect place for us. Shelby left a note that was so gracious, informative, and generous that by the end of our stay, we felt like we were leaving old friends.
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I am a school teacher and my husband, Bill, is a building contractor. We have lived in Santa Cruz for 35 years. We love to travel and we love coming home to Santa Cruz. It's a pleasure for us to share our house with others.