About this listing
Separate cottage located behind oceanfront home. Steps from the beach, close to downtown, and easy 10 minute walk to Boardwalk. Fully furnished, basic cable, WiFi access. VERY charming and romantic. Pets welcome for additional fee.
Very cozy, romantic garden cottage on the grounds of historic landmark home, Epworth-by-the-sea. Cottage was built in the late 1800's, and was used as a caretaker's cottage. Modern amenities with the charm of a bygone era.
Entire cottage and private patio. Private parking next to unit. Private laundry access for guests staying long term.
Interaction with Guests
Homeowner is an extrovert, but will take cues from guest as to how much interaction they would like. :-) Observation of privacy can be expected.
Cottage is located on beautiful West Cliff Drive. Easy access to Boardwalk, Municipal Wharf, Natural Bridges, SC Surf Museum, downtown shopping area. There is a GREAT (and very scenic) 10K run right outside our door.
Bikes and Segway scooters can be rented nearby. Bus lines located 6 blocks away.
Other Things to Note
Well-behaved pets are welcome for an additional fee of $25 per night, or $125 for weekly rentals. 3 night minimum, please. Modest discount ALWAYS given for stays that are four days or longer in duration. Weekly, monthly, and seasonal rates are available---discounts also given to return guests and weekday-only guests. This unit has worked very well as a home-away-from-home for longer-term, visiting professionals. ***PLEASE NOTE: We believe in legitimacy. Quoted rates include 11% Transient Occupancy Tax as required by the City of Santa Cruz***
Strictly no smoking. And no rowdy parties, and no loud activities, please. Really...that's all I ask. :-)
I have to say that this has been my best experience staying in Santa Cruz, the Victorian Cottage was perfect and Khristina was a fantastic host attending to our every need. I was in town for my daughter's graduation from UCSC and my only regret is that I didn't find this cottage when she was a freshman. The cottage is located in a very quiet residential neighborhood just steps from the ocean. This will be my number one choice for lodging when I return to Santa Cruz thanks to Khristina.
Another amazing stay at Khristina's cottage. I think the best review is a return stay. Love it here, wish I had enough time off to keep coming back this summer
Oh man, what a great experience. This spot is perfect. Across the street from steps down to a great surf spot. Walking distance to the boardwalk, a morning run that can't be beat along the coastline and a short drive to downtown SC.
We never got to meet Khristina as we were always out doing something, but she couldn't have been a more gracious host. Always checking in on us. Left us notes, extras in the fridge, linens for the pull out etc.
You'll see all the "we'll be back/ we're here for our 2nd time" and we're no exception.
Nothing better than waking up in the morning to fresh ocean air and seals braying in the distance. Perfect walkable location between the boardwalk and Lighthouse Point. Cottage was cozy and very clean with everything we needed.
What a wonderful cottage! Perfect for a romantic getaway, well appointed, close to everything and a gracious hostess. Thanks again for a great weekend.
We had such a wonderful time at Khristina's cottage- our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! Khristina is the best hostess, considerate and full of sweet surprises. We can't wait to go back to this sanctuary by the sea!
Khristina was the perfect host - she made us feel at home and gave us the right amount of space. It felt like we were friendly neighbors! When we arrived, she stopped by to welcome us and provide the scoop on local eats and attractions. She also had the cottage in absolutely pristine condition - it was completely stocked with goodies and everything we could possibly need for our stay. The sweetest thing was that she left a treat on the doorstep for our little pup. It was a small, but very sweet gesture! I would definitely recommend staying at the Victorian Cottage. Not only is the location fabulous, but you'll be very well taken care of :-)
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About the Host, Khristina
Extroverted host seeks fun-loving guests with two and/or four legs that appreciate coastal vistas, historic architecture, and seaside living. My pet-friendly accommodations are located on the water, and close to many of the wonderful attractions that make Santa Cruz such a great place to visit.