Carriage House on West Cliff Drive

Other - Entire home/apt · West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States

Historic Victorian carriage house on the grounds of Epworth-by-the-sea. Fully furnished. Peek ocean view from balcony, gas stove, well-stocked gourmet kitchen, comfortable bedroom, luxurious and opulent bathroom. Perfect for a romantic getaway.

Your host, Khristina
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Historic Victorian carriage house on the grounds of Epworth-by-the-sea. Fully furnished. Peek ocean view from balcony, gas stove, well-stocked gourmet kitchen, comfortable bedroom, luxurious and opulent bathroom. Perfect for a romantic getaway.

The Space

Separate, stand alone carriage house behind primary residence, Epworth-by-the-sea, a Historic Landmark home (originally built in 1887). Owner received green design award for using recycled and eco-friendly building materials. Restored and renovated building that was formerly used to store a buggy and horses, and provided chauffeur accommodations during the late 1800's. LOTS of personal touches and original, period-specific Eastlake Victorian design features. All linens provided, including beach towels. High ceilings, aprox 700+ square feet of living space overall. Peek ocean views from balcony. This is a unique and special property, and combines luxury with historic preservation.

Guest Access

Complete access to carriage house, and private on-site parking. Laundry available for longer term guests.

Interaction with Guests

Home owner is an extrovert and LOVES meeting new people (and animal guests of all sorts), but at the same time, guests can expect that their privacy will be maintained at all times.

The Neighborhood

Walking distance to Boardwalk, Its Beach (no leash beach, a favorite with dogs!), world class surf, diverse culinary offerings, the SC Surf Museum, and the Municipal Wharf. Very close to downtown and shopping areas. GREAT (and very, very scenic) 10K run right outside your door! Located on the Westside "sun belt" of Santa Cruz.

Getting around

Bikes and Segway scooters can be rented very close by. Bus lines within close proximity as well.

Other Things to Note

Well-behaved pets are welcome for an additional fee of $25 per night. Longer term and off season rates (Oct-Feb) are available, and a modest discount is ALWAYS given for stays longer than 3 nights in duration. Weekday rentals may be discounted further---just ask. 3 night minimum, please. Also please note: we love children of all ages, but the carriage house bedroom is very cozy and intimate, and cannot accommodate a crib without blocking emergency exit. Steep staircase leading up to living space means that unit may not be toddler friendly, so we ask that you please inform us in advance if you are traveling with infants or small children.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1595 /week
Monthly Price: $5195 /month
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Such an amazing place I'm hesitant to share with others. Khristina has built an oasis in Santa Cruz. Immediate foot access to beach, surf spots - close to downtown. Every detail has been considered. As good as any B&B or luxury resort we've stayed.

    July 2014
  • Khristina and the Carriage House were terrific. To begin with we swapped emails once or twice a day for a few days leading up to our visit with our questions and she was always very responsive. But the jewel here is the Carriage House. Upscale rustic with a modern twist. So many nice touches including whole bean decafe Pete's in the fridge and a coffee grinder so we could make a fresh pot every morning. Also a little book with her hand written notes about things to do, where to eat, etc.
    Very comfortable bed. Great vaulted ceilings and skylights in all three rooms. Large bathroom with immediate hot water. Great location and beautiful property, walked to everything. Quiet location. She was also very accommodating with our request for a late check-out time. We lucked out with great weather but would be thrilled to go back again regardless of sun or fog. The property has a wonderful history and Khristina can tell you the colorful story. We hope to go back soon.

    June 2014
  • Absolutely Fabulous!!! Mark and I have stayed in beautiful villas in Italy, holiday gites in France, and numerous vacation homes in the States. This property is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed.
    Normally we do not stay in the same place more than once, but we hope to make Santa Cruz and Khristina’s Carriage House an annual event. The Carriage House is very cozy. The bed is extremely comfortable; the bathroom is beautiful (Great bath towels). The gorgeous kitchen is well stocked kitchen (delicious coffee). Khristina has incredible taste; lovely fixtures, furniture, and wall art. The reclaimed floors and fragile barn door are beautiful!
    Mark and I enjoyed coffee in the morning and wine in the evening on our sweet comfortable (peekaboo ocean) balcony. You could hear the sea lions and ocean waves in the background. We really enjoyed the location of Khristina’s home on West Cliff Drive. Pristine!!! We walked for miles along a walk/bike path that parallels a beautiful stretch of the Pacific Ocean. We were very busy and only briefly met with Khristina. She is lovely...
    Khristina had really great recommendations for restaurants and activities. We cannot wait to return next year to Khristina’s beautiful Carriage House by the Sea.
    Thank you for sharing your amazingly wonderful home, looking forward to our next visit… Diane & Mark

    May 2014
  • This is a really cool carriage house to stay at while visiting Santa Cruz. After a long road trip with my dog from Canada, this well appointed place was the perfect place to rest and recuperate, cook some healthy meals and experience a nice slice of California. The location on Cliff Drive is unbeatable, I enjoyed walking the dog to the off-leash beach twice a day and stopping to watch the talented surfers riding the big waves at steamers alley. The place was renovated very nicely and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. I enjoyed opening up the patio doors and taking in the fresh ocean air and peekaboo water views and the little details like Eco friendly cleaning supplies, cold drinks in the fridge, crystal coasters and local lavender lotions were noticeable and further amplify all the reasons why AirBnB's can be a far superior experience to anything a hotel can offer.

    May 2014
  • I cannot say enough about Khristina's carriage house-- how beautiful and peaceful and absolutely perfect it is. It's clear that attention was given to every detail in the space, and the effect is completely lovely. It's bright and airy and if you're relaxing with the windows open at just the right time in the late morning, you can hear the ocean and wind chimes and even the sea lions out on the pier. The kitchen is particularly charming and we loved being able to cook our own meals and enjoy them on the balcony. The ocean is truly steps away, and downtown Santa Cruz is a leisurely walk. We couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous, relaxing spot to enjoy a quiet weekend, and we can't wait to come back.

    May 2014
  • Khristina's Carriage House on West Cliff Drive was sublime. We really enjoyed the space for its classic-yet-contemporary touches, beautiful light, proximity to beaches and the wonderful smell of crisp ocean air. Her place is extremely clean and luxurious with all of the necessities to make a trip away still feel like you're safe at home. Communicating with Khristina was super easy and always a pleasure, with fast responses to any of my questions and a willingness to accommodate our request for a late checkout. Cannot recommend her place enough!

    April 2014
  • My son and I thoroughly enjoyed the splendor of Khristina's seaside retreat. The carriage house is meticulously crafted and the location is superb. At night we could even hear the sounds of the sea lions as we returned home. Khristina is the ultimate Airbnb hostess and you will love meeting her. Highly recommended!

    February 2014
  • Khristina's carriage house is sensational! I have traveled the world for both business and pleasure and would rank this little gem at the top of my list. I would love to live there year round---its right out of the pages of architectural digest! It was spacious and luxurious.Amazing little kitchen with all you could ever need. Khristina was a marvelous and helpful host with A+ suggestions for where to eat and what to do. I am looking forward to coming back as soon as possible.

    January 2014
  • Khristina's carriage house was exactly as advertised. It is tastefully furnished and super comfortable. the location could not be more convenient encouraging great walks and short little naps in the sun.
    I will be back.

    January 2014
  • We loved the Carriage House! If you are going to stay in Santa Cruz, this is the place to stay. The house is lovely, cozy and very quiet. It is on a stunning street that is right on the beach. We saw flocks of pelicans, seals, whales and of course SC surfers. Great location. Khristina was very nice and welcoming. We really enjoyed meeting her and would highly recommend this as a lovely get away.

    November 2013
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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.
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