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.
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, approx 600+ square feet of living space overall. Peek ocean views from balcony. This is a unique and special property, and combines luxury with historic preservation.
Complete access to carriage house, and private on-site parking. Secure storage available for bikes and surfboards. 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.
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.
Bikes and Segway scooters can be rented very close by. Bus lines within close proximity as well.
There is on-site, dedicated parking available for one car. There is street parking available for additional cars (no permit required area). Only one car permitted in designated space, please.
Other Things to Note
Well-behaved pets are welcome for an additional fee of $25 per night. If bringing a pet, advance notice is absolutely required. Longer term and off season rates (Oct-Mar) are available, and a modest discount is ALWAYS given for stays longer than 3 nights in duration. Weekday rentals and last minute bookings may be discounted further---just ask. 2 night minimum on weekends, please. Also PLEASE NOTE: we love children of all ages, but the carriage house bedroom is very cozy and intimate, and canNOT, under any circumstances, accommodate a crib without blocking the 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 young children under the age of 6.
Absolutely no cigarette or tobacco smoke, please. Quiet enjoyment of the space is always preferred...in other words, no rowdy keg parties. That's pretty much all we ask.
This is a gem that sits at the edge of the world, otherwise known as West Cliff above the Pacific Ocean. Not only did the place charm on so many levels, but the host, Khristina was helpful and warm.
So much privacy and access to all of the treasures of Santa Cruz.
The carriage house met all expectations and truly a hidden gem.
Khristina is a gracious host and her attention to detail is spot on.
Thank you again for hosting us and for a wonderful experience.
I can't say enough wonderful things about this adorable carriage house. It is absolutely beautiful, located right on the edge of one of the most spectacular landscapes in the country. Waking up with coffee and strolling along the cliffside to watch the surfers is just divine. On top of that, Khristina is one of the best hosts I've encountered on Airbnb... I sincerely hope to come back and meet her someday!!
I just spent the most amazing week at Khristina's Carriage House. I needed accommodations for myself and my pooch, as I was attending a week long dog training seminar/workshop. My host Khristina was AMAZING! Her attention to detail, both on the renovation of this beautiful space and her personal touches (an individually wrapped treat for my beloved Jake presented in a dog dish she provided, Peet's coffee..my personal favorite, lovely beverages and a tiny glass pitcher of cream for my coffee! I could go on) were unbelievable. I had to ask myself...."Am I dreaming right now?" I just have to say, "You get what you pay for!!" I will never stay at the Inn at Depot Hill (which I really liked) or anywhere else when I visit Santa Cruz, as long as The Carriage House is available. The location could not be more perfect! (Jake might disagree, as he wasn't sure what to make of the crashing waves and sea lions barking) but to me...it was music to my ears!! We watched the sunrise and took beachfront walks every single morning. I was super busy and didn't get to actually meet Khristina until the last day, but glad I did. She was so warm and authentic. A lovely person and the perfect host!! So glad I found this little retreat. Thank you Khristina for everything. You rock!! Oh, and one more thing....I personally blame her for my husband (who joined me on the last night) now insisting we buy an ILVE range! I t is pretty amazing actually. So if you are considering this listing, do it...just not during a week I want it!! It was worth every penny!
Once again, I had a most wonderful stay at Khristina's lovely carriage house. It was my second visit and I can't say enough great things about this beautiful property and the "caretaker" who operates it. Khristina will likely win the "Best Host" award when Airbnb decides to create a category for this. I hope to return again & again! Be sure to stay here when you are in Santa Cruz!
Khristina was a wonderful host who was incredibly welcoming and responsive from the moment we first connected! She made us feel right at home upon arrival with a tour and tips in the space and even had a treat waiting for my dog :) She gave us plenty of privacy but was always a quick message away for anything we needed. The Carriage house is beautifully done and an awesome place to stay, the pictures don't even do it total justice! The location is ideal as well; walking distance to the boardwalk/beach and we enjoyed multiple walks each day with my dog along the West Cliff drive sidewalks taking-in the beautiful view as well as active surfers, seals, and even dolphins! Overall, a wonderful experience. We only wish we were able to stay longer but will certainly be back for another visit :)
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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.