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Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

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. Free WiFi, parking, cable. Pet friendly and perfectly located to enjoy all that Santa Cruz has to offer. Great for extended stays.


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $95
Weekly Discount: 17%
Weekend Price: $279 / night
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Description

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, approx 600+ square feet of living space overall. Peek ocean views from balcony. This is a unique and special property, and combines luxury with rustic, historic preservation.

Guest access

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.

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. 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---public transit discount given to those traveling without a motor vehicle.

Other things to note

This unit works very well for visiting professionals seeking an alternative to extended stay hotels. Well-behaved pets are welcome for an additional fee of $25 per night, or $125 for weekly rentals. If bringing a pet, advance notice is absolutely required---please do NOT "Instant Book" if traveling with a pet. Longer term and off season rates (Oct-Mar) are available, and a modest discount is ALWAYS given for stays longer than 4 nights in duration. Weekday rentals and last minute bookings may be discounted further---just ask. 3 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. ***Quoted rates include 11% Transient Occupancy Tax as mandated by the City of Santa Cruz for stays less than 30 days*** Monthly rates are exempt from TOT.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Absolutely no cigarette or tobacco smoke, please. Quiet enjoyment of the space is required---in other words, no rowdy keg parties, please. That's pretty much all we ask.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Smoke detector

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Makena User Profile
March 2017
Khristina's place was perfect for a getaway to Santa Cruz! It was clean, cute, functional, and walking distance to everything fun in Santa Cruz. She was so welcoming to our dogs, and even gave them treats upon arrival. She made our stay easy and relaxing.

Lara User Profile
October 2016
Our host Khristina gave us the ultimate Air BNB experience. The Carriage House was the perfect way for me and my spouse to exhale. A view of the ocean, great restaurants within walking distance, private parking, and a safe, quiet neighborhood. We also love a home cooked meal and the kitchenette was completely stocked with clean, quality cooking pans and utensils. Our privacy was respected. Although when we did encourage some "face time" with our host Khristina it was delightful! We would stay here again, and again!! Thank you Khristina!

Tom User Profile
October 2016
Khristina made us feel welcome and connected from the very beginning. We appreciated her consideration and care --which made our stay so memorable.

Sarah-Jane User Profile
August 2016
The Carriage House is very beautiful and comfortable. It is ideally situated for the surfing beach - a great asset for my teenagers. Walking distance from the town is also an asset and also beautiful walks along the cliff top on your doorstep. Khristina was super helpful with suggestions of where to eat etc. Thank-you!

Susan User Profile
July 2016
The Carriage House on West Cliff Drive is a very comfortable and clean living space in a wonderful beach location. Khristina is an accommodating host that provides everything you need and then gives you privacy to relax and enjoy. We will absolutely be staying here again and have already recommended this listing to several friends. Thank you Khristina!

Kaitlin User Profile
July 2016
Khristina's Carriage House is wonderful! We were staying in Santa Cruz for a work trip and spent nearly 3 weeks there. It's small but well laid out, well appointed, and very comfortable. The location is unbeatable -- steps to surfing and the beach. It is also close to downtown and convenient to the University. We had our pets with us, and they enjoyed it, too. We were so grateful to find a nice place that was pet friendly! The balcony is also a big bonus. Khristina was extremely accommodating and helpful. The only thing less than optimal was that the skylights (which are lovely!!) had no shades, so it got light early. Khristina provides eye shades, which helps.

Robyn User Profile
March 2016
Wonderful last minute vacation! Our host was very accomodating in our last minuet request ( less than 24he notice). The carriage house is very comfortable, felt like home away from home. We enjoyed being able to walk to pacific ave for restaurants or shopping, great jogging and people watching/surfing along west cliff. We will definitely be back!
Khristina User Profile
Response from Khristina:
So glad you had an enjoyable time, Robyn! Will look forward to a return visit in the future. Thanks again for being such easy, wonderful guests.
March 2016

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Khristina User Profile

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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