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.

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. 2 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
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1595 /week
Monthly Price: $5195 /month
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • 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
  • The Carriage House was absolutely perfect. It was close enough to town to enjoy a morning walk to get coffee (although the house was fully equipped!) but far enough away to feel like a peaceful retreat. Great care and attention to detail were paid when remodeling the house! It was the perfect amount of space. Khristina allowed us to bring our dog and even had a treat ready for him when we arrived. We cannot wait to come back!

    November 2013
  • We had a perfect weekend in Santa Cruz thanks to Khristina. She approved our last minute booking request on a Friday night so we could start our trip Saturday morning (yes, we should have planned better). She also set a discounted rate without us asking for that, and she didn't make a big deal about it. Just a super nice touch. When we arrived, she welcomed us and our dog with treats of all sorts, including cupcakes and bubbly to celebrate our anniversary. The house is beautifully renovated. It's the perfect place to unwind, and it's just a few steps from the beach. The photos don't do it justice. We'll definitely come back as soon as we can.

    October 2013
  • This proeprty is quite exceptional. The renovation has been done beautifuly with no expense spared. All the furniture and appliances top notch. Beautiful bed and matress. Luxury bathroom and bed linens. Amazing. Host very welcoming.

    Location is unbeatable. Steps to beach and walk along cliff to see dolphins and seals and pelicans diving for fish. Bring binoculars!

    We would love to come back one day.

    October 2013
  • Khristina has created a gorgeous hideway on the grounds of the most beautiful Victorian home in Santa Cruz. The architecural history, gardens, towering trees and beach located across the street are not be rivaled as a holiday location.

    In addition, Khristina is an extraordinary host sharing local information and recommendations with an enthusiastic dash of passion and laughter. We so enjoyed sitting on her porch talking of life in Santa Cruz.

    This newly renovated carriage house is beautifully decorated & equipped. The appliances are phenomenal as well as beautiful and marble bathrooms is stunning. We brought food to cook and enjoyed hunkering down in our romantic bungalow.

    October 2013
  • Khristina is an awesome host and all-round awesome person. First of all, the carriage house is gorgeous...perfect for two people and two beagles. The standard of renovation is extremely high. It's one of the most comfortable and lovely airbnb listings we've stayed in. It's located in Khristina's yard. Her house is on the cliff above Santa walking distance from the seaside area, but far enough away from it. It's also above the surfers and walking distance to the lighthouse where sea lions and surfers abound.
    Khristina is incredibly welcoming and solicitous. She'd left treats for our dogs, and loved petting them. She has a fascinating personal story and is very fun and stimulating to hang out with. I can't recommend her listing, or her, more highly.

    September 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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