About this listing
Quiet upstairs suite includes a bedroom with queen bed, (line dried cotton sheets) and work desk. Adjacent is a private limestone bathroom and also a comfy den with flat screen TV equipped with Roku box. You're welcome to use our kitchen downstairs. Free Wi-Fi is provided.
Our backyard features plum, lemon, fig and persimmon trees in season as well as a summer-season fire-pit. We have a chicken coop with four hens so you will have fresh eggs available each day. Two adult beach cruisers are available for your riding pleasure. There are some boogie boards also to take with you to the water.
It is a no smoking house.
There's plenty of street parking.
We've had several inquiries about having dogs visit. We love dogs, but sadly our Blue Healer is very territorial, so we do not encourage other canines to stay.
One more thing-We have a tenant in a studio apartment up front. It's very separate, only sharing a wall with the laundry room. It has its own yard and entrance. But just to know, if you DO hear anything, yes, there is another apartment adjacent to the house.
Our lovely home is an easy 5 minute walk to the beach and the West Cliff bike path. We are on the dynamic west side of Santa Cruz. It's only 1 block to Kelley's French Bakery,the Parish Pub,The West End Tap, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery, Bantam Restaurant, Companion Bakery, New Leaf Community Market, Bonny Doon Vineyards Tasting Room, the fabulous Santa Cruz Yoga Studio, charming boutiques, and so much more. World famous surf spot, Steamer Lane, is a ten minute bike ride away. Also be sure to check out our fantastic Saturday farmer's market just a few blocks away. It's a wonderful neighborhood.
Other Things to Note
Due to the ongoing drought, I have a two night minimum. (Laundry)
This is a no- smoking house. We have early morning jobs, and request that you enter somewhat quietly at night, Once you are in the upstairs suite- it's quite separate and we can't hear you.
Currently, California is in the midst of a severe drought. We ask that you conserve water as much as you are able.
Please leave the house as you found it,and all dishes in the dishwasher. Thank you!
Great place to stay. Beautifully designed and built home with a decor that reflects the excellent taste of the owners. The owners were very accommodating. It's also well (email hidden)e ocean is within walking distance.
We found Shelby's place because it had a high rating on Airbnb; and indeed Shelby's place was much better than we expected. We did feel a sense of home at her place. The area was convenient since it's close to every point of interest we planned to visit and the area also had a lot of good restaurant. Also, Shelby was really responsive when replying to your questions via email. We recommend this place to everyone.
Shelby was a very welcoming host and made our stay very enjoyable. The upstairs area was very clean and stocked with everything we needed. It was nice to have our own living area as well to relax and stretch out. One of our favorite parts was the beach cruisers they have avail be to borrow. We had a great time riding around the area and finding wineries and restaurants. I enjoyed staying in this location because it was a little off the beaten path but still very close to the west cliffs, downtown, and the Boardwalk. I would highly recommend staying at Shelby's beautiful home!
A beautiful home with a clean, private upstairs space. The bedroom had a comfy bed which was a plus. Shelby was a gracious host, too, she gave us a great bar recommendation when we were looking for a drink. We would stay here again the next time we're in Santa Cruz!
Shelby and her husband were very welcoming. They have a beautiful home in a great location! Just down the road from the coast, Santa Cruz Brewery, and a quick drive (or bike ride) to the Santa Cruz boardwalk. The room and space was perfect for our weekend trip and had all the amenities we needed. Shelby even offer for us to use their beach cruisers and while our time didn't allow for it, we will certainly take her up on the offer if we are able to visit again.
We only stayed at this suite one night, but had a very nice experience there! Shelby's house is beautifully built and designed, and we appreciated the special architectural details in each room. The suite area is very spacious and quiet, and the bedroom has a nice view of the backyard garden. The spa shower was very nice, and we also enjoyed watching the chickens strut around the backyard in the morning! We only met Shelby very briefly on our way out, and she was very friendly even during that short meeting. There are a lot of good restaurants and activities nearby, so this is a great location for doing things in Santa Cruz.
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About the Host, Shelby
I am a school teacher and my husband, Bill, is a building contractor. We have lived in Santa Cruz for 35 years. We love to travel and we love coming home to Santa Cruz. It's a pleasure for us to share our house with others.