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.
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!
Unfortunately, a detour in our trip meant we didn't make it to Santa Cruz but regardless Shelby was very helpful, friendly and responsive in all communications.
We enjoyed our stay at Shelby's place in the up and coming west end neighborhood of Santa Cruz. The room was very comfortable and just as pictured and described. We would recommend this area for anyone looking for a nice quiet part of the city within walking distance of the newly remodeled industrial area.
Shelby and Bill both were very kind and welcoming; They are friendly, intelligent and artistic personalities with excellent taste.
Shelby responded very quickly on a very short notice and really saved our day)
Their house is an absolute peace of art and I highly recommend to enjoy it!
Our stay was great, thank You!
Shelby and Bill were wonderful hosts. They were communicative, flexible and made us feel very welcome. As other reviewers noted, our hosts thought of everything, providing clean towels, wifi password, and bicycles without us having to ask. They have a beautiful, very clean and comfortable home conveniently located near the ocean bluffs, New Leaf grocery, and many delicious cafes and restaurants. We would be very happy to stay with them again.
I enjoyed three nights at Shelby and Bill’s West Side Santa Cruz private suite. The facilities are exactly as described in the listing. Shelby was very patient with my confusion upon arrival, which would have been alleviated if I had read their website with more attention. Shelby graciously lent me a book to read from their extensive collection. I found the suite very quiet and peaceful, and felt secure, while within walking distance to the beach, grocery store, coffee shops, restaurants and downtown Santa Cruz. Parking is on the street, I had no problems always finding a spot in front. There is a small dog; she is very well behaved and friendly, there are four chickens, and no cats. I would stay here again.
Really had a wonderful stay with Shelby and family. The accommodations were very private, clean and well appointed. The house is in a great location. We parked the car and rode our bikes everywhere. Look forward to staying here again.
This is a wonderful spot for a Santa Cruz getaway! The space is exactly as advertised...in fact it's even better in person. Shelby was very kind and easy to work with. Loved the location too!
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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.