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!
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!
Shelby was amazing. What a wonderful host! Very hospitable and super friendly and very accomodating.
The space was exactly as described. Bed was very comfortable. Pillows were a combination of hard and soft so I could pick which level of support I needed. Wireless internet was very fast. The kitchen and dinning room table provided some excellent space for cooking and eating. All in all, very lovely visit. Would definitely stay again. Many thanks!!
We had a great experience staying with Shelby and her husband. It was New Years Eve and they treated us to a lovely glass of wine and some conversation. The place itself is very charming, and comfortable. Very clean with high quality linens. The room and bath are on a separate level so it feels very private. We would definitely recommend staying here!
Such a great place to stay! Shelby and her husband made us feel right at home. Great communication! She made it easy for us and accommodated our late check in with easy. Their home is beautiful! We learned a lot from staying there as we are interested in designing our own home. A gem in Santa Cruz! The room was lovely and we'd love to stay again when we can.
Shelby and Bill made us feel very welcome. They have a beautiful home in the heart of the "Westside" of Santa Cruz. An easy walk to our favorite coffee shop, bakery, restaurant and of course....the beach!
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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.