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 as well as the washer/dryer. 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.
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.
It is a no smoking house.
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.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Weekly Price:||$778 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2590 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Although one commonly meets his or her hosts within the
context of a B&B stay, this particular 2 night visit was one
where the hosts left town and made the house available
anyway. We were essentially spoiled by the complete privacy, not to mention the space itself, which both reflects and projects a truly resonant and soulful character. Very
serene space overall and a perfect respite after a day of
wandering. While we didn't necessarily benefit from the hosts' recommendations concerning what to see and do in the area, we did enjoy having a welcoming "base camp".
I loved everything about my stay at Shelby's beautiful home. The space was amazing, artful, clean and welcoming. I was able to use the open kitchen to heat my take-away dinners and I had the top floor all to myself. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was clean and spacious and private. I felt very fortunate to find myself staying in such lovely surroundings. My hosts were off to work very early in the morning and we were like ships passing in the night but as I am a very private person, this worked well for me.
Shelby and Bill were perfect hosts! They welcomed us to their beautiful house and made us feel at home. The room is tastefully appointed, the bed firm and comfortable. We enjoyed sitting out in the backyard reading and writing while birds were having a field day with the bird bath. The house is an easy walk to the the ocean. We are already planning our next visit.
I had a brief and lovely stay at Shelby's! The suite was gorgeous and had everything I needed. The bed was lusciously comfortable, the house calm and quiet for a delicious sleep. Highly recommended. I hope to return!
Staying with Shelby was a great experience all around. It is an architecturally gorgeous home with amazing plaster walls, total solar energy and the world's coolest refrigerator. Close to everything and best of all-Shelby is friendly, flexible and engaging. We will definitely return.
Staying with Shelby and Bill was just wonderful. They were both so friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my kitchen conversations with Shelby. Their dog Blue Bell is adorable! And it was fun to watch when they would let the chickens range about the backyard.
Their whole house is beautiful. The bed is firm and comfortable. The shower is large, with a window for natural light. The shower head is high up, which is good for a tall person like me. The bathroom radiator doubled as a towel rack, which meant their soft towels were also nice and warm! They have a lovely kitchen to cook in. I enjoyed every morning getting to wake up and make breakfast using some of the eggs their chickens laid that morning. They also have dozens and dozens of books on shelves throughout the house, which was a delight to me.
Finally, I have to say that the location of their house is just perfect. It is only a block from New Leaf market and a couple blocks from a small shopping plaza with a Safeway. They are also only two blocks from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery, Kelly's French Cafe, and many great wine tasting rooms. The Santa Cruz West Side farmer's market on Saturdays is also conveniently close, and it's only 6 easy blocks to the coastal cliffs for a walk or a drive along the coast.
I very much look forward to the next time I get to stay Shelby and Bill and Blue Bell!
Beautiful house and guest quarters and close to all my favorite west side spots.
Very nice and inviting couple that I wish I had more time to get to know, but unfortunately it was a quick stay for me.
I will definitely be back!
Shelby and Bill are awesome! The house is fantastic -- very modern and well designed, in a great location on West Cliff. The suite itself is very clean and private, we almost forgot that our hosts were even there. We were pleasantly invited to cocktail hour, but unfortunately had to decline due to previous plans. Would definitely come back, and recommend to anyone looking to stay in Santa Cruz!
We had such a wonderful stay at Shelby's lovely home. Her place is spectacular! Super clean, cozy, and very spacious. We slept great in her incredibly comfortable guest bed and were even able to enjoy some downtime in her adjacent tv room.
The location is spectacular as well. We walked to the wharf, boardwalk, and downtown with ease and found some wonderful restaurants, shops, cafés, and markets just a couple blocks away. Parking is plentiful and the neighborhood is quiet, safe, and full of friendly residents.
Shelby and her husband were very accommodating and were a joy to converse with. They really made us feel at home. This was our first time using airbnb and we could not be happier. I highly recommend a stay in Shelby's gorgeous private suite and look forward to a return stay next time we are in Santa Cruz!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.