The "Crown Jewel" of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Views from your deck, your rocking chair and lying in bed; of the redwoods, with the Monterey Bay as a backdrop. Exceptional location in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Just completed major remodel.
WEBSITE skyhousebnb com
HOT TUB Private hot tub with great views of the valley and night sky in you garden area. Teagarden is our most deluxe room, very private and serene. Teagarden is a two night minimum on Friday or Saturday nights. One night stays are available on other nights. You have to ask us because the AirBNB application doesn't let us automate it that way.
DRIVING RANGE Infinity Golf Driving Range on property. "It's like crackin' one at St. Andrews!" Golf balls included with your stay.
Hike or Bike Ride from your door
BAND ROOM NOISE NOTE: Peace and Quiet are very important to our guests. The public room (BAND ROOM) is only used for playing music when a GROUP occupies all the rooms and the music is for their entertainment. When the rooms are occupied by INDIVIDUALS that are unknown to each other music can only be played with the mutual consent of all INDIVIDUALS and thus is not very likely. As a matter of fact it has never happened.
LENDING - ITEMS WE WILL LEND YOU
Kayak (Tandem with paddles, life jackets, transport wheels), Kayak Roof Rack Mounts (attach to existing roof rack cross members), Mountain Bikes with disc brakes, Shimano, shocks (18” & 19.5”), Road Bikes (Large Cannondale, Small carbon fiber Trek, both with walkable clipless pedals), Boogie Boards, Coolers with wheels (Qty 4), Small lunch coolers, medium size car cooler, beach umbrellas, beach tent, beach chairs (lowboy), beach chairs (folding bag chairs), Beach Towels, Dive Mask and fins, Swim Trunks, Wet Suits (short sleeve) Weber Smoky Joe BBQ (Small), BBQ Propane (Small), Bike Rack for 1 1/4” receiver (swing away), Bike Rack for 2” receiver (swing away), Baseball Caps (lots), Sun Hats (lots), Tarps (good for beach or dirt picnic), Rain Coats, Umbrellas, Wind Breakers, Sweat Shirts. Flip Flops (spa sandals).
PETS: We are dog friendly. We have a dog run for guest use. Dogs must be house broken and well behaved.
SkyHouse is known locally as "The Crown Jewel". When the original owners of this ranch became elderly they gradually sold off lots for custom homes. They saved this property, believing one of their girls would build a home on the property. Therefore the street are named after their girls Carol, Nina, Elsie Mae and Daisy. All of the girls married men from out of town and moved away.
Bed and Continential Breakfast. The Studio is approximately 400 square feet. Private master bath with double sinks.
The views from your deck are like no other. Red tail hawks soar and hunt in the updraft in front of you. Deer, raccoon, possum, hummingbirds and owls all pass through the property.
Relax at this mountain resort. Hike or ride your mountain bike or road bike right from the front door onto the fire trails or on the street to Big Basin State Park.
ON PROPERTY ACTIVITIES
Order a massage, read, hit a bucket of golf balls on our driving range, play ping pong, play music, swing on the swings, paint, enjoy the quite of the day and fall asleep to crickets at night. When the sun goes down over the San Lorenzo Valley the stars come out. Sit by a campfire and experience a sky not obscured by city lights.
UP to 6 rooms available plus upper grand room and lower grand room (Band Room).
Mini Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker (Keurig) in your room. Bring your favorite K-cup or try ours.
SUPPLIES: We typically supply fresh fruit, snacks, nuts, microwave popcorn, coffee, half and half creamer, oatmeal, pastries, beer, water, juice, yogurt, apple sauce, cork screw, can opener, bottle opener, paper towels, silverware, plates, bowls, glasses, etc.
USB DEVICE CHARGING: USB charging outlets in each bathroom and bedroom.
ECOLOGY: All of our gray water (from showers, laundry & sinks) is redirected to our landscaping.
Centrally located for easy access to hiking, mountain biking, swimming, Big Basin State Park, Castle Rock State Park, Henry Cowell State Park, Santa Cruz. See it all then take a plunge in the San Lorenzo River.
We are here to orient and assist you. You have your own private entrance to come and go as you may and your own private deck to relax and enjoy the view and quiet.
"...Thank you so much for allowing people the opportunity to experience the lifestyle and breathtaking natural views. We had so much fun and was a much needed relaxation for me. I absolutely loved the rocking chair and color scheme of the room! Your kind hospitality also added comfort to the overall magical experience. Thank you so much. We are now looking for a place to live along highway 9, Hehe! We love you guys so much. Take care. Till next time."
- Mike & Christine stayed with us Labor Day weekend 2013
Hike from your front door in several directions. Walk to the San Lorenzo River or to town for lunch.
This is a very friendly neighborhood. Neighbors waves to you when you walk or drive by them. We know that there is a stranger in the neighborhood if they don't wave or acknowledge your passing in some way.
There is the Santa Cruz Metro bus through the San Lorenzo Valley if you are not coming by car. You go to the bottom of the hill to catch the bus. The buses have bike racks on the back.
Boulder Creek is centrally located to Silicon Valley, Monterey and San Francisco
DRIVE TIMES FROM BOULDER CREEK
10 minutes to David Bruce and Byington Wineries
15 minutes to Big Basin State Park
15 minutes to Castle Rock State Park
20 minutes to Los Gatos
20 minutes to Santa Cruz
45 minutes to San Jose Airport (SJC)
75 minutes to San Francisco Airport (SFO)
FOR OUR OTHER ROOMS on AirBNB SEE:
SkyHouse B&B Hummingbird Room
SkyHouse B&B Bamboo Room
REMODEL NOTE: We are in the final months of a year long major interior and exterior remodel. All rooms, decks and bathrooms are complete. There are still signs of construction on the property in the garden and yard areas. The music room is scheduled to be complete by mid February 2014. We do our best to cover or block the signs of construction from view. Guests have not found it to be a problem.
The view was gorgeous! Susan and David were friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed the hikes near by, and then relaxing in the hot tub. Thanks for a lovely stay!
When looking for a B&B for our 3-night stay, I searched on the internet for a unique property. It was our first experience staying in a B&B. The reviews were superb and I immediately knew that this was the one to choose. As the reviews said, this is an amazing place! David and Susan were great hosts and made feel so at home!. Upon arrival, David greeted us and gave us a tour around the property with lots of information. We loved the beautiful view, the room with all its amenities (especially the unique shower), watching the hummingbirds that frequented the wonderful deck. The property is at the top of the mountain so we were able to enjoy the view of clouds overlooking Boulder Creek and all the way to Santa Cruz in the morning. The room was supplied with everything we needed. We got to enjoy the hot tub and made use of the driving range. I would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone wanting to enjoy a tranquil and relaxing time. After this great experience, we will explore the B&B properties in future travel.
Susan and David are fantastic hosts and the setting is absolutely ideal. Although we had a lot of rain on our weekend, the clouds cleared Saturday afternoon. We loved sitting on the deck with a breathtaking view watching the hummingbirds and later soaking in our private hot tub. I can't wait for our next visit. The room is beautiful with a comfortable bed and very fun shower. Although the area has great restaurants, we enjoyed eating several meals in and just enjoying the view. We even hit some golf balls and will try the ping pong table next time in better weather. If you are looking for a special romantic getaway, this is the place. The private entrance and hot tub make you feel like you are at a private retreat yet Susan and David are very available if you need anything. Very bright and warm people who kindly share their gem of a home for others to enjoy. If you're thinking of this location, go ahead and book it. You will not regret it.
Susan and David went out of their way to make our 4 night stay special and comfortable. The room was very clean, beautiful and well equipped. The hot tub, deck and room all had the spectacular view you see on the web page.
Many restaurants, shops, etc. just a few miles down a beautiful road. The town is I would describe as mountain charm.
Very romantic and relaxing! We will for sure be back! Thank you Susan and David!
Paulette and Narayan Krishnan
Susan & David are wonderful hosts at an amazing location. Waking up to see the sun rise over the valley and lots of humming birds perform their standing-still-in-the-air magic was what the doctor did prescribe. We went in feeling a little under the NYC cold weather and left energized and relaxed again. Totally recommend this stay.
First of all, thank you so much to David and Susan for being amazing hosts.
If you are looking at this listing, go ahead and book it! There are really no words to describe the amazing view that Susan and David's home offer. This renovated room is also wonderfully furnished and full of little details that truly shows how much they care.
It's a wonderful oasis to come back to after exploring the Big Basin Redwood State Park. From the hot tub, to the modern shower (with multiple spouts!), HD tv with Direct TV, stocked mini fridge, etc. My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time staying here 2 nights and are hoping to come back in the future!
Susan and David are so personable and full of life. I wish them all the success in the future with their continued remodeling and upgrades. We can't wait to see what else they have the next time we come back.
Tip: Buy some food, bring it back, eat dinner on your private patio and just enjoy the view.
My boyfriend and I booked a room at Skyhouse just 2 hours before arriving, and we were pleasantly surprised! The view at Skyhouse was amazing and like no other - even better than in the pictures! Susan and David are some of the best hosts we've had the pleasure of encountering in our Airbnb journey. The room was equipped with snacks, drinks, light breakfasts of instant oats and yogurt, fruit, a microwave - pretty much everything you need to never leave the place. We spent 3 nights in December 2013 here, and were reluctant to leave, in spite of certain parts of their home being under renovation. Susan and David are also incredibly accommodating and generous, and we will most definitely be back :)
Oh and the shower - so fun!
We had an amazing and relaxing time. The place is really beautiful, relaxing and magical. Based on what we saw from the pictures, the place seems really nice but nothing compares from being there and see it.
Also, Susan and David were really welcoming and took care of every detail; making our stay even more pleasant.
We definitely recommend this place and we are looking forward to go back =)
Even if Susan and David had simply left the keys under the mat for me, and never saw us the entire time, the property would have earned five stars. The fact that they helped in finding things to do in the area, setting up a beautiful room, and always being available to help makes me want to go back again and again!
Beautiful room (love the "fireplace"), perky hummingbirds for company, great views, and your own personal driving range (David has some clubs and golf balls that you can hit off the cliff).
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.