Garden Cottage in the Heart of SC!

House - Entire home/apt · Neary St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States

Come stay in this modern and cozy cottage in the heart of Santa Cruz! During the day, enjoy a short walk to surfing, beach, boardwalk, wharf, and downtown. Then come relax on in the private hot tub amongst the fruit trees!

Your host, Carla
55 Reviews
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Come stay in this modern and cozy cottage in the heart of Santa Cruz! During the day, enjoy a short walk to surfing, beach, boardwalk, wharf, and downtown. Then come relax on in the private hot tub amongst the fruit trees!

The Space

Come relax in this open floor plan, one bedroom, one bath cottage.

In the morning, grab a cup of complementary coffee or tea and enjoy it on the sunny deck. At night, serve up some wine and enjoy it in the hot tub! There is a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, and coffee machine (no sink or stove).

The large and sunny bedroom has all new furniture, queen bed, large walk-in closet, and looks out onto the deck and hot tub.

Hang out in the living room on the comfy futon (which folds out into a bed) and watch Netflix on the LCD TV (no cable or satellite) with Smart Blue-ray player or enjoy some of the DVDs provided. Free wi-fi access :) Or, grab a book from the bookcase or a board game.

Towels, sheets, pillows, and comforters for the bed and the futon provided.

Guest Access

The whole back of the property is yours while you stay here.

Interaction with Guests

My mom lives in the main house (in front of the cottage), and we live 5 minutes away, so we're around if needed, but otherwise the back cottage and deck are tucked away behind a fence :)

The Neighborhood

Our cottage is in (we think!) the perfect location to enjoy all that Santa Cruz has to offer - we're only blocks from downtown, the boardwalk, the wharf, and Cowell's beach. You can walk to the beach for coffee and breakfast at the Picnic Basket in the morning, bask in the sun on the deck in the cottage in the afternoon, and then walk downtown for dinner at night. Also, the walking path and pontoon path in Neary Lagoon is a hidden treasure, with all sorts of beautiful wildlife.

Other Things to Note

We are very pleased to share our living space with you. We have a very friendly medium sized dog, Kona, that loves to roam the yard. Please be sure you are comfortable with this!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The garden cottage was as advertised! We had a lovely time exploring the neighborhood on walks. I couldn't believe the variety of flowers and trees growing in everybody's gardens. The neighborhood seemed very quiet, and was within a 10 minute walk of the Wharf & Boardwalk. We loved the set up of the living quarters -- cute design elements, lovely hardwoods, very comfortable futon, and neatest "soft tub"/ hot tub on the side deck. Coffee, cups, a corkscrew, a knife and cutting board (to cut up the delicious lemons from the tree right outside), creamer, and a microwave were all nice conveniences for eating breakfast and snacks in the the cottage. I was very happy when Carla responded quickly with our request for an iron!

    The area itself is beautiful! Our favorite activities were kayaking in the bay with Venture Quest, eating an acai bowl at Cafe Brasil, visiting Natural Bridges State Park, and eating at the Crow's Nest on a Wednesday night -- just the night for the sailboats to be out on the bay en masse.

    June 2014
  • Adorable little space! Just what we needed. We were greeted upon arrival and transaction was very easy. Cottage was clean and well situated for privacy. Thanks Carla!

    June 2014
  • Weekend getaway to Santa Cruz. This place provided a great base camp, walking distance to downtown and a short run to the beach. The place was very pleasant as well and perfect for relaxing between activities. There was a hot tub which served as a nice end to the day! Highly recommended!

    June 2014
  • Such a lovely place! Convenient, beautifully decorated, clean, private, and quiet. We never had the pleasure of meeting Carla, but our experience was exemplary!

    June 2014
  • My friends and I had a really great time in this Garden Cottage. Our host was extremely kind and helpful! The location of this cottage was perfect and we were able to walk to downtown and to the beach. The cottage was beautiful and very clean. The patio with a hot tub was very comfortable and private. I would highly recommend staying at this cottage and would stay here again in the future.

    June 2014
  • My husband and I stayed in Carla's cottage for a brief mini-moon after our recent wedding. The home is beautiful, impeccably clean, and located just a few blocks from downtown Santa Cruz. The first things I noticed when we walked into the cottage were the abundant natural light and soft scent of cedar from the wood flooring, trim, and furniture. The bed was very comfortable and we also enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub after an evening walking around downtown. Carla's instructions to us were very clear and we were able to contact her easily when we needed more information. I would highly recommend this rental to any couple visiting Santa Cruz for a romantic get-away. Carla provides everything you need, including a parking pass, corkscrew, many books, coffee, etc. we had no trouble finding street parking with the parking pass.

    May 2014
  • Great place!

    May 2014
  • This back house was great. Perfect location and great hosts. The best AirBnB that I have had yet.

    May 2014
  • Carla's cottage was excellent. The layout was great and the place was private from the main house in front. The location was evenly between the beach and downtown, and an easy drive from great spots in the city. Recommended!

    May 2014
  • Loved this place! Exactly what we were looking for. This is in the perfect location, cute and walkable neighborhood that is close to downtown and the Boardwalk. The cottage was perfect, as well. Clean, well decorated and had everything we could have wanted or needed (bowls for morning oatmeal, wine glasses, the hot tub and avocados raining from the sky (or the large tree above the bedroom). we could tell that they certainly paid attention to detail (Netflix, Wifi, board games, great books etc.) We can wait to come back!

    May 2014
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Hi! My husband and I are very excited to be sharing our living space with you! We love living in Santa Cruz - there is so much to do and it is such a beautiful place to live. We love hiking, rock climbing, skiing, surfing (my husband), and spending time with friends and family. We are looking forward to meeting new and interesting people and showing you the best of Santa Cruz!
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