About this listing
Spacious, luxury condo, private room and bathroom, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, flat screen T.V, seconds from the beach, in the heart of Capitola Village. You will have access to the entire place, friendly, great host and cook. Lots to do here. *I dont do trades. Sorry!
I have a beautiful, luxurious beach condo. Hard wood floors, fireplace, large flat screen T.V, large comfy couch, modern kitchen, dishwasher, sunny bay window and seconds from the beach. ***Please note, I do have TWO cats! They are very friendly and keep pretty much to themselves and hang out mostly in my room. I also keep the place VERY clean, so there is no fur on the furniture. If the cats are a problem I'm happy to keep them closed in my room. If you are an animal lover though, you'll really love them! My place is pretty big so there is lots of space for everyone to live comfortably. :
This is a SHARED condo. I live here and rent out my spare bedroom and bathroom. I'm very busy so I'm not there a lot. Please don't ask if anyone can sleep on the couch, I don't allow it.
Guests will have access to pretty much everything. You can cook as long as you clean up. You may also store food you buy in the fridge, however it's better for you to take advantage of our WONDERFUL restaurants. ;)
Interaction with Guests
I can interact with you as much or as little as you like. Depending on what you and I have going on.
My neighborhood is a small beach town. Everyone knows everyone. We have a nice variety of restaurants, bars and shops to keep you busy. Parking is a pain, especially in the summer months. It's a beach town, so it's similar to living in the city. It can be noisy and there are a TON of people out and about. The parking is metered from 8 am-8 pm. Your best solution to this is to park up by Gayle's bakery and walk down to my condo. You can leave it over night, and for days, and everything will be fine.
There are bus stops but walking is usually a better choice. It's a small town and everything is about a 2-3 minute walk. Again, parking is very limited, so once you find parking, don't move your car unless you have to. Walking or taking a taxi or an uber is the better way of transportation.
Other Things to Note
I can't offer any parking. There is street parking that is metered from 8am until 8pm. Bring quarters! I can show you a spot to park that you could leave for days or weeks, if you don't mind a short walk. Also, I do NOT offer my couch to sleep on. Please do not ask to sleep on the couch or if one of you can use it as a bed, it isn't an option.
Respectful. No over night guests. Please don't ask to sleep on the couch, I don't allow it.
**Also, please note. This is NOT a hotel... I do NOT have 24 hour maintenance. If something goes wrong, I will do my very best to fix it, or call someone who can. I am a wonderful host and I enjoy doing so; I do expect anyone who stays with me to be gracious and polite. If you're high maintenance, grumpy and expect to be waited on... maybe you should consider a hotel. :)
Tara was a terrific host! She made us feel very comfortable and let us know some cool tips to help make our stay in Capitola better. The place was very lovely and the proximity to town and beach was perfect!
Tara was a phenomenal host and incredibly welcoming. The condo was beautiful and centrally located. The location could not have been more ideal. A 60 second walk from the ocean and great restaurants and shops surround the spacious condo. It was an amazing experience!
Tara was an awesome host! Very welcoming and very outgoing along with her cats! When we first arrived she recommended us to some fun places to go to around the area. She was kind to offer her appliances, eggs and bacon for breakfast. On the second day of our stay she invited us to go to a bar with her friends. The place was clean and fresh perfect for a quick and fun getaway. Not to mention is was right around the corner to the beach, so convenient! We will definitely book again with Tara when we go back to Capitola!
Tara is a warm and wonderful host, and went out of her way to make the stay fun and enjoyable. Her place is light, clean and comfortable, and the location is perfect for exploring Capitola and hanging out at the beach. Her cats are awesome, as is her Melanzane Parmigiana - to which we were treated. I recommend her without hesitation.
The apartment was beautiful Tara is awesome she welcomed us with a glass of wine the place was absolutely spotless I felt very happy comfortable and welcome there. The laid back atmosphere was perfect. Walking distance from the beach in a beautiful place. I'm a vegetarian and she made me the most wonderful dinner. Perfect place I'm definitely coming back there.
Tara made us feel welcome from the "Get-Go!" Her place was exactly as described and the location was perfect. She also gave us great information on entertainment, dining, parking, shopping and such. We love the cats, Lemon and Stoli, too!
Tara is awesome. We had a great time staying with her. If you are looking for a place to stay in the Santa Cruz area book with Tara.
About the Host, Tara
I am fun, high energy, I love animals, I am a school teacher, love to cook and host parties.
I am an expert in "Titanic," I have a passion for life long learning, I love fashion, shopping and handbags. My moto is pretty much: "life is too short, so live it freely without too many rules for yourself or it will pass you by."