About This Listing
A perfect getaway!
This clean, coastal inspired 900 sq ft guest suite offers a one bedroom, one bath, kitchen apartment. Gardens, privacy and room to roam on 6 acres, llamas to feed too! Close to the beach and all the Coast has to offer.
A perfect getaway!
One of our latest guest just mentioned, " I felt as if I had visited a small European inn, complete with delicious breakfast and an English garden. This property is a beautiful location and so close to the beach!"
Spring is here and this season on the Coast is one of the best kept secrets by locals. The summer crowds are not here yet and the area is wonderful to explore!
Summer months starting in April here on the coast book quickly so don't miss out, make your reservation today!
This is a special place located in a sunny, private valley bordering the Soquel Creek with mountain views. Guests remark how serene and peaceful it is to stay here, but how close and accessible to all activities the Central Coast and Bay Area has to offer. The gardens are in bloom with roses and irises in full display by Mother's day! Local nursery growers surround the property and seasonally plant flowers including 80,000 tulips in winter and dahlias, gladiolas and sunflowers in summer. Fall has beautiful foliage as the trees turn color along the creek. The sunsets are beautiful this time of year and the stars are shining. Our guest suite is separate but attached to our home; and is clean, coastal inspired offering a FULL size bed, HDTV/Direct TV in the bedroom with soft linens, fluffy towels and yummy morning treats await you! A nice wine to welcome your arrival and a homemade frittata for morning along with juice, bagels, cream cheeses, yogurt and toppings including fresh fruit and, of course, coffee and tea. The living room has a comfy couch, relaxing chairs for reading or lounging, and HDTV/Direct TV and Comcast high speed internet. The property is gated, offering privacy and security in a tranquil setting. Located on 6 acres of manicured lawns and gardens, the property has pastures with pet llamas you can feed with the owner or use the prepackaged llama feed in your room to throw over the fence and they will love you! Catch the surrounding wildlife in the evenings as the deer and rabbits come out in the yard and the great blue heron comes to visit the pasture occasionally too.
Quail families, dragonflys and hummingbirds abound. Enjoy your welcome wine on the front deck. Play bocce ball and croquet on the lawn. You will find privacy behind the gated drive. The road dead ends but has walking trails and is down the street and within walking distance to antique and quaint downtown stores, restaurants, coffee and bagel shops in Soquel Village. Within walking distance is a winery. Restaurants, nightclubs and boutiques are in Capitola Beach Esplanade. Borrow our beach chairs and towels and spend the day at the beach. Come be our guest at this charming guest suite which is centrally located along the coast within 6 miles from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 2 minutes to Capitola Beach and 40 minutes from Monterey and Carmel. A short walk, bike or car ride is Land of the Medicine Buddha with 6 miles of hiking trails, Kennolyn Camp is up the hill on Glenhaven Road, and Branch Out Farm is a local farm stand for fresh veggies located 2 doors down on Thursdays and Friday afternoons. Within walking distance is Bargetto Winery Tasting Room along the Soquel Creek and Soquel Vineyards up the road. Nisene Marks bike and hiking trails are close by and bike rental is available. We invite you to walk the neighborhood and stroll the village or spend the day at one of the many beaches in the area. Summer in Capitola hosts Wednesday evening concerts, the Wharf to Wharf race finish line/party, the Begonia Festival, and Art and Wine Show in the fall. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is home to Friday night concerts and amusement park rides. Thursdays evenings hosts Music at the Bargetto Winery, which is in walking distance!
Excellent golf courses of Seascape and Delaveaga are nearby too. Wednesday night concerts are at Capitola Beach in summer, and we are less than 2 miles from the finish line of the Wharf to Wharf race in July. For the animal lovers, a short trip up Highway 1 is Ano Nueva where the seal lion pups are born in the spring, the Monterey Bay Aquarium or UCSC Marine Lab are must sees! Great whale watching or kayak is so close down Highway 1 in Moss Landing. Hiking trails right down the road at Land of the Medicine Buddha have banana slugs, a local university mascot. Excellent mountain bike, walking and hiking trails are right down the road. Lots of biking enthusiasts have stayed here because we are so close to the popular trails and there is no worry about the bikes. Or take a drive down the Coast to Big Sur, Monterey and Carmel-all so close!
Each season of the year has many local attractions as well as the gardens come alive with blooms in spring and summer! The property has plum, nectarine, avocado, apricot, walnut and kiwis so depending on which season you stay, you can share in the harvest. The garden is in, so veggies will be soon too! We are looking forward to your stay!
Please note: 3 day weekends of Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, MLK, and Presidents' Day require a 2 night minimum reservation. No pets or smoking.
Please check out our affordable weekly and monthly rates.
You have access to the guest suite, gardens, yards, use of the front deck which is common area to the house and guest suite. Feel free to use the table and chairs for al fresco dining, a picnic table and umbrella, picnic basket and linens, croquet and bocce balls are waiting for you. Or take the beach towels, chairs and umbrella and head to the beach!
In summer hang out after a day at the beach or site seeing. We are in the sunny area of town so when the fog rolls in at the ocean, the sun will be shining. The lawn, picnic table and chairs will all be at your disposal at the big lawn area. We have 2 refurbished cruiser bikes if you would like to take them for a spin!
Interaction with Guests
Depending on your schedule and ours, sometimes we do not get a chance to meet however we are always a text/phone call away for anything you might need. If you want to have a close up experience and meet/feed the llamas, just let us know. You are welcome to wander the grounds and feed them from the basket down by the pasture by throwing the food over the fence or just sit back, relax and take in the view from the deck. There is a picnic basket and linens to dine outside in the fresh air and clear nights the stars are shining. Your hosts will frequently be working in the garden and sharing the seasonal harvest is certainly our pleasure!
This is a hidden gem. Close to shopping, beach and all amenities and activities. Privacy and tranquility, walking trails or a short jaunt into the village and Capitola Beach. An easy drive down the coast to Carmel, Monterey and Big Sur. Check out our guidebook too!
At the end of Main Street there is public transportation by bus to all surrounding areas.
Airport in San Jose or Monterey is 40 minutes and 90 minutes to San Francisco. Shuttle service or rental cars are available from the airports. Taxi service is available to all local spots as well. Uber is available too.
Parking is available on site.
Other Things to Note
A great area to explore and enjoy!
No pets. Thanks
IS THIS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOU?
-- If you are looking for a "partying" type of place, this is NOT the spot for you. We ask that guests respect the peace, quiet and tranquility of the neighborhood.
-- Although our children are on the property, I would not describe this place as "kid friendly" for toddlers.
--This is a strict No Smoking property.
--No Pets allowed.
--You are welcome to use the yogurt, fruit, cereals, milk, coffee, tea, cocoa, popcorn, condiments or other food items in your room, our treat.
--Enjoy your “Welcome Wine”, our compliments.
--You are welcome to walk the property, visit the llamas and feed them with the owner.
--The soaps, shampoos and other product are there for you to use. If you forget your toothbrush, razor or even need a shot of deodorant, don’t worry, that’s there too.
--Please use the make-up remover towelettes that are provided. Eye make-up can ruin the nice bath towels.
--Please do not flush anything but toilet paper down the toilet.
--WE DO NOT CHARGE A CLEANING FEE – Please leave the place tidy.
--SOUND CARRIES LIKE CRAZY -- Please respect the peace and quiet of the neighborhood.
--PLEASE USE THE CUTTING BOARDS not the counter.
--CONSERVE ENERGY– Please turn off lights/heater when you are not using them.
--RECYCLE, REUSE – Please use recycling bin under the sink.
--STUFF HAPPENS– Please do not flush tampons or other things down the toilet. A plumbing back up will ruin your trip. There are plastic bags available for trash disposal.
Please drain cooking oil/grease in to the jar under the cabinet.
--USE WHAT YOU NEED – But please don’t remove items from the property.
This guest home was absolutely beautiful. It provided my boyfriend and I with the perfect little escape. The guest apartment is the perfect size and incredibly homey and welcoming. Conway and his wife were wonderful hosts and were available if we needed anything. The property that this guest apartment sits on is also beautiful! Located about 10 minutes inland from Capitola, we found it to be an ideal getaway and incredibly conveniently located. We can't wait to return!
I had a very nice stay there. The apartment was very clean and equipped with anything you would need for your stay. Beautiful garden and being able to interact/feed the llamas is another great perk! I would definitely recommend it to anybody looking for a place in that area.
The Conways' place was AMAZING! The property was beautiful and they were exceptional e-hosts. We didn't have the pleasure of meeting them in person, but their hospitality was felt throughout - whether it be the thoughtful check ins before the trip, suggestions for restaurants and activities in the area, the bottle of welcome wine they left us, or the home made frittatas and delicious scones they had set out for us.
The only "minus" is that their llamas didn't want to be fed :P.
Phenomenal place and we'd highly recommend this place!
We had a great stay at Conway and Kelly's place. It was very clean, spacious, comfortable, and peaceful. As noted by others, fresh bagels, juice and other snacks were waiting for us, and the kitchen is nicely stocked. The home is down a quiet road yet close enough to downtown Santa Cruz, maybe a 10-15 minute drive to downtown and the beaches and even closer to Capitola. The family was very friendly, Kelly took us to see the llamas, and they provided lots of tips on places to visit and restaurants. Definitely recommended!
About the Host, Conway
Our Family loves the coastal lifestyle and Soquel is in a great location to enjoy it all.
Our family is active with a teenage son in sports and a recent college graduate son working in the hospitality and film industry who will be frequently serving as your host.
We live on the property but you will find a private, attached guest suite to enjoy. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Brian, Kelly, Xavier and Colton
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