About This Listing
Beautiful quiet separate apartment with lovely patio, fruit trees and organic gardens. Fits two w/private full bath. Easy access to east/west cliff surf spots. 5 minutes to beaches, the wharf, harbor or downtown.
The apartment has a private entrance and a full private bath. There is a full size (double) bed with a BRAND NEW MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS made of natural latex, AND NEW BOX SPRINGS, new pillows, sheets and a down comforter. The bathroom is new and immaculately clean (we use only non toxic cleaning products). The apartment has just been freshly painted with non- v.o.c. paint. There is a mini fridge, hot water kettle, and coffee or tea. We provide towels and beach chairs. Help yourselves to any of the organic fruit trees when they are in season. There are pears, apples, persimmons, meyer lemons and loquats!
The apartment, fenced yard, free street parking, stone patio and badminton are all available for you to enjoy.
Interaction with Guests
We will be in the main house during your stay. We are happy to share information about Santa Cruz. We are generally social and relaxed people. We do have a large and exceedingly friendly golden retriever mix dog, Lyle. He spends a good deal of time in our fenced yard and you will be sure to meet him coming and going. If you have any questions or needs or would like to chat we are available but will not be intrusive during your visit.
This neighborhood is known as the banana belt because it's the sunniest spot in Santa Cruz! We are located in easy walking distance from several great local restaurants like the Crepe Place (best place to see live music most nights of the week) and Lillian's (Italian restaurant, extremely popular). There's also great sushi (Akira) and Thai food (Real Thai-delivers!). It's a 5 minute walk to the Buttery Bakery (amazing pastries, coffee, brunch) and to Shopper's Corner (best local market). It's a quiet residential neighborhood without the seedy elements of Santa Cruz but still with quick and easy access to beaches, boardwalk and downtown.
We are close to several bus lines. It's very easy to get around on foot, by bike or by car.
Other Things to Note
We are musicians and occasionally have band practice on the property. We never play later than 9:30 and are generally not super loud. We have internet, but the wifi signal in the apartment is a little spotty at times.
Please no smoking inside the apartment.
Jonathan and Suzanne are the best Airbnb hosts I've had! They gave me a lot of helpful tips of what to do and were to eat, and they were very generous to me! The apartment and their house and garden are beautiful! The apartment (and bathroom) was very clean and very nice. There's a fridge + water boiler so you can make your own breakfast and the bed is amazing – I slept like a baby :) Wifi worked perfect. It's very well located, very near both the beach and downtown, in a very quiet and nice area. I spent five days in Santa Cruz and I really liked it! I felt very welcomed at Jonathan and Suzanne's place, I can really recommend staying here and I know I will come back to stay here again someday! :)
Jonathan and Suzanne were responsive, welcoming, and accommodating. The apartment was cozy and had thoughtful touches such as two luggage racks (his & her), tea, coffee, and cups. The bathroom was plentifully stocked with all the toiletries one could need. Suzanne was also so kind as to let us have a few Meyer lemons from the tree out front. We wish we had been able to stay longer!
Sweet LITTLE place. A bit smaller than expected. With that said, Suzanne & Jonathan were great hosts. Very friendly, lot's of recommendations to eat, drink & be merry. Great dinner & cocktails (Jonathan A+, lemon drops rocked)! We had a lovely dinner where Jonathan manages the bar. Thanks for a nostalgic visit to our old stomping grounds. Beverly & Bruce
We had a lovely stay. Everything was as pictured and as described.
We had a great time at Suzanne and Jonathan's! What an amazing place to stay--the pictures don't do justice to this beautiful backyard getaway. The large organic garden is bright and colorful with veggies, herbs, fruit, and flowers. The backyard bathhouse and patio are gorgeous and very homey. The bed was very comfortable too. It was great to meet Suzanne and Jonathan and they gave us great advice about what to check out in Santa Cruz and were very accommodating when we had to check-in in the middle of the night. We had a great night walking to the nearby Charlie Hong Kong restaurant they recommended. We'd love to stay there again! Thanks for a great time in Santa Cruz.
Jonathan was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment/cottage is very sweet and clean. There's a good shower, quiet small refrigerator and all the fixings for a good cup of tea or coffee. He also provided great suggestions for dining and activities in Santa Cruz.
About the Host, Jonathan
I love the outdoors and am an avid cyclist. I am married and we have 3 kids. My wife and I are passionate about music and she is a wonderful musician. I love the mountains and ocean, so California is a great area for us.