5 guests

3 rooms

3 beds

1.5 baths


5 guests

3 rooms

3 beds

1.5 baths

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About this listing

Our Westside home is super comfy, fun & happy. Biking, Surfing, great restaurants are all here. Walk to groceries, UCSC, downtown and to the beach. Super kid friendly, chickens in the back yard, fresh eggs and a Trampoline too!


Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: $330 / night

Description

The space

Our home is fun and happy. Mountain biking, Surfing, Santa Cruz style is all here at your fingertips. Close proximity to UCSC Campus, downtown and the beach.

Large 2 bedroom 1.5 bathroom with additional day bed in sunroom on the other side of the master. Great Kitchen for cooking with gas stove, RO water filtration system and a high ceiling. Outside there is Thyme, Oregano, Sage, Lemon Verbena and Rosemary growing. There are fresh eggs from our backyard chickens and is also a large trampoline.

Our beds and bedding are made of all organic fibers and are super comfy. The shower is yummy with good water pressure, a shower filter that filters the chlorine and a large bathtub. The house is very clean with hard wood floors throughout. This is the perfect place to experience Santa Cruz living.

We are centrally located in Santa Cruz, walking distance to downtown restaurants, farmers market, shopping, movie theaters and UCSC. 1.3 miles / 7 minute drive to beautiful beaches and world class surf spots. Around the corner from a great health food store, bakery, and several restaurants including a sensational Italian restaurant.

In a comfortable upper west side neighborhood, our home is 25 minutes from Los Gatos and 35 minutes from Santa Clara but close to the beach. Bike shop around the corner for mountain bike rentals and cruisers. Cruise the beach or enjoy many awesome trails nearby.

Our home is cozy and we are flexible- this would be the perfect place for children. We have an extra stroller, baby bjorn, car seat, and even a couple of carriers for anyone that needs them. We store them in the attic. Please ask in advance and we will leave them out.

You have the home to yourselves.

Our neighborhood has sidewalks and a really great health food store, The Food Bin, around the corner. The best breakfast place in town, Cafe Brazil, is around the corner as well.

There is public transport that runs on nearby Mission street both north and south. We have two bikes for you to use around town and you can rent mountain bikes for 6.00 per hour around the corner. Tour the beach, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, or many single track and other mountain biking trails at Wylder Ranch.

Our home is not one of those model homes, it is well loved and lived in. We like to travel with our resources rather than perfect our space. Some things need paint, etc. but it is cozy, clean, and fabulous.

Nearby Farmers Markets are Wednesdays downtown and Saturdays on the Westside. There is often music and tables and chairs set out on Saturday. Ride your bike to breakfast at the market & continue on the bike trails along the coast.

Interaction with guests

You have the home to yourselves.

The neighborhood

Our neighborhood has sidewalks and a really great health food store, The Food Bin, is around the corner. The best breakfast place in town, Cafe Brazil, is around the corner as well.

Getting around

Public transport runs on nearby Mission street both north and south. One of our favorite day adventures is taking the bus out to Davenport and walking along the coast along the railroad tracks and farm land back to our house. Its about 11 miles, between 3 1/2 and 4 hours. Even better you can rent bikes for 6.00 per hour around the corner and tour the beach, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and many single track and other mountain biking trails north along the coast.

Other things to note

Our home is not one of those model homes, it is well loved and lived in. We like to travel with our resources rather than perfect our space. Some things need paint, etc. but it is cozy, clean, and fabulous.

All sheets & Towels included.

We ask for a 100. cleaning fee to keep it clean and fabulous.

Nearby Farmers Markets are Wednesdays downtown and Saturdays on the Westside. There is often music and tables and chairs set out on Saturday. Ride your bike to breakfast at the market & continue on the bike trails along the coast.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

We have a little one that is crawling and so our home is a shoeless home.
If you have a baby and would like us to leave out the pack and play, the attachable high chair, toys or the baby Bjorn bouncer chair please ask, we would love to be able to offer these to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Please be respectful and treat our home as if it was your own.
Thats all.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Jane User Profile
January 2017
The host canceled this reservation 29 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Shari User Profile
November 2016
This house is great for exploring Santa Cruz. It is within walking distance to shopping, movies and coffee shops. It is a short drive to the board walk and beach. It is very cozy and charming. Nice little get away from a city.

Erika User Profile
November 2016
Great location, close in but not too close, so nice neighborhood feel, walkable to amenities & restaurants. Clean, neat & tidy hse with cozy feel & original art instead of IKEA prints. Complementary wine was nice touch. 3 bedrms but 3rd bedrm access thru 2nd bedrm Or thru outside. 1/2 bath light switch in unconventional spot - 1st time use should not be @ night. Chickens very well behaved & pretty quiet

Beth User Profile
September 2016
We have stayed here multiple times and it is always a great experience. The hosts are highly responsive, the house is comfortable and beautiful and the neighborhood is fun and so central with lots of restaurants and easy access to downtown, Westside, the University and up the coast to Davenport. The backyard is relaxing and we love the chickens!

Beth User Profile
September 2016
The host welcomed us with eggs from the chickens, fruit, snacks and a bottle of wine. The photos don't communicate how beautiful this home is with loving artful touches everywhere. The house is very comfortable with great bedding, a nice big bathtub, a lovely home layout and everything you need in the kitchen. The backyard is so fun with big shady trees and chickens and even an outdoor bathtub. There is a general vibe of art and home to the listing which is very welcoming. There is a even an indoor hammock in the bonus room which is very relaxing. The location is perfect for us with a 5 or so minute drive to downtown & the boardwalk, West Side beaches and The Tannery / Pogonip / Costco area. Great freeway access, but also feels and is nicely nestled in a neighborhood. We also regularly walked downtown, about 15-20 minutes with a hill, a nice walk. We took neighborhood walks in the evening and felt very safe, great spot to walk and look at interesting yards and houses. Easy parking, friendly communicative hosts, we love this place. There is also a well developed orientation binder to the house which I appreciated. Oh, and a bunch of musical instruments to play with, fun! Note: There is some street noise on the front bedroom, so bring ear plugs for that. The master bedroom and bonus room off the master are very quiet though. The daughter in the family does come in the backyard about every other day to care for the chickens (I really enjoyed learning a ton about chicken care and coops from her).

Robin User Profile
July 2016
We spent a wonderful weekend at Nicole and Sam's lovely home. The house was so clean, warm and inviting. The location was perfect! We never used the car, and we were able to walk to the beach, shopping and restaurants, which was great on a crowded weekend. The goodies left for us in the kitchen were an added bonus.

Nice welcome basket with chocolate, corn chips and tea. Very helpful binder with information on how to operate things in the house and restaurant recommendations! The kids loved the chickens, music instruments and the trampoline. It was in a great location. The beds were a little hard for our liking. The projector and movie screen in the master bedroom made for a fun family movie night! It was very helpful to have access to the washer and dryer.

Santa Cruz, California, United States · Joined in July 2010
Nicole & Sam User Profile

Hello, I am a massage therapist & Yoga instructor, Sam is in Green Energy and we love to travel! Favorite destinations include Latin America (Colombia) Hawaii, Europe and Mexico.

I love giving massages and teaching yoga when I am a house guest. Sam is a Kundalini yoga instructor too,

We have our cute home close to town in Santa Cruz listed on Air Bnb.
We love adventure traveling.

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