About this listing
Our charming downstairs “casita” is located on the beautiful Westside of Santa Cruz, within walking distance to downtown shopping and restaurants. We are just a few blocks from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf and beautiful beaches.
We are just a few blocks from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf and beautiful beaches. We are right down the hill from the beautiful UCSC campus and close to the Metro bus line.
You will have a separate entrance to our downstairs studio apartment from the backyard garden. There is a fully equipped private kitchen and a private patio dining area to use during nice weather.
We provide coffee, tea, a variety of cold beverages, fruit, yogurt and a variety of breakfast items upon arrival. In the bathroom, we provide shampoo, conditioner, hairdryer and bath gel. The studio is a perfect size for two adults, but no more than three. We have an air-bed if you need it. However, please note that we do charge $25 per night for an extra adult guest. The 11% Santa Cruz TOT tax is included in the price....no extra fees are required.
Interaction with Guests
We will greet you upon your arrival to give you the key and show you around the unit. We do respect your privacy, but we are usually on the premises and available for questions, should you have any, about our beautiful area. And although you are welcome to spend one night with us, there is so much to explore in Santa Cruz, that you really need at least two nights….or more!
Our neighborhood is perfect for strolling and biking to both casual and fine dining at local restaurants, shopping and just plain fun!!
There are two taxi services in Santa Cruz as well as Uber. During the summer there is a trolley service that runs from the Boardwalk to downtown and back every 20-30 minutes. The cost is 25 cents each way.
Other Things to Note
In addition to beautiful beaches, Santa Cruz is home to majestic Redwoods located in the Henry Cowell State Park and Nisene Marks State Park. Hiking and Bike trails can be found in close-by Wilder Ranch.
As much as we love pets (we have an English Bulldog), we cannot accept pets in the studio as we often host guests who are highly allergic. We do not allow smoking (of anything) in the studio or on the premises. If you do decide to stay with us, please let us know what time you will be arriving so we can make sure to be here to greet you.
Colleen and Dann are incredible hosts! Their home was lovely and could not be in a better location to explore everything that Santa Cruz has to offer. My girlfriend and I stayed a night as traveled up the PCH to Napa and fell in love with the town. If you visiting Santa Cruz Colleen and Dann's home is the place to stay. Can't wait to get back!!
Both Colleen and Dan gave us a warm welcome and oriented us to our charming apartment. The refrigerator contained bagels, yogurt, a couple of California beers and snacks. She gave us tips for dining. The property was exactly as described and pictured. The neighborhood was safe, pleasant and close to the ocean and public beaches.
We had a great stay in the studio in Colleen and Dann's house. They were great hosts, very friendly and helpful. The communication and arrangements before our arrival were very easy. The house is located in a suburban neighborhood, but the center of Santa Cruz and beaches are in walking distance (10-20 min). The studio was clean, equipped with everything we needed and just as it is described. We would definitely stay there again and recommend the place to everybody else.
We loved staying in Colleen and Dann's studio apartment in Santa Cruz. The location is great -- a nice residential street a short walk from the beach and from downtown shopping and restaurants. Colleen was very welcoming, showing us around the apartment and providing personal recommendations of places to visit and restaurants to try. The apartment is very well furnished with lots of personal touches, and we loved how comfortable the bed is. We were especially grateful for the extras such as the bagels, apples, chocolates, and beer Colleen had left for us. We would definitely recommend this place.
Beautiful Neighbourhood, and Colleen and Dan were very welcoming! Greeted us, showed us around the unit, and provided suggestions on food in the area. Also provided snacks, drinks, and stuff for breakfast! Would definitely stay again!
Perfect! Great location, great town, great hosts. Colleen and Dann were lovely and welcoming. Their airbnb space is very cozy and perfectly equipped. Colleen left us snacks and beers so we could relax with a dvd at the end of the day. Thank you! We were very comfortable and wish we had time for another few nights.
Très bon emplacement à 10-15 minutes de marche de l'action de Santa Cruz. Super logement chaleureux très bien équipé et très propre.
Jolie petite cour arrière pour relaxer ou déjeuner au soleil.
Colleen et Dann sont très gentils et le chien est cool!
About the Host, Colleen And Dann
We have lived in Santa Cruz for over 30 years and are very excited to share our town with new visitors. We love meeting new people as well as hanging out with many of our dear friends. We love to travel and explore new places. We enjoy dining out, tasting wine, brewing beer, hiking, biking and gardening.