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.
Even though our living space is connected, 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. Please note that the bathroom ceiling is low so if you are over 6' tall, you may want to reconsider.
The studio can only accommodate two adults, however, we do have an air bed should you need separate sleeping arrangements.
The Santa Cruz Travel Occupancy Tax of 11% is included in our nightly rate, no addition 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!
Parking on our street is free and there is usually a space available right in front of our house. 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.
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.