Spacious living roomView from the couch
Entire home/apt
6 Guests
2 Bedrooms
3 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

The guest nest is located upstairs above the main house. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom all to yourself in a quiet residential neighborhood. The Nest is a great place to relax after a long day of sightseeing or visiting with friends or family.

Spacious living room

Spacious living room

The Space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $20 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 10%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Visiting Santa Cruz, need a place for out of town relatives/friends, relocating to Santa Cruz, or having a remodeling project done at your home, our cozy apartment is the perfect place for a short or long term stay.

Located in the Live Oak district of Santa Cruz the Blue Sparrows Nest is a fully furnished two bedroom one bath vacation and short term rental.

The guest nest is a 1000 sq. ft apartment located upstairs above the main house. The walls are angled and make cozy nooks, while the ceiling is vaulted which gives it a spacious feeling. The full sized kitchen has a stove/oven, microwave, fridge, sink, toaster oven, and is stocked for your culinary needs. The main bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed, and there are two twin beds in the second bedroom, suitable for children or adults. The living room has a full size futon couch with a connected dini) with DVD player and a selection of family board games.

Please note that your floor is our ceiling. For the most part we don't hear much noise transfer with normal use, but if you have a little one that is early risers with a lot of energy this may not be a good fit. We love the sound of pitter-patter, just not before 8:00am.

Your stay comes with two guest passes to the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium ($80 value) and a Poppy Pass to California state parks. Let us know the day before you would like to go, and we will have them available for you.

Weekly, and monthly rates available.
Sorry, no pets allowed.
Nest can accommodate up to 6 guests.

2 miles from the beach
3 miles to downtown Santa Cruz
45 minutes to Monterrey
50 minutes to shopping outlets (Gilroy or Milpitas)
1.5 hours to San Francisco

Your hosts live downstairs and are available to answer questions, offer recommendations for dining and attractions, and assist you with anything you might need during your stay.

SUMMER RATES: June - September
No daily rentals
Monthly $1800
Weekly $650

Interaction with Guests

We are just a door knock away for any questions you may have, or if you need to borrow a cup of sugar. We enjoy interacting with our guests, but also will give you the space to enjoy your vacation.

Getting Around

The Nest is located in Live Oak which is about 10 minutes outside city center, with easy access to the highway for getting around. There is a bus stop about a 5-10 minute walk from the house.

Other Things to Note

SUMMER RATES: June - September
No daily rentals
Monthly $1875
Weekly $700

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is after 2PM

IMPORTANT: Must park in designated parking spot in front of house. If uncomfortable exiting out of 100ft driveway there is plenty of street parking. Only one car is allowed in driveway, all additional cars must park on street. Driveway is shared and neighbor must be able to safely enter and exit.

Also because we share the driveway with neighbor, all children 8 and under must be supervised while playing in the front yard/driveway.

Check in: 2:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am. Place all used linens and towels in laundry hamper. Wash all dirty dishes.

This is a family home. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 9am.

No smoking.
No drugs.
No parties.

Enjoy your stay.

Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay
View from the couch

View from the couch

Your Host

Kischka & Julie

Kischka & Julie

Santa Cruz, California, United States · Member since June 2011

Fun loving, friendly and easy-going moms of two young boys. We've stayed at a few great places through AirBnB and are now offering our own guest rental. We're happy to interact with our guests but are also respectful of your privacy. We love staying in unusual and fun locations and are always interested in meeting new people.

Response rate: 100%(past 90 days)
Response time: within a few hours

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