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.
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 dining (website hidden) with DVD player and a selection of family board games.
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
Interaction with Guests
Your host are just a door knock away for any questions you may have, or if you need to borrow a cup of sugar.
The Nest is located in Live Oak which is centrally located with easy access to the highway for getting around. There is a bus stop about a 7 minute's walk from the house.
Other Things to Note
SUMMER RATES: June - September
No daily rentals
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.
Check in: 2:00pm
Check out: 12:00pm. 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.
Enjoy your stay.
Our stay was very successful. The accommodations were more than adequate, the neighborhood was amazingly peaceful, and the location served perfectly as a basecamp for our daytrips. Julie and Kischka were great hosts. I had some odd requests, and Julie always came through. And when I couldn't figure out the remote to the DVD player, Kischka was right there to rescue our evening with "Finding Nemo." Thanks again for a great stay.
Our family had a great time at "The Nest". The location was a great home base to explore Santa Cruz, Watsonville and Monterey. The adults appreciated the well-stocked kitchen and the kids loved the toys. Julie was a very attentive host who gave us plenty of space to do our thing.
Once we arrived, we were warmly greeted by Julie. The apartment was clean and ready to go. We were able to get around easily from the location to go see the sights. There was plenty of room for the six of us. The apartment had everything we needed to enjoy our stay! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home and to come and stay as a family to our daughter's graduation!
Very comfortable apartment for our family. A great location for exploring Santa Cruz. Easy to find, and near the highway (though no sounds from the highway). Clean with everything we needed; books, magazines and even toys for young children. Kitchen well equipped, with great laundry facilities. Hosts very helpful and friendly, but not intrusive.
really friendly hosts, nice spacious apartment with lots of amenities - nice neighbourhood with easy access to downtown SC and Capitola.
thanks also for all the helpful tips on local places to go!
overall, great stay
Perfect stay for our family in wonderful Santa Cruz. Julie, Kischka & their lovely sons are great hosts.
Blue Sparrows' Nest is a Santa Cruz-stay GEM! Set back in a quiet but energetic neighborhood, it is ideal for families. Walking distance to coffee, doughnut shops, a bike pump course, parks, a skatepark and more! The attic-style living quarters are private and spacious enough to not feel crowded. All the amenities you need are at hand and the hosts are accommodating, friendly, professional and respectful! This space is perfect for a month or a weekend getaway. Close to Highway 1 and just a few minutes drive to the shore! We had the perfect stay and plan on returning next year!
About the Host, Kischka & Julie
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.