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.
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!
We spent Christmas time in the Blue Sparrow's Nest and it was very accommodating for my family and friends. Kischka and Julie did a great job of making us feel welcome while also giving us lots of space to enjoy our personal space. The home is centrally located to all of the activities we wanted to do, and it was warm and inviting. They even had a Christmas tree set up for us!
This was a much better option than staying in a hotel. We felt right at home and made ourselves comfortable, played games and enjoyed the privacy.
Great house, great hosts. It's a very nice house, where we've felt like at home. Very clean, very sunny. Kischka and Julie are very kind and they always helped us. They even invited our family to a BBQ. These two months have been a wonderful time at your nest. We really appreciate it. See you soon!
Lydia and Ruben
Great space for our family! Was very quite which was really nice- also a lot bigger than what it looks like in the photos! We didn't use the kitchen much but it looked like it had everything you'd need. About a 10 minute drive from the boardwalk- Julie and Kischka were friendly and offered great restaurant recommendations.
Completely wonderful! Light, airy, quiet, private, even better than the pictures. Thoughtful touches like fresh flowers, coffee supplies, tea assortment, and plenty of treats. Cozy bedding, extra pillows, plush otters for the kids to cuddle, and plenty of towels. Games, toys, jigsaw puzzles, great reading material, and all the kitchen tools we needed. Great location, easy access to everything we wanted. Julie and Kischka generously shared guest passes to the Aquarium. Our entire family, from the 8-year-old to the 17-year-old to the parents, loved staying here and would go back in a heartbeat.
A great stay! Julie and Kischka are friendly, hospitable and were available for whatever we needed. It is a nice location, easily accessible from the freeway and minutes from downtown, the beach, market, etc. When our pet sitter fell through, they kindly offered to find local alternatives! The kitchen is stocked with basic necessities and met our needs for simple meals.
We stayed at Julie and Kischka's wonderful home in a quiet Santa Cruz neighborhood for three nights over the 4th of July weekend. We had the entire 2nd floor with two bedrooms, full kitchen, one bath, and a futon for Mom! We found their home to be clean, comfortable, and very roomy...definitely family-friendly style!
Julie and Kischka were welcoming and made sure that we were comfortable. Our kids even got to play with their two wonderful little boys!
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.