Come experience a peaceful and quiet get-a-way above the fog line in the Aptos mountains with a million dollar view! The cottage overlooks an old apple orchard that is surrounded by majestic redwood trees. Relax on a large private deck overlooking the peaceful valley and soak in the sunshine. Lay around by the pool or swim in a beautiful setting. Take a walk along the quiet country road. Whatever you choose to do during your stay, there is something about this peaceful little haven that will sooth your senses.
APPROXIMATELY 10% OF THE COTTAGE PRICING INCLUDES THE MANDATORY "TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX " (TOT) LEVIED ON TEMPORARY VACATION ACCOMMODATIONS BY SANTA CRUZ COUNTY.
***Please read the description and amenities completely before booking your reservation.***
Apple Orchard Cottage is located 5 miles from the historic and quaint little town of Aptos, CA. It is a 15 minute drive from Aptos Village of which 2 miles wind through a lush canopy of trees on a paved, one lane private road. It is 15 minutes from town and the beach. Aptos has great restaurants, a theater, shopping, coffee shops, Safeway and CVS as well as a natural food store. Aptos is centrally located to Santa Cruz and Monterey.
The cottage is single level and has close and easy access from parking. The Apple Orchard Cottage, also referred to lovingly as “The Granny Unit”, shares property with our home but has plenty of privacy.
Kitchen (full and functional): Gas stove/oven, microwave; refrigerator- full size; coffee pot and coffee bean grinder; toaster. The kitchen is also stocked with an assortment of basic condiments—olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt & pepper, organic coffee beans and tea. Infra-red Char-broil BBQ is on the deck.
Bedroom: Comfortable memory foam queen size bed; 100% cotton 500 thread count sheets; full mattress encasement from “Protect A Bed” the ultimate in bedbug and dust mite protection technology. The comforter is either in a cotton duvet cover (or has a cotton sheet over the top) which is washed after each guest. Pillows are double cased too. There are plenty of extra blankets and pillows.
Bathroom: Large tiled shower, soap, shampoo and conditioner; hair dryer. The bathroom is off of the bedroom so everybody has to go through the bedroom to use the bathroom. There is one step down into the bathroom.
Living room: Sofa love seat and day bed with trundle. 30" HD Flat Screen TV with DVD player and a large variety of DVD's for your viewing pleasure. The TV *might* come in sporadically but cannot be counted on.
Deck-Private: The deck wraps around the front and side of the cottage and has a stunning view. There is a table and chairs under a canopy that allows filtered sun. Also 2 "Zero Gravity" lounge chairs to relax in.
Smoking is NOT permitted INSIDE the cottage; however, it is allowed OUTSIDE on the deck, away from the cottage windows.
The swimming pool on premises is available for use. The water temperature varies throughout the year as it is SUN HEATED ONLY. It reaches 80 degrees in the summer as it has full sun exposure all day! In the off seasons or when there is no sun, it can be chilly and enjoyed by "polar bears". Maybe someday we will have it heated year round. The pool is a shared area but is not used very often, so don't be surprised if you seem to have it all to yourself!
This is paradise for the person who loves wildlife, as in nature not partying. Deer abound. Bobcats are frequently seen wondering the property. Wild turkeys come and go. Bunnies frolic around the property most the day. Birds are abundant. Swallows arrive in April, leave in July. About 10 hummingbirds live here year round. We have a quiet and friendly dog named Riley that wanders the property, but he will not be able to get into your private area.
We cherish the quiet and solitude. The Apple Orchard Cottage is truly a rare and peaceful get-away from the hustle and bustle of life. The Cottage is in a country and rural setting but has all amenities needed for comfort, relaxation and enjoyment.
Your hosts are near enough should you need anything, yet far enough to ensure your privacy.
Pets are allowed by special permission. They must be trained, housebroken, no fleas and not allowed on the furniture or left in the cottage alone.
Cell phone service is sporadic at best with all services but Verizon. Verizon works great most (98%) of the time. There is no land line phone in the cottage.
Wi-Fi wireless can be accessed from the cottage and sometimes from the pool area. The Wi-Fi service accommodates BASIC internet usage only, and is NOT intended for streaming, gaming or any other high bandwidth usage.
As an added value to our Cottage Guests, we are providing at no additional cost to you...drum roll please....2 all day guest passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium! You can go all day or just drop in for a couple hours. The aquarium is about a 1 hour drive south on Highway 1. Just let us know if you would like to use the passes and for what day(s) and they will be provided.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$800 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2800 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
It was a BEAUTIFUL orchard. Close to Santa Cruz and in such a quaint, beautiful forest.
The house was exactly as described, the view was breath-taking and the hosts very kind.
The only reason why I am not putting a full 5-stars is the quality of the internet connection (though the expectations were set in the description)
Would recommend for sure!
Thanks for your kind recomendation. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! You are right, we did disclose in our discription that wireless internet is for very basic and not for high speed gaming or downloading. We are considering getting a dedicated wireless service straight to the cottage, but then we may have to raise the price. We try to offer good value, and find there is a tricky balance between how much can be offered and still keep the price in the affordability range for most folks. Thank you for your feed back!
Excellent accommodations, unbelievable view, and wonderful hosts. can't wait to visit again.
We loved the cottage. It was so relaxing and Sibyll was the perfect host. We will definitely be back again!
We absolutely loved our stay at the Orchard Cottage. We were able to have our parents and siblings come for lunch and look over this lovely setting. Everyone felt so comfortable and had a great time. Sibyll is a perfect hostess...We so enjoyed our trip, and can't wait to return.
My stay here was great. It's quiet, peaceful, and fully stocked with games and flashlights (2 things I forgot). Sibyll was really nice, helpful, and made us feel right at home! I would recommend this to anyone that wants to get away from the hustle of the city, they even let us bring our dog! The only down side was that there was no cell service most of the time.
This was a great vacation. Sibyll was so kind and helpful; I forgot my face cream and she mailed it! The cottage is ideally set within aptos its close enough where you can get where you need to go. I would love to come back and use the pool. Not Enough Thanks can be given.
Choosing to say in this sweet space was one of the best decisions of my trip. It was nice having our own space with bedroom, kitchen, and living space. Just keep in mind that your Garmin is a bit confused when you follow directions and stops about 1/4 mile too short, but you are nearly there.
The cottage was nice and cozy. Our staff had a great time bonding and definitely enjoyed the picturesque grounds. Sibyll was an informative host and kept great tabs on us to ensure a safe arrival. Riley was absolutely peachy (and we made sure not to feed him although it was a struggle to ignore those big eyes!)
Thanks again for hosting us!
We had a great stay at the cottage. Very comfortable with a sunny deck and a beautiful view. Thanks Sibyll and Jay!