About This Listing
One of the key differentiating factors between my offering and 95% of the other AirBNB offerings is that this house is in itself, the destination. While the Santa Cruz Mountains have some wonderful attractions (tallest trees in the world, beaches, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, world-famous wineries, artists), this house is a place to come, relax and enjoy some quiet time with your family. You will feel relaxed and happy vacationing here. I am happy to accommodate any wishes you may have- dinner reservations, grocery stocking, pack a picnic, set up dinner in a redwood grove on the property, even massages upon request. Not far from many of the Amgen bicycle stops and a great place to recuperate after a long day of bike riding.
Cool stuff coming up:
Amgen Bicycle Tour
UCSC graduation- Why get a bunch of hotel rooms? This way, you can rent the home, have three beds, three additional air mattresses. All the space allows for you to spend time cooking and hanging out with your family in a relaxing and beautiful setting.
4th of July- fun at the beach during the day. Avoid the crowds and the crazy drunk night-time drivers watch the fireworks from the driveway (Scotts Valley is in distance) in the evening. Very beautiful and fun way to spend the holiday!
15 minutes from UCSC. 20 minutes from Beach Boardwalk. 10 minutes from Henry Coewell State Park. Feel like your a thousand miles from anyone. This house is situated high on a hill, no neighbors to see. Yet just 5 minutes off highway 9. Outside of the Santa Cruz "fog belt," sunny most months of the year.
Panoramic views of mountains, Scotts Valley, and Felton. Ten acres. Gated driveway. Two huge decks for sunning, both with jaw dropping views of the mountains. Features full kitchen with nice appliances, two outdoor eating areas, two indoor dining areas, pool table with plasma tv, TV with satellite in common areas, wireless internet. Sprawling lawns, various roses, heirloom tomatoes, even fresh organic eggs from my chickens. Parking is off street, and gated. Yoga room. Laundry. Pick up some take-out, and sit outside on the decks and enjoy the the outdoor speakers on both decks, and also throughout all living areas.
Green Bed Room: Queen bed, new white linens. Dresser. No television. Great views and morning sun. Ceiling fan for warm nights.
Brown Bedroom: Queen bed, vintage pinball machine, tv with satellite. Great for kids and adults alike.
Master: Huge room with LED 47" tv. Breathtaking views, large windows. Quality linens. Attached master bath with huge tub, shower, dual vanity, beautiful view.
Upstairs bathroom: Large and clean, with tub and big vanity.
Kitchen: Well appointed dual convection oven. New dishwasher and fridge. Microwave. Virtually any small cooking gadget you might like.
Dining room: Formal and traditional. Cozy, romantic and has a back east feeling.
Pool room: Formal and beautiufl. Large fireplace, stunning views and windows, Plasma TV.
Living room: New furniture, dimmable, huge LED tv, stunning wood stove to keep you warm.
Breakfast room: Wonderful views. Nice table.
I do ask that the downstairs office not be used.
Please email before booking.
No smoking inside or out- we are up high on a mountain surrounded by trees.
I will have to have someone come to property twice a day to care for chickens. They will be outside only and respect your privacy.
Please, do not use master closet or office.
Due to home gym, all guests are required to sign waiver of liability at check in, without exception.
I had an absolutely amazing time at Justin's place. The house is amazing, and Justin is a great guy.
Planning / Booking
Justin was super responsive throughout the planning and booking process via airbnb messages and phone. He was also extremely helpful with tips on what to do, where to eat, and even got us a discounted rate at a nearby hotel for an extra couple that joined our group later.
Justin is incredibly attentive to details, and it shows throughout the house. He had some cookies / fruits available for us on arrival, rooms set up with clean linens and towels, and propane tanks filled (for gas heaters outside). Many things around the house were labeled with instructions or tips. He was also responsive during our stay (via phone) for any issues or questions.
Absolutely amazing views, perfect for a relaxing getaway. Plenty of space outside to relax. We used the BBQ on the back deck and had an amazing time. At night, you can see an incredible amount of stars (we even saw shooting stars). Heaters outside kept us warm.
Inside we enjoyed the pool table and streaming music via Pandora throughout the house (and deck). Awesome.
Chickens walking around the yard were a great touch - also saw turkeys and deer around the property. Ate eggs from the chickens in the morning!
5 star experience, without a doubt. Wish we could have stayed longer.
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About the Host, Justin
Good day! My partner Jaye and our pups Teak & Sam (Smith) look forward to meeting you. We grew up in Ben Lomond and Santa Cruz, and can point out a thousand things to do on your visit. We get along with everyone. Hobbies are house projects, running, food (local produce and heirloom vegetables), computers/electronics, hiking, restaurants, real estate, art appreciation, p90x (need to do more of this), happy hours/wine bars, campy holiday decorations, chicken watching (WAY cooler then a fish tank and you get eggs), museums, and meeting good people.
Amazing local park five minutes from the house. Museum on site, lots of trails, wildlife, and 5 different terrains in a single park.
Kind of a requirement if you visit- one of the oldest wood roller coasters on the West Coast. Fun, cheap (compared to other parks) and "The Lost Boys" was filmed there.