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Entire home/apt
10 Guests
Studio
6 Beds
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
10 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Open street level space with garden courtyard in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz. Our eclectic space is the perfect getaway to enjoy and explore the music, food and unique vibe that is The Pacific Garden Mall.


The space
Accommodates: 10
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $110
Security Deposit: $500
Cancellation: Strict

Description

Open street level space with garden courtyard in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz. Our eclectic space is the perfect getaway to enjoy and explore the music, food and unique vibe that is The Pacific Garden Mall.

THE SPACE
Private entry 200 square foot courtyard garden leads to a 1400 square foot space with kitchen, one bathroom and
- Two KING beds,
- TWIN bed with FOAM pull out twin trundle underneath
Two QUEEN beds.
TWIN size sofa that doubles as a bed.

The back wall shares the same wall as THE CATALYST NIGHT CLUB. Bands play until 12:00 p.m. and some acts are loud and the bass comes through our space. No refunds for complaint about noise. Check the online Catalyst calendar for upcoming shows.

PLEASE NOTE: We are open and willing to share this eclectic, crooked older building with people who can appreciate its funky, quirky merits. We have outfitted this space with repurposed furniture and original works of art. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PRISTINE, TRADITIONAL HOUSE THEN THIS SPACE WILL NOT BE A GOOD FIT. Please do not book a stay with us and then leave a low review due to the condition of the building and interiors. This space is our clubhouse, our beach house and is used for parties, relaxing, families and animals. We have photographed the space by room and added photos of details that are crooked and aged so you may decide for yourself.

PLEASE NOTE: This space was designed to feel like Santa Cruz in the 70s. There is no internet, TV or phone. The building is old and has cracks and uneven places in the plaster and trim. Our space was built in the 50's and we like it that way. This is a truly Bohemian home meant for creating art, music, poetry and memories.

The space is open with no doors only room dividers. NEW TO AIRBNB: WE ARE NOW REQUESTING ALL PEOPLE NEW TO AIRBNB READ THE DESCRIPTION, HOUSE MANUAL, AMENITIES AND TERMS THOROUGHLY BEFORE BOOKING. I WILL BE ASKING FOR VERBAL VERIFICATION VIA OUR AIRBNB THREAD. THANK YOU

Ground level, no steps, no OVEN, no AC
- Kitchen has refrigerator, microwave and stove top, (NO OVEN).
-There are skylights in the space so bring eye patches if you have to sleep with it absolutely dark or ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.
-The heater is industrial and loud but takes care of business when you need it.
We will remind guests that this space is ABSOLUTELY DOWNTOWN and the vibrant, colorful, lively, energy of this street is right outside the door. The Santa Cruz police are fantastic and keep a very close watch on the area. When entering or exiting the patio, please be aware of your immediate surroundings as would be advisable in any bigger city.
-THE LAYOUT IS AN OPEN STUDIO.
- NOTE…….certain weekends are very desirable. We reserve the right to book with the group who's offer is best for us. Until you book, the space is open to anyone.

THE WALLS AND FLOORS OF OUR BUILDING ARE CROOKED AND THERE ARE PERMANENT STAINS IN PLACES ON THE CARPET. THE MAJORITY OF FURNITURE IS ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES AND REPURPOSED. OUR GOAL IS TO OFFER AN AFFORDABLE EXPERIENCE IN A SPACE THAT CAN BE TREATED AS A "CLUBHOUSE".

PARKING
We offer two (2) parking passes for the lot between the church and the 515 restaurant at the end of Cathcart street.
Directly across the street in the city parking lot. Make sure to pay again by at 8:00 am the following day. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CITY LOT OFF OF CEDAR STREET THAT OFFERS PARKING FOR MULTIPLE DAYS.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Right outside the door is a plentiful array of movie theaters, shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, natural food stores, vintage shops and more.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a short bike ride or walk. Roaring Camp Railroad to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is adjacent to The Boardwalk. Surfing, hiking, wine tasting up Highway 1 in Bonnie Doon and The Mystery Spot are fantastic daytime excursions.
FARMERS MARKET EVERY WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE STREET IN THE CITY PARKING LOT.
SANTA CRUZ FLEA MARKET SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

CHILDREN AND PETS
-Kid friendly. Please contact me to discuss additional reduced rate for younger children.

-PETS
PETS ARE WELCOME. IF YOUR PET HAS FLEAS WE WILL REQUEST YOU COVER THE COST OF FLEA ABATEMENT AT $250.00. WE REALLY WANT TO KEEP OUR SPACE OPEN TO DOGS SO PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF DOGS ON FURNITURE AND FLEAS. WE RUN A VERY CLEAN SHIP FOR YOUR COMFORT AND OURS.

Entire space downstairs. Upstairs is private. Please respect privacy of other guests upstairs.

PLEASE TELL ALL OF YOUR GUESTS TO KEEP THE GATE ON THE STREET LOCKED AT ALL TIMES. WE HAVE PERMANENT RENTERS WHO LIVE UPSTAIRS AND THEIR SAFETY AND COMFORT IS PARAMOUNT. THANK YOU

Cell Phone and email is the best way to contact me.
(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
(EMAIL HIDDEN)

We LOVE downtown Santa Cruz! The farmers market is directly across the street every Wednesday afternoon along with a fantastic flea market the second Sunday of every month. The music venues at the Catalyst, Moe's Alley and Kuumbwa Jazz Center are legendary and diverse. The studio is 1/2 block off of Pacific Garden Mall the main street of this town and it is alive with movie theaters, shops, food, wine bars and street music galore. The Beach Boardwalk is 1 mile away with world class surfing all along the coast.

It is an easy walk or bike ride to the Beach Boardwalk. There is a shuttle that goes from downtown to the wharf and Boardwalk and the information is posted in the studio. Public parking gets expensive during the summer months down by the beach.

We have a beautiful rental in Pacific Grove one hour south. If you are planning a trip up or down the coast, they are both great places to stay.


House Rules
Check-in is after 4PM

Smoking in the courtyard only please. Electric candles only. Use sheets kept in basket in entry room to cover furniture if pets are allowed on furniture. Please read House Manual THOROUGHLY when receiving itinerary. Have fun.
ARRIVAL
The address is 219 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060 Please look for the BLUE painted gate.
We are located to the left of Hula's Hawaiian Grill and Tiki Lounge at 221 Cathcart.
PARKING
THIS APP IS AMAZING.....HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
(URL HIDDEN) is either on the street for quarters or across the street for $5.00 a day. Pay at the kiosk and be sure to pay again the next day by 8:00 am. Easiest way is to download app on your phone above.
ENTER
There is an electronic gate lock. To open, activate the unit by pushing the SCHLAGE logo. The unit will light up. Then press
number to be provided day of reservation via email.
and the gate will unlock. Manually turn the knob when you close the gate to lock it behind you. ALWAYS KEEP THE GATE CLOSED AND LOCKED FOR YOUR SAFETY AND OURS, DO NOT PROP THE DOOR OPEN WHEN LOADING AND UNLOADING LUGGAGE ETC. WE ARE ON THE STREET AND SANTA CRUZ HAS IT'S FAIR SHARE OF VANDALS WANDERING ABOUT. There have been several incidents of drug and gang related violence in the area. The Santa Cruz police regularly patrol the area but please use your street sense and keep yourself and your family safe. If it does not open the door, contact me via cell directly at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
The key for the front door is in a lock. Press “clear" then
number to be provided day of reservation via email.
this will release the key to unlock the door. To return the key hit clear and the number, hold the button down and pop back into place. We advise to replace the key as it has been locked inside the unit.
LANDING
RAIN:If it rains, please bring the outdoor cushions into the laundry room. The grill, garbage and tool box are in the storage area to the left of the front door in the courtyard.
HEATER: is set up on a timer to the left of the dining room table on the far wall. Twist the timer to warm up the space FAST.
INTERNET: We do not have internet set up at this time. Cafe Pergolesi is around the corner at 418 Cedar St. Out the door, take a left, another left on Cedar and a block away. They have free internet and great coffee.
BEACH: beach towels are in a basket near the front door. There are umbrellas, beach chairs and coolers in the laundry room and or . Please do not use bath towels at the beach.
LIGHTING: Some lighting fixtures are unplugged so check plugs. Overhead lights in front rooms are on dimmers. To turn overhead lights off, push firmly down until switch clicks. Kitchen room has standing and table lamps as the over head lights are too strong. The patio has cafe lights that plug in behind the large leather chair against the window in the dining room.
GRILLING:
We have a gas or traditional weber for you to use. Please clean surface with wire brush provided before and after use. Tongs, spatula and wire brush to left of utility room on patio. Clean tongs and spatula after use. There may or may not be a bag of charcoal in the utility/garbage room. Trader Joes is 3 blocks away and sells coals. Fire extinguisher is in the kitchen. Please move, light and tend to charcoal grill in open area of patio and not near eaves or wood fence or stairs.
EMERGENCY
FIRST AID is in the bathroom next to the shower in a very visible kit.
Fire extinguisher at entrance and in kitchen to left of sink on the floor.

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ*******All of the metal window guards can be removed by LIFTING them out of their tabs. They are designed to protect from the street and remove quickly from the inside. In case of a fire that restricts the door, please remove, break window with anything and escape.
ABSOLUTELY NO CANDLES INSIDE OR OUT. ELECTRIC CANDLES
PROVIDED.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY
-Clean, vacuumed carpets, no pet hair or spills on furniture, hypo allergenic pillows with double casing, protect a bed mattress covers, cotton sheets and towels washed after each stay.
-Toilet, sink and shower bleached and cleaned after each stay.
-Clean refrigerator, patio tidy and clean.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY (keeps cleaning fee to $110 rather than $150)
-Please wash dishes. We purposefully turned the hot water up to sterilize the dishes because there is no dish washer. Fill sink liner with HOT water and soap, clean and rinse with only hot water and drain on rack.
-Remove tied garbage and place in storage room off of outdoor patio. Replace bag with bag in bottom of can.
-Strip beds of SHEETS AND PILLOW CASES ONLY and place in tub in laundry room. Used towels and dish towels go in a separate tub in the laundry room.
--All lights off and doors locked.
THANK YOU


Safety features
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

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1 night minimum stay

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Ahnalisa

Monterey, California, United States · Joined in January 2013

Coastal Californian. Lover of travel, design, art, music, film, garden, food and many other forms of creativity. We design and build for a living in Pacific Grove between Monterey and Carmel. Weekends are spent hiking in Big Sur or Marin, exploring San Francisco, surfing in Santa Cruz and annual trips to the Sawtooth mountains in Idaho to ride Peruvian Paso's with family friends. Hard work pays off.

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