About This Listing
This large beautiful Victorian on the "Riviera" of W. Cliff Drive is a landmark. Walk out the door to panoramic views reaching from Steamer's Lane to the wharf and Boardwalk. Walk a few blocks and you are at one of the many beaches along W. Cliff to watch world class surfers or try it yourself.
This large family house was designed to be reminiscent of houses we knew from Nantucket and the Cape. Built only twelve years ago it has modern amenities including a huge eat-in kitchen.
Downstairs bedroom with queen bed has a bathroom suite with a new walk in shower. Easy entry directly from the front door and privacy with ability to close off the bathroom and bedroom from the rest of the house.
Great porches on the front and back of the house provide space for leisurely enjoying the seaside pace.
Take a bike ride along the path on W. Cliff or head up to Wilder Ranch for a little local history. Walk or ride downtown to visit the small shops and restaurants, or take in a movie (Santa Cruz has over 18 screens showing everything from blockbusters to small indies).
Guests will have bedroom suite with adjacent private bathroom. The room has a small refrigerator. We have makings for coffee and water for tea in the morning. If you would like to store items in the house refrigerator or do any cooking, please be sure to check with us in advance. We have a busy household and the kitchen is the busiest spot in the house. Thanks.
Interaction with Guests
We try to greet our guests personally, but we can accommodate flexible arrival times by giving them a key for access to get settled in if we are at work or elsewhere. We'll check in later. We give our guests as much privacy as they wish, and our most frequent encounters are in the kitchen as they grab coffee/tea, wine glasses, and other items to make their stay comfortable.
Completely walkable to downtown. The beach is a walk down the hill and cocktails/food on the wharf next to the beach. W. Cliff has natural beauty (ocean, sea lions, otters), the beach scene (surfers, paddle boarders, Boardwalk), as well as the services that make life easy (coffee, cafes). and the
Direct Bus Route to UCSC one block away. Other buses nearby
If you would like to do any cooking, please be sure to make arrangements with us in advance. We have a busy household and the kitchen is the busiest spot in the house. Thanks.
I planned a surprise getaway trip for my 9th anniversary at Santa Cruz and could not find any available hotel near the beach. So, I was so thankful to find this guest room. It's my first Airbnb stay and it turned out well. This house is in a perfect location and it's very convenience to walk to all nearby attractions. The room is nice and clean and we love the private bath. Privacy is not an issue at all. Overall, it was a great stay and can't thanks Kim and Mike enough for their hospitality.
Beautiful home in the perfect location! My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kim and Mike's home. We felt very welcomed and comfortable. Walking distance to everything along the Santa Cruz beach front and right across the street from the beautiful ocean. My boyfriend especially enjoyed the close proximity to Steamers Lane for his surfing adventures. Mike was very accommodating to our late arrival and early departure. We will definitely stay here again!
The house and the neighborhood were great. Kim and Mike arranged to have their daughter greet us and give us a key. The atmosphere was relaxing, and the room and bathroom felt very private for us - our space was located in a separate wing of the house. The room was charming and cozy with its Victorian design, and most importantly, the bed mattress was great (not too squishy or too hard.) The house was located near the beach and Boardwalk - which was convenient for exercise and beach activities. We hope to stay here again some time soon.
This is the second time my girlfriend and I have stayed with Kim and Mike. Their place is in the best location for the boardwalk, downtown, and hiking spots. The room is large, clean, and secluded from the rest of the house so there is plenty of privacy. Although there are plenty options for Airbnb's in Santa Cruz, this is the only place I'll stay.
We loved our stay, the house was amazing and in a great part of town. We loved being able to walk to the beach and the Boardwalk. The room was perfect for the two of us, and we felt like we had our own corner of the house so we didn't feel like we were in anybody's way.
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About the Host, Kim And Mike
My husband and I and share this great house with our daughter who is a young adult and a single "boarder". My husband is Director of IT for one of the large divisions at UCSC, and I own my own company which provides commercial real estate development services for nonprofit organizations. I have an office in San Francisco and also work out of my home office in Santa Cruz a number of days per week.
We enjoy living in Santa Cruz with the beach across the street and the redwoods a short drive away. We appreciate the natural wonders every day and vow never to take them for granted.