Mountain Top Yurt in the Redwoods

Yurt hosted by James

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Peaceful, clean, spacious, beautifully decorated and quiet 24' Yurt completely surrounded by Redwoods on top of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Spend a couple days meditating, reading or writing the next chapter of your memoir. Walking distance to Mount Madonna Retreat Center (temporarily closed). County Park hiking and horseback riding trails located within 3 miles. Ideal place for photography and mountain/road biking. Please check us out on Instagram @mountaintopyurt.

The space
Covid-19 UPDATE:

So what are we doing to help mitigate the risks of COVID-19? For starters our professional cleaners know what they’re doing and pay attention to the important details of human cross-contamination. They pay close attention to all touch points in the yurt (door knobs, cabinet pulls, faucets, remote controls etc) disinfecting them as their last step in the cleaning procedure. Additionally, we’re providing the same disinfecting supplies for guests, so they can have that extra security to spray down anything they want.

With this extra time that folks have with their families, it’s a great opportunity to take some time in nature, but not without properly mitigating risk first. We’re in constant communication with our guests to make sure they are comfortable and have everything they need during these tense times.

Our property is over 1 acre with 2 homes on the upper half and a recently built private yurt with bathhouse on the lower half. The property has irrigated vegetable beds, flower beds, and fruit trees. We water our plants with 100% reclaimed rainwater.

The 24' Pacific Yurt is privately nestled in the Redwoods with 8 windows that leave you feeling like you’re outside. The Yurt has electricity, a gas heating furnace that is easy to operate with a remote control, wifi, a large dining room table with 4 wooden chairs, a comfortable queen size bed, a small kitchenette with granite countertop, and a small living room with a rocking chair and couch. It has lots of natural sunlight, varying types of indoor plants, brand new hardwood floors, and beautiful french doors. The Yurt is powered by renewable energy source, an array of solar panels. The top, circular window opens from inside the yurt with a long pole which is provided.

The kitchen has a refrigerator, 2 burner electric stove, toaster, electric kettle, french press, plates and bowls, silverware, cutting knives, cutting board, pots and pans. There is plenty of countertop to cook on. We prohibit guests from bringing and cooking meat on our property as we are vegan and non-harming (ahimsa) as a core value. Thank you!

**Please stop in town for groceries before arriving. The nearest grocery store is 15-30 minutes away, depending on the size (Small, Corralitos Market is just 15 minutes away). The closest towns are Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Watsonville, and Corralitos.

The bathhouse is clean and eco friendly. Enjoy a hot shower underneath the redwood canopy while comfortably standing on a bed of river rocks. The eco-bathroom has a toilet and a sink with hot and cold water. Organic shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, towels and linens are included.

Enjoy a 1 minute walk down to the yurt from the dedicated parking spot inside our private gate. My lovely in-laws also live on the property. One of us will be here to welcome you and show you down to the Yurt and we have self check-in opportunities as well.

Thank you!

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed, 1 couch

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace: gas
Children’s books and toys
Standard 5' tall, with freezer top refrigerator
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Watsonville, California, United States

Remote and rural mountaintop setting. Wild turkeys, deer, and peacocks often roam free along Summit Rd. Nearest town 15 minutes away. Walk less than a mile from the property to a panoramic view of Morgan Hill and the Diablo Range “viewpoint.” Kim Son Buddhist Monastery, within walking distance (closed until further notice for construction). Mount Madonna Retreat Center with unobstructed views overlooking the Monterey Bay, less than 2 miles away; Ocean View Bookstore, a beautiful Cafè, gardens and orchards, free yoga classes, massages, Ayurvedic consultations, and an Ayurveda health store located at Mount Madonna Center (closed until May 1). Horseback riding available at Mount Madonna Stables, less than 4 miles away. Hundreds of hiking trails in the Redwoods at Mount Madonna County Park, less than 4 miles away and Niscene Marks Forest, less that 20 minutes away)

Mt Madonna Cafè hours - vary by season ( currently closed )
Tuesday - Friday 9am-10am; 1pm-6pm
Saturday - 10am-6pm
Sunday - 9am-10am; 1pm-6pm

When MMC reopens, reservations will required to access the property at MMC for all day Saturday and after 4pm Sunday! Monday through Friday are open to the public.

Only 6 + miles to over 10 different wineries along Watsonville Road.

15 miles to the Pacific Ocean beaches and trails along the coast.

26 miles to the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Watch surfers, play volleyball, and walk along East Cliff Drive and West Cliff Drive.

Less than 1 hour to world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel, and shopping and dining at Carmel-By-The-Sea.

1 hour from San Jose International Airport. Less than 2 hours from San Francisco!

Hosted by James

  1. Joined in May 2018
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I am semi-retired and enjoy teaching yoga, playing music, and traveling.


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During your stay

Greeting upon arrival. Self Check-in is an option.
    To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

    Things to know

    House rules

    Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Checkout: 11:00 AM
    Not suitable for children and infants
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events

    Health & safety

    Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
    No carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm

    Cancellation policy