About this listing
Step back in time in our Victorian country setting and stay in our Carriage House. Harvest fresh fruit and veggies to enjoy in your own kitchen, take a private yoga class, get a massage...wander, relax, unwind and discover Historic Boulder Creek!
We are a licensed and permitted vacation rental by the County of Santa Cruz Certificate #CO00156.
Just one block from the historic town of Boulder Creek in the heart of California's coastal redwood forest, the Historic Hartman House offers a Cottage that is the perfect place for your dream vacation! The Hartman House property is featured in "Historic Homes of Boulder Creek."
The Carriage House (sleeps 6 adults/ 1 QUEEN + 2 FULL sofa sleepers) has an open floor plan (see photo #2 for proximity of bedroom area to LR). It is perfect for families or couples traveling on a budget as it allows your whole group to share a space. You will find the Carriage House located at the rear of our Victorian "micro-farm" through our heirloom fruit orchard and organic vegetable garden. In addition, there is a great meadow/ lawn area for play or simply relaxing under the fruit trees. There is also RV and off street parking and private access to this cottage at the rear of the property for ease.
The Carriage House has a spacious kitchen, large plank wood floors, and a wood burning stove (in addition to automatic gas heat). For those who want a little more luxury and amenities than the average vacation rental, this is the cottage for you! We offer bath products for our spacious shower and every thing you need to live comfortably (including some delightful teas). We even do your linens for you when you leave! All you need to do is bring your clothes, toothbrush and toothpaste...we'll take care of the rest!
Historic Down Town Boulder Creek is only one block away where you will find many fine restaurants, cafes, antique shops and clothing stores. Book yourself a spa treatment after a fine dining experience, retire to your cottage for a glass of wine and awake refreshed for a walk through Big Basin State Park, where the redwoods grow to 350 feet! On cool nights, snuggle up in front of our wood burning stove with a magnificent glass of local wine. Wine tasting, antique hunting, beach combing, and a wealth of outdoor activities—Santa Cruz County has much to offer.
Whether you stay right here in the San Lorenzo Valley or venture to the nearby cities of Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Jose or San Francisco, consider us your home away from home. Boulder Creek is a great place to stay to day trip all over the Bay Area!
**** Note: Santa Cruz County requires us to collect 11% tax on the room rate. This only applies to nightly reservations less than one month. Tax can be paid upon check out (check or cash only...sorry, no credit cards).
**** We do not allow pets (please do not ask)
**** We have a TWO night minimum (no exceptions)
**** We can ONLY host 6 people or less on our permit (no exceptions per the County)
Guests have access to our organic veggie garden and fruit of the season at the rear half of our half acre property...if you can beat the squirrels to it!
Interaction with Guests
We want our guests to enjoy privacy as much as possible. We tend to keep to the front half of the property where the main house is. However, the guest may see us working in the veggie garden or caring for our farm pets. But we are SUPER social people and invite guests to come chat and visit with us!
We love the close proximity of restaurants and little shops to explore within a block, while enjoying a county setting. It's truly a old fashioned small town experience! Being surrounded by State Parks (from the mountains to the beach) is a perk too!
We have public transit one block away. The bus has a summer schedule that takes guests directly into Big Basin State Park and a year round schedule that will take guests to down town Santa Cruz...walking distance to the beach boardwalk.
Other Things to Note
We have tons of events and festivals in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Anything from music to parades to holiday events. Ask us for a schedule of events happening in our area!
Relax and have fun!
NO smoking on the property please. If you are a smoker, please let us know so we can show you where you can!
In Hawaiian style...leave your footwear at the door so the outdoors stay out!
Leave the house as you found it: dishes clean, garbage/ recycling out (we'll take care of the linens and cleaning). We have easy checkout instructions in the cottage.
Have common courtesy for our neighbors and respect quieter times of the day (before 8AM and after 10PM).
We love pets, but are unable to provide for them here. PLEASE do not ask for an exception. If you are traveling with your furry family, we can give referrals for pet accommodations nearby. Likewise, don't allow any of our property kitties guilt you into allowing them in the cottage! Our cottage is animal free for guests with allergies.