About This Listing
A lovely, beautiful, clean one bedroom cottage located on the desirable Westside of Santa Cruz. It comfortably fits two-four people and is located on a quiet street. Enjoy a brand new kitchen, bed and living space with a private back yard.
*Please read the details in it's entirety. Probably ALL of you questions will be answered here.
*We prefer the weekends to be 2 day rentals. If you are looking for one, you can send a request. Thanks!!
Enjoy a completely private cottage detached from our home that is driving or walking distance to the beach, downtown, boardwalk and the desirable westside wineries, restaurants and bakeries. We are also close to awesome mountain biking trails, the best surf, road riding, running trails (pogonip) and much more!
The cottage has a separate kitchen (brand new!), bathroom and one large spacious room with high ceilings and everything you need!
• Brand new comfortable queen bed
• Private bathroom with walk in shower
• High speed internet connection (if you have problems, please message me)
• Keurig coffee maker or french press, coffee, tea assortment
• Flat-screen plasma TV w/ basic cable
• Full refrigerator, stove, toaster oven
• Hairdryer, shampoo and conditioner
• Complimentary neighborhood parking pass
• Beach chairs on request
• Eco friendly products
• Couch and chairs for your comfort
-Washer and Dryer (washer is a front loader and gets some mildew on gasket, still works fine) **Some of the mildew will NEVER come off. It's not bad, but does have a little odor. I clean it frequently with "refresh" and a scrub of the gasket. It needs to remain open after use for the water to dry. If this is a problem for you, then this is not the rental for you. Again it's minor.
-And aerobed for extra guests.
**there is only one bed in the cottage, the aerobed is set up for guests over 2 in the same space as the main bed.
**Note: again the kitchen and the bathroom are separate and the main living area is one, spacious room. Therefore, if there are 4 of you, you will ALL be in the same room.
The main yard is shared with our family and includes a swing set.
Interaction with Guests
The cottage is set up for you to come and go as you please. We interact with you as much as you want (or as little). It's set up to be self sustainable.
The cottage is on the property of the main house and we are generally present during your stay. We are a family of four, so you will often see us roaming around our back yard playing, gardening or BBQing.
The neighborhood is quaint and quiet and is located in the desirable Westside of Santa Cruz. Downtown is just a 10 minute beautiful walk. We are located minutes from the UCSC campus as well!
The bus stops are very close...
Other Things to Note
The city of Santa Cruz requires that all Airbnb hosts collect an 11% Transient Occupancy Tax (same as hotels). As Airbnb at this time does not have a way in which to collect this tax as part of your fees, I ask my guests upon departure, to please leave 11% of their room charge, either by cash or check, in order to pay this tax to the city of Santa Cruz. I apologize ahead for the inconvenience. Thank you!
-Please... no cologne, scented after-shave, scented oils.
- We live in a tranquil residential neighborhood. We ask that guests please be mindful of noise out of respect to neighbors.
-There is NO SMOKING or pets.
- Street parking only- We will provide you with a guest pass. Please return upon departure.
-Please remove your shoes in the cottage.
Beth's place was everything I could want! I felt right at home in her backyard cottage. I was able to walk to downtown Santa Cruz if desired or to relax and cook myself breakfast while enjoying the sunny and spacious rental. Even though I did not get to meet Beth, I felt welcomed.
We loved the place. Quite, comfortable, stylish, and more than we could have hoped for for children. As our first AirBnB place, it definitely was more than we expected. Beth was super flexible. I had originally reserved the place for my wife and myself, and due to some unexpected events a few days before, we needed to bring our children with us. Beth was very accommodating and set up a second bed for our children. The playground was an nice touch that our children loved.
Beth was great in providing all the information we needed for our stay. We needed to use the air mattress and it was all ready for us when we got there. The cottage was just as described and pictured and fit the 2 kids and 2 adults perfectly. The kids loved the play structure as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would definitely come back.
We had a great time in Beth's guest house. Our two boys had a great time in the back yard which gave my wife and I some time to relax on the private back patio. It's within walking distance of downtown. Beth and her husband were very friendly and the guest house was clean and cozy.
Beth’s Cottage.....Santa Cruz, CA
May 31-June 9, 2015
Notes from Judith Catterall
This is a safe haven. A place to recover from the stress of whatever your day presented you with.
The cottage is full of practical, thoughtful touches—from good coffeemakers, to a flashlight, just in case, to an excellent selection of kitchenware. The bed is cushy and inviting, the bath well supplied with towels and a few lovely “lotions and potions”.
There is your very own little patio with chairs and an end table—absolutely lovely on a starry Santa Cruz night. A large couch and two comfy reading chairs beckon one to settle in for just a few more chapters before bed.
Lots of windows for air and light—but excellent curtaining for privacy as needed. This space is no cookie cutter, impersonal environment. It is infused with Beth’s open-hearted personality and her sweet sense of style.
I travelled to S.C. from Portland for important family events: my grandson’s 5th grade graduation and participation in an all-school show, and his two Moms receiving awards and promotions where they teach and coach. It was a very important trip for me, but difficult because arthritis and fibromyalgia make it hard to get around, make crowds of people overwhelming, and the fatigue can be extreme. I simply couldn’t have sustained the effort if not for being embraced each evening by The Cottage.
Also---Since I don’t travel a lot now, Beth’s availability as I figured things out the first day or two was invaluable. It was easy to leave a message for her and she never failed to get back to me in a timely fashion.
I wish her all the best as she goes forward and I truly hope I can visit The Cottage about this time next year!
About the Host, Beth
I am easy going and friendly. I love to play, cook, travel, hang with my family and spend time outdoors.
When I travel I have loved staying at other peoples "casitas" seeing and learning how others live. I think it's the best way to see what the town has to offer. There's nothing better than getting information from a local!
I live in the main house with my husband and 2 kids. We are very respectful of you and your space, and require the same from our guests. We are often outside playing and enjoying the day.
We look forward to meeting you!
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