Old suburban delight! Our home was built in 1928 and it's a perfect home for entertaining family, we have a huge backyard, 2 BBQs, and lots of kickback space. We are walking distance to a fabulous strip of fun on Soquel Ave, the beach and downtown!
Old suburban delight! Our home was built in 1928 and it's a perfect home for entertaining family, we have a huge backyard, 2 BBQs, and lots of kickback space. We are walking distance to 2 famous bakeries, 4 awesome taquerias and 4 grocery stores, and in 25 minutes walking or a 5 minute drive you'll be at Seabright beach or the Beach Boardwalk.
*We have 2 adult bikes and 1 kid bike that can make your time in the Cruz car (parking!) free.
*You can ride our 9 foot longboard at Cowell's, which is the surfspot next to the wharf at the Boardwalk. The board is beat up but fine for some rides.
* We have 2 queen beds and 1 twin, and floorspace for more or a spacious backyard for a tent!
* Our kitchen was completely remodeled in March '14, and we refinished our downstairs floors.
*We have a male cat that requires no special care. He is very self-sufficeint. The window just needs to be left open so he can go in and out.
The home is currently available as the calendar shows. But if you are traveling, inquire if our place is available even if it isn't open on the calendar... we are spontaneous with our travels as well! Also, if you are staying for more days, the price is negotiable!
If there are more than 4 adults, we kindly ask for a 25$ charge per person, per night, to compensate.
a map to local delights
fully loaded orange tree and whatever is growing in the frontyard garden!
Interaction with Guests
We are available by phone or text if you really need us, otherwise, enjoy! You will let yourself into our home with the lockbox on the front door. Our neighbors and tenants can help you in a pinch.
We are located in "Midtown", which is just east of the Seabright neighborhood and lovely. A quiet neighborhood to walk, with a nice strip of cool shops, bakeries and restaurants nearby.
2 bus stops are a 5- minute walk, we are just off a freeway onramp (but can't hear it)
*After you reserve the home, we will then be in contact with the combination for the lockbox. *We don't allow smoking.
* We love our neighbors and wish for you to take your conversation/ party indoors after 10 pm.
My sister and her grown kids stayed at Amy & Rob's whom they met at check in. It was perfect for them as they could walk everywhere including the beach and Boardwalk.
Stayed here while attending a wedding in Santa Cruz which included events near Natural Bridges (west end) and on the Boardwalk. Perfect location. Comfortable accommodations, comfy beds, beautiful & functional kitchen, overall a good choice for my wife and two sons.
Great hosts made it easy.
Amy and Rob have a gem centrally located in Santa Cruz. Amy was very responsive from the beginning of booking to when we checked out. Their home has lots of character (awesome claw foot tub, original windows, plush sofa great for napping!) and amenities (gas stove, washer/dryer, grill, filtered water). Their "cheat sheet" was a nice touch and very helpful. Our almost 3 year old loved the yard and the rocking chairs and swings! Their craftsman in the Cruz had everything we needed to enable lots of R&R for the weekend.
Amy and Rob were excellent hosts. There place is very cozy and warming, we really enJoyed the 5 days we had to relax in Santa Cruz. Since we had never been to Santa Cruz before, the left us a helpful guide to the places to go throughout the city. Thanks again for the lovely stay in your home.
The place is so great, and totally met our needs for the weekend. Cozy and charming, it was just the Santa Cruz environment we wanted to be in. Nice big backyard with chill neighbors was an added bonus (although keep it down late at night b/c neighbors are in earshot).
Amy was really accommodating and very responsive to questions. She made sure we had everything we needed, and was flexible when our plans changed slightly and we needed an extra night. Overall superb experience; I'd definitely come back and stay here.
We loved out stay at Craftsman in the Cruz. Very cute house and perfect location! Had everything we needed in walking or short 5 minute driving distance. Rob and Amy made the house so warm and inviting with fresh flowers and wine. My kids enjoyed the stairs and swinging outside. My littlest loved the cat too. The home has lots of character and a great Santa Cruz feel. We would love to come visit again. Just a tip if booking this, if you are a light sleeper (like my husband) bring a sound machine (or have an app on your phone) cause the wood floors creek and you hear everything. We came prepared so no biggie. I'm big and pregnant with our 3rd child so I was up and down many times ;)
We had a wonderful stay at Amy's home over Labor Day weekend. This was our first time using Air B&B and we were not dissapointed. Amy's home is cozy and was a perfect end spot each evening after exploring the town. We especially enjoyed relaxing on the front porch rockers and swing and being able to prepare our own dinner each night was a super bonus. She left us many helpful hints to make our stay more enjoyable.
We teach high school and seek decompression in many forms! We appreciate any chance to hit the road, camp or visit friends and family near and far. While at home, we enjoy hosting friends for brunch or just hanging out in the backyard. We walk down the street for some live music or ride bikes to some freshly- made beer, and do the same when on the road!
When you stay with us, we extend our cozy space for optimal decompression!