Santa Cruz, Sanctuary w/ hot tub

House - Entire home/apt · Anthony St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
Your host, Mara
16 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Beautiful home away from home. Enjoy the sanctuary of a quiet cottage walking distance to the beach or downtown Pacific Avenue. Bedroom over looks garden area and is separated by 7 foot wall of Hard wood cherry shelves. Beautiful cherry floors, granite counter tops, new kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer. 2 person slate shower, bamboo garden with hot tub. Out swing french doors open to patio, BBQ, Lavender garden and yard.

The queen bed is separated from the living room by a bank of 7 foot wall of cabinets. There is also an option for a comfortable queen aerobes bed height with a headboard plus the sectional couch is can also be used as a comfortable sleeping option.

Enjoy all that Santa Cruz has to offer. Swim, surf, hike, bike, golf, tennis, or shop. Drive to San Francisco or Monterrey for the day. Live in a great neighborhood and be a local. Enjoy the near by Monterrey Aquarium, Pacific Grove Asilomar Beach and Carmel.

Weekday rates: $100 - $150
Weekend and Holiday rates: $150 - $200
Weekly rates: $1000 - $1500
Monthly rates: $3000 - $6000
Cleaning fee: $100 Tax: 10%
Refundable Security Deposit: $200 - $500 We accept AirBnB and PayPal with pass through fees. We also accept personal checks and cashier's check.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1400 /week
Monthly Price: $5000 /month
Cleaning Fee: $150
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • My husband and I just stayed at Mara and Zach's cottage last week and it was fabulous. I wanted to stay longer. There is everything you needed if you wanted to cook in or if you want to go out the house is very close to downtown. The hot tub was also an added bonus. Although the cottage is behind Mara and Zach's house, you feel very seclude with fence around the entire property. You wouldn't eve know anyone lived in the house in the front. Mara was great responding to all of my emails leading up to are arrival and then very responsive and accommodating when we arrived. We had a minor issue with the heat and Mara came right up and then had Zach come back later and we were up and working again. We would for sure stay there again when we return to Santa Cruz. Thanks for everything!

    May 2014
  • Great place, quiet location, terrific hot tub, nice outdoor seating area. Cozy house with an incredibly comfortable bed. Very communicative and easy to get in touch with. Worth every penny!

    April 2014
  • A+++! We absolutely loved our stay--wish we could have stayed longer. The cottage is large, clean, comfortable, modern, and well-equipped. The bed was heavenly and the hot tub was perfect, as was the two-person shower. We didn't get to meet Mara but we emailed a few times and she was very responsive and helpful. The cottage is set back from the main house and is fully enclosed by a tall fence so it feels very private. The bamboo garden in the back near the hot tub is soothing and beautiful. There was fresh jasmine (I think) in the bathroom and bedroom, making it smell great. Mara also recommended a great place for dinner (Bantam) that we could walk to. We also met a friendly neighborhood cat named Reef, who loves to rub up against your legs. My only suggestion would be to provide instructions for the TV and remotes as we couldn't figure it out, but we didn't try that hard. ;) This is the perfect place to stay--we would definitely come again. Thank you Mara!

    March 2014
  • pros: the cottage was very nice, secluded & private, had everything needed for a stay, clean, hot tub was hot

    cons: the bed was the worst. huge whole in the middle. wife slept on the bed and I slept on the couch all three days. 30% of the hot tub jets actually worked. if weren't for limited funds-would have found other accommodations just to get a good night sleep. would not recommend unless there was a new bed

    February 2014
    Response from Mara:

    William, Thank you for the feedback. We have replaced the Queen bed and are having our spa maintenance person take a look at the jets.

    February 2014
  • Great communication, lovely cottage. We had a wonderful time, and would love to come back here next time we need a trip to Santa Cruz. Thanks again!

    January 2014
  • This cottage is a gem! The pictures do not do it's absolutely adorable and in a great location. We had three adults and 2 dogs and it was plenty big...the bed, aerobed and couch were all comfortable. We had two cars and parked easily on the street during our stay. Mara was also super responsive. Definitely would recommend this place!

    December 2013
  • Mara was gracious and accommodating. The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. The fireplace and hot tub were on for us when we got there. The bed was incredibly soft. The location was perfect. Would recommend this place to friends.

    December 2013
  • An awesome cottage! Better than one can imagine from the photos or description. Don't hesitate to reserve this place for your romantic getaway. The hosts are very kind and helpful.

    April 2013
    Response from Mara:

    Thank you Timothy. Call anytime you need the cottage. Kind Regards, Mara

    April 2013
  • My boyfriend & I, and our 2 dogs had a great time at Mara's place. The space is beautiful, well kept, modern, and has a lovely kitchen. The hot tub and double shower were definitely perks. We loved that Santa Cruz is so easy to get around. From Mara's we could walk to Brasil Cafe as well as Burger. 2 restaurants you'll want to visit while in SC.

    Another plus of this space was that it was fully enclosed by a tall fence, which meant my dogs had their own secure yard, and we had our privacy. Mara was also really nice to offer suggestions on things to do around town. Several beach and park access points are just a 5 - 10 minute drive from here. There is also ample street parking available.

    March 2013
  • We absolutely loved staying here. Mara & Zach are lovely and were very responsive to all our communications & requests. The location is close to everything and only a short drive to the ocean, while still being very quiet and private. Upon arrival we walked through the front garden door and felt like we'd stepped into our own little secret garden. The cottage is beautifully designed and the photos do not do it justice. Mara and Zach have created a sanctuary right near downtown Santa Cruz with everything you could need, a great kitchen, very comfortable living space, work desks for two people, comfortable cozy bed, lots of good books, double shower head, hot tub and spacious outdoor deck & garden. The space is designed to allow in a lot of natural light with views to the garden. This was just the perfect space for our stay in Santa Cruz and we will definitely stay here again. Thanks Mara & Zach.. we loved it! Nikita & Cornflower

    February 2013
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Living and loving Santa Cruz with my family. We enjoy renting our cottage retreat out as it is a sanctuary.
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