About this listing
Scandinavian style home with lots of light and skylights, clean, modernized, 3 Bedroom space with back deck for responsible families and adults. Yard is cozy with BBQ, gas fire pit and hot tub for relaxation. Care for home required!!
Cozy light airy home blocks from west cliff with 2 queen bedroom and 1 single bed bedroom with outdoor dining relaxing deck on quiet street on west side. A place for families, couples and mellow getaways. Its an upstairs/downstairs arrangement with a full bath both upstairs and downstairs. Skylights and windows throughout the house bring light into every room. Fully equipped with hot tub, fire pit and outdoor seating area, and relaxed and comfortable dining inside large open kitchen for family and friend meals. The house comes with a loveable adorable cat- Oslo- who requires no care whatsoever- but he adds an aura of warmth and home to an already well equipped and clean house.
Skylights, windows and fully equipped kitchen for relaxing getaways
Entire house- the owners belongings are in the home so respectful guests appreciated.
Communication prior to stay with instructions and available for questions
Quiet family friendly street, easy walk to beach and steamers lane - within walking distance of Kelly's bakery, 20 minutes to walk downtown and within blocks of delightful west cliff bike path- Perfect spot for enjoying the West side of Santa Cruz and downtown area.
Around the corner from bus stop.
A Note: The house is very light! There are skylights throughout the house, so in the morning there is light coming in the home. Some people have complained about not being able to sleep in because of natural light#
This is a home for responsible guests, and not the appropriate place for parties or college guests. Must be 25+ to rent. Thank you.
Entire house and yard
Interaction with Guests
Typically not at all.
Other Things to Note
The house is lived in when it isnt rented out, so our belongings do reside at the house, so we request only mature responsible guests please!! There are loads of other party option places for you in our great city!
No parties, if you break something, we request that you pay for replacement. This is our home, please treat it as such- thats all we ask.
All of our belongings are in the home; we are trusting you to care for our home as we do. Our spices and condiments are in the cupboards- Feel free to use condiments sparingly-(we ask that you not follow the lead of one guest who used an entire $16 bottle of olive oil. Just be gracious or please replace with another item!
No smoking. If smoking occurs in the home, an additional $125 cleaning fee will be added.
Showers prior to using hotub are required - no sand allowed in hotub or a $150 cleaning fee for maintenance is required Sorry we have had problems before with this!
The maximum number of people allowed in the house is 5 (not including children). This is a hard rule, and should not be violated unless there is a discussion in advance with the home owner. If you are planning on using the house with more guests, please find an alternative home. This is not a party house, rather a cozy intimate home, and Im sure we can help you find a place appropriate for your needs.
We had a wonderful stay in Rikki's beautiful house. The house is just as clean and charming as the photos suggest, and the location is ideal. We'd absolutely stay here again
Great location, amazing backyard and fire pit, and a comfortable house. Oslo, the cat, is a sweetheart.
Rikki was great with welcoming us in her emails prior to arrival and while we didn't meet her, she was gracious and responsive when we communicated. The house is in a great location with easy access to the beach, and lots of bike friendly routes. It was a perfect space for us and our two teenage boys.
We had a great visit to Rikkis house
Any questions were answered promptly
My girls fell in love with Oslo the cat
Would definately stay again
We had a great time at this modern and bright 3 bedroom home. House was very clean and easily accommodated 4 adults. Stayed 2 nights and cooked both nights. Kitchen is well stocked. The back deck was like a small oasis with hot tub and grill. Easy walking distance to ocean cliffs and local stores. Had a great weekend and would stay there again.
Adorable little home located on a fairly busy block in a quaint beach town. Lot's of natural light. If you like sleeping in a dark and quiet space this is not the spot for you. The home was very comfortable for our family of four. We all had our own room, which is way nicer than staying in a hotel. The backyard patio was quite comfortable with a fire pit and small spa ( perfect for two people ) Olso the cat was very sweet and welcoming. The kitchen was well equipped for making meals at home, very nice appliances. Nice safe area and an easy walk to the beach. Easy to find and central to all Santa Cruz has to offer. Also very easy access to UC Santa Cruz. Rikki the host was easy to reach via cell phone and responded promptly to our questions. We would definitely stay here again when visiting the area.
Rikki's house was beautiful, clean and exactly as shown on the website. It is a very cozy and nice house, with a scandinavian feeling. We could easily make our own dinner in the beautiful kitchen, and even relax in the hot tub. The garden is a very nice place to have a drink in the evening, because it has a small (gas) fire place & partylights. This house is a perfect option if you want to visit Santa Cruz!
About the Host, Rikki
We own and love our home close to the beach. I am a marine biologist for the Monterey Bay National marine Sanctuary, and travel away from lovely santa cruz a fair amount, and want to share our home with you.