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.
Rikki arrived just after us and gave a great welcome. She was available to help the technically challenged--the wifi and a request for a slighltly longer stay due to a late flight.
We loved the house, its location and the charming garden with cozy seating.
Best of all, we loved Oslo, the house cat!
We would recommend this as a perfect Santa Cruz get-away!
We rented this home for cousins visiting from out of town. They were thrilled with this wonderful taste of California. Thank you to Rikki for providing a perfect rental; she was responsive and helpful when we secured the reservation and her home was clean and welcoming.
Rikki was wonderful to work with; responsive, positive and helpful! The house was as charming as we imagined from the photos, and in a pleasant neighborhood... just a short walk to the ocean and a 20 minute walk to the Boardwalk. We liked the colorful walls, the wooden floors, light pouring in the skylights and windows, the fragrant jasmine spilling over the fence and roses arching across the trellis. Having a nice patio area and hot tub was also a plus! We were able to pack light, knowing that the house included a washer and dryer. The kitchen is family friendly with everything you might need to cook meals. Oslo, the ginger cat, is also friendly and accepted us with ease.
Our family of 6 enjoyed our four night stay at Rikki's home. It was warm, cozy, and comfortable, and located in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, just a few blocks away from the ocean. Rikki was away, but was available by cell/text and offered to attend to our needs promptly. She had left clear instructions for us to follow. We also enjoyed the sweet loving company of her cat. We would recommend her place to friends.
Felt very welcome, House appeared accurate as described. I would visit again and stay there. Thank you Rickii and of course Oslo.
Vi bodde hemma hos Rikki i Santa Cruz i tre dagar i dec och det var hur bra som helst. Bra läge och ett mysigt hus med bra planlösning, särskilt baksidan med jacuzzin. Det var också trevligt att ha en sällskaplig katt för några dagar. De små nackdelarna vara bara att enkel sängen var en junior säng, om du är lång kan det vara svårt att få plats och det fanns inget nummer på huset, det hade underlättat navigering. Men som sagt, vi var mycket nöjda, och kan bara rekommendera Nikki och hennes hus.
Thanks for making us feel welcome in your home. We had a great time on our trip! The neighborhood is quiet and within walking distance to coastal pathways. All the unique houses in the neighborhood are enjoyable to walk by. The house is a short drive away from SC boardwalk/beach, downtown, and Natural Bridges beach. Enjoyed the rear yard, hot tub (it is right off the kitchen and dining area).
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.