About this listing
Our one bedroom cottage located in the Santa Cruz Mountains on a gated property, is a beautiful and comfortable place to relax and unwind. It sleeps 2 - 4 people, with 2 in the queen bed in the bedroom and 1 or 2 in the (full size) fold-out hide-a-bed in the living room There is also a single pad with bedding available for inside or outside deck sleeping. Inside the cottage there is a large flat screen TV with cable, a DVD player, and a selection of movies and DSL Internet. There is also a stereo system and a collection of CD's. We have a full kitchen with an antique gas stove, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, an assortment of tea's, coffee, basic condiments, and the tap water from our well is safe and excellent to drink. There is a wood burning stove in the living room with plenty of wood and the walls are adorned with vintage rock & roll posters. On the deck we have a jacuzzi hot tub, a gas barbecue, and patio furniture. There are large, clear skylights that afford a view of the redwoods while offering beautiful lighting. All linens and towels are provided. Adjacent to the cottage are two hammocks and a Chartres labyrinth in the middle of a redwood circle.
For travelers this is the best of both worlds. A cozy cottage nestled in the redwood forest, 10 minutes off of HWY 1 (Pacific Coast Highway), the main vein to Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Big Sur, Capitola and Santa Cruz, and 6 minutes from HWY 17.
People come from all over the world to experience the Pacific Coast specifically the Monterey Bay area. It is an area rich in history. Here you will find world-class art, music, cuisine, golf, surfing, sightseeing, hiking, biking, sunbathing, whale watching, birding, fishing, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and so much more. You can spend the day engaged in a variety of activities, physical and/or cultural. However you spend your day, you can return home to your private cottage nestled in the quiet redwoods.
The weather here is excellent. Winters are mild we average 25” of rainfall a year. Summers can be warm but delightful. The weather is nearly perfect. Fog burns off at the ocean early enough to make the beaches comfortable all day.
The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to Sequoia Sempervirens commonly known as a Redwood Tree. They are native only to a specific part of Pacific Coast region. Come and visit our amazing part of the world and experience something special about the California Coast. It is truly amazing to stand on the labyrinth in the middle of 200 foot redwoods. There are 4 or 5 excellent restaurants within 15 minutes of our home.
The caretaker/owner Jay and Linda live on the property, along with 2 young cats. We are excited about sharing this slice of heaven nestled in the redwoods.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy meeting our guests when they arrive, showing them the cottage and answering any questions they may have. We then give our guests their privacy however remain available should they have additional questions.
No smoking cigarettes inside the house and all the rules you learned in kindergarten. If you are going to have guests or extra people staying at the cottage you must let Jay know. Also, we like pets but you must let Jay know if you have pets and be prepared to clean up after them, not let them on the bed or furniture and do not leave them here unattended. PLEASE NOTE: There is an additional $30 pet fee (per pet) due upon arrival..
Comfortable cabin with so much vintage charm! The kitchen has everything you need, and it was so nice to have breakfast on a sunny deck in the morning. We enjoyed the outdoor hot tub, views of the redwoods, vintage piano and the book collection. Thank you, Jay and Linda!
Jay was a great host, good communication. We arrived late and had spoken to Jay on the phone and went over the check-in details. He was most helpful. The cottage was located in the redwoods. Great location, so relaxing. Large deck with a single whirlpool tub, great to relax in looking up to towering redwoods. Gas grill on the deck and dining table and chairs. We were only there for two nights, but we did not want to leave. Short drive to Santa Cruz and the beach. If you want a place to relax, meditate or just chill this is it.
This place was warming and welcoming and we felt right at home. Its wonderfully decorated and very quiet and peaceful.
This house was perfect!
Jay and Linda were very nice and made us feel right at home.
Wonderful and serene retreat. An amazingly peaceful and beautiful place. I recommend it highly for anybody who wants to get back to nature (without sacrificing modern amenities). Plus: the old concert posters are a wonderful decorating touch.
About the Host, Jay & Linda
Jay is an easy going friendly guy who collects antiques, vintage rock and roll posters, and vintage cars. His interests are producing music concerts, traveling, working with convicts, and being an authentic human being. He also manages a roofing company, a concert promotion company, staffs men's retreats, and works with men inside prisons.
Linda is an artist, author, and graphic designer who loves to paint, dance, travel, try new foods, and basically enjoy life in general.
Together they live happily on 4 beautiful acres in the Santa Cruz mountains with 2 young cats, Romeo and Jack, and a couple of friends.