the cottage nestled in the redwoods

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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About this listing

The space

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 live on the property, along with 2 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.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 40
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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..



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

2 nights minimum stay

173 Reviews

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Miranda User Profile
August 2017
The house is perfect for a secluded get away weekend! Beautiful scenery and deck looking into the woods.

Eric User Profile
June 2017
Fantastic retreat tucked into the redwood forests above Santa Cruz. We couldn't have had a more enjoyable stay.

Jose User Profile
June 2017
Jays place is a must

Sheila User Profile
May 2017
Can't wait to go back! Great place - quiet, beautiful, dreamy.

Cyril User Profile
April 2017
We had a great time at Jay's cottage. Everything is as advertised. The place is so peaceful! It's perfect for a getaway weekend.

Laura User Profile
April 2017
We had an amazing, rejuvenating stay at Jay's cabin. The cabin is lovely, quiet and just right for a few days recharge. Jay was a great host, available and friendly but also gave us our space. Hot tub on the deck under the redwoods was a major highlight. Will definitely be back!

Javier User Profile
April 2017
Stayed a weekend here and it was very nice and cozy my girlfriend and I really enjoyed it here

Santa Cruz, California, United StatesJoined in December 2011
Jay User ProfileJay is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 75%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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