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Birdsong Studio by Beach--Jasmine Gardens

SuperhostSanta Cruz, California, United States
Entire guest suite hosted by Marie & Peter
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Welcome to Jasmine Garden Oasis Retreat House—3 block walk to quiet beaches. We have two upstairs independent guest studios inside our home, each with queen bed and extra beds for $30 charge: Jade Studio with private second-story deck, and Birdsong Studio with south-facing French Doors overlooking garden. We offer garden hot tub (after COVID), meditation & yoga, bicycle loan, allergy-free, healing sessions in-room, and EMF-free option--renewing for heart, body & soul. Sunrise/sunset at beach.

The space
BIRDSONG STUDIO has a queen bed, private bathroom with shower, private entrance via back stairs, French Doors overlooking the garden to the south, west-facing window over side garden, and a small but cute kitchennette space. When the surf is high, you can hear the waves through the open west window.
PRIVATE BUT NOT PRIVACY: The studio is inside our home so although we may never see you, we may hear you and you may hear us because the walls are thin.
EATING: The kitchen side of the room has a sink and small counter, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, and toaster oven, with kitchen supplies. We set out a complimentary small breakfast the first morning (instant organic oatmeal and organic fruit).
ADDITIONAL BED:
For 1 or 2 guests, the queen bed is provided. If you would like separate beds, please tell us and we will set up a single floor bed for a one-time charge of $30.
For 3 guests, we set up a single floor bed. Price is included.
For 4 guests, we set up a double floor bed. Price is included.
ECO-SENSITIVE: We provide a healthy environment, use green and non-toxic products whenever possible, non-scented soaps and detergents. We are eco-friendly, use solar panels and grey water, hang dry clothes when possible, conserve water, and recycle.
We practice sustainable living inside the house with detailed recycling, energy-efficient and timed appliances, fragrance-free products, bio-friendly cleaning supplies, and daylight living. Outside we use solar panels on our roof, grey water and timed drip system for our gardens, and pesticide-free planting.
EMF-FREE OPTION: For people who are EMF sensitive, the entire first floor and gardens is EMF free, with option of turning your upstairs studio into an EMF-free environment for a service fee of $25. This includes ethernet connections (with adapters) and available landline, as well as option to turn electric breakers off nightly or all day. Be sure to notify us when you book if you want this option.

Guest access
We are tucked away from the street near a lovely walk/bike path to the beach--no need to walk on a main street or take a car out into traffic. Our modest front garden is serene and renewing . . . grass to sit in or do yoga by the rock waterfall . . . flowering plants, fruit trees and vines . . .front porch if it rains, small tables for eating, brick patios, outdoor hot tub . . . with an opportunity for you to receive massage or acupuncture in your private room by healing artists who live nearby. We have some bicycles available for lending in this bicycle-friendly town.

Other things to note
CORONAVIRUS: we take this situation very seriously and are asking all people booked with us to cancel your reservation (full refund) if there is a chance that you have contracted the virus. While you are here at Jasmine Garden Oasis Retreat House, please wash your hands regularly, keep a safe distance from other guests, which means avoid handshaking or hugging. In addition, we are taking precautionary steps to keep our building clean every day. We are using carefully chosen rounds of non-toxic and non-fragranced disinfectants on all surfaces and hardware, and airing out all guest spaces for a minimum of 4 hours in between bookings.
As a place of retreat and renewal, we recognize that people will come here for support and refreshment and we encourage you to continue to do so.
PARKING: The carport is a loading/unloading zone only. Please pull partway under the carport and do not leave your vehicle unattended. The area needs to be open for emergency vehicles for the sake of our neighbors. Your car can be parked free of charge on our quiet residential street.
ALLERGY-FREE No animals, including assistance animals, are allowed here to keep the space allergy-free for residents and family as well as offering allergy-free space to Airbnb guests. Also we use only natural cleaning ingredients, fragrance-free soaps, and option for EMF-free visit.
NOISE: Sound travels in our home, so please be considerate of others during our quiet hours (9:00pm to 7:30am). We try to restrict the house furnace in the winter months to early morning and mid evening. The Birdsong Studio is more private than the Jade Studio regarding voices.
NO SHOES: Please bring slippers if you like for the kitchenette area.
CHECK-IN, CHECK-OUT: Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am. Feel free to leave luggage outside your door and make yourselves at home downstairs in the gardens and front porch if you wish to arrive early or stay late.
WIFI: Our wifi router turns off automatically between midnight and 6:00am. (see https://emfacademy.com/turn-off-wifi-at-night/)
BICYCLES: (1) To borrow our bicycles, there is no charge, but we ask for donations of $10 per day. Contact us if you want to reserve them. They are for road and bike path use only, not mountain biking or beach biking. (2) Rental bikes are available from Bicycle Trip, which includes a pick-up and drop-off service. (3) If you bring your own you can lock them in our back yard or under our carport.
HEALING SESSIONS: If you are interested in receiving healing arts sessions, ask for our list of healing artists so that you can make your appointment before you arrive.
WATER CONSERVATION: Santa Cruz area is vulnerable to water shortage. We have installed low flush toilets, we re-use grey water when possible, and we ask our guests to minimize their water usage.
Welcome to Jasmine Garden Oasis Retreat House—3 block walk to quiet beaches. We have two upstairs independent guest studios inside our home, each with queen bed and extra beds for $30 charge: Jade Studio with private second-story deck, and Birdsong Studio with south-facing French Doors overlooking garden. We offer garden hot tub (after COVID), meditation & yoga, bicycle loan, allergy-free, healing sessions in-room, a…

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1 queen bed, 2 floor mattresses

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Santa Cruz, California, United States

Our neighborhood is a relatively quiet neighborhood with an assortment of people who enjoy living near the beach--including long-time residents, families, retired people, UCSC students, and surfers interspersed to keep it characteristic of Santa Cruz.
Two blocks away is a modest shopping center which hosts the local farmer's market on Sunday mornings. A handful of eateries and a coffee shop, from fast food to upscale dining, line the two blocks toward the beaches. A back way to the beach (our special secret) is three lovely blocks, two of which are walking/biking trails, one lined with Cypress trees, and the next along a lagoon lined with Eucalyptus trees. Wonderful Farmer's Market across 17th Street on Sunday mornings is not to be missed!
The Harbor and Crows Nest restaurant and nightclub are a several blocks to the west along the shore. Downtown Santa Cruz is 3 miles west and Capitola, a quaint seaside town, is 2 miles east. Both are easily accessible by bike lanes, public transportation and car.
Our neighborhood is a relatively quiet neighborhood with an assortment of people who enjoy living near the beach--including long-time residents, families, retired people, UCSC students, and surfers interspersed…

Hosted by Marie & Peter

Joined in July 2014
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We, Peter & Marie, are a married couple who relish offering our sweet space & location to guests. We enjoy living in a tranquil atmosphere and want to share this with others of like mind at our home, Jasmine Garden Oasis Retreat House near the Sea. It is a modest home tucked away in a modest neighborhood three blocks from the beach in east Santa Cruz with two independent Airbnb studios upstairs, and expand to include the whole house when we offer guided retreats. We keep gentle gardens and cosy comfortable atmosphere for people who want a time of renewal for body and soul. Mornings we enjoy a short tree-lined walk visit the quiet beach to listen to the surf and watch the dawn followed by morning meditation which we invite guests to join, and evenings the dusk. We have a list of healing artists who have offered to deliver their services to our guests in their private rooms.
We, Peter & Marie, are a married couple who relish offering our sweet space & location to guests. We enjoy living in a tranquil atmosphere and want to share this with others of lik…
During your stay
Everything is set up for guests to be independent --We offer two Airbnb studios upstairs in our home that are self-sufficient. The front garden, front porch and hot tub are also open to all guests. You will find in your room an informational notebook about the property, the neighborhood, healing artists who deliver services to the home, walking directions to the beach, bike rentals, local eateries, shops, and other Santa Cruz attractions. If we are not home when you need something, then we are usually accessible by Airbnb messaging or texting. When we are gone for extended periods a guest host stays in our home.
Everything is set up for guests to be independent --We offer two Airbnb studios upstairs in our home that are self-sufficient. The front garden, front porch and hot tub are also op…
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Checkout: 11:00 AM
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