We are located in Davenport 9 miles north of Santa Cruz, directly on HWY 1 next to the whale city bakery. We have a 1 and 1/2 bedroom (leather couch and luv seat pull out is 1/2).1 bath fully remodeled with tub full kitchen also remodeled and eating area. Very comfortable cozy space for 3 or 4 people, 5 is doable. Huge front deck overlooking the ocean with an up stairs whale watching deck. From these places you can see the Bonny Doon mountains
behind us and the Pacific ocean in the front,quite nice. This area is a gold mine of things to do. You might find yourself grabbing some local roasted coffee and a hand made pastry in the mornings right next store from us. You could look for beach glass on the beach across the street or head 9 more miles north and visit the elephant seals at Ano Nuevo. There is Los Oso to Big Basin a beautiful day hike,
the opportunities are endless. We provide a perfect home base for ADVENTURE or LEISURE.For main house: 1 night $150 3 day weekend $400 One 7 day week $950. Side studio's available: $100 a night with communal kitchen and (email hidden)re pics on request . washer/dry wifi internet cable event space catering on request
Any questions call Michael (phone number hidden)
No smoking cigarettes in house and pure respect thats all
Our stay at Michaels place was awesome. He was very welcoming and was happy to share his knowledge of the area with us. Will definitely stay at his place again.
Michael contacted us a couple of times before we arrived to make sure we had accurate directions and the information we needed to access the house, and we really appreciated this effort. The house itself was wonderful. As many have noted before: Its location is perfect ... right on Rte. 1 and right in the heart of Davenport (which is actually a rather small community). We wandered over to the neighboring Whale City Bakery for coffee in the morning and enjoyed both the coffee and the fresh-baked pastries there (as many guests have before).
The beach house was clean and eclectic (a winning combination!) and each room had character and style. We made dinner in the well-equipped kitchen and enjoyed it in the living room in front of the (unlit--it was very warm that evening) fireplace. The view from the house is spectacular and we memorably watched the sun set from the little balcony above the front of the property. There are a few properties neighboring this one and most were occupied the night we visited; however, we we never heard anyone other than a few people entering the gate in the early evening.
This is our second time staying at Michael's place - we liked it so much the first time we felt we needed to come back again.
The location is great - just across highway 1 from a beach with great waves and cliffs. There are also some decent restaurants right next door - so you can make your trip extra lazy.
The house itself is great. Lots of interesting art and creative touches.
Michael is a great host, easy to work with, provides you with a very homey, beachy, low key place.... has everything you need to be comfortable.
We stayed in the front house with three people and two small dogs. Two of us in the master and one in the living room that converts into a second bedroom. The living room/2nd bedroom gets a minor amount of traffic noise from Hwy 1 (which is to be expected for facing the street) but the master bedroom is super duper quiet. Love the large front porch and rooftop deck to look at the ocean or stargaze--perfect place to spend some time enjoying the Winter Solstice this year.
Great place. Amazing location directly across the street from the beach. We only stayed one night and only met Michael briefly but he was super nice and made us feel very welcome.
Davenport is a lovely gem on the coast, and Michael's lodging was great.
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Hey there folks, my name is Michael. I operate a small villa with a front private house , a one bedroom bungalow in the back and other side studios, some self contained and others with shared bath and kitchen. We usually have an eclectic type of person that stays here, mostly artists, musicians, and alternative, progressive thinkers. These interesting people are drawn to this electric area maybe because we have giant redwood trees behind us and the Pacific Ocean in front of us. I live here and it's my job to make sure everyone is happy. Some nights the whole place will be full of travelers eating together, playing music, and telling story. Other nights a quite family of four arrives just to get away from the New York winter. In Davenport with a population of three hundred you get to know everybody quick. The local pub and bakery have two community events every week its quite a hoot. I'm 40 and love the area , born and raised in these hills and know every great hiking trail, every great surf spot, every great and marvelous thing to do and see in this area. We have a fun basket of toys and game equipment thats been donated by travelers and has accumulated over time , so we have wet suits and surf boards to frisbees and golf clubs. My days are full tending to the traveler and everyday I'm grateful to have the opportunity to share with people the villa space and all the beautiful things this area has to offer. This has taken almost half a life time to attain. I have traveled the world and lived in other places but I always find myself back in the Santa Cruz area. I know it, love it, and have this great job of sharing it. If anyone out there wants the front line tour, I can accommodate or if you just choose a cozy private night by the fire i can accommodate that. Like the beat of the ocean outside the villa, we march to our happy places that pull us away from our everyday grind, and I believe, this is the marching grounds for peace, happiness, well being, and adventure.... see ya soon Michael