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)
We had a wonderful stay here! The house has a lot of character and was well-kept. The views were amazing and Santa Cruz was a short drive away. Our favorite part of the house was the balcony. It's a great place to hang out and watch the sunset.
Beautiful views and arguably the best bathroom countertop we've ever seen! Loved the deck up stairs for star gazing at night!
We had a wonderful night's stay at Michael's house. We did not meet him but access was easy. Loved the house, especially the little balcony.
Michael was very accommodating when we arrived to Davenport. He kindly let us know before hand that the cleaners were tidying up the place and everything would be ready by the early afternoon. We decided to journey to the close by beaches in the mean time. Michael gave us very good information on how far a walk the beaches are and to follow the railroad tracks for an easy hike. Upon our return we were simply amazed at the house. So much detail in the house gave us a very welcoming experience. The art and the setup of the house was perfect for our evening. The patio gave us a secluded feel but allowed us to view the night sky in it's full glory (before the fog rolled in). All of the art and furniture kept us mesmerized as we conversed into the night about the meaning of life. We definitely will be coming back to Mike's lovely beach house in Davenport! Thank you!
We had a truly magical and memorable weekend at the Beach House! It was so close to the phenomenal beach, the little market and cafes, a short walk to the Abalone farm and Joel Magen's pottery studio, and just a short drive from Santa Cruz. We had a nice dinner on the front deck and were even treated to an amazing aria by Greta Feeney-Samuels, one of the current tenants, whom we invited to join us for dinner. We really enjoyed the nice kitchen (with the lovely wooden dining room table) and all the beautiful tile in the bathroom. We loved all of the art in the house and had everything we needed for a wonderful weekend. We would definitely like to come back -- thank you so much Michael!
Booking was straightforward - Michael got back to me right away when I called the day of to get access and is very friendly. The place is great - a lot of personality, and a fun location nested among the highway 1 restaurants - we ate at the Whale City Bakery a lot.
Just steps away from a great beach and also the Davenport bluffs where you can roam cypress groves and peak over staggering cliffs.
The place was clean, but to be honest could have been just a tad cleaner - all the fundamentals were good (clean sheets, clean bathroom, kitchen etc) - just some of the surfaces were a little dusty - I recommend a deeper clean from time to time!
All things considered, this place is a steal - I'd come back again and hope I get the chance!
Coolest place I've ever stayed on air bnb, hands down. Artsy and comfortable, secluded but close enough to Santa Cruz to run errands and grab supplies. The house has thee coolest deck and outside lofted deck space. Michael was always available if I needed him and very thorough with instructions. It's perfect all around... I didn't want to leave! I am so excited to come back!
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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