Villa - Shared room · HWY, Davenport, CA 95017, United States
Your host, Michael
23 Reviews
Response rate: 93%
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The Space

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)

Room type: Shared room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • 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!

    June 2014
  • 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!

    June 2014
  • 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!

    April 2014
  • Nice home with bohemian vibe and very close to the ocean. Great getaway for a relaxing weekend although, the town itself does not have many options (or anything to do.) 3 restaurants that close early.

    March 2014
  • I love driving that stretch of Hwy 1 between Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Now I have another great reason to stop in Davenport, besides goodies at the bakery or omelettes at the Roadhouse. My daughter and I had a wonderful overnight stay at Michael's. We were both familiar with the little town of Davenport, but unaware of the airbnb right there by the Roadhouse Inn and the Bakery until our stay Tuesday. We enjoyed a blues band and a supper next door before we settled in for a relaxing time at Michael's.
    The house is funky chic, clean and comfortable. In the morning we sat on the front glassed in porch with our breakfast, enjoying the sun and fresh air. We took a walk to the beach, which was ours. (Okay, it was a Wednesday, not the weekend.)
    We met our host, Michael around noon, who let us look at the bungalow and studio behind the house, all connected by broken-granite pathways and painted gates. There is enough outdoor space to bring a big group and sleep 16. You can even borrow boogie boards and wetsuits.
    I like the art, metal work, the pottery with succulents and paintings everywhere. It is very Santa Cruz, yet clean and functional.
    My daughter is already planning a time to bring friends for a coastal get together and enjoy the Bonny Doon tasting room next door.
    We were very happy with the accommodations and the location. The only reason I might not want to give a high review is to not let the word get out. This is a little coastal gem.

    February 2014
  • Michael was the BEST! So informative and patient with our queries and relaxed! We LOVED the place and will definitely be back!!

    February 2014
  • We loved staying in Michael's very arty apartment. The beach across the road is great and the Whales Cafe next door did brilliant breakfasts and picnic supplies.

    October 2013
  • Great place in a lovely little spot. Michael was helpful and available too. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    September 2013
  • The house is brilliantly located and looks beautifull, Michael is an easy-going host - we had a great time!

    September 2013
  • My friends and I had a wonderful experience in the bungalow behind the main house of Micheal's place. It was a very pleasant surprise to see how well it accommodated the 5 of us and we had a lot of fun visiting the local beaches and swimming holes of the area. This place is a great experience and kind host for a bargain. Why stay in a stuffy hotel room when you could stay here?

    August 2013
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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
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