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The Nests at Camp Cruz, A Couple’s Redwood Retreat

SuperhostWatsonville, California, United States
Dome house hosted by Ismael And Molly
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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You’ll have the dome house to yourself.
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Located in the majestic redwoods only a short drive from the bay area, Camp Cruz is a "glamping" facility perfect for couples or close friends who want a get away camping-like experience without giving up basic living comforts. It offers 2 private bedrooms: the Raven’s Nest and the Owl’s Nest. There is a fully equipped outdoor kitchen on a large deck, dual hot showers, and much more. Perfect for physical distancing, it offers a private cathedral of redwoods to unwind and recharge in nature.

The space
Please read ALL the details in this listing before inquiring to book! This is an outdoor retreat facility offered to enjoy and connect with nature. Perfect for guests looking to unplug, WiFi is not available, but there is a Verizon cell signal.

The “Nests”:
Guests will choose between the Raven’s Nest (aircrete dome) and the Owl’s Nest (yurt) when booking at Camp Cruz. To be clear, we only accept one reservation at a time, so whether you’re just one couple or a group of four all coming together, you will have the whole camp to yourselves. For a party of two, you can choose either the aircrete dome or the yurt. For groups of three or four, you will get both structures.

The aircrete dome, also known as The Raven’s Nest, has electricity with an electric heater and a double sized futon bed with bedding provided. It features a large round window seat that looks out towards the garden.
The yurt, also known as The Owl’s Nest, is equipped with electricity and a wood stove for heat with firewood provided. We also provide a queen sized electric blanket as an alternative, or in addition to, the wood stove to keep you cozy during the winter months. There is a double sized futon bed with bedding provided. A private deck wraps around half of the structure.
**Guests traveling with a dog will be asked to lodge in the Owl’s Nest/yurt, as it is a little bigger in size, further away from the private residences and we want to keep one structure pet free for our guests who are allergic. We appreciate your understanding!

Camp Cruz features a covered outdoor kitchen with electricity on a spacious deck. The kitchen includes a propane oven/stove with pots, pans, cooking and eating utensils, a collection of spices, a charcoal grill (guests should bring their own briquetes for the grill), a sink with potable well water, a full sized refrigerator, a French press and an industrial coffee maker. We provide paper towels, hand sanitizer, dish and hand soap. There is a full sized ping pong table in the kitchen area for your enjoyment.

Guests have access to the aircrete dome and the yurt (one or both depending on group size), outdoor kitchen, propane campfire pit, showers and compost toilet, garden area and creek side deck.

The landscape includes a creek with easy access, a vibrant garden, hammocks, a deck overlooking the creek, and other open spaces in the forest. We provide our guests with a guide to nearby hiking trails.

**An important note about campfires at Camp Cruz: In response to the recent years of drought and devastating wildfires, we have converted our fire pit to propane and provide propane free of charge. Fire pit hours are from sundown to 11pm.

**Note about Covid-19: Guests can rest assured that we sanitize and disinfect all guest spaces in between reservations. We run a UV light inside the yurt for several hours after we manually clean the space in between guests. We expect our guests to take precautions regarding stopping the spread of the virus, including wearing a mask when checking in and staying home if you are sick or have symptoms.

Other things to note
Guests should come prepared with everything they need when they arrive at Camp Cruz, as the nearest market, The Corralitos Market & Sausage Company, is about 15 minutes away. There are restaurants in the town of Corralitos/Watsonville within a 30 minute drive from our location.

Guests with Verizon phone service will be able to get a cell phone signal, otherwise, be prepared to “unplug” during your stay. There is no WiFi available in the Camp area. Use of our landline is available ONLY for emergency purposes.

Winter lodging....
It can get seasonably cold in the Santa Cruz Mountains during the winter. During storms we sometimes lose power. If that happens during your stay, we’ll make sure you have plenty of firewood to keep warm in the yurt as well as alternative lighting.
Located in the majestic redwoods only a short drive from the bay area, Camp Cruz is a "glamping" facility perfect for couples or close friends who want a get away camping-like experience without giving up basic living comforts. It offers 2 private bedrooms: the Raven’s Nest and the Owl’s Nest. There is a fully equipped outdoor kitchen on a large deck, dual hot showers, and much more. Perfect for physical distancing,…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Essentials
Heating
Smoke alarm
Private entrance
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Watsonville, California, United States

Our listing is located on just over 4 acres in a redwood forest up a canyon. Our location has a park-like setting. Our guests will have private use of the camp area without any neighbors, other than us, in proximity. Having said that, our closest neighbor is a Buddhist Retreat Center, which for the most part, is a quiet sanctuary.
Our listing is located on just over 4 acres in a redwood forest up a canyon. Our location has a park-like setting. Our guests will have private use of the camp area without any neighbors, other than us, in prox…

Hosted by Ismael And Molly

Joined in November 2014
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We are a family of four. Ismael is a teacher who runs a local nonprofit outdoor education program for underserved youth. Molly is a labor and delivery nurse. We have two fun loving boys. Our home, where the glamping retreat is located, is a private campground in the redwood forest. It is a beautiful and serene forest setting with a running creek and lots of wildlife.
We are a family of four. Ismael is a teacher who runs a local nonprofit outdoor education program for underserved youth. Molly is a labor and delivery nurse. We have two fun loving…
During your stay
Although the camp facility is a short distance away from our home, it is situated in a way that offers privacy to our guests. We are normally home during our guest's stay, and like to meet and give them a brief orientation to make sure they are comfortable. We aim to respect their privacy, but at times we can be seen working in the garden or around the property during the day.
Although the camp facility is a short distance away from our home, it is situated in a way that offers privacy to our guests. We are normally home during our guest's stay, and like…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 1:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
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