The Nests at Camp Cruz. A Redwood Glamping Retreat

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Entire place hosted by Ismael And Molly

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Located a short drive from the bay area, Camp Cruz is a "glamping" campground in the redwoods perfect for couples or friends who want a camping experience without giving up basic living comforts. It is an ideal destination to unwind and recharge in a secluded redwood forest setting. It offers guests 1 or 2 private bedrooms: the Raven’s Nest (an aircrete dome) and the Owl’s Nest (a yurt). There is a fully equipped kitchen, a propane fire pit, a ping pong table, showers, and much more.

The space
PLEASE READ all the details in this listing before inquiring to book in order to avoid confusion about sleeping accommodations:
Guests will choose between the Raven’s Nest (aircrete dome) and the Owl’s Nest (yurt) when booking at Camp Cruz.
FOR A PARTY OF 2, YOU MAY CHOOSE EITHER ONE. FOR GROUPS OF 3 OR MORE, YOU HAVE ACCESS TO BOTH STRUCTURES.

Camp Cruz is a 2-acre glampground offered to enjoy and connect with nature. We only accept one reservation at a time, so whether you’re just one couple or a larger group, you will have the whole camp to yourselves.

THE NESTS…
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 Owl’s Nest is equipped with electricity and a wood stove for heat with firewood provided. We also provide an 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.

**On a case by case basis, we may allow groups of up to 8 guests. Group sizes between 5 and 8 guests must bring camping tents to accommodate the extra people. The nightly fee for additional guests over 4 is $45 per person/night which is arranged through messaging.

**Guests traveling with a dog (we only allow one dog) will be lodged in the Owl’s Nest, as we want to keep one structure pet free for our guests who are allergic. We appreciate your understanding!

Camp Cruz features a fully equipped covered outdoor kitchen, clean composting toilets, hot showers, and much more. The kitchen includes a propane oven/stove with pots, pans, cooking and eating utensils, a collection of spices, a charcoal grill (guests must bring their own briquettes), 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 also have access to a propane campfire pit, a garden, a deck overlooking the creek, hammocks, a meditation pagoda, and open space in the forest. We provide our guests with a guide to nearby hiking trails.

**Special Activity Available: The Music Dome (aka the Eagle’s Nest) is a 22 ft. geodome fully set up as a musical jam room (see photos). Guests interested in using this space either for playing music or just hanging out in the big dome should message us for further details. A small fee does apply.

**Wifi and a Verizon cell signal are available in the kitchen area. However, the signal is weak. Texting and making calls are possible but fast emailing or streaming video is not.

**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 both structures for one hour 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.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Garden view
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

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, which is situated in a separate location on the property, but it is in close proximity to our home residence. Our closest neighbor is a Buddhist Retreat Center, which for the most part, is a quiet sanctuary. However, they do occasionally host weddings and if you are visiting on one of those weekends, you can expect to hear some noise/music from the reception, which always ends promptly at 10pm. Guests can also expect to hear some occasional road noise.
Because we are located in a wilderness area, we co-exist with wild life critters. They are around, but not often seen. The wild animals that live in our area include owls, hawks and other birds, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, deer, bobcats and mountain lions.

Hosted by Ismael And Molly

  1. Joined in November 2014
  • 195 Reviews
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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 (Growing Up Wild). Molly is a registered 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 (Growing Up Wild). Molly is a registered nurse. We have two…

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 a brief orientation to make sure you are comfortable. We aim to respect our guest’s privacy, but at times we can be seen 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: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

Cancellation policy