View of Monterey Bay from roomSofa, coffee table in bedroom

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

The space

A redwood-floored sun-filled, shuttered bedroom with arched windows and gabled ceiling in a unique 1860s home in Santa Cruz. My unique 'Carpenter Gothic' is one of the earliest houses built by settlers in the mid 19th. century. Both room and
adjacent bathroom (shower, toilet, washbasin) are fully remodelled and immaculately clean on the second floor of my home. The guest room is private, quiet, and
has its own entrance staircase. It also offers panoramic views of the Monterey Bay in one of Santa Cruz's oldest, safest, quietest neighborhoods. Walking distance to downtown through other historic areas. 1/2 acre of mature gardens and an
'orchidarium' surround this unique house on the hill.
The main bus line to UCSC has a stop 3 minutes' walk away; the main terminus is a 15" walk - all downhill! Nearby attractions include the Santa Cruz Mission, its park and
all the old historic downtown replete with Victorian homes a large variety of coffee shops and restaurants. The bus route goes straight up to the UCSC Main campus; the bike ride up the hill takes about 20 minutes and granny gears!

Other things to note

Santa Cruz Occupancy Tax applies: 11%, payable upon check-in.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $40 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 6%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

Be sure to read the price for TWO people when making a reservation!
It's $85/night for ONE; $125 for TWO.
No sharp heels or other spiky objects can touch the redwood floor
in the guest bedroom.
The cat cannot get into the guest bedroom.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

209 Reviews

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R Olin User Profile
June 2017
My experience at Caroline's historic Victorian home and surrounding lush garden was magical and made for the trip of a lifetime. Caroline was a most gracious host and I absolutely loved my time with her. Adding to the charm was His Highness, Claudius (the cat), who's predisposed to lord it over all human occupants in a most delightful way.
Caroline User Profile
Response from Caroline:
Ditto, in spades! Next time we shall play Pinochle. Thanks so much and all the very best of happiness to you, Oli.
June 2017

Melissa User Profile
June 2017
Caroline is was so helpful and friendly. She knows Santa Cruz very well and is helpful. Accommodations were impeccable.

Martha User Profile
June 2017
Caroline has a beautiful home high atop a hill above the city & ocean in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Santa Cruz. I loved waking up to the view from our window where you could see a sliver of ocean below. She was a great host & we had some wonderful interesting convesations over breakfast. A nice perk was the off street parking where we left the car throughout our stay & just walked to town & the beach.

Kirsten User Profile
May 2017
We had a fabulous stay at this very interesting Victorian with a beautiful scenic view of San Jose and the bay. Caroline is delightful and very knowledgeable about the area. We are looking forward to visiting again in the future.

Ramon User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful historic home with a gorgeous garden and ocean views. Caroline was very gracious, approachable, and easy to contact. A charming host and person. I had a very comfortable stay. Will definitely request to stay here next time I'm in Santa Cruz.

Shannon User Profile
May 2017
Caroline was very sweet and accommodating. The room was spacious and comfy.

Chris User Profile
May 2017
I loved meeting Caroline and staying in her lovely hillside farm house, which is surrounded by an enchanting garden. The room was exactly as described. And Caroline was a delightful and responsive hostess, responding quickly to our request for a fan in the room to aid our light sleeper and readily offering referrals to local hot spots. I would definitely return.

Santa Cruz, California, United States · Joined in August 2010
Caroline User Profile

I am a phonetician, speech technologist, and linguist.
Apart from my professional work, I enjoy my unique Victorian house, gardening, growing orchids, cooking and fine wines, antiques, painting, hiking, camping under the stars, international travel, and, most of all, my gorgeous Bengal cat.
This is a quiet, non-smoking, cat-loving house where dogs would have a hard time but cat-lovers will be delighted!

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