We live 1 block from pick up for main whale watching cruise of bay and we ourselves are about to go. Look in guidebook for information
NO EATING IN ROOMS AS WE HAVE ORIENTAL CARPETS.IN SPRING SUMMER FALL YOU CAN EAT TAKE OUT ON GLASS TABLE IN GARDEN. READ OUR AIRBNB GUIDEBOOK ON OUR SITE FOR OVER 50 RESTAURANT LISTINGS WITH MAPS
House- Please leave your shoes at the door- Bring slippers in winter. Thanks so much .
We happily allow well behaved dogs. However,you must keep them on a leash and take them with you when you go out so they do not bother other guests with barking or whining in missing you.They cannot get on the bed. We require a $15.00 pet fee, payable to host. If you are bringing a dog we will send you a good list of dog friendly restaurants and dog parks. We have one right up the street!
Chickens- 7 hens in chicken yard
New canary pair in aviary- DO NOT Open Door please
Please bring earphones if you want to listen to music
Key to front door on shelf in the bedroom bookshelf in room with maps of Santa Cruz PLEASE GIVE TO US BEFORE YOU LEAVE or will be have to have add to your review. Please leave light on at entrance when you come in at night.
BED HEATERS ON BOTH SIDES OF HEADBOARD. THEY ARE REVERSED. TURN UP TO 12 WHEN YOU LEAVE FOR DINNER AND DOWN TO LOW (L) AND YOU WILL COME HOME TO A NICE TOASTY WARM BED TO SLEEP IN.
WIFI Ask for when you arrive
Bikes-4 bikes available for your use. Ignore this if you have no interest. We have head lamps for dark ( ride bikes at your own risk)." We now ask you to give us a $40.00 fully refundable deposit for the bikes against any damage or replacement of helmets locks or parts of the bike. We will give this back to you. when you leave. After 3 years of doing airbnb with bike damage – we must do this We will also have an agreement for you to sign
Bikes are in garage with bike locks, helmets. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) has bike app and we have maps for you to ride everywhere, Use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps, find Santa Cruz, has bike routes. Take head lamp with you in evening. In hall closet hanging on left. ,water bottle to fill in basket. Take helmets at all times. Ask us for headlamps if you plan to be out after dark. Use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) bike app (URL HIDDEN)
Grandfather clock in living room
If chimes bother you let us know and will turn off chimes
We have a petit breakfast if you request before you arrive. It will be coffee cake, banana bread or something sweet made from scratch. Please let us know of any food allergies prior to arrival. Coffee and/or tea will be on the dining room table with cream, sugar and honey. The New York Times will also be on the table.
Full breakfast; see restaurant list. We have many breakfast places nearby that we list on the restaurant page. I make coffee at 5:00 AM if you are an early bird. Enjoy
Go outside and get in AM in we are not here
Dining Room; Keep door to kitchen closed at all times to keep out cats .
Living Room; Please keep glass French door to hallway and Dutch door to dining room closed at all times to keep out our cats. Feel free to use dining and living room it if you want to bring wine or a beverage of choice and sit in what is a beautiful space. Please do not put your feet on or spill anything on the white couch.
Please bring a toiletry bag and put back in your room after showering as bathroom shared. Please use towels stored in your room and not the decorative black hanging towels. Thanks so much!
Water conservation:We are on a 20% water restriction due to the severe drought . We have a water wise shower head that I will show you and 5 minutes timer from the water board. We use Grey water to water plants and all biodegradable cleaning supplies, soaps etc.
Hot and Cold faucets are backwards- use as marked
Fresh towels in small built in chest in closet so you do not have to share towels with other guests.
Please leave used towels in bag in the closet – NOT in bathroom as shared bathroom
Basket with toiletries in corner shelf of bathroom ,in case you forgot yours.
Labyrinth- We put in labyrinth to replace a large lawn in the back garden because of the severe drought in California and stringent water restrictions. We have gained a beautiful space to walk, meditate or just view. It is lit at night by small solar lights that surround it so you can walk it at night if you wish.
Feel free to sit in the sun or shade in any part of the yard. There are glass tables for outside dining.There is a heat lamp.
Fire Pit; Host will set up and light.
NO COOKING on the stove.
Have a great time in Santa Cruz
Please leave key when you leave
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Former California Highway Patrolman and sales guy! Grandfather to ten including 5-year-old twin grandsons who live in the South Bay of LA. Love the ocean, both in it and on it, gardening, biking, walking in beautiful Santa Cruz, especially along the new E. Cliff Ave walkway. After leaving the highway patrol, I took a path that essentially went from CHiPS to chocolate chips as I am also the former VP of Sales and Marketing for the Pacific Cookie Company here in Santa Cruz. Author and Founder of DriversYoga (website hidden) a mental technique to keep you in the moment while driving.Most say I get along well with being a very genial host.
You can talk to me about Nowhere Yoga!
Over the years we have created a mature and unique garden landscape full of beauty and sound in the mode of a zen temple sanctuary between the cities of Santa Cruz and Capitola. A visual stress remover! Come and experience, we're here for you. A relaxed self download if you will!
Following the earthquake of 1989 we purchased 8K handmade bricks from the demo site of the downtown Oddfellow's building. (next door to the Cooper House building, now O'Neill's Surf. The bricks were vertical from ! So while here you are walking on a lot of Santa Cruz history and the building that housed the original town clock!
Airbnb ask me to tell guest if I have a life motto. Well yes in fact I do; "flexible indecision with all seriousness aside and forward to the rear"! "It's always 'the ole same space"
And if you come, welcome to Santa Cruz---a special place!
Aloha and Namaste