Living room in our homeLabyrinth that replaced our lawn
Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

Beautiful home on 1/3 acre including large gardens 5 blocks from ocean.Newly added 22' walking labyrinth,chickens, aviary,pond & rural- near beach. Home made bakery items from scratch with many ingredients from the garden and our fruit trees served each morning with coffee or tea in the dining room. Very friendly host , former highway patrolman who bakes & shares stories.(URL HIDDEN)Centrally located between the cities of Santa Cruz and Capitola.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict
Weekend Price: $90 / night


The Space

Art filled bedroom with shared bathroom in 100-year-old house on 1/3 of an acre.Newly added 22' labyrinth,Seasonal flowers from the gardens,water in room when you arrive. 2 bikes available for your use with head lamps,helmets and locks. Refundable $40 deposit and required signed release waiver for host and AirBNB. Reserve when (URL HIDDEN) on bed so you can get into a toasty bed at night. Electric heater in the room for extra comfort in winter. Black and white tiled bathroom with tub, shower and pedestal sink recently remodeled . Beautiful kitchen with custom hand made Calla Lily tiles ,10 foot glass pantry, art and Wedgewood stove. Guests can use living and dining room. Pond, aviary, chicken coop, 8 Chickens roaming on grounds in winter months. Large flower gardens, including native sage and succulents in summer. Fire Pit . Safe neighborhood with kitchen and front entrance Easy access to downtown Santa Cruz with excellent restaurants and great shopping via bus or 7 minute drive. 3 minutes from 41st and Pleasure Point with great restaurants like Pleasure Pizza, Verve Coffee and mouth watering Penny Creamery. We e mail a list of our favorite restaurants by price and type upon booking for you to keep on your phone. Hard copy as you check in. World known surfing, plus O’Neill's. Walk to 17th Avenue beach and Sunny Cove where you can safely climb down to beach from carved steps in the cliff . Use of microwave .Petite breakfast you can eat on patio if requested with great coffee/tea and home baked applesauce coffee cake- each morning. NY Times arrives daily each morning, Gluten or nut free available if you request a week in advance.Gas barbecue and large brick patio with patio heater. Easy short drive to Mystery Spot and Henry Cowell State Park with 3000 yr old redwoods. Two minutes from beach ( Sunny Cove)and folding beach chairs available . Hammock in secluded part of the garden.Wireless throughout house and property. Antique filled living room. Parking in driveway. 5 blocks from Pacific Ocean . Well behaved dogs on leash accepted.Neighbor on one side has lot sized huge open lawn.Neighbor on other side has a lot sized garden. Both have high (URL HIDDEN) we are a quiet oasis near the ocean/bay. 3 night bookings required on Labor Day andJuly 4th. Two night booking on Memorial Day.We are a shoeless and going green house. gray water for yard and biodegradable detergents .

2 free guest tickets to Monterey Bay Aquarium 2 day booking
2 free tickets to Seymour Marine Discovery Center 1 night booking
I phone chargers
Gluten or nut free coffee cake if requested. LET US KNOW ahead
Shampoo, conditioner and toiletries hairdryer
Flannel bedding and towels provided
private first floor room- hosts on second floor
2 bikes for your use the entire stay.
Please see our other listingsTranquility For the Night and Day and Harmony and Labyrinth by the Bay to the bottom right.

Guest Access

2 free guest tickets to Monterey Bay Aquarium must be used during your 2 day stay.
4 bikes with helmets locks, required refundable deposit on damage- Must reserve when book or others may be using.
Petit breakfast if requested ahead
Walkable Labyrinth solar lighted at night
Fire pit and marshmellos to toast
large gardens

Interaction with Guests

Pete is a very friendly guy who loves to talk and help with directions. Your privacy protected. We live in a separate area upstairs but use kitchen downstairs

The Neighborhood

Rural but 5 blocks from ocean and was biggest chicken area in California till zoned out in 50's and chickens went to Petaluma. As a result we have chickens and 1/3 of an acre and can hear ocean and seals at night and get there by bike in a few minutes.

Getting Around

Yes bus 1 short block and goes everywhere. Can take bikes on bus. Santa Cruz smallest county in CA so getting around by bike easy and we have 4 for guests. Shared parking in driveway in front of house. Street parking is safe and well lit. The Sheriff's office is just up the street!

Other Things to Note

Santa Cruz Events Calendar (URL HIDDEN)

Long’s Marine Center Discovery Museum _ Great Place to see as you are visiting Monterey – we have free passes

Two free guest tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium if here 2 days,please return (URL HIDDEN) available check it out here if you want our tickets.

4 bikes with helmets to ride all over Santa Cruz to beach downtown restaurants, redwoods (URL HIDDEN) , UCSC campus, at your own risk (URL HIDDEN) , Santa Cruz boardwalk (URL HIDDEN) and more (URL HIDDEN) .

Arana Gulch just opened and this urban open space is a fabulous bike ride 5 minutes from our house by the ocean, harbor, with cows grazing staggering views (URL HIDDEN)

Santa Cruz State Parks (URL HIDDEN)

Santa Cruz Art and History Museum (URL HIDDEN) Great place with all sorts of events check the site out

Tannery Arts Center- Local live-in complex for artists with loft and studios . Great art complex with lots of activities First Saturday tours of studios. Check out calendar (URL HIDDEN)

First Friday Art Tour Through Downtown Business and Restaurants- Really fun (URL HIDDEN)

Walking the Labyrinth on our property (URL HIDDEN)

House Rules
No smoking
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is after 3PM

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.

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
Petit Breakfast
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
If we are not there:
Coffee cake and breakfast bread in freezer on 2nd shelf from top
Coffee beans in Ceramic container next to coffee pot. Coffee Maker above dishwasher
Grind beans and make your own coffee
Tea in kitchen pantry on the right side. Large blue teapot in front
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.
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.
You can use if you ask and follow safety directions/. If we are away it cannot be used.
Food Storage and Preparation; Small amounts may be stored in the refrigerator and heated in the micro wave oven.
NO COOKING on the stove.

Have a great time in Santa Cruz
Please leave key when you leave
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Safety Features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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Santa Cruz, California, United States · Member since April 2011

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

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