About this listing
The large, rustic Barn Loft is upstairs in an old converted barn. This eclectic room has 2 beds and a cot, a cozy wood stove, a desk and wifi. Bathroom and kitchen are located downstairs in the breezeway. Peaceful country setting 8 minutes from frwy.
Peaceful rustic rooms on a quiet mountain top only 8 minutes from the freeway (Highway 1) in Santa Cruz. Drink delicious, filtered well water straight from the tap!
The Barn Loft looks out into the canyon, where, of course the sun sets. You can often see deer and other wildlife in the meadow and hear owls at night. It is situated on the west side above the small dance studio. The cost of the Barn Loft is $114/night. Wood heat stove (wood supplied when cold). High king bed, foam on plywood. Climb up to it with a short ladder. There is also a twin bed and a queen bed.
This rustic Barn Loft is a very large private room, has a high King bed, a twin bed and a cot. There is a short walk outside and downstairs to the bathroom and fully equipped kitchen, which are shared with our other renters.
This room is part of what was once the Barn, giving it its rustic feel. Rural.
Please see the photos. Also see Sunset Room description for more info., ie Wireless Internet in the kitchen.
Bring your own food if you plan to cook.
Please note: Price is for one bed only. If you need two or three beds, please add $23.00/bed by adding 1 or more to the number of people.
Camping is also available. For camping, of course you supply your own linens and towels, but you have use of the kitchen and the bathroom. Free high-speed Wifi works in the kitchen.
The Sunset Room is available for rent as well.
There is a small dance studio which can be rented to guests at $20/hour.
Ample places to walk and meditate on and off the property.
Neighborhood is mountains, canyons and trees and houses on a private road and is 3 miles from public transit.
Policy for cancellation of reservation: 72 hours notice prior to cancellation for a full refund. Otherwise, refund depends on filling your reservation for the dates reserved.
Please note that 11% of your rental fee (included) pays Santa Cruz county vacation rental tax.
NO ANIMALS PLEASE.
Kitchen (fully equipped), Bathroom, free wifi, hiking on property, free drinking water from our well. Small dance studio can be rented for $20/hour.
Interaction with Guests
My guests are always greeted (unless they arrive under unusual circumstances). I am usually available to our guests for questions, supplies, etc. Interaction depends on guests needs as well as my availability. Guests are welcome to watch or take my Flamenco classes on Saturday 11-12:30 or Thursday evening 6:30-8PM.
I love the quiet of being surrounded by nature. I love the views of the ocean and the canyon and the sunset and the incredible sky. I love that we are close to town yet feel secluded. I love the colors and the sounds of animals and birds. I want to share this experience with my guests.
Public transit does not come up here (it starts 3 miles down the hill). A car or taxi is recommended.
Parking is included.
Other Things to Note
Have fun. We hope you enjoy your stay in our Paradise!
Conserve water and energy. Don’t leave water running in the tap –we are on a well and don’t want to run out of water! Our water is drinkable and delicious.
No candles or open flames inside the rooms. No fires outside. No smoking.
Please feel free to use our shared community kitchen, but use only your own food. Food is not included in this rental.
Compost bin is located in back of the kitchen, to the left. Please use it if you have compostable waste.
Recycle can be left in the blue plastic bin under the kitchen sink or placed in the blue waste bin in front of our house.
Please hold the toilet handle down long enough so it will flush completely. There is a sign about it in the bathroom.
And please, for the sake of our other guests, leave the kitchen and bathroom as clean as you found them.
Guest towels are in your room. If you need more, please ask us.
Please care for the land and be fire conscious.
We appreciate your consideration. Thank you.
Enjoy your stay here!
Marianna and Freddie Mejia
Really great views! Marianna was extremely accommodating even when we arrived later than we said we were going to. We stayed in the barn loft which was huge. Plenty of blankets and towels for all of us. Loft bed was very comfy. Can get a little hot, but with the fan on and the windows open, it got cool very fast. The back driveway is a doozy! Our little Prius barely made it up. You really have to take a running start!
What an incredible experience, Marianna and Freddie were wonderful hosts. Their loft made us instantly feel at home with its bright colors and great views. Even though we were running late for check in Marianna was very understanding, she did a fantastic job of making our stay stress free and simple. There are notes around the property explaining things and the full kitchen is very easy to operate as well as being organized. The bathrooms, kitchen and rooms and all kept very clean. An added plus was that Marianna was always close at hand if we needed anything and told us when she was leaving and when she would be back incase we had a problem. When we checked out we spent sometime talking with them and it was most definitely a highlight of our trip. Anyone who is looking for a home away from home and an experience rather than just a bed should seriously consider staying with Marianna and Freddie! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful property and time with us.
It was a great experience. Our host Marianna was helpful and courteous. When we got there she gave us a tour of the property showing us where things are. Her descripiton of the listing was very accurate. We loved the neighbourhood, it has beautiful views and its very peaceful. She made us feel right at home. :)
Although Marianna was not home during our stay, she made sure we were well taken care of. She responded to all emails and correspondence. And what a beautiful grounds with great views. The barn loft was perfect for my wife and our two kids.
I had a lovely stay with Marianna. The loft was spacious & had lots of fun patterned oriental rugs & a great view of the mountains & ocean. The other guests were nice. They let me use their laundry machine right under the loft which was so convenient. Marianna was teaching flamenco class one morning during my stay and I wish I could've gone but I was recovering from a cold & needed to sleep in. Definitely go if you can! Thanks for a great stay!!
Marianna was very accommodating. She made sure we got there and met us when we arrived. She showed us around the property and where all the amenities were located. The room was exactly as listed and we arrived in time to see a beautiful sunset.
This is such a lovely spot. A stunning view, very quiet, and I haven't seen that many stars at night in years!
The loft was very nice as well. Rustic, even a bit quirky, with a really good atmosphere and good light. My son loved the comfy loft bed.
The hosts are good people as well. Next time I plan to stay in the area, I will check back here.
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About the Host, Marianna
We are an older but active couple who love nature and Flamenco. We care very much about the environment and expect that of our guests too.
We have beginning multi-level Flamenco dance classes on Thursdays at 6:30-8 PM and on Saturday mornings 11-12:30. Cost is $20 for a drop in class.