Small garden cottage with a kitchenette and small sleeping loft that has a queen futon. This is a very cute, very cozy space -- perfect for a couple in need of a weekend getaway.
Longer stays also welcome.
Large kitchen and bathroom in main house.
Craftsman style country home on a sunny half acre just South of Santa Cruz. The property is a ten minute drive from beaches and excellent small restaurants. We are designed for indoor outdoor living. Located 60 min from Silicon Valley and 90 min South of San Francisco in a country setting, we are a beautiful 40 min drive North of Monterey Bay Aquarium. Take a day trip to Big Sur. Or hike in the nearby Redwoods. Or grab a bike and tour the local wineries and apple orchards just minutes from the house. Santa Cruz has a vibrant music and dance scene, a Boardwalk. Sailing, surfing, kayaking (or I can give you a rowing lesson). Access to a car and transportation from the airport open for discussion... Bedroom and guest cottage are both perfect for a couple. A larger group can book the main house -- up to three couples. Kids and pets welcome -- no indoor smoking please.
Cottage guests access the bathroom and kitchen through the back door. The bathroom in the main house is shared between the cottage guests and the small bedroom.
Guests who need ready bathroom access will be more comfortable in the small bedroom as it adjoins the bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
I work multiple jobs and, while I love people and enjoy AirBandB guests, the reality is that I am often gone from home. We have dogs and cats.
The main bus route is 2 miles from the house.
Other Things to Note
I do not mind late arrivals.
We love animals and have both cats and dogs.
Our animals are not allowed in the guest rooms because many guests have allergies. People who ar super allergic won't be comfortable. But we have many guests with mild allergies who do just fine.
Let us know ahead of time if you plan to bring an animal. We have cats and dogs.
Christine's property is so beautiful. I left my weekend getaway feeling so refreshed. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to have a cozy and relaxing place to stay! I loved the hot tub and soaking under the night sky. Her pets are adorable and friendly. The cottage was comfortable but would not be ideal for anyone who doesn't like tight spaces. I felt like I was in an awesome fort when sleeping in the loft. Christine is a super nice and welcoming person. All in all, I would go back!
This charming cottage is the perfect retreat. I loved it from the farmhouse sink and colorful dish ware to the cozy wood stove and all the natural light. Christine is a gracious and warm host who was a true pleasure to talk with. Although I didn't cook in the main house kitchen, it has a beautiful gas stove and a warm, welcoming feel. I would love to visit this sweet place again.
Christine was a gracious host. She responded to our needs and made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The location is beautiful and great as a jump off point to Monterrey and Big Sur.
A few points for future guests:
-if you want to use the hot tub, notify in advance
-bed is high and ceiling is low, can be tricky
-if you are allergic to down Christine has non down pillows for you
-there is not much instruction regarding heat/electricity situation, ask ahead
-the driveway is low and will scratch the bottom of your car if it is low set
-you may have lawn mowing outside by neighbors as we did
We really enjoyed our time in Christine's cottage. It's every bit as quaint and picturesque as pictured. It's also a convenient base for Santa Cruz, Monterey, and beyond. We never got to meet Christine, but she was very accommodating and apologetic after a communication snafu and would definitely recommend her place.
Tips: as described in the listing, the lofted bed can be a bit tricky, so be sure you're ready to tackle that. And if you're interested in a harder/softer mattress, let Christine know ahead of time.
Christine was an amazing host. My girlfriend and I took a trip down to Santa Cruz last weekend for a little getaway and found this little gem nestled in a garden posted on AirBnB. Once I saw the pictures, I knew it was the perfect spot for us and once I saw it in person, it was better than imagined. Small and intimate, this place is perfect; romantic or just peaceful and relaxing. We set our alarms for 5:30am one morning and hopped in the hand crafted hot tub to watch the sun rise. That morning says it all. Beautiful views and close to town. 5 starts! Thanks Christine.
I was absolutely pleased with my stay in Christine's cottage. It was relaxing, serene and peaceful. Christine was very warm and welcoming. This was a perfect retreat away from the city and the stresses of life! Thank you again :)
I arranged with Christine for my daughter to stay in her cottage. My daughter had been (website hidden) round Santa Cruz for weeks and I was getting quite concerned. Christine was very accommodating and calmed my worries. My daughter reported that the cottage was perfect and she loved the quiet grounds. Thanks Christine.
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I am an over employed PA in love with the country life. The property is a rambling half acre of flowers, vegetable gardens an fruit trees in the hilly setting of South Santa Cruz County. Large sunny decks flank the main house and invite guests outside to enjoy morning coffee and the New York Times.
The house has a small downstairs bedroom with private bath. There is also a much larger private suite of rooms upstairs (that is not listed). The guest cottage is under the trees at the bottom of the rose garden. It has a small kitchenette and shares the downstairs bathroom in the main house. Both the bedroom and the cottage have queen sized futons. The cottage sleeping loft is a short ladder climb up. Either space would be perfect for a couple. We can accommodate up to three couples, with children. Well behaved dogs are also welcome and guests are encouraged to cook in the main house in the French country-style kitchen with oak floors and an antique gas stove .
The outdoor spaces offer benches and tables to sit, read and even eat out doors. And the wood fired hot tub is quite popular. I especially love soaking under the stars....