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.
Christine is a wonderful host and so is the cottage. Small, but big enough for 2. everything you need is in there. To sleep right under the roof was fun. When ever return to CA to go Surfing in Capitola we'd love to stay at Christines.
Wow! I took my fiancee Maggie here for Valentines day weekend. Christine was completely flexible on check in time, and was totally available even though we arrived late in the evening. The cottage was cozy and warm as she had left the heater on for us. We had come with our Corgi who was really happy to be out in the countryside and she enjoyed playing around a bit in the yard. Kitchen was made available and the "shared bath" wasn't a problem at all. Christine even checked in with us by phone to make sure the stay was going well!
One thing to note: the loft portion is a little small so be wary that if you're a taller individual it does take some effort to get into bed! :)
What a wonderful retreat. The cottage is cozy, but if you want to do any lounging, there aren't couches in the cottage itself, but Christine opens up the main house to guests as well.
The headroom in the loft is minimal, so beware sitting up if you're tall. The wood-heated hot tub is spectacular and it really feels like you're off the beaten path, though it's within a half hour of santa cruz and monterey.
We loved our stay in the guest cottage and having Christine as our host. Some particular highlights include the wood fired hot tub, the never ending sun, and the general peacefulness of the area. We had access to Christine's awesome kitchen and she was very accommodating. We'd come back to the cottage again and I highly recommend this place to others.
My husband and I loved our stay at Christine's adorable cottage. Christine was welcoming and helpful, and her home is beautiful. Her cats are charmers, to boot. We would stay again in a heartbeat. Thank you for your hospitality, Christine!
Christine's house is a wonderful retreat! I stayed one day and everything was perfect. The house is charming, great kitchen to cook, a very nice garden. Thank you! I will without a doubt stay here again!
Christine was an excellent host. The cottage was great, very quiet and relaxing.
This is a great cottage for either a romantic getaway or an artist's retreat. The atmosphere of the cottage, the grounds, the main house, and the hot tub is very tastefully rustic but comfortable, and Christine's style in decoration and landscaping are gorgeous. Speaking of Christine, she was a gracious, helpful host who made herself available for any questions we had during our stay. We're coming back!
We loved this cottage. Really small but really cute and cozy. Christine was a great host - her home, the cottage and the whole property was beautiful, clean and well kept - all this and a wood fired hot tub! Perfect for a relaxing weekend.
Christine is a gracious, accommodating, and kind host. It was a pleasure spending time relaxing on the deck, amidst the flowers and grapevines. Her home is a perfect spot for those seeking a peaceful and calm experience in a well-tended place with charm and character (not to mention a wood-fired redwood hot tub).