This is a Craftsman style country home on a sunny 1/2 acre just South of Santa Cruz. Ten min from beaches and excellent restaurants. With large decks, and patios, it is designed for indoor outdoor living.
We are 60 min South from Silicon Valley, 90 min South of San Francisco and 40 min North of Monterey Bay Aquarium. Take day trips to Big Sur. or explore the local Redwoods. Or grab a bike and tour the local wineries and apple orchards on country roads just minutes from the house.
Santa Cruz has a vibrant music and dance scene, a Boardwalk as well as sailing, surfing and kayaking. Access to a car and transportation from the airport is open for discussion... Bedroom and guest cottage are perfect for a couple. We can also accommodate a larger group -- up to three couples. Kids and pets welcome -- no indoor smoking please.
We had a great time staying at Christine's lovely home. Her garden was so peaceful, and it was nice just enjoying her wrap around porch in the sun. Christine was very flexible with check-in and check-out times.
We had a wonderful time at Christine's place!
First, Christine is a very nice person, you can see she likes to share with people. She makes everything comfortable for our stay. It is a very peaceful place and we could finally relax. Christine has a beautiful house, she has very good taste, her decoration is very nice and you feel right away very comfortable.
On the sunday morning, I started my day, sunbathing on her deck and just enjoying the silence! Then I went in the hot tub in her garden under the sun, that she prepared for us. Then with my husband, we made our breakfast in her kitchen and could enjoy the nice view and the calm. And we enjoy our coffee on the deck under the beautiful sun!
We wish we could stay longer so if there is a next time and we hope, we will stay at least 2 nights and can try her cute little cottage!
This place was heaven!! Tucked away in a beautiful cozy town, perfect for r & r out in nature , and the house and cottage were from a storybook! I was in awe the minute I drove up. It was gorgeous, super cozy, huge, and unforgettable. Christine is really welcoming and warm. I'd love to come back any chance I get!
Me, my boyfriend and dog stayed in Christine's beautiful house for two nights during Thanksgiving.
We experienced affordable pricing, a lovely hostess, and a gorgeous pet-friendly house with big yard. We were greeted with a glass of wine, nice introduction and relaxed conversation.
There is a fire-heated hot tub for two, which we didn't try out, but it looked clean and inviting.
The room is small, but cozy - the bathroom is shared with other guests that stay in Christine's cottage. If you're fine with that, this is the place for you. Location is beautiful, and convenient if you have a car to explore the gorgeous surrounding redwoods - I walked my dog on the street once which was ok (not much traffic), but it's mostly private roads without official hiking trails in walking distance.
It was clean, but not hotel-standard clean - cats are in the other rooms, and there were some dust-bunnies under the bed - again, nothing to worry about, but if you're allergic, this is not the place for you.
All in all, we were very happy here and enjoyed our stay for two nights. Thank you, Christine!
Another great stay, very easy place to settle in. Christine is always helpful and proactive. See you next time!
AMAZING!! Best week ever! We had a wonderful time at Christine's house. It is such a nice place, relaxing and with very great energy. Perfect for us, as we had to work a lot at home. And the hot tub in the evening was perfect to relax.
Christine was a fantastic host and from the first moment on she made us feel like at home.
Her two sweet cats were great too. They stayed with us all the time while we were working. :)
Thank you Christine for this wonderful week.
Christine was very accommodating and thoughtful. The hot tub is amazing and the space is lovely. I would definitely stay again.
I want to live here, lol. Christine has created a beautiful, peaceful space. She made the logistics of staying there easy, relaxed. I was completely comfortable.
I was attending a few events in Santa Cruz and I had looked for lodging there first but nothing that I wanted was available - this was, and I'm so glad now that nothing in S.C. had been available! I could have hung out at Christine's house the entire time - a real escape. I hope to return.
Beautiful home and lovely host!
Christine was a wonderful hostess that had everything in place when we arrived. The bed/mattress was on the softer side, but we slept well and enjoyed waking up in a peaceful, serene setting. All in all, a wonderful stay and would stay here again in a heartbeat should I ever find myself needing accommodations in the area. Thanks!