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.
Christine was wonderful! She was very easy to communicate with and was there to great us when we arrived at her home. The living space was exactly what we were hoping it would be. We were able to cook our meals and have a comfortable place to sleep. It was perfect for our dog, who needed space to run around. The neighborhood was quiet. Her gardens were beautiful.
We could not have had a better host, Christine made our stay most comfortable and actually gave us more personal space than we needed. The home was very comfortable and I really love her eclectic tastes. We will return and bring the pooch next time.
Thanks for a perfect time!
Randy and Maggie
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.
My wife and I stayed with Christine over the Thanksgiving weekend. It was wonderful. We
brought our cat with us, which was a first for us, and it couldn’t have been better. Her cats were
really friendly and we had some fun playing with them, which didn’t make our cat too happy, but
that’s another story. The house is so comfortable we felt at home right away. We stayed in the
small bedroom, which has an adjacent bathroom. Our last night there, we shared the bathroom
with a couple staying in the cottage and it worked out fine. Christine was warm and welcoming
and her open heart and spirit lights the whole place. We are both grateful for the experience and
highly recommend Christine and her home.
Christine was a very good host! Friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
I stayed with Christine for 8 nights total. I was visiting my sister in the area who has a very small place, so I wanted a place to lay my head at night as to not crowd my sis. Christine's setup was perfect. There was ample parking, access to my room in the house was convenient, and there was an attached bathroom for my use. The bed was a bit lumpy, but once I removed the feather top thingy on the second night, I slept very well. One of her two very friendly cats kept me company at night as well. Christine is very busy and we only saw eachother once, at which time we had a very nice visit. She is about as welcoming as they come, and gave me full run of the downstairs/ kitchen area as I needed. I have no complaints at all and would definitely stay with Christine again. Don't hesitate to stay here, it was a more than positive experience. Thanks Christine:)
When we saw a picture of the house of Christine on internet, we said immediatly : Yes , that seems a house to our heart. And it was !!!!!
How it is situated, the way to the house, the atmosphere, the garden, the style of furniture and oh, all the books, it was if we came home !!
Christine is a special woman.We had a special contact.
What a hospitality and she is so kind !!
Christine said : Feel free in my home.
We felt absolutely ourselves.
We talked about our lifes, and lifes of all people : people must have respect to each other in every connection.
We enjoyed the house of Cristine and the contact with her so very much.
It shall always keep a place in our hearts.
Thank you Christine, for a couple of days in "paradise " !!!
Jan en Lia Engelkes
Christine's small room has everything you need for a fabulous stay. It has a closet, dresser, desk, night table and double bed. The whole house is charming with a fully stocked kitchen, lovely living room and great outside spaces. I spent much time on the comfortable outside couch on the deck, sometimes seeing the hang gliders over the trees. This is a wonderful, quiet place to stay in the country near Santa Cruz. Christine is extremely helpful and interesting. She's the perfect hostess.
You get such a warm welcome from Christine that you feel like you're stopping in to visit a long lost relative. The room is comfortable, quiet and the house is very cozy and nestled in to the hills. The hot tub outside is a real plus as is the wood stove. The location was excellent for hiking & biking trails and quick day trips to Santa Cruz, Carmel and Big Sur. I really had a great time.
This place is wonderful! Such a quiet and peaceful spot with a marvelous host. Cozy, laid back and the huge hot tub in the garden is always ready. Great dinner recommendation as well. I would always come back here and can only recommend to stay with Christine!
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