Lovely 450 sq.ft. yurt. We are located on the west side of Santa Cruz, 4 blocks from West Cliff drive. Street parking, Wireless internet. We are available Friday and Saturday nights and some 3 day weekends. There are limited cooking facilities, rice steamer, toaster oven, dorm style cook plate, fridge, futon bed. You have you own bathroom in the adjoining room with additional secure storage for boards or bikes.
This is a sweet and central neighborhood. We have a farmer's market on Saturday, cool bakery/cafe, wine tasting and local beer brewing.
We now have a lovely sauna and $25 discounts to a top rated spa, Vital body (website hidden).
The yurt is separate from the house. After we get our guests settled in , they are on their own for the weekend unless they need something. If they want to get to know us , we are open and friendly. We are around to help or answer questions.
Laura was welcoming and kind, and had thoroughly cleaned and prepared the yurt for our arrival with fresh flowers and fruit. The listing was even better than we'd hoped - comfy bed, PERFECT location close to all our favorite things in west end Santa Cruz, and a super nice sauna! As I fell asleep the first night, I felt a sense of peacefulness and relaxation that I hadn't felt in a long time. Maybe there is something psychologically comforting about being in a round room with a giant skylight on top...
We will definitely be back next time we come to Santa Cruz!
If you are a light sleeper, consider bringing some earplugs because the walls are very thin so you can hear everything that goes on outside. And if you are averse to cold, this might not be the best place for you during the winter, as it isn't very well insulated. Laura did provide heaters though, which got the place pretty warm after a while.
Fantastic place! There's even a sauna!
We had a wonderful stay! Loved it! Beautiful yurt and sauna :)
Laura and Alex were very warm and hospitable hosts! They went out of their way to make my stay pleasant and comfortable. The yurt was wonderful, as was the sauna! The bed was extremely comfortable and warm. The whole experience was magical, and because there were little chairs tucked in the corner (it's used as a preschool during the weekdays), I felt like I was staying in the yurt of the seven dwarves. :) I LOVED IT!
Laura is very friendly and I was able to have a lovely chat with her on one of the nights. The neighborhood has a great location and is close to many things. I would definitely come back again!
To stay in a yurt was a nice experience to us. Also we loved the sauna there. We recommend this lovely place to everyone. Laura and her son are very nice and friendly guests!
Laura was very sweet and accommodating, she even got us croissants and drinks. Definitely a unique experience.
My boyfriend and I had a lovely time at Laura's yurt! I have always wanted to stay in a yurt, so this was so fun to experience for the first time. We were in town for a wedding, and really didn't want to stay at a boring hotel (and we needed a kitchen), so this was definitely the perfect place for a unique getaway! I quite loved the fact that there was no tv or anything like that in the place too, you could really be present and enjoy the time in there.
I did not get a chance to meet Laura, however I did meet her son, who was very nice and showed us around the place when we first got there. Laura later contacted us after we left offering a partial refund because she realized the place was not set up properly for our stay. We enjoyed ourselves so much that I didn't think that was necessary, however I did think that was totally generous of her to offer. I have already recommended this place to friends and I plan to return if I'm ever in Santa Cruz again!
We had a wonderful time in Laura's yurt. It's definitely not a standard hotel experience, and I imagine someone who wants things to be "just so" may have a hard time there. But we really enjoyed the colorful space with chickens and bunnies in the yard, and Laura was always available to make us feel welcome.
It's an unique place and great location, you can walk along Bethany Curve to West Cliff Drive. Laura and Alexander are very accommodating.
This place was so unique and cute! Perfect size for a couple. Great location and great ambiance. Laura was a great host, very nice and gracious. Would def recommend this place if you are heading to Santa Cruz.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.