Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

The 'Swanky Westside Studio' is my printing studio!
Come stay in an artistic inspiring space. Walk to the beach, the boardwalk, or downtown, and come home to a safe and quiet street, tucked away in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town :)

(See "detailed description" for more info..)

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: $150 / night


The space

The 'Swanky Westside Studio' is my printing and design studio!
Walk to the beach, the boardwalk, or downtown, and come home to a safe and quiet street, tucked away in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town :) Live like a local behind the home of 3 young professionals, happy to recommend great local spots to eat and drink :)

It's important to note that the "Swanky Studio" does not have kitchen!
You are welcome to pop in and heat up a cup of tea on our stove or use the full barbeque in the big backyard! Looking forward to hosting you here in Santa Cruz!

Also important to note, as a registered listing - the city has required us to collect a city "hotel" tax which is $16.50 or $33 for 2 nights.
Don't forget to bring the city tax at check in!

Interaction with guests

I like to meet guests when possible for check in :) I am available at all times for questions, and love to have a little visit sometimes, but also give guests their privacy out of respect :)

The neighborhood

Great little family neighborhood, very quiet.
(Not a party space, please no jam sessions :)))

Getting around

We are a 10 minute walk to downtown or Westcliff Beaches.
The Boardwalk is close too! Feel free to leave the car and walk around the town. You are welcome to bring bikes, or you can rent them 2 blocks away :) We are also a few blocks from the bus line to UCSC

Other things to note

At the end of the visit, guests are asked to clean up after themselves with quick tidy and swiffer - that way I don't have to charge a cleaning fee for this spacious and swanky space!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

After booking, please contact me by email or text to coordinate a check in time (4 pm - 8 pm except special exceptions)

We collect the nightly rental city tax in cash on arrival because airbnb does not have a "city taxes" section yet where we can add this for Santa Cruz Incorporated City. It's 33 for 2 nights. Please bring cash at check in. Thanks!!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

172 Reviews

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Isobel User Profile
April 2017
Michelle's apartment is beautiful and a very easy experience with check in. The location is central and easy to get around. We loved staying there.

Jon User Profile
April 2017
Pretty cool backhouse. It is separated from the home. The backyard is zen. Quiet neighborhood.

David User Profile
March 2017
Great spot! Stylish place, very relaxed, served as a great home base for us. Highlights: a day meandering around stunning Point Lobos State Park (with lunch from The Picnic Basket near Santa Cruz Wharf); fantastic dinner at La Posta; amazing concert at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Michelle's place was a cozy retreat after all kinds of fun.

Alison User Profile
March 2017
We had a great time at Michelle's place! Great location as well!

Sarah User Profile
March 2017
Great place! Loved the back yard!

Justine User Profile
March 2017
Great space - perfect for a weekend getaway!

Jen User Profile
March 2017
A beautiful apartment to stay in when visiting Santa Cruz. Checkin was very easy, the place was adorable, and it was a good central location in the Santa Cruz. Can't wait for the next time I'm in the area; I'd love to stay there again.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States · Joined in January 2011
Michelle User Profile

I am a mixed media painter here in Santa Cruz. I saved up and bought this house with proceeds from my paintings. Someday I might like to own my own B&B. but for now..AirBnB!

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