This 'Swanky Westside Studio' is in the heart of Santa Cruz..
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 :)
Vacation in style - This spacious and breezy studio comes with a fully equipped designer kitchen, bathroom with custom concrete shower, wireless internet, and a very large plasma TV. Also included: a ceiling fan for summer afternoons and a wall furnace for misty Santa Cruz evenings. It's the perfect choice for artists and writers looking for a quiet and contemplative space, couples looking for a romantic spot to decompress, or visiting researchers and professors (we are 2 blocks from the main busline to UCSC)
Live like a local! The studio sits behind the home of an established local artist (me!) Get the inside scoop on the local art and music scene, First Friday Gallery Walk, great venues for live music and dancing, and a private tour of the studio and main house art collection by my favorite Santa Cruz and Bay Area artists :)
(most of my reviews are for my "romantic cabin", a unique and outdoorsy experience at the back of my property under a willow tree..This "Swanky" listing is for those of you that like a little more "modern" mixed in with your vintage ;)
Just like several of the other top listings who have "gone legit" , we are collecting the Santa Cruz city tax on arrival ($17/night) until airbnb finishes their "city taxes" section which they are piloting in Portland right now! (currently their "Taxes and fees" do not include the city taxes). Please bring cash at check in. Thanks!!
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 studio!
After booking, please contact me by email or text to coordinate a check in time
(4 pm - 8 pm except special exceptions)
We have recently been contacted by the city of Santa Cruz about the city taxes due. Just like several of the other top listings who have "gone legit" , we need to start collecting the tax on our listing amount ($165) in cash on arrival because airbnb does not have a "city taxes" section where we can add this. It's $18/night. Please bring cash at check in. Thanks!!
What a great experience!
The room is absolutely beautiful! It is very thoughtfully put together, everything about it is artful amd wonderful to behold.
The garden was the most amazing perk of all! Magical!
The location is great, and Santa Cruz is lovely. Highly recommend.
Michelle was a great host, communicative, friendly, and knowledgeable about the area. She had great recommendations on where to go for hiking, to eat, etc.
The space is beautiful, spacious, and well-decorated. Great location on the west side, close to the beach, downtown, and other areas of interest in Santa Cruz. Will definitely be back to visit soon!
What a great, easy & beautiful retreat. My wife & I were only able to stay one night in Michelle's charming, art filled sanctuary but its left an impression on us of how endearing a place can be as a home away from home in such a short amount of time.
The kitchen is well equipped, a bar thoughtfully stocked, a relaxing lounge area & a bed to melt into.
Would highly recommend for others to enjoy.
Michelle's studio was the perfect little home for my night in Santa Cruz with a friend! It was a great location near the beach on a quiet street in a cute neighborhood. The studio was clean, tidy, and every bit as swanky as the picture shows -- a very cool space. It was also well equipped for us to cook a great meal. Michelle was incredibly nice, and I'd recommend this spot to anyone heading to Santa Cruz.
Michelle 2 as a great host, very kind, and welcoming. Had some really great art in her cool house and gave us a tour. All of her roommates were also very pleasant. The place Was really cozy and so cute! It's actually connected to the house incase you thought it was separate. We had a little misunderstanding due to airbnb glitch. But she was really cool about it and we worked it out. Fast to respond. And clean.
Wow! What an incredible AirB&B experience! Michelle was an amazing host. She made me feel welcome from the moment we met and the apartment itself is fabulous. Great design features, very homey and comfortable. I cannot express how pleased I am with my experience with Michelle and her Swanky Pad. I will be back again, that is for sure!
Michelle was a great host. She couldn't be there ton check us in, but she called when we got there and gave us a virtual tour which I'm glad she did, as we had no idea where things were.
The place was beautiful, cozy and comfortable. I cooked while my mum relaxed. We played table games and enjoyed wine. The bed was comfortable and we slept like hippos. We loved this studio and hope to come back in the new year.
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I am a mixed media artist 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!