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!!
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed staying at Michelle's studio for our anniversary. It was beautifully decorated and in a great location of Santa Cruz.
Our experience was super, we arrived late at 9:30 & Michelle greeted us w/tour of home, studio in back yard, which was pretty cool. She was very sweet as well. Artists live here
Wow! What a happy, warm-hearted, attentive, creative and kind person. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in Michelle's beautifully designed studio. Her taste in design is a great mix between rustic antique and retro modern. We had the pleasure of having some of her personal art in the studio... She is an incredible artist and does the most beautiful mixed media art I have ever seen!
The place was clean, cozy and had everything we needed. She has a super quiet and peaceful space and we were able to sleep in late and catch up on much needed rest. (-: Her backyard is gorgeous and the location is close to everything.
We would love to stay again and highly recommend it!
We had a great time staying in Michelle's studio, and would definitely recommend staying here! Very nicely decorated and stylish!
Michelle was an amazing host. Her place is very cozy with an amazing artist flare. The location was perfect. Very close to downtown, the beaches and to amazing hiking trails. Michelle gave my niece and I wonderful recommendations for restaurants unique to Santa Cruz which made the trip extra special. When visiting Santa Cruz next time I will for sure request to stay here again.
Michelle's place was perfect for a multi-night stay in Santa Cruz! She has thought through every detail of her studio, making the place welcoming, comfortable, and inspiring all at the same time. A talented local artist, Michelle was great to work with and gave us recommendations on places to eat and see that all proved excellent. Could not have asked for a better Airbnb experience.
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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!