Cozy cottage in the redwoods, south of SF 30 minutes to Carmel and Big Sur. We are 10 minutes to the beautiful beach surrounded by beautiful trees. The house has all the comforts including a beautiful garden, fireplace internet. Only 1 year old. The kitchen is compact and modern with a dishwasher, filtered water and lovely skylight. There is a TV in the living room with cable, DVR , and HBO. There is also a small TV in the master bedroom.
This is a gorgeous area. Up the road we have a beautiful hiking trail through the redwoods. Nearby in Aptos we have 3 beaches and Nicene Marks Park with lovely , safe, hiking trails.
There are two nice sized bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed, one with a pullout sofa. There is another sofabed in the living room. We are 1.6 miles up from our little village nestled in the redwoods. We are secluded but only 10 minutes from the beach. There are restaurants and shops in Aptos, but 10 minutes away from Santa Cruz with its boardwalk, beaches and wharf.
There is public transportation to Capitola and Santa Cruz at the bottom of the hill. One needs a car to get around Aptos.
This is an exceptional property. My daughter lives next store and would be a wonderful resource for you.
Judy's home is beautiful, charming, comfy, cozy, and wonderful, featuring ALL the comforts of home. Add to that her exceptionally gracious hospitality, flexibility, warmth, lightening-speed communications and attention to detail, and you will have the PERFECT stay! She accommodated the needs of my family as if we were her own, which is clearly her nature. You will have a PERFECT time staying in this exceptional hidden gem in the woods! I can't wait to invite more of our family and friends to stay at Judy's home! Thank you, Judy for EVERYTHING!
I stayed at Judy's charming cottage for seven days with my elderly mom and my daughter. It was extremely helpful to have a one-story place to stay for my mom without steps. The setting is blissfully quiet and the Redwoods breathtaking. My only complaint were the two sofa beds. My 12-year-old daughter and I had intended on sharing the second private bedroom/study, but the mattress is down to the wire. One side was more comfortable, so my daughter slept alone. I took the living room couch, which had an impressive inflatable bed, except the bed deflated in the middle of the night, every night, no matter what I tried. I ended up sleeping on just the coach, which was comfortable enough.
I also had a problem with the living room lights and ceiling fan, which would automatically pop on around 3 a.m. Judy checked in with us to ask how it was going and when I mentioned the lights, she suggested I use the remote control to turn off the lights, which worked. The house is modern and up-to-date, despite the lack of cell phone coverage. Judy was extremely friendly, helpful and kind.
My parents and I stayed at Judy's cottage in the Aptos redwoods and absolutely loved it! The location is very private and quiet (among the tall trees), yet sunny with a lovely garden and is only a 5min drive to downtown Aptos and 10min drive to Seacliff State Beach.
The cottage had all amenities we could need for a 10-day stay and was decorated with a lot of character. We arrived to find breakfast items in the fridge and a bottle of wine to welcome us.
Judy was incredibly nice and communicative, and answered all our questions during the stay over e-mail. She was very quick to provide anything we needed. She had very clear directions about how to use appliances in the house and a stack of brochures about fun things to do in the area.
Thank you, Judy, we had a wonderful time and would gladly stay back with you if we are in the area again!
We absolutely loved our 5 night stay in Judy's adorable Aptos home. The house is situated in a redwood forest and yet only 5 minutes to town and the highway. Judy and her daughter were available with many amazing suggestions when we were in need of help. We did day trips to Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, Ano Nuevo State Park, Moss Beach, Pescadero and saved so much money on lodging by staying in Judy's centrally located house. Thanks again Judy for the bottle of wine and grocery staples!