4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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120 DOLLARS A NIGHT Sept 11-30!! Come experience our cozy cottage in the redwoods. We are 10 minutes from the beach and wonderful sights. Swim, surf, hike and enjoy the special restaurants and the most perfect weather in the world

The space

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 redwood trees. The house has all the comforts including a garden to dine in the summer and a fireplace to warm the chilly evenings. We have wi-fi. 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 , HBO and Showtime.

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. The home is totally child and baby friendly. We have a fenced in garden with a portable baby pool if you wish to use it. The home is equipped with a booster chair, a hiking backpack for small child, and a Pack and Play crib.

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.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire house and garden. The garden is fenced in an totally safe for children.

Interaction with guests

I won't be there most of the time but will leave a handbook and detailed instructions for safety, health and fun.

Other things to note

We have 1 queen sized bed, two sofa beds, 1 in the second bedroom and one in the living room

Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $100
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

We do not allow pets as we have bamboo floors which are extremely porous. We ask that all guests leave their shoes at the door.
The propane fireplace is simple to use, no logs. We ask that you turn it off when leaving the house.
Please use the fan on the stove when cooking.
The ceiling fan in the living room is nice when its very hot outside.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Ann User Profile
October 2016
Communication with Judy from the beginning was excellent. That was reassuring since we were traveling across the country to enjoy our first Airbnb experience. The cottage was beautiful and set in a gorgeous area near The Land of the Medicine Buddha. We had everything we needed, plenty of space with a charming wood stove as well. We would highly recommend this gorgeous cottage in Aptos. Thank you to Judy for being accommodating and friendly. We're sorry we didn't get to meet Judy in person.
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
Ann, thanks so much for that. I really appreciate the way you left my home. After a long cross country trip with a bad back, I walked into a clean, organized cared for home and I was so appreciative. Come back any time Judy
October 2016

Sheri User Profile
July 2016
Judith's home is very warm and welcoming. She left breakfast goodies in the refrigerator and fresh flowers on the table, which was a wonderful surprise. We loved the peace and quiet of being in the woods, while also being just 10 minutes away from the beach. Santa Cruz and Capitola are close by as well. Although there was no cell phone service, the wi-fi worked great. Deer sightings were also a special treat. This is the perfect getaway for families or couples. We look forward to staying here again!

Annette User Profile
June 2016
It was very sweet and welcoming with breakfast food in the refrigerator and flowers on the table. The house is so nice inside and very comfortable. We slept well nestled in the redwoods but still felt safe with neighbors next door and close to town. I would recommend this cottage to anyway that will be staying in this area. Thank you Judy!

Anna User ProfileAnna is a superhost.
March 2016
Great place, location and host. We enjoyed staying there very much .
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
Anna It was a pleasure hosting your family. Thanks for leaving the place in such good condition. Come back any time Judy
March 2016

Danieka User Profile
October 2015
Judy's Cabin is beautiful! We had a really great time there. We loved that it was right in the forest, we saw deer outside the house every morning! Yet it is still close to the beach and shops. The kitchen is really well equipped and we enjoyed cooking our own meals. Judy is also a great host. I would highly recommend staying at Judy's cabin!
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
Thanks Danieka. I enjoyed hosting you and would recommend you to anyone. Thanks for leaving the house in such good condition Judy
October 2015

Dawnell User Profile
August 2015
The cozy cottage is in a beautiful, relaxing location surrounded by trees, narrow neighborhood roads and a sense of tranquility just five to ten minutes from the Pacific Coast Highway. PCH can get congested, but the cottage is only 20 minutes from Santa Cruz when the traffic flow is good. The area loses cell phone coverage, but we found this a blessing except when running behind schedule and unable to make contact with Judith on the day of arrival. She waited for us and showed us around, gave us all the information we needed and let us enjoy our stay. The space comfortably sleeps four people and includes a more than adequate kitchen, a lovely backyard seating area and ample amenities for staying a few days or longer. We stayed five nights and had a great stay.
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
Thanks Dawnell. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. You left the home intact and clean. I'll have to get new pillows, thanks Judy
August 2015

Abbie User Profile
August 2015
We had a wonderful stay in Judy's cottage. She was helpful making sure we knew how to reach her delightfully out of the way place. The house was welcoming, light and airy, peaceful and relaxing. We appreciated the croissants and wine she left for us to enjoy. The house was just as it appears in the pictures and easily accommodated my family of three. We enjoyed Aptos, had easy access to the beaches and beautiful hiking spots. We would certainly return to enjoy this quiet, beautiful get-away. Thank you for sharing your home Judy!

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Aptos, California, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Judith User Profile

I moved here from New York 6 years ago . My children built my cottage on their property . We enjoy living in the redwoods, hiking, and enjoying the walks to the ocean.

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