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
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.
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.
Guests have access to the entire house and garden
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
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.
Thank you for the delicious bottle of wine, as well as the breakfast treats. We found your home to be cozy and inviting. The bed and couches were especially comfortable. Wifi worked very well. We enjoyed sitting in the backyard in the afternoon. We drove to the a trail head in Nicene Park for a beautiful walk.
The house is in a beautifully wooded area. But it quite a ways up a mostly 1-lane road from Aptos and there is no cell service. We ran into a few logistics problems with communicating and planning during our stay, as it took so long to get anywhere for a meal or outing, and required a vehicle to get anywhere.
Judith's place is the cutest, most comfortable place! My parents, son, and I stayed there for 5 nights over Spring Break and were extremely happy with our choice. The location is amazing-- a forest you can walk into, beaches within 5-10 minutes, and a quaint little town all close to Santa Cruz. The house easily fit all 4 of us and the down comforters and nice shower made it feel like we were in an upscale hotel. Judith left muffins for us in the fridge and left us information about the area. I can't imagine staying in a nicer place. We didn't want to leave because it had started to feel like home, the home you wished you could wake up in every morning.
Our family of 4 really enjoyed our stay at Judith's Cozy Cottage! The area was lovely and peaceful, and just right for us to relax each evening after visiting beaches, state parks, and the local towns.
Hi. My family just spent a week at Judith's lovely and warm cottage in Aptos. I live in the mountains and enjoyed the peace and quiet at this cottage. I was joined by other family members. This was a perfect retreat to enjoy each other's company and yet easy access to fun activities in the Monterey Bay Area. We had everything we needed at the cottage. Many thanks to Judith. Her directions were excellent to the cottage.
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.
Thanks Meredith. You were a pleasure and left the house in wonderful shape. We appreciated your reviews of our sofabeds and we have taken care of that. The sofabed in the office has a new mattress and we have repaired the inflatable bed. Sorry you had to deal with that
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!
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.