Fragrance/chemical free 1 Bdrm hm w/lovely outside spaces. Attn to the details, high quality bed & linens, dble-sided fireplace, chef's kitchen, wifi, 42" flatsrn, privt garden, quiet neighborhd nr everything you want/beach, restaurants, etc.
Our beach house is nestled in a great Seabright neighborhood and is a clean and contemporary home. Our home is unique and most of the things in it are one of a kind that we either crafted ourselves, up cycled, recycled or found on the side of the road and made into something. Everything else that we have to buy new we choose only the highest quality products that are built to last. There are hardwood golden maple floors throughout the house. The vaulted ceiling in the front room makes the house feel more spacious. The bedroom is a deluxe room with double sided gas fire place from the living room to bedroom to keep you warm and cozy when needed. The room is north facing and has dark shades to make the room really dark for sleeping any time. The bed frame we made ourselves from wood that landed on our beach after a big storm. The QUEEN bed mattress is an organic latex highest quality mattress from Monterey Mattress Company covered with sateen sheets and down comforter covered with a Coyuchi organic duvet cover. We do have another room which is about 20 ft behind the main house with high quality beds as well should you need an extra sleeping space - a little rustic but quite cozy for an additional charge. The ideal time for our hut use is summer unless you are the hearty type. There is a large flatscreen with net flicks, pandora, apple TV & Radio, etc. in the main house bedroom.
If you enjoy cooking then you'll love our chef's kitchen. You'll find everything you need to make whatever suits your fancy. We have top-notch appliances, Wolf stove, Miele dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator and marble countertops. We have a beautiful grain grinder which you can grind your own flours and/or flatten your own oats for your breakfast.
If we are around when you come we would be happy to provide for you some real food for a nominal fee since that is our passion and profession. We even make our own flours and make incredible fresh breads. Inquire more if interested in eating real food while you are visiting us...it just could be the only place you'll get it ;)
We have a pleasant separation btwn the living spaces to assure complete privacy and comfort. We are in another building on the property and are sometimes around should you need anything. You will have the entire house to yourself but we may occasionally, if we are around when you visit, would like to be able to retrieve an occasional item from the house if needed. We will be respectful of your privacy and would arrange with you ahead how we could do this best. We would not arrive unannounced.
Even though we are in the city we feel like we have an oasis here. We live very ecologically & conscious and our home is chemical & fragrance free. We have a whole house water filtration system so you will not smell chlorine when you shower and bath. And, you'll often find the sheets for the beds hanging on the line drying.
We offer off-street parking in our driveway in front of our house.
Our great location makes it easy to walk almost anywhere. Restaurants, the harbor, coffee shops, breakfast spot and the boardwalk are nearby & a short 5 minute walk and to get into town walking by the river takes about 20 minutes. It's an ideal spot for hanging out in The Cruz without having to drive. The beach is only a 5-10 minute walk -- a short 4 blocks. Beach chairs, cooler and towels also available. Hiking trails, more beaches, Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk, coffee shops, shopping, Pacific Garden Mall, great restaurants and farmers markets, famous surf spots and bus lines are within walking/biking distance as well.
Come visit Santa Cruz and take a drive down the magical coast to Big Sur and/or drive north towards Half Moon bay and stop by the local farms to pick the best tasting strawberries you'll ever eat and then take a picnic to one of the many possible beaches.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a no-smoking property. Both inside and outside the grounds. Take this into account if you decide to stay with us.
IMPORTANT; Please e-mail us a bit about yourself when you first inquire about the accommodations... either before or at the time you book. Although our home is very private, we like to know who will be sharing our space, so we ask guests to share a little bit about themselves before they make a reservation. Thank you. :)
One more thing: although we love them, we cannot have animals on the property and we cannot make exceptions. Please, don't break our heart because we will have to say no.
Also, the city of Santa Cruz requires us to collect 11% occupancy tax, which you may pay by cash or check after you arrive.
Please contact us with any of your questions, we love to help in any way we can. We are looking forward to sharing our place with you.
You will have the entire house to yourselves which includes the front porch and zen side porch. The back deck and patio is shared space.
We love our quiet and peaceful neighborhood. And we can walk or ride bikes all over town since we are centrally located. Beach, harbor, river, boardwalk, surfing spots, town, neighborhood favorite restaurants like La Posta, Tramonti, Engfer's Wood Fired Pizza, Verve tea and coffee are all within a short walk - anywhere from 5 to 15 minute walk.
Just a few blocks from public transportation. Many guests borrow our bikes if they are available or rent bikes or just choose to stay on foot to get around since everything is close in Santa Cruz. From the Airport we are a short 30 minute over the mountain depending on what time of day and year you come could be as long as an hour. There is a bus that comes over the hill and bus service around town. Best to come with a car and park it for the weekend and get around by foot and bike. We have a driveway for our guests.
Other Things to Note
My husband and I know all the fun things to do in Santa Cruz and are happy to provide you with any information to assist you during your stay. See our guidebook for more on what to do in Santa Cruz. If coming from a distance and you need help with transportation we may be able to help with this if requested upon your reservation.
Inquire about requests for special cakes or breads upon arrival. I am a professional baker and cook with local, organic, real food and know how to prepare foods to maximize nutrition that are bodies can get the most out of. If you plan to arrive a little late the first night I can have a meal ready for you or if you want to have a candlelight dinner for you and your sweetheart I would be happy to make that happen!
ALSO, Check out OUR GUIDEBOOK where we have put all our favorite places up and down the coast; since we are foodies & outdoor enthusiasts we know the great food spots including farm stands & farmer's markets and places for being in nature and off the beaten track!
*No smoking please!
* 11% Occupancy Taxes collected upon arrival
*Shoes off policy please in the house, so bring your socks or slippers if you like.
* We are in a water shortage, please take short showers, and turn the water off while brushing your teeth & shaving.
* Please... no cologne, or scented oils.
* We live in a tranquil residential neighborhood. We ask that guests please be mindful of noise out of respect to neighbors.
Terry & Clint's beautiful beach home immediately made us feel welcome. It is stunning, with warm, natural light from all sides, and extremely close proximity from the beach! They were extremely friendly but still respected our space & privacy. We had such a lovely stay here and would recommend it to anyone. The highlight of our experience was having Terry cook us a delicious, fresh meal (for a separate, very reasonable arrangement) . She is a fantastic cook and this really made our experience feel special. Thank you Terry & Clint, we hope to be back!
Terry and Clint warmly welcomed us into their beautifully appointed home, made great suggestions for places to eat, provided us with vintage beach cruisers and generally helped us feel like locals almost instantly. We would definitely recommend their cozy getaway to anyone wanting a romantic Santa Cruz stay.
Was staying at Terry and Clint beatiful house for 4 night and so far was the best vacation gateway I ever had! The house is the piece of the art, warm and cosy environment, plenty of space in and outside, convenient appliances and lots of yummy surprises in the refrigerator and on the shelves! Terry welcomed us with fresh baked pomegranate bread and some grocceries for the start. House nicely positioned and you can just walk to many places such a beach, broadwalk, marina etc. crispy clean linens and plenty of the towels provided, gas fireplace is the heart of the house for foggy evenings, nice outside area for sunny days. Will definitely stay again!!!
We had a fantastic time at Terry and Clint's place. Excellently situated and well furnished for an enjoyable stay. Terry and Clint gave us some great restaurant ideas and we would certainly come back in the future!
We had an absolutely lovely stay at this precious and welcoming home. The house was the perfect retreat for our holiday vacation. We were in walking distance of so many great attractions.. from the ocean to the the boardwalk, shops, cafes and restaurants, and a short drive from so much natural beauty. The kitchen was an absolute delight and we stayed in many nights to cook up some yumminess with everything we needed right there. The hosts were extremely friendly and accommodating. We would definitely stay there again!
Perfect place for our break in Santa Cruz- fantastic kitchen, cosy, comfortable and ideally situated. Thanks Terry & Clint for being wonderful hosts.
What an amazing place! Both Santa Cruz and this hidden gem of a house. The location to the boardwalk is perfect. It's just about a 2 minute walk to all the fun. The house was clean on arrival, neighborhood was friendly and quiet. We had an outstanding time. Only sad we never got to meet Terry and Clint. But like the amazing hosts they are they checked in on us to make sure everything was going smoothly. Terry have us suggestions on what to do in the area and have us an amazing resturant reccomendation. I would, without a doubt, stay here again!
We live in one of the most beautiful places on earth where we have been privileged to live for the last 20 years. Clint grew up in Half Moon Bay, CA and loves to play tennis. Terry grew up in CT and has lived in Boulder, Manhattan & SF. We are school teachers at a private school here. As well, Terry has spent much of her working life as a food enthusiast and caterer (with the help of Clint) and she enjoys cooking fresh, healthy food from our farmer's markets. We are passionate about the environment and do what we can to be living a green and sustainable life all around. We love Santa Cruz and love to share it with people traveling through. We welcome guests from around the globe and we look forward to meeting new friends from different places. We love traveling and getting lost in new cities and discovering their food specialties. We also enjoy being in nature & by water, walking, music and life!