About This Listing
This will be the start to a great memory of Santa Cruz with some people that have grown up in & with the true spirit of what Santa Cruz is all about. Come relax & experience Santa Cruz. Plenty of fun things waiting just for you.
The Santa Cruz spacious ground floor suite with a private bathroom in a wonderfully, bright and open house on the upper west side of Santa Cruz. It is perfect for a weekend getaway or even a long-term stay. The room itself has plenty of light, windows and allows for direct access to the garden and deck. No pets allowed since we have an organic garden. The home overall is quite spacious with a great backyard, living room, open kitchen and relaxing dining room. Please feel free to use the entire space!
The suite can have the furnishings varied according to need.
This is a quiet, safe neighborhood with a parking space in the driveway or in front of the house. There is also public transportation one block away. Santa Cruz is also a very bike friendly town and we have plenty of space for you to store bikes if you choose to bring them!
Santa Cruz has so many fun things to do and everything is very easy to get to from our location! We are walking distance from UCSC and Pogonip walking trails, a short drive down to Natural Bridges State Park, West Cliff Drive, Steamers Lane, Cowell's Beach, the Boardwalk and the Wharf. Along the way there are plenty of beautiful views, numerous small beaches and great walking trails. Downtown Santa Cruz is a 5 minute drive away and has many great local shops, bars and restaurants.
Overall, Santa Cruz is a wonderful place to explore, relax and enjoy and our home is a wonderful place to experience it all in. We are all born and raised, Santa Cruz locals, so ask us where to go and what to do! We look forward to your stay!
All downstair space that includes this suite, family room, living room, dining room, kitchen, garden, and the second bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
We do not like to impose our presense of on our guests, but they are welcome to join us in all we have going on, ie, share a glass of wine, talk over what there is to do at the present time in the area, or just walk them through the entertainment electronics.
Area is quiet, safe, and is very walkable with friendly people all around. We are located so that you can bike, hike or walk from the front door to get to as many places of (website hidden) there are in the area.
The public bus system is at the end of the street. It will take you across the county. There is also (website hidden), nearby, if you are carless, which is a sweet way to have a vehicle when you need one for a not bad price.
Other Things to Note
We do have an organic garden so we do not allow dogs.
We are a very friendly household and look forward to your stay. We ask that you leave everything as you found it and treat our home with respect. We ask that you take off your shoes when you enter and respect the quiet after 10 pm . No: smoking or shoes in the house.
The guest wing is very spacious and private. Their garden is beautiful. We were glad we chose Marlene and Daryl's guest wing over a private studio.
Absolutely fantastic stay! Marlene and Daryl are so welcoming and warm. We met their family and were lucky enough to be there for Daryl's birthday festivities. Just minutes away from the coast and you couldn't ask for a prettier setting. Even prettier than the pictures. We had hummingbirds flying around us while having a drink on the back deck! So pleasant. I would definitely recommend staying here on your next Santa Cruz visit.
Marlene and Daryl are now like family to us. They have been gracious host and very considerate, caring and professional.
We will return back whenever possible to be with Marlene and Daryl and their superior hospitality.
Marlene and Daryl provided a lovely space for us to use as a jumping off point for the Monterey Bay area. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was huge and there was plenty of space to hang clothes in the closet. Marlene provided coffee and bagels as well. It was like going to our parent's house for the weekend.
This is an excellent and charming bob, clean, quiet and very comfortable. I highly recommend it. The hosts are delightful and clearly cared to make my stay a very positive experience. Thank you.
Marlene and Daryl are fabulous host. They made us feel home in just few minutes of arrival. They are available whenever we need and at the same time they do respect our privacy. We did get warm feeling as if it's our own home. Marlene was very kind to cook apple pie ( home grown apples) let us use kitchen as well as bread / milk. Daryl has wealth of local knowledge and provided great shopping recommendations. We would strongly recommend the place to any traveller in Santa Cruz
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About the Host, Marlene And Daryl
Live the life you Love. Don't wait because time is the only thing we really have - enjoy it!
I love honesty, all the plants that grow, my Great Daughters, sleeping in till 8 o'clock, fresh baked anything! Michael McDonald, Susan Tedeschi & Daryl Truck, Joni Mitchell, Atlas Shrugged, Alaska, cruising(not sailing), Veuve Clicquot, Sun, rain and snow, skiing, biking ----- well I try to find good things in even the boring stuff like scrubing the sinks.
I love to travel and discover places and things. Love staying in a house rather than a resort. Love to meet the people in the community and really get to know the area. Visit the markets I only buy things when I travel, clothes, shoes and what ever and love to collect shells, have a pretty good collection now!!