Very peaceful, very quiet, near end of street almost no cars going by. Warm wabi sabi feeling. Comfortable colorful and relaxing. Lots of flowers, birds, hummers, sun, towering redwoods and green open meadow just across the street.
Small but lovely 2 BR solar powered home w/ 40 acre Polo Grounds park across the street! Deck overlooking creek surrounded by 100 yr. old redwoods. Very close to the beach, restaurants and shopping. Nisene Marks State Park, and Aptos beach just minutes away by bicycle or car. Remodeled open floor plan with radiant tile floor in the kitchen area. Yamaha Baby Grand piano in the living room for the musically inclined. Both bedrooms have full size beds which are very comfortable. One has a tempurpedic mattress the other a mattress with box springs...and the living room has a full size cotton futon.
You are welcome to visit the orchard and vegetable gardens. No street lamps or sidewalks makes for great viewing of stars and planets. Modern kitchen with 5 burner stove and double oven. Bicycles available including 7 speed tandem cruiser! The neighborhood is very peaceful and quiet as it is not a through road and home is near end of road.
Great shopping and excellent restaurants including 3 French restaurants, 2 Mexican restaurants, 3 Chinese restaurants and a very good Indian restaurant just minutes away. Plenty of great biking on nearby country roads or in Nisene Marks State Park. Bus stop at end of street will take you to Santa Cruz, Capitola, Soquel etc. This home has a very welcoming feeling with a beautiful outside patio area. The bedrooms are comfortable and the home is heated with a woodstove as well as radiant floor heating. Very sunny peaceful and quiet and surrounded by the beauty of nature! Popular Rio Del Mar beach a few minutes away. Excellent ping pong table, badminton, and horseshoes available as well for outdoor games. Apple and pear orchard and a turtle pond in front of the house!
If you are here on the weekend there is the colorful Cabrillo Farmers market Saturday morning 8am-noon. Great vegetables and flowers etc. as well as live music! Just 5 min. away by car and 15 min. by bicycle.
Very quiet and peaceful location with birds and lots of area to walk and bike including Polo Grounds Park across the street and Nisene Marks State Park 5-10 min. by bicycle.
Free Wi-Fi! Most cell phones will work better if you cross the street to the park.
House with all amenities, redwood deck overlooking creek, yard and patio, outdoor grill, 1 tandem, 1 road, one trail bike and 40 acres of Park across the street.
Interaction with Guests
I usually will greet guests and show how things work etc. I'll be staying nearby enough that you can contact me if you have questions but I 'm very respectful of guests peace and privacy.
It's very quiet and peaceful with few cars. It's sunny and open, and there is a creek in back bringing cool air when it's warm out. The neighborhood is friendly. There are hawks, raccoons, deer, turkey and other wild things around here.
Just a few minutes away is shopping at the Deerpark center.
The bus stop is just down the street, to take you south to Watsonville and Monterey or north to Soquel, Capitola and Santa Cruz.
Bicycles here for use as well.
Other Things to Note
If at all possible I prefer if you use the outside grill for cooking meat. If weather doesn't allow it's fine to cook meat inside, but make sure to use the vent fan.
No loud music in general, it's a peaceful kind of neighborhood.
I will have the house very clean for you, but it is not a hospital. Some folks have very strict ideas about what a clean house means. The reviews rate me pretty favorably in this area but if there is a spot on a plate the dishwasher missed, don't panic, I'll call the hazmat squad!
While I may be nearby I will certainly respect your privacy. Don't hesitate to call me with any questions or help needed.
Shoes off policy please in the house, so make sure to bring your slippers! This street only has 10 houses so it is good neighbor policy to drive slowly (15-20mph) coming and going. THe Yamaha baby grand piano is available for an extra fee of $50. This fee is to help with piano tuning. Please no banging on piano! No loud music past 10pm. Please handle recycling responsibly, there is a large blue container on driveway side of house. There is a cat that lives here and she is used to coming and going. If you don't like cats or are allergic i can arrange for her to stay elsewhere. Her name is Rita and she is sweet quiet friendly clean playful and adorable. She might occasionally come in to say hi and have a bite to eat if you care to fill her (website hidden) Most likely you won't see her much.
Steve is very nice and accommodating!
We like the home very much. It is very comfortable. It is well equipped with all kinds of kitchen utensils! You can enjoy beautiful music!
Steve was very nice and genuinely attempted to make us feel comfortable without intruding on our privacy. The home was fairly tidy but not immaculate. The beds were very comfortable and the linens were clean. The kitchen was very nice but perhaps too much of his food was left in the cabinets and refrigerator. Steve left us some cheese and raisin bread which was very tasty and most generous. The neighborhood was spectacular as there was a enormous grass field right in front and a beautiful redwood forest behind.
It's the first time we visited Steve's house. Located near a natural forest. A good place to relax, especially the piano : ). We also came across a pretty cat called LaLa, she was cute and gentle. And Steve is the best host I've ever seen . We've spent a long time going around his house and take a lot of pictures of stars in the park near his house.
It's a good trip. Nice to meet Steve.
We were the second time at Steve's place and had a great week. The house with the wonderful redwood backyard and the well tuned grand piano is really unique. As the first time we loved everything. Thank you Steve, especially for the fantastic music session. :-)
I would recommend Steve's place 100%. He is a very nice guy, he was always very communicative with us.
The house is cozy and clean, we were 6 fitting perfectly there! The backyard is amazing and the best feature is the fire place that warms up the entire house. When we get to the house he was very kind and had cheese, bread and more groceries to welcome us.
I would definitely come back!
We loved everything about the house and its surroundings. Steven was not around that week, but the on line description was acute and the arrival to the house was effortless. The house is simple and welcoming, very comfortable for 4, with beautiful rugs on the floors. The kitchen is well equipped and the piano has a bright sound and is well tuned. The Polo grounds across the streets make the whole stay even more special. No need to get in the car to go take a walk. Shopping nearby was easy, and we were even ble to use bicycles. We got there late, and Steven had prepared a welcoming snack with bread, cheese and wine. Indeed a lovely stay and a perfect host!
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