View of the sunset and nature in the mountains. A short walk to the bathroom and kitchen.
Peaceful rustic rooms on a quiet mountain top only 8 minutes from the freeway (Highway 1) in Santa Cruz. Drink delicious, filtered well water straight from the tap!
The Sunset room is private room with a short walk to the bathroom and kitchen, which are shared. Bring your own food if you plan to cook. This room is part of what was once the Barn, giving it a rustic feel.
The Sunset room looks out into the canyon, where, of course the sun sets. You can often see deer and other wildlife in the meadow and hear owls at night. It is situated on the west side of the small dance studio. The cost of the Sunset room is $99/night. Wood heat stove (wood supplied). Adjustable bed.
Camping is also available. For camping, of course you supply your own linens and towels, but you have use of the kitchen and the bathroom. Free high-speed Wifi works in the kitchen.
The Barn Loft is available for rent as well.
There is a small dance studio which can be rented to guests at $20/hour.
Ample places to walk and meditate on and off the property.
Neighborhood is mountains, canyons and trees and houses on a private road and is 3 miles from public transit.
Policy for cancellation of room reservation: 72 hours notice prior to cancellation for a full refund. Otherwise, refund depends on filling your room for the dates reserved.
Please note that $11 of your rental fee pays Santa Cruz county vacation rental tax,
NO ANIMALS PLEASE.
Wireless Internet, bathroom and fully equipped kitchen.
It depends on how busy I am and what they want. Guests are welcome to watch or take my Flamenco classes on Saturday 11-12:30 or Thursday evening 6:30-8PM.
We are located in the mountains with views of the ocean and the sunset and the sunrise, but we are only 8 minutes from the freeway. We are 6 minutes, driving slowly, from town.
We are 3 miles from public transportation, so we recommend a car or a taxi.
What a lovely, quiet, rustic cabin, with a beautiful view of the sunset and the canyon.
Marianna is a wonderful hostess!
What a delightful and lovely place. The room was quaint and had a spectacular sunset view (better than advertised). I would certainly go back. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Such a beautiful place to stay and just the right distance away from the Santa Cruz area. The grounds were lovely and Marianna was extremely kind and hospitable. The only small downfall was that there was only one bathroom/toilet for the guests staying on the property. There are two separate rooms as well as camping spots. So up to four groups or so are sharing the one bathroom. For paying $100 for a room per night, it was a little disappointing to have to wait a 1/2 an hour to use the loo! All in all, it was a nice peaceful stay and would stay again.
Marianna is a gracious host. The grounds are situated beautifully on a peaceful ridge opening to the ocean. Quiet, peaceful, and a very comfortable bed, yet with easy access to town.
Marianna was great! This room is on the end of a building behind her home on beautiful property outside Santa Cruz. The bathroom (shared) is a small walk away next to kitchen. The bed was an adjustable bed that we slept well on. Thanks again Marianna!
Mariana was very nice and welcoming, as were the other people on the property (campers, long-term renters). The king size bed was comfy and looked out on a deck and a beautiful view of the mountains--a great place to sip wine at sunset. Guests are welcome to take Mariana's flamenco lessons, which adds an interesting twist to this already unique place. A morning walk on the property gave me the chance to watch hummingbirds, pet the sweet resident dog, relax in a hammock, and chat with a couple of friendly guests. Although we weren't the only ones staying there, we had enough space and privacy and would happily return. One important thing to note is that the bathroom is shared with the long-term renter and is not attached to the room, which wasn't too big of a deal.
Great views and Marianna was very nice.
Arrived at the hilltop site with the sky ablazed with a gorgeous golden-red sunset. Enjoyed the massage chair and bed in the rustic sunset room. Nice ocean view through the hilltops from the front of the main house. Got to tour the large beautiful poolside dance studio.
The location is beautiful! An amazing view and patio to watch a gorgeous sunset. Very unique experience and extremely friendly and accommodating hosts! many thanks!!!
Marianna's Sunset Room is an escape into a wooden hilltop neighborhood above Capitola. The room looks exactly as the pictures show, and there's a small deck outside the screen door to take in the view. The decor is eclectic and the arrangements are rustic (you have to use at night time a flashlight to walk out to the separate bathroom, and I forget if we were the first guests of the summer season, the room was a bit dusty, their werecorner cobwebs also in the bathroom and kitchen) but at the same time the room has a massage chair and therapeutic adjustable beds. It's an interesting place and fun drive up!