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Romantic Villa Soquel Santa Cruz CA

Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

5 Beds

Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

SUN SUN SUN! It's here when the beaches are fogged in! Quiet, private and beautiful environment!

Modern mountainside home surrounded by redwoods and tropical vegetation! Stunning views! Pool and Spa. One of a kind environment!

Four bedroom - Three bathrooms - Complete kitchen - eTrap set - eKeyboard - 3D TV - Warm and welcoming decor - Highly rated - Much loved getaway!

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Cleaning Fee: $200
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: $1195 / night
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The space

Member of the Capitola/Soquel Chambers of Commerce. County Tax #CO00445

SUN SUN SUN! It's here when the beaches are fogged in! Just six miles from the bay and warm and sunny!

Modern home on top of the world surrounded by redwoods, oaks, bay, fruit, and maple trees. Red tailed hawks soar overhead, hummingbirds dart about. Song birds sing in the trees. Quail bevies flit across the road and adjacent meadows. Sometimes a wild peacock strolls proudly by!

This listing is for the Entire Villa! FOUR bedrooms and three bathrooms. King Sized Bedroom, two twin beds in the Twins Room, Queen room with a queen feather bed and a Sleep Number adjustable Queen Bed in the Luxury Angel's Room with private bathroom.

Use of fully equipped kitchen included.

Clothes washer/dryer on premises.

Quiet, peaceful, secluded, but not remote! Only 6 easy miles to the Monterey Bay! One turn off the Soquel San Jose Road. Then straight up the private driveway to the Villa! You can't get lost coming here.

Swimming pool - spa - concrete and wood decks. Lots of sunshine. Shade if you want it. Views! Hiking trails. Picnic on the lawn.

Queen Romantic Luxury, private bathroom
Twins - two twin beds
King - as in "fit for a King"
Queen 2 - queen feather bed

Three, all with showers. One with shower over tub.

Very relaxing environment. Do some serious thinking, drawing, writing, dancing, poetry or nothing at all. Just rest!

Please note: Villla Soquel is not suitable or available for loud, outdoor, into the night parties. Outdoor quiet time is 10 pm.

Six minutes to Capitola Village's restaurants, shopping, dancing, bars, BEACH and events.

Twelve minutes to Downtown Santa Cruz, the Beach Boardwalk and all they offer in that wild west college town!

Quieter towns and beaches one half hour to the south like Moss Landing, Carmel and Monterey. Travel North one hour to Half Moon Bay, Atascadero, and Ano Nuevo State park to see the elephant seals or whale watching!

Guests love to stay at the Villa Soquel because it is private, peaceful, naturally beautiful but NOT located in the middle of nowhere.

Guest access

Guests who rent the Villa Soquel will have the entire 4 bedroom single story ranch style home for their exclusive use. Includes mountain side: outdoor swimming pool (NOT heated), patio, fire pit, barbecue, jetted spa, south facing deck with expansive valley views and use of the maintained walking trails through old redwoods, oak, pine and bay trees. Plenty of parking for 10 - 12 cars.

Note: for stays exceeding three nights, there will be an outdoor maintenance visit by a staff member every third day.

Interaction with guests

When the Villa Soquel is rented in it's entirety, I welcome and orient our guests and will only interact when invited. The Villa is theirs to enjoy as they please in private.

The neighborhood

Ours is a beautiful, lush, green and serene valley located between Capitola Beach and the Los Gatos Mountain communities. We have wineries, horse boarding ranches, a quaint general store, attractions near by like The Mystery Spot! Gotta see that one if you haven't already.
Only a short, easy drive to the beaches, and the many antique stores in lovely Soquel Village. Convenient food shopping (Nob Hill, Safeway, New Leaf, Whole Foods etc.)
So many restaurants within 20 minutes! Pretty much everything but Korean.

Getting around

No public transit to the Villa Soquel at this time.
Parking for 8 vehicles easy off street at the house.

Other things to note

The kitchen is ready for you. Have had dozens of guests prepare their meals here and there have been no requests for any kitchenware in addition to what is provided!

This house feels like a home, not like a rental!

County Tax Certificate # CO00445

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Villa Soquel is not a wild party venue. Outdoor quiet time is ten pm. Move your party inside at that time.

You may have up to eight additional daytime guests with prior permission. Please ask before booking.

No pets please. Please don't ask. It tears me up to have to say no. I own two dogs myself and the reality of the situation is that for several reasons I can't allow pets at the Villa. Sorry about that.

The Villa is a place for creative respite, socializing, re-uniting, re-charging, communing, romantic pursuits and of course, love.

... Please no smoking IN the house. Smoking anything outside is okay. Please be sure to close all windows and doors nearby when you are smoking outside. No candles inside. No incense inside the house.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

45 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
May 2017
Daniel & Kathy's place is awesome for a weekend getaway to Santa Cruz. It's tucked up in the hills and there is a great little market/coffee shop only a few minutes away that has killed produce. The house is well stocked with all the essentials and you feel like you're at your own home. They have all the spices and things you need to comfortably cook in their home. They left out some fruit and snacks as well which was quite nice. There is plentiful outdoor space to relax and take in the breathtaking views. I'd highly recommend it and the hot tub is quite nice after a long day of mountain biking.

Ryan User Profile
May 2017
Lovely home in a quiet, secluded area. Hosts were gracious with the amenities and snacks (healthy ones!) for the guests. It was really nice to grill, eat outside, and hang out by the pool. The home and rooms are spread out, so there's quiet space and it feels roomy. Lots of rules, and high occupancy tax for the county made us a bit hesitant to book again. However, no problems at all, and it was a really nice weekend for our group.

Hilary User Profile
October 2016
Daniel greeted us upon arrival, the Villa was clean, well-stocked, comfortable and has an incredible view. Photos are accurate. The first night we were outside too late (the time got away from us!) and the neighbor did come down and ask us to be quiet but of course that's understandable. He kind of watched us from his driveway the next day as well. We were surprised that the fridge was full of condiments! There was nothing we needed that we didn't have. I didn't think I'd play the drums... but I did. Would definitely stay here again.

Eric User Profile
August 2016
Great hosts. Awesome home

The house was well equipped with everything we needed! Daniel was very responsive and the location was beautiful. I would definitely stay again.

Massy User Profile
June 2016
Villa Soquel is simply a heavenly place hidden between beautiful redwood trees, beautiful house, landscaping stunning, amenities superb! Daniel and Kathy extremely gracious and kind.
Daniel & Kathy User ProfileDaniel & Kathy is a superhost.
Response from Daniel & Kathy:
Thank you for saying Massy!
June 2016

Jessica User Profile
June 2016
The house is incredible. The back yard and patio seating is amazing. We spent most of our time there and loved it. Thank you so much for providing everything, even extra tooth brushes! Wish we stayed longer.
Daniel & Kathy User ProfileDaniel & Kathy is a superhost.
Response from Daniel & Kathy:
You can come back whenever!
June 2016

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Santa Cruz, California, United States · Joined in March 2012
Daniel & Kathy User ProfileDaniel & Kathy is a superhost.

Kathy and I never really aspired to get into the bed and breakfast or vacation rental business. BUT, HERE WE ARE! Unbelievable chain of events all leading up to the wonderful experience of creating and making available one of the most beautiful and welcoming properties in the county. Life is surprising sometimes!

I am a city boy from New York. I moved to California in 1976. I've lived in San Diego, Orange County and Santa Cruz.

Kathy is from Detroit. She arrived in California in 1985. She is a practicing MFT here in town.

We enjoy many of the activities that the area offers. One of our favorites is taking our dogs to the beach for a long walk on a nice day. We also enjoy shopping in Monterey, or Los Gatos, or Santana Row. We know all of the "good" places to eat for miles around.

I am active from good morning 'til good night! I sleep like a rock on the bottom of a quiet lake. Never been happier with my life!

Rest assured that you will feel very welcomed and comfortable should you decide to stay at our charming and relaxing Villa Soquel in the Santa Cruz Mountains!

If you are a host in the Santa Cruz area, please feel free to refer to our Villa when you are full.

AirBnb suggests that I share my life motto with my readers: When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

Thanks for checking us out!

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