Friendly, cozy and near the beach

House - Private room · Wilkes Cir, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
Lyndsey And Bryn
Your host, Lyndsey And Bryn
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The Space

Come stay in our clean and well-kept guest bedroom, located just a few blocks from the beach in beautiful Santa Cruz.

Located on what is quite possibly the quietest street on the West Side of Santa Cruz, our home is ideally located for visitors -- a short walk from or bike ride from most everything in town. Guests use the comfortable queen bed, and are welcome to make use of the kitchen. You can even borrow a pair of classic beach cruisers and take a short and beautiful ride downtown, to the Beach Boardwalk, or anywhere else in Santa Cruz. There's also shopping, restaurants, bars, grocery stores, a brewery, wine tasting, breakfast spots and busses to UCSC within walking distance. We're happy to recommend spots to eat, drink and visit.

We are two professionals in our mid-thirties and we share our clean and sunny home with our two cats and a dog.

--- Please note ---
Like many other top listings in Santa Cruz, we are now paying a Transient Occupancy Tax to the city of Santa Cruz. The city requires that this tax be levied separately from your payment to airbnb. Unfortunately, airbnb is not set up to offer a separate payment for such a tax. We kindly request that guests pay $15 for a two-night stay, plus $5 per additional night, in cash or check before departing Santa Cruz. Thank you for helping us "go legit"! :)

The Neighborhood

Our home is located in "The Circles," a neighborhood set up in a series of concentric circles. You can easily spot them on a map of Santa Cruz. It's a lovely older neighborhood in close proximity to downtown, beaches, shopping restaurants and bars, the wharf, and the Beach Boardwalk. The layout can be confusing, but it's also very quiet -- no one drives into the circles unless they're going home!

Getting around

Busses to downtown and UCSC run several times an hour. The waterfront is a 5 minute walk, and the boardwalk and wharf are 15 minutes. We have bikes available for guest, which make downtown, and even Capitola, easy to reach.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Lyndsey and Bryn are wonderful hosts -- very kind and welcoming. They sent excellent directions to reach the house, which with my awful sense of direction was hugely appreciated. The room is very clean, with the most comfortable bed I've slept in yet! It's an attractive older neighborhood, and within easy walking distance of downtown and the beach. I enjoyed meeting Rosie and the cats as well, they are lovely little animals, and I felt right at home. Highly recommended, and I'll definitely be returning.

    July 2014
  • Lyndsey and Bryn are nice guys. They offered us to use their bikes. We could also use their washing machine. The apartment was ok.

    July 2014
  • Lyndsey and Bryn's house is well situated near the boardwalk and with easy access to the beach and downtown. We had a car which was also helpful as we explored Capitola and various parks near Santa Cruz. The queen bed and room were comfortable and upstairs in the house--shared bath which was fine. We actually only met the Loosleys on our last day as we were so busy doing things each day. Their dog and one of their cats was very friendly and liked to hang out in our room which was fine too. All in all, a fine stay!

    June 2014
  • I had a great stay at Lyndsey's and Bryn's house- the room is cozy and comfortable, I felt welcomed and at home. They offered their bikes to cruise around town and had great tips on the area!
    Great location& people- highly recommend!

    June 2014
  • Lindsy and Bryn are friendly, and can help you get around santa cruz!
    The house is quit and beautiful :) especially the room that you are staying in :)
    have fun!!

    June 2014
  • Very nice and friendly hosts, a quiet neighborhood and close to the beach. You can´t wish for more!

    June 2014
  • Fue nuestra primera experiencia y la verdad que fue muy agradable.
    Dormimos muy bien y Lindsey y Bryn fueron muy amables.
    Muy buena localización .
    Súper recomendable!

    April 2014
  • Staying with Lyndsey and Bryn was such a pleasure, there house is very sweet and cozy and the location is very central. Street parking is available right out the front of their house and my boyfriend and I used their bikes to ride to the beach and the wharf which isn't far at all. Lyndsey and Bryn were welcoming and made us feel very comfortable in their home and their pets were gorgeous. We had a lovely time in Santa Cruz.

    April 2014
  • Lyndsey and Bryn were wonderful host and their children (one dog and two cats) were very loving and well behaved. Loved the homemade neighbor map that Bryn designed which was very helpful. Their home is in a great location and yes indeed the neighborhood was super quite. Our room was inviting, the bed was super comfortable and the movie selection/books was a nice touch. Thanks so much for use of your bikes, had a great ride and visit.

    April 2014
  • My stay with Lyndsey and Bryn was a pleasure. They are warm and friendly individuals in a cozy home. Their proximity to all that was important to me - the beach, my daughter, downtown - was a pleasant surprise. All are within walking distance. I recommend their home to others.

    March 2014
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One a middle school teacher and musician, one an arts administrator, we love our life in Santa Cruz, Calif.
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