About this listing
This charming, newly remodeled studio cottage is your home away from home. It is located behind the main house and is equipped with everything you might need for a short getaway or a long stay. The location is ideal for travelers because we are one mile from the beach, downtown, UCSC, and hiking trails, and one block from restaurants, cafés, natural food store, and a beautiful community garden. For those who don't have cars, you can catch a bus or rent a bicycle right down the street.
The cottage was built in 1903 but has been upgraded to satisfy modern lifestyles. Amenities include:
- Fully stocked kitchen with antique O'Keefe and Merritt stove
- Private bathroom with tub
- Queen-size pillow top Simmons Back Care mattress
- Cable internet
- 32" LCD/HD TV with HBO
- Extra Aerobed for 1or 2 additional guests ($15/night per person)
- Pack n play for your little one
- Shared garden
- Gas barbecue
- Huge walk-in closet that many people use as a 'nest' for their children (it fits the aerobed).
- We ask that guests please be mindful of noise out of respect to neighbors.
- Street parking only- We will provide you with a guest pass. Please return it upon your departure.
Adorable comfortable cottage! My fiancé & I just came back from our mini 4th of July/my birthday weekend from Casita Cruz. Noelle greeted us and was very welcoming when we arrived. The cottage is beautiful, quaint, and had lots of natural lighting. Street parking was always available to us. The host gave plenty of privacy which we very much appreciated. We felt like home during our entire stay.
This little cottage was exactly what we were looking for. Very clean and nicely decorated. I loved the mini kitchen that was fully equipped with the antique stove. The location is near by so many great restaurants! Some which were walking distance .The 15 minute walk to the beach is nice & safe. Definitely a memorable trip to Santa Cruz!
Thank you Noelle & Stuyvie for welcoming us into your home, and for the tasty coffee and creamer! We enjoyed our stay.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week while I worked (I'm actually a local who commutes to Santa Cruz everyday, so we wanted somewhere nearer to my job for a 'staycation'). As someone who knows Santa Cruz extremely well, I can assure you that this studio is totally charming and in the perfect location for exploring the city! It's very easy to walk downtown or to the Boardwalk/beach from here. There are some great places to eat on Mission Street, so make sure you explore the immediate neighborhood too. The studio itself is extremely clean, warm, bright and beautifully decorated. The kitchen is especially cute! I also appreciated the large walk-in closet for storing our stuff. The hosts were very respectful of our privacy, yet warm and welcoming as well. I cannot recommend this place enough!
My wife and I stayed there with our two young kids for two nights. The guest house was comfortable and clean. Parking was easy and the home was close to everything for our trip.
Would stay again.
The studio was simple, clean and elegantly set up in a private yard behind the hosts' residence. It's right off the main drag - Mission, which is also Highway 1 - but you wouldn't know it. Noelle and Stuyvie say this is close to everything; one might say it's perfectly placed. UCSC is right up the hill; downtown is about a 10 minute drive down Bay or Laurel. Cafe Brasil is just around the corner; I seriously doubt that it's possible to get a better breakfast anywhere. We also ate at a nearby Thai restaurant. It was very good. The visit was a great pleasure, and we will certainly contact Noelle and Stuyvie again if we need a place to stay in Santa Cruz.
Such a special find in a great location in Santa Cruz! Lovely well-appointed studio...photos show it very accurately. Nice and friendly hosts, who gave us plenty of much-appreciated privacy. We certainly plan to stay here again in the future! P.S. Thanks for the coffee + cream, and bottled water!
This was the perfect place for our visit to Santa Cruz. The location was a block from our friends and we were able to find street parking without any issues. We were out most of the time, but it fit 4 of us easily (two on the air mattress, two in the bed). Pom (their cat) was extremely friendly and paid us a few visits. We will likely come back and stay in the same place!
Second visit to Noelle and Stuyvies, this time with my teenager. Great location, very comfortable space, made waffles in the morning to fuel up for a day riding roller coasters at the Boardwalk, a 10 minute drive away. Will stay again!
About the Host, Noelle And Stuyvie
We have lived in Santa Cruz for the last ten years and every day we feel fortunate to call this beautiful town our home. We still love to explore local hidden treasures and indulge in the region's bountiful outdoor activities. You can also find us scoping out new eateries and hangout spots. With deep connections to France and Mexico (Noëlle was the first person in her family born in the US and Stuyvie was born and raised in Mexico City), as well as numerous traveling adventures throughout the world, we feel a kinship with travelers and are excited to share what we know about the region with them.
Noëlle is the Director of Education Programs at a non-profit that concentrates on local wetland conservation and Stuyvie teaches Sociology and Latin American/Latino Studies at UCSC. Passions include the outdoors, urban culture, international food, craft beer, small-batch bourbon, soccer, and playing music together.