Kim and Claudia welcome you to their home in rural Aptos. You will stay in a large bedroom at one end of the house which adjoins one of our two bathrooms. We are located 5 minutes from stores; and 5 minutes from the beach and (in the opposite direction) 5 minutes from the Forest of Nisene Marks. We are located 10 miles south from downtown Santa Cruz.
~ Full size bed for two
~ Four large windows, and a shade for each window
~ Adjoining semi-private bathroom
~ Use of our kitchen
~ Iron and ironing board
~ Your own parking place
~ Our one-acre property that adjoins a large open space area
~ Our road is on a bus route that takes you to Aptos Village, Cabrillo College and Santa Cruz
We are both long-time local residents who can provide you with directions, fun ideas and a multitude of Monterey Bay Area information. We love to travel ourselves and enjoy meeting other travelers. We enjoy music, art, yoga, gardening and outdoor activities, including trail running, mt. biking, backpacking and kayaking.
ABOUT THE AREA
The Santa Cruz area is known for its fine waves & beaches, redwood forests in the mountains and arts and music. That may be why you are traveling here. But what about Aptos? Read our guidebook focused on cool places in and near Aptos.
Guests have access to our kitchen, our front deck off the kitchen, our 22-ft. X 24-ft. deck in the rear yard, much of the 55-acre open space behind our property and WiFi internet as well as the guest bedroom and adjoining bathroom.
We love to talk to our guests, get to know them and their travels. But we also respect our guests privacy. We have full lives and assume our guest do as well.
We live in a rural area that is 3/4 mile from Hwy. 1 and 5--6 minutes by car to stores and the beach.
Our road is on the local bus route and a bus stop is located about 100 yards from our house.
I had a very nice stay with Kim and Claudia. The room was bright, clean and welcoming. The bed was comfortable and I slept well. Kim and Claudia were great hosts, and their home is lovely, I am so glad I had to opportunity to stay with them.
While booking this trip, we didn't know what kind of fantastic house we are walking into. Kim and Claudia remodeled the house to my favorite wooden + plants style, lots of sunshine and artwork. Claudia has her studio of botanic paintings and she can tell you so much more about her work. Kim was very helpful to tell you what's the best places to visit nearby.
The place is clean, house is warm, you'll love you can get and be prepared to be surprised with more fun in this lovely place.
Kim and Claudia were pleasant and welcoming hosts, with a lovely house, decorated with Claudia's professional botanical drawings. . They have a very ecologically conscious household. We were requested to conserve water, which was not a problem for us.
Both our room and nearby bathroom were large, clean and very well maintained. The full size bed was comfortable, but a tad small for two. The bit of road noise was easily blocked by keeping the windows shut. We slept very well.
We recommend this rental.
This was a short but very very good stay at Kim's & Claudia's place. Water conservation (using a bucket for the time when the water heats up in the shower and using this for flushing the toilet) reminded me of how my parents do it in Germany. We live in a very wasteful society so it is good to see people who care about the environment & actually switch off the lights when leaving the house ;) What a relief, seems I am not the only one ;)) The bedroom & whole house is very cozy. Thanks again. Next time I am in the area I for sure will book another weekend trip at your house. Take care!
Tim and Claudia are simply the best hosts one could ask for. Definitely book the room in their home for your next Santa Cruz stay. My husband and I felt welcomed and refreshed throughout our two-week stay. Their home is beautiful and comfortable and their room for guests very spacious and accommodating. One could not ask for a finer home away from home. Thank you, Kim and Claudia!
Kim and Claudia are friendly and gracious hosts. We enjoyed our conversations and interactions with them, especially in the kitchen. Our upstairs view room was spacious with a lot of light, and the atmosphere was very pleasant. We would definitely stay at their welcoming home again.
We were in Aptos for a wedding at a nearby B&B. Our flight landed late and we didn't arrive at Kim & Claudia's place until 10:30pm, but Kim kept the light on and was there to cheerfully welcome and greet us. The room was very comfortable, clean, and cozy. The adjoining bathroom was also very well kept. We had a pleasant stay overall.
Kim and Claudia were lovely hosts and it was great chatting with them. The house is very beautiful and relaxing. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed meeting the cat and just having a relaxed evening in. We would recommend this place to anyone.
We stayed just one night at Kim and Claudia's home. They provided a restful stop for us on our journey up the California coast. It was our first Airbnb stay in a room within somebody's house; Kim & Claudia were so laid-back and accommodating it proved to be a wonderful experience. They were both very nice and interesting to talk with, and made our visit an easy and pleasant one.
The nicely xeriscaped back yard is beautiful, and the house is a great reflection of Kim and Claudia's personalities and values -- it's clean, bright, and tastefully & creatively decorated. It was also a treat seeing Claudia's art and talking with her about her work.
Our room was quiet and comfortable, and we slept well. Claudia and Kim left us to our own devices, but they were easily available when needed. It was a relaxed though brief visit, and we'd highly recommend a stay at their home for anyone travelling to the area.
I enjoyed my stay at this Aptos, CA, location very much. I just needed a room for 5 days of work, and this was a perfect match form. Kim and Claudia are very nice and have a lovely home. The bedroom was large with good lighting. some street noise, but not too bad. Bring a flashlight, as it was very dark outside at night when returning home. otherwise, perfect for me.