One mile from downtown SC, enter our secret garden setting to enjoy our comfortable home, a clean well kept guest bedroom w/ a private full bathroom across the hall. Free to use the house inside & out as you please- & socialize with us - or not!
Come stay in our clean and well-kept guest bedroom in our comfortable home with FULL bed (standard full/double bed 54"x 75") and (non) attached private full bathroom (across the hall) with toilet, sink, bathtub and shower. Beautiful secret garden setting, front, back and side yards.
Two cats come and go, so probably not a good idea if you have cat allergies or phobia.
Two person max occupancy. Standard full/double bed 54"x 75"
No shoes in the house- so bring socks or slippers.
Space in fridge available to store food. Kitchen may be available with special request mostly dependent on our life that day/week and a promise from you, of course, to keep it clean!
On street parking.
Boogie boards and beach chairs available for loan
Smoking allowed outside
Ping Pong Table
Fire-pit for outdoor fire
Interaction with Guests
Our interaction with guests depends on how much you would like to interact with us and of course if we are here! We have made a number of good friends over time with our guests. Sometimes we are away and sometimes we are just busy tho we will let you know in advance if we will be away.
Regardless, we will leave you a key and you can make yourself at home whether we are around or not.
Located just one mile from downtown Santa Cruz, 2 miles from Seabright Beach, our home is ideally located for visitors. The area offers great hiking, mountain biking, disc golf, golf, beaches, Boardwalk, Mystery Spot, restaurants, wine tasting, movie theaters, and live music nearby. We can direct you to our favorite spots.
If you drive here we have parking in front of the house. Public transportation is also available from downtown, tho it may be faster to walk!
Other Things to Note
Bring a sticker of some sort for the door of your room to leave a part of yourself here with us in our home when you leave!
Let us know if you have any questions!
Hmmm, house rules.....Come and go as you please, smoking outside is ok, keep your "stuff" in your room and the house as you found it. We prefer no shoes inside, so please leave your shoes outside the door and bring slippers to keep your feet warm inside.
Cathy and Haim are simply enthusiastic people; very well travelled, and simply filled with life and love. Their home, their garden, and their artistic interests and love of the community is indicative of how much they enjoy their lives and living in Santa Cruz. Their home epitomizes this! On a specific side,my bedroom is quaint and has a bed that is comfortable. I love the fact that I have windows as I do morning yoga and pranayama. I could have gone outside in their garden as there are places to do so but it was rather cold and wet during my visit. Don't be fooled by the tall hedges of vines - these hedges provide containment of the beauty of the inside. C&H welcomed me like a family - it was so much like "home."
Cathy and Haim were wonderful hosts. They were there to greet us and show us to our room, gave great tips on good restaurants, and were generally the perfect mix of being present, wonderful conversationalists, but also allowing us privacy. They were beyond generous loaning us bikes, directions and recommendations. It is clear they are both extraordinary gardeners and homemakers; the house is filled with artifacts and art, and the garden is gorgeous. They are now fast friends.
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a weekend. We could not have a had a better time or better hosts! Cathy and Haim are extremely hospitable. They do a great job of being friendly and introducing themselves but also giving you plenty of space and privacy. We plan on visiting them again in the near future and I recommend you do as well.
My experience in Cathy's home was nonetheless amazing. Their home is cozy, quaint, and not to mention full of culture. I did not want to leave. They provide you with the basic essentials when staying in their home. A clean room, bathroom, kitchen and of course home in general. The bedroom is cozy, clean and cultural as well. The bed was super comfy too! I spent little time talking with Cathy and Hiam, but the time I did spend they were so nice and very engaging. When I come back to Santa Cruz I will definitely be in contact with them again.
Cathy and Haim's house is just so cute and colorful and really feels like home. The vibe there is super chill and they made me feel at ease right away. I had some great conversation with Haim over dinner and at the same time I also felt comfortable doing my own thing while at the house and being independent. Great hosts!!!
We had the BEST experience there~ Cathy and Haim's house is amazing with wonderful gardens and worldly interior decor. More importantly, we had such a great time with them. They are great people in love with nature, rhythm and full of curiosity. If you want to have an example of a great and wonderful way to live your life to the fullest, here they are~
They made incredible recommendations on places and events around Santa Cruz during our stay. We fell in love with everything they suggested. two outdoor breakfast places, one classy dinner on the cliff, many open studios and of course THE afro cuban live band. My husband and I are so looking forward to going back again soon. Thanks Cathy and Haim for the great experience~
Cathy and Haim were very welcoming. We were only in Santa Cruz for a very quick busy trip and were in and out frequently but they never make you feel uncomfortable.
They even made us a second bed for the floor which was greatly appreciated.
Their home is lovely and eclectic and we loved hearing the water from the pond at night while we slept.
Our only regret in Santa Cruz was not being able to spend more time to get to know them as they seem like very interesting lovely people.
We are an environmentally conscious multi-cultural family who love to travel, hike, camp, garden, dance and play world music. Our place has been a home for people from all over the world.