About this listing
Located in the banana belt (if there is sun in the sky, it will be shining here), this is a perfect house to enjoy good times with friends and family. 45 Minutes from the Monterey Jazz Festival!
Come enjoy the kitchen, the deck, the fire pit and the Tiki bar. Bikes, wetsuits and beach gear!
We are located in the banana belt of Santa Cruz- so if there is sun- you will find it here!
Ours is a sweet old Victorian Farm house built in 1878. Located in sunny Santa Cruz on the Central coast of California just an hour south of San Francisco and an hour north of Monterey, it's a great location for exploring the surrounding areas. Amenities include a full newly remodeled kitchen, a party deck with a hot tub, two bicycles, and all the beach supplies you will need. Each of the three bedrooms has a queen size bed. The two upstairs bedrooms share a European style bath with shower, and the master bedroom has its own bathroom. There is an additional half bath with washer and dryer off the kitchen.
Wake up, brew yourselves some coffee from the Santa Cruz Roasting company (beans and half and half provided) and enjoy the hot tub while the air is still cool. If you want to have a beach day, use our coolers, blankets, towels, chairs and beach table - anything you need for a day in the sand and sun.
At night you can gather on the deck around our new gas fire pit- or sit at the Tiki Bar and enjoy a cocktail and one of your favorite shows. There is a standing gas heater to keep you warm if the night is chilly.
A fifteen minute walk in different directions offers many choices of lovely restaurants, good local shopping, superb bakeries and local coffee shops. The beach is just a five minute bike ride away! .
We have lived in our home for almost thirty years, and we love to travel. So when we are out of town - whether for a weekend or a week, we would love for you to enjoy a wonderful Santa Cruz visit. If you love our place and it's not available - inquire anyway - we may just take a spontaneous trip! From $400 nightly. (Hotel taxes paid separately to us for the City of Santa Cruz- we accept cash or a check)
Check calendar and your final accepted Price when booking!
Bikes, wetsuits, Tiki-bar with big screen TV, Fire pit, Hot Tub. Complete set up for babies and toddlers. Great entertaining! If you have a couple extra guests we have a blow up mattress, there is room and bedding and for $100 (total) they can stay as well. Extra bedding and towels provided .
Interaction with Guests
I am available via email and text msg and phone. We are generally out of town when guests arrive and check out.
I love the diversity in my neighborhood. I love the beautiful gardens, and I love that it is within walking distance to downtown.
Public buses right at the end of the street- but they're really not needed to get most places.
Other Things to Note
Hotel taxes paid by check or cash:
Because of local hotel taxes, we need to charge an additional 11% of our nightly fee. You can leave cash or a check for us and we will pay it to the City of Santa Cruz. We don't include it in the airbnb fee as we don't want you to pay a fee to them on the taxes we need to collect for the city. We will leave an envelope for you with the required amount, and you can leave it with us at the end of your visit.
Please, if you smoke - do it as far away from our place as possible. We thank you for that! When you leave, just put all used towels in the downstairs bathroom on the floor by the washer. If you have time to strip the beds- that would be great too!
We are a couple of young at heart empty nesters who love to travel and share our love of Santa Cruz with others. We are known for our parties and for creating traditions among our friends and family in Santa Cruz. Married for forty years, we have two beautiful daughters and three grandchildren. Our home is in the Santa Cruz Banana belt which means that when the city is bathed in fog- our front yard may be warm and sunny! We love to make our place available whenever we are away-whether for a weekend or a few weeks.