About This Listing
Stay in our sunny, solar-powered, beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home in the Santa Cruz Mountains-- 15 minutes to the beach, 10 minutes to downtown Santa Cruz, 5 minutes to UCSC, and surrounded by beautiful redwood hikes and world-class mountain bike trails.
It's a ranch style home with hardwood floors and a spacious deck with outdoor furniture. Our property is 1.5 acres and has plenty of privacy with trees surrounding, the back yard partially adjoining a natural reserve. Rental is for the full house and includes the kitchen, has very high speed internet, hot tub, and other amenities. There are three regular beds (one king, one bunk) and a pull-out couch (full). Larger parties can be acomodated on one full-size couch or a full or twin air bed we can make available to larger groups.
We are hour from San Jose, one hour twenty minutes to San Francisco. Amazing wineries and cultural events abound in the area.
We also now have a Level-2 EV charging station which is available for an additional fee of $10 per day!
CLEANING FEE IS NOT INCLUDED. Most parties prefer to clean up after themselves (except laundry- we do that since there is not access to the washer dryer).
Interaction with Guests
Only via text, phone, and email
Quiet, rural neighborhood surrounded by woods
Must use a car
No smoking or pets. No parties. No loud music or noises after 10pm or before 8am.
Solar Mountain is a beautiful home in a stunning setting; the nursing deer in the backyard was quite the welcome! The house and location was perfect for us, up for the weekend+ for our son's graduation. The layout is great, it has all the amenities needed, and it is not far out of town - even closer to UCSC & Felton. Deb was quick, informative, and courteous in her responses to my questions and went the extra mile to find info for me that had nothing to do with the house (Thanks Deb!). Arrival and departure was easy, the info given to get us there and settled was clear and complete, and the fabulous lilies which greeted us on arrival sum up our experience - beautiful, fulfilling, and a pleasure to behold. Thanks Deb for allowing us to use your wonderful home, I highly recommend it to anyone.
This was a perfect retreat for our family. Adults loved the deck and hot tub, kids loved all the toys (including a trampoline and play structure!) and the open floor plan made it easy for everyone to hang out together. The listing accurately describes the place. The home is a bit of a drive from most services and we found that to be a nice encouragement to slow down and relax as a family. Deb and her family were very thoughtful and made every attempt to help us be comfortable in their home including letting us stay late on checkout day (which we didn't even ask for), finding a replacement for a leaky air mattress, giving specific instructions on how to use the TV and such, and preparing us for possible power outages that can happen with remote homes like this. We were grateful for the flexibility and genuine kindness. What a great place! We'd all do it over again if we could. Thanks, Deb!
We had a wonderful booking experience and stay at this lovely Solar Mountain home. We were new to renting vacation homes and Deb made the experience easy and stress free. The house had everything we needed and so much more, from plenty of space both inside and out and all the charm of a mountain retreat. We will definitely be back to rent again!
Deb is an excellent host, she is very attentive, and responds quickly to your emails. The house offers a dramatic setting, and great patio nestled in a beautiful forest. The location allows you to enjoy Santa Cruz at your leisure and then retreat to a quiet and secluded location away from all the congestion.
My family and I enjoyed a relaxing few days in this comfy home. The quietness and beautiful landscape of the wooded outdoors was just what we needed. The house had everything we needed for our stay and it was great being able to cook at home. Very quick drive to the Boardwalk and surrounding areas.
What a lovely place to stay. We visited for a bachelorette. Super comfortable for the eight of us. Peaceful location with friendly neighbors. Pretty quick drive into downtown Santa Cruz. The house has all the amenities one would need - all of us left saying how much we can't wait to come back for another girl's weekend.