About this listing
Private cottage in the woods with full kitchen & bath. Bedroom has new queen mattress on an elegant brass frame--perfect for a get-away with your sweetie. Large deck overlooks riparian corridor which hosts many birds-come enjoy their song!
Cute cottage in the country--detached 1 bedroom cottage behind owner's home. Large, private deck under oak trees and overlooking Carbonero Creek. Full kitchen and bath.. Bedroom has queen bed with a beautiful brass bedframe. Living room has double size futon couch and kitchen farm table & chairs. We'll provide an assortment of teas and coffee and a bowl of breakfast items upon your arrival. Please let us know if there is any way we can make your stay comfortable. We are located just outside Scotts Valley. One minute from the highway 17 corridor. Ten minutes to Santa Cruz beaches, boardwalk and other entertainment. Just over the hill from Silicon Valley. Plenty of parking on site. Quiet country neighborhood within 5 minutes of shopping, movie theaters, restaurants, and parks. We can offer you tips on hiking, cycling, and restaurants in the area. We intentionally have no TV in order for guests to rest, relax and rejuvenate.
Free parking, space available for 2 cars
Interaction with Guests
Generally it is up to them. We enjoy socializing with people, giving them tours of the garden and woodshop.
It's full of nature, quiet and close to town.
There is a bus station about 1.5 miles away
Other Things to Note
We are less than 5 minutes from the town of Scotts Valley and 10 minutes from Santa Cruz.
No smoking, drugs or loud or disruptive behavior on premises.
Great experience! The pictures do not do this wonderful cottage justice. The cottage is close enough to the downtown of Scotts Valley and not too far from Santa Cruz. We enjoyed the privacy and all the fantasitc amenities provided. Positives: great deck for relaxing with our toddler and puppy (gate provided to block all in), perfect size cottage with kitchen and living room, goodies provided by the hosts (snacks and complementary great cd), comfortable bed, and relaxing hammock or swing to chill in. Couldn't say enough about this experience. Thank you both for hosting me and my family!
This cottage is just as cute in person as in the pictures -- if not more so! I only had one night here, which really wasn't enough to do it justice, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Very peaceful and serene; cottage was very clean. Was an easy 10 minute drive from downtown Santa Cruz. You feel secluded but you're close to everything. I was traveling solo, and this was my first time with Airbnb, and I felt completely safe and comfortable. Michele and Matt were very welcoming, and Michele gave me a great recommendation of a local park where I could enjoy a walk in the redwoods even on my limited time schedule. I'll be back!
We felt very welcome and the cottage was great for our family. We spent the days out at the beach in Santa Cruz and Capitola and our kids would often say, "when do we get to go back to the cottage!" Thank you so much for letting us stay with you, especially as this was a super last minute request.
This was the perfect spot to enjoy while in Santa Cruz. It's just off the beaten path of town so you feel a million miles away in this private setting. Great for folks of all ages! Michele and Matt welcome you with fresh flowers, a sweet cabin and yummy snacks. Recommend it highly! We will definitely be back.
My fiance and I stayed here for a nearby family reunion.
We could not have found nor expected a more charming cottage. It was well appointed and in the perfect location... we even walked into town a couple of times. We especially enjoyed the spacious deck where we enjoyed breakfast both mornings of our stay.
The welcome fruit, snack and pastries we a thoughtful touch.
Michele and Matt were very welcoming and offered us helpful 'local' tips to navigate the July 4th crowds. Their serene cottage offered exactly what we needed - kid friendly, dog friendly, relaxing and comfortable accommodation near Santa Cruz. We'll be back!
We had a great time vacationing in Santa Cruz and this quite cottage was a perfect place to return to at the end of the day. Michele meet us upon check in and provided a fantastic basket full of goodies. Our 2.5 year old loved running around on the large porch and exploring the woods. We loved how quite and scenic the location was while still in short driving distance to everything.
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About the Host, Michele
We live on .75 acre near Scotts Valley. We have a private home plus a cottage rental. There is a shop on the property where Matt works as a furniture maker. Michele works full-time in healthcare. We enjoy the outdoors, hiking, cycling, reading, art, movies, and travel. We cross-country ski in the winter and backpack in the summer. We have hosted guests in our home for over 12 years - many from different countries. We enjoy getting to know people and hearing of their travels. We like to cook and eat healthy, organic food too.