About this listing
Large, sunny room with private entrance and en-suite bath located above our detached garage. Our home is in the desirable "upper westside" neighborhood in Santa Cruz.
• Memory foam-top queen-size bed- (600ct. all-cotton linens)
• En-suite, full, small private bathroom with walk in shower
• High speed internet connection
• Coffee-maker, electric kettle, coffee, tea assortment
• Flat-screen plasma TV w/ basic cable
• DVD player
• USB charging station w/surge protector
• Mini-refrigerator in garage... no microwave
• Small writing desk for laptop
• Hairdryer, shampoo and conditioner
• Iron, ironing board (tucked away... ask if needed)
• Complimentary neighborhood parking pass
• Beach chairs on request
• Optional twin-size aerobed (set-up fee- see "House Rules")
We offer private entrance to a large, sunny room over our detached garage in the safe, exclusive "Upper-Westside" Santa Cruz neighborhood.
Located just 1 block from the main entrance to UCSC, mere steps to a Metro bus stop, and an 8 minute drive to Main Beach, the Boardwalk, or lovely downtown Santa Cruz. Minutes on your bike to dozens of UCSC and Wilder Ranch bike paths, fire roads and single track. Use our hose to clean your bike when you're done, and store it in our garage.
Interaction with Guests
Your space is completely private and self-contained, and all instructions are carefully spelled out for you in the House Manual once you book. Though we are often at home in the main house, and love to greet our guests if we serendipitously meet in the driveway or garage, we are sometimes traveling and not "on-site". If you would like to book with us, make sure you read and print all your instructions carefully.
Other Things to Note
The city of Santa Cruz requires that all Airbnb hosts collect an 11% Transient Occupancy Tax (same as hotels). As Airbnb at this time does not have a way in which to collect this tax as part of your fees, I ask my guests upon departure, to please leave 11% of their room charge, either by cash or check, in order to pay this tax to the city of Santa Cruz. I apologize ahead for the inconvenience. Thank you!
• We live in a tranquil residential neighborhood. There is NO SMOKING, no lighting candles, & no guests other than those approved to stay in the room. Please arrive and leave happily... and respectfully.
• Though we love animals, there are no exceptions to my policy of "no pets".
• Please... no cologne, scented after-shave, scented oils.
• NOTE: there is a $20 set-up fee for the extra bed, plus $10/night after the first 2 nights.
From Dec 20 - 24, 2015 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
The room was immaculate -- very clean, which is perhaps the most important thing to us when we travel. The bed was so comfy, too! It felt like we were at home. Noreen left coffee, fruit and even biscotti for us to nibble on for breakfast. We liked it so much we decided to stay another day, and Noreen made this last-minute alteration very easy. Very private and in a nice location.
Great location in Santa Cruz and Noreen was very timely in responding to questions. I would definitely recommend this cool spot
Noreens Place was just great. Very private, extremely clean and with good parking. A room to feel at home. Her recommendations were spot-on and made it easy to get the most out of our stay at Santa Cruz. I would absolutely stay there again.
Santa Cruz hat mir besonderes gut gefallen. Die Wohnung hat einen eigenen privaten Eingang und die Nachbarschaft ist ruhig. Es gibt genügend Parkplätze und man ist schnell in der Stadt oder am Strand. Noreen hat uns Früchte, Wasser, Tee und Kaffee bereitgestellt. Es gibt ein Gästebuch in dem Tipp s zum Ausgehen stehen, die haben wir auch gerne getestet und für gut befunden haben. Ich wäre gerne noch länger in Santa Cruz geblieben da mir die Atmosphäre besonders gut gefallen hat. Jederzeit wieder.
I was in Santa Cruz for the Nike Tennis Camp and had a lovely stay in Noreen's guestroom. She was communicative and responsive to my inquiries prior to my arrival. The check-in instructions were easy to follow. The room was spacious, clean and airy, and I appreciated that she leaves organic fruits and biscotti for her guests. This is the perfect place to stay if you want to be near UC Santa Cruz.
Room was cozy & immaculate, bed super comfortable. The side board table was stocked with a coffee maker, Trader Joe's coffee, electric tea kettle, Twinings tea, fresh fruit, and biscotti - mmmm! The entrance was very private, and the electric keypad was really easy to use. Bathroom was bright and impeccably clean with lots of counter space.
Noreen & Jim's home is in a quiet and upscale residential neighborhood that's very welcoming. It's a quiet & safe area for an evening stroll. On-street parking was always available, at most one house away on the street.
It was a pleasure getting to know Noreen & Jim; they are delightful hosts.
Highly recommend Noreen's room for a Santa Cruz stay - location is just outside the UC Campus entrance - was perfect location for us for my daughter's soccer tournament. Clean, quiet, safe and Noreen was the perfect host. Responsive and welcoming in every possible way. Thank you!!
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About the Host, Noreen
I'm 60+, married, and have 3 adult daughters. My passions are walking, studying Italian language, my family, and traveling... especially to explore Italy. I live by the "Golden Rule" which has worked out well so far.