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.
Staying here was exactly what we hoped for: A clean, safe, and desirably located home base. It was ideal for our purposes of being close to UCSC and a block away from public transportation.
Noreen was very welcoming, friendly & helpful. The accommodations were very comfortable, and the water & fruit left in the room was a nice touch. I will definitely like to return.
Très beau logement! Bien situé, propre, calme...un endroit à retourner! Nous le recommandons fortement sans hésiter!
The listing was as described, very clean, cozy and in a very nice neighborhood. Noreen left detailed info out for us and recommended several spots around town, which we took note of and found extremely helpful. She recommended Zachary's restaurant downtown and we tried the sourdough pancakes, they were amazing. The recommendations definitely enhanced our trip. The room was super cozy with a t.v., coffee maker, silverware, plates, a really comfy bed and bedding. I liked how private this airbnb was. We had our own private entrance which was great since we were out and about most of the time. Parking was easy and in a nice, safe neighborhood. I'd highly recommend staying here. It was way nicer than a hotel and in a better part of town. It was close to downtown, about an 8 minute drive. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again.
our first airbnb experience was very good. clear instructions on what was and accommodation which met expectations we had based on the pictures and previous reviews . it was very easy with parking and convenient location to quickly and easily get to beachen and city . it was really private and we felt that we neither interfered or became disabled. added plus that there was coffee and fruit, which gave an extra welcome. Only thing we can think of is that fridge would've been good (we knew there wasn't going to be one.) We really enjoyed our stay
Noreén was an extremely good hoster who answered all our questions quickly. We only encountered her while we were moving out in which we had a pleasent little chat.
We stayed at this place for three days. We were attending a program in the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). We didn’t meet the host throughout our stay. It is a must to carry the instructions given by the host to find the location and to enter the house.
The room was good. It has a queen sized bed and a washroom. The bathing area is small; no room for movements of your hands. Beneath our room was a garage. There was no one to clean the room during our stay.
We spoke to host once. She was good and allowed us to keep our luggage for two days after vacating the place. We are grateful for this. The area is very safe.
The place is best for visiting the UCSC. The university’s shuttle bus stop is 2 minutes away as well as bus to go downtown.
You don’t find any restaurants; nearest is a shop by 7-eleven around 0.7 miles away.
All the supplies you will need for an uninterrupted and private stay are in the guest suite when you arrive. Most guests choose to stay here partly because the space is indeed private, and they do not need to interact with us if they would prefer not to. The typical Airbnb experience is that linens and towels are changed when one is staying longer than only 3 nights, and there is not daily cleaning service as there would be at a hotel. As for the bathroom, it is small (as I mention on my page), but with a walk-in shower, toilet, and sink. It is well-lit with a large over-sink mirror, and certainly plenty of room to shower or dress. As for restaurants, I have a guidebook on my Airbnb page as well as a print version in the guest suite, which gives recommendations and distances from our neighborhood. Best wishes with your next Airbnb experience.
This apartment was an absolute treat to stay in. The room is fantastic with everything you cool ask for, nice bathroom , WIFI , TV , it was great to have a private entrance , nice place to relax at night , it close to the beach , highly recommended .
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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.