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1 Bedroom

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Beautiful home on 1/3 acre with large gardens 5 blocks from bay, Chickens,aviary,pond & rural..Homemade pastry petit breakfast,bikes, walkable new labyrinth ,Aquarium Tickets and very friendly host, former highway patrolman, who bakes. Peaceful!

The space

Perfect getaway 3 minutes from Monterey Bay. Candles on the vanity for romantic night. Beautifully decorated romantic bedroom in 100-year-old house on 1/3 of an acre. A very tranquil room with, if desired, a bed canopy. Heater on the bed with foam memory topper. Bed canopy can be removed easily by host at request. Shared bath recently remodeled with tub shower black and white tiles, art, extra toiletries if you forget.Safe neighborhood. pond, aviary, canaries, finches, chicken coop ,chickens, , large flower garden.We are a going green house and use gray water-'laundry to landscape'- for yard . We just put in a beautiful walkable labyrinth. Easy access to downtown Santa Cruz by personal car or public transportation, 5 minutes from 41st Ave which is the western edge of Capitola. You can bike to Pleasure Point with great restaurants like Penny Creamery and coffee at Verve - in NY Times. World known surfing, plus O’Neill's. Free Monterey Bay aquarium guest passes with minimum 2 day stay. Drive to Santa Cruz mountains and Mystery Spot, Big Basin & Henry Cowell state park then back to world known beaches and surfing. Use of microwave and can store items in refrigerator. Coffee ,tea and rich delicious home baked coffee cake each morning. Gluten free if requested ahead. Large brick patio with glass tables and gas heater. Hammock in secluded area of garden.We email a list of our favorite restaurants by price and type. Wireless throughout house and garden. Antique filled living room & dining room. We live on second floor so living room, dining room and kitchen open to guests Parking in driveway. Beach chairs and 2 bikes available. Non- smoking home. Room private on first floor with hosts bedrooms on second floor. We send a list of favorite restaurants with pricing when you barbecue and long brick patio with glass tables. Well behaved dogs on leash O.K. Moran Beach very near with fire pits to use at night under stars . Neighbor on one side has lot sized lawn. Neighbor on other side has lot sized garden. Both divided from us by high fences. So we are a tranquil oasis, a few blocks from the Bay/ ocean..

Extra:
2 guest passes to Monterey Bay Aquarium with minimum 2 day stay
soft flannel bedding
towels provided
toiletries shampoo and conditioner if forgotten
I phone chargers


Guest access

Living room ,dining room ,large garden, newly added 22' walkable labyrinth, that replaced a lawn in a severe drought- solar lit at night, fire pit

Interaction with guests

I am a very very friendly guy who loves to help, chat, give you tour of house and garden and help in any way. I also bake a mean coffee cake for your petit breakfast.

Other things to note

Welcome to Tranquility
Please call Pete when you arrive, as sometimes will be upstairs or out in the garden. Thanks

House- Please leave your shoes at the door- Thanks so much . Please leave light on at entrance when you come in at night.


Chickens- We have chickens in chicken coop a new pair of canaries in the aviary. With many many finches

Please bring earphones if you want to listen to music or TV on your computer

BEDROOM DIRECTIONS
Key on the bookshelf in room with map of Santa Cruz PLEASE Remember to GIVE TO US BEFORE YOU LEAVE .


DOGS –ignore if you do not have dog
We happily allow well behaved dogs. However,you must keep them on a leash and take them with you when you go out so they do not bother other guests with barking or whining in missing you.They cannot get on the bed. We also require a $15.00 cleaning fee because of the dog hair and extra cleaning after you leave.If you are bringing a dog we will send you a good list of dog friendly restaurants and dog parks. We have one right down the street.Must bring dog bed, crate or dog bedding with you.

BED HEATERS ON BOTH SIDES OF HEADBOARD. . TURN On WHEN YOU LEAVE FOR DINNER AND DOWN TO LOW (L) AND YOU WILL COME HOME TO A NICE TOASTY WARM BED TO SLEEP IN. Gets cold at night so may want to close windows when you go out. Water and glasses in room on tray. If you bring coffee in room, please put on tray. Please do not eat in the room. We have oriental carpets.

Bikes ignore if you have no interest
We need 24 hour notice for bikes. We now ask you to give us a $40.00 fully refundable deposit for the bikes against any damage or replacement of helmets locks or parts of the bike. We will give this back to you when you leave. After 3 years of doing airbnb with bike damage – we must do this We will also have an agreement for you to sign
They are in the garage. Combination locks will be given with bikes, Ask for water bottle for basket. We will charge you and report to airbnb if any damage to bikes , helmets bike locks, lost keys etc. . Wear helmets at all times. Ask us for headlamps if you plan to be out after dark. Use bike app Use maps, find Santa Cruz, has bike routes.

Grandfather clock in living room
If chimes bother you let us know and will turn off chimes

Breakfast
A PETIT breakfast .. It will be available after 6 AM and is Pete’s famous applesauce coffee cake, banana bread or something sweet. Coffee and cream will be on the dining room table . Tea in pantry. We have many breakfast places nearby that we list on the restaurant page we send that have full breakfasts. I make coffee at 5:00 AM if you are an early bird. Enjoy.NY Times Will be on kitchen table .
For full breakfast use restaurant list in blue tabbed folder in your room


Dining Room- Keep door to kitchen closed at all times to keep out cats .

Living Room
Please keep glass French Door closed at all times to keep out cats. Feel free to use it and sit in what is a beautiful space. Please do not put your feet or spill anything on the white couch.

BATHROOM-
Please bring a toiletry bag and put back in your room after showering as bathroom shared.Please use no more than 15 minutes, as shared with other guests.
Water conservation:We are on a 20% water restriction due to the severe drought . We have a water wise shower head that I will show you and 5 minutes timer from the water company. This is just a suggestion. We know you are guests.
TOWELS
Fresh towels in small built in closet in bedroom closet- USE THESE NOT TOWELS in bathroom
Please leave dirty towels in bag in your room in closet for towels –
Dirty towels-. We will replace every day if you ask and are out.
Basket with toiletries in corner shelf of bathroom ,in case you forgot yours.

Labyrinth- We put in labyrinth to replace a large lawn in the back garden because of the severe drought in California and stringent water restrictions. We have gained a beautiful space to walk, mediate or just view. It is lit at night by 30 small solar lights that surround it so you can walk it at night if you wish or just make a fire in the firepit and watch the labyrinth and the stars and hear the Ocean when it gets quiet as we are very near . Here is more about a labyrinth if you have any interest.

Santa Cruz Events Calendar

Long’s Marine Center Discovery Museum _ Great Place to see as you are visiting Monterey Bay- Learn about it.

Two free guest tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium if you stay 2 nights- please return available check it out here if you want our tickets.

4 bikes with helmets to ride all over Santa Cruz to beach downtown restaurants, redwoods , UCSC campus

Arana Gulch just opened and this protected open space is a fabulous bike ride, walk yourself or dog, 5 minutes from our house by the ocean, harbor, with cows grazing -staggering views

Santa Cruz boardwalk and more .

Santa Cruz Art and History Museum Great place with all sorts of events check the site out

Games-if you are interested in games just ask. We have cards, Chronology,Bananagrams and more


Tannery Arts Center- Local live-in complex for artists with loft and studios . Great art complex with lots of activities First Saturday tours of studios. Check out calendar

First Friday Art Tour Through Downtown Business and Restaurants- Really fun


Walking the Labyrinth in our yard


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

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Weekend Price: $105 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

House- Please leave your shoes at the door- Thanks so much .
. Please leave light on at entrance when you come in at night.
No eating in the house except for petit breakfast that we serve in the dining room. You can eat take -out food on the brick patio on glass tables with a heater and solar lights.
DOGS
We happily allow well behaved dogs. However,you must keep them on a leash and take them with you when you go out so they do not bother other guests with barking or whining in missing you.They cannot get on the bed. We also require a $15.00 cleaning fee because of the dog hair and extra cleaning after you leave.If you are bringing a dog we will send you a good list of dog friendly restaurants and dog parks.

Chickens- We have teenage chickens and one bossy old hen. Also new pair of canaries in the aviary.

Please bring earphones if you want to listen to music

BEDROOM DIRECTIONS
Key on the bookshelf in room with map of Santa Cruz PLEASE GIVE TO US BEFORE YOU LEAVE or will be have to have add to your review


BED HEATERS ON BOTH SIDES OF HEADBOARD. THEY ARE REVERSED. TURN UP TO 12 WHEN YOU LEAVE FOR DINNER AND DOWN TO LOW (L) AND YOU WILL COME HOME TO A NICE TOASTY WARM BED TO SLEEP IN. Gets cold at night so may want to close windows when you go out. Water and glasses in room on tray. If you bring coffee in room, please put on tray.
WIFI You get when you are here


Bikes
We now ask you to give us a $40.00 fully refundable deposit for the bikes against any damage or replacement of helmets locks or parts of the bike. We will give this back to you when you leave. After 3 years of doing airbnb with bike damage – we must do this We will also have an agreement for you to sign
They are in the garage. Combination locks will be given with bikes, Ask for water bottle for basket. We will charge you and report to airbnb if any damage to bikes , helmets bike locks, lost keys etc. . Wear helmets at all times. Ask us for headlamps if you plan to be out after dark. Use bike app Use maps, find Santa Cruz, has bike routes.

Grandfather clock in living room
If chimes bother you let us know and will turn off chimes

Breakfast
A PETIT breakfast if you request before you arrive.. It will be available until 9:30 AM. It will be coffee cake, banana bread or something sweet. Coffee is in kitchen and cream will be on the dining room table plus the New York Times. Tea in pantry. We have many breakfast places nearby that we list on the restaurant page we send that have full breakfasts. I make coffee at 5:00 AM if you are an early bird. Enjoy. For full breakfast use restaurant list I have given you
NY Times
Will be on kitchen table
Go outside and get in AM in we are not here

Dining Room- Keep door to kitchen closed at all times to keep out cats .
Living Room
Please keep glass French Door closed at all times to keep out cats. Feel free to use it if you want to bring wine or a beverage of choice and sit in what is a beautiful space. Please do not put your feet or spill anything on the white couch.
BATHROOM-
Please bring a toiletry bag and put back in your room after showering as bathroom shared.

Water conservation:We are on a 20% water restriction due to the severe drought . We have a water wise shower head that I will show you and 5 minutes timer from the water board. This is just a suggestion. We know you are guests.

Hot and Cold faucets are backwards- use as marked
TOWELS
Fresh towels in small built in closet in bedroom closet- USE THESE NOT TOWELS in

Please leave dirty towels in bag in your room in closet for towels – NOT in bathroom as shared bathroom
Dirty towels-. We will replace every day if you ask and are out.
Basket with toiletries in corner shelf of bathroom ,in case you forgot yours.

Labyrinth- We put in labyrinth to replace a large lawn in the back garden because of the severe drought in California and stringent water restrictions. We have gained a beautiful space to walk, mediate or just view. It is lit at night by 30 small solar lights that surround it so you can walk it at night if you wish or just make a fire in the firepit and watch the labyrinth and the stars and hear the Ocean when it gets quiet as we are near . Here is more about a labyrinth if you have any interest.

Patio
Fell free to sit in the sun or shade in any part of the yard, drink wine and get take out and have dinner outside. There is a heat lamp.
Fire Pit
Use in evening if you wish. Ask ahead for safety directions. Fun for watching stars having wine or favorite beverage. Toast marshmallows if you ask us for them ahead.
KITCHEN and Food If you want to use and we are away.
Food Storage and Preparation: - NO COOKING no eating in the house after petit breakfast


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Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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243 Reviews


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Jessica User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful garden and lovely hosts. Wish we had more time to enjoy the backyard.

Danielle User Profile
May 2017
Pete & his wife are the perfect airbnb hosts. They surprised us in the morning with homemade gluten free lemon cake that was incredible. Their home is a tranquil space with a beautiful garden and walking labyrinth. Highly recommend!

Siggy User Profile
May 2017
Superb. Pete was very friendly, informative and accommodating. He runs a quiet and clean guesthouse. Would highly recommend to anybody!

Jenna User Profile
May 2017
This was the perfect little place for a quiet weekend away. It is exactly as advertised and I don't have any complaints. The backyard was amazing and just as everyone says, Pete's baking is tremendous! Definitely will be back!

Gail User Profile
May 2017
What a delightful place! Pete was so warm and welcoming, his baked goods were yummy, and the yard was such a relaxing oasis. Make sure you spend time there! We can understand why he has many repeat customers, and we hope to be one of them.

Brenna User Profile
April 2017
Pete's place is a beautiful home and garden tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. Inspiring art and even an aviary. Very relaxing!

Erin User Profile
April 2017
Pete is a model Airbnb host. He communicated with us about check-in, was a gracious and generous host, and bakes a delicious morning pastry! This was our second stay at Pete's place and our go to for Santa Cruz.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States · Joined in April 2011
Pete User ProfilePete is a superhost.

Former California Highway Patrolman and sales guy! Grandfather to ten including 5-year-old twin grandsons who live in the South Bay of LA. Love the ocean, both in it and on it, gardening, biking, walking in beautiful Santa Cruz, especially along the new E. Cliff Ave walkway. After leaving the highway patrol, I took a path that essentially went from CHiPS to chocolate chips as I am also the former VP of Sales and Marketing for the Pacific Cookie Company here in Santa Cruz. Author and Founder of DriversYoga (website hidden) a mental technique to keep you in the moment while driving.Most say I get along well with being a very genial host.
You can talk to me about Nowhere Yoga!
Over the years we have created a mature and unique garden landscape full of beauty and sound in the mode of a zen temple sanctuary between the cities of Santa Cruz and Capitola. A visual stress remover! Come and experience, we're here for you. A relaxed self download if you will!
Following the earthquake of 1989 we purchased 8K handmade bricks from the demo site of the downtown Oddfellow's building. (next door to the Cooper House building, now O'Neill's Surf. The bricks were vertical from (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)! So while here you are walking on a lot of Santa Cruz history and the building that housed the original town clock!
Airbnb ask me to tell guest if I have a life motto. Well yes in fact I do; "flexible indecision with all seriousness aside and forward to the rear"! "It's always 'the ole same space"
And if you come, welcome to Santa Cruz---a special place!
Aloha and Namaste
Pete

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour