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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.
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The room was very clean with a comfortable bed. I appreciated the tea, fruit and cookies - thank you! All the directions were clear and it was convenient not having to worry about having a key. Lots of thoughtful touches for guest comfort.
Walking distance to UCSC and close to everything by car or bike.
There is a some traffic noise but it dies down around bedtime.
Lovely sunrise out of the skylight.
Had a great stay. Everything was as described, if not better! We appreciated the close proximity to UCSC as we were making a lot of trips back and forth to visit our daughter on campus. We never met Noreen in person, but felt very cared for in all the special touches and details in the room. We also appreciated the book with personal restaurant and other local recommendations. Hope to be back for many future stays in Santa Cruz!
This place was a very convenient location for Santa Cruz. We were able to get anywhere around in about 15 minutes. The room was very clean and tastefully decorated. Beautiful and safe neighborhood. I would have like to have a microwave available since we did stay 3 nights. I did not meet Noreen or her husband. My husband did run into him in the garage. Would definitely stay again and recommend their place to others.
The room is cozy and clean. The location is excellent if you're visiting the UC Santa Cruz campus. I'd definitely stay here again if I'm back in town!
The room and accommodations were wonderful. This is more of a private bnb then a room rental... Very comfortable, nicely furnished and private... I only met Noreen briefly but she was available if needed... The furniture was very nice and the extra touches made this a retreat... Would (and probably will) be back....
The room was exactly as Noreen describes it, with a number of nice touches that made us feel very welcome - fresh fruit, biscotti, coffee, a nicely appointed bathroom and fast Wi-Fi. All the instructions were clear and easy to follow along with an attractive, private entrance. It is near UCSC and a few short driving minutes from downtown Santa Cruz in a quiet upscale neighborhood. We would certainly recommend Noreen's AirBnB to anyone who is thinking of staying in the Santa Cruz area.
Noreen was great and very accommodating. The apartment above the garage was a great, private escape for a weekend in Santa Cruz. And literally walking distance to UCSC and the bus stop! Very clean and a very comfortable Queen bed.
Noreen was most welcoming in setting up our stay. And the written instructions were all clear and effective. The room was as represented, had good lighting, was quiet, and the bed super comfy. The rate was a good value which weighed heavily on our decision to stay there. The only drawback (which was appropriately compensated by the reasonable rate) was the lack of an adequate food prep place (and no knife). But--again--we were not disappointed because it had exactly what she had said it would...plus fruit, which we greatly appreciated as we had a busy schedule. I would be pleased to stay there again.
Great idea to move the coffee & tea pots around the corner... and build in a little more space for it. Thanks.
Wonderfully comfortable and convenient quiet place to stay in a very nice neighborhood close to campus with only a 10 minute drive to downtown. So many nice touches to make one feel welcome. The coffee, tea selection, biscotti (!) and fruit were especially nice to have. Everything was spotless and there were clear directions for the TV, DVD etc. Highly recommended.
I would recommend this nice place to anyone coming to our area. Lovely and affordable!
great guest! noreen was communicative prior to arrival, easy and respectful during the stay, and left the apartment in clean and perfect condition. i would welcome as a guest again and recommend to others. thank you, noreen!
It was a true pleasure hosting Noreen and her family. They are delightful guests, very friendly, easy to communicate with, and they took excellent care of our cottage.
They are wonderful model guests and we can only recommend them to other hosts.
Noreen and her family were very charming. The girls were lovely and we enjoyed their laughter in the little bit of time we had to spend with them. All were very courteous, respectful and appreciative. They are welcome back anytime and we highly Recommend them to any air bnb host.
Noreen and her family were wonderful guests..............easy-going, friendly and respectful. We enjoyed their visit. A treat to share stories with an airbnb host. We'd welcome them back any time!
It was quite nice having Noreen's daughter and colleagues stay at our casita. They were all very nice and respectful of our space and easy to communicate with. We didn't know what to expect when they all arrived, but we were totally happy with everything during their stay.
Noreen and her family were easy to please and they left the house very clean. I never met them as I was out of town during their stay. We had a quick communication about making sure they had everything they needed. After all needs were met, my business partner and I assured her that we were a text away:) They were so easy going, we never heard back. They even turned the air conditioner off when they left, it was so considerate!
I would recommend them as guests.
Noreen and her family were wonderful guests. They left the cottage in very nice condition. We also found a vase of sunflowers on the dining room table which was a great surprise. They also sent us a lovely thank you e-mail.
We hope they will come back again.
Meravigliosi!!!Persone piacevolissime che vi auguro di ospitare perché vi porteranno una ventata di allegria! Raccomandati!
Noreen, her husband Jim and their daughter Laura stayed with us two nights. It was nothing but a pleasure. They are kind, polite, clean and just genuinely nice. They got to have a nice visit with family whom live here in town and we also had a nice visit and great conversation over a couple of meals. I would roccemend them to any host any where and do hope they return for another stay. They are also hosts themselves in Santa Cruz, California, USA and would recommend to anyone traveling in the area to consider their place as you won't find a nicer family to meet.
Sincerely , Kurt & Olga
Noreen was a wonderful guest and i loved having her stay here. She was full of good humor and information on her own hosting experiences. Easy to please, independent, and just a great guest. i'd be delighted to have her back any time
Thanks so much Judy.
Jane and I have been thinking about you... hoping you're getting around okay and healing well.
Noreen and I met (some years ago) when our children were in middle school. She’s warm, she’s smart, she’s considerate, she’s kind and generous beyond measure. These qualities are paired with highest family standards of ethical behavior; whether situations are easy and sunny or difficult and cloudy Noreen does what she says, she delivers what she promises but then, she always does a little more and delivers that little extra that makes everyone feel acknowledged. Noreen makes all of us who know her better, more positive people. A lot us cook up reasons to get together with her for coffee, walks, sharing and laughs.
Oh yes, the unit is delightful too!
I have known Noreen for many years, since we attended university together! Since I don't live in Santa Cruz, I have visited and stayed in the room now available on airbnb. The room is lovely - spotlessly clean, bright and the location is private. You could not ask for a more kind and caring hostess! Noreen has traveled extensively and she strives to make her guests feel comfortable and welcome. And being a native of Santa Cruz, she is very knowledgeable when it comes to things to see and do around the city. I am sure you will enjoy your stay! It's a very comfortable home away from home! Sandy W. Victoria BC Canada
Noreen is one of the most caring and generous people I know. She radiates warmth and kindness. She puts her heart and soul into whatever she chooses to do. I have enjoyed studying Italian with her and her husband for the past three years, as well as being welcomed into her home in Italy this past May. I have first-hand experience with Noreen as a hostess. She is phenomenal. You will love her home and hospitality!