Adventurous city dweller turned parent! Can offer you suggestions for a fun time no matter what your situation calls for!
My wife, 9 month old son and I spent the 4th of July weekend at Nick and Mia's beach bungalow in Santa Cruz and had a fantastic time. The location is ideal as we were within walking distance of some great food, the beach and the boardwalk. The unit was very well maintained and, though small, its efficient layout makes for a very enjoyable space. We didn't prepare any meals while there and we found the amenities quite sufficient. If you enjoy cooking while on vacation there should be enough to get you by for the basics but why bother when you can walk a couple of blocks to excellent food and drinks. This rental is ideal for a small family or even two couples. The neighbors were very friendly and though it did get quite loud on the evening of the 4th we were prepared for it and I would imagine travelers shouldn't expect any extraordinary amount of noise any other time of the year.
Nick and Mia were wonderful to work with. They were friendly, responsive and thorough. We were provided a list of restaurant and activity recommendations and very clear instructions for using their space. We would happily visit Santa Cruz and stay there again if they would have us back.
We loved our stay here. The location is surprisingly convenient. It was really a joy to be able to walk to the beach boardwalk via the railroad trestle and avoid the chaos and cost of parking. The place itself is clean and comfortable, with a well-appointed kitchen and sunny living area. The neighborhood was quiet and felt safe. Nick and Mia offered many great suggestions for local restaurants. We're looking forward to staying here again and exploring more of Santa Cruz.
The stay at Nick's was great. Easy check-in. The apartment has everything you need (Wi-Fi, full kitchen, ironing board, etc). The location is great, next to the cathedral. Communication with Nick was easy. I recommend!
Great location which is convenient to transport, yet wasn't noisy. Walking those hills will keep you fit!
The lift was a big help with our heavy luggage.
Nick had excellent advice and suggestions for parking and dining, and the email pre-arrival was most helpful. I found Nick was quick to reply to queries.
It's not the newest or the largest place, but adequate for us, being a couple.
tiny place, but great location & very friendly host! thanks, nick!
Really great stay! Thanks so much for everything- beautiful place and amazing views, really couldn't have hoped for more.
Nick place is very sunny, clean and confortable. Is very close to restaurants, cafes ands bars of Polk street and you can take the bus to downtoun and mission. I recommend (email hidden) if you (email hidden) close to everything.
Nice little spot in Nob Hill. Sunny indeed and right on the Muni 1 bus line. Laundry in the basement (and three laundromats within a block). Nice little grocer a block North and a corner shop across the street. Groovy little roof patio shared with the friendly neighbors and an ole timey bird cage elevator to boot. Surround by great neighborhoods. North Beach, Chinatown, and Russian Hill are short, if hilly, walks. Thanks Nick!
I had an amazing experience. The apartment was centrally located and Nick was responsive and accommodating. I will definitely try to stay here again when in SF.
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Nick and his family were great to work host. They were great communicating, clean and totally sufficient. easily I would host them again.