I have lived in Santa Cruz since 1988. I bought this duplex in 1998 and refinished the floors, replaced the windows, and rented it out. I actually starting living in the house in the summer of 2011, when our son went to college. I have had fun furnishing and upgrading the fixtures in the house.
I have another home in Hawaii, where I grew up. I can only be in one place at a time, so I am renting out my home this summer while I am traveling. There is a bit of an island flavor in this house...fern green in the living room, and sky blue in the bedrooms. The bathtub tile trim is the color of the water in Kailua, HI.
I work in a local charter school in Santa Cruz. My place is named after my cat, Chloe, who was left on our doorstep as a kitten by a tenant 10 years ago.
We have another unit on the property, and my son stays there sometimes in the summer. If you see him, you might ask about a surf lesson! He may be visiting from college for part of the summer.
We prefer no toddlers or pets, as some of our furniture is new, now that there are no children living in the house! Chloe is restricted to the back patio and will not be here when you are here!
We hope that you will enjoy your stay and the house as much as we do!