Hello everyone. I am a mother of one, a preschool teacher, and student of life. I am busy or tired or doing yoga or biking around my part of town.
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Laura and Alex were very warm and hospitable hosts! They went out of their way to make my stay pleasant and comfortable. The yurt was wonderful, as was the sauna! The bed was extremely comfortable and warm. The whole experience was magical, and because there were little chairs tucked in the corner (it's used as a preschool during the weekdays), I felt like I was staying in the yurt of the seven dwarves. :) I LOVED IT!
Laura is very friendly and I was able to have a lovely chat with her on one of the nights. The neighborhood has a great location and is close to many things. I would definitely come back again!
lovely experience staying in a civilized tent in beautiful Santa Cruz. It was a last minute trip, and Laura responded promptly which was much appreciated. Alex, Laura's son, is the 13-year-old business owner of this cute place, welcomed us, and introduced us everything we needed to know. The yurt was cute and spacious, only little surprise was toilet is very tiny and low as it's for preschool kids during the week. But it's functional. :) I was very impressed how proper and polite Alex was. then we were left alone all weekend with privacy. The yurt has 2 doors with one facing east through which you can see beautiful sunrise first thing from the bed if you get lucky with weather. At night, you can see starts through the skylight.
This space is in walking distance to everything, beach, the most important part for us, and all the great places to eat. We walked around the beach, had morning coffee at Cafe Iveta and Kelly's French bakery, both have great vibes and coffee, yet different. West Tap and kitchen is super gem we found if you like beer and some freshly baked flatbread or hamburger...a perfect Sunday lunch spot. :)
Thanks Alex and Laura for your kind accommodation and thoughtful hosting.
We loved the Yurt!!!
Laura is very welcoming and a great host. We really enjoyed everything about the amazing yurt and of course the amazing sauna. The private yurt had all the amenities as described and the location is perfect. Very satisfied with our stay, and look forward to coming back! Thanks again Laura.
To stay in a yurt was a nice experience to us. Also we loved the sauna there. We recommend this lovely place to everyone. Laura and her son are very nice and friendly guests!
Laura and her son were great! Very accommodating, great location. Close to the beach and good restaurants. The yurt is very cozy and the sauna was an unexpected bonus! We had an awesome weekend and would love to stay the next time we are in Santa Cruz. Highly recommend it!
My girlfriend and me spend two days at Laura's very nice and cosy kindergarten in their backyard: It has everything one needs and we enjoyed having breakfast in the little garden and going to the Sauna during the evening. Laura was a very warm and welcoming host! We went there during Christmas time but there are enough heaters in the tent. Still, the nights were a bit chilly. But Laura provided us with a huge and warm blanket. So if you have warm clothes it should be fine! The house is just a few blocks from the ocean: so beautiful!
Response from Laura:
Hi Jacob. I'm glad you had a good time. That was a very cold snap that came though. It has been in the 70-80s in the day and 50-40s in the night lately. Happy travels.
So enjoyed the accommodations at Laura's lovely yurt on the west side of Santa Cruz. Walking distance to weekend farmers market, restaurants, the beach- we could hear the seals from our bed. The yurt is Spacious and cozy with decor that romantically hints of the space's true intentions and the kitchen was well stocked for our use. I took full advantage of the sauna which was divine and then laid under the begonias to watch the meteor shower on the deck outside on december 13th.This spot is in the middle of a sweet little seaside suburb but maintains intimacy and privacy. Laura is so very gracious and giving and always smiling. She loves her home and it shows.
I had a problem finding the place, as my cell phone was dead and the address I had was confusing…it was very dark and house numbers were obscure. Once I found the place it was enchanting; warm and spacious. I could hear the ocean and the sea lions barking as I went to sleep.
We just had a great experience here. We brought our seven month old baby and the place could not have been more perfect for her. Laura was kind and accommodating and gave us our privacy when we needed it. This is a great deal for the price too. Very convenient location near shops and the sea.
Laura's Santa Cruz getaway was just what I needed. The yurt was clean, cozy, and peaceful. Laura is a fantastic host who went out of her way to be accommodating. Five Stars!!
Laura and her son were great guests! Very friendly, respectful and clean. I'd happily host them again.
Laura is a very nice and cute girl, lovely and easy to host guest. She gave me some valuable feedback on how I can improve some things at my house to make for an excellent experience for future travelers. Thank you Laura!