I am a mixed media artist here in Santa Cruz. I saved up and bought this house with proceeds from my paintings. Someday I might like to own my own B&B. but for now..AirBnB!
It was great staying in the love shack for a night. Creeking tunes as it should from the old school record player and the outside bath tub to complete it all.
Thanks for the great hospitality, we've had a great night!
My favorite AIR B'nb experience so far. Such thought has gone into the romantic cabin and Michelle's house in general. She was really kind to drop us to the bus station and was really helpful with tips to make our stay better. The cabin itself has a really comfy bed, a old record player ( Iv been humming Sam Cooke ever since) and the bathtub with a bottle of wine under the stars was just amazing. Total bliss!
Michelle was a great host! Great local artist tour of her home, sunny and cozy space, easy to walk from the neighborhood to both downtown Santa Cruz and beaches, fully stocked bar with 'take some and leave some' policy. The studio is a very private space with its own entrance through a sidewalk to the backyard.
This charming little Cabin was just what we needed. While still in town and close to the beach and restaurants, this cabin was set just far enough away from the house and set in the garden to feel like a nice retreat. The record player and outdoors claw foot bathtub were loads of fun and made for a unique lodging experience. Michelle was very hospitable host and showed us her collection of art from local Santa Cruz artists and was able to give us some great dining advice.
The place was beautiful, quiet, romantic, and so relaxing!
Michelle's studio was amazing! She has an incredible design sense and the studio was super comfortable with a great bed! We really enjoyed the art your she took us on when we got there, showing us all the local artists. I'll definitely be staying there again!
Michelle's studio is pretty special and I felt lucky to be a guest here. It made me want to pack up and move to Santa Cruz! The space is loaded with interesting pieces, and each has purpose in the room. It has levity, with the board games and Jacque Cousteau-esque miniatures, and weight with rusted metals and dark woods. It's full of light, clean, spacious and comfortable.
Michelle was a warm and gracious host. She talked about her art, but gave space to process. She quickly and respectfully responded when we had some heating issues. Also, since we came from out of town, she offered her suggestions on Santa Cruz openly. I'd highly recommend this place.
Michelle's Westside Studio is adorable! My husband and I visited Santa Cruz for a long weekend and made this our home base and we were so happy we did. The place is so hip and artsy and the interior decorating and movie collection is impeccable. The studio is central to the main area downtown as well as the boardwalk and most everything else there is to see in the city. We had a great time and hope to return soon!
Michelle and her home were such a delightful treat. We felt so cozy in the cabin and loved taking a late night bath beneath the willow tree. Michelle even made us pancakes in the morning! Can't wait to visit again soon.
What a wonderful night in a romantic cabin. When we first arrived Michelle gave us a little tour of Santa Cruz art she has collected over the years. The art continues in the wonderland garden. The bubble bath under the willow tree will not be forgotten for the rest of my days. Memories that will last a life time. Thank you Michelle!!!
Michelle is an excellent guest. We would rent to her anytime!
Michelle was a great guest! We love sharing our home with other airbnb'ers, 'cuz they know how to treat a space right! Can't wait to have a chance to stay in one of her places, or have our paths cross again.
Michelle and her travel-mate were an absolute pleasure to have. Michelle was under the weather and still had her best face on. I wanted to do more for them, but stayed quiet so she could get all the rest she deserved. I would be honored to have them back in the future!
Truly enjoyed having Michelle and Oscar stay in the jungle loft. Michelle was great to deal with leading up to the booking and was patient as I worked with another couple to see if they could change their (email hidden)th people were flexible and we got it worked out!
Thanks again Michelle for taking such good care of the loft!! I did catch Michelle sweeping before they left and I had to grab the broom from her hands as I explained the cleaning lady was on her way!!
We would welcome Michelle back anytime.
All the best to you Michelle!!
michelle and her husband were very kind and friendly, very nice guests and respectful. hope they enjoyed staying with us
Michelle and her travel-mate only spent one night at Casitas Kinsol. She is a wonderful and gracious person, caring and attentive to details: she brought us a nice gift that is a perfect fit for one of our rooms. We will surely visit Michelle and her cabin in Santa Cruz.
She is welcome back at any time.
We just had a wonderful visit by Michelle. What a joy. I only regret that she could not stay longer. So friendly and capable, she has a business sense and a style sense, and I look forward to visiting her little cottage in Santa Cruz which looks to be the best spot in town! She is welcome back anytime.
Michelle is a renowned artist and a wonderful person. I have known her for many years. She is an amazing hostess, be it a small gathering or an event.
She is an incredible cook/baker. Her home is beautiful,comfortable and in a great neighborhood. She is a delight to know, and a stay in her cabin or room in the house would be a memorable addition to your visit to Santa Cruz.
Michelle is a very caring and respectful person. She would be a great addition to any household even for just a night or two! I feel very fortunate to be her friend and you would too if you got the chance to meet her. If you are planning to come stay in her room, you are in for a great experience. She will take good care of you and make sure you have a wonderful time in Santa Cruz.