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!
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!!!
I surprised my girlfriend for Valentine's Day and I couldn't have found a better place. It is quiet and cozy, in a good part of town, and Michelle is a great host. Great food, an awesome antique record player, and a great overall experience. Very good price for what you are getting. Thank you Michelle!
Michelle was a wonderful host with an awesome (and unique) home. We stayed in her cabin in the back, which was small but very cute and romantic. She also has a room in her home and a large studio as well. So she can accommodate any budget. In addition, she is a host for a new website called (email hidden)
We joined her for a meal as well, which was phenomenal. She was a wonderful host AND cook. Very memorable experience and would definitely return. Thanks Michelle!
This was my first time using Airbnb, and it was great! Michelle really plays the roll of host well for both her great home and her city. The accommodation is creative, very comfortable and homey. I wish I could have taken more than a night to settle in. Thank you!
A wonderful, utterly unique place to stay - we particularly loved the outdoor bath under the willow tree! Michelle was the perfect host, and it was great to discover her artistic home. The cabin was romantic and a short walk from all the things in Santa Cruz. We'd be happy to stay there again!
Michelle's house is like a gallery--starting from the tour she gave us, introducing us to the various pieces (including some of her own) by different (and mainly) local artists, to the interior holiday decoration. The house and the room we stayed in were clean, warm, and cozy. We enjoyed sitting and reading in her living room. She is friendly and helpful in pointing us to different things we can see/visit in town. Highly recommended!
Michelle is a terrific hostess! I've stayed twice in her home. Very cozy and artsy, indeed.
We were incredibly pleased with Michelle's lovely backyard cabin. The ambiance of the entire property was dreamy, romantic, and incredibly welcoming. By far the cutest place I've stayed at while travelling. Would absolutely recommend this gem to anyone looking for a quiet resting spot in Santa Cruz. The bathtub was fantastic! Thanks Michelle, we thoroughly enjoyed your home.
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.