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The apartment was great, easy to find and definitely spacious. We were in town for a wedding so didn't spend a lot of time exploring Santa Cruz but it was close to everything we needed.
Was a bit worried at first about getting keys etc since I had some difficulties in communication with Kendra but it all worked out and she was very apologetic that her phone was having some problems. She then was very accommodating and continued checking in to make sure all was well.
This was my first airbnb experience and I'd definitely do it again.
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We have had a lovely stay in Kendra's apartment on a 5 to 10min walk from the city center of Santa Cruz. Kendra was very kind and welkoming.
Kendra texted early on with clear and easy directions. The description on the studio was pretty accurate. We arrived in Santa Cruz on an extremely hot weekend and the studio was pretty warm. Studio had a great deck and was accessible to everything. Within walking distance to downtown-longer walk to the beach. We decided to hitch a ride home after the beach rather than walk. All in all, a great stay.
All was great renting Kendra's studio which proved to be rather spacious and comfy. Great fish tanks and a fun movie collection all were enjoyed. She was there when we arrived and was helpful showing us around the place. Recommended to anyone looking for a quick Santa Cruz getaway. Thank you !!
The studio was amazing! It was very tidy and clean. Kendra was so nice as to go thru everything and let us know about certain things. The studio was located right on ocean so it was easily accessible to everything around! I had a great stay and had no problems with anything!
PROS: Kendra was helpful and kind.
Never met in person, but responded quickly when I needed anything.
The wifi was down when I arrived, but she remedied as quickly as possible.
Very accessible to the freeway and not far from downtown (although I'd drive), or walk to a great local dive bar.
The place is larger than it appears in the photos - huge deck even, however...
CONS: It is necessary to mention it is somewhat cluttered. You are not staying in a minimalist atmosphere -and it's obviously someone else's apartment normally (as opposed to a vacation rental), and some may find that off-putting.
Also if you cringe at the site if ants, you need steer clear. I was itching a bit more than normal.
With a bit of clutter removed and an ant-bomb (or few) prior to my arrival it would have been a better experience.
Really nice and spacious studio. Close to downtown and beach. Quick and easy check in. I found everything I need in the studio. Will recommend to anyone travel to Santa Cruz.
Kendra was so much fun when we first met. I didn't realize that kids were not allowed, but she was very welcoming to my two year old who at the end of the trip kept saying "I want to go back to the girl's house." He slept on the couch. There were lots of blankets and towels and she let us eat whatever we needed in the fridge. On the outside, the place looks a little older, but once you get inside, the studio is quite spacious and comfy. There is a cool outdoor patio you can relax on in the sun. She was honest about how it got hot inside, but there were plenty of fans and window to open. There are no screens, and we did get bit by mosquitos at night, which is normal when there are no screens! The place is right next to the freeway, with access to 17 and 1, so Capitola was only 5 minutes away. It's over a mile to the Boardwalk and adjacent beaches. Right next door to a coffee shop and the best ice cream - Marianne's!! It was so good.
The streets are a little loud from the inside, since it is on Ocean Street, but nothing that earplugs can't fix.
One caveat: there are ants. I left a pan in the sink, and when we came back there was a huge long trail leading from the bathroom to the sink. It was an easy clean up, but just a heads up to not leave anything out at all.
Kendra was a great host. She was super flexible when we had a last-minute change in plans and she gave us some great advice on where to go and what to do in Santa Cruz. The Well Within Spa really is a must! :) Her place looked even better in person.