Photographer by heart. Designer with enthusiast. Wife and Mother out of a whole bunch of love. Exploration of life - VERY IMPORTANT!
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This is a lovely apartment and a great getaway in the trees. We were attending a dance weekend in Monte Toyon and it was a short drive to the event each day. We were well rested and enjoyed the apt. Lots of privacy and nice touches.
Katrin and Seth's place really suited me. It is a little hard to find and remote but the peace and solitude were worth it. I slept really well with a view out over the redwoods. The loft is very separate and feels like a mini apartment - fridge and coffee machine, toaster etc so ideal if you want to do a bit of work on the laptop as I did. Wi-fi was fine for me. Having a sun deck is nice too.
This is a unique property tucked in the Redwoods that offers plenty of privacy at a good price.
I had a lovely and very restful time in Katrin's space. She replied almost instantly to my messages and went out of her way to be warm and welcoming. I enjoyed the spare, peaceful decor and enjoyed the healthy (email hidden)pecially the gluten free granola and organic coffee! She even set out after dark to purchase organic cream and milk for my breakfast.
The area is very rural and somewhat difficult to find after dark, but Katrin's directions were helpful and (website hidden) maps did just fine getting us all the way there. You will definitely need a car during your stay, unless, like me, you are there for the peaceful redwoods, the chirping birds and the solitude. Katrin did a beautiful job of respecting my privacy while making sure I knew she was available for any needs or questions.
For the techies out there, be aware that this is a quiet, tranquil spot with somewhat intermittent wi-fi and no television. It is a real retreat from the rush and bustle, but may not be your cup of tea if you need your full technological "fix." And speaking of tea, there were some lovely organic teas along with the coffee and snacks.
I would return in a heartbeat and can't wait to stay again. Save some time to drive through the pretty little town of Aptos with the quaint shops and coffee houses!
This place was awesome! Tucked up in the woods. Great drive and super quiet. Highly recommended and will stay here again!
A fairly remote location, that is totally worth it for the hospitality alone. Nestled amongst the Redwoods above Aptos, we enjoyed a clean, well kept room, with a comfortable bed. We were pleasantly surprised by the abundance of surprise amenities we found there. Check it out.
We loved staying at Katrin's space. It was a very sweet and cozy spot. She made sure that we felt comfortable and left us some goodies. The place was very clean, spacious an relaxing, creating an environment conducive to studying, watching a movie and having a glass of wine.
The hiking spot is really close by and its simply gorgeous. It's also a quick drive to Pleasure Point (15 to 20 minutes) for those who are interested in wave action.
Overall a great experience that we wouldn't mind repeating. We have already recommended it to some friends who are going down there this week!
Enjoy the beautiful redwood forest!
Big space, clean and comfortable. Separate entrance into room so did not meet host. Surrounded by woods. Slight drive into the mountains but not too far out. Overall very satisfied.
The loft was spacious and clean. The deck is larger than it appears in the photo and has a nice little table and two chairs. There was coffee, milk, really tasty beer and tea in the room - this was a nice touch as these are the things one often misses when away from home.
The only downside is there is no way to cook anything as there is no kitchen. There is a microwave for reheating though, which often is all one needs.
Although I never got to meet Katrin or Seth, they were both very responsive and communication was great! Looking forward to next time already!
Katrin and her family live in the treetops well above the sea shore. Her room is very comfortable and the surrounding area beautiful. The room was set up perfectly for our family of four. There was tons of space and delicious coffee and milk for the morning. Nice sheets and towels and even a board game we played. I was very happy with this booking. It was clean, up-to-date, well appointed, private and spacious in a lovely environment. I would definitely visit again.
We visited on Thanksgiving and found that we were out of luck to find an open gas station. Katrin and her husband were kind enough to share some gas from their personal tank so that we could get back down the hill without fear of running dry. It was nerve-racking to go further into the woods fearing we might not make it in the middle of the night. They really set our mind at ease the next day as we left.
This is one of the most awesome, interesting, fun families I know!!! Seth and Katrin are a magical Alaskan-German couple who exude "healthy relationship" and are interested in a variety of artistic and eco activities from making beautiful belts with little purses on them oin all different patterns and colors, to creating mini cob ovens around their new cozy, big redwood forest home just a few miles from Aptos Village and beach. You will adore this family and they will be amazing hosts! Promise!