Santa Cruz native although lived 13 yrs. in France, hubby is French. Love to read and eat really good food. Running, biking and swimming are just some of the sports I enjoy!
My parents stayed at the beach cottage for one lovely night in April. Beautiful space and garden, friendly hosts, comfortable all around!
The cottage was great. The location, and the cottage were wonderful.
Vanessa is a superior host. Great communication, and the cottage was wonderful, somehow even better than the pictures. Would definitely recommend this spot and will stay here again next time I'm in Santa Cruz.
Lovely spot, convenient to everything we wanted to do. Just a mile walk to the beach/boardwalk, with nice restaurants and The Buttery Bakery within walking distance as well. Trader Joe's, CVS & Woodstock Pizza are a short drive away. On-street parking by the cottage was very easy.
The cottage itself was really nicely decorated, and the kitchen had everything we wanted to make light lunches, etc. The bed was SO comfortable, with nice down bedding.
One quick tip: Cottage might not be ideal for family travel (esp. with teenagers). While you can sleep one on the couch and two in the master bedroom, the use of some reclaimed materials means in-unit privacy isn't comprehensive. For example, you can see into the bathroom thru a window in the door. We didn't mind for our getaway as a couple, but I probably wouldn't stay here with my parents.
Vanessa was an AWESOME host. She stopped by with a bottle of bubbly to greet us our first evening. Her friendly dog, Scrimshaw, was also a nice delight to greet us as we returned from a day at the beach. I forgot a belt I had packed, and Vanessa mailed it to me after confirming my address. I thought that was so incredible (and saved me buying a new belt)!
Summary: BEAUTIFUL cottage. Very convenient location. Superb value. Great host!
the perfect little cottage! would definitely come back when in Santa Cruz again!
Vanessa's place was perfect! I will definitely visit again.
Vanessa is a considerate host, with impeccable taste! Her cottage is a piece of art, truly. I walked in and felt instantly at peace, and at home. Great light. Lots of privacy, even attached to her backyard. Cooked a great meal in the well-equipped kitchen. It felt exotic and special, and a great treat for my birthday getaway. I was very impressed. Thanks Vanessa! I'll be back someday.
Vanessa's Beach Cottage is a great place to stay if you're stopping off in Santa Cruz. A well thought out cosy place to stay for the single traveller or couple. Great recommendations for eating/drinking and all within walking distance. Communication with Vanessa was really easy which is so important when you're doing a road trip and arriving in the evening. Can really recommend it.
The Beach Cottage is stunningly beautiful! It also has a convenient location. I recommend it strongly, and hope to return to it soon.
Thank you Vanessa!
We were so smitten by our first visit to the cottage, we booked it again for a birthday weekend get-a-way. Love it!