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airbnb, gardening, mothering, homeschooling, crafting
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Hey, I’m Dara!

Santa Cruz, California, United States · Member since July 2013

I absolutlely love Santa Cruz and am always excited when people visit for the first time. I have been here for 30 years. Becoming part of airbnb has been such a joy. My partner Vaiva and I live in a very awesome neighborhood and are happy to share our space with travelers.
I spend a lot of time at home tending to our large garden. We have fruit trees, vegetable boxes, chickens, and an aviary with canaries, finches, and japanese quail. I have created a sanctuary in the middle of our small city.
I love animals and have a great dane, a chug, and 2 wonderful kitties. Vaiva and I are involved in Great Dane rescue and are currently looking for another Dane.
Vaiva is an education specialist working with homeschooled children. She is also an ASL teacher.
We love to camp, go to the beach and hike. Our kids' interests vary from model trains to DND to art and Spanish. Our littlest girls, who are both 6, especially love it when kids stay in the pop up.
We are always happy to give you a tour of the backyard!