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This 3,200 square foot gated estate home is nestled in the redwood forest centrally located between the urban magic of San Francisco, the luxurious golf courses of Monterey's Pebble Beach, 25 minutes to Santa Cruz surfing spots and beaches, and above the summer coastal fog.
The property is perfect for family reunions or memorable vacations with multiple families. Set on two beautifully landscaped acres, enjoy the black-bottom pool and separate spa, or lounge on the spacious 2000 sq ft of decks with soaring mountain views of the largest trees in the world, the Coastal Redwoods. The kids will love the sturdy multi-leveled climbing fort with swings and slide, and adults can always find a quiet spot to sit in the shade and read on the many decks or in the garden. There are plenty of activities to bring the youngsters and adults playing together, such as ping pong and horseshoes. The entire property is fenced and gated, within a ten minute walk of the historic town of Boulder Creek which boasts great restaurants, quaint shops, and the gateway to Big Basin Redwood State Park, and the San Lorenzo Valley.
Amenities: The 6 bedroom plus Library well-appointed home is comfortable and inviting, with a fabulous chef's kitchen with Viking stove and expansive stone counters providing plenty of space for everyone to cook together An additional compact kitchen downstairs provides versatility. The library is convertible from a common area to a bedroom. An additional bath is in the pool/spa area which also includes an outdoor 'natural spring' shower.
The family room has 55' HDTV and a flat panel 45” HDTV with Netflix, HBO, STARS, and On Demand with stereo and surround sound in the Living Room., with large VCR/DVD video and CD music libraries.
The 2 acre property is gated and fenced. Remote control for gate issued at check-in. The home and linens are cleaned with environmentally 'green' products that eliminate most allergy concerns, and you'll never run out of hot water for bathing, as the home has been converted to on-demand hot water heaters. In case of an area power outage, the house will automatically convert to generator power so activities don't have to stop.
Local Attractions: *15 minutes to Big Basin Redwood State Park
*15-20 minutes to two challenging local golf courses at Pasatiempo and Boulder Creek Country Club.
*30 minutes to the beaches of Santa Cruz
*35 minutes to the Beach Boardwalk, where one of the world's best wood frame roller coasters is revered by coaster buffs from around the world: open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day and weekends year round.
*20 minutes to Roaring Camp Railroad for train trips through the redwoods and Civil War reenactments.
*35 minutes to the Santa Cruz wharf, famous for their seafood restaurants and the yearly Clam Chowder Cook-off
*25 minutes to Loch Lomond reservoir for fishing boat rentals
*Wine tasting offered at 12 local wineries within a 10 mile radius
*30 minutes to the University of California at Santa Cruz which provides many entertainment opportunities such as the Shakespeare Santa Cruz Festival in July and August and the world famous Arboretum open daily.
*7 minutes to Highlands Park for the Scottish Highland Games in October
Day Trip Activities: If you want to travel a bit further for your adventures, San Francisco is 1 1/2 hours to the north with it's famous Fisherman's Wharf, cable cars, and world class restaurants. Monterey is an hour to the south if you want to see the golf courses of Pebble Beach, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and if you continue to travel south another 45 minutes along the rugged picturesque coastline along Highway 1, you can experience the restaurants and art galleries of Big Sur, and get your feet wet in the Big Sur River while sitting in an Adirondack chair and listening to live jazz on the weekends. There are so many things to do in the area your group may want to make this a yearly event. If your group has special interests please let us know and we can provide info.
This home can be your solution to a stress free, memorable vacation or family reunion.
Check-in after 4PM, check-out by 11AM.
Keywords: Gated estate with pool and spa
Large leather couch, love seat, and recliner. Upholstered rocking chair. Hearth will seat 4. Large flat screen TV, DVD/VHS/CD player, portable IPod player w/speaker, 100s of movies and CDs....moreless
(2) Large gourmet kitchen on main floor with Viking range, ultra quiet Meile dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator plus refrigerated drawers, Calphalon cookware, service for 18. Compact kitchen downstairs....moreless
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Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
4 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Apr 10 - Apr 27, 2015
5 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Apr 28 - May 20, 2015
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
$500 refundable deposit for approved canine guest or wheelchair. Deposits can be paid by check or credit card. Rental fees to be paid by check or wire transfer. Guest signing contract must be min. 25 years old and stay for the entire reservation. Each guest under 21 years old must be accompanied by an adult. We do not accept bookings for day events. All bookings require min.of 1 weekend night.
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A 40 minute drive from the San Jose International Airport and 1 1/2 hours to the San Francisco International Airport. Close enough to the hustle and bustle of the Silicon Valley, yet private and secluded without being more than a few minutes from necessities and tasty restaurants. For those that like nightlife, Joes, Henflings, and Don Quixotes all offer live music on weekends without traveling out of the mountains, or a short trip into Santa Cruz will reward you with anything from intimate solo performances to concert venues that bring in nationally known talent. If you can be in the area for Memorial weekend, the Aptos Blues Festival is a magical treat where you will see the best performers in the country, because they love to play the Santa Cruz audiences in this beautiful outdoor setting. On Friday nights all summer long you can enjoy the free concert series at the Beach Boardwalk featuring all the old time Rock'n' Roll artists from our past. Never a dull moment!
Other Unique Activities: Wildlife viewing, beach amusement park, railroad train rides, zip-line through the redwoods, disc golf, kayaking in the Elkhorn Slough. A 'must experience' is the famous Shadowbrook Restaurant in Santa Cruz.
Golf: Golf courses within a 20 minute drive: Boulder Creek Country Club (18 hole), Pasatiempo Golf Club (18 hole) designed by the famous Scottish architect Alister MacKenzie, the course is famed for its breathtaking scenery and rich golf history, Valley Gardens (9 hole)
Golf courses within a 30 minute drive: DeLaveaga Golf Club (championship 18 hole) offering a disc golf course also, Seascape Golf Club.
The famous courses of Pebble Beach are about an hour away.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We are architects and commercial construction project managers that love to build wonderful spaces worldwide for living, working, and playing. We have a small dog, Pest, that we travel with extensively, and we thoroughly enjoy sharing the magic we create with others.
Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
Nancy purchased the property to bring her parents out to California to be closer to family, as they are disabled and are currently in their 90s. She wanted to provide them with a beautiful way to spend their golden years. It was the perfect property to accommodate their disabilities in style, but as they aged they had to move to a local assisted living facility. The property was converted to a vacation rental in 2008, and due to it's location in one of the most stunning and rare forests in the world, and yet close to international airports, it has been a resounding success from the first year, with guests arriving from all corners of the globe. We enjoy sharing the comfort and amenities of this estate with others, and can offer recommendations on how to make our guest's stay much more than just a place to sleep.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The property is truly a destination in itself, as it affords the opportunity to swim, sunbath, soak in the therapeutic spa, hike in the redwood forest, find quiet spots to sit and reflect or read a good book, cook gourmet meals with friends and family, sit under the stars in front of the outdoor fireplace, be entertained watching hundreds of movies in a surround sound environment, have some friendly competition plying horseshoes and ping-pong, and working out on a private deck with treadmill and exercise bike to keep in shape, without leaving the property. We had Nancy's family reunion with a full house of family members from all over the US, and everyone had the time of their lives. These was plenty of space.... room to gather together, and intimate areas to get away from the crowd. The children were able to have 2 fenced/gated acres to play without the parents worrying that they would be lost in the forest, and they loved the sturdy climbing structure 'fort' with swings! I'm grateful to be able to share the property with my guests, so they can discover the serenity and magic we experience at this unique property.
Stunning pool setting for refreshing fun
Spa deck next to pool
Chef's kitchen with 2 oven, 6 burner Viking range
Piano can be accompanied by provided guitar, banjo, & hand drum for musical fun
Master Bath with jetted tub and garden window
Compact Kitchen Downstairs
Forest Canopy Bedroom
Main Deck will Seat a large group around the outdoor fireplace
Light filled living room can seat a large group
Open plan dining room adjacent to kitchen
Copper Rose Bedroom
Carved Bear Totem in Rock Garden
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