Single Level Mountain Retreat, Private Meadow Near Sc Beaches, Wifi, Hot Tub!
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Special offer: Romantic Bungalow Private Meadow, midweek (Su-Th) $200 Details
This single level California ranch home is relatively secluded but an easy drive to both town and the beaches. We overlook our own private meadow, surrounded by forest.
Many of the windows look into the branches of a massive oak tree. The comfortable bungalow style interior combined with the renovated chef's kitchen and open floor plan is ideal for a family retreat, stocked with all essential housewares and linens.
The master suite contains its own freestanding gas fireplace, a huge new deck with spa, and oversized stone shower. Two bedrooms have comfortable queen-size beds; the third is small containing an oversized chair that pulls-out to a single bed which works well as a den, walk-in closet, or small child’s room.
The hidden garden, protected by tall deer fence, is planted with fresh vegetables of the season, herbs, and fruit. The meditation area, with fountain running off its very own solar panel, yes, its quite Zen!
End the day under a blanket of stars in the middle of the field with an outdoor living room built of Santa-Fe slate and the tops of redwood trees. There is a fire pit to melt desert. Or better yet, relax under the stars in the hot tub extended to the deck surrounding the house!
Off street parking is ample, with a long driveway along the house. Enhanced with WiFi and Xfinity cable and smart TV, you will be connected!
When its time to get active take a dip at the near by Trout Farm Inn where swimming passes are available, or take a stroll of the Sunset Trail at the Quail Hollow Ranch Park / Nature Preserve, just a few steps away.
Roaring Camp Railroad hosting the 'Santa Cruz County Light Train' and the 'Santa Cruz Holiday Tree Walk' is found with two miles of our home. The 'Lighted Boat Parade' sponsored by the 'Santa Cruz Yacht Club' features 50 beautifully- decorated power and sailboats parading throughout the 'Santa Cruz Harbor. Charter boats are available.
The world famous Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach Boardwalk, and the fabulous West Cliff Drive are found within 10 miles of our bungalow.
'Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo' arrive every winter to mate and give birth to the next generation. Visit 'Natural Bridges' State Park to watch the Monarch Butterflies form a 'city in the trees' from mid-October to February of each year. Currently the 'California Gray Whale Migration' can be viewed from shore or from one of the charter boats at the wharf or harbor. #SantaCruzVacationRental, #BenLomond #VacationRental, #FeltonVacationRental, #ScottsValleyVacationRental.
Ben Lomond Bungalow marries romance and adventure in grand style. Big Sur and San Francisco and all the all the treasures between (Monterey, Carmel, Point Lobos, Franklin Point, Pigeon Point, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, Capitola, and Saratoga) are available as day trips from this central location.
Visit one of our many local wineries:
Bear Creek Vineyard Company
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Burrell School Vineyards
Byington Vineyard & Winery
Chaine D'or Vineyards
Cinnabar Winery - Tasting Room
Clos La Chance
Clos Tita Winery
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards
David Bruce Winery
Devlin Wine Cellars
Fellom Ranch Vineyards
Glenwood Oaks Winery
Hallcrest Vineyards / Organic Wine Works
Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery
Kathryn Kennedy Winery
La Rochelle Winery
Martin Ranch Winery
Mount Eden Vineyards
Oliver Curtis Winery
Osocalis Cidery & Distillery
P & M Staiger
Page Mill Winery
Pelican Ranch Winery
River Run Vintners
Salamandre Wine Cellars
Silver Mountain Vineyards
Skov Winery Vineyard
The Mountain Winery
Thomas Fogarty Winery
Villa del Monte Winery
Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards & Winery
Wines of Vine Hill
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- 1100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
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Our forest is a great place to look for nutes, polywogs, and California lizards. The meadow provides room for games like soccer, baseball, water-slide, volleyball. A small fenced yard near the kitchen and deck is great for smaller children....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
Polite pets are welcome. However dogs that appear to be aggressive, or demonstrate uncontrolled barking, or destructive behavior will not be permitted to stay. Bringing such animals to the property could cause you to lose both your reservation and money you paid. Bringing your pet is a privilege and not a right. Your pet will not be in a fenced yard, and there are both domestic and wild animals that come into the yard....moreless
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Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Like most areas in the Santa Cruz Mountains, be prepared to see a large array of animals and plants. Quail, Deer, Coyote, Ring Necked Doves, Chickens, Hawks, Bob Cat, dogs, cats, and an assortment small mammals and reptiles have been found in the meadow. Great hiking trails behind the house are part of the Quail Hollow Park and Nature Preserve. Private meadow, woods, wildlife, Loch Lomod, fishing and canoeing. One of a kind zip Line at Mount Herman Camp. One of the best frisby golf courses is minutes away. ...moreless
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- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
We are filling out the paper work for consideration as a National Heritage Tree as one of the oldest and largest oak trees along the central coast. The arborist says 350 years and 10,000 sqft canopy...moreless
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The 19th century logging villages of Felton & Ben Lomond, are 2 miles. Easy to San Jose, Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach Boardwalk. Our shared private road, off a country lane, is easy access to town. ...moreless
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- Pier Fishing
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- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
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Special offer: Romantic Bungalow Private Meadow, midweek (Su-Th) $200
Ten Miles to Pacific Ocean Beaches and nesteled in the Santa Cruz Mountains between San Francisco and Monterey is this amazing restored ranch home overlooking its own meadow filled with wildflowers. Ben Lomond Bungalow is a short walk from Quail Hollow Ranch Park (built by the founders of Sunset Magazine), Roaring Camp Railroad, a popular 19th century train ride through the redwoods, book by 12/22
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Oct 1 - May 31, 2016
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Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
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Additional information about rental rates
- Housekeeper Set up fee $150 + tax
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 11.5%
Thanksgiving, Passover, Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day, and Labor Day are same as the summer rates. Ask us about our long term winter and corporate rates.
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Located on the central coast between San Fransisco and Carmel nestled in the hills above Monterey Bay Area, we are and easy drive to almost every where on the central California Coast and the San Francisco Bay Area. The picturesque historic logging villages of Felton, and Ben Lomond are both within 2 miles of the Ben Lomond Bungalow. Boulder Creek, a great place to visit, a little further up the mountain at the foot of one the worlds greatest Redwood Forests.
A few steps from our backyard is the Sunset Trail from Quail Hollow Ranch Park, a 300-acre historic horse ranch currently a nature preserve and home to a few horses but is also to 15 hiking and equestrian trails.
Two miles dHome of the Roaring Camp Railroad you will find a variety of well loved rail adventures. Select passage on this 19th century steam train through Henry Cowell Park or from the Redwood Forest to the Main Beach Boardwalk; additional seasonal events are offered throughout the year.
Drive 10 miles to the heart of Santa Cruz, the Beach Boardwalk and Wharf and the memorable strolls down Pacific Ave, or West Cliff drive. Only 30 miles from San Jose and Levi Stadium is a different world, magic is here on Ben Lomond Mountain.
State Parks surround us, Big Basin State Park, Henry Cowell Redwood State Park, Historic Wilder Ranch State Park, Quail Hollow Ranch Park, UCSC are an easy drive. Go a little further to find Sea Cliff Beach State Park, Elk Horn Slough in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Point Lobos Nature Preserve, and even Big Sur.
North along Highway One you will discover elephant seals at Ano Nuevo, Davenport, the home of Odwala Juice and Bonny Doon Winery, lighthouses, and many remote isolated beaches, wind surfing, and other unique enterprises
Quick outings might include the 1 mile bike ride to the 19th century Mt. Hermon conference grounds where you may choose to whiz down a zip line (known as the longest on the central coast) through the tree canopy. Or pedal the 2 miles to the picturesque Village of Ben Lomond where the smell of chicken barbecue always wafts from the parking lot of the Ben Lomond Market.
The Mountain Village of Boulder Creek is where you will find the streets found in a number of Hollywood movies because its historic charm is evident along each block, as the quaint shops of artisans, antique dealers, are mixed with the local fabric of the community.
Hiking through Big Basin Redwood Forest is a lifetime memory or visit the Highland Park or the 3 remaining Historic Logging Villages. Henry Cowell Redwood Forest and State Park is home to a centuries old Redwood Grove that features a self-guided nature path. The park has a picnic area above the San Lorenzo River. Anglers fish for steelhead and salmon during the winter (catch and release).
Shop till you drop on the Pacific Avenue Mall and enjoy the street musicians. Folks say the nearby Pasatiempo Golf course, a Alister McKenzie design, is as good as you can get for public (semipro) golf. Golfweek rates it #3 in California.
Rent a fishing boat or Canoe at Loch Lomond (3 miles up the hill) or fish in the San Lorenzo River, off the wharf or ask how to sign up for deep sea fishing in the Pacific Ocean.
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is part of the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory, a research and education facility of the University of California, Santa Cruz just 10 miles away or drive a little further to the Monterey Bay Aquarium,
Follow paths to incredible vistas along coastal edges and high mountain trails that overlook the Monterey Bay and Pacific Ocean. Visit Santa Cruz's 300 historic homes dating from the 1850s through 1930s and its 247 structures of architectural significance that dates from 1930 through 1950.
World class jazz every Monday at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz is open to all ages. Santa Cruz Farmer's Market is every Wednesday located one block off of Pacific Avenue.
Take day trips to explore the California Coast from Big Sur and Carmel-by-the-Sea, to the Golden Gate Bridge and streetcars of San Francisco.
Colleges and university visits are a natural from Ben Lomond Bungalow. UCSC is 12 miles, CSU San Jose and CSU Monterey Bay are about 30 miles, Stanford University is about 40 miles and UC Berkeley is 70 miles.
Visit up to forty-five different Santa Cruz wineries. Winemaker Wednesdays at Shadowbrook Restaurant features 2 to 4 wines from local Wineries in a spectacular river front setting.
Barrel Tasting & Wine Dinner is held at Bonny Doon Vineyard every Thursday where you can glimpse into the winery & cellar. Barrel tasting is followed by a hosted three-course, prix fixe family-style dinner paired with wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, recognized as the best seaside park in the world, offers free concerts on the beach Friday nights. Don Quixote’s International Hall of Music, a tiny mountain venue offers fabulous intimate experiences.
Year Purchased: 1978
About the owner: When at work, we are a university professor teaching architectual history, and a maritime-historian, but our heart belongs to the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our family enjoys the central coast region and has for more than a century. You are invited to view our family album on the linked YouTube slide show and then let us help you find the hidden paths around Santa Cruz and the San Lorenzo Valley.
Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
Once in the house you may not want to leave but the redwood forests, beaches, and cities of San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, San Jose, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale are all with in reach; but we are FREE of traffic, noise, and grime. The fully refurbished club pool is a mile away, a little further is a great community lake (closed this year) where you purchase a fishing license and rent small fishing craft, or canoes. Ben Lomond Bungalow, in Santa Cruz Mountains is place that defines California Central Coast living at its best and the line between indoor and outdoor living spaces dissolve. Now you have the chance to enjoy our hard work great neighbors, trails, and access to every thing on the central coast including the zip line at Mt Herman as you move from platform to platform through the tree top canopy. The Oak Tree on this property speaks for it self, it is AMAZING, as are the birds who come to rest. We chose this property 35 years ago, partly because of the open flat sunny meadow surrounded by forests with distant mountain views and partly because the geology is as varied in each direction as the potential activities nearby. On the mountain, two miles from our country retreat is a venue for quality music at the Don Quixote's Interntational Music Hall.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Behind the property you will find Quail Hollow Ranch, an equestrian park first developed by the founders of Sunset Magazine as their weekend home. The trails around the ranch will lead you past a pond, year round streams and a host of wildlife. The sunset trail leads to a panorama vista. We are close to many state parks and the redwood trees beaches and fun and creative shopping areas; however, if you are not able to escape leave work, satellite conference rooms and office space is available within two miles. The rich and varied history of the region is recognized as one of the most significant biological treasures in the state of California, the Zyante Sandhills Zone support a unique community of plants and animals found only in Santa Cruz County.
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Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - This wonderful Italian Restaurant is new to Ben Lomond but a welcome addition with a fabulous menu, food, and service.
- CLICK HERE - Quail Hollow Ranch Park and Preserve
- CLICK HERE - Loch Lomond Reservoir
- CLICK HERE - The Trout Farm Inn: River setting, pool, bar and pool.
- CLICK HERE - A visitors video project at our home with their grandchildren, shared with permission.
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The fabulous well stocked kitchen has 36" drawers, all easy access, no kneeling.
After a long day of play retreat to quiet & elegance of the Ben Lomond Bungalow.
The leather sofa-bed adds a place for the extra friend to sleep.
My favorite napping place is the sofa on this fabulous deck overlooking nature.
The 3rd bedroom works well as a den, or play room. The chair unfolds to twin.
The walk in shower is large and offers a bench and a view of the tree tops.
A cozy queen bed in the guest room is a comfortable place to sleep.
The kitchen garden is planted for our guests and their young visitors to harvest
So pretty in the mountains, only 10 miles to the bustle of the beach town.
1 of 4 outdoor seating areas to enjoy views, nature, and quiet.
Our private road is shared with a dozen neighbors and well maintained.
West Cliff Drive walks and breakfast at the Santa Cruz Wharf make lifelong memory
Enjoy, wi-fi, Ipod Dock, cable TV, DVR or some of the books or games provided.
The cozy cottage is finished with quality materials.
Comfortable four poster Queen Bed with gas fifireplace, lit cabinets, and hottub
Library includes local history, novels, Birding, Geology, and DVD movies.
Coffee in the morning on the deck off the master bedroom is a great start.
The old fashion bath tub is a a great bubble bath.
The area around the meditation fountain is home to many birds and Ponderosa Pine
Just outside the bedroom is a great deck with seating area, hot tub, waterfall
The arborist tells us the Oak is 350 years old, one of the ancients on the coast
Quail Hollow Ranch Home with a 21st century attitude, 30 mi to Cupertino.
The sunset trail behind the house offers spectacular views.
Point Lobos, Monterey, Carmel, Los Gatos, San Francisco are all easy day trips.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015
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