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Lovely Victorian Cottage on Historic Property Near Santa Cruz

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Private entrance to our scented garden.

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Just one block from the historic town of Boulder Creek in the heart of California’s coastal redwood forest, the Historic Hartman House offers a sunny cottage to call home that is the perfect place for your dream vacation. The Hartman House property is featured in 'Historic Homes of Boulder Creek.'

The Carriage House (sleeps up to 6 adults) is a lovely home with an open floor plan perfect for families or couples traveling on a budget. It offers 1 QUEEN bed and 2 FULL sofa sleepers (each sleeper is an actual mattress on a wood frame when pulled out). You will find our cottage located on 1/2 acre in a Victorian farm setting through our heirloom fruit orchard and organic vegetable garden. In addition, there is a great meadow/ lawn area for play or simply relaxing under the apple trees. There is also RV and off street parking and private access to this cottage for ease.

Historic Down Town Boulder Creek is only one block away where you will find many fine restaurants, cafes, antique shops and clothing stores. Book yourself a spa treatment after your fine dining experience, retire to your cottage for a glass of wine and awake refreshed for a walk through Big Basin State Park, where the redwoods grow to 350 feet! On cool nights, snuggle up in front of our vintage wood burning stove (controlled by a thermostat) with a magnificent glass of local wine. Wine tasting, antique hunting, beach combing, and a wealth of outdoor activities—Santa Cruz County has much to offer.

Whether you stay right here in the San Lorenzo Valley or venture to the nearby cities of Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Jose or San Francisco, consider us your home away from home.


Keywords: house, chalet, farmhouse, bungalow, casita, flat, apartment, studio, country house

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Shower has grab rails and low sided (easy access), extra large shower stall for seniors or those who may have a difficult time getting into a standard bath tub. House has a set of stairs to access front door....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Sofas convert into two Full sized beds on a wooden frame in addition to Queen sized bed in bedroom area (sleeping up to 6 total)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Very large tile shower with tub filler and grab rails.

Other Amenities

  • Bath: Toiletries, lotion, first aid kit, hair dryer, toilet paper. Kitchen: Coffees, teas, sweeteners, salt and pepper, oil and vinegar for cooking, dish soap, hand soap, paper towels. Board games, petanque set for play area on meadow lawn....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Local history books, birdwatching and a few classics....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    We have a great video library!...moreless

  • Toys:

    Chess/ checkers, cards, and 'Animal-opoly!'...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    See the historic bell tower that used to ring in the news for the locals back in the 1800's!...moreless

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning (indoor) fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating controlled by a programmable thermostat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi high speed cable internet provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    2 sets of sheets provided for each person as well as extra blankets, throws, comforters and pillows....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has two loveseats and extra chairs to seat 6. Coffee table, board games, books, and TV with DVD and VHS provided....moreless

  • Parking:

    On and off street parking provided. Security light over loading and rear access area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking and loading area is off street at rear of property lit with safety lights for easy access...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Off street parking for a 20' trailer or RV...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    2 sets towels provided for each person....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Fabulous 'Fluff and Fold' laundry does your laundry (inexpensively) for you just 1 block away!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood burning (indoor) fireplace...moreless

Kitchen

  • Pantry Items:

    A variety of non-perishable items (spices, cooking oil, etc.)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Full sized...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Overlooks our meadow with fruit trees ready for the picking! A great place to play croquet or petanque!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Organic heirloom veggie garden and chickens for fresh eggs!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$189 $219
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,134 $3,995

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Payment is charged at time of reservation. All reservations are booked through our main website on a first come first served basis:

www.HartmanInn.com


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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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Location

28 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose International
Boulder Creek
Nearest Barpub
Boulder Creek Brewery
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Boulder Creek Country Club
27 Miles
Nearest Train
San Jose Diridon Station (Caltrain)
Boulder Creek
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 9
Boulder Creek
Nearest Restaurant
Scopazzi's Restaurant
16 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Car: Recommended

We are located in world class wine tasting region! With in minutes: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Henry Cowell State Park, Mid Peninsula Open Space Preserve, Mtn. Winery Amphitheater (glorious outdoor concerts overlooking the city lights of the SF Bay Area), boat rentals and bird watching at Loch Lomond Reservoir, Roaring Camp Historic Railroad, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Swimming holes at river beach parks within 5 min. walk, plus endless miles of hiking just outside your back door! Historic Down Town is only one block away where you will find wonderful locally owned shops and restaurants to peruse!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: In 2004 I started restoring the property right back to its period of significance (1896). While the process was taking place, the locals would come and view the progress and I'd eagerly share my enthusiasm for preservation. I kept getting asked if I'd ever consider opening a bed and breakfast as the cottage was so lovely, they'd like their relatives to stay with me when they came to visit. When the cottage was finished, I could barely keep people away! Having innkeepers in the family already, it was an easy transition to share my property with others. I have had guests come from as far as the UK and as close as 1 mile away. When your guest walks into your establishment for the first time and sighs, 'Wow...it's beautiful'...there is nothing more rewarding! bio: Tamara has a background in biological science. She left the science world in 2000 and followed her passion for historic preservation by restoring period homes. Since then, she has taken her passion for preservation outside of the home, combining it with her commitment to sustainability in the environment. She is graduate of UC Berkeley in Landscape Architecture. She is also an avid gardener and practices biointensive farming and is very involved in her community.

Why the Owner Chose Boulder Creek:
Historic Boulder Creek is a great example of 'Main Street America' where you can enjoy that small town feel yet you are just minutes away from major cities and attractions. We are located in a world class wine tasting region. We also have great family events like music festivals, parades, and Santa makes a special trip here every year! It's one of the Bay Area's best kept secrets!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It's a great place to recharge your spirit! I've been told over and over how relaxing it is to stay here and we have repeat guests every year! We've had nothing but great reviews!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Private entrance to our scented garden.

    Private entrance to our scented garden.

  • The front porch of the Carriage House with a lovely view of the mountains.

    The front porch of the Carriage House with a lovely view of the mountains.

  • Get lost in pillows on our luxurious isotonic topped Queen sized bed

    Get lost in pillows on our luxurious isotonic topped Queen sized bed

  • Living area showing open floor plan.

    Living area showing open floor plan.

  • Our veggie garden, where you may find your dinner!

    Our veggie garden, where you may find your dinner!

  • Our little Goose Helen at 2 days of age.

    Our little Goose Helen at 2 days of age.

  • Our 'girls' get creative when they lay eggs!

    Our 'girls' get creative when they lay eggs!

  • One of our girls who may make you breakfast.

    One of our girls who may make you breakfast.

  • The Carriage House in spring.  Accommodations for up to 6

    The Carriage House in spring. Accommodations for up to 6

  • Living area and wood burning stove

    Living area and wood burning stove

  • Our sunny kitchen where you can cook up our garden veggies.

    Our sunny kitchen where you can cook up our garden veggies.

  • View from the front porch looking out to the historic Bell Tower and Mountains.

    View from the front porch looking out to the historic Bell Tower and Mountains.

  • 'Lottie-Da' and her giant leeks!

    'Lottie-Da' and her giant leeks!

  • Helen our goose, all grown up!  We hear she is running for mayor.

    Helen our goose, all grown up! We hear she is running for mayor.

  • 'Annabell' our Macaw that barks like a dog and blows kisses to our guests.

    'Annabell' our Macaw that barks like a dog and blows kisses to our guests.

  • The Hartman House 1941 Chevy truck in the 4th of July Parade.

    The Hartman House 1941 Chevy truck in the 4th of July Parade.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/22/2015
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