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NEW LISTING! The Johanna Manor belongs to a professional athlete and is now opened to the public through vacation rentals.
The Johanna Estates Neighborhood has been proclaimed by Santa Cruz realtors as being one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Santa Cruz County. The neighborhood is unique in that it offers unmatched privacy, luxury, grandeur, convenience, and warmth. Its located only 1.4 miles to New Brighten beach and 2 miles from Capitola beach (the most charming beach town on this side of the bay). When you’re at the beach and the fog rolls in, no worries; you can leave the fog behind when you retreat back to the privacy of your estate.
Once back at the manor your options are endless. Take a walk or bike ride down the private roads within the exclusive neighborhood. This estate sits on 4 acres and has its own private views of the forest. You may just want to kick back and relax in the hot tub, watch the wildlife off the back patio, or fire up the pizza oven with your family or friends. Looking for more activities? Santa Cruz is known for its world class surfing. Less known is that people travel from all over the world to bike Santa Cruz roads and mountains. One of the premier biking, hiking and running spots in Santa Cruz is Nisene Marks State Park.
If your into Golf, you probably already know that the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz County boast many of the best courses in the world. For fun the whole family can enjoy, check out the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk, the mystery house, roaring camp as well as many other local attractions.
When it comes to shopping, food and entertainment; this estate is centrally located less than three miles from Capitola Village, Soquel Village, and Aptos Village.
The Johanna Manor has just recently been completely renovated.
Cook in with space and luxury: Custom Kitchen Counters imported from Israel: Double thickness Jerusalem Gold Limestone. Double ovens for cooking with large groups.
Hand Crafted Rustic kitchen cabinets.
Italian imported pizza oven: also cooks meats, breads, poultry etc. Make your own pizza parties…an activity that everyone can enjoy. Pizza Dough comes complimentary with the rental.
European style Petrified Seashore patio and Carmel by the Sea half wall
Rustic hand crafted bathroom cabinets and counter-tops.
Granite Dry stacked retaining walls
Tahoe style landscaping
Keywords: Santa Cruz Vacation Rental,Capitola, Aptos, Soquel, Seascape
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Stove
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Imported Italian Pizza oven, great for entertaining
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
Location & View
- Monument View
- Mountain Biking
- Theme Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
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Great family getaway
Great family getaway
I stayed here with my entire family for three nights. That's 8 adults, 4 children, no problem. There was plenty of room. The living room is big enough for all of us to watch a movie together. The kitchen is huge with plenty of counter space and cooking utensils. The upstairs bedrooms are all spacious but the master is like its own apartment and has a private deck. Backyard is great. The kids loved playing on the lawn (turf) and throwing balls down the hill (sigh). There are two gas grills, a pizza oven, and a fire pit. One thing that stuck out were all the windows. You always feel connected to the surrounding forest, even though you're five minutes from the beach. It was pretty awesome to wake up and see the fog laden trees out your window. Also, the owner Monica was very easy to work with and answered all questions right away. She provided us with pizza dough and a complimentary bottle of wine. Nice touch.
- Guest Nick C.
- Date of stay 04/10/14
- Review Submitted 04/15/14
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Wow, the pictures really don't do this place justice. It's so spacious but warm at the same time. The backyard has plenty of space for laying out in the sun, picnics, mingling. It was really easy for me to cook large meals because of all the counter space in the kitchen. All the rooms are comfortable. Even the guests in the bunk room were perfectly happy. The view makes you feel like you're tucked away in the mountains, but you can still reach the grocery store, etc conveniently. The owner was very friendly and replied to all my questions in a timely manner. I definitely want to come back again and have already recommended the house to friends.
- Guest Lisa L.
- Date of stay 11/16/13
- Review Submitted 11/22/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children.
Johanna manor review
Johanna manor review
The location is great if you are looking for a quite vacation spot. The house itself is large and roomie and accommodated our group well. We really enjoyed the pizza oven. The home itself is much older than the photo's and in need of TLC. The AC was broken and it was a pretty warm weekend so during the day it was very hot in the house. The screens where not in place so when we opened the sliding door to get some air we where swarmed with flies. The fridge was not working properly and we had to have the owners come to give us access to the fridge in the garage which was smaller.... unloading and reloading was not fun.. I would not recommend this place for people with small children the fence around the proper is very low and you would need to keep a very close eye on the kids. The outside patio has stone floors which are uneven and not suitable for the elderly. All in all we had a good time but would not return to this property.
- Guest Adventure Seeker (San Jose CA)
- Date of stay 09/05/13
- Review Submitted 10/23/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Since the climate in Santa Cruz is fairly mild throughout the whole year most houses in Santa Cruz do not have air conditioning. The a/c at the house was not broken, there is not one installed. There is a forced air heater so the thermostat may look as though there is an a/c since it has a “hot” and “cold” for setting the temperature. The fridge that was in the garage was a subzero fridge that had a freezer that we needed to be fixed but the repair company couldn’t come out until after the rental was over. We did our best to problem solve once the issue was made known to us. The rental was for 3 nights over the weekend, which made it impossible to get a replacement or repaired in such a short timeframe. The stone patio is installed to look like a old cobble stone road in Europe.
The view of the surrounding hills is beautiful! Not to mention how nice the inside of the house is. The master suite is huge and the beds in the guest room are so comfortable! The house is a perfect place to get away for the weekend and relax. I would definitely return to this house if I were to go back to the Santa Cruz area.
- Guest Hannah (Martinez)
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 08/30/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
From the moment we pulled up, we knew it was going to be a special trip! From the spacious living room to the peaceful hot tub overlooking a redwood forest, everything was perfect. My favorite part of the house however was the pizza oven! What a great addition! With a large party, it was the perfect dinner. So much fun! They had all the tools ready for us including fire starters. We loved relaxing out in the patio by the fire pit. Without a doubt a trip to remember. I look forward to my next visit here!
- Guest Reese (Martinez)
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 08/29/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Jun-Aug & Holidays .. $599/night (6 nts or more) .. $649/night (5 nts) $674/night (4 nts) .......... $699/night (3 nts) $799/night (2 nts) .......... $899/night (1 nt) Sep-May ............. $399/night (6 nts or more) .. $425/night (5 nts) $449/night (4 nts) .......... $475/night (3 nts) $549/night (2 nts) .......... $899/night (1 nt) 10% Hospitality tax is applied additionally Cleaning Fee $249 3% convenience fee for credit cards
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About the owner: Mike and Monica were married in 2008 and are always on the move. From Mike's professional career as an athlete, to their multiple business'...the two rarely spend more than a week in any one location. They have been very fortunate to travel the country and travel the world, where they have found many inspirations for their vacation home in Santa Cruz, Ca.
Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
We absolutely love all the activities, weather and scenery Santa Cruz has to offer. We absolutely love going to the beach. The only thing we don’t like about the beach is the summertime fog that comes and goes. We loved this house because it put us 1.4 miles from the beach but out of the fog patterns so that we can enjoy the beach when its sunny and beautiful but not get stuck at a house covered in fog. The other limiting factor with most the homes near the beach that we looked at was the lack of space. With 4 acres, tons of parking, 2 roads, huge patios, decks and lawns…it provides us with a place to entertain our friends and family without feeling smothered by the next door neighbors or annoyed with the constant flow of traffic to and from the beach. Another thing we loved was the safety, privacy and exclusiveness of the neighborhood. An added benefit to the house that we realized after we moved in was that it was right in the center of all three Santa Cruz villages.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Privacy, luxury, space, views 1.4 miles to the beach less than 3 miles to any of the villages (Capitola village, Aptos village, Soquel village) exclusive neighborhood feeling of getting away while still being conveniently close to everything.
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santa cruz vacation rental, no need for a hotel
great patio/deck for entertaining family and friends
Extremely large 500 sq ft Master suite with private balcony
bunk room- two sets of bunk beds
sky view of the estate, located in most prestigious aptos neighborhood
imported Jerusalem limestone countertops with custom rustic cabinets
enjoy exceptional views
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