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Beautiful Passive Solar Home Within 10 Minutes of Santa Cruz

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Experience sustainable living in this beautiful passive solar home on 5 acres

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Last updated: 06/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Cruz house description

Experience the comfort of a newer passive solar home surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary located 15 minutes from the beach in Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Mountains are the jewel of the Central Coast of California for visitors. Experience this beautifully designed home with natural daylighting and views from every room. This is a special place/retreat and sanctuary to reconnect with nature and family/friends (NOT a 'party house'). This is a 2+ million dollar property. The minimum age to book the house is 30. The indoor environment is healthier because of the sustainable and healthy materials used in the construction of this home!
There are 4 bedrooms in this 3600 square foot home, 2 master suites (private bath included) and one bedroom (with adjoining bathroom) are located upstairs. One bedroom and one bath are located downstairs.
The large downstairs living area includes a large living room with fireplace, kitchen, dining area with woodstove, sunroom and entry.
Outdoor patios with outdoor seating, barbeque area, fountains and waterfall enhanced by native landscaping. Home to the California Nature Center, organic and butterfly gardens (tours available upon request).
Experience the sunny and beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains year-round at this multi-acre mountain retreat minutes from town and Santa Cruz.

Keywords: Vacation rental, house, Santa Cruz, near beach, nature center, family retreat, children friendly, reconnect your children with nature, birdwatching on site, wildlife viewing, California Central Coast, Santa Cruz, redwood forest, sustainable living, sunny, designed with natural environment, beautiful and quiet environment, near the beach, 15 minute to Santa Cruz Beach & Boardwalk, 5 minutes to Roaring Camp Train, Henry Cowell Redwood State Park, 30 minutes to Silicon Valley, 20 minutes to Los Gatos, 90 minutes to San Francisco, 60 minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium, 20 minutes to Capitola by the Sea, 10 minutes to Santa Cruz

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3862 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 30 years of age to book home...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Master suite-spacious with king and futon. Bath w/jetted tub...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 double

            Private Suite with attached bathroom-shower only...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 queen

            Private deck off room...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Downstairs bedroom with bathroom adjacent...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Master Suite with 2-person jetted tub, walk-in shower, ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Suite #2 with private bathroom-shower ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            Upstairs bath with jetted tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            Downstairs bathroom with shower...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            14...moreless

          • Catering Available
          • Kitchen
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 14 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            10 cars...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Wood Stove
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Wood Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • Unique passive solar design and sustainable living are key aspects, natural daylighting, unique Coastal Live Oak and native vegetation on site, paved roads to home year round, year round access, 5 minutes to downtown Felton stores and restaurants, 15 minutes to Santa Cruz including beach/boardwalk, wharf, 5 minutes to hiking trails in the redwoods,...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Stereo
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Ping Pong Table

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone
              • Free Long Distance

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

                      • Museums
                      • Kayaking
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Boating
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Rafting
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $475 $525
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $3,404 $12,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Tax Rate 11%

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                      Last updated: 06/23/2014
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                      Location

                      15 minutes to Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, Wharf, dining and downtown, Enjoy hiking and biking trails including mountain biking within 5 minutes in Henry Cowell State Park, or at the ocean within 15 minutes, 5 minutes to Roaring Camp, Quail Hollow and Fall Creek Parks, 45 minutes to beautiful Monterey Bay Aquarium and Carmel, Ride the train at Roaring Camp to Santa Cruz or enjoy the Santa Cruz Mountain Loop, Located within 45 minutes of San Jose International Airport in Silicon Valley and an hour and a half to downtown San Francisco, 20 minutes to UC Santa Cruz, Ideal location for a small family or business gathering and retreat location, Catering available upon request, Sustainable living family workshops, available by our Phillips Sustainable Living Team upon request, bird watching and wildlife viewing for your family and children available upon request, passive solar design workshops available upon request, recreational planning for your family's trip available upon reques

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1987

                      About the owner: The Phillips Sustainable Living and Green Building Team has been building and living in these beautiful, comfortable and healthy passive solar homes for over 30 years. We are truly honored to share this wonderful experience with others! Experience these special homes firsthand!

                      Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
                      We have lived in this beautiful region of Santa Cruz County for over 50 years! It is truly a special place and we welcome others to experience its beauty and inspiration firsthand.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Natural daylighting in every room! Viewing birds and other wildlife right from your living room! Quiet, peaceful and healthy gathering location for families!


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                      Speaks: english

                       

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                      • Experience sustainable living in this beautiful passive solar home on 5 acres

                        Experience sustainable living in this beautiful passive solar home on 5 acres

                      • Private driveway winds through oak grove and garden to house

                        Private driveway winds through oak grove and garden to house

                      • Large and open downstairs living area with natural daylighting in each room

                        Large and open downstairs living area with natural daylighting in each room

                      • Full kitchen with granite countertops - beautiful and efficient!

                        Full kitchen with granite countertops - beautiful and efficient!

                      • Experience unique architecture connecting the downstairs with 3 BRS upstairs

                        Experience unique architecture connecting the downstairs with 3 BRS upstairs

                      • Master suite with beautiful south view, sunlight and deck

                        Master suite with beautiful south view, sunlight and deck

                      • Native landscaping for birds, butterflies and other wildlife

                        Native landscaping for birds, butterflies and other wildlife

                      • Twin Lakes Beach at the Yacht Harbor is just one of many beautiful beaches in SC

                        Twin Lakes Beach at the Yacht Harbor is just one of many beautiful beaches in SC

                      • Convenient and large parking areas nestled among the beautiful oaks

                        Convenient and large parking areas nestled among the beautiful oaks

                      • Main entrance to the house from driveway and parking area

                        Main entrance to the house from driveway and parking area

                      • Living room steps up to dining area and sun room

                        Living room steps up to dining area and sun room

                      • Dining area out to patio area on the south side

                        Dining area out to patio area on the south side

                      • 2 master suites BDR bath and 1 bdrm bath upstairs with light dome in center

                        2 master suites BDR bath and 1 bdrm bath upstairs with light dome in center

                      • Master bedroom suite bathroom with views and beautiful sunken tub

                        Master bedroom suite bathroom with views and beautiful sunken tub

                      • Enjoy beauty of mountains within 15 minutes of Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk

                        Enjoy beauty of mountains within 15 minutes of Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk

                      • Lighthouse Point on West Cliff Drive with walking path and bike trail

                        Lighthouse Point on West Cliff Drive with walking path and bike trail

                      VRBO #382852

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                      $475 - $525 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 06/23/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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