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Treetops - Amazing Country Retreat, Above the Summer Fog, Spa

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Enjoy your summer/fall sunset from almost every room

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Last updated: 11/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Santa Cruz chateau / country house description

TREETOPS. This idyllic country retreat will literally transport you to new heights. Unparalled woodland setting with canyon vistas and a peek of the ocean. Located in Bonny, midway between Carmel and San Francisco, 5 minutes from California's Scenic Highway 1 and secluded ocean beaches. Surrounded by State Park lands with incredible trees, waterfalls and miles of scenic trails to explore.

Beautiful 3000 sq ft home, 3 BDRM/2.5 bath with 2000 sq ft deck, spa, on 3-acre site, outside fireplace/entertaining area. Unobstructed canyon, meadow and ocean views. Reverse floor plan, literally puts you level with the giant redwoods. Huge kitchen, family area. Lots of sunshine (above the summer fog), surrounded by amazing redwood cathedrals with a gated, cobblestone-style drive. Nice, quiet neighborhood. Leave the windows open at night to enjoy the romantic sounds!

The main floor of the house features a large, cheerful kitchen/family area, a delightful living/dining area that opens to a tranquil veranda, and a master suite that features a 'star-gazing window' and a private deck w/ spa. All rooms have uncompromised views. Leave the windows open at night to enjoy the romantic sounds!

The downstairs area has two guest rooms with a shared bath, an extensive library, a media room, an outdoor fireplace/entertaining area with a built-in barbecue and access to your own amazing Redwood Cathedrals (fairy rings).

The rustic, 3-acre gated property is surrounded by giant trees and meadows and is within walking distance of a small boutique winery. This home works well for two or 3 couples and will comfortably sleep 6 (2 queen beds, 3dr bdrm has 2 twins).

The community of Bonny Doon is known for its scenery, mild climate, vineyards, lack of traffic and proximity to pristine beaches, surfing, golf, equestrian facilities, bicycling, birding, the Santa Cruz Wharf and Boardwalk, Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, UC Santa Cruz campus, fantastic restaurants, eclectic shops and unique music venues. We are less than 20 minutes from Santa Cruz and UCSC. It is quite literally a vacation paradise.



Keywords: Bonny Doon, Redwoods, Ocean View, Secluded, Romantic, Gated, Rustic, Marine Sanctuary, Monterey Bay

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only:

            The entire property is non-smoking....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Theme

              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Ocean View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $400 $450
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $4,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $100
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      The BOOKING NOW rates are for 6 people. RATES ARE LESS for fewer people, $300 for 2, $350 for 4. SIX is our usual maximum. Rates subject to change until booked. Also, rates may not calculate properly. The monthly rate of 28 nights is $ 150 per night EXCEPT July - Oct when it is $200 per night. Please EMAIL for additional information and ACCURATE QUOTES! Thanks ....


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                      Last updated: 11/15/2014
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                      Location

                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      San Jose or Monterey
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Davenport Roadhouse
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      DeLaveaga, Boulder Creek and Pasatiempo
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hiway 1
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Davenport Roadhouse (good!)
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Bonny Doon Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      Ideally located on the Central Calif Coast, mid-way between San Francisco to the north, the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur to the south. The area is considered to be a vacation paradise, with year-round moderate temperatures. Redwood forests, deserted beaches, unique little get-aways ..it is all here.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1980

                      About the owner: About us: We are a -young- ;o) retired couple who enjoy adventure and travel ...always on the go. Our children and grandchildren live all over the world. My husband is a former small business owner (commercial printing company) and is the inventor of a successful golf product. I worked many years as a law librarian and continue to do specialized investigative research for select clients. Bonny Doon is our home 6 months of the year.

                      Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
                      We love it here, and our family and friends like to come and just sit and stare, there is always something to see. We searched the Western States for 'the perfect place' and believe we found it. We like being near towns and activities, but we also want to be away from traffic and crowds. We also like the proximity to San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area and cultural events. Bonny Doon is a very loosely organized rural community, an ephemeral oasis, much like the classic musical/movie, 'Brigadoon' it is more a state of mind than a place.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                      Tranquil, serene beauty, incredible views, a Feng shui place for the body and mind. Lots of wildlife, the morning calls of the Valley Quail, the hooting of the owls at night, the occasional cry of coyotes, cottontail rabbits, deer, fox, bobcat, ...The most beautiful trees, three incredible redwood 'cathedrals' sometimes called 'fairy rings'. We are surrounded by State Parks and State Beaches yet we are not 'isolated' in the sense of conveniences. There is a good restaurant just down on the coast, 5 minutes away.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Enjoy your summer/fall sunset from almost every room

                        Enjoy your summer/fall sunset from almost every room

                      • Stairs to main entry

                        Stairs to main entry

                      • More kitchen, looking toward the family area.

                        More kitchen, looking toward the family area.

                      • Watch wildlife from the comfort of your living room

                        Watch wildlife from the comfort of your living room

                      • Master Bdrm looking out

                        Master Bdrm looking out

                      • Spa, distant ocean view, master bdrm deck

                        Spa, distant ocean view, master bdrm deck

                      • Guest room

                        Guest room

                      • Media room, opens to spacious view deck w/ redwoods.

                        Media room, opens to spacious view deck w/ redwoods.

                      • The majesty of redwoods and sunlight, in your yard!

                        The majesty of redwoods and sunlight, in your yard!

                      • Kitchen, lots of sunshine and views from all windows

                        Kitchen, lots of sunshine and views from all windows

                      • Dining area looking at living room. Both enjoy distant ocean views.

                        Dining area looking at living room. Both enjoy distant ocean views.

                      • Your private Master Suite.

                        Your private Master Suite.

                      • Master Bath, looking out to spa. Redwoods have indirect mood lighting at night.

                        Master Bath, looking out to spa. Redwoods have indirect mood lighting at night.

                      • Guest room

                        Guest room

                      • Downstairs bathroom, 2 bdrms share this

                        Downstairs bathroom, 2 bdrms share this

                      • Outside entertaining area (off media room) Fireplace provides great ambiance

                        Outside entertaining area (off media room) Fireplace provides great ambiance

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                      $400 - $450 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within 12 hours
                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/15/2014
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