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Enjoy the Peace and Beauty of California's Santa Cruz Mountains

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Welcome to Villa Soquel! Our lovely mountainside retreat in the redwoods.

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Last updated: 12/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Santa Cruz villa description

OWNER MANAGED PROPERTY
Yes, that does make a big difference in your vacation experience!

Member of the Capitola/Soquel Chambers of Commerce.

Please note: Villla Soquel is not suitable or available for loud, outdoor, into the night parties.

SUN - SUN - SUN - Enjoy its warmth when it's fogged in at the beaches only six miles away. Villa Soquel is located well above the fog line!

Modern home on top of the world surrounded by redwoods, oaks, bay, fruit, and maple trees. Red tailed hawks soar overhead, hummingbirds dart about. Song birds sing in the trees. Quail bevies flit across the road and adjacent meadows. Sometimes a wild peacock strolls proudly by!

Quiet, peaceful, secluded, but not remote! Only 6 easy miles to the Monterey Bay! One turn off the Old San Jose Road. Then straight up the private driveway to the Villa! You can't get lost coming here.

Swimming pool - spa - concrete and wood decks. Lots of sunshine. Shade if you want it. Views! Hiking trails. Picnic on the lawn. Use of kitchen.

Very relaxing environment. Do some serious thinking, drawing, writing, dancing, poetry or nothing at all. Just rest! Plenty of on site parking. Will consider an RV up to 25 feet long.

Six minutes to Capitola Village's restaurants, shopping, dancing, bars, BEACH and events. Twelve minutes to Downtown Santa Cruz, the Beach Boardwalk and all they offer in that wild west college town!

Quieter towns and beaches one half hour to the south like Moss Landing, Seaside and Monterey. Travel North one hour to Half Moon Bay, Atascadero, and Ano Nuevo State park to see the elephant seals or whale watching!

Guests love to stay at the Villa Soquel because it is private, peaceful, naturally beautiful but NOT located in the middle of nowhere.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Villa
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Groups
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoke anything outside if you close nearby windows and doors....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Luxury Italian style with private bath and fireplace...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Large comfortable room with two twin beds...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            Large comfortable room with a king bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            Cozy room with a refrigerator...moreless

          • King size beds (1) Three can be comfortable on this bed. 800 count sheets. Hypo pillows. Large room, access to pool. Sitting area outside., Queen size Beds (2) The queen bed is in the Luxury Pool / Mountain View room. Private Bathroom. Electric fireplace. Clothes closet. Dresser. Mirror. Bed tray table., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two single beds in one room. Mirrored closet. Bright and airy. Access to pool. Close to bathroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Private hiking trails on the four acre mountainside villa estate property. Peace and quiet Singing birds in the trees Wild peacocks & quail on property...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player:

                XBox plays standard DVDs....moreless

              • Game Room:

                Ping Pong! XBox! Electronic drums....moreless

              • Games:

                A collection of standard board games: Backgammon Checkers Scrabble Mancala ...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Apple TV Audio stations. Speakers inside and outside of Villa....moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Two Televisions. One is 3D, and has XBox connected. Other is 32' and has Wii game connected....moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                Wii console. Rock band drums and guitar, Wii sports like golf, baseball, tennis and bowling. XBox, Kinect. Several games loaded or sign in on your accout....moreless

              • Video Games:

                Your choice of Wii, Playstation or XBox connected to the 55 inch TV in family room....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Access to Apple TV. Netflix etc....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining:

                One farm style table off kitchen seats 8. Second round dining / game table in dining room seats 4....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer:

                YES, of course!...moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Most guests bring their own, but if you need to you can use the house guest computer connected to a 32 inch monitor....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Firelogs provided....moreless

              • Free Local Calls
              • Free Long Distance:

                To U.S. numbers only...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                New powerful and quiet heating makes the Villa toasty! ...moreless

              • Internet:

                free wifi...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                All bedding and towels are here for you!...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Comfortable and wall of windows allows for a fantastic view....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Cell phones work on the south facing wood deck only for the most part....moreless

              • PC
              • Parking Off Street:

                Plenty of car parking. Six cars easily. Plus RV parking on the entrance lot....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Up to about 27 feet long. Ask me....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Provided. Soap provided also....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                WiFi code FREE. Works anywhere inside the house and limited outdoors....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                (2) Two fireplaces and plenty of wood included....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                Catering may be available. Please ask....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Brew 1 cup or 10...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Pretty much all you would need. NO food processor....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Place settings for at least 10 Utensils for at least 10...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                New GE unit...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Fridge will be empty for your use. Microwave oven Two baking ovens One four burner gas stove Dishwasher Plenty of counter top Food pantry...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items:

                All commonly used condiments White flour and sugar Baking powder Baking soda Local honey Coffee Salad dressings...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Clean and large...moreless

              • Stove:

                Four burner gas stove Two electric ovens...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio:

                Sun and shade on the main wood deck....moreless

              • Golf:

                Several options nearby....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayak rentals at the Capitola Wharf (5 miles) and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor (eight miles)...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                There is a lawn area to lay out in sun or shade. Feel mother earth's life force!...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                A True Infared BBQ. This unit cooks the best of anything you put on it. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Always hot. Kept at 106 degrees F. Warm up in the spa then jump into the pool or mini cool down pool....moreless

              • Private Pool:

                The pool is shown in the photos. It is NOT heated. In summer it runs about 78 degrees F. Warm up in the spa then jump into the pool. Ahhh!...moreless

              • Spa Whirlpool
              • Jetted Tub:

                Spa tub behind pool. Fantastically romantic evening sky and views....moreless

               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall - Winter 2014
              Sep 2 - Apr 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $795
              $4,200
              Spring-Summer
              May 1 - Sep 1, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $795 $1,195
              Fri, Sat
              $4,200
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $795
              $4,200

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Tax Rate 11%

              Notes:

              1.The driving speed up and down the driveway from Soquel San Jose Road is 8 MPH. My neighbors have pets and I have wild quail and occasionally peacocks on my property.

              2. Outdoor quite time is 10 pm every night.

              If my neighbors report any guest vehicles traveling at more than a S L O W speed on the driveway, or outdoor noise after ten pm, $100 will be deducted from your security deposit.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 12/24/2014
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              Location

              15 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              San Jose - Mineta
              6 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Several in town
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Several in area
              15 Miles
              Nearest Train
              AMTRAK San Jose Downtown
              5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 17
              5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Many to choose from
              6 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Capitola

              Car: Necessary

              Villa Soquel is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains only 6 miles from the Monterey Bay beaches. An easy and relaxing drive. The Villa is reached off the main road just turn up the paved driveway and go up. We have three old redwood stands on the property. We also have a collection of native and non-native trees and foliage on the property.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About the owner: I am a city boy from New York. I moved to California in 1976. I've lived in San Diego, Orange County and Santa Cruz. Kathy is from Detroit. She has lived in Napa and Santa Cruz California. We welcomed our first Villa Soquel guests last June (2012) and wow has the Villa become a popular destination! Rest assured that you will feel very welcomed and comfortable should you decide to stay at our charming and relaxing Soquel Villa in the Santa Cruz Mountains! If you are a host in the Santa Cruz area, please feel free to refer to our Villa when your place is booked. Thanks!

              Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
              We have lived in several locations in Santa Cruz county since 1985. Mostly close to the beaches. The Soquel Villa mountain property is by far the best. It's close to town, but when you are outside on the deck, you do not see another home. No traffic, plenty of parking areas. RV's can park here! Private trails to walk off a big meal or to meditate on the property. Soquel is not a big city or town. Mostly restaurants and antique stores here. Short drive to bathing and surfing beaches of Santa Cruz.

              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
              The trees! The birds! The privacy! The long view down to the Monterey Bay. Above the fog line. We have sun when the beaches are fogged in. Member of the Capitola/Soquel Chambers of Commerce


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Welcome to Villa Soquel! Our lovely mountainside retreat in the redwoods.

                Welcome to Villa Soquel! Our lovely mountainside retreat in the redwoods.

              • Picture yourself here! Relax and have FUN!

                Picture yourself here! Relax and have FUN!

              • Dining for eight with redwood forest views!

                Dining for eight with redwood forest views!

              • Sleep number bed that also adjusts up and down! Fireplace. Mountain/pool views

                Sleep number bed that also adjusts up and down! Fireplace. Mountain/pool views

              • Queen bedroom with a refrigerator. Featherbed. Ceiling fan. And a surprise!

                Queen bedroom with a refrigerator. Featherbed. Ceiling fan. And a surprise!

              • The TWINS! Bright, airy and whimsically appointed!

                The TWINS! Bright, airy and whimsically appointed!

              • Light a real wood fire in the family room. Plenty of oak here to burn.

                Light a real wood fire in the family room. Plenty of oak here to burn.

              • This spacious deck looks out over a beautiful valley.

                This spacious deck looks out over a beautiful valley.

              • The most scenic and restful hammock in the county!

                The most scenic and restful hammock in the county!

              • Enjoy an evening campfire. Wood provided!

                Enjoy an evening campfire. Wood provided!

              • An oasis in a sunny mountainside forest. Yours to enjoy all year long!

                An oasis in a sunny mountainside forest. Yours to enjoy all year long!

              • Beautiful Mediterranean style elegance.

                Beautiful Mediterranean style elegance.

              • Warm and welcoming living room. A place to read, write & enjoy magnificent views

                Warm and welcoming living room. A place to read, write & enjoy magnificent views

              • Game table, a place for family and friends to play!

                Game table, a place for family and friends to play!

              • Private bath in the pool view bedroom.

                Private bath in the pool view bedroom.

              • King Bed (full eastern size) Pillow topped mattress, Hypo-Pillows, soft sheets!

                King Bed (full eastern size) Pillow topped mattress, Hypo-Pillows, soft sheets!

              • In ceiling speakers, amplifier, comfy sofas, 60' 3D TV, X-Box Kinect, fireplace

                In ceiling speakers, amplifier, comfy sofas, 60' 3D TV, X-Box Kinect, fireplace

              • Bar B Que! View! Perfect weather!

                Bar B Que! View! Perfect weather!

              • Groomed walking trails through the redwoods, oaks and bays.

                Groomed walking trails through the redwoods, oaks and bays.

              • The back of the home. Plenty of parking for 10+ cars

                The back of the home. Plenty of parking for 10+ cars

              • BONUS! Make music in the Family room! There is also a three octave keyboard.

                BONUS! Make music in the Family room! There is also a three octave keyboard.

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

              $795 - $1,195 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Speaks: english
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