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Historic 1887 Carriage House Located on Landmark Property

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ILVE Italian dual fuel range, SMEG fridge. Marble counters, Bosch dishwasher

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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

700 sq ft one bedroom vacation rental with top of the line amenities: fully stocked gourmet kitchen, sumptuous bathroom, and cozy and romantic bedroom with brand new memory foam mattress. Ideally suited for an adult couple traveling alone, and/or with pets. Eastlake Victorian carriage house, architecturally stunning. Owner received green design award for historic renovation. This unit exudes the charm of a bygone era, but has all the conveniences of modern living! Balcony overlooks main property, garden, and scenic West Cliff Drive. Peek ocean view. Private on-site parking and plenty of privacy, yet only minutes away from world-class dinning, a dream-like 10k jog/run/stroll right outside your doorstep, scenic vistas, and many opportunities to recreate and enjoy the great outdoors. Owner provides coffee, decaf, tea, and beverages for your consumption. Garage space available for storage of larger items, and washer/dryer available for longer term guests. Strictly no smoking, please.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 680 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 and over only, please...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The sleeper sofa can sleep two children or one adult comfortably. I would say that the unit is NOT ideally suited for infants or toddlers. Bedroom is cozy, and cannot, under any circumstances, accommodate a portable crib, and hardwood floors and a steep staircase may not be the best combination for children under the age of 7 or so, but please contact me and we can discuss further....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no cigarette smoking or smokers allowed, sorry....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Owner is an absolute dog lover, and is ALWAYS happy to accommodate pets for a nominal fee. Please let me know in advance if you will be bringing an animal companion with you, and if so, what breed/size (I leave treats for all canine guests!)....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom is small, but very comfy and well appointed. There is a skylight above the bed and a small wardrobe closet, plus a nightstand and a luggage rack. Large window provides excellent ventilation and air flow. Reading sconces located on either side of bed. Iron and ironing board available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom comes stocked with toiletries and extra linens. Baseboard heater, ventilation fan, skylight, and magnifying mirror complete the space. Hairdryer also included. Marble tiled shower and high-end bathroom hardware (rain showerhead as well as hand held showerhead options) imported from England complete the vintage feel!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Modest discounts ALWAYS given for weekday stays, and for stays of three nights or more...just ask. Also, this units works very successfully for longer-term guests, and stays of three weeks or more include twice monthly housekeeping services for no additional charge....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Extended Basic HD cable package with channel guide...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Portable speaker...bring your own music collection...moreless

  • Television:

    40' flat screen, brand new...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Less than a mile from downtown Santa Cruz; also close to vibrant and emerging Westside commercial district...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Peek ocean view from balcony only---enough to see if the waves are breaking!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Main house is ocean front; carriage house is behind main house...moreless

  • Resort:

    1/4 mile away from world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Round table for four; also doubles as a great game table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C rarely needed in Santa Cruz, but ventilation in the unit is GREAT with the addition of two new windows and skylights that were added during the restoration...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available for long term guests...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    gas only...moreless

  • Garage:

    Storage access only: great for bikes, surfboards, etc....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Vintage look Lopi gas stove works GREAT, and really heats the place up in seconds flat...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi access is slow but reliable...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Couch is comfy and doubles as a full-size sofa sleeper. Linens provided. I'd be happy to have sofabed made up for you upon your arrival, if desired....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private, on-site. Uncovered....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Available for long term guests...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French press; auto drip available upon request...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Flatware and place settings for up to 6...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Microwave, dishwasher, french press, toaster, blender, non-stick pots and pans, linens, place settings for 6, sharp knives, plus all the gadgets and tools you can imagine. Really....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Kenmore...moreless

  • Oven:

    See ILVE stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    coffee, tea and decaf provided for all guests, plus a selection of beverages. I am happy to shop for you in advance of your arrival for a nominal fee....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    SMEG, retro look, made in Italy. Brand new....moreless

  • Stove:

    ILVE dual fuel (gas stove, elec oven) imported from Italy. Form and function combined in one great stove!...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Standard issue...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Small balcony with peek ocean view and comfortable wicker chairs....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $295
Fri, Sat
$1,595 $4,895

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $228 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $163 Nightly


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 Fee: 2-3 nights $50
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning Fee: 4+ nights $75
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

We believe in legitimacy and transparency. The local 11% City of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Tax will be added separately to all bookings beginning May 20 (previous booking paid this fee as part of higher nightly rate). Please note that $25 pet fee is PER NIGHT, but we will often adjust or waive additional fees for longer stays, or if you plan on bringing more than one animal companion with you.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
SJC
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Aquarius; Ideal
100 Metres
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Aquarius
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Boardwalk

Car: Recommended

Easy stroll to Municipal Wharf, Boardwalk, Casino/Arcade, SC Surf Museum, off-leash dog beaches, and so much more. We are located on scenic West Cliff Drive, in close proximity to the best of what Santa Cruz has to offer, rain or shine. We'd love to host your next visit!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Extroverted host seeks fun-loving guests who are interested in exploring the wonderland of Santa Cruz, California. My goal is to make your stay a memorable one. I love animals, esp well-behaved ones, and pet companions are always welcome in my vacation rental!

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
I never thought I would find myself living in a frilly Victorian---I am more the mid-century, post-modern type---but I have grown to love and appreciate the historic nature of my home and it's architectural style. And the view isn't bad, either. :-) I would say this vacation rental is most ideally suited to guests who are seeking non-standard lodging/accommodations with a SUPERB location.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
Landmark property registered on the National directory as 'Epworth-by-the-sea'. The carriage house was actually used to house a buggy and horses during the late 1800's! The bottom floor has been converted into a garage and storage; the top floor is the rental unit. Many of the original design features remain, including rough hewn floors made with redwood harvested from the Santa Cruz mountains more than 100 years ago.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

 

Photos

  • ILVE Italian dual fuel range, SMEG fridge. Marble counters, Bosch dishwasher

    ILVE Italian dual fuel range, SMEG fridge. Marble counters, Bosch dishwasher

  • Lopi gas stove to keep things cozy during the winter, orig restored barn floors

    Lopi gas stove to keep things cozy during the winter, orig restored barn floors

  • Orig barn door and hardware separating living area from bedroom

    Orig barn door and hardware separating living area from bedroom

  • Stairway leading up/down to unit from entry vestible

    Stairway leading up/down to unit from entry vestible

  • Full-size sofa sleeper doubles as couch for watching TV or

    Full-size sofa sleeper doubles as couch for watching TV or

  • Vintage carriage house awaits your arrival!

    Vintage carriage house awaits your arrival!

  • Marble subway tiled shower with rainshower and hand held shower options

    Marble subway tiled shower with rainshower and hand held shower options

  • From kitchen looking into bedroom; table for 4, new flat screen TV with HD cable

    From kitchen looking into bedroom; table for 4, new flat screen TV with HD cable

  • Iron bed frame with VERY comfy new memory foam Queen mattress

    Iron bed frame with VERY comfy new memory foam Queen mattress

  • From bedroom looking out to living area and balcony

    From bedroom looking out to living area and balcony

VRBO #489303

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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  • Calendar last updated 08/26/2015
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