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Upstairs, off the main deck a haven of privacy and quiet await you.


Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Only 30 minutes into Santa Cruz for beaches, surfing, shopping and the Boardwalk, or 90 minutes south to Monterey & Carmel and or north to the San Francisco Bay.

If you'd rather indulge in a quiet day curled up with a good book, or simply relax on the back deck, this is your place! We have wi-fi, a gas BBQ and quiet nights!

Treetop Haven is a large upstairs studio apartment with a private entrance. Sleeps four people comfortably with one Queen-sized bed and a futon couch that folds out into an oversized double bed. Visit our web page at

Mini-kitchenette with dorm size fridge, sink, microwave, induction cooking burner, toaster and electric kettle.

Private bathroom.

Sitting area with Wi-fi, Cable TV, CD/DVD Player, games, CD’s, DVD’s, plus Xfinity

This is a completely non smoking property.

Not wheelchair accessible. Entry is on second level via an outdoor stairway. Small children will need supervision there is no playground/backyard available.

Comfortable large, gated patio/deck for your enjoyment.

Pets are welcome!


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 375 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


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


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    This a completely non-smoking property. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Must be on leash. Area has wildlife that may be hungry. Also we don't want big dogs chasing deer. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Studio apartment with sleeping area at one end. Futon couch fold-out in main sitting area sleeps 2 also. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • One medium sized bathroom w/large shower, lots of light and sparkling clean. Sorry, no tub. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • A great place to escape to the forest, but close to Monterrey & Carmel and San Francisco. You don't need a lot of equipment to enjoy the relaxed, casual atmosphere in this part of California. Great dining nearby. Maps furnished and 12 years of insider tips shared plentifully....moreless


  • Books:

    Eclectic small collection on shelves ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    We look across the San Lorenzo Valley to the Bonny Dune ridge. Spectacular wooded views all around us....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are in the redwoods! Second & third growth forest. Ancient trees at Big Basin State Park which is 15 minutes away....moreless

  • Village:

    Boulder Creek is an old logging and mining town. Lots of old buildings still in use on Hwy 9 and lots of California history here....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table and chairs in main part of room. More chairs available. Seats 4 easily. Local delivery from Boulder Creek Pub & Pizza. (Gluten free pizza & dessert and gourmet salads.) ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Lots of comforters, blankets & linens...moreless

  • Parking:

    Car port available...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Good cell reception - especially Verizon. House phone available....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy & white....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    No washers available on-site - 2 Laundromats nearby...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Both Mellita filter and coffee grinder/maker. Also electric hot water pot for tea, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All furnished...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Nook. Cute and handy. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    4.5 cu ft mini with freezer, door racks and ice cubes!...moreless

  • Stove:

    We have added a single burner induction plate. No flame, no heat, just magnetic energy....moreless

  • Toaster:

    New, clean, and basic....moreless


  • Balcony:

    A small entry balcony overlooks the large deck and lower yard - lots of oaks and bay trees....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Beautiful deck for your use, we'll respect your privacy....moreless

  • Golf:

    Two mountain golf courses nearby....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill, w/hot plate on side. Propane included....moreless

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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  • Pet Fee $10
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • David Bruce Winery

    "Beautiful setting, interesting wines, all around great experience."

  • Spanky's

    "In Ben Lomond. Great breakfast & lunch. Always busy and good reputation."

  • Ben Lomond Market

    "Excellent, upscale market. Organic veggies, meat counter, deli counter and bakery. Great s..."

  • Quail Hollow Ranch County Park

    "Fascinating venue. It is now a county park, was originally the home of the family who start..."

  • White Raven

    "Great little store in Felton. Extraordinaly teas and hot drinks. Very eclectic and eccentr..."

  • Johnnie's Super Market

    "Upgraded in the last few years to a nice little store right on the main part of Boulder Cree..."

  • Cowboy Bar & Grill

    "Great food, interesting combinations and sauces. Casual atmosphere and friendly people. Yo..."

  • Scopazzi's

    "Long time restaurant in Boulder Creek. Billed as Italian cuisine, but they have lots of ste..."

  • Rockys Cafe

    "Yummy breakfasts and lunches. Like most mountain businesses, casual is the atmosphere. Lots..."

  • Mama Mia's in Felton

    "Another long-time favorite with San Lorenzo Valley folks. Great food with lots of choices. ..."

  • New Leaf Community Markets

    "One store right here in Boulder Creek! The other is in Felton. This is organic, wonderful ..."

  • Ben Lomond Regional Park

    "The park is small, but well kept. Lots of moms & kids play here. Adjacent to the Covered B..."

  • Taqueria Vallarta

    "They make the best shrimp fajitas in the state! Love 'em. Very popular place, good $$ valu..."

  • Round Table Pizza

    "Has changed hands. Is now Boulder Creek Pub and Pizza. Same owners, just private instead o..."

  • Redwood Pizzeria

    "This store is in Felton, but if you are looking for a gluten-free pizza this is the best pla..."

  • Mountain Feed & Farm Supply -- CLOSED

    "Extraordinary store! You gotta' just drop in to wander around the property. Spread over se..."

  • Boulder Creek Veterinary Clnc

    "Up-to-date w/equipment, great doctors and staff. Friendly and supportive. No emergency hours."

  • Coffee Nine

    "Coffee drinks, tea, sandwiches and other foods. Always good, crowded in the early morning b..."

  • Red Pearl Chinese Cuisine

    "Great chinese food! They cook some dishes I've never had anywhere else. Eating in is not a..."

  • Rainbow's End

    "Now known as Boulder Creek Coffee Roasters & Cafe. Cleaned up completely and has good atmos..."

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose Minetta Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Joe's Bar in Boulder Creek
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Two Courses close to Boulder Creek
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Salinas or San Jose Train Stations
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 17 & Hwy 1
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Taquiera Amigos
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Cruz Surfing & Fun Sites

Car: Necessary

We are located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, 25 minutes from the city of Santa Cruz, on the northern edge of the Monterey Bay. We are 1 hour north of the world famous Monterey Bay Acquarium, the city of Monterey and the Carmel and Big Sur areas. We have lots of ocean based acitvity - whale watching, touring, scuba adventures, sailing, surfing, etc. Santa Cruz was just listed by National Geographic as one of the 20 top cities in the world for surfing!

UC Santa Cruz is located here and we have numerous research and conservation projects in the area. The Seymour Marine Center and Long Marine Lab are in Santa Cruz and open for public visits. Docents lead tours daily.

Santa Cruz is also the home of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Roller coasters, rides and games. People travel here from all over the world to play there.

Famed Mavericks surf break is about and hour and 15 minutes up the coast from us near the town of Pescadero. Hwy 1 leads north through amazing ocean scenery to San Francisco, or you can travel along the spine of the peninsula to the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in an hour and a quarter.

Closer to Boulder Creek there is Roaring Camp - a center for historic mountain trains, tours through the redwoods and trains into Santa Cruz that leave you at the Beach Boardwalk and then return you to Felton and Roaring Camp. Kids love this, and so do the adults!

There is also a zip line adventure through the treetops at Mt. Hermon in Felton. Zip platform to platform 150 feet above the ground. One experiences the completely unseen (from the ground) ecosystem of the treetops. This is a thrilling and educational trip.

We are surrounded by numerous mountain state parks, and even more state beaches and beach parks. It's easy to escape to either venue from Treetop Haven and then return to hot showers, soft beds, and nearby restaurants to feed both your body and soul.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We are both retirement age, but not retired. Jim keeps this house and property humming. There is always something to do. Judy is a financial coach and works from home, also.

Why the Owner Chose Boulder Creek:
Because it's in a beautiful, convenient neighborhood and it's very close to our daughter and her family. We could see from the first how this house would lend itself to a conversion to a studio apartment and a separate living area for us.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We love the trees! Coming here from So Cal, we hadn't ever lived in such a verdant setting. The animals; deer, raccoon, squirrels, coyotes, bob cats, all living around us is were exceptional in Ventura. Here we see them all the time. It's a different perspective on life.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Upstairs, off the main deck a haven of privacy and quiet await you.

    Upstairs, off the main deck a haven of privacy and quiet await you.

  • Relax!  Memory foam mattress cushion and incredibly quiet at night.

    Relax! Memory foam mattress cushion and incredibly quiet at night.

  • Kitchen nook w/ dorm size fridge.  Microwave & hot plate.

    Kitchen nook w/ dorm size fridge. Microwave & hot plate.

  • Large sparkling clean shower.

    Large sparkling clean shower.

  • Step up into Treetop Haven.

    Step up into Treetop Haven.

  • The back deck is full of plants and the surrounding trees.  What a restful place

    The back deck is full of plants and the surrounding trees. What a restful place

  • Charming, comfy 23X15 room w/lots of amenities.

    Charming, comfy 23X15 room w/lots of amenities.

  • Futon sleeps 2. It's comfortable also. Large armoire for hanging your clothing.

    Futon sleeps 2. It's comfortable also. Large armoire for hanging your clothing.

  • Lots of light and comfort in the bathroom.

    Lots of light and comfort in the bathroom.

  • The view from our driveway.  We have our own redwoods.

    The view from our driveway. We have our own redwoods.

  • The front courtyard welcomes you with plants & flowers.

    The front courtyard welcomes you with plants & flowers.

  • An iconic view of the redwood forest.  You'll find peace and tranquility here.

    An iconic view of the redwood forest. You'll find peace and tranquility here.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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