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Side View of Howden Castle and river access

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Last updated: 07/15/2009

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Santa Cruz castle description

'Ben Lomond, nestling ‘mong the heights. Above fair Santa Cruz, Your peaceful quiet my soul delights, Your charm awakes my muse' - Robert Howden

Built in 1927, Robert Howden modeled his castle on his memory of native Scottish castles. The secrets of its history are here for you to discover. Howden Castle in its river setting and uniqueness makes it ideal for a vacation getaway. This completely furnished house is situated on a bend of the San Lorenzo River, with a few other homes and one block from down town Ben Lomond. Just bring the groceries and enjoy a fairy tale setting in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains.' The location is on California Highway 9 in the charming town of Ben Lomond and just minutes from the quaint towns of Boulder Creek, Brookdale, and Felton. The Howden Castle is just a short walk away from full service market, antiques, library, coffee shops, nightly entertainment at restaurants, and nightclub.

Just minutes from Santa Cruz, local wineries, and golf courses or just hang loose and beach yourself next to the river or one can launch themselves from the dock, relax by the fish pond and admire the stone carvings on the castle exterior, read a book on one of the five balconies, put together a puzzle or play games. For the kid there's a new skate park, two city parks, and town pool. Our location offers convenient day-trips to Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Monterey County coastlines Henry Cowell Park, Big Basin, Loch Lomond Reservoir, Roaring Camp railroad, Santa Cruz beaches, Boardwalk Amusement Park, Monterey Bay Aquarium, or drive over the hill to the many activities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Property Type

      • Castle

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • 2 Fireplace, Local Phone, Computer, 5 VCR, 4 VCR/DVD, Slot Machine, Board Games, Nintendo, Pre-record Movies, Grand Room, Dining Room, Dungeon Recreation - Room with Bar & Queen Hide-A-Bed, Kitchen, Gas Range/Oven, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Deep Freezer, 4 Full Baths, 5 Balconies, Forced Air Heat, No Smoking & No Pets...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Games
              • Video Library

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Dialup Access
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

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                  $2,500.00/Weekly + 11% Room Tax.
                  (Friday to Friday . Due 1 month prior to use period.)
                  $2,000.00 + 11% room tax. Off Season October to April,
                  Excluding Holidays.
                  Refundable Security Deposit of $500.00 to be paid 30 day prior to stay.
                  Call for other rates.
                  

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                  Photos

                  • Side View of Howden Castle and river access

                    Side View of Howden Castle and river access

                  • Fireplace in Grand Room

                    Fireplace in Grand Room

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Howden Room

                    Howden Room

                  • The Weatherly Suite

                    The Weatherly Suite

                  • Buzzy and Paul's Dungeon

                    Buzzy and Paul's Dungeon

                  • Highland Warriors

                    Highland Warriors

                  • Front view

                    Front view

                  • Grand Room

                    Grand Room

                  • Lady Deborah's Iris Garden

                    Lady Deborah's Iris Garden

                  • BBQ area

                    BBQ area

                  • The Crawford Suite - The Children Play Room

                    The Crawford Suite - The Children Play Room

                  • Mural Mural on the wall who is welcome here - all my fair audience

                    Mural Mural on the wall who is welcome here - all my fair audience

                  • Beach Area

                    Beach Area

                  • Dungeon Bar

                    Dungeon Bar

                  VRBO #50810

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                  This listing was first published here in 2004.

                  Date last modified - Monday, November 03, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 11

                  Contact manager for availability
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                  Member since: 2004
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 07/15/2009

                  (650) 328-1058 (California, USA)

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