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Side View of Howden Castle and river access

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Last updated: 05/09/2011

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  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Keywords: Castle, Vacation Rental, Vacation Home, Vacation House

Property Type

      • Castle

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

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

          Amenities

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

          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

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

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Dialup Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Mountain View
              • Waterfront

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Kayaking
              • Surfing
              • Golf
              • Sailing
              • Tennis
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Basketball Court
              • Fishing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Parasailing
              • Rafting
              • Fitness Center
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Antiquing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Museums
              • Theme Parks
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
               

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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.
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


              This manager accepts: Credit cards.
              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


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              Calendar

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              Speaks: english

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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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              Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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              4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
              Sleeps 11

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              (650) 328-1058 (California, USA)

              Speaks: english

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