This 3,000 square foot gated estate home is nestled in the redwood forest centrally located between the urban magic of San Francisco, the luxurious golf courses of Monterey's Pebble Beach, and Santa Cruz beaches and famous surfing spots, above the summer coastal fog.
THE PROPERTY: Huckleberrry Woods Escape is perfect for family reunions or memorable vacations with multiple families. Set on two beautifully landscaped acres, enjoy the black-bottom pool and separate spa, or lounge on the spacious 2000 sq ft of decks with soaring mountain views of the largest trees in the world, the Coastal Redwoods.
The kids will love the sturdy multi-leveled climbing fort with swings and slide, and adults can get competitive with rousing games of horseshoes, or find a quiet spot to sit in the shade and read on the many decks or in the organic gardens and orchard. There are also plenty of activities to bring the youngsters and adults playing together, such as ping pong.
The 2 acre property is gated and fenced. Remote controls for the main gate are issued at check-in.
The property is within a 15 minute walk of the historic town of Boulder Creek which boasts great restaurants, quaint shops, and the gateway to Big Basin Redwood State Park, and the San Lorenzo Valley.
THE HOME: Well-appointed and comfortable, the 6 bedroom home has plenty of room for a large group, with a fabulous chef's kitchen with Viking stove and expansive soapstone counters providing plenty of space for everyone to cook together An additional compact kitchen downstairs provides versatility. The library is convertible from a common area to a bedroom. An additional bath is in the pool/spa area which also includes an outdoor 'natural spring' shower.
The living room has a flat panel 45” HDTV with Netflix, HBO, Showtime, STARS, and On Demand with stereo and surround sound., with large VCR/DVD video and CD music libraries. The family room 42" flat panel HDTV with the same features.
The home and linens are cleaned with environmentally 'green' products that eliminate most allergy concerns, and you'll never run out of hot water for bathing, as the home has been converted to on-demand hot water heaters. In case of an area power outage, the house will automatically convert to generator power so activities don't have to stop.
15 minutes to Big Basin Redwood State Park
15-20 minutes to two challenging local golf courses at Pasatiempo and Boulder Creek Country Club.
30 minutes to the beaches of Santa Cruz
35 minutes to the Beach Boardwalk, where one of the world's best wood frame roller coasters is revered by coaster buffs from around the world: open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day and weekends year round.
20 minutes to Roaring Camp Railroad for train trips through the redwoods, the Redwood Mountain Faire in the summer, the Scottish Highlands Games in October, and Civil War reenactments.
35 minutes to the Santa Cruz wharf, famous for their seafood restaurants and the yearly Clam Chowder Cook-off
25 minutes to Loch Lomond reservoir for fishing boat rentals
Wine tasting offered at 12 local wineries within a 10 mile radius
30 minutes to the University of California at Santa Cruz which provides many entertainment opportunities including the world famous Arboretum
DAY TRIP ACTIVITIES: If you want to travel a bit further for your adventures, San Francisco is 1 1/2 hours to the north with it's famous Fisherman's Wharf, cable cars, and world class restaurants. Monterey is an hour to the south if you want to see the golf courses of Pebble Beach, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and if you continue to travel south another 45 minutes along the rugged picturesque coastline along Highway 1, you can experience the restaurants and art galleries of Big Sur, and get your feet wet in the Big Sur River while sitting in an Adirondack chair and listening to live jazz on the weekends.
There are so many things to do in the area your group may want to make this a yearly event. If your group has special interests please let us know and we can provide info.
This home can be your solution to a stress free, memorable vacation or family reunion.
Check-in after 4PM, check-out by 11AM.
Keywords: Gated estate with pool and spa