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"Bois Coeur" Redwood Shangri-La! - 5 Minutes to Capitola Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Absolutely enchanting and romantic turn of the century country estate on 4.4 heart shaped acres is located just 2 miles to the Village of Soquel, 5 minutes to Capitola Beach, 10 minutes to Santa Cruz, and just 35 minutes to Monterey and Carmel.

The majestic redwoods and the absolute quiet will restore and soothe your soul. Wake to the sun streaming into your open windows - no need for curtains here. Enjoy breakfast on the large deck under the redwoods, just outside the kitchen door. The casement windows open onto the wraparound deck keeping it truly in touch with nature. The south meadow is a great area for play, or having a campfire in the evening. There are so many enchanting scenes and areas on this property everyone will be able to find their "special place".

Keywords: Lodge, Redwoods, Capitola, Craftsman, Cottage, Hiking, Wineries, Nisene Marks Park, Land of Medicine Buddha, Village of Soquel, Antique shops, Village of Capitola, Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, acreage, quiet, peaceful

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2017

About The Owner

This "heart-shaped" property stole my heart when I first saw it in 2005. It was a hidden jewel but really rundown and needed to be saved. I ran to its rescue and have spend the past 5 years making it a haven for all who enter. I am proud to offer this property to anyone who wants a truly unique and inspiring getaway that transports you to a time long ago and is yet only minutes to the beach, hiking trails, a meditation center, wineries, antique shops, and the beautiful Monterey Bay Sanctuary. If you have never stayed in the Redwoods, you are in for a a special treat. They surround you with their peace and splendor and you will find yourself not wanting to leave!

The Owner purchased this lodge in 2005


Soquel Avenue Corridior Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • This house built in 1908 has lots of real wood surfaces - please be mindful of using protective coasters to protect surfaces
  • Please leave muddy and wet shoes at the door
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) There are queen beds in 2 of the downstairs bedrooms. , Double Beds (1) There is a double futon bed upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (2) There is a twin trundle bed in one of the 3 downstairs bedrooms which side by side is equal to a king size bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
100 year old redwoods, creek, wildflowers, absolute quiet, authentic 1908 charm, lots of parking, hiking, wraparound decks, sleep in porch, casement windows huge artist loft, coffered ceilings, wainscotting, country kitchen, 4.4 acres of absolute quiet and the sweet sounds of bird calls surround you in this enchanting historic craftsman cottage. Enjoy the sounds of the babbling nearby creek, or walk down the road to the limitless hiking of Nisene Marks Park. Twin logs form a bridge across the creek into the Land of Medicine Buddha with its magical forest trails, meditation center and prayer wheel. If you are into antiques the Village of Soquel two miles down the road is the place to be. Prefer the beach? Capitola, its nightlife, beaches and restaurants are 5 minutes away. Santa Cruz is 10 minutes north on Hwy 1. There are 3 or 4 wineries on Glen Haven, Bargetto Winery, Hunter Hill Winery and Soquel Vineyards included. This heart-shaped property will embrace you with nature.


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"Bois Coeur" Redwood Shangri-La! - 5 Minutes to Capitola Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Chico, CA

Perfect Soquel/Santa Cruz retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 2 adults and 3 kids (ages 11, 8, 7) stayed at Bois Coeur in mid-June. We had an excellent time spending time at Ariane's property. The house is beautiful and located in an incredibly peaceful setting. The deck that surrounds the house is great for watching the trees or reading or just being alone. The property and the nearby hiking trail are excellent for exploring.

While staying here, we went to Capitola and Santa Cruz beaches, but it's a great place to use as a base for anywhere in the Santa Cruz/Monterey area.

My wife was sad to leave. It's a place we hope to return to someday and we usually don't like going to the same places more than once,

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to see your note saying your "loved" staying at the property...and the response from all of you when you first saw the property made me feel really good. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay - your respect for the property was so evident in the way you left it. I would be delighted to have you come back! with gratitude, Ariane
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wine tasting, meditation, anitques


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $300
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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