About the property
- Bungalow1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
1908 Craftsman Cottage, Authentic Redwood Experience - 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. Large upstairs loft with open beams serves as additional sleeping and living area. Artistic and unique setting with amazing covered porch (sleeping porch) for lazy evenings outdoors. All modern conveniences, dishwasher, washer dryer, internet, cable TV. Property is updated yet maintains the 100 year-old authentic feeling of a craftsman cottage built in 1908. Kitchen features 6 burner AGA stove, marble countertops, Bosh dishwasher. Original wood flooring throughout the home. Walls of casement windows in the living room unites with nature. A wrap-around deck (large covered area on west side) invites you to enjoy the privacy of your own park and the beauty of the night sky. Clawfoot bathtub! This is truly an experience you will enjoy - a very unique property with charm, romance and it will be a memorable experience for the entire family. There is a creek for exploring or cooling off in summer. All rooms feature quality linens and down bedding (hypo-allergenic) - down alternative available on request. You will be surrounded in an environment that will transport you to a long ago, peaceful and beautiful place.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- English, French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 9, 2018
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 10+ 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!
Ariane purchased this Bungalow in 2005
Why Ariane chose Santa Cruz County
This will be an experience you will long remember. This is no ordinary house, it is a unique and romantic experience that will invite you to relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty. It will be a home you will really enjoy coming back to after a day out on the bay or exploring the area. Or, it can be a complete retreat from day to day cares in a setting where nothing exists but the magic of the forest, the quiet noises of the birds and the running stream nearby.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Experience an authentic Craftsman cottage built in 1908 in a very private and quiet setting. The owner has maintained the property in its natural state - majestic redwoods surround the house and property.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A wonderful getaway in the woods.
We stayed for a weekend at Bois Coeur with 4 teenagers. It is a magical, beautiful home and very quiet. The pictures are accurate to the house, which is Bohemian stylish, well-stocked with everything you need, and spacious for a large party. We cooked both nights in the compact but very functional kitchen. Ari was very responsive and helpful throughout our stay. Thanks and hope to visit again!
It was wonderful to have guests who truly appreciated this unique retreat and treated this wonderful old house like their own very special home. I am so happy you all enjoyed your stay, and I would welcome you back any time! Ariane
Perfect Soquel/Santa Cruz retreat!
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,
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!
wine tasting, meditation, antique hunting in Soquel Village, wonderful restaurants and beaches . Whale watching and fishing tours from Santa Cruz Harbor and Moss Landing - kayaking, surfing. Monterey Bay Aquarium 30 minutes south - Big Sur about 45 minutes. San Francisco one hour 15 minutes. Land of Medicine Buddha retreat center offers classes, and has a wonderful hiking trail. Local wineries include Hunter Hill, Soquel Vineyards and Bargetto with many others nearby. Enjoy the local shops in the Village of Capitola and special summer open air concerts and festivals. Cruise the Monterey Bay on the renowned Chardonnay sailing ship.