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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Ariane

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 Soquel Avenue Corridior

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.


Soquel Avenue Corridior Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • 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 ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Loft - Sleeping Porch - 3 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Small tent for outdoors available -
  • 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A wonderful getaway in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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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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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Wine Bar/Brew Bars down the street, winery nearby
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pasatiempo, DeLaveaga, Spring Hills
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many choices
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Capitola Beach Esplanade or New Brighton Beach
Car: necessary

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.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $300

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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