Lovely Victorian Cottage on Historic Property Near Santa Cruz(1 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, Studio + 2 Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)
We are a licensed and permitted vacation rental by the County of Santa Cruz Certificate #CO00156.
Just one block from the historic town of Boulder Creek in the heart of California’s coastal redwood forest, the Historic Hartman House offers a sunny cottage to call home that is the perfect place for your dream vacation. The Hartman House property is featured in 'Historic Homes of Boulder Creek.'
The Carriage House (sleeps up to 6 adults) is a lovely home with an open floor plan perfect for families or couples traveling on a budget. It offers 1 QUEEN bed and 2 FULL sofa sleepers (each sleeper is an actual mattress on a wood frame when pulled out). You will find our cottage located on 1/2 acre in a Victorian farm setting through our heirloom fruit orchard and organic vegetable garden. In addition, there is a great meadow/ lawn area for play or simply relaxing under the apple trees. There is also RV and off street parking and private access to this cottage for ease.
Reservation are booked on our website: www.HartmanInn.com
Historic Down Town Boulder Creek is only one block away where you will find many fine restaurants, cafes, antique shops and clothing stores. Book yourself a spa treatment after your fine dining experience, retire to your cottage for a glass of wine and awake refreshed for a walk through Big Basin State Park, where the redwoods grow to 350 feet! On cool nights, snuggle up in front of our vintage wood burning stove (controlled by a thermostat) with a magnificent glass of local wine. Wine tasting, antique hunting, beach combing, and a wealth of outdoor activities—Santa Cruz County has much to offer.
Whether you stay right here in the San Lorenzo Valley or venture to the nearby cities of Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Jose or San Francisco, consider us your home away from home.
* Two night minimum and three night minimum on some holidays (no exceptions)
* No pets (please don't ask)
* No groups larger than 6 (no exceptions per the County of Santa Cruz)
* We are an inspected, legally permitted vacation rental property Certificate #CO00156
Keywords: house, chalet, farmhouse, bungalow, casita, flat, apartment, studio, country house
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Member since: 2010
- 700 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Very large tile shower with tub filler and grab rails.
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View:
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $75
- Tax Rate 11%
Payment is charged at time of reservation. All reservations are booked through our main website on a first come first served basis:
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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We are located in world class wine tasting region! With in minutes: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Henry Cowell State Park, Mid Peninsula Open Space Preserve, Mtn. Winery Amphitheater (glorious outdoor concerts overlooking the city lights of the SF Bay Area), boat rentals and bird watching at Loch Lomond Reservoir, Roaring Camp Historic Railroad, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Swimming holes at river beach parks within 5 min. walk, plus endless miles of hiking just outside your back door! Historic Down Town is only one block away where you will find wonderful locally owned shops and restaurants to peruse!
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: In 2004 I started restoring the property right back to its period of significance (1896). While the process was taking place, the locals would come and view the progress and I'd eagerly share my enthusiasm for preservation. I kept getting asked if I'd ever consider opening a bed and breakfast as the cottage was so lovely, they'd like their relatives to stay with me when they came to visit. When the cottage was finished, I could barely keep people away! Having innkeepers in the family already, it was an easy transition to share my property with others. I have had guests come from as far as the UK and as close as 1 mile away. When your guest walks into your establishment for the first time and sighs, 'Wow...it's beautiful'...there is nothing more rewarding! bio: Tamara has a background in biological science. She left the science world in 2000 and followed her passion for historic preservation by restoring period homes. Since then, she has taken her passion for preservation outside of the home, combining it with her commitment to sustainability in the environment. She is graduate of UC Berkeley in Landscape Architecture. She is also an avid gardener and practices biointensive farming and is very involved in her community.
Why the Owner Chose Boulder Creek, CA, USA:
Historic Boulder Creek is a great example of 'Main Street America' where you can enjoy that small town feel yet you are just minutes away from major cities and attractions. We are located in a world class wine tasting region. We also have great family events like music festivals, parades, and Santa makes a special trip here every year! It's one of the Bay Area's best kept secrets!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It's a great place to recharge your spirit! I've been told over and over how relaxing it is to stay here and we have repeat guests every year! We've had nothing but great reviews!
- Primary: (831) 431-3933 (California, USA)
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A quiet place to sit under the fruit trees and listen to the chickens cluck away
The approach to the Carriage House past the mini donkey corral.
George and Ida checking out our orange tree.
George and Ida with their new friends who already tower over them!
Private entrance to our scented garden.
Living area and wood burning stove
Our sunny kitchen where you can cook up our garden veggies.
View from the front porch looking out to the historic Bell Tower and Mountains.
'Lottie-Da' and her giant leeks!
Helen our goose, all grown up! We hear she is running for mayor.
'Annabell' our Macaw that barks like a dog and blows kisses to our guests.
The Hartman House 1941 Chevy truck in the 4th of July Parade.
The front porch of the Carriage House with a lovely view of the mountains.
The mini donkey barn/ bar where you can socialize with George and Ida Mae.
George, our little man who's trying to grow into the smallest halter they make!
There's nothing sweeter than a mini donkey kiss!
The Carriage House in spring. Accommodations for up to 6
Get lost in pillows on our luxurious isotonic topped Queen sized bed
Living area showing open floor plan.
Our veggie garden, where you may find your dinner!
Our little Goose Helen at 2 days of age.
Our 'girls' get creative when they lay eggs!
One of our girls who may make you breakfast.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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