So Close Yet Feels So Far Away...Bell Hallow(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
For the motor cycle enthusiast, back roads with stunning views and road side taverns. Miles and miles and miles of mountain side, sea side and country side roads to explore.
Hike Big Basin National Park with excellent hiking all the way to the coast, (see the giant redwoods). With any hiking, perhaps you will have sightings of our neighborhood deer, fox, bob cat, coyote, mountain lion and other wild creatures.
There is always the beaches and Boardwalk in Santa Cruz.
OR come paint, write that book, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest, where the sound of the birds and the river surround you on a quiet sunny afternoon by the pool or on the back deck over hanging the river.
Or, in season, there is catch and release Steel Head fishing in the San Lorenzo River right at your feet.
More than 30 wineries are open within 10 miles in the Santa Cruz Mountains including Bonny Doon, Byington, Storrs, Hall Crest, and David Bruce wineries, to name a few. The Santa Cruz mountains are a natural appellation for Pinot Noir grapes.
This area is lively with numerous small towns, road side taverns, and out of the way places.
Quick look....right on hand:
San Jose Air Port.....45 minutes,
San Francisco.....1 hr. 30 min.,
Golf....15 minutes to Pastiempo Golf Course,
...........35 minutes to Big Basin Golf Course,
...........1 hour to Monterey's golf courses.
The Mountain Winery......35 minutes.
Amazing small venue with great entertainment.
(Willy Nelson etc.)
Monterey Bay Aquarium .....45 minutes,
Santa Cruz beach and Boardwalk......15 minutes,
Los Gatos (great shopping) 30 minutes
Moss Landing sloughs for kayak 45 minutes.
Roaring Camp Railroad offers special events, civil war enactments etc. ...
Easy walk to
Grocery store….., specialty groceries
Tyrolyn Inn..........great German food
Cosa Nostra..... for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Henflings, our local bar.....
Mountain Theater for stage plays
Henfling’s Firehouse Tavern, for nightly live music
Gatsby in the ruff........: BELL HALLOW is a brown shingle 2 bedroom family cottage sitting on the banks of the San Lorenzo River in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Tastefully furnished with family antiques, oriental rugs, and lots of wonderful memories. A cozy deck hangs over the river bank...The perfect spot for a mint julep. BELL HALLOW offers Ping Pong, Horse shoes, other 'court' games, and swimming in a very private pool.
How Bell Hallow received its name. In 1906, after the Big Quake, parts of the valley was clear cut of Redwoods to rebuild San Francisco. Teams of Oxen would help guide the mammoth redwood trees down the San Lorenzo River flues to the lumber mills. On their harness there was a rack of 5 bells that gently rang with each step they took. The music of the bells reverberated on the banks while King Fishers sang. Yes there is a history and great stories.
Keywords: cottage, river, mountain, private, forest, romantic, get-a-way, family, cozy, country, pool, weddings, magical, redwoods, special events
Member since: 2007
- 950 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $600
- Tax Rate 11%
20% booking deposit to confirm reservation and balance to be paid 30 days prior to occupancy. Payment can be made by personal check or pay pal.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 1919
About the owner: I am 4th generation Bell Hallow, 5th generation Californian. As an artist I can't imagine a better place to be. For me it is a great pivotal point for the San Francisco area all the way to Big Sur.....and look where I get to live. It just doesn't get any better. :-) What a ride!
Why the Owner Chose Ben Lomond, CA, USA:
This property has been in my family for over 90 years. 4 generations + the new 5th generation that is surfacing, (5 little ones so far) have enjoyed long summer evenings, and roaring fires on dark stormy nights. The home is loaded with wonderful memories and lots of laughter.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I have been told many times that this is a magical and or healing place. It must be that if you are quiet, you hear the whispers of the majestic Redwoods, the gentle rush of the river, the songs of the birds, and sounds of nature.
Off the Back Deck
the dining area and kitchen
On the River
The living room
maroon bells room
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017
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