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New Listing - Exclusive Multi-Million Dollar Neighborhood!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

NEW LISTING! The Johanna Manor belongs to a professional athlete and is now opened to the public through vacation rentals.

The Johanna Estates Neighborhood has been proclaimed by Santa Cruz realtors as being one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Santa Cruz County. The neighborhood is unique in that it offers unmatched privacy, luxury, grandeur, convenience, and warmth. Its located only 1.4 miles to New Brighten beach and 2 miles from Capitola beach (the most charming beach town on this side of the bay). When you’re at the beach and the fog rolls in, no worries; you can leave the fog behind when you retreat back to the privacy of your estate.

Once back at the manor your options are endless. Take a walk or bike ride down the private roads within the exclusive neighborhood. This estate sits on 4 acres and has its own private views of the forest. You may just want to kick back and relax in the hot tub, watch the wildlife off the back patio, or fire up the pizza oven with your family or friends. Looking for more activities? Santa Cruz is known for its world class surfing. Less known is that people travel from all over the world to bike Santa Cruz roads and mountains. One of the premier biking, hiking and running spots in Santa Cruz is Nisene Marks State Park.

If your into Golf, you probably already know that the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz County boast many of the best courses in the world. For fun the whole family can enjoy, check out the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk, the mystery house, roaring camp as well as many other local attractions.

When it comes to shopping, food and entertainment; this estate is centrally located less than three miles from Capitola Village, Soquel Village, and Aptos Village.

The Johanna Manor has just recently been completely renovated.

Cook in with space and luxury: Custom Kitchen Counters imported from Israel: Double thickness Jerusalem Gold Limestone. Double ovens for cooking with large groups.

Hand Crafted Rustic kitchen cabinets.

Italian imported pizza oven: also cooks meats, breads, poultry etc. Make your own pizza parties…an activity that everyone can enjoy. Pizza Dough comes complimentary with the rental.

European style Petrified Seashore patio and Carmel by the Sea half wall

Rustic hand crafted bathroom cabinets and counter-tops.

Granite Dry stacked retaining walls

Tahoe style landscaping

Keywords: Santa Cruz Vacation Rental,Capitola, Aptos, Soquel, Seascape

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About The Owner

Mike and Monica were married in 2008 and are always on the move. From Mike's professional career as an athlete, to their multiple business'...the two rarely spend more than a week in any one location. They have been very fortunate to travel the country and travel the world, where they have found many inspirations for their vacation home in Santa Cruz, Ca.

Why The Owner chose Central Coast

We absolutely love all the activities, weather and scenery Santa Cruz has to offer. We absolutely love going to the beach. The only thing we don’t like about the beach is the summertime fog that comes and goes. We loved this house because it put us 1.4 miles from the beach but out of the fog patterns so that we can enjoy the beach when its sunny and beautiful but not get stuck at a house covered in fog. The other limiting factor with most the homes near the beach that we looked at was the lack of space. With 4 acres, tons of parking, 2 roads, huge patios, decks and lawns…it provides us with a place to entertain our friends and family without feeling smothered by the next door neighbors or annoyed with the constant flow of traffic to and from the beach. Another thing we loved was the safety, privacy and exclusiveness of the neighborhood. An added benefit to the house that we realized after we moved in was that it was right in the center of all three Santa Cruz villages.

What makes this estate unique

Privacy, luxury, space, views 1.4 miles to the beach less than 3 miles to any of the villages (Capitola village, Aptos village, Soquel village) exclusive neighborhood feeling of getting away while still being conveniently close to everything.

Amenities

Aptos Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 full pull out couchh for 2 small children
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , 4 twins total
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Imported Italian Pizza oven, great for entertaining

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

New Listing - Exclusive Multi-Million Dollar Neighborhood!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
5

Great House Incredible View !

  • 5 of 5

This house fit our extended family perfectly ! Pizza night was a real blast and everyone enjoyed the first time experience of making Pizza in the oven.(Bring your own wood) The open floor plan was amazing and everyone had plenty of room to enjoy conversation,eat,& cook together. A couple of burners didn't work to well, but it didn't damper our experience. The outdoor space was really amazing during the evening, as it was a bit hot during the day. Maybe a couple more umbrellas ? The view looking out is Stellar and you feel like you are in the canopy of a forest. The birds that sing & live here are fabulous ! We enjoyed the Hot Tub at night, and the boards for our Beach day. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes etc.,although the coffee pots took forever to brew a pot of coffee. The bedrooms were all spacious, nice sheets & beds but could use some shades to control the sun that comes blasting in in the morning ! Our group really appreciated the ease of the driveway & parking. Perfect access. I told my sister about it and we might plan a family re-union ... Thank you so much. I hope to stay here again !

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous home in a fabulous seeting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family outing with another family (4 adults, 5 kids) here. The house was spacious with great light everywhere so our kids were perfectly happy just hanging out inside (electronic device free!) with all the games and puzzles available. However, they were even happier running around outside in the large backyard in the woods, roasting s'mores in the fire, and relaxing the hot tub!

The kitchen was well stocked and then there were the two large grills and pizza oven outside! Honestly, we weren't so successful with the pizza oven (think we didn't get it hot enough) but we certainly had fun trying! Monica also kindly left us a bottle of wine and a gift card to get pizza dough (which was delicious) to welcome us.

The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable, and clean, as were the bathrooms. The kids loved their bunk room!

The location was also easy access to the Forest of Nisene Marks (great place to hike) and multiple beaches, along with the towns of Aptos and Capitola even though it felt secluded. We even took a nice bike ride from our house to Santa Cruz and back. The hill to get up to the house was a little steep but otherwise a very doable bike ride.

Monica was very easy to work with and we are thankful that she opened up her home for this wonderful vacation. Would come back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a couple birthdays with a group of friends at Monica's beautiful house. The location was just central enough for us to grab anything we needed in town but also far away enough that we felt isolated looking out into the beautiful Santa Cruz

Mountains. We were able to get a lot of use out of the hot tub, fire pit and pizza oven. The house was perfect for a group of adults looking for a weekend of cooking and relaxing. We hope to return soon!! Thank you again Monica for the great weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Private, beautiful, spacious, relaxing, perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Johanna Manor exceeded our expectations. My daughter got married in Henry Cowell state park so our family and her girlfriends/bridesmaids stayed for the weekend. The master bedroom was the ideal pre wedding place for the bride and her friends to hang out and get ready. The photos are lovely!

The house is big but clean and comfortable. The bathrooms and kitchen are very nice and all the beds are super comfy.

The house is situated in the forest so it is so quiet and private and beautiful.

Monica was easy to communicate with and we had no issues whatsoever. I highly recommended this house and hope to return for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent retreat! We spent the weekend at this lovely property. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. There was even an outdoor pizza oven. We were a party of 8 adults and there was plenty of room for everyone. The beds were very comfortable. We hope to come back in the near future!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You must visit this wonderful location !

  • 5 of 5

I had a simply fantastic time in Santa Cruz staying with 7 good friends. We fired up the wood burning pizza oven and enjoyed the Jacuzzi and beautiful scenery overlooking the mountains. The house is just as described and very comfortable. If your headed to the Santa Cruz area this is your destination.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Rates & Availability

Aptos Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$699
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
August
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$699
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$649
From
$749
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
September
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$499
From
$699
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$499
From
$699
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$699
From
$749
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
December
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$499
From
$699
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmas- New Years
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$749
 
 
Winter
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$699
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$525
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $249
Pet Fee $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

All Holidays are subject to our "high season" rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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