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Santa Cruz Mountain Cabin. Mount Hermon.: 3 Bedrooms; 3 Bathrooms.

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Unique Cabin amongst the Redwoods:3 BR.3 BA. Utmost Tranquillity!

This cabin, built in 1906, the second built in the Mount Hermon Christian Conference community, is nestled amongst majestic giant Redwoods hundreds of years old, with lovely Zayante Creek running just below the cabin. Often, kids are down playing in the creek before the car is even unloaded ! Five minute walk to the Mt. Hermon Auditorium.

Enjoy the crisp, clean air and blue sky. Guests often come to this getaway to write, catch up on some reading in front of the wood burning stove, or just experience a time of reflection. Great nature trails through the redwoods located in the Mount Hermon Conference Center grounds…are literally outside your front door. This place is a photographer’s dream location.

Those wanting a little more excitement might want to try the Mount Hermon Canopy Tour, a two hour tour of the Redwoods which includes six Zip Lines and two Sky Bridges ! Call for reservations (1.831.430.4357) or book online:
Apparently, this is one of few such facilities in the United States.

Other visitors are drawn to the many opportunities available nearby: World Class golf courses such as Pasatiempo (10 minutes away) designed by Alister Mackenzie who designed Augusta National, site of the Masters or Pebble Beach and Spyglass less than an hour away in Carmel; the Monterey Bay Aquarium; fabulous beaches in Capitola and Santa Cruz (15 minutes); Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, an oceanfront amusement park; best shopping in the Bay area at Stanford Mall plus Stevens Creek and Santana Row in San Jose (45 minutes);many antique stores in Capitola, Aptos, Felton, and Los Gatos; wonderful restaurants throughout the area. Plus guests can enjoy all of the excitement of San Francisco, just 90 minutes away!

An absolutely 'don't miss' experience is walking the 3 mile oceanside along the Santa Cruz Beach. To better envision this experience, we suggest you google 'Santa Cruz beach walkway '.

You will find this rustic cabin to be in excellent condition and beautifully furnished. The first floor has a small kitchen with a table and chairs overlooking the wooded forest; an inviting living room with two couches and other seating facing the wood burning stove; one bedroom with a brass queen bed (regular) with French Doors opening to the living room and the wood burning stove; another queen bed (comfy 12' mattress) with a TV set with many popular channels. A huge outside deck with a Redwood Table with seating for 8 to 10, depending...and another Redwood table seating 6 in the side deck (Just in case you want to allow the children to sit together, within ear shot, but not seated next to you.) The lower level includes a king bed (12' mattress) and an ante room with several sleeping pads plus an up and down bunk bed for children or smaller size adults. Each bedroom has its own tiny bathroom with shower. These showers are definitely one person showers! The cabin is full of antique furniture and plenty of books.

Decks completely surround the cabin as well as outside the bedroom with the king sized bed on the lower level. All with spectacular views.

Dining on the deck is an option: propane grill accommodates 12 steaks or burgers; Redwood table seats 8-10 comfortably.

We welcome you to a wonderful experience in this very special place on God's earth.

Special Note: This is a residential neighborhood located adjacent to the Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center grounds and 'partying' is unwelcome here.

Also, for those who need to stay 'connected', WI FI is in the Cabin. And, for those interested in late night TV, we have a 32' Flat Screen TV with many stations, as well as a small screen DVD player to be found in the downstairs bedroom closet. We do suggest you bring you iPad if you want to view movies on Netflix.

Sorry, absolutely no pets or smoking indoors or outdoors. Smoking on the nearby driveway is acceptable.Thanks for your consideration.
SPECIAL NOTE: From time to time Mount Hermon has weekend getaway camps for children at Redwood Camp. While it is across the canyon and probably a block away, you can expect to hear singing and announcements over the loudspeaker from time to time.

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Sorry, our residential restrictions do not allow college age students. We only rent to working adults over 25 years of age. This is a quiet residential neighborhood....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    If infants, Please bring mattress protectors....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    ABSOLUTELY NO INSIDE SMOKING ! ! ! ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Family members have serious allergies. Please, no pets....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Brass Bed: located off the Living Room....moreless

  • Bunk beds

    Upper and lower bunk beds for children. Off King Bedroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Located off the Kitchen area.Has TV with Premium Stations....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Bunk beds in adjacent room...moreless

  • King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (2), Have two pads for sleeping indoors or under the stars., Bunk Bed sleeps 2 children or small adults (up and down). Bunk bed is in lower level in room adjacent to the King bedroom. Outside steps to lower level King Bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • All bathrooms are small. Have shower, toilet and sinks.Downstairs bathroom is a tad larger.Definitely one person showers....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are many very nice restaurants in the vicinity. Our favorite for couples is Cafe Sparrow in Aptos. Sushi in neighborhood shopping center. Family Mexican restaurant at the corner of Highway 9 and Graham Hill Road. Healthy sandwiches and salads, at the New Leaf Market (Organic) at Highway 9 and Graham Hill Road. Ask owner to provide an additional list of suggested Restaurants....moreless


  • Games:

    Trunk in Living Room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Some movie channels. No HBO, Showtime, etc. Suggest bringing iPods for Netflix if you want to watch movies. Most people never turn on the the TV. Too many other things to do....moreless

  • Television:

    32' Flat Screen TV In Queen bedroom off the kitchen on main floor. Many Channels. COMCAST....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Brook 80 feet from balcony at foot of property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Small kitchen table seats about 5; 6 with both table foldouts. Three TV foldup trays. Large Redwood Table outside seats 10. Note: the kitchen counter has limited space. Keep food prep simple!...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Heating:

    Force Air Gas furnace.Heating blankets for each bed....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi Fi available throughout cabin....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two comfortable couches. Floor lamps for reading. Games in trunk. Wood burning stove. Very comfortable and charming....moreless

  • Parking:

    Available right in front of the cabin. Room for one in the parking space. Two additional in the driveway. DO NOT PARK IN THE UPPER PARKING AREA WHICH IS THE NEIGHBORS' PARKING SPACE. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    Highly efficient Wood Burning Stove in the Living room. Very cozy in the evening....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen table is small. Bench seating for 3 children plus room for 3 chairs There are several small chairs stored outside. Three TV trays under kitchen counter.. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Large oven, sufficient for a large turkey....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    125 feet of deck wraps completely around the cabin. Scenic views of Redwood trees all around the cabin.Overlooks a brook below. Plus deck off the King BR downstairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    World Class golf in Santa Cruz and the Monterrey/Carmel area.Pebble Beach, Spyglass, etc....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane. Large family cooking size. Large enough for 12 Steaks or Burgers....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 31 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 11%



The reason we have a no refund policy is because unlike a hotel which has many rooms, we have only one cabin.And, because families generally plan vacations quite a distance in the future, we may be unable to find a replacement for your reservation. However, it you absolutely cannot make it and you do not have a friend or relative who can take your place, you should call me right away and we will release the date and attempt to rent it to someone else. If successful, we will notify VRBO and they will refund the rent plus all fees. The key here is to notify me ASAP if you can't make it. Don

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Mount Hermon, Felton, CA, USA:
We wanted a complete getaway from the hectic life of Southern California. We could have purchased a vacation home any place in the world. We chose this because we wanted the privacy, beauty, and serenity it offers. And, because we are avid golfers, we appreciate the fabulous golf courses in the area. And, it is always a thrill to do the three mile walk along the Santa Cruz coastline.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We just like being there. Hanging out on the deck or in front of the wood burning stove with a good book or close friends.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • Cabin in the Redwoods

    Cabin in the Redwoods

  • Back Deck. Table seats from 8-12 depending on number of adults and children

    Back Deck. Table seats from 8-12 depending on number of adults and children

  • Lower Deck off King Bedroom. Faces Creek.

    Lower Deck off King Bedroom. Faces Creek.

  • King Bed and Bathroom
Lower Level.

    King Bed and Bathroom Lower Level.

  • Bathroom for King Bedroom

    Bathroom for King Bedroom

  • Queen Bedroom and Bath adjacent to Kitchen.

    Queen Bedroom and Bath adjacent to Kitchen.

  • View of Living Room from Queen Bedroom.

    View of Living Room from Queen Bedroom.

  •  View from LR Window.

    View from LR Window.

  • Kitchen Table expands. Has bench seat & 3 chairs

    Kitchen Table expands. Has bench seat & 3 chairs

  • Redwoods surrounding Cabin.

    Redwoods surrounding Cabin.

  • View of Creekside Decks.

    View of Creekside Decks.

  • Deck with view of Creek

    Deck with view of Creek

  • Creek down small hill from Cabin.

    Creek down small hill from Cabin.

  • Small room between King Bedroom and Bunk Beds.

    Small room between King Bedroom and Bunk Beds.

  • Queen Bedroom & Bath. French Doors open to LR and Wood Burning Stove.

    Queen Bedroom & Bath. French Doors open to LR and Wood Burning Stove.

  • Queen off Kitchen.

    Queen off Kitchen.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen views of Creekside and  Side.

    Kitchen views of Creekside and Side.

  • Very Large Grill on Deck. Not pictured.

    Very Large Grill on Deck. Not pictured.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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