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Gorgeous Mountain House & Cottage in Santa Cruz Redwoods, Hot Tub, New Kitchen

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms plus cottage, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6-8 adults,

Come escape among the California Redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains, close to the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad, Henry Cowell and Big Basin State Parks, and the beaches of Santa Cruz and Davenport. This is the perfect place for one or two families, a romantic getaway, or a retreat! House is located in Boulder Creek.

New kitchen coming in August/September - beautiful remodel planned, including dishwasher and gorgeous granite countertop.

***Beautiful hot tub under the stars- large, traditional California bench style tub seats 6

***Full kitchen, bathroom

***2 large decks & patio with tables, chairs, fire pit, gas grill, and family hammock

***Minutes to Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad, beautiful Big Basin & Henry Cowell State Parks, wineries, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, beaches, golf, berry-picking, the Bigfoot Museum, fabulous restaurants, music venues, and more!

***Wireless internet and Roku TV

***All beds have allergy-friendly mattress covers and duvets (with duvet covers washed between guests).

***Large back deck has beautiful up-cycled table and benches large enough for 10 (made from old redwood decks by a local craftsman).

***Cottage has pull-out King size bed, cozy duvets, and electricity (no plumbing).

For train lovers (young and old), enjoy a fall weekend at Roaring Camp Railroad. Special excursions this fall include:

-Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy

- Halloween Ghost Train

- new Chanukah Train

- Holiday Tree Walk.

One of our favorite winter traditions is cutting down our Christmas tree at one of the beautiful tree farms near Boulder Creek.

Our house: We first saw our house in the winter rains and were instantly charmed. It is a cozy retreat in the redwoods, and it has been lovingly maintained and decorated for our family and friends' use. It was exclusively our family's weekend and holiday retreat for seven years before we began sharing it with others via HomeAway and VRBO. Our family has had countless special times there with our children, friends, and visiting relatives. It isn't just another rental house - the rocking chair is the one Grandma Linda rocked all her children in, the rugs have been in the family for 40 years, and so on. We are very happy to share the house with others and have been thrilled that so many guests have discovered the Santa Cruz mountains while visiting.

Boulder Creek: Boulder Creek is a vintage small town - it has one stop sign! It's the town closest to Big Basin Redwood State Park, so most visitors go to Boulder Creek on their way to take walks or hikes in the old-growth redwoods. Even though Boulder Creek is very small, there are two grocery stores - one Safeway-like, the other more similar to Whole Foods. There are also several restaurants, some great coffee places, a brewery, a couple of fun antique stores & thrift stores, a pharmacy a tea room, and a few places to get wonderful massages/facials. One of our favorite outings (and our dog's!) is a ride on Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad - we ride the steam train up to old-growth redwoods at Bear Mountain, followed by a hike among more amazing old-growth redwoods at Henry Cowell State Park (right next door). We also love to spend the afternoon exploring the river and river-beaches and berry picking. Several guests have gone zip-lining at nearby Mount Hermon's Redwood Canopy Tours...we've heard it's wonderful! Visiting some local wineries is another favorite way to spend an afternoon with friends.

County of Santa Cruz Certificate # CO00313

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Owner
Suzanne Koch
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Suzanne Koch

We first saw our house in the winter rains and were instantly charmed. It is a cozy retreat in the redwoods, and it has been lovingly maintained and decorated for our family and friends' use. It has been exclusively our family's weekend and holiday retreat for the past seven years. We've had countless special times there with our children, friends, and visiting relatives. It isn't just another rental house - the rocking chair is the one Grandma Linda rocked all her children in, the rugs have been in the family for 40 years, and so on. We are very happy to share the house with others and have been thrilled that so many guests have discovered the Santa Cruz Mountains while visiting.

Suzanne Koch purchased this house in 2004

Why Suzanne Koch chose California

We loved the magnificent redwoods all around, including our own 'Fairy Ring,' and only 25 minutes down the hill to the beaches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for making your fantastic cabin available for me, the kids, and grandpa. A perfect multi-generational setting! I especially appreciated your detailed instructions and activity suggestions. It made for a terrific vacation.

You have a very special place here in the Santa Cruz mountains. I hope to be able to return sometime. Thank you very much!"
Aug 2012
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Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Mountain House & Cottage in Santa Cruz Redwoods, Hot Tub, New Kitchen
average rating of 4.95 based on 43 reviews
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Perfect for a Family

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our family of 5. Our kids (age 8, 10 & 12) really enjoyed the cabin and so did we. Suzanne (the owner) has really thought of everything and provided really detailed instructions on not only the cabin but the surrounding area. We hope to stay again!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable! Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! It is so beautiful and feels like you are staying in a cozy home. There are tons of kids games, the kitchen has beautiful dishes, and the hot tub is a dream!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Wonderful cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin. Very accessible along CA 9 and yet close to Henry Cowell and Big Basin. We did some great hikes. The cabin is very nice with two bedrooms plus a small "in-laws" that just fitted a king sized bed. The patio with a BBQ grill and a firepit is a nice addition. We rate it highly and certainly want to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a very small wedding reception in this home. We also stayed here for the rest of our honeymoon as well. It rained for three days and it was SO beautiful! There was a little creek flowing by the deck and we would sleep with the windows open at night to hear the rainfall. The kitchen was AMAZING! Great for family cooking in there. My mother stayed with us the first couple of nights and just loved the jacuzzi. The owners were great to work with. They sent us detailed instructions on how to get there, because the driveway is a little hard to find. They also sent us with a list of things to do in the area, which was very helpful due to this being our first trip to the redwoods. We loved our trip and our stay and hope to return sometime next year. They are also PET friendly. Our little doggy stayed with us for two nights!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great remote location

  • 5 of 5

Cozy private premises, my favorite part was the outdoors setting with BBQ porch area, deck and woodsy environment. The owners were very informative and so easy to work with, thank you! The only down side if any is that house is literally off the highway in a curvy area and up a steep driveway so you have to be very cautious with traffic. The house itself is very welcoming, it might seem crowded for a larger group but that adds to the opportunity of spending quality time away from home with good company.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Dreamy forest getaway

  • 5 of 5

Suzanne is amazing. She's such a responsive , hospitable host. She gave us wonderful, clear details about her home, which also included great spots to check out nearby. The house was such an ideal relaxation spot for all of us. It was me and 4 other friends, and we had plenty of space to have down time to read - and then spend time together. Everything about this place is so serene. We mostly cooked at the house, because we loved the outdoor table and then hopping in the hot tub. Definitely want to come back and spend a good week here. Very close to Santa Cruz and Big Basin Redwoods too. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Old-growth redwood forests, Santa Cruz beaches & Boardwalk, Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad, wine tasting at spectacular wineries, hiking & hanging out on river beaches, Santa Cruz Mystery Spot! We love taking the Roaring Camp train to the SC Boardwalk (an ocean-side amusement park) in the summer.

Golf: Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club has outstanding golf with gorgeous Redwood forest mountain views

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Rates & Availability

Brookdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$270
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$260
Fri,Sat
$1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

We accept online payment (with a credit card through HomeAway.com, checks, and PayPal. Weekend rates apply for holidays.

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Amenities

Brookdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 982 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main house bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , New tile flooring and sink/cabinet
  • Newly remodeled, with porcelain tile and spa tub. The bathroom also has the washer/dryer in a hide-away closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main House bedroom - 1 double
    Main House bunk room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 'sleep sofa': 1 double (in Bunk Bed Room)
  • We use duvet covers on all of our beds and covers are washed between guests. There are also mattress covers (impervious to dust mites) on all of the beds. The interior of the house was repainted this past winter and the carpeting replaced in the bedrooms. We also put in a new water heater and a new washer/dryer in Summer 2014. New electrical panel Spring 2015.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Enjoy your own private Redwoods 'Fairy Ring' with a large family hammock strung across the grove halfway up the hill above the main house. The sky is crystal clear at night, and the stars shimmer above the outdoor fire pit or the beautiful outdoor hot tub. The hot tub is the traditional California style-- a large round (84') wood hot tub with bench seating and dozens of hydrotherapy jets. The house has two decks. The front deck with a cozy table and umbrella, seating four. The large back deck overlooks a stream and waterfall (in the rainy season) with a redwood table seating eight, two rocking chairs, and an outdoor gas grill.

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