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Last updated: 08/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 (http://www.roaringcamp.com/events2#percy_Halloween)
- 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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Property Type

  • House
  • 982 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you are looking for a party house, please look elsewhere! No illegal drugs....NO SMOKING....we expect our guests have fun while being considerate of our neighbors. Thanks so much! ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Only dogs allowed with prior permission- extra fee required...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Main House bedroom: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Main House bunk room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    'sleep sofa': 1 double (in Bunk Bed Room)...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Main house bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    New tile flooring and sink/cabinet...moreless

  • Newly remodeled, with porcelain tile and spa tub. The bathroom also has the washer/dryer in a hide-away closet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Bookshelf is full of choices for both adults and children...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A cupboard full of board games for both children and adults...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    No cable/satellite, but there is wifi and internet Roku t.v. (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc) for the t.v....moreless

  • Television:

    new flat-screen Roku television...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Game Console:

    Nintendo GameCube with games library...moreless

  • Video Library:

    some DVDs on bookshelf...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Room for 6 adults at the dining table, 2 barstools at the breakfast counter. Beautiful new (up-cycled) redwood table and benches on deck seat 8-10....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas 'woodstove' furnace heats the house...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    AT&T wireless reception is excellent, others can vary....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Additional parking available on street behind the house ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Internet telephone...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    owner gives password to renters...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Fire pit outside for chilly evenings...perfect for s'mores...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Waffle iron, food chopper, George Foreman grill, BBQ tools........moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of mugs, plates, bowls, and handmade pottery ...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Convection toaster oven and a traditional toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Front deck has table and chairs for four and two Adirondack chairs; large back deck has gas grill, redwood table and benches, and 2 rocking chairs. Additional seating around the fire pit....moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    New gas grill September 2015...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Traditional California bench-style hot tub under the stars...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 27 - Sep 6, 2016
2 night min stay
$245 $265
Fri, Sat
$1,650
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$235 $255
Fri, Sat
$1,550

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Pet Fee $15
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

We accept online payment (with a credit card through HomeAway.com, checks, and PayPal.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Brookdale, CA, USA:
We loved the magnificent redwoods all around, including our own 'Fairy Ring,' and only 25 minutes down the hill to the beaches.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Lost in the beautiful Redwoods!

    Lost in the beautiful Redwoods!

  • Hot tub as seen from the living room window

    Hot tub as seen from the living room window

  • Living room with lots of windows looking out at the redwoods

    Living room with lots of windows looking out at the redwoods

  • Double-bed bedroom - new carpet and paint

    Double-bed bedroom - new carpet and paint

  • The main house, with parking for up to 3 cars to the right and left of the deck.

    The main house, with parking for up to 3 cars to the right and left of the deck.

  • Your own Redwood Fairy Ring up the hill behind the house, with a family hammock

    Your own Redwood Fairy Ring up the hill behind the house, with a family hammock

  • King bed in cottage

    King bed in cottage

  • Cozy cottage with King bed has heat, electricity

    Cozy cottage with King bed has heat, electricity

  • Coming down from the Fairy Ring to the front deck

    Coming down from the Fairy Ring to the front deck

  • The Nordic Spa hot tub

    The Nordic Spa hot tub

  • Living room - gas fireplace, new Roku t.v., lots of skylights and windows

    Living room - gas fireplace, new Roku t.v., lots of skylights and windows

  • Bunk-bed room: double bottom bunk, twin top bunk, sofa unfolds to double bed

    Bunk-bed room: double bottom bunk, twin top bunk, sofa unfolds to double bed

  • Full bathroom with spa tub and shower, washer/dryer, and a porcelain tile floor.

    Full bathroom with spa tub and shower, washer/dryer, and a porcelain tile floor.

  • A full kitchen, with dining area to the left

    A full kitchen, with dining area to the left

  • Dining table and chairs, bench on far side seats 3

    Dining table and chairs, bench on far side seats 3

  • Stairs to explore the hill and get to the country lane running above

    Stairs to explore the hill and get to the country lane running above

  • The private cottage, 40 feet to the right of the main house

    The private cottage, 40 feet to the right of the main house

VRBO #368257

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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