Gorgeous Mountain House & Cottage in Santa Cruz Redwoods, Hot Tub, New Kitchen
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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
Member since: 2011
- 982 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 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
- 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
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Mountain View
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Gas Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Area
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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
- Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Jetted Tub
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 26 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $15
- Cleaning fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 11%
We accept online payment (with a credit card through HomeAway.com, checks, and PayPal. Weekend rates apply for holidays.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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
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.
Links to more information:
Lost in the beautiful Redwoods!
Newly remodeled kitchen - beautiful granite and wood cabinetry
Everything you need to cook!
Hot tub as seen from the living room window
Living room with lots of windows looking out at the redwoods
Hallway between bedroom #1, bathroom, and bedroom #2
Your own Redwood Fairy Ring up the hill behind the house, with a family hammock
King bed in cottage
Welcome to Boulder Creek!
New microwave, oven, and dishwasher
Doing dishes while looking out at the redwoods
Coming down from the Fairy Ring to the front deck
The Nordic Spa hot tub
Living room - gas fireplace, Roku t.v., lots of skylights and windows
Bedroom #1 in main house, 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.
The private cottage, 40 feet to the right of the main house
Cozy cottage with King bed has heat, electricity
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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