Welcome to the River Retreat, located in the redwood forest on the San Lorenzo River, 15 minutes from Pasatiempo Golf Course, and 15 minutes from Santa Cruz, 45 minutes from San Jose airport, 1 hour from San Francisco airport, and a few minutes for mount Hermon.
Located in the river valley, it is only a short driving distance from both the cities and important site seeing. Surfing, wineries, golf, parks and other sites are minutes away. This recently remodeled cottage is tranquil, serene and peaceful. Nature is at your door, and there are three decks for viewing: one overlooks the river and one is covered, so you can enjoy it rain or shine. The river attracts all kinds of creatures: birds, ducks (yes, those wood ducks in the tree 30 feet up over the river and right outside your bedroom window), squirrels, deer, raccoons, coyotes, and occasional humans with kayaks or canoes. The beautiful decorated cottage has berber carpet, hardwood, and marble floors, nice kitchen. The two bedrooms each have very comfortable queen size beds. There are two large flat screen TVs with cable, the fastest Wi-Fi. Summer, winter, spring or fall, this home is a unique getaway, quite comfortable, yet one with the forest, river and nature .Wonderful place to unwind after a busy work week indeed. It is very beautiful to sit out on the porch amidst the tall trees.
The only source of heat for this retreat is a gas fireplace, with remote. If you come in the winter months it will take 45 minutes to warm up the place.
This is a cottage and I call it "upscale camping".
The only blinds n the house are the front doors and bedrooms. It is very private, and I have not put any window shades on any windows, so it will be bright and pretty. Rest assured, it is an extremely private place, with only one neighbor to the side. The front is below street view, the back is the river, and left is open land.
Keywords: private, river, cozy, cottage, get-a-way, serene, romantic, clean, redwoods, SantaCruz, raring railroad, Henry Cowell.