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Romantic Retreat. Soak in the hot tub or lie on loft bed; listen to the surf.

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Romantic Retreat: This fantastically located, atmospheric guest house was custom designed by the owner. This intimate home is ideal for two and perhaps a well behaved canine! Take a hop and a skip down the street to the cliffs of Pleasure Point, where you can surf yourself or view the surfers down below while you walk. After your stroll, you can rinse off in the outdoor shower before you soak in the bubbling cedar wood hot tub. Enjoy the privacy, the curling leaves of the pepper tree, and the lovely music of the wind chimes. Swing in a hammock as you cool off. There is a small hot tub deck and a small outdoor area in front of the house near the garden with bubbling fountain.

The bungalow boasts Spanish tile floors, a romantic sleeping loft with sky lights, a custom built desk and bookshelf, atmospheric lighting on dimmers, many books of poetry and about spirituality. Please note that you cannot stand in the loft, which most people very cosy. The feeling of the house is peaceful and the neighborhood quiet. We have several DVDs, many of them romantic comedies, as well as instant Netflix. We also provide Direct tv so that you can watch your favorite channels.

You can walk to nearby 41st Ave. to great cafes and restaurants, or drive to picturesque Capitola Village for unique stores and boutiques.

The house and location are great for people wanting a peaceful atmosphere. Great feeling house for reading, meditating, writing and contemplation, or spending quality time with that special someone. It is wonderful to walk out the door and be able to stroll along the beach during minus tide times, or to explore beaches nearby. It is a short drive to picturesque Capitola Village, and Santa Cruz has great hiking trails as well as even more awesome beaches.

Keywords: Romantic Retreat, cottage for two, pets considered, beach house, private, hot tub, hammock, fenced in back yard, pet friendly, gardens, fountain, free internet, sleeping loft, skylights, outdoor shower,

private parking, furnished, indoor shower, ambient, artistic, well lit, atmospheric lighting.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Sita

My husband and I are retired psychotherapists and I am a yoga teacher. We love traveling around the Pacific Northwest in our van. We also love nature, hiking and our doggies. We are interested in spirituality and meditation. Our home is very conducive to meditation. Our gardens are beautiful, and we love our cedar hot tub. Our little loft is cozy and romantic and we can hear the ocean. We also love that we can walk to the beach, and to restaurants and cafes.

Sita purchased this bungalow in 1996

Why Sita chose Santa Cruz

We love Santa Cruz, the ocean and beaches, the small town feel and the friendliness! We also love the health oriented restaurants, the accessibility of great hiking and yoga classes. We especially love this neighborhood because we can walk to the beach and to cafes and restaurants.

What makes this bungalow unique

15 Minute drive to Downtown Santa Cruz, 10 minute drive to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. A fifteen minute drive to Nicene Marks State Park for wonderful hiking. And walking distance to the beach. It's at the corner and you can walk along it during low tides. There is also a market cafe just a block and a half away where you can get your food and sit overlooking the ocean to eat it.


Santa Cruz Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
Our house is 350 square feet, with an upstairs sleeping loft. It is very romantic and cozy, suitable for a romantic retreat for two or a place to meditate, read, write and have quiet time.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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Romantic Retreat. Soak in the hot tub or lie on loft bed; listen to the surf.
average rating of 4.604651 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The moment we approached the door we were greeted with a calming fountain, smiling Buddha, and an adorable patio set. I knew right away this zen atmosphere would transition into the retreat. The loft bed is beyond comfy, kitchen is great, loved the shower. Best of all was the hot tub and hammock out back! Very relaxing, close to town and a 5 minute walk to Pleasure Point. Love, love!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cyndi! I am so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere we strive to create and had such a good time. Come again! Sita
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Satisfying Santa Cruz Soak!

  • 5 of 5

The romantic retreat was perfect for two lovers. Small, but open and with lots of places to read and be mindful. We sat in the morning by the subtle rock waterfall and soaked late in the wood barrel hot tub. The area was quiet, we felt privacy. Loft bed was cozy - so long as you are able-bodied. I really liked the intimacy of the space. We enjoyed drinks and snacks bought at Lucky's a short 2 minute drive away. There was no microwave, but everything else you'd need to actually cook was provided. For dining-out, there were plenty of options. Easy walk to the beach! Local area was clean and pleasant. The nearby market was often busy but had a great selection of groceries and hot food.

Tenants were helpful and we felt confident with the notes and instructions left for us. Michael and I are in our thirties and live about 2 hours away. We're happy to have found such a great spot and when we need a Santa Cruz soak we will return to the romantic retreat!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and I are so glad you and Michael had such an enjoyable time and liked some of the things we think are special about the guest house and Pleasure Point. Hope you come back soon!
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lovely quiet special little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

wonderful place, close enough to hear the ocean, and not too far a drive into downtown sc (12-15 mins?)... sweet, special, little place.. quiet and comfortable.. very cool small and perfect hot tub too... lovely touches everywhere.. perfect for quiet and getting away..

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad the retreat felt special to you, Sean, and that you enjoyed your stay. Hope you got some good writing done!
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Beautiful, cozy, and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Egan (my Irish Terrier) and I had a wonderful stay! The hot tub was amazing, the bed so comfortable, and it was a cute little retreat that feels so isolated and private. Tom and Sita are great hosts. So much to do in the area. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and Logan. Glad you enjoyed the hot tub and loft and hope you come back soon!
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comfy, cozy...

  • 5 of 5

but not for everybody. this tiny loft lives large because of the outdoor space - a beautiful front garden with fountain and seating, and the hot tub and hammock in back. it is perfect for a romantic getaway. make no mistake, however. this is not a large space!

i live in a tiny house like you see on TV, so i was quite comfortable. the kitchen is functional, and well-equipped. the garden is a private place, perfect for sitting outside in your bathrobe with your morning cup or evening glass. the beach is close enough that i could hear the surf at night with the skylights open.

Sita and Tom were perfect hosts, available and friendly, but not intrusive. definitely a place to stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you enjoyed your time: the front garden, fountain and hot tub. We lived there for years with our two Aussies when we weren't traveling in our van and always loved listening to the surf through the skylights. Come again soon!
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Serene, cozy, coastal.

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I just stayed a couple of nights and we wish we had reserved more time! We had the most beautiful walks around the neighborhood, enjoyed great coffee, great food. The highlight is of course the hot tub, no matter the time of day or night. We needed to decompress and breathe fresh air. The bed was very cozy and the little kitchen perfect. We found this little spot to be the one we will return to again and agin. Sita and Tom were such hospitable people and gave us 100% privacy. Thank you guys again for a lovely weekend, we won't forget.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: i'm really glad you enjoyed the Romantic Retreat. We enjoy making it beautiful for guests. We hope you come again soon!!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Jose, CA.
Car: recommended

World renowned surf spot. Wonderful outdoor shower. Hear the surf from the hot tub or loft. Walk to great cafes and restaurants. Just a block and a half to the ocean.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $90
Pet Fee $45
Tax Rate 11.0%

Prices do not include a cleaning fee of $90 and the pet fee is per pet. We charge $45 per night for a third guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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