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

Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Bungalow
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

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.



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english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 27, 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Queen size Beds (1)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Outdoor shower

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            We are a block and a half from the beach.


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • 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
                          • comfy seating for 2 people


                              • Books
                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                              • Video Library
                                We have several DVD's you might enjoy, especially if you like romantic comedies!!


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • not suitable for children
                                      • wheelchair inaccessible

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub


                                              • marina
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • cinemas
                                              • 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.

                                                                46 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great little cottage. Excellent location. Intimate hot tub!

                                                                alex m.

                                                                We had a great time at Sita’s little cottage near Pleasure Point. Very close to beaches and beautiful California coastal scenery. Even though it’s in a suburban neighborhood it’s very quiet and feels really secluded. The whole place has a lovely Santa Cruz vibe. We felt refreshed and renewed after spending a weekend here. Hosts were very friendly and helpful too. Great property!

                                                                Super cozy and sweet spot!

                                                                Melissa A.San Francisco

                                                                We loved this place! It is tiny, comfortable, clean and charming. We loved the privacy, amazing hot tub, comfy loft with beautiful skylights, close walk to beach (with dolphins!) and close walk to lots of fun places to eat. Seriously a special, special place! We will return.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Tom and I are really glad you found our retreat cozy and special. We look forward to having you again!

                                                                Perfect spot for a little surf retreat with the dogs

                                                                Tom and Sita have gone over the top to make this little space special! The hot tub is really unique and enjoyable. Great place to bring the dogs, as the little back yard is totally fenced in. They are also incredibly kind and gracious hosts, while completely maintaining guests’ privacy.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We are so glad you, Blake and the dogs enjoyed our little retreat and hot tub. We loved having the four of you, and thanks for leaving the Gayle's bakery sourdogh. Come again!

                                                                Satisfying Santa Cruz Soak!

                                                                Reinel C.

                                                                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!

                                                                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!

                                                                lovely quiet special little hideaway

                                                                Sean S.

                                                                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..

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Glad the retreat felt special to you, Sean, and that you enjoyed your stay. Hope you got some good writing done!

                                                                LOVE THIS PLACE!

                                                                Cyndi C.

                                                                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!!

                                                                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


                                                                Santa Cruz, CA, USA

                                                                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.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                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.

                                                                46 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.6/5
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