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Treetops - Amazing Country Retreat, Above the Summer Fog, Spa

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms + Library, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

TREETOPS. This idyllic country retreat will literally transport you to new heights. Unparalled woodland setting with canyon vistas and a peek of the ocean. Located in Bonny, midway between Carmel and San Francisco, 5 minutes from California's Scenic Highway 1 and secluded ocean beaches. Surrounded by State Park lands with incredible trees, waterfalls and miles of scenic trails to explore.

Beautiful 3000 sq ft home, 3 BDRM/2.5 bath with 2000 sq ft deck, spa, on 3-acre site, outside fireplace/entertaining area. Unobstructed canyon, meadow and ocean views. Reverse floor plan, literally puts you level with the giant redwoods. Huge kitchen, family area. Lots of sunshine (above the summer fog), surrounded by amazing redwood cathedrals with a gated, cobblestone-style drive. Nice, quiet neighborhood. Leave the windows open at night to enjoy the romantic sounds!

The main floor of the house features a large, cheerful kitchen/family area, a delightful living/dining area that opens to a tranquil veranda, and a master suite that features a 'star-gazing window' and a private deck w/ spa. All rooms have uncompromised views. Leave the windows open at night to enjoy the romantic sounds!

The downstairs area has two guest rooms with a shared bath, an extensive library, a media room, an outdoor fireplace/entertaining area with a built-in barbecue and access to your own amazing Redwood Cathedrals (fairy rings).

The rustic, 3-acre gated property is surrounded by giant trees and meadows and is within walking distance of a small boutique winery. This home works well for two or 3 couples and will comfortably sleep 6 (2 queen beds, 3dr bdrm has 2 twins).

The community of Bonny Doon is known for its scenery, mild climate, vineyards, lack of traffic and proximity to pristine beaches, surfing, golf, equestrian facilities, bicycling, birding, the Santa Cruz Wharf and Boardwalk, Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, UC Santa Cruz campus, fantastic restaurants, eclectic shops and unique music venues. We are less than 20 minutes from Santa Cruz and UCSC. It is quite literally a vacation paradise.

Keywords: Bonny Doon, Redwoods, Ocean View, Secluded, Romantic, Gated, Rustic, Marine Sanctuary, Monterey Bay

More Details

Pat Pfremmer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Pat Pfremmer

About us: We are a -young- ;o) retired couple who enjoy adventure and travel ...always on the go. Our children and grandchildren live all over the world. My husband is a former small business owner (commercial printing company) and is the inventor of a successful golf product. I worked many years as a law librarian and continue to do specialized investigative research for select clients. Bonny Doon is our home 6 months of the year.

Pat Pfremmer purchased this chateau / country house in 1980

Why Pat Pfremmer chose Santa Cruz

We love it here, and our family and friends like to come and just sit and stare, there is always something to see.

We searched the Western States for 'the perfect place' and believe we found it. We like being near towns and activities, but we also want to be away from traffic and crowds. We also like the proximity to San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area and cultural events.

Bonny Doon is a very loosely organized rural community, an ephemeral oasis, much like the classic musical/movie, 'Brigadoon' it is more a state of mind than a place.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Tranquil, serene beauty, incredible views, a Feng shui place for the body and mind. Lots of wildlife, the morning calls of the Valley Quail, the hooting of the owls at night, the occasional cry of coyotes, cottontail rabbits, deer, fox, bobcat, ...The most beautiful trees, three incredible redwood 'cathedrals' sometimes called 'fairy rings'. We are surrounded by State Parks and State Beaches yet we are not 'isolated' in the sense of conveniences. There is a good restaurant just down on the coast, 5 minutes away.


Santa Cruz Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Queen size Beds (2), King Bed (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Treetops - Amazing Country Retreat, Above the Summer Fog, Spa
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Wonderful accommodations, owners quickly respond to questions/concerns...beautiful property/home!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property much nicer in person.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed retreat in the woods.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the Treetops Country Retreat during Labor Day weekend, and we loved it!

The temps were up in the 100's for a good deal of the time, and we were lucky to have fans in every room! The house has everything you need, want or can think of for a visit, and it was very clean and organized for visitors!

Our host Pat, was very easy to contact throughout the rental process.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I asked our guests how we could have improved (in order to earn 5 stars) below is the response.... "We did indeed like your place and would enjoy staying there again when we travel to Bonny Doon in the future. The 4 stars were because the weekend was soooo hot, and there was little relief, even at night! " It was an unseasonably hot Labor Day Weekend - it made the headlines in all local papers! We have fans, but very few homes on the Central Coast have A/C.
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Mumbai, India

Beautiful property. Lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

Very well stocked maintained. Very caring hosts and an outstanding property for peace and nature near cities.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Folsom, CA

Stunning property on the CA coast

  • 5 of 5

For our vacation we were looking for a house that was close to Santa Cruz but a bit more isolated. What a great house this turned out to be. It is simply gorgeous and such a bargain for all that you get. This is easily a multi million dollar home and the architecture, grounds, amenities are beautiful. There are so many hidden spots in or outside the house where you can relax with a book and feel like you are in paradise. Bonny Doon is a neat little area and not too far at all from shopping etc (especially on the coast side). We were able to spend a day in Santa Cruz and also a day at the beach in Capitola. The owners were very kind and included things like robes for all the guests and a great selection of books. This was our best VRBO experience yet!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Altadena CA

A wonderfully "everything as promised" surprise...and then some.

  • 5 of 5

If I had read and absorbed the reviews more closely, we would have been better prepared for this truly idyllic escape from the city. This property was absolutely everything a beautiful heaven/haven of a home should be. Reason number one is that you can indeed simply enjoy the property and "chill" among within the design and surroundings. We actually agreed that we would rather have spent more time cooking, reading, napping and meditating. Just simply escaping the rat race. The small notes and considerations were so welcoming -- on the day we arrived, there was even a copy of my hometown newspaper. There was so much to do within a 90 minute drive and we did all those things -- but on another trip there, we will plan to do very little. This is one of lifes little blessings -- including the truly personal touches that validate the note of "mi casa es su casa".

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pebble Beach

A beautiful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, peaceful place! Pat was the perfect hostess who was accomodating, helpful and available to answer any and all questions. Tree Tops is 5 star all the way. Spacious and well-appointed. This home is highly recommended and we're grateful for the amazing attention we received. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Jose or Monterey
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Davenport Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
DeLaveaga, Boulder Creek and Pasatiempo
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hiway 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Davenport Roadhouse (good!)
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Bonny Doon Beach
Car: necessary

Ideally located on the Central Calif Coast, mid-way between San Francisco to the north, the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur to the south. The area is considered to be a vacation paradise, with year-round moderate temperatures. Redwood forests, deserted beaches, unique little get-aways is all here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

The BOOKING NOW rates are for 6 people. RATES ARE LESS for fewer people, $300 for 2, $350 for 4. SIX is our usual maximum. Rates subject to change until booked. Also, rates may not calculate properly. The monthly rate of 28 nights is $ 150 per night EXCEPT July - Oct when it is $200 per night. Please EMAIL for additional information and ACCURATE QUOTES! Thanks ....

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.