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Enjoy the Peace and Beauty of California's Santa Cruz Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Four bedroom single level 2800 sq ft sleeps 8. Pool, hot tub, full kitchen, more



Yes, that does make a big difference in your vacation experience!

Member of the Capitola/Soquel Chambers of Commerce.

County Tax Certificate # CO00445

Please note: Villla Soquel is NOT suitable or available for loud, outdoor, into the night parties.

SUN - SUN - SUN - Enjoy its warmth when it's fogged in at the beaches only six miles away. Villa Soquel is located well above the fog line!

Modern home on top of the world surrounded by redwoods, oaks, bay, fruit, and maple trees. Red tailed hawks soar overhead, hummingbirds dart about. Song birds sing in the trees. Quail bevies flit across the road and adjacent meadows. Sometimes a wild peacock strolls proudly by!

Quiet, peaceful, secluded, but not remote! Only 6 easy miles to the Monterey Bay! One turn off the Old San Jose Road. Then straight up the private driveway to the Villa! You can't get lost coming here.

Swimming pool - spa - concrete and wood decks. Lots of sunshine. Shade if you want it. Views! Hiking trails. Picnic on the lawn. Use of kitchen.

Very relaxing environment. Do some serious thinking, drawing, writing, dancing, poetry or nothing at all. Just rest! Plenty of on site parking. Will consider an RV up to 25 feet long.

Six minutes to Capitola Village's restaurants, shopping, dancing, bars, BEACH and events. Twelve minutes to Downtown Santa Cruz, the Beach Boardwalk and all they offer in that wild west college town!

Quieter towns and beaches one half hour to the south like Moss Landing, Seaside and Monterey. Travel North one hour to Half Moon Bay, Atascadero, and Ano Nuevo State park to see the elephant seals or whale watching!

Guests love to stay at the Villa Soquel because it is private, peaceful, naturally beautiful but NOT located in the middle of nowhere.

More Details

Daniel Jadick
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Daniel Jadick

I am a city boy from New York. I moved to California in 1976. I've lived in San Diego, Orange County and Santa Cruz. Kathy is from Detroit. She has lived in Napa and Santa Cruz California.

We welcomed our first Villa Soquel guests last June (2012) and wow has the Villa become a popular destination!

Rest assured that you will feel very welcomed and comfortable should you decide to stay at our charming and relaxing Soquel Villa in the Santa Cruz Mountains!

If you are a host in the Santa Cruz area, please feel free to refer to our Villa when your place is booked. Thanks!

Daniel Jadick purchased this villa in 2011

Why Daniel Jadick chose Soquel Avenue Corridior

We have lived in several locations in Santa Cruz county since 1985. Mostly close to the beaches. The Soquel Villa mountain property is by far the best. It's close to town, but when you are outside on the deck, you do not see another home. No traffic, plenty of parking areas. RV's can park here! Private trails to walk off a big meal or to meditate on the property.

Soquel is not a big city or town. Mostly restaurants and antique stores here. Short drive to bathing and surfing beaches of Santa Cruz.

What makes this villa unique

The trees! The birds! The privacy! The long view down to the Monterey Bay. Above the fog line. We have sun when the beaches are fogged in.

Member of the Capitola/Soquel Chambers of Commerce


Soquel Avenue Corridior Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • There are three showers and one tub. Should be no waiting even with eight guests!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Luxury Italian style with private bath and fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Large comfortable room with two twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Large comfortable room with a king bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Cozy room with a refrigerator
  • King size beds (1) Three can be comfortable on this bed. 800 count sheets. Hypo pillows. Large room, access to pool. Sitting area outside., Queen size Beds (2) The queen bed is in the Luxury Pool / Mountain View room. Private Bathroom. Electric fireplace. Clothes closet. Dresser. Mirror. Bed tray table., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two single beds in one room. Mirrored closet. Bright and airy. Access to pool. Close to bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Groups
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private hiking trails on the four acre mountainside villa estate property. Peace and quiet Singing birds in the trees Wild peacocks & quail on property


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Enjoy the Peace and Beauty of California's Santa Cruz Mountains
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Best vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

I can go on and on about how great this villa is. The pictures do not do it justice, it's always great to get more then what you see in the pictures. The owners are so nice, they gave us a basket of goodies, so cute. :) The house had everything we needed, plenty of towels, coffee makers, cookware, even a bag of chargers. The private gated driveway entrance was amazing. At night we had even more surprises with a light show and telescopes to observe the moon. We loved every moment. Morning coffee while watching the hummingbirds...and the beautiful sound of water fountains. Best vacation rental, worth every penny. We'll be back! Thank you to Daniel for everything, you rock!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome Kathy and friends!
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A gem in the middle of the forest

  • 5 of 5

This house is stunning! Everything we needed was so easy to find, and such an inviting welcome! Couldn’t imagine a better place for our groups weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Arianna! It was our pleasure... come stay at the Villa Soquel again anytime.
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a blast at Daniel's home. It was so well stocked and in such a beautiful location. The outdoor space was stellar! Make sure you drive all the way to the top of the hill to get to the house ;)

Only complaint is that Netflix had a parental control set so we couldn't access some of the movies/TV.

Absolutely recommend!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful house in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family holiday. The house is very comfortable, with every possible amentity for a fun and satisfying fortnight. The position in the hills behind Soquel is quiet and feels very secluded yet only 15 mins drive to Capitola and the beach. A pretty perfect holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful and pleasant peaceful oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting family and friends, selected the Villa as our "home base" for the week for 4 of us. Upon arriving, there was smooth jazz playing on the outside speakers and hummingbirds swirling around the deck, and I knew right then that we had chosen the perfect place. We had some timing issues, were stuck in traffic at the appointed check-in time, but Daniel was wonderful and easy going, then as well as throughout the process. The Villa has everything you need for a very relaxing stay, clearly the owners have put a lot of thought into furnishing and equipping the property as the perfect "get away" . My 17 year old son told me this was his favorite place of all the places we have stayed in recent years. There is a manual which is perfect and provides tips on getting the most out of your stay. I spent time on the deck decompressing and enjoying the fog in the morning and the sun in the afternoon, with birds and my family all around. We played cards, I tried my hand at Guitar Hero (teenaged boys beat up on me, but we had a ton of fun), I realized that I have no sense of rhythm at all on the drum set, and that my reflexes are pretty poor by having my sons trounce me at ping pong. It was perfect in every way! The owners are excellent communicators, we always felt we were welcome guests, although we never had the pleasure of meeting them. I highly recommend this peaceful spot, Villa Soquel.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place. The place has everything you might need. Had a great stay

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Jose - Mineta
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Several in town
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Several in area
Nearest Train
15 Miles
AMTRAK San Jose Downtown
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Drive Highway 17 to Highway 1.

Then south on 1 to Soquel.

Exit to Bay Avenue, then turn left onto Bay Avenue.

No more turns! Go straight up as Porter becomes Old SJ Rd.

Five miles up then look for our mailbox on the right.

Villa Soquel is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains only 6 miles from the Monterey Bay beaches. An easy and relaxing drive. The Villa's driveway is on Soquel San Jose Rd. The number is on both sides of our mailbox.

We have three old redwood stands on the property. We also have a collection of native and non-native trees and foliage on the property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Bedding,Towels $145 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Outdoor quite time is 10 pm every night.
If my neighbors report any guest vehicles traveling at more than a S L O W speed on the driveway, or outdoor noise after ten pm, $100 will be deducted from your security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.