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Escape to Paradise!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 375 sq ft
Property type apartment


About the property

A Charming, Relaxed Retreat In Boulder Creek; In The Heart Of The Santa Cruz Red

Only 30 minutes into Santa Cruz for beaches, surfing, shopping and the Boardwalk, or 90 minutes south to Monterey & Carmel and or north to the San Francisco Bay.

If you'd rather indulge in a quiet day curled up with a good book, or simply relax on the back deck, this is your place! We have wi-fi, a gas BBQ and quiet nights!

Treetop Haven is a large upstairs studio apartment with a private entrance. Sleeps four people comfortably with one Queen-sized bed and a futon couch that folds out into an oversized double bed.

Mini-kitchenette with dorm size fridge, sink, microwave, induction cooking burner, toaster and electric kettle.

Private bathroom.

Sitting area with Wi-fi, Cable TV, CD/DVD Player, games, CD’s, DVD’s, plus Xfinity

This is a completely non smoking property.

Not wheelchair accessible. Entry is on second level via an outdoor stairway. Small children will need supervision there is no playground/backyard available.

Comfortable large, gated patio/deck for your enjoyment.

Pets are welcome!

More Details

Judy M
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Judy M

We are both retirement age, but not retired. Jim keeps this house and property humming. There is always something to do. Judy is a financial coach and works from home, also.

Judy M purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Judy M chose Boulder Creek

Because it's in a beautiful, convenient neighborhood and it's very close to our daughter and her family. We could see from the first how this house would lend itself to a conversion to a studio apartment and a separate living area for us.

What makes this apartment unique

We love the trees! Coming here from So Cal, we hadn't ever lived in such a verdant setting. The animals; deer, raccoon, squirrels, coyotes, bob cats, all living around us is were exceptional in Ventura. Here we see them all the time. It's a different perspective on life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

They loved being here and said to our ears. Lovely people, great to talk to and lots to share. They asked for what the needed and appreciated everything we did to make the comfortable. Left the apartment neat and tidy and minded all the rules. What more could one ask for?
Mar 2016
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Boulder Creek Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 375 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One medium sized bathroom w/large shower, lots of light and sparkling clean. Sorry, no tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Studio apartment with sleeping area at one end. Futon couch fold-out in main sitting area sleeps 2 also.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A great place to escape to the forest, but close to Monterrey & Carmel and San Francisco. You don't need a lot of equipment to enjoy the relaxed, casual atmosphere in this part of California. Great dining nearby. Maps furnished and 12 years of insider tips shared plentifully.


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average rating of 4.976744 based on 44 reviews

Wonderful studio in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Judy and her husband were very attentive! The studio is perfect—has everything we needed. Beautiful area! They even allowed us to bring both cars! We had a wonderful time exploring the area!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time in Boulder Creek

  • 5 of 5

Judy was so helpful and welcoming of us, and her unit is a great retreat. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, comfy, and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, convenient base from which we checked out wedding venues in the area. Lovely hosts!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, recuperative respite!

  • 5 of 5

I had an absolutely lovely time at the Treetop Haven. Judy and Jim provided exactly what I needed: a dog-friendly place of beauty and peace. My only regret is that the stay was too short! Thank you, Judy and Jim

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: was a joy having you stay with us. We welcome you back any time! Your dog/girl was a perfect example of calm, friendly, responsive large dog behavior - she is perfect! Please come stay again. Fondly, Jim & Judy
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A lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We appreciated the warm welcome and had a delightful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place to stay! They Always make you feel so welcome and for sure would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose Minetta Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Joe's Bar in Boulder Creek
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Two Courses close to Boulder Creek
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Salinas or San Jose Train Stations
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 17 & Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Taquiera Amigos
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Santa Cruz Surfing & Fun Sites
Car: necessary

We are located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, 25 minutes from the city of Santa Cruz, on the northern edge of the Monterey Bay. We are 1 hour north of the world famous Monterey Bay Acquarium, the city of Monterey and the Carmel and Big Sur areas. We have lots of ocean based acitvity - whale watching, touring, scuba adventures, sailing, surfing, etc. Santa Cruz was just listed by National Geographic as one of the 20 top cities in the world for surfing!

UC Santa Cruz is located here and we have numerous research and conservation projects in the area. The Seymour Marine Center and Long Marine Lab are in Santa Cruz and open for public visits. Docents lead tours daily.

Santa Cruz is also the home of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Roller coasters, rides and games. People travel here from all over the world to play there.

Famed Mavericks surf break is about and hour and 15 minutes up the coast from us near the town of Pescadero. Hwy 1 leads north through amazing ocean scenery to San Francisco, or you can travel along the spine of the peninsula to the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in an hour and a quarter.

Closer to Boulder Creek there is Roaring Camp - a center for historic mountain trains, tours through the redwoods and trains into Santa Cruz that leave you at the Beach Boardwalk and then return you to Felton and Roaring Camp. Kids love this, and so do the adults!

There is also a zip line adventure through the treetops at Mt. Hermon in Felton. Zip platform to platform 150 feet above the ground. One experiences the completely unseen (from the ground) ecosystem of the treetops. This is a thrilling and educational trip.

We are surrounded by numerous mountain state parks, and even more state beaches and beach parks. It's easy to escape to either venue from Treetop Haven and then return to hot showers, soft beds, and nearby restaurants to feed both your body and soul.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10

Full deposit refund with 7 day notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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