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Downtown Romantic Getaway and Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 blocks from the heart of Downtown and the SC Mission atop Mission Hill!

The Flat sleeps up to 2 adults, in the French inspired bedroom with an excellent Queen bed (twin roll away and pack~n~play available upon request); Laundry room W/D, Full kitchen with Gas stove (may you find all you will need) and romantic claw foot tub (bath/shower) with marble floor and wood floors through out.

Please know this is on Hwy 1 and very quiet compared to other hotels in the area along Hwy. 1 Easy commute to Hwy 17 and up the Coast. Coming from San Francisco is easy too; one turn into the driveway as you enter Santa Cruz!

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Nicely's

This apartment house is like a hotel, located in Downtown Santa Cruz. (see map) It is a Victorian House that has always been 3 apartments; each with their own laundry and parking. The Nicely's live very close by and are quick to be at your service should you need anything. We provide a clean and nice place to hang your hat for a few days. The apartment is equipped with all you will need. Hope you enjoy your stay in the Cruz!

Nicely's purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Nicely's chose Central Coast

This welcoming Victorian flat comfortably sleeps 2 and is one of the historic beauties! Built in 1860s, this Romantic getaway is a short walk/2 blks from the heart of Downtown ta CruzSan. Very easy to explore the best of Santa Cruz! ENJOY!

What makes this apartment unique

We can offer brunch specialty baskets along with a stocked fridge. Inquire within for a menu of additional 'services'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment is beautifully renovated and spacious. Parking is available at the rear of the house and is easy to enter/exit although the driveway entrance to the road is a bit narrow so be careful with wider cars! It was cold during my trip and I appreciated the heating, which warmed the main room up quickly. I didn't meet the host but email/text communication was always quick.
May 2015
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Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Downtown Romantic Getaway and Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.090909 based on 13 reviews
Los Angeles


  • 5 of 5

My husband I stayed here for two nights in September 2013. It is a charming apartment. Furnished with antiques, original art, and fully equipped kitchen. The location is only a short walk to downtown shopping and restaurants. The owner, Michelle, met us at the apartment and showed us the ropes and left us with local information, maps, and schedules. We will not hesitate to book with Michelle in the future. We do recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redding, CA

Nothing to write home about......

  • 2 of 5

The place was nice. It has a bedroom and kitchen area. No living area. It is close to town, good location. Be advised it does sit on a very busy intersection and there is a lot of traffic noise. My biggest frustration was we were charged a pet fee $35 because we originally planned to bring our pets. We didn't bring our dogs and boarded them. I contacted the owner and request reimbursement. She never reimbursed me. While it is only $35, lack of reimbursement and communication in my mind is unexceptable and I will not be returning to this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming apartment in historic neighborhood, near UCSC, downtown and ocean- had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Charming victorian apartment with everything we needed. Positioned in an historic neighborhood near UCSC, freeway access and easily walkable to downtown. Very well kept space with beautiful artwork, lovely furnishings and comfy bed. We'd love to stay at Nicely's again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Leandro, California

Clean. Lot's of outside traffic noise.

  • 3 of 5

The space worked well for me and my dog.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here. Very walkable to lots of great restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. We even walked all the way to the boardwalk! The apartment had lots of space and everything we needed. Very quiet despite being near a major road and the bed was comfortable too :)

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado

Travelers From Colorado

  • 5 of 5

The little flat was adorable and the fact that it is pet friendly makes it one of a kind in Santa Cruz. Best dog beach ever close by. Our little cattle dog had as much fun as we did.

Very well equipped and the art work (done by the owner) was lovely.

Great location-close to everything we wanted to do.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hoffman's Downtown
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Roaring Camp Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy. 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cowell's Beach at the Boardwalk
Car: not necessary

This welcoming Victorian flat comfortably sleeps 2 and is one of the historic beauties! Built in 1860s, this Romantic getaway is a short walk from the heart of Downtown. Very Easy to explore the best of Santa Cruz! Specialty baskets available as well as a stocked fridge! (inquire within) ENJOY!


Rates & Availability

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Low Season
Sep 20 2016 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Santa Cruz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Claw Foot Tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Love Shed - IKEA Full Sofa/sleeper in lil detached room across parking.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Queen Plush Bed/Down Bedding (Hypoallergenic on request)
  • The apartment has a 'shotgun' feel... enter in the laundry room, bathroom on your right, then you enter the kitchen, and then a seperate bedroom set up like a hotel room; twin rollaway and blowup are available, along with a pac-n-play on request.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please enjoy our Marine Sanctuary here in Monterey Bay and respect the beautiful surroundings; Sail The Chardonnay with Capt. John, Hike Big Basin and see the amazing redwoods, Horseback ride in Monterey at Seahorse Equestrian Tours, wine~n~dine in Capitola Village, and if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please call or text! We'll make it happen!

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