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Modern Sunny Private Retreat Surrounded by Trees, 5 Min from Beach & Downtown

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upstairs king sized bedroom. Treetop views from bed:)

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Last updated: 11/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This bright, quiet and creative home is located on Branciforte Drive, across from DeLaveaga Park. Walk across the street to miles of dog friendly hiking trails. Amazing and peaceful treetop views from this very private, yet close to town, home located in the banana belt of Santa Cruz. 2 minutes to the freeway, 5 minutes drive to boardwalk, beaches, yacht harbor, downtown, and 10 minute drive to UCSC - yet it seems like a private retreat! Two bedrooms, open kitchen, dining and living area, plus downstairs living room with a pull-out couch to accommodate guests. 2 full bathrooms with beautiful attention to detail. Japanese soaking tub in master bath, natural granite slate shower with 2 shower heads in downstairs bath. Two bedrooms, with amazing pillow top king size bed and picture window, downstairs bedroom that has a queen size bed and picture window plus a loft. Loft is best suited for kids and young adults as it's up a ladder. Also outdoor shower with total privacy. Picture windows in each room, also with total privacy. Lovely deck and fenced terraced yard with fruit trees. Fully furnished, and pet friendly. Lots of sunshine and light open space. This home has a beautiful retreat-like feel, drive to the beach, surf, see a show downtown, then come home and relax! Step from the thoroughfare of Branciforte Drive into a peaceful and relaxing retreat from the world.
Branciforte Drive is just slightly outside of downtown Santa Cruz, but in a quieter and more peaceful setting. The house location is at the very beginning of Branciforte Drive, about 2 miles before the Mystery Spot, and directly across the street from a very popular trailhead at DeLaveaga Park park. It is popular with local road cyclist and mountain bikers The home is also situated between 2 great golf courses, right out front is DeLaveaga Golf Club and Lodge http://www.delaveagagolf.com and a mile over to the west is Pasa Tiempo Golf Club http://www.pasatiempo.com

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/15/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    great plays for kids to sleep downstairs in the bunk bed, my godson loves it! Direct access to fully fenced in yard through french doors, outdoor shower as well....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets welcome! Dog friendly trails are RIGHT across the street and the yard is fenced....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Beautiful master bedroom suite with bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    add. loft sleeping space, kids love it...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • master bedroom: King size pillow top bed, crisp white linens, bathroom with Japanese soaking tub, LOTS of sunshine! 2nd bedroom: Cool and shady downstairs with additional bunk bed double headed walk in-shower Very modern but yet cozy. additional sleep sofa in studio...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Japanese soaking tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Beautiful slate walk-in double shower....moreless

  • Bathroom off the master bedroom has tiled floors. Very modern bath with Japanese soak tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Branciforte Drive is just slightly outside of downtown Santa Cruz. Once you figure out the streets, you will realize you are actually only 5 minutes from downtown and the beaches, but in a quieter and more peaceful setting.The house location is at the very beginning of Branciforte Drive, about 2 miles before the Mystery Spot, and directly across the street from a very popular trailhead at DeLaVeaga Park. You must be 25 to rent. This place is ideal for families with kids or 2 couples. Great for entertaining but not a party house. It is avery mellow neighborhood....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    sound bar for ipod hookup...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Pacific Avenue is the center of the city's downtown. With its european feel it is very inviting for a stroll to check out the shops, restaurants, theatres, and interesting people......moreless

  • Mountain View:

    2 minutes from town, lovely treetop views!...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    a few minutes drive or bike ride to the beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    yup, WiFi included...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Pull-out sleeper sofa downstairs in living room....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with beautiful restored Wedgewood stove!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Epic Wedgewood stove!...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Fantastic patio foor outdoor dining...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf course across the park at DeLaveaga...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275
$4,000
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $125
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning fee $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
DeLaveaga Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1, 17
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seabright

Car: Recommended

Directly across the street from a very popular trailhead at DeLaVeaga Park. It is also a popular bike ride with local road bikers, so bring a bike if you like to ride. DelaVeaga Golf Course AND Disc Golf at park across street as well!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: creative professional couple from Santa Cruz. We live on the next ridge over in an old remodeled barn with our 2 cats.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz, CA, USA:
Designing a modern house in Santa Cruz doesn't have to mean building from the ground up. The renovation of this country cottage, build in 1948, enabled me to mix the charming elements from the past with modern details and bring an old building into the future. I designend and remodeled this home for my specs, every little aspect of it was well thought through - plenty of natural light, maximized winter sun, shaded harsh summer rays, modern amenities, a drought resistant yet beautiful backyard - a supercool, minimal, modernist house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
very quiet and private house, airy, bright but cozy, inspirational yet modest. But most importantly, modern yet in keeping with the rustic charm of the country. Design-build almost from the ground up with a new foundation, new windows , new utilities, custom-built workspaces and interior millwork. We used repurposed timbres for interior shelving and storage. The home, partially tucked into the trees, provides expansive views of the green lush valley through large windows that inject light into the space and provide inspiration. West facing beautiful sunsets!


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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/15/2016

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Photos

  • upstairs king sized bedroom. Treetop views from bed:)

    upstairs king sized bedroom. Treetop views from bed:)

  • the favorite spot in the upstairs to read and 
birdwatch - grandpa's rocket chai

    the favorite spot in the upstairs to read and birdwatch - grandpa's rocket chai

  • dining area and big open kitchen, perfect place to entertain.

    dining area and big open kitchen, perfect place to entertain.

  • view of sliding doors separating the bedroom from dining/kitchen area

    view of sliding doors separating the bedroom from dining/kitchen area

  • downstairs bedroom with a view of the serene backyard

    downstairs bedroom with a view of the serene backyard

  • very private scandinavian / japanese style inspired house at edge of the woods

    very private scandinavian / japanese style inspired house at edge of the woods

  • Luxury master bath walk-in shower with double heads...

    Luxury master bath walk-in shower with double heads...

  • Deck view~ treetop privacy and sun all day long.

    Deck view~ treetop privacy and sun all day long.

  • beautiful loft (kids love it!) and Queen sized bed
downstairs.

    beautiful loft (kids love it!) and Queen sized bed downstairs.

  • north coast nature!

    north coast nature!

  • private garden setting surrounded by beautiful trees

    private garden setting surrounded by beautiful trees

  • Dine outside on the deck, very sunny and private

    Dine outside on the deck, very sunny and private

  • big wrap-around deck overlooking the fenced in backyard

    big wrap-around deck overlooking the fenced in backyard

  • a chef's dream, a vintage Wedgewood stove, meticulously refurbished

    a chef's dream, a vintage Wedgewood stove, meticulously refurbished

  • downstairs hall, spacious walk in shower behind opaque glass

    downstairs hall, spacious walk in shower behind opaque glass

  • Entryway. Stay cozy inside the warm cottage on a rainy eve in Santa Cruz

    Entryway. Stay cozy inside the warm cottage on a rainy eve in Santa Cruz

  • Luxury master bath walk-in shower with double heads...

    Luxury master bath walk-in shower with double heads...

  • beautiful sunny wrap-around deck with outdoor grill

    beautiful sunny wrap-around deck with outdoor grill

  • upstairs dining

    upstairs dining

  • Japanese soaktub

    Japanese soaktub

  • downstairs living room with flatscreen TV and pull out sofa

    downstairs living room with flatscreen TV and pull out sofa

  • perfect longboard waves at Cowell's 'Cowlibu' Beach

    perfect longboard waves at Cowell's 'Cowlibu' Beach

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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Modern Sunny Private Retreat Surrounded By Trees, 5 min from Beach & Downtown

Santa Cruz, CA, USA #513906

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