Modern Sunny Private Retreat Surrounded by Trees, 5 Min from Beach & Downtown
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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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Member since: 2014
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee $125
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Cleaning fee $250
- Tax Rate 11%
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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!
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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upstairs king sized bedroom. Treetop views from bed:)
the favorite spot in the upstairs to read and birdwatch - grandpa's rocket chai
dining area and big open kitchen, perfect place to entertain.
view of sliding doors separating the bedroom from dining/kitchen area
downstairs bedroom with a view of the serene backyard
very private scandinavian / japanese style inspired house at edge of the woods
Luxury master bath walk-in shower with double heads...
Deck view~ treetop privacy and sun all day long.
beautiful loft (kids love it!) and Queen sized bed downstairs.
north coast nature!
private garden setting surrounded by beautiful trees
Dine outside on the deck, very sunny and private
big wrap-around deck overlooking the fenced in backyard
a chef's dream, a vintage Wedgewood stove, meticulously refurbished
downstairs hall, spacious walk in shower behind opaque glass
Entryway. Stay cozy inside the warm cottage on a rainy eve in Santa Cruz
Luxury master bath walk-in shower with double heads...
beautiful sunny wrap-around deck with outdoor grill
downstairs living room with flatscreen TV and pull out sofa
perfect longboard waves at Cowell's 'Cowlibu' Beach
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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