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The 'Crown Jewel' of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Looking from Kitchen Island over granite Eat In Bar into dining room upstairs


Last updated: 04/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:30
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:8
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

9 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Maximum Capacity: Ask us!

Fantastic views from your decks, your rocking chair and lying in bed.

You can watch a Skyhouse Drone Video on Vimeo 174968534
called: Skyhouse Retreat

A setting high above the redwoods, with the Monterey Bay and Big Sur Mountains as a backdrop.


2 - 3 Hot Tubs on property.

DRIVING RANGE Infinity Golf Driving Range on property. 'It's like crackin' one at St. Andrews!' Golf balls available by the bucket.

Ping Pong
Frisbee Golf
Hike or Bike Ride from your door

BAND ROOM: Completely equipped band room with drum set, congas, tube amplifiers, transistor amplifiers, PA, microphone, Karaoke System, electric guitar, acoustic electric guitar, 4 string bass guitar, 5 string bass guitar, etc.

LENDING - ITEMS WE WILL LEND YOU (must be reserved in advance of arrival day)
Kayak (Tandem with paddles, life jackets, transport wheels), Kayak Roof Rack Mounts (attach to existing roof rack cross members), Mountain Bikes with disc brakes, Shimano, shocks (18” & 19.5”), Road Bikes (Large Cannondale, Small carbon fiber Trek, both with walkable clipless pedals), Boogie Boards, Skim board, Coolers with wheels (Qty 4), Small lunch coolers, medium size car cooler, beach umbrellas, beach tent, beach chairs (lowboy), beach chairs (folding bag chairs), Beach Towels, Dive Mask and fins, Swim Trunks, Wet Suits (short sleeve) Weber Smoky Joe BBQ (Small), BBQ Propane (Small), Bike Rack for 1 1/4” receiver (swing away), Bike Rack for 2” receiver (swing away), Baseball Caps (lots), Sun Hats (lots), Tarps (good for beach or dirt picnic), Rain Coats, Umbrellas, Wind Breakers, Sweat Shirts. Flip Flops (spa sandals).

PETS: We are dog friendly. We have a dog run for guest use. Dogs must be house broken and well behaved. Ask for a copy of our Pet Policy.

SkyHouse is known locally as 'The Crown Jewel'. When the original owners of this ranch became elderly they gradually sold off lots for custom homes. They saved this property, believing one of their girls would build a home on the property. Therefore the streets are named after their girls Carol, Nina, Elsie Mae and Daisy. All of the girls married men from out of town and moved away.

The views are like no other. Red tail hawks soar and hunt in the updraft in front of the property. Deer, raccoons, possum, hummingbirds and owls all pass through the property.

Relax at this mountain resort. Hike or ride your mountain bike or road bike right from the front door onto the fire trails or on the street to Big Basin State Park.

Order a massage, read, hit a bucket of golf balls on our driving range, play ping pong, play music, draw, paint, enjoy the quite of the day and fall asleep to crickets at night. When the sun goes down over the San Lorenzo Valley the stars come out. Sit by a campfire and experience a sky not obscured by city lights.

UP to 9 rooms available plus upper grand room and lower grand room (Band Room).

USB DEVICE CHARGING: USB charging outlets in several bathrooms and bedrooms.

ECOLOGY: All of our gray water (from showers, laundry & sinks) is redirected to our landscaping.

Centrally located for easy access to hiking, mountain biking, swimming, Big Basin State Park, Castle Rock State Park, Henry Cowell State Park, Santa Cruz. See it all then take a plunge in the San Lorenzo River.

NEIGHBORS RIGHT TO PEACE AND QUIET: In accordance with local law QUIET HOURS starts promptly at 10 P.M. and continue until 9 A.M. Tenants shall behave at all times in a civilized manner and shall be good neighbors, respecting the right to peace and quiet of the surrounding property owners. Tenants shall not create noise or disturbances likely to disturb or annoy the surrounding property owners. Outdoor noise from Music, Voices, etc. must be kept to a minimum. Noise and loud conversation shall at all times be kept to a minimum on the North side of the house, which is the area in front of the garage door and in proximity to the closest neighbor. It is a violation of this agreement if the Sheriff or other government authorities are called to the property for any disturbance to neighbors or any violation of the law. Creating a disturbance of the above nature shall be grounds for immediate termination of this agreement. Tenants shall immediately vacate the premises upon a violation of this agreement. Violations of this agreements Right To Peace and Quiet clause shall result in the Tenants forfeiting their entire Security Deposit.

SHERIFF and NOISE - If for any reason the Sheriff or authorities are called to the property as a result of your actions. You will at a minimum loose your deposit! You will have to leave the property immediately.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 30
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 9-30

  • Master Bedroom upstairs: 1 king


  • Master Bedroom Downstairs: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • The Cottage: 1 queen

    The Cottage is steps from the main entrance but very private...moreless

  • Terry Camping Trailer: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Fully self contained camper, kitchen, bathroom, AC...moreless

  • Keystone Camping Trailer: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Fully self contained camper, kitchen, bathroom, AC...moreless

  • Lance Truck Camper: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Fully self contained camper, kitchen, bathroom...moreless

  • Yellowstone Camping Trailer 1964: 1 double

    Mini Kitchen: Refrigerator, Microwave, Keurig coffee maker...moreless

  • Two master bedrooms 400 sq. ft. each, Six additional bedrooms each with a queen bed. One bedroom with double bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Bathroom Downstairs 3: toilet, shower

    2014 Remodel completed...moreless

  • Master Bathroom Upstairs 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    2014 Remodel completed...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Upstairs Bathroom Guest Bath with separate shower...moreless

  • Indoor/Outdoor Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Bathroom is at the BBQ Island terrace level...moreless

  • Lance Camper Bathroom: toilet, shower, outdoor shower


  • Keystone Camper Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower


  • Terry Camping Trailer 7: toilet, shower, outdoor shower


  • 8 full baths


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Ping Pong, Kid Size Drumset, Golf (right hand adult, left hand kids clubs), Frisbee Golf ...moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV Genie system, wired and wireless....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    7 HDTV's. (from 55” to 40”, 6 with WiFi) One in every bedroom, kitchen counter, media room (55"), master bathroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    Garden Wagon (4 wheel picnic wagon), Scrap Wood pile with Hammers and Nails, Darts (adult supervised), Lizards...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table with two leafs seats 8 - 10. Eat in bar next to dining room table seats 8. We have additional folding banquet tables and chairs that can be setup next to the dining area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 26 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a fireplace in the Media Room upstairs....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Olympic weights and Smith Machine....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating system. Newly install 95% efficiency gas furnace....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi is connected to a 105 Mbps downlink Internet connection with multiple repeater nodes for consistent coverage on the property....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There are two grand room living rooms, one upstairs and 25’ (7.62m) x 22’ (6.7m) one downstairs 25’ (7.62m) x 22’ (6.7m)....moreless

  • Parking:

    We have off street parking for 10 - 12 vehicles and unrestricted street parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cellular phone coverage is excellent at Skyhouse. We have excellent AT&T and T-Mobile coverage. You can see the Verizon and Sprint/Nextel tower, on the next ridge, from the kitchen window....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    We have two laundry rooms. One upstairs and one downstairs....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    There are multiple outdoor wood burning stoves with spark arrestors where guest can sit and enjoy a wood fire....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    * DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine. Keurig in every bedroom. * Capresso Metal Die-Cast Housing Conical Burr Grinder Model: 565.04...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen pots, pans, dishes, utensils. Oster 7-Speed Reversing Motor Blender and Food Processor Model: BVCB07-Z (Quantity 2) ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch dishwasher in kitchen....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large, fully equipped, kitchen with granite eat in bar with 10 bar stools....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Kitchen microwave, Pub microwave and microwaves in every bedroom....moreless

  • Oven:

    Double oven in kitchen....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Large collection of spices and cooking supplies in pantry....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kitchen Refrigerator with bottom freezer, upper deck gazebo under counter refrigerator for deck drinks, mini-refrigerators and mini-kitchen with microwave Keurig coffee maker in every bedroom....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner gas stove in kitchen....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice Cuisinart Professional Toasters (Quantity 2)...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Upper decks views of redwoods, Monterey Bay and Big Sur Mountains....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    We have both mountain bikes and road bikes that we loan to guests....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    4,500 sq ft patio, 2,400 sq ft of redwood deck....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf driving range on property. The Boulder Creek Golf Course is 10 minutes from the property....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have a tandem kayak that we lend to guests....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo on dining room deck....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Teagarden and Bamboo gardens....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ Island on patio level, Weber charcoal BBQs on upper deck out side kitchen....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public tennis courts are available in Boulder Creek 5 minutes from the property....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    To lend we have beach accessories such as coolers, umbrella, beach blankets, fins, masks, wet suits, etc....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    We have 3 separate hot tubs on the property....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 25 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day
Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$8,334 $21,717

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $145 per night, per additional guest

Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2017
2 night min stay
Christmas NYE
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$6,100 $20,900

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $145 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $290 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/14/2017
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30.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose Airport (SJC)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Joe's Bar, Boulder Creek, Live Music
5.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Scopazzi's, Boulder Creek
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
The Junction, Boulder Creek, San Lorenzo River

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: Susan born and raised in San Francisco. David from a small town in the Northeast on the border of Canada. Susan and David met for the first time February 22, 1999 at The Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society in Half Moon Bay. The meeting was arranged via Love at AOL (now Match). David selflessly taught Susan how to play bass guitar which pretty much guaranteed that there would be a band room wherever they live. We have a complete band room in our Boulder Creek house that includes: drums, percussion, microphones, PA, guitars, bass, keyboards, etc. that we make available to guests. We thought about downsizing for a nano-second but need the entire house for family weekends.

Why the Owner Chose Boulder Creek, CA, USA:
Spectacular view, extremely private and quiet.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Remodel Note: We recently completed a 2 year long major interior and exterior remodel. All rooms, decks, patio, gardens and bathrooms have been remodeled.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

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  • Looking from Kitchen Island over granite Eat In Bar into dining room upstairs

    Looking from Kitchen Island over granite Eat In Bar into dining room upstairs

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom after remodel

    Upstairs Master Bedroom after remodel

  • Infinity Driving Range. Even when you duff it, you look good! 1,200 ft altitude!

    Infinity Driving Range. Even when you duff it, you look good! 1,200 ft altitude!

  • Brew some tea and go to your garden retreat.

    Brew some tea and go to your garden retreat.

VRBO #570026

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 15, 2017

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