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Property landscape has been newly renovated with water wise designs.

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come stay in our west-side cottage - the perfect place to experience Santa Cruz like a local. We are .7 miles from downtown Santa Cruz and 1.2 miles from the beach and boardwalk. Everything in Santa Cruz is easy to access from this charming, updated spot.

The Space
This light filled studio apartment is cozy, smartly decorated, private and comfortable. Located behind a gate on a quiet street, the studio apartment features a large 350 SF room with a queen bed and flat screen TV, closet, dining table, couch, full size kitchen with all the things you need, a separate 100 SF bathroom, and covered patio overlooking a native grass meadows and drought tolerant landscaping.

The complete kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove, toaster and coffee maker. It comes with all the dishes, pots and pans, utensils, serving ware, and flatware you need. Tea, coffee, snacks, milk and english muffins are provided.

There is a comfortable ROWE couch and the plush queen bed comes with new bedding and super soft 400 thread count sheets. Couch does not fold out. The dining table is an antique from the 1800's and seats two. The flatscreen TV can be rotated to face any direction in the room and is approximately 26".

The bath has a stall shower and plenty of new, fluffy towels. Shampoo, conditioner and body soap are provided, along with other bathroom necessities such as face wash and q-tips.

The cottage patio overlooks our certified Monterey Bay Friendly Landscape: perfect for morning coffee and bird watching. The new landscape is filled with native plants, rain catchment, reused concrete walkways, lots of edibles, a native grass lawn and drip irrigation.

The neighborhood
The walkability of our spot makes it essential Santa Cruz. We are 1.2 miles from the beach and boardwalk and .7 miles from downtown. The beach is a short 5-10 minute bike ride or 20-30 minute walk. Be sure to check-out the direct walking path in our welcome packet.

Even closer to home, walk a few blocks to Emily’s Bakery, Sabieng Thai, or Taqueria Vallarta. We are also only a few blocks from one of Santa Cruz's oldest organic grocery stores, The Food Bin, and its' herb store, The Herb Bin.

Our neighborhood is filled with some of the oldest Victorian’s in the City; including ours. This property was established in 1888. However, the cottage was built in 2006.

Getting Around
You do not need a car to experience Santa Cruz from our house. Everything you want to see in Santa Cruz is a walk, bus or bike ride away - including downtown, the beach, the boardwalk, West Cliff, tacos, an organic grocery store and a plethora of coffee shops. We are a few blocks from 4 bus line stops, and the City bus station is one mile away.

Guest Access
Guests are entitled to one parking spot in our driveway. Driveway gate opens to cottage path.

Interaction with Hosts
We live on the property but will not interfere with your stay. Your apartment is completely detached from our main house and has a separate entrance. We will respect your privacy, but of course, are always welcome for questions.

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    18...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Studio layout features one queen bed with Serta Firm mattress. High thread count linens provided, as well as 4 pillows, a high thread count duvet, and a light down comforter. Extra blankets provided. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom has a stand up shower, toilet and sink. Comes with shampoo, conditioner and soap, as well as a few other amenities like face wash and q-tips....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    HD TV swivels to entire studio. ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    A beautiful half mile walk through downtown's historic home district takes you to the heart of downtown....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Studio comes with dining table, three chairs, napkins and placemats. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room:

    Rowe couch faces dining table and HD TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway parking for tenants. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy, new towels and washcloths. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen stocked with dishes and cooking essentials....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
1 night min stay
$100 $115
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall 2016
Nov 1 - Dec 1, 2016
1 night min stay
$90 $100
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

December
Dec 2 - Dec 22, 2016
1 night min stay
$100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2016
2 night min stay
$135

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Dec 26 - Jan 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$85 $95
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Early Spring
Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$85 $110
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

April
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$90 $115
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

May
May 1 - May 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$90 $120
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$100 $125
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $55
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

HomeAway/VRBO will issue traveler the security deposit refund 7 or 14 days after check-out.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pasatiempo Golf Course
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Diridon Station
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Emily's Good things to Eat
280 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tahoe
1.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Cruz Boardwalk Beach

Car: Not Necessary

The Guest Cottage shares a good size backyard with the main house and guests are welcome to use it. We have a tennis court across the street. We are in an ideal location to explore Santa Cruz by walking or biking. From our house you can take these routes:

Walk to downtown in 10 min through the Historic District and see the oldest homes in Santa Cruz

Walk to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk in 25 min through the Neary Wildlife Lagoon and get clam chowder or ride the roller coasters.

Walk the 60 min round trip West Cliff loop with beautiful views of the Ocean and Beaches.

Walk to Natural Bridges State Park in 25 min and see the Monarch butterfly nesting area where tens of thousands of butterflies congregate.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We are a three person family with a beautiful 3 year old. We have been working on our property for 3 years, and have turned our landscape into an ecological dream. We love Santa Cruz: the people, the town and the adventures in nature. We will never leave our beloved town!

Why the Owner Chose Westside, Santa Cruz, CA, USA:
We fell in love with this property because of the historic charm of the main house and the central location to all of our favorite Santa Cruz activities. We also love living near downtown Santa Cruz; we go downtown almost everyday.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
We live on a street that only serves the High School, which means that it is very quiet here when school is not in session. You can hear the sea lions, and on very quiet nights you can hear the waves! In the morning you see the sunrise from the bed.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Property landscape has been newly renovated with water wise designs.

    Property landscape has been newly renovated with water wise designs.

  • Bed is a plush Serta firm mattress with super soft sheets.

    Bed is a plush Serta firm mattress with super soft sheets.

  • Kitchen includes convection toaster, coffee maker, pots and pans and microwave.

    Kitchen includes convection toaster, coffee maker, pots and pans and microwave.

  • Kitchen is always sparkling clean.

    Kitchen is always sparkling clean.

  • Rowe couch is attractive and comfortable.

    Rowe couch is attractive and comfortable.

  • Dining table is an antique butcher block table from the 1800's.

    Dining table is an antique butcher block table from the 1800's.

  • Shower includes shampoo, conditioner and body soap.

    Shower includes shampoo, conditioner and body soap.

  • 1 mile walking/biking route to the Boardwalk, beach and Wharf.

    1 mile walking/biking route to the Boardwalk, beach and Wharf.

  • Cottage is private, quiet and surrounded by beautiful landscape.

    Cottage is private, quiet and surrounded by beautiful landscape.

  • The neighborhood.

    The neighborhood.

  • The cottage is in the backyard of the main house and located behind a fence.

    The cottage is in the backyard of the main house and located behind a fence.

  • Fresh lavender grows under the cottage windows.

    Fresh lavender grows under the cottage windows.

  • Cottage is stylish, efficient and clean.

    Cottage is stylish, efficient and clean.

  • Kitchen is updated and stocked with the equipment you need to cook meals.

    Kitchen is updated and stocked with the equipment you need to cook meals.

  • Kitchen includes plates, dishes, bowls, stemware, utensils, and napkins.

    Kitchen includes plates, dishes, bowls, stemware, utensils, and napkins.

  • Stay includes coffee, english muffins, cream cheese, milk, jelly and butter.

    Stay includes coffee, english muffins, cream cheese, milk, jelly and butter.

  • HDTV faces bed or can be swiveled to couch.

    HDTV faces bed or can be swiveled to couch.

  • Bathroom includes stall shower, sink, toilet, heater and window.

    Bathroom includes stall shower, sink, toilet, heater and window.

  • Bathroom comes with new, fresh fluffy towels.

    Bathroom comes with new, fresh fluffy towels.

  • Large skylight illuminates the cottage.

    Large skylight illuminates the cottage.

  • Cottage has an espalier tree with 6 different apple types. Pick a ripe one!

    Cottage has an espalier tree with 6 different apple types. Pick a ripe one!

  • Cottage patio overlooks many succulents.

    Cottage patio overlooks many succulents.

  • Patio is perfect place for sunsets.

    Patio is perfect place for sunsets.

VRBO #590693

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 01, 2016

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  • Property type
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