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Japanese & Vermont-Inspired Wilderness Retreat

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

40 acres with 3 bedroom, two and one/half baths with 360 mountain views!

Long Ridge Retreat

THE LOCATION:

This property – 40 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains – is for those looking to retreat in the quiet just under hour away from San Jose, Silicon Valley, the ocean, and only 20-30 min more to get to San Francisco or Berkeley.

Easy access to miles and miles of hiking trails – the property is in the midst of open space and state parks. You can even hike to the ocean if you're ambitious! Perfect for families and friends who want to spend some time together hanging out, but have the option.

THE HOUSE:

The house was completed in 1990 – a timber framed structure that is both intimate and expansive. There are 2000 sq. feet of veranda, . A master bedroom (sleeps two), a loft (sleeps three with a fourth on a futon on the floor).

The kitchen is a great place to gather while cooking. It’s filled with cookware, bakeware and all manner of cooking tools – there is a person who likes to cook who lives here part of the time. The living room and dining room are spacious (there is a 10 foot dining table). There’s a fireplace for days when the Pacific storms come pounding in in the winter or just if it's a bit cool and you want a Sunday afternoon to read, watch the deer and maybe have a nap.

We're off the grid. Well water (bring your own drinking water). The three-mile drive in from Skyline Boulevard is best done the first time in daylight :)

Where else can you stay in the wild, yet have a day in one of the world’s greatest cities?

More Details

Owner
Susan Stucky
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Susan Stucky

Careers in research, research mgmt and consulting. Presently consulting. Have lived in Illinois, India, Kansas, Massachusetts, Oregon, Zaire and California for 34 years.

Have pulled 10K thistles and discouraged non-natives.

Susan Stucky purchased this chateau / country house in 1990

Why Susan Stucky chose California

At the time my former partner and I acquired this property we felt we could choose either San Francisco or out here. Where else can you easily get to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz, the beach but be in the wilderness.

The new part-owner, says of his investment, "I bought my last house first."

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Off the grid, quiet, only the lights of a few houses at night, a creek, virgin redwoods, long views (Butano Ridge and Portola State Park from the front porch, views of Peters Creek watershed up to Alpine Road from the back porch.

Amenities

La Honda Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Drinking Water: Tap water is not potable, but is fine for cooking, brushing teeth, bathing etc. To be safe, plan on 1 gallon/day per person.
  • No shoes in house, unless there is a safety concern
  • Temperature varies, bring layers.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Large Bath - toilet , shower
    Ground Floor Bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , California King, balcony, and en suite bathroom
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is, for an additional fee of $100/person per night, a separate study which is at the end of the porch and has a queen sofa bed. Access to an outside half-bath provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing

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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
SFO/SJC
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Alices's
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Half Moon Bay
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Palo Alto for Caltrain
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 35 aka Skyline Boulevard
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Alice's
Nearest Ski
173 Miles
Donner Pass
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Pescadero
Car: necessary

This property – 40 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains – is for those looking to retreat in the quiet under an hour away from San Jose, Silicon Valley, the ocean, and only another 20 - 30 more to get to San Francisco or Berkeley.

Easy access to miles and miles of hiking trails – the property is in the midst of open space and state parks. You can even hike to the ocean if you're ambitious. Perfect for families and friends who want to spend some time together hanging out, but want the option to get to civilization.

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Rates & Availability

La Honda Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$2,100
$6,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Housekeeping $250
Pet Fee $100

With all this there are a few things to know. You will experience what it is like to living off the grid. (Don't
worry, we can help you adjust; it doesn’t take much.) The three-mile drive in from Skyline Boulevard is not for the faint-hearted. But once you do it a couple of times, you see it’s not such a challenge after all.

Where else can you stay in the wild, yet have a day in one of the w

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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