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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 four), and a study (sleeps two).

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 and the two-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?

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    There is a resident cat who mostly lives outside. Please ask about pets. ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Loft: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Study: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sofa bed...moreless

  • Master: 1 king

    California King, balcony, and en suite bathroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Set in the Santa Cruz mountains at 1500'. Nearly 360-degree views. Peters' Creek watershed. Butano Ridge and Portola State Park....moreless

  • Rural:

    Set in the Santa Cruz mountains at 1500'. Nearly 360-degree views. Peters' Creek watershed. Butano Ridge and Portola State Park....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Old but working dryer (gas)...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Yes. Usable during rainy season if it has rained. Please confirm at the time of arrival. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Hydronic system -- keeps house ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Yes. Wifi password available upon booking...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Fireplace -- big windows for distant views. Combined with dining room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of room....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline, plus Verizon ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for six provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Old but working washing machine...moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    No, filter and coffee grinder available...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped for 12 ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner, modest stove. But can do a turkey!...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2-slice toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered deck. Roughly 2000 square feet...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Cleared area -- several acres. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill and wood fired grill....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350 $425
Fri, Sat
$2,100 $6,300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 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:

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

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: Careers in research, research mgmt and consulting. Presently consulting. Have lived Illinois, India, Kansas, Massachusetts, Oregon, Zaire and California for 34 years. Have pulled 10K thistles and discouraged non-natives.

Why the Owner Chose La Honda, CA, USA:
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 Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • View of main house (front porch)

    View of main house (front porch)

  • View through kitchen window

    View through kitchen window

  • Dining area adjacent to living room

    Dining area adjacent to living room

  • Other half of the kitchen

    Other half of the kitchen

  • Loft in house where there is a double futon on frame and two single futons

    Loft in house where there is a double futon on frame and two single futons

  • Study with sofa bed

    Study with sofa bed

  • View from the front porch

    View from the front porch

  • View of living room through front entry

    View of living room through front entry

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Main bedroom in house

    Main bedroom in house

  • Back porch with utility bldg., half bath and gas grill

    Back porch with utility bldg., half bath and gas grill

  • Night view out study window

    Night view out study window

VRBO #650275

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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