Japanese & Vermont-Inspired Wilderness Retreat!(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
40 acres with 3 bedroom, two and one/half baths with 360 mountain views!
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 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?
Member since: 2014
- Chateau / Country House
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- 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 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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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.
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.
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View of main house (front porch)
View through kitchen window
Dining area adjacent to living room
Other half of the kitchen
Loft in house where there is a double futon on frame and two single futons
Study with sofa bed
View from the front porch
View of living room through front entry
Main bedroom in house
Back porch with utility bldg., half bath and gas grill
Night view out study window
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, February 03, 2017
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