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The very private Jasmine Patio with view to front bedroom and living room.

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Last updated: 11/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

In the last ten years we have enjoyed being hosts to Watercolour Cottage Santa Cruz 87502 next door to us.We have decided to make our home available with twice the footprint and 5 outdoor patios a bedroom suite with a gas fireplace and view to outside garden.Each room has a unique,tranquil sense of wonder.We are excited to share yet another distinct experience in this creative paradise we call home.

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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    21 and over...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Plenty of sand toys, beach towels and chairs....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No exceptions!...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed outdoors only, please....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Patio View Bedroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Master Sitting Room: 1 twin/ single

    Twin floor mattress...moreless

  • Master Bedroom suite is a large very comfortable and intimate room with a gas fireplace , hidden TV cabinet, screened sliding double doors for access to exterior patios. There is also an additional gorgeous sitting room which can be used as a spare bedroom or office. Guest Bedroom situated at the opposite end of the house from the Master Suite has a full fold out sofa bed with opulent decor and Jasmine Patio view....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • The newly remodeled bathroom features a walk in shower with rain like shower head and custom tile work. Other features include tile floors, original painted wood wainscot and ample closet space. A hair dryer, fresh linens and towels are always provided. The hot water is on demand for your comfort ,convenience and current water conservation efforts....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A Bird Song Cottage will inspire your imagination and fill your days with a tranquil fulfilling experience. It is a very private, quiet and peaceful retreat for an exceptional stay along the Central California Coast. The comfort, quality and visual experience is unparalleled in this hand built and richly styled home. This is the real deal, an artists home of uncompromising commitment to a vision of living inside a "Work of Art". Now it is your time to enjoy the Art of Living at A Bird Song Cottage. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Numerous books of interest for your enjoyment....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Brand new DVD player....moreless

  • Television:

    50" Smart TV with premium cable and streaming features....moreless

  • Toys:

    Sand toys for the beach....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many DVDs provided....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    This opulent dining area has a view through to a small decorated atrium. A pair of multipaned french doors provide an enchanting view and access to the Wisteria Patio with a bistro table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new stacking washer and dryer with detergent provided....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in the Master Suite....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas wall heater in Living Room....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed WI FI....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed sheets , pillow cases, extra blankets and pillows provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Custom , very comfortable sofa and chair. Brand new 50" Smart TV with basic cable and streaming provided. French door to private Jasmine Patio....moreless

  • Parking:

    One off street parking spot in driveway provided and on street parking also available....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new stacking washer and dryer with detergent provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr Coffee maker with filters and grinder. Tea kettle also provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We provide plenty of plates and necessary utensils for your dining and entertaining . ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is equipped with all the pots and pans and utensils you might need. A coffee pot and grinder, toaster, blender. Gas range, microwave, dishwasher and large refrigerator....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Oils, salt, pepper, sugar and teas....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are five unique and varied private patios with lush vegetation, multi colored wall finishes, tables, benches and chairs. The Entry Courtyard is a lavish and welcoming patio a wonder to behold. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The Fern and Wisteria Patios are arbored to provide shade. The Jasmine patio is very private, romantic and scented during the summer. The Terra cotta patio is open and has a fire bowl and grill. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Brand new gas grill and utensils....moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • aditional guest beyond 4 $75
  • Housekeeping $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Non peak monthly rates include utilities, internet, cable and weekly housekeeping and gardening.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose or Monterey
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pasatiempo Golf Course or Delavega
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Coast Highway 1
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lighthouse Field State Park Beach

A mellow 5 minute stroll to the West Cliff Promenade with a three mile walking wide paved path along the cliffs with sweeping world class views of the bay and the Monterey peninsula and numerous access points to the beaches and the many surfing spots along West Cliff Dr.

An 8 minute walk to the Lighthouse Point, Steamers Lane world famous surf spot and the Surfing Museum.

A 15 minute walk to the Municipal Pier with many restaurants and events, the Monterrey Bay Exploration Center ( free admission), the Boardwalk Amusement Park and Casino.

A ten minute drive to Downtown Santa Cruz where numerous restaurants, shops, cafes, theaters, museum and nightclubs abound.

During the winter the Santa Cruz Warriors Championship Basketball D League is a locals favorite.

In the opposite direction to the west just one mile are Westside breweries, wineries, bakeries, restaurants and grocery shopping.

The north coast it is a five minute drive to access the undeveloped areas of Santa Cruz with numerous hiking and biking trails, pristine beaches and the real natural Santa Cruz Experience. During the winter and spring you can catch a view of migrating whales from the cliffs along Highway 1 and stop in at the bakery and cafe in the rustic coastal town of Davenport an old whaling town about 15 minutes from here.

To the east a 20 minute drive will put you at Henry Cowell Redwood State Park with a wonderful visitor center and walks and hikes for any age through the old growth redwoods.

Next door is Roaring Camp Antique Railroad which operates train rides in the mountains and down through the San Lorenzo River Valley to the Boardwalk on the coast all summer and during the winter holidays .

The nearby Mystery Spot is a must and has been for generations.

Further up the road is Big Basin State Park with even grander redwood groves and miles of hiking and camping.

There are the towns of Felton, Ben Lommond and Boulder Creek along the way that have there own charm and amenities.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: We have lived on this property for over thirty five years and continually worked at creating a living work of art to immerse our daily lives in. Glenn grew up in San Francisco and Denise grew up in Los Angeles.

Why the Owner Chose Westside, Santa Cruz, CA, USA:
This property is ideally located a short stroll from the beach near the University, downtown and North Coast. The casual beach lifestyle and friendly culture was the main draw to want to build an artistic life here in Santa Cruz.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our talents and commitment to our art has produced this wonderfully relaxed and sophisticated home. Regarding privacy, comfort, visually stunning moments and tranquility as the necessary components for an artistic life, we have put heart and soul into making the experience here uncompromised and of an unparalleled original work in progress. Color overall is the unifying harmony that puts the magic in place. Pattern and texture create the visual momentum that draws the gaze from one space to the next bringing together the many diverse surfaces, objects and furnishings into a completed original work of art. This home and patios need to be experienced to gain the real sense of beauty and wonder that is the true artist experience of A Bird Song Cottage!!!


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

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Photos

  • The very private Jasmine Patio with view to front bedroom and living room.

    The very private Jasmine Patio with view to front bedroom and living room.

  • Dining table with atrium view and access to the Wisteria Patio

    Dining table with atrium view and access to the Wisteria Patio

  • Gas range, microwave, refrigerator in the kitchen area.

    Gas range, microwave, refrigerator in the kitchen area.

  • The plush comfy living room.

    The plush comfy living room.

  • Front bedroom with sofa sleeper and view of Jasmine Patio

    Front bedroom with sofa sleeper and view of Jasmine Patio

  • Master Bedroom suite  with gas fireplace and TV cabinet details.

    Master Bedroom suite with gas fireplace and TV cabinet details.

  • Master suite sitting room

    Master suite sitting room

  • Newly remodeled bathroom

    Newly remodeled bathroom

  • Front entrance courtyard in Springtime with White Wisteria.

    Front entrance courtyard in Springtime with White Wisteria.

  • Exterior view of master bedroom suite from Fern Patio.

    Exterior view of master bedroom suite from Fern Patio.

  • Front driveway wall with  white wisteria and roses. Your off street parking spot

    Front driveway wall with white wisteria and roses. Your off street parking spot

  • A Bird Song Cottage detail ,one of the many interesting  details to enjoy.

    A Bird Song Cottage detail ,one of the many interesting details to enjoy.

  • The Wisteria Patio with view to the kitchen french doors.

    The Wisteria Patio with view to the kitchen french doors.

  • View from dining to kitchen area.

    View from dining to kitchen area.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher

    Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher

  • Living room with 50" TV and access to the Jasmine Patio.

    Living room with 50" TV and access to the Jasmine Patio.

  • Master bedroom suite with gas fireplace, TV  cabinet, access to the Fern Patio

    Master bedroom suite with gas fireplace, TV cabinet, access to the Fern Patio

  • Master suite sitting room or office

    Master suite sitting room or office

  • Sitting nook at entry hall.

    Sitting nook at entry hall.

  • 154 National St
Front entrance courtyard.

    154 National St Front entrance courtyard.

  • Entrance door and hall into  A Bird Song Cottage.

    Entrance door and hall into A Bird Song Cottage.

  • The Fern Patio with lighting.

    The Fern Patio with lighting.

  • Kitchen Wisteria Patio detail with 75 year old japanese wisteria.

    Kitchen Wisteria Patio detail with 75 year old japanese wisteria.

  • Peace and Love
Photos copyright Jim MacKenzie

    Peace and Love Photos copyright Jim MacKenzie

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 27, 2016

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