A Bird Song Cottage: Luxurious Art and Garden Experience
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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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+1 831 818 3021
Member since: 2006
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4
- 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
- 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
- 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
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
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
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- aditional guest beyond 4 $75
- Housekeeping $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 11%
Non peak monthly rates include utilities, internet, cable and weekly housekeeping and gardening.
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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.
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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The very private Jasmine Patio with view to front bedroom and living room.
Dining table with atrium view and access to the Wisteria Patio
Gas range, microwave, refrigerator in the kitchen area.
The plush comfy living room.
Front bedroom with sofa sleeper and view of Jasmine Patio
Master Bedroom suite with gas fireplace and TV cabinet details.
Master suite sitting room
Newly remodeled bathroom
Front entrance courtyard in Springtime with White Wisteria.
Exterior view of master bedroom suite from Fern Patio.
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.
The Wisteria Patio with view to the kitchen french doors.
View from dining to kitchen area.
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
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 suite sitting room or office
Sitting nook at entry hall.
154 National St Front entrance courtyard.
Entrance door and hall into A Bird Song Cottage.
The Fern Patio with lighting.
Kitchen Wisteria Patio detail with 75 year old japanese wisteria.
Peace and Love Photos copyright Jim MacKenzie
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 27, 2016
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