5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Chef's Kitchen, Large Dining Room, Gardens And Hot Tub
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - high chair and pack and play available high chair and pack and play available
No smoking - Allowed outside in designated area onlyAllowed outside in designated area only
Max guests: 18
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Gatherings over 18 guests are not allowed when booking property through VRBO. Contact owners directly to use property for larger gatherings.
- A signed rental agreement is required at time of booking
- Park in designated spaces only (do not block driveway, which is a one-way loop)
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
About Jennifer Hagglof
We are Derek, a chef, Jen an event planner and Kjell, a ten-year old avid waterman who enjoys surfing, boogie boarding, wake boarding and skim boarding. We live on the Sand Rock Farm property in a cottage adjacent to the main house and love all the work this property requires. Prior to moving to Aptos in 2014, we lived in Tahoe City for 20 years, where we owned D'lish Catering Company and the Burrito Window. We spent several winters living on the island of Kauai where Derek built homes and Jen continued to work in the special event business. Here in Aptos we take advantage of the amazing beaches and biking/hiking trails in Nisene Marks State Park for off-site recreation, however, we truly love care-taking this amazing property and spend more time here working in the gardens or working to improve the lodging and event areas.
Jennifer Hagglof purchased this farmhouse in 2014
Why Jennifer Hagglof chose Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley
Why Sand Rock Farm? This property exceeds our dreams for work and play! Each day as we make the 50 yard commute to the Inn beneath the giant redwood and oak tree, along the fern, foliage and fountain-lined fence, we feel immense gratitude for the opportunity to work here and share this amazing property with lodging guests, wedding guests, friends and family. Over the years, great care has been taken to restore the main house and to fill the gardens with roses, dogwoods, ferns, wisteria, magnolia, herbs, fountains and other unique features. It is a sanctuary for lizards and hummingbirds, banana slugs, quail, deer, cats, dogs, chickens and many other creatures drawn to the lush landscaping and shade of the old-growth canopy of redwood, oaks, acacia and more. Every window on the property offers views of trees and gardens. The "nature trail" that winds through the back of the property feels miles away. It is our privilege to work to maintain and improve the grounds and we want others to be able to enjoy it as much as we do. A multitude of attractions are located within a short distance of Sand Rock Farm including San Francisco, Davenport, Wilder Ranch, UC Santa Cruz, the Boardwalk, Capitola, Moss Landing, Monterey, Carmel, Big Basin, Big Sur and endless beaches and hiking trails in the redwoods.
What makes this farmhouse unique
Sand Rock Farm is the quintessential family farm house filled with antiques, a wood-burning fireplace, a large country kitchen and warm, welcoming bedrooms with comfortable beds. Being here feels like stepping back in time or visiting Grandma's house in the country - it is a truly unique and authentic experience. Families can enjoy big breakfasts in the dining room or on the large deck with fire pit and bistro lights, meander, relax, nap, beach comb, wine taste, exercise, sight-see and more during the day, then retreat back to the privacy and comfort of Sand Rock Farm. The peaceful evenings are a great time to sit by the fire in winter or gather on the deck during warm, summer days to relax or barbecue. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated and stocked with all-natural amenities, quality beds, linens and towels. Please contact us via the Sand Rock Farm website or business line for more information about events and weddings, which are available on a limited basis each year for additional fees.