Our home is a great venue for groups. The house and grounds have been used as a place to gather together during times of graduations, sporting events, birthdays, and weddings in Santa Cruz county. Businesses use our home for more intimate off site meetings. The house is large (4000+ square feet). There are many quiet seating areas with good views of the Monterey Bay inside and outside. Please take a look at the photos to better see outdoor spaces.
We take pride in maintaining a clean and comfortable home for guests.
There are 5 bedrooms with queen sized beds upstairs. Downstairs is a "music room" with 4 twin beds on frames. For larger groups, we have 5 additional twin mattresses we can make up for you to place wherever it works for your group (in bedrooms, TV room, floor in music room).
The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, pots and pans, usual condiments, spices, and baking supplies for your use. Fresh chicken eggs, honey from our bees, bread, bananas, orange juice, peanut butter and jam are included for the first morning.
If you have specific questions, please contact us.
We manage our 3 acre property as an organic orchard, farm and garden. Guests are free to wander the entire property on the half mile bark trails, pick fruit and vegetables, eat and cook with whatever is growing at the time of their visit. The paths have wooden stairways and are sloped in places.
Eighty hens and five roosters live on the property in an enclosed space far away from the house so noise (crowing) is not an issue. Children tend to become enchanted with the chickens. Our one bee hive is in a fenced in enclosure 100 yards from the house.
Hummingbirds. Because we have so many places for them to nest, we hang 4 hummingbird feeders year round and have 20-80 hummingbirds (Anna's and Allen's) during the year.
Pool use is at your own risk. Never swim alone. Children must be watched at ALL times in the pool area and in the garden. The pool is not heated and is generally warm enough for swimming May 1 - October 1.
We live in an apartment attached to the house. We respect your privacy and keep to ourselves unless you need us.
We're always happy to help with recommendations for restaurants, beaches, or activities in our area.
CHARGES FOR ADDITIONAL GUESTS
Overnight stays are limited to 20 guests. There is a $25/person/night for each overnight guest over 14 total. The extra charge includes children.
We have a 3 night minimum on weekends. During the week, we are open to hosting business meetings or stays less than 3 days. Please discuss your needs with us.
Gatherings of additional friends or family members (dinners, pool parties, meetings) during the day or evening are limited to 30 maximum. There is a $10/person/day fee for each additional guest on the property above the number of registered guests, during gatherings. We need to discuss plans when there are caterers, rental equipment, or outdoor music ahead of time.