2 bedroom, 2 bath house surrounded by redwoods. We welcome your doggies too!
About Kristy Darnell
Hi, I'm Kristy. My husband and I bought and moved into the Lilac Cabin in 2005. We were both born and raised in the Bay Area. Not until we were searching for a house to buy in the greater Bay Area did we learn about the tiny town of Boulder Creek. We took a leap of faith and bought this house. Never in our wildest dreams did we understand how wonderful it was to wake up to the forest and commute back home after a long day and find ourselves in the redwoods. In 2006 and 2008, we brought our boys home from the hospital to our house in the woods. In 2008 we expanded the house which was originally 815 square feet and added on an additional 500 square feet. Can you tell where the house was added on to? We raised our boys in the redwoods for the early part of their lives until my husbands work required us to move to the Los Angeles area around 2012. We were very reluctant to leave, loving our mountain home and having had made many friends and memories there. With the boys in preschool in Los Angeles, we were still able to come up and stay at the house intermittently and go back down to Los Angeles. Then our boys started “real school,” AKA kindergarten. We weren’t able to come up as much anymore. We both worked in Los Angeles. So we had to rent our house out. We had a couple families live in the house for a couple years each. A few months ago our latest tenants had to move out. So, we decided: now, it was time to make a vacation rental with our house. This way we can share our love of the forest with many new people. We can come back and visit. What we want, ideally; is to give a person or persons or family the same experience and feeling as we had when we lived amongst the redwoods. Because it just doesn’t get better than this.
What makes this House unique
This home has a large deck with redwoods growing through it for you to enjoy! There is a panoramic folding door out to the deck as well as an enclosed atrium. There is a small freestanding art studio for your projects or just a fun "clubhouse" for the kids.
Please, no more than 2 dogs.
The house is very family friendly
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Boulder Creek Getaway Gem
This is a wonderful place, well appointed, nicely maintained and very comfortable. It was a very pleasant surprise. We had some concerns about the PG&E PSPS and the owner worked to reassure us that there wouldn't be any problems. We split the place with some friends and had enjoyed privacy and comfort whenever we wanted it. A very nice place to stay, we would definitely come back if revisiting the area.
This cottage is perfectly located and allows you to enjoy The Redwood Forest in the comfort of home.
Amazing. 5 star.
Relaxing Redwood Cottage
The location is a bit off the main road, up a hill into a beautiful wooded area. Very quiet and serene except for the occasional chainsaws. The home is so well maintained and the owner has it stocked with the basic essentials. The decks are very nice and the trees are so welcoming. We did not use the fire pit due to the abundance of mosquitoes.
Best place for wedding guests near Sequoia Retreat center!
Super great experience’. Would come again!
A beautiful retreat in the woods
Everything was perfect! Beautiful house among woods, perfectly clean and stuffed with toiletries, dishwasher and hand washing soap, and even food (spices, oil and vinegar, some canned food).
Kristy gave us plenty of information to reach and enter the place, as well as things to do in the surrounding.
The location in the woods makes everything magic...
We really enjoyed our stay, thank you!
Note: we discovered that Jonny's grocery store in Boulder Creek is very expensive... I suggest future guests to do their grocery in San Francisco :-)
Perfect for our needs
This house was perfect us. Comfortable and cozy, it had everything we needed. We look forward to staying there again!