Beautiful, two story, custom Mediterranean home. Private downstairs suite (700 sq ft) is available for our guests (2 bedrooms/1.5 baths/living area/kitchen nook). Mountain/Canyon views. Wildlife and tranquility. Lots of nearby restaurants. 5 mins to Capitola / 50 mins to Monterey/Carmel. <<<
NOTE: in 2018, our check-in time will continue to start at 2PM. Beginning in 2019, the new check-in time will start at 3PM.
Whether you're an over-worked Silicon Valley couple looking for a romantic weekend getaway or an out-of-towner who wishes to explore the marvels of the breathtaking Monterey Bay area, this 5-acre, hillside property is simply charming. If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, suburbs or even beach area congestion in your quest to restore your inner tranquility, re-connect with your significant other, “become one” with nature, see twice as many stars out at night, or you're simply looking to avoid highway 17 traffic home after a long day at the beach, we invite you to experience this very special retreat.
Once you are well-rested, there is a variety of interesting things to do in the area. Having your own car is essential to access the residence and to travel beautiful state highway 1 to nearby locations such as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Capitola beach, Moss Landing, Marina, Monterey (Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium), Carmel (17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach) and Big Sur. We are also a 40 minute drive to downtown San Jose--the heart of Silicon Valley.
Nestled in a secluded canyon in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the home is only 2.5 miles to downtown Soquel / Capitola and borders Santa Cruz. Offering a quiet, peaceful setting with lots of wildlife (deer, racoon, rabbit, coyote, hawk, owl, etc.), tree diversity (oak, redwood, bay leaf, pine, eucalyptus, palm, etc.), open space and panoramic views, yet within a 5 minute drive to downtown shopping, dining and surfing, the location offers the best of both worlds. The immediate neighborhood has sparse housing (minimum parcel size is 5 acres) and offers an undisturbed and irresistible peace.
You will have access to the 700 square foot, secluded, 100% private downstairs floor with complete disconnection (blocked off) from the (owner occupied) upstairs. Entry is from an exterior doorway. The space includes two large bedrooms (purple and green rooms), a living area (175 sq feet) and 1.5 bathrooms. The purple bedroom has one queen bed. The green bedroom has a large bunk bed (supporting 2 adults or children) and one single bed (adult or child). We've added a new kitchen nook containing a two-burner electric stove, microwave oven, sink and mini-refrigerator. Amenities include: freshly clean linens and towels, coffee maker, hot water kettle, free coffee/tea/hot chocolate, toaster, free Wifi, television set, Amazon Fire Stick (Netflix, YouTube, Firefox, etc. on TV), and DVD player (in living area only). WEATHER & CONDITIONS PERMITTING--enjoy an outside patio with chairs, ice cooler and outdoor gas BBQ with additional single gas stove. Patio overlooks some marvelous mountain and canyon views. A second patio supports chairs and wood-burning fire pit (we supply the wood) that is seasonal (April-October).
Note: There are lots of nearby dining establishments within 5 minutes drive (dine-in, take-out or home delivery). You can also use the gas BBQ/stove outside (weather & conditions permitting) or utilize the kitchen nook to cook light meals. Dining is certainly permitted inside the premises. The refrigerator will support many of your perishables, although space is limited. We provide various utensils and cooking pots as well.
******************** HOUSE RULES **********************
* Check-in time is 2PM. Beginning in 2019, new check-in time is 3PM
* Check out by 12PM (noon)
* No smoking
* No pets
* NO OUTSIDE VISITORS except with host pre-approval
* Outdoor patios close at 11:00pm (noise travels in the mountain / canyon)
* Dirty pots, pans, dishes and utensils that you borrow should be cleaned
Additional Permit Rules Established by Santa Cruz County:
* Maximum guest count: five (5)
* Maximum number of guest vehicles on property: two (2)
* Santa Cruz County Noise Ordinance (8.30.010) - reduce noise from 10pm - 8am
* No illegal behavior (fireworks, controlled substances)
* No cooking permitted in bedrooms or bathrooms
* No weddings, outdoor parties or similar activities