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John D. Maher (JD)
About John D. Maher (JD)
Let me introduce you to my mother...(JD son #5) I'm Gloria Ann, raised just one mile North of Ranchero House, in the 1950s when the rolling hills of Soquel were all dairies, orchards and farmland. My mother and Italian immigrant father raised chickens and goats while living the American dream of raising children, owning property and living off the land. Now a retired public school educator/administrator, some of my most peaceful moments are spent reading a great novel on the large deck in the backyard. It is my pleasure to share our vacation home with you and your family as you relax, enjoy the beach and coastal amenities, while making memories for a lifetime. May you always feel welcome here!
Why John D. Maher (JD) chose Soquel
Keep searching and you'll notice the high price of vacation home rentals in the Santa Cruz or Capitola beachfront area. Quite frankly, the nights get loud and the streets very busy during the peak beach season. Who needs that? You're on vacation, right? While at Gloria Ann's Ranchero House, you can enjoy quiet Soquel nights, a walk along the Anna Jean Cummings Park walking trail or just some great BBQ moments on the back deck.
What makes this House unique
Rachero House is equipped with everything you need. My family and I have gone to great lengths to provide you, your family and friends with a fully equipped kitchen, towels, linens, fine soaps, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryers with comfortable beds and pillows. Every guest can find their niche at Ranchero House whether they're in the back yard barbecuing, relaxing on the large deck, playing ping-pong in the finished garage, or foosball, watching DISH Satellite TV on one of the four flat-screen LCD or Plasma TVs located in each bedroom and great-room, playing cards or games on the game table, reading one of the many novels in the library, or preparing a meal in the modern kitchen. Close enough to fine dining like the 4 star Shadowbrook Restaurant or the best pizza you will ever taste; Pizza My Heart in Capitola! Ranchero House can become your yearly destination for seeing the local sights, providing the comfort and relaxation you need while making memories for a lifetime! Let us help you make it happen!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Great home base for Santa Cruz area
This was a great home base for enjoying activities around Santa Cruz. The place was well-stocked with things that made our trip easier. Beach toys/games/garage area kept kids entertained and the kitchen had everything we needed for big family meals. Adjacent to a huge park and plenty of street parking. We were 5 min. from the beach in Capitola, 15 min. from the Boardwalk/downtown and 15 min. from U-pick apple & strawberry farms. Grocery stores are less than 4 min. away and Soquel village has really cute restaurants and shops. Hosts communicated very well and check-in/out was a breeze. Great stay. We will be back!!
Beautiful and Relaxing Property
Such a wonder house to book. They layout and thoughtfulness of design (lots of mirrors, lighting, and strategic bed placement) made our stay very comfortable. We loved the game room and spent about as much time hanging out at the house as we did out exploring Santa Cruz. Also, JD - the host - was super responsive to text, calls, and emails which was really nice.
Clean and organized
The house was very clean and well maintained. We appreciated that everything was labled, things were easy to find and put away. The only negative was the twin pull out seemed like the frame may have been bent, it didn't lay quite flat. The mattresses were very comfortable and there were extra foam toppers to put on the futon and sofa bed (labled so you knew which fit where).
Great house for a family
Wonderful property for a family vacation. House was well stocked. Beautiful park with great play structure. Lots of restaurants near by. Highly recommend.
Wonderful clean and perfect for famiky
7 of us stayed. We loved the location near park and walking trails. 10 minute drive to beach or 20 minutes to nearby state parks. Santa Cruz nearby. House had games DVD’s and very comfy beds. Highly recommend it
Love the home
We had a great time! The house was very clean from top to bottom.
You'll find very high prices to stay at beach-front properties in Santa Cruz and Capitola. You can avoid the crowded streets and nightly noise by staying at Gloria Ann's Ranchero House in beautiful Soquel, located just minutes from the beach. Wineries, local shops, clean beaches, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and fine restaurants are all close by too. This completely remodeled home features flat screen TVs in every room, DISH Satellite service, brand new beds, hotel-like bathrooms, back yard deck with brand new BBQ, modern kitchen, games, books, CD and DVD library with a ping pong and foosball table in the garage. Ranchero House is located just steps from Anna Jean Cummings Park with walking/running paths, picnic grounds, large open fields baseball/soccer fields and playground equipment for children. Gloria Ann's Ranchero House: 'Close enough to the beach without beachfront prices!'