[ Please READ THIS FULL DESCRIPTION and acquaint yourself with our House Rules BEFORE YOU BOOK to ensure that this location matches your full criteria.
This listing is for the entire, private downstairs apartment--NOT the entire home. Although there is NO FORMAL KITCHEN, 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 heat microwavable foods. Dining is certainly permitted inside the premises. The mini-refrigerator will support many of your perishables.. Thanks so much!!! ]
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.
We start your visit with a complimentary pot of Moroccan mint tea. 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). Amenities include: freshly clean linens and towels, microwave oven, coffee maker, hot water kettle, free coffee/tea/hot chocolate, mini refrigerator, toaster, free Wifi, 2 TV's (one in living area and one in green bedroom), DirecTV, and DVD player (in living area only). WEATHER & CONDITIONS PERMITTING--enjoy an outside patio with chairs, fire pit (March-October ONLY), ice cooler and outdoor gas BBQ with additional single gas stove. Patio overlooks some marvelous mountain views beneath an oak tree canopy.
**** HOUSE RULES **
Check-in begins at 2pm thru 11pm
Check-out time is 12 noon
No illegal drug use
NO OUTSIDE VISITORS except with pre-approval
- Please reduce noise after midnight (this is not a party house and we live in a quiet neighborhood where sound travels)