Breathe a sigh of relief, release your worries, and slow your hectic pace. Come relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy a unique, beautiful retreat cabin surrounded by nature, organic gardens, meditation benches, soothing ocean views, nearby state parks, and numerous hiking trails (including one that goes to the ocean). You’re just a 20-minute drive to Santa Cruz and the beaches.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Internet and phone are NOT available in the cabin. There is no television. Guests are welcome to use the wireless internet and unlimited long distance landline phone in the office of the main house, a 3-minute walk away. The cabin does have complete visual and sound privacy. This property is not optimal for children. Please read entire description by clicking "More Details" link below.
This spacious, sunlit, custom-built cabin has a full bath with a composting toilet and a relaxing bathtub next to a large window onto the trees. The cabin has one bedroom with a queen-size bed, and an additional sleeping loft (right above the bedroom and not private). Limit is 2 guests. PLEASE NOTE: there is no audio or visual separation between the sleeping loft and the bedroom, so these spaces are not private if both are occupied.
The floor plan features open airflow between bedroom, loft, and kitchen/living room, with a private bathroom, and a beautiful wraparound deck with ocean and forest views. It’s a greenly remodeled, non-toxic, chemical-free space, with hardwood floors, saltillo tiles, and large wood-framed doors with open vistas. Heat is by a very efficient wood stove, with additional electrical plug-in heaters available.
Peaceful and private, the cabin is nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains. Lounge on the deck overlooking the ravine below, stroll the property and its gardens, or take a longer hike. Meditation benches are nearby. Internet and phone are not available in the cabin. Guests are welcome to use the wireless internet and unlimited long distance landline phone in the office of the main house if necessary. There is no cell reception here.
More about the Land and Community:
Our intention is to share this sanctuary with you in a harmonious, peaceful, loving, joyful and respectful manner. The gardens and land above this cabin are shared communally with the host and her friends who live in the extended portion of a greenly remodeled, non-toxic, chemical-free main house. Your cabin is private, and you are welcome to use the communal gardens above it.
The host and some members of this part of the main community home enjoy interacting with guests and making them feel comfortable and welcome. Simultaneously we have other work responsibilities. Some of the folks who live in the house enjoy their own retreat space and may or may not interact with guests as they encounter them. If you don’t wish for interaction, you are welcome to let us know and we will respect your wishes.
Our neighborhood is one house per 50 acres, so it has a country feel to it. Wilder Ranch State Park, a 6,000 acre park which includes the historic Grey Whale Ranch, is in close proximity. Our local Wednesday Farmer's Market has abundant, organic produce, meat and eggs. Also nearby is the UCSC farm stand.
We are 15 minutes from the North Coast Beaches, including the town of Davenport. The Road House Restaurant in Davenport, Swanton Berry Farm Stand and U-Pick are local favorites. Bonny Doon Vineyard’s tasting room in Davenport is often enjoyed by visitors, as well as Beauregard Vineyards’ tasting room further up the road in Bonny Doon.
A car is essential for getting around from here unless you are an avid biker with your own bicycle. The nearest bus stop is 2.5 miles from here; buses run four times a day and have the capacity to transport bicycles.
Other Things to Note:
Please bring your own flashlight to help you navigate from your car to the cabin. We have wonderful, natural spring water; bring your own water bottle to carry to town and on hikes. Please bring slippers to maintain a shoe-free and clean cabin.
We love quiet from 10 pm to around 8:30 am. Some of us are meditating and doing yoga during that time. We also turn off the wireless internet during those hours.
We encourage organic, non-GMO food, as we compost it in our garden. We'll provide organic shampoo and soaps – these are important, as shower and laundry wastewater leads to one of our garden springs. We recycle everything imaginable, and encourage you to do so also. If you don't know how, we are happy to teach you. No smoking, candles or pets.+ More