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So Close Yet Feels So Far Away...Bell Hallow

molly milligan

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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So Close Yet Feels So Far Away...Bell Hallow

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Ben Lomond Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to “Bell Hallow.” Come enjoy art and wine festivals, and music concerts of the Santa Cruz Mountains, including Shakespeare festival at UCSC, also, Ben Lomond is home to our own live Mountain Theater.

For the motor cycle enthusiast, back roads with stunning views and road side taverns. Miles and miles and miles of mountain side, sea side and country side roads to explore.

Hike Big Basin National Park with excellent hiking all the way to the coast, (see the giant redwoods)., OR hike miles of the San Lorenzo River. With any hiking, perhaps you will have sightings of our neighborhood deer, fox, bob cat, coyote and other wild creatures.

There is always the beaches and Boardwalk in Santa Cruz.

OR come paint, write that book, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest, where the sound of the birds and the river surround you on a quiet sunny afternoon by the pool or on the back deck over hanging the river.

Or, in season, there is catch and release Steel Head fishing in the San Lorenzo River right at your feet.

OR get married here, or have a party.

More than 30 wineries are open within 10 miles in the Santa Cruz Mountains including Bonny Doon, Byington, Storrs, Hall Crest, David Bruce and Alhgren wineries, to name a few. The Santa Cruz mountains are a natural appellation for Pinot Noir grapes.

This area is lively with numerous small towns, road side taverns, and out of the way places.

Quick look....right on hand:

San Jose Air Port.....45 minutes,

San Francisco.....1 hr. 30 min.,

Carmel.....45 min,

Golf....15 minutes to Pastiempo Golf Course,

...........35 minutes to Big Basin Golf Course,

...........45 minutes to Monterey's golf courses.

The Mountain Winery......35 minutes.

Amazing small venue with great entertainment.

(Willy Nelson etc.)

Monterey Bay Aquarium .....45 minutes,

Santa Cruz beach and Boardwalk......15 minutes,

Los Gatos (great shopping) 30 minutes

Moss Landing sloughs for kayak 45 minutes.

Roaring Camp Railroad offers special events, civil war enactments etc. ...

Easy walk to

Grocery store…..2 minutes,

Tyrolyn Inn..........2 minutes, great German food

“Cao Bella” for dinner and theater, or breakfast.

Post office......2 minutes,

bar.....2 minutes,

liquor store.....2 minutes,

Mountain Theater for stage plays

Henfling’s Firehouse Tavern, for nightly live music

hiking.....out your front door!

Gatsby in the ruff........: BELL HALLOW is a brown shingle 2 bedroom family cottage sitting on the banks of the San Lorenzo River in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Tastefully furnished with family antiques, oriental rugs, and lots of wonderful memories. A cozy deck hangs over the river bank...The perfect spot for a mint julep. BELL HALLOW offers Ping Pong, Horse shoes, other 'court' games, and swimming in a very private pool. BELL HALLOW is a perfect venue for an intimate wedding, family party, company party etc. for events up to 150 people. There are numerous gardens on this property that are wonderful for that special event.

How Bell Hallow received its name. In 1906, after the Big Quake, parts of the valley was clear cut to rebuild San Francisco. Teams of Oxen would help guide the mammoth redwood trees down the San Lorenzo River flues to the lumber mills. On their harness there was a rack of 5 bells that gently rang with each step they took. The music of the bells reverberated on the banks while King Fishers sang. Yes there is a history and great stories.

Keywords: cottage, river, mountain, private, forest, romantic, get-a-way, family, cozy, country, pool, weddings, magical

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
molly milligan (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2015

About molly milligan

I am 4th generation Bell Hallow, 5th generation Californian. As an artist I can't imagine a better place to be. For me it is a great pivotal point for the San Francisco area all the way to Big Sur.....and look where I get to live. It just doesn't get any better. :-) What a ride!

molly milligan purchased this cottage in 1919

Why molly milligan chose Ben Lomond

This property has been in my family for over 90 years. 4 generations + the new 5th generation that is surfacing, (5 little ones so far) have enjoyed long summer evenings, and roaring fires on dark stormy nights. The home is loaded with wonderful memories and lots of laughter.

What makes this cottage unique

I have been told many times that this is a magical and or healing place. It must be that if you are quiet, you hear the whispers of the majestic Redwoods, the gentle rush of the river, the songs of the birds, and sounds of nature.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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So Close Yet Feels So Far Away...Bell Hallow
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
San Jose, CA
5

A great place to kick back and relax

  • 5 of 5

Wow - what a marvelous, relaxing place. It was spotlessly clean too. We didn't want to leave.

There's this wonderful feeling of being away from everything, yet we were only a few minutes from stores, restaurants, etc. For people from out of the area, this would be a great base to take day trips from (if you can pry yourself away). Santa Cruz is just a few miles down the road, and you're just over the hill from Silicon Valley. San Francisco isn't all that far away either.

We will definitely be back!

-Mike and Karen, June 2008

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much to all that have stayed at Bell Hallow. I look forward to meeting all that will stay here in the future and I thank you now. This is a very special place for special people. My family has held it close to our hearts for over 90 years. Thank you for making this so fun to share it with you. I look forward to our next visit
Bakersfield, CA
5

Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful cabin in the woods for a last minute weekend getaway. It was absolutely perfect. The cabin was a bit tight, but plenty of out door space, walking trails and things to do to keep you busy. You feel like you are miles away but everything you need is just a short drive away. The pool was a wonderful surprise as the temperature was perfect and a great treat for my young daughter. We also loved catching crawfish in the river and walking along all the beautiful, well kept paths. Such a treat and the owner was amazing. Can't wait to come stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hayward, CA
5

excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We came to stay at Bell Hallow for a wedding close by. We almost missed the wedding we were so relaxed and comfortable in the cabin! I enjoyed reading on the back deck, swimming in the pool and playing with the dogs. The cabin had everything we needed and I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sacramento, CA 95821
5

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacations that I have ever had and even thought we only stayed for a couple of days we wish we could have stayed forever.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2006
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose International Airport......45 minutes
Nearest Train
30 Miles
on the other side of the mountain
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 9
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Santa Cruz Beaches....15 to 20 minutes
Car: recommended

Ask us about: WEDDINGS AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS, live fresh crab feeds during crab season, honeymoons, heirloom tomato extravaganza in season, harvest dinner in the vegetable garden in season, pool side parties, moms camp, specific art classes, doll making, domino tournaments, Gatsby parties, speaking events, etc.

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Rates & Availability

From $255 Per night

Ben Lomond Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$255
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,635
$6,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes 20% booking deposit and balance to be paid 30 days prior to occupancy.
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Amenities

Ben Lomond Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master bath room has a shower (no tub) with a small window overlooking the San Lorenzo River. The guest bathroom has both a shower and Victorian bath tub. The half bathroom is also the laundry room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom has 1 Queen size Bed Guest room has a pair of Twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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