This wonderful sunbelt property is close to wonderful things to see and do in the Central Coast Area without the fog, parties, or craziness found closer to the beach. Wake up in the master bedroom to meadow views, gas fireplace, private deck, and walkin stone fireplace with never ending hot water. Two Comfortable Queen Beds have cozy comforters. The third bedroom is small with an oversized chair that pulls out to a single bed, toys, and kids corner. Fabulous Kitchen for group meal prep/views.
2 1/2 Acres
Meadow Room with sofa, dinning and firepit
Solid Core Doors with Bronze trim
Plenty of parking for a motorhome or boat.
You will enjoy the spectacular ''COOKS'' kitchen with a seven-foot window vista and the brand new upgraded appliances like the range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher) and the stone floors with radiant heat for your toes in the morning. Many of the small appliances normally found in your home here like a crockpot, griddle, blender, and iron. Living Room has comfortable club seating for six plus. An expansive rock fireplace faces wall of of windows with views into an immense tree canopy and abundance of birds. The home is well appointed with quality furnishings. Kitchen and bathroom fully renovated and wonderful.
Detached garage with workshop space, or room for kids to play adjoins a large dog run.
We are near the trail head leading to the Sunset Trail (Quail Hollow Ranch Equestrian Park and Environmental Preserve) where the founders of Sunset Magazine made California living a dream come true.
When you come, consider leaving behind every thing except binoculars, bikes, fishing poles and clothes. Loch Lomond Reservoir is up the road a short distance with boat rentals for a day on the lake that is stocked with trout and bass. A regular parade of animals is found in our field or in the trees. The diversity of Quail Hollow habitats located in this small, secluded valley range from the aquatic environment of the pond and surrounding riparian ecosystems to the hot, dry chaparral and unique sandhills habitat. Mixed evergreen forests, redwoods, and grasslands round out some of the other habitats.
Ride through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, down the San Lorenzo River Gorge, across a 1909 steel truss, through an 1875 tunnel to the Santa CruzWharf/Boardwalk. The Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific Railway Company operates passenger services on one of the most historic trains in California. Since 1875 the train carried picnickers to the Redwood Trees and to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
The Satellite Telework Center is two miles away for those who cannot leave work behind. San Jose International Airport is 45 minutes, while the gorgeous beaches of Santa Cruz can be reached in about 20 minutes.
San Francisco and Monterey are easy day trips from this Fantastic Central California Coastal Hills Furnished Bungalow.
Ben Lomond 2 mi
Felton 2 m
Boulder Creek 6 mi
Scotts Valley 8 mi
Watsonville 28 mi
Moss Landing 35 mi
Monterey 52 mi
Carmel 55 mi
Big Sur 80 mi
Davenport 21 mi
Los Gatos 24 mi
Palo Alto 45 mi
Half Moon Bay 59 mi
San Francisco 75 mi
Oakland 75 mi.
Available Long Term Corporate Use or Short Term
Lindley is the professor of ancient architecture and Lolly manages a ship plan collection for a national museum. We both love history, and learning about the world around us. Ben Lomond Bungalow is the place we come to dream and rejuvenate. Four generations have worked side by side on this property to call it our special home. Take a look at the youtube video to see photos of my ancestors enjoying the beach and the mountains during the early 1900's
Not much more than an hours drive to San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey, and San Jose/ Silicon Valley, but only10 miles to the heart of Santa Cruz. As part of a nature preserve we enjoy the sun, our private meadow with its wildlife at our backdoor. Upon arrival most people marvel at the exquisite ancient oak tree with its 10,000 square foot canopy. Seasonal creeks run through our woods.
End the night under the magic of the stars in the lovely meadow room gathered around the fire pit. Enjoy the herbs and produce planted in our enclosed garden that you pick fresh for your self.
THIS AMAZING CALIFORNIA RANCH HOUSE overlooks its own meadow and is a short walk from Quail Hollow Ranch Park (built by the founders of Sunset Magazine) and Highland Park, both a popular venue for weddings.
BOATING is not just at the beach. KAYAKING and CANOEING is offered at Loch Lomond Reservoir as are bass barges and small fishing boats with electric motors.
Local REDWOOD FORESTS are spectacular and found at nearby Big Basin and Henry Cowell State Parks, or during a drive up Zyante Rd on your way unto the summit ridge offering views of both the Pacific and the San Francisco Bay.
TOUR UNIVERSITIES with your student planning ahead for college or enjoy your own place to stay while they are a student in the area? We are an easy drive to many of great centers of learning along the central California Coast:
*University of California at Santa Cruz,
*Santa Clara University,
*San Jose State University,
*California State University Monterey Bay
*Cabrillo Community College
The HISTORIC SAN LORENZO VALLEY LOGGING VILLAGES of BEN LOMOND and FELTON are within 2 miles of the house. BOULDER CREEK and BROOKDALE are two miles further.
ATTRACTIONS in the Santa Cruz Mountains are many:
Roaring Camp Railroad,
Pasatiempo Golf Course,
Wine Tasting at 45 Santa Cruz wineries,
Delavega Disk Golf,
Natural Bridges and Ano Nuevo State Parks.
LOCATION: North West of Highway 17 off the Scotts Valley Exit, 10 miles to the Pacific Ocean and Downtown Santa Cruz. Easy access to San Jose, Los Gatos, Cupertino if you are heading to Silicon Valley. We are about equal distance between San Francisco and Monterey/Carmel near Highway 1. The drive from our house to the top of the coastal mountains and then along the ridge (Highway 35) to the Golden Gate will create a lasting life time memory.
*Mt. Hermon ZIP LINE
*De Laveaga DISK GOLF Course (frisby) is one of the earliest courses with the long and most famous 'Top of the World' hole.
*Seymour MARINE DISCOVERY CENTER, the Aquarium and Visitor Center of Long Marine Lab USCS,
*Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk and Municipal Wharf
*Santa Cruz Wineries Vitners Festival,
*San Lorenzeo Valley Musuem,
*Shakespeare Theater in the Redwoods,
*Santa Cruz Birders Outing,
*Festival of the Cement Ship,
*A taste of the Mountains,
*Arabian Horse Show,
*Santa Cruz Astronomy Club,
GOLF: Pasatiempo Golf Course, a Alister Mckenzie design, is one of the top historic 100 courses. Bouder Creek Golf Course, a great place for lunch in the redwoods Drive a little further, Pebble Beach Golf Course and Country Club is just 55 miles away.
This property is part of the ZYANTE SANDHILLS an endangered species HABITAT and preserve. There is a wide array of animals and plants that live in this area. For more information please see the link to the Quail Hollow Ranch Park. Please plan your trips safely and remember that we share these mountains with ticks, poison oak, snakes, coyotes, and bob cats, and an assortment of other animals.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event||Minimum Stay|
May 23 2014 - Sep 25 2014
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest|
|Housekeeper Setup Fee||$150.00 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250.00|
|Cancellation policy: Full refund up to 60 days prior to the reservation less a $250.00 administrative fee. Fifty percent refund 59 to 30 days. After 30 days rents collected are not refundable unless we are able to re-rent your reserved time.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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