Ben Lomond House Rental Photos and Description
Renovated Quality Country Home, 2 1/2 acres backs to park and nature preserve.
Two Bedroom, Two Bath plus den. A Professor’s restored California ranch home overlooking a private meadow surrounded by forest and a massive oak tree. Comfortable California Bungalow style interior with chef's kitchen includes an open floor plan. The master suite contains its own freestanding gas fireplace, a huge new deck with spa, and oversized stone shower. Two bedrooms have comfortable queen beds; the third is small containing an oversized chair that pulls-out to a single bed but this room works best as a den, walk in closet, or small child’s room. The hidden garden, protected by tall deer fence, is planted with fresh vegetables of the season, herbs, and fruit. The meditation area, with fountain runs off a solar panel. End the day under a blanket of stars in the middle of the field with an outdoor living room built of Santa-Fe slate and the tops of redwood trees. There is a fire pit to melt desert. Swimming pool passes at the Trout Farm Inn are available.
Relatively secluded but an easy drive to town and beaches. The world famous Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach Boardwalk, and the fabulous West Cliff Drive are found within 10 miles of our bungalow. We are just a few steps from the Sunset Trail at the Quail Hollow Ranch Park and Nature Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where Ben Lomond Bungalow marries romance and adventure in grand style. Big Sur and San Francisco and all the all the treasures between (Monterey, Carmel, Point Lobos, Franklin Point, Pigeon Point, Los Gatos, and Saratoga) are available as day trips from this central location.
Roaring Camp Railroad hosting the 'Santa Cruz County Lights Train' and the 'Santa Cruz Holiday Tree Walk' is found with two miles of our home. The 'Lighted Boat Parade' sponsored by the 'Santa Cruz Yacht' features 50 beautifully- decorated power and sailboats parading throughout the 'Santa Cruz Harbor. Charter boats are available.
'Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo' arrive every winter to give birth and mate. Or visit 'Natural Bridges' State Park to watch the Monarch Butterflies form a 'city in the trees' mid Oct. to Feb. each year. Currently the 'California Gray Whale Migration' can be viewed from shore or from one of the charter boats at the wharf or harbor. #Santa Cruz Vacation Rental, #Ben Lomond Vacation Rental, #Felton Vacation Rental, #Scotts Valley Vacation Rental.
Visit one of our many local wineries:
Bear Creek Vineyard Company
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Burrell School Vineyards
Byington Vineyard & Winery
Chaine D'or Vineyards
Cinnabar Winery - Tasting Room
Clos La Chance
Clos Tita Winery
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards
David Bruce Winery
Devlin Wine Cellars
Fellom Ranch Vineyards
Glenwood Oaks Winery
Hallcrest Vineyards / Organic Wine Works
Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery
Kathryn Kennedy Winery
La Rochelle Winery
Martin Ranch Winery
Mount Eden Vineyards
Oliver Curtis Winery
Osocalis Cidery & Distillery
P & M Staiger
Page Mill Winery
Pelican Ranch Winery
River Run Vintners
Salamandre Wine Cellars
Silver Mountain Vineyards
Skov Winery Vineyard
The Mountain Winery
Thomas Fogarty Winery
Villa del Monte Winery
Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards & Winery
Wines of Vine Hill
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Lolly and Lindley
Our family album may be viewed on the linked youtube slide show. Let us help you find the hidden paths around Santa Cruz and the San Lorenzo Valley. Our family enjoys the central coast region and has for more than a century. When at work, we are a university professor teaching architectual history, and a maritime-historian working in a national museum, but our heart belongs to the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Lolly and Lindley purchased this house in 1978
Why Lolly and Lindley chose Ben Lomond
We chose this property 35 years ago, partly because of the open flat sunny meadow surrounded by forests with distant mountain views and partly because the geology is as varied in each direction as the potential activities nearby. The Oak Tree on this property speaks for it self, it is AMAZING, as are the birds who come to rest.
Once in the house you may not want to leave but the redwood forests, beaches, and cities of San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, San Jose, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale are all with in reach; but we are FREE of traffic, noise, and grime. The fully refurbished club pool is a mile away, a little further is a great community lake where you purchase a fishing license and rent small fishing craft, or canoes.
Now you have the chance to enjoy our hard work great neighbors, trails, and access to every thing on the central coast including the zip line at Mt Herman as you move from platform to platform through the tree top canopy. Ben Lomond Bungalow, in Santa Cruz Mountains is place that defines California Central Coast living at its best and the line between indoor and outdoor living spaces dissolve.
Two miles from our country retreat is one of the finest holes in the walls to see quality music, this month at the Don Quixote's Interntational Music Hall you find groups such as:
• John Coltrane's A Love Supreme performed by John Hanrahan's Love Supreme Quartet
• Nigel and Clive & The British Invasion plus
• Just Cream A Tribute To Eric Clapton
• UTURN Classic Rock, Country and R&B Dance Party
• MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC
• George Kahumoku Jr., Ledward Kaapana, Uncle Richard Ho'opi'i
• Fantuzzi and the Flexible Band
• Stu Allen & Mars Hotel Grateful Dead Tribute
• The Killer Queens - All Girl Queen Tribute
• The Jean Genies - David Bowie Tribute
• Wild Child Dave Brock's Doors Experience
• The Lone Bellow
• Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac
What makes this house unique
Behind the property you will find Quail Hollow Ranch, an equestrian park, first developed by the founders of Sunset Magazine as their weekend home. The trails around the ranch will lead you past a pond, year round streams and a host of wildlife.
The rich and varied history of the region is so much fun to learn it does not seem 'educational. Recognized as one of the most significant biological treasures in the state of California, the Zyante Sandhills Zone support a unique community of plants and animals found only in Santa Cruz County.
We are close to many state parks and the redwood trees beaches and fun and creative shopping areas; however, if you are not able to escape leave work, satellite conference rooms and office space is available within two miles.
Guestbook comments from the owner
2010-07-17 "(5 out of 5) This is a great home in a wonderful area. Everything you need is there including a fully equipped kitchen! Big yard with beautiful views. There are tons of outdoor activities to do, including a one of a kind zip line through the Redwoods at Mt. Hermon. Our family definitely enjoyed our 3 month stay in Ben Lomond."