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COUNTRY HOME /PRIVATE MEADOW, WI-FI, CABLE, HOT TUB WITH WATERFALL, POLITE PET

Lolly and Lindley

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Lolly and Lindley

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Speaks: english
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COUNTRY HOME /PRIVATE MEADOW, WI-FI, CABLE, HOT TUB WITH WATERFALL, POLITE PET

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Ben Lomond House Rental Photos and Description

Quality Residence, 2 1/2 acres backing to park and nature preserve, 8 mi. to SC

This single level California ranch home overlooks a private meadow surrounded by forest and a massive oak tree. The comfortable 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:

Ahlgren Vineyard

Aptos Vineyard

Bargetto Winery

Bear Creek Vineyard Company

Beauregard Vineyards

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

Creekview Vineyards

Crescini Wines

Cronin Vineyards

David Bruce Winery

Devlin Wine Cellars

Elliston Vineyards

Equinox

Fellom Ranch Vineyards

Fernwood Cellars

Generosa Winery

Glenwood Oaks Winery

Guglielmo Winery

Hallcrest Vineyards / Organic Wine Works

Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery

Kathryn Kennedy Winery

La Rochelle Winery

LaNebbia Winery

Martin Ranch Winery

Mount Eden Vineyards

Mountain Winery

Oliver Curtis Winery

Osocalis Cidery & Distillery

P & M Staiger

Page Mill Winery

Pelican Ranch Winery

Picchetti Winery

Rapazzini Winery

River Run Vintners

Salamandre Wine Cellars

Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards

Silver Mountain Vineyards

Skov Winery Vineyard

Soquel Vineyards

Storrs Winery

Storrs Winery

Testarossa Vineyards

The Mountain Winery

Thomas Fogarty Winery

Troquato Vineyards

Villa del Monte Winery

Vinh-Rebhahn Vineyards

Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards & Winery

Wines of Vine Hill

Woodside Vineyards

Zayante Vineyards

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lolly and Lindley (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english

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, 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.

On the mountain, two miles from our country retreat is a venue for quality music at the Don Quixote's Interntational Music Hall.

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 sunset trail leads to a panorama vista.

The rich and varied history of the region is 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."
Apr 2010
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Country Home /Private Meadow, Wi-Fi, Cable, Hot Tub with waterfall, polite pet
average rating of 4.8039217 based on 54 reviews
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Country Home /Private Meadow, Wi-Fi, Cable, Hot Tub with waterfall, polite pet
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Ben Lomond Santa Cruz County
Bethesda, MD
5

Lolly's bungalow

Lolly's bungalow
  • 5 of 5
Great house in a great location. There were 5 adults and 2 toddlers in our group and we all fit in well. We liked the hiking trails that you can walk to in the Quail Hollow Ranch and the kids loved the steam engine ride through the redwoods. We spent 9 days there and they were all filled with fun. One special treat was the neighbors goats who we visited frequently. Mary who has the goats also brought us 2 dozen fresh laid eggs. In addition the house has a world class kitchen. What could be better.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Bob, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We loved your note a few days ago that said, "Our trip was a grandpa's dream come true." We are so glad that you were able to organize you adult children to come visit in our extraordinary costal mountain playground.
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Ben Lomond Santa Cruz County
5

We Call This Our Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
Having stayed several times in the past year at this lovely home in Ben Lomond we look forward to yet again another 3 weeks in December. Aside from the responsiveness of the owners who are always available and helpful, this peaceful and quiet centrally located home allows us time to visit with family in Santa Cruz, have guests over for meals and fun in the magical valley that is the yard; as well as affords us the time to work on our business in this home equipped for our computers and electronic needs.

The property is always well maintained and clean when we arrive, which is very important to us. The kitchen is large and has all that is needed for preparing a huge meal for many. Comfortable and cozy on the inside, yet expansive with beautiful views and decks to take advantage of the surrounding nature on the outside, true relaxation is made easy.

Our dogs, grandchildren, children, their friends and we have all enjoyed many fun and treasured moments at this house over the past year. Not only do we look forward to our return trips, they all do too. No matter what the season, there is much to do and so many attractions and places to go that are so close.

We are looking forward to coming this December and cutting down our Christmas tree with our children at one of the close tree farms, and enjoying the winter season for the month.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are at the property now doing chores, working with the architects to install the newly purchased hot tub. The trip is giving us the chance to return to some favorite watering holes. Last night we visited the Tyrollean Restaurant for Octoberfest to find the food was back to its wonderful glory. All tasted fresh, not overcooked or reheated. Earlier in the week, we enjoyed an early supper on the deck of the crows nest overlooking the boats slipping in and and of the harbor. During happy hour appetizers and well drinks are half off. We are making a mental note to reserve a spot on the Chardony II (schooner) for a bay cruise.
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Ben Lomond Santa Cruz County
Evansville Indiana
5

Cozy Classy California Bungalow

  • 5 of 5
The 4 of us stayed 9 days. Have to comment on the super comfortable beds, so soft you want to sleep in every morning. Kitchen has quality finishes with very nice dishes, utensils and the best of pots and pans. We loved cooking and eating in our little bungalow. Super nice quiet neighborhood with lots of wild life to see in the meadow and grounds. Loved opening the windows to listen to all the different sounds of the life around us. Surprised at the warm sun on our cheeks while the cool breezes whipped around us in the outdoor patio rocking chairs. Had fun letting our 2 dogs visit the neighbors goats to sniff them couple times each day.

The Live Oak Tree, just amazing! While cooking and sipping a glass of wine you can discover this tree from both the kitchen sink and the living room and never get tired of its beauty.

My husband did not want to leave, he loved everything about this amazing place. Yes it is about 10 minutes from Santa Cruz but worth it. Felton is a neat little town about 5 minutes drive with a lot to offer without the crowds.

We made some day trips to Big Sir and Carmel which were also amazing but could not wait to get back to our little paradise at Ben Lomond Bungalow.

Looking forward to a return visit here soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Donna, THE HOT TUB IS ON ITS WAY. You mention so many of the things we too love about our stay in Ben Lomond. The thing that many people miss is the variety of the experience during the different seasons. Clear crisp skies arrive with the fall along with warmer and clearer Pacific Ocean. Winter rains bring out green green grasses, even more animals, and an abundance of ferns. I love watching big pacific storms from the Santa Cruz Wharf, and the surfing championships at Steamers Lane, or Pleasure Point. Roaring Camp Rail Road continues to offer Chuck Wagon Dinners, Moon lit Dances and trains wondering up the mountain year round. I do hope you come back to see us soon and often.
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Ben Lomond Santa Cruz County
Sanger California
5

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful house I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet place in the hills within reasonable driving distance to the beach.
Looking forward to renting again👍☝
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review the property. We are glad you want to return. We have several midweek dates available in September and more in November, The Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival features genuine sea glass and artist-made creations benefiting our local marine environment. It will be held in the historic Cocoanut Grove Ballroom at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Saturday and Sunday Nov. 8th & 9th. Best rate packages are available midweek during the winter.
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Ben Lomond Santa Cruz County
Oregon
3

Peaceful retreat - close to beaches, hiking, and shopping

  • 3 of 5
We were in the Santa Cruz area to attend our daughter's wedding. The location of this home was perfect. Felton is just a few minutes down the road. It has a great organic grocery store. Additionally, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park features dozens of grazing deer in the evenings. We enjoyed hiking in the Redwoods, and then watching the fawns play in the meadows. The beaches are about 30 minutes away. We highly recommend Manresa beach in Watsonville.

Our family loved the outdoor area at the house; it was very peaceful. The trees are magnificent! There was plenty of outdoor furniture to relax on. Inside the house we enjoyed the large kitchen, watching movies together in the evenings, and the plush bath towels. Having access to a nice washer and dryer was also a nice feature.

Unfortunately, we were disappointed by a few things in this rental... 1) I had to spend almost an hour trying to vacuum hair off the livingroom furniture and carpet. Not a fun way to begin a vacation. 2) It was hard to prepare an oven meal - no big baking dishes for oven cooking. 3) We were never able to find barbeque utensils, thus had to skip grilling our food. If we had found them, we would have had to first clean the BBQ - it was quite dirty. 4) The two queen beds were comfortable, but the pullout couch and blowup mattress were not. After the second night my son decided not to bother with the blowup mattress anymore. It loses air throughout the night. The hide-a-way bed in the living room is only comfortable with another mattress on top of it. Luckily there was a folding cushion in the back bedroom closet that my daughter was able to put on top of the hide-a-way bed. The house really only sleeps 4 comfortably - and that would be two to a bed. 5) There is only one stand-up shower. The second bathroom has a tub with a hand-held shower. This would have been fine for bathing children, but there were 5 of us adults in the house.

Despite all these issues, I would recommend this home for 4 people. Just be prepared to share the two queen beds and the one stand-up shower. I really wouldn't recommend trying to use any of the other beds.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yvonne, the meadow and patios do provide a fantastic setting for family reunions with plenty of places for children to explore. We all understand that three days in a new home as the mother of the bride with all you have to do is a short time to find everything without really looking around. We are delighted to receive calls asking where to find some thing, where to eat on the beach, what is the most interesting drive to San Francisco? We do provide baking dishes they are stored in the drawer under the oven, however it is not appropriate to invite a "large crowed over." As we discussed, our county permit for vacation rental limits the number of day time and night time visitors. Barbecue utensils are found in their case in the bottom kitchen drawer. Martha the housekeeper takes pride in her work and is cherished by our guests. We welcome calls to let us know if something is not right and would take steps to make it so. Soon a hot tub will be added along with a Sri Lankan style garden shower as part of an additional garden space to compliment the recently finished 500 square food master-bedroom deck. The beds and pull outs were no surprise to you since you asked me for four beds on your initial inquiry and I wrote you saying "The beds in the house are as described in the listing, 2 queens, 1 double pull out, 1 twin pull out, and a couple of better than average air mattresses". Pull outs are never a good idea for elderly or robust guests, but additional pads are provided to make the experience as comfortable as possible. The full-bed auto-inflate air mattress was tested and works great provided the relief valve does not press against the wall or object. We have had many many groups of six and eight people who had a wonderful if cozy visit to the central coast so long as they understand we are a high quality and charming but coy (1,000 sq. foot) mountain home.
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Ben Lomond Santa Cruz County
Monterey, CA
5

Bungalow at Ben Lomond

  • 5 of 5
We have just got back from a week in the Ben Lomond bungalow (May 15-22). We caught the end of a terrible heat wave that hit all of California (99 degrees on our first day), but then things cooled down to a lovely low-70s temperature. The house is very attractive, an old ranch house that used to be home at various times in the past to horses, chickens, goats and dogs, etc. Owl houses are going in on the property this summer. There is a firepit (which we couldn’t use during our visit because of the California fire danger) where we had drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the evening, listening to the birds. Cloudless skies at night gave us spectacular views of the heavens. There is also a fine vegetable and herb garden.

The house was well equipped with high-end utilities; a pretty living room, sort of Craftsman style; and two bedrooms, two baths, and a bunk room for storing our luggage (a children’s room at other times). The amazing thing about the house was its quietude. We were on a cul-de-sac and only cars of the other owners came along the road. The area hasn’t quite emerged from the old homestead period, for there were cocks crowing, and horses in some of the corrals. The house is eight minutes from Safeway in Felton, a very easy drive. Nearby you have the Redwood Grove Park, and, just minutes from the house, the Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, with easy trails and pretty views that used to be owned by the founders of Sunset Magazine.

The owners were wonderfully helpful and welcomed any calls we might make. We will certainly return next year if we can.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Suzie it was so much fun to help you prepare for your upcoming trip. Your enthusiasm for the house and property are much appreciated. The thoughtful approach you took to understand the property before during and after the booking process is not unnoticed. It was a delight to share our special retreat with your and your friends. Upcoming in November is the Santa Cruz Film Festival, A collection of independent films from from all over the world screen in the beautiful Del Mar and Rio theaters. Parties, filmmaker Q&A and lots of fun!
November 13, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Map

Tyrolean Inn Restaurant
"We were away for a while but returned last night to a fantastic meal. The food was fresh, h..."
Ciao Bella -- CLOSED
Spanky's
Ben Lomond Market
Tyrolean Inn
"This is a fun German place that sometimes serves venison. Always great food and Octoberfest..."
Trout Farm Inn
Quail Hollow Ranch County Park
Roaring Camp, Big Trees & Pacific Railroad
"Young or old, this old steam train adventure has something for everyone. The scene changes ..."
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Swanton Berry Farms
Bonny Doon Vineyard
David Bruce Winery
Hakone Gardens
Hakone Estate & Gardens
Pasatiempo Golf Club
Pasatiempo Golf Club
DeLaveaga Golf and Lodge
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
"Through the famers field next to Natural Bridges State Park you will find one of my favorite..."
Shadowbrook Restaurant
The Crow's Nest Restaurant
Mount Hermon Redwood Canopy Tours
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
"This place is so fabulous it became the first natural reserve in CA. History lovers will fi..."
Moss Landing Harbor
"Fresh Sea Food, right off the boats. The place is situation in the middle of a bird sanctua..."
Loch Lomond Recreation Area
"You can find small water craft of all sorts at this wonderful small mountain lake, stocked w..."
White Raven
"This is the place to come for coffee, tea, and pastry! WiFi is available along with reading..."
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
"Lovely walks through the redwoods. Dogs are permitted on leash."
Rockys Cafe
"Great wholesome food for brunch in country mountain home atmosphere."
New Leaf Community Markets
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
"Every thing about this park is amazing. With some advance planning consider the 10 mile trai..."
Taqueria Vallarta
"At home in an converted Dairy Queen, this fast food mecca dishes out GREAT Mexican Food at r..."
Ristorante Casa Nostra
Dolphin Restaurant
Hollins House Restaurant
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Norman Mineta Airport in San Jose
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Don Quixote's International Music Hall
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Moss Landing
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Historic Pasatiempo Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Roaring Camp Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 9 near Hwy 17 and the Coast Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Casa Nostra
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Main Beach and Boardwalk at the Santa Cruz Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
Ben Lomond, 2 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Felton, 4 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Scotts Valley, 8 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz, 10 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Gatos, 24 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
San Jose, 35 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunnyvale, 39 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Palo Alto, 45 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey, 52 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel, 55 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Trout Farm Inn
Car: necessary

The picturesque historic logging villages of Felton, home of the Roaring Camp Railroad, and Ben Lomond are both within 2 miles of the Ben Lomond Bungalow. Boulder Creek is a little further up the mountain and a great place to visit.

Roaring Camp Railroad (steam) is 2 miles down the road. You will find a variety of well loved rail adventures. Select passage on this 19th century steam train through Henry Cowell Park or from the Redwood Forest to the Main Beach Boardwalk; additional seasonal events are offered throughout the year. Drive another 8 miles to the heart of Santa Cruz, the Beach Boardwalk and Wharf and the memorable strolls down Pacific Ave, or West Cliff drive are all easy. State Parks surround us, Big Basin State Park, Henry Cowell Redwood State Park, Historic Wilder Ranch State Park, Quail Hollow Ranch Park, UCSC is also an easy drive. Go a little further to find Sea Cliff Beach State Park, Elk Horn Slough in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Point Lobos Nature Preserve, and even Big Sur. North along Highway one you will discover elephant seals at Ano Nuevo, Davenport, the home of Odwala Juice and Bonny Doon Winery, lighthouses, and many remote isolated beaches, wind surfing, and other unique enterprises

Quick outings might include the 1 mile bike ride to the 19th century Mt. Hermon conference grounds where you may choose to whiz down a zip line (known as the longest on the central coast) through the tree canopy.

Or pedal the 2 miles to the picturesque Village of Ben Lomond where the smell of chicken barbecue always wafts from the parking lot of the Ben Lomond Market.

The Mountain Village of Boulder Creek is where you will find the streets found in a number of Hollywood movies because its historic charm is evident along each block, as the quaint shops of artisans, antique dealers, are mixed with the local fabric of the community.

A few steps from our backyard is the Sunset Trail from Quail Hollow Ranch Park, a 300-acre historic horse ranch currently a nature preserve and home to a few horses but is also to 15 hiking and equestrian trails.

Hiking through Big Basin Redwood Forest is a lifetime memory or visit the Highland Park or the 3 remaining Historic Logging Villages. Henry Cowell Redwood Forest and State Park is home to a centuries old Redwood Grove that features a self-guided nature path. The park has a picnic area above the San Lorenzo River. Anglers fish for steelhead and salmon during the winter (catch and release).

Shop till you drop on the Pacific Avenue Mall and enjoy the street musicians. Folks say the nearby Pasatiempo Golf course, a Alister McKenzie design, is as good as you can get for public (semipro) golf. Golfweek rates it #3 in California.

Rent a fishing boat or Canoe at Loch Lomond (3 miles up the hill) or fish in the San Lorenzo River, off the wharf or ask how to sign up for deep sea fishing in the Pacific Ocean.

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is part of the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory, a research and education facility of the University of California, Santa Cruz just 10 miles away or drive a little further to the Monterey Bay Aquarium,

Follow paths to incredible vistas along coastal edges and high mountain trails that overlook the Monterey Bay and Pacific Ocean. Visit Santa Cruz's 300 historic homes dating from the 1850s through 1930s and its 247 structures of architectural significance that dates from 1930 through 1950.

Santa Cruz Farmer's Market is every Wednesday located one block off of Pacific Avenue.

World class jazz every Monday at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz is open to all ages.

Take day trips to explore the California Coast from Big Sur and Carmel-by-the-Sea, to the Golden Gate Bridge and streetcars of San Francisco.

Colleges and university visits are a natural from Ben Lomond Bungalow. UCSC is 12 miles, CSU San Jose and CSU Monterey Bay are about 30 miles, Stanford University is about 40 miles and UC Berkeley is 70 miles.

Visit up to forty-five different Santa Cruz wineries. Winemaker Wednesdays at Shadowbrook Restaurant features 2 to 4 wines from local Wineries in a spectacular river front setting.

Barrel Tasting & Wine Dinner is held at Bonny Doon Vineyard every Thursday where you can glimpse into the winery & cellar. Barrel tasting is followed by a hosted three-course, prix fixe family-style dinner paired with wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard.

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is recognized as the best seaside park in the world. Friday night bands on the beach are free. But one of the best tiny venues to see great musicians is the nearby Don Quixote’s International Hall of Music, come for dinner and a show. Home will be within two miles.

Only 30 miles from San Jose is a different world, but it is magic here on the mountain.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Ben Lomond House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Retreat
Dec 8 2014 - May 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Bird Summer
May 29 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
$4,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,950
$4,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeper Set up fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Thanksgiving, Passover, Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day, and Labor Day are same as the summer rates. Ask us about our long term winter and corporate rates.

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Amenities

Ben Lomond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wonderful soaking tub with hand-held shower.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk in stone tile shower with bench.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Massive Four poster bed with a great view of meadow and fire
    Guest Room - 1 queen , Comfy pillow top queen with comforter.
    BARN - Barn isn't a living space but available upon advance request
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Small, works well for child, den, walk in closet and storage
  • The leather sofa in living room transforms to double bed. There is also a new elevated Queen Air Mattress on site. Plenty of room in meadow to fall asleep under the stars or let the kids pitch a tent.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Great hiking trails behind the house are part of the Quail Hollow Park and Nature Preserve. Private meadow, woods, wildlife, Loch Lomod, fishing and canoeing. One of a kind zip Line at Mount Herman Camp. One of the best frisby golf courses is minutes away. Like most areas in the Santa Cruz Mountains, be prepared to see a large array of animals and plants. Quail, Deer, Coyote, Ring Necked Doves, Chickens, Hawks, Bob Cat, dogs, cats, and an assortment small mammals and reptiles have been found in the meadow.

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