|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
TREETOPS. This idyllic country retreat will literally transport you to new heights. Unparalled woodland setting with canyon vistas and a peek of the ocean. Located in Bonny, midway between Carmel and San Francisco, 5 minutes from California's Scenic Highway 1 and secluded ocean beaches. Surrounded by State Park lands with incredible trees, waterfalls and miles of scenic trails to explore.
Beautiful 3000 sq ft home, 3 BDRM/2.5 bath with 2000 sq ft deck, spa, on 3-acre site, outside fireplace/entertaining area. Unobstructed canyon, meadow and ocean views. Reverse floor plan, literally puts you level with the giant redwoods. Huge kitchen, family area. Lots of sunshine (above the summer fog), surrounded by amazing redwood cathedrals with a gated, cobblestone-style drive. Nice, quiet neighborhood. Leave the windows open at night to enjoy the romantic sounds!
The main floor of the house features a large, cheerful kitchen/family area, a delightful living/dining area that opens to a tranquil veranda, and a master suite that features a 'star-gazing window' and a private deck w/ spa. All rooms have uncompromised views. Leave the windows open at night to enjoy the romantic sounds!
The downstairs area has two guest rooms with a shared bath, an extensive library, a media room, an outdoor fireplace/entertaining area with a built-in barbecue and access to your own amazing Redwood Cathedrals (fairy rings).
The rustic, 3-acre gated property is surrounded by giant trees and meadows and is within walking distance of a small boutique winery. This home works well for two or 3 couples and will comfortably sleep 6 (2 queen beds, 3dr bdrm has 2 twins).
The community of Bonny Doon is known for its scenery, mild climate, vineyards, lack of traffic and proximity to pristine beaches, surfing, golf, equestrian facilities, bicycling, birding, the Santa Cruz Wharf and Boardwalk, Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, UC Santa Cruz campus, fantastic restaurants, eclectic shops and unique music venues. We are less than 20 minutes from Santa Cruz and UCSC. It is quite literally a vacation paradise.
Keywords: Bonny Doon, Redwoods, Ocean View, Secluded, Romantic, Gated, Rustic, Marine Sanctuary, Monterey Bay
About us: We are a -young- ;o) retired couple who enjoy adventure and travel ...always on the go. Our children and grandchildren live all over the world. My husband is a former small business owner (commercial printing company) and is the inventor of a successful golf product. I worked many years as a law librarian and continue to do specialized investigative research for select clients. Bonny Doon is our home 6 months of the year.
Pat Pfremmer purchased this chateau / country house in 1980
We love it here, and our family and friends like to come and just sit and stare, there is always something to see.
We searched the Western States for 'the perfect place' and believe we found it. We like being near towns and activities, but we also want to be away from traffic and crowds. We also like the proximity to San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area and cultural events.
Bonny Doon is a very loosely organized rural community, an ephemeral oasis, much like the classic musical/movie, 'Brigadoon' it is more a state of mind than a place.
Tranquil, serene beauty, incredible views, a Feng shui place for the body and mind. Lots of wildlife, the morning calls of the Valley Quail, the hooting of the owls at night, the occasional cry of coyotes, cottontail rabbits, deer, fox, bobcat, ...The most beautiful trees, three incredible redwood 'cathedrals' sometimes called 'fairy rings'. We are surrounded by State Parks and State Beaches yet we are not 'isolated' in the sense of conveniences. There is a good restaurant just down on the coast, 5 minutes away.
We had a great stay at Tree Tops in Bonny Doon from Mid December 2014 through Mid January 2015.
Of course Santa Cruz is a great place, lots of unique dining areas, the wharf where we saw a breathtaking sunset and watched the seals-a drive up highway 1 to SF on a day when many surfers were out. My favorites, Davenport landing beach and the UCSC arboretum, are close drives.
Tap water tastes really great, no need to buy bottled water
A great library, no need to bring reading material
Very comfortable beds
Large master bedroom upstairs with hot tub off the deck. Downstairs has living room with big screen, two bedrooms and bath- almost separate area so very nice for couples or in our case grown children who came to visit over the holiday.
House is natural and scent free
Fully equipped dining area with stemware, cloth napkins, dining and serving dishes- outside grill and fireplace- great for entertaining family and friends.
Quiet and private with views of boats passing on the ocean and wild life to watch-we enjoyed use of the binoculars and telescope.
Upstairs deck with comfortable seating where we spent lots of time
Fast Wi-Fi Internet throughout the house
ATT cell phones didn’t work well but we used Skype and Facetime audio- I heard that Verizon is the best service for the Santa Cruz mountains.
I highly recommend this HomeAway and hope to return soon.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this house. The setting could not be more perfect and the house design worked beautifully for us and other family members who came for the weekend. It takes a while to drive most places, but we relaxed, took our time on the mountain roads, and appreciated the blissful peace and quiet. Don't miss the majestic stand of old-growth redwoods at Henry Cowell State Park, just ten miles away in Felton.
My husband and I, daughter and her husband just spent a wonderful four days at this lovely house over the July 4th weekend. The house is secluded, feels like you are in the mountains, yet only a short distance from Santa Cruz. there is feeling of peace and tranquality you feel just driving up to the home nestled within a woodlands like setting. The home is fully equipped and the owners could not be any more helpful. I highly recommend this property and would definitely consider coming back in the near future.
Our extended family had a wonderful experience in Bonny Dune. The location and the house was beautiful.
We would definitely come back.
My husband and I came here for four nights as a quiet new year's retreat. The home is spacious with several living areas, all with outside decks. The views are beautiful, and kudos to whomever cleaned the windows because they were spotless - a hard thing to do when the sun is low in the sky! We hiked at two of the nearby state parks and enjoyed walking the beaches, too. There was no moon while we were there so the clear nights gave an amazing display of stars. A wonderful area as you can be among the redwoods and 15 minutes later be on the beach. Santa Cruz is about 20 minutes away. The owners are exceptionally accommodating as well! Thank you for sharing your home with us!
We had such amazing time at this place. The house was incredible with great amenities and fantastic views. The community of Bonny Doon is also great. We enjoyed taking walks and going to the winery. The drive to Highway 1 is quick and leads to the nice town of Davenport where we had a lovely lunch and beach walk. Santa Cruz and Capitola are also just a short drive away and make for a great trip. We will definitely be back. Thanks!
Ideally located on the Central Calif Coast, mid-way between San Francisco to the north, the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur to the south. The area is considered to be a vacation paradise, with year-round moderate temperatures. Redwood forests, deserted beaches, unique little get-aways ..it is all here.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||The BOOKING NOW rates are for 6 people. RATES ARE LESS for fewer people, $300 for 2, $350 for 4. SIX is our usual maximum. Rates subject to change until booked. Also, rates may not calculate properly. The monthly rate of 28 nights is $ 150 per night EXCEPT July - Oct when it is $200 per night. Please EMAIL for additional information and ACCURATE QUOTES! Thanks ....|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.