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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay nights
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YOUR CASTLE AWAITS

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Ben Lomond Castle Rental Photos and Description

Castle, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

'Ben Lomond, nestling ‘mong the heights. Above fair Santa Cruz, Your peaceful quiet my soul delights, Your charm awakes my muse' - Robert Howden

Built in 1927, Robert Howden modeled his castle on his memory of native Scottish castles. The secrets of its history are here for you to discover. Howden Castle in its river setting and uniqueness makes it ideal for a vacation getaway. This completely furnished house is situated on a bend of the San Lorenzo River, with a few other homes and one block from down town Ben Lomond. Just bring the groceries and enjoy a fairy tale setting in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains.' The location is on California Highway 9 in the charming town of Ben Lomond and just minutes from the quaint towns of Boulder Creek, Brookdale, and Felton. The Howden Castle is just a short walk away from full service market, antiques, library, coffee shops, nightly entertainment at restaurants, and nightclub.

Just minutes from Santa Cruz, local wineries, and golf courses or just hang loose and beach yourself next to the river or one can launch themselves from the dock, relax by the fish pond and admire the stone carvings on the castle exterior, read a book on one of the five balconies, put together a puzzle or play games. For the kid there's a new skate park, two city parks, and town pool. Our location offers convenient day-trips to Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Monterey County coastlines Henry Cowell Park, Big Basin, Loch Lomond Reservoir, Roaring Camp railroad, Santa Cruz beaches, Boardwalk Amusement Park, Monterey Bay Aquarium, or drive over the hill to the many activities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Keywords: Castle, Vacation Rental, Vacation Home, Vacation House

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Property Manager
Advertiser since 2004
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Your Castle Awaits
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews
business
Your Castle Awaits
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p50810vb
-(650) 328-1058 (California, USA)
Ben Lomond Santa Cruz County
Glendale, California, US
2

Odd mix

  • 2 of 5
My family has rented properties for family vacations for 40 years. This was our first time renting this property. Definitely a mixed review. On the plus side: 1- Well equipped kitchen and new washer/dryer. Lots of fresh towels and plenty of bathrooms. 2- Plenty of space to spread out; nice dining room. 3- Castle is cool in a kid sort of way; lots of rooms, stairs, balconies and passages.
On the minus side: 1- This property is not well maintained. The yard is beat up and neglected. The ventilation in the house seriously needs cleaning. The backyard leading down to the river is a run down mess. 2- NO WIRELESS INTERNET! There was one slow landline downstairs- are you kidding me?!- get a wireless router in that place!

With a bit of work, this could be a great property. Right now it's not. For the price we cannot recommend it and we will not be back.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Your Castle Awaits
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p50810vb
-(650) 328-1058 (California, USA)
Ben Lomond Santa Cruz County
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5

Lots of Fun

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time renting this castle. The dungeon/bar is amazing and the perfect gathering place for close friends to have a great time. The rooms are all well-appointed, the views are fantastic, and the owner is friendly. We'll definitely try to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Your Castle Awaits
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p50810vb
-(650) 328-1058 (California, USA)
Ben Lomond Santa Cruz County
Willows, CA
5

Romantic, fun, family friendly "Castle"!

Romantic, fun, family friendly "Castle"!
  • 5 of 5
We stayed here in January 2010. We loved it! !!! It's beautiful, super clean and lots and lots of space. We did lose power when the river flooded, which caused my son's school books to get damaged since the bottom floor (3 floors total) flooded. But from what I understand it hadn't rained that hard for 30 years. We highly recommend this vacation rental. It's a truly magnificent place. Lots and lots of details. Carvings, etchings, & paintings. Like it's out of a book... lots of history. The gentlemen who makes the reservations is super nice, and so is the staff who helped us with the flooding. I can't say enough about this wonderful vacation rental. We can't wait to go back. This will be a family tradition for us every few years. This place really is all they say and more. Love, love, love this place. Lots of wonderful memories.... Our children who were 9, 12, 12, & 15 at the time... they say it's the best place they have ever been.... They still talk about it. Enjoys yourself and make lots of memories.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Ben Lomond Castle Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2,500/wk
  • US Dollars
  • $2,500.00/Weekly + 11% Room Tax.
  • (Friday to Friday . Due 1 month prior to use period.)
  • $2,000.00 + 11% room tax. Off Season October to April,
  • Excluding Holidays.
  • Refundable Security Deposit of $500.00 to be paid 30 day prior to stay.
  • Call for other rates.

Amenities

Amenities

Ben Lomond Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 Fireplace, Local Phone, Computer, 5 VCR, 4 VCR/DVD, Slot Machine, Board Games, Nintendo, Pre-record Movies, Grand Room, Dining Room, Dungeon Recreation - Room with Bar & Queen Hide-A-Bed, Kitchen, Gas Range/Oven, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Deep Freezer, 4 Full Baths, 5 Balconies, Forced Air Heat, No Smoking & No Pets

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