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GORGEOUS MOUNTAIN HOUSE & COTTAGE IN SANTA CRUZ REDWOODS, HOT TUB

Suzanne Koch

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Suzanne Koch

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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GORGEOUS MOUNTAIN HOUSE & COTTAGE IN SANTA CRUZ REDWOODS, HOT TUB

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms plus cottage, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6-8 adults,

Come escape among the California Redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains, close to the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad, Henry Cowell and Big Basin State Parks, and the beaches of Santa Cruz and Davenport. This is the perfect place for one or two families, a romantic getaway, or a retreat! House is located in Boulder Creek.

***Beautiful hot tub under the stars- large, traditional California bench style tub seats 6

***Full kitchen, bathroom

***2 large decks & patio with tables, chairs, fire pit, gas grill, and family hammock

***Minutes to Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad, beautiful Big Basin & Henry Cowell State Parks, wineries, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, beaches, golf, berry-picking, the Bigfoot Museum, fabulous restaurants, music venues, and more!

***Wireless internet and Roku TV

***All beds have allergy-friendly mattress covers and duvets (with duvet covers washed between guests).

***Large back deck has beautiful up-cycled table and benches large enough for 10 (made from old redwood decks by a local craftsman).

***Cottage has pull-out King size bed, cozy duvets, and electricity (no plumbing).

For train lovers (young and old), enjoy a fall weekend at Roaring Camp Railroad. Special excursions this fall include:

-Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy (http://www.roaringcamp.com/events2#percy_Halloween)

- Halloween Ghost Train

- new Chanukah Train

- Holiday Tree Walk.

One of our favorite winter traditions is cutting down our Christmas tree at one of the beautiful tree farms near Boulder Creek.

Our house: We first saw our house in the winter rains and were instantly charmed. It is a cozy retreat in the redwoods, and it has been lovingly maintained and decorated for our family and friends' use. It was exclusively our family's weekend and holiday retreat for seven years before we began sharing it with others via HomeAway and VRBO. Our family has had countless special times there with our children, friends, and visiting relatives. It isn't just another rental house - the rocking chair is the one Grandma Linda rocked all her children in, the rugs have been in the family for 40 years, and so on. We are very happy to share the house with others and have been thrilled that so many guests have discovered the Santa Cruz mountains while visiting.

Boulder Creek: Boulder Creek is a vintage small town - it has one stop sign! It's the town closest to Big Basin Redwood State Park, so most visitors go to Boulder Creek on their way to take walks or hikes in the old-growth redwoods. Even though Boulder Creek is very small, there are two grocery stores - one Safeway-like, the other more similar to Whole Foods. There are also several restaurants, some great coffee places, a brewery, a couple of fun antique stores & thrift stores, a pharmacy a tea room, and a few places to get wonderful massages/facials. One of our favorite outings (and our dog's!) is a ride on Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad - we ride the steam train up to old-growth redwoods at Bear Mountain, followed by a hike among more amazing old-growth redwoods at Henry Cowell State Park (right next door). We also love to spend the afternoon exploring the river and river-beaches and berry picking. Several guests have gone zip-lining at nearby Mount Hermon's Redwood Canopy Tours...we've heard it's wonderful! Visiting some local wineries is another favorite way to spend an afternoon with friends.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Suzanne Koch (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Suzanne Koch

We first saw our house in the winter rains and were instantly charmed. It is a cozy retreat in the redwoods, and it has been lovingly maintained and decorated for our family and friends' use. It has been exclusively our family's weekend and holiday retreat for the past seven years. We've had countless special times there with our children, friends, and visiting relatives. It isn't just another rental house - the rocking chair is the one Grandma Linda rocked all her children in, the rugs have been in the family for 40 years, and so on. We are very happy to share the house with others and have been thrilled that so many guests have discovered the Santa Cruz Mountains while visiting.

Suzanne Koch purchased this house in 2004

Why Suzanne Koch chose Santa Cruz

We loved the magnificent redwoods all around, including our own 'Fairy Ring,' and only 25 minutes down the hill to the beaches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for making your fantastic cabin available for me, the kids, and grandpa. A perfect multi-generational setting! I especially appreciated your detailed instructions and activity suggestions. It made for a terrific vacation.

You have a very special place here in the Santa Cruz mountains. I hope to be able to return sometime. Thank you very much!"
Aug 2012
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous Mountain House & Cottage in Santa Cruz Redwoods, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 21 reviews
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Gorgeous Mountain House & Cottage in Santa Cruz Redwoods, Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p904813
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Alamo, California
5

Cosy, homely cottage, perfect for getting away from it all

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for 2 nights with our two toddler sons, as we were visiting Thomas the Tank Engine at the Roaring Camp Railroad (15 minutes away in Felton). We were totally charmed by the house - so cosy and so obviously well loved by the owners. We spent hours just reading the children's books we found, sitting in the hammock. What an antidote to a busy week at work. There is so much to see and do in the area too - we particularly enjoyed strawberry picking and the beach near Pescadero. Big thank you to Suzanne the owner for being so helpful and informative. We would love to return, for longer next time.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Mountain House & Cottage in Santa Cruz Redwoods, Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p904813
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Nice
5

Très joli chalet au milieu des sequoia

  • 5 of 5
Parfait pour une escapade loin de la civilisation! Un jacuzzi au pied des arbres, un hamac, un coin pour faire un feu de bois dehors le soir venu et une magnique terrasse avec barbecue, de vraies vacances... La propriétaire est charmante et donne toutes les instructions nécessaires pour tout trouver dans la maison et aux alentours. Maison bien équipée et spacieuse.
Voiture indispensable! La route d'accès est dangereuse, faire très attention; elle n'est pas loin mais la maison est très bien isolée, on dort au calme.
Nous étions trois adultes et avons passé de très bons moments.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review, Marie. I remember my college French just enough to understand it. :-) So glad you had a good holiday with your friends.
Take care,
Suzanne
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Gorgeous Mountain House & Cottage in Santa Cruz Redwoods, Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p904813
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Northern CA
5

A charming cottage in a peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for sharing your sweet cottage in the redwoods with our family. We spent time in the hot tub, roasted marsh mellows in the fire pit, hung out on the decks and enjoyed the surrounding area. From renting wet suits and going boogie boarding in Capitola, to picnicking on the beach in Santa Cruz, everything we needed was close enough, while we still had the country cottage experience. What I found extra special were all the hand made ceramics, beautiful table clothes, and other touches that made our stay seem like a step back in time. I have to admit, the wood stove was so easy to light, we sometime had it on just for the ambiance! Thanks again for your hospitality, we made some great memories!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review! I'm so glad that your family had such a great time. It sounds like you had some wonderful experiences.
Thanks!
Suzanne
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Gorgeous Mountain House & Cottage in Santa Cruz Redwoods, Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p904813
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Beautiful home...

  • 5 of 5
This was a beautiful home and my family absolutely loved it. Nobody wanted to leave. It was a very inviting home.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Mountain House & Cottage in Santa Cruz Redwoods, Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p904813
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Oakland, CA
5

Adorable house in the woods!

  • 5 of 5
This is a really cute house in the Santa Cruz Redwoods. The house is well maintained and very "home" like. We went with a family of 8 and were quite comfortable. The kids loved the hammocks.

We were able to get to Santa Cruz Boardwalk within 30 minutes. The Swanton Berry Farm is near for your fresh berry picking needs.

Suzanne (the owner) was a pleasure to deal with. She made sure everything was ready for us and gave great suggestions of places to visit.

We are hoping to return very soon!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Mountain House & Cottage in Santa Cruz Redwoods, Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p904813
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Perfect Santa Cruz weekend

  • 5 of 5
Back at work - completely tired from our weekend - but absolutely so happy we rented your house. It is so lovely, so luxurious, so perfect for our weekend with a kitchen that had everything we needed, all those children's books that my daughter read, comfy beds and hot tub and fireplace. we loved it and cannot thank you enough. We also loved all of your directions for everything. that packet of info went with us everywhere. we had so much fun on the boardwalk which was the plan for the whole trip and ended up going back there sunday! just thank you thank you. your home is what every home on vrbo should be!!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • 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

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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Old-growth redwood forests, Santa Cruz beaches & Boardwalk, Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad, wine tasting at spectacular wineries, hiking & hanging out on river beaches, Santa Cruz Mystery Spot! We love taking the Roaring Camp train to the SC Boardwalk (an ocean-side amusement park) in the summer.

Golf: Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club has outstanding golf with gorgeous Redwood forest mountain views

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$260
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$240
Fri,Sat
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $15
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes We accept online payment (with a credit card through HomeAway.com, checks, and PayPal.
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 982 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main house bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , New tile flooring and sink/cabinet
  • Newly remodeled, with porcelain tile and spa tub. The bathroom also has the washer/dryer in a hide-away closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main House bedroom - 1 double
    Main House bunk room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 'sleep sofa' is a fold-out twin cot from Ikea
  • We use duvet covers on all of our beds and covers are washed between guests. There are also mattress covers (impervious to dust mites) on all of the beds. The interior of the house was repainted this past winter and the carpeting replaced in the bedrooms. We also put in a new water heater and a new washer/dryer will be installed in late July 2014.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Enjoy your own private Redwoods 'Fairy Ring' with a large family hammock strung across the grove halfway up the hill above the main house. The sky is crystal clear at night, and the stars shimmer above the outdoor fire pit or the beautiful outdoor hot tub. The hot tub is the traditional California style-- a large round (84') wood hot tub with bench seating and dozens of hydrotherapy jets. The house has two decks. The front deck with a cozy table and umbrella, seating four. The large back deck overlooks a stream and waterfall (in the rainy season) with a redwood table seating eight, two rocking chairs, and an outdoor gas grill.

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