|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
We loved the magnificent redwoods all around, including our own 'Fairy Ring,' and only 25 minutes down the hill to the beaches.
"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!"
We loved this cozy -- yet surprisingly spacious -- house, with its hot tub in the redwoods. So conveniently located near town with great amenities, yet a very quiet property. Clearly this family knows how to take care of itself -- adults and children found the place super comfortable, with everything we needed easy to find.
We had a great stay. The hot tub under the redwoods was fantastic. The kids loved it.
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.
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.
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!
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Notes||We accept online payment (with a credit card through HomeAway.com, checks, and PayPal.|
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