Ben Lomond cottage rental - Bell Hallow
Bell Hallow
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Ben Lomond Cottage Rental Photos and Description
2 Bdrm, 2.5 Ba, sleeps a maximum of 4 people

Welcome to “The Bell Hallow.” Come enjoy art, wine, beach, music, biking, hiking, road side taverns, and small town live theater, live music, festivals and special events of the Santa Cruz Mountains. OR come paint, write that book, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest, where the sound of the birds and the river surround you on a quiet sunny afternoon by the pool or on the back deck over hanging the river. Hike miles of the San Lorenzo River, Big Basin, or get married here, or have a party. Bell Hallow received its name from the sound the bells would make in the river bed when the oxen brought the redwood trunks down river flues to the lumber mills to rebuild San Francisco after the Big quake and fire in 1906. Yes there is a history and great stories.

Gadsby in the ruff........: BELL HALLOW is a brown shingle 2 bedroom family cottage sitting on the San Lorenzo River in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Tastefully furnished with family antiques, oriental rugs, and lots of wonderful memories. A cozy deck hangs over the river bank...The perfect spot for a mint julip. BELL HALLOW offers Ping Pong, Horse shoes, other 'court' games, and swimming in a very private pool.

BELL HALLOW is a perfect venue for an intimate wedding, family party, company party etc. for events up to 100 people. There are 14 different gardens on this property that are wonderful for that special event. Please call 831-336-5926 for more information and prices.

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Quick look....right on hand: Nearest airport and railway station:

San Jose Air Port.....45 minutes,

San Francisco.....1 hr. 30 min.,

Carmel.....45 min,

Golf....15 minutes to Pastiempo golf course,

The Mountain Winery......35 minutes. Amazing small venue with great entertainment. (Willy Nelson etc.)

Monterey Bay Aquarium .....45 minutes,

Santa Cruz beach......15 minutes,

fresh live crab in season......20 minutes,

winery's.....30 in mountains, 10 - 30 minutes,

Grocery store…..2 minutes,

best German restaurant.....2 minutes,

Post office......2 minutes,

bar.....2 minutes,

liquor store.....2 minutes,

hiking.....out your front door!

In and around town: Ben Lomond, is approximately 20 minutes from the beach in Santa Cruz, 30 minutes from Los Gatos (great shopping) and 1 hour, 30 minutes from San Francisco. More than 30 wineries are open within 10 miles in the Santa Cruz Mountains including Bonny Doon, Byington, Storrs and Hall Crest. Big Basin State Park has excellent hiking all the way to the coast, (see the giant redwoods). This area is lively with numerous small towns, road side taverns, and out of the way places. Enjoy the stage plays in our Mountain Theater, eat at the Tyrolyn Inn that has the BEST German food in the South Bay Area. Walk to our local bar Henfling’s Firehouse Tavern, for nightly live music or Ben Lomond’s “Cao Bella” for dinner and theater. Roaring Camp Railroad offers special events civil war enactments etc.

This is a great area for the motorcyclist's. Miles and miles and miles of mountain side, sea side and country side roads to explore.

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3 Reviews of Property 155038 in Ben Lomond, California

Bell Hallow is a very private river cottage on 5 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Bell Hallow is a very private river cottage on 5 acres
Ben Lomond Santa Cruz County
San Jose, CA

A great place to kick back and relax

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
Wow - what a marvelous, relaxing place. It was spotlessly clean too. We didn't want to leave.

There's this wonderful feeling of being away from everything, yet we were only a few minutes from stores, restaurants, etc. For people from out of the area, this would be a great base to take day trips from (if you can pry yourself away). Santa Cruz is just a few miles down the road, and you're just over the hill from Silicon Valley. San Francisco isn't all that far away either.

We will definitely be back!

-Mike and Karen, June 2008
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much to all that have stayed at Bell Hallow. I look forward to meeting all that will stay here in the future and I thank you now. This is a very special place for special people. My family has held it close to our hearts for over 90 years. Thank you for making this so fun to share it with you. I look forward to our next visit
Helpful votes: 17/18
Bell Hallow is a very private river cottage on 5 acres
Ben Lomond Santa Cruz County
Hayward, CA

excellent stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We came to stay at Bell Hallow for a wedding close by. We almost missed the wedding we were so relaxed and comfortable in the cabin! I enjoyed reading on the back deck, swimming in the pool and playing with the dogs. The cabin had everything we needed and I can't wait to come back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Bell Hallow is a very private river cottage on 5 acres
Ben Lomond Santa Cruz County
Sacramento, CA 95821

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2006
This was one of the best vacations that I have ever had and even thought we only stayed for a couple of days we wish we could have stayed forever.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 6/6