About Kristy Darnell
Hi, I'm Kristy. My husband and I bought and moved into the Lilac Cabin in 2005. We were both born and raised in the Bay Area. Not until we were searching for a house to buy in the greater Bay Area did we learn about the tiny town of Boulder Creek. We took a leap of faith and bought this house. Never in our wildest dreams did we understand how wonderful it was to wake up to the forest and commute back home after a long day and find ourselves in the redwoods. In 2006 and 2008, we brought our boys home from the hospital to our house in the woods. In 2008 we expanded the house which was originally 815 square feet and added on an additional 500 square feet. Can you tell where the house was added on to? We raised our boys in the redwoods for the early part of their lives until my husbands work required us to move to the Los Angeles area around 2012. We were very reluctant to leave, loving our mountain home and having had made many friends and memories there. With the boys in preschool in Los Angeles, we were still able to come up and stay at the house intermittently and go back down to Los Angeles. Then our boys started “real school,” AKA kindergarten. We weren’t able to come up as much anymore. We both worked in Los Angeles. So we had to rent our house out. We had a couple families live in the house for a couple years each. A few months ago our latest tenants had to move out. So, we decided: now, it was time to make a vacation rental with our house. This way we can share our love of the forest with many new people. We can come back and visit. What we want, ideally; is to give a person or persons or family the same experience and feeling as we had when we lived amongst the redwoods. Because it just doesn’t get better than this.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very Clean and Family Friendly
We just had such an amazing time here last week. We went to the Boardwalk 2 days in a row. The house was even cuter than I expected. So many little trails and nooks and crannies to explore around the house with my two little boys. They Loved It! There were plenty of board games and very clean. I would definitely recommend it, 5 Stars!
We rented this house because we love redwoods but have moved out of California. We enjoyed the redwoods, picked blackberries from the property, ate around the fire (using the amazingly well labeled and easy-to-follow fire lighting instructions that include kindling, firewood, and safety watering can and wearing the provided bug spray), played the boardgames, played with the really large amount of train toys. The property is close to some nice restaurants and set up well for cooking. There is a nice table to eat around. We also ate at the fire. We played on the playground. We built a pillow fort for our toddler that loves pillow forts. We let our teenager set up her lappy in the office so she had a place to retreat to. We used the tiny waffle maker! We did day trips to the beach (Thanks for the beach bag with umbrella and chairs!), to Monterey Bay Aquarium, and to Big Basin. Honestly, our only complaint about the vacation was that it ended. Would happily rent again, though we want to camp more when the toddler is older so it may not happen. Thanks again!!
What a great host Kristy was,she provided all the neccessary information and ,the property was clean and smelled amaizing as soon as I walked in the door.
They have everything u would need and the place was surprisingly nice just like the pictures showed .
Peaceful and wonderful
Great property. Everything was provided even with extras like fresh flowers . Wonderful experience. Thx
Great place to relax in Boulder Creek Ca.
beautiful location set in the redwoods next to the town of Boulder Creek. It says cabin, but it was a house. It had a welcoming feeling about it and the architecture and furnishings made you feel very comfortable. All we brought was our pillows, and didn't have to bring those. Everything we needed was provided.
Lovely Stay, perfect for family with kids
Perfect stay for a weekend getaway with family! Everything you would possibly need was provided by the host, even down to medicine for our children when they got sick. Quaint place to relax enjoy the redwoods!! Short drive to many activities from hiking to the beach. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing place to stay.