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Pet-Friendly Private Getaway Overlooking Redwoods Near All

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large Studio, Ideal for 2, Sleeps 4

Enjoy your Coffee while watching our Hummingbirds from your Brick Courtyard or soak in the Hot Tub on your Private Deck Overlooking the Redwoods, then sidle up to a Warm Fireplace to watch your favorite movies on a 50-inch Plasma TV before sliding into a luxurious Memory Foam Bed and cozy comforter to rest up for another fun day taking in the Santa Cruz sites and attractions.

Be our guest at Scott's Guest House where 1-4 people sleep comfortably in a Queen-size Platform Bed in the darkened 13-foot x 15-foot sleeping space and a Full-size Sleeper in the light & airy 14-foot x 16-foot living room. The living room has Vaulted Ceilings with wood beams, Skylights and a Ceiling Fan above a dramatic burgundy-colored carpet.

The efficient kitchenette is fully-equipped for making a quick snack or cooking a gourmet meal: three burner stove with oven, sink, microwave, and 11 cu ft refrigerator with freezer. We'll get you started with coffee, teas, sugar, hot chocolate,popcorn, bottled water, etc. plus spices and oils for cooking up your specialty.

The fully-tiled bathroom with shower is bright and loaded with amenities like large bath towels, lush robes, hair dryer, shampoo, and lotions. Don't worry if you've forgotten your toothbrush or toothpaste.. We've got it for you.

Big Dogs OK, We Love Pets!: When we travel we bring our two dogs with us. We think you should, too. We even have dishes, toys, a bed, and a special place for your well-behaved pet. Scott's Guest House is definitely pet-friendly.

Easily Go Anywhere You Want to Go: Scott's Guest House provides easy access to all Santa Cruz County attractions. Visit the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park. Santa Cruz has perfect California beaches for you to sun, surf, and play. Marvel at challenging waves at Steamer's Lane or towering redwood trees at Henry Cowell State Park (SP). Greet the Monarch butterflies at Natural Bridges SP or the elephant seals at Ano Nuevo SP.

Go antiquing in Moss Landing. Taste local Santa Cruz wines. Shop, dine, or really let loose and party at the Pacific Garden Mall downtown or beachside in Capitola-by-the-Sea.

Scott's Guest House is centrally located for day trips to Monterey, Carmel, San Francisco and the famous California Wine Country. Or simply relax in your own private getaway in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

More Details

Steve Scott
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Steve Scott

Steve and Mari are your onsite hosts at Scott's Guest House. Mari has worked in the corporate world in both the US and Japan and speaks Japanese. She is a also certified massage therapist. Steve is a retired international computer marketing executive and tries to speak Japanese. They have two grown sons and live with their two dogs on an acre estate in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

"We've traveled the world and have stayed in some truly remarkable places. Santa Cruz is among the best places to visit anywhere. It is our pleasure to use our experience to make your stay at Scott's Guest House a memorable one."

Steve Scott purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Steve Scott chose Santa Cruz County

Scott's Guest House is private yet close in to all that Santa Cruz has to offer. It is nestled next to a forest full of Redwoods, Oak, and Manzanita but close to Freeway Access to quickly take you to any place you want in Santa Cruz. Carmel, Big Sur, and the Monterey Peninsula is 45 minutes away, San Francisco is just 90 minutes.

What makes this apartment unique

When we say “Be Our Guest” we mean it. As you onsite hosts we can add significantly to your stay with the personal attention that seniors, international travelers, families with pets or small children, or anyone needing extra care may find desirable.

Business travelers find they get twice the comforts for half the price comapred to the nearby Hilton Santa Cruz. Free hi-speed wifi Internet access, laptop if you need one as well as HP printer/copier/scanner & office supplies create a mini-business center.

Guests get special rates when they relax with an onsite, 60 or 90-minute Full-body Massage from a licensed and certified massage practitioner. Perfect for a Romantic Weekend or Girl's Getaway.


Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Malone's Bar & Grille
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pasatiempo Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many local restaurants
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Car: recommended

Scott's Guest House is a unique Hotel Alternative located across Highway 17 from the Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley. When you Overlook the Redwoods from your Private Deck you won't believe you're just seconds from Freeway Access to beaches, mountains, UCSC, anywhere in Santa Cruz or over the hill to the Bay Area.


Santa Cruz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The 'Library' - toilet , shower , Loads of Amenities. Lots of Light. And Books, Too.!
    Deck - outdoor shower , By the Spa.
  • The fully-tiled bathroom and shower includes a bay window, iindirect lighting, polished brass fixtures, plush towels and bath mats, hair dryer, 2-sided mirror, soaps and lotions plus loads of amenities in case you've forgotten something. We also provide an eclectic set of reading material. There is also an outdoor shower next to the hot tub on the private deck.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Queen-size Memory Foam Platform Bed with Storage.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extra Thick Mattress. Comfortable for Two Adults.
    Whereever Needed - 1 baby crib , Portable, Convertible Crib. Matches Platform Bed.
  • The Master Bedroom has a Queen-sized Platform Bed with four (4) large Storage Drawers and a Super Comfortable Memory Foam Mattress with a thick comforter and loads of pillows. The Living Room has an easy-to-convert, full-size Sofa Sleeper with an extra-thick mattress that sleeps two adults comfortably. We can also provide a matching portable, convertible Baby Crib/Playpen for your youngest.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 13 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Your onsite hosts are happy to provide almost anything you require for a relaxing, stress-free vacation. We enjoy helping you find the best things to do and places to go that Santa Cruz has to offer. Mari is also a Licensed Certified Massage Therapist who can provide a relaxing, theraputic massage at a great rate for guests at Scott's Guest House. No need to hassle with making outside appointments.


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Pet-Friendly Private Getaway Overlooking Redwoods Near All
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews

A serene and quite stay

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay was very relaxing and serene. The property provided a quite atmosphere with many humming birds to view which was a wonderful site to see. Steve and his wife Mari were very helpful in advising us of events in the area. Certainly a place where we would stay again if in the area again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, dog-friendly studio

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for my wife and me to get away over the New Year's weekend with our two small dogs. It has a great living room area, small but well-equipped kitchenette, nice bathroom, and comfortable bed. It's near a dog park and pretty close to downtown Santa Cruz. Hosts are very nice and attentive. We didn't use the hot tub due to the weather but it was definitely tempting.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVED it so much

  • 5 of 5

This will be our go to home away from home. Tony and I had the most relaxing time there. Do wish we could come stay for our birthdays mid January but it looks booked which we can understand why. Thank you for having us .

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Guest Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Scott's Guest house for a week during spring break. Mari and Steve were great hosts making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Very pet-friendly for out little dog. Santa Cruz is beautiful and staying in this quiet little house with a hot tub on the patio was a plus!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful guest house that makes you feel like you are in the middle of the redwood forest

  • 5 of 5

Scott's Guest house was the perfect place to stay for my anniversary weekend. We felt like we were in a sanctuary with our own private hot tub! The house was built with windows all around so you felt like you were surrounded by the forest, not to mention the 100's of humming birds that surrounded the property.

The house was very comfortable and stocked with everything you would need, we felt like we were in a 5 star resort. Scott and Mari were warm and inviting but also gave you your privacy. I highly recommend scheduling a massage with Mari, it just made the weekend even more sweeter.

We will definitely book Scott's Guest house again!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, Calif.

An adult treehouse and sanctuary with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Scott's Guest House has so many charms, I don't know where to begin. The hosts, Steve and Mari, are a good start. They're warm and inviting without being intrusive and want you to have the best experience possible. They've thought of every creature comfort and housekeeping need imaginable. The setting is very tranquil with a 180 degree view of the coastal forest. Mari is a certified message therapist. A highly-recommended hour-long session, in the guest house, will enhance your feeling of well-being and is at a level of skill that you'd find at a five-star resort. This is our tenth VRBO and the best. We plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Basic Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Checkin 3PM, Checkout 11AM
Well-behaved Big Dogs OK
VI,MC,DS and Personal Checks Accepted
Thirty Day (30) Cancellation Requirement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund