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Quiet Cottage in the Redwoods(Loveshack) Close to Town and Beaches

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

Serene Quiet Cottage in Private Redwood Valley surrounded by nature. Close to Santa Cruz / Capitola & Beaches. World famous Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf & Surfing Beaches , Mystery Spot. Carmel by the Sea & Monterey Bay Aquarium, World Class Pebble Beach Golf Course & Pasatempio Golf Course.

Peaceful and Quiet.

30 minutes. San Jose Airport

60 minutes. San Francisco Airport

45 minutes. Monterey & Carmel

10 minutes to UCSC

Keywords: Sunny peaceful cottage in the Redwoods, 2nd Floor Cabin realaxing deck area with flowers and BBQ. Modern pine interior, professionaly cleaned Cabin for two, In private secure valley. We also have another 1 bedroom cottage available on the Property Perfect for more family / friends or another Couple. See VRBO# 346839


All our Cabins have strict occupancy limits usually for two guests only. Your stay , as well as the enjoyment of the other guest , will be best if you honor our occupancy guidelines.

More Details

Peder McElroy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Peder McElroy

Our Family has lived on the property for the past 30 years. Our Cottage is our guest house and we have decided to share it with other People as our family and friends loved there stay. We like the property because it is so quiet and yet so close to town and the beaches. We enjoy the tall redwoods deer birds and also the sun and nature.

Peder McElroy purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Peder McElroy chose Santa Cruz County

Close to Town and the Beaches yet far enough away to be Peaceful and Quiet.

What makes this cottage unique

Wonderful place to Relax and Enjoy Nature with a glass of wine and a good book.

Everyone is welcomed with a nice bottle of wine to relax after your travels.


Santa Cruz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) New Queen Bed , sleeping for two.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Quiet Cottage in the Redwoods(Loveshack) Close to Town and Beaches
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews

Quiet forest setting

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Quiet secluded cabin nestled in redwoods yet only 10 min from Santa Cruz. Cabin was small though comfortable. Owners were great and were nice enough to mail earrings which were left behind.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very nice and cozy place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here over a weekend for work and loved it. Its nice and cozy and smells amazing outside! I definitely would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

The private road is a little scary, the drive from the main road is very bumpy but once you get to the cabin its great, so peaceful, the hosts have everything there for you! The cabin is so well stocked you feel like you are at home!! We live in the city and to NOT hear trains, planes, sirens was wonderful just to sit on the deck and smell the trees, fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at The Love Shack : ) It was cozy and just what we needed after camping for a few days.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful, Cozy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I loved my four-night "retreat" in the clean, cozy Love Shack, among the quiet redwoods and just across the wooden walking bridge from the very kind and considerate owners, Peder and Lynn. Small but comfortable and well appointed, this upper-story "cottage," I'll call it, is light on cooking facilities but perfect for guests who are less interested in cooking and cleaning up, and more interested in venturing into Santa Cruz or Capitola to enjoy the good restaurants, the beaches, the Boardwalk, and the many other attractions. When you're "home," though, you would never know all that hubbub even existed; and town is only about three miles away. The cottage is stocked with a basket and a book of local information and maps, as well as trail books, and Peder and Lynn are attentive to guests' questions and needs. Thank you, Peder and Lynn, for making my stay so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seclusion in the Redwoods

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 27th Anniversary at your cute little cabin, "The Loveshack". We are from Utah and have never seen redwood trees before. What amazing beauty surrounds this property. The drive was within minutes from the mountain beauty to great fun in Santa Cruz. We also drove to Carmel, Monterey, and Big Sur which were stunning! The cottage made our weekend perfect. Our hosts, Peder and Lynn, were very nice and gracious. We will come and stay again for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Santa Cruz Town
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
HWY #17 & HWY # 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Town (Santa Cruz)
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Santa Cruz Main Beach and Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
Mystery Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Lighthouse Point & Steamer Lane
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz small craft harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Down Town Santa Cruz
Nearest Point of Interest
Pasatiempo Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Henry Cowell Redwood State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Capitola By The Sea
Car: recommended

Walk to the Mystery Spot.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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