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Joe Giusti

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Quiet Mountain Retreat

9 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Scotts Valley Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom 1 bath forest cottage

Pictures don't do it justice...Close to beach, hiking, wineries, amusement park and historical sites. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Gas bar b q built in as part of the outdoor kitchen, octagon redwood deck just above the apple orchard. Very private retreat spot that is close to town and entertainment. Our home is designed to provide a calm, restorative environment...away from the fast-pace and high stress of the modern world.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joe Giusti (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Joe Giusti

We live in the main house and welcome guests to stay in our cottage. My dad left the house to us when he passed and we have poured our hearts into this place. We recently transitioned from the Sacramento area to full time residence in the Santa Cruz mountains. We have tried to make it a place of peace, serenity and love. Our sincere hope is that people will come and feel the same way we do.

Joe Giusti purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Joe Giusti chose Santa Cruz County

This is an amazing place....the house sits on 50 acres of forest in the Scotts Valley area. You can step out the door into the orchard or hike to the top of the mountain. It's quiet and private with all the amenities of home yet close to town and family-friendly entertainment. It's the perfect place to get away and de-stress.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to town and boutique wineries, 10 minutes to the beach boardwalk. Winters are cozy by the fire, great for snuggling or watching dvd's. Summer sun streams through the skylights making the house bright and airy.

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Quiet Mountain Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Wonderful place for family

  • 5 of 5

I spent a great relaxing time there with my family. It was very quite and peaceful and conveniently located to go to the nearby restaurants, coffee shops, groceries in 5-10 minutes by car. I strongly recommend this place to the people who would like to spend some relaxing times with their family members. The owner of property was also very nice and kind.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place with terrific hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the "Quiet Mountain Retreat". My hosts, Joe and Frannie, were very respectful of my privacy yet readily available if I needed assistance in any way. The setting is beautiful- very quiet and peaceful. Anything one needs is available in Scotts Valley and/or Felton, but Santa Cruz is just 15 minutes away. I had a great time during my stay in the redwoods and highly recommend the Quiet Mountain Retreat! ENJOY!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento
5

Quiet, Serene, Indulgent

  • 5 of 5

Yes, these pictures do not do this vacation home justice. Yes, it is a quirky, round house. Yes, it is quiet and serene... And yet it is far more than that... Nestled in a private redwood forest the air is clean, the noise is nonexistent. No barking dogs, no loud neighbors, just the wind in the trees. A wonderful place to indulge in a walk back in time. Escape into the Santa Cruz mountains - a dream come true!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arroyo Grande
5

Quiet and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Great location for enjoying the big trees in a private, quiet location. Yet close enough to town to make it very convenient and easy to get to the store. Excellent hiking and mountain biking in the immediate area. House was clean and well stocked with everything you would need - even cable TV and wireless internet access. Owners are helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

If you are looking for Geographical Diversity & Amazing Architecture this place is for you...

  • 5 of 5

Oh my goodness this place is a piece of heaven on earth...great memories made here!!! I can't express enough the appreciation we have for being able to experience everything this house and it's location has to offer. The house is secluded but yet everything we needed was right down the road. The people of Scotts Valley were welcoming & helpful. The owner went the extra mile for us by installing wireless internet before our stay to accommodate my son's working vacation. Both the owner and the property manager were a pleasure to work with and always available. It is centrally located between Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz area. I would definitly recommend this rental to friends & family. We couldn't have asked for anything more!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodland
5

This place was great!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the relaxing atmosphere. All of the comforts of home, in the woods. And only 15 minutes from the Ocean. Our family slept and socialized with room to spare. We had such a great time we are going back before school starts.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
San Jose/Mineta
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Valley Gardens in Scotts Valley
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Heavenly Cafe
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Cowell Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Scotts Valley Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150
Online booking fee $35
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Scotts Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower in separate area
  • 1 with separate toilet facility
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

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