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Quiet Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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. Quiet 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.

Joe Giusti
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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 Scotts Valley

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 with many of 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.


Scotts Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower in separate area
  • 1 with separate toilet facility
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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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Quiet Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

A Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

It is truly a "Quiet Mountain Retreat" and very welcome at the end of a day of driving and exploring area sites. The location was peaceful and quiet and the accommodations were clean and comfortable. Joe and Fran were warm, friendly, accommodating and extremely helpful with information about places to see and how to get there. The patio is as relaxing as it looks with hummingbirds entertaining us at the feeder as we relaxed. I highly recommend this listing and would return in a heartbeat. Thanks to Joe and Fran for their hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet & Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Great place, quiet and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice place in the woods

  • 3 of 5

Very good experience. Very kind owners, especially when we accidentally damaged a screen door. A few things to know: The owners are in a house immediately adjacent, so the patio area is not exactly private. And the kitchen does not include an oven or a full stove or a full refrigerator nor freezer. There is a toaster, two hot plates, and a mini fridge.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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just. the most peaceful place ive ever been

  • 5 of 5

Joe was nice. He was chill, the place was quiet and peaceful. 10/10

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Great house in the woods. Perfect location, very convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the house. The wooded surrounding was exactly what we wanted. The house is very unique and cozy. Joe is a super host, he made sure that we had everything we needed during our stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.