About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Spacious open bungalow (studio) with queen bed, one bathroom. Ideal for two.
Dragonfly Cottage is magic. A wonderful stone cottage in Corralitos in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. For travelers this is the best of both worlds. A cozy cottage nestled in the redwood forest, a short distance to HWY 1. HWY 1 is the Pacific Coast HWY, the main vein to Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Big Sur, Capitola and Santa Cruz and the HWY 101 Corridor.
Or if you are looking for some peace and quiet. A restorative break from your life. This is an excellent choice.
People come from all over the world to experience the Pacific Coast specifically the Monterey Bay area. It is an area rich in history. Here you will find world class art, music, cuisine, golf, surfing, sightseeing, hiking, biking, sunbathing, whale watching, birding, fishing, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and so much more. You can spend the day engaged in a variety of activities, physical and/or cultural. However you spend your day you can return home to a mountain cottage and quiet.
Looking south from inside the cottage is the largest window which affords the incredible view of the Pajaro Valley. The queen size bed is placed so you can enjoy gazing out upon the fertile valley while lying in bed. Some mornings the fog lays down so perfectly one can feel wonderfully alone looking out at the sea of soft white. Sunsets are often remarkably beautiful. Sit on the front deck in an Adirondack chair with a cup of tea or glass of wine and enjoy creation. In the morning and evenings you can sit and watch and listen to the Mourning Doves, Band Tailed Pigeons, Oregon Juncos, Stellars and Scrub Jays, Hummingbirds, Hawks and Ravens.
Just inside the big window there is a delicious couch and a loveseat that provide comfortable viewing from inside the cottage. The couch is large enough for a fine nap. It is also a great place to snug down with a book or magazine or some knitting. The gas heater stove is particularly cozy on a cool day. There is a piano inside. please play.
The cottage is fully equipped with a kitchen including a reproduction antique stove and small refrigerator. It has a newly installed bamboo floor. One can enjoy their breakfast with a breath taking view. An excellent stock of tea is in the kitchen are for your enjoyment.
The bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Bedding and fresh linens are provided.
The cottage is heated with a natural gas stove. There is an oil heater for extra chilly nights.
There is plenty of open space inside to accommodate several people practicing yoga at the same time. And it is quiet enough for meditation.
The hot tub is located down steps from the cottage. There is complete privacy and the hot tub is not shared.
The cottage is not handicap accessible.
We find many of our guests are looking for peace and quiet in their busy lives. It can be found here. Occasionly the guests spend many days resting, reading, etc. inside the cottage or on the beautiful deck that looks out to Pajaro Valley.
The weather here is excellent. It is located in a micro climate called a banana belt. Though the beach is only 25 minutes away we are often in the sun when our neighbors in the valley and on the coast are in the fog. Winters are mild we average 25' of rainfall a year. Summers can be warm but delightful. The fog rolling in at night is nature's air conditioner and everything cools down. The weather is nearly perfect. Fog burns off early enough to make the beaches comfortable all day.
The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to Sequoia Sempervirens commonly known as a Redwood Tree. They are native only to a specific part of Pacific Coast region.
Come and visit our amazing part of the world and experience something special about the California Coast.
Mary Jane Renz Schleich
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- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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My friend and I were looking for a cozy, quiet place to get away "from it all" and relax. We found this at the Dragonfly Cottage. It was perfect. It rained while we were there but we still enjoyed the hot tub which was just a few steps down away from the house but wonderfully secluded, surrounded by tall trees and great view. Loved it. There is one bed which was quite comfortable. The layout of the cottage is one big room. The sofa and love seat were super cozy. I slept on the couch which was VERY comfortable. The drive was beautiful. The road narrows significantly as you get closer to the house. Not a big deal but I would suggest arriving before dark. We were happy to have found this place and look forward to visiting again. It was EXACTLY what we needed. THANK YOU MARY JANE!
My sister and I had the cottage for 5 days, 4 nights. We stayed in for 3 and went out 1. We really enjoyed the use if the hot tub, even in the rain. The surrounding areas are lovely and we were entranced by the fog throughout the day. There were some issues with communication and a few minor details in the cabin. We emailed Mary Jane after the fact and she promptly responded. She assured us that some changes would be made going forward that will ensure a great experience for anyone going forward. You will love staying here if you like a rustic environment and like being all together since it's a one room cottage. We went in February but I can imagine it would be great in summertime.
The cottage is such a magical place. Beautiful, quiet, charming.. The owner has thought of everything to make the place comfortable, from various teas on hand, to delicious coffee, games for kids, etc. The views are amazing.. the drive up is an amazing adventure! We can't wait to go back! Thanks so much Mary Jane!
My partner and I wanted to get a way for a few days and due to work and family commitments decided on heading down to Santa Cruz, which is only 2 hours from where we live. Staying at the Dragontree Bungalow felt like we had disappeared into a perfect redwood dream. We enjoyed our time, the hosts were friendly and very helpful. We'll definitely be coming back :)
Cozy and charming
Lovely views and comfortable.
This is a very special place. Any guest is lucky to experience the care and detail the owners have put into this lovely retreat. It's tucked away on the mountain with plenty of privacy though nice to know the owners are close by if needed. Fantastic hot tub, comfy bed, stunning views- who could ask for more? We'll definitely be back. Pro Tip: stop at the wonderful little market in Corralitos.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
There is a two night minimum on weekends. We welcome single night stays during the week and last minute on weekends.There is a fee of 25.00 per night per guest after the first two guests.