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Mary Jane Renz Schleich

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

Santa Cruz Mountains Dragonfly Cottage in the Redwoods

3 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Santa Cruz County Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Mary Jane Renz Schleich (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

Santa Cruz Mountains Dragonfly Cottage in the Redwoods
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
5

Retreat overlooking the redwoods!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at the Dragonfly cottage! Everything we were expecting from the description/photos plus a beautiful view and a deep sense of serenity. Loved waking up in the morning to the scent of jasmine wafting in through the open window. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fresno, CA
4

Relaxing retreat

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Dragonfly cottage (2 nights). The view is awesome, the cabin is cute, and the bed is super comfy. It could use a little updating, but as long as you're not expecting a five star resort, you will love it. One note: It was advertised as a 1 BR, but really its a studio. We didn't care because it was just the 2 of us, but just figured I'd mention it for future travelers. Also, the jacuzzi is down a steep, narrow set of stone steps, through the woods....very private but not very convenient, so we didnt use it. But overall -- a nice, relaxing, unique place. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, CA
5

Simply amazing!....a little piece of heaven....

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous views....quiet serenity....pure bliss! Mary Jane is a wonderful hostess. ....great communication. ...very accessible :) My husband & I enjoyed 3 nights of rest & relaxation. ...and will definitely be back soon! Thanks MJ! 😃

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tini! You are welcome back anytime. Blessings.
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Rates & Availability

Aptos Bungalow Rental Rates

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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,078
$3,240
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Santa Cruz County Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Futon under bed to accomodate 2 more max
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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