Dresser and closet, nice sun in the morningThe best place for morning coffee or an evening drink
Adventurer's Paradise!
Adventurer's Paradise!
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
You won’t be charged yet

Stay among the magnificent redwood trees. Our home backs up to a secluded gulch with privacy and wildlife. You'll have a spacious, private room and bathroom in a neat home with exceptional tranquility. Forest hikes and bike rides are a must! Pets are ok - $15/day. Sorry, no kids.

The space

3 BR / 2.5 BA 2-story home with fenced yard in beautiful Aptos. We don't have neighbors, so enjoy the relaxing view of the trees and wildlife. We are a 10 minute walk to Nisene Marks State Park, where you can bike, walk, meditate, or just "be" with the enormous and gorgeous redwood trees, calming creeks, fairytale ferns, and photogenic banana slugs. Our home is less than 2 miles from the Seacliff Beach in Aptos, and minutes to East and West Cliff Santa Cruz beaches and boardwalk.

Guest access

You'll have a large, private bedroom and bathroom with access to our full kitchen, tranquil deck overlooking the gulch, living and dining rooms, and laundry room. The room has blackout curtains and is setup with sleep masks and earplugs so you can sleep soundly. Safe fenced front yard for pups and back deck for doggie (or people) sunning time.

Interaction with guests

If we're home, we can certainly lend a hand to make your trip better. Let us know if you need recommendations for places to eat, drink, bike ride, hike, surf, you name it! We'll hook you up like only the locals can. We do not provide breakfast.

Other things to note

We do have stairs - the bedroom is upstairs. Our dog, Stella, is a 9 year-old Weimaraner and gets along well with other dogs, kids, and adults. We don't own a TV or microwave. We are early risers and will probably be out by the time you wake up.

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people £12 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £20
Weekend Price £59 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Please be respectful of our home and treat it as your own. Please clean up after yourself. Quiet time is 10:00pm. Non-smoking guests only. We have a septic system, so only number 1, number 2, and toilet paper can be flushed down toilets. ;)

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Warren User Profile
October 2016
Lovely bedroom on quiet creek and forest side of house. Bathroom clean and good shower. Busy road not a problem as quiet in our room. Fragrance -free linens wonderful, and mattress new and comfortable. Kitchen use easy.

Andreas User Profile
October 2016
Had a very short stay at Betty's house, and the experience was great. Only spoke with her once (schedules didn't line up), but she was super friendly. The room was very clean and comfortable, we had a great stay.

Ka Yan User Profile
September 2016
We just needed a place to sleep and shower after visiting boardwalk. Betty was really friendly, she was in the kitchen when we arrived. But basically me and my Fiancé stayed in our bedroom the whole time, we didn't use the kitchen. We prepped our own dinner by making sandwiches in the room (shopped at trader Joe's before heading to the place) . However, grocery stores are pretty close to the place. One thing was not as expected which is the private bathroom was actually not shared bathroom but it is separated from the bedroom. Overall, it was a comfortable stay. Thanks Betty.
Betty User Profile
Response from Betty:
I hope you did not feel unwelcome to use the kitchen! Most guests prefer having privacy and to stay in the room, which has its own table/desk area. All of our guests are welcome to use any shared space in the home, including the kitchen, living room, dining area, and deck.
September 2016

Dion User Profile
September 2016
really enjoyed the surrounding area, very laid back village feel around aptos and easy to get to all the santa cruz area highlights. the house is in a very quiet street with a great deck out back to relax with Stella the worlds smallest weimaraner.... but a very sweet wee dog she is!! Betty very easy to get on with and the room is very quiet. all the amenities you need with great close by restaurants and supermarket. had a great 4 night stay and being a dog person, so nice to have a dog for company when away from home. thanks for my first airbnb experience.

Brian User Profile
September 2016
Very nice place and beautiful scenery in back. We got in late but the key was easy to find and bed was a comfy queen so fit in it. Nice place!

Martina User Profile
August 2016
I loved staying at Damon and Bettys house once again! Its such a beautiful and peaceful spot. As I had already been here, I knew my way in and out so really felt at home! Thank you so much once again!

Gabriel User Profile
July 2016
This room was such a delight. It was clean, comfortable, and the hosts were very welcoming. I am so glad that I stayed there. This was my first time using Airbnb and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you Betty!
Betty User Profile
Response from Betty:
Thanks so much for staying with us, Gabriel! Come back any time :).
July 2016

Aptos, California, United StatesJoined in February 2016
Betty User Profile

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