Great check-in experience90% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
My place is close to nature. You’ll love my place because of the location, the views. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), big groups, and furry friends (pets).
Free parking on premises
Check-in is anytime after 1PM
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The dirt road alone is an uphill 30 minute drive of potholes but the directions worked and we actually found it. Make sure you have an all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive and enough gas! If I were the host on Airbnb I would definitely put up a few signs for my guests to help them o…
Response from Mitchel:
I think if Heidi was the Airbnb host she would know that signs on her neighbors properties would would require their support and more. I find most guests are able to use the odometer directions as Heidi noted she did and usually express appreciation for how accurate they are. If Heidi had alerted me to the TP issue I would have let her know I had extra on hand. I give all guests my cell phone number to contact me directly regarding any issues. I had a tenant move out within a week after her stay due in part to his dogs damaging a couch that I think her review refers to. I have since removed the couch from our property. I have many guests who love visiting and others who have a challenge with the off grid/rugged nature due to wanting and comparing us to the experience of a high end resort -- while I'd love to provide that I find it a challenge to keep up everything at such a remote and beautiful location.. I appreciate help from people including guests that are willing to pitch in and help care for the place even if it's just leaving it a bit cleaner than how they receive it. I find tables for example get broken from people sitting and standing on them in ways that damage the structure. I do my best to keep them repaired. I wonder why I provide outdoor tables if people are going to have an issue with them as I do not usually list them in our listings as an amenity. Heidi's spot at the ridge had a metal table that was fully functioning with chairs so I wonder why she's referring to a table at a different listing. I think guests will enjoy their stay more if they plan for mosquitoes.. I suggest bringing bug spray and long shirts/pants for golden hour. I have a small family living on the property near the pond that moved in a month or two ago and usually seems to get along well with guests - they built a wall between their space and the pond to help provide guests more comfort while visiting the pond. I would have clarified this for her if she had asked. Camping is at the end of the road which dead ends at the corner of the ridge which Heidi refers to as a "driveway". Tents may be placed along the end of the road and there is a space at the very top overlooking the valley below for one tent. Anyway, I have many guests that only visit the ridge and are ecstatic with just experiencing the amazing view from there and find the other features on our property to be bonuses that are well worth the drive/visit.
The area was great, once we found it. The directions given were VERY unclear and not up to date. We had to ask several people along the way, who were also not very clear on the directions. If we had an easier time finding it, the stay might have been better.
I'm a hippie at heart and love living in the Santa Cruz mountains! Looking for an investor in the property. To build it out as a retreat center and/or tech incubator.
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