About this listing
No George Foreman grill here! This is a full home, with a full kitchen and full driveway in a great, central location. Our charming, solar-powered house has many tech comforts and environmentally-conscious features. We are on the West Side and near everything: Boardwalk, UCSC, downtown, famous surf spots, Wilder Ranch... You can walk/bike to so many interesting places - enjoy Surf City. Park in our big driveway! 11% Occupancy Tax paid separately.
This is not an apartment/studio/cottage, it's an actual house with a yard!
NOTE: Gorgeous new deck (and outdoor shower), off the master bedroom, completed May 1. Check out our initial photos.
Cozy, light, airy home blocks from west cliff with Queen bed and full+single bunkbeds. A place for families, couples and mellow getaways. Modern home set up with SONOS sound system (master bedroom, living room, and deck). Living room has flatscreen with ROKU. Second bedroom has flatscreen with AMAZON TV, and powerful desktop computer. Bathroom recently remodeled. Green features: 28 Solar panels, 1100 gallons of rain barrels, compost, electric car charger, ultra low-flow toilet, drought resistant yard. tankless water heater, LED bulbs throughout, energy-efficient appliances.
Ou home has nice light, fully equipped kitchen, gas oven and heat, washer/dryer, wireless internet, big flat screen TV. Brand new Tuft & Needle (Queen) bed in master bedroom. SleepMaster Memory Foam Therapeutic mattresses in guest room. All beds have the Sleep Defense System. Sunny backyard with gas BBQ. If you drive an electric car, charger in driveway! All that you would expect to be in a home is available for you to use (hair dryer, etc, etc). NOTE: gorgeous new backyard deck currently under construction and will be completed by April 2017!
Quiet family friendly street, but only a block from Mission street, downtown, beach, Kelly's bakery, Surf City Vintners (10+ wine tasting rooms in one complex), great restaurants, CVS, natural foods store, Safeway, CVS and more. University is just up the hill. Take the bus: it stops only 100 yards away. Steamer Lane and Cowells are close by.
This is a home for mature guests and not the place for partying college students. If you have little ones, we can provide a brand new Pack&Play and High Chair. Pet and allergy free.
IMPORTANT NOTE - The city collects an 11% Occupancy tax. We are forced to collect this separately - sorry for the inconvenience but there is no alternative. It's the same tax charged by hotels. We remit this tax to the city at the end of every month.
Absolutely NO SMOKING inside.
About your host - we have been teachers in the area for over 10 years.
We make ourselves fully available - please contact us at ANY time.
We have a wonderful tenant who lives in the studio out back. It's a separate residence and should have zero affect on you. She's a school teacher like us, and is super nice. Most likely, you'll never meet her.
24 hour access with combination lock. No keys necessary!
Interaction with guests
We make ourselves fully available - please contact us at ANY time!
Other things to note
This is not an investment property, it is our home. We ask that you please treat it as such (with care). Thank you in advance!!
In the guest room, just flip the ON switch on the power strip to deliver power to all devices (TV, printer, computer, paper shredder, etc).
Absolutely NO SMOKING inside.
Please take shoes off inside the home. Thanks!
Please wash dishes by hand rather than use the dishwasher.
No parties, just the registered guests.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
This host has 107 reviews for other properties.View other reviews
We are both teachers in the area. We feel fortunate to call Santa Cruz our hometown. There are many outdoor activities to explore and enjoy within walking distance from our home. Jared enjoys playing tennis around the corner at Neary Lagoon, and Nelly takes advantage of the beautiful scenery while running from home to Wilder Ranch or Natural Bridges State Park. Jared has spent the last year updating the house, and now we have the time to begin focusing on planning trips to places we’d love to experience. We both love to travel and are familiar with being foreign to what a community has to offer, so we are happy to share what we love about this region with you.