Enjoy hummingbird mornings, sunshine skies, serene quiet evenings, a starry/moonlit mood or some relaxing moments in the hot tub at this very unique craftsman style dwelling. Decks provide spacious feelings and fabulous natural views of the valley inviting a serene, peaceful ambiance. Just minutes into town, all the fun, all the fabulous food and all "Cruzin" fame! And right next door to the World Famous "Mystery Spot"! We think it's an Energy Vortex that makes Santa Cruz such a special place.
We are coming up on the best weather of our yearly cycle for the next three months! Warm sunny days and cool cloudless starlit nights, what could be more perfect! If you want to be close by to all the "Surf City" fun, action and ocean activities, great places to socialize and eat but but also be able to get away from it all or just relax, this mountain style home is pleasantly rustic yet very private, gated and exudes a very relaxed atmosphere. Just kick-back on one of the decks and enjoy a natural environment that's just right for you to be peaceful, unwind or just plain take it easy. Other guests have commented that you'll get some of the best sleep in your life with amazing dreams in the Master bedroom. We think it's because of being so close to the World Famous Mystery Spot! Enjoy high-speed internet for those that need fast connectivity or tap into the world of NetFlix using the AppleTV connection. Here is a link to a fantastic 30 second drone video shot by Mike Buffo from House of Eight Media, check it out, Goto hof8/redwood @ vimeo. You'll need to be a little clever and rebuild the URL, so start with the typical https//: and then ad the word for the " V" site with a .com as well and then the /hof8/redwood location and you'll get to see this cool video. Remember to turn up your volume and dance a little!
The home is perfect for an individual getaway but can easily handle 2 to 4 adults or a family with 1 or 2 kids. It has all the modern amenities with a large bathroom and laundry and the kitchen is set up nicely if you're the "Rock Star at the Range". On the front deck you could also be real champ on the "old-school" BBQ. This is my home, yet it is completely set up to accomodate guests. You'll have access to everything in the home and front yard and gardens except the adjacent cottage and the coach where the caretakers live when they are residing on the property. The basement will be locked but if you need a tool or something, I probably have the one you need and know how to fix it! The basement is available for extra temporary storage as well, so just let me know.
Interaction with guests
My caretaker will be here to welcome you when you arrive and depart and will always be available by cell as necessary. He does all the care-taking for the Redwood House, like the gardens and the hot tub, yet he is very respectful of your privacy. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we are most happy to serve your needs in any way and make your stay in the "Cruz" the absolute best.
Other things to note
The Redwood House is exceptional in that although it is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, unlike other valley, canyon or remote locations that don't open up to daylight or a have a view because of the forests, this location is naturally open, airy, light and spacious with great views of the surrounding forest. Nightimes, usually clear, afford beautiful sunsets and after dark, awesome views of our Monterrey Bay starry sky.
Why the only rule that truly matters and that is the "Golden Rule"!
• Pets are allowed with an additional Pet Deposit of $250 and additional, non refundable cleaning fee of $50 both in taken in cash at check in.
• Smoking of any kind is not permitted in the house or on the decks or any other areas of the property. It is allowed on the main driveway area as it safer in regards to fire prevention. Please be responsible to properly dispose of all leftovers.
• Santa Cruz and most of California is still in a water conservation situation. Therefore water conservation and fire prevention are of the utmost importance! Your cooperation in these regards is expected and most appreciated!
* A list of requests and "Do's and Don'ts" will be provided at check in pertaining to your safety and the well being of the Redwood House that you will need to read, understand and sign.
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Lived in Santa Cruz, CA since 1980, so I really know the area, grew up in New England. Likes - Gardening, Metaphysics, Astrophysics, Photography, Computer Science, Meteorology, Energy Healing, traveling and exploring in nature and other parts of our beautiful planet. All time favorite movie, Avatar, favorite foods, Asian especially Thai and Pho, favorite books, to many to list, favorite music, Classic Rock and Jazz. As a host you'll find me most accommodating, very personable, humorous yet sensitive to special requests and an "Out of the Box Thinker". My best friends nicknamed me McGiver for the obvious reasons. Laurel and I are excited to share this beautiful area with you!