A  Sky shot provided by "House of Eight Media" drone looking in on the front deckA view to the North into the mountains from the spacious Front Deck.
Beautiful Relaxing Mountain Getaway, Nice Hot Tub!
Hosted by Timothy
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6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
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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.

The space

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!

Guest access

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.

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Extra people £59 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee £117
Security Deposit £117
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £308 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 6PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

25 Reviews

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David User Profile
August 2017
Timothy's place is idyllic! We had a wonderfully relaxing time amongst the redwoods, watching the stars from the hot tub. Timothy and Mike were excellent hosts, always communicative and always keen to make sure we were bring looked after. Highly recommended!

Gautam User Profile
August 2015
It was a pleasure spending around three weeks here. Tim was very helpful and unobtrusive. We had the full house to ourselves. The property is well maintained with nice gardens with flowers and vegies... :) tim even let us use some fresh tomatoes and peppers. Though the house was comfortable, highlight for me was the fresh smell of pine and eucalyptus in the morning. :) :) It is a quick and easy drive to town and beaches so perfect location :) Would highly recommend for anyone.
Timothy User ProfileTimothy is a superhost.
Response from Timothy:
Thank you Gautam, hope to see you again in the future and plan a little more time for sight seeing, happy to take you for a ride on the Giant Dipper! Best, T.
August 2015

Janine User Profile
June 2014
We've loved our stay at this beautiful house in Santa Cruz. The location is perfect, very close to anything one needs yet quiet and private. Timothy is a wonderful host and really helped us make the most of our stay, we couldn't have wished for a more attentive host. Our 3 year old son loved it here, especially because Timothy was so kind to leave a box of toys for him! Being surrounded by lots of wildlife and the stargazing at night made it an unforgettable trip for us. Highly recommend this place!
Timothy User ProfileTimothy is a superhost.
Response from Timothy:
Thank you Janine, Glen and Youp! Happy that you made it back to your home in London safe and sound. Love to visit some day in the near future when I engage my retirement plan to travel six months out of the year. I only wished to have had a chance to spend an evening with you to hear more about what life is like in GB. Alas, the attractions of Santa Cruz and a busy work schedule did not permit. All Best, Timothy
June 2014

Angela User Profile
October 2017
Staying at Timothy's place was exactly what our group needed. We wanted to be outside of downtown so we could experience the beauty of Santa Cruz and have privacy. Timothy met us with a dozen roses for the birthday girl and had several bottles of wine for us to enjoy. He walked through the house with us and showed us how everything works. It is clear that he really enjoys hosting guests. The house was perfect for our party. The decks were amazing and we enjoyed the hot tub every night. Thanks again Timothy!

Ruth User Profile
September 2017
This wAs a perfect getaway and exactly what I needed. I really enjoyed the decks and the hot tub surrounded by redwoods. Timothy was a sweet host and especially nice to adjust the dates of my stay. Relaxing.

Dobrina User Profile
September 2017
Loved how Timothy responded so quickly, was very accommodating, pleasant, and made the process of booking last minute so easy! Thank you Timothy!

Casey User Profile
September 2017
Just got back from a long weekend at the Redwood House and I wish I was still there! It is so lovely, calm, and relaxing. Plus it's a perfect getaway place to feel like you're a million miles away but you're a quick 10-15 min to downtown or the boardwalk. Everything about it was very comfortable. It was nice to switch up between the 2 patios for al fresco dining - especially to have the hot tub on one, grill on the other, but of course our favorite was the front deck with the waterfall. I could've slept out there it was so relaxing! The kitchen is small, but don't worry - it's fully stocked! - we made some incredible meals including some tomatoes and basil from his amazing garden that Tim offered to us at our picking and the grill on the patio. On our arrival he brought us a delicious bottle of wine, flowers and bottled water - such a nice gesture and not surprised because Tim is the BEST host! He gave us a thorough walk thru and helped with tips about our excursions. He was available by text for any other questions. We hope to stay in the Redwood House again!

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Santa Cruz, California, United StatesJoined in March 2014
Timothy User ProfileTimothy is a superhost.

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!

Languages: Deutsch
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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