Fireplace livingroom sidewhen we are not hosting guests or occasionally when invited in to cook for guests, Terry enjoys spreading out in the fully equipped kitchen to do her magic.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Environmentally aware & fragrance free home, 1/Bdrm/eco/organic hm. Attn to the details, high quality queen bed & linens, 2-sided fireplace,toto bidet,chef's ktchn, wifi/42"fltsrn, privt garden, quiet neighborhood near everything you want with in a 5-15 minute walk...beaches, restaurants, boardwalk, harbor. Downtown is a good 25 minute walk along the levy or Boardwalk.

The space

Come for a unique and restful getaway, 5 minute walk to the beach, boardwalk, restaurants, in beautiful Santa Cruz... Modern Beach House is on a shared property w/ the owners' home, enclosed gardens and outside spaces. It is a small lot and the owners sometimes stay in a small detached cottage behind the house. Property is small with well separated spaces for guests privacy.

This home has been a home-away-from-home for family and friends, and now provides the same quiet comfort to AirBnB guests! Our home is nestled in a great Seabright neighborhood and is a clean and contemporary place. It is unique and most of the things in it are one of a kind that we either crafted ourselves, up cycled, recycled or found on the side of the road and made into something. Everything else that we have to buy new we choose only the highest quality products that are built to last. There are hardwood golden maple floors throughout the house. The vaulted ceiling in the front room makes the 600 sq. foot house feel more spacious. The bedroom is a deluxe room with double sided gas fire place from the living room to bedroom to keep you warm and cozy when needed. The room is north facing and has dark shades to make the room really dark for sleeping any time. The bed frame we made ourselves from wood that landed on our beach after a big storm. The QUEEN bed mattress is an organic latex highest quality mattress from Monterey Mattress Company covered with sateen sheets and down comforter covered with a Coyuchi organic duvet cover. Our yard and house are surrounded by fence and locked on both ends of the property for security. There is a large flatscreen with net flicks, pandora, apple TV & Radio, etc. in the main house bedroom.

If you enjoy cooking then you'll love our chef's kitchen. You'll find everything you need to make whatever suits your fancy. We have top-notch appliances, Wolf stove, Miele dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator and marble countertops. We have a beautiful grain grinder which you can grind your own flours and/or flatten your own oats for your breakfast.
If we are around when you come we would be happy to provide for you some real food for a nominal fee since that is our passion and profession. We even make our own flours and make incredible fresh breads. Inquire more if interested in eating real food while you are visiting just could be the only place you'll get it ;)

We have a pleasant separation btwn the living spaces to assure complete privacy and comfort. We are in another building behind the house you would be in on the property and are sometimes around should you need anything. You will have the entire house to yourself.

Even though we are in the city we feel like we have an oasis here. We live very ecologically & conscious and our home is chemical & fragrance free. We have a whole house water filtration system so you will not smell chlorine when you shower and bath. And, you may notice the sheets for the beds have a fresh smell since they're line-dry a bit.

We offer off-street parking in our driveway in front of our house.

Our great location makes it easy to walk almost anywhere. Restaurants, the harbor, coffee shops, breakfast spot and the boardwalk are nearby & a short 5 minute walk and to get into town walking by the river takes about 20 minutes. It's an ideal spot for hanging out in The Cruz without having to drive. The beach is only a 5-10 minute walk -- a short 4 blocks. Beach chairs, cooler and towels also available. Hiking trails, more beaches, Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk, coffee shops, shopping, Pacific Garden Mall, great restaurants and farmers markets, famous surf spots and bus lines are within walking/biking distance as well.

Come visit Santa Cruz and take a drive down the magical coast to Big Sur and/or drive north towards Half Moon bay and stop by the local farms to pick the best tasting strawberries you'll ever eat and then take a picnic to one of the many possible beaches.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a no-smoking property. Both inside and outside the grounds. Take this into account if you decide to stay with us.

IMPORTANT; Please e-mail us a bit about yourself when you first inquire about the accommodations... either before or at the time you book. Although our home is very private, we like to know who will be sharing our space, so we ask guests to share a little bit about themselves before they make a reservation. Thank you. :)

One more thing: although we love them, we cannot have animals on the property and we cannot make exceptions. Please, don't break our heart because we will have to say no.

Also, the city of Santa Cruz requires us to collect 11% occupancy tax, which you may pay by cash or check after you arrive.

Please contact us with any of your questions, we love to help in any way we can. We are looking forward to sharing our place with you.

Guest access

You will have the entire house to yourselves two patios (one private on side of house, one semi-private), The back deck and patio is shared space, IF we are around.

Interaction with guests

You will have an open line of communication with Terry, throughout your stay. IF we are around, not likely staying on property these days, when you visit, we would like to meet you but your privacy will be respected throughout your stayI We can be as involved or hands-off as you'd like during your stay. We live on the property and next to the house you'll be staying in, so we can pop by easily if you need anything. I'm also easy to reach by text and can usually respond within an hour.

Other things to note

My husband and I know all the fun things to do in Santa Cruz and are happy to provide you with any information to assist you during your stay. See our guidebook for more on what to do in Santa Cruz. If coming from a distance and you need help with transportation we may be able to help with this if requested upon your reservation.
Inquire about requests for special cakes or breads upon arrival. I am a professional baker and cook with local, organic, real food and know how to prepare foods to maximize nutrition that are bodies can get the most out of. If you plan to arrive a little late the first night I can have a meal ready for you or if you want to have a candlelight dinner for you and your sweetheart I would be happy to make that happen!

ALSO, Check out OUR GUIDEBOOK where we have put all our favorite places up and down the coast; since we are foodies & outdoor enthusiasts we know the great food spots including farm stands & farmer's markets and places for being in nature and off the beaten track!

Free parking on premise

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

*No Pets
*No smoking please!
*Check in is after 3PM and Check out is before 12PM
* 11% Occupancy Taxes collected upon arrival by cash or check unless you'd like to pay for in advance we can also add this on to your reservation.
* Summertime guests must park in our driveway because our neighborhood is permit parking on the street. We do have an extra pass for one additional car to park on street. Please read house manual for more info. Please inquire if there will be more than 2 cars coming.
*Shoes off policy please in the house, so bring your socks or slippers if you like.
*Like most of California, Santa Cruz is currently experiencing a drought. Please help us do our part to conserve water by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth, shave, scrub dishes and soap-up in the shower.
*Please make sure all lights and fireplace are turned off when you leave for the day.
Please... no cologne, or scented oils.
* We live in a tranquil residential neighborhood. We ask that guests please be mindful of noise out of respect to neighbors. Quiet hours from 9pm-9am. Thanks for your awareness of this.


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Sue User Profile
August 2015
This place is absolutely heavenly - as are Terry & Clint, the hosts. The house is delightful. Beautifully put together - you can feel the love and care Terry & Clint have invested in it. It looks gorgous. Lots of lovely things and little touches. It is very well stocked with a huge kitchen, very pretty bathroom, plentiful towels and toiletries. And everything was very clean. In fact, it smells delicious! Bed in main bedroom very comfy and my kids very happy in cosy bunk house. Attention to ecology and environment very much appreciated by us. Terry and Clint just couldn't have made us feel more welcome or looked after us better. Terry had left her delicious home made bread and jam, as well as a little plate of treats. They lent us their bikes, gave lots of advice as to what to do, and came with us on some trips. We'd become firm friends by the time we left - and even changed plans to come back to Santa Cruz because we liked it and them so much! I just loved this place and very much hope to go back. It felt like a warm, healthy, loving retreat. A very special place run by very special people.
Terry & Clint User ProfileTerry & Clint is a superhost.
Response from Terry & Clint:
Thank you Sue for the awesome review! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you guys too! We felt a true connection with you and appreciated your respect for our place, the care for our house and how the little touches touched you ;) It's people like you that make the world a better place. Hope to see you in London next!
August 2015

Daniel User Profile
September 2014
Terry and Clint were very hospitable hosts! They had baked us fresh bread for our arrival and the house was immaculate! I'll definitely be recommending the house to friends for their journey through California.

Marisa User Profile
September 2014
Terry & Clint were the best hosts ever. I read the profile and realized Terry was a baker and asked her to bake us some bread - she made delicious rye with fruit and nuts that was waiting for us when we arrived. When I enquired about a local organic grocery store, she offered to pick things up for us from the farmer's market, which she did. The house is lovely - set on a property with two other dwellings connected by two really cute outdoor spaces. We felt right at home and can't wait to go back to visit. Very sweet couple with a very sweet house.

Cat User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful home, thoughtfully designed and furnished. Loved our stay!

Ryan User Profile
May 2017
This house is so awesome. Quaint. Beautiful. French feeling. Close to the beach. Really special little place.

Liana User ProfileLiana is a superhost.
April 2017
Not only is this home incredibly warm and inviting, but so are both Terry and Clint. It is not often that I get to really share an experience with the hosts when I stay at an airbnb. And having Terry prepare a meal for us, that we shared with her and her husband was so special and unique. I had never been to Santa Cruz and was so excited to explore, but once I was in the house I didn't want to leave. My husband and I had the most amazing time staying in their home and cooking in their glorious kitchen!! Can not recommend this home more!! xoxox

Nan User Profile
September 2016
Quaint California cottage with chef's kitchen and two decks offering a peaceful and Zen like atmosphere. Whether you're looking for a restful stay with nothing more exciting to do than sit by the gas fireplace and read, or you just want to drop off your luggage and go exploring or surfing, this little jewel, just a short walk to the beach, will not disappoint. Terry and Clint are congenial hosts who make every effort to ensure your comfortability. Bed is comfy, seating is plentiful and there's mood lighting aplenty. T & C kindly provide plenty of info on what to do, where to eat, and how to get to almost anywhere. Terry even put in a late evening phone call to a massage friend to work out a massage for me the following day. I look forward to returning in the future.

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Santa Cruz, California, United StatesJoined in October 2010
Terry & Clint User ProfileTerry & Clint is a superhost.
We live in one of the most beautiful places on earth where we have been privileged to live for the last 20 years. Clint grew up in Half Moon Bay, CA and loves to play tennis. Terry grew up in CT and has lived in Boulder, Manhattan & SF. We are school teachers at a private sch…
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