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Unique Romantic Suite in Santa Cruz

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Located on three and a half private acres on the out-skirts of Santa Cruz county.

Complete master suite with fire place, jacuzzi tub, sauna, shower, two sinks, private balcony with a mountain view, king size bed, and sitting area.

The space

Artsy, quiet and comfortable, 700sqft suite in a country setting with gardens and happy animals.

Spacious, beautifully decorated master suite with large private bathroom, deck, working fireplace, dry sauna, Jacuzzi tub, wifi, and very comfortable cal king sized bed with memory foam topper.

The room itself is located on the second floor of the main house and is part of the Vivante Community. The Vivante Community is a friendly group of all ages and is located on a 4-acre site in the Day Valley area of Aptos where individuals are living together with intent to enjoy our lives, learn from each other, create with one anther, and explore all life has to offer.

Come and go as you please.
Only 5 minute drive to Aptos beaches!
15 minutes to Santa Cruz.

Watch the stars and stay warm with a fire in our fire pit.

Perfect for a romantic getaway, business trip, retreat or Santa Cruz/Beach/Redwoods vacation.

Redwoods, apple orchards, beautiful beaches all nearby.

Just 15 minutes to Santa Cruz, 20 minutes to the Wharf/Boardwalk and a few minutes to Highway one. Explore Santa Cruz and the whole Central Coast. Carmel and Monterey are one hour away south, Big Sur is one hour and a half away south and San Fransisco is one hour and a half north.

Suite is part of a large loved older home filled with stonework, art and treasures. Has the special Santa Cruz feel and soul.

Great restaurants are close by in Aptos:
Cafe Sparrow, Bittersweet Bisto, Rio Cafe, Burger, Ambrosia and more...check out the Guidebook button (compass) located at the right top corner of this page for more local favorites.

For one person or a couples romantic getaway.
Perfect for a honeymoon vacation.

Bring your own wine and we will provide the glasses and wine opener.

Coffee, teas, oatmeal, and snacks are included free.
Massage available on request $120/1 hr 20 minutes , Couples Massage, and Four Handed available.

-non-smoking home
-Compact refrigerator in room.
-Deck with mosaic tile
-Wireless internet
-Sitting area artfully decorated in your suite
-Coffee and teas. Home Roasted Coffee
-Breakfast basket with oatmeal.
-Community living room for your use downstairs
-Organic Gardens to sit and relax in.
-Friendly cats!
-Suite on second floor.
-Fire pit
-Only Verizon Cell Coverage
-700 sq feet private suite all for you!
- Please read the House Rules and House Manual if you book the suite for more info.

Interaction with guests

Please check in with Joel and/or Brayden or Suelynn for any questions or requests you may have during your stay.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Wireless password for "our network" is 650dayvalley.
Please no smoking in the house.
Our house is not child friendly. No children between the ages of 0-12.
Quiet after 10:00pm.
Not a party house.
One car my park by the front door.
If there is two cars or there isn't a space please park up near the barn to the right up the hill. Not in the driveway or the road.
Thank You.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Room is on second floor
Pet(s) live on property - Dogs, cats, emu's, and chickens.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

159 Reviews

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Woochul User Profile
June 2017
This is literally AMAZING place. You should stay here if you are stopping by Santa Cruz

Audrey User Profile
June 2017
Really enjoyed staying at this airbnb for a night! Joel's place is very quiet and secluded... the perfect place for a quick getaway. The bed is also extremely comfortable and Joel and SueLynn were very friendly, communicative hosts!

Steve User Profile
June 2017
My wife and I where very happy with the upstairs suite and will make this a place for many return visits. At night, the near absolute quiet was amazing. Will recommend to everyone wanting a place to stay in Aptos, California

Stephanie User Profile
May 2017
Stayed for 1 night with my fiancé and arrived after 8pm. This house is about 20 minutes away from the Elkhorn Slough at Moss landing where we went kayaking. The house is in a quiet, scenic and secluded area. Met Joel who was very friendly and gave us a tour of the property including the huge garden, farm with chickens and emu! There is a cute and friendly cat wandering the property. Our bedroom suite was huge with a patio overlooking the garden area. There is a big jacuzzi tub and dry sauna in the room. We utilized the dry sauna which was relaxing. The king size bed was comfortable. Overall, while we didn't stay long, it was an enjoyable stay for us and a great deal for the amount of space offered.

Jesse User Profile
May 2017
Our stay was fantastic and the place was perfect for our romantic getaway :)

Sohyoung User Profile
May 2017
One of our favorite airbnb experiences! I wanted a relaxing 1 day, 1 night trip to the Santa Cruz area and ended up finding this room in Aptos. It was about a 20-30 min drive from where we were in downtown Santa Cruz. Even though it is a private room and not an entire home, it is very large and even bigger than some cottages/studios I have stated at. Joel was quick to respond to any messages and offered us a quick tour of the property where we got to see the emus and other yurts on the property. There was also a ping pong table that he let us use. The room itself was a little dusty and you could see some webs in some corners, but that was the only minor issue. The bathtub was huge and perfect for relaxing. There was also a small sauna in the room that we didn't get a chance to use. During our day, we sat in the little porch/patio right outside the room and it was nice reading in the fresh air. My favorite part of the room was definitely the fireplace though! The smell of the firewood and the warmth made everything cozy and nice. There was also a hot tub outside the house that is shared, but we didn't use it because it was raining and cold the day we stayed. Overall we really enjoyed our stay!
Joel User Profile
Response from Joel:
Thanks so much for your detailed response! Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back in the future!
May 2017

Maylynn User Profile
May 2017
The place was great!! Just as we expected from the description and other reviews! Joel was super easy to communicate with and was quick to respond if we had any questions! Highly recommend!

Aptos, California, United States · Joined in June 2012
Joel User Profile

Your host is Joel and/or Brayden, part of the Vivante Community.
The Vivante Community is a friendly group of all ages and is located on a 4-acre site in the Day Valley area of Aptos where individuals are living together with the intent to enjoy our lives, build on the best of our personal gifts and those gifts discovered as a group. Gardening, Emus, Cats, Art etc..

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.