Living Room other sideLiving Room- Large screen and wall hung fireplace

Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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About this listing

I have a beautiful spacious, warm and comfortable home with full large kitchen. Beautifully located between downtown and UCSC. Ten minute walk to downtown and half mile from UCSC.
Tudor style, single story home with high ceilings.

The space

Tudor style, single story home with high ceilings. Spacious and clean, in the heart of SC.

There are two bedrooms each with their own bathroom and queen beds. The master bedroom is large and spacious with a small closet, armoire and a large writing desk with still plenty of room to move about, the overall size is 15'x15'. Attached to the master is a large bathroom with a full sized tub.
The second bedroom is very small in comparison 8'x9', it has it's own private bathroom and shower and is also located right off the living room, it is windowless but has a large openable skylight above the bed that is also equipped with a light shade should you want to sleep late.
The living room is large and great place to stretch out, it has an incredibly comfy sofa sectional, Ikea recliner and a small but interesting library. The dining room table can seat 8 comfortably. If a larger style family dinner is in the works, let me know I'll have another table added.
I've installed a 50" flat screen that is NOT connected to cable. It is however connected to Wifi for such services as Youtube, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon etc. There is also a cable to connect to your laptop to show your own movies. My apologies if the Wi-Fi is not 100% reliable.
The kitchen is basic and functional with a gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, beans/grinder, plenty of dinner ware and cooking utensils along with basic spices and oil.

Guest access

The place is all yours- as shown in the photos plus the front porch and small yard.
There is Wifi and one spot for off street parking. For an additional cars there is abundant street parking that I will provide you with extra car passes on request.
The front porch and front yard are yours alone to use, a great place in the late afternoon.

Interaction with guests

If you are new to Airbnb and have no reviews I will still be happy to host you if you fill out your profile with details about you, such as age, interests and what brings you to Santa Cruz. Sharing information is the fastest way to be welcomed, get you a good review and also help you with other hosts.

I live on property but often do not end up meeting my guests. I am available by phone call, texting, email or carrier pigeon ;) I would love to share any local information from restaurants, events, coffee places, hikes, surfing etc should you want.

Other things to note

The traffic in the area can be busy a couple times a day but the windows are all new, double-pane Anderson windows and keep the house very quiet. There's a small porch outside underneath the redwood tree that is quite nice to sit on.

The price that is listed already includes the 11% Transient Occupancy Tax that the City of Santa Cruz levies on Airbnb hosts.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Keypad


Cleaning Fee: 44
Security Deposit: 400
Weekly Discount: 8%
Weekend Price: 214 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

I just ask that you treat the place and neighbors the same way you would in your own home. I am happy that my home is an ideal place to celebrate life and gather for purposeful functions. If additional people over 4 are going to stay at the home please seek approval in advance. There is an extra charge or $35 per person/night. The house is not a haven to get intoxicated or rowdy. Quiet hours are between 10pm and 9am. Please no smoking in the home, if you do smoke please do it outside and be aware of open windows. Sorry no pets. There is another area down the driveway behind the house where others live and is for their use alone. Also please do not skateboard around the house. There is a really great school yard just two blocks down the road and I'd be happy to give directions to the local skate park.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

118 Reviews

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Natalie User Profile
August 2017
David is, quite simply, the perfect AirBnB host. His beautiful home is immaculate, spacious, quiet and central - not to mention great value. His communication is faultless: efficient, kind, and professional. During our stay he was warm, welcoming, and available, yet completely unobtrusive. Absolutely faultless all around - we would never look to stay elsewhere in Santa Cruz.
David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.
Response from David:
Thank you for the stellar review Natalie, I feel the same way about you all. Mutual appreciation society!
August 2017

Claire User Profile
July 2017
Very comfortable room and clean place in a great residential neighborhood. Very easy to get to all the central locations but set back a bit from the more touristy parts of Santa Cruz. Close to a great walking trail as well. David was very friendly and helpful in all regards. Recommend.

Aquila User Profile
July 2017
Loved the house and size of the rooms - very open and comfortable with 2 little ones. It was a great help to access David's list of good restaurants and more in the near vicinity. I had a great stay with my son, his wife and my two grand babies, and we loved a host of fun things on our vacation - ride bikes along West Cliff path, playing on the beach near Capitola, visiting the Redwood forest, and walking on Santa Cruz's boardwalk & wharf.

Nicole User Profile
July 2017
Cute location!

Amir User Profile
July 2017
David's house was super clean and comfortable. The house is pretty close to most tourist places in santa cruz. He was very polite and friendly. I would definetly recommend this place.

Marissa User Profile
June 2017
This house was a wonderful home base as we explored Santa Cruz and Monterey. Very homey front and great communication from David during our entire stay.

Sharlet User Profile
June 2017
David's place was a great space to stay with our young children. There was enough room for the kids to play and the main bedroom was large enough for us to sleep with a pack 'n play and a sleeping mat for our two kids. The location was also convenient since it was so close to various shops and restaurants. David was very responsive to any questions we had and we would definitely stay here again.
David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.
Response from David:
Thank you Sharlet, it was great to have you.
June 2017

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Santa Cruz, California, United StatesJoined in February 2013
David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.

Native of Denver and grew up outside of Chicago, went to College in Illinois.
Moved back to Denver after college to pursue career and be close to the mountains.
Moved to Big Sur and Esalen Institute in '89 and finally to Santa Cruz in '95.
I am a builder and General Contractor. I just completed a Yoga Teacher Training and really love my local studio and community. As a hobby I design and make aluminum stilts that I sell all over the world. I love to travel and meet amazing people doing amazing things.

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

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