Charming garden guest suite with private entrance, located down the street from Henry Cowell State Park, Pasatiempo Golf Course & Graham Hill Horse Showgrounds. Great freeway access and only minutes from the beach and hiking. Suite includes private bathroom, hallway, mini-fridge, microwave & coffee. We welcome everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, political affiliation, gender & orientation. Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome too.
We have beautiful gardens you can enjoy (along with our ducks who roam around) & relax in our lovely She-Shed, filled with art books, paintings & antiques. Our yard is completely fenced in & there's a smaller patio attached to your guest suit that any dog is sure to like. We just remodeled the guest bedroom with recessed lighting, crown molding & fresh paint.
You'll have complete and sole access to the guest suite (bedroom, bathroom, hallway coffee/microwave area, washer/dryer) with parking in the front. Need to store something in our fridge? No problem. We try & plan our laundry around your stay, but in case of a laundry emergency, we'd ask that you let us know when would be a good time for us to use the washer/dryer.
We love living in Santa Cruz & we're happy to help you with recommendation throughout your stay. There's close freeway access and San Jose is about a 30 minute drive, Monterey/Carmel is about 45 minutes & San Francisco is usually less than an hour & a half. We're Bay Area natives, so we're excited to share our experiences with you. And if you have dogs, we know the best dog-friendly restaurants, hikes & outings. We are experienced international travelers (who've stayed in Airbnb's abroad) & we enjoy people.
If you are bringing your dog, we ask that you not leave your dog unattended for your dog's maximum happiness. Pet-sitting may be available for an additional fee with advance notice. My bedroom is directly above the guest bedroom, so you may hear footsteps at night.
Check out is at noon, unless there's a prior agreed upon later check out time in writing by text.
I'm a retired nonprofit management professional. I'm currently and artist and community volunteer. I enjoy painting, sewing and reading. The photo on my profile is when my rescue dog (really, rescue diva) Coco won 1st place in the Haute Dog fashion show in SF. I love dogs. And fashion. My life motto would be to take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves and not to be a "shoulda coulda woulda" The 5 things I can't live without? Friends, Family, Dogs, Creating something & Humor. I'm pretty laid back but I like a clean bathroom. I've thought about hosting as we live in beautiful Santa Cruz and it really is paradise.