A sunny hillside guest room with a view of the redwoods, located in the heart of Monterey Bay, 15 minutes from the Coast Hwy. Nisene Marks State Park is a 10 minute drive/20 minute hike. The studio has a private entrance, private bathroom and a kitchenette and is located on the second floor in the back of our home. The entire back patio is for our guests private use. A continental breakfast will be provided for you the first morning of your visit and there will be a fire ready for you to enjoy!
The studio has a new Novaform Deluxe Memory foam queen bed, with a topper and plenty of down alternative pillows. Every guest will have a freshly laundered duvet cover, sheets, pillow cases and terry bathrobes. The private bathroom has a skylight, combined shower and bath tub, plenty of fluffy towels, and all the necessary toiletries. The view from studio is of towering trees, hillside gardens and guests will hear the natural sounds of the woods. There are hikes nearby that are on private property and available to you, just ask us for the details.
The kitchen nook includes a fridge, microwave, French press, electric kettle and necessary plates, cups & utensils. In advance and upon request, we will provide everything needed for the use our barbecue, except your menu items!
Our guest studio is ideal for business travelers, vacationers, couples with very young children and anyone who would like to enjoy the peace and quiet of a forest setting. We are located on the Central Coast 40 minutes from Monterey & Carmel, 20 minutes from Santa Cruz and 15 minutes from Capitola Village. Nisene Marks State Park is a twenty minute walk from our home, or a ten minute drive.
There is a significant redwood staircase which brings you up to our front door. The granite steps will then lead you up to the stone patio behind our home and the door to the guest studio is located at the far end of the patio. You may also enter the studio by walking across the lower redwood deck and up a fairly steep path, if you prefer not to use the stairs. The patio is available for your private enjoyment by day and night, there is no curfew for enjoying the fire bowl and plenty of wood is available for our guests.
We hope to greet you upon your arrival, if we are not home, the door to the guest studio will be open and lights will be on. There is a welcome binder that will give you access to our wi-fi, information about our community, restaurants, parks, hiking trails, and wine tasting, along with self check in tips and check out requests.
We have very friendly cats who will love to interact with you outside, please do not let them into the studio. PLEASE ! Let us know if you are allergic to cats, so we can keep them inside our home. Anyone that is highly allergic to cats will not be comfortable here without medication.
We belong to Seascape Sports Club which is about a 15 minute drive from our home. You are welcome to be our guest and enjoy the tennis courts, pool, gym, sauna and hot tub. There are also many classes available including yoga, pilates, spinning and more! The guest fee is only $16 for the day and the club in located right across from street from the ocean and also a few restaurants.
We strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible, so if there is anything you need please let us know. It is our wish to make your stay with us as perfect as possible, so your feedback during you stay is important to us!
Our home is located on a hill, so if you need us to drive your car up or down the hill just let us know. You can also park at the bottom of the hill. We are more than happy to help you with your luggage up the stairs.
Please let us know your approximate arrival time and if there is a change, we would appreciate an update. We can be somewhat flexible with check in time if there are no other reservations, guests must request an early check in advance.
There is no smoking of any kind allowed in the guest studio. Please do not use hair spray or perfume in the studio. It just lingers on everything and takes so long to air out. Thank you.
Children are welcome at no extra charge. Pillows, sheets and blankets can be provided if needed.
When you go out please turn off everything including the fan, heater, lights and all appliances. This is a simple request, but a very important energy saver. Leave your outside light on for your return in the dark. Thank you.
There is a binder with check in and out requests for your reference. Very simply, guests are requested to leave the studio as they found it. Neat & tidy. Put things back where you found them, it is a simple request, and follow the few requests in the binder.
In our lifetime there will be constant change, we will experience love and endure loss. We will have the opportunity to choose our personal adventures and follow our dreams. I prefer to surround myself with people who have positive intention. Every person we interact with creates a memory, a thread that may last a lifetime.
It was not a dream of mine to open a guest studio, but the idea gave me an opportunity for a personal adventure. I have created a beautiful space for guests to have a pleasant experience. With every guest there is a story to be shared and a chance for me to complement and enhance their experience by doing things I enjoy. This gives me great personal pleasure.