The house is part of a cohousing community of 16 households, near UCSC on the upper west side of Santa Cruz. The beach is about 1.5 mile or a 27 minute walk away. We have a grand piano, and especially welcome visiting musicians.
I expect guests to let me know when they will arrive, what they need, and to be tidy and relatively quiet. This is a shoes-off household - please leave your shoes on or near the rack by the front door.
I'm an empty-nester with 2 kids in college. I work a full-time-plus job. In my free time I enjoy choral singing, gardening, hiking and I volunteer for the local youth symphony. I generally enjoy unstructured time on weekends, and like a quiet house.
Because I'm so busy, I am a pretty hands-off host - I do best with guests who are independent.