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  • Room Type:Entire House
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Max Guests:2
  • Min Stay:4
  • Pets Allowed:No
Amenities
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  • dining area
  • video library
  • music library
  • books
  • cd player
  • dvd player
  • wireless internet
  • washing machine
  • clothes dryer
  • telephone
  • linens provided
  • heating
  • towels provided
  • parking
  • parking off street
  • covered parking
  • free long distance
  • refrigerator
  • cooking utensils
  • kitchen
  • stove
  • dishes & utensils
  • pantry items
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • deck / patio
  • outdoor grill
  • hot tub
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
    FROM: $230 $1610 $6900
    11% less than rentals in the area

    Romantic Retreat, a Block and a Half from the Beach.

    Santa Cruz

    Description

    Romantic Retreat: This fantastically located, atmospheric guest house was custom designed by the owner. This intimate home is ideal for two and perhaps a well behaved canine! Take a hop and a skip down the street to the cliffs of Pleasure Point, w …

    Reviews

      Close to the beach and pet friendly, this bungalow was exactly what my parents needed to get away and relax. The soaking tub was great and the owners were kind and helpful.
      My husband and I stayed here after several particularly stressful weeks. The space was a magical retreat to restore and nourish our selves. When we ate lunch on the front patio, next to the water feature, the scent of jasmine filled the air and hummingbirds dipped over our heads. The gardens are lovingly tended and I felt like I was in a fairy cottage. The loft bedroom hosts a queen-sized bed and there are is an easy short staircase for access (not a hard to maneuver ladder.) The house is compact but well thought out and there is plenty of space for two. The back patio had my favorite feature - a redwood hot tub for two that we went in every day. My husband and I would welcome the morning fog or look at the night sky in complete privacy. Fresh flowers in little vases greeted our arrival and we felt like welcome friends. This was truly a sanctuary for us. (Also want to add that the neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful and it's a very short walk to the beach and an easy walk to cafes.)
      The location is great! The property is well firnished. The owners were very helpful with organizing our stay. It is important to remember that the property is only 300 sq ft!!! This is an excellent stay as long as you have the right expectations... things are cramped if your not aiming for a romantic getaway. My only complaint is the "bedroom". It would have been nice to have a proper picture of how low the ceiling is from the bed (about 4ft. Overall, great place!!!
      We had an absolutely perfect vacation, thank you so much for everything! The rental couldn't have worked much better for us. The cottage was very comfy and had such a pleasantly calming feel. The location was perfect for us and the convenience of having a kitchen and washer/dryer was great with the kids. Anja, our five year old, looked forward to bedtime so she could hang out in the loft which gave Stacy and I time alone to enjoy the hot tub while remaining an earshot away. This was awesome for our small family.
      I think we underestimated 300 sq ft. Pictures don't capture it's full essence. This quaint, intimate space was very close to pleasure point, one of our favorite places in Santa Cruz. Because of the proximaty we gave it a couple stars, but had to deduct some for the very small size, another for the unclean sheets and towels, and yet another for the musty smell. I found sand and raisins in the loft bed. I believe the owners have a live in dog, because I kept finding hair balls around the apartment. Fortunately, there was a washing machine so we washed all the sheets, pillow cases, and towels as soon as we got there! Even the spare sheets were smelly. I would recommend bringing your own pillows and blankets and towels. The hot tub though was really nice after a day at the beach. I think this is a little overpriced for size, but really really great location to pleasure point and the hook. Overall, we had a nice anniversary!
      I couldn't have picked a better place to stay while on vacation in Santa Cruz. The Romantic Retreat was cozy and charming and close to the beach and many shops and restaurants. We loved the comfy loft bed and watched a lot of our favorite shows in the evening courtesy of the available Netflix. The restaurants Sita recommended were all delicious and we LOVED Suda. Geisha House in Capitola Village was also very good, but the service was rather slow. The hot tub was wonderful and was a nice way to warm up each night. Overall, it was just what we needed: a nice, relaxing weekend to get away from it all. This place is highly recommended and we'd love to come back in the future!
      My husband and I found this peaceful vacation rental when we were looking for a place to stay while meeting an Australian Shepherd that was up for adoption in the Santa Cruz area. Incredibly, the dog (and his owners) ended up living within three blocks........and we were just a block and a half from the ocean! The most amazing part was that the owners of this rental have two adopted Australian Shepherds themselves. I took this as a most positive sign........and I was right. We ended up having a wonderful time, in a peaceful location, enjoying the beach, absorbing the wonderful spirit of this home (and it's owners), while meeting our most special, and new, family member. If you want to come to the Pleasure Point area, be close to the beach, and have a tranquil, peaceful place to stay..........this is for you. Such a quiet neighborhood and private little abode.........complete with redwood hot tub. For us it was an incredible, truly serendipitous, experience. Thank you Sita, for the wonderful conversation (when reserving our stay), and for the energy that you two have infused into your home.........we enjoyed it.
      We had such a great time staying at your little retreat. It was the prefect little get away for the two of us and also for our dogs. We enjoyed every moment. From the short walk down the street to the beach, the unwinding in the hot tub right down to the comfy loft bed.The pitch had everything we needed and we also enjoy the convenience of the outdoor shower to wash off when we got home from the beach. Also the restaurant that you suggested is now one of our favorites and is nice to be able to walk to. We had a wonderful week. Thanks for sharing your little hideaway with us.
      This place is cozy and great. Walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and shops. Perfect for a couple and a dog.
      We had a wonderful relaxing time at your little retreat. We had everything we needed and the kitchen was great.It was just what we needed. We loved relaxing in the hot tub. We also loved how close we were to everything and it was just a few houses from the beach. Our dogs loved getting to play in the waves everyday.And the outdoor shower was nice to be able to clean up after our adventures. We even stopped by the Surf school and rented wet suits and tried paddle boarding. It was great. And the restaurant you referred us to is a place we will definitely tell our friends about. We look forward to coming back as soon as we can make time. Thanks so much.
      This was a cute little studio loft that is perfect for a couple. We really enjoyed the location near the beach and many really great restaurants. Suda was delicious! The hot tub and outdoor areas are just perfect. The sleeping loft was really cozy and comfortable. Below the loft, there is a place to put your clothes but it's not meant for people taller than 6ft. There is a cute kitchen with all the spices you ever need and a wonderful bathroom. Sita was very accommodating to our needs. I would stay for a week if I could afford it.
      This cottage is perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood and off the main path of Santa Cruz, but close to some really great cafe's, restaurants, and the beach! It's totally dialed in for two people to get away from it all and slow it down. The hot tub works great, and they have all the basic amenities you need. The personality of the owners really comes through in their fun little retreat, and they were unbelievably responsive and checked in on us during our weekend. Can't really ask for more!
      Our weekend stay in this little romantic cottage in Santa Cruz was just what we needed as the perfect vacation from our vacation. The elegance, simplicity, bright colors, and dappled sunlight in and around this little paradise for two was the perfect inspiration for ending our 19 day trip on a high note. Thank you so much for everything! -Mark

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