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5.0/5
Accommodates 6

Buena Vista Retreat (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)

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“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” - GARY SNYDER
 
YOUR VERY OWN SANCTUARY  Whether you’re dining al fresco, luxuriating in a hot tub, or listening to the calming sounds of the front yard fountain, you’ll be surrounded by a full pallette of color in this home’s lovely multi-leveled garden. The backyard is secluded and quiet, with a beautiful terraced garden surrounded by redwoods.  There are plenty of places for a quiet read, as well as a large patio area with bench seating and dining table to bring in a grand party for a meal prepared on the large gas barbeque.  The heat lamp will keep everyone cozy on cool evenings.  Nearby beaches are less than ten minutes away. Ten minutes in another direction will find you in downtown Santa Cruz with all of its eclectic offerings; restaurants, farmer’s market, theaters, music, art and shopping.
 
THREE’S COMPANY  With three detached and private quarters, the arrangement of this property makes it ideal as a family compound. Each cozy environment is light-filled, has its own electric fireplace and attractive modern furnishings.

The 2-bedroom cottage is bright and airy. The living room has a HDTV and high quality stereo.  It sleeps 4 (two couples or a family of four)  on the main floor.  The master bedroom has a queen bed and its own private bathroom and separate doorway to the deck with seating to look out over the back garden.   A second bedroom can be outfitted with twin beds that can be combined into a king bed.  The second bath is located next to this bedroom.  There's a deck equipped with wicker gliders and a table, overlooking the garden, with access from the master bedroom and living room. 

A large family room is in a separate building with audiophile sound system and large HDTV, gas fireplace, and plenty of room to spread out.  The family room has a pull-out queen sofa bed, but no separate bathroom.

The studio can be added if you have MORE family and friends.  It's located in the backyard patio level and has a full kitchen, dining, full bath, and a queen bed.  The studio can be rented separately for longer corporate/work stays.  Nestled among the serenity of redwoods, pine and eucalyptus you’ll want to make this your home away from home.

The Buena Vista neighborhood was recently voted the best neighborhood in Santa Cruz in a recent poll in the Good Times Magazine.  A walk in the neighborhood is entertainment in itself, with fancy upscale houses and oddly decorated cottages.  You're a 10 minute walk to the railroad trestle bridge that crosses right to the Boardwalk and Main Beach.  For a quieter experience, it is a short walk to Seabright Beach, the Santa Cruz Natural History Museum (locally known as the Whale Museum) and the business district.  If you are traveling with children, you'll find a wonderful playground "Ocean View" just a block away - with a long slide - you don't see very often anymore!  Santa Cruz's Museum of Natural History, a climbing gym or only a short walk away.  A favorite and classic activity is roller skating at the Santa Cruz Roller Palladium - a 5 minute drive.


TOT #749-955

Property Features

  • Walking Distance to downtown Santa Cruz
  • Walking distance to Santa Cruz Beach & Boardwalk
  • Pets Considered
  • Hot Tub

General Amenities

  • Linens, bath and beach towels provided
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Hard Wood or Tile Flooring
  • Office or Workspace

Kitchen Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Stove

Communications & Technology

  • Wireless Internet Access

Location: Family Gatherings

Square Footage: 1100

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

Occupants, max: 6

Adults, max: 6

View: Garden View

Neighborhood: Family Gatherings

Home Type: Main House & Cottage

Floor: Ground

Room Details
NameBedsTelevisionBathroomComments
Master BedroomQueenShower, En Suite
Bedroom 2King, Two TwinsShower
Family RoomTV, Sleeper Sofa (2 person), Fireplace
Period Starting Ending Daily Weekly Min Nights
Winter Season 11/27/2017 12/21/2017 $275.00 $1,750.00 2
Christmas - NYE Weeks 12/22/2017 01/01/2018 $350.00 $2,275.00 4
2018 Winter Rates 01/02/2018 03/22/2018 $275.00 $1,750.00 2
Spring Break 2018 03/23/2018 04/08/2018 $275.00 $1,750.00 4
04/09/2018 05/24/2018 $0.00 - 2
Summer 2018 05/25/2018 09/03/2018 $350.00 - 4
 Status colors:   Reserved     Available     Current Day     Potential Reservation   
Charming, Comfortable and Great Location!
Jeff)
This is a comfortable house with an interesting multilevel deck area in the back. It's easy walking to good restaurants, ocean views, the beach, even the Boardwalk, via foot bridge across the river. The neighborhood is full of very charming houses and gardens making for interesting walks. I had a wonderful time with friends and highly recommend the house.
A Seabright Retreat
Valerie)
Our family truly enjoyed our stay at the Buena Vista Retreat. The home is located in a quiet neighborhood and within walking distance of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. In addition, there is a park nearby which also proved to be a hit for our grandsons. The home was very clean and comfortably furnished. There is a large recreation room set aside from the main living quarters which we referred to as the "man cave". Santa Cruz is such a fun place to visit and there is so much to do. Great accommodations just tend to highlight the trip.
Beautiful Setting and Great Location
Joy)
A short walk to the Boardwalk, but quiet and serene. Beautiful spacious grounds out back. We will definitely plan to visit again.
"Dig if you will a picture"....
Marcus)
I had planned a family camping trip for the weekend (Friday-Sunday) in the Santa Cruz area months in advance. And guess which weekend gets rain after a long period of great weather?! With a few cousins plus small kids joining from the LA area, camping in the rain was not something we all wanted to do. So Thursday morning, yes the day before, the desperate search for a rental house began. Before checking AirB&B or VRBO, I decide to call a few local vaction rental businesses. First two I contact have nothing, then I get a hold of Liz at Beachnest...with in no time at all, I booked a great house at a great price! It was a super easy process and Liz and her staff were kind, helpful and professional. I even had to call a couple of times after checking in to the house with a few questions, and Liz or her staff were available each time. I'll be contacting Beachnest again when I need a vacation house in the future.

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