Santa Cruz, Near Beaches, Private, Quiet & Sweet!


Entire guesthouse hosted by Maria

2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath
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Sweet and charming space for one or two, in the heart of Live Oak, Santa Cruz. Our home is close to beaches (5 minutes by car) and close to the upper harbor. The Casita is 10 minutes by car to the SC Beach Boardwalk and Capitola by the Sea. Comfy double-sized vintage iron bed, a small separate bathroom and a small but charming outdoor area! This is a totally self-contained space with a private entrance!

The space

Approximately 240 square feet and can house one or two guests. It has a *small* separate bathroom with toilet, stall shower and a toilet tank sink. There are pictures of the toilet tank sink in our listing photos and we recommend that you check them out if you have never seen one before!

PLEASE NOTE: The bed is a Full-sized vintage iron bed with iron headboard and footboard. This is noted on the original listing page. Full size mattresses are approximately 52 x 74 inches so it can accommodate guests a little over 6 feet tall. Taller guests should consider this when booking!

PLEASE ALSO NOTE! We have replaced the old on-demand water heater with a new, dedicated on-demand water heater! No more "hot/cold" showers! Perfect temp and pressure for your enjoyment!

Full kitchenette!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
1 double bed
Common space
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer

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4.86 out of 5 stars from 161 reviews


Where you’ll be

Santa Cruz, California, United States

Our home is in a neighborhood that has children, dogs/cats and chickens. We have 2 dogs, 1 cat and 3 chickens ourselves - so it is a bit like the country in our back yard. Animal noise is there but not intrusive. Guests are welcome to text us if there are any noise disturbances that we can attend to.

Hosted by Maria

  1. Joined in June 2017
  • 161 Reviews
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Hi - I'm Maria! I am retired from the University of California (in Santa Cruz) after 29 years as an Academic Advisor. I live with my husband, Geoff, and our younger daughter, Sarah. Our older daughter lives and works in Manhattan. We live in the eastern, unincorporated part of Santa Cruz know as "Live Oak." We are located between the cities of Santa Cruz and Capitola - close to the Upper Harbor, beaches and shopping. In addition to two daughters, we have two dogs, one cat and three chickens! We love animals and you may see the chickens pecking around in the backyard from your room's window or hear the dogs making mischief! My husband and I are musicians who have been performing in different bands over the last three decades! We don't perform as much but we play music every day. When I retired from UCSC, I began making goat-milk soap in beautiful molds and wonderful fragrances. I wholesale my soaps to a few small shops in the area and call my small, cottage business "Goat Girl Goods!" We have worked very hard and put our hearts and souls into creating a warm, clean and safe place for our guests. As hosts, we are welcoming, relaxed and here to make your stay as wonderful as possible. We look forward to meeting you! ~ Maria and Geoff
Hi - I'm Maria! I am retired from the University of California (in Santa Cruz) after 29 years as an Academic Advisor. I live with my husband, Geoff, and our younger daughter, Sarah…

During your stay

Guests are welcome to contact us via text message or phone call at any time for any reason or question. We are available as much or as little as you want!
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy