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Santa Cruz, Sanctuary w/ hot tub in bamboo garden

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Mara

Santa Cruz, Sanctuary w/ hot tub in bamboo garden

4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great location95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the smartlock.

It's a quiet private cottage beautifully landscaped with Japanese maples, fruit trees, summer organic raised bed garden, with a private hot tub in a bamboo garden. There is a cozy, yet indoor/outdoor feeling with a fireplace for a easy getaway.

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Spa
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 couch, 1 air mattress
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 couch, 1 air mattress

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with smart lock, keypad, lockbox

Accessibility

Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance

Availability

151 Reviews

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Nick User Profile
Nick
September 2018
We really appreciated Mara's home for our short stay in Santa Cruz. It was perfect for our group of four old friends.
John User Profile
John
September 2018
My friend and I needed a place to crash for the Santa Cruz half ironman and this suited our purpose beautifully.
Michael User Profile
Michael
September 2018
I would stay here again. The place is very private. Situated behind the home. Spacious for a studio. High ceilings and extremely comfortable bed. I seriously thought I wasn't going to be able to get out of it. Kitchen is spacious and clean. Hot tub was a nice touch for sure. Host…
Angela User Profile
Angela
August 2018
Mara was a wonderful host and had excellent recommendations for local restaurants.
Crayke User Profile
Crayke
July 2018
What a delightful, secluded little get-away. A cute, stand alone building behind the main house. It is evident the moment you walk in the owners have dedicated significant resources into making the place as warm and welcoming as possible. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wou…
Jeff User Profile
Jeff
July 2018
Nice cute place. Great location.
Anthony User Profile
Anthony
July 2018
Staying at Mara's home is like eating a comfort meal, comfy and cozy. It has everything you will need for a comfortable stay. The first thing I always notice is cleanliness! It is one of the main reasons I have stopped staying in hotels and enjoy AIRBNB. Mara's did not disappoi…

Hosted by Mara

Santa Cruz, California, United StatesJoined in November 2011
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180 Reviews
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Living and loving Santa Cruz with my family. We enjoy sharing our cottage retreat. A peaceful, beautiful Sanctuary, near downtown Pacific Avenue and West Cliff Drive.
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