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Santa Cruz, Sanctuary w/ hot tub in bamboo garden

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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
Great location95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean8 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

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.


Free parking on premises
Hot tub
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, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM and check out by 10AM
Self check-in with smart lock, keypad, lockbox


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


162 Reviews

April User Profile
November 2018
The online pictures are cute but the place is better than cute. The yard is great, the house itself has a wonderful layout and the hot tub is the icing on the cake. The location is ideal.
Alex User Profile
November 2018
Perfect private spot for a Santa Cruz get away. The large cottage has its own garden and private hottub. the space is comfy and the bathroom and kitchen are big and modern. Great base camp for Santa Cruz. Walkable to some retail, short drive to everything... Def recommend.
Morgan User Profile
November 2018
I was really happy with Mara's place. The location is aces. SUPER quiet for sleeping, but walkable to several yummy restaurants (Cafe Brasil!). The garden is tranquil and though you are close to Mara's house, the rental unit is cunningly tucked away in it's own fenced garden t…
Heather User Profile
October 2018
This incredibly private and somehow secluded space is smack in the middle of Westside Santa Cruz. We were able to walk to some of our favorite SC restaurants! And only a 7min drive to the beach! The enclosed outdoor space is incredible and quite possibly the best part of this Air…
Alan User Profile
December 2018
Great, quiet place, with a nice location. Communication with Mara was very easy and the entire experience was seamless.
Danielle User Profile
October 2018
Great little cottage. Very clean and the hot tub is a nice touch. For families, note that the bedroom does not have a door! Mara was very accommodating last minute!
Clay User Profile
September 2018
Mara's place is absolutely amazing! Perfectly placed, tucked back off from the busy roads, but close enough to walk to several restaurants/shops, and a quick drive to downtown/boardwalk etc. Mara was very communicative, accommodating, and helpful. The space was clean, well sto…

Hosted by Mara

Santa Cruz, California, United StatesJoined in November 2011
Mara User Profile
191 Reviews
Mara is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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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