A cozy, peaceful retreat 5 minutes from downtown SC, beaches, & UCSC. In winter, a gas "wood stove" provides a flame & radiant heat. You may see hawks hunt and deer graze on hillside 10' ceilings, antiques, firm bed. Great pied-a-terre in SC!
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The Dake House as it is known in the Santa Cruz Historic Registry, was built in 1904 by Clarence Dake with the generous support of his wife’s family money. He was a gentleman farmer and started the first escrow/title business in Santa Cruz. The house sits on a hill overlooking the town of Santa Cruz, the mission and the sweeping views of the Monterey Bay and the Boardwalk. While High Street is centrally located of the main routes to UCSC, most of the 2/3 acre property is surrounded by nature. Red tail hawks soar and perch in the tall trees, deer regularly come by to graze, and the hummingbirds love all the salvias in the garden.
The "Peach Room" is cozy and peaceful room with a firm, comfortable queen bed on an iron frame. Located on the second floor, on N/E side of the house, the room has 10’ coved ceilings, antique lighting, antique desk and dresser, a mini refrigerator in the closet, and a chair. The room is a few steps away from a bathroom with shower/toilet and sink.
This is one bedroom in a 5 bedroom house and the house, including kitchen, most bathrooms, living room, decks, will be shared with other guests and myself. Please see "Guest Access" below.
Disponible para huéspedes
The “PEACH ROOM” shares most of the facilities of the main house with guests in other 4 bedrooms and myself, including:
*Kitchen (for coffee, light meals, and snacks use).
*Outdoor deck and table
*"Hawks View Perch", a deck with sweeping views of the downtown Santa Cruz, Boardwalk, and Monterey Bay.
*Small Office inside.
*Front Porch and Outdoor Courtyard
*Laundry facilities are NOT included).
*Kitchen use for elaborate meals and extensive food preparation ARE NOT included.
For liability and maintenance reasons the Hot Tub is not available. There are other rooms and private areas in the house and on the property that are not part of this offering.
Atención a los huéspedes
For questions regarding your stay you can message me here on Airbnb, if possible. If you need to, you can text my cell phone which is the number given to you by Airbnb. If urgent, please call me and message me and look for me (or my assistant) in the main house or around the property.
*Consideration and respect for property and people is a primary rule.
*There is a guest room below the Sky Dream room. Please walk softly at night and be mindful of impact on the floor that might disturb your neighbor downstairs.
*Please speak in whispers outside and inside after 10pm
*You may use the upper deck until 10pm.
*Respectful use of wine & beer is welcome; NO PARTYING
*Smoking (of anything including vape) is not permitted in the room or on the property
*Non-medical use of drugs is not welcome.
*Please no open flames other than the stove top.
*Severe Drought - please use as much as you need, and be careful not to waste our precious resource.
*Please park so that THREE CARS CAN PARK in upper & lower areas.
*Please park in CARPORT ONLY if it is the last remaining space.
*Please access your Airbnb Message Inbox. This allows for ease of important communications regarding check in or other concerns. I will do the same.
*Please let me know in a timely way if something breaks, is broken or not functioning properly.
*Please COMMUNICATE ASAP (first via Airbnb app, then by phone AND text) if you need information, are having trouble with entering the house, have requests, or have suggestions on how I can improve my Airbnb offering. We will do everything we can to help.
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I'm 55 years old, live in Santa Cruz, am well traveled, recite the poetry of Rumi, Hafiz and other mystics, performed for 20 years with a local improv troupe in Santa Cruz, dance, and am a homeowner and landlord. My work has been an international headhunter and real estate investor. I have studied NVC (Non-Violent Communication), and am respectful and kind.