You Could Call It A Park But Its Our Mountain Home
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||1100 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, Wilderness, Beach, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
Located on a semi-private road the house relatively secluded. This restored California Ranch House offers beautiful views of of a private meadow with surrounded by Forest on two sides and a massive oak tree on the 3rd. To end the day under a blanket of stars you fill find in the middle of the field a outdoor living room built of Santa-Fe slate and the tops of redwood trees. The interior was renovated in 2010 and decorated in in a comfortable California Bungalow style, with a mix of stone, laminate, and carpeted floors, a chef's kitchen and an open floor plan for entertaining groups. The master suite contains its own free-standing gas firepla...Read more
You Could Call It A Park But Its Our Mountain Home
Santa Cruz, California
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Exactly 10 miles to the heart of Santa Cruz or about halfway between San Francisco and Monterey is a fantastic location. We are in the Santa Cruz Mountains above the Northern Section of Monterey Bay. Silicon Valley (Santa Clara Valley) with the cities of San Jose, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mt. View, and Palo Alto, Los Gatos and Saratoga can all be easily reached. Situated on a shared private road adjacent to Nature Preserve and in close proximity to Redwoods, Beaches, Mountain Wineries, and endless trails to explore and 29 miles of beaches to chose among.
Cowells Beach, Steamer Lane, (Surf), Twin Beach, and Castle Beach, are all near the wharf and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk located on Main Beach (great for kids) . Driving south you will find Manresa Beach, La Selva, Capitola Beach, Seacliff Beach (cement ship), Seascape Beach, Sunset Beach (romance)
Light House Field State Beach (surf and dogs), Natural Bridges (monarch butterflies), Wilder Ranch Beach (historic site), Davenport Beach (tiny town), 4-mile Beach (parties), Scotts Creek Beach, (beach comb) Wadell Creek Beach, (wind surf) Bonny Doon Beach and Red-white-blue (suit optional)
Location Type Beach, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
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|Rate Summary||$150 - $250||$250 - $300||$1,200 - $1,750||$3,200 - $4,200||2 nights|
|Apr. 15 2013 - May. 3 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013
|Oct. 1 2013 - Nov. 20 2013
|Nov. 20 2013 - Jan. 2 2014
|All Other Dates||$250||$250||$1,500||$3,200||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 9.5% of rental - Tax
- Cleaning fee - $150 / stay - Cleaning Fee
- Additional guests - $10 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 4 guest(s)
- Damage deposit - $250 - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 12, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Mother of the Bride
San Jose CA
Contented Wedding Guests
I booked this rental to provide lodging for out-of-town guests (and myself)for a wedding, and for a base of operations for a flower arranging party. The guests were very pleased, especially with the magnificant tree, deer and quail. The owners were very responsive and communicative, the one small problem quickly attended to.
Response from Lindley and Lolly V - 07/21/2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Quail Hollow Ranch and Highland Park are great places for weddings. We are delighted you chose us as your extended family's base for the wedding. Ben Lomond Bungalow has been the place were babies were conceived, where newborns were first brought home, and where grandparents come to get to know their new family members. We are delighted that now wedding party is added to the mix. We hope that you will send pictures for our upcoming wall, and come again soon.
Port Orchard, WA
California Living at Its Finest.
We had a spectacular vacation in this California home. It was the holiday of a lifetime! In particular, the location of the house was perfect for us. It couldn't be beat. We hiked the Henry Cowell State Park (huge redwood trees, river, open air train ride); visited the Monterey Bay aquarium (huge variety of sea life on display); we kayaked in estuaries of Moss Landing and watched the otters, and sea lions while dining at the local fresh Fish Market; visited the Natural Bridges State Park (tide pools, butterflies, beach); and even drove up the coast to San Francisco to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. All of our outings were an easy drive from this charming country home in a beautiful, serene setting: A huge, ancient, spreading Oak tree covered the back yard and a slate covered patio overlooked a meadow which was visited frequently by wild life. The owners were delightful and easy to work with. We can tell they have put a lot of thought, and TLC into this home and we appreciated their attentiveness to our comfort. Everything we could possibly need at our home away from home was provided. The upgraded kitchen was clean, spacious and well equipped. We appreciated the WiFi and Hdtv. The beds were very comfortable; and the entire house was tastefully decorated. We used the house for a month and would have loved to stay longer. We hope to return again soon.
Response from Lindley and Lolly V - 07/02/2012
We are delighted you found so many of the day adventures available from the Ben Lomond Bungalow. Playing hard at all the great things to do along the Central California Coast makes coming home to the peace and beauty of the Quail Hollow Ranch Park in the San Lorenzo Valley even more special. Next time you come visit the new Sage and Lavender Gardens around the out door living area in the meadow will be completed. We are hoping for a hot tub this winter. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
local event passes a $100 value
Celebrate the Fall in the Mountains with Private Meadow just 10 miles to the Santa Cruz Wharf
Book for a minimum of 4 nights and we provide 2-Free Passes to Local Events: Oct. 5-6: Open Sudio Tours Oct. 7: Oktoberfest October 19-24: Pacific Rim Film Festival Oct. 19: Roaring Campt Moonlight Staem Train Dinner Party Oct. 19-20 Open Studio Tours Oct. 27: Sand Cruz Beach Board Walk Chili Cook Off