Dragonfly Cottage is magic. A wonderful stone cottage in Corralitos in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. For travelers this is the best of both worlds. A cozy cottage nestled in the redwood forest, a short distance to HWY 1. HWY 1 is the Pacific Coast HWY, the main vein to Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Big Sur, Capitola and Santa Cruz and the HWY 101 Corridor. Please read all the way through the description before making a reservation request. Or if you are looking for some peace and quiet. A restorative break from your life. This is an excellent choice. People come from all over the world to experience the Pacific Coast specifically the Monterey Bay area. It is an area rich in history. Here you will find world class art, music, cuisine, golf, surfing, sightseeing, hiking, biking, sunbathing, whale watching, birding, fishing, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and so much more. You can spend the day engaged in a variety of activities, physical and/or cultural. However you spend your day you can return home to a mountain cottage and quiet. Spend your evening relaxing in the hot tub secluded in the Redwoods. Looking south from inside the cottage is the largest window which affords the incredible view of the Pajaro Valley. The queen size bed is placed so you can enjoy gazing out upon the fertile valley while lying in bed. Some mornings the fog lays down so perfectly one can feel wonderfully alone looking out at the sea of soft white. Sunsets are often remarkably beautiful. Sit on the front deck in an Adirondack chair with a cup of tea or glass of wine and enjoy creation. In the morning and evenings you can sit and watch and listen to the Mourning Doves, Band Tailed Pigeons, Oregon Juncos, Stellars and Scrub Jays, Hummingbirds, Hawks and Ravens. The cottage is bungalow style. It is like a large open studio. There is no separate bedroom. Just inside the big window there is a delicious couch and a loveseat that provide comfortable viewing from inside the cottage. The couch is large enough for a fine nap. It is also a great place to snug down with a book or magazine or some knitting. The gas heater stove is particularly cozy on a cool day. There is a piano in the cottage as well. Feel free to play. The cottage is fully equipped with a kitchen including a reproduction antique stove and small refrigerator. It has a newly installed bamboo floor. One can enjoy their breakfast with a breath taking view. Coffee and tea in the kitchen are for your enjoyment. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Bedding and fresh linens are provided. The cottage is heated with a natural gas stove. There is an oil heater for extra chilly nights. There is plenty of open space inside to accommodate several people practicing yoga at the same time. And it is quiet enough for meditation. We find many of our guests are looking for peace and quiet in their busy lives. It can be found here. Occassionaly the guests spend many days resting, reading, etc. inside the cottage or on the beautiful deck that looks out to Pajaro Valley. The weather here is excellent. It is located in a micro climate called a banana belt. Though the beach is only 25 minutes away we are often in the sun when our neighbors in the valley and on the coast are in the fog. Winters are mild we average 25" of rainfall a year. Summers can be warm but delightful. The fog rolling in at night is nature's air conditioner and everything cools down. The weather is nearly perfect. Fog burns off early enough to make the beaches comfortable all day. The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to Sequoia Sempervirens commonly known as a Redwood Tree. They are native only to a specific part of Pacific Coast region. Come and visit our amazing part of the world and experience something special about the California Coast. - There are books, magazines, games and puzzles for your entertainment. - Television, DVD player and DVDs in the cottage. - Massage in the cottage can be arranged. We are a green establishment. Environmentally friendly cleaning products are used. We ask our guests to consider using fewer towels during their stay and not requesting a sheet change unless your stay is longer than a week. Rates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 199.00 a night Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 169.00 a night TWO-NIGHT MINIMUM ON WEEKENDS. When a Friday or Saturday stands alone and is available we accept a SINGLE NIGHT BOOKING. THREE-DAY MINIMUM ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. The cottage is suitable for two people. It is a large open bungalow studio. The bedroom is not separate. Please inquire about our small studio in the redwoods (within walking distance of the cottage) if your party is larger than two and you would like to stay near eachother. A cleaning fee of 95.00 will be charged. No exceptions. There is no smoking in the cottage. You are welcome to smoke outside. You must cancel fourteen days in advance for a full refund (minus airbnb fees) if you are unable to stay. Please read the cancellation policy in full before you accept the agreement.
“Do yourself a favor and book the dragon fly cottage immediately!! Words that sum up our trip: birds, secluded, trees, private hot tub, cozy cabin, amazing view, privacy, morning coffee, and much much more. The dragon fly exceeded our expectations. Exactly what my partner and I needed to recuperate and relax. We will be back! P.s. pack all your groceries, because you aren’t going to want to leave for a single second of your stay.”
Panoramic ocean views, walk to downtown Capitola, or New Brighton State Beach. Close to shopping, entertainment, transit, and freeways.
“The unit is super nice and confortable, very close to capitola Wharf and Main streets. I was working at UCSC during my stay and capitola is just between 15-30 minutes drive to university and Santa Cruz. You can also take the metro bus, it takes around an hour. Stephanie left us instructions and recomendations and she is always available to answer questions. The beds are very confortable, and the kitchen very well equiped. The unit is very close (5 min walk) to New Brightons state park and beach. 100% recommended!!”
Beautiful retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We are doing a deep cleaning after every guest and will wipe down every surface including door handles, nobs, coutertops, appliances, etc with anti-microbial cleaners every cleaning. This is an excellent mountain retreat with beautiful ocean views. This is a wonderful one bedroom 400 sq. ft. home with a wrap around deck for relaxing into the evening. The ranch is centrally located between San Jose and Santa Cruz in Los Gatos.
“The Sky Ranch is a beautiful place for a weekend getaway. Philip and Zeyna were great hosts, provided clear check-in instructions, and responded quickly. The home is located on a farm near the host's residence with a deck that overlooks the Monterey Bay. We brought a sun tent and lawn chairs to relax and watch the sunset. There was also a grill available so we brought charcoal and grilling tools and enjoyed our meals outside. The road up to the property is fairly windy so we recommend driving there before it gets dark. There is a summit store about 10 mins away in case you need to purchase additional items. We definitely recommend staying here and hope to come back soon!”