Guesthouse living area with Artistic decor Guests enjoy this private outdoor expansive garden space,  quiet with lounging area and dining , umbrella and lush landscaping
Garden Oasis Guesthouse Relax, Surf & Adventure
Hosted by Terry
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Welcome to our Artistic Garden retreat! Centrally located in the heart of Santa Cruz, 1 mile from beaches and Pleasure Point. Close to the boardwalk, yacht harbor, Downtown Santa Cruz & Capitola. Detached guesthouse and large yard with tons of space, private entrance, pet friendly, fully furnished, outdoor dining and much more. Our 1/2 acre farmhouse lot is a garden oasis with lush palms, proteas, bamboo & succulents weaving throughout. Our garden and private lot have it all!

The space

Santa Cruz! When you drive into the property, you’ll be treated to several exotic species of tropical bamboo groves and a tree top deck. Your private parking is not at the home address so please note the parking and Guesthouse access in your details.

Come on in and relax in the expansive private garden. Our home (which is separate) as well as your completely detached guesthouse are located on a half acre of landscaped property, lush and artistic grounds with fruit and nut trees as well as bamboo and exotic garden plants.

We're expecting you and hope to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Let us know if you'll be here on vacation: to surf, mountain bike, sight-see, visit friends and family, here on business? If you need any guidance or recommendations we are happy to share our local knowledge.

We live in a totally separate home on the property with our own entrance and driveway to use. We have expansive yard and garden areas with one for your enjoyment! So you can dine outdoors, relax, chill out and have time within the tropical garden space we've designed for your enjoyment.

The Guesthouse is perfect for two with a full bathroom, partial kitchen and a living area. The space is open as a studio without walls with the exception of the bathroom. The queen size bed is soft and comfy.

There is a metro rack in the bedroom closet to use for clothes, and to store your luggage.

We offer beach towels and beach chairs to borrow and you are welcome to borrow 2 WaveStorm soft top long boards while you are visiting and a beach cooler on your adventures during your stay with us as well!
Kick back and relax on in the garden with a large shade umbrella.

We have a stainless gas BBQ to use and outdoor dining area under a walnut tree surrounded by bamboo. For your morning enjoyment there's a coffee maker and electric kettle with coffee and tea provided.

The mini-kitchen is perfect for those who won’t be spending their time on vacation or business trip cooking and cleaning. We have a half sized fridge, microwave, cutting boards, fun glassware, plates, cutlery, knives, etc… This guesthouse does not have a stovetop/oven for cooking.

We’ve found our guests love going out and enjoying Santa Cruz restaurants and back here using the outdoor grill or enjoying their takeout meals back here at the compound more than shopping, prepping and cooking while on holiday. If there is something you may need that is not in the guesthouse just let us know and we can walk it over from our main house. We are more than happy to provide any item that we may have overlooked or didn’t get replaced in time for your arrival.

There is a flat screen TV with an HDMI cable provided so you can watch movies from your computer, the TV is a viewing screen only and is not hooked up to cable.
Your comfort is our goal!

Please note:
We charge only a nominal cleaning fee, so please leave the Guesthouse home clean as you found it
We're located in a lovely, quiet, family neighborhood.

Not a party place; we respect our neighbors!

Thanks for respecting our boundaries inside and out.

We have a 2 night minimum.
Your comfort and wishes are important to us.
Setup not suitable for toddlers or small children.
Not kid proof or appropriate. Guests must be 21 yrs. or older.

We have expansive outdoor space and hope to see you while you are here, upon arrival we can show you around! But we often are not home during the day as we are active - surfing, mountain biking and out enjoying Santa Cruz.


House Rules
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Only booked and registered guests allowed
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM.
Cleaning fee of $45
Your Dog is welcome if arranged in advance with us, and cannot go on the bed or furniture. We charge an extra fee of $10/per night for your dog.

You must clean up after your pet always take your dog with you when you leave the Guesthouse.
No candles inside or outside the Guesthouse
No smoking on the property.
Please, BEFORE YOU BOOK, read house rules.
We charge an extra fee for your dog
Limit: 2 adults (21 & over)
No heavy drinking.

Guest access

We welcome you to enjoy the Guesthouse and the back garden yard space.
Are you travelling with your dog? get in touch with us and see if our place is a good fit for you and your pet! An extra fee is charged for your pet, as we have additional cleaning and work extra hard to make sure our place is perfect for all our guests. Our property is on a small dead end street with no thru traffic.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to chat with you during your stay, offer suggestions about restaurants, things to do and places to visit. Long time residents, we have great local knowledge of the surf, art culture, restaurants, music scene, shopping. hiking, mountain biking and trails. Day trips? We can make some great recommendations.

Other things to note

We have designed an outdoor garden space for our guests to enjoy and relax in!
If we happen to be around during your stay we look forward to meeting you!

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $65 CAD
Security Deposit $452 CAD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- Check in at 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM

- Check out is at 11:00 AM any - an additional fee of one night will be charged if you are late checking out.
- We charge an extra fee for your dog of $10/per night. This fee will be paid in advance through Airbnb. This pet charge is processed once the booking is confirmed. Your dog must be with you at all times. We do not offer a fenced yard where you dog can roam freely unsupervised.
- Quiet hours after 10 PM, all outdoor lights off and outdoor space free of guests after 10 PM
- If anything is broken, ripped or stained, or doesn't work please tell us so we can replace or repair for our next guest.
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Cleaning fee of $45
Your Dog is welcome only if arranged in advance with us, and cannot go on the bed or furniture. You must clean up after your pet ALWAYS take your dog with you whenever you leave the Guesthouse. Your dog cannot stay inside or outdoors on the property unless you are here supervising your dog.
No hot tub use
**A fee of $10/per night will be added and paid through Airbnb in advance of your visit
No burning candles
No smoking anywhere on the property
Please, BEFORE YOU BOOK, read house rules.
Limit: 2 adults (21 & over)!
No additional people at the property only booked and registered guests allowed
No heavy drinking.

The guest area outdoor lounging and picnic table area are not fenced, so keep your dog with you so he doesn't wander into neighboring properties.
We ask that you watch for all doggie "deposits" and are thoughtful to clean them up.
We have extra doggie bags and a large waste bin outside near the guesthouse parking.
Please do not let your dog wander in the main fenced in garden area, we have plenty of property where your dog can run around and do his business out near the treehouse, on a walk, or at the dog park in walking distance.

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - The garden and outdoor space
Amenity limitations - Our 1/2 acre farm property is on septic. Please follow guidelines and do not flush anything in toilet with the exception of toilet paper.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

35 Reviews

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Lisa User Profile
October 2017
Terry's place is exactly as advertised and was absolutely perfect for us. We like to explore/walk and this place is in a great location for nice flat walks and great proximity to Capitola and Santa Cruz. The unit is very clean and instructions are very clear and easy to understand. Terry is a great communicator and makes you feel welcome and is sure you have all of the info you need to make the stay smooth. It was nice to know he was just a text away if we needed something. This was a perfect Airbnb experience. Couldn't have asked for anything more.

Todd User Profile
September 2017
What a find! Highly recommended for anyone looking to spend some time in the Santa Cruz, Capitola, Aptos area. Terry and Vallarie were very welcoming and made us and our dog feel right at home on their sweet property. Spacious, quiet, really clean, great WiFi...we'll definitely be back to stay with them if we find ourselves back in the area. Thanks again guys!

Chau User Profile
September 2017
Really enjoyed our stay at Terry's guest house. Great location, right in between Capitola and downtown Santa Cruz, we found it really easy to drive to everywhere we needed to go. Terry offers easy self check-in/checkout, was really easy to communicate with, and always speedy to reply to any questions or concerns. Would definitely recommend!

Amy User Profile
September 2017
Super cute cotttage minutes from ocean and great sights!!
Terry User ProfileTerry is a superhost.
Response from Terry:
Thanks Amy and Josh, please stay with us again anytime!
September 2017

Charlsey User Profile
September 2017
The guest house was perfect! Very comfortable and conveniently located. Terry and Vallarie were so sweet and accommodating. I'm looking forward to staying there again on my next visit!
Terry User ProfileTerry is a superhost.
Response from Terry:
We look forward to hosting you again anytime! Thank you!
September 2017

Alisha User Profile
September 2017
Excellent place to stay. Clean and comfortable. Excellent location. Communication with the hosts is easy and timely. Would definitely recommend this location!
Terry User ProfileTerry is a superhost.
Response from Terry:
Thanks Alisha! Please visit again anytime!
September 2017

Angelina User Profile
September 2017
We had a great stay in Santa Cruz! The only downside was our very first day was super hot! So since there is no AC inside, the temp was 92 inside. However, they provided an extra fan and we were able to open the windows to allow the guest house to cool off by the next morning. This guest house is super cute and clean. I loved the decor and it felt just like a beach house. Also their backyard is just beautiful with succulents, palm trees, shells, and flowers everywhere. It definitelty was a garden oasis.
Terry User ProfileTerry is a superhost.
Response from Terry:
Thank you so much Angelina, that was quite a super heat wave for sure! We rarely get a taste of extreme heat. So glad you enjoyed the property and the garden. As coastal residents we don't have air conditioning units in Santa Cruz and I'm so happy we were able to bring fans into the Guesthouse for you. Hope you can visit us again soon- Cheers!
September 2017

Santa Cruz, California, United StatesJoined in April 2017
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Greetings! We look for to travel and adventure

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Response time: within an hour

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