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Monterey Bay Tuscan-Style Country Home w/ Hot Tub

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Entire home
hosted by Denise
  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2.5 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Denise is a Superhost
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So much more than a place to drop your bags, come relax in this warm and inviting three bedroom, two 1/2 bath, Tuscan-style home located in a country setting conveniently located between Santa Cruz and Monterey. Unwind on the two-acre property that boasts fruit trees, an herb garden, grape vines, and large wrap-around decks. Enjoy the hot tub, fire pit and bocce ball court right on the property. Upon arrival, savor the local flavors with a complimentary bottle of wine.

The space
The spacious three bedroom, two and a half bathroom home is an inviting hideaway set in a rural suburban neighborhood. The Tuscan Country House takes inspiration from the host’s travels to Italy with antique pieces and unique design elements incorporated throughout. Thoughtful details include antique furniture, old-world plaster finishes, a color-palette inspired by the colors of Tuscany, and two acres of outdoor space that provide a warm and welcoming environment for your ultimate getaway.

Enjoy a full kitchen with rustic countertops and hanging baskets — the kitchen and island include a stove, oven, full-size refrigerator and freezer. Make yourself at home, whether preparing a snack or a gourmet meal.
Two bedrooms include an east-facing master suite on the corner of the house with a queen bed and organic linens. Textural finishes and antique furniture make this the perfect space to unwind. The second bedroom also includes a queen bed and antique furniture that cultivates a cozy and restful space.

Start your morning with a sunrise coffee next to the fire pit or finish the day with a glass of wine by the fire. Either way, the fire pit is a great way to take in the property. Relax after a long day exploring the region in the 4 person hot tub. Rinse off in the outdoor shower and slip into plush spa robes. Fruit trees, fresh jasmine and two acres of open space add to the peaceful atmosphere. Explore the orchard and pick fruit directly from the trees. Take in the sounds of birds chirping and the rustling of the wind through the trees.

Bird watch from over 40 species of birds that migrate through the property – many of which can be viewed from the house’s wrap-around deck. Enjoy this rare opportunity to experience an amazing variety of species in one location - private birding tours are available. As the sun sets, put a s’mores party on the menu as you set logs in the fire pit, or enjoy a custom charcuterie platter and wine delivered to you on the deck. Book these add-on experiences for an unforgettable night - contact host for website. Ready for a bit more activity? Get ready for a game of bocce on the private court located on the property!

When you’re set to go exploring, soak up the majestic redwoods, bask in the sun on one of the many local beaches, or venture between dozens of local adventures. You're just a mile from pristine beaches for family fun, sunset walks, and tidepooling. You’ll be surprised by the quick drive to all of Santa Cruz’s attractions: beach boardwalk, surfing, wharf, Capitola Village, mountain biking and hiking trails, and so much more. Moss Landing harbor and slough is just a few minutes drive, with spectacular shore bird viewing available through whale watching, kayaking, catamaran, and harbor tours. You’ll also find great restaurants and markets to enjoy. Monterey is also a short drive, providing access to Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and whale watching tours. Skydiving and private flying lessons are offered right in the neighborhood. Whether north to Santa Cruz or South to Moss Landing and Monterey, pick your direction and adventure awaits!

Planning a family gathering or work event? In addition to the main house, we offer a one bedroom Tuscan-style cottage for rent, accommodating up to eight people. Book the whole property for your next gathering and create your next set of precious memories right here.

For more information about our property and experiences, please contact the host.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Beach access
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
27" TV
Free washer – In building
Free dryer – In building

Where you’ll be

Watsonville, California, United States

The Tuscan Country Home sits in a quiet neighborhood on two acres overlooking an orchard, pasture, and eucalyptus grove.

The home is just 10 minutes away from some of the most pristine beaches of Central Coast California. The local Seascape Resort offers patio dining and cocktails with picturesque views of the sunset. There are exceptional breweries in area and plenty of grocery stories -- all within a 10-15 minute drive.
Head 15 minutes south to Moss Landing for kayaking and whale watching, boat tours of Elkhorn Slough or continue on to Monterey Bay and Carmel.

Head north 15 minutes to Capitola where you can shop, surf and eat like a local. Stop by the wharf to pick up fresh fish or enjoy a romantic glass of wine at the Shadowbrook.

There is an abundance of wonderful things to do and see in the area! With over 40 years living in Santa Cruz, Denise has a vast knowledge of the area and can make recommendations to suit your needs.

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4.79 out of 5 stars from 56 reviews

Hosted by Denise

Joined in November 2014
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As a decorative painter and antique collector, with an eye for interior design and a passion for hospitality, I have curated three entirely unique and beautiful stays that offer guests an unforgettable, restorative experience (swipe through to see them all).

My Italian heritage is at the heart of my approach to hospitality and design. From colour and texture to rustic design details, local wines and the pizza rolls that greet guests upon their arrival, the Italian influence is clear.

When it comes to hosting, I pride myself on providing a warm and welcoming environment for each and every guest. With quality at the heart of my philosophy, I go above and beyond to ensure that all of my guests have a remarkable stay.

As a decorative painter and antique collector, with an eye for interior design and a passion for hospitality, I have curated three entirely unique and beautiful stays that offer gu…

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Rated 4.79 out of 5 from 56 reviews.