Cabins in Santa Cruz
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- Private room
Cute cedar lined room in 2 bedroom cabin near Henry Cowell State Park. Easy access to Santa Cruz, Bonny Doon, Boulder Creek, Scotts Valley. Close amenities within 1 mile in Felton. The cabin is in a neighborhood with redwood trees, wildlife such as turkeys, coyotes, raccoons and skunks. I open and share my home for a minimum 21 day stay or more needed by someone who is moving into the area or a visiting professional. I have two pugs that have run of the house and I work from home full time.
- Entire cabin
The Juju Paradise The vibe: off-grid solar powered 192 sq ft tiny house, surrounded by a 30 acres of majestic redwood trees. Coffee on the deck as the sun comes up, hiking and biking at Nisene Marks State Park 4 miles away, fresh squeezed lemonade from the meyer lemon orchard, catching the sunset at Rio Del Mar Beach 4.5 miles away, ending the day cuddled in a blanket by the wood stove. Escape, but not too far. The perfect California experience- land and sea.
- Entire cabin
Nestled in a redwood grove below the main house, Juju Paradise has a 288 square foot cabin. Equipped with everything you need for a perfect forest getaway, this cabin is great for relaxing under the redwoods, reading a book, and getting away from it all. Take a hot shower under the redwoods- open air and enclosed by live edge redwood slabs. Equipped with a propane stove and oven, composting toilet, and LED lighting- you will not long for the traditional amenities of the city.
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Your guide to Santa Cruz
All About Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is the quintessential California beach town, where the waves are big, the vibe is laid-back, and every third person has a surfboard hanging out of their jeep. Here you'll find a treasure trove of funky thrift shops side by side with locavore restaurants that source their ingredients from nearby farms. The infamous Santa Cruz Beach, just a stone's throw away from downtown, is known for its vintage boardwalk and surf culture (the modern wetsuit was invented here). Venture inland to the Santa Cruz Mountains and you'll be greeted by nearly 2,000-year-old redwood trees and a handful of California’s most forward-thinking wineries. And there's no shortage of unique rentals to call home for your stay, from leafy beach bungalows on Laurel Street to relaxing Spanish revival abodes lining Soquel Avenue and the Victorian homes of Beach Hill.
How do I get around Santa Cruz?
Santa Cruz is located 75 miles south of San Francisco in Santa Cruz County. The nearest major airport is San Jose International Airport (SJC), 30 miles north. The fastest and most direct way to reach Santa Cruz from there is to rent a car and drive. An airport shuttle is the next best option, followed by the Santa Cruz Metro bus service, which connects the airport to Santa Cruz through a somewhat complicated route. Alternatively you can fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and rent a car. It's a wise choice to have a rental car for your trip if you plan to take advantage of the area's state parks and visit neighboring towns like Aptos.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Santa Cruz?
June through August are the warmest and driest months in Santa Cruz, coinciding with peak travel season. Something to keep in mind: A coastal California phenomenon known as June gloom means that fog is known to creep in during early summer, potentially impacting your beach-going plans. Late summer tends to be more reliable for sunny days, and fall is actually one of the best times of year for cloudless skies, pleasant weather, and fewer crowds; October still maintains high temperatures in the 70s Fahrenheit. January and February are the wettest and coldest months, with just over 6 inches of average rainfall and an average low of 42 degrees.
What are the top things to do in Santa Cruz?
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has attracted visitors for more than a century and is one of only two existing coastal amusement parks on the West Coast. This outdoor stretch boasts roller coasters, concession stands, and dozens of carnival games, all set against the backdrop of the dazzling ocean.
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Save a day for a trip to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, four miles north of town. A 40-acre grove of sky-scraping old-growth redwood trees is the main draw, but the trails expand into other habitats including grassland, rivers, and sand hills. You can explore it via hiking trails, bike, or horseback.
This cheery seaport village in Santa Cruz County is worth a visit for its unique Easter egg-colored cottages and seafood restaurants. Shops and galleries sell crafts and artwork by local artists, and the beach is perfectly positioned for a sunset stroll.