Gorgeous Yurt Rental on Wellness Retreat near the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, California

Cottage in Aptos, CA

2 guests • 1 bed

3 reviews

Glampers are invited to enjoy a relaxing getaway that will rejuvenate mind, body, and soul at this gorgeous casita rental near the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in California. Based on a wellness retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains, guests are encouraged to reconnect with nature in the ground’s lush gardens and unwind in style, with the opportunity for yoga, meditation, spa services, and massages. The casita sleeps two guests in a unique garden setting with an ultra-comfortable king-size bed that has been fitted with quality linens and plush pillows. The casita receives plenty of natural light through its windows during the day with gorgeous private sunsets views inside and outside the casita. Chairs and a small table are provided outside the casita for sunset viewing and hummingbird watching. There is an electric kettle and RO drinking water provided in the casita.

Additionally, guests will have access to a number of shared facilities including a pristine saltwater swimming pool, two saltwater hot tubs, and an infrared sauna as well as delightful walking paths that pass by a koi pond, bamboo forest, gardens, forest sanctuary and an array of exotic and native flora. There is also access to outdoor showers and a detached bathroom shared with one other set of guests.

The unique soil type on the property and micro-climate in this banana belt of Santa Cruz makes for one of the most diverse ecosystems in the Santa Cruz mountains with cacti, tropical plants, and native plants juxtaposed against the gorgeous redwoods of northern California.

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Features and services


  • 1 Queen-size bed

Most popular features

  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub

  • Wi-Fi/Internet

  • National Park

  • Heating

  • Shared Outdoor pool

  • Hiking

  • Swimming

  • Fridge

  • Forest

  • Mountain

  • Wildlife watching

  • Water sports

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Private Sauna/Steam room

  • tea-kettle

    Tea kettle

  • Shower

  • Massage services

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Where you will stay

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Aptos, California

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Scenic views
  • Pinnacles National Park
    48 miles straight-line distance
    78 kilometers straight-line distance

  • Mountain

  • Forest

This retreat is located in Aptos, California, where it is situated inside a partially off-grid nature retreat on top of a ridge amid the Santa Cruz Mountains. Strolling down the walking paths of the retreat's peaceful grounds, guests will find a variety of lush vegetation, a bamboo garden, a swimming pool, a hot tub, and a koi pond surrounded by wooden benches, offering guests a chance to reconnect with nature in an idyllic setting that exudes a sense of harmony with its natural environment.

The property borders the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, where guests will find 30 miles of hiking trails and 10 miles of fire roads that wind through more than 10,000 acres of variegated terrain blanketed in dense redwood forests, chaparral, and woodlands full of alders, maples, cottonwoods, oaks, and Douglas firs. The entrance to the park is about 15 minutes away, as is Seacliff State Beach and Rio Del Mar Beach. The rental is ten minutes from the restaurants, shops, boutiques, and restaurants of Aptos. It is about an hour and 20 minutes from San Jose, where the nearest international airport is located.
Activities near Aptos
  • Swimming

  • Hiking

  • Water sports

  • Biking

  • Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Wildlife watching

With a swimming pool, a hot tub, and a sauna surrounded by lush foliage, a bamboo garden, a koi pond with wooden benches, and walking paths, guests will be in an idyllic setting for swimming, relaxing, meditating, and reconnecting to nature. At the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, which borders the retreat's property, guests can go hiking on 30 miles of trails and biking on 10 miles of fire roads.

For shopping and dining, guests will find a variety of restaurants, boutiques, and coffee shops in the town of Aptos. For a day trip to the beach, guests can head to Seacliff State Beach or Rio Del Mar Beach, both of which are about 15 minutes away.
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Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM

  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

House rules

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy


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Additional info

Check-in is between 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM.

Pets and smoking are not permitted.
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