Secluded Cottage Retreat in the Woods near Santa Cruz, California

Scotts Valley, California (United States)

Secluded Cottage Retreat in the Woods near Santa Cruz, California

1 unit
4 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
No pets allowed

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  • Barbecue
This private cottage, just a few miles north of Santa Cruz, is framed on all sides by the dense California woodlands. The home is meticulously designed to provide guests with a calm, rejuvenating atmosphere during their retreat. The cottage includes two bedrooms and one bathroom, comfortably accommodating up to four guests at a time. Both bedrooms include a queen-size bed each, and the bathroom includes a shower.

The spacious open living room includes plenty of couches for relaxing, a wood-burning stove that can double as a toasty fireplace, a flat-screen television complete with cable, a DVD player, and a small but eclectic video library. The indoor dining area can seat all guests. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything a guest may need during their stay, including a small refrigerator, a coffeemaker, a stove, a toaster oven, a microwave, and kitchenware.

Outside, guests will find a relaxing patio area complete with several chairs and tables for outdoor dining. There is a barbecue grill, as well as a porch swing.


  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dining room
  • Heating
  • Deck/Patio
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Dining table
  • Linens and pillows
  • Satellite/Cable
  • BR/DVD player
  • Washing machine
  • Cooking basics
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Fireplace
There are a number of amenities at this property to maximize the comfort of any guest staying here. Indoors, guests can enjoy heating, cable, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Towels and linens will be provided. Since cell phone reception may be spotty up in the mountain, the property includes a landline telephone.

Outside, there is a patio deck complete with tables, chairs, a porch swing, and a grill. Ample parking is available for multiple vehicles, with the exception of boats and RVs.

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping
  • Movie theater
  • Museums
  • Amusement park
  • Antiquing
  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars
  • Bowling
Surrounded on all sides by dense California woodlands, this secluded property, full of tranquility and serenity, promises guests a rejuvenating glamping experience away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Despite its unfrequented location, in case guests require something or are interested in a day trip to go shopping and dining, the property is conveniently just a ten-minute drive to Scotts Valley, and a fifteen-minute drive to Santa Cruz. The surrounding area is brimming with a complex ecosystem of towering trees and charming wildlife, from the majestic deer to the formidable bobcat. Adventure junkies will feel right at home here, hiking, biking, zip lining through the woods, or whatever method of exploration strikes their fancy. The property is also the perfect gateway to the sprawling Santa Cruz Mountains, which offer hikers breathtaking views of the vast landscape below.


  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Scuba diving
  • Climbing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Wine tasting
  • Zip-lining
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Wildlife watching

From the experienced adventure junkie to the regular vacationer looking to get away from it all, any guest will find a myriad of activities to be done and adventures to be had during their stay at this property. The cities of Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz are just a short drive away, where guests can purchase groceries and supplies, or enjoy a pleasant afternoon of shopping and dining. The beaches of Santa Cruz are also perfect for guests looking to surf, swim, or engage in whatever their favorite water sport is. The seaside Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California's oldest surviving amusement park, includes several rides, various carnival games, an arcade, laser tag, mini-golf, and much more. Connoisseurs of wine can also enjoy a large number of wineries and vineyards in the area.

For guests seeking a more rugged experience, the surrounding area has miles upon miles of trails and untamed terrain for hiking, biking, or scenic walking. The terrain ranges from breezy cliffside bluffs to boulder-strewn mountain meadows and towering redwood groves. Some exciting alternative ways to explore the area include a zip line tour through the redwood canopies or an exhilarating skydiving excursion. Guests feeling particularly adventurous can take a shot hiking or climbing the sprawling Santa Cruz Mountains. With endless opportunities for adventure, this exciting property truly has something for everyone.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Thirty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 30 days before check-in.

Additional Information

Smoking is prohibited.

This property is not suitable for children.

This property is not pet-friendly.

The damage deposit of $250 is included in the rate and will be refunded pending no damages.

The minimum stay is two nights.

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