\Sun-Dappled Retreat: Walk to Restaurants!

Property ID: 471147Boulder CreekCAUS
Sleeps 72 BR1 BA
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Beckoning Old Hollywood actors like Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Henry Fonda, and Tom Mix, Boulder Creek invites you to explore the surrounding nature of California with this home as your launching point. Nestled along a quiet strip of downtown, this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental features natural lighting, a dining room, and step-free access. Taste a variety of vintages at Hallcrest Vineyards then dine at one of the oldest Italian restaurants in the state, Scopazzi's.


  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Essentials
  • Cable/Satellite TV


Location Details

BEN LOMOND (3.7 miles): Local grocer, hardware store, gift shop, German restaurant, Ben Lomond County Park, Highlands Park (access to the San Lorenzo River)

WALKABLE DINING: The Red Pearl (499 feet), Scopazzi's Restaurant (0.2 miles), The Tree House Cafe (0.2 miles), Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub (0.2 miles), Fosters Freeze (0.3 miles)

HOT SPOTS: Bigfoot Discovery Museum (7.3 miles), Roaring Camp (7.7 miles), Redwood Canopy Tour (7.7 miles), Downtown Santa Cruz (13.9 miles), Santa Cruz Beach & Boardwalk (14.4 miles), UC Santa Cruz (14.7 miles), The Mystery Spot (14.7 miles), Old Town Los Gatos (15.8 miles), Old Train Trestle Bridge (17.8 miles), Downtown San Jose (27.0 miles)

STATE PARKS & NATURE PRESERVES: Big Basin State Park (1.1 miles), Castle Rock State Park (5.9 miles), Quail Hollow Ranch County Park (6.4 miles), Felton Covered Bridge County Park (6.7 miles), Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (7.2 miles), Loch Lomond Recreation Area (10.6 miles), Bonny Doon Ecological Preserve (12.1 miles), Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve (12.2 miles), West Glenwood Preserve (12.3 miles), Soquel Demonstration State Forest (22.6 miles), Maple Falls (26.8 miles)

TRAILBLAZE: Redwood Hike Trail (7.3 miles), Fall Creek Trail (8.1 miles), Loch Trail (10.4 miles), Limekiln Trail (15.0 miles), Skyline Trail (16.3 miles), Overlook Trail (20.0 miles), Los Gatos Creek Trail (20.3 miles)

VINEYARD TOURS & WINE TASTINGS: P & M Staiger Vineyard & Winery (3.8 miles), Roberts Ranch Vineyards (5.0 miles), Hallcrest Vineyards (6.8 miles), Byington Vineyard & Winery (7.9 miles), Mc Henry Vineyards (11.1 miles), Beauregard Vineyards (12.5 miles), Regale Winery & Vineyards (16.5 miles), Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards (18.2 miles), Ridge Vineyards (25.9 miles)

AIRPORT: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (27.6 miles)


7 reviews
  • Boulder Creek House


    The house was clean and comfortable.

    Beds and pillows were comfortable and plenty. Although the description in house details of the two beds should be updated to Queen size. They're definitely not King.

    Future guests would be thankful if there were some kitchen hand towels, baking sheet or something to cook in the oven with, bathroom

    wash clothes and addition chair in living room with end table.

    We bought a toaster and left it for future guests.

    House sleeps six but only dishes (plates, bowls) for four.

    We would rent this house again.

    Published April 29, 2024
  • Nice but missing a lot


    Very clean, comfortable beds, very secure, effective HVAC. Needs: bathroom towel racks, kitchen counters, living room furniture, bedroom blackout window blinds.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 23, 2023
  • Good location spacious for a family of six


    We enjoyed our stay at this place for a few days. Went into Santa Cruz a few days and played in the mountains one day. good location easy walk to Joe’s Bar and went for a nice run in Boulder Creek one morning.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 3, 2023
  • Way less than impressed.


    Three stars is pushing it.

    Dirty towels, cheap sheets, useless horrible pillows. Uncomfortable for my family overall. No bath mat, slippery tile floor, shower pipes make an absolute racket so definitely plan on your baby waking up if you go to take a shower. The windows are original, so very old, and very thin - no insulation means that you hear the bar and its patrons literally all night long. I don’t think I slept more than 4 hours each night.

    No AC in bedrooms, but mini split in living room. Front “bonus room” gets SO HOT during the day you could bake if you went for a nap.

    Don’t get me started on the kitchen.

    Wish we’d stayed elsewhere and wish I could get my money back from this vrbo that clearly was an undesirable property flip which they’re using as a cash cow to unsuspecting out of towners.

    That doesn’t really work on locals. But maybe I could have researched better too.

    The best part of our trip was the time we spent away from the house.

    Wish they’d issue a partial refund. If they did the whole experience would sting less.

    I’d have been happy to pay $150/night TOPS - but we were out well over $1000 for the few nights e we stayed.

    Grateful for the family time, wish it’d have been in a better dwelling.

    Published August 27, 2023
  • Boulder Creek Vrbo


    Pleasant, convenient to town, organic grocery and laundromat. Unfortunately, there was a roofing team hammering on the roof next door at 7:30 AM on Saturday morning, the first morning we arrived, and unbelievably, they started hammering at 6:30 AM on Sunday morning. We didn't get much sleep.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Nancy H.
    Published August 23, 2023
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