The front door and deck - before we coated the roof to waterproof it.
Mushroom Dome Cabin: #1 on airbnb in the world
Mushroom Dome Cabin: #1 on airbnb in the world
3 hostes
1 dormitori
2 llits
1 bany
3 hostes
1 dormitori
2 llits
1 bany
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With a geodesic dome loft & a large deck in the trees, you'll feel like you're in a tree house in the woods.
We are in a quiet yet convenient location. Shaded by Oak and Madrone trees and next to a Redwood grove, you can enjoy the outdoors from the deck. In the summer, it is cool and in the winter you might get to hear the creek running below.

L'allotjament

We have 10 acres next to land without fences so you will get to enjoy nature: just hang out on the deck, take a hike in the woods, watch the hummingbirds, pet the goats, go to the beach or gaze at the stars - as long as the moon isn't full. ; ) During the summer, if there isn't any nightly fog, we can see the Milky Way here.

To check our availability, click on the "Request to Book" link. And yes, if it isn't available, it is already booked! If you want to stay here on a weekend during the summer, you will need to make your reservation request about 9 months in advance. We do, however, occasionally get a cancellation, so if you want a date that's already booked, you can let us know and we will notify you of a cancellation.
(Please read all of this description before making a reservation request.)

The cozy and clean semi-rustic cabin has a loft under a geodesic dome (the "mushroom cap"). In the loft is a Queen-sized super popular Casper Mattress which allows for very comfortable sleeping and just hanging out, We provide clean sheets and pillow cases. Plenty of blankets are also provided.

The other "bed" is a couch that we can make up into a bed. If there are going to be 2 of you, but you want separate beds, please make the reservation for 3 or let me know ahead of time - there is a $10. charge for using it as a bed.

In the loft, we have a 32" HD Flat Screen and a DVD player (no TV) for movies. (We have over 80 movies you can view as well.)

On the main floor (a Pentagon) is the couch and a pull-out table as well as a mini kitchenette. Here you will find a professional double hotplate, small refrigerator, toaster oven, blender, Hot Air Popcorn Popper, French Coffee Press, a salad spinner - even a mixer- and all the dishes and equipment you would need to prepare a snack or a meal or to open a glass of wine. We have 2 tables where you can enjoy meals, games, etc.: 1 inside and 1 outside on the large deck that faces the redwoods. We also have a barbecue grill on the deck with an extra gas burner on the side. We provide Organic Coffee, teas, Oatmeal, popcorn, butter, honey, sugar, nutritional yeast (for the popcorn!) spices, oil and vinegar and various snacks. Our well water is treated by an ozonator, a UV light and a soft water filter.

If you have a baby and you won't be needing the second bed, make your reservation for 2 and let us know if you will need a small pad for the loft. Again, if there are 2 of you but you want to use the second bed, please make your reservation for 3.

The cute bathroom has a Travertine shower, custom tiled sink and a Natures Head self-contained composting toilet. Some guests have had a problem with our bathroom, so I want to make it clear that we have a curtain for the door to the bathroom and we require that you put your used toilet paper in the trash. (it won't smell) If you follow the instructions for how to use the toilet, it won't have any odor. If the thought of using a composting toilet grosses you out, then don't make a reservation here. ; )

We provide towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, a hair blow-dryer, etc. (a word of caution: the bathroom has a low ceiling. If you are over 6' you may have to do a little ducking here and there.)

As Saturdays are very much in demand, (and we like to be free on Saturdays), we require a minimum 2 day stay on the weekends. Keep in mind that Friday and Saturday nights are $145. each. Therefore, to stay here on a weekend will cost $290. plus the $35. cleaning fee, the $40 airbnb fee and the 11% Santa Cruz County Transient Tax of about $35. So for the weekend, it will be a total of about $444.

To stay for 1 day mid-week costs a grand total of about $200.

On 3 day holidays, we require a 3 day reservation. (This includes Presidents Day, Memorial Day, M.L.King day, and Labor Day.) But to stay here on a weekend, you will usually have to book the cabin 6 - 8 months in advance - unless you are lucky to find a cancellation!

Check-in time is between 4 and 10pm. If you want to come sooner or later, this can sometimes be arranged. Check-out time is noon.

As we have experienced some damage from guests, we are now requiring a $100. security deposit.

Although it feels very isolated here, we are less than 10 minutes to Aptos Village where you will find stores, restaurants, a health food store, Safeway, etc.

We are centrally located on the Monterey Bay: 10 minutes from the beach (Rio Del Mar and Seacliff State Beach) as well as the 10,000 acre Nisene Marks State Park for miles of hiking or dirt biking in the Redwoods and along Aptos creek. We are 20 minutes to downtown Santa Cruz, 25 min. to the Beach Boardwalk, 45 minutes to Monterey and the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, 50 min. to Carmel and 1 1/2 hours to Big Sur going south and San Francisco to the North. Yup, we are located in one of the most beautiful areas of California. (these times are not during rush hour(s) ; )

One of the attractions that we take for granted is that you can see stars here at night - unless there is a bright moon or clouds. During the summer, on a clear night we can see the Milky Way.

If you love hummingbirds, bring your camera. Our garden is the year-round home to many Anna Hummingbirds. (We usually have about 250-500 year-round) During the summer, we are also called home by many Rufus and Allen Hummers as well. So you have got to see our "Hummingbird Airport" where we feed them about 160 oz. of syrup on a summer day!

Please, no smoking in the cabin or on the property. We used to let smokers stay here, but they stink up the cabin and it is a fire hazard outside.

Some cell phones don't work here, but since we have free wifi in the cabin, if your phone works with a wifi network, you are good to call. You can sometimes get Verizon service on the swinging seat by the driveway.

To learn about things to do in the area, do an internet search for Santa Cruz, CA.

Dogs are welcome to stay here but with a few requirements: since we have so many animals, we require that your dogs be kept on a leash when outside (the goats get very nervous with large loose dogs). Also, we don't allow dogs in the loft or on the couch downstairs so please bring a doggie bed. (your doggie can go on the couch if you bring a cover for it) If that is difficult, let us know and we will provide a doggie pillow. We have a gate that we can set up so your dog can be off the leash on the deck.

If you are bringing a small child, we can put a folding futon (2/3rds of the futon or a foam pad next to the bed ) Just let us know ahead of time. Keep in mind, though, that a child should not be left in the loft by themselves as the bed is fairly high up against the rail.

As we are about 3 miles to the nearest bus stop, it is pretty difficult to stay here without a car.

You are invited, if you feel you would be harmonious here, to come join us on our developing Permaculture farmette. Pet the goats, check out our chickens, cats, miniature dog and enjoy the very fresh air. I might even teach you how to milk a goat. If you come here when there is no moonlight and the sky is clear, you will see lots of stars.

Tired of the heat in the summer? Since we are on the edge of the "fog belt", it can be both sunny and cool here. If you want a noisy place, you won't like it here: most of the sound here comes from the birds or crickets chirping, the tree frogs croaking and the breeze blowing through the trees. People do live on the land here though, so don't expect it to be totally devoid of human sounds and the occasional chain saw. : ) (We feed the goats oak branches)

Serveis i zones comuns

Hi ha Wi-Fi gratuït a la cabina, una bona aigua i alguns bons rutes de senderisme a la vora de la coberta, així com una caixa de seguretat natural al llit de la riera seca sota el bosc de fusta de riu. (A l'hivern, pot haver-hi aigua corrent) Els hostes també poden passejar, visitar els nostres animals en la nostra petita "farmette" (3 cabres, moltes pollastres, un gos petit i 2 gats) i fer preguntes.
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There is free wifi in the cabin, great well water and some good hiking trails right off the deck as well as a nature sandbox in the dry creek bed under the redwood grove. (In the winter, it can have running water) Guests are also welcome to wander around, visit our animals on our little "farmette" (3 goats, lots of chickens, a small dog and 2 cats) and ask questions.

Interacció amb els hostes

Gairebé sempre interactua amb els nostres convidats. M'encanta fer-los sentir benvinguts i a casa, mostrar-los els colibrís i compartir el meu coneixement dels llocs fantàstics per anar a la nostra bonica zona. Feu-me saber si no voleu interactuar amb mi i us deixaré en pau ràpidament. ; )
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I almost always interact with our guests. I love to make them feel welcome and at home, show them the hummingbirds and share my knowledge of the great places to go in our beautiful area. Let me know if you don't want to interact with me and I'll leave you alone quickly. ; )

Altres aspectes destacables

Tenim un camí bastant estret, i en pocs llocs, empinats. Hi ha desviacions per passar els cotxes que s'apropen. Preneu-lo lentament. De tant en tant, tenim un tall de potència durant l'hivern. Si això passa, proporcionarem llums operades per bateria. Si la carretera principal està bloquejada per un arbre avall, us faré saber com entrar o sortir de la nostra àrea.
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We have a rather narrow - and in a few places, steep - driveway. There are turnouts to pass oncoming cars. Please take it slowly.
Occasionally, we have a power outage during the winter. If that happens, we will provide battery operated lights. If the main road is blocked by a downed tree, I'll let you know how to get in or out of our area.


Serveis
S'admeten animals
Apte per a famílies i nens
Cuina
Internet

Preus
Persones addicionals €9 / nit més de 2 hostes
Despeses de neteja €31
Dipòsit de seguretat €87
Preu per al cap de setmana €127 / nit
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Llocs on dormir
Habitació 1
1 llit de matrimoni gran
Zones comuns
1 sofà llit

Normes de la casa
No es pot fumar
No es permet organitzar festes o esdeveniments
L'hora d'arribada és en qualsevol moment a partir de les 16:00
Hora de sortida: abans de les 12:00

• Please, no smoking either in the cabin or on the property
• Please don't sleep here with tooth or skin whitening material: they bleach the pillow cases and sheets.
• If you want to bring a dog, please send a request. (We have goats and cats) As so many people are allergic to cats, please don't bring yours.
• Dogs must stay on a leash when outside.
• Dogs are not allowed in the loft.
• No wild parties, please.
• Please don't drink wine in the loft.
• If you use the barbecue, you are required to clean it. But don't close the side lid if the burner is still hot!
• Please wash and put away your dishes, pots, etc. before leaving.
• Please don't bring a lot of food or water in plastic. (those #1 clamshells can't be recycled)
We provide all the dishes you will probably need, so please don't bring disposables either.
• If you want to use real candles, please talk to us first. We provide a rose quartz mood light.
• Please take short showers.

És important saber
S'ha de pujar escales - There is a short but steep steps down to the cabin and the loft is accessed via a ladder.
Possibilitat de soroll - Once in awhile, we need to cut some oak for the goats with a chain saw. We try to do it when guests aren't present, but that is not always possible.
Viuen animals de companyia a la propietat - We have 3 goats, chickens, 2 cats and a tiny dog.

Cancel·lacions

Mesures de seguretat
Detector de fum
Farmaciola
Extintor d'incendis

Disponibilitat
El nombre mínim de nits per estada per aquest allotjament varia segons la reserva .
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Perfil de l'usuari Michael
octubre de 2017
Kitty was an amazing host and the Mushroom Dome was one of the most unique places I have ever stayed! This is the perfect place to relax. Kitty was very welcoming and it was great to see the humming birds fly right up to you! I highly recommend staying here if you have the chance.

Perfil de l'usuari Jasmine
octubre de 2017
Kitty and Michael were AMAZING and they're place is just the same. Loved being able to stay in such a beautiful little home in such a magnificent area. Kitty was so sweet and gave a run down of the land she lives and her hometown. 10/10 would definitely stay again and again!

Perfil de l'usuari Beth
octubre de 2017
Kitty and Michael were such great hosts and their place is awesome. What a beautiful view to wake up to. I wish I could have my very own mushroom dome in my backyard!

Perfil de l'usuari Sama
octubre de 2017
Everything about this little place is perfect and magical! Every little corner of the dome super functional and adorable. Kitty is a lovely human and we enjoyed conversing with her! Will def go back again soon!!

Perfil de l'usuari Samantha
octubre de 2017
What a lovely and peaceful retreat. The hummingbirds were amazing. Gorgeous setting. Twinkly nights backdropped nature sounds and the moonlight. Kitty let me and my kiddos milk her goat. We drank fresh goat milk. Took a small hike in the forest to a dried up creek bed and played with sand toys. Who could ask for more. Things to think about: this might be a place that suits a more grown-up trip. We had our three kids with us, one of which is only 8 months old, and the loft was rather fearfully dangerous for us to let them go up there. And the composting toilet was less than desirable with a newly potty-trained kiddo...definitely an adjustment for us... The mushroom cabin is like the size of a tiny home. So plan accordingly. We will be back, though! But just me and two kids, not our whole family of 5.

Perfil de l'usuari Cheryl
octubre de 2017
We’ve been waiting a year to visit the Mushroom Dome cabin and it was every bit as amazing as we hoped. The perfect place to disconnect and chill out. Kitty was super friendly and accommodating, and the hummingbirds were incredible!

Perfil de l'usuari Connie
octubre de 2017
I'm so glad I reserved the Mushroom Dome 10 months in advance. It is an unique experience worth planning ahead for. The place itself is adorable and cozy. Kitty and Michael are both friendly and kind. The additional thoughtful touches they added to the place showed that they value environmental sustainability and are dedicated to their community, which we appreciated a lot. We had breakfast each day on the deck, spent some time exploring the small trails on the property, and made the easy drives to Santa Cruz, Capitola (a cute and tiny beach town next to Santa Cruz), and Nisene State Park (for the 6-mile Buddha loop hike), all in our 3-day, 2-night stay. Thanks you Kitty and Michael!

Aptes, Califòrnia, Estats UnitsMembre des de juliol 2009
Perfil de l'usuari KittyKitty és un Superhost.

We live on 10 beautiful acres of sun, oak forest, redwood groves and gardens and 3 goats, a parrot, 2 cats, a small dog, 9 chickens and over 400 hummingbirds.

I have been hosting on airbnb since July, 2009 and really love what this company has made possible. I have met so many wonderful people from around the world that I would never have met if I hadn't had this opportunity with airbnb! Some of our guests (especially the ones from Europe) have never seen a hummingbird before and here they get to see them up close - just a few feet from them as the birds "hum" around the feeders.

We welcome you to come experience the peace and tranquility that our wonderful land has to offer.

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