Eco Retreat at Sparrow Valley
Central, California, United States
15 minutes from the town of Aptos, CA you’ll find a truly hidden gem, the Eco Retreat at Sparrow Valley, a handcrafted cabin tucked away in the Redwoods on 12 acres of pristine land. The two-bedroom, boho-chic cabin with wraparound porch is a playful, mystical forest retreat with a climbing tree (with climbing holds), tree swing, outdoor tub, sauna, hiking trails to a nearby creek, and more. This is truly a place to get in touch with your inner child, let go of the outside world, and simply surrender to the enchanted forest.
The beach, and the multitude of recreational opportunities it offers, is just 20 minutes away. The cabin has a paddle board available for a small fee. Ocean kayaks, surf boards and any beach/ocean equipment you might need is available to rent at beaches, bike shops, and dive shops. Miles of mountain bike trails are also just a 15-20 minute drive away.
This is an unforgettable venue for weddings and events.
Location and Access
Near: Aptos, CA (about 15 minutes west of Santa Cruz, CA)
The cabin is only a 15 minute drive to Aptos Village. Another five minutes past there is the beach and Nisene Marks Park with miles of mountain bike trails.
The cabin is off the beaten path and requires detailed directions. A map and written directions will be provided once booking is confirmed. The owner will escort the guest to the cabin if that is preferred.
This off-the-beaten-path area of central CA is a wonderful base camp from which to enjoy:
Hiking, Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Surfing, Mountain biking, Trail running
There is so much to do and explore here. Enjoy local wineries, breweries, music and entertainment, amazing food options, or get lost in the woods or beaches.
Hike down to the creek behind the cabin. Explore the world famous mountain bike trails in Nisene Marks Park or hike in the redwoods.
Explore the countless amazing beaches. Hop in a sailboat and go whale watching, sunset sailing, or fishing.
Master bedroom: king bed, floor mattress
Bedroom 2: single bed
Common areas: couch, floor mattress
1.5 baths with clawfoot tub and hot shower
Cleaning fee - $100
Pet cleaning fee - $25 per pet
What you need to bring - please pack lightly
All dishes and utensils
Beach supplies: snorkel gear, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Headlamps are provided
Check-in 3 PM
Check out noon
No smoking, parties, or events (unless discussed beforehand)
Payment schedule: 50% due immediately, remaining balance due 2 days before arrival
A few property mates live on property. They are private and you can not see or hear them from the cabin.
The property is in mountain lion and bobcat habitat.
Two dogs, two cats and chickens live on this property.
The cabin is off-grid. Please conserve power. Power comes from solar panels. Backup power is provided by a generator.
Guests must climb a few stairs that enter the house.
Damage to the property may result in a charge of up to $150.
Weapons on property - The owner keeps a shotgun in the safe.
Full refund if canceled up to 24 hours before check-in, minus service fees.
No refund if canceled within 24 hours of check-in.
Pets are welcome!
$25 pet cleaning fee, per pet (in addition to $100 cleaning fee)
Solar Lanterns or Lighting
Wood Burning Stove
Rates and Availability
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