The Swanton Residence

davenport, santa cruz county
4 bedroom - 3 bath
(1 review)
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$880 - $1,000 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This barn-like cabin with cedar hot tub and plenty of space to play is in a great location for exploring California’s slow coast region, with beaches around 10 minutes’ drive away. The open floor plan inside makes it easy for a family stay. There is a chef’s kitchen for cooking with the family and a cedar hot tub plus outdoor shower for relaxation, and gym equipment, including a rowing machine and pilates reformer in a designated work out porch. An office area has an Apple desktop workstation with wireless printing.

Why Kids Love it

With a trampoline, craft room and large garden with chickens, the house is great for kids. There is a bedroom with bunkbeds and another with a twin bed, making it easy at bedtime. The big family bath tub is perfect for bathing and cleaning up at night. Nearby, kids can cycle on a flat dirt road, explore coastal redwoods, U-pick at organic farms and play at the beach. The residence’s outdoor acreage makes playing outside fun. Children’s books, toys and games are provided along with a high chair, swing and Pack’n’Play.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 4 days. An additional fee of $40 per person is charged if more than 10 guests are present. There are stairs in the property with a stair gate. Younger children may need to be watched on the deck, which has steps down to the garden, and around the hot tub. The large garden is enclosed with a low wall and fence. A travel crib, double air bed and single air bed can be added. During pumpkin season you can go to the local pumpkin farms; at Christmas you can visit the tree farms to pick out your perfect tree.

About the Location

The house is near the town of Davenport on the Slow Coast region of California, north of Santa Cruz and south of Half Moon Bay. It is under 10 minutes to the coast and in a great spot for day trips to Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. SFO and San Jose Airports are both 1 hour away by car. The house is 25 minutes north of Santa Cruz; 1.5 hours south of San Francisco and an hour south of San Jose. Car rental essential.

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house has a chef’s kitchen with indoor Italian pizza oven, lounge and dining room. The master bedroom and double twin bedroom are upstairs, and 2 bedrooms are downstairs, 1 with a queensize bed, the other with a bunk bed (queen on the bottom, twin on the top). There is another queensize bed in the enclosed sleeping porch plus a queen air mattress, a single day bed and a double futon. The family bathroom has a tub. The property is set on 22 acres with a vast garden with play area and trampoline.

Style Notes

Rustic and comfortable. This barn-like home has wooden countertops and Amish baseboard trim, a farmhouse dining table and great welcoming rooms. Alongside the rustic style, modern conveniences are interwoven, including the professional Viking range in the kitchen, an Italian pizza oven and more. We love the large Carmel Stone fireplace, the thoughtful boot/mud room for shoes and outdoor gear, and piano and instruments for a family gathering with music included.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
2 queen
2 full / double
1 sofa bed (double)
1 bunk bed
4 twin / single
1 double air bed
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Dana N.
Member since September 21, 2015
Our family put down roots on the most beautiful protected stretch of coast we call the SLOWCOAST. 50 miles of protected coastline from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz. Our home is in a coastal redwood canyon 5 minutes from the beach. We build our home from reclaimed doug fir timber from a warehouse in Stockton. We have chickens, gardens, a creek with coho salmon and steelhead, bobcats, mountain lions, wild turkeys and many other wildlife to observe. We love organic farms, cooking, beach combing and hanging out at home with friends.

1 review

Mark B.
Visited in December 2017
We had an amazing time at The Swanton Residence. The house is beautiful and the surroundings are worthy of exploration. We had three families and five kids, and they absolutely loved hunting for banana slugs, going on hikes, building a bonfire and making s'mores. We can't wait to go back.

Davenport, Santa Cruz County

Vineyards, beaches and a mellow pace

Along California’s coastal Highway 1, south of Half Moon Bay and north of Santa Cruz, Davenport is in the heart of the so-called Slow Coast. Join photographers snapping wild coastlines and dramatic rock formations on the local beaches. Don’t miss local vineyards, Shark Fin Cove (which has a rock in the shape of a shark’s fin protruding from the sand) and the mellow pace of life in these parts.