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Historic Sand Rock Farm is the perfect Santa Cruz Bed and Breakfast because of the ideal location just outside the city. A fusion of "Country Inn" and "European Retreat," we provide unparalled blend of gracious hospitality, a serene environment, and lodging convenience. If you're considering a bed and breakfast in Monterey, look no further -- we're minutes away! Centrally located on the California Coast, our inn is the perfect gateway to the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz mountains. Everything you expect from a premiere Northern California bed and breakfast, and features you won't find in any commercial hotel or inn. Enjoy Sand Rock Farm and make your Monterey and Santa Cruz vacation an experience of a lifetime. We have Jacuzzis and fireplaces (electric) in three out of the five rooms. We have a large hot tub that is available by appointment for two of the rooms. We offer robes, and toiletries in each room.
4.6 on May 02, 2012
This is a bed & breakfast beyond my dreams. I went in January 2012. Even though it was Winter, the grounds still looked gorgeous. So much to see just on the property. I went for a Sat. and Sun night. I used the Living Social deal. Never heard of the place. Never been to a bed & breakfast. What a weekend to remember. Not knowing what to expect, Kiss (the owner) made my stay everything it could be. Breakfast was supper yummy, she put together activities for both days. We went Whale watching, horseback riding, had a couples massage in our room, and she made dinner reservations for both nights. The dinner suggestions were perfect. The rooms have a privet bath with a soaking tub . I've heard that is rare. I loved it & would stay again in a heartbeat. If you’re looking for a mini vacation in the bay area, I'd highly suggest trying Sand Rock Farm. Like me I know you won't be disappointed.
4.0 on May 12, 2011
This B&B is certainly the most beautiful place that your heart will enjoy. The white wisteria, roses in bloom, lavender and so much more in bloom, will amaze you. Turning off the road and entering this gorgeous green beauty will be an experience in its self. Kris, the owner, will go above and beyond so that experience is unbelievable. Breakfast is delicious and filling. Kris helped us with our plans for the day and recommended wonderful dinner places. We walked the grounds finding so many wonderful things. White wisteria growing out our one entrance to our room. We had the Hidden garden room, three ways to enter, all gorgeous. Flowers, champagne, and peaceful all around. Does not get any better than this. If you are looking for a little getaway, honeymoon spot, wedding place or vacation, this is it. I have already told my family that I'm ready to go back. The only down side is that our stay was not longer.
5 on November 03, 2009
I had a great relaxing weekend at Sand Rock Farm in Oct. The Bed and Breakfast was in a beautiful location very close to Santa Cruz activites. My room was very clean and spacious. I found the atmosphere to be very peaceful and quiet. My breakfast was awesome. I would recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a fun and relaxing weekend away.
5 on September 28, 2009
We have stayed at Sand Rock many times and have found it to be one of the best places we have ever stayed. The rooms and outside gardens are private, quiet, and well equipped, and the beds and bathrooms are amazing. Breakfasts are delicious and healthy, and the owner is helpful and friendly. The area is a great place to ride a bicycle, go to the beach, or take a drive to Monterey or Santa Cruz. It is a great destination. I especially recommend fall, when the water is warm and the area is uncrowded. Our trip there earlier this month was incredibly peaceful and all around excellent. Jeremy Witt - Napa, CA
3.6 on May 11, 2009
lovely gardens and gourmet dining and a charming wonderful hostness Frank and Nancy Wilcoxen
5 on April 21, 2009
If you are looking for an exquisite weekend retreat, look no further because this B & B is Paradise! We are fussy, experienced travelers and this lovely Inn met all of our needs. Nestled up a private driveway in the woods above Aptos, the multi-acre gardens are naturally spectacular. Wisteria, lilacs and camellias have been growing on the property for more than 60 years. Needless to say, the colors and fragrances are out of this world. The Inn itself is one of the "happiest old mansions" we have ever experienced. More than 100 years old, it has been lovingly and painstakingly restored in the Arts and Crafts style. The gorgeous hardwood floors, stunning space design, lovely antiques, comfy beds and modern private baths create the perfect ambiance. Kris, the Innkeeper, prepared delicious breakfasts for us on both mornings of our stay. She went out of her way to ensure our privacy and comfort. Gracious and knowledgeable, Kris helped us with dinner reservations and sight-seeing suggestions. Pristine and quiet, you will feel as if you are in the south of France! Since the Inn is actually only about 15 minutes away from UC Santa Cruz (our son is a freshman this year), we will absolutely return when visiting him or when we need to just get away from the real world for a weekend of relaxation. This Inn has all the amenities and then some! You will not be disappointed. Five Stars all the way!!
3.4 on June 09, 2008
We could stay less than 24 hours, but would have loved to have stayed on and on. The huge soaking tub in our room was a highlight. The smell of jasmine wafting in from the cute window over the tub - talk about a heavenly bath! Breakfast was truly gourmet. Everything was great.