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Monday, May 2, 2011

A "mushroom" dome house/inn (Aptos, CA/California Micro Cabin/Tiny Home for rent)

We'll have some posts/updates soon on our most recent episode shoots for "Tiny Yellow House" TV....but last look at another incredible place that's rented out nightly- if you ever happen to find yourself in Aptos California....  Here's the link for the informational write-up, and MANY more photos of this really cool little forest getaway....

Come discover why we are rated as the number 1 listing on Shaded by Oak and Madrone trees and next to a Redwood grove, enjoy the great outdoors on the large deck or by taking a hike in the woods. (We have multiple acres next to land without fences.)
(Please read all of this description before making a reservation.)
The cozy and clean semi-rustic cabin has a loft under a geodesic dome (the "mushroom cap") with a double bed, which is a cotton futon with 2" of latex foam and 2" waffle foam on top. (It is now softer for you folks who like a soft cushiony bed.) We provide clean sheets and pillow cases: you can chose either smooth cotton sheets or cotton flannel. Plenty of blankets are also provided.
In the loft, we have a 22" LCD Screen with a DVD player (no TV) for movies. (We have some movies you can view as well.)
On the main floor (a Pentagon) is a couch that doubles as a narrow futon (which could sleep a third person for an extra $10.), as well as a mini kitchenette. Here you will find a double hotplate, small refrigerator, toaster oven, blender, toaster, French Coffee press, - even a mixer- and all the dishes and equipment you would need to prepare a snack or a meal. 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 provide Organic Coffee, teas, Oatmeal, raisins, spices, oil and vinegar and various snacks and filtered well water.
The cute bathroom has a Travertine shower, custom tiled sink and flushing toilet. We provide towels, soap, 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, starting in June, are $100. each. Therefore, to stay here on the weekend will cost $200. plus the $30. cleaning fee plus 10% that airbnb will charge you ($23.). So the total will be $253. To stay for 2 days mid-week costs a grand total of $220. This will go up in June: each weekday night will be $90. instead of $85. Still a bargain! On 3 day holidays, we require a 3 day reservation.
Although it feels very isolated here, we are less than 10 minutes to Aptos Village where you will find stores, restaurants, a theater, 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 Nisene Marks State Park for miles of hiking or dirt biking in the Redwoods. We are 20 minutes to downtown Santa Cruz, 25 min. to the Beach Boardwalk, 45 minutes to Monterey and 1 1/2 hours to San Francisco.
If you love hummingbirds, bring your camera. Our garden is the year-round home to many Anna Hummingbirds. (We have about 60 - 80 year-round.)
Please, no smoking in the cabin or on the property.
Some cell phones don't work here, but if you need to make local calls, you can use our home phone. You can get Verizon service on the swinging seat by the driveway. We do have free wifi in the cabin.

(for fans of dome houses, lloyd kahn, domebook, domebook 2, geodesic domes, drop city, shelter publications)

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen