This lovely, restful glamp-site is handcrafted for rest and rejuvenation. Our 300sq foot Sibley tent, pitched on top of a brand new redwood platform, is a perfect getaway for couples or sacred solo respite. Enjoy the scenery, electricity, and a luxe outfitted queen-sized bed while getting your sleep-outside fix. 



This lovely, restful glamp-site is handcrafted for rest and rejuvenation. Our 300sq foot Sibley tent, pitched on top of a brand new redwood platform, is a perfect getaway for couples or sacred solo respite. Enjoy the scenery, electricity, and a luxe outfitted queen-sized bed while getting your sleep-outside fix. 



NOTE 2: We are no longer allowing open fires for the season due to the high risk of fires. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


Wi-Fi is available, but we're big fans of disconnecting if you're game to not ask for the password ;). You'll have access to the washroom at the main house and food storage. 

When you're not chilling in this sanctuary space or roaming our half-acre of fruit trees, wild roses, redwoods and oaks at will, it's 15 minutes to swimming in the ocean, 15 minutes to hiking in the redwoods. We have a list of recommendations and adventures in the works - more to come soon!

LAND REQUESTSWe're in a sub-rural zone. You'll hear the lonely yips of coyotes at night, but we're also very respectful of our close-by neighbors. We will only expect the same from our guests. Quiet time is 10:00pm to 7:00am.

Santa Cruz County Permit #181447

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 18% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 80%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching

The vibe at Tree Canopy Shangri-la

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Hipcamper Natasha
Natasha S.
recommends this listing.
January 23rd, 2018

Watsonville is a small town close by to Santa Cruz. It is a small farming town with a laid-back feel that is the antithesis of the tech-ladden cities of the Bay Area.

Coming in from the South Bay Area, we were treated to a scenic drive through the windy forest roads of Route 17 and the coastal views of Route 1. The scenery that we soaked in was just an appetizer for what this Hipcamp spot had in store for us.

When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by Jacob, a SoCal native who makes you feel so welcomed on his property. Right off the bat, we knew Jacob was all about hospitality and wanted to make sure that we were as comfortable as possible during our stay. Jacob toured us through his property and gave us the intricate history of the estate and how it became the place it is today, a lush green escape from the bustle of the tech world.

As we walked through the backyard, we could see the white tent stand out prominently in the backdrop of green trees and bushes. The tent sat on a sturdy deck and housed all of the amenities that you would find at a higher end glamping site. Besides a comfy queen bed, the tent had a Nespresso machine, hot water boiler, plates, cups, utensils and some cooking tools (you should probably bring your own stove and pans). There is also a cooler for you to store your perishables. The campsite also allows for campfires in the firepit which is a great way to enjoy an intimate evening with friends. Jacob also provides a space heater for those cooler nights in the winter.

In short, we loved our stay here. Jacob was a wonderful host and we loved this enthusiasm. Although we came during the winter months, I think the site would be even more beautiful in the spring and fall (especially when you can experience the harvest festival of the farm town as well as all the rose bushes on the site!), and we would love to come back and stay here again.

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Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle H.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2018

My girlfriend + I had a wonderful time in Katie + Jacob's tent! It's really nicely appointed and had a great mix of the stars + outdoors vibes while also having a comfy bed + use of their shower. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah W.
recommends this listing.
March 12th, 2018

This was the perfect getaway spot! Secluded enough to feel away from it all, but easy to access amenities and attractions. We had everything we needed and more. Such a charming and cozy place to stay.

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Hipcamper Spencer

Nice getaway

Spencer G.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2019

Very cool teepee which served as a one-night home base for a bay area getaway. Spent the days in Santa Cruz which is 20-25 minutes away. Appreciated the local recommendations provided by the hosts. The bathroom is well appointed which was a nice touch. Would recommend!

Hipcamper Bruce
Bruce S.
recommends this listing.
March 2nd, 2018

We had a great time staying here. We left during a stormy few days and they let us know of the conditions well in advance so we could make alternate plans if we didn’twant to deal with some seriously windy weather. We decided to go forward and the canopy held up through the rain like a champ. Super warm, nice and cozy, it was great. They had dishes and a kettle to boil water, so we didn’t need any of the utensils we brought. Outside there was a small fire pit where we could cook our dinner, and they had seats that we could sit at near the fire to stay warm.

In the morning we were greeted by the songs of many chirping birds, and a bright and sunny day. It was a great way to end the trip.

All in all, I would definitely recommend this place, rain or shine :)

Hipcamper Maegan
Maegan L.
recommends this listing.
March 19th, 2018

Wow - this tent is unreal! A perfect glamping experience. Jacob and Katie have a gorgeous property and went above and beyond with beautiful, thoughtful touches, making the tent feel like a luxurious retreat. Thanks for my most-liked Instagram image of all time, guys!

Hipcamper Robyn
Robyn S.
recommends this listing.
March 23rd, 2018

Beautiful little spot to stay the night! We were a little worried we would be cold (we’re from LA and forget there’s “real” weather other places), but it was super cozy and warm inside, and the rain was such a beautiful sound all night long while we stayed super dry! Loved this place.

Hipcamper Caley
Caley Z.
recommends this listing.
March 26th, 2018

Lovely location! Really comfortable to stay here (heated blanket was amazing) and all the facilities were clean. Beautiful place to get away for the weekend while still having a clean bathroom to use. We roasted some s'mores in the fire pit and slept comfortably. Thank you!

Hipcamper Jacob and Katie
Response from Jacob and Katie, the Host, on April 8th, 2018

Thanks Caley, we're glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Maggie
Maggie A.
recommends this listing.
April 9th, 2018

Very cozy and relaxing to come back to after a day of hiking or biking. The bed was super comfy and the bathroom was beautiful and clean. We played games with the cards they provided and drank coffee on the deck in the sunshine!

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