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Redwood Paradise Camping

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· Santa Cruz, California
5 acres hosted by Ruth D.
10 tent sites
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PLEASE READ Hello all! If you're looking for some glamping with creature comforts, while just being 10 minutes away from restaurants. This is the place for you. We are a 5 acre property and home surrounded by tall redwood and oak trees. Very green and lots of shade. These are the amenities/facilities you will have free access to: Pool, Pool chairs and umbrellas, Deck area with sunset view, Trampolines, and hammocks. There is not cooking allowed by or at any of the common areas, due to flies and critters. Cooking and eating is only allowed by your sites and not in any common areas: Hammocks, Trampolines, Pool Area, tables, sink, and deck please follow this rule because we want to prevent our shared areas to be fly and bug infested. We are still working on ridding the flies and cleaning. (please try to bring prepackaged food or something easy. If anything you can drive 10 minutes to nearby food and grocery). In the past we let people cook and eat around the pool but now our whole property is fly infested and I find scattered leftovers on the ground. Thanks for understanding. THERE IS A 1-2 MINUTE HIKE TO THE CAMPSITES 1-5! Poolside campsites are closer to the parking and are bigger. FOR ALL CAMPSITES Free coffee in the mornings on the deck! If you have pets make sure to include the extra fee per pet please! We are very near the Lost Empire Hiking trail less than a mile away! We ask you to please let us know your ETA 30 minutes before coming as there is spotty connection. FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT POTTY TRAINED POOL DIAPERS ARE REQUIRED. WE DO NOT SHARE ELECTRICITY! CHECK OUT OUR NEW LODGING: This property is my home that I live in with my 2 kids. It is a rustic and homey vibe, definitely not a hotel. We want you to come knowing what to expect. Our property offers a pool, and trampolines for the kids. We have a deck patio area that overlooks an amazing view of the redwood forest. Most of our guests are those that come from foreign countries and they all LOVE the property. I love leaving a great impression of our area. RULES: Pack your trash. Rinse your feet before entering the pool. No floaties and pool toys of any type allowed. Do not leave children unsupervised. Do not sit on the edge of the reclinable chairs. Do not sit along the edge of the pool or on the pool cover box. All tables are solely for drinking, cooking is only available on the stumps or on tables brought by the camper. Be mindful of the area, do not litter or toss food anywhere except your trash bag. No dogs by the pool area. Dogs must be on leash at all times and clean up after them. No eating inside rooms or the cabin. Come to the deck to check-out. No smoking. (With exception of vapes, do not smoke in common areas) No campfires or any grills with a large open flame PROPANE ONLY!:) Thank you!:)
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Andy M.doesn't recommend
July 13, 2024
Rustic Room with Private Bathroom
Pass — available amenities did not match the listing, and we were told we were breaking the rules by using the kitchen, listed as an amenity on the site. After paying $240 for a room with no windows.
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Regina O.recommends
July 8, 2024
Site 3 Poolside Campsite
This is a magical place, the beauty of the property is breathtaking and the host and her family are so welcoming and warm, they made you feel like family. It is a beautiful place to relax and unwind from city life.
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Lauren T.recommends
July 7, 2024
Site 4 - Redwood Paradise
Redwoods love
We loved it! The redwoods were so beautiful and the family so kind! One of the family members plays classical piano and the music was floating in the air like a dream. We had a great experience.
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Yvonne B.recommends
July 5, 2024
Site 2 - Poolside Campsite
The campsite was nice and in order. Ruth and Marshall were both very friendly, welcoming and helpful. There’s a pool and plenty of space. I would recommend their campsite to a friend.
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Yael P.recommends
June 28, 2024
Site 1 - Redwood Paradise
I was not prepared for how gorgeous this property was! The redwoods were absolutely stunning, truly a special location. I didn't think I was going to use the pool at all but it ended up providing a lovely refreshing dip when it got pretty hot, and the pool was very clean. The hosts were super warm and friendly, checking in on how I was doing and even offering me some smoothie. They were present and easy to reach whenever I had any questions. The tent spot at Site 1 was great. The only challenge was that there were tons of mosquitos, and I got very bitten up - be prepared for mosquitos at all times of day, not just the evening. There were also a lot of other guests over the weekend, some of whom were fairly noisy and had loud kids - be prepared for it to be fairly social and popping if you go over the weekend. I stayed through Monday and it was super lovely and peaceful to have the whole farther camping area to myself Sunday evening-Monday morning, nice and quiet. Site 1 is definitely a little schlep from the parking area - a short walk but with an uphill so keep that in mind with how much stuff you bring.
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Rima V.recommends
June 27, 2024
Site 4 - Redwood Paradise
I can't recommend Ruth's hipcamp enough!! It's such a special place, it sits on a beautiful 5 acre piece of land that's full of redwoods, and extremely peaceful. The pool is such a great amenity to have access to as well as the hammocks and various lounging areas. The best part of all however, is the incredibly warm hospitality you'll receive from Ruth and her sons. They're so welcoming and kind, and go above and beyond to take care of their guests. They seem genuinely happy to share their space with others, and will engage in conversations with you, and answer any questions you might have. My favorite part of camping is waking up in nature, and at Ruth's place, that comes with fresh Peruvian coffee and if you're lucky, beautiful piano playing by her son Marshall. Definitely book this hipcamp if you're looking for a special camping experience :)
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Santa Cruz, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Popeloutchom (Amah Mutsun), Ohlone, Awaswas, and Muwekma First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Ruth D.Joined in July 2020
Response rate: 100%
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