Our Cottages & Gardens

Our property is comprised of five beautiful and historic cottages which were all built between the 1870s and the early 1900s. Known as the Carmelita Cottages, and located within the Beach Hill neighborhood, they are just a five minute walk from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Cowell's Beach. A tranquil bubble, the cottages provide both a convenient location and a relaxing haven where travelers can settle in.

Our 'vision' for 2020 was nothing like we planned!!  We had plenty of cultural dinners, tours and group programs on the list that we put on hold for now.   We passionately believe that hostels play a pivotal role in cultural exchange and acceptance all over the world and hope that we can return to our international travelers community as soon as it is safe. In the meantime, we are grateful to provide independent cottage accommodations to travelers!

Covid 19 has changed our layout and the way we offer our accommodations.  Sharing of cottages is no longer allowed.  We have 5 completely separate cottages for short or long term stays.  Each has a different range of amenities including kitchens, living rooms, full baths, dining areas and even a piano for you to play!