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    The Darling House

    0.3 km from Santa Cruz centre
    • Free Wifi
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    314 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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    Reviewed 19 January 2017

    My daughter and I just returned home after a very pleasant stay at the Darling House. I had admired this Grand Dame for decades but had never stayed there. It was such a joy for us to be the guests of Darrell and Karen Darling,...More

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    Reviewed 5 September 2016

    This house must have really been something in its day. It is a beautiful home in a perfect location to see the sites. The Hostess was wonderful and helpful about where to go and what to do. Breakfast was yummy, fresh fruits, yogurt and croissants...More

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    Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

    We really needed to read between the lines of the other guest reviews. What once must have been one of the top land marks in the area is now run down. To the point it should not be considered a place to stay any more....More

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    Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

    There are not enough good things to say. The family that owns and runs this house are kind and warm. The house is inviting. We stayed in a room overlooking the Pacific. We could hear walrus and see dolphins jumping. Pure magic.

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    Reviewed 8 February 2016

    First the good: the house is a great architectural asset! The breakfasts were good, and the owners are pleasant to talk to. The location is great - just a half mile or so to the Santa Cruz pier. The views out the front windows of...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Breakfast included
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    Room Tips
    "Great ocean view from some waterfront rooms"
    pmastand, over a year agoRead review
    "There are rooms directly over looking Monterey Bay - breathtaking!"
    Donna_Byatt, over a year agoRead review
    "Anything with an ocean view will suffice."
    KamoHaze, over a year agoRead review
    "Be aware, the shared bath downstairs does not have a shower but the one upstairs does."
    honeymooner4, over a year agoRead review
    "I would choose a room with an in room bathroom and make sure it has a shower unless you prefer baths."
    brattitoo, over a year agoRead review
    "Every room was beautiful. The website photos are true reflections of each room. There is no tricky..."
    TheParrothead, over a year agoRead review
    "Get the Rainbow room or any of the others facing the front (East) to see the rainbow mornings!"
    Joanna29494, over a year agoRead review
    "Don't be put off by not having a private bathroom. Also, engage your hosts, they are lovely people you..."
    DP52, over a year agoRead review
    "Don't stay in the CHina room."
    TravelingFishMule, over a year agoRead review
    "We stayed in the Chinese Fertility room. The antique bed is quite unusual but confortable."
    nancywright, over a year agoRead review
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