Amidst towering redwood trees minutes from the beach, this home is surrounded by natural beauty with easy access to Aptos Village. Filled with light through numerous windows and skylights, the house offers comforts such as a gas stove with cozy faux wood, vaulted ceilings, and a fully stocked kitchen overlooking the open-plan space. Downstairs can function as a private guest unit; close the door for a personal area with a kitchen, living space, and bedroom. The deck resembles a giant treehouse with a firepit- observe feeding deer in the yard, where avocado, lemon, and apple trees grow alongside wild strawberries. Located only minutes away from Santa Cruz beaches, unique eateries and shops, and stunning Nisene Marks State Park for even more exploration. Enjoy a solid connection to the natural world enriched by thoughtful improvements, such as a new furnace and a top-rated water filter system. The blend of wild nature and convenient features make this space an unparalleled haven.