Bright, contemporary 3br, 2.5ba, 2,096 sq ft home nestled on a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac with comfortable neighborhood feel and the charming backdrop of Carbonera Creek. Lush riparian setting with colorful fall leaves, year-round creekside ambiance, redwoods, abundant wildlife and connection to nature. Large flowing floor plan & incredible separation of space, perfect for home office or distance learning. Separate living & family rooms, large master suite w/ generous walk-in, high ceilings, clerestory windows, private spa deck, 2 car garage w/xtra storage. Custom upgrades & amenities throughout: quality dual pane windows, remodeled kitchen & baths, granite counters, laminate floors, new carpet, fireplace, recessed lighting. Perfect opportunity for first-time or move-up buyers. Phenomenal commute location, skip the fish hook & minutes to the Pasatiempo exchange. Short jaunt to Downtown Santa Cruz and some of the most beautiful beaches on the California Coast. Don't miss out!