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San Lorenzo Valley, CA Homes for Sale

San Lorenzo Valley is a beautiful outdoor community in the Santa Cruz mountains in Santa Cruz County, California. Once the center of the logging industry, Santa Cruz Valley is now mostly composed of various small towns home to over 35,000 residents. The valley is the combination of different census-designated towns namely, Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Glen Arbor, and Felton. These communities are all centered along Highway Nine with Felton being closest to the city of Santa Cruz. San Lorenzo Valley is in a beautifully forested region in the mountainous area of northern Santa Cruz County. Residents can enjoy living next to nature but still be close to modern conveniences of a medium-sized town.

Homes like most in the region are custom-built single-family houses with varying designs and features. There are classic homes built throughout the many years of the community as well as newly built properties constructed during the past decade. From standard mobile homes and suburban houses to luxury swimming pool homes in gated communities, San Lorenzo Valley provides a wide variety of housing options for buyers looking to purchase real estate in the region.

Community Amenities:

  • San Lorenzo Valley Museum
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • Highland Skate Park
  • Ben Lomond Park
  • Ben Lomond Quaker Center
  • Boulder Creek Recreation

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Homes for Sale in San Lorenzo Valley, CA

An estate that is truly beyond comparison, you will be mesmerized by this incredibly unique opportunity. The comfortable elegance of the architecture is perfectly accentuated by the diverse natural beauty of the surrounding 90+ acres of redwood, oak, madrone, & bay trees. There are also patches of manzanita that open up breathtaking views of the distant valleys & mountains. Newell Creek runs through one side of the property, & Sunset Trail of Quail Hollow Ranch is near the other side. You will immediately appreciate the attention to detail and craftsmanship that went into creating this very special home, and you can see every detail in our 3D virtual tour. There is a guest apartment attached to the main house, & a separate detached guest unit w/ it's own pristine alcove on the property. To top it off, there is a working organic farm w/ impressive infrastructure ready for your dreams to take form. With SU Zoning, there is potential for horses and vineyards. Youtube video available!
900 Pedro AVE
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,183 SqFt
  • 90.593 Acres
Come home to vacation in the little known community of Big Basin just a few miles from Skyline Blvd., where peace and quiet replaces the hustle & bustle of valley living.  A Country estate with a 5900+/-sf , 6 bedroom Tuscan inspired ridge top manor, tucked amidst the Redwoods with expansive valley & distant ocean views. Surrounded by Pescadero Canyon, Castle Rock & Big Basin State Parks with direct access to the "Skyline to the Sea" Trail and 30,000 acres of park lands. Privacy & seclusion but not isolation with a beautiful scenic drive & short 14 mile commute to Silicon Valley via Hwy 9 on a newly paved road. Previously operated as the 5-star Villa Montagne Equestrian B&B generating substantial income, this estate features a 5 stall barn w/paddocks & tack room, large arena, a 4 car garage w/RV bay or lift, a 1 Bd/Ba guest cottage, 600+SF yoga/gym, pool & spa.  Large kitchen. Balcony overlooking Monterey Bay, game/billiards room, theater room, double office, Possible Seller financing!
28495 Big Basin WAY
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,850 SqFt
  • 9.600 Acres
Welcome to 121 Palomino Way Situated Within the Coveted Woods Cove Community Just 3.5miles Away from Seabright Beach. Surrounded by Stunning Redwood Trees, this Immaculately Maintained Home is Sun-Filled Yet Private. Sellers' Exquisite Taste is Evident with Upgrades Totaling Over $350k. Beautifully Landscaped/Hardscaped Grounds Feature Outdoor Bistro Kitchen Complete with Pizza Oven, Grill and Backyard Bar + Sink and Seating for Ten. Highlights are Private Courtyard with Fireplace, Audio and Custom, Locking Gate | Dual Zone Central Heating | Recessed and Custom Art Lights | Chef's Kitchen with Subzero, Bosch, and Thermador Appliances | Great Family Room with Movie Projector and Integrated Drop-Down Screen + Surround Sound | Home Automation System Integrated Into the Alarm with Smartphone App Access | Pre-Wired for Tesla or Other Electric Vehicle Plus Much More. Don't Miss the Chance to Call This Showpiece Estate In Tranquil and Picturesque Setting - YOUR HOME!
121 Palomino WAY
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,893 SqFt
  • 0.510 Acres
PRICE REDUCED!  Time to make this your Home. From the moment you approach this magnificent Home, you will know you have arrived somewhere special.  The setting is truly one of a kind! With Henry Cowell State Park as your Neighbor, you will enjoy the Majestic Redwoods, Grand Oak trees, and miles of hiking and biking trails.  As for the home, it is absolutely amazing, from its Spanish/ Mediterranean influence to its $250K resort style rear yard... dreams do come true.  Additional features include - 5 bedrooms , 4.5 bathrooms , 3 car garage, long driveway for extra guest parking, courtyard entrance, formal living room and dining room, upstairs and downstairs family-rooms, ground floor guest suite, gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, refinished hardwood and travertine tile floors throughout, crown molding, and a New $30k Solar Panel system that pays for a majority of the electrical bill!
660 Henry Cowell DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,301 SqFt
  • 0.480 Acres
Great New Price! First time on the market. A must see inside. Single level on desirable cul de sac in ideal commute location a short distance to town and the Beach. Private peaceful setting backing up to a greenbelt with views looking out to rolling hills, bordering Henry Cowell State Park and across from Pasatiempo Golf community. Fabulous south facing backyard with in-ground pool & spa with multiple entertaining areas. The living room has gas wood burning fireplace and newer big picture windows with sliding door to outdoors connecting with the formal dining area off the kitchen.  The updated custom kitchen has granite counters, Viking appliances, custom cabinets and soft closing drawers for ample storage space opening to a separate family room with built-in entertainment center. All the bedrooms are spacious with cedar lined closets; Master bedroom suite has updated bath with views & access to the backyard. This special property is waiting for you & your personal touches!
149 Mosswood CT
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,263 SqFt
  • 0.263 Acres
Outside entertainers delight. Sit at the poolside. Play pool in the cabana room. A bit of golf putting?  How about some disc golf. BBQ from the decks  Sit in the hot tub in the evening to relax. Get fresh eggs from your chickens.. huge upgraded kitchen with granite countertops bamboo flooring / family area to entertain your friends and family in.  Your own little oasis is here. Privacy surrounds  this remodeled home nestled into its 3.7 acre property. Lots of sun and lots of room to make so much more. Step away from the hustle and bustle of town. Only minutes to downtown Ben Lomond, beaches and 17.
12373 Alba RD
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,612 SqFt
  • 3.734 Acres
When opportunity knocks one must listen. 1584 Sq. ft. 4 bedroom updated farmhouse ($4200) with  550 sq. ft 1 bedroom modern guest house ($2300) on 1 beautiful level parcel in 1 prime location. Farm house is elevated 1584 sq. ft.workshop below house + attached 2 car tandem garage. (Home based business anyone) Feels like history but with modern farmhouse elements- large eat in kitchen, beautiful stone fireplace, & white washed pine walls. Lots of wood trim at windows & wrap around decking. Master bedroom has vaulted ceilings, natural light + private deck with views. Bath includes separate tub & shower. Walk in closet! Each have super large sunny fenced back yards. Cottage built in 2004 is cute as can be.  Vaulted pine ceilings makes this cutie feel BIG. Open living area to kitchen, New appliances. Granite counters. True 1 bedroom w/ attached office space + large closet. Bathroom has amazing walk in shower with double head shower delivery. Washer/dryer & on demand water. Forced air heat.
5476 -5480 Jackson WAY
FELTON, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,582 SqFt
  • 0.594 Acres
Enjoy breathtaking panoramic redwood views and an ocean view from the comfort of your home! This beautiful home boasts a private hot tub area, play area for kids, theater room, downstairs living area with private entrance (perfect rental unit), extra storage unit, gated entry, and a surplus of parking for oversized vehicles on more than a half acre lot. The second living area downstairs has a full bath, kitchen, and laundry. Lots of upgrades inside and out! New roof, septic system, driveway, electrical system, full house generator, interior/exterior paint, and interior remodel. Centrally located to San Lorenzo Valley Schools, 20min to Santa Cruz beaches, and 45min to the Silicon Valley.
1240 El Solyo Heights DR
FELTON, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,598 SqFt
  • 0.541 Acres
Grandiose, level and expansive mid century home. Poised proudly on one of Felton's most desirable streets, retaining access on Cooper and Wright St. both. Comfortably furnished with not so common amenities, an indoor kitchen bbq, formal dining room, substantial utility room and workshop conveniently connected to the main garage. Slip away to the tranquil and mesmerizing  back courtyard featuring a generous koi lagoon swirling with fish and dragonflies. Take rest next to a stunning waterfall and canopy of mature color changing Japanese maples sure to soothe away the days woes. Beyond the privacy of the landscaped back yard, continue through a gate to the level rest of the property where the opportunities are endless.
6429 Cooper ST
FELTON, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,281 SqFt
  • 0.462 Acres
This private, serene property is the perfect blend of quiet mountain living yet only minutes to town.  A large home, guest house, 3-car garage, green house and 7.6 acres!   The main house is a 2702 SF three-story home situated on a ridge top with expansive views over the San Lorenzo Valley & Bonny Doon Ridge.  4 Bedrooms & 3½ bathrooms.  Master Suite with a fireplace, sitting area, a jetted tub and two large walk-in closets.   Endless indoor-outdoor entertaining possibilities with the newly constructed wrap-around decks, and a 28' Entre-Prises climbing wall! The 1BR 1 BA 620 SF guest house is located over the detached garage . Located up a short private driveway that meanders through the redwoods and past the private security gate, you'll arrive at this gem of a property.  Great sun exposure, zoned SU, loads of parking, and complete privacy! So many opportunities with this configuration. Only 12 miles to Santa Cruz, 23 miles to Saratoga, and 29 miles to the San Jose Airport. Appt Only.
215 Tinkers TRL
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,322 SqFt
  • 7.630 Acres
New Price! Beautiful private home in sunny Ben Lomond!  2700 square feet on over 2 acres of land, this mountain retreat has 3 bedrooms plus an office, den or 4th bedroom, 3 bathrooms (2/1) and a two car garage.  Prolific well with water filtration and a whole house automatic generator. One of 4 homes on a private road, no neighbors in sight yet only minutes to downtown Ben Lomond, 20 minutes to Santa Cruz and 45 to Los Gatos.  New exterior paint, beautifully refinished hardwood floors and a chicken coop and green house ready for new residents!  You must see this house in person to experience the peace and quiet this home in the redwoods has to offer.  Move in ready mountain living at its finest!
335 Pike RD
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,771 SqFt
  • 2.128 Acres
Unique opportunity with a great cap rate or live/work potential. Remarkable building with rustic charm and modern features. Flexible floor-plan with a variety of spaces for work and play. Situated on a sunny, flat, river-side lot, steps from downtown Felton. Current configuration features commercial storefront space, multiple garage/workshop spaces with roll-up doors, lounge/dining areas plus 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA residential quarters. Just minutes from Cremer House dining, Wild Roots shopping, Henry Cowell hiking, Big Basin biking, Steamer's Lane surfing & sunset sailing! And if you absolutely must commute... the freeway is close too. This property is perfect for craftsmen, artists, gardeners, growers, 420ers, builders and makers, anyone with home business, and for investors! Come see what is possible!
5420 Highway 9
FELTON, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,012 SqFt
  • 1.038 Acres
This sunny, ridge top retreat in Boulder Creek is the perfect place to slow down and enjoy the views. This artfully remodeled home is situated on almost 1.5 acres, at the end of the road, with complete & total privacy. The home features tasteful, high-end amenities, and carefully selected materials and thoughtful details including Bamboo flooring, Travertine tile, Brazilian Teak. The kitchen has quartz counters, soft closing cabinets, and stainless appliances. Exquisite master suite complete with vaulted ceilings, custom gas fireplace, dressing closet and a luxurious bathroom. Huge downstairs room could be an office, a workout room, or whatever you desire. There is a large wrap-around covered porch, and multiple patios for outdoor dining, lounging or recharging in the spa or 6-person sauna. Oversized 2-car garage with ample room for multiple vehicles. Great commute location to Silicon Valley via Highway 9, and only 35 mins to Highways 85 & 280.
482 Alder RD
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,473 SqFt
  • 1.403 Acres
Located on a private ridge top which offers beautiful canyon and mountain top views, and approximately 4 acres of meadow area for an orhcard,  horses, etc. The main house is an authentic log cabin with lots of interior charm and windows to take in the views.  The guest unit is about 30 feet from the main house and is of conventional construction. The driveway off Big Basin Way is about two miles from the Boulder Creek Golf Course.
17756 Big Basin WAY
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,117 SqFt
  • 9.114 Acres
Set on a sunny knoll among the redwoods in a exceptional south Felton neighborhood, you'll love the abundance of charm and character at this authentic log home. The fantastic 2+ acre lot is fully usable with patios, decks, and plenty of space for gardening and outdoor activities. Direct access to the trail network that connects Henry Cowell State Park to Marshall Field and Wilder Ranch State Park. This also provides convenient access to UCSC. Live like you're on vacation every day at this very special property in South Felton. Recent updates include flooring, furnace, kitchen counters and new appliances. Additional detached 528 square foot studio. 6 miles to Santa Cruz, and 6.5 miles to Highway 17 in Scotts Valley. Excellent schools k-12. Don't miss your chance to see this home before it's sold.
2130 Upper Scenic DR
FELTON, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,442 SqFt
  • 2.025 Acres
22+ private acres with sunshine and stunning views! Convenient location only minutes to downtown Ben Lomond. Gated, end of the road privacy! Not a neighbor in sight as far as the eye can see. With special use zoning, many things are possible, including private horse stables, small scale agriculture, winery, guest house, schools, etc. Use your imagination! The 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is well positioned to take in the valley vistas. One bedroom and full bathroom downstairs, 2 bedrooms and full bathroom upstairs. Enjoy the outdoors from multiple decks. Detached 2 car garage. Existing pole barn and garden area. A wide trail takes you through the majestic forest to a large useable area with full sun and existing hoop house style greenhouses. Preliminary research has been done with the County to show options for a cannabis cultivation permit. With a little TLC and some updates, this could be a one of a kind treasure. Tenant Occupied- DO NOT DRIVE BY.
270 Stirling WAY
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,674 SqFt
  • 22.800 Acres
JUST REDUCED AND PRICED TO SELL.  Sunny, open, large lot with 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in established Felton neighborhood - just around the corner from downtown.  Beautiful stone fireplace in living room with high vaulted ceiling, two sliding glass doors on the ground floor open to the wooden deck overlooking a large back yard.  Kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area and a half bath complete the first floor.  Open staircase leads to a three bedroom and two bath second floor with a shared front balcony. Huge two car garage with electric door and laundry hook ups. Easy, low maintenance landscaping with a large storage shed in the side yard.  Perfect family home in a great neighborhood, or family get away just up the hill from the entrance to Henry Cowell Redwood State Park. The beauty of the mountains with easy access to Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and over the hill to San Jose.
918 Eaton DR
FELTON, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,024 SqFt
  • 0.207 Acres
Amazing mountain retreat less than 30 minutes from the valley !! This unique home offers 3,533 +/- square feet of rural living set on a vast 3+ acre plot ready for your creative ideas to blossom. Sitting on a sunny knoll with 360 degree views over forest valley and mountains, accommodation boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, additional dens and living space plus workshop and storage area for boat or RV. The living areas are light and airy with stunning views out to your own piece of nature. Downstairs offers the great room with a separate dining area, spacious kitchen with island, walk in pantry, butlers pantry/bar and breakfast room area. Upstairs there is a spacious master suite with den or office area. To the outside, there is a separate garage fitted with solar panels, a workshop area and storage space.  Finally, the grounds contain a large fenced irrigated garden area with raised beds, green house and chicken run allowing opportunity for self-sustained living.
235 Dorrance RD
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,533 SqFt
  • 3.327 Acres
You know what they say . . . Location, location, location!  This Classic rancher with an Eichler-style vibe is a hidden beauty in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in sunny Ben Lomond. It has 3 beds AND and an office. A living room AND a family room. Glass and light. Peace and quiet. All single level-lovingly maintained-with a sweet courtyard in the middle. Terrific backyard with mountain views and great sunsets! Totally private and sunny yet close to town. Top of mountain. End of road. Two car garage plus ample room to park many many cars, RV, boat, whatever. Clean and ready for you. Great commute location and great schools too. The perfect home to settle down for about 40 years or so . . . Truly!  Home is occupied. Please do not drive up the driveway without an appointment. Thank you.
310 Kessler DR
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,236 SqFt
Home is the nicest word there is. We are delighted to present 110 Rancho Rio Avenue, a lovingly maintained spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with a phenomenal floorpan. With 2064 sqft of living space the main level has an invitingly open living, dining and kitchen area which features a breakfast nook and dining bar, new dishwasher and windows that look out to the bright sprawling yard. Downstairs youll find a large bonus room currently used as a multi-functional space with 120" drop-down movie projector screen, Dolby Atmos 7.1 surround speakers, half bath and sliding doors that open to the yard. Upstairs are 3 large bedrooms plus master and 2 full baths. The huge backyard is an entertainers and family's dream with large grass area, patio play area, sizable garden boxes with irrigation controller and expansive multi-level decking - mostly flat and lots of sun! The garage has been turned into a workshop/storage area and could be converted back.
110 Rancho Rio AVE
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,064 SqFt
  • 0.428 Acres

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