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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

Incredible opportunity a 4 bedroom 3 bath home with its own charming redwood cabin resort with TEN cabins with their own kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms.  Situated on two parcels with nearly 6 Acres of redwood-studded land in coveted Visitor Accommodation Zoning located in heart of San Lorenzo Valley.  Prime location within short drive to Santa Cruz Coast as well as Henry Cowell & Big Basin State Parks- among others. Upside potential possibilities abound- Family Compound-  Expanding into Larger Hotel- Complex for Full Time resident-  or Improving Existing Hotel Use.  Existing operating business- Jayes Timberlane Resort- included in sale, with 10 fully equipped cabins, each with one-bedroom, one bath, studios or two-bedroom, one bath plus kitchen- each cabin is between 350-626 sqft.
8705 Highway 9
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 14 Beds
  • 13 Baths
  • 2,296 SqFt
  • 5.920 Acres
This gated Country estate 14 miles above Silicon Valley, via Highway 9, provides a front row seat to mother nature with sweeping ocean & forest views, resort like living, fresh mountain air and complete privacy.  Offering direct access to "Skyline to Sea Trail" & 30K acres of state parks, the property also boasts stands of cathedral redwoods surrounding a 5 bd/3.5 bath main residence, a 632-sf Guest House, 664-sf gym, saltwater pool, spa, 1/1 sunlit cottage, 5-stall barn with outdoor arena and miles of riding trails perfect for any outdoor enthusiast.  The Great Room showcases vaulted ceilings surrounded by french doors to a veranda with views of Monterey Bay adjacent to the chef's kitchen, large dining area, & luxe master suite with spa-like bath, fireplace, & private deck. The home features a large office to work from home, plus a media room, billiards & library to provide entertainment. The property generously hosts everything from family BBQs to large-scale galas.
28495 Big Basin WAY
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,282 SqFt
  • 9.600 Acres
Woods Cove! A truly unique & quality custom built home & just 3.5 yrs old! Attention to detail throughout w modern design in one of Santa Cruz's finest gated developments. Access to best school districts in the county. Private, quiet, secure & sunny 1/2 acre nestled amongst a redwood forest! Open & spacious floor plan with vaulted ceilings,skylights, & full of light! Ready to move in! Good separation for work from home/4th bedroom/office. Surrounded by the best of everything including Pasatiempo Golf Course, Steamers Lane, Henry Cowell Park State Park,Theater /Arts,& all just minutes to Bay Area & Silicon Valley. Expansive forested views from every room,wide plank floors,large gas fireplace,large sunny decks off livingroom,familyroom,&master bedroom w views.Ground level bed w bath. Smart home technology w data infra-structure,wireless cams,on-demand water,& more. A chefs kitchen w gorgeous Cambria slab counters and professional appliances,center island w sink,&built-ins! Truly Special!
341 Henry Cowell DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,310 SqFt
  • 0.480 Acres
Excellent opportunity to be part of the Felton community.  This multi-unit property has endless possibilities. Main house in the front is 3 bed 2 bath 1640 sq ft and two separate duplexes 2 bed, 1 bath 800 sq ft each unit both with their own garage and nice private yards.  Total SF is 3,240 sq ft on a level 3/4 acre.  Main house is vacant but tenant occupied in the duplexes.  Walking distance to downtown Felton, Henry Cowell Park, shops, restaurants, farmers market and close to the famous train roaring camp.  Nice country neighborhood.  All units on separate utilities. 3 separate addresses: main house address 5800 Valley Dr.  Duplex address is 5808 / 5810 Valley Dr.  Tons of space for parking, possible ADU, extra storage, or garden.  This is an excellent investment opportunity or a chance for a large family to live close together. *Please do not disturb occupants nor walk on the grounds without an agent *
5800 Valley DR
FELTON, California
  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,240 SqFt
  • 0.721 Acres
Ring in the New Year w/ a custom home in the gated Pasatiempo community of Santa Cruz! New Year, New Home, New Beginning! Lovely home in a private & peaceful setting surrounded by beautiful mature landscaping. Original owners & first time on the market. Very spacious & well thought out floorplan: Main level features 2 separate family rooms each w/ a fireplace, formal dining room, custom kitchen w/ granite counters, stainless steal appliances & ample counter space. Upstairs features 3 large bedrooms, one being the master suite w/ a walk-in closet, beautiful master bath and a private deck, 2nd full bath upstairs is tastefully updated, laundry area located in the upstairs hallway. Excellent indoor/outdoor use, perfect for entertaining & for relaxing in your private yard w/ abundant flowers (year-round), listen to the sounds of the creek and swaying trees. Minutes to redwood hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding & world class Santa Cruz Surfing. Easy commute to HWY 17 & Silicon Valley.
9 Brooktree LN
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,474 SqFt
  • 0.386 Acres
Escape suburbia! With forest views, yet close to beaches, town, farmers markets, & Scotts Valley Transit Center, this home has everything!  3 generously sized bedrooms, open floor plan, 3+ car garage, & 600+/- square ft bonus area, ready for your office, playroom, or hobby center.  The home has many green building features: solar panels, radiant heat, on-demand hot water, & dual-paned windows. The master suite features 2 walk-in closets & beautiful bathroom w/ large soaking tub to relax with the forested views.   This kitchen will delight any cook with 6-burner Dacor gas range, Bosch dishwasher, & granite countertops. The living area features vaulted ceilings and rock fireplace w/ gas insert and opens out onto the deck, where you can extend your entertaining! Easy-care (no lawn!) & open concept yard allows for time to enjoy the forest (not yard work) hiking, playing, or riding right out the door at the 400+ acres of Mount Hermon Park trails & field, and nearby Henry Cowell State Park.
11 Pine AVE
MOUNT HERMON, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,540 SqFt
  • 0.144 Acres
Contemporary elegance meets mountain sophistication on just over an acre. Upstairs living areas with open beam ceilings, central air, and a soapstone lined woodstove make the house comfortable in all seasons. Well-designed kitchen includes granite counters, fireclay sink, custom cabinets with undercabinet lighting, Thermador range, Miele dishwasher, and other high quality appliances. Formal dining and living room both open onto 1200 sq. ft. ipe ironwood deck with fabulous views. House is virtually offgrid with 42 owned solar panels, battery backup system, and 10kW automatic transfer generator.  LED lighting throughout, on demand hot water heaters, and spot and soaker irrigation round out the low impact, low utility cost of the house. 2 pantries and numerous closets provide tons of storage. The 1+ acre lot is completely fenced and contains native plants, 10 raised garden beds, and numerous fruit trees, as well as a spa, large garden shed, chicken coop and run.
780 Elsie Mae Dr.
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,590 SqFt
  • 1.156 Acres
Beautifully crafted custom home in private setting with custom windows and lots of natural light features vaulted ceilings, cathedral windows, bamboo flooring, gourmet kitchen with instant hot water dispenser, wine refrigerator and pantry, separate living, dining and family rooms.  Master suite with 2 walk-in closets, fireplace, balcony, and spacious bath with separate shower and tub with jets, heated towel rod. Office/den  room downstairs could be used as 5th bedroom.  Dual fireplace connected between living and dining rooms.  Enjoy outdoor living with the 3-tiered rear deck that includes a fabulous outdoor kitchen, hot tub, gazebo, and outdoor shower.
720 Dry Well RD
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,241 SqFt
  • 3.460 Acres
Stunning Boulder Creek estate off of Bear Creek Rd, just 5 minutes to downtown Boulder Creek. Stately, stonewall driveway winds up to welcome you to this gorgeous home. Expansive forest & mountain views from almost every room in the house. Step through the front door into a tiled sitting room, down the hall you'll find self-contained guest quarters complete w/ bedroom, full bath & large living room. Upstairs the vaulted ceilings & large picture windows welcome you into the heart of the home. The kitchen is a chef's dream w/ custom brick archways, large tile kitchen island & dining area with a cozy fireplace perfect for entertaining large parties. The spacious main bedroom suite features a unique cherry mantle fireplace with a marble hearth, & luxurious en-suite w/ oak paneling. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. The large patio features a built in outdoor kitchen & a hot tub, making it the perfect space for a BBQ cookout. Huge carport w/ room for 6+ cars & hydraulic lift.
455 West RD
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,700 SqFt
  • 1.907 Acres
Gorgeous craftsman home in downtown Ben Lomond! This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom custom home is truly one of a kind, with curated details throughout. The gourmet kitchen features stone counter tops, stainless steel appliances, 2 dishwashers and large an eat in kitchen island. Family room & dining room combo with gas fireplace is the perfect place to host dinner parties, Perfect for those who love to entertain. Living room has hardwood flooring, gas fireplace and custom carved support beams, creating a whimsical and charming feeling. Detached two car garage and plenty of parking for oversized vehicles. Above the Garage, enjoy a guest room and bathroom , perfect for in-laws or live in adult children. Mature landscaping and multiple garden zones, combined with hardscape patios creates a tropical feel, enjoy sitting in your cozy Jacuzzi in this garden paradise!
9737 Manzanita AVE
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,800 SqFt
  • 0.189 Acres
Over 2,000 sq ft. of utilitarian Sunset magazine 70's style, in this well maintained 3 story home with guest quarters above the garage. Includes neighboring parcel also! This well thought design for family living with great separation of bedrooms and common areas. Private master suite is like a penthouse with jacuzzi bath at the top floor of three. Living room dining area and kitchen all on the entry floor. Spacious open kitchen feels like the command bridge of a ship with towering window views across the greenbelt. Bottom floor features two bedrooms and bath as well as laundry room and door to the outside back yard and storage shop area. First generation solar is in place, garden beds and room for your imagination to run wild. Large two car garage with guest unit on top.  Lots of sun, privacy one mile out of town off Bear Creek Road. Great neighborhood with plentiful parking. Seller will consider lease purchase for a well qualified buyer. Includes additional 16,204sq.ft. parcel!!!
180 Look CT
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,094 SqFt
  • 0.962 Acres
Welcome to the wonderful Bonnie Brier community! 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths with an extra family room/bedroom. Artistic touches throughout including stained glass windows & creative lighting. Warm, inviting living room to cozy up and enjoy quiet evenings by the woodstove. Plenty of room to Zoom. Lots of nesting places for private, peaceful office space. Bright eat- in kitchen full of windows, ample cabinet space. Extra large master bedroom accompanied by an office or book nook and a private deck overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard. Sweet 1 bedroom cottage allowing for privacy and separate parking. A large detached workshop. Wonderful fenced garden space where you will find a detached private office for working at home. Perfectly placed for sunny views of the garden. 2.5 acres of privacy with parking for 12. An entertainer's dream- multiple outdoor decks/patios. Located at the end of the road, just 4 minutes to town. This home has it all!
393 Brier DR
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,568 SqFt
  • 2.597 Acres
A stunning property with over 1.6 acres in Nina Terrace is so private but such easy access to BC & beyond. The LR & DR have a wall of windows that overlook your own nature conservancy. The main floor has a spacious, fluid floor plan that leads from the LR with vaulted ceiling to the DR with large deck for outdoor dining to the kitchen with hardwood floor & new ss appliances including Samsung gas convection range with 5 burners & a quiet, 55 dBA, tall tub dishwasher. This gourmet kitchen also features beautiful cabs with brushed brass hardware. This level also leads to a BR/den & 1/2 bath. 2 full bathrooms both with double sinks & elegant mirrors with brushed brass frames. Matte black faucets & hardware throughout. The property also offers a barn, chicken coop, fenced corral, plenty of room for large, sunny gardens & more. Lower level features a studio with separate entrance with kitchen, bath, & patio. This amazing, custom, property invites you to relax & soak in the beauty of nature.
605 Debbie DR
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,128 SqFt
  • 1.664 Acres
Updated Mount Hermon home with 3 bedrooms PLUS an office!  Updated bathrooms, new roof, new water heater, and recessed lighting.  This home is move-in ready.  From the living room and adjoining deck, one will feel like they are in a treehouse! Beautiful tree and forest views, but with the added bonus of lots of sunlight!  The kitchen has wonderful gas range with 2 ovens, granite countertops, recessed lighting, and lots of room to cook!  The kitchen and dining area open up to the living room that is anchored by a wood burning fireplace.  The recently renovated bathrooms are stylish and functional.  The property features multiple gathering areas and raised beds for gardening.  Lots of parking is definitely a bonus as you will want to entertain often at this wonderful property.
33 Azalea AVE
FELTON, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,800 SqFt
  • 0.178 Acres
This storybook home features a stone walkway leading to a Pergola framed in Wisteria and Jasmine with a garden seat. Enter through the front gate of the fenced front yard into a sunny open floor plan with gorgeous mountain views. A spacious kitchen, breakfast bar and roomy dining area lead into the living room with a river rock fireplace, open ceiling and clerestory windows. There are two bedrooms on this level and a master bedroom on top and lower levels. Special features include: new red oak floors, large storage areas, usable backyard, smart garage door opener, Nest smart thermostat, bidets, sprinklers, new 50 gallon water heater with overflow tank, generator connection, reverse Osmosis, whole house carbon water filtration, Schlage keypad entry on front door and garage, and Ring security cams with two way audio.
347 Crows Nest DR
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,118 SqFt
  • 0.746 Acres
Rare opportunity to acquire an authentic Victorian farmhouse on two parcels, walking distance to Boulder Creek Elementary, just a few blocks from the shops and restaurants of downtown Boulder Creek! According to county records, this historic home was built in 1862, and is said to have been owned by the Harmon Sisters, from a local pioneering family. Living spaces include a detached second unit recently expanded with a bedroom addition and upgraded cozy upstairs domain with romantic balcony to enjoy the peaceful and happy environment this special home occupies. Over $60,000 spent on recent renovations and upgrades, including a sparkling kitchen makeover.  The home comes with several other buildings, including a 2-car carport and a vintage carriage house/workshop. Enjoy outdoor environs in the fully-fenced yard on the central patio lounge areas, amidst mature landscaping adorned with blooming magnolia and wisteria, and fruit-bearing grapevines, walnut and apple trees. A true gem!
175 Harmon ST
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,043 SqFt
  • 0.230 Acres
Gorgeous and Spacious, inside and out!  Walk into a magnificent Great Room with oak hardwood flooring and french doors hosting a one of a kind antique wood mantle on gray rock surrounding a wood burning fireplace.   Caringly upgraded over the years with an added office/guest room, septic system, electrical and plumbing, just to name a few of the many features of this dual pane, window lined home.    The mature landscaping includes four fruit trees (peach, nectarine, plumb and Asian pear) as well as a french drainage system and added base rock throughout the parking areas. The property is fairly level providing room for multiple vehicles, RV's, boats and trailers.    Located on the property are two sheds and a large basement providing ample working room for the artistic crafts person.
13978 Bear Creek RD
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,700 SqFt
  • 0.499 Acres
Your mountain sanctuary awaits! Built in 1991, this serene, elegant home offers a full range of creature comforts, from a well equipped kitchen with newer refrigerator and induction range to the upstairs master retreat with remodeled bath, soaking tub and cedar lined walk in closet. Thoughtful design touches abound throughout the home. Newly refinished wood flooring, skylights bring in natural light, and fireplaces in living room and master suite offer a warm glow for chilly winter nights. Comfort and convenience are well addressed with on demand electric generator sized for the entire house, whole house water filtration, a newer forced air furnace, attached 2 car garage. Large fully fenced yard is 1/4 acre on 2 parcels, with garden space, meandering pathways, stately trees. Large unfinished basement space offers abundant storage, potential for expansion. Seldom do you find such a sophisticated rendition of graceful living in a mountain setting. Move quickly to secure your future!
245 Sylvan WAY
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,516 SqFt
  • 0.175 Acres
Would you like the trifecta of real estate? It starts with location, a sunny exposure plus a maintained property. This is where you'll find all three. Located on a premiere street in Boulder Creek - neighbors stroll with their dogs, walk for coffee or visit the library on the corner. Solidly built in 1966 w/ unique features like true pine paneled walls & wooden vaulted ceilings. The open floor plan creates a modern style. Large sunny deck off the living room adds additional footage to entertain or play area for the kiddos. Lots of skylights & modern windows. One bedroom & full bath on each level provides livable options. Lower level hosts the master bedroom/bath w/ bonus room or office for the total suite featuring its own entry plus slate patio. Large closets, inside laundry, huge storage space, covered parking for 4 cars, partial fence perimeter area + many options. New carpet and super clean.
13546 W Park AVE
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,513 SqFt
  • 0.776 Acres
Delightful, charming, vintage Brookdale Home located on quiet cul de sac. Built in the early 1900's but has been lovingly restored and upgraded with stainless appliances, remodeled bathrooms, skylights, dual pane windows and central forced air heating. Magical setting overlooking Clear Creek with old stone paths and rock walls. Front porch with porch swing and rear entertainment deck. Truly a unique property and opportunity. Move right in!!!
186 Reed ST
BROOKDALE, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,076 SqFt
  • 0.230 Acres

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