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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. 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
Exceptional attention to the finest design & detail in this completely renovated exquisite estate home, situated at the end of the road amidst 11 acres of towering redwoods, providing privacy & spectacular views.  Just 5 minutes to either Ben Lomond or Felton, this is a commuters dream for full time or vacation home. Marble counters, reclaimed Oak flooring, farmhouse sink, kitchen aid appliances, Kohler fixtures, outdoor shower, cat/dog condo, expansive redwood deck to enjoy the amazing views.  Far too many upgrades to reference, you have to see it for yourself! Perfect set up for entertaining, or quiet enjoyment of the forest.  Two parcels included in sale (860 Fiddlesticks)
685 Fiddlesticks DR
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,099 SqFt
  • 11.359 Acres
The beauty, character and charm of this storybook property must be seen and felt in person to be truly appreciated. 320 Sweetwater Lane is a beautifully updated and meticulously maintained 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home. Nestled among enchanted gardens, the 2741 sq ft home has beautiful Mountain and Valley Views. The 2.8 acre property is located at the end of a private road, in a quiet and serene setting, off Alba Road, just 2 miles above Ben Lomond. Built in 1973, the home, land and expansive gardens, have been lovingly developed by the original family. The home boasts vaulted ceilings, Heart Redwood walls, gleaming Oak hardwood floors, double pane wood clad windows, and remote control skylights. Master Bed/Bath, Living area, Kitchen, Office, Laundry, Garage all on Ground Floor. The state of the art gourmet kitchen has custom granite counters, high-end stainless steel appliances (including double convection ovens), and custom cherry cabinets with full extension and soft close hardware.
320 Sweetwater LN
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,741 SqFt
  • 2.808 Acres
Nestled in the S.C. Mountains, this stunning craftsman has absolute quiet and privacy. Full sun, open land, mountain views, sequoia forest, & blue sky, offer you paradise! Much of this 40+ acre parcel is natural but it also offers an extensive network of trails for hiking or riding. The open design on this sophisticated beauty has 3 Bds. on the first fl. with a loft/office on the second fl. Vaulted ceilings allow for wonderful enjoyment of the surrounding views. The kitchen & dining are welcoming for entertaining or head outside for BBQ/Kitchen under the covered verandah or the stars! The polished concrete floors w/radiant heat & walls of windows provide enjoyment of your private retreat. The spring water is delicious, the solar power gives you freedom from all grid constraints & your location is only 12 minutes to town. This is a rare site and custom home, that also offers a great barn, lg. workshop, Round Pen & a 4 Horse Run In. Welcome to your own private retreat!
12384 Love Creek RD
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,345 SqFt
  • 41.979 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
Prestigiously perched at the very top of Hihn Road, one of Ben Lomond's finest and most sought after neighborhoods. Perfectly set back enough for the utmost privacy, this 3 bed 3 bath home crowns the full 1 acre parcel with it's beauty. A younger home in  the area, yet recently updated with flooring, interior and exterior paint, new decking and landings, sprinkler system and more. Backs up to protected untouched land that will not be developed. Front yard features a nice mix of natives, landscaping, lawns and an expansive koi pond with enormous fish! Room to garden, meander, reflect and relax.
7265 Hihn RD
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,148 SqFt
  • 1.024 Acres
REDUCED -2 HOUSES-Live & get rental income. 15 minutes to Santa Cruz & 30 minutes to Los Gatos.1584 Sq. ft. 4 bedroom updated farmhouse ($4200) & 550 sq. ft 1 bedroom modern guest house ($2300) on 1 beautiful level parcel in 1 prime location. Farm house is elevated w/ 1584 sq. ft.workshop below house + attached 2 car tandem garage. (Home based business) Feel the 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 w views. Bath has separate tub & shower. Walk in closet! Each have super large sunny fenced back yards. Cottage built in 2004 . Vaulted pine ceilings makes this cutie feel BIG. Open living area to kitchen, new appliances & granite counters. 1 bedroom w/ bonus space + large closet. Bathroom has walk in shower w/ 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
Lovely ranch style home with extra special amenities! This 4BR/2.5BA home has over 1,900 sqft of living space and sits on almost 6.5 acres, in a quiet & sunny Ben Lomond neighborhood. In this home you will find all the modern features you desire... central heat & AC, whole house generator, updated kitchen with granite countertops and custom cabinetry, a formal dining room with wainscoting, spacious bedrooms, and beautifully updated bathrooms. Each room has picturesque views of the sunny meadow and towering redwood trees that line the property. The backyard is the perfect place to entertain family & friends featuring a large covered deck and a smaller sundeck, both of which overlook the sparkling in-ground pool and separate above-ground hot tub. There is a detached 2 car garage, a pull-through driveway, and plenty of paved areas to park. Park-like setting with frequent wildlife sightings, yet just minutes to in-town shopping, dining, & entertainment.
130 Dakenbrook DR
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,908 SqFt
  • 6.427 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 & 3.5 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
Blessed with a single level, graceful floor plan, 1230 El Solyo Heights enjoys peaceful privacy on a sunny lot with a small orchard of apple, orange, pear and lemon trees and a serene redwood grove.  An entertainer's dream, the house has a large living/dining room opening to a warm deck and garden. An open kitchen includes an island with breakfast bar and family room with fireplace.  A big, bright bonus room, designed with a wall of windows, offers many possibilities including home offices or art studio. There is a lovely master suite with a view of the fruit trees and a beautiful guest room with French doors opening onto the deck & spa. A rainwater catchment system, basement with room for a wine cellar, 2 car garage and plenty of parking complete this pretty picture. Walk to the end of the street and access Fall Creek trails. Just 4 minutes to elementary, middle and high schools; 7 minutes to restaurants, shops and the local brewpub.  This is sophisticated town & country living!
1230 El Solyo Heights DR
FELTON, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,483 SqFt
  • 0.968 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
Early 1900s original splendor lives on in this exceptional historical home once known as The Sunnyside. The high ceilings with clear heart redwood, hardwood floors, built-ins, original blown glass windows and expansive veranda give this home a touch of class rarely found. Modern updates compliment the style of the era. There are quartz countertops, stainless appliances, updated bathrooms, electrical, roof, insulation, fresh paint. In addition to the 4 bedrooms, formal dining room and family room, you will find a separate guest cottage, garage and a large carport. The 0.4 acre lot is well positioned to enjoy full sun, gorgeous mountain views and close proximity to downtown Ben Lomond stores and restaurants. The yards have been fully landscaped with flower and vegetable gardens, chicken coop, outdoor soaking tub, and a large flagstone patio area with a stone fireplace. There is a rainwater collection system, and drip and sprinkler systems to different areas of the property.
130 Pine ST
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,300 SqFt
  • 0.410 Acres
Fabulous home on a lovely & very large sunny lot.  The home features a beautifully remodeled chef's kitchen, hardwood floors and open beam ceilings.  Upon walking to the front door this home invites you in.  It has a wonderful, pleasant, and welcoming feeling.  A swimming pool is the focal point of the gorgeous backyard.  The mature gardens speak volumes about the love and attention this home has been given over the years. The maintenance is excellent.  A new roof was just installed and the home was just painted. The sellers want to leave their home of over 40 years with an obvious statement of "pride of ownership."  The home has easy access to Ben Lomond.  Estates Drive is one of the best streets in the area.
235 Estates DR
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,100 SqFt
  • 0.343 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
Huge Price Reduction! This warm and inviting turn-key home home features 3 large bedrooms and 2.5 updated baths. The master has gorgeous tree-studded views. The large living room features gleaming hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and a new wood burning stove.The updated kitchen was recently renovated with quartz counters, subway tile backsplash and stainless appliances. There's a bonus media room/den off the living room. Downstairs an oversized one-car garage and a finished basement area which could be used as a work-out room, playroom or hobby room. Wrap around Trex decks surround the home and looks out to the gorgeous wooded 1 plus acres. Plenty of sunshine for a garden. Tons of parking for boats, cars and RVs. Close to Felton and Ben Lomond. Great commute! A must see!!
425 El Solyo Heights DR
FELTON, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,600 SqFt
  • 1.150 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. UCSC campus is less than 1.5 miles away when traveled by trail. Live like you're on vacation every day at this very special property. Recent updates include flooring, furnace, kitchen counters and new appliances. Additional detached 528 square foot studio and 144 square foot sunroom. 6 miles to Santa Cruz, and 6.5 miles to Highway 17 in Scotts Valley. Excellent schools k-12.
2130 Upper Scenic DR
FELTON, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,442 SqFt
  • 2.025 Acres
We are delighted to present 110 Rancho Rio Avenue, a lovingly maintained spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with a phenomenal floorplan. With 2064 sqft of living space the main level has an invitingly open living, dining & kitchen area which features a breakfast nook & dining bar, new dishwasher, and windows that look out to the bright sprawling yard. Downstairs you'll 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 & 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. The lower part of the lot has possible RV parking or additional garage.
110 Rancho Rio AVE
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,064 SqFt
  • 0.428 Acres
A secret jewel hidden on a private cul-de-sac at Boulder Creek Golf Course. This beautiful home with open floor plan boasts open beam ceiling, gorgeous wood floor & fireplace with custom mantle that hides those annoying cords. Another beautiful feature is the chef's kitchen with granite counters ,custom cabinets & SS appliances that will turn out the best holiday meal. A separate DR has lovely views of the deck & creek beyond. The newly renovated & captivating master ensuite will "wow" you with tiled shower, custom glass door, contemporary vanity & mirror. The 2 BR in-law quarters is spotless & newly upgraded with large LR & full kitchen. The landscaped yard has pergola with concrete tile flooring. This stunning property is an entertainer's delight with a southern facing deck for sun lover's along with a huge deck with dappled sun. This is living at its best with golf 5 minutes away, short distance to Big Basin Park, easy access to Hwy 236 but private & beautiful both inside & out.
280 Lake DR
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,463 SqFt
  • 0.257 Acres
This 3 BR/2.5 BA on 0.9 acre creekside property has everything you need for everyday bliss! This home has a large great room with bamboo flooring, updated kitchen and dining areas, and a beautiful fireplace that acts as a focal-point. Downstairs bathroom has been recently remodeled with a jetted tub and a glass sink vanity. Master suite in upper level has vaulted ceilings and an ensuite bathroom. Guest bedroom has a built-in murphy bed! Roof and exterior paint from 2016 and 2018. The property located in a sunny, sought-after neighborhood is a true paradise with creek views, fragrant plants and roses, fresh mountain air, local wildlife, and large rear-deck featuring a hot tub and space for entertaining. For additional natural splendor Quail Hollow Ranch County Park with nature trails is only 1 mile away. 5 min from downtown Felton with Cremer House restaurant and White Raven cafe. The 30x30 garage has been converted into a music studio for, but can be used for many uses.
7504 W Zayante RD
FELTON, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,138 SqFt
  • 0.891 Acres

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