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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

Environmentalists dream! Designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright devotee w/ a large amount of exterior glass. Seller installed solar photovoltaics on the roof and modified it to make it extremely environmentally benign. Last year's net energy use was -2566 kWh for which PG&E sent a refund. Original windows were replaced w/ hi efficiency windows. Roof insulation replaced w/ higher efficiency insulation that is termite and rat resistant. The sloped roof is fire resistant cement tile. LPG generator w/ auto transfer switch, 220 Volt charging station charges car in 2 hrs. All local driving was powered for free!  Kitchen redone in 2015 includes hi eff. GE induction cook top and a Fisher- Paykel 2 drawer dishwasher under quartz and acrylic counter. Adj. and just north of the house is a Redwood grove with 38 trees, "The best room in the house" including a small "Milk Shed" used by homesteaders to store milk and butter.
2548 Empire Grade
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,776 SqFt
  • 5.433 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
Picture yourself in a one-of-a-kind oasis offering the best of both worlds: tons of privacy and natural beauty as well as close proximity to the center of town. Originally built in 1941, this stunning creekside house has been completely renovated to include modern amenities and updated appliances. Set in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the gated property sits on a well-established neighborhood.   This large home offers a perfect setting for a multi-generational family. Has 3 master bedrooms with en suites baths on each floor. The lush, sunny exterior is breathtaking, with the forest as your backdrop, you can host a BBQ, lounge on the expansive decks, or stroll down the trail and take in a relaxing experience from the meditation platform. This property appeals to busy family lifestyles as well as commuters -- its only minutes away from Santa Cruz beaches, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Silicon Valley, and other urban attractions.
13445 W Park AVE
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,340 SqFt
  • 0.480 Acres
Enjoy the Gracious & Relaxed Lifestyle of Beautiful Boulder Creek* Just 40 min from both Silicon Valley & The Beach*  Elegant, Executive Home* Total Privacy - 3+ Acres* Gorgeous Sunshine & Clean Fresh Air* Beautiful Views Of Sky & Trees* Soaring Ceilings, Walls of Windows, & Impeccable Custom Details Throughout* Steel Construction* Bamboo Floors* 4 Fireplaces* Formal Living & Dining Rooms* Family Room* Office* Breakfast Room* Gourmet Kitchen w/Pantry & Wine Cooler* Luxurious Master Suite: Fireplace, 2 Walk-in Closets, Spa Tub, Balcony &  Gorgeous Views* Designed for Entertaining & for Great Outdoor Living* French Doors lead Outside from All Rooms at Rear of the House* Stunning 3-Tiered Deck w/ Outdoor Kitchen, Cocktail Bar, Hot Tub, Outdoor Shower & Gazebo* Close to Picturesque Downtown Boulder Creek for Restaurants, Wineries, Breweries, Boutique Shopping, Golfing & Tennis* Minutes to Big Basin State Park & Miles of Hiking Trails* Award Winning Schools* Casual Elegance at its Best!
720 Dry Well RD
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,241 SqFt
  • 3.460 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
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 with a sunny garden 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 decks. An open kitchen includes an island with breakfast bar and family room with fireplace.  A big, bright study, designed with a wall of windows, includes a sewing nook and 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, unfinished cellar with room for a wine cellar, 2 car garage and lots of parking complete the pretty picture. Walk to the end of the street to access Fall Creek trails.  Just 4 minutes to elementary, middle and high schools; 7 minutes to restaurants, shops and 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
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
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,533 SqFt
  • 3.327 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
Are you looking for the best of mountain living with all the conveniences of being in town? Do you love redwood trees and hiking but want a safe, family-friendly, walkable neighborhood that's nearby shops, restaurants, live music and all the amenities in Felton? 289 Laurel Dr. is the perfect home for YOU and your family! An easy commuter location situated on the edge of downtown Felton's most picturesque neighborhood and around the corner from all of Felton's best features: Henry Cowell Redwood Park, Felton Music Hall, the farmer's market, The Cremer House Restaurant, and the Fall Creek trailhead with Santa Cruz's most beautiful trails. The house has thoughtful updates throughout, 3 large bedrooms, a huge family room, new flooring and paint, tons of storage, and an enormous enclosed back patio drenched in sunshine for all the birthday parties and family events you'll be hosting. #ForeverHome #FisrtHouseLastHouse #TheKidsWontLeave #TheGrandkidsAreMovingIn @DowntownFelton @RoaringCamp
289 Laurel DR
FELTON, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,899 SqFt
  • 0.169 Acres
Do you need a spotless & newly renovated 2 bedroom in-law unit? The unit has living room with french doors, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, & beautiful bath. This beautiful, private property is on a cul-de-sac at Boulder Creek Golf Course. The well cared for home with open floor plan boasts open beam ceiling, gorgeous wood floor, & fireplace. 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. The landscaped yard features a pergola with concrete tile flooring. The southern facing deck is an entertainer's delight & a second deck with dappled sun overlooks the creek. 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. And no HOA fees!
280 Lake DR
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,463 SqFt
  • 0.257 Acres
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL home in one of Ben Lomond's most popular and desirable neighborhoods! This home is LOADED with quality features, upgrades and amenities inside and out. A gorgeous remodeled kitchen with granite counters over upgraded cabinets, dimmable lighting fixtures with led lighting, stainless steel appliances and more. Lot's of natural light come through the kitchen window while giving you a full view to the beautiful outdoors. Both bathrooms have also been remodeled with incredible tile work throughout and new fixtures. All bedrooms are spacious too with lots of closet space. The living room features wood beam vaulted ceilings, a dining room that leads to the dream kitchen, and a HUGE family room with fireplace and large double sliding doors leading to the rear yard. The front and rear yard are meticulously maintained with a park-like setting in the rear yard as there are several sitting and BBQ areas, gorgeous trees, and beautiful paving in front and back. Just a DREAM!
8090 Hihn RD
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,616 SqFt
  • 0.246 Acres
Private living in the Redwoods, yet close access to HWY 9.  This home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 and a half baths, and a chef's kitchen with a butcher block island, and Viking range that has been refurbished to almost new.  The large deck offers plenty of space for entertaining and relaxing.  The home is already set up with a generator!  Two garage spaces under the deck and a unfinished space that stays cool for a wine cellar.  Permitted ADU in the back!  Areas for gardening, and rain water storage.  Come take a look at your own getaway.  Less than 5 miles to Boulder Creek and 19 miles to Saratoga.
750 Quigg WAY
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,969 SqFt
  • 0.704 Acres
4 Bedroom 2 bath at end of lane in sunny desirable oak studded lot is very private. Very functional home allows for comfortable daily living.. Mostly level property with deck and patio allows for play, parking, entertaining, boat, rv etc.  Converted garage with upstairs loft is two apartments, not included in square footage, allows for extended family living, Air bnb, and many other possibilities.  House has great curb appeal and great design. Quail Hollow park and hiking trails are within walking distance. Big Master, Big Living Room. Cozy family room. Open Beams in much of home. Good closet spaces.
301 Kessler DR
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,287 SqFt
  • 0.229 Acres
Nice fixer upper on a large sunny lot, offers gardening and outdoor living. Excellent commute location away from the fishook. Minutes to Scotts Valley, Pasatiempo Golf Course, downtown Santa Cruz, and beaches. Set deep in the lot with a u-shaped driveway, huge rooms, hardwood flooring, and an open floor plan makes updating simple. Large bonus room has been used as 3rd bedroom-may offer rental potential with it's own seperate entrance. Oversized 2-car garage with work bench and storage closets.  Trust sale "AS-IS" Sale.
705 Graham Hill RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,724 SqFt
  • 0.437 Acres
Beverly Hills of Boulder Creek!  Classic mid century contemporary nestled up Highland splashed in sunshine and shade, with plenty of room to create gardens and more. With some updates and featuring large bedrooms. Charming extra large living room with wood burning fireplace insert, views and privacy. Large two car garage with plenty of parking in the driveway. Opportunities below an unfinished basement area with plenty storage on a concrete floor and standing headroom!  Perhaps a man or woman cave, create living space for family & friends, make a workspace or home theatre! Spacious back yard with room to entertain and play. This property provides great utility for those seeking outside environments room to create and entertain. This very charming home and setting in one of the best mountain neighborhoods in Boulder Creek just 5 minutes from town. All of the convenience of being near to town but with the privacy.  This is a move in ready home ready for a new owners spin on things!
755 Highland DR
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,726 SqFt
  • 0.272 Acres
Gorgeous updated mounain home!   Four bedrooms and two baths with a large 1968 sq. ft. floorplan.  Remodeled kitchen includes granite counters, silent close drawers, 5 burner gas range, and dual pane windows with a serene view of the oversized yard.   Large great room layout includes family room with wood stove, dining room and kitchen for a very open floor plan.  Inside laundry room with tankless gas water heater.  Detached garage with additional carport as well as accessory room for a workshop.  Patio area with basketball hoop as well as a second fenced patio off the kitchen, perfect for dogs!  Nearly 12,000 sq. ft. lot includes multiple trees including oak and redwood, a chicken coop, as well as multiple garden beds.  Come see and make this mountain retreat your own!
8550 Glen Arbor RD
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,968 SqFt
  • 0.274 Acres
Discover the best of mountain living at this 3 bedrooms, 2 bath escape with open beam ceilings, skylights and antique wood stove.  The spacious kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and rich cherry wood cabinetry. Newer laminate wood flooring throughout. Fantastic outdoor living with a built-in BBQ, refrigerator and granite counters. 3-tiered slate leakproof deck.  Recently remodeled upgrades such as exterior and interior paint, Steel Strata Rib roof system, copper gutters, electrical and plumbing features as well as indoor and outdoor light fixtures. Both bathrooms have been remodeled with modern designs. The master bath exudes the ultimate in luxury with double vanities, LED lit jacuzzi tub, Kohler faucets, Blue-tooth speaker, walk-in multi-head shower and more. Tankless hot water heater under watertight deck with a workshop/storage area. Enjoyed as a second retreat or a primary residence, living here will be a dream come true. Visit www.17835Highway9.com
17835 Highway 9
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,571 SqFt
  • 0.255 Acres
Felton Delight First Time On Market!! Residential and Commercial mixed right in the heart of Felton!! This delightful home rests on a sunny and spacious lot right in the heart of downtown Felton and is awaiting your creative touches!! The sweet home offers 1066 square feet consisting of 3 bedrooms and one bathroom with a wine cellar/ basement, separate laundry room, shed and detached oversized two car garage AND a separate Artist's Studio ( Commercial or Residential). Enjoy the outdoor built-in grill for entertaining on this beautiful sun drenched lot with its very own chestnut tree and room for much more!!
6260 Gushee ST
FELTON, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,066 SqFt
  • 0.180 Acres

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