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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
Stunning BRAND NEW Pasatiempo Custom Modern Farmhouse!  Bordering a peaceful & serene creek, 3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath (2504 sq ft) home w/ Guest Cottage (616 sq. ft.) designed by local Architect, Thomas Rahe. Imagine Napa meets Pasatiempo!  Beautiful 16 ft Vaulted Wood Ceiling, High End Kitchen Appliances (48" Commercial Style Range, 42" Built-in Refrigerator, Beverage Center), Du Chateau French Oak thru out, Gorgeous Master Suite w/Fireplace, Free Standing Tub, Dual Carrera Marble Vanities, Italian tile shower.  The Studio/Guest Cottage features full bath, washer/dryer hookups, Du Chateau french oak flooring and cozy Gas Fireplace. 4 Fireplaces thru out the home, sunny Porch w/ fireplace, Large Dining Area, Marvin Alum Clad Wood Windows, 8 FT French Doors, Standing Seam Metal Roof w/ridge skylight to capture light of trees and sky. Pasatiempo is Santa Cruz's best kept secret including swimming, tennis, restaurants & golf! Great commute location/Brook Knoll School District.
8 Ridge LN
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,120 SqFt
  • 0.450 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
Located in prestigious Woods Cove gated community. Thoughtfully updated home. A wonderful blend of elegance and luxury. 4 Br suites, 4 & 1/2 bath, soaring ceilings, an abundance of natural light. Spacious updated kitchen W/granite and quartz countertops, large island, high-end appliances & pantry. Elegant master suite with double windows & huge sitting area.  Master bath with oversized tub, shower and separate vanities.Walk-in closet W/ custom cabinetries and cedar wood paneling. Updates include flooring throughout, bathrooms, kitchen, backyard, window coverings and new solar system. The outside grounds feature stone patio, beautifully landscaped yard, water fall & fire pit.You'll find privacy and serenity at home, just a few minutes drive brings all Santa Cruz surroundings has to offer. Woods Cove offers so much with walking paths to Henry Cowell Park, acres of beautiful forest and wildlife. Wonderful biking & hiking trails for miles along with sandy beaches and the San Lorenzo River.
570 Henry Cowell DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,350 SqFt
  • 0.490 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
The lure of nature and the security of living in a gated community draws you to Woods Cove; a private enclave of 60 homes, surrounded by acres and acres of majestic redwoods and oaks. Its where you want to be, midway between Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley, just 10 mins to the beach and 20 mins to Los Gatos. Gracious 4800+ sq ft of living space on a peaceful and quiet 3/4 acre parcel. Sun-drenched, south-facing rooms w/tall ceilings showcase the views. Family rm, living rm w/2-story ceiling, music rm, cooks kitchen, formal and informal dining, sumptuous master retreat, sunroom/office. Other notable features; a sheltered courtyard, four fireplaces, tiled wine room, extra deep garage. Note: 4th BR/den is open and has no closet. Peaceful 32K+ sq ft parcel w/pristine meadow and majestic redwoods, looking out across the San Lorenzo River valley. Nearby trails, Pasatiempo Golf Course, and La Madrona swim and tennis club just a mile away. A very special property in a wonderful location!
481 Henry Cowell DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,833 SqFt
  • 0.740 Acres
This single level luxury log home was built with love and true grit. Truly. Completed in 2012, it boasts whole cedar logs, a stunning stone entry, and gorgeous Carlisle pine floors. Knotty alder graces the doors and kitchen cabinetry. A dual-sided stone fireplace is the centerpiece between the great room and light-filled dining room. The kitchen and huge patio are perfect for entertaining. 3 master suites make life simple. This home is both elegant and cozy, refined and rustic. The design was so well conceived, the engineering and craftsmanship amazing, every detail fussed over. The lot is almost 2 acres and includes approx. 200 feet of river front. The river is a short hike away. I'll take you there. Maybe you've dreamed of owning a custom log home, a vacation home, a river home or just a beautiful home in Felton. Dreams do come true!
5500 Highway 9
FELTON, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1,979 SqFt
  • 1.941 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. 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. Master Bed/Bath, Living area, Kitchen, Office, Laundry, Garage all on Ground Floor.
320 Sweetwater LN
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,741 SqFt
  • 2.808 Acres
This majestic property has it all.  The spacious and well cared for main house of 2300 square feet has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and old ranch charm with modern upgrades. A large guest house has just been completely refurbished and has a large great room and 2 suites. Flat and sunny, this property has pastures, stables, corrals, a giant redwood fairy ring, gardens, and much more! Both full sunshine and towering redwoods share this incredible space in the Santa Cruz Mountains. On a country lane that feels a world apart from the bustling California economy, this property is a quick and easy commute to Silicon Valley and only minutes to picturesque downtown Boulder Creek.
656 Brimblecom RD
BOULDER CREEK, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,286 SqFt
  • 4.170 Acres
First time on the market! Lovingly maintained single level on sought after cul de sac street in ideal commute location a short distance to town and the Beach. Private peaceful setting backing up to greenbelt with Monterey Bay peaks, city light views looking out to rolling hills and bordering Henry Cowell State Park. Fabulous south facing backyard with in ground pool & spa with multiple entertaining areas. The living room has wood burning fireplace and big picture windows with sliding door to outdoors connecting with the formal dining area off the kitchen.  The updated kitchen has granite counters, Viking appliances, custom cabinets and soft closing drawers for ample storage space opening to the cozy 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!
149 Mosswood CT
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,263 SqFt
  • 0.263 Acres
This is the home you have been dreaming of! Immaculate, unique contemporary home in its own private canyon with vistas, spectacular landscaping features and legal detached studio man- cave facing it's own private garden with hot tub. Perfect commute location for that get away country home, within walking distance to all Ben Lomond offers, in easy proximity to everything Santa Cruz just minutes away. Plenty of parking and end of road privacy, this property will wow your senses and bring lasting enjoyment close to nature with the upmarket sophistication you are looking for. Meticulously maintained w custom design updates throughout. Stunning mountain views from all rooms, open floor plan concept, updated kitchen/dining living room w oak hardwood floors, exceptionally large master bedroom suite w walk in closet. Roomy deck off living area for entertaining, bonus storage room under house, separate legal 1000sf workshop w office space, sunny and lightfilled sanctuary.. welcome home to stay!
295 Kipling AVE
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,272 SqFt
  • 0.982 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
Mediterranean Style all custom home. This home has 4 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths with office and one of the rooms is a private entry mother in law unit. Chefs kitchen with 8 burner stove and all stainless steal appliances, custom cabinets and granite counter tops. The master suite has a 210 sq. ft. bathroom with jacuzzi tub and wood burning fireplace. Beautifully landscaped with many palm trees and has an inground swimming pool and bbq bar with frig, sink and ice maker. Great for entertaining. There is also a two story permitted playhouse in back yard ( use to be used for licensed day care )
121 Rancho Rio AVE
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,023 SqFt
  • 0.385 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
Nothing ordinary about this artistically updated 2661 sq ft hm, the whimsical gardens that surround it, or the 1900 sq ft, 10-car garage tucked in below it. Surprises everywhere you turn, fr the ornate treehouse straight out of a fairy tale, to the expansive master suite, eye-popping kitchen, and dining rm w/glass walls and ceiling. Michael Eckerman designed and blt rock and brick fireplace in the living rm. Vaulted ceilings and flr-to-ceiling windows to bring in the views, dual pane windows, copper gutters, maple floors w/7" baseboards and exotic wood inlays. Ground flr bedroom w/full bath, screened in sitting rm, attached 2-car garage. Master retreat upstairs w/attached study, separate office, lndry and 3rd bedroom. Outdoors, a lush paradise of plants, flowers, whimsical garden structures and plenty of relaxing patio and deck space to enjoy it all, w/the gentle sound of the river in the distance. Just 5 mins to Ben Lomond shops and 45-minutes to Cupertino. Something really special!
11620 Alba RD
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,661 SqFt
  • 3.106 Acres
SERENITY NOW. Colonial home located in the highly sought after Hihn Road in sunny, quiet Ben Lomond in the Santa Cruz mountains. Manicured front lawn with roses and driveway spacious enough for three vehicles. Major renovation/remodel in 2004. Highlights include an elegant cherry wood library/game room, spacious family room with built-in cabinets, private guest room on the second level. Kitchen and dining room are the heart of the home. REAL oak hardwood floors throughout, double pane windows/French doors. Many custom, quality details -must see! Backyard design is made for entertaining with patios, outdoor kitchen with built-in Viking BBQ. A gardeners delight with established park-like setting showcasing jasmine, irises, rhododendrons, trumpets, hydrangeas, a whimsical meandering path throughout. Did we mention the 800 sf of bonus space, with tons of built-in storage? Fantastic commute location, yet its country living at its best. City water, septic and natural gas.
7910 Hihn RD
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,597 SqFt
  • 0.210 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
Set on a sunny knoll among the redwoods, 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. 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. **OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-4pm**
2130 Upper Scenic DR
FELTON, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,442 SqFt
  • 2.025 Acres
New construction! This brand new multi-level home sits on a redwood studded 2 acre lot with an impressive travertine staircase entry. Triangle floor plan with a gorgeous kitchen finished with granite countertops and stainless appliances, the living room & kitchen have access to the large sun deck, and an extremely private master bedroom suite on its own level with a large walk-in closet. Plenty of bedrooms for all! And all bathrooms feature dual sinks with granite countertops. The home also features a large tile entry, vaulted ceilings, and many more gorgeous details. Plus a 3-car garage and a large circular driveway, with all the parking you could ever want. Well water. Situated in a wonderful Roberts Rd area just minutes from downtown Ben Lomond, about 20 minutes to Santa Cruz and 45 minutes to Silicon Valley. This is the modern & immaculate home you've been waiting for!
1202 Roberts RD
BEN LOMOND, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,400 SqFt
  • 1.936 Acres

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