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Its a Whale of a Good Time

There’s more whales in the Monterey Bay this season than we can remember!  Come out to Sand Rock Farm and take an ocean adventure with Sanctuary Cruises.
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Hummingbirds, Harbinger of Spring

Feb 23rd, 2014 by kris | 0

A flash of color, a whir of wings flitting hither and yon, and you know the hummingbirds are here. Flashing their iridescent colors to communicate with each other, they are tiny but mighty and back in the Santa Cruz area from their winter in southern California and Mexico. Plant any salvia, columbine, or other deep […]

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Fall Passport

Nov 16th, 2013 by kris | 0

This weekend, November 15th, you will want to get a very special Passport. The Passport from the Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Association will grant you access to over 30 wineries in the hills and mountains surrounding Aptos and Santa Cruz . A not to miss event. Some of the wineries are only open for Passport. […]

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Spring News from Historic Sandrock Farm Bed & Breakfast

May 9th, 2011 by admin | 0

Sand Rock Farm at Night Sand Rock Farm Friends: Whether you are a newer guest of Sand Rock Farm, or you have past memories of a lovely stay here, we invite you to consider another visit to our magical Inn during the beautiful Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Area Spring. The tulip tree is blooming, […]

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Staycation – Sand Rock Farm

Jan 8th, 2011 by admin | 0

A recent article from the Good Times, Santa Cruz – Staycation THURSDAY, 06 JANUARY | ELIZABETH LIMBACH History and charm await at Aptos’ bed and breakfast gem Just off Highway 1 on Freedom Boulevard, the Historic Sand Rock Farm bed and breakfast is the ideal staycation getaway: close to home but, nestled on 10 gorgeous […]

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News from Sand Rock Farm, December 2010

Dec 6th, 2010 by admin | 0

Greetings to Sand Rock Farm Guests whether recent, or anytime in the past 10 years. We have great news to share! 2011 will be Sand Rock Farm’s 10th Year hosting guests from near and far. It seems like yesterday that we opened the doors for our first guests. In honor of our 10th Anniversary, we […]

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Wedding Season

Aug 22nd, 2010 by kris | 2

It is Summer on the Coast and we are busily creating beautiful memories at Sand Rock Farm hosting Weddings large, and small with couples from near and far. Planning a wedding is challenging and couples may spend a year or more between settling on a specific site and arranging all the details.  Every wedding is […]

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Intimate Escape – Santa Cruz Magazine

Apr 4th, 2010 by kris | 0

Sand Rock Farm featured in Santa Cruz Magazine this month – “Pampered visitors quickly learn that hidden delights are the norm at Historic Sand Rock Farm. Sand Rock Farm is an elegant country home nestled on 10 lush acres in Aptos.  Filled with lovely antiques and cozy corners, it invites visitors to relax and forget […]

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Special Mention in LA Times

Apr 4th, 2010 by kris | 0

Value Vacation featured: Aptos, Calif. | Historic Sand Rock Farm — Book a room at the regular rate and choose from a variety of picnic packages. Your hosts will pack a picnic lunch if you want to take a walk through a garden of roses or a local apple orchard, visit Santa Cruz Mountains wineries […]

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Enjoy Breakfast with the Finches

Feb 27th, 2010 by kris | 0

Sitting at the dining table enjoying breakfast any time from December through early spring, our guests have an amazing experience.  Waves of  both Lesser and American Goldfinches swoop down from their perches on the giant oak next to the house to enjoy the thistle from the tiered finch feeder outside the window.  They boldly jostle […]

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Holiday Wreath Making

Dec 29th, 2009 by kris | 0

Just before Christmas we had a chance to set up the SRF wreath maker.  The wreath maker, large, manual (foot power), produced one wreath at a time; as quickly as the artist put the materials together.  Several guests had brought greens and we found others on the property.  We set up production tables in our […]

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