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Weddings & Events

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Time for You

Discover Sand Rock's special getaway packages

Luxury spa package

Gourmet Adventures

Discover the Santa Cruz mountain wineries


Elegant Comfort

Relax in the living room under the redwood box-beam ceiling

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Just Relax

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Since 1887

Restore your spirits with the peace of a bygone era

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10 Acres

Explore the extensive gardens and grounds

The spiral garden


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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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News from the Sand Rock Farm blog

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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SmoQe BBQ Aptos – WOW!

Jan 27th, 2010 by admin | 5

So excited!  Fab new restaurant right around the corner.  Smoque serves wood-fired barbeque and pizza in a casual environment about three minutes from Sand Rock. The pulled pork is absolutely first rate – smokey, tender, moist… I got it with apple coleslaw and a ciabatta role (that was toasted on the grill) and the spicy […]

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Ambrosia Aptos is Back!

Jan 21st, 2010 by admin | 0

One of the most delightful restaurants in the area, for those who favor a global flair, is Ambrosia.  Unfortunately they were closed due to a fire – but now back open and better than ever!  At some Indian restaurants the flavors blur together, curry whatever.  Not so here! Each dish is a unique offering with […]

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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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Big Sur Half Marathon 11/11

Oct 21st, 2009 by kris | 0

Fun-filled events for runners at all levels. The Big Sur Half Marathon begins and ends in downtown Monterey. A great time outdoors with entertainment along the way.

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Fall Wine Passport Weekend 2010

Oct 13th, 2009 by kris | 0

Saturday, November  20, 2010  11am – 5pm, Santa Cruz Mountains 831.685.VINE (8463) Your chance to visit wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains not normally open to the public. Taste wine & have a great time. Stay at the only B and B with an old winery, Sand Rock Farm.  Reserve any available room for […]

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Caffe Lucio Italian Restaurant, Santa Cruz

Aug 27th, 2009 by admin | 0

Enjoyed a quick, yummy, upbeat dinner – driving by decided to try it out! We had a light meal of Bruschetta di Caprino (Toasted Italian bread, topped with fresh goat cheese and grilled vegetables, $7) which was served cold; nice garlicy bread, flavorful small-diced roast veggies – and Cozze (steamed mussels in a white-wine, garlic, […]

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