Recent Entries in the Hinds House Guest Book.
Apr 23 ......"The Hinds House felt like a "home away from home." For those of us who appreciate the finer things in life it doesn't get much better than this."
Apr 21 ......"A charming home away from home. Well provided with good company. A memorable stay."
Apr 18 ......"My fourth visit to the Hinds House! Isn't it wonderful?! Thanks so much!"
Apr 16 ......"Loved the atmosphere here and our beautiful room. Having use of a kitchen and laundry was divine. The three block walk to downtown made our stay so convenient. Thanks!"
Apr 14......"So Elegant and comfortable, convenient and so close to downtown. Hinds House has a very friendly feel. Much nicer than an impersonal hotel. Thank you!"
Apr 10 ......"Thank you for sharing this charming house with me. I loved my stay here."
Apr 8 ......"What a clean, comfortable and peaceful stay. We met some truly amazing people here."
Apr 6 ......"We felt so at home here. An amazing house with great guests and great atmosphere."
Apr 3 ......"We just arrived today and we are already in love with this beautiful home!'
Apr 1 ......"Love the character of this house and the ability to step out the door into downtown. You thought of everything I could want or need here. Thank you!"
Mar 28 ......"We have loved being here! Great house, great location, great beauty, great organization and people. What a delight.
Mar 27 ......"What a find! Hinds House has a wonderful spirit. Very peaceful & comfortable. Wish there were more places like this in the world. Thanks much!
Mar 24 ......"Thank you for such a unique experience. A "youth hostel" for adults and such fun meeting the wonderful people who stay here. "
Mar 20 ......"Warm, lovely, gracious & comfortable. I am delighted to have found this sanctuary and look forward to a return."
Mar 18 ......"There are no words that can describe my stay here. Thank you for your great hospitality and friendship. I hope to one day return."
Mar 14 ......""Once again we had glorious time at Hinds House. We have told all our friends about its charms. We're sad we can't stay longer and take heart in the hope that we will be back soon."
Mar 12 ......"Stunning place to enjoy my visit to UCSC. I hope very much to stay again in the near future."
Mar 11 ......"This is such a quiet, beautiful and relaxing home. Thank you for the attention to small details that makes our stay here so comfortable. We'll be back soon!"
Mar 10 ......"Thank you so much for the great job you do making Hinds House such a special place."
Mar 8 ......"Thanks for providing the most comfortable mattresses ever! I can't wait to tell my friends about this great experience here."
Mar 7 ......"Thank You! Comfortable, safe, affordable. A welcoming environment. Staff is accommodating."
Mar 4 ......"Thanks for a lovely stay. This house was live saver when I first moved to SC."
Mar 2 ......"Thank you very much! We had a great time and really enjoyed the Hinds House."
Mar 1 ......"Great place. Would have no problem recommending this to friends and family."
Feb 26 ......"Thanks for your great hospitality. When I am next in Santa Cruz this is the place I will return to."
Feb 23 ......"Another wonderful stay. Thank you for providing the home away from home."
Feb 20 ......"An amazing experience. I loved every minute of it."
Feb 17 ......"What a find! A warm welcome, beautiful room and environment. I hope to return soon."
Feb 16 ......"This place is gorgeous! I felt very welcome and safe here and had an unforgettable time. Thank you."
Feb 14 ......"Thank you Hinds House for the beautiful space, time and people. A very pleasant transition from southern California."
Feb 13 ......"Great atmosphere, warm welcome and great facilities. The most convenient location."
Feb 12 ......"Very clean, quiet and comfortable. The Victorian style gave me a nurturing feeling of welcome. My stay was perfect!"
Feb 9 ......"Very comfortable place! All well thought out with great attention to detail and privacy. Delightful!"
Feb 7 ......"I had a great stay in this wonderful place! Hope to make it back some time in the future. Thanks!"
Feb 6 ......"The Hinds House is very peaceful and quiet. It's like living at home. Decor is cozy & plush. The location is perfect. Thanks."
Feb 3 ......"We thoroughly enjoyed spending our anniversary in such a warm and beautiful place."
Feb 1 ......"Thanks so much. Wonderful house and room. Clean with all the amenities one could want. Liked the opportunity to make one's food. Could not have been better."
Jan 28 ....."We really enjoyed our stay. The Hinds House is quiet and clean providing a perfect place to relax on our vacation. Our bed was very comfortable."
Jan 26 ......"The history and style of this place was great. The common rooms, the kitchen, laundry and bike storage were all wonderful. Thank you."
Jan 23 ......"Thank you very much for keeping this beautiful, magical home for us weary travelers!"
Jan 20 ......"Thank you for your approach to doing business which is sincere, honest, friendly and at a very fair price."
Jan 17 ......"This is a very wonderful place to have stayed for the last week. I will be coming back soon. It has truly felt like home."
Jan 3 ......"A historic wonder. So beautiful Loved the common rooms and the kitchen. A real temporary home! "
Dec 29 ......"You guys are great. The location here cannot be beat. The kitchen and laundry are a big plus. "
Dec 23 ......"Such a homey place to get some R&R for two weeks. My room was beautiful. "
Dec 18 ......"Hinds House is quiet, calm, beautiful and so comfortable. Ambling downstairs to make coffee in the morning I felt like royalty. Thank you. "
Dec 10 ......"I can't imagine a more convenient location or a more comfortable set up for a week long stay. Thank you for creating this place ."
Dec 9 ......"Our second time here and it won't be our last. Don't change a thing."
Nov 30 ......"Everything here was perfect. The most comfortable bed and great people from all around the world."
Nov 26 ......"We stayed here for two weeks while we looked for a place to live. Beautiful home. Very accommodating and comfy!"
Nov 23 ......"Grateful for the Hinds House this Thanksgiving! Once again a pleasure."
Nov 18 ......"I love it here. So quiet and comfy. Thank you Hinds House for being there."
Nov 10 ......"A beautiful stay. Really loved the living room and the terrific kitchen."
Nov 9 ......"A great place. Comfortable, convenient to everything and so pleasing to the eye. Thanks!"
Nov 6 ......"So clean and beautiful and a well stocked kitchen and laundry.This place is a gem."
Nov 3 ......"Even after many wonderful visits I still go back to Holland feeling home sick."
Nov 1 ......"Quiet, comfortable, beautiful and the best location in town."
Oct 29 ......"Beautiful house and location. Great management. Loved staying here. Thank you."
Oct 25 ......"Hinds House is a gem of a place! Thank you for making such a beautiful place possible. It's very special."
Oct 20......"Wonderful home with great guests. Quiet, private and we loved the common areas. Thanks!"
Oct 18 ......"Loved our stay at Hinds House. The kitchen was perfect for us and saved us eating out every meal."
Oct 12 ......"Our second visit to Hinds House and it won't be our last. Thank you for this wonderful retreat in downtown."
Oct 6 ......"Location, comfort, beauty, history. It's all here and I hate to leave."
Oct 2 ......"Stayed here a month and it felt like my home. I met so many amazing people from all over the U.S. and abroad."
Sept 27 ......"This is our second time here. We are sad to leave. We will recommend Hinds House the everyone."
Sept 22 ......"Wonderfully organized, clean, and so close to the center of town. I'll be back."
Sept 18 ......"Thank you for a wonderful stay. Don't want to leave! It has been a total pleasure."
Sept 12 ......"You have thought of everything here to make our first stay in Santa Cruz a breeze. We'll be back!"
Sept 9 ......"Very classy & comfortable home away from home. Well equipped kitchen and oh-so-comfortable beds."
Sept 7 ......"We had a great one week stay here. Got quite used to feeling like royalty in this grand mansion."
Sept 4 ......"Friendly people, great beds, great kitchen, and all right in downtown. Perfect!"
Sept 2 ......"Wonderfully organized and quiet. Close to Pacific Avenue - great place to stay. i'll be back."
Aug 28 ......"Amazing stay! So lovely and homey far from my New York home. I will return."
Aug 25 ......"What a find! Great prices with the best location in town. Thank you!"
Aug 22 ......"We felt so safe and secure here. We want to make this an annual tradition."
Aug 21......"Hinds House was my home base for three weeks and I will miss this oasis right in downtown."
Aug 19 ......"Quiet, peaceful, beautiful, historic. This has been a most inspiring stay. Thank you."
Aug 16 ......"The ambiance here is perfect as is the location so close to everything downtown. Loved meeting my fellow travelers staying here."
Aug 13 ......"How clean and quiet this place is. Love the architecture and sitting in the parlor reading. A wonderful stay!"
Aug 10 ......"We feel so fortunate to have found this oasis of beauty and convenience in downtown. Walked everywhere and loved it!"
Aug 3......"Wish I could find places like this in every city I travel to. Thanks for a great stay."
Aug 1 ......"Quiet, clean, full kitchen, beautiful room, and the best location in Santa Cruz. We'll be back."
July 26......"This has been a wonderful home base from which to explore Santa Cruz. So central and so beautiful. Thanks you!"
July 21......"Hot showers, clean rooms, wonderful kitchen, beautiful historic atmosphere. I'm in love."
July 15......"As a veteran traveler, this is a rare find. I wish there was a place like this in every city I visit."
July 10......"Loved our room and the warm common areas. Don't change a thing. This is a gem!"
July 6......"You have anticipated all of our needs and met them so perfectly. Thank you Hinds House!"
June 27 ......"Peaceful, lovely home, very comfortable beds, lots of hot water. A perfect stay at reasonable prices. Thank you!"
June 25 ......"Historic gem with great charm. Thank you for providing this classy lodging at such great prices."
June 23 ......"Beautiful place. It was like having our own grand home in Santa Cruz. Relaxed and friendly with a great location."
June 19 ......"Love the cozy and historic atmosphere here and the proximity to downtown. We felt like we had it all."
June 16 ......"Been traveling California for a month and this is the best place I have stayed. So beautiful and quiet. I don't want to leave but the road calls me."
June 14 ......"Lovely place! Will gladly stay here again. This place is convenient and restful."
June 13 ......"Thank you for a good stay in Santa Cruz. This house is beautiful and convenient. I love this place."
June 8 ......"Our third stay here. We love this house and will gladly stay again whenever we visit the Bay Area."
June 3 ......"I have loved every stay I've had here. So quiet, peaceful and comfortable with attention to small details. Loved being able to park my car and walk everywhere."
June 1 ......"This felt like I had a real home for week rather than a hotel. Thanks for a great stay."
May 26 ......"Such a great place to stay. So cozy and comfortable. Loved my room and the close walk to downtown and Verve Coffee!!"
May 18 ......"The perfect location for me. Loved walking to the cafes in the morning. Can I live here?"
May 10 ......"Convenient, quiet and most of all gorgeous! A perfect stay."
May 8 ......"Loved how convenient and friendly this place is. Great history and architecture. We were totally pleased."
Mar 9 ......What a wonderful month it has been at Hinds House! It feels like a home away from home."
Mar 6 ......Loved staying in this wonderful home. The kitchen was great, my room was quiet, the location was pefect, and the other guests were so friendly. I'm planning my return for next year already."
Mar 2 ......You have provided an oasis in the middle of town that time forgot. I love it here and I don't want to leave."
Feb 21 ......What a novel idea - provide a beautiful space and treat your guests like adults. Pick up after yourself, respect your fellow guests so that all can enjoy this gem of a house. Many thanks."
Feb 16 ......So quiet and such a lovely home. Loved having the kitchen and the short walk into downtown."
Feb 8 ......Beautiful and well maintained house with period furniture. This was beyond my wildest dreams when I set out for Santa Cruz. What a gem and great value. Thanks!"
Jan 26 ......This was the perfect place to land for my two week stay in Santa Cruz. I am already planning my return. I wish there was a Hinds House in every city."
Jan 21 ......Thanks for a very comfortable stay during a week of hard work at UCSC. I'd love to come back next time I'm in town."
Jan 16 ......Hinds House makes it easy to relax. Everything here works out. See you next time."
Jan 11 ......This guest house is great! Very friendly folks and very clean house. Feels like home."
Jan 8 ......Loved the location, kitchen and laundry fa cities, comfortable beds and quiet oasis in downtown."
Jan 4 ......Everything here was great. So close to all the shops and food downtown. I loved it here."
Dec 31 ......Another great holiday week at the Hinds House. Everything was perfect. Thank you for being there."
Dec 17 ......"In all my travels I have never encountered a place like Hinds House. Welcoming, casual, beautiful and so affordable. Wow!"
Dec 10 ......"I am so glad to have found this oasis. My two week stay was a dream. Walking up Church street each night and seeing the porch light burning on the grand old Victorian made my heart race."
Dec 2 ......"The comfort of this vintage home and the well-organized kitchen made our stay so relaxed. What a resource this is for travelers!"
Nov 28 ......"Can't believe my good fortune in finding this downtown treasure. I only wish there was a Hinds House in every town I visit."
Nov 16 ......"This is one of the greatest places to stay. Well decorated house in great condition. You provided me with all essentials for travels."
Nov 13 ......"Love this Victorian and that we can call it home for a short time. We won't forget this wonderful place."
Nov 2 ......"Leaving this wonderful harbor of sweet memories and hidden treasures is never easy, but knowing I will one day return makes me happy."
Oct 23 ......"Loved everything about the Hinds House. Such a wonderful and peaceful place."
Oct 16 ......"The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in away from home. It's hard to leave here."
Oct 10 ......"A wonderful respite in Santa Cruz. Beautiful home. Can't imagine being more comfortable."
Oct 5 ......"Thank you for the perfect two week stay. We absolutely loved our time here and will definitely return."
Sept 29 ......"Thank you for giving your guests the amenities and comfort they need for exploring this beautiful city and making us feel at home."
Sept 16 ......"A dream house in a dream city!"
Sept 9 ......"A terrific place to stay! Very historic home and a cozy room. I loved my experience in Santa Cruz starting from here."
Sept 1 ......"Thank you Hinds House for a clean, comfortable, and beautiful refuge in downtown. I'm now spoiled for other places."
Aug 28 ......"What a beautiful and historic treasure this place is. I still can't believe I was able to stay here. The value here is fantastic."
Aug 21 ......"This location was perfect for me without a car. Thank you Hinds House for a great landing here in SC."
July 28......"The history and comfort here is wonderful. Great stay for us. Thank you."
July 23......"I'm so sad to leave. This was the perfect retreat which fed me in so many ways. I plan to make it an annual tradition."
July 17......"Hinds House immediately felt like "our house". The room was comfortable and we loved the kitchen set up. If we ever make it back to Santa Cruz we'll surely be back here."
July 13......"A beautiful old house with tons of charm and character. Loved my stay here. Other guests were upbeat and friendly. Thank you for providing an alternative to a long stay in a hotel room."
July 9......"This stay was perfect. Thank you so much and don't change a thing."
July 2......"This is the most thoughtful and wonderful lodging we have found at any price on our visit to the U.S. Brian and his staff have created a step back in time that is perfect for modern travelers."
June 18 ......"Our first night in California from the UK and the best place in the state! We feel really lucky. Hinds House is a must-see in Santa Cruz. We hope to return."
June 8 ......"Beautiful stained glass, wood work, comfy beds, warm and friendly fellow guests. I wish there was a place like this in every city."
June 3 ......"So easy to feel at home here. the information from the in-room guide was huge plus. Thanks Hinds House!"
May 29 ......"Comfy beds, nice showers, great kitchen, wonderful feeling, beautiful architecture, awesome location, friendly innkeepers, just great! Thanks so much for a magic stay."
May 10 ......"Another perfect stay in Santa Cruz. You have me so spoiled when I visit other cities. I want a Hinds House everywhere I go."
Apr 7......"Thank you for sharing this amazing mansion with us. The location was perfect, the furnishings were great. The peace and quiet were wonderful. I don't want to leave!"
Mar 15 ......"I am so pleased to have found such perfect accommodations in Santa Cruz! Location is great and so is the option of making meals. Many thanks! No other place like this!"
Mar 5 ......"What a find! I wish there was a Hinds House in every city. I am now spoiled by the cleanliness, the location and the reasonable rates. Thanks for doing what you do!"
Feb 22 ......"I am so happy to have found the Hinds House! As far as accommodations go this is 5 stars. I love this location. Within walking distance of cinemas, restaurants, beaches, etc. Quiet, clean and all the amenities one would ever need!"
Feb 12 ......"Great location, beautiful property comfortable environment, kitchen, parking, laundry...I don't want to leave!"
Feb 5 ......"The silence and the calm here made it easy to feel at home. Thank you so much!"
Jan 23 ......"Everything here was just perfect. Great location, full kitchen, terrific prices, free parking, beautiful furnishings. You guys rock!"
Jan 20 ......"This place is wonderful! Thanks for making my transition to Santa Cruz so delightful!"
Jan 13 ......"Had a wonderful time here. Can't wait to tell my friends about this great place!"
Dec 29 ......"Hinds House was a wonderful place to land when I needed work done on my house. I couldn't have asked for a better home away from home. Thank you for this downtown oasis."
Dec 26 ......"The location and value of this historic gem just can't be beat. You've spoiled me for other places."
Dec 4 ......"Loved the location...right in the heart of town. Guests from all over the globe, a beautiful kitchen and laundry available. This was the most comfortable week of our entire trip. Thanks!"
Nov 5 ......"The serenity and beauty here are overwhelming. Thank you for your attention to detail and the warm welcome. This place is fabulous!"
Oct 24 ......"Thank you so much for letting us stay in this beautiful house. We had a great time and made many memories."
Oct 18 ......"Thank you. The entire stay has been perfect!"
Oct 5 ......"Thank you for a beautiful peaceful stay. Sparkling clean, great location, beautiful decor! will recommend and be back."
Sept 28 ......"One of the most beautiful and comfortable places we have ever stayed. An unexpected surprise to find this oasis in the middle of the city. Thanks you for creating this place for weary travelers."
Sept 17 ......"Loved the beauty and cleanliness of this place. So close to everything downtown. We felt like this grand house was "ours" for the week."
Sept 13 ......"Fabulous! Everything spotless! The comforts of home. We felt like we actually live here. This was a week we won't forget."
Aug 30 ......"A place of beauty and inspiration. Thank you for sharing two weeks of olde Santa Cruz."
Aug 28 ......"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Great location, energy and comfort. Thanks for it all."
Aug 8 ......"Excellent in all respects. A beautifully furnished, beautifully kept home and guests who were all interesting and engaging. a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and one I look forward to repeating."
Aug 4 ......"Loved this historic house, the comfortable bed, and all the thoughtful extras (like the fluffy robe). A wonderful experience!!"
July 25......"The amenities here reflect the management's thoughtfulness in making guests comfortable in an extended stay. Bravo!"
July 15......"Loved the Hinds House. The most perfect Santa Cruz location, the beauty of the architecture, and the other guests. All top notch!'
July 2......"Loved everything about the Hinds House. The accommodations were excellent, the people here friendly, and the environment so peaceful."
June 30......"Since arriving we have really relaxed and enjoyed everything about the Hinds House. A well considered and thoughtful place to stay."
June 27......"Thank you for providing the perfect place to stay during our first Santa Cruz visit."
June 20......"Thanks for having us at Hinds House. It is beautiful and feels just like home. We hope to come back soon."
June 15......"We loved this place. The privacy we had was superb. Your housekeepers do such a great job keeping the house clean and neat. We wish there was a Hinds House in every town."
June 10......"We can't imagine a better place to stay for our week in Santa Cruz. The great kitchen, cleanliness, comfort, privacy, and all the other great guests we met. A first class experience!"
June 6......"Thank you for your hospitality. We felt at home in your beautiful house that breathes style, respect, peace and warmth. We look forward to a return."
May 25 ......"We have friends back home who will want to share our experience of Hinds House and Santa Cruz. An experience not to be missed. Thank you for a relaxing start to our vacation."
May 23......"Quiet, well stocked, clean, and comfortable. A very pleasant experience staying at Hinds House. Loved that this wasn't an impersonal hotel. Thanks!'
May 3......"Thank you for a very comfortable stay. I don't know how we will manage staying in a hotel ever again!"
Apr 19......"Thanks again for another soft landing in America. See you again in the spring."
Apr 9 ......"Thank you for the delightful visit to Santa Cruz. By far the most comfortable place we've ever enjoyed."
Apr 1, 2010......"It's very quiet here and the decor is beautiful. Everything is in superb shape. It really shows that someone loves this place."
Mar 28, 2010......"Thank you for such a warm and pleasant reception. This past week has been a memorable experience for me. A wonderful place."
Mar 25, 2010......"Every detail here was perfect. A peaceful home away from home. Thanks for the great in-room guide."
Mar 15, 2010......"Thanks for the clean and lovely environment, soft linens, well stocked kitchen, friendly service, lovely grounds...it was great!"
Mar 10, 2010......"Everything was wonderfully clean, the location was tops & it was very quiet. We absolutely love your set-up and organization. Great wireless internet. Thanks a lot!"
Mar 8, 2010......"We loved this place. Felt right at home. The accommodations were great and we slept well every night. Thank you!"
Mar 5, 2010......"Thank you for being here! Being generous & hospitable and providing such a great location and all the comforts of home. We will be back!!!"