Enjoy sweeping views of Monterey from this secluded mountain hideaway hugged by a spacious deck perfect for enjoying peaceful nights with the cool ocean breeze. A split-level home that boasts a bedroom on the top floor with vaulted ceilings and a private balcony overlooking the property and beyond- enjoy the beautiful golden hour until the sky is painted with stars at night. The spacious bathroom is updated with a huge walk-in shower and an attached tub for ultimate luxury, with two built-in closets for convenience. The second bedroom has been primarily used as a home office with large windows overlooking the view. The living room is spacious and cozy and the hardwood floors are gorgeous. Light a fire in the grand stone fireplace and delve into a good book. The kitchen is fully stocked with stainless steel counters, ample cabinet space, a huge 6-range stove, a convenient laundry station, and easy access out to the deck through sliding glass doors for easy hosting. Generous outdoor decks overlook Monterey Bay, with plenty of room for lively outdoor activities or hosting dinners with a view. This 10.9-acre retreat is adjacent to the Forest of Nisene Marks' scenic trails for hiking, biking, and jogging, this home is 15 minutes to Soquel and Aptos for boutique restaurants and shopping or Highway 1 for easy access to Santa Cruz or even Monterey.