The ultimate low maintenance lifestyle

999 Old San Jose Road, #100, Soquel 95073

1 bedroom  |  1 bathroom  |  504 SF  |  Sold for $158,000

This home exemplifies less is more.  If you are looking for a one bedroom open concept home in the sunny Soquel hills, this home may be for you.  Affordable living within 2.5 miles to the beach!

Carriage Acres is a highly desired all age mobile home community.  Nestled in the Soquel hills, the setting feels peaceful and far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  Yet the community is only one mile from Soquel Village, and offers easy access to shopping, restaurants, and of course antiquing.  The location offers so many benefits.  Since the fog burns off quicker here than other areas, you can enjoy the sun and warmth at home while living within a 10 minute drive to the beach.  The community is ideally positioned for commuting, both for taking the back route over the hill or quickly accessing Highway 1.  Interested in walking trails, a playground, or a spot for a game of soccer or baseball?  Then you will appreciate that Blue Ball Park is only a 10 minute walk away.  For a quieter route, take the shortcut at the back of the community through the residential neighborhood.  The Park’s picnic benches or pavilions are a great venue for outdoor gatherings.  Or if you would like to host an event indoors, you could use the clubhouse in Carriage Acres.  All of this is available in a nicely maintained park with affordable space rent.

#100 is in a truly special location within the community.  On the south side of the park, the home is on a less traveled street.  It faces the neighboring housing community and thus offers a measure of separation, as the home overlooks houses and greenery.  The front deck is an ideal spot to sit and take in the views of the hills… and maybe you will see some animals!

Built in 2006, this home has been very well cared for.  It features one bedroom, one bathroom, 504 square feet, and a carport that can accommodate two cars.  As you enter the home, you notice that though the home is small, the space works very well.  The laminate flooring throughout creates a continuous space with good flow.  The open floor plan and vaulted ceilings make the home feel spacious and airy.  Southern exposure allows light to pour into the home.  If you enjoy cooking or entertaining, you will be thrilled with the well equipped kitchen, which offers plenty of counter and cabinet space, a gas range with hood that vents to the exterior, and last but not least, a dishwasher.

Worried about the summer heat in Soquel?  Well this home is equipped with a window air conditioning unit that makes the home feel very comfortable.  The home offers washer and dryer hook-ups, though the seller currently uses that space for a pantry cabinet.  You could keep the cabinet for extra storage and utilize the community’s laundry facility or if you prefer a washer and dryer in unit, the pantry cabinet could easily be removed.

The bedroom accommodates a queen bed, nightstand and dresser.  It also features sliding glass doors that lead to the back deck.  Lattice surrounds the deck to offer a measure of privacy.  This is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or glass of wine at the end of the day.  There is a small storage container on the deck for the outdoor necessities.  Behind the deck, there is a very narrow yard space - perfect for the person who is not interested in spending their weekends working in the yard!

This newer home is in excellent condition and ready for you to move right in and start enjoying a simple relaxed lifestyle near the beach.  Priced at $149,000, it is a great opportunity to live close the the ocean affordably.  The owner has enjoyed living here and hopes that the future owner will treat the home with the same level of care.