Tranquil Rural Community

Bonny Doon

Bonny Doon is a tranquil mountain community known for its towering Redwoods, productive vineyards, and unaltered countryside. Located northwest of Santa Cruz in the northern Monterey Bay, Bonny Doon is a charming small town that has no downtown core, but many necessary services and amenities. Read more about Bonny Doon homes for sale.

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Bonny Doon Home Statistics

Average Home Price $1.8M
Lowest Priced Home $199K
Highest Listing Price $12.8M
Total Property Listings 81
Avg. Price/SQFT $873

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About Bonny Doon, CA Homes For Sale

Bonny Doon homes for sale are found on private properties tucked amongst magnificent trees, with expansive views of the hillsides. A number of the houses here are charming cabin-style retreats, log cabins, luxury ranches with guests houses and custom country homes. Take full advantage of the tranquil natural environment with panoramic views of the towering trees and lush grasses.

Homes in Bonny Doon were made for enjoying the outdoors, and that's exactly what largely attracts homebuyers to the area. That's why we believe it's one of the top towns to live in.  Special features include plenty of windows, expansive decks and patios, swimming pools, beautiful gardens, plenty of acreage, and more. Bonny Doon real estate makes it easy to find your perfect cabin in the woods. 

Here, you won't find any large developments or master-planned communities. Instead, you'll discover quaint custom homes, hidden under the shaded canopy of the forest with plenty of room to stretch out and relax. You can have your perfect mountain hideaway with a workshop out back and nothing but crisp mountain air and the sounds of birds chirping around you. 

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Interested in learning more about Bonny Doon, California homes for sale? Contact us online or call 1-831-345-0338 for more information about buying and selling a home in Bonny Doon and other communities in the Santa Cruz area.

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Bonny Doon Beach

Find charming single-family homes and large acreage properties in Bonny Doon real estate! Originally a logging community with Scottish roots, Bonny Doon was named after a line in the Robert Burns’ song The Banks O’Doon.

This hillside community is situated at a higher elevation in the Redwood Forest, allowing for homes to command spectacular views of the mountains, forest, grasslands, and ocean.

Although Bonny Doon real estate is found in rural Santa Cruz County, it’s only a short drive to Santa Cruz or the University of California Santa Cruz. This area is best-known for its towering Redwoods, productive vineyards, and unaltered countryside. Just 20 minutes from Santa Cruz, find your perfect hobby farm or acreage home in Bonny Doon!

Life in Bonny Doon, CA

Bonny Doon is quite a bit smaller than many other Californian communities, with just a few services and amenities nearby, including a church, elementary school, and two fire stations. There’s also a private airport, several wineries, and popular beach. Just a short drive from the community is Bonny Doon Beach, a secluded beach with its own nude section.

This gorgeous part of the coast is highly rated for its cleanliness, sandy shores, waves and peacefulness. Just 25 minutes northwest of Santa Cruz, this tranquil mountain community is perfect for anyone looking to settle down with a cabin in the woods or larger property. 

FAQs About Bonny Doon

Q: Is the ocean close to Bonny Doon?
The ocean is just a short drive away from Bonny Doon real estate, and can be seen from some parts on clear days. 

Q: How far away is Bonny Doon from other popular areas?
A: Bonny Doon is a short twenty minute drive away from the popular area of Santa Cruz, and just a short five minute drive away from the popular ocean beaches to the southwest, such as Shark Fin Cove, Bonny Doon Beach and Davenport Beach. 

Q: Where did Bonny Doon get its name?
A: This quiet rural community fittingly got its name from an old Robert Burns song, in which he references the Scottish Doon River. 

If you’d like to live in the utopian community of Bonny Doon, contact Lauren Spencer online. When you work with a Realtor® you’ll have the advantage of viewing real estate first—sometimes even before the listing hits the MLS!

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