In the tranquil Hidden Oaks community, this rare 2-story end unit offers a bright and peaceful environment while being minutes away from shopping, entertainment, and the outdoors. With only one shared wall, this home is private. The well-thought-out design includes a deck overlooking a lovely green space, a patio off the primary bedroom, a pantry, full bathrooms on each level, a cozy wood-burning fireplace, and a built-in window seat nook with a bookshelf. The location provides easy access to endless Scotts Valley activities, the beach, redwoods, and downtown Santa Cruz with easy access to Highway 17 and commutes to Silicon Valley. This is one of the few units with air conditioning, and the one-car garage is convenient! Additional upgrades include a newer HVAC system, water heater, and stainless steel appliances. The community amenities - 4 hot tubs, 2 pools, and walking paths - add to the appeal, as do special touches like watching the 4th of July fireworks from the window seat.