#1. Duo of Cuban Contraband: Cuban Cigars and Rum
Donated by the Muhly Family
There is no better way to experience Cuba than with cult status Cuban contraband.
Cohiba Cigars, a favorite of dictator Fidel Castro, was a brand once reserved exclusively for diplomats and dignitaries. Cohibas are also famous for the extend fermentation of the tobacco that giving it a smoother flavor than other cigars. This particular box of authentic, sticker-sealed, Cohiba Esplendidos was purchased directly from the El Lagunito Cigar factory in Cuba and hand carried back to Scotts Valley.
Nothing pairs with a fine Cohiba like a bottle of Havana Club Rum. World famous for its rich full-flavor, it’s the original dark sipping rum. This is not the Bacardi version of Havana Club Rum, but the real deal from Cuba.
Fine print: Rum not for consumption on site.
#2. EARTHQUAKES – Tickets on the Field to ANY Home Game with Parking
Donated by the Dills Family and Fourth Grade Classes
Get excited to cheer on the home team. FIVE tickets 2020 San Jose Earthquakes to a home game OF YOUR CHOICE at Avaya Stadium and parking too. The tickets are in Field Club 33, Row 3, Seats 5-9. Schedule at: https://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule.
But awesome tickets are just the start. We’ve also included a gift card for $300 Marriott Gift Card so you can book a room at any of the many nearby Marriott properties and not have to drive 17 home after the game. And we’ve included $100 gift card for dinner at Blaze Pizza just right up the street from the stadium.
#3. Tahoe! Two-Nights and Meals or Spa at Top Ranked Edgewood Resort
Donated by Edgewood Tahoe and the Transitional and Kinder Classes
Nestled on the shores of South Lake Tahoe, and Voted #1 Resort Hotel in the U.S. by readers of Travel and Leisure in 2018, the Edgewood is style all the way.
In the summer, enjoy golf, the beauty of the lake, paddle boarding, hiking, and more. In the winter, you can choose to ski or take a majestic sleigh ride while snuggled under a warm blanket. Either way, the first-class resort offers numerous amenities including morning wellness activities and evening s’mores.
The gift cards included in this package should nicely cover two nights with additional money for dining, activities, or a relaxing visit to the world class spa.
The Fine Print: One night and $100 credit expire 2/28/21 and subject to availability, excludes the month of July and Fridays/Saturdays in August; using $100 can only be used for golf Sun-Thurs after 1pm and excludes July and August. $700 gift card does not expire. Average room rate about $400/night exclusive of resort fees and taxes.
#4. A Firetruck Ride to School
Donated by Scotts Valley Fire Department
Give your Vine Hill student a ride he or she will never forget. Your child and two of his/her friends will ride to school in a fire engine fully staffed by Scott’s Valley’s bravest. This is an auction exclusive and can ONLY be secured tonight, so get bidding and let the sirens roll!
Fine print: Only valid for residents of Scotts Valley.
#5. Midcentury Perfect: Three Nights in Palm Springs
Donated by First-Grade Classes
Warm winter days beckon- do you want to spend time by the pool, ride the aerial tram, golf, or hunt mid-century antiques. You can do it all with three-nights in a gorgeous three-bedroom, two-bathroom, family-friendly, pool home. Designed by the legendary William Krisel, the modern updates to this home did not diminish its Mid-Century beauty. It has a large open kitchen, huge back yard with bocce ball and the pool, and is centrally located to all of what Palm Springs has to offer. Come with the family, just the two of you, or make a guys’/gals’ weekend out of it. (A picture is worth a thousand words, so check it out here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/37323478?s=67&shared_item_type=1&virality_entry_point=1&source_impression_id=p3_1581480199_RbE3ihL17969IhyD
As usual, we strive for more than just swanky accommodations. This package also includes: $150 gift card for the esteemed farm-to-table Workshop Kitchen + Bar where you can enjoy brunch or delicious dinner.
The Fine Print: Subject to availability, city regulations, and house rules. Thanksgiving, Christmas/New-Years, and Coachella are excluded. Winner will be given owner’s name and contact to book directly. Cleaning fee included. Must use by April 30, 2022.
#6. First Class: A Week at Puerto Vallarta’s Mayan Palace Resort & Spa
Donated by the Meisser Family & Fifth-Grade Classes
Viva la relaxation! The Mayan Palace, a Vidanta Resort in Puerto Vallarta Mexico awaits you for a seven-night stay in the World’s Friendliest City. This package includes a one-bedroom suite with a king-size bed, one bathroom, a living room with a dining table and kitchen, balcony and two TVs.
Vidanta Puerto Vallarta is a cozy oasis where you can lay by the pool or de-stress with a relaxing beach massage while the excellent staff takes care of your every need. Guests also enjoy full access to Nuevo Vallarta, only a short ride away. Give your family a trip filled with activities, adventures, and entertainment with a stay at one of Mexico’s most beloved vacation spots, Mayan Palace at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta.
Fine print: Bookings can be made up to five months in advance of stay and are subject to availability. Must be a consecutive stay. Does not include food, beverages, amenities, tax or service charges. Not redeemable for cash or credit. May be able to pay additional fees to book at a different resort. Reservation must be made within 18 months after auction date. The Vine Hill PTA pays the $50 registration fee and the timeshare resort fee of $800 at the time of booking. https://www.vidanta.com/web/nuevo-vallarta/mayan-palace
#7. DISNEY 4-All
Donated by the Third-Grade Classes
We all have a trip to Disneyland in our hearts. Now make it a reality with four passes to the park and a Marriott Gift Card to use at one of the three Marriott properties within walking distance to the park, or at any of the numerous properties in Orange County. Give your kids a magical moment in the Magic Kingdom. $550 Marriott gift card should get two nights or more at the local hotels.
The Fine Print: Disney Tickets are 1-day single park tickets, and have terms and condition, black-out dates, and expire in approximately one year (at the time of this printing we did not have the physical tickets to list the fine print, please consult Auction chairs if you have any concern before bidding. Marriott Gift Card does not expire and can be used at any Marriott Property.
Sponsored by Omni San Diego, Lego Land, and the Kinder and Transitional Kinder Classes
With miles of sandy beaches and an average temperature of 70 degrees year-round, San Diego is a premier travel destination. The four-star Omni hotel is one more reason to visit this fabulous seaside city. Located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter and across from PETCO park, the Omni San Diego puts you in the heart of the city's most popular tourist attractions. You can stay two nights and have funds to spare for additional fun, meals, or whatever you choose at the hotel.
And what kid doesn’t enjoy a trip to Lego Land. We’ve included tickets for two adults and two children, two-day Sea Life Hopper tickets.
The Fine Print: Gift Certificate for a one night stay for two at the Omni Hotel in San Diego expires in approximately one year, is subject to availability and blackout periods, and must be presented upon check in. $500 gift card to the Omni Hotel never expires. Each Lego Land tickets is an adult ticket that includes a free child, and is a two-day Sea-Life park hopper ticket. Must be used by 1/2/21.
#9. Premium Parking Spot in the Vine Hill Lot for the 2020-2021 School Year
Sponsored by Vine Hill Elementary
Arrive in style to your very own marked parking spot. Never look for parking again on Back to School night or at any other crowded time. A true convenience and luxury.
The Fine Print: Parking spot is reserved for the new school year by a sign with your family’s name. Disruptions may occur periodically due to construction, but this is an awesome thing to have.
#10. Giants Game for Four & A Room at the Donatello in Union Square
Donated by the Meisser Family
Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowds! Fun, beer, and hotdogs wait you at Oracle Park for a great day of baseball by The Bay, July 11, 2020 vs San Diego Padres game time TBD (which usually is 6:05 on Saturday depending on ESPN).
Section 112, row 31&32, seats 5&6. Right behind home plate! You also get a parking pass for Lot A (closest lot to Oracle Park)
After the game, enjoy all that San Francisco has to offer with a one night stay in your Club King Room (w/sofa bed) at Club Donatello, a four-star gold crown boutique owners club just one block from Union Square and the fashionable boutiques and shops that fill the surrounding streets. Spend a day shopping in Union Square, visiting museums or strolling down to Pier 39 for a ride out to Alcatraz or a day at the Exploratorium on the Embarcadero - the choices are limitless!
Donated by The Wheelocks, Breathe Botanicals, Crow’s Nest/Shadowbrook, Walnut Street Café, and the Crepe Place, Fourth Grade Classes
Want to get away from the kids, but don’t want to go too far? Or have family in town and need extra beds (or just don’t want them staying with you)? Problem solved with the Wheelock’s two-bedroom, one bathroom, guest house in Scotts Valley for two-nights. You or your guests will live it up under the redwoods. Cottage features queen bedroom with luxury linens, a second bedroom with a twin bed and trundle, access to Scotts Valley hiking – and general pure tranquility. It’s unattached and plenty far away from the Wheelock’s house, so treat it as your own guest house.
And what staycation is complete without enjoying all that our community can offer? So, in addition to a fabulous place to stay, eat out in style with gift cards to area restaurants. Included are a $50 gift card that could be used at either Crow’s Nest or Shaddowbrook, a gift card for breakfast or lunch for two at the Walnut Street Café, and another $25 gift card to use at the Crepe Place. Then when you’re nice and full, hit up the spa with your $100 gift card to Escape Day Spa. Top it all off with some luxury skincare products from Breathe Botanicals (a new Scotts Valley company).
The Fine Print: Wheelock guest house subject to availability, not available Thanksgiving or Christmas/New Years, and expires February 28, 2021. $100 to Exhale never expires. Some exclusions apply to other gift cards.
#12. Sunning or Snowing in Sun River Oregon
Donated by The Norvell Family and ProShop Sports
Want a fabulous family vacation or awesome girls’ get away, Sun River Oregon (just twelve miles outside of Bend) is the place to go. Equally perfect for snowy ski excursions and sunny summer holidays, the Sun River is surrounded by beautiful national forest land and natural volcanic wonders. And you get to stay in the Norvell’s fabulous 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation home for SEVEN nights! This is one of the longest vacations offered!
But that’s not all. Since Sun River is world class golfing destination, we are including a set of USKids Golf Clubs. There’s a $250 gift card to Sunriver Resort for food, spa, or fun, and two rounds of golf!
The Fine Print: Subject to availability, city regulations, and house rules. The following dates are blacked out: 4/3-4/12/20, 6/11-28/20, 7/5-9/20, 7/29-8/2/20, and Christmas/New-Years. Winner will be given owner’s name and contact to book directly. Cleaning fee included. Must use by April 30, 2022.
#13. Exhale Day Spa Private Pamper Party for Six
Donated by Exhale Day Spa
This day of decadence includes a 3.5 hour private spa party for six people in Exhale’s state of the art zenned-out location. Each guest receives a customized Signature Facial with LED light with an eye treatment, a 60-minute Signature, Hydrating Hand and Foot Treatment, signature Exhale Spa Gift AND catered appetizers, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will also be provided. The value of this package is $2400!
Using Tu’el’s high performance, professional-grade botanicals, Exhale Day Spa’s facials hydrate and refresh your skin. Each one is specifically customized to your skin type. A facial cleans, exfoliates, nourishes, and hydrates the skin, promoting a clear, healthy complexion, and can help your skin look younger. The Exhale Signature Massage is customized to fit your relaxation needs. This massage typically uses a combination of sequences in effleurage, petrissage, friction, vibration, percussion, and finally passive and active movements (bending and stretching). The pressure is up to you!
Gather up six of your favorites and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to treat yourself to something extremely special – you deserve it!
The Fine Print: Package does not include gratuity.
#14. Hangin’ Ten: Custom Surfboard Shaping and Surf Lessons
Donated by Midtown Surf Shop, John Moore of Mystic Surfboards, Club Ed Surf School, and Fourth Grade Classes
If you love to surf, or have ever wanted to learn, this is the package for you! Shape any custom surfboard of your choosing (shortboard, longboard, fish, etc.) together with veteran surfboard shaper John Moore at Midtown Surf Shop in Santa Cruz. Package includes a three-hour hands-on surfboard shaping lesson. Together, you and John will build the custom surfboard of your dreams. Includes all material costs, professional glassing and custom graphics or paint. The value of the board alone is as much as $1200. You might break up your lesson with one of the fabulous coffee creations at the Midtown Surf Shop, or maybe some tasty Avocado Toast. After your board is professionally glazed, you’ll be taking your own custom board home.
But a board is not enough, we’ve also included a $100 gift card for you to buy other goodies at MidTown Surf Shop.
Then, test out your new board with Club Ed Surf School. This is a two-hour semi-private surf lesson =. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first timer or are already known to paddle Santa Cruz’s waters, you’ll learn a lot.
The Fine Print: Package for surf board shaping must be used before March 30, 2021. $100 gift card to Midtown Surf Shop does not expire. Surf lesson has some terms and conditions.
#15. Dinner & Wine for 10 at Nick’s Next Door in Los Gatos
Donated by Nick’s Next Door, Los Gatos
Scotts Valley resident, chef Nick Difu, has hit the mark with Nick’s Next Door, a relaxed but elegant bistro that’s full of neighborly charm and showcase for his award-winning American bistro cuisine. Zigat said “neighborhood restaurants don’t get better than this.”
Come and be their guest for the works. Your meal for ten includes an appetizer, main course, and dessert selected from the ever-changing menu of seasonal delights. Also included are six bottles of wine.
Feel free to let your mouth water and check out more about the bistro on nicksnextdoor.com.
The Fine Print: Valid Tuesday-Saturday nights and subject to availability. Not valid in December or on Valentine’s Day. Expired March 31, 2021. It is recommended to make reservations several weeks in advance.
Donated by Third Grade Classes
High style on the high desert. Enjoy your own, nicely renovated, two-bedroom, one bath home, that sleeps six. It’s close to everything. Walk to town, including to the Joshua Tree Coffee Company where you can sip coffee each morning with your $100 gift card. And it’s just down the road from the park entrance. There are hikes for everyone from beginner to expert. Kids will enjoy Skull Rock (look this one up) and everyone will enjoy the fresh air. Then hit the farmer’s market to cook or enjoy one of the awesome local restaurants.
It’s always nice to know where you’ll be staying so have a look … it will make you want to bid on this get away for all. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/31020904?adults=1&user_id=2637232&s=42&ref_device_id=b389f3f6915eba235ed4d498788c3fcd561300a9&source_impression_id=p3_1580942050_v9cTEa%2BxICd49vQo
The Fine Print: $100 gift card for Joshua Tree Coffee Company never expires and is redeemable at their numerous locations. Subject to availability, city regulations, and house rules. Coachella weekends are excluded (in 2020 that is April 9-13 and April 16-20). Winner will be given owner’s name and contact to book directly. Cleaning fee included. Must use by May 31, 2021.
#17. Sexy Seattle
Donated by Seattle Shakespeare Company, Rhein Haus, Fairmont Olympic Seattle, and the Second-Grade Classes
Downtown Seattle’s premier luxury hotel, the Fairmont Olympic, captures the charm and elegance of the Italian Renaissance. Built in 1924 and located in the heart of the city, this legendary hotel offers breathtaking architecture, acclaimed dining, and impeccable service. Stay for two nights and enjoy breakfast in the Georgian Room each morning. Then you can explore the city with lots of energy. And Seattle has so much to offer. The world-famous Pike’s Market, Space Needle, glass museum, culinary adventures, and more.
Also enjoy the theater, with two tickets to Seattle Shakespeare Company. And since everyone needs to eat, and we want you to play, there is also a $75 gift card to the Rhein House which features amazing German food, beer, and bocce ball!
This package is topped off by a $350 flight credit on Alaska Air. So, you’ll be all set for a wonderful and fun weekend.
The Fine Print: Two nights in deluxe accommodations with up to $50 breakfast credit (gratuity not included) valid until February 22, 2021. $350 gift card for Alaska Air does not expire. Some exclusions apply to Rhein House gift card and Seattle Shakespeare Company tickets.
#18. Four 50-Yard Line Tickets to a 2020 49ers Game
Donated by the Bushman Family
Whether you are a diehard Niners fan or just never been to a game and want to see what all the fuss is about, this one’s for you! Spend a day at Levi’s Stadium and enjoy a home game that works with your schedule in section 314 Row 1, seats 17-20 very very close to the 50-yard line. This package also comes with a parking pass for the Green Lot (closest to the stadium where all the fun tailgating takes place).
The Fine Print: Once the 2020 schedule is confirmed, contact April Bushman on certificate provided to book your game. Subject to availability, not redeemable for cash.