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Surf, Sand, Sea, Where Else Would You Want to Be!

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Are you looking for something different ...a clean, fresh and well-maintained beach home? Then welcome to our Rio Del Mar Beach Home, Beach House 257, and a slice of heaven to share with you!

There is a wonderful ocean and beach view from the master bedroom balcony. K, are you asking 'where is the peak of the ocean view?' We don't mention the peak...since you are wondering, from the half bath there is a 'peak' between the condos across the street. Our pictures are accurate, we do not embellish in the least. We wish our guests to be pleasantly 'surprised' upon arrival! One needs to experience Beach House 257 to truly appreciate. None of our guests have been disappointed, they have been pleasantly surprised! Please review our guest's comments, which are available on this site.

We love hearing our guest's excitement in e-mails just before arriving! Then understanding their sadness to leave Beach House 257. Our heart is with them in leaving ...we feel the same way. There is something special about Beach House 257, and one needs to experience to understand …it is such a great home to be with each other, family, and friends. There is something about the ocean, coast and life ...together.

Our guests have the ability to be in communication 24/7 with both Scott and I, Diane. There is much communication sent prior to arrival/instructions/expectations. Scott and I have tried to think of any and all things to make our guests experience a comfortable, joyful and memory building stay. We at one time were a beach home rental guests, therefore our Beach House 257 will reflect us, you as guests, your needs and expectations. We listen when a guest of Beach House 257 makes a suggestion, truly we do!

We love the drive in on Rio Del Mar Blvd from Highway 1, the beauty of the drive ...as one approaches Beach House 257, descending down the hill, the massive view of the ocean and beach, our hearts race, we are there, Beach House 257, heartbeat of Rio Del Mar. Enjoy the views, enjoy the ride, and enjoy this slice of heaven! You will not be disappointed in Beach House 257 as well as the marvels of Aptos and surrounding areas!

Our beach home has a contemporary style that is inviting for comfort, enjoyment and very well maintained. There are many windows and skylights to allow natural light, which enhances the beauty of the hardwood floors throughout. Many amenities are included for your comfort and stay, including: high ceilings, skylights, new dual pane windows, hardwood floors, fresh paint, soft water, electronic air-filtration system, high speed wireless internet and a LCD HDTV/Home Theater System. A one-car garage as well as two off-street parking spaces is available for guest use.

The living, dining, kitchen area as well as the other two bedrooms look out over Rio Del Mar with gorgeous mountain views by day and romantic city lights at night.

Biking enthusiasts love the area! They own the roads, not vehicles. Vehicles are respectful to the biking enthusiast, pedestrians, animals and community in general.

A taste of the locals......
- Aptos, Le Chef is an AWESOME shop for culinary, entertaining and b-b-q enthusiasts! Wonderful people!
- Capitola Village, Surf N Shack is an AWESOME stop for the Surf Kulture! Wonderful people!

Thank you for your review and consideration! We wish you to fall in love with Beach House 257 - Aptos. Enjoy!

Please scroll down; we have links to our personal website for more information/specials, pictures.

Thank you, you will love Beach House 257!


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1454 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, they are who make the beach the most loving experience....memories are created for families to treasure for a lifetime!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Enjoy dog-friendly Rio Del Mar Beach with your best friend. Please inquire about our pet policy....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Brown (bottom) Bedroom: 1 double

    Pillow-top mattress w/ convertible single chair-bed...moreless

  • Master (upper) Bedroom: 1 queen

    Pillow-top mattress & deck for ocean & beach views...moreless

  • Green (middle) Bedroom: 1 queen

    Pillow-top mattress w/ convertible single chair-bed...moreless

  • Down Alternative bedding, comforters & pillows. Extra blanket if needed. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large bathroom cabinet w/ two lavatories ...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Lg 2-person shower in bedroom w/ separate lavatory & toilet...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Master Bedroom features sky lights,ocean/beach view from the master bedroom balcony, queen bed; middle bedroom features views of Rio Del Mar City lights @ night, queen bed and convertible chair which makes a single bed; bottom floor bedroom features views of Rio Del Mar City lights @ night, full bed and convertible chair which makes a single bed....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small bookshelf w/ limited books ...some donated by previous guests...moreless

  • CD Player

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    From Master Bedroom Deck & Front Yard...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The backside of our beach home features several windows with the beautiful views of mountains, close and in the distance....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    From Master Bedroom Deck & Front Yard...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Adjacent to kitchen & living room w/ wonderful mountain & valley views...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Single car...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Everything provided for included beds & convertible chair-beds ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Fireplace, Entertainment center w/ seating for up to (5) or (6) persons...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Two total...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calling only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bring your own beach towels & gear ...that's all!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent & softener included...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Located in Living Room w/ gas log-lighter...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Typical 12-cup coffee maker & filters are provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All you would need to prepare any meal...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes needed for home cooked meals...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Everything needed to cook at home (except for food & drink, of course)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Smaller oven (Jenn-aire stove/oven)...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Most typical spices included...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard size w/ upper freezer (no ice-maker)...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric Jenn-aire w/ electric grill...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off master bedroom, wonderful view of the ocean....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small deck at side of house for gas grill...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 76 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hi-season
May 22 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$295
$1,800
Fall Transition
Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$255
$1,560
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$295
$1,800
Xmas and New Years Holiday
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$295
$1,800
MLK Holiday Weekend
Jan 15 - Jan 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$295
Presidents Holiday Weekend
Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$295
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$215
$1,315

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $130
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

** Refundable Security Deposit **

$500.00 due 30-days in advance of stay

** Pets **

Up to two dogs allowed - Inquire for further information:

$35.00 for first (2) nights & $10.00/night thereafter - Add $250.00 to Refundable Security Deposit.

** Credit Cards **

A 3% credit handling fee will be added to all credit card transactions

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mineta San Jose International Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
SeaBreeze Tavern
1.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Seascape Golf Course
15.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Roaring Camp, Big Trees Railroad
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Rio
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rio Del Mar Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Our Beach Home is 5-7 minutes away from Capitola Village, 10-12 minutes away from Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Downtown Santa Cruz! 40-45 minutes away from Monterey, Carmel, and 17-mile drive! Gilroy Outlets, 40-45 minutes. SERIOUSLY! Time depends upon traffic, day, time of day. We are VERY centrally located to any and all! San Francisco is about 1-1/2 hr away, again depending upon traffic. Aptos has such a family, friendly, wonderful feel, we wish you to enjoy and experience as well!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hi! We are the Schendel family, we would like for you to meet us, Scott and Diane, our daughters Robyn and Mackenzie. We live in the Central Valley which gets VERY HOT in the summer, we are totally in nature coastal people! Aptos is a wonderful community we fell in love with several years ago. Many walks on the beach for day trips with our daughters as they were growing up, then the puppy boys. We had the opportunity to purchase this wonderful beach house, we loving call Beach House 257 in December of 2007. We have provided a Beach Home full of amentities and comfort with our guests in mind! It is warm, comfortable and inviting to the mind, body and soul. Beach House 257 has this unique ability to soothe and comfort. The treasures of family memories or friends gathering memories is very much the heart of Beach House 257. We have been blessed by our guests and love to hear their excitement about their anticipated arrival as well as their excitement for their time spent at Beach House 257!

Why the Owner Chose Aptos:
We as a family have rented several beach homes over the years, we knew our hearts were at the beach. One of the beach home rentals was in Seacliff, Aptos, we had an opportunity to meet the locals and found this community to be very inviting, they stole our hearts! We as parents also knew to keep our daughters going on vacation with us we needed to find a 'draw' for them. Beach House 257 is centrally located for diverse enjoyment! Capitola Village is 5 minutes away, Santa Cruz is 10 minutes away, The Gilroy Outlets are 40 minutes away, Monterey and Carmel are 40 minutes away. Best of all, the beach is a 3-1/2 minute walk from the front door of Beach House 257. The beach in Aptos is very family friendly, from the wee ones running, playing, splashing in the surf to the elderly sitting and enjoying their family and friends. There is something for everyone at Beach House 257!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Ahhh, how do we describe the uniqueness of Beach House 257? The pictures do not tell the whole story! As one will read in our guest book online as well as the one at Beach House 257 when they stay, there is a common theme, thread....Beach House 257 is an experience....to see it all in person, all together, very unique in architecture, decor, comfort. The height of the building in itself when inside peering out the many windows. The beautiful hardwood floors, the sky lights, the two person shower in the Master Bedroom, the staircase, the privacy of each of the bedrooms. Each time we go to Beach House 257 we are ever so thankful to share with you, our guests. Thank you for being our guests!


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Photos

  • Surf, Sand and Sea at Rio Del Mar Beach

    Surf, Sand and Sea at Rio Del Mar Beach

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Dining Room and Kitchen from the Living Room

    Dining Room and Kitchen from the Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room and Kitchen from Stairs to Master Bedroom

    Dining Room and Kitchen from Stairs to Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Second Bathroom

    Second Bathroom

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • Exterior Side Yard and Deck

    Exterior Side Yard and Deck

  • Rio Del Mar Beach from Property

    Rio Del Mar Beach from Property

  • Front Elevation

    Front Elevation

  • Dining Room Vindw View

    Dining Room Vindw View

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room and Kitchen from Stairs to Master Bedroom

    Dining Room and Kitchen from Stairs to Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom Landing

    Master Bedroom Landing

  • Master Bedroom with Shower and Built-in Cabinets

    Master Bedroom with Shower and Built-in Cabinets

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Second Bathroom

    Second Bathroom

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • View from Side Yard Deck

    View from Side Yard Deck

  • Rio Del Mar Beach

    Rio Del Mar Beach

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  • Calendar last updated 05/22/2015
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