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Bluff Top, Oceanfront Home W 180* Frontline Ocean Views

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View to Capitola village, Pleasure Point,Santa Cruz Monterey Bay


Last updated: 01/30/2015

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Aptos house description

NO LONGER AVAILABLE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PAST RENTALS. ON SALES MARKET. This unique Aptos/Capitola ,Santa Cruz County, oceanfront, bluff top, south facing, private home has 180 degree huge ocean views of Capitola Bay and the entire Monterey Bay. 150 acres of treed open space in back overlooks New Brighton State Beach. Private gated entry,1000 ft road. Contemporary, s 11ft glass windows, stone floors, 2000 ft deck multi- level decks south facing
Hot tub overlooks ocean. 5 minute stroll through park to stairs to beach. 1 mile to Capitola Village. View of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary across to Pacific Grove/Monterey. See Dolphins, Whales, paddleboarding, kayaking,surfing, right off 20 mile long dog friendly beach. See New Brighton State Beach for location.

PLEASE DO NOT CONSIDER IF you have young unsupervised children as property is not safe, not fenced and covered but unlocked hot tub. No weddings or wedding parties of any type allowed per insurance, this is not a party house, it is a serene environment good for families and friends..

POEM'S BY OUR GUESTS: two precious poems by twin 9 year old girls while staying at Dolphinwatch - Spring 2008

Listen, by Paris B
Bolting, crashing, smashing, dipping, coming in and coming out, it pauses and starts again, like fireworks and granaides, you can hear it roar, it's trying to tell you something but you aren't lisening, the ocean is calling to you . . .

Ocean Blue, by Olivia B
light blue horizon can touch the gentle waves crashing on the shore will make it go astray touching every creature moving in its path better not get too close or it will go crash
Ocean Blue bright as dew birds skimming and looking for fish, fish jumping, seals swimming, all in its path

guest book comment 06/06: every time I looked out over the fabulous view from my place on the chaise, or relaxed om the luch blankets on each bed, or watched my sister floating happily in the hot tub, I kept hearing Humphrey Bogart's voice echoing in my head, saying wistfully 'the stuff that dreams are made of.' And he was right this place seems to have materialized out of a dream . . .


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2150 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Not Suitable For Children:

    not fenced, hot tub, sharp objects, unsafe for young children. newborns OK with own crib...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    multiple dogs are welcome no extra charge great area for dogs, no fenced area, they are allowed on the beach and in the park...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    there are no steps from driveway to first floor and deck...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    king ensuite bath tub shower garden view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    queen bed ensuite 1/2 bath (toilet,sink) upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    king ensuite bath separate tub shower oceanfront...moreless

  • loft: 1 queen

    open loft w queen partial privacy shower/toilet downstairs...moreless

  • Two king suites downstairs with private full baths with tubs, 1 bedroom upstairs which includes a queen bed, a double size futon which is on top of a a single size bed, all in the same room. Outside this room room is a queen bed in open loft area, semi-private, no walls, fabulous place to sleep, whitewater view. The upstairs has a 1/2 bath, the shower for all upstairs guests is downstairs The two suites downstairs have full baths each, one on the ocean and one facing garden. Maximum of eight adults, 2 per bed, children and singles can sleep on huge sofas in living room and total guests can be 10 for sleeping purposes. room in both downstairs rooms for a crib (not supplied) No toddlers or young children allowed upstairs due to safety concerns. May not be considered safe for young children. Level with no steps from drive into house and onto deck, can easily maneuver wheelchair hard surface (stone)- first floor, 2nd floor not suitable for young children, not safe....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    private king suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    private king suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    downstairs hall...moreless

  • entire first floor accessible with no stairs - 2 king size suites ground level - no stairs from parking through house on out to deck, easy for wheelchairs or walkers( gravel on drive for short distance) upstairs bedroom and loft share downstairs bathroom (shower). shower walker accessible, however not legally compliant for handicap requirements. 1 queen is in open loft upstairs. Other queen upstairs in bedroom with a full size futon, and twin daybed. Futon must be moved to floor off daybed to use. Upstairs Not Safe For Young Children....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please note that this is a private residence and does have a non licensed local property manager. This is a great place for dogs! It is not child safe and we discourage very young children due to location, no fencing, on bluff, hot tub covered but not locked . Access to the house is direct from the gravel drive, No stairs, wheel chairs and walkers have direct access and shower downstairs can be accessed with walker. Huge parking area for 6 cars at least. BUT PLEASE, OUT OF RESPECT FOR THIS SPECIAL HOME, No large groups, 12 max . No wild parties, No weddings, per insurance. No outdoor music allowed. Road is video monitored....moreless


  • Books:

    many great books in house...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    some, can't guarantee, usually cards available etc. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    PANDORA ON TV...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH network TV/ NETFLIX - ROKU COMCAST cable internet...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    MANY DVDS ONLY...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Best sunbathing, paddleboarding, fishing beach in area. Safe for swimming. Dolphins, Otters, Seals, Humpback Whales just offshore....moreless

  • Beach View:

    Bluff top, 180 degree clear view of Monterey Bay and Capitola Pier. 1000 ft private gated drive. Above 25 mile sandy beach. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Rare in town oceanfront uninterrupted view, three levels of decks afford great privacy. sit in the spa overlooking the Monterey Bay....moreless

  • Village:

    1 mile from charming Capitola Village. located on the border, in affluent Aptos, California ...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Communication / Internet

  • Fax


  • Dining:

    same area as living room - open space...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant floor heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed Comcast cable...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    combined with dining area...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    6 cars total...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone:


  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    high speed and wired if desired...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    plus espresso machine - Gaggia...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    very well equipped...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    very large new 3/2013 stainless professional very well equipped plus pantry area...moreless

  • Microwave:

    also convection...moreless

  • Oven:

    gas Viking...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    lots of spices condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gas Viking professional 4 burner high BTU's...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    can rent small boats 1 mile from house off Capitola Pier highly recommended for sealife viewing and fishing...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    massive deck on ocean, multilevel and private deck below gas firepit...moreless

  • Golf:

    many good golf courses abound in area...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    can rent locally fantastic place to kayak and paddle board, nearby surfing, not suppolied due to liability unfortunately...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal weber - always gas grill - can not guarantee working state in summer with back to back rentals...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    can not supply - liability reasons...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Forms Of Payment

  • Accept Credit Card

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $185 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11%


ALWAYS ASK FOR CURRENT PRICE FOR YOUR STAY DATES. SUMMER AND HOLIDAYS PAYMENT DUE 90 DAYS PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY avg rate $3500 - $4900 WK + fees, rate is dependent on time of year, holidays and summer, special events, as well as number of days rented. 3 DAY MINIMAL CHARGE due to high turnover cost, 5 DAY MINIMUM SUMMER. Calender may not be up to date. Winter monthly rate highly discounted.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Seascape Golf Course,
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Clara
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1 and Park Avenue, Capitola
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

PLEASE EMAIL for availability. Calender may be inacurate due to pending bookings and can change at any time. See DOG FRIENDLY New Brighton State Beach. GOOGLE IS IN ERROR DO NOT USE. A short 10 minute stroll through the park takes you to the stairs to the beach. The beach is 25 miles long going south. Capitola Village is 1/2 mile north. The park and beach are DOG FRIENDLY. The property is private , surrounded by 150 acres of open space and trees, accessed by a 1000 ft private, gated drive, 100 ft from nearest home, far from a public road. The only sounds you will hear are the waves breaking below the house. private sunbathing deck hidden below house on bluff, plenty of parking.

Other Activities: mountain biking, unreal hiking, cycling, kayaking, surfing, SUP, paddle board below house,access through park, pier with power boats for rent for fishing or viewing dolphin, otters, fishing off beach for very large sea bass and halibut, salmon in season, dungeness crab during season.

Golf: De La Viega Golf Course, Santa Cruz - 15 minutes

Seascape Golf Course, Aptos - 10 minutes

Pebble Beach Golf Course - 45 minutes

Spyglass Golf Course - 45 minutes

Spanish Bay Golf Course - 60 minutes

Pasatiempo Golf Course, Santa Cruz - 20 minutes

Ski: 4 hours from lake Tahoe, 3 hours from Yosemite


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: We are retired, Bruce - a surgeon and Pam, an RN nurse/100ton USCG master mariner, bought an old beach shack 25 yrs ago, rebuilt and have owned this home since 1994. Often offshore sailing, kiteboarding or diving. We, of course, are at this magnificent property ourselves which is why it is often not available.. We hope you enjoy this special paradise as much as we do. Thank you for your interest.

Why the Owner Chose Aptos:
Unique, on of a kind location unparalled location, close to all that is wonderful in Santa Cruz County and Monterey Bay. No other property in the county offers the isolation and privacy while easy access to the sand and amenities. Not in a residential area, very very private and quiet. Jacuzzi overlooking ocean and below secret sun deck.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Best location in Santa Cruz County, 25 mile long beach below house, easy direct access to boating, paddleboarding, surfing, fishing, hiking, great mountainbiking, golfing and best walking village - Capitola feel you are at a very special place, magical, alluring. Drive 45 minutes to Pebble Beach, Carmel, Monterey, 1.5hrs to San Francisco, 3 hrs Yosemite. 5 hours to Lake Tahoe.

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  • View to Capitola village, Pleasure Point,Santa Cruz  Monterey Bay

    View to Capitola village, Pleasure Point,Santa Cruz Monterey Bay

  • Master Bedroom/Oceanfront

    Master Bedroom/Oceanfront

  • New Brighton Beach below house is 20 miles long. Dogs allowed

    New Brighton Beach below house is 20 miles long. Dogs allowed

  • master garden suite

    master garden suite

  • loft Bedroom open screened queen

    loft Bedroom open screened queen

  • Deck view from living room to Capitola village

    Deck view from living room to Capitola village

  • upstairs queen bedroom full futon and daybed same room 10 x20 1/2 bath ensuite

    upstairs queen bedroom full futon and daybed same room 10 x20 1/2 bath ensuite

  • hot tub, Monterey Bay & Pacific Grove across bay facing south

    hot tub, Monterey Bay & Pacific Grove across bay facing south

  • Living Room  from loft

    Living Room from loft

  • new kitchen  2013

    new kitchen 2013

  • deck dining

    deck dining

  • stairs to left and 3rd bedroom - half bath upstairs

    stairs to left and 3rd bedroom - half bath upstairs

  • view deck oceanfront outside dining

    view deck oceanfront outside dining

  • View


  • Stairs to beach 5 minute stroll thru park

    Stairs to beach 5 minute stroll thru park

  • ocean master bathroom

    ocean master bathroom

  • Sunset from deck toward Capitola

    Sunset from deck toward Capitola

  • Driveway 1000 ft to house

    Driveway 1000 ft to house

  • dining area ocean front connects to living room to right

    dining area ocean front connects to living room to right

  • lower deck

    lower deck

  • guest bath/shower # 3 bath

    guest bath/shower # 3 bath

  • new 2013 chefs kitchen

    new 2013 chefs kitchen

  • vue kitchen window

    vue kitchen window

$750 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 3 nights
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 01/30/2015
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bluff top, oceanfront home w 180* frontline ocean views

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