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