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Nestled among the redwoods just a 1/2 mile above Aptos Village.

Nestled among the redwoods just a 1/2 mile above Aptos Village. So cozy and comfortable, you won't want to leave. Rear deck with barbeque is a great place to dine and see deer. Kitchen has just about everything you'll need to make your gourmet meal. Just relax and enjoy the majestic redwoods. Gas grill and stairs that lead up to top of property and Valencia Road. Doors in bedroom that lead to wraparound deck. Deck is on 3 sides of home. Rio Del Mar Beach just 2 miles away. Bedroom with queen memory foam mattress on a platform built-in bed Gas fireplace keeps the house nice and toasty. Large deck with beauty all around. Bunk house pictured. Stairs leading up to Valencia Road. Park here or in front of house. Bunk house video collection Don't forget our house located on The Big Island of Hawaii. VRBO 190513

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Aptos house description

Just remodeled, cute and cozy cabin set in the lush Majestic Redwoods, just minutes to the beach. There is also a bunk house available that sleeps an additional 4 people for an extra charge. Get the best of both worlds with this private cottage nestled in the redwoods on 1/3 of an acre and 2 miles from Rio Del Mar Beach and 1/2 mile to Aptos Village.

Wake up surrounded by nature. Enjoy watching the deer graze just off the deck. Go for a hike in Nisene Marks State Park (just 1/2 mile away) where there are 30 miles of trails for hiking, jogging and biking. Or hang out at the beach next to The Palo Alto (or better known as 'The Cement Ship'), where you can fish from the pier.

This impressive cottage boasts over 700 square feet of decking that wraps around three sides of the the house for plenty of relaxing in the outdoors. When you're not outside, come in and enjoy the gas climate controlled floor to ceiling stone fireplace which sets the ambiance for the whole cottage.

Located at the end of a quiet road with plenty of parking, and a short distance to great restaurants and coffee shops. Check out many menus of our favorites inside the cottage. Or stay and cook in our fully equipped kitchen.

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Keywords: House, Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Rio Del Mar, Beach, Nisene Marks, Monterey Bay, Art & Wine Festival, Bogonia Festival, Pacific Coast bike route, Cement ship, fishing, boating, whale watching, santa cruz wharf, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Property Type

  • 600 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Memory foam queen mattress on built-in platform bed...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

            Double sofa sleeper in Living Room...moreless

          • Bunkhouse: 2 double

            This bedroom is in the Bunkhouse with bathroom...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Bunk House (2) double size beds...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            This bathroom is in the house...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            This bathroom is in the Bunkhouse...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Including but not limited to Toaster, Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, Waffle maker, Food Processor, Tea Kettle, Some pantry items and condiments...moreless

          • Dining:

            There is seating for 4 inside and 4 outside...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Thermostat controlled...moreless

          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Wrap around deck nestled among the redwoods for a truly memorable getaway. This ideal location above Aptos Village and approx. 2 miles from Rio Del Mar Beach. Enjoy the view of the redwoods from every room in this peaceful environment....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Lots of games to keep the adults and children entertained...moreless

              • Stereo:

                ISymphony stereo with dock...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Television

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Surfing
                      • Boating
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Home Away From Home

                        Home Away From Home

                        • Guest Monica A. (Glendale)
                        • Date of stay 11/27/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/05/13
                        I have enjoyed returning to this sweet little home as often as I can. Whether you're alone and just want to get away, or you want a nice little place where you can entertain a small group of people, this place is perfect. Private, quiet and equipped with most of the essentials one could need in Aptos, CA.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                      • Great Weekend with Friends!

                        Great Weekend with Friends!

                        • Guest Renee P.
                        • Date of stay 11/22/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/27/13
                        We rented the house to get away from chores and the bustle of life for a weekend and to invite some friends to come play games and hang out for my boyfriend's birthday. There were plenty of sleeping accommodations and linens, nice cooking prep tools, and a big patio to enjoy during the day. The fireplace works great as a heater at night. The directions the owner gives are helpful getting there - and the pictures are accurate. The place is small, the kitchen is really hard to squeeze more than one person in. For some this may be problematic - we weren't trying to cook as a group though. I would definitely recommend or rent this place again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • Cozy little cabin

                        Cozy little cabin

                        • Guest Darren S.
                        • Date of stay 11/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/06/13
                        Perfect couple's getaway spot. Very quiet & peaceful. Beautiful redwoods abound. Tricky to find on first attempt. Read directions carefully & arrive before dark if possible! Will definitely be a return guest.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • Perfect getaway!

                        Perfect getaway!

                        • Guest Shopgirl (Stockton, CA)
                        • Date of stay 08/16/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/18/13
                        We had an amazing time with friends. The house is adorable tucked away in the scenic redwoods. We loved how close the beach was. We will definetly stay again soon. Thank you for opening up your home.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • Great stay

                        Great stay

                        • Guest Kati (Manteca ca )
                        • Date of stay 08/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/14/13
                        This house was a great getaway. Locations was perfect, we were able to take a quick drive into town for coffee an have dinner in Santa Cruz. Atmosphere was calming an serene. We booked the house for a girls weekend. We all were able to relax an enjoy the fireplace an the amenities the kitchen offered. Definitely recommend for a romantic weekend, girls weekend , just a place to get away from the hustle an bustle. Thanks for our stay we appreciate it!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                      • Far enough Away but Close to Everything

                        Far enough Away but Close to Everything

                        • Guest M&C (Modesto)
                        • Date of stay 03/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/01/13
                        We just completed a weekend at the Pineapple Express in Aptos and could not be happier. Very relaxing to be amongst the trees and to wake up and feel you are in the middle of the forest. Very well appointed kitchen and especially appreciated the decent knives to prep with. Being so close to town was great and we would stay here again in an instant. Only recommendation is to connect the DVD player up with a HDMI cord for a better picture.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Nice weekend getaway

                        Nice weekend getaway

                        • Guest aiko (Hayward, CA)
                        • Date of stay 10/06/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/10/12
                        We came here for one night to get away from the "city." We were surrounded by the trees and fresh air, which was perfect. Plenty of fresh linens and pillows to keep us warm at night. The kitchen was a bit on the smaller side, but it did the job. Albert was easy to get a hold of, and was very helpful.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                      • A wonderful get away

                        A wonderful get away

                        • Guest Aprilsurprise (Surprise, Arizona USA)
                        • Date of stay 09/15/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/27/12
                        What a gem of a place. It is like living in a tree house. Everything was just as the description and photos said it would be. The house was spotless. The only recommendation I would make is, arrive during the day if you possibly can as it is really dark in the neighborhood. There is plenty to see and do from Santa Cruz to Monterey. In the house there is a basket filled with up to date local suggestions and maps or you can just veg out in a beautiful location. Loved the deck area.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                      • Home away from home

                        Home away from home

                        • Guest Pearce7 (Las Vegas)
                        • Date of stay 07/06/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/09/12
                        This place has soo much to offer it has all the charm of country living and was about a mile hike, bike or drive to beach, food or grocery for us. It was right next to the Nisene Marks State Park nestled in the Redwoods with over 60 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails that was perfect for our early morning strolls or late afternoon after the the beach this area was a great change of scenery for us, our kids thought it was awesome!!!! I highly recommend this cottage in the woods it was like being in the mountains and beach at the same time, LOVED IT!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • Feels like home

                        Feels like home

                        • Guest Tullos12 (San Antonio, TX)
                        • Date of stay 02/14/12
                        • Review Submitted 02/24/12
                        We needed a last minute vacation rental, found this one and it was perfect. Felt like home. Tucked away in the redwoods but still close to everything including the beach. Love this place!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We too feel that it's a great location. It feels like your in the mountains, but just a short drive to the beach. You really do get the best of both worlds. It also makes it nice to be on a large lot without houses right next door. Come back and stay again whenever you visit the area. We appreciate your business. Thank you.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring
                      Apr 1 - May 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $175
                      Easter
                      Apr 18 - Apr 20, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $750
                      flat fee
                      Memorial Weekend
                      May 23 - May 25, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $750
                      flat fee
                      Summer
                      Jun 1 - Jun 28, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $200
                      Fathers Day Weekend
                      Jun 13 - Jun 15, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $750
                      flat fee
                      4th July period
                      Jun 29 - Jul 12, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $250
                      summer
                      Jul 13 - Aug 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $200
                      Labor Day Weekend
                      Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $750
                      flat fee
                      Fall
                      Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $175
                      Thanksgiving Weekend
                      Nov 27 - Nov 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay

                      $1,000
                      flat fee
                      Christmas Week
                      Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,750
                      flat fee
                      New Years Week
                      Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,750
                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $150
                      $1,050

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Cleaning Fee This fee & tax is added to all stays $100
                      • Tax Rate 11%

                      Notes:

                      Bunk House is $50.00 per night plus tax

                      All Holiday Rates include Bunkhouse

                      3% credit card convenience fee (4.5% outside U.S.)

                      NO fee if paid by e-check 12 days prior to arrival (U.S. only)


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: San Jose at 35 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: Cabrillo Hwy 1 at 2 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Rio Del Mar at 2 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: Seascape at 2 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Aptos BBQ at 1 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: We grew up in Northern California and always vacationed in the Santa Cruz area with our families. In 2005 we moved to Hawaii and still come back to vacation in Aptos with our children. In 2009, we found this perfect place for our family to vacation and truly love visiting.

                      Why the Owner Chose Aptos:
                      We loved this property from the beginning despite it's poor appearance. We worked on the property for months and got it picture perfect. We love the location because we feel like we are in the mountains, while only 2 short miles to the beach. The privacy is great too with 1/3 of an acre. It's very peaceful and quiet with very little traffic.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The house is cozy and comfortable. The large stone fireplace is so relaxing when you turn on the fireplace. Hang out on the rear deck or the front, take a walk down our private road, or just gaze off into the forest to catch a glimpse of deer. There is shopping and restaurants just a 1/2 mile down the road. Most of the time the fog will lift at the house before it will at the beach.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Nestled among the redwoods just a 1/2 mile above Aptos Village.

                        Nestled among the redwoods just a 1/2 mile above Aptos Village.

                      • Rear deck with barbeque is a great place to dine and see deer.

                        Rear deck with barbeque is a great place to dine and see deer.

                      • Just relax and enjoy the majestic redwoods.

                        Just relax and enjoy the majestic redwoods.

                      • Doors in bedroom that lead to wraparound deck. Deck is on 3 sides of home.

                        Doors in bedroom that lead to wraparound deck. Deck is on 3 sides of home.

                      • Bedroom with queen memory foam mattress on a platform built-in bed

                        Bedroom with queen memory foam mattress on a platform built-in bed

                      • Large deck with beauty all around. Bunk house pictured.

                        Large deck with beauty all around. Bunk house pictured.

                      • Bunk house video collection

                        Bunk house video collection

                      • So cozy and comfortable, you won't want to leave.

                        So cozy and comfortable, you won't want to leave.

                      • Kitchen has just about everything you'll need to make your gourmet meal.

                        Kitchen has just about everything you'll need to make your gourmet meal.

                      • Gas grill and stairs that lead up to top of property and Valencia Road.

                        Gas grill and stairs that lead up to top of property and Valencia Road.

                      • Rio Del Mar Beach just 2 miles away.

                        Rio Del Mar Beach just 2 miles away.

                      • Gas fireplace keeps the house nice and toasty.

                        Gas fireplace keeps the house nice and toasty.

                      • Stairs leading up to Valencia Road. Park here or in front of house.

                        Stairs leading up to Valencia Road. Park here or in front of house.

                      • Don't forget our house located on The Big Island of Hawaii. VRBO 190513

                        Don't forget our house located on The Big Island of Hawaii. VRBO 190513

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, March 23, 2014

                      $150 - $250 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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