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Our French Country charming beach house is within walking distance to the beach. Just want to relax? Take in the ocean view from the decks. Sleep to the sound of the ocean waves. Our home is red stucco, trimmed in Mediterranean Blue with wrought iron railings inside and out. It indulges the senses with custom upholstery and window coverings from Paris and New York with touches of Ralph Lauren. Easy on allergies and cleanup we've used tile and wood floors throughout. . Three out of four sleeping rooms have glass doors that open out to decks giving an outside-in feel. The kitchen is a gourmets delight with French Blue Viking Stove, Bosch Dishwasher, French Door Refrigerator, Granite Counter tops, built in pantry, Bay Window with a peak of the ocean. The kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cooking. There is a Weber Gas BBQ if you prefer to cook outside. The living room has sage green and rust leather seating as you sink in and enjoy stereo, DVD, flat screen TV or curl up to the fireplace with remote. Three out of four sleeping rooms have queen size beds the fourth with an Eastern King Tempurpedic type bed. Down comforters and high thread count linens throughout. Our home is filled with original photography (some by owner Judi) and oil paintings from Paris, Nice, San Francisco as well as a few done by owner, Walt. Come and enjoy Friday night sailing regattas, excursions on the bay, harbor seals, dolphins and watch the surfers. See the otters with their babies at Moss Landing, take a whale watching excursion or walk to Seascape Resort, take the kids to Hidden Beach Park or just slither down and enjoy the house. Getting bored? It's just a short drive to Carmel by the Sea or the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the outlets. The outlets in Gilroy are just about a half hour away as well.
Keywords: Elegant Country French Beach House Walk to Beach
Many caterers and excellent take out restaurants on request. Zaneen Mediteranean. Great to eat in, take out and catering. /buy wholesale fish right off the boat at Stagnaros in Santa Cruz. ...moreless
There is an abundance of dinner plates (mostly cobalt blue designs). plenty of real silver/ silverware, coffee cups, salad plates, glasses, wine glasses. French coffee press, plus electric drip coffee maker. Porcelain Soup Tureen. International array of cookbooks. There are several french table cloths and fabric napkins, two frying pans, several pots, popover pan, loaf pans, a mandolin, french steak knives, Furi knives,glass pitchers, De Ruta pitchers, lovely platters. Basic and some exotic spices. Red Microwave and Red Toaster just for fun, an electric pasta machine with attchmnts....moreless
Cobalt Blue Viking Stove, Bosch Dishwasher, French Door Refrigerator, Ice Maker and filtered water, Microwave, Pots and Pans, Lovely Dishes/Casseroles etc. Granite Counter Tops, Custom Cabinetry, Tile Floors, Bay Window, French Doors that open out onto the deck. Dining area on back deck as well. Seats 8. Italian electric pasta machine. Crock Pot. Popover pan. Elec. Mixer. Juicer. Cookbooks....moreless
There is a wrap around deck in the front of the house with a small ocean view. There is a multi level deck in the back with the best ocean view. Two lounge chairs, a fire pit and an antique wrought iron dining set. Chairs are versatile and easy to move around for your pleasure. Outdoor umbrellas on front and back deck....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 15 - Sep 1, 2015
3 night min stay
Memorial Day 2015
May 22 - May 25, 2015
4 night min stay
4th of July 2015
Jul 3 - Jul 10, 2015
8 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
4 night min stay
Non Peak 2015
Sep 16 - May 14, 2016
3 night min stay
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Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel by the Sea, Hidden Beach Playground, Monterey Marine Sanctuary, Cement Ship, World Class Golf, Santa Cruz Boardwalk- Wooden Roller Coaster,
Antiquing. Soquel and Moss Landing, Gayles Bakery- Capitola.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: This is a photo of Walt in the Canary Islands. He always gets his picture taken because I am the photographer in the family. We are both psychotherapists and artists, Walt also teaches meditation. We have been married for 29 years and have travelled throughout the world. The interior design of our home reflects ideas we've gathered from our travels to France, Italy, Greece. . Memorabilia, photos, fabrics and ideas have been woven together creating a pallette that delights the senses. We want our guests to sit back and wonder where it all originated. Our past renters have said that they do just that.
Why the Owner Chose Rio del Mar:
We chose to buy and remodel in Rio Del Mar because it is within 30 minutes of our home in Los Gatos and fast access to the beach. We wanted a place that was close enough for us to enjoy it often. We liked that the house was in a quiet neighborhood . It is not so close to the beach that we have to worry about tourists looking in our windows or loud parties, but close enough to just walk down the hill to the beach. It has close proximity to whale and dolphin watching, surfing, beachcombing, hiking, theater and the Farmers Market on Saturdays. There is room here for us to entertain friends or have the whole family over for the weekend. The house is separated in such a way as to have two separate suites with separate and or common entrances. It works well.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
I appreciate the kitchen. I enjoy cooking here. The Viking Stove cooks so evenly. The set up is easy to clean and easy to entertain in. The French Doors that open out onto the decks expands the entertainment areas and brings the outside in. The neighborhood is quiet for reading and lounging. All of the sleeping areas have walls not shared with other bedrooms, so your privacy is insured. It's a great place for a couple's getaway. The elevated deck with increased ocean view has outdoor curtains to ensure privacy while sunning. There's a little firepit on the back deck for those cooler evenings. When the weather is cold I appreciate the gas fireplace. I don't have to lug in wood or clean up a mess. I just sit back and use the remote.
Country French Living Room with gas fireplace, frnch doors, open to kitchen view
Gas Fireplace with remote. No messy wood to carry or clean up after.
Entre de Artiste
Ups. Bedroom Custom Duvet Queen bed with Florentine linens. Private deck/Firepit
Upstairs "Mexican Bath"
Aside the Palm Tree on the Upper deck off living room
Gourmet Kitchen- Viking Stove/ Bosch Dishwasher/Pantry/Bay Window
King Bed with private patio and TV in armoire
Downstairs bath with glass vessel sink, full bath, waterfall faucet
French Dinner Party on Back Deck
Ocean View from the back deck
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