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Living room with gas fireplace, HD TV BluRay and unobstructed ocean views

Living room with gas fireplace, HD TV  BluRay and unobstructed ocean views Gourmet kitchen custom cabinetry SubZero & Viking gas stove, Bosch dishwasher Kitchen with full ocean view! 
Enjoy cooking again! Chef's delight!
Viking Pro gas cooktop and gas oven!
Villory & Boch dishes King bed, ocean views, king bed/ custom linen & flat TV/DVD  top down blinds Beautiful bath with jacuzzi/soaking tub and full shower - enjoy! Shower and jacuzzi tub! Relaxing Jacuzzi jet tub surrounded by mermaid tile  
Fun! Upstairs bedroom offers queen bed with custom made linens & ocean views! 3rd bedroom with extra long twin beds and TV with dvd/vcr, toys, kites & games Luxurious bath with steam shower - pure heaven Steam shower soothes a weeks worth of worries! Watch the dolphins and seabirds from The Mermaid's Perch. Come play! Gorgeous sunsets to share! Come play - Come relax  -Come count the mermaids or watch the dolphins playing!

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Last updated: 04/12/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Rio del Mar townhome description

Romantic & sophisticated country French home with panoramic ocean views just 100 steps from Rio del Mar beach in Aptos, CA
Completely new in 2005, this beautiful home offers a relaxed living area with sophisticated furnishings as well as a fully equipped kitchen. The balcony patio has an unobstructed 180 degree view from Monterey Bay to Santa Cruz. Dolphins, sea otters, birds and whales are often seen. There are three comfortable bedrooms and two full baths.

Living area:
Ocean view living room with custom designed country French decor has a one touch gas fireplace, flat screen 46' TV with DVD & Morantz stereo system. There are beamed ceiling & wide planked hardwood floor with dual custom loveseats and expanding french dining table with chairs. Two sliding doors opening to the ocean breezes and balcony patio just outside.

Kitchen
Custom ocean view kitchen features a large greenhouse window with an ocean view, maple cabinetry with granite countertops, Viking gas range & SubZero refrigerator (with ice), Bosch dishwasher and built in microwave & roomy pantry. Home features Villeroy and Boch French garden china and all cookware bakeware & cutlery.

Bedrooms
First floor king bedroom with custom bed linens, Ethan Alan furnishings, 26' Flat screen plasma television plus DVD/VCR with amazing ocean view. Leave the window cracked and the crashing ocean waves will fill your dreams
First floor bath features lovely custom maple vanity with granite countertop, oversized shower with Grohe hand sprayer and Jacuzzi/soaking tub.
Downstairs Twin bedroom features 2 Extra long twin beds, Fluffy down comforters and quilts. Television with DVD/VCR and sliding (lockable) doorway to garden. Sand play toys and board/card games with some toys.

Queen bedroom features hardwood floors and ocean view with custom linens.
Upstairs bathroom features vessel sink on top of granite counter top with custom maple vanity. Luxurious steam shower and full closet.
Sun drenched DECK off of the living room has stunning views, stainless gas barbecue (with extra gas canister) and lovely coordinated plantings, round table with 4 chairs & umbrella.

Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer

Also includes:
• Comcast cable
• Land line Telephone & fax capabilities plus
• Wireless high speed internet

100 steps to Rio Del Mar beach, nearby sandwich and coffee shops and
• Convenience store
• Saturday morning Farmer's Market at Cabrillo College on Soquel Ave
• Covered parking for 2 cars
• Access to community swimming pool
• No smoking allowed
• No pets


Keywords: beach house

Property Type

  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Townhome
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            these are extra long twins ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • King size beds (1) Lovely master with top quality mattress, inviting bedding, watch the surfers, joggers and maybe even a few dolpins right from your bed! , Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Two extra long twin beds with duvet covers and quilts...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Steam shower - fabulous!...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Viking gas range, dishwasher and Subzero refrigerator and 2 drawer freezer...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            catering list available on request...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            SubZero with icemaker...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Top quality custom made bedding throughout along with thick plush oversized towels....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            watch the waves in front of cozy fireplace...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Top rated Whirlpool high speed RPM ...moreless

          • Parking:

            parking for two cars...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            parking for two cars...moreless

          • Heating:

            electric ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            landline phone and fax/copier available...moreless

          • Broadband Access

          Pool & Spa

          • Communal Pool:

            pool heated during summer months ...moreless

          • Jetted Tub
          • Heated Pool

          Outdoor Features

          • Balcony:

            Lovely balcony/patio with patio furniture - round table and four chairs...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Theme

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

          Location & View

          • Beach View:

            unobstructed ocean views 180 degrees -N- can see cement ship and onto Capitola and Santa Cruz and then S to tip of Monterey Bay ...moreless

          • Ocean View

          Activities

          • Parasailing
          • Rock Climbing
          • Golf
          • Kayaking
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Tennis
          • Mountain Biking
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Fitness Center
          • Restaurants
          • Zoo
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Cinemas
          • Museums
          • Theme Parks
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Antiquing
          • Boating

          Other Activities

              • Less than 1 hour to Monterey Bay Aquarium - a must see! and Carmel by the Sea, Elkhorn Slough and Monterey Marine Sanctuary, world class golf, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Saturday morning Cabrillo College Farmers Market, fabulous restaurants, great shopping & many community activities ...moreless
               

              Reviews

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              • Fun for the entire family

                Fun for the entire family

                • Guest Michelle (Galt,Ca)
                • Date of stay 06/22/12
                • Review Submitted 07/09/12
                Our entire family had so much fun on this vacation! The home is everything it is advertised to be and then some. Very clean with all the details and finishings. It feels just like a home away from home! It was nice with the teenagers that were with us to be able to run down to the beach and yet we could still keep an eye on them from up above! The view and the deck are my favorite. Coastline as far as you could see both ways and so peaceful to just relax in the sun and enjoy your meals there as well. Ginger was so accomodating-letting us check in a little early so we could help set up for my sons basketball tournament. We all had an amazing time!

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

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              • Delightful, fantastic home away home!

                Delightful, fantastic home away home!

                • Guest Phyllis & Mona (Tucson, Arizona 85712)
                • Date of stay 06/13/12
                • Review Submitted 07/04/12
                This was the most charming and comfortable home we have ever had the pleasure of renting. It was clean, beautiful and had anything we might want, including a basket for the farmer's market. We stayed 5 days and only ate out once, mainly because of the ease of cooking and feeding everyone their meals on the deck overlooking the ocean. We really enjoyed Ginger's suggestions, especially Gayle's Bakery. It had so much more than just pastries and everything was very tasty. We would recommend this home to anyone and everyone. We are already talking of coming back here.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • Stress Buster!

                Stress Buster!

                • Guest Topgun (Stockton, Ca)
                • Date of stay 03/09/12
                • Review Submitted 03/12/12
                We just returned today from a wonderful stay at the Mermaid's Perch. This place is better than advertised. Ginger was so nice to deal with and was very helpful. The owners have taken great pains to decorate their townhome to perfection. They made great use of the space and everything from the blinds, draperies, windows, bedding and appliances are first class. They also installed great lighting in every room. The deck was my place to relax and I spent a great deal of time outside enjoying the view. I was able to finally get a good night's sleep on the great bed. We all had a great time and can't wait to return.

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

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • A Fantastic Getaway

                A Fantastic Getaway

                • Guest Kalipo (Los Gatos, CA )
                • Date of stay 02/23/12
                • Review Submitted 03/09/12
                This was my second stay at Mermaid's Perch. A last minute request to Ginger was honored happily and I packed up the family for a quick getaway. I live but an hour away but the Mermaid's Perch felt like a million miles away. And...it's turn key. Ginger and her husband have thought of everything. After a stop at Deer Park supermarket for some basic food needs...you're set. The home is modern, clean and comfortable. The best place within the home has got to be the patio. An outdoor area with table and chairs and a view from Monterey to Capitola. To top it off...there's an ocean view from just about every room...the kitchen, living, master bedroom and downstairs bedroom. Seacliff Beach is just a short stroll away and offers lots of play and long walk opportunities. Good food in the area too. Palapas and Village Host Pizza are a couple favorites. Overall, you won't be disappointed. The owners are friendly and professional, the home is magnificent and the stay is refreshing.

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

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              • Laurie (Felton)

                Laurie (Felton)

                • Guest Laurie ( Felton, Ca) (Felton, Ca)
                • Date of stay 11/11/11
                • Review Submitted 12/13/11
                We all had a wonderful time at this very beautiful ocean view townhouse. It was our first annual women's retreat. We are going to book the same weekend next year. The house is very high quality with lots of personal touches that make you feel very welcome. The view is amazing. I love to cook and the kitchen though compact is well equipped. The dining area is cozy but sufficient. The outside patio was very relaxing with nice outdoor furnishings and a amazing view. Nice comfortable bedrooms. We saw dolphins everyday of our 4 day trip. I went for a long run at the beach every morning. Very easy access to the sand, right down the hill from the townhouse. The owner's are easy to work with and very thoughtful. I highly recommend renting this townhouse.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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              • Girlfriend Getaway

                Girlfriend Getaway

                • Guest Mandy (Mountain View, CA)
                • Date of stay 10/07/11
                • Review Submitted 10/12/11
                I had reserved Mermaid's Perch as a summer getaway for my Norwegian relatives, but when they were unable to come, the owners very kindly let me trade the time for an early October date. I took two contemporaries with me. We were all tremendously pleased and impressed. The owners have thought of everything; anything you could want is available in this beautifully appointed townhouse. The view is spectacular and we had the serendipitous experience of a fireworks show, originating on the beach below us, our first night there. It is evidently a town tradition and was quite professional and breathtaking. While one could spend all one's time happily at Mermaid's Perch, it is also a perfect base for visiting some of the small surrounding towns and even for venturing as far as Carmel. We all found this to be a totally relaxing getaway and could hardly bring ourselves to leave when it was over.

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

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              • Great Getaway

                Great Getaway

                • Guest Ken (San Carlos, Ca.)
                • Date of stay 09/23/11
                • Review Submitted 09/28/11
                This was our second stay at Mermaid's Patch, and it was every bit as wonderful and relaxing as the first time. we stayed there with friends, and it is a perfect place to have such a gathering. The views are magnificent, and the amenities are first rate. Everything is comfortable. I look forward to our next visit there.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.

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              • Awesome Get Away

                Awesome Get Away

                • Guest Jan (Portola Valley)
                • Date of stay 09/16/11
                • Review Submitted 09/27/11
                This is our third stay at The Mermaid's Perch. It's a very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere to spend time in. It's like an eagle's perch overlooking the bay from Capitola to Monterey-very relaxing. Sunsets are spectacular. Morning and evening beach walks are a must. Saw pods of dolphins feeding just off the beach with the surfers all around. The home is beautifully appointed. You can see the owner put love and care into their home away from home. It's a great place to spend time with your family or friends. You'll never regret going to The Mermaid's Perch. You'll only wish you could spend more time in this lovely home. We can't wait to go back.

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

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              • Great place

                Great place

                • Guest jeff (Fargo,ND)
                • Date of stay 03/23/11
                • Review Submitted 04/12/11
                We stayed here while house hunting and it was a great location and provided us everything we needed to feel like we were at home. Has incredible views, a great kitchen, comfortable beds, a nice fireplace, a wonderful steam shower and jacuzzi tub. Also, the owners were great to work with. Could not have asked for more.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

              • A magical stay- you won't be disappointed

                A magical stay- you won't be disappointed

                • Guest Lissa (Atlanta GA)
                • Date of stay 11/21/10
                • Review Submitted 01/02/11
                We were overwhelmed with choices but wanted to get a great place to spend Thanksgiving week with our 3 year old daughter and my parents. This townhome fit three generations of family quite well and provided a high end, cozy, and warm home base to explore the Monterrey Bay area. We chose this place primarily because of the view and were so glad we did, because even on cold rainy days we could watch dolphins, otters, shorebirds and beachcombers from our perch atop a cliff overlooking the bay. The best characteristic about this home is that it feels like a home, not a 'rental property.' The owners are wonderful, thoughtful folks that went out of their way to make us feel welcome, and the home is furnished with top quality appliances, kitchenware, bedding, audio/video equipment, etc. We were able to bake cookies using the well-stocked pantry, and make an entire Thanksgiving meal without missing any accoutrements. It's like staying at a dear friend's house instead of a hotel. One of the other treats is a steam shower that was the best medicine for our airplane-battered sinuses. Something we couldn't figure out from the listing is how to get to the beach from the house- there are no steps down the backside of the property, so you walk down the street, which is more than 100 steps. It IS a steep walk, but one we managed daily with a stroller, and there is a nice long sidewalk out to a pier and sunken ship (now a bird's perch). The beach there is not commercialized, and is wide, with nice sand. The home has a mermaid theme, and there are a myriad of mermaids, which was an added bonus for our daughter. It was hard for us to choose between several places, but we are so very very glad we chose Rio del Mar, and we'd stay there again in a heartbeat.

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

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              Rates: Peak season June July and August $350/Night (3 Night Minimum) .. $2100/Week
              Fall/winter Off season Rate  September - December $300 per night (3 night minimum)
              Holiday weekends throughout winter  $350 per night +
              $500 refundable security deposit 
              $155 cleaning fee 
              9.5% Country Tax on total rent
              returning guests - contact Ginger for special return guest pricing! 
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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              Last updated: 04/12/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: Don and Ginger love the ocean and enjoy spending as much time as possible in Rio del Mar. The seasons are remarkable here - and the wildlife we see is amazing! Pelicans soar over the deck daily en route from their favorite fish stop and dolphins regularly travel directly in front of our place.... at a further distance we also see whales It's such a joy!

              Why the Owner Chose Rio del Mar:
              We fell in love with the views! We call our home 'The Memaids Perch'. As soon as we purchased it, we remodeled the home completely in a casual Country French style featuring mermaids throughout. Our five year old granddaughter's love of mermaids was the inspiration and the result is a blissful, relaxing yet sophisticated home with a lovely spirit of whimsy! We never take life too seriously at the beach!

              The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
              The views are amazing - especially when brown pelicans are diving for fish dinner just outside or dolphin pods are grazing. Even watch the whales migrate just off shore. Whether sipping wine on the deck, snuggling by the fireplace, or just kicking back and watching TV or listening to music, the sounds of the ocean are always there reminding you to relax, let go and enjoy it all! Rio del Mar beach is family friendly with evening fires allowed - perfect for smores!


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              Photos

              • Living room with gas fireplace, HD TV  BluRay and unobstructed ocean views

                Living room with gas fireplace, HD TV BluRay and unobstructed ocean views

              • Chef's delight!
Viking Pro gas cooktop and gas oven!
Villory & Boch dishes

                Chef's delight! Viking Pro gas cooktop and gas oven! Villory & Boch dishes

              • Beautiful bath with jacuzzi/soaking tub and full shower - enjoy!

                Beautiful bath with jacuzzi/soaking tub and full shower - enjoy!

              • Relaxing Jacuzzi jet tub surrounded by mermaid tile  
Fun!

                Relaxing Jacuzzi jet tub surrounded by mermaid tile Fun!

              • 3rd bedroom with extra long twin beds and TV with dvd/vcr, toys, kites & games

                3rd bedroom with extra long twin beds and TV with dvd/vcr, toys, kites & games

              • Steam shower soothes a weeks worth of worries!

                Steam shower soothes a weeks worth of worries!

              • Gorgeous sunsets to share!

                Gorgeous sunsets to share!

              • Gourmet kitchen custom cabinetry SubZero & Viking gas stove, Bosch dishwasher

                Gourmet kitchen custom cabinetry SubZero & Viking gas stove, Bosch dishwasher

              • Kitchen with full ocean view! 
Enjoy cooking again!

                Kitchen with full ocean view! Enjoy cooking again!

              • King bed, ocean views, king bed/ custom linen & flat TV/DVD  top down blinds

                King bed, ocean views, king bed/ custom linen & flat TV/DVD top down blinds

              • Shower and jacuzzi tub!

                Shower and jacuzzi tub!

              • Upstairs bedroom offers queen bed with custom made linens & ocean views!

                Upstairs bedroom offers queen bed with custom made linens & ocean views!

              • Luxurious bath with steam shower - pure heaven

                Luxurious bath with steam shower - pure heaven

              • Watch the dolphins and seabirds from The Mermaid's Perch. Come play!

                Watch the dolphins and seabirds from The Mermaid's Perch. Come play!

              • Come play - Come relax  -Come count the mermaids or watch the dolphins playing!

                Come play - Come relax -Come count the mermaids or watch the dolphins playing!

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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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