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Aptos Great House 2 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Backyard is the Ocean

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view of boat house from beach view of boat house from private parking area master bedroom view of ocean from master bedroom bathroom of master bedroom guest bedroom with its deck & view of ocean guest bathroom & its view of ocean sunset photo taken from boat house kitchen & its view of ocean living room and dining room & view of ocean electric fireplace in living room & view of ocean parking area & view of beach parking area & view of ocean view of ocean from living room just 4 steps to beach from parking area; view from living room deck living room & dining room; front door entrance.

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Aptos house description

Bring your camera!

This unique home is known in the area as the “Boat House”, and once you see the photos, you will certainly understand why! You will definitely want to take photos and/or videos to record your precious memories of this vacation…

From this fantastic home, you have breathtaking ocean views from almost every room in the house, from the kitchen, the dining room, the living room, both bedrooms, even the guest bathroom. The ocean is literally your backyard; just 4 steps & you are on the sand. And the sunrises and sunsets are simply picture perfect!

This house is a fully furnished two story home with 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms. The wonderful kitchen has a gas stove and all the other things, including lots of counter space, you need to prepare your meals. (or if you don’t want to cook, there are plenty of wonderful restaurants in the area!) Comfortable & inviting, this house sleeps 4- 6 (master bedroom with double bed, guest bedroom with twin beds, and a queen size air bed) The master bedroom has a wonderful carved wood bed & dresser, with an adjoining bathroom. Down the hall is the guest bathroom with its Jacuzzi tub and a great view of the ocean. At the end of the hall is the guest bedroom. It has two twin beds and a small deck, with a ship’s wheel.

Downstairs there is plenty of room to set up the air bed, and there is a ½ bathroom next to the living room. For those warm, lazy days there is a deck just outside the living room so you can gaze down upon the sandy beach. And for those quiet, relaxing times, there is the electric fireplace in the living room. There are also two TVs & a DVD player for the times when you are not playing in the water or sunbathing in your “backyard”. The parking is private and secluded (not street parking).

Within a few minute walking distance are the Café Rio, the Pixie Deli, Full of Beans at the Beach, and the Rio Market. Another easy walk is to the SS Palo Alto, the famous cement ship, which was built at the end of WWI. A few miles away is the Rancho del Mar Shopping Center, which has, to name just a few places, Safeway, Aptos Theater, Baskin Robbins, & Aptos Jewelers. Across the street are such places as “Sushi on the Run”, a laundry mat, Ferrells’ Donuts, & Taco Bell. For those golf lovers, the Seascape Resort Golf Course is only a couple of miles away. Close by are the DeLaveaga Golf Course & the Pasatiempo Golf Club.

This house is an ideal location in Santa Cruz County. Beside its proximity to the beach, other near-by attractions include the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Roaring Camp, Mystery Spot, Monterey (the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a “must”), Carmel-by-the-Sea, San Francisco, & San Jose. You can travel from the sandy beaches to the redwoods in the mountains in just a matter of minutes. There is simply something for everyone!

Please inquire early as this home is only available for no more than 30 days per year. Thank You!


Keywords: UNIQUE HOUSE, APTOS, ON THE BEACH, 2 BEDROOMS, PRIVATE OFFSTREET PARKING, BOAT-SHAPED HOUSE, NEAR CEMENT SHIP,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Pets Considered
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                sheets & towels. PLEASE bring your own beach towels/blankets...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                electric with remote control...moreless

              • Covered Parking
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Water View
                  • Beachfront

                  Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Racquetball
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Surfing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Antiquing
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Great Beachfront Home

                    Great Beachfront Home

                    • Guest Kyle M.
                    • Date of stay 09/09/12
                    • Review Submitted 09/18/12
                    We spent a week in this wonderful beachfront home. Even if you don't want to cook, you will spend time in the kitchen enjoying the view of the waves crashing on the beach. Great area for walking and bike rides. Close to everything you may want to do. We really enjoyed waking up to the fog in the morning and watching it burn off in time to enjoy a sunny day. The Sunsets are breathtaking. Buddy (our Cocker) loved having the sandy beach as his front yard to play in and take care of his business (please remember to always pick up after you dog). No matter how you like to spend you vacation, this is a great place to call home. Thanks Gail and Jay for being such great hosts.

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners.

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

                  • Best vacation ever!

                    Best vacation ever!

                    • Guest W.P. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
                    • Date of stay 08/27/12
                    • Review Submitted 09/13/12
                    My husband and I stayed at the Boat House and had a fantastic time! It's such a fun place, and we enjoyed being the envy of the beachgoers who couldn't help but stop and admire the house as they walked by. It's adorable from the outside, and the interior decor is in keeping with the theme. Far from being kitschy, every room is tastefully and thoughtfully decorated in a nautical motif. It's also well-appointed, and we had everything we needed. There's a lot to do in the area, but we hardly ventured out - what could compare with having your own house right on the beach? We loved sitting on the balcony overlooking the sand and watching the sunsets, or enjoying the charming fireplace and romantic bath with jacuzzi tub. The private parking was a huge plus - we saw cars driving around and around looking for a place to park, so it was nice not to have to worry about that. The little store, coffee house and deli within walking distance were handy. The owners couldn't have been more warm and welcoming, and went out of their way to make sure we felt right at home. We are already planning for when we can return - and it can't come soon enough!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.

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

                  • Boat House

                    Boat House

                    • Guest Cyn (menlo park)
                    • Date of stay 06/30/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/11/12
                    We stayed at the Boat House for a week over the fourth of July. It was amazingly delightful. Close enough to the bay area for friends to come down and spend the day. Fire rings on the beach for bonfires at night. Lovely furnishings, and fully equipped with all conveniences. Can't beat being right on the beach and across from restaurants and a little market. Highly recommend. And, the owners are so warm and welcoming.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners.

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

                  • Cutest, Coziest Beach House Ever!!

                    Cutest, Coziest Beach House Ever!!

                    • Guest FamilyofFive (Southern Califorina)
                    • Date of stay 07/21/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/02/12
                    My husband, 3 kids (ages 16, 14 & 8) and 2 dogs stayed at the Boat House for one week this summer. It was the most relaxing vacation ever. The house is right on the "dog-friendly" beach which we walked each morning and were treadted to daily sightings of dolphins and seals. The house was very charming, the location very convenient and the owners extremely welcoming. Only bummer was in the midst of a family football game on the sand, my husband lost his wedding ring.

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

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

                  • perfect location!

                    perfect location!

                    • Guest staceysupermodel (Stockton, CA)
                    • Date of stay 07/10/12
                    • Review Submitted 07/24/12
                    My Son, Mother and best friend stayed at this beautiful house for four days and LOVED it! The house was so clean, that everything sparkled! Plus, the owner took the time to meet us at the house and show us around, which I thought was very nice. It is steps from the beach, firepits for bonfires and stores to stock up on supplies. This is my 3rd rental through VRBO and by far the BEST! EXCELLENT!!

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

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                  • great

                    great

                    • Guest mister (seattle wa )
                    • Date of stay 06/01/12
                    • Review Submitted 06/19/12
                    I stayed at this rental, it was amazing , loved the location right on the beach. Close to town, beautiful weather, great sunsets. Could not be more fun. Thanks for a great time

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway.

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                  • our central california coast vacation

                    our central california coast vacation

                    • Guest "KING OF STYLE" hairdresser from Seattle wa. (Seattle washington)
                    • Date of stay 08/17/11
                    • Review Submitted 06/19/12
                    my wife and i have wonderful memories of our time spent here in this charming beach house.Its location right on the beach is magical, and we loved exploring the old ship wreck just a short walk up the beach. Great food both casual and formal dining, only minutes away. beautifully decorated with an incredible view from every room in the house, CHARMING!

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

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

                  • Boat House on Rio Del Mar

                    Boat House on Rio Del Mar

                    • Guest Paul (San Jose, CA)
                    • Date of stay 05/25/12
                    • Review Submitted 06/04/12
                    My family and I had a great time at this beach house decorated with a nautical motif inside and out, right down to the dishes. A great view of cement boat, the beach, nightly bonfires and just steps to the beach. All the amenities were great and modern. The owners have put alot of care into this seaside home. The sound of the surf and the ocean breeze was great. Private parking and the balcony are bonuses. The owners were very gracious and helpful. Most conviences are just 50 yards away, store, restaraunt, coffee house/Deli.

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $500 $500
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  Summer
                  May 27 - Sep 2
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,800
                  Off Season
                  Sep 3 - May 26
                  2 night min stay
                  $350 $350
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  $2,100

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                  About the owner: We do not rent this home more than 30 days a year, so please book early. Thanks!

                  Why the Owner Chose Aptos:
                  Santa Cruz County is beautiful from its sandy beaches to its redwood forests, and Aptos is centrally located. From here, it is easy to travel north to Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, or San Francisco or south to Monterey, Carmel, or Big Sur, just to name a few amazing places.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  First & foremost, you are ON the beach, with literally only 4 steps before you hit the sand! No fighting traffic or difficulties in finding a parking spot. For those times you don't feel like 'going' to the beach, you can still see it from almost every room in the house. You can sit outside on the deck, or just gaze thru almost any window. There are only a handful of homes in all of Santa Cruz County that are located on the beach like this home. Most homes are on bluffs or across the street from a beach. This is the only home in this county that we know of that is shaped like a boat on the outside and then carries that theme thruout the inside, too. This home is easy to get to, only a few miles from the freeway. The area is beautiful & quiet, but yet close enough to stores, restaurants, attractions, etc. So many different things to do (or not to do, your choice) that everyone should be quite happy….


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                  Photos

                  • view of boat house from beach

                    view of boat house from beach

                  • master bedroom

                    master bedroom

                  • bathroom of master bedroom

                    bathroom of master bedroom

                  • guest bathroom & its view of ocean

                    guest bathroom & its view of ocean

                  • kitchen & its view of ocean

                    kitchen & its view of ocean

                  • electric fireplace in living room & view of ocean

                    electric fireplace in living room & view of ocean

                  • parking area & view of ocean

                    parking area & view of ocean

                  • just 4 steps to beach from parking area; view from living room deck

                    just 4 steps to beach from parking area; view from living room deck

                  • view of boat house from private parking area

                    view of boat house from private parking area

                  • view of ocean from master bedroom

                    view of ocean from master bedroom

                  • guest bedroom with its deck & view of ocean

                    guest bedroom with its deck & view of ocean

                  • sunset photo taken from boat house

                    sunset photo taken from boat house

                  • living room and dining room & view of ocean

                    living room and dining room & view of ocean

                  • parking area & view of beach

                    parking area & view of beach

                  • view of ocean from living room

                    view of ocean from living room

                  • living room & dining room; front door entrance.

                    living room & dining room; front door entrance.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, April 19, 2014

                  $350 - $500 per night (USD)
                  8

                  2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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