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Ocean View Condo in Aptos, 1 Block to Sand, 2BR/2BA, Pool, Deck, Linens Incl'd

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Close-up Bay view from living room, dining room, kitchen and deck.

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

VISTA DELFINO is our treasured vacation spot with a dolphin view. We searched the entire coast along Monterey Bay, and chose this spot for our own family gatherings. It is close enough to all the area's sights and conveniences, but quiet enough to make your trip a true getaway.

Relax in your condo with a wall of windows overlooking the water. Hear the waves crash outside your door. A block from the sand, head out for a morning walk on the beach, enjoy boogie-boarding or a picnic.

Watch the sea life from the deck, and from the open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen. Gather in the fully equipped kitchen to prepare all meals or only a few -- the choice is yours. Café Rio, the Pixie Deli, and Flats Bistro (coffee and pizza, opened this year) just off the beach, are walkable locations for eating out. Many other restaurants, grocery stores, shops and a movie theater are within a mile of the condo. Our informational guide (in the unit) lists places to eat, shop and sight-see.

Located in the less crowded Rio Del Mar neighborhood of Aptos, this is your perfect base for visiting Santa Cruz (10 minutes away) and Monterey/Carmel (30-40 minutes away), as well as nature hikes and beach fun.

Vista Delfino is equipped with special features that make us feel pampered and refreshed. We hope our guests will appreciate them, too.

SLEEPS 4-6: Master bedroom has a King Sealy Posturepedic Pasadena mattress with 'plush' pillow top, and en suite bathroom with shower. Second bedroom has a Queen Simmons mattress with 3-inch memory-foam topper. The second bathroom, with bath/shower combination, is off the hall. Two fold-out futons are available for sleeping in the living room.

LINENS: The norm for local condos is 'bring-your-own linens,' but here, we want you to be worry-free -- we supply the linens! We supply all sheets, bath towels and beach towels for your stay. No need to pack an extra suitcase of sheets. We supply large, thirsty, deep-pile St. Moritz luxury bath towels for extra comfort.

FREE WIRELESS INTERNET and Extended basic cable.

KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST BAR: Major appliances (see below), plus microwave, coffeemaker and cooking equipment. We provide cleansers and paper products. Help yourself to our collection of spices and condiments.

DINING: Dine indoors with a water view (dining table seats 6-8), or more casually on the deck. Gas barbeque is on the deck.

GARAGED PARKING: Two (2) dedicated parking spots (one behind the other) in the enclosed garage.

POOL: The pool (shared among condo residents and guests) is heated from May to September.

Our calendar is up-to-date. We aim to make your stay among your best vacations.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 970 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Two twin-size fold-out futons, most comfortable for children, can be arranged in the living room or master bedroom. Children are welcome. However, there is no yard for unsupervised play, and the deck is not appropriate for unsupervised play....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love our pets, but we don't bring them here to minimize allergens in the unit....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are 6 steps from the walkway to the unit. The condo is all one level. Rio Del Mar Blvd. is on a grade that would be difficult for unsteady walkers. Someone who can walk 3 flights of stairs could manage the walk to and from the beach. The beach is flat from the sidewalk to the water, with no driftwood barriers. The walk to the beach is via the sidewalk along Rio Del Mar Blvd., and can include one flight of stairs (optional, but most convenient) down to Beach Drive....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom has an en suite bath with a roomy shower stall (no tub). Second bedroom has a Queen bed with memory foam topper....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    en suite in Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located in hall, available for guest use....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bamboo flooring, lighting and heat panels installed during recent remodel. Bright, clean and cheerful....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Assorted word games, such as Boggle, Taboo, and decks of cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Extended Cable...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Water View:

    Full wall of windows overlooking Monterey Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats 6-8. Stool seating for 3 at kitchen counter....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In laundry room on premises (not in unit)...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 parking spaces, tandem arrangement, in enclosed garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, we provide bed linens!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfy sectional sofa, seating for 6+....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, we provide bath towels and beach towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In laundry room on premises (not in unit)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Includes filters....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Ask owner...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Outdoor pool, heated May through September, about 81 degrees....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 15 - Sep 14, 2015
3 night min stay
$290
$1,960

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $280 Nightly

Early Fall
Sep 15 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$250
$1,694 $3,210

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $242 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $107 Nightly

Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$290
$1,960

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $280 Nightly

Late Fall
Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$250
$1,694 $3,210

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $242 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $107 Nightly

Christmas Holidays
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$290
$1,960

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $280 Nightly

Spring
Mar 19 - May 14, 2016
2 night min stay
$250
$1,694 $3,210

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $242 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $107 Nightly

Summer
May 15 - Sep 17, 2016
4 night min stay
$290
$1,960

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $280 Nightly

Standard pricing
2 night min stay
$240
$1,645 $3,210

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $235 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $107 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $140 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Check-in is 3 pm. Check-out is 11 am.

20% of total cost (plus $500 damage deposit) is due upon booking; the balance is due 60 days before day of arrival. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Pay by check, or by PayPal (with 3% surcharge).


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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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Location

38 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose International (SJC)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cafe Rio
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Seascape Golf Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Rio
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seacliff

Car: Necessary

Vista Delfino overlooks a continuous 20-mile-long sandy beach, a destination for those who love the coast, its wildlife, beachcombing and surfing. It is 10 minutes from Santa Cruz (Surf City) and its famous Boardwalk, 40 minutes from Carmel by the Sea, and 30 minutes from Monterey, home of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row.

You can balance swimming, boogie boarding and surfing at the many beaches along the bay with hiking among the redwoods in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park or a view of jellyfish and shorebirds at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. And remember to take at least one evening walk along a beach or a cliff at sunset.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I (Karen) grew up in Oakland, across the Bay from San Francisco. My husband Doug and I met at U.C., Berkeley. After living in Seattle for 30 years, we are ready to spend more time in a warmer part of the west coast and get back in touch with our California friends and relatives.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
We searched for nearly a year for the perfect place to spend vacation time with family and friends. Our perch overlooking the Bay is ideal for nature-watching on the deck. Even in cooler weather, we have a front-row seat at our wall of windows, where whales and pelicans provide our best entertainment. When we are here, the water calls to us to take long walks along the beach, search for treasures among the waves, and admire sand castles (and make some ourselves.) And at least one of us plans to take up boogie boarding.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Vista Delfino is close enough to Santa Cruz fun, shopping, and all the conveniences of a city, yet in our quieter neighborhood, we can relax with the sound of the sea as our background music.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Some Italian and Spanish, best by email.

 

Photos

  • Close-up Bay view from living room, dining room, kitchen and deck.

    Close-up Bay view from living room, dining room, kitchen and deck.

  • The hall leads to the bedrooms

    The hall leads to the bedrooms

  • Condo building from the street

    Condo building from the street

  • Dining table expands to accommodate 6-8.

    Dining table expands to accommodate 6-8.

  • New hardware added to kitchen cabinets. Updated appliances.

    New hardware added to kitchen cabinets. Updated appliances.

  • Master has room for comfy chair and ottomans.

    Master has room for comfy chair and ottomans.

  • Master bath vanity; new towel racks.

    Master bath vanity; new towel racks.

  • Guest bath with combo tub/shower

    Guest bath with combo tub/shower

  • View from the parking area/driveway

    View from the parking area/driveway

  • Pool, heated from May to September, also has bay view

    Pool, heated from May to September, also has bay view

  • Conveniently located in the Rio Del Mar neighborhood

    Conveniently located in the Rio Del Mar neighborhood

  • Art is up, lamps have arrived. Ready for your visit.

    Art is up, lamps have arrived. Ready for your visit.

  • Water view from sectional sofa in the living room

    Water view from sectional sofa in the living room

  • Kitchen includes oven, microwave, frig and dishwasher. Breakfast counter.

    Kitchen includes oven, microwave, frig and dishwasher. Breakfast counter.

  • Open-plan living, dining, kitchen

    Open-plan living, dining, kitchen

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Master bedroom has new King bed, night stands.

    Master bedroom has new King bed, night stands.

  • Master bath with large corner shower

    Master bath with large corner shower

  • 'Guest' bedroom with queen bed and 3-inch memory foam topper.

    'Guest' bedroom with queen bed and 3-inch memory foam topper.

  • View to the northwest from the deck

    View to the northwest from the deck

  • Cement ship as seen from the parking area

    Cement ship as seen from the parking area

  • Parking (tandem) for 2 cars in garage below the unit

    Parking (tandem) for 2 cars in garage below the unit

  • Aptos Creek carves its way through the beach to the bay below the condo

    Aptos Creek carves its way through the beach to the bay below the condo

  • Beach view from the deck awaits you.

    Beach view from the deck awaits you.

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, Some Italian and Spanish, best by email.
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