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New! Vista Delfino: Fall-Winter Weeks, Close-up Ocean View, 2BR/2BA, All Linens

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

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Last updated: 10/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Rio del Mar condo description

We just bought this recently remodeled condo. We added a barbecue, adjusted window shades, added night stands and bedside lamps, kitchen equipment and hung plenty of towel racks. And we watched sea lions and humpback whales play in the surf from the deck!

Now is the time to plan a quiet but sunny fall or winter trip to the beach. Call for last-minute rates within a week of your stay.
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This is our treasured vacation spot with a dolphin view (Vista Delfino). Of all the places along the Monterey Bay, this is where we chose 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 Monterey Bay. 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. The Coffee Bean, Pixie Deli and Café Rio, 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.

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.

Because this unit is a new rental, fall through spring slots are available. Our calendar is up-to-date. We aim to make your stay among your best vacations.

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....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

              • New bamboo flooring, lighting and heat panels installed during 2013 remodel. Bright, clean and cheerful....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player

              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 4, expands to seat up to 8....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer:

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

              • Garage:

                2 parking spaces in enclosed garage...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Linens Provided:

                Yes, we provide bed linens!...moreless

              • Living Room
              • 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...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.5
                  from 2 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Early Fall
                  Sep 15 - Nov 25, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,750 $3,500
                  Thanksgiving Holiday
                  Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $290
                  $1,960
                  Late Fall
                  Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,750 $3,500
                  Christmas Holiday
                  Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $290
                  $1,960
                  Spring
                  Mar 20 - May 14, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,750 $3,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $240
                  $1,645 $3,500
                  * 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:

                  25% 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: 10/25/2014
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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 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 Rio del Mar:
                  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, though, the water calls to us to take long walks along the beach, watch kids make 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.

                  VRBO #603541

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, October 25, 2014

                  $240 - $290 per night (USD)
                  2

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 10/25/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                  Speaks: english, Some Italian and Spanish, best by email.
                  • Calendar last updated 10/25/2014
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