You'll be one block from miles of golden sand at this three-bedroom Aptos condo, a two-story getaway with a private deck and terrace, a small shared swimming pool, and lovely views of the great Pacific Ocean.
On the bluff right above Rio Del Mar State Beach, this spacious condo is a wonderful escape for beach-going families and groups of friends. You'll be a short stroll from the sand, just a few blocks from dining and shopping in downtown Aptos, four miles down the coast from Capitola, and eight miles from the fun-filled Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Decorated in soothing blue hues that reflect the colors of the ocean, the upstairs living space is open, breezy, and full of sunlight and the sounds of the ocean. Read a novel on the plush sofa or one of the rattan armchairs, play a few tunes on the stereo system, and light the gas fireplace as the cool evening breezes begin to pick up.
Step outside onto the private terrace, where you can observe diving pelicans, playful dolphins, and gorgeous sunsets. This outdoor space also offers a lounge chair and a patio table for relaxing happy hours, friendly card games, and casual meals in the fresh ocean air.
Back inside, the kitchen is beautifully equipped for the chef in your group, with stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher), a bar counter with three stools, and an adjacent circular dining table with ample space for six. Pick up some locally grown produce at the Aptos Farmers Market at Cabrillo College, and enjoy a breakfast feast of fresh fruit smoothies and homemade waffles.
Use the WiFi to check the morning tides and walk one block down Rio Del Mar Boulevard to reach the beach. Come home in the afternoon to take a dip in the community swimming pool, light the gas grill on the deck , and set the patio table for dinner with a view toward Mt. Hamilton. Leave your bathing suits to spin in the private washer/dryer, and end the evening with a DVD or cable favorite on the flatscreen TV in the living room.
With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this Aptos condo will sleep eight guests (including a maximum of six adults). The master suite is on the upper level, offering a queen-size bed, glass doors that open to the deck, and a bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Downstairs, you'll find one spacious bedroom with a double bed and a double-size sleeper sofa, one bedroom with a pair of twin beds, and a remodeled bathroom with dual sinks and a tub/shower combo.
Whether you're planning to spend your time lounging on the beach or exploring the wonders of the Monterey Bay, you'll feel at ease and at home in beautiful Aptos. You'll have your choice of sand and surf at Rio Del Mar State Beach, Seacliff State Beach one mile up the coast, and Manresa State Beach four miles to the south.
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park is a five-minute drive away and offers 40 miles of trails through towering redwoods and creeks from sea level to 2600 feet. Nearby Capitola boasts great shopping, cool happy hours, and a chance to watch local surfers tear it up.
Adults and children alike will delight in a visit to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where you can brave the Tsunami and the Fireball, get soaked on the Logger's Revenge, or ride a piece of history on the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. This condo is also 36 miles north of the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, home to sea otters, sharks, and 600 other species of fascinating marine life.
It's always the right time to escape to the beach - begin planning your getaway to the Central California Coast today!