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Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, One Block from Beach Restaurants

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

We have 2 units, both are two bedroom, one bathroom condos in a triplex close to Rio del Mar Beach. Both have new carpeting as of June 2013! Unit A, the ground unit, includes a full patio with barbecue & patio furniture. Unit B, is a bright, upstairs unit with a vaulted ceiling.

Both units are across the road from Rio Sands hotel which boasts to be 100 steps to the beach. The units are at beach level and are a short enough walk for young children. Both units have a large window with views of Aptos and surrounding mountains and cliffs.

The units include flat panel television, DVD player, stereo, microwave, full kitchen with seated island, pots, pans and utensils, dining table and new furnishings. There are two queen size beds, and a pullout queen and a full bathroom. The unit sleeps 6 comfortably (in queen beds) and can easily accommodate 8. US & Canada toll free calling, ethernet port for high speed internet & Comcast Digital Cable are included.

On the short walk to the beach is the Pixie Deli, Café Rio Restaurant, variety store, and the Coffee Shop. A Shopping Center with Safeway, Movie Theatres, Safeway, Restaurants, etc. is minutes away. Activities nearby include: The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Mystery Spot, Scotts Valley Roaring Camp Railroad, shopping in Capitola/Carmel-by-the-Sea/Monterey, Surfing, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Golf, Disk Golf - DelaVeaga Park, Seascape Resort & Golf Course, and lots more. Pebble Beach, Carmel & Monterrey are a short 35 minute drive away.

Boogie boards, sand toys, beach towels, and other beach amenities are included.

Closest Golf Course (0.5 miles): * Seascape Course*, 18 hole regulation length course, public golf course, 71 par, 6,034 yards,

69 rating.

Keywords: Triplex

More Details

Louise Schie
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

On 7/26/2011 5:15 PM, dn wrote:

> Just wanted to thank you for the great rental in Aptos..... it was just what I needed!!! I'm still sore from the Wharf to Wharf but it was fun..... will definitely keep this place in mind for next year...


> Thanks again


> D
Jul 2011
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Aptos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, One Block from Beach Restaurants
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 28 reviews

Amazing Location and Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved my stay at this rental. It's location is hard to beat! It was so therapeutic to be two blocks away from such a beautiful beach. This location is a five minute walk to the Rio Del Mar Beach, which has the historic cement ship and expansive sandy beaches. There are walking paths, tasty restaurants (Pixie Deli and the Flats are local favorites) and such friendly locals living in this quiet little beach town. The rental contained all the amenities I needed including a TV, DVD player, fully stocked kitchen and beach toys for those sunny California days. The size of the rental was appropriate to accommodate visitors and guests who came to enjoy all that Aptos and the Santa Cruz County, in general, had to offer. I highly recommend this spot for your next getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had some issues...

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our three children for three nights. The rental is in a great location - walking distance to the beach, and there is a market/deli also within walking distance which was convenient for picking up snacks and lunch. It was also a fairly short drive to Santa Cruz. The kitchen is well stocked, and there are plenty of extra pillows and blankets available for the beds.

The unit does need some serious love...the back bedroom had quite a bit of water damage, and the wall and ceiling had large water bubbles - this room also had an actual mushroom growing out of the ceiling! The bathroom had what looked like a mouse hole, and the circuit tripped whenever we tried to use a hairdryer.

Also, when staying in the downstairs unit, be warned that you can hear every little thing the upstairs neighbors are doing...walking, talking, using the bathroom, anytime they used water we could hear it running through the pipes- it was very noisy. I actually came to dread coming back to the rental in the evenings because of the noise from the group staying upstairs while we were there. I understand that the fact that they were throwing large parties every night is not the fault of the owner, but on top of that we could hear every little thing they were doing, and it was hard for us to sleep at night after our long days at the beach and boardwalk. We were all exhausted and cranky by the time we left.

I feel like this unit has a lot of potential to be great, but there definitely needs to be some cleaning and updating done.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma County

Great Annual Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We first stayed here last year when traveling for an event and finding the local hotels to be outrageously priced. I stumbled on this rental and I am so glad I did. We were delighted when booking our trip this year to find the unit was available again. We've stayed in both the downstairs and the upstairs two bedroom units. Clean, well stocked, comfortable and just a short walk to a gorgeous beach. We've fallen in love and have already started making plans to come back next year! The owner is helpful and very nice. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Valley, CA

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed 2 nights with our 3 kids. Had a great weekend. Very comfortable and clean flat. Not super fancy but nice, cute, cozy and perfect for our family. Plenty of room for all of us. Our kids enjoyed eating breakfast on the balcony. Owner was very nice and accommodating. Great location. 2 blocks from the beach and even closer to deli, coffee shop and restaurant.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed in the downstairs apartment for the 4th of July weekend. There were two very spacious bedrooms with large closets for hanging clothes and stowing luggage plus the rooms were just big so we weren't tripping over our stuff. The family room was a great size (with a pull-out bed couch) and when we had a lot of people visiting us, we didn't feel cramped at all and the kitchen was big enough to make full meals. The apartment was well-stocked with everything we needed and the proximity to the beach was great. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aptos, Ca

Perfect beach rental

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I lived in the downstairs 2 bedroom for 6 months (from August to January). We rented many places in the last few years and this was by far our favorite. The location was perfect. It is about 2 blocks from great restraunts and one of the nices beaches in the Monterey Bay. Our neighbors were great as well. Aptos is full of fantastic people and has a safe and friendly atmosphere. There are many places along the beach to run, surf and relax. The rental itself was great as well. It is full of everything you might need. If you happen to find something you do need, Louise magically makes it happen :) The pictures make the place looks cute and it's even cuter in person. We really hope to vacation there in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach, Mall & Movie Theaters Nearby, Seascape Resort Nearby


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Cleaning fee $90
Refundable pet deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

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