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Rio Del Mar Beach Vacation Home: 200 Yards to Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-9)

Just blocks from the beach!! This two bedroom/two bath vacation house is your home away from home. It features vaulted ceilings, tiled floors, fireplace, Master bedroom with it's own bath and walk in closet. This home can sleep up to nine, with all new furniture, and is situated on quiet street with lots of parking. Spend your days lounging on the patio, or walk out the front door and take a relaxing stroll along the river that flows to one of the best beach's in Santa Cruz!

Enjoy the sunset while dining at one of the local restaurants.

County of Santa Cruz TOT Certificate #CO00065

Summer Rates June-Aug: weekday $300/nt.& weekend $350/nt. (weekly rate is $1900 includes Free Night)

Spring Rates April-May: weekday $250/nt.& weekend $300/nt.(weekly rate is $1600 includes Free Night)

Stay Sunday - Thursday (5 nights) for the price of 3 nights!

Receive 2 nights FREE!

Fall Rates Sept-Nov: weekday $250/nt. & weekend $300/nt. (weekly rate is $1600 includes Free Night)

Stay Sunday - Thursday (5 nights) for the price of 3 nights!

Receive 2 nights FREE!

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More Details

Property Manager
Brian Cummings
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2017

About Brian Cummings

I love the Rio Del Mar Beach in Santa Cruz. After traveling the world I truly believe this beach is one of the best!

Brian Cummings purchased this house in 1995

Why Brian Cummings chose Central Coast

So close to the beach.

What makes this house unique

there are no homes across the street, just a small creek that leads you on a short walk to the beach!


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
200 yards to Rio Del Mar Beach.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Rio Del Mar Beach Vacation Home: 200 Yards to Beach!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
Fair Oaks

Rio Del Mar Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is in the wonderful Rio Del Mar neighborhood! It truly is a very short and safe stroll to the beach as I was consumed with the smell of eucalyptus trees and saltwater from the ocean, the sounds of the ducks quacking in the creek, and taking in the sights of the other beach houses, beach-goers, and, of course, the view of the Pacific Ocean. I have had the blessing of coming to Aptos over the years and have stayed in other beach house rentals in Rio Del Mar. This is my favorite and I am a repeat visitor. The owners have recently upgraded the flooring in the bedrooms from carpeting to a lovely laminate hardwood flooring which compliments the tile floors throughout the home! Additionally, the living room furniture was upgraded as well since my last visit. Now, there is a spacious, comfy, sectional sofa along with another large sofa that surrounds the fireplace and makes for easy viewing of the television with cable and the big front picture windows to watch the beach-goers stroll by. The kitchen is equipped with lots of utensils, cookware, dishes, glassware, pots and pans! The new gas stove/oven works great!!! What I appreciate is the overall cleanliness and the attention to detail from the property owners: great directions on how everything works, including the lights, fans, internet connections, cable t.v., vcr, dvd, lots of towels, pillows, extra bedding, toilet paper, paper towels, garbage/recycle bags, coffee filters, detergent, bbq, boogie boards and the best part is you and your family arrive with the sheets and beds already made up which is included in the weekly rental fee. I totally appreciate the fact that Brian adds an extra day based on the number of days you rent the beach house. It truly makes it a good deal especially if you are a family that travels with your pet, which we do!!! This beach house is minutes from great shopping, restaurants, movie theater, etc. if you want to drive. If not, take a stroll and you can enjoy Cafe Rio, Flats Bistro, Pixie Deli and there is a bottle shop that sells everything. If you are a bit more adventurous you can walk down to Seacliff Beach (cement ship/pier) and go up the stairs/entrance road and enjoy the lunch/dinner at Manuel's, Pizza 1, the Sno-White Drive-In, and ice cream at Marianne's! The walk back burns off the calories!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Beach House

  • 4 of 5

This house met my two main criteria which was a good rate and allowed my dog to join us. The fact that it was so close to the beach was an added benefit. The trail to and along the beach was great. My dog and I enjoyed beautiful morning walks. Day use areas and bon fire pits on the beach are right there as well. There were 2 body boards for use in the house which is nice if you have kids. The house itself could use a lot of TLC. The kitchen appliances are very old but all seem to work. The dishwasher looks awful inside and is so loud when it runs you can't carry on a conversation with anyone so it's best to run it as you are going out the door. The oven I never did figure out; it would only go up to 289 degrees yet burned our cookies beyond recognition so I'm not really sure how hot it got. The living room rug, lamp shade in the master bedroom and several sheets and pillow cases were stained. I would suggest bringing your own pillow as they are pretty sad and I went through the entire master bedroom closet looking for a good one. The outside patio is nice and I spent mornings drinking coffee and evenings with a glass of wine out there; an actual table to eat on outside would be nice as there is a grill right there. There isn't an actual yard in the back, just dirt or mud depending on the weather conditions. Brian was great and answered all questions even helped with the remote when I couldn't get the TV to work.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Beach Home - But more like 500 yards to the beach lol.

  • 4 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised by this quaint Aptos beach house. The beach is a five minute walk down a one way street, a nice leisurely walk. The house was clean, and much roomier than it appeared in the photos. The house was clean and all of the necessary items and comforts were provided, even fire wood although we didnt use the fireplace. The appliances were dated, yet fully functional and added personality to the home. Very good location and we were pleased with the value, especially since we didn't decide to do a beach trip until it was already summer. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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santa cruz

Wow vacation house ever!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, relaxing fun rental with a very wonderful managment team.

Pet friendly, comfortable, and comforts of home.

This is the BEST vacation rental we have exprienced.

The property manager works with your situation in a kind, professional and prompt manner.

Lots to do, sit by a fire and have quiet times, or go to the many local funspots and the beach.

This could be a romantic hideaway, fun weekend or family getaway. Set up really well, in walking distance of all you need. Pets love it too!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this location near the Rio Del Mar beach. Grocery stores are near by in Aptos. Each night we walked to the beach for sunset. The neighborhood is quiet. The owners were very responsive to our requests. The house is as it appears in the photos. It has lots of morning light and a fully equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Spacious Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed here and had a wonderful time. The owner was fast to contact and professional, he made things easy for us. He was also very accomadating to our needs and questions. What a nice way to start a wonderful vacation.

Upon arrival we found the place clean and inviting, it was verey much like coming home, which is so much better then a hotel in my opinion. The home was comfortable and had dish tv and movies. It was well stocked with the basic amenities as well as a stocked kicthen with plenty of pots, pans, knifes,cadgets and even seasonings.

The home was very nice and overall are experience was first rate, we had lots of fun. The beach, dining, etc are all a 5 minute walk away.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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