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Walk to the Beach from This Stunning Newer Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This luxurious pet free, 2700 square foot home was beautifully designed with a spacious master suite featuring a walk in closet, his and her sinks and jetted bath tub with a couples shower. The next room is made for kids, featuring two sets of bunk beds, and a third bedroom with a Queen size bed. This property boasts a landscaped front and rear yard with plenty of room for a summer BBQ. Or, enjoy a peaceful evening sipping wine and making a fabulous meal in a kitchen designed for the chef at heart. Built near the beach, just a stroll down the hill to the sand, grab your beach towels and soak in the sun. Enjoy an afternoon lunch at Cafe Rio restaurant or a cup of coffee at the nearby Espresso Rio. There is plenty to enjoy in the small quaint town of Aptos, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is only 20 minutes away or visit Monterey Bay just 30 minutes down the coast. This home is the true meaning of a relaxing vacation, and will leave you looking forward to the next time you visit.

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More Details

Property Manager
Stephanie Sturgis
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

It's so nice to see such wonderful reviews, it really is a beautiful property. As mentioned in a prior review there used to be a Trampoline, this is no longer the case. After many years and much bouncing it became weathered beyond repair. I also want to mention that there is no Wifi in this home however I have a list in the property binder of Hot Spots that are nearby if you need to access the internet and are unable to do so from your cell phone. Happy Vacationing!~
Jul 2013
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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large bathroom with walk in closet.
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , High ceiling with fan and french doors with two balconies.
    Bunk bed room - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunk beds with a walk in closet.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2 sets)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis


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Walk to the Beach from This Stunning Newer Home
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 34 reviews

Very nice and clean house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was easy to find. Very clean inside and it's good to accommodate big family/group. We only have 6 people so we have more than enough space in the house. Location is about 10-15 minute away from Santa Cruz and it's really convenient. The only thing is we had a hard time trying to slide up the passcode key lock at the garage door the first time. It was ok after we got it to work. Overall, I would recommend this place for a short getaway :)

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, large, sunny home

  • 4 of 5

Lovely updated home. Huge kitchen. Big jacuzzi bath that was fun for kids too. Short walk to beach (but hill there is steep). Fenced in backyard with trampoline for kids. There is no cable or wifi.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Neat, clean property close to beach

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. No wifi but lovely backyard and surrounding area with beach a short walk away (down a VERY STEEP hill)

Short drive to Capitola and Santa Cruz.

Would recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

The home is very beautiful. The pictures don't do justice to the high ceilings. The kitchen was huge. The house was very open and bright. Lots of room for parking in the garage and on the driveway which is nice. It's all updated so it felt new and very clean. The beds were comfortable. Aptos is a great place to stay. The beach is beautiful and not crowded like Santa Cruz or Capitola.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean house close to beach

  • 3 of 5

This house offers great space for 2 families but we were hoping for more and better amenities considering the price we paid.

There is no WiFi and no cable TV, the TV is tiny for such a large family room. The sticky notes in various places make you feel not welcome. "Turn off faucet, do not attempt to open, preserve water,.." Everything is counted.. from glassware to dishwasher detergent, paper towels to toilet paper, etc. Be prepared to buy your own when you run out. There are not enough beach towels and not enough beach chairs for everyone.

BBQ and kitchen pans hadn't been cleaned. We addressed this with the owner but no response. These are easy fixes and don't cost much.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Spacious vacation house

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious enough for my extended family to enjoy three days at beautiful Rio Del Mar. We are a cooking family and we all got into the cooking without bumping into each other. The grandchildren (ages 6 to 9) enjoyed the trampoline and endless places to play hide and seek. The walk to the beach was about 15 minutes, including a brief walk on busy Rio Del Mar Blvd with no sidewalks, then through a few blocks of neighborhood streets , but once on the dirt trail downhill to the beach we hardly minded it (ask the neighbors to point out the trailhead-it wasn't easy to find). Stephanie was great at answering my questions and called me after our arrival to ask if everything was ok. A great house for a big family in a prime location!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season 2
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holidays 3 night min. Strict No Pet Policy

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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