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Spectacular, 180-Degree Private Ocean Front Cliff Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

House: 2 Bedrooms-Large Master w Calif King, 2 twins, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Spectacular, 180-degree oceanfront views of the beautiful Monterey Bay Sanctuary. Watch dolphins, otters and sea lions from your private deck where birds fly by at eye level – a truly amazing vantage point. From this position you can actually see the sunrise and the sunset. The deck spans the entire length of the house. Located in Aptos (Seacliff) California, this home features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. The master suite includes a California King and breathtaking ocean views to the front and park-like settings in the rear, second bedroom features two twin beds.

Well behaved pet(s) welcomed for pet owners that take responsibility for their pets. We had two miniature dachshunds so we know how hard it can be to find a place that will accept pets. Help ensure that we keep this as an option by ensuring your pet is suited to stay at someone else's home.

Enjoy shopping in quaint Capitola, hike/mountain bike at Nisene Marks Park (10,000 acres wilderness), visit the Cement Ship at Seacliff beach, walk to New Brighton Beach (dogs are allowed on leashes). Take a sunset stroll to Café Rio for dinner in Rio Del Mar or a morning walk for coffee may be more your style. Enjoy 5-star dining at Café Sparrow in old-town Aptos or visit the several new restaurants in Seacliff. Golf is just minutes away at the world class Seascape Golf Resort, there’s even a mall close by in Capitola. While visiting the Central Coast, visit the Monarch Butterflies, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Amusement Park – Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17 Mile Drive, and Pebble Beach.

Note: The home is two stories. You are renting the entire second story (upstairs - reverse floor plan - 1 Master bedroom, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, exclusive access to the ocean front deck).

On the opposite side of the house where the 2nd bedroom is located - there is an "in law" unit under this bedroom (meaning it is on the first floor) where a single professional resides full time. This single working professional uses off street parking. The driveway is used only by tenants renting the home on VRBO. This person should not be disturbed during your stay. If you have any issues with the unit, please contact me as the owner.

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Amy Love
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Amy Love

We are blessed with this unique location and are happy to share it with others.

We use the home too - so it's designed to be enjoyed by people who treat things with respect.

Amy Love purchased this house in 2005

Why Amy Love chose Central Coast

It was a life long dream to own an ocean front home in such a wonderful resort area.

Nothing is more relaxing to us than sitting on the deck and watching sea life and listening to and watching the ocean surf.

What makes this house unique

As a base, there are countless things to do and explore: Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, Capitola, Seacliff Beach, New Brighton Beach and Natural Bridges which is the home of the migrating Monarch Butterflies.

If you want a little drive up or down the coast - you can visit Half Moon Bay to the north and The Monterey Bay Aquairium, Carmel and 17 mile Drive to the south.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Spectacular, 180-Degree Private Ocean Front Cliff Home
average rating of 4.677419 based on 31 reviews

Great place! Would stay there again. Needs some update and a good cleaning.

  • 5 of 5

Again, we loved it and the location. The sound of the beach below was awesome. Neighbors were quiet with the occasional barking dog. I loved the fog rolling in, amazing! Quick access to local restaurants. The place is the upper floor of a home with an outstanding balcony. The balcony needs a little TLC that would include new furniture, a paint job and de-cobwebbing. The inside was cool and cozy. Although I would have a thorough cleaning and dusting. These are only suggestions and not criticisms. I would love to own this property and if Amy the owner wanted to sell it, I'd highly consider buying it. 4 out of 5 stars. Patrick Keelan Lincoln, Nebraska

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The view from this home is fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a beautiful day on the coast! As we ascended the stairs through the lush landscaping we came upon the most beautiful, glistening view of the ocean from the full deck! This home has it all from the view to the very comfortable beds. I would even recommend a stay during the cold months as the living area has amazing views to look out at. It's on my list of the top places to stay on the coast!

M. McMullen

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience , great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house , the view is amazing.!!! Our family had a blast. Quiet neighborhood but close to restaurant and beaches. Came back home yesterday , but man , that ocean sound ...

Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific! Would rent again. Long walk to the beach but great views of the beach and Monterey bay.

  • 4 of 5

Beach access is the biggest and one of the few negagtives. Since one is usually carrying loads of stuff, waliking to the beach is not an option. We drove and found ideal beaches such as Sand Dollar beach and La Selva beach only a few minutes away.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The property is listed as Ocean Cliff with 70 feet ocean front views. As described in the listing, I provide a Beach Pass valid at state beaches and state parks for my guests to use. It's a 5 min drive to Seacliff Beach/State Park, New Brighton Beach or 8 minutes to Nisene Marks Park. You can walk to either beach too - it's about a 20-30 minute walk to State Park via Mar Vistas Dr to Beach Gate, where there are stairs leading down the cliff to the ocean.
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A little piece of Heaven.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the beach house. So relaxing and private! I read other reviews that complained about the owners living on the first floor and was a little concerned. No need to worry about that. Never heard a peep! The house next door is getting remodeled, however the owner was courteous and we were NOT bothered by loud noise. If you want to feel like the ocean is all yours? Spend a few days here!!! We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice of this renter to provide us with a 5 star review but she did include an inaccurate statement. As the owner, we do not reside on property. We do have a mature single woman who resides on property in an in-law unit, who parks off property and she does not have any pets. The in-law unit is only accessible from the outside of the house and is not accessible from inside the house. This renter sent me an email that said "Never heard a peep from your renter! Some people are so dramatic! LOL" As you can see from the reviews - people truly enjoy and are amazed at the view and comfort of this home. As the owner, I am happy to answer any questions you might have.
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  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous place! Huge deck perched over the beach, sounds of the waves, Dolphins seals and birds. Amy was very welcoming, and the house was clean and comfortable. Lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Seascape Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
252 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sea cliff State Beach
Car: recommended

Mountaineering, Paragliding, Rollerblading, Paddle Boating, Deep Sea Fishing, Pier Fishing, Bay Fishing, Bird Watching, Whale Watching. Capitola Pier for boat rentals is visible form the house and a 5-10 minute drive from the house. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a 10-15 minute drive from the house. Monterey/Carmel is about a 45 minutes drive south. The house is on the Aptos Cliffs and overlooks Monterey Bay - where you can often see seals, otters, and dolphins.


Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season 3
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season 4
Apr 10 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Prime-Season 2
May 26 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathtub and shower in master bedroom for 1st bathroom. Ocean view from stand up shower in 2nd bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed in a very spacious Master Bedroom. Full ocean views from Master bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is a birds eye view of the Monterey Bay/Ocean. If you want to walk down to the beach below the house, it's a 15 minute walk to Beach Gate Street to access the beach via stairs. Otherwise, we leave a Beach Pass that allows you to use your car to drive to the beach below the house.

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