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Ocean View, Family Reunions. 5*Estate

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Aptos House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

IF dates are full please look at our NEW PROPERTY VRBO #653710 It's in the same neighborhood. Belle Vista is a very private estate on 5 acres overlooking the Monterey Bay. The home can easily accommodate three families. This 4,200 square foot estate fully furnished and equipped luxury home is an easy 5 minute drive from the freeway or 8-10 minute drive to Aptos, New Brighton or Capitola beaches and only 12-20 minute drive to Santa Cruz beaches. This wonderful oasis includes, privacy, safety, and hot tub. Let your mind unwind as you sit in your cushioned lounge chair overlooking the panoramic views of Monterey Bay. When a warm breeze blows in a clear sky, nothing compares to a un obstructed view.

Your group will be very comfortable. This spacious home is set up perfectly for your family gatherings includes a fully equipped Kitchen/dining/great room, great counter space, 1200sq.ft. upper bay-view deck area great for visiting, eating and memory making. The home has 4 large bedrooms The two-story home allows you to spread out, find a quiet spot, enjoy one of the many flat screen TV's,

Whether inside or out, this gorgeous home offers outside tranquility with a park-like setting, fully landscaped and a great place to escape for a quiet walk-about. The inside complements the outside with lots of comfortable yet high quality decor, call for an appointment to help you in your decision.

Keywords: Luxury home, exclusive 5 acre estate, private, panoramic ocean views, Family reunion, great location, quiet neighborhood, custom cabinetry, high quality carpet, furniture, bedding, linen,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Trish Schwenne
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2016
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About Trish Schwenne

Trish and I grew up in Santa Cruz and love every part about living here. Our family, friends, weather, activities and location are fantastic! This is our home in which has given us many amazing and wonderful memories. As our two children Mike and Crystal have married and started their own families, we thought this might be a good opportunity to share our home with others as we spend more time traveling. Because this is our home you will find everything you need and more including high quality furnishings, linens and decor. We hope your visit brings you great joy and memories of your own. Have a great time! Mark and Trish.

Trish Schwenne purchased this house in 1995

Why Trish Schwenne chose Central Coast

We Love Santa Cruz and the climate and the people. Views of the ocean are priceless.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful family reunion. This place was perfect and worth the flight from Nashville TN. We will cherish these memories forever. Susan



WOW is all I can say!! I've been looking forward for our family reunion for 1 whole year- It was Perfect!!



This home was so much more than we expected. Thank you for letting us have your beautiful home for our week.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Ocean View, Family Reunions. 5*Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

Best house for the best family vacations ever!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a large house for our family vacations since we were 14 adults and 9 young children to travel. We choose this house for the 6 bedrooms but we were still a little bit worried that it would be a little bit crowded. But this house is so large and well divided that we didn't feel at anytime like we were too much persons. Basically, this was the first thing surpassing our expectations but not the last. The house is larger than what we expected from the pictures, the rooms are also larger than expected. The kitchen is a lot more equipped than my own house and the living room can comfortably seat more than 12 adults without any problem.

No matter the age (between 1yo to 63yo), every single person in our group had the best family vacations ever. And talking about age, if you are traveling with kids (I was traveling with 4 young children...), this house is perfect with an awesome pool area with floats and everything, a pack-and-play, a high chair and even a few toys. The room we were sleeping in was even large enough to fit all the family.

Other things we liked: awesome view from most of the rooms (master bedroom especially) and from the kitchen, the protective cover on the dining room table (nice for the kids), the massage chair, the washer and dryer, the amount of towels provided, the area in the pool where you can put chairs and an umbrella, the DVD players in every room (nice for letting the kids watch a movie in the evening while you take a drink at the pool... :), the pool table, the carpets, the roads nearby in the forest where it is amazing to go for a run , the fact that the owners responded to our questions almost instantly and finally the fact that they were flexible with check-in and check-out time to fit our flight schedule...

The only problem about this house is that we had to leave at some point...

Thank you Trish and Crystal for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. What can I say. Thanks so much for your review. It brings us such joy to hear encouraging word. You have a wonderful family and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure meeting you and hope to see you again. Thanks again for taking the time to review our home. Trish & Crystal
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Roseville ca
5

Surprise 50th Anniversary Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! My husband and his 3 siblings surprised their parents by renting this house so the family could be together to celebrate their parents 50th anniversary! This house was perfect for our big family. We never felt crowded. Everyone talked about the house all week and how perfect and beautiful it was! They have thought of everything! Thank you for opening your home to us and allowing us to create memories that will last a lifetime. We are trying to figure out when we can all come back and be together again. It was an amazing week. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That was such nice surprise for your parents. What a wonderful thing to do. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking such great care of our home. We hope to see you back.
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Ripon, CA
5

Serene, Restful, Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

The palm trees, ocean view, fountains, and privacy make Belle Vista a perfect location for grandma, grandpa, kids, and grandkids. Our family gets together at beautiful Belle Vista every year for 10 days to unwind, enjoy each other’s company, and have lots of FUN! The weather is perfect for all outdoor recreation. The large heated swimming pool has a diving board and safe-t-cover. The hot tub is relaxing after a workout in the pool. Pool towels are provided. There are plenty of outside chairs, lounges, tables and heaters.

The property is 5 acres. The private road leading to the large driveway is beautifully landscaped. I love all the rocks, plants/trees and fountains. If you look closely you might see a deer or rabbit. The 4,000 + sq. ft. house is spacious and open and immaculate. There is a huge deck along the back. The kitchen is well stocked. The bedrooms are enormous and the beds and linens are wonderful, TVs in every bedroom. There is even a pool table!

There are several beautiful state beaches just down the road, Seacliff, New Brighton and Rio Del Mar. The steam train, Roaring Camp Railroads, 12 miles away, will take you through the beautiful redwoods. They even have a moonlight dinner train, a Santa Cruz Boardwalk train and a Thomas train. Biking is big in Aptos; there are 604 bike trails. Soquel Dr. at the bottom of the hill will probably connect you with most of those trails. The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, 3.2 miles is a very popular walking, hiking, running and biking area.

There are several Safeway grocery stores in the area. Pizza 1 (call ahead to order) and Marianne’s Ice Cream on Center Ave. off State Park Dr. are the best.

The owners are great to work with. We are booked for next year. I am very excited about their new property in the same neighbor VRBO 653710.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow what an awesome review. Thanks so much for taking the time. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay again. We are so happy to have you. You are amazing. Thanks again for choosing our home and look forward to seeing you next year.
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San Francisco
5

Class of 1973 High School Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We held our annual high school reunion of eleven longtime friends at the Bella Vista property. There were no problems bunking up with one other person in any of the five very large bedrooms. There is also a casitas by the pool too. In fact, each room could have accommodated a third person with the trundle bed. There was plenty of space for everyone to sleep. The home sits on a hill top with spectacular views of Aptos/Capitola and the ocean. Don’t worry about the fog in the morning if you book in late spring or early summer. The fog is usually gone by 12 noon if not before. There is a large deck with plenty of space to enjoy the views. Trish and Mark have thought of all amenities down to the smallest details. For example, there are two coffee makers and two very large refrigerators. The pool is surrounded by tables and lounge chairs with several large umbrellas to provide shade in the day time and space heaters to enjoy the outdoors at night. The kitchen is quite large and is stocked with everything you need to feed a large crowd. There is a BBQ on the deck and we made dinner several nights. The cabinets were well stocked with an abundant supply of glasses, dishes and cutlery as well as a quality supply of cook ware. Our group has frequently rented houses for our annual reunion in the Sonoma and Napa area but this was by far was the most beautiful and nicest properties we have ever rented. We all loved it so much, we have already booked it for next year. Our only selfish fear is that more people will discover this great and wonderful home and it may be even harder to reserve it in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: He Dennis, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you had such wonderful time and thrilled you will join us next year. Trish
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5

Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We held a recent college reunion of 6 couples at the property. Each couple enjoyed their own large bedroom with plenty of space for everyone. The home sits on a hill top with spectacular views of Capitola and the ocean. There is a large deck with plenty of space to enjoy the views. The homeowners have thought of all amenities down to the smallest details. The pool is surrounded by tables and lounge chairs with large umbrellas to provide shade in the day time and space heaters to enjoy the outdoors at night. There are beach chairs, beach towels and beach toys to accompany your visit to nearby Capitola Beach. There is a large modern kitchen stocked with everything you need to feed a large crowd. We dined in several nights and the cabinets were well stocked with an abundant supply of glasses, dishes and cutlery as well as a quality supply of cook ware. Our group frequently rents houses for our annual reunion and this was one of the nicest properties we have ever rented. We all loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Loren for choosing our home for your reunion. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks so much for taking the time to review our property. Hope to see you again. Trish
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Danville, CA
5

Great Family Reunion House

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter got married in Soquel and we rented this house for our relatives from Kansas City to stay with us. Each couple had a beautiful bedroom and we loved the large kitchen and family room. The pool and spa area is amazing, it was like staying at a resort.

We have stayed at many houses through VRBO and this house was so professional managed. It was so great to have a walk thru with Crystal, and Trish promptly returned my emails and phone calls. We received our deposit within 3 days! It was everything we hoped it to be. Very well stocked, private and comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our home. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful time. We really appreciate you choosing our home. Hope to see you again. Trish
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
New Brighton and Capitola Beach
Car: necessary

Rod and Custom Classic Car Show, Wharf to Wharf race, Begonia Festival, Capitola Art and Wine Festival, U.S. Open in Monterey. 8-10 minutes to fantastic hiking and mountain biking in Nisene Marks, 8-10 minutes drive to Aptos, New Brighton and Capitola beaches, Picnic or ride a historic train ride at Roaring Camp in Felton, Big Bain Giant Redwood forests, The Mystery Spot, Enjoy an amazing day at Free admission Santa Cruz Beach and Board walk, View some amazing surfing along Pleasure point or Steamers Lane or stay home and swim in your own private pool,

Golfers - Santa Cruz County is home to many challenging and well maintained golf courses, A few local favorites are Seascape Golf at 831-688-3214 or Pasatiempo Golf at 831-423-5000 or Spring Hills Golf at 831-724-1404 or De Laveaga Golf at 831-423-7212

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Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017-18
Sep 30 2016 - Mar 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

TOT Certificate #CO00314
2016 Rates:
5 night min June 15 - Aug 15, other wise 4 Night min. Unless there is a gap. VRBO has changed their website and I can not get rates to show up so here are our rates
Cleaning fee $375
11 % TOT tax
4 Nights $1,200 per night (min) Rate $4,800
5 Nights $1,100 per night Rate $5,500 5 night min June 15 - Aug 15
6 Nights $1,100 per night Rate $6,600
7 Nights $1000 per night Rate $7000
IF dates are full please look at our NEW PROPERTY VRBO #653710 It's in the same neighborhood

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Amenities

Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , jetted tub , Up stairs Large Jetted tup, located for all guest to use
    Master Suite - toilet , shower , Large bathroom, granite, double sinks, shower, private
    Down stairs Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Attached to Waterfall room, also for pool use
    Down stairs Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Near Tuscany and Valley view room
  • 4 bathrooms. One has a tub. The others have showers. I have to put as full or they won't show I have a bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Waterfall Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Twin beds are in Day bed style, one at floor height.
    Valley View Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Twin beds are in Day bed style, one at floor height.
    Tuscany room with Sleep Number bed - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Twin beds are in Day bed style, one at floor height.
    Master Suite - 1 king , King bed attached private bathroom
  • King bed is in the Master Suite All beds include high quality mattress, high thread count linens and comforters., Single twin beds with high quality mattresses in a day bed formation. The day bed has one mattress that is the height of a bed and the other is floor level.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This exclusive 5 acre hill-top location at the end of private road offers privacy, safety and lasting memories. This luxury home is found in a rural setting yet is only minutes to all local attractions, beaches, shopping and other amenities. You will also find two beautiful Rock Waterfalls, a fountain, fully landscaped and manicured yard with many palm trees, ferns and tropical plants and fruit trees. Relax outside or inside on a Massage Chair as you rest, and refresh.

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