Fantastic Remodeled Beach House 3BR/3BA in Aptos-Rio Del Mar
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Property Address: 403 Martin Drive, Aptos CA
Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a vacation by the sea in a 2000 square foot COMPLETELY RENOVATED home. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family gathering, this home is located in a quiet location lined with lovely cypress trees. Rio Del Mar Beach offers one of the largest beach stretches in Santa Cruz county. Enjoy the 2 block (12 houses) stroll to the path down to the beach as it opens up onto the view of this beautiful coastline (see photo). Or drive down several blocks in either direction to one of three beaches including Hidden Beach, and two Rio Del Mar beaches.
This 2 story, three bedroom, three bath home boasts many amenities and has a “brand new” feel to it. All rooms are professionally decorated with a beach/spa motif.
Upstairs are 2 master bedrooms with Queen sized beds, generously sized bathrooms and walk in closets. The grand master is quite a large suite and includes a gas fireplace, dual sinks, whirlpool tub, private balcony and steam shower.
On the lower level is another bedroom with 2 twin beds and fold up twin bed for an extra friend. Included are all the designer bedding and luxurious linens and towels. The sunny front room is a great place to curl up and read or double as a bedroom at night with a queen size pull out couch and privacy pocket doors. Off of the front room is a private garden area with a raised koi pond with fish, turtles, and fountain. It is the perfect quiet spot for a glass of wine and cheese before sunset.
The great room includes a well-equipped kitchen and granite bar/counter top area opening up to the living room and dining room area. Watch a movie on the 52” high definition flat panel TV with Blue Ray and surround sound as the fire is crackling in the hearth.
For the young at heart, there is a Sony Play Station along with an arcade-quality console electronic game table equipped with all your favorite retro video games. For your computer, super high speed WiFi internet access is provided.
Step into the backyard and enjoy the deck with table, chairs, lounge, umbrella, outdoor heater and gas BBQ to accommodate outdoor entertaining. The roomy HOT TUB is located next to a cozy area where it is great to roast marshmallows at the gas Firepit on starry evenings . Located in the spacious 2 car garage are many of the beach items you will need to make your vacation memories, including a Ping Pong table and 5 beach cruiser style bicycles.
Outside the house are more activities to keep everyone satisfied! The cute little town of Rio Del Mar, the shopping and restaurants of Capitola, antiquing and wine tasting in Soquel, tennis and golfing in Seascape, riding the Ferris wheel at the famous amusement park and Boardwalk of Santa Cruz are all within a very short drive. Surfing, biking, hiking, fishing, scuba diving and all manners of outdoor entertainment is boundless.
Looking beyond the immediate area is Monterey Bay with its renowned Aquarium and Cannery Row is 40 minutes south. Head north 90 minutes on the picturesque HWY 1 and visit San Francisco.
Make your reservation today and reserve your time in paradise.
Member since: 2009
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Game Console
- Video Games
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Jetted Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2017
7 night min stay
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 10 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Housecleaning $200 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 11%
4th of July $3300 per week
Labor day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Spring holiday, and Memorial Day rates are at $425 per day, or $3000 per week.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: My husband and I have lived in the Bay area for over 25 years and love all that it has to offer. Raising two kids and enjoying the coast together as a family has provided so many terrific memories!
Why the Owner Chose Aptos, CA, USA:
We looked up and down the coast, but focused in on this Upper Cliff locale of Aptos. It is a quiet area where the homes are well kept and many are being upgraded and redone. Some of the homes a few blocks away are in the 3 ++ million dollar range. It is only a short walk (12 houses) to the path that leads down to a less populated and expansive beach used primarily of locals. The town was a pull for us as well. It is not insane with lots of traffic, but has a small town feel with yummy little restaurants that you don't even need to have shoes on to be served. The drive from our primary residence in San Jose is only 40 minutes and the home is easy to get to and has ample parking. It is an easy drive to Capitola or Santa Cruz if your in the mood for some action. Nisene State Park is very close and has incredible hiking with huge pine trees and water falls.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home has a brand new feel to it, since it was a grand scale remodel several years ago. It is very private and easy to entertain there. Every bedroom has their own bathroom and you have lots of places to spread out. Its great for kids and kids at heart since the house includes many amenities like hot tub, professional arcade game, Playstation, ping pong, bicycles, Wifi, flat screen TV, direct TV, stereo systems with fabulous sound system to name a few. The kitchen is fully stocked with your every need, just bring your food and libations. The backyard is fully enclosed as well as the front yard. The home is nicely decorated in a relaxing beach/spa motiff.
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Cypress lined country lane. Turn into the spacious driveway and lots of parking.
Path to Rio Del Mar Beach (two blocks from house) we like to watch the sunset!
View into kitchen: granite counters, raised bar, large fridge, all appliances
Grand Master bed with Calvin Klein bed linens, private balcony, full spa bath
Grand Master Jacuzzi tub adjacent to the sit-down steam shower...ahhh relax!
2nd Master large and spacious private bath. Modern and new!
Full Bath adjacent to downstairs bedroom and front room. Tommy Bahama style!
Go for a bike ride on one of the 5 bicycles for your use at our beach house.
Local whale watching
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
World class golf courses
Cozy backyard w/ firepit, deck, heaters, bbq, hot tub, outdoor furnishings,grass
Dining and living room area...plenty of room to spread out or sit by the fire!
Front room with comfy queen sleeper couch, room closes off for complete privacy.
Grand Master Bedroom fireplace sitting area. Lots of room to spread out!
Luxury master bedroom w/ new Ralph Lauren Linens, walk in closet and full bath.
Downstairs bedroom, Roxy bedding, with 2 twin euro-beds
Retro arcade quality game table....can you say Pac Man and Asteroids? All love!
Family friendly beach! Great for skim boarding, boogie boarding, & swimming!
Local wineries and microbreweries for tasting and socializing
Charming nearby beach towns
Bike the coast with spectacular views
Fun local restaurants
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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