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WINTER AT THE BEACH IS WONDERFUL! Aptos-Santa Cruz~Ocean Front Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Regardless of the weather, you would love to stay here! And, we've done some major upgrades to make your stay even better!!

Our cozy and comfortable beach house is located on the bluff above Seacliff State Beach and offers magnificent views of Seacliff State Beach and Monterey Bay. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and will sleep up to eight. The king bedroom has a sliding glass door that offers ocean views and sounds of the surf. The queen bedroom also has a sliding glass door that opens to the side yard. The last bedroom has a brand new double bed. There is also a small bonus room/den with a pull out double sofa. We've installed a gas fireplace log set in the beautiful river rock fireplace - to make it easy for staying warm on a cold winter day or warming up after a swim in the Pacific. Satellite TV is available in the living room, the king room, and the bonus room. Wireless internet is available to keep you connected. Our kitchen was recently upgraded with a 5 burner gas range, convection microwave and granite countertops. It is also fully outfitted with utensils and table settings for over 8 guests. Small appliances, pots, pans, and a wide variety of spices make it easy and fun to stay in and cook a meal. Or, walk to one of the several restaurants close by for a fun evening out. The Trex deck has a gas BBQ, outdoor patio furniture and is great for hanging out and entertaining. The driveway has parking for 2-3 cars. Just a short walk to the beach - this is the perfect place for a family vacation or a romantic getaway for two!

Keywords: one story

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

Why The Owner chose Central Coast

Great weather, friendly people and the seclusion of being above the beach.

What makes this house unique

Walking the beach each morning, enjoying a sunset with family and friends, walking to Manuel's for margaritas and Mexican food. Great food, golf, and shopping are all close by. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is only 15 minutes away - take the kids for a ride on the Giant Dipper roller coaster.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Laura,

I just wanted to thank you for letting us share your home for the weekend. We had an absolutely incredible time. The house was absolutely perfect, and the 'welcome basket' was a nice touch! A third couple decided to join us at the last minute & stayed in the bunk beds (we had only planned on two couples when we booked). The weather cooperated for the blues festival & even got hot on Sunday. The only downfall was that we couldn't have spent more time at the house, staring at the ocean & watching the dolphins! I guess that's what 'next times' are all about...We look forward to next year!! Thanks again!
May 2012
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

WINTER AT THE BEACH IS WONDERFUL! Aptos-Santa Cruz~Ocean Front Beach House
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
San Ramon, Ca

Beachhouse rental review

  • 5 of 5

We found this Beachhouse to be absolutely lovely. We rented it for a week for a girls trip and couldn't have been more pleased. We found it cozy and comfortable with a great view. Laura was Very friendly and easy to work with. We really look forward to visiting this Beachhouse again soon.'

Lori M

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori - It was a pleasure to work with you also! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the house and hope you'll come back to visit soon. Laura
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Dayton, NV

Girls trip

  • 5 of 5

We had our 19th girls trip here. We stayed three nights. The house had everything you could want. Loved the view! Walked down to beach, walked to get an ice cream. We have rented a lot of houses and Laura by far was the easiest to communicate with. She was quick to get back to you. Loved it!!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, Thank you for your kind review. I'm so happy that you chose our beach house for your "girls trip" and that you enjoyed your stay!
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Absolutely Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

This location was such a marvelous find! We (four adults and 2 children) arrived and were instantly awed by the stunning view of the ocean. The gas fireplace was so enjoyable during the cool mornings and evenings. We were entertained each day by dolphins and seals. The path to the beach just a few houses down was so convenient for the hours spent each day in the sun. Gina was pleasant to work with and quick to answer questions. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I was privileged to stay a few nights at this wonderful beach-front home. I appreciated the cleanliness, and found the overall layout and use of wood very cozy and inviting. Gina was easy to work with, and was quick to respond to any questions I presented. I left feeling rested and rejuvenated. I would recommended this beach front property to any family or friends visiting the central coast.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft. Collins, CO

Colorado Wedding Family:)

  • 5 of 5

My son and his fiance chose Santa Cruz beach to be married and we found this lovely home via VRBO in Aptos, about 10 minutes away. The home owner was very accommodating and pleasant with my requests and also made great suggestions for restaurants as well as activities. We felt like this was "our home" while we were there and actually did not want to leave at the end of the week. The beds were comfy, the views of the ocean were to die for and we were even greeted with a basket full of goodies and a bottle of wine to start the week, thank you, Laura! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Ramon, CA


  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and the location! The house is perfect. Clean, newly remodeled and just the right size. The view is absolutely amazing. It is really great to fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing. The patio overlooking the ocean was our favorite spot. We saw many, many dolphins from the balcony and during long walks on the beach. Easy to rent, and really a great place to un-wind. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Mediterranean
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Seascape Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Manuel's Mexican
Nearest Beach
Seacliff State Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016/2017
Oct 31 2016 - Apr 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 3 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/2018
Oct 30 2017 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

County of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate #CO00448

20% deposit is due within 7 days of confirmed reservation. Final payment is due 45 days prior to your arrival.

cash, check, credit cards (through PayPal -additional 3%)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1) Bedroom with an ocean view, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Double beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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