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Beautiful Seacliff Oceanview Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Large , 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Ocean Views, Rooftop Deck

This Beautiful Home in Aptos is in an ideal location overlooking both the Rio Del Mar and Seacliff beach area. There are fabulous views from every level of the house, each with it's own private deck! The house also has a roof top deck complete with outdoor sectional, large teak table, and BBQ with wonderful views of the Ocean. The house is just a short distance from both Rio Del Mar & Seacliff State Park with it's famous wharf and cement ship.

Located near the beach, this large Home features a both a Master Bedroom and Master Suite, plus Guest Bedroom. The house has 3 full sized bathrooms plus a half bath and can accommodate large families. The home is spacious and has a fully furnished kitchen, lots of seating, Satellite TV Service, Fast WiFi, Washer&Dryer, and Garage with additional driveway parking.

Just a short distance to the beautiful Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. The park offers rugged semi-wilderness, rising from sea level to steep coastal mountains of more than 2,600 feet. With over 30 miles of trails, hiking, jogging and biking along trails and streams and small waterfalls are some of the activities to be enjoyed here.

The home is within walking distance of some great local restaurants including Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant at the entrance to Seacliff State Beach. There is also a nice cafe next to Manuel's that serves delicious food with great menu selections and fabulous service. Be sure to check it out for any meal! Lots of other shops from small unique specialty shops to familiar stores like Safeway, Rite Aid, Ace Hardware, all within just a short distance away from the home.

Located nearby is the older village of Aptos with its historic Bayview Hotel and Restaurant. Several restaurants from the English Pub, the Britannia Arms with its stone fireplaces, game room and frequent live music, The Sushi on the Run, which makes fresh Sushi to order or you can just grab freshly made favorites to go for a picnic at the nearby beaches.

We are centrally located and just a short distance from some famous areas and attractions. Capitola (next door) with it's famous food and shopping is just a few minutes from the house. Santa Cruz with it's world famous Beach Boardwalk and Wharf is also a short drive. During your trip, you can also easily visit the Monterey Peninsula with such attractions as The Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17 Mile Drive, Cannery Row, and Fisherman's Wharf (and be there in less than 30 minutes). This area truly has it all and we look forward to having you as our guest.

BE SURE TO READ THE COMMENTS FROM OUR GUESTS! You will see what a great house and location this is.

Keywords: Ocean Views, Beach views, Rio Del Mar , Santa Cruz, Capitola, Seascape

More Details

Joe Castello
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Joe Castello

Our family bought this home with the intention of enjoying it with family & friends. We love the area for it's beautiful beaches, nice weather, small town charm, and great history.

Joe Castello purchased this house in 1986

Why Joe Castello chose Aptos

Aptos is a wonderful town with beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery. We like that it is located near places such as Capitola and Santa Cruz, but away from the congestion. Monterey is also just a short drive away for those trips to the Monterey Bay Aquarium or 17 mile drive. Walking distance to downtown, ocean & trails makes this a fun place to enjoy!

What makes this house unique

Relax while enjoying a morning cup of coffee as you sit on one of our 3 ocean view decks! Decompress on the roof top deck while taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean.


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not ever move any furniture or appliances.
  • Please pay attention to house rules on Rental Agreement
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Room has queen bed plus trundle bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large studio room with private bathroom
  • King size bed (1) California King in Master Bedroom., Queen size Beds(2) (1) Queen Size Bed in Second Bedroom., (1) Queen Bed Located in Third Bedroom(studio), Sleeper Sofa (1), Trundle Bed with Two Single Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(63 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Seacliff Oceanview Home
average rating of 4.7936506 based on 63 reviews

Relaxing with plenty of space and a view!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed during the week of the Fourth of July and it was very quiet and relaxing (besides the fireworks on the 4th which was enjoyable). There was plenty of space for our group of 4 adults and 2 kids. Several more people could have slept in the house comfortably. There is a view from each balcony (one on each level) with a roof top deck! However, if you have small children, I suggest they do not go out onto the decks. The house was mostly clean. It could use a deep cleaning. Beds were very comfortable and clean. 3.5 baths! You could fit three cars in the driveway as well. Easy 10-15min walk to the beach! Overall, we had a great stay and we highly suggest it to anyone looking to relax.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely older home

  • 5 of 5

Great for large groups, great view, great amenities.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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The location was ideal for our mother-daughter weekend. We were only minutes from the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival, I had a difficult time getting into the locked gate (the key was sticky). But the house was roomy enough for all 7 of us - especially nice was having 3 bathrooms. The decks were a bonus, however, they were not cleaned of leaves and spider webs. I cleaned them off before the rest of the group arrived. We all enjoy being outdoors, so it would've been nice to have it feel welcoming. The house was tidy. My main complaint is that the house had a stale odor, and seemed like it needed airing out.

Thank you for sharing your home and allowing us a wonderful weekend together.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our California vacation. The house is spatious, comfortable, clean, and convenient to everything we did. The views from the upper deck and rooftop patio are amazing. It is a classic California beach house. Joe, the owner, was quick to respond to our inquiries and got a problem with the satellite TV fixed for us right away. Overall A+ stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great place with a great view.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old but nice house with a lot of spice

  • 4 of 5

It was a nice stay with a view on a ocean.Qiute area with atractions in walking distance.Close to Santa Cruz.Over all it was a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Seascape Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Manuel's Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Cement Ship
Nearest Point of Interest
Seascape Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
17 Mile Drive

Aptos is beautiful town in a great location that is centrally located and just a short distance from some famous cities and attractions. We are just a few miles south of Santa Cruz with it's famous Boardwalk, beaches, and Wharf. Capitola is right next door with abundant shopping and eateries. If you travel a little bit south of Aptos, you can visit Monterey, Carmel, and 17 Mile Drive (all just a short drive).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175

-Holidays/Events: Memorial Day, 4th of July , Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Presidents, MLK, Major Monterey Peninsula Golf and Car events.

**Specials/Holiday pricing cannot be combined with reduced weekly rate or other offers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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