About the property
- House2600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
The location was ideal for our mother-daughter weekend. We were only minutes from the beach.
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.
Awesome Vacation Rental
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!
Great place with a great view.
We really enjoyed our stay.
Old but nice house with a lot of spice
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.
Rustic Beach House
Great beach house with beautiful views of Rio Del Mar valley. Our family really enjoyed our stay. We took nice walks down to the beach. It's very close to Manuels Mexican restaurant, Hole in the Wall, Marianne's ice cream and Pixie Deli! Owner Joe Castello was very nice and provided everything we needed for a pleasant stay.
Comfortable home, ocean view, lots of room
We stayed here over Memorial Day Weekend for the Santa Cruz American Music Festival (formerly the Blues Festival). Only 1/2 mile from the festival in Aptos Village Park, so very convenient. We only had 4 of us in the group, but the house can handle many more than that. 3 nice bedrooms and more important, 3 1/2 baths, so no battling in the morning. After a long day in the sun, it was nice to return to a comfortable, clean, relaxing place. Sure beat a motel room.
Joe, the owner, was great to work with. All of our communications were over email and that seemed to work well. We wanted to check out later than his contractual time and that was not a problem.
Kitchen was stocked with pots and pans, dishes, utensils, etc...so that was nice.
As mentioned in some other reviews, it is an older house...but who cares. It was comfortable, clean, quiet, and that is really what we were looking for.
One warning to all, and this is not a negative for me, but all bedrooms are down 1 or 2 flights of stairs, so be advised if someone cannot handle stairs.
Also, PLENTY of parking.
We will return when we need to stay in Aptos, Santa Cruz area.
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
Additional information about rental rates
-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.