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Dramatic Monterey Bay Views, 1 Block from Aptos Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

This spacious 3-bedroom, 2-story condo is ideal for families and for entertaining. Also ideal for a girls' getaway weekend. Downstairs are two bedrooms and a lovely large shared bathroom. The largest bedroom has a double bed, a fantastic view of the ocean, and a sitting area. The sitting area contains a sofa that converts into another queen bed. The smaller bedroom has two twin beds.

Upstairs is the master bedroom with bath and a queen bed, a fully stocked kitchen, and a living/dining area with expansive ocean views. A large patio off the master bedroom has a gas barbecue and plenty of room for catching the sun and outdoor dining. A smaller balcony off the living room is ideal for relaxing, seeing pelicans fly by, enjoying frequent visits by dolphins to the bay below, and watching the sun set over Santa Cruz harbor.

The kitchen is fully stocked. The owners cook, so you are likely to find all the necessary equipment! Both bathrooms have tub/shower combinations, and the newly remodeled downstairs bath has dual sinks. A washer and dryer are on the downstairs level. Your entertainment choices include cable TV, DVD and VCR, and a iPhone/iPod player. The condo complex has a small pool and a hot tub.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016

About The Owner

Very happily married for 20 years, ocean loving couple with 5 grown children. We've celebrated birthdays, New Year's, Valentine's day, and lots of occasions here in Aptos. We so enjoy a quick getaway weekend, a week with friends, or just some quiet time away from the usual pressures.

The Owner purchased this condo in 1994

Why The Owner chose Central Coast

We love the salt air, gorgeous views, the quiet, and the short walk to beautiful Aptos beach.

What makes this condo unique

This is an ideal base for a getaway weekend or a longer vacation. Miles of sandy beach can be accessed one block away. Within 20 minutes drive of the condo you can find many fine restaurants, golfing, the charming town of Capitola, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, hikes in the redwoods at 'The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park,' kayaking among sea lions, otters, and pelicans at the Elkhorn Slough, and many other activities.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Dramatic Monterey Bay Views, 1 Block from Aptos Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a small family gathering here with my husband's sister and two nieces, preteen & teen along with our son, a toddler. What a fun spot for all ages! I totally appreciated the beach toys and games. The walk to the beach was super. We didn't struggle at all even with all the equipment and up hill home. The pool was tiny, but super. The home suited all of us and was stocked with so many plates, utensils, cups, glasses!!! Really felt like a home. The views were amazing. Our son even ran out of batteries on the front balcony and fell asleep on the floor to the sound of the waves - he has good taste in picking that spot for a nap. We would retreat to the back balcony when the afternoon winds would pick up and get some sunshine back there. We spent many meals outdoors. We found it easy to walk to safeway/grocery and girls even went to get a mani/pedi one day....all on foot which we loved. The cafe right by the property management was very cute and we had our other family that live nearby meet up with us there. We appreciated the little collection of CDs for music while we hung out at the home and prepared our meals. We saw dolphins every day from the balcony and seals would practically swim right next to us at the beach. The water was cool, but no wet suit needed at this time of year. Not much in the way of dvds or tv service which we couldn't get working, but we were down at the beach enjoying the leftover bonfires other beach goers had abandoned so we didn't even have to start up one ourselves and the kids could get their marshmallows roasted. We loved he quaintness of autos and did head into santa cruz for surfing and little short day trips to capitola shops. Beautiful view....what a great condo.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SF East Bay area

Great for a get-away

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit for me (a girls’s mini-vacation) and the place was perfect for this. The location is great, just a block from the beach, with views of Monterey Bay from the living room and balcony. Walks on the beach were just what I hoped they’d be: families walking dogs, children playing in the sand, surfers taking lessons, pelicans flying by, and dolphins playing in the water — all making it a great get-away. Nicene Marks State Park is five minutes away by car, with easy hikes and big trees for us tree-lovers. The condo itself was very clean, well-maintained, and had some of the most comfortable beds I’ve slept on away from home. We opted to eat in most of the time because the kitchen had pretty much everything we needed (pots, pans, dishes, coffee maker, utensils, wine glasses, etc.). We did venture out a couple of times, and enjoyed dinner at Cafe Sparrow (downtown, a short drive) and sandwiches at the Pixie Deli (a short walk down the hill from the condo to the beach). Great place, fun time!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Spectacular Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for spectacular sights and sounds, this is the place to stay! With the windows open you could hear the push and pull of the Pacific. Don't forget your binoculars because from many of the windows and patio you could watch the ocean and her inhabitants (dolphins, seals, pelicans, and otters) frolic.

The property itself is clean and welcoming. A well stocked kitchen. A beautiful bathroom. A block's walk from the actual beach. A short drive to see beautiful redwoods. Many a nice restaurant is within close distance so if you want to skip the cooking, you can still eat well. The convenience of this condo astounds me when paired with the ocean views and comfy interior.

Overall this condo contributed to the most relaxing and revitalizing vacation I've had in years.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Favorite Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I like to have breakfast on the sunny master bedroom porch in the morning, and have apptizers on the balcoeny in the evening and watch the sunset! At bedtime I like to climb into the bed where I can relax and listen to the tide, and smell the ocean through the open window. New couch and patio furniture, fully equipped kitchen! The condo is neat and clean. Close to the beach, grocery store and restaurants! This is a great retreat from real life!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bettendorf Iowa

Condo Living Couldn't Get Better Than This!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a family "girls" vacation and couldn't have had a nicer time. This condo was an excellent pick for our family. We had space galore from the inside to the outside decks. All of the rooms were big, bathrooms updated and very clean, and the decks gave us views we will not forget.

The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need. Don't forget to stop at Safeway and pick up food. There is a small market at the bottom of the hill but is very expensive.

We used the pool and it was great because there were only the "girls" using it. We walked the beach everyday and collected sand dollars. It couldn't have been any better!

What I loved the most was sitting on the decks and just chilling out. The view from the living room deck is spectacular! I loved seeing the sun shimmering on the ocean water. The back deck is bigger and also has a partial view of the ocean. We sat and had a few dinners here.

This was my 1st rental and I couldn't have been more happier with the condo. I will definitely book here if and when I come back to Aptos.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, California

Heaven smells like the Pacific Ocean

  • 5 of 5

Simply put, I love this place! I love that when you open the windows and patio doors you can see, hear and smell the ocean from practically every room. When you go on vacation to the beach, isn't that all you really want?

The decor is so soothing - beautiful and calm and inviting; it blends perfectly with the views. I love watching for dolphins and seals and birds while I soak up the sun on the back deck. We made some inspiring meals in the kitchen, it does have everything you need. Great bathrooms, great layout of rooms with lots of space for socializing, reading, and rest.

Of course it's really all about location, so the quick walk to the beach is ideal. A great family and dog friendly beach that's never too crowded. Get here quick before everyone finds out about it! :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Jose, CA
Car: recommended

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Monterey Aquarium nearby, Seymour Discovery Center Aquarium nearby, Nicene Marks State Park 5 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Aptos Condo Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Summer weekly rentals check in at 3pm on a Saturday and check out at 10am the following Saturday.

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Aptos Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1432 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1). Queen convertible sofa is in the the large bedroom downstairs.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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