About the property
- Cottage850 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 BRs, 1 Bath, within steps of entrance to Seacliff Beach Park (Cement Boat)
Happy House is a charming 2 bedroom 1 bath Cottage 1/2 block to entrance to Seacliff State Beach Park. It has a fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, stove/oven, refrigerator, cook ware and dishwasher. There is a laundry washer & dryer, we provide linens and towels for the house. We have upgraded fiber high speed wireless internet access, Direct TV, DVD and VCR with movies for kids. It is less than a block to groceries, restaurants and shops. Amenities include gas log fireplace, a fenced back yard, off street parking for 3 vehicles and charcoal barbeque.
We are near the redwoods in Nisene Marks State park and a 10 minute drive to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay Aquarium is about s 45 minutes drive.
We have a relaxed, casual atmosphere. For small kids you may use our pack n' play, booster seats for the kitchen table and beach toys. We have an assortment of children's books, family board games, beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards you are welcome to use.
Happy House is a cozy home limited to 6 guests. Friendly, well behaved pets who are a good fit with our pet rules are welcome at a $50 fee per pet.
Santa Cruz County Certificate # CO00450
Some of our House Rules:
Check in time is 4 PM
Check out time is 11 AM.
Turn off the heat and lights when you go out.
Quite time is 10 PM to 8 AM
Return keys to lock box when you check out.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Why Emelia Nahinu chose Aptos
This is an Eichler home built in the 30's and has been our family over 60 years. The front of the house has floor to ceiling windows which let in lots of natural light. Our yards have beautiful colors in the flowers. We love that our children and grandchildren can come and enjoy our beach house like we did as kids. We welcome you to come and enjoy it too.
What makes this Cottage unique
Happy House is very close to the beach, at night we can hear the waves crashing upon the shore. We are also just a short walk to fantastic restaurants, ice cream, shopping and a small grocery store. We have known this to be a safe, highly desirable neighborhood close to a lot, but usually peaceful and quiet at night.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was a very cozy cottage. The place was a great location for seeing the sights of the Santa Cruz area. Very close to all places to eat and shop. My family and I really enjoyed your home and would be happy to stay again in the future.
Great VRBO close to the beach!
We had a great 5-night stay at this house. The location is great, and the house is well furnished and very comfortable. Aptos is a great place to stay.
A perfect beach getaway
We’ve stayed here before but it’s just a perfect spot. We’re walking distance from the beach, and from our favorite Mexican restaurant, Manuel’s. Thanks again for sharing your home for others to enjoy.
My husband and I rented Happy House for several days and found it to be very comfortable. The master bedroom had one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything anyone would ever need. Also, the owner had a fabulous bag of Pete's coffee waiting for us...what a generous thoughtful touch. We had some trouble with the cable TV and the owners were quickly available to help us figure it out.
We had a wonderful weekend with friends in Aptos. Emelia was very responsive to texts and emails and everything was as described. We enjoyed daily walks to the beach, which was only a block away. We also discovered Marianne's Ice Cream which we visited a couple times! There was everything we needed in the house, we enjoyed barbecuing our first night and just sitting back and lounging in the backyard. We'll definitely be coming back again! Emelia, thank you so much for everything and for opening your home to us!
Great place for access to the beach!
First, let me say that our host Amelia could not have been nicer. When we arrived for our two week stay, we couldn't get the WiFi working. Amelia worked with us for several hours our first evening to get it working with their provider, and from then on no problems. The bed was very comfortable and the back yard was great to hang out in. The beach house is only a block away from the entrance to the Seacliff State Beach, which is very convenient. However, it is located on a rather busy commuter street. The home, overall, met our needs. However, the kitchen could be better equipped in the way of cooking utensils and dishes. It did have a great, new Cuisinart coffee pot. We enjoyed our stay and if we're ever return to the Aptos area would consider renting it again.
Our beachhouse is a short walk to Seacliff State Beach, which is a great place to play in the ocean. There are picnic and barb-q areas at the beach and even a snacksnack open in the summer. A small beach and sea life museum is there and a pier to fish from. The pier leads to the old cement ship that you may no longer walk onto, but can see lots of birds and watch for different sea animals. Dolphins are a regular sighting from the pier or beach. A concrete walking path along Seacliff Beach leads to Rio Del Mar Beach which is just past Aptos Creek.
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is not too far with plenty of rides and family entertainment.
Just one exit down the freeway (Rio Del Mar) is Seascape Golf Club at 610 Clubhouse Drive Aptos, CA 95003.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
There is no smoking at Happy House. Check in 4PM, check out is by 11AM Default prices shown are for 1-2 people. Additional guests are $5 per person per night. There is a maximum of 6 people allowed to stay at Happy House. You may choose a refundable security deposit instead of the PDP (Property Damage Protection) fee. If you would prefer the refundable security deposit instead of the PDP, just let us know before making the booking. PET RULUES Friendly, well behaved, house broken pets are considered for a $50 fee per pet. Please let us know how many and what kind of pet(s) you have. No pets are allowed anywhere on the property unless arranged in advance and pet fees have been paid. You must be a responsible pet owner. Dogs must be completely "potty trained" to use the outdoors. Pets must be free of fleas, ticks and current on the antirabies vaccination. We do not allow pets on the furniture or beds. Please bring a pet bed to place on the floor. Please bring your pet with you when you leave the house. If your pet barks, whines or yelps excessively or otherwise causes disturbance to the neighbors your pets may be asked to leave early. You are required to pick up all poop from the front, back and side yards prior to checking out.