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Ocean Front Vacation Home Rio Del Mar~Aptos

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 3 bath plus family room. Beach front house with full ocean views and nice décor. 1800 sq ft home has the living room, kitchen, family room (queen sofa bed) bath and one bedroom with queen bed on the first floor. Living & dining room is in the front of the house with full ocean views and rustic river rock fireplace. Family room is very comfortable with large TV, wet bar, skylights, Queen Sofa Bed, and small back yard with BBQ. Second story includes the Master Suite with Queen bed & daybed w/trundle, TV, exquisitely remodeled bathroom with oversized tub and tumbled stone shower. Third bedroom includes Queen bed and a twin bed with a full bathroom makes this the perfect house for up to 11 people. Internet access, cable TV. Single car driveway.

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Winter Season (Nov 4, 2016 – May 14, 2017)

$650 per night, 2 night minimum

Pre-Summer (May 15, 2017– June 8, 2017)

$695 per night, 2 night minimum

Summer Weekly (June 10, 2017 - August 12, 2017)

$5,000 per week

Fall (August 13, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017)

$695 per night, 2 night minimum

Minimum stay requirements may apply

Special Holiday Dates:

Easter Week $4,550

4th of July $5,450

Thanksgiving week $4,900

Christmas week $4,900

New Years week $4,900

Please Note: There is a minimum stay requirement during certain times of the year.

* Minimum nights may apply

No smoking please! Renters may provide linens (towels & bed sheets) or we can supply linens for $200

Amenities include: NEW 2011 LG APPLIANCES!

Microwave, Fireplace, 2 Color TV’s with cable, Dishwasher, BBQ, Washer/Dryer, Microwave, Decks, View, Ocean front (across street), VCR & DVD player, Free DSL, parking spot, back patio. sorry, NO pets allowed.

Keywords: house, beach front, ocean front, vacation home

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front Vacation Home Rio Del Mar~Aptos
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Wedding Weekend Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We used the beach house as our base of operations for our wedding weekend. The house and location provided the perfect back drop for our wedding photos. The house is in great shape and has plenty of space for people to relax. It comfortbaly slept 7-8ppl. Pictures don't do this place justice. Lots of great outdoors stuff to do between the beach and Nisene Marks. The owners were very friendly and responsive. We highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Girls Trip

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I all loved our weekend at this house! I was the perfect size for 8 guests. We had a lot of fun with beach front access, within walking distance of Pixie Deli (a very cute cafe), we watch the sunsets on the balcony in front of the property, and played games in the living room. The kitchen was great for cooking breakfast and homemade pizzas.

Altogether, it was a wonderful and relaxing weekend at the beach!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Home in an Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay at this vacation rental and, for the price, the location could not be better. It was very comfortable for two small families and one couple. Rio Del Mar is one of the best beaches in the Santa Cruz area and the home was just across the street with a 180 degree view of the beach. We enjoyed watching the sunsets from the balcony. Parking was easy. We also found a well-stocked kitchen to cook meals at the house. Definitely very accommodating for families.

The owner was also very professional and prompt with her responses and felt that all of our needs were more than met. We would not hesitate to make a future booking and hope to do so again very soon.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, we are so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our beach house! We look forward to hearing from you again. Thanks so much! Laura
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Great house !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for a few nights to celebrate a birthday and loved the house! First of all it was spotless. It is right on the ocean and had a variety of sleeping spaces and gathering spaces. The kitchen was well-stocked with every dish & pot you might need. Very comfortable and cozy.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving at the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family spent a fantastic holiday at this beach house! The house is very comfortable for a large group and yet cozy for a small one - as our numbers varied over the long weekend. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped, even for a Thanksgiving meal. Ranging in ages from 12 to 70, the members of our group loved the house and its location. My husband and I actually live on the cliff just above the house, and it was a treat to spend time right at the beach. Although the street runs in front of the house, it is not noisy and does not have fast traffic. The beach is literally steps away, and clearly visible from the plentiful windows of the house. Having three bedrooms and baths makes the house great for both small and large groups. The decor is lovely and everything is very clean and in very good condition. The homeowner was extremely helpful and responsive. Our Thanksgiving was very memorable, and this house played a big part in making it so!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a wonderful weekend with friends and family. Beyond the beautiful accommodations, this house offers a nice kitchen and outdoor grill area for cooking, stocked with all of the utensils, appliances and cookware one might need. We were here in May and enjoyed watching dolphins/porpoises and whales very close to the shore. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing beach getaway.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Bowling, Seymour Marine Center, down town Santa Cruz (shopping, movies, restaurants), Capitola


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
Nov 4 2016 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 15 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Weekly
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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