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Ocean Front Vacation Home Rio Del Mar~Aptos

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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 3, 2017 – May 10, 2018)

$695 per night, 2 night minimum

Pre-Summer (May 11, 2017– June 8, 2017)

$745 per night, 2 night minimum

Summer Weekly (June 9, 2017 - August 18, 2017)

$5,425 per week

Fall (August 19, 2017 - Nov 2, 2017)

$745 per night, 2 night minimum

Minimum stay requirements may apply

Special Holiday Dates:

Easter Week $5,425

4th of July $5,450

Thanksgiving week $5,425

Christmas week $5,425

New Years week $5,425

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: 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for “lending" your beach house to us for the week. We always enjoy our stay. We have been returning for the past 5 years. We love the location for beach access . The owners are easy to work with and are always timely in their email responses. The house fits well with our families needs. Thank you again.
Jun 2017
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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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(38 traveler reviews)

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Ocean Front Vacation Home Rio Del Mar~Aptos
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful vacation home inside and out

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic beach home, so well furnished inside that it feels more like house-sitting for a friend than staying at a vacation rental. Our group was comprised of 3 separate families (6 adults, 3 children) and we had enough space to feel cozy without getting on each other’s nerves. We enjoyed the artwork and numerous personal touches that are displayed throughout the house as well as the many large windows that allow an unobstructed view of the ocean. We could easily spot dolphins and seals in the surf from the living room, and the upstairs deck provides a great view of the coastline.

The owners do not use the “book it now” option on the VRBO website but don’t let that discourage you from renting this property. Laura was very easy to work with and was responsive to all of my emails and questions. She approved both early check-in and late check-out and helpfully reminded me that there was an extra charge for linens, which I had overlooked on the original property listing.

Parking is a bit tight here. We had 3 vehicles and there is space for only one vehicle in the driveway, and technically space for one vehicle in front of the house but we stretched that into two spaces by blocking in the driveway with our third car. If you have more than 3 vehicles then you need to be comfortable having one or more of them parked next door or further down the street. The neighborhood feels safe though and we did not observe anyone being reckless or troublesome during our stay.

I would definitely recommend this house to anyone who wants to know what it feels like to live on the beach. I fished both afternoons and caught one striper and two perch in the surf right in front of the property, and at low tide there was a good variety of sand dollars, shells, and fossilized shells on the sand for anyone who likes beachcombing. Stay here, you will love it too!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Connie, we are so happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at our beach house! Also happy that you had nice weather while you were there. We do hope you'll vacation at our home again in the near future. Thank you so much! Laura
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Amazing Weekend in Aptos

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the beach house. The location was perfect, directly across the street from the beach. The weather was great with the fog burning off by noon and never even having to put on a sweatshirt. Views of the ocean from the front room and the deck couldn't have been better. The house was comfortable for our group of 11 and we managed to park our 4 cars without a lot of problem. For lunch each day we ended up walking to the Pixie Deli. Nice, leisurely stroll from the beach house, nothing fancy, but sandwiches were large and tasty. Then in the afternoon we spent on the beach. Several of our group went out in the surf and the kids played in the sand and water. Signs say dogs need to be leashed but well behaved dogs ran freely and the beach was definitely dog friendly. Wish we could have brought our Lab. We didn't cook, but got good takeout Mexican food and then Pizza, both less than a mile drive from the house, and ate out on the deck. We wish we could have stayed longer and would recommend this place if you want to be right on the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, well-appointed, well-stocked home with an unbeatable location and view. Accommodated our family of 5 perfectly, and the owner was super friendly and responsive. The house is well-appointed (seems like they thought of everything!), including a family room with games for the kids and a fully equipped kitchen. And it's just across the street from an awesome beach ideal for walking. We had friends staying at Seascape resort and found that it only took us 30 minutes to walk there where we enjoyed an excellent brunch. All around a perfect way to relax, and I would recommend/return without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super great location!

  • 5 of 5

Had such a beautiful time here! It was a girls Birthday weekend! The place was perfect! 5 of us each had our own bed an plenty of bathrooms for girls getting ready! The house was very well stocked for cooking an perfect for afternoon cocktails over looking the beach! The layout of this place is cool! Big back den for lounging with bar and very comfortable beds in all bedrooms! Best place was hanging out on deck over looking ocean! Would Definately rent again! The owners also very accommodating an easy to reach! Awesome place!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a perfect getaway home. Waking up to the rolling waves and watching the sunset at night! The location could not have been better. Laura, the owner, was very responsive and accommodating. I had a perfect birthday weekend thanks to this place! I highly highly recommend to anyone! We hope to stay again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great In Winter Too!

  • 5 of 5

We had our girls weekend here sleeping 10 comfortably. We were delighted with the clean and updated home and had a cozy, comfy, front row view of the big storm that tossed the front of the concrete ship! There were plenty of dry logs for the fire that was stacked waiting for us (we brought Duraflame starters) as we scrapped plans to dine out and instead watched the (enormous) surf while we wined and dined from the safe, comforable, and accommodating front room and dining area. We later moved to the large family room where we watched movies (using our own Netflix accounts), played games, and even did a puzzle at the puzzle/poker table. I got some amazing footage of the surf swamping the frontage road from the balcony where we also hung out when it wasn't raining. We ate at Cafe Rio down the street (always delicious) and had no problem with a walk-in of 10.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Bowling, Seymour Marine Center, down town Santa Cruz (shopping, movies, restaurants), Capitola


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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