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Ocean Front Vacation Home Rio Del Mar~Aptos

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
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. Linens are provided.

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Winter Season (Nov 3, 2017 – May 10, 2018)

$650 per night, 2 night minimum

Pre-Summer (May 11, 2018– June 8, 2018)

$695 per night, 2 night minimum

Summer Weekly (June 9, 2018 - August 18, 2018)

$5,425 per week

Fall (August 19, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018)

$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!

Amenities include: LG APPLIANCES

2017 Samsung Electric Oven, 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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
  • Internet
  • 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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(43 traveler reviews)

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Ocean Front Vacation Home Rio Del Mar~Aptos
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 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: April 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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Sacramento, Ca

Great location, perfect house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Perfect beach house for families, comfortable and very clean! The kitchen is well equipped. The view is spectacular!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently enjoyed this beautiful location in Rio Del Mar for Thanksgiving. It had plenty of room for the 6 adults, 2 children and a infant. Reserving experience went very smoothly with prompt responses and clear instructions. Our morning coffees on the upstairs deck didn't disappoint with beautiful sights, ocean sounds and peaceful memories. The kitchen was fully equipped with high quality items to provide a memorable Thanksgiving meal. The linens were also notable brands and we highly recommend the linen service. Our family enjoyed the beach every day and the sunsets were spectacular. The weather cooperated for outdoor fun but there are plenty of games, puzzles and books for in climate weather. Shopping and restaurants were closeby and our family did a wonderful short hike on Thanksgiving to work off some extra "stuffing". We all enjoyed the property and would definitely return. Thanks for the great memories and treasured pictures.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, roomy and clean

  • 5 of 5

We had a great, weekend stay at 393 Beach Drive. The outdoor space is perfect to enjoy the view, and there was plenty of room for our family of six. The owners were cooperative and flexible to deal with. I'd rent this place again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose

Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect. Very clean and comfortable. We had the best time playing on the beach that was literally steps away from the house. The owners were easy to work with and the views were spectacular! Hoping to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Comfortable Ocean Front Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This was a girls birthday celebration get-a-way. There was plenty of room for the 9 of us to spread out and interact and play cards. The home is very comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals and stay in and enjoy the ocean view from the living room or the outside on the 2nd floor deck. The beach is across the street and perfect for long walks. We even saw dolphins while enjoying the sunset.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linen Fee $360 + Tax
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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