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Amazing Ocean & Beachfront View 45 Steps Aptos Sandy Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy spending time with family and friends in this large 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo with full ocean views from almost every room. Amazing full beach and ocean view of Monterey to Capitola. This single level unit offers a spacious floor plan with large picture windows and a full deck with patio furniture. BBQ on the deck while you listen to the soothing waves, watch the dolphins and view a gorgeous sunset. Walk to restaurants, delis, coffee shops and the beach in just a few seconds. For added photos/virtual tour of the property call us for the link.

Keywords: Beach, Santa Cruz, Ocean, View, Aptos, Sand, Amazing, Full Beach Front View, Beach Front View, Beach Drive, California, California Coast, Full Ocean View, 100 rio del mar, 100 rio delmar, 100 block rio del mar

More Details

Property Manager
Dennis Smallie
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Dennis Smallie

We are a family from Stockton, California (2 hours from Aptos) and have a family member in Santa Cruz taking care of the condo for us.

Dennis Smallie purchased this condo in 2003

Why Dennis Smallie chose Aptos

Location, Location, Location. Fourteen years ago we walked into this condo, saw the magnificent view from the front room and without looking at the rest of the condo we knew that God had led us to this purchase.

What makes this condo unique

We enjoy the serenity from the location which provides a tremendous ocean and beach view along with the fresh smell of the ocean. From the condo we really enjoy watching the dolphins jump out of the water several times a day. Of course the highlight is spending time on the beach picnicking, boogie boarding, body surfing, having bonfires, etc., which is all just steps from our front door. When we need something, the liquor store, deli, restaurant, coffee shop or bar are all within a one minute walk.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Another year, another week at your wonderful beach condo. This is year 2 for our family and we so enjoy staying here. We saw the porpoises everyday of our stay. Always such a treat. It's a wonderful way to end our summer. Thanks for such a wonderful place to stay.
Aug 2007
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Aptos Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A door separates the wash room of the bathroom from the shower/bathtup/toilet area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , This is a 2 Twin Trundle. A sofa is also in this room
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Pull out Queen size Sleeper Sofa (1) and Futon (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Washer, Dryer


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Amazing Ocean & Beachfront View 45 Steps Aptos Sandy Beach!
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 24 reviews
Chicago, Illinois

Awesome Scenic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I came for a getaway after a change of plans due to the Yosemite wildfires. We loved waking up every day to the ocean views, walking along the beach, and seeing sea lions/whales/dolphins in some capacity each day. Very close to grocery and dining options as well as neighboring communities like Santa Cruz and other Highway 1 scenery. We felt at home in the condo, making my parents pick up various real estate magazines around town. We’re glad we came and would recommend this rental to anybody. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

I’m giving this place 4 stars cause the kitchen was too small. You had to walk over to the China cabinet to get all your utensils, plates , cups, pots and pans. I love to cook, so that was a little inconvenient. Otherwise it’s an amazing place to stay! The view is incredible. The beds are very comfortable. You’re walking distance to rio Del Mar beach. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA, USA

Amazing location and views!

  • 4 of 5

We were very happy with our stay in this great condo! It got panoramic view of the pacific and we enjoyed relaxing on the balcony and using the binoculars in the apartment to watch the dolphins. It is very convenient to walk to the beach as well as to the nearby restaurants and shops. The owner is very responsive and accomodating. Kitchen could use some refresh, but has most of the amenities that you need. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vista balcony is so sweet + miles of beach to enjoy.

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful walks on the beach- saw dolphins- seagulls diving into the ocean- birds swarming over the krill - it was an awesome- relaxing- amazing week! THANK YOU!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in Aptos - the views are breath taking from the balcony & the ocean is steps away. The unit is large and spacious. The Master bedroom is lovely (great views of the ocean from bed!!) and a bonus in that the bed is comfortable! The reviews are correct about the back bedroom - no windows and cold. The kitchen could be updated but we had mainly everything we needed. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super comfortable and relaxed

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, quiet, convenient, clean. Gorgeous views. Able to hear the ocean. There wasn't anything we needed that we didn't have. We would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
Cafe Rio
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
Pixie Deli
Nearest Beach
Rio Del Mar
Car: not necessary

Nearby hiking and cycling in the Mountains also


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Linen Service $80
Cleaning $125

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holiday and Summer rates are higher than standard rates and have a 3-7 night minimum. Holidays are Spring Break, Memorial Weekend, Labor Weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas and New Years.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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