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Bali-by-the-Beach Retreat--Time for You--at Rio Del Mar Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Aptos House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Time for you...Bali-by-the-Beach is the perfect seaside retreat! Home has every comfort and convenience, 2 Master bedrooms, each with its own full bath, Queen bed, and exotic furnishings.

Expansive windows in the Great Room, upstairs, reveal spectacular whitewater ocean views and a vast, luminous sky. Here you'll find lovely living and dining areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a half bath, plus a flat screen HD TV with DVR and cable (including HBO, Showtime), and easy access to a sun-drenched deck.

At the end of the day, when you've had your fill of stargazing, slip downstairs and let the waves serenade you to sleep. The ocean's lullaby can be heard from two spacious bedrooms, each one boasting a full bath, Queen bed and exotic furnishings.

And best of all...this serene, private getaway is only 50 yards from the longest beach (10 miles) in Santa Cruz County! Restaurants, shopping, deli, coffee are all within walking distance. Golf course, supermarket, Chinese, French, Italian, Sushi, Mexican and Indian restaurants, nail salons, and 4 Pilates studios are all just 1 mile away.

So don't wait! Plan your retreat at Bali-by-the-Beach, now...

Come lie on the warm sand...

watch dolphins, sea lions, and otters frolic in the water...

write a story, paint a picture...stretch out...

Breathe.

People feel a deep peace here. You will too.

PS: Boogie board and wet suit in the garage

Keywords: Beautiful beach house, tranquil, lots of light, 1-minute walk to the beach, whitewater ocean views.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Joan Levine
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2016
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About Joan Levine

Beach lover. Bali lover. 40-year resident of Santa Cruz and 4-time visitor to Bali. I enjoy creating environments. Living at the beach has been a lifelong dream of mine. Bali-by-the-Beach is a gift to be treasured...and offered. With gratitude, Joan

Joan Levine purchased this house in 1997

Why Joan Levine chose Central Coast

I've always wanted to live in a beach house. When I saw this home, I fell in love with it and bought it on the spot. What I enjoy: walking on the beach, walking to the famous Cement Ship at the Seacliff State Beach, walking to the quaint village of Aptos. I like the sweet and small Visitors Center, also located in Seacliff State Park. You just walk right to it! I love the food at the Pixie Deli around the corner. They make it easy to take a picnic to the beach. There's nothing like lying on a beach blanket on the warm sand. I read my book—for about 10 minutes. And then...I feel relaxed and dreamy, imagination in free rein. The waves, the birds, the breeze. I'm in a deeply restful place, and when I return I feel renewed, refreshed, and happy. And it all happens without getting into a car. Just a minute's walk from the house and there it is. My joy.

What makes this house unique

At Bali-by-the-Beach, I enjoy peace of mind and serenity. So much so that sometimes it is hard to leave! I'm so entranced by the view that it's just as good to see the view as it is to be in the view (i.e. on the beach). I feel in harmony with existence here.

My wish is the same for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bali on the Beach was the perfect seaside place to celebrate our family thanksgiving, and the house had everything we could have asked for. Joan is a fabulous host who has thought of almost everything! BOTB is tastefully decorated and outfitted for comfort and serenity. The location was close to everything we wanted to do, including beach, hiking, restaurants, and beautiful sunsets. I would recommend this to my friends. Thanks Joan!



Joan

Response from you: Thank you for your kind words, Erik. Having you as my guests was completely my pleasure. It makes me happy that you enjoyed your time at Bali by the Beach. I love it! Please come again and yes, please recommend to your friends. Thanks, Joan

December 2015
Nov 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Bali-by-the-Beach Retreat--Time for You--at Rio Del Mar Beach
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 53 reviews
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Cute little house within walking distance to the beach. Cafe Rio and the Pixie Deli have great food and (adult beverages) just a few steps from Bali by the Beach. Joan provided info on restaurants and activites available in the area and we hope to return and give some of those recommendations a try. Great place and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, please come again so you can keep exploring the area. You are always welcome at Bali by the Beach.
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5

Absolutely perfect - views to die for!

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a week in Rio Del Mar at Joan's house and we were so happy with our stay. The view was actually better than advertised. The balcony was divine - what a spot for coffee in the morning and margaritas in the evening! The furnishing were a delight - the Balinese theme was carried throughout, and we appreciated the attention to detail. Cooking is my hobby - and her kitchen was so well equipped! Handmade pottery galore - a real treat!

Everything you need for the beach is available in the garage (we packed to much!) The location was a quarter block from the beach and restaurants. We enjoyed both Cafe Rio and Pixie's Deli. We loved every minute of it, and plan on returning! I recommend you visit - just don't take my dates!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: J, It thrills me and brings a smile to my face to hear about your enjoyment of your time at Bali by the Beach. That's kinda how I feel about it too.~ Please come again.
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5

great location, nice home

  • 5 of 5

Bali by the Beach, has an amazing view of Rio Del Mar beach and is less than 1/2 a block to the sand itself. The home was bigger than we expected and we found ourselves spending more time there than we planned on because there was no reason to leave. The decor, is full of artifacts from Bali which gives it a tropical vibe even during the overcast mornings. There is a cute little sandwich shop called Pixies Paradise down the street and a great gourmet market that is a 2 minute drive away. If you are planning a trip to Rio Del Mar, this is a good spot to stay

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, I know what you mean. A lot of times I just stay there and revel in my cloud. Hope you can come again!
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5

Perfect beach location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Great location, easy to find and quiet! The house was great, couldn't have asked for more. Joan was great!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Please come again soon.
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5

Perfect Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful experience in every respect. Joan is a responsive, pleasant and thoughtful host. Our welcome was above and beyond, and truly made our day. Her home is so beautiful and it makes us want to hear stories about her trips to Bali! Everything was comfortable and clean and the floorplan is perfect for two couples. The beach was a short block away and we spent a lot of time taking walks. We can't wait to return to Bali by the Beach!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, Amy. It was my pleasure to have you as my guests. Please come again!
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5

Bali- Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home and location! We truly enjoyed our stay. Could have used a "real"coffee maker instead of the drip. Also, a nice gas grill instead of the tiny hibatchi would be a plus. Beds were extremely comfortable and we had no problem falling asleep. The waves are beautiful music to fall asleep to. Joan is a very inviting host and very easy to work with. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed some "time for you" at Bali by the Beach. Thanks for suggesting the coffee pot and larger grill. You are right! I myself may enjoy grinding beans, boiling water, and pouring it into the Melitta carafe. For me, it is probably a Chop wood, Carry water Zen thing. Thanks for reminding me that others might prefer an electric coffee maker or a French press. I hope to have everything you want by your next visit:) Thanks again, Joan
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
Cafe Rio
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Seascape Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Rio; PIxie Deli
Nearest Beach
Rio del Mar State Beach

Short Day Trips to the Monterey Aquarium, John Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Big Sur (Henry Miller Library and More), Carmel White Sand Beach, San Francisco.

In the neighborhood are wineries, golf courses, and beaches galore.

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Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,800
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1470 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Very convenient to the Great Room; no need to go downstairs.
  • Bathtub and shower in each of the two Master Baths. !/2 bath has sink and commode.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 Queen bed is covered 4-poster hand-carved in Bali. Exotic. Other Queen bedroom is a boudoir with long mirror on wall next to bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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