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

(35 Reviews)

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Do you love the sunset? It's thrilling right from the living room.


Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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...


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.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1470 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is an ashtray on the deck....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    It is fine for responsible young people. It is just a fairly adult house. Lots of art, white carpets, and Oriental rugs....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Very convenient to the Great Room; no need to go downstairs....moreless

  • Bathtub and shower in each of the two Master Baths. !/2 bath has sink and commode....moreless


  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    HBO and Showtime ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    View of Rio del Mar State Beach--gorgeous sand, beautiful surf--the longest beach in Santa Cruz County, it's 10 miles long!!!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Spectacular white-water ocean view; view of sparkling lights at night; view of cement ship by day...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Exotic dining room table, chairs, and furniture from Bali. Hand carved....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance anywhere in the US or Canada...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air furnace...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Down pillows and comforters, pure cotton sheets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room, fabulous views!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:


  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of cotton towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Of course!!...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood and kindling here. Nothing cozier than a wood fire at night....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Melitta drip ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need for any kind of meal....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Complete kitchen provided. Beautiful plates and glasses, etc etc etc...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basic condiments available for your use...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Enjoy breakfast on the balcony...or sip sangría as the sun dips down....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    wet suit and boogie board in garage ...moreless



from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,800 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose
Aptos, CA, USA
Nearest Barpub
Cafe Rio
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Seascape Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
Aptos, CA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Rio; PIxie Deli
Aptos, CA, USA
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: 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

Why the Owner Chose Aptos, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Do you love the sunset?
It's thrilling right from the living room.

    Do you love the sunset? It's thrilling right from the living room.

  • Chaise by the Sea

    Chaise by the Sea

  • Steps from the sand...and what a view! Listen to the waves serenade you at night

    Steps from the sand...and what a view! Listen to the waves serenade you at night

  • Hand-Carved Bali Bed - Ocean View from Bed

    Hand-Carved Bali Bed - Ocean View from Bed

  • Dining room, Balinese furniture

    Dining room, Balinese furniture

  • Happy guests made this collage

    Happy guests made this collage

  • the Boudoir room

    the Boudoir room

  • Welcome home

    Welcome home

  • Satisfied guests

    Satisfied guests

  • The Cement Ship at Sunset

    The Cement Ship at Sunset

  • A beautiful place to relax

    A beautiful place to relax

  • Bali Boudoir

    Bali Boudoir

  • Rumah Joan   (house of Joan, as they say in Bali)

    Rumah Joan (house of Joan, as they say in Bali)

  • It's all about the view

    It's all about the view

  • Drink in the view...

    Drink in the view...

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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