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Romantic Hide Away with Panoramic Ocean View 3 Bed, 2 Bath

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Romantic & sophisticated country French home with panoramic ocean views from Rio del Mar beach in Aptos, CA

Completely new in 2005, this beautiful home offers a relaxed living area with sophisticated furnishings as well as a fully equipped kitchen. The balcony patio has an unobstructed 180 degree view from Monterey Bay to Santa Cruz. Dolphins, sea otters, birds and whales are often seen. There are three comfortable bedrooms and two full baths. 10 minute walk to beach as its down the hill to the beach - and up to come home - fairly steep hillside on Rio del Mar Blvd.

Living area:

Ocean view living room with custom designed country French decor has a one touch gas fireplace, flat screen 46' TV with DVD & Morantz stereo system. There are beamed ceiling & wide planked hardwood floor with dual custom loveseats and expanding french dining table with chairs. Two sliding doors opening to the ocean breezes and balcony patio just outside.


Custom ocean view kitchen features a large greenhouse window with an ocean view, maple cabinetry with granite countertops, Viking gas range & SubZero refrigerator (with ice), Bosch dishwasher and built in microwave & roomy pantry. Home features Villeroy and Boch French garden china and all cookware bakeware & cutlery.


First floor king bedroom with custom bed linens, Ethan Alan furnishings, 26' Flat screen plasma television plus DVD/VCR with amazing ocean view. Leave the window cracked and the crashing ocean waves will fill your dreams

First floor bath features lovely custom maple vanity with granite countertop, oversized shower with Grohe hand sprayer and Jacuzzi/soaking tub.

Downstairs Twin bedroom features 2 Extra long twin beds, Fluffy down comforters and quilts. Television with DVD/VCR and sliding (lockable) doorway to garden. Sand play toys and board/card games with some toys.

Queen bedroom features hardwood floors and ocean view with custom linens.

Upstairs bathroom features vessel sink on top of granite counter top with custom maple vanity. Luxurious steam shower and full closet.

Sun drenched DECK off of the living room has stunning views, stainless gas barbecue (with extra gas canister) and lovely coordinated plantings, round table with 4 chairs & umbrella.

Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer

Also includes:

• Comcast cable

• Land line Telephone & fax capabilities plus

• Wireless high speed internet

100 steps to Rio Del Mar beach, nearby sandwich and coffee shops and

• Convenience store

• Saturday morning Farmer's Market at Cabrillo College on Soquel Ave

• Covered parking for 2 cars

• Access to community swimming pool

• No smoking allowed

• No pets

Keywords: beach house

More Details

Ginger Hummer Creevy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Ginger Hummer Creevy

Don and Ginger love the ocean and enjoy spending as much time as possible in Rio del Mar. The seasons are remarkable here - and the wildlife we see is amazing! Pelicans soar over the deck daily en route from their favorite fish stop by the SS Palo Alto cement ship - a landmark of Rio del Mar beach Dolphins regularly travel directly in front of our place.... at a further distance we also see whales It's such a joy!

Ginger Hummer Creevy purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Ginger Hummer Creevy chose Central Coast

We fell in love with the views! We call our home 'The Memaids Perch'. As soon as we purchased it, we remodeled the home completely in a casual Country French style featuring mermaids throughout. Our five year old granddaughter's love of mermaids was the inspiration and the result is a blissful, relaxing yet sophisticated home with a lovely spirit of whimsy! We never take life too seriously at the beach! Many guests count the mermaids - There are really too many to count!

What makes this townhome unique

The views are amazing - especially when brown pelicans are diving for fish dinner just outside or dolphin pods are grazing. Even watch the whales migrate just off shore. Whether sipping wine on the deck, snuggling by the fireplace, or just kicking back and watching TV or listening to music, the sounds of the ocean are always there reminding you to relax, let go and enjoy it all! Rio del Mar beach is family friendly with evening fires allowed - perfect for smores!


Aptos Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Fabulous shower w seat! Fluffy monogrammed towels hair dryer
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , fluffy towels hair dryers elegance
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , these are extra long twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Lovely master with top quality Cal King mattress, custom designer bedding, dresser and large closet Robes and slippers extra blankets and pillows, reading lights at bedside and room darkening shades Watch the surfers, pelicans flying over and dolphins diving right from your bed! , Queen size Bed (1) upstairs with custom designer bedding and comfy new mattress . This room has it's own attached bath. and 3 drawer dresser and full closet Room darkening shades Upstairs room perfect for less mobile guest as its close to living area and balcony! Two extra long Single Beds (1) Two extra long twin beds with duvet covers and quilts! Two small dressers and roomy closet. Updated to provide more comfort for adult guests Room darkening shades Mermaids everywhere and beach toys and games for your stay
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Romantic Hide Away with Panoramic Ocean View 3 Bed, 2 Bath
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Welcoming home beautifully decorated and appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Staying here in this private, charming home, not just a house, was one of the best experiences ever in vacation rentals. It is private with lovely views, within walking distance of the beach. We felt that it was more like staying in a friend's beloved retreat than at a rental property. Our family of six highly recommends it. Ms. Creevy was excellent to work with, helpful and very organized.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo and ocean view to wake up to each day..

  • 5 of 5

The condo was everything described. Stayed here and went to the PGA Pro Am at Pebble Beach. 45 min. drive..Santa Cruz 10 minutes to board walk..View from condo is worth the price...Coffee and a seat on the porch each morning was awesome..Place is in great condition and has everything you need for your stay..Owners very good to work with...Hope to see you again soon..

Thanks Again

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with views, comfort and more

  • 5 of 5

The most important thing I can tell you about this beach house rental is that it is exactly as described in the listing. It is beautifully designed and maintained, with gorgeous ocean views and an excellent location. It's easily the cleanest and best-kept rental I've had, especially for the beach. It has all the amenities you would expect from a top-class rental, plus plenty of small extras.

My only caveat for you is that the walk to the beach is down a very steep road. I was aware of this, so it was not a surprise nor a problem for us. But it's worth nothing. The good news is, the walk is not very far.

All in all, this is an ideal rental and I would gladly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful water Views

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this fantastic place. It is truly beautiful inside and out. The deck is fantastic for watching the whales in the morning. It has everything you need & is also very clean. All rooms have great water views. The room with the two twin beds were perfect for my teenage kids as you can close the shades and it stays dark. Close walk to the water and cafes. Will definitely stay here again. Thanks for sharing your beautiful gem with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surf lulls you to sleep

  • 5 of 5

Just finished up our stay at this pearl of a property! View & sound of ocean from all rooms was incredible. Very clean, well stocked, & kid friendly. Beach was only a short walk away with quaint cafes, pier, & paved walking path nearby. Dolphin swam by each early morning & a seal popped up to say hello as we played on the beach one afternoon! Beach was never crowded.Thank you for sharing your "perch."

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Condo, very steep walk from beach

  • 4 of 5

This was a beautiful, clean, well-stocked condo with a great view of the beach. What you need to know, however, is that it is much more than 100 steps from the beach. It is at least 1/4 mile (from the front door to the actual sand) - and it is a very steep walk! We are fairly young and in very good shape - yet even we did not dare brave the descent to the beach with our boogie boards, cooler, etc.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Less than 1 hour to Monterey Bay Aquarium - a must see! and Carmel by the Sea, Elkhorn Slough and Monterey Marine Sanctuary, world class golf, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Saturday morning Cabrillo College Farmers Market, fabulous restaurants, great shopping & many community activities


Rates & Availability

Aptos Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $170 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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