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Betty's on the Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Summer at Betty's has arrived in all it's glory. Summer at Rio Del Mar beach is the ultimate summer beach scene--sun, fun and we provide the boogie and skim boards, fishing equipment and best beach volleyball courts all add up to a fabulous getaway.

Fall Season Special: We have three (3) open weeks between mid-Aug thru Oct. We have a reduced $300 per night special (save $25 per night). 5 night minimum.

As many know Santa Cruz County experienced a winter for the ages. The famous Concrete Boat took a beating. At Betty's we had waves across Beach Dr. into the front yard but our house had absolutely no problems and we're set for a fantastic Summer and Fall season. I want to thank those who reached out to us...Betty's is in prime shape.

Betty's on the Beach is exactly that. Just 20 feet from Rio Del Mar Beach. Betty's is a beautiful, well maintained family home located directly on one of the longest and most stunning beaches in California.

Whether you like surfing, walking for miles or just sitting on the deck watching the dolphins and pelicans, Betty's has it all. The perfect house for family vacations, 'girls weekend' getaways or a romantic trip to the beach.

Spring and Summer is the time for great surf perch fishing or sea glass hunting. Fall stripers start to run. Surfing right in front of the house has been the best in over 10 years. Plus we are right down the street from the beautiful Seascape Golf Course.

The view extends from Pleasure Point (Santa Cruz) to Moss Landing. Betty's has a beautiful private back yard, with small pool, ponds and waterfall, provides a quiet spot for a BBQ or sit out on the top deck for a spectacular view of the Pacific.

Our fully equipped galley kitchen, with separate pantry area, is perfect for those who love to cook. It would even meet with Anthony Bourdain's approval with No Reservations.

The extra large living room and separate dining room overlook the beach and a spiral staircase leads to the bedrooms, master bath and upstairs deck. Betty's has WiFi, unlimited phone access, full Comcast channel selection including HBO plus Netflix and a great library of popular movies.

Our spacious master bedroom has a queen bed and walk in closet and access to the top deck. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds along with a separate sitting area that includes a comfortable sofa bed right off the top deck. We also have a 'smart' TV for those smart enough to figure out how to access Netflix and internet from a TV.

Every season of the year is unique and the reasons to come to Betty's are really up to you. Winter can be amazing and Spring might be the most spectacular time to be at beautiful Rio Del Mar beach. Quiet days, big surf and just the dolphins, seals and shore birds to keep you company. It's a great time to get out and explore and see mother nature at it's best. After a day on the beach you can watch the sun set from the deck then curl up in front of the fire with a glass of wine.

We are taking Fall and Winter reservations. Summer is close to booked with many returning families. Many thanks to all our returning guests. This year, for the first time, we will have limited openings Sept & Oct. It's a first come deal, we've never had those months open before (family only time).

Due to the high volume of requests (thanks VRBO!) please allow a day or two for us to respond.

Please note: We request a minimum stay of 5 nights May thru Oct and weekly rentals will have priority and shorter requests accepted 2 weeks out if dates are open. Nov-March we have a 3 night minimum stay. April is 4 nights. We limit renting our beach house to 10 total weeks a year.

Googlemap street view gives a great panoramic view up and down the beach. Photo was taken before we finished front remodel and painting!!

Thanks for considering Betty's on the Beach for your next visit to Aptos and the beautiful Rio Del Mar beach.

More Details

Owner
Brian Carolan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

Amenities

Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Double sofa bed in a large divided bedroom with two twin beds, Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

Fantastic location!!

  • 5 of 5

The location couldn't have been better! We all loved watching the whales (at one point five of them) off the shore. Would definitely, and will, recommend this home!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy We had to really put the pressure on the Humpbacks to show up that week but they came thru. Actually I should thank the anchovies for providing lunch for them. Glad you enjoyed Betty's and love to have you come back. Brian and Jacquie
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4

It was smaller than expected. Neighbor was very moody.

  • 4 of 5

It was ok.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I love everything about this place. I love looking out at the beach from the balcony and from downstairs. I love the charming backyard with the little pool and lovely waterfall. The beds and linens were fantastic - slept better than I do at home. And the owner Brian is great to work with. We had a ball. Will go back again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and great review Mary. We always appreciate it when our guests enjoy their visit. Hope you come back soon. Brian and Jacquie
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Incredible experience

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location and amenities. Brian and Jacquie are Great to work with, looking forward to return

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Betty's on the Beach!!! Connie

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Connie It's always nice to get the positive review especially from one our very first guests. Thanks for returning again to Betty's. Let's do this again next year! Brian and Jacquie
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5

Most beautiful views with all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Betty's. Just steps from the sand and ocean along with stunning views. The owners are so accommodating and have thought of everything to make our stay a dream! Hands down best VRBO experience ever!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Suzanne for the kind words and for chosing Betty's. Great to have you back and of course looking forward to having you come back to our beach house. So glad you enjoyed your visit to Rio Del Mar Beach. All the best Jacquie and Brian
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

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