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Betty's on the Beach / 2018

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Winter at Betty's has arrived. That means Rio Del Mar beach is now yours to explore. Mother Nature at her finest from crashing surf to beautiful days. This all adds up to a fabulous getaway.

Winter Season Special: We have a reduced $300 per night special (save $25 per night). 3 night minimum. Please call me direct if you have any questions on our house: 408 859-4722 (Brian).

As many know Santa Cruz County experienced a 2017 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 . 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.

Winter and Spring is the time for exploring and seeing Mother Nature at her best. It's the time for great surf perch fishing or sea glass hunting.

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 Spring and Summer 2018 reservations. Many thanks to all our returning guests.

Due to the high volume of requests 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 12 total weeks a year.

Googlemap street view gives a great panoramic view up and down the beach.

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

More Details

Brian Carolan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 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)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Betty's on the Beach / 2018
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Great escape

  • 4 of 5

Great house, great view, great escape.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe Thanks for the nice comments and choosing to visit Betty’s Beach House. Hope you can come back in 2018. All the best Brian & Jacquie
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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: August 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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It was smaller than expected. Neighbor was very moody.

  • 4 of 5

It was ok.

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

Incredible experience

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Guests must read Betty's House Rules before signing Betty's Rental Agreement. We would like a signed Rental Agreement that can be scanned emailed or mailed to Brian Carolan, 1010 Malone Rd. San Jose CA 95125.
We have a refundable $300 deposit--in 5 year's weve never cashed one but it's a requirement. You can always call or text me if you have ANY questions on our house: 408 859-4722

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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