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Beachside Aptos Getaway - 2BR - Quick Walk to Beach, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

This is a comfortable, dual-level, family town home situated 1 block from the beach at Rio Del Mar … just far enough to feel peacefully apart from the crowds, but an easy amble to the beach. This popular beach runs south of Santa Cruz and boasts miles of sand and a variety of restaurants. There is also a shopping center with a major grocery store; sundries and hardware store and other shops and restaurants nearby. A 2 minute walk takes you to the Seacliff State Park and Beach with BBQ and picnic areas, fishing pier and walking path.

This furnished vacation home has vaulted ceilings; tile and carpeted floors; large, open floor plan; and its own private deck. The secluded deck is a wonderful spot to relax and listen to the ocean. The kitchen has a bar counter with bar stools and a separate family style dining table and tiled counter tops.

Linens are included at no extra charge. Stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, toaster and blender are all there to make you feel at home during your stay (plates, silverware and cookware provided).

2 Bedrooms, 1 bath. Accommodates up to 4 adults and 2 children.

Parking available off-street. Extremely CLEAN, has patio furniture; and a BBQ.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About The Owner

Delighted to share this Aptos townhouse with new friends and their well behaved traveling pets.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 2011

What makes this townhome unique

This Aptos location gives you many options - from beach activities, walking the promenade, nearby hiking trails to fun and unique shopping.


Aptos Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Clean, great location, fully furnished, tile flooring downstairs, carpeting upstairs, heating, ceiling fans, 2-stories, great for family gatherings or for a couple's private getaway!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(131 traveler reviews)

Beachside Aptos Getaway - 2BR - Quick Walk to Beach, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9083967 based on 131 reviews
Roseville, CA

Clean, awesome amenities

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! Cute, clean, close to the beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute & Charming Place with a Wonderful Location!

  • 5 of 5

Place is extra clean with just enough things for a beach vacation. It's small and compact with both bedrooms upstairs. Well outfitted kitchen makes cooking fun with all the dishes, cookware, and appliances needed for complete meals. It was nice to have the option to use courtyard charcoal BBQ or take an easy walk to neighborhood restaurants (Cafe Rio, Pixie Deli, Bistro Flats Cafe).

The place has plenty of linens and supplies provided at no extra cost. Townhouse had everything in good working order along with Wifi and basic cable TV. Boogie boards, sand toys, and beach chairs are available. There are games, movies, and puzzles, but it's hard to stay inside with the beach just steps away!

This popular beach area has many out of town visitors on weekends but there was still plenty of sand for everyone to have their own space. It's a very easy, short walk to Rio Del Mar, Seacliff, and New Brighton beaches with nice walking and biking paths. Make sure to check out the Seacliff beach visitor's center to learn about the area's history and how the cement ship got docked to the pier. The Beach Snack Shack is a must for quick lunch, and best of all they have Santa Cruz famous Marianne's ice cream.

Townhouse location makes for convenient short drives to Capitola, Santa Cruz, and Monterey. It was amazing to hear the ocean waves while in the courtyard, on the upstairs deck, and with open windows, even though we didn't pay for costly ocean views.

Parking was very convenient with a private, assigned parking space right at the back door, especially when street parking filled up with daytime beach visitors.

The owner provides clear and easy to follow check-in and check-out instructions and quickly responds to questions. Online photos are true to what place looks like.

This place has a nice home feeling while we created great family vacation memories. Plan to be back very soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Always a great place to come to get away - close to the beach, which is dog-friendly too. Weather was perfect. Lots of things to do in the area and not too far from Santa Cruz. We love coming here! Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome property, gracious owner.

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the cleanest, well equipped vacation rentals we have seen in the Santa Cruz area. Half a block from a family friendly beach. Property owner is extremely helpful.

The best of the best in Santa Cruz!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful little townhouse right next to a great dog friendly beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week-end in Aptos, the owner was very responsive and accommodating to our needs. Everything worked and was well documented, down to the details like labels on light switch and a very handy drawner full of practical things you may have forgotten (toothbrush, tissues, what a great concept!). But most important is the locations, a few steps from a great beach at Aptos, a large, dog and kids friendly beach perfect for our family. We will gladly stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable and accessible

  • 5 of 5

My kids have always enjoyed their stay here. The location and accommodation makes it very inviting.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Rio Del Mar Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Seacliff State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Pixie Deli
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Rio Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe - Full of Beans at the Beach


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
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Weekend
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Linens are included at no additional cost.
Pets welcome with approval and pet addendum. Per pet fee subject to change.
11% Santa Cruz County TOT#CO00128

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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