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Relaxing Coastal Getaway!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

*Instant Quote does not reflect $425 per night Holiday Rate. Email me for a full and correct quote. Thank you!

We invite you to enjoy our beautiful 2500 square foot home in a peaceful residential neighborhood. Perfect for a romantic getaway or for 2 families to share a relaxing vacation at the beach! Walk 10 minutes to Rio del Mar Beach, right next to Seacliff State Beach, where you'll find a convenience store, a deli, a restaurant and a coffee shop, as well as free beach parking. Santa Cruz and Capitola are a short drive away.

This 2 story, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home features an open floor plan you'll love, new kitchen and ocean views from all bedrooms and living areas. The upper and large lower decks provide additional areas for you to relax and enjoy your getaway.

Upstairs you'll find one master bedroom with master bath (new in Feb 2016), separate tub and shower and walk in closet. The family room features a gas fireplace, 55' LED flat screen TV and sectional sofa. The upper deck has panoramic ocean and beach views. The dining room has seating for 8, as well as a bar attached to the kitchen that seats 4 more. The fully equipped kitchen (new in Feb 2016) features new appliances, including a dishwasher and wine refrigerator. You'll also find a half bath and washer/dryer upstairs.

The spacious lower level includes a second master bedroom with private full bathroom, as well as a 3rd bedroom and separate bathroom. The family room with 47' LED flat screen TV opens onto the large lower deck, also with beautiful ocean views. You'll also find a patio table that seats 6, a gas BBQ, a hammock, 2 Adirondack chairs and a gas fire pit for keeping you warm on chilly seaside evenings. A full size inflatable bed is available as well.

The garage is stocked with bikes, scooters and beach chairs, as well as sand toys and boogie boards for your enjoyment.

Aptos and the surrounding areas have something for everyone! Golf, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, shopping and dining in Capitola, hiking, surfing, fishing, biking and much much more!

Reserve now and begin planning your fun/relaxing/memorable time at the beach!

Keywords: Ocean view, single family home, sleeps 8, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, shopping, golf, beach

More Details

Jody Tempel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Jody Tempel

We live in the Bay Area but love spending time at the beach so our Aptos home was a perfect choice for us. We come here whenever we can get away.

Jody Tempel purchased this house in 2011

What makes this house unique

This is truly a second home for us, not just a vacation home. We hope you'll love it as much as we do and that you'll come back!


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Our home is in a quiet family neighborhood with no sidewalks and lots of pets and kids. Drive slowly at all times.
  • Please conserve water as you are able
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Powder Room - toilet
    Downstairs Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Master - 1 queen
    Downstairs Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3, downstairs - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1) Air bed only A porta-crib is available for infants/small toddlers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(43 traveler reviews)

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Relaxing Coastal Getaway!
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews

Best Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Everyone agreed this was the best vacation house we have ever had. We gather at the beach from two coasts once a year, either at Sonoma Coast or Aptos, so we have had a few homes to compare; yours is the nicest one ever! Here is what we liked:

The layout was perfect for us. All the kids and parents stayed downstairs, and lucky Grandma got the Master Suite. My daughters called the kitchen their Dream Kitchen and cooked three great dinners for us. It was very well equipped. We appreciated that the house is very well maintained, looks quite new, and everything in it is top quality. We enjoyed the ocean view from the house. Thank you for your instructions, your binder, and in general your support for our wonderful vacation. We will try to book again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The pictures don't do justice to this house...

  • 5 of 5

I simply loved my stay here and would stay again in a heart beat. Great location as it's close to the beach and the downtown Aptos area. The house itself was newly remodeled and was the perfect size for our group of 7. Plenty of space and you feel kind of cool being the only house in the cul de sac with a private gated entrance! The driveway is a bit steep however so careful with that.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property with an amazing view!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great few days at this property while exploring Aptos!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, Ca

Really comfortable and luxurious!

  • 5 of 5

We were able to comfortably spend the weekend with family and enjoy quiet luxury in addition to the Aptos/Santa Cruz environ. Very pleased and so happy to have hosted family here.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was a GREAT spot for our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is as lovely as everyone else has already described! It is spacious and beautiful. There was a wild rain and wind storm one of the nights we stayed, and we felt safe and snug inside, while we played cards.

Jody was nice enough to allow my fiance and his good friends (who used to have a band together) play some music in the garage, during one of the days we were there. It was a lot of fun and we had no complaints from the neighbors... I think the direction that the garage faces allows for better sound-proofing from the neighborhood. ;-)

All around, a GREAT place to stay and relax... and play! -Definitely recommended for families and good friends! :D

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Folsom, CA

Amazing weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, better than the pictures and the view awesome. We had a weekend full of great memories. Thank you! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Our home is located in a quiet residential family neighborhood. We have beautiful ocean views-my photos don't do it justice!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

All holidays 3 night minimum $425.00 per night, $2750 per week

Check in at 3:30PM, check out at 10:30am, no exceptions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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