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Relaxing Coastal Getaway!

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

If you have your heart set on a specific date but it shows as reserved, please email us to ask about it anyway!

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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Relaxing Coastal Getaway!
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews
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: Apr 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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worth every penny

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing place! It was worth every penny! The views were great you could hear the ocean from the balcony. We had so much room and the beach is very close. Thank you so much Jodi for sharing your beautiful home with us we will be planning our next visit soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"A comfortable vacation"

  • 5 of 5

We have been at this house for a few vacations. The remodel is fantastic!!! The kitchen has more space to have a few people in there helping to cook, nice! The view from the top balcony is awesome. You see the ocean and the valley leading to it, what a great scenic view. One of the best parts about this home is that there's an upper level and a lower level which makes for adults in the upper and kids in the lower, with their own TV and bathroom. The distance from the beach of Rio Del Mar is about a 15 minute walk, which isn't bad. You can even drive down to the parking lot early in the morning and get a front row seat of the beach, then walk down with your beach chairs and enjoy the surf.

So, if your looking for a vacation home that has space, great amenities and a view, this home is for you. There's even a few restaurants down by the beach that has great food and a deli that made the best beach sandwiches ever. The owner has great communications with you in providing you with all you need to stay at their home. Don't miss this one. Book early, you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseville, CA

Second time staying here

  • 5 of 5

Definitely a 5 star home. We stayed here last year and loved it so much, we picked this house again for our annual Santa Cruz trip. We had two families of 4 and didn't feel the least bit cramped (the two living room/patio spaces were ideal for us). The house is fully stocked and has everything you could possibly need while on vacation. The recent updates are high end and look incredible! Close walk to the beach which is good since the beach parking lot is always full. The view is amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • 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

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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peak season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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

A 50% down payment is due immediately with the return of the contract. The balance will be due 2 weeks before check in, along with the refundable deposit. All payments made by check.

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.

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