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Beautifully Detailed 3BR House w/Hot Tub - 2 Blocks to Beach

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

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Aptos, California

Enjoy this beautiful vacation getaway in Rio Del Mar, California! Take a short 2 minute walk from your beautiful home down to the beach and quaint stores of Rio Del Mar.

This 1,750 square foot home is perfect for one or multiple families, and friend getaways. It sleeps a total of 6 in the 3 very large bedrooms and there are aerobeds available. The bedrooms all have attached balconies for quiet outdoor relaxation. The living room has a see-through fireplace that looks into the dining room. Gather around the dining room table and enjoy a nice fire for a cozy game night. The kitchen with its granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances is fully stocked for those of you who enjoy cooking. There is an outdoor warm shower for washing off the sand from a day at the beach. There is a large washer, dryer, and sink in the laundry room for your convenience.

Outside, there is a large, private hot tub with romantic lighting. The main deck, covered with an open latticed lanai, has a gas barbecue and large outdoor table for your entertainment needs. On chilly nights you can gather around an outdoor firepit for drinks and conversation. Next to all of this is an elegant Japanese rock garden with a small arched bridge in one corner.

You can walk on miles of uninterrupted white, sand beaches where you catch views of seals, otters, dolphins, ocean birds, and even whales!. Hiking in old growth redwoods is literally 5 minutes away. Biking is possible all over the area. You are only minutes away from the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the downtown arts and crafts galleries, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, and, of course, the surfers. You can head over to Seascape Golf Course and play 18 holes or even bike up Braille Trail for fun. It's a very quick drive to the villages of Capitola, Aptos and Soquel for other great restaurants and fun shopping. Monterey and Carmel are only 40 minutes south.

Key Residence Features:

- Enjoy the private hot tub, outdoor gas fire pit, and Japanese garden for ultimate relaxation!

- Take a hot outdoor shower after a day at the beach.

- You are only a short minute's walk away from Rio Del Mar beaches and restaurants

- Entertain the whole family around a two-sided gas fireplace.

- Wind down in comfort with all new comfy beds and furnishings throughout the home

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: King bed with adjoining bathroom, deck access

- Bedroom 2: Queen bed, deck access

- Bedroom 3: Queen bed, deck access


- No smoking

- Small pets considered

- Must be over 25 years old to book

More Details

Property Manager
Kathryn Furst
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, Some german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beautifully Detailed 3BR House w/Hot Tub - 2 Blocks to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Cousins get away

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this beautiful beach house to celebrate my daughter's sweet 16. This home was everything we could of asked for and more. It is beautiful, spacious, homey, accommodating, and extremely clean. The owner Katheryn was wonderful when it came to communicating with me prior to our stay and the directions she left us were perfectly planned out and easy to follow. The kids all enjoyed making smores and sitting around the outdoor fire pit, they loved walking down and spending a full day at the beach followed by soaking in the jacuzzi later that night. This was the perfect way to celebrate my daughters birthday get away with her cousins and we cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this house. We enjoyed the hot tub, the out door fire pit, the indoor fire place, and the close proximity to the beach. The house was well appointed and spacious. The directions for everything were very clear.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Retreat - wonderful location and amenities!!! We will be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

House and owner are just awesome! House is beautiful, deck is wonderful and has a great hot tub and firepit! Wonderful for entertaining friends, within walking distance of the wonderful CA coastline - great little restaurant/bar, etc. Teenagers loved using the wetsuits for paddleboarding, everthing was easy to find and labeled! Comfortable beds, couch, chairs, etc. I could not ask for anything else and I manage 4 seasonal rentals myself!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house is impeccable! I have pretty high standards when it comes to rentals and this home met them all. Not only is it walking distance from the beach and a short drive to shopping centers, but the owners made every effort to maintain a beautiful place to come home to.

Every bedroom was spacious with balconies and comfortable beds, the living room was inviting with a cozy fireplace. We made many meals in the well stocked kitchen with gas fireplace, the upstairs bathrooms were spotless with plenty of towels and the downstairs half bath was very convenient. We were supplied with everything we needed for a fun day at the beach; towels, chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and sand toys. The backyard had a large deck with gas firepit, a zen garden and hot tub.

My only complaint was the master bedroom had three high uncovered windows that made the room very bright as soon as the sun came up, making it hard to sleep in. Other than that, we couldn't have been happier with our stay and are already planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully Detailed 3BR House

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the house that felt like a home. The owners had so many thoughtful amenities for our use. The property was clean and well maintained. The owner was exceptionally easy to work with from the very first email. We have already recommended this property to people who visit CA more than we do.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults and 3 kids (age 4 and under) and had a very comfortable stay at this beach house. It was a short walk to the beach, though with all the gear and 2 babies in strollers, we opted to drive most of the time. The house was well-equipped with decent cookware and knives and tons of beach gear, which we found extremely useful! The backyard and deck was spacious, and we loved using the fire pit to toast marshmallows. We thought the beds were sooo comfortable too. Easy access to grocery store and good restaurants (recommend Sushi on the Run and Aptos St. BBQ). We didn't get to use the hot tub this time, but hopefully we will next time! This was the perfect getaway for us. Thank you to the owners for a really lovely time!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Presidents' Day
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 10.0%

The reservation deposit is not refunded.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Outdoor shower -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Towels, Shampoos, Lotions, Hair Conditioners provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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