Great Location, 2 Minute Flat Walk To The Sands Of Rio Del Mar.
We are a beach loving family from San Jose that has enjoyed this area since forever! You can feel the laid back energy this gem of a neighborhood has as you casually stroll around. There are hidden hillside trails you can go on that lead up to the most spectacular ocean views. The beach stretches on and on; you can literally walk for miles. We love staying at our beach home because you can't help but feel relaxed. Any tension you may have melts from your neck and shoulders the minute you see the ocean view. It really is a little slice of heaven and we are grateful to have this home away from home!
Ieva purchased this House in 2012
Why Ieva chose Aptos
We purchased this home as a get-away for family and friends. It is in our favorite beach neighborhood with lots of friendly folks. The views from the three decks and the positive energy that exudes from this happy home is why we love it. The beach is perfect for us because we like to boogie-board, skim board and take long walks. There are volleyball courts and firepits nearby. It really has everything you could want for a beach get-away.
What makes this House unique
The location of this home is ideal in that there are local businesses around the block that make it that more cozy of a neighborhood. Just around the corner is a favorite deli, Pixie Deli, they have super friendly service and delicious breakfasts and lunches. Your dog can hang out there in the outdoor picnic area too! For morning coffee lovers there is a coffee shop and for dinner the local Cafe Rio can't be beat when you can take a stroll along the beach after dinner and then walk home as well. The main benefit of the house is the unique roof top deck, aptly named 'Heaven's Roost'. The views are tops!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:28
** Booking will occur only after PHONE CONVERSATION WITH OWNER to ensure renter's needs are a good match with what beach house/neighborhood offers.**
Because beach house is in a lovely, calm neighborhood, NO LOUD PARTIES
Renter's payment will not be processed until both renter and homeowner agree to go forward with rental request.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A wonderful place to stay.
Great accommodations and location.
Thank you very much for the five stars. You are welcome back anytime!
You couldn’t ask for better!
This house was perfect for my family of 5 and our dog. You can’t beat the location or the view from the roof top deck. The house had everything we needed to make it a relaxing, fun vacation. The walk to the beach was only about 3 minutes. The nights were quiet. The house was cozy. And I LOVE that we got to bring our dog!
Wow. Thanks for great review. We have a dog that is part of the family so we get it. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the beach house with Bean... The house and Rio Del Mar Beach await your return!
Clean, Pretty Beach House With Excellent Location
The neighborhood is lovely. The house is clean and very comfortable, decorated with nice beach decor. The place is so close to the beach (one flat block away).The views of the ocean are incredible. Best of all is the dining area on the roof top deck. So relaxing!
Your five stars are very much appreciated! So glad you enjoyed the house and its close proximity to beautiful Rio Del Mar Beach. The rooftop deck dining experience is why we love the house so much too...It awaits your return! :)
Prefect beach getway
This was the perfect beach getaway for a long weekend. We didn't want to leave. Clean, comfortable, relaxing & convenient to the beach & neighborhood services. Interacting with the owner could not have been easier, even though the initial booking with VRBO had several technical challenges. Once we were dealing with the owner, everything was great. We want to go back to this house regularly.
We aim to please! Thank you for the delightful review of our beach house and location. Rio Del Mar beach and the house await your return! :)
Pretty, comfortable lodging near beach and fun activities.
We had a wonderful time in this lovely beach cottage. It was immaculately clean. Comfortable living area and kitchen. My husband did fly fishing at a nearby beach. We enjoyed the monarch sanctuary and the Nisene Redwood Forest. Also went to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium, which was fantastic although expensive tickets and crowded; still, we wouldn't have missed it, and would go again.
Loved reading your review. Thank you for the nice words describing the house!
It was great you were able to go and visit all those terrific places during your stay. The house really is located in a great spot with an easy drive to the sights you visited. Great to hear about the flying fishing too. Hope he had some success! :)
Home away from home
I used to live down the street from this home and stayed here for the weekend. The owners were fantastic to work with and easy to communicate with. The home is three levels. The first level has one bedroom with one queen bed and a twin bed. The bedroom is fairly large with lots of closet space and a window that’s street level. There is one bathroom with a toilet and stand up shower. There is also a laundry area on that floor. In between the first and second level along the stairway is the front door. We mainly used the backdoor on the first floor that lead to the alley were we parked our car. The second story had the master bedroom with small deck, master bath, kitchen, small dining room, small living room area and tv. The second level also has a larger deck/patio that looks over the alley, and has a partial ocean view. But, this homes main attraction was the upstairs deck. You have to climb a narrow outdoor staircase from the second level patio to get up to the roof deck, but that’s were we spent most of waking time. Add in that this home is pet friendly and we will definitely be coming back to stay. The appliances, bedding, and towels weren’t new, but everything was clean, operational and tidy. I recommend bringing your own toiletries, there are provisions there but it’s minimal. The beach walks are unforgettable here, we even saw whales and dolphins in late September. Compared to the rest of Aptos, Rio Del Mar can appear on the surface to be a bunch of renters drifting through town, but I know it’s a tight little community of friendly, down to earth folks. I know I’ll always feel at home there. Thanks again!
Oh what a wonderful feeling! Enjoy the beach life in a gem of a neighborhood that is super friendly, relaxing and fun. The beach stretches for miles, where long walks work up your appetite for a great meal at home or at nearby restaurants or delis. (Pixie Deli = Yum) The ocean is perfect for swimming, boogie boarding, skimboarding and surfing. People of all ages enjoy this setting. There is so much to enjoy here. The sunsets are picture perfect and the California coastline is mesmerizing to watch. It is not uncommon to see dolphins, sea lions, otters etc...The Beach House is just a 2 minute walk to the sand. There are public restrooms, firepits, and places to buy coffee, lunch and dinner at friendly neighborhood eateries right across from the beach. If you walk north you will travel through Seacliff State Park and at low tide all the way to Capitola. If you stroll south you will pass countless beautiful beach homes and other parks. This area is very dog friendly, but be sure to keep your pooch on a leash. A short drive from Aptos is attraction filled Santa Cruz with its beach boardwalk and amusement park. Just a smidge south you will find the luxurious Seascape Resort with a golf course.