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Aaahhh! Delightful Beach Getaway/ Ocean Views 1 flat Block to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Great Location, 2 Minute Flat Walk To The Sands Of Rio Del Mar.

Warm and inviting 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. Sleeps 5, with 2 queen beds, and one twin bed. This home has three decks: one from the master suite overlooking the mountains and lovely Aptos neighborhood; one larger deck is adjacent the kitchen and living room and houses a bbque. Enjoy the ocean waves while you grill your burgers! The stunner is upstairs on the spacious rooftop deck. You will 'Oooh and Aaah' over the 360 degree view with a clear view across Monterey Bay and neighborhood hillsides. At night all the stars are a sight to behold.

You will arrive to a fully furnished two level home. Park behind the house (2 spaces). There is an outdoor shower with -WARM WATER- to rinse off after the beach. The downstairs has a large bedroom, tons of closet space. There is a bathroom with a shower, and a Washer and Dryer Area. Walk upstairs to a lovely living room with vaulted ceilings that has a sofa bed couch, dining area, kitchen, mini island and flat screen TV viewing. The Master Bedroom and Bathroom with tub and shower are also found on this level. All linens are included but please bring your own Beach Towels. A gas stove, dishwasher, fridge with icemaker, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, blender and iron are all there to make you feel at home during your stay. Plates, silverware and cookware provided.

Amenities include: high definition Cable/Flat Screen TV, FREE UNLIMITED high-speed internet access; CD player/radio, patio furniture and a BBQ. Super convenient access to grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants.

We are a dog loving family so dogs are allowed, but due to family member allergies, no cats.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Ieva

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!


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • ** 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.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , This shower has warm water!!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Has adjacent bathroom and deck
    Lower Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Spacious Room with lots of closet space
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
If you have your dog with you (smaller sized) and would like to go sight seeing for a day without your furry friend, arrangements can be made with a doggie sitter who lives nearby. She provides pick-up and drop off of your dog!


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Aaahhh! Delightful Beach Getaway/ Ocean Views 1 flat Block to Beach
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Well appointed, comfortable and lots of details to make our stay nice.

  • 5 of 5

Property was very clean, well stocked with linens. Beds were very comfortable. Roof deck is amazing. The whales were off shore completely out of season and were incredible to watch every day of our stay. Short walk to the beach. Quiet at night. Owner attends to many welcoming details- fresh flowers, full candy dish (my kids were grateful) and a cheery welcome board. Great to work with. Everything as promised! Thanks for a great vacation. We are ready to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you got to witness the glorious whales of Monterey Bay! They can put on quite a show can't they? Thank you for the great review and noting how we love to make families feel welcome at the beach house...Aptos awaits your return! :)
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Perfect views, relaxing, and didn’t need for one thing while we were there!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect vacation rental. There was not one thing that we needed for. The house was so comfortable. We hope to return in the spring. Perfect spot, so quiet. Wonderful home!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great renters and your family is most welcome to return to the beach house. (Roxi too) :) Thank you so much for the great review! The rooftop deck awaits your return...
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Windsor, CA

Relaxing, quiet, perfect

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear your stay at our beach house was perfection :) Thank you for the 5 star review! Rio Del Mar awaits your return...
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Blue Lake, CA

We always have a great time in Aptos!

  • 5 of 5

This rental has been very nice. Location is perfect for the beach, beds were comfortable, rental was very clean and owner took the time to leave a very sweet welcome sign! We definitely will try to stay here again! Thanks leva!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the five stars! Love it when our guests feel welcome and comfortable and we would love to have you back again. Aptos and Rio Del Mar beach await your return...:)
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San Jose, CA

Can I retire and move in?

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I planned a week long getaway to the beach for a combination of work and relaxation and this was the perfect spot. From morning coffee with waves in the background, post lunch strolls on the beach, and happy hour on the rooftop deck, things could not have been more perfect. Ieva was a delight to work with and the house was well stocked with everything we needed. The few neighborhood eateries served good food in a great atmosphere-all with a view of the beach. There is a Safeway nearby for all your groceries as well as a Marianne's with about 50 flavors of ice cream available. We are looking forward to returning for another week long retreat before the end of the year.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Your review of our beach house is putting a big smile on my face :) Thank you for giving us five stars and describing all the great reasons we love it there too. You are welcome back anytime...The rooftop deck awaits your return!
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in a row staying here. We love the rooftop deck. This is the best place to relax and soak in the sun. We also love that you can walk to the beach or get a bite to eat. We stayed here with 3 teenagers and it was perfect. My favorite part is the rooftop and also the comfort of the home. We can't wait to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing makes me happier than return guests saying they hope to come back yet again! Thank you for the great review. The rooftop deck will be waiting for your return to Rio Del Mar Beach!
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holidays or Holiday Weeks/Weekends add extra $50/stay/holiday

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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