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Beach House Overlooking Seacliff State Park and Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Unobstructed cliff view of Monterey Bay from Santa Cruz to Monterey.

Approximately 2000 square feet of living space;

Living room with wood burning fireplace and picture window, flat screen TV

3 large Bedrooms

2 Full bathrooms

1 Half bathroom with washer/dryer

Downstairs Bedroom: 1 Twin Trundle bed + pullout Twin + Queen bed

Upstairs Bedroom #1: 1 King bed + Twin Trundle bed + pullout Twin

Upstairs Bedroom #2: 1 King bed + 1 sofa sleeper

Fully equipped kitchen with eating area


Outside shower for rinsing off after day at beach or in ocean.

Huge deck upstairs overlooking Monterey Bay with table, chairs, lounge chairs, market umbrella.

Parking for up to 5 cars in carport, driveway and front of house.

Gated carport and driveway

Weber BBQ (guests provide own briquets)

Tile flooring on first floor. Wood flooring and tile on second floor.

Owner's apartment on premises.

More Details

Property Manager
Maureen Casey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Maureen Casey

This family home was purchased in 1960 and has been loved by our large extended family since then. Many celebrations have taken place in this home and it has always been a place of laughter, relaxation and time spent with people important to each other. We are delighted to share our home with you and those people special to you. Enjoy the sound of the surf, sunsets over the Cement Ship, with a view of dolphins, whales, pelicans and otters.

Maureen Casey purchased this house in 1960

Why Maureen Casey chose Central Coast

Because our extended family enjoyed the beach so much, our grandparents purchased the house. Our uncle built a house on the street behind the house and a cousin lived in another house on that street so we always had lots of people together. With the peaceful sound of the ocean and the gorgeous view from the deck, living room, upstairs bedrooms we have always appreciated this special place. Regardless of the weather, this home will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated. The beach and area provide the opportunity to take in the outdoors and enjoy the ocean.

What makes this house unique

The central location allows you to head to Monterey or Carmel, to Nicene Marks, to Santa Cruz or to the Cement Ship. Hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, bodysurfing, walking, sightseeing, and wine tasting are just some of the many activities we enjoy in the area. Unobstructed view of Monterey Bay from Monterey to Santa Cruz. Easy to walk to various eateries, walk to the beach, easy on and off the freeway.


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • House is intended for use by guests who are renting. House is not set up for big parties or large gatherings.
  • ~~Barbeque only in carport or on driveway. ~~Please use outside shower to rinse off sand before entering house.
  • ~~Quiet hours for neighborhood 10 pm to 8 am. ~~Minors must be in company of adult on premises at all times. ~~Owner apartment on premises.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Downstairs, tile floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs, tile floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs, tile floor
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , In back of house behind gate. Rinse off after beach/ocean
  • Washer and dryer in downstairs bathroom. Washer is new July 2014. All tile floors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Downstairs, tile floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs, wood floor, Pack n Play in closet. Opens onto deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs, wood floor. Trundle bed. Opens onto deck
  • Two upstairs bedrooms have access to deck. Pack n Play and Baby gate available in closet of Bedroom 3. Hardwood flooring.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Can walk to the beach through Sea Cliff State Park, approximately 3 blocks from house to beach. Cement Ship is at Seacliff State Park. Can walk to restaurants, Marianne's Ice Cream Store, coffee shop, market. Santa Cruz within 10 miles including Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Natural Bridges Park, Nicene Marks Park within 1 mile, Monterey approx 45 minutes driving time, golf and tennis within 5 miles, many local wineries and tasting rooms.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Beach House Overlooking Seacliff State Park and Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos
average rating of 4.796296 based on 54 reviews

Beautiful ocean view house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic long weekend at the house with our friends and our two toddlers. Plenty of space for the 6 of us. We loved sitting on the deck on the second story looking over the ocean. We went to the beach every day - a short walk from the house - and went into Santa Cruz one day and drove down to Big Sur another. There was plenty to do in the area and the house was perfect for relaxing. Maureen communicated all of the necessary information before we got there and was very quick to reply to questions. We hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You've beautifully described the joys of our home as your get away! We love our guests to discover the area in addition to the beauty of Seacliff and Rio Del Mar beaches a quick walk away. Families and adults always discover that the relaxation they seek is here along with that spectacular view from the deck. We hope you'll come back soon.
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It is a beautiful home with an amazing view.

  • 5 of 5

Had a family ladies' weekend. The house was comforable and welcoming. It was stocked with everything we needed. We were a group of 10 and all the beds were very comfortable. We were close to all our favorite spots in Capitola and Aptos .

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a wonderful time with a wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful! Well stocked kitchen. The view from the upper deck is fabulous. We will rent it again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We delight in hearing that our guests relax, cook in or dine out, enjoy the beach, and relax on the deck. With the whales and dolphins in Monterey Bay, you saw how great the view is. Come back soon!
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect location if you are looking for a nice relaxing trip. We had a girls weekend that was great with the views of the Ocean, the second story deck was perfect to relax and listen to the waves. House is in great condition and great setup for multiple groups. Look forward to returning with families. Easy walk to the beach and to some of the little restaurants. Communication and interactions with owner were great!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house overlooking the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay here despite a rainy weekend. The house has a beautiful view of the ocean which we enjoyed almost more because of the rain. We couldn't do much but we sat in the living room and watched the storm over the ocean right out the window. The house is great- huge bedrooms with two nice bathrooms upstairs and a cozy bedroom downstairs also. The kitchen has everything you need and we also enjoyed the fireplace due to the cold weather. It was great that a number of restaurants were in walking distance also.

We also met one of the owners who was really nice. Excellent communication throughout the booking process and visit.

If we have a chance to come back I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view! We will definitely rent this property again. The balcony was our favorite place to be!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for our girls weekend! We'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so right that the balcony deck offers guests the immense pleasure of the Pacific Ocean view while enjoying each other's company. Come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Mediterranean
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Seascape Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Manuel's Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Seacliff State Beach, Rio Del Mar Beach
Car: recommended

Walk to Seacliff State beach and Cement Ship in less than 5 minutes. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is within 10 miles. Roaring Camp Train is within 13 miles. Seascape Golf Club is 1.4 miles away. Monterey Bay Aquarium is within an hour. Forest of Nicene Marks State Park is within one mile. Elkhorn and Harkin Sloughs are within 20 minutes. Local wineries include Storrs, Bonny Dune, Hunter Hill, Barghetto, Vine Hill. Surfing, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking all available in the area.


Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Post Summer '17 to mid Nov '17
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Christmas to New Year
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 11.0%

CHECK IN 3 pm CHECK OUT noon(charge incurred if late) CANCELLATION POLICY:100 % cancelled 30 days prior to Check-in Date minus 5% cancellation fee; 50% if cancelled at least 21 days prior to Check-in Date minus a 5% cancellation fee; 0% if cancelled less than 21 days prior to Check-in Date. NO PETS at any time.

Manager'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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