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

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

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Half Baths
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 and eating area


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

Huge deck upstairs overlooking Monterey Bay with table, chairs, lounges, 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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, and the 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Beach House Overlooking Seacliff State Park and Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos
average rating of 4.7659574 based on 47 reviews

Great place with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing everything about it was comfortable and loved the view and the deck. We will be back to this property many times it is awesome.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aptos Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location. House was roomy and very well appointed. Walking distance to local restaurants. Very accessible to the beach. We had 10 people, and all slept comfortably. Kitchen had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Aptos sunsets do not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to use your home. I chose it hoping to catch an Aptos sunset for my "land-locked" friends and we were not disappointed. Accommodations were great for our Girls' getaway weekend. Beds were comfortable. The kitchen was modern. The parking was sufficient for our group--(this was also a major selling point for us as we had people coming from all parts of the state.) The most fun was using the viewing deck upstairs. A short walk to Rio del Mar Beach and the Cement Boat. To top our weekend off, we all made a stop at Marianne's Ice Cream--a classic ice cream parlor. Love this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for a week in late July. The house was amazing. The house was stocked with everything we needed. The views were incredible. We saw whales, dolphins and sea otters from the deck. We took several walks to the beach and to Mariannes for ice cream. We will definitely stay at this house again if we travel to Aptos.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Comfortable and Well Appointed

  • 4 of 5

First, you should know that this vacation home is only 1/2 of what is pictured. That said, it is still quite large and comfortable. Upstairs are two very large bedrooms w/king beds and smaller beds--one is a trundle bed, the other is a small double sofabed. There are two full baths upstairs as well. Downstairs is a great kids room with a queen bed and another trundle bed, and a half bath. Plenty of room for the whole family! The view of the ocean is panoramic and the rush of the waves is a soothing way to fall asleep every night. Its proximity to the beach makes it perfect for kids. It is well maintained, and the kitchen is lovely with granite counters and a gas range/oven.

The home is nicely furnished, including plenty of pots and pans as well as glassware, dinnerware, and silverware. A couple of the non-stick frying pans are badly scratched and need to be replaced. The nice, big stainless sink will hold the roasting pan and other big pots; however, even though there is a garbage disposal, the sink drain is covered with a non-removable drain cover/strainer, so you need to scrape your dishes and dispose of all food in the garbage. It's a small thing, but irritating when one is preparing meals for seven as we were.

Now for one problem: This house is actually across the street from the beach which is below. For some odd reason, literally dozens of Aptos residents spend varying lengths of time in their cars across the street from these homes that line Seacliff. During the daytime one will find seniors napping , laborers eating lunch and drinking beer or people reading books and doing crossword puzzles. One woman sat in her car for two hours and as I walked by on the way to the beach, I saw that she had fallen asleep while reading a stack of catalogs. In the late afternoon and evening these folks are replaced by younger people smoking, drinking, texting, smooching, and sometimes setting off fireworks. Some have motor scooters or mopeds that they ride up and down the street. They also sometimes play loud music which can be irritating.

Would I stay there again? Probably so. When I asked a young local man why people hang out there, he said, "It's a beautiful view, right?" Right, but I couldn't help but wonder why so many people had nothing else to do. . . .

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Indeed the view is spectacular! Locals enjoy the vista and lucky visitors equally cherish this gorgeous section of the California coast. In the summer more visitors may discover this spot, and the summertime is one of great enjoyment of the outdoors! This vacation rental provides an unobstructed view from the front living room windows and all across the second story where your big bedrooms and the deck are for your exclusive use. We hope you also valued having the entire second story (including that glorious deck), the living areas and bedroom downstairs plus the driveway, all of the carport, and the back shower area. With the small owners' apartment occupying less than a quarter of the lower level of the property, we can ensure that the house is always comfortable and enjoyed by all who stay here.
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Love staying here

  • 5 of 5

Water view, listen to the surf breaking, ocean air, and beds that will provide you with some of the best sleep ever.

Short drive close to all local attractions, shopping and restaurants. Our family has stayed there twice, so far.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our hearts are full when we have families that enjoy our home and make it their go to spot for gathering together. Thank you for noting the comfort we have provided for our guests, and put us on your calendar again 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 Slough is 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Post Summer '17 to mid Nov '17
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Christmas to New Year
Dec 18 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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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. Use to rinse after ocean/beach
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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. 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.

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