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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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 Aptos

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • 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.


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Beach House Overlooking Seacliff State Park and Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos
average rating of 4.779412 based on 68 reviews

Amazing house overlooking the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this beautiful home, with incredible views of the ocean. There were 10 of us and we all felt the house was very spacious, clean and the perfect home for all of us. The whole rental experience was seamless and very easy. We will definitely rent again! Thank you so much Maureen!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to share our home for guests to relax and enjoy the fabulous view of Monterey Bay from our home. The chance to spend time looking out at the water, walking down to the beach or just having a great meal at the house makes for a wonderful way to spend time together with family and friends. We'll see you again!
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Awesome experience.

  • 5 of 5

The house is ideally located to view the sunset. Interior was nice and cozy. A well maintained property.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was beautiful, had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

We rented the house for our 4th annual girls weekend trip. There was 10 of us. We had plenty of room and had an amazing weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

The Beach House is fantastic. We watched several amazing sunsets from the upstairs deck. The house was very well stocked with everything we needed. This house was perfect for our family of ten. It was so nice having an ocean front place. Maureen, thank you for all your help.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, locatuon!! Can’t be beat.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable home with adequate furnishings. Beautiful location with an ocean view and quiet steeet.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy place to stay overlooking the ocean

  • 4 of 5

I loved the location of this rental; we got to look out on the ocean everyday! We were a group of 9 women, enjoying a girls’ weekend retreat. It was just the right size for us to hang out, relax, and commune. :) One of the showers didn’t have hot water, and some of the bedding was sandy, but we dealt with it since we were only there for 2 nights. It didn’t cause too much trouble. Overall, a great option for a getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $500

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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