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

Aptos, CA, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

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.

Property Manager

Maureen Casey

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 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.


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, Downstairs, tile floor
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, Upstairs, wood floor. Trundle bed. Opens onto deck
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Upstairs, wood floor, Pack n Play in closet. Opens onto deck
      • Two upstairs bedrooms have access to deck. Pack n Play and Baby gate available in closet of Bedroom 3. Hardwood flooring.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, Downstairs, tile floor
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Upstairs, tile floor
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/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.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          On cliff above Rio del Mar Beach and Seacliff State Park
        • Near The Ocean
          Overlooking Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
        • Ocean View
          Located on the cliffs overlooking Seacliff State Park, the Cement Ship, Rio Del Mar, and Monterey Bay. Can see from Santa Cruz to Monterey.
        • Village
          Aptos Village has restaurants, shops and the entry to Nicene Marks Park.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Bed linens
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Garage
                      Carport in rear behind locked gate.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating
                    • Internet
                      Free WiFi- network name and password will be sent with documents to renters.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                      Wood burning. Renter provides wood and kindling.
                    • Living Room
                      includes large, flat screen TV, DVD. New furnishings 2015.
                    • Parking
                      In front of house, in driveway and in carport- 5 cars total. No RV parking. No boat parking.
                    • Telephone
                      Free local calls
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels, face cloths, hand towels, kitchen towels. All must remain in house. No beach towels provided and house linens are not to be taken to beach.
                    • Washing Machine
                      New July 2014
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          drip filter.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Ample dish ware and flatware, cooking utensils, glassware, blender, coffeemaker, toaster, hand mixer, food processor, electric kettle, pots and pans.
                        • Dishwasher
                          New -May 2014.
                        • Kitchen
                          New refrigerator, stove and dishwasher. New granite counter tops and tile backsplash March 2015
                        • Microwave
                          New July 2015
                        • Oven
                          Gas, New March 2015
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          New- May 2014, filtered water inside refrigerator, ice maker.
                        • Stove
                          Gas. New March 2015
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              2 bar stools in addition to dining chairs. Extra chairs upstairs and in downstairs bedroom may be used as well to extend seating.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Guests take and leave books for pleasure reading.
                                • DVD Player
                                  in living room
                                • Games
                                  Board games in hutch
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  includes sports channels
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  large flat screen in living room, additional tv in1 bedroom
                                • Toys
                                  Some sand toys in outdoor closet in carport. Razor scooters, boogie board may also be on site.
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD collection in living room


                                    • Balcony
                                      Deck is on balcony on the second floor of the house. See Deck description
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Unobstructed view of Monterey Bay. Large deck the width of the house accessible from upstairs bedrooms: table, 10 chairs, side tables, market umbrella (kept inside house when not in use).
                                    • Golf
                                      Seascape Golf Course is 5 minutes away. De Laveaga Golf course is 15 minutes away, Pajaro Golf course is 15 minutes away. Monterey and Pebble Beach are 45 minutes away.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Out of Santa Cruz Harbor and Elkhorn or Harkin Slough. Rentals available there.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber Barbeques - guests must provide their own briquets and lighter fluid. All grilling to be done behind gate, not on deck or front of house.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Boogie board in outside closet


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Ramps for access to inside of house available upon request. No access to second floor. Access to toilet only inside the house. Access to downstairs bedroom as well as downstairs living spaces. Access to outdoor shower.


                                            • museums
                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • cinemas
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • 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

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • 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.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              69 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Laurie A.

                                                              We enjoyed our stay at this comfortable beach house. It is a very relaxing beach house. The linens and the beds are very comfortable. Hearing the ocean is just wonderful and the views are amazing. The kitchen gas stove is really nice to cook on and the owner has pretty good selection of pots and pans.

                                                              We had a few issues with the TV and the refrigerator that Maureen the owner took care of in a timely manner. The location is wonderful, however sometimes the people that park their cars in front of the house can be loud. It was a minor issue for us. They are there to look at the view too. We loved walking down the hill for coffee in the morning. There are great restaurants within walking distance to the house.

                                                              I am a runner and thoroughly enjoyed running directly from the house onto the beach. This is access through the meadow trail that leads to the many stairs down to the beach. It increases your workout, especially coming back up!

                                                              We had a very lovely time here.



                                                              Awesome experience.

                                                              Subhankar M.

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

                                                              The house was beautiful, had everything we needed.

                                                              dennis j.

                                                              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.

                                                              Location, location, locatuon!! Can’t be beat.

                                                              Jill B.

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

                                                              Fantastic house!

                                                              John & Sharon H.Mountain View, CA

                                                              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.

                                                              Cozy place to stay overlooking the ocean

                                                              Diana C.

                                                              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!


                                                              Aptos, CA, USA

                                                              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

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                                                              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.

                                                              69 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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