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Relaxed Sophistication, Mid-century Modern Home minutes from the beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

This Sophisticated, Modern Beach Home Is A Quick Two Block Walk To The Beach

Our non-smoking, pet friendly home can accommodate 6 adults and 2 children 12 and under. If your reservation request includes children please include their ages.

This sophisticated, modern beach home is a quick five-minute walk to the sands of Rio Del Mar State Beach, or a short hop to golfing, hiking, or mountain bike riding. You'll enjoy the newly decorated, open floor plan living area, updated kitchen; free unlimited Wi-Fi and Internet TV.

The living room is newly furnished and features a 50 inch flat screen TV. In addition, the entertainment system includes a Samsung AirTrack audio sound bar for enjoying your own music or music services through the internet, and smart DVD allowing you to take your own programming with you. Board games and books are also available for your enjoyment. Cozy up on the comfortable sectional sofa in front of the remote-controlled gas fireplace after a day at the beach or in the forest. The living room and dining area open to redwood decks overlooking the back garden. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook a meal or keep take-out warm. You’ll find an indoor JenAir grill in the kitchen, a Weber kettle grill on the patio just steps away from the kitchen, and an outdoor fire pit in the back garden.

The home features 3 well-appointed bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Egyptian cotton linens, fluffy bath and beach towels are all provided. The upstairs master bedroom includes an organic foam California King size bed, en-suite master bathroom, internet TV and DVD player. On the first floor you’ll find both organic foam mattresses in the Queen bedroom and bedroom with 2 cozy twin beds. An indoor Whirlpool HE washer and dryer are both available for your use.

Our Santa Cruz County TOT certificate number is CO00190. Please note that this home may not be appropriate for people with mobility issues or small children. The stair rails are open. Please look at the photos prior to booking.

Also includes: • Unlimited wireless high speed internet • Outdoor shower • Convenient to nearby recreation attractions including Rio Del Mar State beach (just 5 minutes’ walk), Seascape Golf Course, and The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park for hiking and mountain biking all within a few minutes’ drive by car or on bicycle • Nearby deli, coffee shop, convenience store, and the acclaimed Café Rio restaurant are a short walk down the street, and Deluxe Foods, pharmacy, bank and other local restaurants are just up the street • Saturday morning Farmer's Market at Cabrillo College on Soquel Ave • 35 minute drive to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 15 minutes to Kayaking in Elkhorn Slough, and 10 minutes to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk • Parking for 4 cars in the driveway • No smoking or vaping allowed anywhere on the premises • Pets considered

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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 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 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On the same floor as the queen and twin bedrooms.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Easily accessible from the common areas.
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Great for rinsing off after fun at the beach.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , connected to the the master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
  • In addition to the 3 fully appointed bedrooms, we provide inflatable Aerobeds and/or folding cots.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Relaxed Sophistication, Mid-century Modern Home minutes from the beach
average rating of 4.935484 based on 62 reviews

Great place, good location, well maintained and equiped.

  • 5 of 5

We were after a rental with room enough for 6 adults and two infants. Lisa and Mark's Aptos home fit the bill exactly. Roomy enough for the 6 (8 of us) and quiet enough with the bedrooms spread out on two floors that the babies were never disturbed by the adults. The floor plan is open and light with big windows and sliders out onto the two decks. The kitchen, while small, was the best equipped that I have ever rented. Every appliance was top quality with every gadget you could want to make cooking easier. Two supermarkets with in a couple of miles meant no long shopping trips. We walked down to the beach most evenings to watch the sun go down as did a lot of the neighbors.

I would recommend this property highly.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Dorado Hills, CA

Perfect getaway at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Casa Rio again. It is very clean and well appointed with everything you would need for a pleasant stay. It is a perfect setup for our family and our dog can even come along. There is a wonderful fenced in yard. Lisa is a pleasure to work with. She is very responsive and organized. Overall I would say don't miss out on this wonderful spot. We hope to come again soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All-around awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for three couples and two dogs. Plenty of space in the driveway when we arrived, and the place is more spacious than the photos let on. The backyard is nicely landscaped and fun for my dog to play fetch in. Rooms were perfect and the house was clean. We cooked and hung out at the house more than we expected to! The beach is just a short walk away (not a lot of sidewalk access so be careful!). Other area attractions are a short drive away. Lisa was very responsive when I needed her help

Amazing! We want to make this a yearly tradition! Thank you Lisa and Mark!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and size. Had everything we needed to relax and enjoy each other's company. The dogs also enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Memorable week, fantastic property, wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and were there to celebrate my daughter's wedding. We had a house full of guests and found the property comfortable and roomy. We loved the decks, outdoor dining, and fire pit. The location was great with good freeway access and walk to beach. The owners we accommodating and responsive. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Lovely beach house in Aptos!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at this house in Aptos. It's close to the beach and we visited San Francisco, Monterrey, Big Sur, Santa Cruz and Capitola. The house was very nice and equipped with everything we needed and is in a quiet location. Dealing with Lisa was very easy as she was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lisa and Mark
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose & Monterey
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Cafe Rio
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Seacliff Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cafe Rio, Dixie Deli, Beach Bean Coffee Shop
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Rio Del Mar State Beach
Car: recommended

• Saturday morning Farmer's Market at Cabrillo College on Soquel Ave • Hiking or mountain biking in Forest of Nisene Marks State Park • 35 minute drive to the Monterey Bay Aquarium • 15 minutes drive to Kayaking in Elkhorn Slough • 10 minutes to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk • ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL MONTHLY RATES


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

A refundable deposit is $200 ($500 for pets) is required. If you prefer the PDP let me know. A six night minimum is required for 4th of July, four for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve. Other holidays may require longer minimums - ASK. Listing requires a short-term rental agreement. Sleeps 6 adults and up to 8 with children 12 years old and younger.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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