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

Aptos, CA, USA
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

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


Lisa and Mark

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, California King
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • In addition to the 3 fully appointed bedrooms, we provide inflatable Aerobeds and/or folding cots.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, connected to the the master bedroom
      • 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.

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            We're two blocks from the beach
          • Ocean View
            Ocean peak from master bedroom.


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        WiFi, Internet TV, Netflix and Hulu Plus
                      • Fireplace
                        Remote controlled gas fireplace
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        four spaces in the driveway, access to the garage as well.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath and beach
                      • Washing Machine
                        We provide HE laundry detergent as well.
                      • Wood Stove
                        Outdoor fire pit.


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            The range has an indoor grill and griddle
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining room table extends to seat 8.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Internet TV, NetFlix and HuluPlus, and local channels
                                  • Video Library
                                    Some DVDs available


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        close to the Seascape Golf course
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Weber Kettle


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • marina
                                              • arboretum
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • golf privileges optional
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            64 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Great house for family

                                                            Jane O.

                                                            We had a wonderful stay at the Aptos home. Good location - central to all. Comfy beds, great kitchen/dining room/living room layout.

                                                            Perfect home for a family!!

                                                            Andrew P.

                                                            Nice home for a family! A short walk to the beach and close to all the conveniences Safeway, PCH, Starbucks, etc. Good base camp for travelers to Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Carmel. Lisa was great! Will definitely return!

                                                            Great place, good location, well maintained and equiped.

                                                            Richard L W.

                                                            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.

                                                            Perfect getaway at the beach

                                                            Colleen W.El Dorado Hills, CA

                                                            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!

                                                            All-around awesome!

                                                            Sarah K.

                                                            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!

                                                            Perfect place!

                                                            Sarah K.

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


                                                            Aptos, CA, USA

                                                            • 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


                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            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.

                                                            64 Reviews
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