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Relaxed Sophistication, Mid-century Modern Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

This Sophisticated, Modern Beach Home Is A Quick Five-minute Walk To The Beach

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

More Details

Lisa Giefer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Relaxed Sophistication, Mid-century Modern Home
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

Happy Campers

  • 5 of 5

Our family totally enjoyed staying in this very comfortable home. It was well equipped , even including a goodie basket for our dog. The linens were nice and the beds very comfortable. Lisa was very pleasant to work with. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Dorado Hills, CA

Great family getaway spot in Aptos

  • 5 of 5

This property was just perfect for our family! it was very clean and comfortable and was also very well stocked. It is only a few minutes walk to an amazing beach and cute restaurants. The owner of the property Lisa was very responsive and a pleasure to deal with. We hope to go back and enjoy it again soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Place to Stay on the Coast

  • 5 of 5

This home is truly our favorite destination on the Coast. The owners have done an amazing job of anticipating any and all needs for anyone staying in this house and everything is extremely clean and comfortable.

We stayed last year and enjoyed it so much we stayed again this year in September. Last year there were five adults and one child and this year we only had three adults and one child (3 year old grandson). The house is so spacious, well laid out and designed that you never feel crowded. The deck is amazing for early morning coffee to a late evening cup of tea. The surrounding trees and layout of the backyard make you feel as if you are up in a tree house and the way the landscaping is designed, you forget that there are neighboring homes around you.

Also, you couldn’t ask for a better location. It is just a short walk down a steep but doable hill to the beauty and serenity of the beach and ocean. This makes it perfect for going to the beach in the morning and taking a nice long walk on a beautiful stretch of beach and returning for lunch and then heading back to the beach. So nice to not have to pack up the car each and every time you want to go back and forth to the beach.

In the past we’ve looked at other locations and homes to rent but they seem way too cramped or not in an area we want to stay. You truly should not pass up on the best place to stay on the coast!

The owners are very easy to contact and usually respond quickly to any questions. But even more importantly, the pricing cannot be beat!

In the past we’ve looked at other locations and homes to rent but they seem way too cramped or not in an area we wanted to stay. You truly should not pass up on the best place to stay on the coast!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in Aptos!

  • 5 of 5

While in town for my sister's wedding, we rented Mark & Lisa's place in Aptos. The house very comfortably housed six of us and provided just about everything you could think of! The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into how they furnished the home. Between the Netflix, Wii, spices, laundry detergent, great location, etc. - it was all covered. We walked every morning to the beach (and yes, it was a bit of a steep climb back - but we were well prepared!) and enjoyed the beauty of this little town! Thank you Mark and Lisa - we would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking to rent in Aptos!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bright & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this property. It has everything you need so you can rest assured.

The linens are comfy & the beds are great The house is near all the beaches. Plenty of driveway parking which isn't always the case with Beach houses. This one is about an 8 minute walk from the beach. This house is clean, and modern.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice and roomy house. Perfect location just minutes from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here, Lisa and mark were great hosts and very responsive to all our needs. Spent my husbands 60th birthday here with the whole family and had a great time. Nice large backyard perfect for the kids to play.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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


Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Spring 2017
Dec 28 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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