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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 - 7 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

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • • We must be able to verify your identity after booking. • There is absolutely NO SMOKING OF ANY KIND INCLUDING VAPING ON THE PROPERTY
  • There is a $100 per pet fee. Please let us know you would like to include your pet when you send us an inquiry.
  • Your children are welcome but we do not recommend our home for young children. We have an open stair rail system that is visible in the photos.
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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(67 traveler reviews)

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Relaxed Sophistication, Mid-century Modern Home minutes from the beach
average rating of 4.9402986 based on 67 reviews

Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 nights here, and had an awesome time. Super dog-friendly, with a large and fully enclosed backyard. The house was really cute, and in a fantastic location. Easy access to Rio Del Mar and Hidden Beach, and a quick drive to plenty of restaurants and shops. Very tempting to just stay at the house though. Lay out on the deck, do some grilling, take advantage of the fire pit in the yard...

Be aware that there are a lot of stairs here. You have to go up two flights from the front door to reach the living area, down another two flights to get to the backyard, and there's a small staircase (maybe 5 stairs) separating the living room and dining room. Was not a problem for us, but could be an issue for some visitors. Our only real criticism was that the master bed was super creaky, and one side seemed to be caving in a bit. Certainly sleepable, but it's probably time for a new bed in there. All the other beds were in great shape.

Bed issue aside, we really loved the house and had a truly fantastic vacation here. Highly recommend this place, especially if you've got a dog you're looking to bring along.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very comfortable home close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Still glowing from a relaxing week in Aptos. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Clean, comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Aptos with a couple friends for a weekend getaway. This house was very clean -- no musty smell, no strong scent of cleaner, probably the cleanest vacation rental I've ever stayed in. The beds were comfortable and the patio furniture was perfect for morning coffee and early evening wine and appetizers. For some reason when I booked it I thought it was closer to the beach, regardless, it was a positive experience and I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for family

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a family!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 $175
Pet Fee $100

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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