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Casa Del Mar - Ocean View and Quick Walk to Rio Del Mar Beach

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Front upper deck - overlooking driveway

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Ocean view & quick walk to beach - 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Sleeps 10; parking for 3 cars

Enjoy an ocean view, quick walk to the beach and on-site parking for 3 cars.

Casa Del Mar is located just steps from Rio Del Mar State Beach. This cozy beach house has all the comforts of home for the entire family (or two). The house sleeps 10 comfortably, but only 8 adults max. per our Santa Cruz County vacation rental permit. There is no back yard.

The open 1,500 square foot house has a reverse floor plan.

The first floor has 3 bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry room with sand shower.

The second floor has a full bath and the rest is an open “great room” – combined kitchen, living and dining area – with an outer deck that wraps around 3 sides. Great views of the Monterey Bay and Aptos hills can be had from anywhere on the 2nd floor.

The upstairs Great Room features a fireplace, couch and love seat, ocean views, 40” flat panel TV with Comcast Xfinity X1 cable service, high-speed wireless internet and an iPod dock. There is also a selection of DVD movies, games, and various books. A spacious dining table comfortably seats 10-12.

Pack up and take the easy 3-minute walk down the hill, directly to the Rio Del Mar State Beach or walk a bit farther to Sea Cliff State Beach (cement ship, fishing pier and visitor’s center). This is a great stretch of open beach which offers clean, white sand, with year-round bathroom facilities and lifeguards on duty during peak season (June-Aug).

In addition to the Rio Market just down the hill for ice and snacks, it is only a short drive to grocery shopping, Starbucks and other Aptos dining. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz is about a 20-minute drive. If you choose to explore farther south, the Monterey Bay Aquarium (via Hwy 1) is about a 45-minute drive.

Sometimes last minute reservations can be accomodated, but usually 1-2 weeks advance notice is needed.

*LAUNDRY NOTE*
House is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Beds aren't made but clean sheets are stocked in the bedroom closets -- or you can bring your own. All sheets and towels that are used must be washed prior to departure; OK to leave 1 load in dryer. (With a 4-hour turnaround/cleaning time between check-in and check-out, it's impossible for the cleaning crew to launder 8 beds' worth of sheets and towels that have been used by potentially 10 guests). We do have high-capacity washer and dryer and laundry detergent is provided.

*IMPROVEMENTS*
2016 - Upstairs great room: 40" tv replaced previous 32" tv; love seat replaced swivel chair; Surf bedroom: upstairs 32" tv is now in this bedroom
2015 - Upper deck extended; laminate flooring replaced carpeting downstairs in all 3 bedrooms and hallway.
2014 - New appliances: dishwasher, high-capacity washer & dryer
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25 years old and renter must be on premises for the entire rental period. Drivers license must be provided for proof of identity and min. age requirement....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Sun: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Surf: 2 bunk bed

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  • Sand: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    queen bed has 16 inch mattress...moreless

  • See pictures. Clean sheets are located in each bedroom closet; 2 sets per bed. All mattresses have a waterproof mattress cover. Each bed has 2 pillows per person, blanket and comforter....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Sand Shower: shower

    Located in downstairs laundry room...moreless

  • Both bathrooms are stocked with a hair dryer, liquid hand soap and toilet paper. Downstairs bathroom has a first-aid kit. The laundry room has a sand shower for a quick rinse....moreless

Other Amenities

  • House is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Beds aren't made but clean sheets are stocked in the bedroom closets -- or you can bring your own. Sheets and towels that are used must be washed prior to departure; OK to leave 1 load running in dryer. Laundry detergent is provided....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Upstairs great room and downstairs Sand Bedroom....moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    CD's are in the great room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable Xfinity X-1 with high-speed wireless internet....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sound deck that iPod, etc. can be plugged into (universal cable)...moreless

  • Television:

    40" flat screen tv with cable....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A variety of family friendly movies....moreless

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Aptos hill view from kitchen and back deck....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean view from driveway, upstairs family room and deck....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    A spacious dining table comfortably seats 10....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    April 2014 - new high capacity machine installed...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens that are used must be laundered before departure - or you can bring your own....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Ocean views from the upstairs living room (reverse floor plan)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway fits 3 vehicles. There is NO yard - front of house is driveway, back of house is deck overlooking hillside. The pony wall in front is handy for drying out wet suits, beach towels....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Must be laundered before departure - or you can bring your own....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    April 2014 - new high capacity machine installed Laundry detergent is provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Filters supplied (cone); coffee usually stocked (in the freezer). Also have an electric kettle....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, silverware and glassware for 10-12....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher installed December 2014....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertop. Equipped with a blender, measuring cups/spoons, mixing bowls, serving bowls/platters, pots, pans, baking sheets, colanders, cutting boards, cooking utensils & knives....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Balcony:

    (2) Bistro tables and (7) chairs on upper deck....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber and charcoal starter - bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid. BBQ tools are also available....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$275
$1,820
Summer 2017
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$295
$1,925
Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$275
$1,820
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
$295
$1,925
Christmas/NY 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 7, 2018
3 night min stay
$295
$1,925
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$260
$1,750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Rates are firm - no last minute "deals" are offered.

Minimum 1 week advance notice required.

No monthly rentals.

Copy of drivers license is required.

Transient Occupancy Tax (T.O.T.) Certificate #: CO00055

Cancellation Policy:

• At least 30 days before arrival date: a full refund will be issued.

• 15-29 days before arrival date: the total rental amount shall be refunded, less 1 night’s Cancellation Fee.

• 14 days or less before arrival date: 50% of the total rent will be forfeited.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mineta San Jose International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
SeaBreeze Tavern
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Seascape Golf Club
0.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Rio
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rio Del Mar State Beach

* Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 10 minutes away

* Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row are a 40 minute drive

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We have lived in the bay area our whole lives and consider the beach our #1 getaway spot.

Why the Owner Chose Aptos, CA, USA:
We've always loved the beach and make frequent trips from the south bay to enjoy it with our boys.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We loved the open floor plan, ocean view, and quick and easy access to the best beach in Santa Cruz County.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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Photos

  • Front upper deck - overlooking driveway

    Front upper deck - overlooking driveway

  • Street view of house front

    Street view of house front

  • Kitchen (coffee maker not shown, next to fridge)

    Kitchen (coffee maker not shown, next to fridge)

  • Kitchen table - bench seating on the long sides, dining chairs on each end

    Kitchen table - bench seating on the long sides, dining chairs on each end

  • Looking towards the back deck.

    Looking towards the back deck.

  • Upstairs landing - bathroom on the left.

    Upstairs landing - bathroom on the left.

  • Laundry room, side entrance. Sand shower for a quick rinse.

    Laundry room, side entrance. Sand shower for a quick rinse.

  • "Sun" bedroom

    "Sun" bedroom

  • "Sand" Bedroom - 32" TV with Comcast Xfinity X1

    "Sand" Bedroom - 32" TV with Comcast Xfinity X1

  • "Surf" Bedroom - 32" TV with DVD player

    "Surf" Bedroom - 32" TV with DVD player

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Esplanade down the street from the house

    Esplanade down the street from the house

  • Ocean view from front upper deck and driveway

    Ocean view from front upper deck and driveway

  • New deck addition

    New deck addition

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Living area - ocean view thru front windows. 40" TV with Comcast Xfinity X1, DVD

    Living area - ocean view thru front windows. 40" TV with Comcast Xfinity X1, DVD

  • View from back deck

    View from back deck

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • "Sun" Bedroom - queen bed

    "Sun" Bedroom - queen bed

  • "Sand" Bedroom - 1 queen bed and 1 set of bunk beds

    "Sand" Bedroom - 1 queen bed and 1 set of bunk beds

  • "Surf" Bedroom - funky bunk (bottom full/top  twin) and regular bunk

    "Surf" Bedroom - funky bunk (bottom full/top twin) and regular bunk

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • View from driveway - our mailbox in the red planter pot, cement boat in distance

    View from driveway - our mailbox in the red planter pot, cement boat in distance

VRBO #515859

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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