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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
Pam Doherty
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Pam Doherty

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

Pam Doherty purchased this house in 2011

Why Pam Doherty chose Central Coast

We've always loved the beach and make frequent trips from the south bay to enjoy it with our boys.

What makes this house unique

We loved the open floor plan, ocean view, and quick and easy access to the best beach in Santa Cruz County.

Amenities

Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs - toilet , shower
    Sand Shower - shower , Located in downstairs laundry room
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Sun - 1 queen
    Surf - 2 bunk bed
    Sand - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , queen bed has 16 inch mattress
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Casa Del Mar - Ocean View and Quick Walk to Rio Del Mar Beach
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews
Riverside
5

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Aptos for our nieces wedding (great venue at Sand Rock Farm). We had 5 adults , a three and five year old. Plenty of room for all.. Kitchen had everything you would need. Plenty of bedding and towels , beach toys and a wide assortment of DVD's.

Great view from both front and back of deck.

Everything was labeled and easy to find.

Thank you to Pam and family!

xoxo

The Webber Family

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and organized with every beach-related item we could need!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 4 adults and 5 children ages 7 and younger. It was a great fit for us, close walk to the beach, plenty of beds for everyone, lots of beach stuff that made packing easy on us since we didn't have to bring much of our own. Also lots of fun games and movies for kids, a very sweet touch that we weren't expecting. Everyone loved the house very much!

Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My family and I had a great time. We even had whales show up, seals, dolphins...

  • 5 of 5

There was so much wild life it was fanstic...We will be back again next year. We are already planning it. That is again for having us over this fantastic beach house...

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Very good location to everything!

  • 5 of 5

My family of ten had more than enough room. The owner is so well organized that makes the stay amazing as she's so hands on letting you know where everything is plus checking back with you if you have an issue! Great place, great stay!! Tk you

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modesto, CA
5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

This house felt like HOME! We had my family, my father, my sister and her boys all there and everyone was more than comfortable. The views are wonderful, the owner has gone to great lengths to stock the home with necessities and entertainment items. We were blown away at what was provided and so very thankful. We hope to rent the property again very soon <3

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My Aptos Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Whole family very happy with the property. Great location, plenty of room in a very well organized house. Suggestions and explanations posted throughout house make for easy use of the property. Plenty of parking for up to 4 vehicles, very important. Well supplied kitchen and three flat screen TV's. All appliances work properly. Beach decor in house adds to the experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Seacliff State Beach
Bittersweet Bistro
"We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday on their patio. It's a family favorite."
Pixie Deli
Manuel's Mexican Restaurant
Palapas Restaurant
Marianne's Ice Cream
"So many flavors to choose from!"
Safeway
Red Apple Cafe
"Great breakfast spot!"
Deluxe Foods of Aptos
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Mineta San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
SeaBreeze Tavern
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Seascape Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cafe Rio
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Rio Del Mar State Beach

* Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 10 minutes away

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

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $400

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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