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.
*** Please refer to our calendar for approximate availability. I'm no longer able to accommodate all back-to-back bookings, as my cleaning service has changed. At least 1 week advance notice is needed.
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.
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