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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Aptos House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Pam Doherty
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Casa Del Mar - Ocean View and Quick Walk to Rio Del Mar Beach
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
5

convenient!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great with a gorgeous view of the ocean. Our wedding party of 8 was perfectly comfortable. Everything was labeled which made finding stuff really easy. The best part was having a three minute walk to rio del mar beach, which we got married on. It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Great location, excellent owner, loved our stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time staying here! It was more than enough room for 4 adults and 2 young children. The downstairs had all the bedrooms and laundry (so nice to have!) so it was quiet/cool and the upstairs was where the seating/kitchen were. There was more than you would ever need in the kitchen! It had so many extras and little things to help that we were never running to the store to get forgotten items. The decks were gorgeous and had spectacular views. Best of all, the beach was a short walk down the hill and was a source of endless entertainment for the kids! Pam was truly great to work with and we really appreciated her help and hospitality! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Convenient and room for all of us.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house to celebrate my moms 60th birthday. The place was large enough to sleep everyone comfortably. The home is move in ready with everything you will need. Short walk to all local beach, shops, and restaurants. No need to drive anywhere really unless you venture out to Santa Cruz. The home owner was very informative and easy to get ahold of. We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Relaxed, comfortable, easy!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family! The kids loved the games and toys, I loved that everyone slept comfortably. Cook and enjoy meals with views in every direction. Easy parking for 3 cars and a short walk to beach, restaurants and coffee. Loved being able to use all the beach chairs and sand toys provided by owner. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Great West Coast Location

  • 5 of 5

Our five year old grandsons, cousins, summed up our week at Pam's: "That was awesome!" and "Lets do it again!" There were eight of us, the grand kids, their parents and one set of grandparents. There was plenty of room for the eight of us. The home was clean, spacious and well equipped with linens. The kitchen had everything we needed including paper towels, napkins and some basics such as salt, pepper, oil and some spices. The deck was wonderful. Plenty of chairs, nice view and a grill which we made use of. Charcoal and lighter fuel provided. There were toys (including beach toys) games and books for the kids. Also DVDs for both the kids and the adults. I grew up visiting the Santa Cruz area every summer while growing up. We also visited every summer while our kids were growing up and this was an opportunity to share those great Santa Cruz experiences with their kids. The beaches, the wharf and of course a trip to the Boardwalk are always fun. All in all a great location, very comfortable and lots of things to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Spacious and stocked

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for families with kids. They loved the bunk beds and tons of games and DVDs. Open layout with tons of deck space. Very close walk to the beach. Tons of gear like sand toys, chairs and ice chests. The owner had wonderful customer service and responsiveness via email before our stay. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/NY 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,890
 
 
President's Weekend 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,890
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,890
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,890
 
 
Christmas/NY 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,890
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$260
$1,645
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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Amenities

Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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