Casa Del Mar - Ocean View and Quick Walk to Rio Del Mar Beach(31 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:House
- 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
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.
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
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Member since: 2014
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
President's Weekend 2017
Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 7, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Tax Rate 11%
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
• 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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* Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 10 minutes away
* Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row are a 40 minute drive
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.
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Front upper deck - overlooking driveway
Street view of house front
Kitchen (coffee maker not shown, next to fridge)
Kitchen table - bench seating on the long sides, dining chairs on each end
Looking towards the back deck.
Upstairs landing - bathroom on the left.
Laundry room, side entrance. Sand shower for a quick rinse.
"Sand" Bedroom - 32" TV with Comcast Xfinity X1
"Surf" Bedroom - 32" TV with DVD player
Esplanade down the street from the house
Ocean view from front upper deck and driveway
New deck addition
Living area - ocean view thru front windows. 40" TV with Comcast Xfinity X1, DVD
View from back deck
"Sun" Bedroom - queen bed
"Sand" Bedroom - 1 queen bed and 1 set of bunk beds
"Surf" Bedroom - funky bunk (bottom full/top twin) and regular bunk
View from driveway - our mailbox in the red planter pot, cement boat in distance
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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