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Beautiful Ocean View Home, Walk To Seacliff State Beach And Rio Del Mar Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home With Open Floor Plan And Large Deck With Ocean Views

Located 25 yds to the trail to Rio del Mar State Beach and 100 yds from the steps down to Seacliff State Beach, this home has a reverse floorplan, with filtered ocean views from all of the upstairs rooms. Upstairs features a Master Bedroom (Queen), Full bath, Kitchen/Dining/Living room and large deck. Downstairs features an entry area, 2 bedrooms (both Queen), full bathroom, a rear deck and patio with outdoor shower, and a 'bonus area' underneath stairs (see photos).

The home is very well furnished with high end furniture, down comforters, stainless kitchen appliances, granite countertops, a chef's kitchen, and wine bar. The upstairs deck has a large sectional sofa, Weber gas BBQ, 2 umbrellas, and 2 chaise chairs for sunbathing or enjoying the Ocean Views.

Guests will love the location of this home - with 2 beaches within a 2-3 minute walk, and only a 5 minute walk to Pizza One, Manuel's Mexican Restaurant, Marianne's ice cream shop, and a convenience store. Less than 1 mile to downtown Aptos with many more restaurants, shops, Safeway, Starbucks, and other retail shops.

This neighborhood is often sunny when other neighborhoods to the South, Rio del Mar and Seascape get more fog.

Seascape and Rio del Mar beaches offer great beach time, fishing, boogie boarding, and any other beach activities. Also nearby is Demo Forest Mountain Biking.

More Details

Michael Jolls
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(31 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Ocean View Home, Walk To Seacliff State Beach And Rio Del Mar Beach
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful House for Quiet Beach Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

THe house was a great place to call home for a holiday week. Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, it's the ideal location for a week of relaxation. Close access to the beach is ideal for morning and evening walks, and the roof deck is great for midday lounging and still enjoying the sunshine!

My family of adults was all comfortable here, and the property is great for being able to home-cook meals and enjoy with a group. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emily - I am so glad that your family enjoyed your stay. Please come back and visit us soon! Mike
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A Great Holiday Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our three generation family stay in this home in Aptos for the Christmas holidays was excellent. The home is in great shape, has a well-equipped kitchen and was clean and ready for our arrival. Mike, the owner, made sure that our visit was going well by checking in via phone/text on several occasions. The home was very comfortable for grandparents, parents and granddaughters with a great deck on the second level with grill and fire pit. The granddaughters appreciated the beach equipment and the box of games which nicely supplemented those we brought.

A great beach was a short walk from the house, as was (importantly) the walk to Marianne’s Ice Cream. Sadly, we weren’t staying long enough to try all “105 Flavors”.

I recommend this home for all ages and stages.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you family was able to be together for Christmas! Please come stay with us again soon. Summer is great in Aptos! --Mike
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Spectacular Vacation Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental exceeded our expectations! Our family, which include two teenagers and one recent college graduate found the home comfortable, clean and beautifully decorated. The home has spacious bedrooms, comfortable beds, a well appointed kitchen and plenty of beach towels and sand chairs. Don't miss the sunset on the deck! Restaurants and the famous Marianne's ice cream shop are an easy walk away as are short trails to two beautiful beaches. The highlight of our trip was watching the Humpback whales feed all afternoon near the cement boat and pier at Seacliff beach.....a wondrous sight! The communication and ease of the rental process was very professional, we cant wait to return! Thank you Mike!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I saw some posts online about the whales breaching during your stay - you got a rare treat! Please come visit again soon. --Mike
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Favorite Family Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed in this house multiple times. A family favorite for many years. The owner is great to work with, the house is beautifully decorated and has a great 'vibe.' There is something for everyone...great walking access to seacliff state beach and rio del mar where Pixie Deli is a favorite. The deck is amazing with a bbq and a fire pit. We have 3 boys now above the age of 16 and they 'love' this family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home and location for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Aptos was wonderful! The house was perfect for our family of teenage/adult children in the downstairs bedrooms and parents upstairs. The deck was relaxing and we enjoyed plugging in our preferred music on the speakers. Quiet neighborhood with friendly neighbors. We enjoyed the local ice cream every night and even went down to the beach for S'mores and fireworks. The house was well appointed with comfortable beds, updated décor and furnishings. There were plenty of towels, kitchen well stocked with essentials and even beach chairs and toys. Owner was very easy to work with and made sure we were having a good time. Would love to spend our Santa Cruz vacations here again! Thanks again, Mike!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Easy access to the beach, wonderful location. Great ice cream near by. Can view all the fireworks from the deck. Deck has an ocean view. Very fun and all the beds are super comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.