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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 - 7 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017



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
  • 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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Beautiful Ocean View Home, Walk To Seacliff State Beach And Rio Del Mar Beach
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

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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Great vacation, open and airy upstairs, great deck, walked everywhere

  • 5 of 5

Last week, my family and I enjoyed four days at the Aptos house. The upstairs is open and light, very comfortable -- a great place to hang out, with a nice kitchen, dining table, living room. And it opens up onto the spacious deck, where we barbecued a couple of our dinners. Everything was very clean and well maintained. Other than groceries and one dinner, we mostly walked from the house - beaches, playground, lunch, dinner. We did take a side trip one day through Felton to Roaring Camp Railroad which our grandson loved. Our host, Mike, was great and very easy to work with over email, responding quickly, offering help and answering my questions promptly. Definitely a great place to return to for future vacations.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly appointed beach home with an amazing deck! short walk to the beach and oh what a beach!

  • 5 of 5

Privacy and peacefulness in a great neighborhood! We loved everything about our stay! We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

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