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2nd row, 3 Minute Walk to Seacliff Beach - Remodeled - Aquarium Passes

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

950sq.ft, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. New kitchen, baths, furniture and mattresses.

Brand new remodel & furniture!!! New kitchen, baths and all new furniture and mattresses.

Hear the waves in this Aptos vacation home across the street from the neighborhood beach entrance to the Seacliff and Pot Belly beaches. Walk down a very pictures Beachgate path or, if you have too many beach things, drive 0.2mi and use provided California State Park pass for the free access and parking.

2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths - sleeps 6, with California king bed, queen bed and a pull out queen sofa bed in the living-room. New kitchen with granite counters, remodeled bathrooms and an outdoor warm shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped and the house includes washer and dryer, an outdoor hot water shower, cable TV, WiFi, DVD player, stereo with CD player, and lots of games.

Just bring your bathing suit. Everything else is provided: linens, beach towels, chairs, umbrella and toys.

Also included are

- CA state park vehicle pass to visit over 20 local state parks.

- 2 member guest passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Save time by skipping a long line and using the member entrance!

Seacliff beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. It is wide, 19+ mile long, and in low tide you can walk 1.5 mi to Capitola. Spend quiet weekdays swimming, boogie boarding and surfing with just the dolphins, whales, seals and shorebirds to keep you company.

This is a great location for visiting Monterrey, Carmel, Capitola, Santa Cruz, 17 Mile Drive or just relaxing on the beach.

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Casa Mare
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, Hebrew
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Casa Mare

We know that your vacation is important to you and so we do our best to insure that you find our home to be a pleasant place to enjoy local attractions, ocean beaches, and your time to relax and unwind away from the everyday. ====================================

My wife and I met in Cambridge, MA almost 30 years ago. We moved from the east coast Bay Area to the west coast two years later.


Casa Mare is our second home. We spend weekends (sometimes long ones since we love it here so much more than the hectic Silicon Valley) in the upstairs apartment. Our kids are grown so it’s just the two of us. We are available to answer any questions and to share our favorite places to visit and eat at.

==================================== Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to answering any and all questions you may have.

We hope that we get an opportunity to host your family and have you and yours enjoy all that the area has to offer.

Casa Mare purchased this house in 2011

Why Casa Mare chose Central Coast

Location! Location! Location!


Both being scientist, we used a scientific approach, the Radar app, in selecting the warmest, least foggy beach community. We’re surprised to discover that often there is a 15 to 20 degrees difference with in less than 10 miles.

We chose our home because of proximity to the beach and it’s unique architecture.

What makes this house unique

The house architecture provides total privacy; with guest having an exclusive use of the back yard, outdoor shower and BBQ.


We love to travel and to stay in vacation rentals, especially when traveling with our family or friends. For the past 25+ years we have rented over 100 places all over US and Europe and have used this experience in setting up our home. We furnished it with all the things that we’ve enjoyed and appreciated: tourist information, guide books, lots of books and games for adults and kids, cooks kitchen, extra towels and linens, and of cause everything one would need for the beach, even kites. Many guests comment on our location and how well-equipped our home is.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay in Aptos; the area is so beautiful and especially because of this place - so charming and so nicely located. It screams home and comfort. The owners have thought of every last detail. It has everything we needed to have a great time: lots of books to read on the beach, a whole shelf of guidebooks to help us plan day trips, games to keep adults and kids occupied, everything we needed for the beach (coolers, chairs, umbrellas, mats, and even kites), and every type of pot and pan and kitchen gadget you could possibly need. We spent a lot of time on the beach, visiting Monterey, Carmel, Santa Cruz, wine tasting and hiking in a number of parks (it was really helpful to have the access pass that came with the house). Our favorite excursions were to the redwoods and the aquarium. However, the real pleasure was to come home to our charming back yard and sunsets walks on the most amazing beach. We ate in and ate out (the owners were very helpful with recommendations). And after all this effort we slept like babes. All in all memorable week and and we have already booked a return trip!!!
Feb 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

2nd row, 3 Minute Walk to Seacliff Beach - Remodeled - Aquarium Passes
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Excellent stay in Aptos!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My Mom and I stayed here and we were very very happy with this clean, well stocked rental. I am a research freak when it comes to vacations and once I seen this rental I knew this was the one for us. The owners were very responsive and provided excellent information of the area and check in was a breeze with the detailed info provided. We got in close to midnight and everything was perfect!

The owners have thought of every detail possible. Complimentary bottle of organic mango lemonade (yummy), bottle of wine, two passes to the Monterey Aquarium and a State Park parking pass too!

Being clean freaks, we were especially impressed with the cleanliness of the home. This place is CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN!!! Being from Hawaii, we remove our shoes at the door, most times with hardwood floors, your feet pick up "random stuff" off the floor which drives me nuts. I can seriously tell you . . . there is NOT ONE ounce of "random stuff" to be found here, even in the garage where the washer/dryer is located!! Bedding was nice and fresh, pillows new and clean, mattresses very comfortable and cozy. Lots of extra blankets if needed. There are night lights throughout which I thought was very nice to have, especially moving around an unfamiliar home in the dark. No clutter at all, just a really nice place to call home on your vacation. Nice quiet neighborhood with your own driveway parking spot all to yourself. We didn't use the kitchen (except coffee maker) as we ate out every day, the kitchen is well stocked with everything you may need if you need to make a meal or two.

Thank you Marina & Sasha for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The owners are great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

This is a recently remolded apartment in a friendly neighborhood walking distance from the beach and some food places. There is a grocery store a short drive away and there is a card in the apartment so you can get the store discounts. There is a nicely landscaped patio with a table and grill. The owners have gone out of their way to make the stay a pleasant one-park passes, aquarium passes, books, games, beach toys, beach towels, etc. If there are multiple cooks, they will find the kitchen small but well equipped. Be sure you are aware that the one full bathroom has a shower only. We have lots of friends and family in the area -they were all impressed with this apartment when they came to visit. We are glad we stayed at this rental look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great house by the beach

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this house very much. It was comfortable and the owners were friendly. The rental is on the bottom floor and they live upstairs. The house came with two member passes for the Monterey Bay Aquarium and an entrance/parking pass for California State Parks, both of which were useful to us. The owners also left us a tasty bottle of wine. The lighting in the house is very nice.

The house is close to the beach, and the it comes with lots of beach equipment such as towels, chairs and boogie boards. It is practically across the street from the beach, although it is on a hill and the path down is significant (especially if you have the useful beach items). It is possible to drive down and then park with the provided parking pass.

Aptos is a fun town. We went to Marianne's every day for ice cream. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A Lovely Stay that Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

We came to Aptos to visit our boys who attend UC Santa Cruz. Since the boys miss home, we wanted to stay in a place where we could meet their friends, enjoy cooking together and have some family time. Our stay here was just what we were hoping for. The place was very clean and just as described. It had everything we needed to cook and entertain, including a lovely back patio with a grill and lots of items in the garage to take to the beach. Though we traveled very far to arrive, the beds were so comfortable, we slept well, even with our jet lag. The hosts were wonderful and did everything they could to make our stay perfect from offering restaurant suggestions to buying us ice cream from a great local place just down the street. The walk to the beach was very short and we really enjoyed spending time daily playing and having walks on the beach. We highly recommend staying and we would love to return to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Casa Mare - Clean, neat, quiet, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We decided to go with this property because of the State Park and Aquarium Passes and we put them to full use, from beaches to Redwoods, and spent an entire day at the Aquarium. Even with rain off and on, we were able to get in long walks on the beach. Loved the blooming flowers surrounding the home. A short walk to the recommended Marianne's Ice Cream, which was so delicious!!! Property was exactly as described.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We love this style of travel. The apartment was clean nicely furnished and the perfect location to explore the Monterey Bay Area. We loved Seacliff. We highly recommend this property to anyone interested in spending some time in the Monterey Bay Area. Thank you Marina and Sasha for sharing your apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
San Jose (San Francisco - 66 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Seascape Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Rout 1 (The famous CA coastal scenic highway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Manuel's (lots of restaurants within half a mile)
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Seacliff State Beach, beach access 50 yards
Car: necessary

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is within 8 miles. Roaring Camp Train is within 13 miles. Seascape Golf Club is 1.5 miles away. UC Santa Cruz is 15 minute drive and Cabrillo College - 5 minutes away.

Monterey Bay Aquarium is 40 minutes away. Pebble Beach, Carmel, 17 Mile Drive are less than 50 minutes away. Elkhorn Slough is less than 20 minutes away.

Walk to Capitola and its great waterfront restaurants and boutique shopping. Dozens of wineries in scenic locations with delicious wine. Local wineries include Storrs, Bonny Dune, Soqual Vineyards, Windy Oaks, Hunter Hill, Barghetto, Vine Hill.

The Forest at Nisene Marks is a mile away. Great hiking and biking in a beautiful redwood forest.

Over 100 outlet stores are in Santa Cruz, Gilroy, and Monterey.


Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Presidents Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring / Summer
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
early summer
May 31 2017 - Jun 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 10 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Jul 11 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

OCCUPANT INFORMATION Mandatory Please One adult at least 25 years or older must be present.

-Any cancellation must be in writing.
-Should a cancellation occur, Occupant(s) will be entitled to all monies paid less a 10% cancellation fee, as long as the property is re-booked for those dates.
-Should a cancellation occur, and the property is not rebooked, and all monies due have been received, all monies are nonrefundable except for the cleaning fee and security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Warm water outdoor shower for rinsing from the beach.
  • Tankless water heater, so you'll never run out of hot water. All remodeled bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , All new furniture and mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New mattress with memory foam topper. Fits twin inflatable
  • Both bedrooms have all new furniture and mattresses with memory foam toppers. Guests love our beds and several have asked for the mattresses' information. Our family uses the house most of the time and, unfortunately, bad backs backs run in the family. So we were very careful selecting the mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Capitola Village, Downtown Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Wharf are a 5-10 minute drive. San Jose Airport, Carmel and Monterey are a 40 minute drive.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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