About the property
- Condo970 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Bright 2 BR/2 BA Condo, Bay view, Deck - A Block from Sand, Hear the Waves
Many dates available, especially in May, August and September. Weekdays in June and September may be rented for 2- or 3-night stays. Contact the owner.
VISTA DELFINO is our treasured vacation spot with a dolphin view. We searched the entire coast along Monterey Bay, and chose this spot for our own family gatherings. It is close enough to all the area's sights and conveniences, but quiet enough to make your trip a true getaway.
Relax in your condo with a wall of windows overlooking the water. Hear the waves crash outside your door. A block from the sand, head out for a morning walk on the beach, enjoy boogie-boarding or a picnic.
Watch the sea life from the deck, and from the open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen. Gather in the fully equipped kitchen to prepare all meals or only a few -- the choice is yours. Café Rio, the Pixie Deli, and Flats Bistro (coffee, pastries and pizza) just off the beach, are walkable locations for eating out. Many other restaurants, grocery stores, and shops are within a mile of the condo. Our informational guide (in the unit) lists places to eat, shop and sight-see.
Located in the less crowded Rio Del Mar neighborhood of Aptos, this is your perfect base for visiting Santa Cruz (10 minutes away) and Monterey/Carmel (30-40 minutes away), as well as local nature hikes and beach fun.
Vista Delfino is equipped with special features that make us feel pampered and refreshed. We hope our guests will appreciate them, too.
SLEEPS 4-6: Master bedroom has a King Sealy Posturepedic Pasadena mattress with 'plush' pillow top, and en suite bathroom with shower. Second bedroom has a Queen Simmons mattress with 3-inch memory-foam topper. The second bathroom, with bath/shower combination, is off the hall. Two fold-out futons are available for sleeping in the living room, most comfortable for youngsters. New bamboo flooring in both bedrooms October, 2016.
LINENS: The norm for local condos is 'bring-your-own linens,' but here, we want you to be worry-free -- we supply the linens! We supply all sheets, bath towels and beach towels for your stay. No need to pack an extra suitcase of sheets. We supply large, thirsty, deep-pile St. Moritz luxury bath towels for extra comfort.
FREE WIRELESS INTERNET and Extended basic cable.
KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST BAR: Major appliances (see below), plus microwave, coffeemaker and cooking equipment. We provide cleansers and paper products. Help yourself to our collection of spices and condiments.
DINING: Dine indoors with a water view (dining table seats 6-8), or more casually on the deck. Gas barbecue is on the deck.
GARAGED PARKING: Two (2) dedicated parking spots (one behind the other) in the enclosed garage for average-sized cars only. Garage is shared with the neighbor. Trucks or large family vans must be parked on the street.
POOL: The pool (shared among condo residents and guests) is open all year, but heated from May 1 to October 31 only.
Our calendar is up-to-date. We aim to make your stay among your best vacations.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, Some Italian and Spanish, best by email.
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Karen Brattesani
I (Karen) grew up in Oakland, across the Bay from San Francisco. My husband Doug and I met at U.C., Berkeley. After living in Seattle for 30 years, we are ready to spend more time in a warmer part of the west coast and get back in touch with our California friends and relatives.
Karen Brattesani purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Karen Brattesani chose Aptos
We searched for nearly a year for the perfect place to spend vacation time with family and friends. Our perch overlooking the Bay is ideal for nature-watching on the deck. Even in cooler weather, we have a front-row seat at our wall of windows, where whales and pelicans provide our best entertainment. When we are here, the water calls to us to take long walks with feet in the foam, search for treasures at low tide, and admire sand castles (and make some ourselves). And at least one of us has taken up boogie boarding.
What makes this Condo unique
Vista Delfino is close enough to Santa Cruz fun, shopping, and all the conveniences of a city, yet in our quieter neighborhood, we can relax with the sound of the sea as our background music.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Gorgeous views and great location!
We throroughly enjoyed our stay at Vista Delfino! The condo is extremely updated and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Loved the views, listening to the waves from the balcony/family room, ease of walking to the beach/paths and the heated pool with full sun until 5:00!
Very nice place
The condo was just as advertised and the host was very helpful. The view was great and I saw dolphins each day. I could make this place a habit.
Clean, comfortable space with great ocean views
Wonderful clean condo with dramatic ocean views. We loved the easy walk down the hill to Rio Del Mar beach. Very centrally located - easy to get to Santa Cruz, Capitpla and Monterey. Karen provided all the necessary information before we checked in and everything worked great. Thank you!
Great seaside condo
Beautiful views and well maintained condo.
We stayed for a month and it was a wonderful experience. The condo itself is clean, well stocked on top of a fabulous view and wonderful places to exercise. I’m not so sure about the restaurants, but if you are someone who loves to cook this is paradise. There is Deluxe market about a mile away and one of the best Farmers Markets going on Saturdays at Cabrrillo College. This is a great agricultural area. The owners are wonderful to work with and all went smoothly an efficiently.
Amazing Sunsets and the Sound of the Surf
We spent almost 2 months in this Condo. It was very clean and well stocked with all we needed. We especially appreciated the owners, who were so flexable and wonderful to work with. The apartment is situated on a hill overlooking the beach and just a short block to the boardwalk along the beach. Great for walking or biking a mile or so in each direction. Then a great workout to walk the hill home to the apartment. We loved the community of Aptos. Good restaurants, churches, shopping. The surrounding areas have great places to explore. Capitola, Santa Cruz, Carmel. We had wonderful sunny weather most every day with just a few days of rain. It was really a lovely place to be for the winter. We would definitely recommend this property to friends.
Thanks so much for your kind words. You remind us that the beach is a fun place to be year-round. We appreciate guests who take such good care of our condo and make the most of their stay by exploring all the area has to offer.
Vista Delfino overlooks a continuous 20-mile-long sandy beach, a destination for those who love the coast, its wildlife, beachcombing and surfing. It is 10 minutes from Santa Cruz (Surf City) and its famous Boardwalk, 40 minutes from Carmel by the Sea, and 30 minutes from Monterey, home of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row.
You can go swimming, boogie boarding and surfing at the many beaches along the bay. go hiking among the redwoods in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, or view jellyfish and shorebirds at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. And remember to take at least one evening walk along a beach or a cliff at sunset.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Check-in is 3 pm. Check-out is 11 am. This property complies with Santa Cruz County Transient Occupancy Tax requirements, certificate #CO00384. I ask guests to sign a rental agreement that includes things that Santa Cruz County requires I disclose. I will send the rental agreement through the VRBO/Homeaway site or directly to the guest's email address.