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Ocean View Condo in Aptos, 1 Block to Sand, 2BR/2BA, Pool, Deck, Linens Incl'd

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Living, dining and kitchen overlook Monterey Bay.

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Bright 2 BR/2 BA Condo, Bay view, Deck - A Block from Sand, Hear the Waves

New at the condo: All new bamboo flooring installed in both bedrooms last fall. Clean and relaxing!
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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.

POOL: The pool (shared among condo residents and guests) is open and heated from May 1 to September 30. Closed October through April.

Our calendar is up-to-date. We aim to make your stay among your best vacations.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Some Italian and Spanish, best by email.
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 970 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Two twin-size fold-out futons, most comfortable for children, can be arranged in the living room or master bedroom. Children are welcome. However, there is no yard for unsupervised play, and the deck is not appropriate for unsupervised play....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love our pets, but we don't bring them here to minimize allergens in the unit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are 6 steps from the walkway to the unit. The condo is all one level. Rio Del Mar Blvd. is on a grade that would be difficult for unsteady walkers. Someone who can walk 3 flights of stairs could manage the walk to and from the beach. The beach is flat from the sidewalk to the water, with no permanent driftwood barriers. From the condo, the walk to the beach is via the sidewalk along Rio Del Mar Blvd., and can include one flight of stairs (optional, but most convenient) down to Beach Drive....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom has an en suite bath with a roomy shower stall (no tub). Second bedroom has a Queen bed with memory foam topper. New bamboo flooring installed in bedrooms October, 2016....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    en suite in Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located in hall, available for guest use....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bright, clean and cheerful. Recessed lighting, heat panels and living/dining bamboo flooring, installed during 2012 remodel. Bamboo flooring in bedrooms installed October, 2016....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Assorted word games, such as Boggle, Taboo, and decks of cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Extended Cable...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Water View:

    Full wall of windows overlooking Monterey Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats 6-8. Stool seating for 4 at kitchen counter....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In laundry room on premises (not in unit)...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 parking spaces, tandem arrangement, in enclosed garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, we provide bed linens!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfy sectional sofa, seating for 6+....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, we provide bath towels and beach towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In laundry room on premises (not in unit)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Includes filters....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Outdoor pool, open and heated May 1 through September 30, about 81 degrees. Closed October to April....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

4.8
from 15 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
May 14 - Jun 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,645
Summer
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$290
$1,960
Early Fall
Sep 16 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,645
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$290
Late Fall
Nov 26 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,645
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
$290
Spring
Mar 23 - May 24, 2018
2 night min stay
$250
$1,645
Memorial Day holiday
May 25 - May 27, 2018
3 night min stay
$290
Late Spring
May 28 - Jun 14, 2018
3 night min stay
$250
$1,645
Summer
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2018
4 night min stay
$290
$1,960
Early Fall
Sep 16 - Nov 20, 2018
2 night min stay
$250
$1,645
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 21 - Nov 24, 2018
3 night min stay
$290
Late Fall
Nov 25 - Dec 20, 2018
2 night min stay
$250
$1,645
Christmas Holiday
Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2019
4 night min stay
$290
$1,960
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$240
$1,645 $3,210
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $140 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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 directly to the guest's email address.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

38 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose International (SJC)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cafe Rio
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Seascape Golf Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Rio
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seacliff

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Aptos, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Some Italian and Spanish, best by email.
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Photos

  • Living, dining and kitchen overlook Monterey Bay.

    Living, dining and kitchen overlook Monterey Bay.

  • Dining area overlooks the bay.

    Dining area overlooks the bay.

  • Breakfast bar adds casual seating. Hall leads to bedroom.

    Breakfast bar adds casual seating. Hall leads to bedroom.

  • Night stands have 3 drawers of storage.

    Night stands have 3 drawers of storage.

  • 'Guest' bedroom has queen bed with night stands and large closet.

    'Guest' bedroom has queen bed with night stands and large closet.

  • Guest bath with shower/tub combination.

    Guest bath with shower/tub combination.

  • Pool, heated from May to September, also has bay view

    Pool, heated from May to September, also has bay view

  • From the deck, south views of hillside ...

    From the deck, south views of hillside ...

  • View to the northwest from the deck.

    View to the northwest from the deck.

  • Below the condo, Aptos Creek carves its way through the beach to the bay.

    Below the condo, Aptos Creek carves its way through the beach to the bay.

  • Vista Delfino is located in the Rio Del Mar neighborhood in Aptos.

    Vista Delfino is located in the Rio Del Mar neighborhood in Aptos.

  • Comfy, bright living room for relaxing after a day at the beach.

    Comfy, bright living room for relaxing after a day at the beach.

  • Kitchen includes stainless frig, D/W and microwave.

    Kitchen includes stainless frig, D/W and microwave.

  • Master bedroom with King size bed.

    Master bedroom with King size bed.

  • Ensuite master bath has large corner shower.

    Ensuite master bath has large corner shower.

  • Guest bedroom.

    Guest bedroom.

  • Guest bath is off the hall.

    Guest bath is off the hall.

  • Parking (tandem) for 2 cars in garage below the unit

    Parking (tandem) for 2 cars in garage below the unit

  • ... and the beach.

    ... and the beach.

  • To the north, the cement ship has a new shape due to January, 2017 storm.

    To the north, the cement ship has a new shape due to January, 2017 storm.

  • Condo building from the street.

    Condo building from the street.

  • Ready to enjoy.

    Ready to enjoy.

VRBO #603541

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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