Ocean View Condo in Aptos, 1 Block to Sand, 2BR/2BA, Pool, Deck, Linens Incl'd(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:Condo
- 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
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.
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Member since: 2014
- On floor 1
- 970 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 19 - May 13, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 16 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning $140 + tax
- Tax Rate 11%
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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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.
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 along the beach, search for treasures among the waves, 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.
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Close-up Bay view from living room, dining room, kitchen and deck.
The hall leads to the bedrooms
Condo building from the street
Dining table expands to accommodate 6-8.
New hardware added to kitchen cabinets. Updated appliances.
Master has room for comfy chair and ottomans.
Master bath vanity; new towel racks.
Guest bath with combo tub/shower
View from the parking area/driveway
Pool, heated from May to September, also has bay view
Conveniently located in the Rio Del Mar neighborhood
Art is up, lamps have arrived. Ready for your visit.
Water view from sectional sofa in the living room
Kitchen includes oven, microwave, frig and dishwasher. Breakfast counter.
Open-plan living, dining, kitchen
Master bedroom has King bed, night stands.
Master bath with large corner shower
'Guest' bedroom with queen bed and 3-inch memory foam topper.
View to the northwest from the deck
Cement ship as seen from the parking area
Parking (tandem) for 2 cars in garage below the unit
Aptos Creek carves its way through the beach to the bay below the condo
Beach view from the deck awaits you.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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