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Del Mar Oaks, Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, California

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Del Mar Oaks is a multi-level, comfortable, unique family home with an ocean view situated just a 5 minute walk from the beach at Rio Del Mar.... just far enough to feel peacefully apart from the crowds, but an easy amble to the beach. This popular beach runs just south of Santa Cruz and boasts miles of sand. Parking and several convenience/eating type places are down at the beach, including a coffee house, Cafe Rio high end restaurant, Pixie's Deli, and a convenience store. There is also a shopping center a quick 2 minute drive away with Safeway, Rite Aid, ACE Hardware, a movie theater and lots of other shops and restaurants. If you request it, we can forward an email to you listing several other popular restaurants in the area. It's also a short drive to Capitola By The Sea and Santa Cruz. Moss Landing, Monterey and Carmel are also within easy driving distance.

This beautifully furnished vacation home has vaulted wood-beam ceilings, hardwood and carpeted floors, lots of windows and skylights, and 6 separate decks. This house is nestled under huge oak trees in a Thomas Kinkade like fashion. The unique ocean view from the dining room deck is a wonderful spot to relax and listen to the ocean. The large gourmet kitchen has a large centered bar counter with bar stools and a separate family style dining table that takes advantage of the ocean view. The uniquely tiled counter tops functional and easy to clean. All dishes, utensils, and counter top appliances are included.

The newly furnished master bedroom, on the main floor, boasts a 'comfort foam' king bed, with luxury linens and comforters. The new 30' LCD flat screen TV, wooden vaulted ceiling with fan, attached master bath, and large closet makes sleeping time a real pleasure. This master suite also has sliding glass doors that open onto a new beautiful deck that sits under the huge oak trees. Two more bedrooms are downstairs. One is another master bedroom with a Cal King size bed and a crib. The other room contains twin beds plus a day bed that has another bed underneath that folds out, giving this room 4 beds. Between these two bedrooms is another large bathroom. A sliding glass door leads to the back yard with its beautiful umbrella of oak trees. The top floor is a fully enclosed loft bedroom with two separate decks and sleeps three more guests on its queen bed and twin bed.

The main living room has a gas fireplace and a new 46' flat screen TV with a high definition connection. The walls in this room are covered with real mahogany wood from Australia. The cozy leather sofa contains a queen size bed and two lazyboy type loungers. A separate large leather lounger is also part of this room's ensemble. Large floor to ceiling windows and skylights in the wooden vaulted ceiling gives you a unique view of the enveloping oak trees. This room also has it's own separate large patio deck with a large Weber BBQ and a large outside dining table.

A WIFI Internet Connection is also included.

The front driveway and parking pad can accommodate up to 5 cars. There is no parking available on the street.

The backyard has a large playhouse for the kids to have fun in.

Keywords: Ocean View, Aptos, large house

More Details

Bruce and Terri Clarke
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2) One Standard King and One Cal King, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Converts to a Double Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Del Mar Oaks, Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, California
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Fantantastic Family Reunion Spot !

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our 4-day-three-night family reunion in the quaint and quiet beach town of Aptos. We loved the "tree house” feel and the ocean view from its location nestled in the hills. The home is “cozy” due to the intelligent and breathtaking architecture and beautiful huge oak trees surrounding the property. At the same time, it is “roomy” due to the multi-level floor plan with an open, large, and spacious layout. The back yard provides a serene garden-like place to chat and relax in the late afternoon and early evening. The home provided every amenity possible – including ample boogie boards for fun in the sun at nearby and beautiful Rio Del Mar beach! The large patio-decks were a favorite spot for lounging in the early morning sun and crisp air, or filtered sunlight in the warm breeze of afternoon. We truly enjoyed our stay, and hope to return again sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clovis, CA.

Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Our recent seven night stay was wonderful! The home is spacious, beautifully appointed with plenty of seating for eating and game playing by the whole family. We loved the many decks and particularly the ones with ocean views. There were seven adults in our family group and all had comfortable accommodations. We enjoyed cooking and eating our meals together in the well-appointed and well-stocked kitchen. The beach was just a short walk away and the great location allowed us to enjoy a day at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, another day deep sea fishing, and having grocery stores, shops and even a mall nearby made the shoppers in our group very happy. The best thing about our week was the perfect weather! We still smile as we think about the highs of 70-74 degrees during our stay, now that we are back in the Fresno area with 100+ degree temperatures. The owners provided complete and accurate information and instructions to make our stay very trouble-free. We would definitely consider returning here for another stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an enjoyable six nights at this home recently. The amenities were great and the home provided everything we needed. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable and the bathrooms were very nice as well. We enjoyed the outdoor spaces/decks as well.

The beach was was a short walk away and we discovered several nice restaurants in Aptos (a favorite was Hole in the Wall).

Communication with the owner was terrific; always prompt responses with no questions left unanswered. We would not hesitate to rent from Bruce again!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

Amazing home for families!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week over the 4th of July at this beautiful home. We had two families, both with 3 small children, a set of Grandparents and an uncle all staying at the house and there was plenty of room as all the rooms are spacious and roomy. The stairs even had baby gates so our 2 One year olds were able to roam free an we didn't have to worry about them falling.

The house had everything that we needed and we were able to save so much money by going to Costco and preparing all of our meals at home. The kids loved the play house in the back yard and loved walking down to the beach. The deck right off of the kitchen was a favorite spot as you can sit outside and see the ocean views. It was spectacular!

There are plenty of supplies and towels, and it was so great to have a full washer and dryer to do laundry throughout the week.

I would HIGHLY recommend this house for any family, especially ones with small children. We are already thinking about coming back in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled when our guests love our place. Along with our professional cleaning crew, we strive to make our vacation home as clean and enjoyable as possible for upcoming guests. A great testimony to this is that many of our guest families have made return visits to our beautiful home. We are ideally situated to enjoy the Rio Del Mar beach and an easy drive to all the attractions that the Santa Cruz Bay Area has to offer, from Santa Cruz to Monterey.
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Portland, OR

Great getaways

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a wonderful family stay in this beautiful home. This full amenities home was great for our family with the 3 different bedroom levels offerinf privacy for anyone who wanted it, yet plenty of room in the kitchen/dinning room and living room for our meal sharing and evening get togethers. We would walk down to the beach every morning and search for shells for just walk for miles in either direction. The beach front services on the Rio Del Mar Beach were super, including restroom availability, a nice restaurant, a beach front deli, a coffee shop and a small convenience store. The sunsets over the cement ship and dock made for some terrific photos.

The Rio Del Mar house is very unique with it's mahogany wood walls, peaked ceilings with skylights, custom designed bathrooms and very comfortable beds. The enormous oak trees that hover over the house gives you a unique feeling of living in a huge tree house. We loved all the decks. The sound of the ocean at night, with the deck doors open, completed the ambiance.

We would recommend this vacation home to anyone, and plan on returning again next year for a full week during the summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Antioch, Ca

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in this house several times in the last few years. A beautiful morning sitting on the balcony with a cup of coffee, looking at the ocean, is the best way to start your day here! It's a beautiful, short walk to the beach or a short drive to spend the day in Capitola. This house is beautifully kept and always clean. Never had a bad stay here. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $400

Add $50/night for more than 8 guests. Add another $50/night for July stays. We book only 7 night stays during the summer months (Mid-June thru Mid-Aug). For Holiday stays, email for a quote. Always email owner and ask for a detailed quote to make sure you are getting the correct amounts quoted.. Quotes under the "Rates" section of our website are always up to date and take priority over quotes in VRBO.
Note: we will charge you back 3% if your book with a credit card. Our website also states this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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