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Only 0.4 Mile to Spectacular Beach! Home is Renovated in Old-World Charm

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Front of house : vacation rental unit located on '1st floor'.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beautifully renovated 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Beach Home with Kitchenette

This cute one-bedroom get-away-home is decorated with a Beach Cottage flaire.

Bedroom has a queen-size bed looking towards garden area.

Living room and kitchen is set up as a great room; very comfortable and cute. Tumbled marbled kitchen counter tops, tiled flooring in kitchen & bathroom; and wood flooring in living room and bedroom. We stock the kitchen with organic local coffee beans, a bottle of wine (if we are not out of town), and sweet treats for upon your arrival.

Amenities include Wi-Fi, kitchen fully stocked, full-bath. Linens and sheets, towels, shampoo and soap, an iron and a blow dryer.

If you are looking for a beautiful, romantic, cottage- style home for your next vacation get-away, this place is for you.

Only 5 blocks to Rio Del Mar Beach, golf at Seascape Golf Course, hike at Nisene Marks Forest-Park, walk to restaurants and cafes. Tennis at Seascape Sports Club. Wine Tastings in Soquel Hills or Pleasant Valley area in Aptos. The Mystery Spot is 9.5 miles north of us. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 6.5 miles north from the vacation rental.

Thank you for taking the time to book your reservation with our Beach Home in Rio Del Mar.
We look forward to hosting you. :-)

Myra & David
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, Chinese-Chao Chou hua
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 650 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age is 21....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    a $500 pet deposit will be required. Potty-trained pets only. We do not want the unit to smell of pet urine. Thank you in advance for understanding....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    futon located in living room...moreless

  • Large bedroom with a gorgeous queen size bed. Room is decorated in a beach theme. Beautiful Venetian-finish plastered walls through-out unit. Second sleeping area is in the living room with a pull-out futon with brand new cover. Sleeps 4 comfortably....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom has bath tub with new shower faucet and new sink/vanity.

Other Amenities

  • We strive to provide our guests comfort and a romantic get away. Our guests will receive one bottle of red or white wine upon arrival as our thank you gift if owner is in town. We will try to provide basic breakfast foods in the fridge if we are in town....moreless

Entertainment

  • Toys:

    Beach toys will be provided for young children; limited toys...moreless

  • Video Library:

    romance, action, drama, kids...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Small peek-a-boo view of the ocean from the windows in kitchen and living room area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining and living room combo (the great room). We may provide a bottle of wine if owner is in town. Please let owner of red or white wine preference....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Linens Provided:

    Plush linens are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room and kitchen area combo...moreless

  • Parking:

    Guest parking provided (park parallel to street by mailbox)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine provided -located by car port...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee beans may be provided is owner is in town....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    kitchen has oven & stove, sink, fully stocked with dishes and cups. Microwave oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items are provided: salt, pepper, sugar. Guests are to provide own paper goods...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator may be stocked with basic breakfast foods if owner is in town....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric Stove...moreless

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Harkin Slough by Moss Landing or in West Santa Cruz, Monterey...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    not applicable...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Left of front door is a little garden area...moreless

Pool / Spa

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

4
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holidays & Special Events Rate
May 1 - Oct 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
$1,288 $4,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$159
$1,068 $3,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning fees $88
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

One day upon arrival; owner will text and/or email combo lockbox code for keys.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey & San Jose
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Manuel's
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Monterey Bay
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Seascape Golf Course
35 Miles
Nearest Train
San Jose
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Rio/ Bittersweet Bistro
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rio Del Mar Beach

Car: Necessary

From our vacation rental, one walk to the beach, wine tastings, golfing, surfing, boating, paddle boarding, fishing, tennis, hike and/or bike in the forest, shopping, restaurants, antique shopping.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: We live in Aptos since 1989. Our house has just recently been updated to a Mediterranean style home with an attached one-bedroom unit downstairs. We love biking, hiking, and go wine tastings. We have 2 grown children currently in college. David is a teacher at a community college and I'm a Realtor in Santa Cruz county. We are involved in our church home at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos.

Why the Owner Chose Aptos, CA, USA:
The town of Aptos is a secret treasure that not many people know about; it is 'the suburbanite' of Santa Cruz County. The natural beauty is enveloped with tree lines and seascapes. One can meander through town on feet and bikes if they want to feast their eyes with interesting cottages and bungalows. Walking to the beach is an easy 5-minute walk down the hill and grab a cup of coffee at Full of Beans or a bite to eat at Cafe Rio. Walk to the iconic Cement Ship to see otters and dolphins in the right season. While down at the beach you can visit Historic Museum to learn more about about the area of Aptos (an Indian word, which means where two bodies of water meet). In October, there are Art Tour & Wine Festivals throughout the county of Santa Cruz. Go Wine Tasting in the Pleasant Valley of Aptos and in Soquel Hills, which is only 10 minutes either directions from the house. Capitola Village is only 10 minutes for more restaurants and shops. Watch famous Surf Competition in West Santa Cruz and walk on the gorgeous West Cliff and East Cliff Dr. to drink in the beautiful the sunset and seascapes. Monterey and Carmel cities are a mere 35-minute drive south of Aptos.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We choose this beach home because of the natural beauty of the tree lines and the ocean views, quaint town and the proximity to the beach and restaurants and golf course/tennis club. We are part of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Hiking, biking and beaches are only 5 minutes away.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Chinese-Chao Chou hua
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Photos

  • Front of house : vacation rental unit located on '1st floor'.

    Front of house : vacation rental unit located on '1st floor'.

  • View from front door looking into 'foyer'

    View from front door looking into 'foyer'

  • 2nd photo of living room -looking towards kitchenette area

    2nd photo of living room -looking towards kitchenette area

  • view from bathroom looking into the living room area

    view from bathroom looking into the living room area

  • dining table for 4

    dining table for 4

  • Living room view from bedroom vantage point

    Living room view from bedroom vantage point

  • Kitchen area; newly old-world plaster look

    Kitchen area; newly old-world plaster look

  • Rio Del Mar/Seacliff State Beach looking towards Capitola and Cement Ship

    Rio Del Mar/Seacliff State Beach looking towards Capitola and Cement Ship

  • The Iconic Cement Ship in Seacliff Beach

    The Iconic Cement Ship in Seacliff Beach

  • Front entry way looking into bedroom

    Front entry way looking into bedroom

  • Living room area with a dining table

    Living room area with a dining table

  • Cozy Bedroom decorated in beach theme with old-world plastered walls

    Cozy Bedroom decorated in beach theme with old-world plastered walls

  • side views of kitchenette area

    side views of kitchenette area

  • bathroom with  old-world plastered wall

    bathroom with old-world plastered wall

  • view of kitchen from dining table

    view of kitchen from dining table

  • Beautiful bedroom decorated in old-world charm with coastal flaire

    Beautiful bedroom decorated in old-world charm with coastal flaire

  • The Ambrosini Family at Rio Del Mar Beach Aptos- a 5-minute walk to the beach

    The Ambrosini Family at Rio Del Mar Beach Aptos- a 5-minute walk to the beach

  • Rio Del Mar Beach looking towards Carmel/Monterey Bay-5 minute walk from cottage

    Rio Del Mar Beach looking towards Carmel/Monterey Bay-5 minute walk from cottage

VRBO #653321

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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