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Beautiful beach and golf retreat!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,738 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home, perfect for family beach gatherings and getaways.

This hillside 1,800 square foot split-level home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and features an updated floor plan for a modern relaxed vacation. It is situated along a coastal forest, backing up to Seascape golf course and only a short walk to the beach. The home has an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new furniture in the living areas and has been professionally decorated. The three decks have patio furniture providing additional areas for you to relax and enjoy your getaway. There is a garage for parking one or two vehicles as well as driveway parking. The house can accommodate a maximum of four vehicles.

On the top two levels (main level) you will find the living areas with a family room, living room, large dining room, kitchen, half bath and deck. The living room features a gas fireplace and a queen sofa sleeper; the family room has a bar with wine fridge, large sectional sofa and a 55" LED flat screen HDTV. The deck has panoramic views of the coastal forest, the golf course and the beautifully landscaped back yard. The dining room has seating for 8, as well as a separate reading and relaxation area. The fully equipped kitchen features stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, microwave, oven and refrigerator. The half bath is near the kitchen and the full size washer and dryer are in the garage.

The spacious lower level includes three bedrooms (two queen, one double) and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has a private bathroom and deck, as well as a LED flat screen HDTV. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms have LED flat screen TV's too. All bedrooms have premium bedding with 500 thread count cotton sheets.

You'll also find a patio table that seats 8, a barbecue and a wood-burning fire pit for keeping you warm on chilly seaside evenings.

The garage is stocked with beach chairs, ice chests and a beach wagon to roll down to the beach.

Aptos and the surrounding areas have something for everyone! Golf, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, shopping and dining, wine tasting, hiking, surfing, fishing, biking and much much more!

Our home sits on the hillside and is on different levels requiring stairs inside and outside of the home. Because of the height of the balcony and the number of stairs, the house may not be suitable for very small children or for individuals who have trouble with stairs.

If you have your heart set on a specific date but it shows as reserved, please email us to ask about it.

Santa Cruz County TOT Certificate CO00175

More Details

Susan Johnston
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Susan Johnston

We love to golf, take long walks and go to the beach to enjoy the views. We are busy professionals who enjoy time to just relax. We have been traveling to the Aptos area with our families for years. Summers in the sand, afternoons on the golf course and long walks along the beach from Seacliff State Beach to the Cement Ship to Rio del Mar to Seascape. We are glad to be able to share wonderful memories and experiences with your family and friends as well.

Susan Johnston purchased this house in 2014

Why Susan Johnston chose Aptos

Over the years we have stayed in many different parts of the region - from Santa Cruz to Monterey - and settled on this property for a variety of reasons. We love the quiet, charm of the neighborhood, the short walk to the beach, being close to the golf course and proximity to some of our favorite coastal locations.

What makes this house unique

The home has three decks and an amazing backyard which backs up to a coastal forest on the hillside of Seascape golf course. The golf course can be viewed from the top deck. The home is quiet, private and a perfect place for relaxation.


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1738 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 2.5 Bathrooms. Two full bathrooms are downstairs on the bedroom-level floor and a half bath on the main level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Three bedrooms, 2 Queens, 1 Double and 1 Queen Sofa Bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing


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Beautiful beach and golf retreat!
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed staying at this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Owner's Response: Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Very nice stay and great home

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the location

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grants pass, Oregon

Nice, clean, well stocked, nicely decorated and good location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in your lovely home. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in Aptos, CA

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house in Aptos with outstanding back yard. Well equipped kitchen with everything you need. Located in small quiet neighborhood convenient to grocery store & small shopping center and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay very much and Susan was very helpful and responsive. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was well suited for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for Thanksgiving because it was close to our daughter's place and large enough for our ourselves, our 2 other grown children and grandchildren to stay over for the holiday. We especially liked the short walk to the beach, the backyard where the grandkids could play, the living room for quiet adult time and the family room for the big tv and toys. We wish the kitchen was bigger but it was adequate and we were able to "spill over" into the dining room with the use of a folding table for extra food preparation space. It is on the "use this again" list for next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, comfortable and has natural light. It was perfect for the groom's family to stay for a wedding weekend. The garage was clear for parking 2 cars with a 2-car driveway. The neighborhood was quiet. Homeowners are friendly and were very accessible (thank you!). Easy cleanup. We would definitely stay again. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seascape Golf Club
"A beautiful golf course and only minutes away! Enjoy the challenging 18 hole course."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bittersweet Bistro
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Seascape Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bittersweet Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Hidden Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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