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OCEAN VIEW - HILLSIDE SANCTUARY WITH SWIM SPA, IN RIO DEL MAR - APTOS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom hillside house with ocean view, and SWIM SPA.

This sunny hillside 2 level home with ocean view is perfect for a weekend getaway or an extended sabbatical. The beautiful "ocean view", therapeutic "swim spa", and manicured garden with gazebo, all come together to offer you the perfect escape. Our local beach is less than a mile away, and there are plenty of local attractions and fine dining close by.

The upper and lower decks are perfect for entertaining, BBQing, or watching the sunset. The back garden, with its beautiful plantings, and gazebo, are a perfect retreat for morning coffee or afternoon tea.

* THERAPEUTIC SWIM SPA (No children under 6 years old allowed in the Spa).

* ALL BEDDING, LINENS, AND TOWELS ARE PROVIDED.

* FREE HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET

* FREE UNLIMITED US PHONE CALLS

* OUTSIDE SECURITY CAMERAS INSTALLED FOR YOUR SAFETY

UPPER LEVEL INCLUDES:

The main LIVING ROOM area, which has an open floor plan with cathedral open beamed ceiling, and beautiful hand scraped solid white oak flooring. There is a 52 inch 4K HDTV, with Xfinity TV /DVR, a Blue Ray Disk player, and a Bluetooth Sound Bar to stream your music apps.

Forced air central heating, keeps the home cozy and warm in winter.

The modern GOURMET KITCHEN is equipped with all Viking appliances, and dishwasher. All cookware, cooking utensils, dishes, and silverware are provided. The dining area table is expandable to seat 4 - 8 guests.

The upper deck has patio chairs for 6 guests, and a cocktail table, with umbrella. The BBQ grill is gas and charcoal fuel, and has a 'smoker' compartment.

The MASTER BEDROOM, which is on the upper level, has a queen bed, walk-in closet, chest of drawers, and a sitting area, a vanity sink area, and full bathroom, with tub & shower combo.

DOWN STAIRS - "CAUTION", there are stairs leading from the Living Room to the lower level. If you have small children, it is suggested that you bring your own barrier /gate, as there is none provided.

LOWER LEVEL INCLUDES:

Bedrooms 2 and 3, and one full bathroom, with tub & shower combo are on the lower level.

Bedroom 2 has a queen bed, a full mirrored closet, chest of drawers, and a beautiful view of the garden, and a 24" LCD HDTV, with Amazon Fire Stick.

Bedroom 3 has a full size fold down sofa sleeper and a "rollaway" twin size bed, a desk area / work space, with wired internet access, a printer, and a 32' SAMSUNG SMART TV, Hulu and Amazon ready.

Access to the lower deck, garden, and Swim Spa are on the lower level, through bedroom 3.

DISCLAIMER: SECURITY CAMERAS – For your security, and the security of our property, there are Security Cameras located outside ONLY. Two cameras are located in the front of the house, facing the driveway and front door entry. One camera is on the lower deck, focused on the sliding glass door and gate entrance ONLY. These cameras are FIXED, and are not movable. We, not a "service", are the only ones that have direct access to the camera recording system. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ TOT CERT# CO00413

More Details

Owner
Michael Taravella
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Michael Taravella

I have been a Personal Chef / business owner since 1998, serving my clients in Silicon Valley.

Michael Taravella purchased this house in 2013

Why Michael Taravella chose Central Coast

I plan on making this place my permanent home.

What makes this house unique

I love the coastal life-style, scenery, and wonderful neighbors.

Amenities

Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • GUESTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN MUST PROVIDE APPROPRIATE SAFETY EQUIPMENT /BARRIERS TO BAR STAIRWELL ACCESS.
  • NO CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OLD ARE ALLOWED IN THE SWIM SPA AT ANY TIME.
  • NOISE CURFEW FROM 10:00 PM TO 8:00 AM.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Spa
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower- level. Main Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located upper-level Master Bedroom . Separate Vanity /Sink
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom. Upper-level.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lower-level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower - level, Full size Sofa sleeper. Twin is a rollaway
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

OCEAN VIEW - HILLSIDE SANCTUARY WITH SWIM SPA, IN RIO DEL MAR - APTOS
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
5

Great home for a beach getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Michael's home was exactly as described, and very comfortable, beautiful landscaping, and nice outdoor areas with the decks and swim spa. Kitchen is also very well equipped and made it very easy to prep our meals.

Michael was an extremely responsive host, so the stay went smoothly.

Additionally, 'beer can' beach in Aptos is actually a really nice clean beach. Area is just a little secluded so you have to drive to get everywhere, whether its to the beach or to get a cup of coffee. But it's perfect for a little getaway if that's what you are looking for. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay and we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

great location, well appointed, great hot tub

  • 4 of 5

6 friends stayed the last 3 nights. Everything was better than we expected - except: the bed in the 3rd bedroom(office) is a twin and very hard. We think the property would be better for 4 or the owner get a better hide-a-bed.

Otherwise we recommend the property enthusiastically. Easy access from the highway; quiet neighborhood; supermarket nearby; wireless excellent; great hot tub; kitchen elaborately stocked; tv and sound system excellent. We would come back anytime with a better bed.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We never got a chance to discuss the sleeping arrangements. Just to be clear, the beds for each bedroom are described in the property description on our listing. "In the 3rd bedroom /office, there is a fold down full sized "sofa sleeper", and in the closet is a twin roll-away bed, and all the bedding is included (paraphrased)". There is a brand new sofa sleeper upstairs in the livingroom, which has a 5 inch memory foam mattress. I would have suggested you use it if you found the roll-away uncomfortable. I assumed you would have discovered it was a sofa bed. My apologies.
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5

Really lovely home. Super organized. Kitchen was also well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for my brothers graduation at UCSC and we were lucky enough to get this awesome home. Checking in was easy. There was a binder w basic info of the home and spa which was easy to refer to, so we didn't have to contact the owners. Though, he was very helpful over the phone giving me little tips about the property before my arrival. Everything was labeled which I really liked and appreciated. It made getting around- especially the kitchen, so easy. The kitchen had every size pot and pan you do at home which is so nice. They even had a rice cooker! And being a rice lover, it was a plus! Our fave was probably the swim spa. It was perfect after the long grad ceremony. The 10pm noise curfew was a little hard to abide, we really didn't want to get out the spa haha. We hope we weren't too loud. THe backyard was beautiful, really shaded with lots of plants and trees. Had a cute small gazebo, nicefor morning coffee! The ONLY thing I wish they had was a set of stairs from the top deck to the bottom deck, PURELY for when we are wet from the spa, you didn't have to dry and enter the home (there was a set of stairs on the side but that led to the kitchen). But that's so minor. Doesn't take away from the home at all. We hope to rent from the owners again. We all really loved and enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nhu for the nice review. And thank you for taking care of our place. So as not to confuse the readers, ACCESS TO THE SPA IS THROUGH THE DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOM. In your review, you mentioned having to go outside the house to go upstairs. There was no reason that you could't go through the downstairs bedroom to go from the spa to the inside of the house. That's normally how we do it. The instructions mention access to the lower deck, garden, and spa through the 3rd bedroom /office. It is not recommended that you access from the side of the house. -Michael
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked this place for a wedding at Seascape. Michael was very accommodating and always available for any questions. The home was clean and well cared for, with everything clearly labeled and easy to find. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serene!

  • 5 of 5

Overall- Micahel was accommodating- flexible- and it was everything and more we could have imagined. We all felt at home- safe- and relaxed- we loved the hot spa use- the serenity feeling and the kitchen! Thank you thank you thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please thank all the lovely ladies for taking such good care of our home. It is a blessing to know you were pleased with your stay.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40.1 Miles
Mineta San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bittersweet Bistro
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Seascape Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
California State Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bittersweet Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Beer Can State Beach
Car: necessary

We are located 7 miles south of Santa Cruz, in the city of Aptos, CA, in the coastal village of Rio Del Mar, near the Seascape Golf Club.

Our home is less than a mile from 'Bear Can Beach', down the hill on Clubhouse Drive, which has public parking and beach access on Via Palo Alto (see map). You can walk or bike ride to the beach.

Seascape Golf Club is less than 1/2 a mile down our street and is open to the public. For details, and Tee Times, visit their website.

There is shopping and fine dining at the Deer Park Shopping Center, just a 1 mile, on Rio Del Mar Blvd.

Major attractions inlcude:

Capitola Village, and the Famous SHADOW BROOK RESTAURANT is 5.5 miles, 11 minutes by car.

The world famous SANTA CRUZ BEACH & BOARDWALK is 10.5 miles, 20 minutes by car.

Monterey's FISHERMAN'S WHARF is 35 miles, 40 minutes drive

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Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,350
 
 
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,700
 
 
AUTUMN
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,350
 
 
WINTER
Nov 17 2017 - Dec 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
 
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR HOLIDAY
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
CLEANING FEE $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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