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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 2 - 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:
August 15, 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: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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
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

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OCEAN VIEW - HILLSIDE SANCTUARY WITH SWIM SPA, IN RIO DEL MAR - APTOS
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews
5

Welcoming home beautifully decorated inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a very welcoming and beautifully decorated home. Everything you'll need is provided and labeled which made our stay relaxing and very comfortable. The garden in the backyard provided the perfect setting for an evening with friends. Definitely a home we'll be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I could not have asked for more respectful and caring guests. Thank you for taking such good care of our home. You are welcome back anytime.
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4

Aptos Home

  • 4 of 5

The home was clean and updated. It was a short 5 minute drive to the beach and 1 minute from the shopping center. Although we did not use the jacuzzi, it looked clean. The bedrooms are somewhat small but accomodating. Michael was easy to deal with and helpful. Everything in the home was labeled, literally everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 4 stars? Really? Was it because the rooms were "small"? According to your reservation, your group was 2 adults and 2 children. I assume you only used the master bedroom which is 16' x 12', with a bathroom and a separate vanity sink area, a queen size bed (sleeps 2 adults), and the 2nd bedroom which is 12' x 12' has a queen bed, which sleeps 2 children very comfortably. How much more space would you need in the bedrooms? And, we have a 3rd bedroom, with 2 beds. I am somewhat baffled by your review, since you really did not address anything that might be improved. I gave it my best effort to communicate with you, and asked you to let me know if you needed anything that might make your stay better. I had not heard from you during your stay. Nothing was mentioned in your review. So, I'm just curious as to why you would give us only 4 stars. Oh well.
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5

It is what they advertise.. that was nice!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is what it advertises, very well equipped, with some staples, condiments and more. The house was very clean and worked great with our elder couple staying in the upstairs bedroom

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nicest, cleanest, spacious

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many homes listed on VRBO/HomeAway and this is by far the best. The entire home was clean, well organized, nicely labeled for ease of use and just about everything one could need is in the kitchen and with high-end appliances too! The owner is very friendly and thorough with information from getting there, to parking, to how to use the many amenities. Can't wait for our next vacation in Aptos and this beautiful home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $400

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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