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Quaint Aptos Oaks Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Aptos Oaks is a spacious, comfortable and unique family vacation home situated on 2/3 acre just above the Pacific Coast Highway. It is 10 miles south of the City of Santa Cruz and 40 miles north of Monterey, 1 mile to Aptos Village and 1 mile from Rio Del Mar Beach- access to a 14-mile stretch of gorgeous Monterey Bay.

Santa Cruz was the inspiration for the Beach Boys song 'Surf City'- and all ocean-based activities, including the Boardwalk amusement park, wharf, fishing and surfing are easily accessed. There are 5 golf courses within 20 miles and spectacular hiking trails beginning in Nisene Marks State Park, 1 mile from the house. The Monterey Peninsula, with Carmel Village, famous scenery, more golf, shopping and Aquarium is about 45 minutes by car.

The house is fully furnished and equipped and is highly suitable for multi or extended families. Unlike many vacation rentals, our house is set up as a turn-key operation- you only need to bring personal items and food.

For many in my family's extended circle, the house has a special place in their memories. Relaxation, fun, hospitality and good food- that is what Aptos Oaks represents. In that same spirit, we offer it as a place for you and yours.

More Details

Property Manager
Bailey Property Management
Speaks: english, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Bailey Property Management

Bailey Property Management



Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(2 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 1.5 based on 2 reviews

Not the best

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately we did not completely enjoy our stay. The house is old and shows a lot of signs of wear and tear. One of the bathrooms has black mold on the ceiling. The tub damper did not close so we had to give the little ones a shower instead. The dishwasher was broken and stunk of mildew. The house backs up to the highway so it is very noisy if you want to have the windows open or go outside. I should have heeded the advice of a previous occupant that also mentioned the lack of cleanliness. What do they do with the funds we have to pay in cleaning fees?

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Okay house but needs some work

  • 2 of 5

Space is good, beds comfortable, cleanliness had issues- Property requires all dishes to be washed and put away prior to departure time, so upon our arrival all of the dishes in the cabinets were dirty.- Doors had holes from damage from previous guests. - trash cans were full so we had to store garbage in the house for the entire stay-- and we had dirty diapers. :( . Door frames within the house vary in height-- if you are over 6'1" you will hit your head, at least once, at some point during your stay. Heat only worked in two bedrooms in the 4 bedroom house. My kids rooms were freezing all night long. Sliding door in kitchen does not close all the way. Wifi only worked in the main room of the house. Washer and Dryer are located outside on the patio- which is fine if it is not raining. Walls were disgusting including wine splashed on a wall and stains on cabinets. For the amount of money we spent, I expected something a little nicer.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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