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Classic Beach House - Walk to Seacliff Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath beach house; short walk to a great, family-friendly beach

Bright, light-filled house on a quiet cul-de-sac is just 0.5 miles (~10 minute walk) through a nice residential beach community to Seacliff State Beach.

- Backyard relaxation - read a book in the hammock or enjoy a game of bocce ball

- Updated kitchen for staying in and cooking meals, complete with Wolf gas stove

- Al fresco dining on both front and back patios

- Living room includes a gas fireplace for a beautiful warm fire at the click of a switch

- 2 bedroom, 1 bath; two queen beds and a very comfortable queen sleeper sofa

- All you need for a day at the beach - beach chairs, boogie boards, surfboard and beach toys; outdoor shower for rinsing off

- WiFi, large screen TV with basic cable, Roku (Netflix, Pandora, etc.), DVD player, Bluetooth/USB port for music from your smartphone and a great selection of DVD movies

- Full-size washer and dryer

- Walk to local Seacliff favorites - Marianne's Ice Cream parlor and Pizza 1

- Convenient, five-minute drive to Safeway (with Redbox kiosk), coffee shops and Aptos Farmers Market

- Complimentary use of vehicle day use pass for local state parks and beaches

- Check-in is 4:00pm, and check out is noon. We can accommodate early check in or late check out depending on availability. Please confirm with owner before making plans.

More Details

Colm Kennedy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Colm Kennedy

Our family has been coming to the beaches around Santa Cruz for 25 years and has always dreamed of owning a slice of the beach life. We fell in love with this classic beach house with its light-filled rooms and open floor plan. The neighborhood and the neighbors are fantastic, and it's just a short walk to one of the best beaches on the north coast. We love spending our weekends relaxing by the ocean with friends and family and are excited to open our home to guests who share our passion for beach life.

Colm Kennedy purchased this cottage in 2015



Aptos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is also an outdoor shower (hot and cold water) in the back garden for rinsing off after a day at the beach.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There are 2 bedrooms, plus a queen-size American Leather Comfort Sleeper in the living room. The Comfort Sleeper is a platform sleeper sofa (no bars or springs). Pack n' Play also available for use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
- As with most houses in this area, there is no air conditioning as it usually stays pretty cool by the beach. The living room and one of the bedrooms have ceiling fans; second bedroom has a skylight. Kitchen Includes: - Plates, bowls, cutlery, water glasses, wine glasses, coffee cups, for 8 - Full set of sharp knives including steak knives - Gas Wolf stove with large oven - Full-sized refrigerator with freezer (and ice-cube trays) - Super quiet Bosch dishwasher - Microwave, toaster oven, rice cooker - Drip coffee maker and coffee grinder - BlendTec Blender (for smoothies, mixed drinks, etc.) - Cocktail shaker and jigger - Cooking utencils, garlic press, cheese grater, wine opener, measuring cups, can opener, cutting boards, mixing bowls, baking trays, etc. - BBQ grill on the back patio with BBQ tools (Guest provide coals)


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Classic Beach House - Walk to Seacliff Beach
average rating of 4.943662 based on 71 reviews

Bright airy beach house

  • 5 of 5

This wonderfully kept beach house is located on a quiet road close to the freeway and footsteps from town and the beach. Or you can hop in the car and head over to the next town only minutes away using the frontage road with an awesome view of the shoreline. Upon booking Colm was prompt and informative as this was our first experience using VRBO! We have made a pact that this house will be our annual pick for our Aptos Annual trip! Great for our family (2 Little’s and an infant) however we are considering enjoying the house alone next time too! Our BIGGEST REGRET was not staying for an additional few days! The Kennedy Beach House is where it’s at! Thank you again Colm & Co!

-The Maders

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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San Francisco

Most Adorable and Well Appointed "Beach" House

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend, aunt, and I stayed at the beach house for a wedding weekend and it was perfect. Everything was well appointed and taken care of and you can tell that they really want their guests to enjoy themselves. I wish we had an extra night to enjoy the really cool backyard, but we did sit outside under the stars for a post-wedding cocktail and conversation. Will definitely request to stay again for all other trips to Aptos! PS. the beach is quite close, but we never made it there. There's also an adorable neighborhood cat that hangs out on the roof. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and beautiful home.. Would definitely stay there again.... Thanks a million!!!

  • 5 of 5

👍👍 highly recommend this 🏡

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Great lication , very clean with all possible amenities that a family may need for a pleasant, relaxing stay.

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

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks here in late July with our two young kids. The house was the perfect size for us, and the backyard gave us hours of sunny entertainment when we weren't at the beach or the redwoods. We've rented many vacation rentals and this was the most well-equipped and thoughtfully set up that we've had, I think. The Kennedys are nice enough to provide a state park pass which is a huge bonus since there are so many beautiful state beaches nearby. Sea Cliff state beach is indeed only a short walk away. My only regret is that I should have brought a smaller umbrella stroller for our toddler so that we could have more easily carried it up and down the stairs to the beach--ours folds but is not the lightest thing in the world.... just a suggestion for other families! Of nearby food in Aptos we heartily recommend Burger and Ambrosia, and we also had good luck at Charlie Hong Kong, Roux Dat, Pizza My Heart, and Betty Burger in Capitola and Santa Cruz (lots of takeout with the little ones!). It was such a relaxing stay...

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, Ca

Mellow cottage in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The Kennedy Beach House was clean, quiet and extremely relaxing. With plenty of games (Bocce, Cornhole, boardgames, etc.) at the house there was plenty to do. Easy 10 minute walk to the beach. Beautiful kitchen. Highly recommended stay in Aptos, Ca.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

• Holidays: Please inquire about Holiday rates and minimum duration's for New Years, Martin Luther King, Presidents' Weekends, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
• Summer is our busy season so in order to accommodate all our guests we ask that you book dates adjacent to other bookings (I.E. Dates that don't leave a one day gap in our schedule)

• Santa Cruz County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate #CO00179

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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