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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 on quiet cul-de-sac, just 8 min walk to the beach

Bright, light-filled beach house on a quiet cul-de-sac is just a 10 minute walk (0.4 miles) through a nice beach community to Seacliff Beach.

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

- Relax in the hammock and read a book or enjoy a game of bocce ball in our new backyard bocce court

- Updated kitchen with Wolf stove. Full-size washer and dryer

- Large screen TV with basic cable, DVD player, Bluetooth music, WiFi, and a great selection of movies

- Boogie boards, beach chairs, bean bag toss, surf boards, and outdoor shower for rinsing off after a day at the beach

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

- Convenient, five-minute drive to Safeway (with Redbox kiosk), coffee shops, Aptos Cinemas 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 before making plans)

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

More Details

Colm Kennedy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 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:
  • 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 8 steak knives - High-end 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 - BlendTech Blender (for smoothies, mixed drinks, Etc) - Cocktail shaker and jigger - Salad spoons, 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)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Classic Beach House - Walk to Seacliff Beach
average rating of 4.935484 based on 62 reviews

Love this house

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here. We love staying here and we will be back again. House is close to everything and very cozy. Thank you Kennedy family for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint and charming!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little home. So thrilled to have had a quick little getaway! Very well cared for and well stocked home. Thank you for sharing!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our first time Santa Cruz area stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Kennedy Beach house was a perfect base for our first visit to the Santa Cruz area. We stayed close the first 24 hours - cooking in the well supplied kitchen, walking to the beach, and eating in the nearby Mexican restaurant. The next two days we finally ventured out with visits to Santa Cruz proper, Bargetto winery, Monterey, and more beach walks, runs & rides. The house is very clean, very nicely appointed with everything you need for a full on beach vacation. It would be a great house for a family. We appreciated the easy on fireplace to use to heat up the cool mornings and loved the large outside space. All in all it was a perfect low-key stay which is just what we wanted!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Beautiful walk to the beach and easy access.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The house had great items that we could use including beach chairs and beach towels. Beautiful and easy walk to the beach. The hammock was a nice additation. Very comfortable beds. All the pans & cooking utensils you would need. Close to restaurants. Owners very prompt with responses. Overall wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a local wedding with 4 people, enjoyed the space immensely. Clean, cute, and so much fun to have the games and backyard built for entertaining. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We had great time at this house. Everything was clean and lovely.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Aptos Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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