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Beautiful private 2 bedroom guesthouse in coastal Tuscan Villa

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom apartment with ocean and mountain views, Close to the beach and Golf

If you are looking for something "Truly special" this is the perfect "Get Away" Set in an amazing spot this peaceful and gorgeous guest home in a mediterranean villa will revive your spirits. Gorgeous grounds beautifully appointed overlooking the Monterey Bay. Two bedroom one bath guesthouse separate from the main house very private and beautifully appointed, It overlooks the Bay with gorgeous sweeping views from every room. Lots of outdoor and beach activities, hiking, surfing, golfing... Close to the Seascape resort, and Golf Club. Short drive to Santa Cruz (10 min), Capitola Village (5 min), Aptos Beach (5 min). Longer beautiful drive on highway 1 to Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach, and Big Sur. High speed internet, Satellite HD TV, private parking.

John Della Penna
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About John Della Penna

I am semiretired businessman and entrepreneur, I speak three languages, I moved here thirty years ago, I love the area and want to see people visit and enjoy everything that the Monterey Bay has to offer. I enjoy meeting new people and love to travel.

John Della Penna purchased this apartment in 1986

Why John Della Penna chose Aptos

I take pride in offering an truly special guest experience. This is a very special area, Aptos is a small Village on the Monterey Bay, originally a logging town with a train station where the historic Bayview Hotel is located. Our property is a tuscan style Villa with beautiful grounds, very quiet and private. it offers sweeping views of the Monterey Bay close of the beach, hiking golfing and restaurants.

What makes this apartment unique

Sweeping views from every room, amazing setting, peaceful and reinvigorating environment, Completely separate entrance offers total independence and privacy from the main house. beautifully appointed home offers all the comforts of home. stay in and read a book or have some quiet time watching the sunset, take a walk through the quiet neighborhood or hike the sixty acre canyon located across the street. There are beautiful grounds surrounding the home, Pool area and outdoor dining available.


Aptos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No drugs
  • No parties
  • Use of the pool must be approved in advanced
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful private 2 bedroom guesthouse in coastal Tuscan Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Gorgeous and Tranquil

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful well furnished guesthouse high above the garage with gorgeous views of Monterey bay and more out every window. It was very clean and comfortable in every way. Thanks again John.

Sandy and Bern

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey, BC

Beautiful property, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

The guest house above Mr. Della Penna's garage is well laid out, decorated and equipped. Beds were comfortable. Mr. Della Penna supplied basic necessities and some dry goods etc had been left by previous guests.

Very quiet area.You need a car unless you want to rely on Uber etc. Location is a short drive or a long walk from restaurants & shops, and the Aptos beach. Note that a large vehicle would have difficulty navigating the narrow winding road to the property.

Don't miss the wreck of the concrete ship on the beach, it's fascinating. Monterey / Carmel / Pebble Beach are an easy 45 min drive except for when there's an event causing heavier traffic.

The laundry is in the garage, Mr. Della Penna provides access on request.

Overall a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house! Enjoyed relaxing watching the squirrels chase each other, sipping coffee in the morning fog. Home had everything we needed for a great weekend getaway

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place and ideally located

  • 5 of 5

Overall a charming place to stay with stunning views. The guest house was well furnished with all of life's necessities for a week's stay. The two bedrooms were very comfortable. Ideally located in the town of Aptos, one could have easy access to stores and the beaches within minutes. The host was very welcoming and helpful. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Wow, we loved our stay! This guesthouse is beautiful and comfortable, a complete get away. The setting is so peaceful you feel like you can really unwind, but its still close to all amenities and the family we have in town. The views are amazing out of every window, we had a 360 degree view of 4th. of July fireworks. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Downers Grove, IL

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and comfortable coach house with great views. We very much enjoyed our stay here in late May, 2018. The coach house is perfect for a non-couple with 2 queen beds and a very nice full bath. Fully equipped kitchen and nice appliances. The decor is very updated and the furniture is comfortable. Great location between Santa Cruz and Monterey. John was not at home the days we were there, but there was someone else at the house to help us if we needed anything. We really didn’t need anything at all, though. We were able to use his pool one day, which is in his beautiful, private backyard with gorgeous gardens and comfortable chaises. I know this is not always available but if you ask John he will accommodate you if possible. Just an FYI, if you want to use the laundry facilities, the door to the laundry is locked with a different key so you will need him to open it for you. I have nothing bad to say about this unit. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Seascape Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Rio Del Mar Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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