About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
The first photo you see is taken from the deck. We have ocean views from the living room, deck, dining room, kitchen, sun porch, and two of the bedrooms
Private lot surrounded by oak trees and large ferns. We call our home 'the tides of Life'. Our home has two stories; on the first level is the large, fully stocked kitchen, large living room with 32 inch TV, fireplace and large sectional sofa with lounge and other comfortable chairs. The kitchen, dining room, and living room all have great ocean views. There is also a large deck off the living room.
This is an open floor plan with vaulted cathedral ceilings. On the second level are three of the bedrooms, two facing the ocean with queen size beds, the third with private bath and king size bed.
The fourth bedroom is separated from the main house by a large covered patio with a gas barbeque and seating for eight persons. This bedroom in the 'honeymoon cottage' has a canopy king-size bed, fireplace, TV and a full bath with bathtub.
We love our beach house and we hope you will too. 2 fireplaces, 3 phones, 5 televisions with DVD players, washer and dryer, ice maker 2 patios, and gas barbeque
Keywords: Home with reversed floor plan, vaulted ceilings, seperate honeymoon cottage 12 ft from the main house - good for extra privacy,
complete with in suite bathroom.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Zelda Sims
We live in santa Cruz. We love staying in our house and offering it to other guests. Being close, we are able to fix anything that might arise.
Zelda Sims purchased this House in 2005
Why Zelda Sims chose Aptos
I like this location because it is kind of a time warp , hardly any traffic, great place to walk your dog -very quiet area, no loud parties like santa cruz. I love the boardwalk and I love the path to the beach, 5 minutes to the sand.
What makes this House unique
Of course the white water ocean view from just about every room is great. I decorated this home just like I would my own home with lots of paintings and some antiques.
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Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location, beautiful views, well equipped, lots of character
We had a great stay at Tides of Life and we would stay here again. Fun, homey place.
The pictures don't do it justice.
The upstairs allowed us views of the ocean and the road beyond where my new son-in-law could greet us by raising the doors of the of the Lexus he rented. Having bedrooms downstairs was perfect for sleep. Although small, the kitchen had what we needed. This home is filled with momentos of a wonderful life. We appreciate that the owners were willing to share their home and allow pets. There is a shower outside for those who needed it although we didn't. Thank you!
Great view and lots of space!
We had a wonderful time, the space worked well for 2 families, and the view was wonderful!
Amazing views, peaceful and relaxing
We had the most exceptional stay at this property. Zelda ensured we had excellent service and a relaxing stay, providing us with a beautiful home with breathtaking views. The fireplace and deck provided us with all the entertainment we needed. We cannot wait to stay here again in the summer!
Thank you for your kind comments Julie!
Ocean Front Views Were Just Awesome !!! Very Refreshing & Relaxing !!
We loved the vacation house very much and especially the ocean and the beach view was awesome. We had a very wonderful vacation which was very refreshing for the whole group. We also had a chance to do some barbecue. Zelda is a very great host. She was very responsive which made it easy for me to confirm the booking just 3 days before my travel date. I would highly recommend this place if anyone is looking for a relaxing get away.
Three Wonderful Consecutive Years . . .
My husband and I, our four children, and our 3, then 4, then 5 grandchildren have enjoyed this very special vacation home-away-from-home for the past three years, and we are already scheduled for our fourth visit come August.
The view is spectacular, the house is rooms and welcoming, and we love the Honeymoon Cottage--our retreat from the organized chaos. The "secret path" to the beach is a memory that our grandchildren will carry into adulthood and beyond. Zelda is wonderful to work with, and this home is definitely a hidden and very affordable gem. I hesitate to share it with the VRBO community, since it will definitely increase the competition for the available reservation weeks, but I appreciate the reviews of others when choosing VRBO rentals around the country and around the world.
The highlight of each year is the night we head back to the beach to build a fire and roast hot dogs, sausages, and create s'mores--priceless. This is a wonderful family house, though not appropriate for the physically challenged--lots of steps as well as a spiral staircase.
Bottom line: We love staying here, and each year it feels as though we are returning to "our" beach house.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
check in 2:00, checkout 12:00