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Nice 4 Bedroom 4 Bath- Ocean View Best Price

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Zelda Sims
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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.


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 3 full bathrooms - 2 with bathtubs and shower, 1with shower. 1 half bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • bedroom 1 - king size bed, in suite bathroom with tub bedroom 2 - 1king bed with half bath bedroom 3 -queen size bed bedroom 4 - queen size bed 1 cribe
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Nice 4 Bedroom 4 Bath- Ocean View Best Price
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Amazing views, peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Julie!
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1 0
Santa Clara, CA

Ocean Front Views Were Just Awesome !!! Very Refreshing & Relaxing !!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 0
Northern California

Three Wonderful Consecutive Years . . .

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 1

Great View

  • 5 of 5

We were surprised by the nice view from both levels of the home. The home contained everything we needed and was very clean.

A short walk to Manuel's Restaurant a must for our family on every visit. Our Children (now 50) love the hike down the secret trail to the beach that they used when 8 years old.

I asked my wife for comments and she said "on the whole it was excellent".

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 3
Red Bluff, CA

Family Vacation/Reunion

  • 5 of 5

I definitely recommend this vacation rental! The house was very clean & well kept, the owner very easy to work with and there was plenty of room for our large family gathering. The beds were comfortable too! It was also a very nice touch to have the "wine hunt" game with clues all over the house! (Thank you Zelda!) The view was very nice as well & it was a quiet and relaxing location. The only thing I feel needs to be mentioned on the website is the many steps leading down to get to the house itself, if only to help those with disabled family or friends better prepare. My family loved this rental and would come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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8 3
Campbell, CA, USA

Absolutely Charming!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located to Sea Cliff Village and Beach (walking distance), the Cement Boat, Rio Del Mar Village, Capitola, Soquel and Santa Cruz, The Tides of Life is just that.

I can't say enough good things about this wonderful get away. You can tell a lot about a 'vacation rental' and its owners by what there is inside. I was so grateful and impressed by the extremely comfortable style of the home and the ocean view practically makes you think your in Hawaii. It takes your breath away. And since you are 'not right on the beach' you don't have all the beach traffic and noise, although you can see what's happening in Rio Del Mar Village.

The art and selection of reading materials were abundant and the treasure hunt was especially fun. The owners have equipped the home for all age ranges and various activities.

Plenty of room for entertaining and parking is convenient and close by.

FYI: There are about 10 stairs leading down to a landing and another 6 into the unit which may be slightly laborious for older or unstable legs, but in no way are they difficult to negotiate.

You would be fortunate to stay at this absolutely charming family home. I know I was and cannot wait to return.

Thank you Tides of Life for becoming a favorite memory.

Fondly, Gina & Family

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
san jose airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

check in 2:00, checkout 12:00

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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