THE SURF HOUSE - SURF AND SAND VIEW, PETS WELCOME

Lynn and Jeff

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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THE SURF HOUSE - SURF AND SAND VIEW, PETS WELCOME

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

The Surf House is a California style beach bungalow located across the street from Rio Del Mar State Beach. The house was built in the late 30's for the guests of the Rio Del Mar Country Club. Many of the original features of the house remain. There are 2 bedrooms, plus a sleeping alcove in the living room. Master bedroom has a queen bed. Front bedroom has two twins. There is a trudle bed in the livingroom alcove that also serves as a couch during the day. One bathroom with shower. Linens provided. Full Kitchen with basic staples(condiments,spices, cooking oils, juice, sodas, coffee, tea, milk) provided. There is a large deck off of the living room with a bar-be-cue, picnic table, and umbrella.

Pets need a vacation too. Well behaved pets are always welcome.

Rio Del Mar Beach is steps from the house. The beach is kid and dog friendly with miles of sand for walking and playing. Seabirds are abundant. Down the Beach is the USS Palo Alto and Seacliff State Park. If you don't like to get sand between your toes the view from the living room and deck make this ideal for your beach vacation. Watch the beach activities from the comfort of your living room through the large picture window or from the comfort of your deck chair.

The Palo Alto cement ship, the surf at Pleasure Point, and the bluffs of Capitola can be seen from the living room and deck. The Surf House is 5 minutes away from 'antiquing' in Soquel and Aptos. Shopping and dining in Capitola is only 10 minutes north. Visit the redwoods or the Santa Cruz boardwalk in 15 minutes. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is 40 min south and San Francisco is 90 minutes north.

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Keywords: Beach House, Pet friendly, Dog friendly, Ocean view, water view, surf view, beach front,

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Lynn and Jeff (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks english

About Lynn and Jeff

We have been renting out our beach house since 2007. We supervise all of the cleaning and repairs to make sure the house is kept up to our high standards. We are available to assist you any time, day or night, during your stay. It is always a pleasure to read the nice comments (and artwork) in our guestbook. Our goal is to create pleasant memories. When our guests are happy we are happy.

We look forward to having you as a guest. Lynn and Jeff, Owners

Lynn and Jeff purchased this house in 2007

Why Lynn and Jeff chose Aptos

Renting a place close to the beach, and being near all of the beach activities, is usually hard to find, so the location of The Surf House is a real plus. Rio Del Mar Beach is ideal for families and pet owners. Renting a vacation house is a rewarding business. People are friendly and come with the expectation of having a perfect vacation. We are pleased that we can meet or exceed those expectations. We've found that folks take good care of the house because we provide a clean, well stocked home with everything they need. Pets are part of the family and many people wouldn't dream of taking a vacation without them. We've also found that folks who have pets take extra care and really appreciate the opportunity to vacation with their pets.

What makes this house unique

Pixie Deli, Rio Cafe, The Beach Bean, and a small grocery store are right down the block. Watch the the beach activities without leaving the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment rating: Positive

Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing vacation. It was great to arrive after 8 hours on the road to find milk and juice in the fridge; cereal, coffee, and tea in the cupboard; and sheets on the beds. No other summer rental has been so clean and well-equipped. We kept track of dolphins and sea lions with our binoculars from the living room and enjoyed many walks on the beach. We'll be back!
Jun 2010
  • 1 of 2
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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The Surf House - Surf and Sand View, Pets Welcome
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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The Surf House - Surf and Sand View, Pets Welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160928vb
+1 (805) 260-1255
Aptos Santa Cruz County
Sacramento, CA
5

Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 (two adults and two kids under 2) stayed there with another couple and their two little ones (under 4) and we all had a great time. The view from the balcony was amazing, and it was an incredibly convenient walk to the beach. The house was well stocked with movies and beach toys which was convenient for the kids. We were concerned about the size because there was so many of us, but it turned out perfect. The only downside was fireworks - we were there over 4th of July and people in the neighborhood kept shooting them off until late. But we were prepared because the owners had warned us. We will definitely return there if we plan another vacation in the area. The house was well stocked with all the basics you need (juice, milk, soda, condiments, paper towels, etc) which made it easy for us who were already traveling with so much stuff for the kids.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were pleased to know that your families had a good time, in spite of the late night noise. Most of the time Rio Del Mar beach is pretty quiet after dark, but shooting off fireworks and firecrackers on the 4th is a long held tradition that is hard to squash.
We're also glad the kids found things to play with and the adults were able to enjoy the view. We designed The Surf House with families in mind. We wanted to provide all of the things we wished had been provided when we went on vacations with our kids. Please do come back. Till next time, best regards, Lynn & Jeff
business
The Surf House - Surf and Sand View, Pets Welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160928vb
+1 (805) 260-1255
Aptos Santa Cruz County
5

the surf house

  • 5 of 5
This is the best little house, my family and i have come for the last 4yrs wonderful, Jeff and Lynn are great host!
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It gives us great pleasure to know that The Surf House has become a family tradition. 'till next time, Lynn & Jeff
business
The Surf House - Surf and Sand View, Pets Welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160928vb
+1 (805) 260-1255
Aptos Santa Cruz County
elk grove, calif
5

Our stay at The Surf House

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in Rio Del Mar many times and the surf house is by far one of the nicest places we have stayed. It is really well stocked with spices,cereals,popcorn, butter and even milk and orange juice to get you off to a great start. We arrived to a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a great view of the beach. The house is very clean and homey. We spent alot of time on the patio, just taking in the whole scene. We really appreciate the fact that our dogs were welcome here. The beach is great, the neighborhood restaurants are good,(especially Manuel's and Stagnaro's on the wharf)' lots of places to ride bikes and of course the beautiful sunsets. Very close to every area in Santa Cruz.We will be staying here again. Jeff and Lynn made the process of renting very easy. Thanks Again
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you had a relaxing time. In the Fall and Winter Rio Del Mar has beautiful ocean sunsets. So glad you were there to enjoy them. Thank you for being such great guests. Do come again. Lynn & Jeff
business
The Surf House - Surf and Sand View, Pets Welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160928vb
+1 (805) 260-1255
Aptos Santa Cruz County
San Jose
5

Anniversary weekend

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent 3 days and night at this house for our anniversary. We love being by the beach and hearing the sounds of the ocean. The house was very cozy and clean it had everything you needed which made it nice. There was places to eat at walking distance from the house that had good food. A few miles from Capitola and other neat places to go. Talked to many nice people as we walked around everyone was so friendly. I highly recommend this place if you just want to relax and enjoy the ocean we saw lots of seals and dolphins, wish we would have seen a whale but not this time. We will be going back soon.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when our guest have a chance to just relax.
We totally agree....Rio Del Mar is a friendly community. Most folks are either on vacation or feel like they are on vacation.
Anytime of the year is a great time to see the seals and dolphins.
The whales migrate through Monterey Bay during the fall and the spring so if you miss them this time you are sure to have other opportunities. Best Regards, Lynn & Jeff
business
The Surf House - Surf and Sand View, Pets Welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160928vb
+1 (805) 260-1255
Aptos Santa Cruz County
San Francisco, CA
5

Such a comfy stay!

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I rented this house to use as a base for our floral design business for an out of town wedding we had. Our hotel experiences while working with the flowers hadn't been very easy. This was totally different. There was a well stocked kitchen, every amenity you could think of including wifi, and private decks. Above all that, there was a very relaxed vibe to the place. The rooms were comfy, too. The decor is a bit kitschy with all the beach and surf related things around, but it worked! Oh, and the view is incredible. I will definitely come back, next time for a real vacation!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: A stay at The Surf House is always better than a hotel. Glad you gave us a try. Do come back when you have more time to relax.
Lynn & Jeff
business
The Surf House - Surf and Sand View, Pets Welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160928vb
+1 (805) 260-1255
Aptos Santa Cruz County
Napa, CA
5

You'll be so happy you stayed here!

You'll be so happy you stayed here!
  • 5 of 5
My family and I enjoyed the surf house for one week just before my kids had to return to school. My kids are of all ages, a teen a tween and a baby. Everyone felt content and COZY. My husband and I could not have been more pleased with the location, amenities, cleanliness and meticulous detail the owners went through to make our stay welcoming and EASY. The SURF HOUSE could not have been better! During our stay we spent time at the beach, watched marine life from the picture window in the living room, had a bonfire on the beach, went surfing at Pleasure Point, Visited the SC Boardwalk, visited the UCSC Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Visited Roaring Camp railroad and bicycled the trail from Natural Bridges to the Santa Cruz Wharf. The location was great for everything! There is something for everyone here! Best trip we've had in years!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you and your family were able to see/visit many of the attractions in the Santa Cruz area. Of course just relaxing and enjoying your time at the beach is also nice. Do come back. You were great guests.
Best Regards,
Lynn and Jeff
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Café Bittersweet
"Pet friendly"
Cafe Rio Inc.
"Great Sand dabs"
Pixie Deli
"Great breakfast burritos and BBQ chicken lunches"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Rio Del Mar
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Sea Breeze Tavern
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Seascape Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Cafe Rio
Car: recommended

The Surf House is at Rio Del Mar State Beach in Aptos Ca. Rio Del Mar Beach is pet and kid friendly. Enjoy surfing, kayaking, kite flying, playing in the water, or sunning on the beach. Read a good book, walk on the Esplande to the USS Palo Alto, fish from the pier or in the surf. Collect shells, watch the birds and dolfins, or just snooze.

Go Antiquing in Aptos and Soquel or shopping in Capitola. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is 20 min north. Monterey Bay Aquarium is 1 hour south. 10 minutes and you are in the Redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains. San Francisco Airport is 90 minutes away. San Jose airport is 45 minutes away.

Other Activities: Ocean Kayaking, Surfing, Wind Surfing

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Availability & Rates

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Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Sep 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$8,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection Fee $60 + Tax
Thorough Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes 7th Night Free Special. Stay 6 nights and the 7th night is free.
$500 deposit confirms the reservation.
Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Payment by Credit Card only.
Deposit returned if reservation cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival date.
"Rain check" will be given if cancellation within 30 days of arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Ducted Heating
  • Living Area
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Livingroom Alcove - 2 twin/ single
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows, and bedspreads provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Dominos, playing cards, coloring books. Small selection of books and HD DVD movies.
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