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Wonderful Family, Friends & Pets Reunion Home. Sleeps up to 22, 4 bathrooms

Judith Buck

Member since: 1999
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Judith Buck

Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015
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Wonderful Family, Friends & Pets Reunion Home. Sleeps up to 22, 4 bathrooms

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Aptos House Rental Photos and Description

6+ bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 14 beds, 4 bathrooms,

Tudor Rose Manor: Sleeps up to 22. 6+ bedrooms, 4-Baths, 14 beds. 5 night minimum during high summer season unless a 2+ night gap between existing reservations. Just a level 3 to 4-minute stroll to the waves of the large Rio Del Mar beach with it's fun deli and fine restaurants and the Seacliff State Park Beach-next door. 5 night minimum during summer season, unless there is a gap of 2 or more days between current bookings. There is only a 2-night minimum during non-summer nights.

There are also bikes, hot tub, croquet yard & much more! This grand English Tudor Manor is just the right setting for groups with 8 sleeping on the Ground floor, 11 on the Upper floor and 3 in the West Wing for a total of up to 22 for a total of 6+ bedrooms and 4-full baths, 2 w/showers & 2 w/tub/showers. The Ground floor features an elegantly appointed gourmet kitchen w/highly polished granite tiled counters & all stainless steel appliances inc. a new gas stove/oven and Kenmore dishwasher There is an oak cabinet with 3-available shelves in the dining room plus large food locker for extra food outside the back door.

New 5 person Hot Tub!

Main House-Kitchens & Bedrooms arrangement: The dining room had 2-tables that seat 20 plus 2-counter stools in the dining area for a total of 22, and it adjoins the kitchen. The 1st Bedroom has a Queen, 2nd Bedroom has a California King bed. A Full bath with shower/tub is between them on the hall next to the 1st utility room with 1 washer and 2-dryers.

The living room has a 2-Queen Innerspring futons in front of the large wood fireplace, with Free firewood. There are also 2-folding adult-sized cots for guests that prefer not to share a bed. There are lots of games, 100s of movies and a large armoire with TV/VCR/DVD and a stereo entertainment center.

The Upper level has a 3rd Bedroom with redwood floors and a Queen bed and a pack-and play in the closet. 4th Bedroom has two twin beds - one of which is a 'Sleep Number bed' so if you ever wanted to find out what your number is, it is available to try.

The 5th bedroom or extra Great room has 2-Queens innerspring near another fireplace and upstairs entertainment center with a flat-screen TV with lots of free videos both VHS and DVD. The 6th bedroom has a Queen bed and is called the Sunshine Room. There is also a door to the outside lovely deck with 4-chairs for a quiet conversation area. There is a compact wet bar with 1-large ref and 1-wine ref on this floor, with a microwave and a sink. The 2nd of 4 stackable laundries is located in a small closet off the wet bar.

West Wing & Garden areas:

The recently remodeled and now attached by new causeway the West Wing has a King bed, and a twin day bed in causeway, and a sofa. There is also a Comcast Cable TV/VCR and stereo w/CD and tapes. This area is often delightfully claimed by the teenagers in the group as their special clubhouse. The second full bathroom is in the upstairs at the west wing area. The 3rd bath is next to the King bedroom.

There is a spiral staircase off the end of the causeway that leads to the 3rd set of washers and dryers and the 4th bathroom on the ground floor. The two bathrooms in the west wing are on-demand water heaters with unlimited hot water.

The 7,000 sq ft yard has a New 5 person Hot Tub, a front yard croquet lawn, several shady oak trees, flowers, 4-picnic tables, lots of chairs, and plenty of room to hang up wetsuits and surfboards. There is also an outside shed with 8+ bicycles to enjoy the neighborhood trails with. The 4th bathroom with its fun round shower & unlimited hot water also has an outside entrance so it's easy to use from the yard.

Handicapped info & Adjoining Homes: There is a short ramp available that can be installed at the back door for folks who cannot walk up stairs and the first floor has a bathroom that most handicapped folks can utilize, though this house it NOT formally rated as 'handicapped accessible.'

This Manor was built in 1922 and it is currently surrounded by newer large homes and is a short 3 to 4-min walk to one of the area’s largest sandy beaches with fire rings for beach bonfires. The Tudor supplies free firewood for both the fireplaces and the beach bonfires. There are also a couple of nice delis for a short walk to get ice cream cones, a fine restaurant called Cafe Rio and a small corner grocery store.

It is also next to Seacliff State beach Park with the famous wharf and cement ship which is often used by sea life.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Judith Buck (Property Manager)
Member since: 1999
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

About Judith Buck

We had been looking for a family reunion home and just fell in love with this great Tudor style english manor. It has been the place for many anniversary and 80th birthday parties for lots of great guests. Come celebrate your special occassion with your family and friends. More of our friends have vacation homes in the area can accommodate additional guests all within easy walk to the Rio Del Mar beach.

Judith Buck purchased this house in 2004

Why Judith Buck chose Aptos

Being that the Manor was just a short and level 3-4 minute stroll to the 7-mile sandy beach was one of the main attractions of this home. The fact that there were no other homes that could handle up to 22 guests was another major factor.

What makes this house unique

One of the largest homes near the large sandy Rio del Mar beach and the Seacliff Beach State Park with its famous wharf out to a cement ship called the Palo Alto.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your lovely house with us for our family reunion. It was great having the beach so close! The weather was great and my fold out bed was super comfortable. The hot tub was very nice. The dolphins and seals and sand crabs were great and we took tons of seaweed home to fertilize our garden. We found some nice beach glass. The humming birds were also nice. Thanks!
Aug 2012
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Bedrooms 8
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Wonderful Family, Friends & Pets Reunion Home. Sleeps up to 22, 4 bathrooms
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 32 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

12 adults and 10 kids. We had great fun with the extended family (a group of 6 families) Had long walks on the beach and kids had a blast building complicated sand structures on the beach and roaring fies at night. We enjoyed staying in this house wall its amentias as well and its close proximity to the beach. We had a fantastic time celebrating the 25th anniversary of members of our adopted family and made wonderful memories. We are about to leave but we already cannot wait for another chance to stay her. The Mulgaonkars – Saratoga, CA, The Modales – Cupertino, CA, The Sathes, Saratoga, CA, The Thakars, Cupertino, The Tambes, Cupertino, CA and Kares, Fremont, CA

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2005
  • Stayed: Oct 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
Campbell, CA

Fantastic Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had 20 people staying 2 nights in this comfortable home. There are bedrooms and bathrooms both upstairs and downstairs. Very helpful for some of us who were not able to manage stairs. The kitchen was fully stocked with cookware, utensils and dishes. On Saturday we had an open house where more people came by and there was plenty of room. The backyard is great for parties with grouped seating and tables scattered around the yard. Bonus - Dogs were allowed and still there was plenty of room.

The neighborhood was pretty and quiet with the beach a short 3 block walk. If you don't want to cook then there is a good restaurant right at the beach also a coffee shop, market and deli. No need to drive if you don't want to.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We, the owners of the Tudor Rose Manor, are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed our wonderful family reunion home and location! . We have invested considerable money, time and effort to make this home very special for our guests. It is so nice when people such as you really express and appreciate all the effort and consideration for our guests. You are welcome back anytime, and we rent year round. We look forward to your return stay!

Comfy as home but reunion sized with a beach, too.

  • 5 of 5

How amazing to find a home in a quiet location with a level, short walk to the beach and it’s large enough and charming enough to fit our family reunion, including the dogs! It’s vast. I nearly got lost upstairs. We found five bedrooms, two were downstairs. (It has other easy sleeping opportunities; I counted nine sleeping areas in all) four bathrooms, TWO living rooms, three washers and 4 dryers, a hot tub, full kitchen (two full refrigerators), seating for up to 22 in the dining room with coziness guaranteed by the presence of a little, gas, Ben Franklin stove. There was plenty of room for visiting and time apart, too. We all had a chance to catch up on each other’s lives, take our daily beach walk, and enjoy the good restaurants nearby, too. What a great reunion!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful positive review! We are so happy you were able to enjoy our slice of paradise with large family and nearby beach proximity, people and dog walks!

Fantastic Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We came from Seattle, WA, Kansas City, MO Park City, UT and Phoenix AZ for a 5 night stay at the Tudor Rose Manor. Had a fantastic time, telling stories in front of the fireplace, sharing walks to the beach with the dogs, enjoying the hot tub, and the Bbq dinners. Also got fresh crabs from the local fisherman! The Tudor was warm and comfortable and the dining room seated all of us where we could hear the conversations at either end of the table, not like a noisy restaurant. We'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! We are so happy the Tudor Rose Manor met all your expectations and proved to be a wonderful play to stay, enjoy your family and group meals, and play at our nearby fabulous beaches! We look forward to your return visit,

Great Place for Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This place was great for our family, we had 10 adults and 8 kids. There was plenty of room for all of us and the owners have thought of everything you need for cooking, playing, and cleaning up! It was a nice walk to the beach and trails near by along the stream. We even had a big bbq with more extended family and it never felt cramped. The layout is nice for families with the bathrooms and bedrooms being spread out in clusters. It even had a pack n play for our niece who was traveling from out of state. The house had so much charm and was in a cute little neighborhood. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for letting us know how well the Tudor Rose Manor worked for your family. We really appreciated the lovely Russian Tea cakes you left for us and hope you and your family can come again soon.
Hollister Ca


  • 5 of 5

The house was a little more worn looking than the pictures portrayed. On the other hand it accommodated our large family very well. We had a wonderful time. The beach was close enough to meet our needs, due to the time of year we did not use the backyard. The bicycles came into use.. We loved the cozy kitchen.We would recommend this home to others and have already.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Tudor has just been remodeled and updated, so I am sure that all guests will be comfortable. Thanks


Seacliff State Beach
"Miles of Sandy beach with a fun wharf to walk out on and enjoy the sea life and the waves up..."
Pixie Deli
"I have driven across town to enjoy the BBQ chickens and Tri-tip meals at the Pixie Deli. It'..."
Land of Medicine Buddha
"This 108 acre area open to the public and is wonderful for hiking and enjoying looking at th..."
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
"Great park for walking and bicycling on shaded trails and roads."
Seascape Park
"Great State Beach park with picnic tables, BBQs, Wharf, bathrooms and near the Rio del Mar a..."
Café Bittersweet
"Great variety of food choices, plus a nice outdoor dining area for us and our dog."
New Brighton State Beach
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
22 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Seascape Golf Course
Nearest Train
26 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 1 & Rio Del Mar
Nearest Restaurant
21 Metres
Rio Cafe
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Rio del Mar in Aptos,3 min walk to 7-miles of sand
Car: recommended

This home is all about family & friends reunions. Everyone will enjoy the short and level walk 3+ minute walk to a 7-mi long sandy beach and an adjoining state park (Seacliff). This area also has a deli with ice cream cones, gourmet coffee and daily fresh BBQ chicken & tri-tips. There is also a wonderful seafood restaurant, the Cafe Rio, in the same area near the beach. The Village of Capitola with over a dozen restaurants, unique shops, sandy beach, festivals and art shows is a nearby delight. Don't miss the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Big Basin State Park (1st Calif. St Park) the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Wharf with the best wooden roller coaster still surviving on the West Coast. Enjoy the Free Friday night concerts with many famous band play 2-times on every Friday during Summer. The fun Mystery Spot, berry picking farms, many farmer's markets with the best fresh produce tastings available are just some of the great things to do besides the beaches. Don't miss the new River Walk along the San Lorenzo river.

Other Activities: Steam Locomotive Tours of Redwoods & Santa Cruz. Wilder Ranch, Seymour Discovery Museum and small Aquarium, State of the art Skateboard Park, 1 of only 5 BMX Bike Parks in US.

Golf: The Public Seascape Golf Course is less than 1 mile away and there are the many famous more courses in nearby Santa Cruz, Pacific Grove, Camel and Monterey both reasonable and others that are very exclusive.


Rates & Availability

From $833 Per night

Aptos House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak Season 2015
Jan 5 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Holiday 2015
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
Begin Summer Season 2015
May 26 2015 - Jun 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
Grad Weekend 2015
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer Peak Season 2015
Jun 16 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday 2015
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Off Peak Season 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
Off Peak Season 2015
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate 2015-2016
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $450 + Tax
Security Wavier $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes We are local owners and either we or our maintenance cre5-527w are available 7/24/365 to handle any snafus. Call us at 831-476-0170 or 831-475-5274

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • River ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper Level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Outside access & access from upstairs West Wing sprial stair
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Upper Carriage House
  • The 3 & 4 showers have unlimited hot water! The other bathrooms have one hot water heater each.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ground Level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Upper Level
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Upper Level
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Upper Level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Ground Level-Family Room with Fireplace & Free Firewood
    Bedroom 4 - Game Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs - 2-innerspring Queen futons w (30''x60') foosball
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , West Wing Suite with Private Full bathroom with Shower
    Bedroom 9 - 3 twin/ single , Any Level - Extra Cot for putting in another room
  • There are also a-padded roll-away full-twin size bed in the Upstairs Great Room for those who prefer to not sleep with another in a Queen/King bed. There are also a pack & play crib in the Downstairs Queen bedroom's closet
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Semi-Handicapped access, please call for further description.

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