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Property Manager

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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The Cottage at Seacliff

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Aptos House Rental Photos and Description

Master Suite, 1 Full bath, Full Kitchen, Deluxe Sleeper sofa, sleeps 4

Welcome to the Cottage at Seacliff! This charming one bedroom cottage has been renovated & is waiting for you! Walking through the arbor, you will step inside to an island inspired retreat with original hardwood floors. Relax in this warm, inviting home & enjoy the ocean views from the front windows. A fire in the large fireplace in the evening lets you unwind from your day of fun! You can also sit outside on the back deck with your favorite drink & enjoy the beautiful, private backyard with a lush tropical inspired garden and gas grill. If cooking is your thing, then you will love this kitchen! It is fully equipped & includes a microwave, built-in refrigerator & double oven. The master bedroom offers a great night's sleep! French doors in the bedroom open to the deck. The sofa in the living room is ultra plush & also opens to a queen size bed with the highest quality mattress. We do not accept pets in consideration of guests with allergies. Seacliff Beautification Award winner!

The Beach: The cottage is steps from access, via two foot paths, to the beautiful Seacliff State Beach. This beach is known for its fishing pier and concrete ship, The Palo Alto. The beach is also a popular swimming spot and has restrooms and showers. There is a long stretch of sand backed by bluffs, and covered picnic facilities as well. The park also has an interpretive/visitor center. Highly recommended. Enjoy watching the sea lions play and the dolphins swimming by right off the coast! The distance to the beach path is a short block away.

Whether you enjoy surfing, playing beach volleyball, or hiking along the coastal bluffs, Seacliff State Beach offers something for everyone. A place to picnic with the kids, or the perfect place for a romantic sunset stroll!

Activities: You are minutes away from so many activities! We have included a book of things to do during your stay.

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 15 minutes(8.5 miles) away.

You may want to explore the forests of Nisene Marks State Park for hiking or mountain biking. Nearby activities also include: biking, spas, kayaking, fishing, surfing, shopping and more.

The Bedroom: The bedroom has a queen-size bed with pillow top mattress and is completed with Ralph Lauren bedding, ensuring a great night's sleep! There is a dresser, antique nightstands, bookcase and a full length mirror. The window looks out to the secret garden with an ocean view. The french doors open to the deck and tranquil backyard.

Living Room: Relax in either of the ultra comfortable leather club chairs as you listen to music from the stereo or watch your favorite show. The plush sofa is perfect for reading a good book or great conversation, and at night opens to a queen size bed with an Air-Dream mattress, the best mattress available. There are plenty of linens, pillows and comforters available to ensure a restful night's sleep.

Home Stereo throughout the cottage with a MP3 player adapter: You can hear music in one room or throughout the cottage by choosing speaker options. (Remember to bring your favorite music)

The Bathroom: A tank-less water heater ensures that you will never run out of hot water in our cottage!! Great after a day at the beach. A hair dryer is provided for your convenience.

Private back yard: The backyard and deck is a wonderful place to relax if you just feel like hanging out. We have an extra high fence providing privacy and seclusion.

In consideration of those with allergies, we are not able to accommodate pets. Thank you.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the most adorable cottage!! So clean, and has everything you could possibly need. We hope to return this summer!
Dec 2014
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The Cottage at Seacliff
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 42 reviews

Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I needed a quick three day getaway on the coast. We are so lucky to have found the Cottage at Seacliff. The owner went out of his way to help our last minute plans come together and was a wonderful host.The cottage is absolutely darling, clean, open and bright. Great backyard for sunny mornings and a cup of coffee outside. The location could not be better - we parked the car and did not drive it again for three days. Our weather was wonderful so we swam and body surfed at the beach and walked the quaint small streets as we toured the area. We will absolutely visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pacific grove, ca

Perfect Valentine's Day Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A weekend doesn't get any better than this . . . beautiful weather, great accommodations, a gracious host, and lots to do.

We were thoroughly charmed by this romantic cottage. Ralph, the owner has thought of everything - high end bedding, plush towels, fantastic music system throughout the house, and a fun welcome basket. The cottage was very clean and well appointed.

The location was close to everything - the beach, restaurants, and shopping.

Our Valentine's Day weekend was PERFECT!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Lovely vacation in a beautiful and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a wonderful week relaxing at this beautiful. well-maintained cottage. The gardens out front are particularly gorgeous! It was our first visit to Aptos, and this cottage was a 5-minute walk to the beach via the main entrance or the (cuter) neighborhood path. We were also just one or two blocks from great food at the Hole in the Wall Cafe, Manuel's Mexican, and Marianne's fantastic ice cream shop.

The cottage is very CLEAN and comfortable. There is a no-shoes policy in the house which helps cut down on sand and dirt. The rooms are very tastefully decorated. The bed in the Master is quite comfy, and my boys found the pull-out sofa with air mattress to be much more comfortable than typical pull-out sofas. They slept like rocks. We slept with the windows slighty open to take advantage of the crisp nights -- and were grateful that there weren't many bugs.

The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. Only a couple of constructive tips for improvement: While we were so happy to have a dishwasher, the detergent door would sometimes stick, preventing the detergent from joining the mix. Also, we really enjoyed the grill in the picturesque pocket backyard, but the grates may need replacing soon.

All in all, we loved staying here and would do so again. It's a great location right off the 1, and so convenient exploring the entire Monterey Bay area. We had a blast exploring nearby -- Seacliff Beach, Capitola, the Forest of Nisene Marks, Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz and Henry Cowell State Park in Felton. We even spent a day down in Monterey, too. Lots of hiking, beach soccer playing, and playing games in the cottage.

The manager, Ralph, and his family really take good care of this property. We especially appreciated the welcome basket that was waiting for us on arrival. Such a nice touch! We can't wait to get back to visit again.


  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for warm words about the Cottage. We appreciate the tips for improvement, which are now address. We look forward to your return. The Cottage at Seacliff
zumbro falls,mn

Even more than we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was above and beyond our expectations. It was what you dream of, but more. The photos don't do the interior justice in that it was very roomy and modern and yet with an old world feel with it's substantial furnishings. Everything we needed was provided. It is very near to two beach accesses where we were able to watch HUGE humpback whales feed near the shoreline daily.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kinds words. We are please to know you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.

Very clean and cozy little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cute little cottage for my husband, myself, and our three kids (ages 2, 4, and 8). It was perfect! The cottage was so clean and beautiful, and the owners thought of everything to make us feel welcome and comfortable. They even had fresh flowers in the kitchen and snacks waiting for the kids! My husband and I enjoyed the cozy and comfortable bed in the master bedroom, and our kids slept on the pull-out couch (it has a blow-up mattress). During our stay, we enjoyed a night at the Boardwalk, and it was only a 10-15 minute drive away. The second day, we went to Sea Cliff State Beach for the day. Although the sun didn't come out for us, we still had a great time, and it was so nice to come back to our cozy cottage and warm up after playing at the beach all day. We had a lovely little barbecue that nigh, and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook our meal! We loved staying here, and hope to be back again next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you and your family return.

Cozy Cottage at Seacliff

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is everything shown in the photos. We stayed at this great cottage while we went the Blues Festival. It provided us with all the comforts we needed to relax after the festival. Stores, shops and the beach is well within walking distance. The well maintained back yard equipped with a gas grille was a perfect plus to entertain friend whom came to join us for dinner.

I won't hesitate to recommend this cozy cottage to anyone who wanted to enjoy the area.

Thank you to the owner and

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and all the community had to offer. We appreciate that you chose our cottage for your stay and look forward to having you come back.


Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Major Airport: San Jose

Seacliff State Beach, Monterey Bay

Other Activities: Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey Bay, Carmel by the Sea, Pebble Beach, Wine Tasting

Golf: Seascape Golf Course, Pebble Beach Resort


Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2014 - May 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 23 2015 - Oct 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes - Weekend minimum stay is 2 nights.
- Holiday minimum stay is 3 nights.

- Check-in time: 3:00 PM - Check-out time: 11:00 AM

- NO PETS --

- Security Deposit: Instead of a Security Deposit we can offer 'Property Damage Protection', through HomeAway
for a small fee of $49.00.

- Payment Policy:
We prefer E-Check thru HomeAway

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom with an on-demand water heater system. This means you NEVER run out of hot water. Towels, and hair dryer are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Sofa Bed - 1 queen , Special air matteress
  • The romantic bedroom includes a comfortable queen size bed, night stands,reading lamps, full length mirror and a dresser. The french doors open to to the deck where you can relax in a very private, well landscaped back yard. The sofa includes a queen sized bed with the highest quality mattress available. A great night's sleep!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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