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Tudor Rose Manor-Large Family Reunion Beach Home at Rio Del Mar on Monterey Bay

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

6+ bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 14 beds

Tudor Rose Manor is a Large family reunion beach home near Rio Del Mar Beach in Aptos,CA on Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County! Also, holidays! Book now while still available! Deal! If you book 3 nights on a non-holiday weekend, you get the 4th night FREE! Tudor Rose Manor: 14 beds. 6 bedrooms, 4-Baths. There is a 5-night minimum during high summer season (June 1-Sept 15) 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 for a total of up to 14 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.

5 person Hot Tub! (New ThermoSpa Swim Spa that seats up to 12 guests will be available after July 2017)

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 downstairs 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 Family Room has a 2-Queen Innerspring futons in front of the large wood fireplace, with Free firewood. There are lots of games, 100's of movies and a large armoire with TV/VCR/DVD and a stereo entertainment center.

The Upper level has a Bedroom with hardwood floors and a Queen bed and a pack-and play in the closet. Another Bedroom has two twin beds

The Game room has 2-Queens innerspring futons and upstairs entertainment center with a flat-screen TV with lots of free videos both VHS and DVD. It also has a full computer and B/W printer for your use.

Another 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 sink. The 2nd of 4 stackable laundries is located in a small closet off the wet bar. There is also a clothesline for hanging up bathing suits and towels to dry off.

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. 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 main house has a large hot water heater for each floor.

The 7,000 sq ft yard has a New 5 person Hot Tub, a front yard croquet lawn, several shady oak trees, flowers, 5-picnic tables, lots of chairs for up to 28 day guests, and plenty of room to hang up wet-suits 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.

Enjoy the short level 3-4 min walk to the Rio del Mar Beach with it's 7-miles of sand!

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 the fireplace 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. One advantage of being this short distance to the ocean, it that your guests can be assured of a quiet nights sleep, vs listening to the crash of the waves all night long.

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

Judith or Buck Hoelscher
Member since: 1999
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

About Judith or Buck Hoelscher

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 or Buck Hoelscher purchased this house in 2004

Why Judith or Buck Hoelscher 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 14 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 owner

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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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We have a two night minimum for all stays excepting between the 2nd weekend in June and after the 1st weekend in September when there is a 5-night min
  • We will take a reservation for a shorter stay during the summer if there is a gap between bookings of 2-4 nights. Call for pricing
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • River ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 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 West Wing Bedroom
  • The 3 & 4 showers have unlimited hot water! The other bathrooms have one hot water heater each. We have never had guests run out of hot water.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4-Wicker Room - 1 queen , Upper Level-Queen Bed
    Bedroom 1-Rose Room - 1 queen , Ground Level
    Bedroom 2-1st Fl King - 1 king , Ground Level-King Bed
    Bedroom 5-Twins Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Upper Level-2 Twin Beds
    Bedroom 6-Sunshine Room - 1 queen , Upper Level-Queen Bed with adjoining wet bar
    Extra bed - 1 twin/ single , Any Level - Extra Fold Away Cot for putting in any room
    Game Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs - 2-innerspring Queen futons w (30''x60') foosball
    Causeway - 1 twin/ single , Twin bed in Causeway with locking doors
    Family Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Ground Level-Family Room with 2 Queen Innerspring Futons
    Bedroom 3-King & a Twin Bed Couch - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King Bed & Twin Couch with Private Full bathroom with Shower
  • There are also a-padded full size futon mattress 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 & Upstairs Wicker Bedroom closet
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 bicycles
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • 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. Also most guests really enjoy a day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, about 45-min south, or a day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with it's over 100 year old wooden roller coaster and it's handcarved horses on the Merry-go-Round that has rings that can be grabbed and thrown into a large clown picture who laughs when you get it in its mouth. Many more events and activities available by looking at our personal website TudorRoseManor on the left side, the last link.


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Tudor Rose Manor-Large Family Reunion Beach Home at Rio Del Mar on Monterey Bay
average rating of 4.365854 based on 58 reviews
Visalia, Ca

Perfect for our family of 14

  • 4 of 5

The Rose Tutor Manor was a fun gathering place for our family.... ages 72 to 12. Lots of room to eat inside or out. It was clean and had lots of fun little places to hang out. We loved playing croquet on the front lawn and its proximity to the beach. The Spa was a big hit also.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your good review. We are looking forward to having you and your guests stay again and enjoy a 5% return guest discount. Hugs Judith
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Great House with amazing space to entertain a large group

  • 5 of 5

This house was like an interesting maze to explore. There is plenty of room to break away from a group for personal time and amazing group areas to hang out and have a great time.

Everyone that went really loved staying there.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ryan, It was a pleasure to have you and your group at our Tudor Rose Manor and we thank you for leaving it in such good condition. When you or any of your group can return, they will be rewarded with a 5% return guest discount. Thank you again. Judith & Buck, Owners
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Plenty of room for all of us.

  • 5 of 5

Multitude of good touches. Every utensil you could possibly ask for. Loads of games, CDs, books, etc. Plenty of freezer and refrigerator space. Cooperative landlords. When the hot tub heating stopped working repairman was rapidly dispatched.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family reunion home!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed spending time at this home with our extended family. Lots of room and great yard both front and back.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Images are deceiving

  • 1 of 5

We organized a professional meeting here - and the owner was aware of that. When we arrived there was popcorn on the floor, a half eaten bucket of it, hair on the pillows and sheets, excrement in the toilet and a significant amount of mold. The colleagues had come from out of the country and for a two day meeting there was no way to move elsewhere and get our work done. When I informed the owner she said that her regular cleaner had not been available and she had no idea the house would be in that state - I said I understood - but could we please at least have our cleaning fee refunded since it wasn't clean when we got there (and we certainly left it cleaner than we found it) - and she never wrote back...I sent a follow up email and again no answer...

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest forgot to mention that we had a cleaning crew within 1/2 hr of being notified that there were some issues and everything was cleaned to their satisfaction. They also didn't mention that their group was so loud that the police were called to get them to respect the neighbors right to sleep. My regular housekeepers do an excellent job, and we have received many positive reviews that prove this was an unfortunate instant that has never been repeated. This review is just a petty way to get a discount for a group that we would not accept for another stay.
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Menlo Park, CA

Wonderful for extended family

  • 5 of 5

The interesting layout in this large house worked well for us with the upstairs divided into thirds for 3 families with children (ages 3 - 20) & 2 couples downstairs. Wonderful eating areas inside & out. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked. Enjoyed both the front & back yards & the walk of 4-5 short blocks to the beach. Love Rio Del Mar beach with Aptos Creek as a safe place for the kids to play. Appreciated the wagon provided to take supplies to the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
San Jose International Airport
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). The new SwimSpa that can hold up to 12 guests at one time is proving to be a real bit of fun as reported in our Guest Log. This beach 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Wavier $65 + Tax
Housekeeping $490 + Tax

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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