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Judith Buck

Member since: 1999
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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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
  • Events Allowed
  • 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
Speaks: english

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 Santa Cruz County

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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based on 23 traveler reviews

Wonderful Family, Friends & Pets Reunion Home. Sleeps up to 22, 4 bathrooms
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 40 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
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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: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion 2015

  • 4 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Tudor Manor, the location was excellent for walking to the beach and for walking the dogs in the neighborhood. There were plenty of supplies (even though there were 17 of us total and 5 dogs) which was refreshing based on past experiences. The home was clean and the owners were available but not intrusive in any way. Overall a great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We always try to make it a 5-star stay, so was there anything else we could have done to get that last star?? Thanks Judith & Buck, Owners of the Tudor Rose Manor.
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Perfect home for large family gathering and close to the ocean too!

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home and near the beach too! We have stayed in Aptos many times and this year we were doing vacation combined with a wedding at the beach so therefore needed a place where we could accommodate extra people on Saturday night. It proved to be all we needed and more. We had 8 adults and 5 children stay overnights, one adult was wheelchair bound and the downstairs room plus the handicapped ramp at the backdoor worked out great.

We had 30 people for dinner Friday night and 44 people for dinner Saturday night. The little bathroom off the backyard was great for non-overnight guests to use and not have to go in to the home.

We had everything we needed to cook and set up for all the guests. More than enough chairs and tables and pots and pans and serving trays. Our adventure to the beach was well stocked with all the Tudor had to offer, down to ice chests, beach toys, plenty of chairs and umbrellas. The owners even provide firewood for beach bonfire and charcoal for the grills. With 4 kids under the age of 4 we appreciated the room to spread out. Although there was alot of stuff in the home as other reviewers said we just took the time to lay it out for our needs the day we got there and then put it all back when we left. We had to do a quick sweep through to childproof it a little but nothing major, there wasn't alot of glass items down low that I was worried about the kids getting at.

We will definetly return if we plan to do a large family vacation! Thanks to Judith and Buck for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot, but lots of clutter

  • 4 of 5

The house had some great old charm and was in a great spot! just a short walk from the beach and in a nice quiet neighborhood.

Pros: The house was well stocked with all the little things.... firewood, charcoal for the grill, laundry soap, tea and spices. Great extras!

Cons: The house was not thoroughly cleaned- dishes needed a wash before use and the bathrooms needed a once over. The biggest issue was all of the clutter- there were more chairs than anyone could sit in making it hard to walk through the house, counters all covered with nicknacks and papers- we ended up putting a lot of things in drawers and cupboards (3 toasters, 3 large jars of utilsels, 10 salt and pepper shakers, etc) just to have counter space for cooking.

This lovely house would be 100% nicer with 10% of the items in it, but overall, a great place for a family gathering.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather for your review. We are happy to report that we have created a small storage shed just outside the Dining area that has lots of extra room for any items, ie: extra coffee pots, smoothie making blender with glasses & protein powder, extra 4-slices toaster etc, that is not useful for one group but is really handy for others. We look forward to your return visit and we want to make sure you know that you get a 5% return guest discount on your next stay.
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50 + Years of Vacation Rentals

  • 4 of 5

Initially I was put off by the change from advertised features to what we got prior to arrival. Once that was resolved The Tudor Rose Manor provided my family with the basis of one of our best reunions in the past 20+ years. Having the huge livable backyard and the nice front yard for croquet, etc. resulted in minimal television usage.

The kitchen was barely usable by more than 2 people at a time due, mainly, to extremely limited counter space. We survived.

All but 2 trash cans were full on our arrival. Several rooms had the window cranks missing limiting the ventilation, one of the bathroom's shower was missing the front panel both problems went un-corrected during our stay. We survived.

In the end, after polling everyone, we all agreed that we would return, better prepared for little problems and hoping for a better response had there been a big problem.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard, Thank your for your review. We only have pickup for trash and garbage on Friday morning, and since you were coming in on Thurs, we assumed the 2-empty cans would hold your group until they were all emptied the next day. Also the shower door's replacement part arrived the day after you left, so we were able to fix it, and it is now working perfectly. Thanks for leaving the Manor in good shape and we are happy to extend you a 5% return guest discount on your next visit.
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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

Aptos House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak Season 2016
Feb 9 2016 - May 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Holiday 2016
May 27 2016 - May 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off Peak Season 2016
May 31 2016 - Jun 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
Graduation Weekend 2016
Jun 10 2016 - Jun 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak Season 2016
Jun 14 2016 - Jun 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
4th July 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Summer Peak Season 2016
Jul 6 2016 - Sep 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
Labor Holiday 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 6 2016
4 night minimum stay
Off Season Fall 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
off peak 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $490 + Tax
Security Wavier $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

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Santa Cruz County 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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. We have never had guests run out of hot water.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • 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 3-Family Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Ground Level-Family Room with 2 Queen Innerspring Futons
    Bedroom 9 - Game Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs - 2-innerspring Queen futons w (30''x60') foosball
    Bedroom 8-King & a Twin Bed Couch - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King Bed & Twin Couch with Private Full bathroom with Shower
    Bedroom 6-Sunshine Room - 1 queen , Upper Level-Queen Bed with adjoining wet bar
    Bedroom 7-Twin - Twin bed in Causeway with locking doors
    Extra bed - 1 twin/ single , Any Level - Extra Fold Away Cot for putting in any 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 Games ...
  • 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
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • 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
  • 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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