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

Bedrooms 9
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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 weekend, you get the 4th night FREE! Tudor Rose Manor: Sleeps up to 22. 6+ bedrooms, 4-Baths, 14 beds. We will allow a 3 night stay during this Holiday during prime summer season. 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 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 Family 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

The 5th bedroom or extra Game room has 2-Queens innerspring 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. 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 44 day guests, 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.

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 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. 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

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner 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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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:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • fax
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Tudor Rose Manor-Large Family Reunion Beach Home at Rio Del Mar on Monterey Bay
average rating of 4.4375 based on 49 reviews

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
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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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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Nice property, well-equipped, a little small

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 11 adults, 4 toddlers and a baby stayed at Tudor Rose for a week. It is an excellent property in a convenient location, a short walk to the beach and beach cafes. The rooms are smaller than they appear in the pictures, and "9 bedrooms" is a bit of an exaggeration; one is a hallway and one is the living room. The kitchen and dining room are smallish for such a large group as ours.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope everyone will take a look at the video (on the top right corner of our personal website) and the floor plan so the arrangement and size of rooms will be known. Please contact us if you need dimensions. Thanks, the owners Judith & Buck
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Friends and Family

  • 5 of 5

The home in Aptos was everything the pictures said it was. The owners were very understanding when we had a few hic ups along the way. Everything worked out and we thank the owners for hanging in there. The home was warm and inviting, not fancy, but very homey we loved all the twist and turns. Our time there was wonderful, and we will rent it again if the family is gathering in mass. We were in Santa Cruz to celebrate the passing of our mother, the home would have got her approval.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jana and Family, Thank you so very much for your very nice review! We appreciate it when families reply that our home worked for them. We have improved this home over the years and know it is in a very special, quiet neighborhood with great beach walks for our guests and their family and pets. We look forward to hearing from you again and will be extending you a 5% return guest discount for that stay.
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A perfect place for a large gathering within walking distance from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 12 ladies hold a reunion at Tudor Rose Manor for an amazing weekend of catching up after 28 years, crafting, great homemade meals and walks on the beach. There were plenty of accommodations to hold all of us comfortably and we intend to hold future reunions here. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dixie, We really enjoyed reading about your group's activities and look forward to giving your group a return guest discount of 5%.
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Hospitable with clutter and smelly

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the location and definitely fit four families and large number of people. Pricing was high to the expectations of the manor experience.

The home was cluttered with old things.

The house has a distinct odor like a wet dog which was was the biggest distractor.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do not know who this Josh C. person is as he did not book our home. Another person placed the actual booking for a very large group of adults over which was over our recommended limit of adults, ignoring the nearby Rio Sands Hotel option for extra adult accommodations. The person who did book our home during his time frame never called us to report anything that we could to do improve the situation. If we had been called, we could have had our house cleaner immediately come and see if anything could have been done to alleviate the problem. These people were simply unfortunate that it rained much of the time they were there (which was very unusual weather, but we were please to get the rain), which may be why it had the odor he spoke of. No one else has ever complained of that. We do have 2 Hepa filtering air machines in the home to help guests with allergies. And, besides, once a home is opened up, it airs out like any home does. Most people really love and enjoy our home and it's many amenities (It is not clutter) in the home and outside. These amenities include games, books, both VHS and DVD videos, an information area with local activities, a few art objects, fresh flowers and original watercolor painting throughout the home The majority of our reviews are 5-star and our guests are complimentary about these thoughtful touches . We can't do anything to help people resolve any issues, if they don't call us while they are staying so we can attempt to do something about it. We realize that some people will never be satisfied as they prefer a sterile environment. Even when they are staying in a very special place and with a great location. They don't get the gift! We and our staff work very hard to provide a special and comfortable reunion home in a great location. We are happy to welcome back guests who show their appreciation of being able to stay in our unique home with a 5% discount on any future stays. Owner
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
off peak 2017
Jan 3 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Holiday Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre Summer off peak May26-Jun9
May 29 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Holiday 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Peak 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season Fall 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017-2018
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Off Winter-Spring 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Jun 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer Peak 2018
Jun 8 2018 - Jul 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 4th July
Jul 3 2018 - Jul 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 to Labor Holiday
Jul 9 2018 - Sep 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
Off Season Fall 2018
Sep 11 2018 - Nov 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Off Season Winter 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Holidays 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Wavier $65 + Tax
Housekeeping $490 + 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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