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

Aptos, CA, USA
  • House3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

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.

Property Manager

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.
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 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.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 3-King & a Twin Bed Couch
        1 king, 1 twin/ single, King Bed & Twin Couch with Private Full bathroom with Shower
      • 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
      • Family Room
        2 sleep sofa /futon, Ground Level-Family Room with 2 Queen Innerspring Futons
      • 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
      • Bedroom 6-Sunshine Room
        1 queen, Upper Level-Queen Bed with adjoining wet bar
      • 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

      Bathrooms

      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          Home is a level 3-4 block walk to a delighful beach area with many upscale homes with beautiful gardens. Also a small comercial area next to the Rio del Mar's beach that has the great Pixie Deli - outside BBQ Tri-Tips, Chicken and great sandwiches and ice cream cones. Also a small grocerie store, the white tableclothed seafood restaurant the Rio Cafe, and a few other stores. Nearby there are Several Shopping areas, Deer Park with large Deluxe Food Mkt, several restaurants including our personal favorites the Panda Inn and the Bittersweet Bistro. Another area, just off the State Park exit is the Saveway Shopping Center, with Safeway, RiteAid, Movie Theater, Ace Hardware and many other small shops & great restaurants
        • Near The Ocean
        • River
          The river runs into the sand at Rio del Mar, less than a 3-4 minute walk and is a fun play area for little kids.

          Theme

            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Catering available

                  General

                    • Linens Provided
                      All regular beds are freshly made and there are clean sheets in the linen closets for guests use. Most beds have electric blankets. Extra beds ie: innerspring futons have full bedding available w/mattress pads, electric blankets, sheets, comforters & several variety of pillows Reading lamps on each
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Broadband Access
                      Broadband (High Speed) Internet with both corded and wireless connection.
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Two in the ground floor utility room, another in the upstairs wet bar, & the fourth off the ground floor of the West Wing bathroom. Also outside laundry lines at upstairs back deck for swim suits etc.
                    • Computer Available
                      Flat Screen Computer with separate speakers, black ink copier/scanner/printer with printing paper supplied.
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fireplace
                    • Firewood
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Several bicycles of assorted sizes are located in a small shed in the back yard. There are helmets & locks. These are "cruising" bikes, and those who want to do long rides should bring their own.
                    • Garage
                      No garage parking
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Gas Fire-stove in Dining Area is Thermostatically controlled
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Thermostats for gas fire-stove in dining room, gas heaters upstairs and electric wall heater downstairs in downstairs hall.
                    • Internet
                      Comcast Cable Broadband with Free On-Demand Programming for form TV shows etc. There are 3-Flat Screen TVs that have ports for games if the guests bring them.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Air Conditioning
                      There are several fans, but even our 4-star Hotels do not have air conditioning as it is rarely needed in this great seaside area.
                    • Living Room
                      Ground Floor has 2-Queen Innerspring Futons, fireplace with free firewood & information area with lots of local activities & events brochures. This room is called the Family Room on the floor plan's.
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • PC
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      6-10 cars depending on their size can be parked in the driveway
                    • Parking Off Street
                      No parking permits required. We ask that guests not park up the area around the Tudor so our neighbors can park near their homes. - Please park down Hainline, the street in front of the Tutor.Thanks
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Yes, there is space for an RV/Boat/Trailer in the driveway if less cars are parked there.
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                      Cellphones work best upstairs or in the front yard. We do have a booster for Verizon. There is also a land line phone.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Washcloths, hand towels and bath towels provide. Some beach towels, but best to bring yours. Each bathroom has a hair dryer.
                    • Washing Machine
                      (3) One in ground floor utility room, another in the additional upstairs wet bar, and the third off the ground floor of the West Wing downstairs bathroom.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Comcast Cable through out home.
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      There are a Wood Fireplace in the ground floor family room with free firewood stored under the West Wings outside stairs.
                    • Wood Stove

                      Kitchen

                        • Kitchenette
                        • Catering Available
                          We have often had groups hire a set of local cooks for meals prepared to their specification in the Tudor. Call for information
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          'Emile' stainless steel and copper cookware, Also a large Turkey Roaster pan and Lobster pots. Also a Ninja Smoothie making blender w/8 glasses that have a blender top. We also supply protein powder
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes & utensils for 28.
                        • Dishwasher
                          1 in downstairs kitchen
                        • Freezer
                          On top of both full size refrigerators. Blue Ice is also provided for guests to use to take perishable foods home, or we will donate any usable foods that is left to the local women's shelter.
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Gas stove, microwave, 3-coffee makers, dishwasher, refrigerator, brita filter, toaster oven, lobster pots, lots of spices & condiments in downstairs main kitchen, Upstairs Wet Bar, has a 2-refrigerators with Ice trays, Large outside storage box for additional food storage as well as shelves in Oak cabinet in kitchen/dining area for guest use
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Three coffee makers in Downstairs kitchen, Assorted Teas in Tea Box.
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                          1 in downstairs kitchen
                        • Mini Refrigerator
                        • Oven
                          Oven is large enough for a 25-30lb turkey and we supply a large roasting pan that will fit almost any size bird or roast for Thanksgiving and other feasts.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Often guests leave dressings and other condiments. Full spice rack on counter, Coffee and a Tea box are also provided.
                        • Refrigerator
                          4-Refrigerators total. 2 Full size refrigerators -1 in downstairs kitchen, 1 in Wet bar upstairs, and 2-small refrigerators, one in wet bar and one in West Wing.
                        • Stove
                          Gas Stove and Oven in downstairs kitchen
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          2-Double-wide Toasters & an additional Toaster Oven near Microwave and Refrigerator in Kitchen. There is a popcorn maker in Upstairs Wet Bar area. Extra Toasters etc in Cushion Shed.

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Seats up to 22 in Dining area next to downstairs kitchen. There are also 2 small booster chairs for children and a wooden high chair and two bar stools
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 22 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Books
                                  There are books in all bedroom shelves. Each bedside has a reading lamp.
                                • Books for Kids
                                • DVD Player
                                  3 DVD players and many DVDs on shelves & VHS players and videos.
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                  Combo small (30'x60') Foosball/Pool table, many board games, Flat screen TV w/many DVD & VHS movies, Flat screen computer with wifi and black ink printer/copier/scanner
                                • Games
                                  Several board game and chess, checkers Dominoes etc. Plus the front lawn is all set for a game of Croquet with balls and mallets for 8 stored in the Causeway near the garden gate on a shelf.
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Music Library
                                  On Cable TV - many channels by type of music
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Pool Table
                                  Small (30'x60') Combo Pool and Foosball table in upstairs Game room
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (3) I-42' High-Def Flat screen TV in upstairs Great Room, 1 large TV in Living room, & 1 large TV in West Wing bedroom. Domain name is Tudor-Rose-Manor & password is listed on upstairs computer shelf
                                • Stereo
                                  On Cable TV - many channels by type of music
                                • Television
                                  3- 36'to 42" Flat screen HiDef TV in Game Room upstairs, Another TV in downstairs Family Room, and a large Flat Screen TV in West Wing bedroom.
                                • Toys
                                  Assorted toys and sandcastle building forms for tots and the young at heart. Boogie Boards and a full size surfboard.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Games
                                  The new Flat screen TVs have ports for most games if the guests bring theirs and the cables.
                                • Video Library
                                  (2) One in Living Room, one in upstairs Great room with about 40-50 VHS and DVDs each

                                  Outside

                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Balcony
                                      A square balcony off the Upstairs back Queen bedroom with small table & several chairs that has a covered roof for shade. Also a laundry line for outside drying of bathing suits & towels etc.
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Several bicycles with helmets and locks. The combination lock is 8311
                                    • Boat
                                      Boats can be rented off the Capitola Wharf.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio with 5 picnic tables, a covered couch swing, Small shed in back of carriage house has bicycles, helmets, locks, Croquet set and a set of horsehoes and another shed houses extra chair cushions
                                    • Golf
                                      Seascape Public Golf Course is less than 1/2 mile away and there are several other public courses with-in a few miles. There are very expensive courses in Monterey/Carmel about 45-mins away.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayaks can be rented from the Santa Cruz wharf and the Moss Landing which is towards the Monterey area about a 25 min drive.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large front lawn for playing croquet with the croquet set provided. The wickets are set up in a double tent fashion for ease of use on the Astroturf.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      2-Gas and 1-Charcoal BBQ with extra propane tanks
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Tennis
                                      There are several tennis courts within 1/2 hr drive. Check out locations in the supplied Yellow pages.
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      A full size soft top surfboard and a several boogie boards are in the backyard
                                    • Wood Deck

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          The back door has only one small step and we have a 12' metal ramp that can be installed to aid handicapped or wheelchair accessibility. It must be reserved and installed in advance. The first floor is all one level and mostly hardwood floors with some tile and some rugs. The downstairs bathroom had stainless steel grab bars in the bathtub and a large turning area near the toilet.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              There is a large community pool on 17th Ave, Santa Cruz called the Simpkins Swim Center, 97917th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 about 14 minute drive. (831) 454-7946. Has a separate shallow pool for kids
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Seats 5 in back patio area. It has a lifter for ease of removing the cover. There will be a ThermoSpa SwimSpa that seats up to 12 guests installed around July 2017.
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                            • Private Pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • marina
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • caves
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • coin laundry
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • museums
                                                    • nude beach
                                                    • playground
                                                    • pond
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • 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

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • 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

                                                                  Notes

                                                                    • 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      39 Reviews

                                                                      Excellent4.3/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Perfect for our family of 14

                                                                      Marilyn W.Visalia, Ca

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Great House with amazing space to entertain a large group

                                                                      ryan m.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      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

                                                                      Images are deceiving

                                                                      Alexandra W.

                                                                      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...

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Wonderful for extended family

                                                                      Linda S.Menlo Park, CA

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Great location, large, dated

                                                                      Carol C.

                                                                      Overall we had a great stay. The Tudor Rose Manor is dated and a bit cluttered but has a large kitchen eating area, lots of rooms and beds, and is in a great location. We enjoyed the front "lawn" (tho were not able to sink the crochet into the turf lawn), we barbecued (it was left very dirty so we had to clean it before our use) and we spent a lot of time playing cards in the large eating area. The house is dated and we had some plumbing issues because of that. The owner responded quickly and a plumber came and fixed the issues. The rental price led us to believe it would be in a better shape. It got the job done and we had a great family reunion.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are glad you had a great reunion. We had left a note on the croquet set that the wickets are to be set up so they stand in pairs as the tops are attached, so they do not have to pierce the astroturf. Other guests have found this easy to do and have enjoyed the game. We have 3 BBQ, 2-gas and one charcoal, so we apologize if one was accidentally not left ready for use, but the other two were. Owners, Judith & Buck

                                                                      Ideal location, professional owners, thoughtfully designed

                                                                      Asa R.

                                                                      Worked perfectly for 18 high school senior girls and two chaperones. There is a neighborhood wide 10 PM curfew, so no loud outside parties, but for a school trip that is perfect! I'm fairly certain one of the neighbors is closely monitoring this as we observed her taking photos of our vans as we arrived, presumably so she could report us should we get out of line ;). Great beach for playing in waves without a crowd is 3 blocks away. They do a pretty good job advertising the property, so I'll leave it there, but there are many other advantages to the property. Yard and house rooms are smaller than the pictures would lead you to conclude if you're not familiar with photography, but everything is so well laid out that 20+ would be no problem logistically (although due to Santa Cruz county laws you can't put more than 22 in the house).

                                                                      The owners were very communicative and professional. As I was leading a large group, I did check to confirm far more than I would have for a personal trip, and they were always prompt, helpful, and thorough in their responses. They know what they are doing and obviously have been doing it for a long time.

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Aptos, CA, USA

                                                                      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

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      $490
                                                                      Tax Rate
                                                                      11%

                                                                      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

                                                                      $1,030avg/night
                                                                      39 Reviews
                                                                      Excellent 4.3/5
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