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Beautiful Seacliff Oceanview Home- Spring Specials are Here!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Large House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Ocean/Beach Views (Sleeps 8)

Please see the notes in the Rate section for details about our Spring Special!

This Beautiful Home in Aptos is in an ideal location overlooking both the Rio Del Mar and Seacliff beach area. There are fabulous views from every level of the house, each with it's own private deck! The house also has a roof top deck complete with outdoor table & chairs and BBQ with wonderful views of the Ocean. The house is just a short distance from both Rio del Mar & Seacliff State Park with it's famous wharf and cement ship.

Located near the beach, this large Home features a both a Master Bedroom and Master Suite, plus Guest Bedroom. The house has 3 full sized bathrooms plus a half bath and can accommodate large families. The home is spacious and has a fully furnished kitchen, lots of seating, Satellite TV Service, Fast WiFi, Washer&Dryer, and Garage with additional driveway parking.

Just a short distance to the beautiful Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. The park offers rugged semi-wilderness, rising from sea level to steep coastal mountains of more than 2,600 feet. With over 30 miles of trails, hiking, jogging and biking along trails and streams and small waterfalls are some of the activities to be enjoyed here.

The home is within walking distance of some great local restaurants including Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant at the entrance to Seacliff State Beach. There is also a nice cafe next to Manuel's that serves delicious food with great menu selections and fabulous service. Be sure to check it out for any meal! Lots of other shops from small unique specialty shops to familiar stores like Safeway, Rite Aid, Ace Hardware, and local movie theater are all within a mile of the home.

Located nearby is the older village of Aptos with its historic Bayview Hotel and Restaurant. Several restaurants from the English Pub, the Britannia Arms with its stone fireplaces, game room and frequent live music, The Sushi on the Run, which makes fresh Sushi to order or you can just grab freshly made favorites to go for a picnic at the nearby beaches.

We are centrally located and just a short distance from some famous areas and attractions. Capitola (next door) with it's famous food and shopping is just a few minutes from the house. Santa Cruz with it's world famous Beach Boardwalk and Wharf is also a short drive. During your trip, you can also easily visit the Monterey Peninsula with such attractions as The Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17 Mile Drive, Cannery Row, and Fisherman's Wharf (and be there in less than 30 minutes). This area truly has it all and we look forward to having you as our guest.

BE SURE TO READ THE COMMENTS FROM OUR GUESTS! You will see what a great house and location this is.

Keywords: Ocean Views, Beach views, Rio Del Mar , Santa Cruz, Capitola, Seascape

More Details

Joe Castello
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Joe Castello

Our family bought this home with the intention of enjoying it with family & friends. We love the area for it's beautiful beaches, nice weather, small town charm, and great history.

Joe Castello purchased this house in 1986

Why Joe Castello chose Santa Cruz County

Aptos is a wonderful town with beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery. We like that it is located near places such as Capitola and Santa Cruz, but away from the congestion. Monterey is also just a short drive away for those trips to the Monterey Bay Aquarium or 17 mile drive. Walking distance to downtown, ocean & trails makes this a fun place to enjoy!

What makes this house unique

Relax while enjoying a morning cup of coffee as you sit on one of our 3 ocean view decks! Decompress on the roof top deck while taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean.


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Room has queen bed plus trundle bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large studio room with private bathroom
  • King size bed (1) California King in Master Bedroom., Queen size Beds(2) (1) Queen Size Bed in Second Bedroom., (1) Queen Bed Located in Third Bedroom(studio), Sleeper Sofa (1), Trundle Bed with Two Single Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Seacliff Oceanview Home- Spring Specials are Here!!
average rating of 4.8301888 based on 53 reviews

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice spacious house with a lovely view... We had 7 people and never felt cramped...

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fabulous place, ample room, great views.

  • 5 of 5

We found this home beautifully decorated and well equipped for our family vacation, including kitchen supplies. The views from every deck were spectacular. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms were accessible on every floor. There were no dressers, but ample closet space allowed us to stash our belongings.

Aptos has convenient grocery, gas stations, and other shopping readily available. Highly recommend this home and it's owner.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was conveniently located, had stunning views, and was clean.

  • 5 of 5

Joe was fantastic to work with. He answered all of my questions. After you rent the place there is a rental agreement that he emails you to sign. I had a few questions about exactly how he wanted the place to be left. After he explained it made perfect sense. The home was lovely. The kitchen well equipped, and the bedrooms were great. Very clean home, and looked just like the pictures. Fantastic view.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property met our family needs

  • 4 of 5

Communication with the owner of the property was very easy. He was always available to respond to the few questions that we had regarding the property. Also willing to make an onsite visit to solve any issues we had. Those issues however were minor in nature [TV viewing] and since we were in and out of the property we chose not to have him go out of his way to assist us. In fact we solved the issues on our own. As noted in some other reviews, upgrades would be helpful to the property but all in all the property was well taken care of and clean when we arrived. The town of Aptos is very close to the property and restaurants [Pizza, ice cream parlor, coffee house, etc.] accessible an within walking distance. The ocean requires a short drive but is on a very well maintained beach. A very nice restaurant [The Cafe Rio] is located on the beach front as well.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay in Aptos

  • 4 of 5

This is a big, roomy house, great for a big family or a girls trip. There's a gas fireplace, 4 decks including the rooftop which has a BBQ. The owner is a great communicator, very responsive. The beach is not too far away, it's walk able, but there aren't sidewalks for about half of the walk, so keep that in mind. The house is on a steep hill, so keep that in mind for walking as well, but it does make for a view of the ocean. Beautiful trees too. The beds are comfortable, and the house is clean, the kitchen is well stocked.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location. Lots of personal space.

  • 4 of 5

The house was great for a gathering of adults. Great space in dining area and roof top. The view is limited due to a magnificent oak tree. The appliances are outdated and awkward (microwave) and the bbq grill needs to be replaced. The cleaning fee seems a bit high if we are partnering with all the stripping of beds and starting of laundry.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Elkhorn Slough Safari Nature
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Seascape Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Manuel's Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Cement Ship
Nearest Point of Interest
Seascape Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
17 Mile Drive

Aptos is beautiful town in a great location that is centrally located and just a short distance from some famous cities and attractions. We are just a few miles south of Santa Cruz with it's famous Boardwalk, beaches, and Wharf. Capitola is right next door with abundant shopping and eateries. If you travel a little bit south of Aptos, you can visit Monterey, Carmel, and 17 Mile Drive (all just a short drive).


Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 20 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Spring Special- Rent 2 (or more) nights in March or April at the standard nightly rate and get half off an additional night**
-Holidays/Events: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Presidents, MLK, Major Monterey Peninsula Golf and Car events.
-Posted rates and specials include up to 6 guests. Additional per night fee for groups larger than 6 guests.
**Special/Holiday pricing includes up to 4 guests. Additional per/guest/night fee for groups larger than 4. Cannot be combined with reduced weekly rate or other offers.

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