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Beautiful Seacliff Oceanview Home

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


About the property

Large , 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Ocean Views, Rooftop Deck

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 sectional, large teak table, 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, all within just a short distance away from 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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 Aptos

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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


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Beautiful Seacliff Oceanview Home
average rating of 4.8166666 based on 60 reviews
Smyrna, TN

Awesome Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our California vacation. The house is spatious, comfortable, clean, and convenient to everything we did. The views from the upper deck and rooftop patio are amazing. It is a classic California beach house. Joe, the owner, was quick to respond to our inquiries and got a problem with the satellite TV fixed for us right away. Overall A+ stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great place with a great view.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old but nice house with a lot of spice

  • 4 of 5

It was a nice stay with a view on a ocean.Qiute area with atractions in walking distance.Close to Santa Cruz.Over all it was a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Rustic Beach House

  • 4 of 5

Great beach house with beautiful views of Rio Del Mar valley. Our family really enjoyed our stay. We took nice walks down to the beach. It's very close to Manuels Mexican restaurant, Hole in the Wall, Marianne's ice cream and Pixie Deli! Owner Joe Castello was very nice and provided everything we needed for a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home, ocean view, lots of room

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Memorial Day Weekend for the Santa Cruz American Music Festival (formerly the Blues Festival). Only 1/2 mile from the festival in Aptos Village Park, so very convenient. We only had 4 of us in the group, but the house can handle many more than that. 3 nice bedrooms and more important, 3 1/2 baths, so no battling in the morning. After a long day in the sun, it was nice to return to a comfortable, clean, relaxing place. Sure beat a motel room.

Joe, the owner, was great to work with. All of our communications were over email and that seemed to work well. We wanted to check out later than his contractual time and that was not a problem.

Kitchen was stocked with pots and pans, dishes, utensils, that was nice.

As mentioned in some other reviews, it is an older house...but who cares. It was comfortable, clean, quiet, and that is really what we were looking for.

One warning to all, and this is not a negative for me, but all bedrooms are down 1 or 2 flights of stairs, so be advised if someone cannot handle stairs.

Also, PLENTY of parking.

We will return when we need to stay in Aptos, Santa Cruz area.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house while being dated was cozy with plenty of room for everyone to have a comfortable bed.

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

-Holidays/Events: Memorial Day, 4th of July , Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Presidents, MLK, Major Monterey Peninsula Golf and Car events.

**Specials/Holiday pricing cannot be combined with reduced weekly rate or other offers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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