House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)
About Joan Levine
Beach lover. Bali lover. 40-year resident of Santa Cruz and 4-time visitor to Bali. I enjoy creating environments. Living at the beach has been a lifelong dream of mine. Bali-by-the-Beach is a gift to be treasured...and offered. With gratitude, Joan
Joan Levine purchased this House in 1997
Why Joan Levine chose Rio del Mar
I've always wanted to live in a beach house. When I saw this home, I fell in love with it and bought it on the spot. What I enjoy: walking on the beach, walking to the famous Cement Ship at the Seacliff State Beach, walking to the quaint village of Aptos. I like the sweet and small Visitors Center, also located in Seacliff State Park. You just walk right to it! I love the food at the Pixie Deli around the corner. They make it easy to take a picnic to the beach. There's nothing like lying on a beach blanket on the warm sand. I read my book—for about 10 minutes. And then...I feel relaxed and dreamy, imagination in free rein. The waves, the birds, the breeze. I'm in a deeply restful place, and when I return I feel renewed, refreshed, and happy. And it all happens without getting into a car. Just a minute's walk from the house and there it is. My joy.
What makes this House unique
At Bali-by-the-Beach, I enjoy peace of mind and serenity. So much so that sometimes it is hard to leave! I'm so entranced by the view that it's just as good to see the view as it is to be in the view (i.e. on the beach). I feel in harmony with existence here. My wish is the same for you.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Joan was so thoughtful, my husband and I went to celebrate our 40th anniversary and she had a cake waiting for us. Whimsical, peaceful home that felt like being in a tree house as the top of the beautiful oak trees is the side view, front is the ocean. Easy walk to the beach, and much quieter and peaceful than staying on the beach. Restful, great location, we will be back!!
This property is perfect for two couples. A very easy walk to the beach.
We enjoyed the relaxation of the property. Great sunset view.
This is a great place to stay. It worked well for our trip to the US Open. Thanks again, Joan.
Beautiful home in a gorgeous setting
Absolutely beautiful home with a phenomenal view! Owner went above and beyond to exceed our expectations with her hospitality and generosity!
Bali-by-the-Beach - all stars
Lucky us - all positive experience: location, property and interaction with the owner.
The house is as close to the beach as it can be, great view of the ocean (and backyard, too). Everything is in style, clean and well maintained. Kudos to Joan (the owner)! Excellent communication and execution - from the first to the last day.
Thanks Joan for making our stay such a pleasant experience!
I’m so glad you got to enjoy some time for you at Bali by the Beach. Please come again. We will be your beach away from home any time you want a romantic getaway. Thanks for your kind words.
The home itself was perfect and you couldn’t beat the location. We will be back!
Short Day Trips to the Monterey Aquarium, John Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Big Sur (Henry Miller Library and More), Carmel White Sand Beach, San Francisco.
In the neighborhood are wineries, golf courses, and beaches galore.