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The Cottage at Seacliff

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


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Master Suite, 1 Full bath, Full Kitchen, Deluxe Sleeper sofa, sleeps 4

Welcome to the Cottage at Seacliff! This charming one bedroom cottage has been renovated & is waiting for you! Walking through the arbor, you will step inside to an island inspired retreat with original hardwood floors. Relax in this warm, inviting home & enjoy the ocean views from the front windows. A fire in the large fireplace in the evening lets you unwind from your day of fun! You can also sit outside on the back deck with your favorite drink & enjoy the beautiful, private backyard with a lush tropical inspired garden and gas grill. If cooking is your thing, then you will love this kitchen! It is fully equipped & includes a microwave, built-in refrigerator & double oven. The master bedroom offers a great night's sleep! French doors in the bedroom open to the deck. The sofa in the living room is ultra plush & also opens to a queen size bed with the highest quality mattress. We do not accept pets in consideration of guests with allergies. Seacliff Beautification Award winner!

The Beach: The cottage is steps from access, via two foot paths, to the beautiful Seacliff State Beach. This beach is known for its fishing pier and concrete ship, The Palo Alto. The beach is also a popular swimming spot and has restrooms and showers. There is a long stretch of sand backed by bluffs, and covered picnic facilities as well. The park also has an interpretive/visitor center. Highly recommended. Enjoy watching the sea lions play and the dolphins swimming by right off the coast! The distance to the beach path is a short block away.

Whether you enjoy surfing, playing beach volleyball, or hiking along the coastal bluffs, Seacliff State Beach offers something for everyone. A place to picnic with the kids, or the perfect place for a romantic sunset stroll!

Activities: You are minutes away from so many activities! We have included a book of things to do during your stay.

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 15 minutes(8.5 miles) away.

You may want to explore the forests of Nisene Marks State Park for hiking or mountain biking. Nearby activities also include: biking, spas, kayaking, fishing, surfing, shopping and more.

The Bedroom: The bedroom has a queen-size bed with pillow top mattress and is completed with Ralph Lauren bedding, ensuring a great night's sleep! There is a dresser, antique nightstands, bookcase and a full length mirror. The window looks out to the secret garden with an ocean view. The french doors open to the deck and tranquil backyard.

Living Room: Relax in either of the ultra comfortable leather club chairs as you listen to music from the stereo or watch your favorite show. The plush sofa is perfect for reading a good book or great conversation, and at night opens to a queen size bed with an Air-Dream mattress, the best mattress available. There are plenty of linens, pillows and comforters available to ensure a restful night's sleep.

Home Stereo throughout the cottage with a MP3 player adapter: You can hear music in one room or throughout the cottage by choosing speaker options. (Remember to bring your favorite music)

The Bathroom: A tank-less water heater ensures that you will never run out of hot water in our cottage!! Great after a day at the beach. A hair dryer is provided for your convenience.

Private back yard: The backyard and deck is a wonderful place to relax if you just feel like hanging out. We have an extra high fence providing privacy and seclusion.

In consideration of those with allergies, we are not able to accommodate pets. Thank you.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the most adorable cottage!! So clean, and has everything you could possibly need. We hope to return this summer!
Dec 2014
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The Cottage at Seacliff
average rating of 4.814815 based on 52 reviews

Wonderful Visit to the Cottage, will Visit again :)

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Cottage! From dancing by the fire with the lovely bottle of chardonnay gifted by Ralph, to enjoying our coffee in the backyard, to riding out bikes to the beach - we couldn't have enjoyed it more and we look forward to the day we can enjoy it again!

-Laureh, Kyle, Ryan + Brooke

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 5 nights with our 3 yr old in tow. It was a great location to walk to the beach, walk to get ice cream (at the famous Marianne's), and walk back in time for naptime. The neighborhood was quiet and people were super friendly. Ralph also met us on the second day and made sure all was good.

This one bedroom cottage was just the right size with a great backyard. We especially enjoyed the stereo with built in speakers in every room. We also enjoyed having a washer / dryer in the unit. We didn't use the grill out back, as our evening were cold and foggy but it would have been a great spot for dining out back. Probably our only minor wish was for an upgraded or larger TV, as we arrived right in the middle of Olympics week and we were eager to keep up on the events. But that was very minor - and most vacations we never worry about a TV. All the basics and more were available in the kitchen and throughout the home. And it was very clean!

We would definitely stay here again and recommend this place to anyone wanting a quiet beach getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a week during August and it was beautiful. It only took a few minutes to walk down to the beach and to the local restaurants. Our small children loved to ride their bikes around the quaint neighborhood and then stop for ice cream at the local ice cream shop. The cottage was a perfect size for our family of four and had all the amenities needed for a relaxing stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Relaxing Stay in Aptos

  • 4 of 5

The Cottage at Seacliff was the perfect size for a quick get-away for me and my young son. The spacious living area and kitchen were great for relaxing and cooking simple meals, and the small yard was perfect for morning coffee and visiting with friends. My only complaint would be that the dishwasher's soap dispenser was acting a bit finicky while we were there, but really, that's a stretch of a complaint for all the amenities.

We walked down to the beach several times, and loved how the path led us right to a beach spot that was not too crowded but still had restroom facilities. There are a lot of stairs on the path, so we also did the walk along the road with the stroller one day, which was convenient and led right to the main entrance of Seacliff Beach.

If you're looking to feel like you're away-from-it-all while still being walking distance from the convenience of restaurants, shops and even a Safeway, I recommend this cottage. It's location also allowed us easy access to some fun day trips to Monterey and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

The curb appeal of the house and gardens is outstanding and even though we were only there a few short days, it definitely began to feel like home. We can't wait for an excuse to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location of the cottage was perfect!!! Walking distance to the beach, the small shopping area, and a short driving distance to the Safeway. Clean. Had everything we needed for our weekend. Owner was super friendly and helpful. Texted to welcome us and offered suggestions on things to do during our stay. Definitely will contact again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet cottage, relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is very charming! The property manager responded very quickly and made sure we had everything we needed. Staying in Aptos was convenient and not overly crowded on Memorial Day weekend. I would recommend staying here and will do so again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Major Airport: San Jose

Seacliff State Beach, Monterey Bay

Other Activities: Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey Bay, Carmel by the Sea, Pebble Beach, Wine Tasting

Golf: Seascape Golf Course, Pebble Beach Resort


Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 21 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

- Weekend minimum stay is 2 nights.
- Holiday minimum stay is 3 nights.

- Check-in time: 3:00 PM - Check-out time: 11:00 AM

- NO PETS --

- Payment Policy:
We prefer E-Check thru HomeAway

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom with an on-demand water heater system. This means you NEVER run out of hot water. Towels, and hair dryer are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Sofa Bed - 1 queen , Special air matteress
  • The romantic bedroom includes a comfortable queen size bed, night stands,reading lamps, full length mirror and a dresser. The french doors open to to the deck where you can relax in a very private, well landscaped back yard. The sofa includes a queen sized bed with the highest quality mattress available. A great night's sleep!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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