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Ocean View, Beach, Modern Amenities, Balcony, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Sleeps up to 6 adults and 4 children

2 Bedrooms + 1 additional sleeping area

3 full bathrooms.

2 car parking + 1 street space

On the third floor living room there is a Large Flat Screen Google TV with Netflix & Premium Cable (including XFinity On Demand). Wireless Internet is available throughout the house. The kitchen area on the third floor has all new appliances that sit atop granite countertops.

Bella Casa Vista has beach-facing balconies on the third and second floor. Great for entertaining friends and family!

There is also a spacious patio on the back for barbequeing and relaxing.

You'll be very close to the beach--less than 2 minutes to Rio Del Mar beach!

If you have never been to the Rio Del Mar area, you have to experience it for yourself! Please feel free to reach out to us for a recommendation. We are always discovering new gems in the Santa Cruz area!

Keywords: ocean view, house, walk, beach, modern, 2 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, modern amenities, aptos, rio del mar, pet friendly, washer/dryer, sleeps 10, balcony, beachview, cable, netflix

More Details

Kate and Dave
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Why Kate and Dave chose Santa Cruz County

The Santa Cruz area has always been a second home for our family. We finally were able to have a vacation rental of our own, and we love going to Aptos for the occasional getaway. We love referring great restaurants, coffee shops and places to see. If you have a recommendation to us, please feel free to send the recommendation our way!

What makes this house unique

By far, our favorite thing to do as a family is have a nighttime campfire on Rio Del Mar beach. Rio Del Mar is one of the few beaches to allow nighttime campfires.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location and awesome living room with a view. We watched the Super Bowl, drank on the patio and had a fun time. Highly recommend this place!
Feb 2013
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Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full bathrooms with showers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1: 1 Queen bed Bedroom 2: 2 Full Bunk beds Other Sleeping Area: 2 futon sofas that convert into beds
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
iPod player, coffee maker,coffee grinder,blender,grill,toaster,clothes dryer,microwave,stove burners,oven,washing machine,fire place,sofa bed,board games,radio,fully fenced,housekeeper,activities guide,ceiling fans,fax,living area,alarm clock,toilet paper,laundry soap,shampoo,towels


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Ocean View, Beach, Modern Amenities, Balcony, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.811321 based on 56 reviews

Nice stay with Family

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay. Check in and directions were very easy. We stayed with my parents, my brother, his wife, and baby. We all had plenty of space. Although, the sofa beds upstairs must be used with the foam mattress to get any sleep at all. My husband and I enjoyed a nice walk to the beach, which is minutes away, walking. The only thing negative I could say was the cutlery was dirty and had food still stuck to it, which could have been from the renters before us. But a quick utensil wash and we were good to go. We enjoyed a lovely dinner and one breakfast at the house, which was easy to prepare and stocked with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, lots of amenities, great location

  • 5 of 5

A perfect spot for a family to get away!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a wonderful vacation home for our family of 7 to celebrate our Thanksgiving away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Location was great. Close to the highway, from Santa Cruz, and Capitola. Very close to the beach, which has very quaint and off the beaten path feel. House is located in the small, quaint, upscale, beach town away from the bustles of the city. But 2 min drive, you can find all regular, convenient amenities of the bigger town, such as big box grocery store and various restaurants including fast food. House itself feels much bigger than its Sq ft of 1100 and architecturally interesting as it's not a regular box house without sacrificing functionality and convenience. It's obvious to see the owners paid a lot of attention to the house. Comfortable and plenty of sitting for our family of 7. The owners remodeled the house very nicely with attention to details with high quality material. For example, upgraded windows, insulation, and a good heating system kept the house very warm. Even the tile floors were somehow not cold as we walked around bare feet. Living space was very airy and spacious Kitchen and the living room had an open concept with a tall vaulted ceiling and a big kitchen with a very nice and convient peninsula for all our family to sit around and enjoy every meal. Plenty of ceiling lights, 5 skylights, and many windows kept the place very bright night and day. Loved the nice balcony with a view of the ocean (not panoramic but good enough for us). Surprised to find 3 full spacious bathrooms in a 1100 Sq ft house. All upgrades were upscale material but the water pressure was not bad but so so. Kitchen had all the necessary kitchen things we needed, but it would have been nice to have a oven mitten, medium size pot, and maybe a tongue and a spatula. But we had no problem preparing a full Thanksgiving dinner. There is plenty of towels but wished there were one or two more blankets. We wished the TV was little bigger and it's a bummer not able to use the fireplace. Also, the futon style leather couches were very nice for sitting but uncomfortable for sleeping for a bigger man, like 6 foot and 200 pounds. My 120 lb wife didn't complain. There was a floor mattress we found in the bedroom after losing sleep on the first night which saved the day. It would be nice to extra mattress for the other couch. Plenty of games for the kids. Nice to have Google TV and free Netflix though it could be little tricky for not so tech savvy people. WiFi is super fast even for 6 people ( we had 4 teens). We will definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Will, Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope you the memory foam covers for the futons. We have 3 throughout the house for guests that need to use the futons. We also took your advice and purchased more blankets and cookware for the home to make future stays more comfortable. Best, Kate
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San Jose

Nice Location

  • 4 of 5

My family and I loved the stay at this house, it was within walking distance to beach and food. This is fourth house we rented in the area and this one is second best. Lots of stairs up and down for little ones to be careful of. All in all great place had all you need to stay for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

Great place close to the beach. You will need GPS to find it. Very nice house great mattresses, appliances very nice, Its close to stores and easy to access highway 1 to Santa Cruz. Owners very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern California

5 Star Expierence at Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 families had a wonderful beach vacation. Property managers were great. They responded quickly to our questions and very helpful on guiding us on how to use the "Google TV". The house was well equipment. The kids stayed on the upstairs futons with their own full bath and the 2 couples stayed on the second floor where each couple had a full bath. Yes, there are 3 full baths. We found everything we needed to cook-- as we ate most meals at the house and enjoyed the beautiful Santa Cruz sunsets from our balcony. We cannot say enough nice things about this beach home and the property managers. We plan on returning and definitely will try to book this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Rio Cafe; Pixie Deli; Seaside Tavern
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Rio Del Mar Beach

unsuitable for elderly or infirm,wheelchair inaccessible


Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Winter Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 4th Weekend
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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