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Kate and Dave

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

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

47 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Santa Cruz County House Rental Photos and Description

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

Sleeps up to 6 adults and 5 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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kate and Dave (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 47 traveler reviews

Ocean View, Beach, Modern Amenities, Balcony, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 50 reviews
5

Fantastic beach get away

  • 5 of 5

Great rental for our family of 5. Comfortable accommodations, fast internet, heated beach shower and boogie boards/beach toys in the back, and all the usual home amenities available inside. Can't beat the tucked away quiet location within walking distance to a great beach! Owners responsive and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Your home was so amazing ! It was so close to the beach we where in love ! Can't wait to stay again !

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek, California
4

very clean and close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

We were two couples and two dogs and we all really enjoyed our stay here. We all loved being so close to the beach (just a few short blocks away), and it was convenient to get to other locations in the area. The views are great and you can't beat those balconies! Two things to consider: 1) drivers do come around the corner fairly fast, so use extra caution (especially with dogs or children); 2) the bathroom for the 2nd bedroom is directly across the hall from the master bedroom.

Overall, great place!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern California
5

More than we expected: Sunsets & 2 mins toBeach

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat guests and love everything about this home. Incredible location! Love starting my day with coffee watching the ocean and sunsets from the balcony,

The home has more amenities than other homes we have rented and owners are super good to work with.

It's nice having 3 full bathrooms. We used all of the sleeping areas. Lots of bedding and towels Three slept on the super comfortable Futons.

Kitchen is well stocked making it convenient to eat meals at home. We hardly used our car as we walked to local eateries and or packed a picnic the beach.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

I had a great stay with my family in Aptos. The house was perfect and extremely clean. There is a lot of attention to detail throughout the whole house with games, books and sand toys to use. Owners are very responsive to questions and the house is a perfect easy flat 5 minute walk and we can see the beach from the house. The home was very comfortable wirh everything we needed. It is perched along the hill so we felt like kings of Beach Drive!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean and easily walkable to the beach.

We did have a couple of disappointments that I wanted to mention so maybe future guest can be better prepared. First, the description of the beds are a bit misleading. We were under the impression "pull out couch" would be the traditional queen size pull out couch vs the futon like couches that were actually available. A couple of guys in our party were 6'6" 300lbs football players who would never fit on the couches you had available. Second the cot that was in the downstairs closet frame is broken so we were unable to use it. Finally of the three showers there was one bar of soap. This made it difficult for 7 people to get ready.

All in all we would stay there again. We would just be aware we needed to bring soap and a blow up mattress.

I reported this to the owner and they said they would make these adjustments ASAP.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,197
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$239
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Santa Cruz County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full bathrooms with showers
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Two sofas that convert into beds, Bunk Beds (4) Full size bunk bed - Guest Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

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