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Right on the Rio Del Mar Beach! Ocean views from every room! $399 SPECIAL!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Welcome to the perfect family vacation destination! Our charming 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is RIGHT on the beach. No walking across the street or driving to get to the beach. You can watch the children play in the sand while you relax and play cards from the deck. We are the only house on the "Island" strip with a gated deck. It's the perfect house for a memorable vacation, family reunion, or just an oceanic escape! The same families have been visiting our home for over 10 years and continue to bring the next generations for a truly memorable family tradition.

This 1930's Greek styled home offers 4 spacious bedrooms that all have views of the ocean, a cozy fireplace to keep you warm during the winter season, a large entertainment deck downstairs, and a more intimate deck upstairs. Included is also a washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 televisions with DVD players, and free WIFI.

*Note (We provide blankets and pillows, but guest is responsible for towels and linens. You can bring your own towels and linens or B&B Linens can provide this service for you: 831-222-0449)*

Rio del Mar Beach: View the dolphins and seals swimming up and down the ocean during the strolls on the beach. Bring your binoculars for whale watching! Other activities include boogie boarding, surfing, swimming, sea shelling, and building sand castles. It is the perfect playground for everyone!

Walking to shops:Walking distance to the Market, coffee shop, deli, and Cafe Rio Restaurant. A short drive to grocery stores and theaters.

Places to visit: Down Town Santa Cruz, local golf course, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Carmel, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach Golf Course, Santa Cruz Harbor

More Details

Owner
Jaleh
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Why Jaleh chose Santa Cruz County

LOCATION! One of the few homes right on the Sand. Walking distance to the Cement Ship, Cafe Rio, Pixie Plaza and more. One of the few vacation homes in the Area where a car is not needed. Just bring your party to the beach and don't move!

What makes this house unique

Right on the beach!

Amenities

Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite with ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cozy bedroom on second floor with ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Large room with one full bed and a bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Beautiful ocean view room with twin bed and twin trundle
  • *Blankets and pillows are provided. However, the guest is responsible for towels and linens.* You can bring your own or B&B Linens can provide this service for you: 831-222-0449
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a lower deck where we eat, read, play cards and relax. There is an outdoor shower to rinse off after ocean and sand play.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Right on the Rio Del Mar Beach! Ocean views from every room! $399 SPECIAL!
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews
5

Thanksgiving on the beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving on the beach!! The views from this house and deck are awesome!!! It was very comfortable for 6 of us! The house was clean and had everything we needed for our stay! We celebrated Thanksgiving with 28 friends and relatives at a larger home on the same street. The weather was warm and sunny so we were able to have our Thanksgiving dinner outside!!! It was convenient to walk back and forth and lots of fun for kids and even the grandparents! We recommend this property and would love to return! The owners were very nice and helpful!!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Home-Right on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Review #16263524 “Right on the Beach! Ocean view from every bedroom! *Ask for WINTER SPECIAL*”

Charming Home-Right on the Beach

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I stayed with my family in this charming home. It was perfect for a quiet, relaxing retreat. The views are great since it sits right on the beach. Every room boasts a terrific view. We found the home to be neat, clean, and charmingly decorated. The home is exactly as the pictures show. Everything that we needed was right there.

The owner was professional, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. She provided us with all the information that we needed for a pleasant stay, including detailed instructions for checkin and checkout.

My entire family had a great time. The kids enjoyed the beach, and my wife and I loved the views.

We all want to return to this house for our next beach vacation!

I would like to comment on the negative 2 star review that was posted by another guest shortly before our stay. We also own rental property, and rent through VRBO, and I can recognize a hit piece from nightmare tenants when I see one.

Virtually every negative point they made is false, based on our experience. This is a house, not an apartment. It is double the size they state, and it indeed sits right on the beach. This series of homes was built around the 1930s-1940s, so they are not modern mansions, but that is part of their charm. This home is well cared for, professionally cleaned, and decorated with an eye toward making our stay comfortable. The owner is professional, and easy to work with. Anyone not finding her so, and insulting her on a review must have been a nightmare tenant. We followed her posted checkout instructions and already have our deposit back.

I would definitely return to this property, and are planning our next beach vacation!

Stuart

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Beachside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay in this fabulous beach rental...after my first stay, I knew that I would return for another at some point. I was there with a group of girlfriends for a "girls getaway". This charming beach house was immaculate when we arrived! The décor is charming and you can tell that a lot of love went into decorating the rental. We spent the afternoons on the deck, which is mere steps from the beach, enjoying the beautiful sun and waves. We all were all extremely comfortable and fell asleep listening to the waves. I highly recommend this beach rental. The owners were a pleasure to work with and it is obvious they want your stay to be special!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two stars for the beach outside

  • 2 of 5

We stayed here in October 2016. This small attached apartment is wedged between two neighbors and is 200 yards back from the water. It is in a great location. Unfortunately it is overpriced and unprofessionally managed by an elderly owner and her daughter, and you should consider renting one of its neighbors who are under management of professional agencies. See the review dated August 30 below. When we arrived the apartment was tidy, but had not been professionally cleaned. This was a surprise as the owner charges a substantial cleaning fee as part of the rental contract and requires you to bring your own linens. The interior has not been kept up, and the kitchen has a tiny electric stove and no counter space. You will be cooking in the smoky joe bbq outside at best. Plumbing and fixtures (particularly the shower) appear to be pre-code – think granny unit kind of work. Similarly, the stairs are very steep and not suitable for anyone elderly or small children. The rest of the house is stuffed with beds and furniture. The owners advertise the place as sleeping far more people than actually fit. I would estimate total square footage at 750 sq ft. It does have excellent internet and cable. Unfortunately, the owners provide no check out instructions. Because we paid for cleaning, we straightened up but did not clean (sweep, mop, spray) the house ourselves (it was just my wife and I and our two small children for three nights). A week after we left, when we asked about our large damage deposit, the owner’s daughter told us she was keeping half of it of it because lights had been left on, the kitchen garbage was half full, we had left a neat piled of beach towels by the washing machine, there were some food debris on the kitchen floor, and she had found a streak of dried jam on one of the wooden kitchen chairs. She also claimed to have discovered carpet damage, but provided no pictures showing damage. It is clear that they do not use the cleaning fee to hire cleaners; instead the elderly mom shows up to straighten the house and they pocket the fee they've charged renters. We tried to work with them, but they refused to return the deposit. My wife and I are both responsible professionals, and we have rented probably 50 houses in the past 15 years, and never had a damage claim. Being charged against our "damage deposit" to clean this small apartment really put a downer on this year’s trip to Santa Cruz. You can do much better that this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for a relaxing vacation with my kids and grandkids. We enjoyed visiting on the porch while the children played in the sand and water. Even saw some whales and Dolphins!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

5 Stars!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have imagined a better location! This charming home met all of our needs and is right on the beach with breathtaking views from every bedroom. Would love to come back :) Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Aptos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Special
Feb 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$399
 
 
Easter
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$540
 
 
June Early
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$540
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$540
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$540
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$540
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$540
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$465
$3,055
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Barpub
Cafe Rio, walking distance
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Seascape
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Rio, walking distance
Nearest Beach
on Rio Del Mar beach
Car: recommended

Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk

Henry Cowell Redwood Park

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

Capitola by the Sea

Monterey Bay Aquarium

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