950sq.ft, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. New kitchen, baths, furniture and mattresses.
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About Casa Mare
We know that your vacation is important to you and so we do our best to insure that you find our home to be a pleasant place to enjoy local attractions, ocean beaches, and your time to relax and unwind away from the everyday. ==================================== My wife and I met in Cambridge, MA almost 30 years ago. We moved from the east coast Bay Area to the west coast two years later. ==================================== Casa Mare is our second home. We spend weekends (sometimes long ones since we love it here so much more than the hectic Silicon Valley) in the upstairs apartment. Our kids are grown so it’s just the two of us. We are available to answer any questions and to share our favorite places to visit and eat at. ==================================== Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to answering any and all questions you may have. We hope that we get an opportunity to host your family and have you and yours enjoy all that the area has to offer.
Casa Mare purchased this House in 2011
Why Casa Mare chose Aptos
Location! Location! Location! ==================================== Both being scientist, we used a scientific approach, the Radar app, in selecting the warmest, least foggy beach community. We’re surprised to discover that often there is a 15 to 20 degrees difference with in less than 10 miles. We chose our home because of proximity to the beach and it’s unique architecture.
What makes this House unique
The house architecture provides total privacy; with guest having an exclusive use of the back yard, outdoor shower and BBQ. ==================================== We love to travel and to stay in vacation rentals, especially when traveling with our family or friends. For the past 25+ years we have rented over 100 places all over US and Europe and have used this experience in setting up our home. We furnished it with all the things that we’ve enjoyed and appreciated: tourist information, guide books, lots of books and games for adults and kids, cooks kitchen, extra towels and linens, and of cause everything one would need for the beach, even kites. Many guests comment on our location and how well-equipped our home is.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great location/ wonderful hospitality/ smooth experience
We had a great experience at this property. It’s in a great location for experiencing Santa Cruz and Monterey, with the location and amenities to you enjoy a day at the beach. We especially appreciated the comfortable beds and the ease of the whole beach experience. They provide all you need to enjoy the ocean including a handy shower outside to clean up. Marina and Sasha made it a warm experience all around, and not a cold transaction that renting a condo or house can be. I would highly recommend!
We absolutely loved our time at Casa Mare. The apartment was completely spotless, well organized, well stocked, and in a perfect location. You can literally be on the beach with a 5 min enjoyable walk. The beach supplies were just what we needed to enjoy our time spent at the beach. Perfect for families with teens or younger ones too. This rental also comes with aquarium passes and a state park pass which saves you a ton of money. The garden patio was a pleasant surprise with morning sun and coffee. We hope to return next year!
Spacious, modern and convenient
The apartment is very attractive and comfortable. During our visit (early May) the neighborhood was very quiet, very underpopulated--great for us, because the weather was fine, the beach beautiful. Hosts were absent, but very responsive to messages. Would definitely visit again!
My husband and I had quiet, relaxing stay in this lovely home near the beach. They had everything you could nee and then some. It is a great location for access to beaches, state parks and treasure hunting. The neighborhood is quiet with lots of pretty flowers. Highly recommend as a relaxing place to stay.
Great proximity to beach
Easy, pretty & short walk to beach and a few restaurants & shops. Owners very responsive and helpful. House is clean, well stocked and comfortable. A few little quirks that could use attention but overall a nice stay.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review. We are very happy to hear that you liked our home and its location.
We're sorry about the "little quirks", which unfortunately we were not aware of. We’re fortunate to have excellent caretakers and everything was taken care of in 2 days. If you do decide to stay with us the next time you visit your son at UCSC improvement and don’t forget to ask for the “returning guest” discount.
We had a wonderful time with our family of four on the trip! The beds were super comfortable, and our two little ones shared the queen room- plenty of space for a crib in either room! We had everything we needed for a pleasant stay, and really appreciated the responsiveness and hospitality of the owners. The aquarium and state park passes were also a huge bonus- both were put to great use! We had a lovely stay!
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is within 8 miles. Roaring Camp Train is within 13 miles. Seascape Golf Club is 1.5 miles away. UC Santa Cruz is 15 minute drive and Cabrillo College - 5 minutes away.
Monterey Bay Aquarium is 40 minutes away. Pebble Beach, Carmel, 17 Mile Drive are less than 50 minutes away. Elkhorn Slough is less than 20 minutes away.
Walk to Capitola and its great waterfront restaurants and boutique shopping. Dozens of wineries in scenic locations with delicious wine. Local wineries include Storrs, Bonny Dune, Soqual Vineyards, Windy Oaks, Hunter Hill, Barghetto, Vine Hill.
The Forest at Nisene Marks is a mile away. Great hiking and biking in a beautiful redwood forest.
Over 100 outlet stores are in Santa Cruz, Gilroy, and Monterey.