About this listing
A lovely, light-filled studio apartment with separate entrance and bathroom, within blocks of Rio Del Mar beach in Aptos. Full kitchen, deck, privacy and quiet are all waiting for you, in a lovely environment that is also close to restaurants, grocery stores, hiking or biking trails in Nisene Marks forest. And just three blocks from the beach- you can walk for miles from here along the shoreline.
This studio is a great place for those who want to enjoy all Santa Cruz and Monterey have to offer, but also enjoy the lower key atmosphere a little ways away from the tourists. The house is secluded and the views from the garden are amazing.
Free Wi-Fi internet, though the TV/DVD are not connected to cable connection. There is a brand new queen sized bed, and I also have a twin aerobed that you can use for children or additional guests. I do have a limit of 3 adults or two adults and 1 child. And I also require a 2 nights minimum stay.
The studio is part of my home, with a separate entrance and private bathroom, and a door that locks between my part of the house and the studio. I am a mature professional woman who works full time and I am the primary resident though my daughters stay with me from time to time.
Please do note that I do not allow any smoking on the property- this applies both inside the studio and outside on the deck or in the garden.
Because the studio is a part of my home, I do want to know something about you when you contact me about dates. Please include a brief description of who will be staying at the studio and maybe something about why you are visiting Aptos.
I require a 2 nights minimum stay.
And while I have a small dog myself, this property is really not optimal for pets.
No smoking, no pets, quiet after 10 pm.
Le studio de Dorian est réellement agréable, très lumineux, bien équipé et suffisamment grand.
Le quartier est très calme avec de belles maisons aux alentours.
Les plages sont à proximité ainsi que Santa Cruz.
Dorian avait laissé dans le frigo de quoi nous préparer un petit déjeuner.
Nous avons passé un séjour vraiment agréable dans ce studio.
Dorian greeted us as we arrived. She was very gracious and made us feel at home right away. Even provided for our 1st breakfast! The unit was wonderful and actually is bigger than the pictures make it seem. The home is on the edge of a hill at the end of a dead end street - very quiet & private. One walks down a garden stair to the unit door - I saw hummingbirds in the flowers every morning! Unit was super clean & inviting. Nice towels! There were 3 of us so Dorian had set up an extra bed.
The apartment is everything you need to spend a relaxing time around Santa Cruz. Not far from the beach, restaurants, and Dorian makes you feel at home. She was very helpful in getting us situated. The apartment is full of light and very practical.
Thank you Dorian to open your door and help us end our California trip in piece.
What a great place, you really feel like you are on holiday without actually leaving the studio. Dorian has made the presentation on arrival feel very much like a hotel. Great location for the beaches. Light spacious feel great windows really connect you to the outside. If you are coming to the area you will be hard pressed to find a better studio.
Dorian was an incredible host - answered numerous questions about the studio an area and couldn't have been more helpful.
The studio itself was absolutely beautiful in an incredible location.
This stay was beyond perfect!
This was my first Airbnb experience . . . and I was quite fortunate to stay at Dorian's amazing studio. It's clean, bright, well-appointed, and everything one needs is close at hand. I live in a very hot locale so it was wonderful to throw wide the gorgeous windows, especially at night. The blissfully misty cool July air was grand!
Dorian was patient with my questions before arrival and her quiet, unseen presence was helpful during my two night stay. I look forward to spending another time at this magically quiet and beautiful accommodation. If you are fortunate, you too might experience Aptos (Santa Cruz) at this amazing venue.
We really enjoyed this charming studio! There was plenty of room for both of us and the windows added amazing light and openness to the place. We awoke to sunshine streaming in the windows which kicked off the day to a great start. You could see the ocean from the windows. It was fresh, clean and totally comfortable. The kitchen was the perfect size for our needs, and there was a even "starter" breakfast in the fridge; strawberries, yogurt and coffee creamer. It was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The only down-side was the path that led to the cottage was steep and required caution both up and down. The studio was very close to the beach to either drive or walk. We'll definitely be back again.
About the Host, Dorian
Professional woman, mother of two grown daughters and grandmother to two. I have owned my home in Aptos for more than 20 years. With my daughters out on their own, I have space to share. My house, the garden and the views are wonderful, I know you will enjoy all this loveliness and quiet as much as I do.