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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$750 /week|
Dorian responded immediately to our request. The studio is absolutely breathtaking - sweeping vistas overlooking the beach. The bed is extremely comfortable, and the room is spacious. The approach to the studio is down a beautiful flagstone staircase that passes through a serene native plant garden. The studio is secluded and peaceful. We hope to return to this ideal spot in the future!
This studio was exactly as depicted. There was a great deal of light and the bed was very comfortable. Two large window shades are room black out, which helps to make it possible to sleep, but one window only had curtains, so in the morning there was a lot of bright light. We enjoyed the gardens, the views and the beach nearby.
It is one large room, possibly 400 or 500 square feet, with a small, easy, kitchen. High high ceilings with more small windows at the top. Sparely furnished. If you want a desk you will have to use the dining table.
The parking lot is above the studio and you have to descend the stairs in order to get to the place. We arrived late and we let ourselves in--- directions were fine and the hostess was not at all intrusive.
We really enjoyed our week in your lovely studio, Dorian. The apartment was comfortable and airy, and equipped with everything we needed. Aptos is a nice place and a good centre for getting out and seeing the area. Many thanks.
Dorian is a welcoming, accommodating host who assures your stay meets your needs and expectations. The studio is light and airy with everything we needed. The long sandy beach is nearby and you drift off and wake up with the sound of waves. It is a perfect place to relax, restore, and recharge. This was our second stay and we hope to return again.
We had a great time in the apartment and Dorian was a very nice host. The place looks just like you see on the pictures and it might actually be bigger in reality. We were traveling with a baby and we found everything we needed to cook for him in the kitchen. The apartment and the landscape around it are beautiful. It was just the peaceful retreat we needed after visiting San Francisco.The apartment is located two steps away from Rio Del Mar Beach. We wish we could have stayed longer if we would not have had to come back home...
Great studio apartment! Much light, great kitchen and bathroom with a very comfortable bed. We appreciated how clean it was and will definitely stay again very soon. Dorian is a wonderful host who was there if we needed her but left us to our privacy. We will definitely stay again!
Dorians studio was perfection! The pictures do not do it justice! The entire apartment has beautiful glass windows that overlook her amazing flower garden, not to mention a slight view of the ocean! The kitchen was the perfect place to cook for a few days and had everything we needed! The town is fun and I would recommend eating at the cafe down by the local beach. Coming from a chef, I can approve the food there (especially the grilled artichoke!) Would highly recommend this studio to anyone looking for a relaxing place to hunker down for a few days!
Dorian's studio is so lovely. The windows and sky light make it seem so much larger than a studio. The view of the ocean and Dorian's beautiful gardens enhance the beauty of the apartment. Everything was so clean. Dorian set us up with a light first meal, yogart, fresh fruit, coffee beans and cream. Lots of plush towels, a very nice mattress on the bed and even beach towels and beach chairs were additional treats. There is a spacious closet to tuck away your belongings, this was a plus for our extended stay. We so look forward to another stay.
Pat and Jeff Rohrer
This was a perfect studio in Aptos! Dorian was a great host. There is a beautiful view and the space is perfect for a weekend away. I stayed there for a work trip but wish that I had more time to explore the beach and surrounding areas. What a gorgeous place!
beautiful, clean, short walk to the beach, dorain was very sweet, everything we needed, bathroom was exquisite, kitchen well designed with plenty of space
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