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.
Was in town for a weekend wedding.
Dorian's studio is lovely! It is full of light, with large windows overlooking a cliff to the valley and shore below. The studio is private, down a set of steps from the rest of the neighborhood. There are actually two sets of steps through a beautiful garden, and if you arrive at night, the main set is lit.
Dorian is a wonderful holiday who makes you feel at home (leaving fruit and yogurt for you in the fridge, coffee beans on the counter) while respecting your privacy. In fact, I forgot she was next door, so I hope I didn't absent-mindedly sing too loudly or something.
The place was clean and taken care of. Great location, close to the beach. Grocery nearby.
The only (minor) thing that could use work is that the shower wasn't draining well when we were there. (PS it's a lovely bathroom, plenty of space.)
If you happen to be in the Santa Cruz/Aptos area, I giggly recommend this wonderful studio!
From the first moment we felt just like at home in Dorian's cosy studio surrounded by a wonderful Mediterranean garden. Aptos is a lovely place for a beach side holiday and I enjoyed every mornings beach walks, where I saw dolphins and sea otters, while lively Santa Cruz is nearby. thanks to Dorian for hosting us :)
My stay here was amazing! The space is even more beautiful in person. Dorian was very accommodating, providing extra towels, toiletries, and fresh fruit and yogurt! The trees outside the window create a lot of privacy, but you can still see the ocean and hear the waves. I would definitely stay here again if I have the chance!
This was my favorite airbnb rental so far! My 8-year-old daughter and I spent a 3-day weekend at Dorian's place to explore the surrounding area. What a beautiful little place in a beautiful neighborhood. I LOVED how bright the little cottage us with a full wall of windows with a partial bay view. The balcony was magnificent and peaceful for evening dinner and wine. The kitchen was new and clean and perfect for cooking meals. Dorian was very nice but gave us our space. I can't say enough good about this place. I would have paid more to stay in the local motel 6 which seems absurd.
The other great thing is the location. Being in Aptos, we were able to explore Santa Cruz beaches and boardwalk, hike the surrounding woods, AND take a quick day trip into Monterey! Definitely a 5+ star experience.
The pictures on the web do not do justice to this light and airy living space. We were welcomed to this lovely studio with fresh flowers and some food in the frig. The quiet neighborhood is close to the beach. We left the windows opened at night and could hear the waves crashing on the shore; quite soothing in the middle of the night.
Dorian is a very gracious and generous host. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We would definitely choose this place 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.
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