500 Yards from beach - flat 5 min walk
Aptos is small beach town just south of Santa Cruz. Our cottage is a 5 minute walk to Rio Del Mar Beach, Cafe Rio Restaurant, Pixies (best breakfast burrito around) and a local market. We love our time in Aptos, but when we are not using it we love to share the experience with others. Here are some highlights:
- 0.5 Half Acre Lot
- 2 Bedroom + pullout couch
- Master bedroom (Queen Bed)
- 2nd Bedroom Full + Single Beds
- Queen pullout bed in living room (interspring mattress)
- 2 Full Bathroom (showers only no tub)
- Clean linens provided
- Modern Kitchen with high end appliances
- Huge wrap around deck
- Washer & Dryer
- Skylights - very light interior with plenty of sun
- Cable / Internet / HDTV
- Huge Intimate Backyard
- Ample parking
- Outdoor shower to rinse off the sand
- 5 minute walk (500 yards) from Rio Del Mar Beach
- A few minute drive to Capitola (great restaurants on the beach, several wine bars, outdoor concerts, nightlife)
- 15 minute drive to Santa Cruz
- 40 minute drive to Carmel / Monterey
A few of the fun activities nearby:
- Hiking, kayaking, surfing, biking, wine tasting, golfing at Seascape Golf Club
- All Beach Activities (we have smashball, frisbees, beach chairs, and towels)
Please note there is limited cell phone reception (1 bar with AT&T) at the house.
Weekly pricing not available over holiday weekends (4th of July / Labor Day / etc)
- No Smoking
- No Pets, sorry.
- No Candles
We had a wonderful stay at Jeff's beach house. We had everything we needed and loved the location. It feels very secluded at the back of the cul de sac, which is nice. The kitchen and living room were perfect for relaxing after the beach!
We enjoyed our time on the beach! Very convenient homebase to explore Monterrey, Capitola and Santa Cruz. Truly a 5 minute walk to the beach. Quiet neighborhood, perfect for kids and a great antidote to the 4 days we spent in San Francisco before our visit.
This was our second stay at the lovely beach cottage and it was equally enjoyable and memorable. The house is clean, convenient and we love all the instructions throughout the house that make the stay so easy and uncomplicated. The beds are comfortable and the house is well maintained. The gardens are fantastic and my two kids love exploring. They found a bird's nest and loved watching the bird parents take turns on the two little eggs. Lots of great food choices nearby and we love aptos bbq and gayle's. Will definitely come back!
Our host Jeff was awesome in his communication and we felt welcome from the time we made the booking. The information was spot on and the location of the property was so quiet that we felt relaxed immediately. Thanks for restaurant recommendations as well, that was definitely handy for when we were looking for a breakfast burrito - my husband enjoyed one! This is an excellent place for families as we enjoyed game time on the dining table and listening to a range of music was a lot of fun too! The convenience to the beach is excellent being able to walk down without worrying about parking on the weekend.
We had an amazing time! The location and amenities were great. Highlights included walks to the beach, our daughters' first trip to the boardwalk and exploring the Seymour center aquarium. Thanks!
Jeff made me and my other three guest feel very welcome! The house was beautiful! Just like the pictures and very comfortable. I think the only issue we experienced was the air (for me it was fine but others were uncomfortable, but we all managed). The house was clean and the beds were great!
This Rio Del Mar Beach House was everything we had hoped for and more! Welcoming, sunny, bright, handsomely decorated! It is very private, surrounded by beautiful foliage and we thoroughly enjoyed using the many outdoor spaces it provides! The kitchen was perfectly equipped for our many at home meals and the appliances were very convenient and new! For us, it was perfect for 2 weeks with a nod to staying even longer the next time! Thank you to Jeff and crew for creating such a lovely space and for making it so user friendly for us! The information you have available is a perfect complement to a great stay in Aptos! We would most definitely choose to return and recommend the home to anyone wanting to spend time in this very lovely area!