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Entire cottage hosted by Jeff
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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:

The space
Beach House:
- 0.5 Half Acre Lot
- 2 Bedroom + pullout couch
- Master bedroom (Queen Bed)
- 2nd Bedroom Queen + Single Bed
- 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
- Ambient Fireplace (does not heat)
- 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 but you can enable wifi calling on an iphone or Andriod to compensate.

We offer a 10% discount on week long stays for *most* weeks.
Weekly pricing not available over holiday weekends (4th of July / Labor Day / etc)

A note about our cleaning fees. We try our best to keep our rates as low as possible. We pay our cleaning team a livable wage which includes workers compensation insurance and payroll taxes. Our cleaners are front line workers and have taken extra precautions following enhanced cleaning protocols in compliance with local and CDC Guidelines since COVID-19 began. Thanks for helping support the local economy during these trying times.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed


Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.79 out of 5 stars from 360 reviews



Aptos, California, United States

Hosted by Jeff

Joined in March 2013
  • 360 Reviews
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Hello everyone. When I am not working in the finance industry I am either traveling, reading, skiing, or playing with technology.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $300
Cancellation policy