About this listing
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
The listing was completely accurate. The neighborhood is very quiet and safe. It's so nice to be able to return from a wonderful day at the beach in 5 minutes and walk into such a relaxing and comfortable place that you'll want to call home as soon as you arrive. We definitely wish we could have stayed longer and we are already thinking ahead to how we can next summer.
We only had one car, but there is PLENTY of parking.
This was our 2nd time staying here at the Rio Del Mar beach house and we had just as great of a stay this trip, as we did last year. I have already requested for next years dates as well, bc we enjoy staying here so much. Thank You for having us.
The list was just as described. Both the place and location to the beach description is very accurate.
The house looked great, just like the pictures. The location at the very end of a cul-de-sac was peaceful and quiet. We spent time exploring from Monterey to Santa Cruz; Aptos is a good, central place to start from.
Had a great stay at the beach house with my family. Loved the convenience of being so close to the beach but also the quiet and secluded feel of the house. Had everything we wanted! We'll definitely be back!
This home's description does not brag about it enough - we were enchanted by its setting, nestled against a quiet hillside, and impressed by the high quality furnishings, beautiful and colorful inspired decor, comfortable bedding, and amenities.
Our host checked in with us on the day of our arrival, even though he was traveling abroad. He made us feel welcome from our first contact to our last, when we needed to get back in to retrieve some personal items that had been left behind. He made it easy to do this, without any problem.
The beach is very close by, yet this home is located off the beaten track, at the end of a quiet street. The lot is nearly half an acre in size, with glorious vegetation everywhere, including coral colored clematis and purple morning glory. There are majestic oak trees on the property and surrounding lots, and the setting feels like a nature preserve.
The wrap-around deck is magnificent, with a table and many chairs, and an abundance of bright sunshine. The IPOD dock was very handy and greatly-appreciated, and allowed us to enjoy listening to music while relaxing and visiting both inside and out.
If you're looking for a gathering place for friends and/or family, look no further. This charming and comfortable home-away-from-home will likely meet your needs and leave you with countless delightful memories.