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 Rio Del Mar Beach House was great! Good amenities, was as described, and in a great location. Communication with Jeff was timely and informative, though we never met in person. He made sure our experience was easy and problem-free.
The house itself has everything you need and we barely felt the need to leave the neighborhood. Beach access was convenient and there are a few simple, local restaurants, markets and bars. Neighborhood is nice and private.
Very satisfied. Five stars for the price and accuracy of the listing.
Jeff's house is at the end of a quiet street. The yard is nicely landscaped. The decks and patios are spacious. The house is very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay.
The Rio Del Mar house was exactly as advertised, and we loved being out on the beautiful deck and trotting back and forth to the beach. The house was perfectly sized for our group, and the kitchen was well stocked so we could cook up meals post-adventuring. Jeff was a great host and all of the directions for the house were accessible. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend getaway, Jeff!
- Brooke, Marty, Mark & Jon
We had a wonderful time at the beach house! It was comfortable, the kitchen was well-equipped, the laundry worked great, and everything was in tiptop shape. The master bedroom was comfortable, with a large closet, drawers, and a bathroom with a shower. The second bedroom, which has two beds, has a second bathroom right across the hall. It was all very convenient. The beach is a short walk away, and it is indeed a lovely beach! The only small downside is the stairs, which you must climb to get to the main entrance. This really is not a problem unless you are using a wheelchair. (we were visiting Santa Cruz to celebrate our aunt's 100th birthday, so when we had her over for dinner one night, it took two of us to get her up the stairs in her wheelchair. Fortunately, the stairs are very wide and well lit at night, so it wasn't a problem with two strong men.) The upside of the stairs is that the front deck is amazing, with lots of comfortable chairs. There's plenty of parking. We had a wonderful time, and I highly recommend staying here. Communication with the host was easy and fast.
Jeff was ver welcoming. It was very easy. The house was very nice and comfortable. I would stay there again.
Jeff did an exceptional job with making us feel welcomed. He approved our booking request in a very timely manner and sent us comprehensive instructions for the house. The house was beautiful and we loved that it was a short walk from the beach. We would definitely come back!