Lovely Beach house with Bay view

House - Entire home/apt · Santa Cruz Avenue, Aptos, CA 95003, United States
Mary And John

Home on Monterey Bay available for 16 days in October $2000. 3 outdoor/indoor cats to feed (must like cats). Quiet neighborhood, decks, hot tub, all the amenities. Walking distance to great restaurants Seacliff State Beach and Nisene Marks Redwoods.

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Home on Monterey Bay available for 16 days in October $2000. 3 outdoor/indoor cats to feed (must like cats). Quiet neighborhood, decks, hot tub, all the amenities. Walking distance to great restaurants Seacliff State Beach and Nisene Marks Redwoods.

The Space

16 Day let ($2000) of home while we are away. We have three cats that will need to be fed during this time. They are indoor/outdoor and there is no litter box to clean. They wander through the house, now and then, but prefer to be out of doors during nice weather. Our home is available to one renter only, for the occupancy of 4 persons (no more than 4 adults) from October 1st until October 16th. We have a nearby friend who is happy to feed the cats with prior notice (call him the day before). (He would be happy to feed them for 2 days if you want to go to San Francisco or out of town elsewhere). Of course we will leave plenty of food for the cats.

Two story home with two decks (upper and lower). Main part of home is upstairs with a large deck and ocean view. View of ocean and Pleasure Point from hot tub. Nice for two couples or great romantic get away. Two attractive bathrooms. Large parking area on very quiet street. Water softener. Hot water on demand. Garden sprinkler system. Outdoor warm shower. Reverse osmosis drinking water.

Upstairs bedroom has a Queen Tempurpedic mattress set. Downstairs bedroom has a new pillow top mattress. The sheets for these beds are 500 to 800 count cotton.

Choice of drip Coffee maker, electric tea pot or French press coffee maker. Amana refrigerator, diswhasher, microwave, gas range and oven. Gas BBQ on upper deck.

Six restaurants within walking distance. Manual's gourmet Mexican, Pizza 1, Ambrosia (Indian), Cafe Rio (seafood), Pixie Deli and Hole in the Wall (breakfast and lunch only). Another 7 within a half mile are also excellent including Au Midi (French), Zameen's (Mediterrenean), Kauboi Sushi, Hamburger, Italian, BBQ, Chinese and so forth.

On Monterey Bay. Close to Santa Cruz and Capitola, 38 miles north of Monterey. 60 miles south of San Francisco. 45 minutes from San Jose airport.

We are located between two amazing state parks. Seacliff State Beach Park and Nisene Marks State Redwood Park. Nisene Marks is approximately 1/8 mile away. It is a wonderful place for both dirt bike and road bike riding. It is a terrific place to run, hike and picnic and has the most beautiful redwood fairy rings. It is the epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake which is worth hiking back to see.

October is absolutely fabulous on Monterey Bay. It is the best month to be here. It's when the tourists have gone, the beaches get quiet and locals come out to play. It is glorious.

Guest Access

WiFi, cable TV, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, gas range, Amana Refrigerator, the usual kitchen gadgets.

Interaction with Guests

If you wish to come the day before (free night and dinner) we could orient you to the house, cats and neighborhood. There is some upkeep on the hot tub to explain, if you plan to use it and it would be nice to explain the soft water system and on-demand hot water. A home is a little more to rent than an apartment or room.

The Neighborhood

October is the most perfect month in this area. Shame on us for leaving this time of year. The summer crowd has left and the streets are quiet, however, the restaurants do not close down and the locals come out to enjoy themselves on beach walks and bike rides. Nisene Marks Redwoods is exquisite this time of year and only blocks away.

Getting around

This is a must have a car or bike area. Plenty of parking in our drive.

Other Things to Note

Most of the art is rendered by the home owner and not for sale. It represents places we have been, lived or things we enjoyed.
Please minimize the wear and tear on our home.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 16 nights
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $300
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
  • John and Mary usually rent out just the lower floor but I had the good fortune to use the entire house for an extended stay while they went off to Europe. Very comfortable and relaxing with all the amenities you could possibly hope for. Beach and restaurants and small market are just a 5-10 minute walk. Great area for bicycle riding too. I'll be keeping an eye on John and Mary's future travel plans so that I can plan my return!

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Mary is a nurse. Johnny is a working musician and music teacher of piano and guitar "We love meeting the people who come to our AirBnB. It is the primary reason we have started it. We also stay in AirBnB places when we travel and it has enhanced our travels immensely. Believe it or not we found out about AirBnB in Bosnia on a trip in 2011. It can be whatever you want it to be. We sometimes choose a place because of the descriptions of the host!! Why travel so far away and not meet the people that represent the culture of the land you are exploring? AirBnB has enriched our lives."
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