Our beachy feeling room has a queen size bed with a memory foam topped mattress. Just a short walk from the beach through a field of grass and down the stairs (150 of them!) and well lit in the evening. A little exercise and a lovely sunset view!
Sleeps 2 persons comfortably. Nice spot to sit out on the deck for coffee and continental breakfast in the morning. We serve fresh organic fruit and homemade scones along with Fage Yogurt:)
You have a very nice private bathroom.
We love to interact with our guests especially if they are from out of country. We are here all the time as we live upstairs and available for your needs. We have many suggestions for local restaurants and for local sites. We have maps of the area menus for restaurants.
Our neighborhood is a beach community where many people come to their summer homes for a few days or weekends. We are close to several restaurants, bike rentals and an amazing redwood state park.
You really should have a car as the public transportation may be inconvenient to get places in a timely manner.
We have off-street parking.
It is important you park to the side in the driveway and allow for the owners to park next to you:) In other words, don't use the entire driveway for your one car. It is a wide area.
Interaction with Guests
We are available to our guests most of the time. We are here for check in. We love to interact with our guests and occasionally have walked the beach with them. We had a couple here once who's son dropped them for a week without a car. They were from Ireland. We took them out and around the area then we went to dinner one evening. We hit it off quite well.
Our neighborhood comes alive in the summer with families coming in from interior to their summer beach homes. Often the summer is gray in the morning and sunny in the afternoon whereas the spring and fall will be perfect times to be at the beach in the sun. We have mild winters and many Europeans spend their winters with us.
Other Things to Note
WE HAVE THE CALIFORNIA REDWOODS! PLEASE SEE THEM WHILE YOU ARE HERE.
Please conserve water as California is suffering a drought and Santa Cruz is on water rationing. Please turn out lights when leaving. Please respect the house by keeping the noise level at 'indoor' voices. Please check-out by noon. We do not allow pets. We do not allow smoking inside our home.
They stayed late to make sure to let us in, Johnny invited us to listen to him play at a neat restaurant, and made us a lovely breakfast which we ate out on their terrace. They respected our privacy and we had a wonderful talk with both on the way out. Highly recommend this air B&B
What a lovely location, bedroom, garden and sweet hosts! The room is actually a real apartment in its self separated from the rest of the house with its own bathroom and private access to the beautiful and relaxing garden. And the icing on the cake is to have a breakfast platter delivered to your door with yummy home-made scones.
Unfortunately we only stayed one night at John and Mary's place, as we would love to spend more time in Aptos. The house is a few steps away from the beach and situated in a lovely neighbourhood. The room, bathroom and breakfast were amazing, we'd definately recommend this place to everyone. Thanks John and Mary!
Room is very lovely, private from the main part of the house - I was there only briefly but I know I would have been happy had I stayed longer. And so close to the beach! John and Mary communicate well and clearly love being good hosts... I would definitely recommend to any kind of traveler, whether you need privacy, are in town for an occasion, or are seeking real local connection and tourism guidance.
We had a wonderfully relaxing time in Mary and John's lovely home. Mary and John were very helpful and communicative in answering any questions we had.
Not only was the room beautiful and hospital, but we really loved relaxing on their deck on their comfortable sofa and feeling the warmth of the sun on us as well as ocean breeze! Their place is just 1 minute walk from a wonderful cliff view of a wonderful beach, etc., and many wonderful restaurants and Marianne's ice cream shop. Our only regret was not staying longer! We would totally be back!
John and Mary were great hosts. They got in touch to make sure we knew how to get there and they were home when we arrived so there was no mystery about where to go or how to get in. The room is clean, comfortable, and cozy. There was good coffee to be made via french press in the room, and they brought us an amazing breakfast in the morning, which we enjoyed in the privacy of our own little patio outside the room. If you like traveling, you may end up having a great conversation with them about their world travels! Very sweet spot. We recommend it.
We enjoyed our stay at John and Mary's home for our first Air BnB experience. John was very welcoming and informative upon arriving. Maps and local brochures for activities and restaurants were available as well. The room we stayed in had a private deck area that was very inviting and cozy, with the room itself being very clean, bright and cheerful. The bathroom was also very clean, updated recently, fabulous shower! They had welcoming beverages in our small refrigerator with additional coffee and tea fixings as well. Breakfast the next morning was wonderful, freshly baked scones still warm out of the oven. Our conversations were genuine and enthusiastic with authentic interest, refreshing! A great location, quiet yet so close to many activities. Would not hesitate to recommend a stay here.
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Mary is a nurse. Johnny is a working musician and music teacher of piano and guitar
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