Sunny quiet home near Beach & Park

House - Entire home/apt · N Polo Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, United States

Very peaceful, very quiet, near end of street almost no cars going by. Warm wabi sabi feeling. Comfortable colorful and relaxing. Lots of flowers, birds, hummers, sun, towering redwoods and green open meadow just across the street.

The Space

Small but lovely 2 BR solar powered home w/ 40 acre Polo Grounds park across the street! Deck overlooking creek surrounded by 100 yr. old redwoods. Very close to the beach, restaurants and shopping. Nisene Marks State Park, and Aptos beach just minutes away by bicycle or car. Remodeled open floor plan with radiant tile floor in the kitchen area. Yamaha Baby Grand piano in the living room for the musically inclined. Both bedrooms have full size beds which are very comfortable. One has a tempurpedic mattress the other a mattress with box springs...and the living room has a full size cotton futon.

You are welcome to visit the orchard and vegetable gardens. No street lamps or sidewalks makes for great viewing of stars and planets. Modern kitchen with 5 burner stove and double oven. Bicycles available including 7 speed tandem cruiser! The neighborhood is very peaceful and quiet as it is not a through road and home is near end of road.

Great shopping and excellent restaurants including 3 French restaurants, 2 Mexican restaurants, 3 Chinese restaurants and a very good Indian restaurant just minutes away. Plenty of great biking on nearby country roads or in Nisene Marks State Park. Bus stop at end of street will take you to Santa Cruz, Capitola, Soquel etc. This home has a very welcoming feeling with a beautiful outside patio area. The bedrooms are comfortable and the home is heated with a woodstove as well as radiant floor heating. Very sunny peaceful and quiet and surrounded by the beauty of nature! Popular Rio Del Mar beach a few minutes away. Excellent ping pong table, badminton, and horseshoes available as well for outdoor games. Apple and pear orchard and a turtle pond in front of the house!

If you are here on the weekend there is the colorful Cabrillo Farmers market Saturday morning 8am-noon. Great vegetables and flowers etc. as well as live music! Just 5 min. away by car and 15 min. by bicycle.

Very quiet and peaceful location with birds and lots of area to walk and bike including Polo Grounds Park across the street and Nisene Marks State Park 5-10 min. by bicycle.

Free Wi-Fi! Most cell phones will work better if you cross the street to the park.

Guest Access

House with all amenities, redwood deck overlooking creek, yard and patio, outdoor grill, 1 tandem, 1 road, one trail bike and 40 acres of Park across the street.

Interaction with Guests

I usually will greet guests and show how things work etc. I'll be staying nearby enough that you can contact me if you have questions but I 'm very respectful of guests peace and privacy.

The Neighborhood

It's very quiet and peaceful with few cars. It's sunny and open, and there is a creek in back bringing cool air when it's warm out. The neighborhood is friendly. There are hawks, raccoons, deer, turkey and other wild things around here.

Just a few minutes away is shopping at the Deerpark center.

Getting around

The bus stop is just down the street, to take you south to Watsonville and Monterey or north to Soquel, Capitola and Santa Cruz.

Bicycles here for use as well.

Other Things to Note

If at all possible I prefer if you use the outside grill for cooking meat. If weather doesn't allow it's fine to cook meat inside, but make sure to use the vent fan.

No loud music in general, it's a peaceful kind of neighborhood.

I will have the house very clean for you, but it is not a hospital. Some folks have very strict ideas about what a clean house means. The reviews rate me pretty favorably in this area but if there is a spot on a plate the dishwasher missed, don't panic, I'll call the hazmat squad!

While I may be nearby I will certainly respect your privacy. Don't hesitate to call me with any questions or help needed.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $35 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1200 /week
Monthly Price: $4500 /month
Security Deposit: $600
Cleaning Fee: $165
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Steven was a wonderful host - I was looking for a quiet retreat to relax, enjoy nature and work on some music - Steven is a musician and happens to have a lovely piano in his home. It was quiet, clean, homey, and he even provided some yummy local breads. When he found out I liked salsa music he was thoughtful enough to show me some chords on the piano! The location was good too - quiet, but close enough to the freeway to hop over to the beaches in santa cruz. Overall recommend.

    April 2014
  • Steve's house in the middle of the redwoods is really unique.
    The terrace, the nicely furnished rooms, the grand piano, ...
    we loved everything.
    Steve is a really wonderful host, very generous, helpful and friendly.
    He is also a great musician and we were really impressed,
    when we visited one of his concerts.
    It was a fantastic stay!!!

    March 2014
  • Lovely home. Lovely host.
    Really warm, welcoming, comfortable, clean. Beds are comfy, bathing is warm, kitchen and living room open and relaxing. Lots of light. We loved the back deck among the redwoods, a great place to hang out to eat or relax.
    Great location. Straight down the road to Rio del Mar beach, close to restaurants. Easy access onto highway 1 but still quiet and peaceful. Can easily get to nearby state parks.
    Steven is a very friendly host and will help you get your bearings and come up with good recommendations for bakeries, beaches, farmers markets, restaurants, whatever you need. Our family had a comfortable enjoyable week at his home. I recommend it highly.

    January 2014
  • Great house. Wonderful host.

    January 2014
  • We could not have been happier with our stay in this wonderful home, quiet and pretty inside and out. Steve made us feel more than welcome, he has created a wonderful world there to share with his guests. The kitchen was stocked with anything we might need and made cooking a pleasure, and the bedrooms were comfortable and warm and peaceful. Lovely walk to take right outside the door, with redwoods and the sound of the creek to listen to as you go. And, having the piano there was an added happiness. Highly recommended, indeed!

    December 2013
  • Steve is a very kind and caring host who made us feel very welcome and at ease in his cosy and comfortable home. Very conveniently located close to the freeway but very quiet at the same time. A real treat to spend a few days in the warm and personal atmosphere he has created there.

    December 2013
  • Thanks for being flexible with our arrival time and requirements! Everyone really enjoyed your home!

    October 2013
  • Steve was a great host .His place is lovely. Very quiet ...sunny in the mornings and some shade from his enormous redwoods in the afternoon. The deck at the rear is very private and we enjoyed sitting there under the trees. The house itself is very nicely furnished and it is nice and bright. Well stocked kitchen. Beds are doubles not queen size. We really enjoyed our stay there ....

    james and eva

    October 2013
  • Steven has a beautiful home in a serene surrounding. It was an absolute pleasure to meet him and stay in his home. Highly recommend a stay in his home. As an added bonus, Steven is a very talented musician and my husband and I had a chance to check out one of his shows.

    September 2013
  • Staying at Steve's had been very pleasant experience, exactly what we were looking for a quite space in the middle of nature. The house is spacious, quite and very pretty and Steve too is very a nice host that gave us lots of privacy. I'll definitely recommend to stay there

    September 2013
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