Beautiful, modern home just steps from the beach!Open kitchen, dining and living room with large screen TV including a great selection of reading material and family oriented DVDs.
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet
You won’t be charged yet

About this listing

The Ocean Rose is a modern, unique family home with amazing ocean views situated on the cliff just above Seacliff State Beach in Aptos.

The space

***The Ocean Rose is best suited for families and is located in a very quiet neighborhood. It is NOT A PARTY PAD. This is a peaceful, quiet residential neighborhood. If your intention is to PARTY we reserve the right to ask you to leave. ***

If you have members of your party with mobility issues, please be aware the house has an inverted floor plan. The living area, kitchen and master bedroom are upstairs.

The Ocean Rose is a modern, unique family home with amazing ocean views situated just steps from Seacliff beach in Aptos. This beautifully furnished vacation home has vaulted ceilings, hardwood, slate and carpeted floors, lots of windows, two ocean view decks, indoor and outdoor dining, and beautiful landscaping. The home has beautiful ocean views from almost every room and you can hear the gentle crash of the waves while lying in bed. We're located on the bluffs above Seacliff State Beach in Aptos. Time to walk from front door to toes in the water: 5 Minutes. (NOTE: Due to recent storms, the Beachgate trail to the beach may be closed for safety. In this case, beach access would be from the corner of State Park & Seacliff.)

*11% Santa Cruz County rental tax.

* 3 bedrooms, 1800 square feet, sleeps 8 very comfortably
* fully furnished
* internet access and wireless network
* cable with HD TV's in living room and all bedrooms
* Chromecast for Netflix and Hulu streaming
* Blue ray DVD player in living room (bedrooms downstairs each have TV/DVD units)
* collection of family movies & games
* stereo system with separate audio controls in each room
* master bedroom - California king bed
* second bedroom - queen bed
* third bedroom (sleeps 4) - bunk bed with trundle and a twin
* towels and linens provided
* modern kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances
* cooking spices and essential pantry items provided
* laundry room with LG washer and dryer
* outdoor hot water shower to rinse off the sand
* parking for 2 cars available in driveway (no garage parking) and space for 1 car on street in front of house
* 3 bikes, 1 child's scooter (no helmets)
* gas barbecue
* sand toys, boogie boards, 4 beach chairs and umbrellas.
* Small portable crib/Graco Pack n' Play On the Go Travel Playard, baby gate for top of stairs & baby monitor

TOT certificate #C000367

Guest access

Full access of house, yard and driveway. Garage not available for parking however guests have access to garage for beach items and bikes.

Interaction with guests

Guests are emailed the night before their reservation with check in information and the day after check in to make sure everything is satisfactory.

Other things to note

Our neighbor stores his car in our garage while he is away. If he needs to access it, he will let you know.

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: $25 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: $170
Security Deposit: $400
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $325 / night
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

*Noise: This is a peaceful, quiet residential neighborhood. Please respect our neighbors. This is not a "Party Pad". If your intention is to PARTY we reserve the right to ask you to leave.
*Quiet hours: 10pm-7am
*Smoking is NOT allowed in the house OR on balconies.
* Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.
* Pets are NOT allowed.
* Parking is limited to 3 vehicles. Vehicles are to be parked in driveway and 1 car may be parked on the road in front of the house.
*Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate.
*Please use provided beach towels for the beach. We do not permit bath towels or linens to be taken from the house. Beach towels must be washed, dried and put away before checkout. The housekeeper will not wash them due to time restraints.
* Please follow all check in/out instructions emailed to you before your stay.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

88 Reviews

Check In
Martin User Profile
June 2017
We felt well looked after by Lynn and thought the house was lovely, clean and well equipped. It worked well for 4 adults and 2 small children. A good location for the beach and for the Santa Cruz and Monterey area.

Ron User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful place, accurately advertised but entire experience was better than expected. The cool place, the people around the area, the beach, the forest, cali 17 mile, Santa Cruz and silicon valley.

Nicolas User Profile
April 2017
All the comforts of home, but with a great view of the ocean from the kitchen and balcony. The home is modern, well equipped for a family with kids, and a lot of windows making the home feel even more open. >Beach access down the cliff right around the street corner. Front door to beach, 7 minute walk. (Perfect for time and the kids). Wash the sand away outside with the outdoor shower. >All the usual visiting spots were nearby:: -Boardwalk: approx 10-15 min drive -Mystery Spot: approx 10-15 min drive -Santa Cruz Pier: approx 10-15 min drive -Capitola: approx 10 min drive -Roaring Railroads: approx 20 min drive. Food: -Aptos Street BBQ was awesome. 5 min drive. -Kitchen is well equipped. Grocery: -Safeway: 5 min drive We had a great 4 night stay. My 5 yr old daughter did not want to leave. I would highly recommend it for a family planning to visit the area.
Lynn User ProfileLynn is a superhost.
Response from Lynn:
Thank you Nicolas for such a nice review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time. I hope you and your family return again! Lynn
April 2017

Jo User Profile
November 2016
We always come to the CA Coast for Thanksgiving but this was our first visit to Aptos/Santa Cruz area. Lynn's Ocean Rose was ideal for us! It's both spacious and cozy, with all the amenities needed for cooking a big family meal. We used the great gas grill on the porch (with sounds of the surf below), and loved the open floor plan of the kitchen where we shared many meals, but casually at the bar and our sit-down family Thanksgiving dinner. The house is only a few doors away from the community path to the Ocean, and we went several times a day to walk, watch pelicans feed, and even dolphins on our last evening at sunset! The house is well stocked with wetsuits, boogie boards, bikes and sand toys. While it's in a quiet residential neighborhood, it is also easy walking distance to shops and local hangouts. Most houses have no off-street parking, but this house had enough room to park 2 cars in the driveway. It was so convenient from start to finish! I also want to say our host was SUPER attentive and responsive to texts about small questions about the house. I can't say enough about how lovely it was to stay there. We forgot to sign the book! we'll have to come again and sign it twice!! Thank you so much for a great place to share the holiday with our family, and to create memories!!
Lynn User ProfileLynn is a superhost.
Response from Lynn:
Thanks for the glowing review and treating our home so well! We would love for you to return someday!
November 2016

Bill User Profile
November 2016
When I reviewed the photos of Ocean Rose I knew that this was the home where I wanted to stay. Lynn has furnished her home and fully equipped it with all the essentials that make for a comfortable stay. My husband, daughter, and son-in-law were delighted to spend 4 days relaxing here. We enjoyed our short walks to the beach and exploring the community. The TV and WI-FI worked great. We highly recommend Aptos Street BBQ, as we returned a second time and ordered take-out. Marianne's Ice cream was also a favorite and required a repeat visit. The lunch buffet at Ambrosia India Bistro was close by and we walked there and back. Thank you, Lynn, for sharing your wonderful home with us!
Lynn User ProfileLynn is a superhost.
Response from Lynn:
Thanks for the nice review! I'm glad you liked Aptos BBQ. It is one of our favorites too!
November 2016

John User Profile
October 2016
Very attentive host and answered any questions quickly. Sent an email prior with all questions answered. Great neighborhood -- lots of beach charm. You could actually hear the ocean from the decks and it really was close to the beach. Quiet neighbors. Fast wifi, friendly people, etc. I have to say, without offending prior hosts, that this was my favorite Santa Cruz place. I'll be back!
Lynn User ProfileLynn is a superhost.
Response from Lynn:
Thanks for the nice review. We would be pleased to have you stay at The Ocean Rose again next time you are in Aptos. Happy to extend a return renter rate to you if you do!
October 2016

Daniel User Profile
October 2016
We loved the location, the view, and the proximity to the beach. I also love how Lynn had house setup to be baby friendly with a pack and play and a baby gate for the stairs.

San Jose, California, United States · Joined in September 2012
Lynn User ProfileLynn is a superhost.

I am a high school English teacher and my husband is a product manager in the Silicon Valley. We love the constantly changing landscape of the Pacific Ocean. We are excited about sharing our home with other ocean lovers and traveling the world with our two daughters, ages 17 and 14.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.