El Nido; a Peaceful, Relaxing, Restorative Retreat


Entire guest suite hosted by Chris

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Pack up the beach towels and head out to explore the stunning nearby coastline, then light the barbecue for a relaxed family dinner in the leafy backyard. Snuggle up in a fluffy robe in front of Netflix, or kick back in the rustic, wicker armchair.
“Welcome to El Nido (the nest), my home of 20 years. A peaceful, restorative and romantic get-away!”
– Chris, your host

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Free parking on premises
Bathroom essentials
Bedroom comforts
Coffee maker
Hair dryer
Beach essentials

4.98 out of 5 stars from 267 reviews


Aptos, California, United States

This home is close to the beautiful beaches of the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary and the Forest of Nisene Marks, just a mile from Aptos village, south of Santa Cruz and the Boardwalk and north of Elk Horn Slough and The Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Distance from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport

46 mins by car without traffic

Hosted by Chris

  1. Joined in March 2016
  • 267 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Artist and long-time Santa Cruz resident, I love the natural beauty of the Central Coast where the redwoods run to the Pacific.

During your stay

Your host will be on the property and available for anything you need during your stay.

Chris is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour

Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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