Aptos, CA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Aptos

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2br cottage
    Welcome to Seacliff Beach Bungalow, an iconic beach house for your coastal getaway! This charming cottage sleeps 4 people comfortably in 2 bedrooms, with 1 full bathroom. We can accomodate up to 6 people, depending on age ranges. This quiet Seacliff Beach community is highly sought after, as it is three blocks to Seacliff Beach, home of the Palo Alto, a.k.a. 'The Cement Ship' and Seacliff State Beach. Recently remodeled interior with hardwood floors (no shoes policy, please), and a brand new redwood deck constructed in the backyard. For your convenience, boogie boards, beach chairs and sand toys are provided. Upon your return from a day at the beach, a private outdoor shower is available. Enjoy dinners grilling on the charcoal BBQ. This property can accommodate one vehicle to be parked in the driveway. Off street parking is also available across the street, no permits are required. Enjoy your evenings playing board games or watching movies on the flat screen in a cozy living room with fireplace. Delight in cooking in the kitchen, equipped with gas stove, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, blender and toaster. Pardon, no dishwasher. Full sized washer and dryer are also available for your convenience. Each bedroom has comfortable queen-sized beds and double door closets. Sofabed purchased new also includes queen mattress. Enjoy dining at local restaurants, cafes and deli. Nearby you'll find a fishing pier, Seacliff State Park Museum, golf course, Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, wineries, restaurants, antique shops and a small movie theater. Other nearby beach communities include Santa Cruz (10-12 minutes), Capitola (5-7 minutes), as well as Monterey and Carmel to the south (45-50 minutes). Aptos is central to each of these locations and surrounded by many wonderful state parks, beaches and attractions, including the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. So many wonderful times to be had at the Seacliff Beach Bungalow whether for with family and friends or a romantic getaway / peaceful respite, we trust you will enjoy your stay. Please contact us with any questions. NO SMOKING, NO PETS AND NO PARTIES PLEASE. We require guests remove shoes while inside our home. Additional guests are not allowed unless approved by owners. Seacliff Beach Bungalow is located within walking distance to Seacliff State Beach and many neighborhood amenities, including Sno-White drive in, Marianne's ice cream parlor, Manuel's Mexican restaurant and more. A 5-minute drive will take you to Safeway, where you can stock up on items. Our home is nestled amongst full time residents and one rental property - we have room for parking one car in the driveway, and up to two additional cars are allowed to park across the street. We do provide our guests with amenities from home, including fully stocked kitchen (pots/pans, etc.) and pantry (coffee/sugar/creamer, etc.). We also have beach chairs, boogie boards and sand toys for you to enjoy, including a new beach umbrella. Aptos is a small community centrally located to many world class beaches and attractions, from Santa Cruz, the surf capital of Northern California and home of the world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the colorful village of Capitola, antique shopping in Soquel, hiking in Forest of Nisene Marks to Monterey/Carmel area to the south ... home of the wondrous Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17-mile Drive and world-class Pebble Beach and Spanish Bay golf courses. The Central Coast is home to numerous state parks and local beaches, our favorite being Manresa State Beach - great sandy bottom for swimming, surfing, boogie boarding. A little less crowded than some of the other beaches. At the end of West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz, you will find Natural Bridges State Park, terrific for viewing tide pools. Walk or bike along West Cliff and take in the stunning views. Be sure to eat and buy local - we absolutely love the delicious brews at Verve Coffee, tasting new flavors at the Penny Ice Creamery and shopping in downtown Santa Cruz. The best independent bookstore around - Bookshop Santa Cruz - is a must-see for book lovers. Great selection and cozy reading area for kids.
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      This house was built just three years ago. Right across the street from the Rio Sands Motel this house is in a beach neighborhood. Also within two or three blocks are several restaurants, a tavern and the popular Pixie Deli. This is only our 2nd year as a vacation rental, so enjoy our low prices. With the Rio Del Mar beach community nearby you might not need to use your cars for a few days while you walk everywhere you need to go. We have three off street parking places right behind the house for your use exclusively. The 2 block walk to the sand and water is a smooth level walk. No stairs, no cliff, it is all right there. This is the beach house vacation experience. Please note , no pets, no smoking, no big parties. Holidays stays will be a little more than regular reservation dates.
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      1br Home/Apartment
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      The SpaceIf you want to stay here during the winter break, please make a reservation for Dec. 26th - 28th. We have 10 acres next to land without fences so you will get to enjoy nature: just hang out on the deck, take a hike in the woods, watch the hummingbirds, pet the goats, go to the beach or gaze at the stars - as long as the moon isn't full. ; ) During the summer, if there isn't any nightly fog, we can see the Milky Way here. To check our availability, click on the "Add your Travel Dates" link above the cabin photos. And yes, if it isn't available, it is already booked! If you want to stay here on a weekend during the summer, you will need to make your reservation request about 6 months in advance. We do, however, occasionally get a cancellation, so if you want a date that's already booked, you can let us know and we will notify you of a cancellation. If you want to stay here, but the Mushroom Dome is booked up, we now have the Hummingbird Hangout available: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6562632. You will have the same access to nature and a great view! (Please read all of this description before making a reservation.) The cozy and clean semi-rustic cabin has a loft under a geodesic dome (the "mushroom cap"). In the loft is a brand new Queen-sized Casper Mattress which allows for very comfortable sleeping and just hanging out, We provide clean sheets and pillow cases. Plenty of blankets are also provided. In the loft, we have a 24" Flat Screen with a DVD player (no TV) for movies. (We have over 80 movies you can view as well.) On the main floor (a Pentagon) is a couch that doubles as a narrow futon (which could sleep a third person for an extra $10. a night), as well as a mini kitchenette. Here you will find a professional double hotplate, small refrigerator, toaster oven, blender, Hot Air Popcorn Popper, French Coffee press, a salad spinner - even a mixer- and all the dishes and equipment you would need to prepare a snack or a meal or to open a glass of wine. We have 2 tables where you can enjoy meals, games, etc.: 1 inside and 1 outside on the large deck that faces the redwoods. We also have a barbecue grill on the deck with an extra gas burner on the side. We provide Organic Coffee, teas, Oatmeal, popcorn, butter, honey, sugar, nutritional yeast (for the popcorn!) spices, oil and vinegar and various snacks. Our well water is treated by an ozonator, a UV light and a soft water filter. If you have a baby and you won't be needing the second bed, make your reservation for 2 and let us know if you will need a small pad for the loft. And if there are 2 of you but you want to use the second bed, please make your reservation for 3. The cute bathroom has a Travertine shower, custom tiled sink and a Natures Head self-contained composting toilet. Some guests have had a problem with our bathroom, so I want to make it clear that we have a curtain for the door to the bathroom and we require that you put your used toilet paper in the trash. (it won't smell) If you follow the instructions for how to use the toilet, it won't have any odor. We provide towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, a hair blow-dryer, etc. (a word of caution: the bathroom has a low ceiling. If you are over 6' you may have to do a little ducking here and there.) As Saturdays are very much in demand, (and we like to be free on Saturdays), we require a minimum 2 day stay on the weekends. Keep in mind that Friday and Saturday nights are $125. each, starting March 2016. Therefore, to stay here on a weekend will cost $250. plus the $30. cleaning fee plus 12% ($34) that airbnb will charge you and the 11% Santa Cruz County Transient Tax of about $30. So the total for the weekend will be about $344. To stay for 2 days mid-week costs a grand total of $307. To stay here for 1 night, midweek, will cost a total (including airbnb fees and S.C. County taxes) of about $172. On 3 day holidays, we require a 3 day reservation. (This includes Presidents Day, Memorial Day, M.L.King day, and Labor Day.) But to stay here on a weekend, you will usually have to book the cabin 6 - 8 months in advance - unless you are lucky to find a cancellation! Santa Cruz County considers places like ours taxable for the "Transient Occupancy Tax" that is charged at hotels in our county. In fact the County now requires us to post our TOT number. So county employees who check these things, our Certificate number is #CO00266. So since airbnb isn't set up yet to charge this, and we are not allowed to include it in the rates we charge, we will need to collect this 11% tax from any guests that stay here. (As of April 15th, airbnb will be collecting the tax for all reservations made on and after April 15th, 2016! Yay! Thank you airbnb!) So unless you made your reservation on or after April 15th, it is due upon arrival with either cash or check. So generally, the tax will come to $15. a night. I will let you know in my "Directions Letter" exactly how much yours will come to. Check-in time is between 4 and 10pm. If you want to come sooner or later, this can sometimes be arranged. Check-out time is noon. As we have experienced some damage from guests, we are now requiring a $100. security deposit which will be returned to you 48 hours after check-out - as long as you haven't caused any damage! Although it feels very isolated here, we are less than 10 minutes to Aptos Village where you will find stores, restaurants, a theater, a health food store, Safeway, etc. We are centrally located on the Monterey Bay: 10 minutes from the beach (Rio Del Mar and Seacliff State Beach) as well as 10,000 acre Nisene Marks State Park for miles of hiking or dirt biking in the Redwoods and along Aptos creek. We are 20 minutes to downtown Santa Cruz, 25 min. to the Beach Boardwalk, 45 minutes to Monterey and the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, 50 min. to Carmel and 1 1/2 hours to Big Sur going south and San Francisco to the North. Yup, we are located in one of the most beautiful areas of California. One of the attractions that we take for granted is that you can see stars here at night - unless there is a bright moon or clouds. If you love hummingbirds, bring your camera. Our garden is the year-round home to many Anna Hummingbirds. (We usually have about 250-400 year-round) During the summer, we are also called home by many Rufus and Allen Hummers as well. So you have got to see our "Hummingbird Airport" where we feed them about 80 oz. of syrup on a summer day! Please, no smoking in the cabin or on the property. We used to let smokers stay here, but they stink up the cabin and it is a fire hazard outside. Some cell phones don't work here, but since we have free wifi in the cabin, if your phone works with a wifi network, you are good to call. You can sometimes get Verizon service on the swinging seat by the driveway. To learn about things to do in the area, do an internet search for Santa Cruz, CA. Dogs are welcome to stay here but with a few requirements: since we have so many animals, we require that your dogs be kept on a leash when outside (the goats get very nervous with loose dogs). Also, we don't allow dogs in the loft or on the couch downstairs so please bring a doggie bed. (your doggie can go on the couch if you bring a cover for it) If that is difficult, let us know and we will provide a doggie pillow. We have a gate that we can set up so your dog can be off the leash on the deck. If you are bringing a small child, we can put a folding futon (2/3or foam pad next to the bed which will provide 2/3rds of the futon. Just let us know ahead of time. Keep in mind, though, that a child should not be left in the loft by themselves as the bed is fairly high up against the rail. As we are about 3 miles to the nearest bus stop, it is pretty difficult to stay here without a car. You are invited, if you feel you would be harmonious here, to come join us on our developing Permaculture farmette. Pet the goats, check out our chickens, cats, miniature dogs and enjoy the very fresh air. We will give you some goat milk if you would like to try it. And if you come here when there is no moonlight and the sky is clear, you will see lots of stars. Tired of the heat in the summer? Since we are on the edge of the "fog belt", it can be both sunny and cool here. If you want a noisy place, you won't like it here: most of the sound here comes from the birds or crickets chirping, the tree frogs croaking and the breeze blowing through the trees. People do live on the land here though, so don't expect it to be totally devoid of human sounds and the occasional chain saw. : ) (We feed the goats oak branches) Guest AccessThere is free wifi in the cabin, great well water and some good hiking trails right off the deck as well as a nature sandbox in the dry creek bed under the redwood grove. Guests are also welcome to wander around, visit our animals on our little "farmette" (3 goats, lots of chickens, 2 small dogs and cats) and ask questions. Interaction with GuestsI almost always interact with our guests. I love to make them feel welcome and at home, show them the hummingbirds and share my knowledge of the great places to go in our beautiful area. Let me know if you don't want to interact with me and I'll leave you alone quickly. ; ) The NeighborhoodEven though we live only a 7 minute drive to Aptos village and the beaches, it feels very remote and private here. It is usually very quiet at night - sometimes we can hear the ocean waves crashing on the beach. There is lots of land to hike on and explore here as well. We have a little community of artists, musicians, healers, construction workers - all enjoying the wonderful nature and shared living here. Getting AroundWe are 3.5 miles to the closest public transit, so if someone needs a ride from Aptos, I am willing to pick them up. There is parking for the cabin, a short walk down the driveway. Other Things to NoteOccasionally, we have a power outage during the winter. If that happens, we will provide battery operated lights. If the main road is blocked by a downed tree, I'll let you know how to get in or out of our area.
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      The SpaceThis is a great studio, with its own private entrance. It has it's own private covered deck with a kitchenette, sink, oven, coffee maker, well stocked refrigerator, hotplate, microwave, blender, toaster, and rice cooker. Guest AccessUnobstructed Panoramic views of the entire Monterey Bay from Santa Cruz to Monterey, from this private beach studio. There are no better views in Santa Cruz. A private massage by a professional therapist can be arranged on the private covered porch overlooking the ocean. Check out is at 11:00am. $20. an hour for late check outs. A dog may be allowed for an additional $15. a night. Interaction with GuestsAptos is an idyllic beach community with a small-town feel and diverse population. Nestled amongst miles of pristine beaches, rolling hills, towering redwood trees, and strawberry fields, the community sets the scene for an extraordinary lifestyle. Keep a lookout for dolphins, outers, & whales!! The NeighborhoodThis is a great neighborhood for walking and bike riding, we have several bikes for your use. Lots of trails for hiking nearby. Beach access is on "Beachgate Way", about 6 blocks down the street. You can park by the access stairs, or walk. We have boogie boards for the ocean. This home has been on he Annual Symphony League Home Tour two times, and has been in the local newspaper, as the "Fanti-Sea House". One of the most breathtaking Pacific Ocean views in Northern California. It makes you feel like you are on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean, yet it is a short stroll to the steps that will lead you down to Seascape beach and the cement boat at the end of the pier. Getting AroundSituated on Monterey Bay's northern coast, Santa Cruz/Aptos homes are found within a progressive resort community. The area is alive with families, artists, local business owners, surfers, students, and visitors who return year after year. Other Things to NotePlease e-mail us and tell us a bit about yourself when you first inquire about the accommodations......either before or at the time you book. Although the studio is very private, we like to know who will be sharing our space, so we ask quests to share a little bit about themselves before they make a reservation.
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      Excellent
      229 reviews
      1br Home/Apartment
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      The SpaceCome experience a peaceful and quiet get-a-way above the fog line in the Aptos mountains with a million dollar view! The cottage overlooks an old apple orchard that is surrounded by majestic redwood trees. Relax on a large private deck overlooking the peaceful valley and soak in the sunshine. Lay around by the pool or swim in a beautiful setting. Take a walk along the quiet country road. Whatever you choose to do during your stay, there is something about this peaceful little haven that will sooth your senses. ***Please read the description and amenities completely before booking your reservation.*** Apple Orchard Cottage is located 5 miles from the historic and quaint little town of Aptos, CA. It is a 15 minute drive from Aptos Village of which 2 miles wind through a lush canopy of trees on a paved, one lane private road. It is 15 minutes from town and the beach. Aptos has great restaurants, a theater, shopping, coffee shops, Safeway and CVS as well as a natural food store. Aptos is centrally located to Santa Cruz and Monterey. The cottage is single level and has close and easy access from parking. The Apple Orchard Cottage, also referred to lovingly as “The Granny Unit”, shares property with our home but has plenty of privacy. Amenities: Kitchen (full and functional): Gas stove/oven, microwave; refrigerator- full size; coffee pot and coffee bean grinder; toaster. The kitchen is also stocked with an assortment of basic condiments—olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt & pepper, organic coffee beans and tea. Infra-red Char-broil BBQ is on the deck. Bedroom: Comfortable memory foam queen size bed; 100% cotton 300 thread count sheets; full mattress encasement from “Protect A Bed” the ultimate in bedbug and dust mite protection technology. The comforter is either in a cotton duvet cover (or has a cotton sheet over the top) which is washed after each guest. Pillows are double cased too. There are plenty of extra blankets and pillows. Bathroom: Large tiled shower, soap, shampoo and conditioner; hair dryer. The bathroom is off of the bedroom so everybody has to go through the bedroom to use the bathroom. There is one step down into the bathroom. Living room: Sofa love seat and day bed with trundle. 30" HD Flat Screen TV with DVD player and a large variety of DVD's for your viewing pleasure. The TV *might* come in sporadically but cannot be counted on. Deck-Private: The deck wraps around the front and side of the cottage and has a stunning view. There is a table and chairs under a canopy that allows filtered sun. Also 2 "Zero Gravity" lounge chairs to relax in. Smoking is NOT permitted INSIDE the cottage; however, it is allowed OUTSIDE on the deck, away from the cottage windows. The swimming pool on premises is available for use. The water temperature varies throughout the year as it is SUN HEATED ONLY. It reaches 80 degrees in the summer as it has full sun exposure all day! In the off seasons or when there is no sun, it can be chilly and enjoyed by "polar bears". Maybe someday we will have it heated year round. The pool is a shared area but is not used very often, so don't be surprised if you seem to have it all to yourself! Again, the pool is shared with other people and a couple neighbors. This is paradise for the person who loves wildlife, as in nature not partying. Deer abound. Bobcats are frequently seen wondering the property. Wild turkeys come and go. Bunnies frolic around the property most the day. Birds are abundant. Swallows arrive in April, leave in July. About 10 hummingbirds live here year round. We have a quiet and friendly dog named Riley that wanders the property, but he will not be able to get into your private area. We cherish the quiet and solitude. The Apple Orchard Cottage is truly a rare and peaceful get-away from the hustle and bustle of life. The Cottage is in a country and rural setting but has all amenities needed for comfort, relaxation and enjoyment. Your hosts live on the property and are near enough should you need anything, yet far enough to ensure your privacy. The property is also shared with a couple other people whom you may see wandering around. There is an occupied trailer behind the cottage but does not share any space with the cottage. Also, on the property sporadically are a couple of maintenance folks. The lawn guy comes every other week on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon; his work takes about an hour and a half. Our pool company is on site every Friday morning. We are in the country (with only a partial rooftop of a neighbor’s house being visible) but we don’t own all the property around us; therefore, you may also hear our neighbors going about their lives. Cell phone service is sporadic at best with all services but Verizon. Verizon works great most (98%) of the time. There is no land line phone in the cottage. Wi-Fi wireless can be accessed from the cottage and sometimes from the pool area. The Wi-Fi service accommodates BASIC internet usage only, and is NOT intended for streaming, gaming or any other high bandwidth usage. Enjoy!
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      The SpaceThe studio has a new Novaform Deluxe Memory foam queen bed, with a four inch topper. Every guest will have a freshly laundered duvet cover, sheets, pillow cases, both feather & down alternative pillows and bathrobes. The bathroom has a skylight, plenty of fluffy towels & bath products from Gilchrist Sommes. The kitchen nook includes a fridge, microwave, French press, electric kettle and necessary plates, cups & utensils. Upon request we will provide everything needed for the use our barbecue, except your menu items! Local coffee and assorted teas will be provided for you in your guest studio for you to make at your leisure. I will also need to know if you have any diet restrictions or preferences for breakfast. Ideal for business travelers, vacationers, couples with young children and anyone who would like to enjoy the peace and quiet of a forest setting. Located on the Central Coast 40 minutes from Monterey, 25 minutes from Santa Cruz and 15 minutes from Capitola Village. Nisene Marks State Park is a twenty minute walk from our home, or a ten minute drive. You are welcome to borrow our state park pass while you are visiting, just ask us! Guest AccessThere is a significant redwood staircase which brings you up to our front door. The granite steps will lead you up to the stone patio behind our home and the door to the guest studio is located at the far end of the patio. You may also enter the studio by walking across the lower redwood deck and up a fairly steep path, if you prefer not to use the stairs. Interaction with GuestsWe hope to greet you upon your arrival and will answer any questions you may have about the Santa Cruz area and beyond. There is a welcome binder that will give you access to our wi-fi and information about our community, restaurants, parks, hiking trails, wine tasting and more! We have very friendly cats who will love to interact with you outside, please do not let them into the studio. PLEASE ! Let us know if you are allergic to cats, so we can keep them inside. Anyone that is highly allergic to cats will not be comfortable here without medication. Before this was a guest studio our son lived here and our cats were frequent visitors. The carpet has not been replaced yet, just to let the very sensitive know. The NeighborhoodOur home is located just 20 minutes from the beach and Route One. You will feel as if you are miles away from the rush of life, although you will only be two miles from the Village of Aptos where you will find a few interesting shops, cafes and a small variety restaurants. You can walk out your door and be surrounded by coastal redwoods, a couple hundred feet high! The drive to our home is along a road that follows Aptos Creek. There are towering redwoods, deer & quail frequently cross the road along with other wildlife, so please drive slowly and enjoy the two mile drive! Getting AroundAptos is approximately 45 minutes from both the Monterey and San Jose airports. The San Francisco airport is approximately 90 minutes away. You will need a car or of course Uber is available.
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      Excellent
      62 reviews
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      The Space•RETREAT LIKE PROPERTY •CLOSE TO APTOS VILLAGE •7 MINUTES TO THE FREEWAY •LARGE OPEN SPACE IN THE FOREST •LOTS OF WILDLIFE •COZY ROOM FOR TWO •SHARED BATH WITH TWO SEPARATE ENTRANCES •FULL SIZE COMFY BED •OPEN CLOSET, LOTS OF STORAGE •32” FLAT SCREEN T.V. •HIGH CEILINGS AND A SKYLIGHT Guest Access•ACCESS FOR GUESTS INCLUDE: •KITCHEN WITH HIGH END GAS RANGE •DINNING TABLE WITH GREAT VIEWS •ALL OUTDOOR SPACES OUT IN FRONT •SMALL GAS GRILL ON THE DECK Interaction with Guests•I AM SOCIAL, BUT DO RESPECT OTHERS PRIVACY •WANT TO CHAT, GREAT. •IF NOT I AM FINE WITH THAT AS WELL •I WILL BE HERE DURING YOUR STAY. The Neighborhood•QUIET AND RELAXING NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE FOREST •WARM AND INVITING , OUTSIDE AND INSIDE •LOVELY DECK TO HAVE A MEAL, A GLASS OF WINE , DO SOME STAR GAZING OR WATCH THE DEER MEANDER THROUGH THE GARDEN • IN APTOS VILLAGE ENJOY APTOS ST. BBQ, GREAT FOOD AND MUSIC DAILY, CAFE SPARROW FOR A LOVELY BRUNCH, LUNCH OR DINNER AS WELL AS KOUBOI SUSHI, OFFERING A VARIETY OF JAPANESE SPECIALTIES Getting Around•NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION •YOU WILL NEED A CAR Other Things to Note•CELL PHONE IS SKETCHY LAND LINE IF NEEDED WIFI IS REALLY FAST NO AFTER DARK CHECK IN
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      The SpaceThis is a unique home, cozy, welcoming and easy to come and go. Guests have access to the living room, garden, kitchen and a shared bathroom As much as they'd like. I enjoy meeting new people We are 10 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes from gorgeous hiking trails and 30 minutes from Carmel, Big Sur, and Monterey You will need a car to get around as we are 1.6 miles up the hill from the bus station Guest AccessGuests have access to the living room, garden, kitchen and a shared bathroom Interaction with GuestsAs much as they'd like. I enjoy meeting new people The NeighborhoodWe are 10 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes from gorgeous hiking trails and 30 minutes from Carmel, Big Sur, and Monterey Getting AroundYou will need a car to get around as we are 1.6 miles up the hill from the bus station
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      The SpaceThe panoramic view is all the way from Capitola to Monterey. The private studio measures 11' x 18. It has a queen bed, a small couch, a kitchen table; cable T.V., music, refrig., coffee maker. The hot tub is top of the line Hot Springs. It is next to the studio on its own private deck. There is also a round outside bed. The home has been on the Santa Cruz Symphony Tour two times, and in the local paper. Many times we see dolphins, whales, & outers. This is the tallest home in the neighborhood. This is a one of a kind, unique experience. Guest AccessThere is an outside BBQ on the private roof top deck for your use only. Hot tub and private patio is for your use only. Check-in is at 3:00 p.m. or later. Check-out is 11:00 a.m. or earlier. Late check outs are $20. an hour. Please park in front of the house as close as possible. Email me when you are within 1/2 an hour from the house. I will keep an eye out for you. Interaction with GuestsOwner lives in the main house and is available when needed. Email, text or call on phone. The NeighborhoodQuiet Street. The State Park surrounds the property. Great for bike riding & hiking. Less than a mile away from restaurants, stores, shopping, etc. Unsurpassed, unimpeded panoramic, ocean, bay, cement ship & whitewater views! Moments to Seacliff Village with famous Manuel's Mexican Restaurant, Marianne's Ice Cream, Hwy 1 Pizza within a mile from beach studio. Getting AroundWe have bikes for your use. Boggy boards for the beach. Kites for the beach. Anything else you need, just ask. Other Things to NotePlease e-mail us a bit about yourselves when you first inquire about the accommodations........ either before or at the time you book. Park as close in front of the house as you can. There are 2 parking spaces in front of the house for your use. Access to the roof top Penthouse Studio is on the 3rd story of the main house, up the stairs, off from the front door. There are no better views in Santa Cruz!!
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        Exotic, luxurious, whitewater ocean view. A few steps to the sand. Ahhh.... Everything is here for your happiness and comfort. Two Master suites, each with a Queen bed and private full bath. Another bath upstairs in the Great Room. A fully-equipped kitchen. Ocean view from every room (except one). boogie board and wet suit in the garage. This is a no-shoes house, so thanks for bringing flip-flops that are easy to put on and off for going outside. This is a shoes-off and pet-free household. Please bring flip flops to go in and out easily. A 1-minute walk from a 10-mile beach, the longest in Santa Cruz County. Ocean views from every room but one. Fabulous, comfortable, relaxing. A place for retreat and reflection rather than partying. Clean and inviting. Embracing and nurturing. Come...
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        Excellent
        184 reviews
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        The SpaceThe Studio is detached from the main house and has it's own entrance. Attached full bathroom with shower. The setting is very tranquil, surrounded by beautiful, old Oak and Maple trees with the sounds of birds chirping and very light and bright. Wi-fi and all other utilities are included. I have an older dog however the outdoor space is separate so he's in his own back yard closed off and you have your own private patio. Open outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach with HOT water. Street parking in front. House is located across from the creek so it's quiet with no neighbors across the way, on a one way road. Guest AccessOutdoor shower and private patio. Interaction with GuestsOpen to saying hello if you are, if you are not it's okay. The NeighborhoodI love walking down the creek to the beach and the walkway to Sea Cliff Beach Pier and looking out at the Shipwreck. Love sitting outside at Cafe Rio and ordering the grilled artichoke. This area is pretty mellow and the ocean really is a marine sanctuary. I always see seals by the shore and dolphins frolicking about and certain times of the year loads of whales. Free admission to Sea World out there and with the birds and everything it's like something out of National Geographic at times. Getting AroundNot too much public transportation. Some bus access.. bring your bike, great area for walking. It's best seen with a car especially if you want to check out all the local activity including kayaking, whale watching, hiking, wine tasting, sailing, Nisene State Park, Monterey, Carmel, Moss Landing and Downtown Santa Cruz. Other Things to NoteIf you have any special requests please let me know. In case of emergency and cannot reach me please call or text (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
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        79 reviews
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        The SpaceThis is a private room with private outdoor access and private bath in my home near the beach. The bath is deep and perfect to relax your tired body after a fun day exploring the area. The space is very Maui like with tropical decor. You can relax in a hammock or swing. A fire pit is available as well as a BBQ and cooler on request. I hope you will make My Little Retreat your little retreat away from home. I am currently a Massage Therapist since 1994 and can provide that service during your stay by appointment for an extra charge at time of service. Cash only. The beach and redwoods are both within a 5 minute drive. There are restaurants, bars, grocery stores, coffee shops, drug store and almost anything you can possible want or need within a mile or two. Guest AccessGuest has access to 1 bedroom with private outside entrance and bath. Access to main part of house is by invitation. There is no kitchen access. There is a mini frig, microwave, toaster and coffee maker in the room. I also have fire pit and BBQ on request. Massage therapy on location by appointment for an extra charge. Interaction with GuestsI would be happy to offer suggestions on where to go and how to get there. I love meeting new people but appreciate a persons privacy and offer that. The NeighborhoodI love my neighborhood for its closeness to a long beautiful beach and the redwoods are just as close. Its the perfect combination to get a full range of activities in this area. I live on a quiet street with no through traffic. I hope you to fall in love with the area like I have. Getting AroundThe walk to the beach is only about 15 minutes through a sweet neighborhood. A bike is recommended for fun and fast trip to beach or anywhere around town. I may provide a bike on occasion simple ask. Whether you drive, bike, walk, run, or take public transit, everywhere you go will delight your mind, body and spirit. Other Things to NoteI do have a dog that is contained apart from guest space and one cat. All well behaved and lovable. One dog is welcome by permission.
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        The SpaceSleeps 2 persons comfortably. Nice spot to sit out on the deck for coffee and continental breakfast in the morning. We serve fresh fruit and homemade scones. You have a very nice private bathroom. We love to interact with our guests if they are so inclined. 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 and 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. Guest AccessOwners live upstairs. Upstairs is private. Interaction with GuestsWe 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. The NeighborhoodOur 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. Getting AroundNot really good public transportation. Several nice restaurants and shopping within walking distance from us. Public bus stop at State Park Drive exit by the freeway, and there's always Uber! Other Things to NoteWe are 1/8 mile from a beautiful Redwood Forest State Park and Land of the Medicine Buddha a retreat open to the public for hiking. LMB is beautiful with prayer flags and prayer wheels and an Enchanted Forest! Monterey Bay is alive with Sea Life! Spring through Fall you will see whales, dolphins and sea birds galore. Go Whale watching from Moss Landing 18 miles south. You can rent kayaks in Moss Landing also or go out with educational groups into Elkhorn Slough.
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        4br Home/Apartment
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        This is a well-maintained, luxury vacation rental with partial ocean views. There is an open floor plan upstairs with wrap around deck for enjoying the ocean breezes and view. The house is perfect for group gatherings. The house has previously undergone an extensive remodel: 1. Modern kitchen with maple cabinets and a granite countertop 2. Downstairs bathroom with stone-tiled shower and granite-topped vanity 3. Upstairs bathroom with bathtub and granite-topped vanity 4. Hardwood flooring in main living areas and halls, while bedrooms are carpeted. 6. Light and airy open floor plan with lots of windows and a French door to the ocean 7. Wrap around deck adjoining dining room and living room areas. The house has 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Downstairs are two bedrooms (one with a Queen bed, the other with 3 twin beds), a full bathroom and the laundry room. A spiral staircase takes you upstairs to the main living area, two bedrooms (one with a Queen bed, the other has a Cal King bed) and a full bathroom. The living room, dining room and kitchen are open plan with a high ceiling, with huge windows providing a view of the ocean. Open the French doors and step onto the wide, wrap-around deck and listen to the waves crashing onto the shore. The house has new, modern appliances and DSL Internet access (wireless 802.11b/g and wired Ethernet). The downstairs twin bedroom has a TV with basic cable, a DVD and VCR. The living room also has a TV with basic cable, a DVD and VCR. The house has a collection of more than 80 movies. There is a BBQ on the deck with a view of the ocean. The dining table seats 8 with lots of elbow room, and expands to seat 12 in comfort. The house is located on Seacliff Drive in Aptos, just south of Capitola and north of Rio Del Mar. Santa Cruz and Monterey are a short drive away. The house is a stone's throw to the sea, but is on a bluff. You can walk to the beach in 5 minutes. Aptos Seacliff beach is a wide, sandy beach suitable for swimming, boogy boarding or walking your dog. The beach has restrooms and cold showers. There is parking for 5 cars in the driveway, and parking for an additional car on the street. The house is located in Aptos near the ocean, and is a 5 minute walk to Seacliff beach. This beach is long and sandy. There is a paved path from Seacliff beach to Rio Del Mar beach. This beach is great for jogging, biking and long walks. Seacliff beach also has a BBQ area with about 12 large tables for groups. The house is in a quiet residential area. It is 5 minute drive to Capitola or the town of Aptos (many restaurants in these areas). There is a popular local Mexican restaurant within walking distance to the house. In addition to a pizza by the slice, and Indian restaurant. It is 15 minute drive to the Santa Cruz boardwalk, and about 35 minute drive to Monterey.
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        The SpaceJust blocks from the beach!! This two bedroom/two bath vacation house is your home away from home. It features vaulted ceilings, tiled floors, fireplace, Master bedroom with it's own bath and walk in closet. This home can sleep up to nine, with all new furniture, and is situated on quiet street with lots of parking. Spend your days lounging on the patio, or walk out the front door and take a relaxing stroll along the river that flows to one of the best beach's in Santa Cruz! Enjoy the sunset while dining at one of the local restaurants. County of Santa Cruz TOT Certificate #CO00065
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        The SpaceThis charming cottage sleeps 4 people comfortably (up to 6 if children) in 2 bedrooms, with 1 full bathroom. Recently remodeled interior with hardwood floors (no shoes policy, please), and a brand new redwood deck constructed in the backyard. Each bedroom has comfortable queen-sized beds and full closets. Sofabed purchased new also includes queen mattress. Guest AccessFor your convenience, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrella and sand toys are provided. Upon your return from a day at the beach, a private outdoor shower is available. Enjoy dinners grilling on the charcoal BBQ. Spend your evenings relaxing on the deck, playing board games or watching movies on the flat screen in a cozy living room with fireplace. Delight in cooking in the kitchen, equipped with gas stove, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, blender and toaster. Pardon, no dishwasher. Guests are not allowed to access the backyard storage shed or locked closet in the master bedroom. Interaction with GuestsAlthough we do not live in the area, we have a wonderful local contact in Aptos that will check in our guests. It's important for us to ensure there is clear communication. In addition to email, we prefer to speak with all guest directly to go over the rental agreement, answer questions and make recommendations based on our guests' plans. The NeighborhoodThis quiet Seacliff Beach community is highly sought after, as it is three blocks to Seacliff Beach, home of the Palo Alto, a.k.a. 'The Cement Ship' and Seacliff State Beach. Our home is located in a classic beach community - narrow street, lots of local families and people walking. Enjoy dining at local restaurants, cafes and deli. Nearby you’ll find a fishing pier, Seacliff State Park Museum, golf course, Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, wineries, restaurants, antique shops and a small movie theater. Other nearby beach communities include Santa Cruz (10-12 minutes), Capitola (5-7 minutes), as well as Monterey and Carmel to the south (45-50 minutes). Aptos is central to each of these locations and surrounded by many wonderful state parks, beaches and attractions, including the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Getting AroundA car is recommended; however there are local bus lines available. Nearest airport is Mineta San Jose International, located 38 miles from our home. This property can accommodate one vehicle to be parked in the driveway. Off street parking is also available across the street for up to 2 additional cars, no permits are required.
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        3br Home/Apartment
        This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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        The SpaceSmall 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 AccessHouse 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 GuestsI 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 NeighborhoodIt'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 AroundThe 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 NoteIf 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.
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        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. *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 and heat lamp * 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 AccessFull access of house, yard and driveway. Garage not available for parking however guests have access to garage for beach items and bikes. Interaction with GuestsGuests are emailed the night before their reservation with check in information and the day after check in to make sure everything is satisfactory. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is quiet and peaceful; a perfect relaxing getaway. You will find plenty of shopping and restaurant options within walking distance including Manuel's Mexican restaurant, Snow White's Drive Inn, Pizza 1, Ambrosia India, and Marianne's Ice Cream! We are steps away from beautiful beaches and 5 minutes from the hiking and biking trails of Nisene Marks Forest. 5 min: Capitola 10 minutes: Santa Cruz Boardwalk 30 minutes: Ano Nuevo State Park. 40 minutes: Monterey and Carmel Other Things to NoteOur neighbor stores his car in our garage while he is away. If he needs to access it, he will let you know.
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        The SpaceThis private one bedroom/one bath available on airbnb is part of a three bedroom, 2.5 bath house that Scarlett, Walter and Bitty the Kitty live in. The home layout and extensive outside decks is perfect for a yoga, meditation, writing or relaxation retreat. The 24-7 outside water fountain attracts birds of many varieties….robins, blue stellar jays, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, finches and more. This listing comfortably fits two. Guest AccessGuests have access to the following: one bedroom along with the private bathroom, the kitchen the dining area the living room the decks outside of the bedroom Interaction with GuestsWe will be present at the listing during your stay. We value your privacy but like to interact if you do. The NeighborhoodWe love that the neighborhood is quiet and safe, the air is clean, and that there are hiking trails walking distance from the house and the beach is only 2 miles away. Getting AroundPublic transportation (bus line) is approximately 1.5 miles away, but this area is easier to navigate with a car. Other Things to NotePLEASE, do not use GPS to find our house as it will take you to the wrong location. I have posted very detailed directions on this site.