Rio Del Mar, CA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Rio Del Mar

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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceSuper Clean Modern Design, this bright, wide-open 950 square foot Artistic Space spills out onto a Huge Slate Patio surrounded by Lush Tropical Gardens -- views of the Monterey Bay shimmer in the distance. Wind Chimes ring in the gentle ocean breezes and the Cherry Plum Trees are alive with hungry birds; fat squirrels bounce from limb to limb. At dusk, romantic white lights twinkle in the canopy above. The Secret Garden is a fully self-contained apartment with a private entrance. It occupies the entire bottom floor and surrounding gardens of this huge 3-Story, 3400 Square Foot Ocean View Home. Wall to Wall Travertine, Vibrant Art, Splendid Design and Attention to Detail make this Wonderful Space visually dramatic yet supremely functional with all of the creature comforts The Custom Bathroom is Palatial -- 200+ square foot Creative Layout with On-Demand Hot Water. The Simple and Beautiful Kitchenette and Well Stocked Pantry have everything you need and more. There is a Gas Grill on the Patio for BBQ. Like the best hotels, Fluffy Towels, Good Linens and Quality Sundries are provided. The Expansive Deck 30 feet above has sweeping views of the Sleepy Seaside Community, the Blue Pacific and Monterey in the Distance. It is the "Common Area" of the home and you may meet me when I'm there. (I am out and about most of the time.) The Sunsets are amazing and the sounds of waves carry on the wind. Bring up your coffee in the morning and soak up the sunshine amidst the tree tops. Having worked as a Director in the High End Hotel Industry, the space was inspired by my travels to Five Star Resorts around the world -- stealing their Best Practices. This Gorgeous Custom Loft-Style Apartment is ideal for the discerning traveler. It is perfect for those seeking a quality experience in a peaceful, private setting. AN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER... Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed with a Bottle of Wine or Sparkling Juice which you can enjoy lounging on the Dreamy Garden Patio, in your Lovely Room or Up Above on the Ocean View Deck. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Start each day with our Yummy Greek Yogurt, Bagels, Muffins, Cereal or Organic Eggs. French Press Coffee / Keurig and Specialty Teas. Organic Whole Milk & OJ are always provided. YOU ARE WELCOME TO BORROW MY MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM GUEST PASSES to take in this Spectacular Experience. Go VIP -- directly to the front of the lines to the "Member's Window"! Kick Back and enjoy the large HDTV with Home Theater, Netflix, Pandora, DVDs, WIFI. Or, you can unplug and go Old School Low-Tech with Board Games, Backgammon, Playing Cards, Reading in the Garden. Book a Private Luxury Sunset or Whale Watching Charter on Lovely 50-Foot Motor Yacht "Meridian". She hails out of Moss Landing Harbor where the Deep Water Canyon terminates -- THE Favorite Hang Out Spot for Humpback Whales, Otters, Sea Lions and Sea Birds. This Intimate Two-Hour Cruise costs $495 and includes Captain, Crew and Local Taste Treats. It is an experience you will never forget. See her at "Secret Harbor Sanctuary -- Monterey Bay" and book ahead. Walk for miles along the best beaches in the county, clean and uncrowded, less than a mile away as the Crow Flies. Go at low tide and collect piles of Sand Dollars for souvenirs. Paddle Kayaks at Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Sanctuary in Moss Landing. Or take a Beautifully Civilized Eco-Tour with Whisper Charters to see Birds, Otters and Sea Lions up close. On Saturday Mornings, stroll with the locals at the Cabrillo College Farmers Market. Seascape Golf Club and the Resort are just down the street. Take a ride on the Big Dipper at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Sip Santa Cruz Mountain Appellations at Local Wineries. Visit the Redwoods at Big Basin State Park. Take the spectacular drive down the Pacific Coast Highway to Big Sur for a tour you will remember forever. Stop in Cute Little Carmel by the Sea for dinner on your way back home. Or just relax in The Garden and do nothing at all... "Magical... Dream-Like.... Sweet... Perfect... Peaceful... Soothing.... Amazing.... Comforting.... Romantic... Smart Design... A Beautiful Refuge.... Mystical Jungle..." These are just some of the words my Wonderful Guests have used to describe the SECRET GARDEN SANCTUARY since we began welcoming visitors. Vacations should be Well Lived. SORRY, NO PETS -- Have them. Love them. But the apartment is an animal-free zone. Guest AccessThe entire bottom floor of this 3-story house is exclusively yours during your stay along with the attached slate patio and surrounding gardens. I live on the top two floors of this huge home, but I come and go from a different street entry, so we may never cross paths. The very top deck with spectacular views is a "Common Area" for the home and you may meet my family there if I am around. I will give you privacy when you are up there but I am happy to chat if you'd like. I am most often out and about, however. The property is limited to registered guests (1-2 people) and if you would like visitors, please clear this ahead of time. Interaction with GuestsI am a friendly, open person. I do, however, respect your privacy and will rarely come down stairs to disturb you. I welcome you to come up to the ocean view deck if you would like to chat. Just text me and we can get together. The NeighborhoodPlease check out my other listing "SECRET HARBOR SANCTUARY -- Monterey Bay". I have an amazing 50' Custom Built Yacht moored at Moss Landing Nature Preserve, 12 minutes down the coast. "Meridian" is available for Overnight Stays AND Private Whale Watching Tours. Getting AroundSadly, there is not great public transportation in this neighborhood. A bus does run on the main streets, but it is a hike up the hill to my home. There is always taxi or Uber. Other Things to NoteAbsolutely No Pets are permitted due to dander left behind which causes allergies in some people. Because of Zen Nature of our space, we only accept reservations for two (2) Guests (including children).
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Home/Apartment
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The SpaceBuilt in 1967, our guest apartment has a cabin-esque feel with plenty of wood detail and wood burning stove. Open floor plan, comfortably fits two people. King size Tempurpedic bed. Futon couch folds out as a queen size bed for extra folks or children. Small kitchen and a small bathroom that will do the trick. 42 inch flat screen, direct TV, wifi. The wood stove is the primary source of heat in the apartment. We provide firewood and kindling. We are willing to get the fire started for you if you are coming in late. We can accommodate children with a pack n' play, high chair, etc. let us know what you need. Guest AccessThe apartment above a detached garage. Interaction with GuestsThe apartment is located about 20 ft from the main house. We are a friendly family who will respect your privacy at all times. If you have a question we will be here and are happy to help. We have animals that like to greet our guests, please be aware if you have animal allergies that this may pose a problem for you. The NeighborhoodIt's rural, neighborhood/farmland, we are located on top of it all. Incredible views of the ocean and stars at night!! Great walk to the beach by a working heather farm and through Manresa Uplands State Campground. Owls in the trees, hawks on the wind...Roosters in the morning, Coyotes at night. Crystal Bay Farms has u-pick organic strawberries on the next street over. (website hidden) Getting AroundYou will need wheels to get into town. Other Things to Note• Sorry no pets • It can be foggy in the summer. • Please let us know any and all guests you will be bringing/expecting. All guests are the responsibility of the booking party. We need to be aware of all persons on the premises. • No smoking inside the apartment please, on the deck is fine.
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The SpaceYour bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed that sleeps two. There's a sliding door that opens to a private deck in the back yard, as well as a private bathroom with a tub and shower. Hear the ocean while you sleep! Close to Hwy. 1 bike route. Please note below the county transient occupancy tax of 11%. This fee is separate from Airbnb fees and is now collected at the time of your booking (by Airbnb) and paid to SC County. Certificate number CO00238, County of Santa Cruz. You'll have your own room and bathroom with tub and shower. There's a door that opens to a deck and back yard. Nearby is a park with a trail leading to the beach. In a few minutes you can walk to restaurants and to the resort that has a very nice bar (with live music sometimes) and restaurant. You have access to the downstairs bedroom, bathroom and outside deck. Free parking on the street. Your room includes coffee or tea and a continental breakfast. You will have the downstairs to yourselves, as our main living space is upstairs. I'll bring your (continental) breakfast down to you at a pre-arranged time. Our part of the Monterey Bay area is known for beautiful beaches, redwood forests, state parks, Pinot Noir and proximity to Bay Area cities San Francisco, Oakland and Palo Alto. We are also near Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel, Point Lobos and Big Sur- lots to do and see! Seascape Resort in the neighborhood is the venue for many events and weddings. I can help you with directions and things to do- such as wine tasting, bike trails, and local events. It's best to arrive by car. You can get around by bus, but it's time-consuming and not very convenient. Many people bike here but mostly for recreation, since there are bike trails and beautiful scenery nearby. Guest AccessDeck off bedroom, private bathroom. We give you a key so you can come and go. Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as guests desire. The NeighborhoodProximity to the ocean and walking trails Other Things to NoteMany of our guests come to visit the beaches or are on their way to nearby destinations such as Big Sur. There are a lot of state parks for hiking, biking and picnicking, and also wineries and breweries to try.
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The SpaceBeautiful, quiet, spectacular views, beach access, comfortable, easy parking, privacy. Guest AccessYou are welcome to use the living room, decks, kitchen and, of course, the bedroom and attached bath. Coffee is available in the morning. Walk the golf course in the evenings or early morning. Interaction with GuestsI live here alone and I will interact with you when you choose. I have no expectations. The NeighborhoodSafe and very quiet neighborhood. Close to groceries, gas, movies, golfing and an incredible beach for long walks or surfing. This beach is dog friendly. View from my deck is great for an evening glass of wine and watching the sunset. Getting AroundThere is public transportation by bus which will take you to Capitola and surrounding cities. Other Things to NoteMy dogs are poeple friendly and do not shed for those of you with allergies. You will have a private entrance to your room.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis vacation getaway has been in our family for 21 years. All the kids have grown up and now the parents want to travel. Our townhome is situated on a bluff above Sand Dollar Beach in the relaxed neighborhood of Canon del Sol approximately 12 miles south of Santa Cruz, California. Beach access via a private trail and stairs through the native coastal landscape is a short 5 minute walk from our front door. If you happen to bring Grand-parents or need a more accessible route, you can access the beach through Manresa State Park right next door. Either way, you and your family are minutes from the amazing Pacific Ocean. Leave your stress behind! At our home you will enjoy fresh air and ocean views while lounging on the deck. You will have the opportunity to observe both the marine and land wildlife, including singing birds, playful dolphins and majestic whales during their migration. Additional amenities include a gated pool and hot tub, tennis and basketball courts as well as the endless beach – great for the young and the young at heart. This unique area of the California coastline allows for miles of unobstructed access – both north and south. Whether you leisurely stroll or vigorously jog along the sands - sunrise to sunset, the beach is your playground. In addition, there is great hiking for all ages at Manresa State Park next door and kayaking at Moss Landing as short drive away. The little town of La Selva Beach is a five minute drive and the KOA campground is a 10 minute walk if you can’t live without a morning newspaper. Our home is clean, comfortable and a place you can unwind. We have a new stove, a new refriderator, gas BBQ and all the kitchen supplies you need; cable TV and a stereo in the common areas, and WI-FI throughout. Our two-story townhome sleeps eight and includes an upstairs master bedroom with a new king bed and brand new curtains and comfortable bath, two closets, deck access and wonderful views of the State Park. Downstairs are two bedrooms, one with a new queen bed and the second with two twin beds and a trundle. (roll-a-way is also available) The first story also has a washer and dryer, full bathroom (new toliet) and access to the two car garage. We have lots of sand toys, new tennis rackets and balls and ping-pong gear! Make your next getaway effortless with memories to last a lifetime! Sorry no pets allowed at this home. Keywords: Townhome,beach house,ocean view rental,beach rental,beach getaway,near state park,peaceful,free parking,quiet,relaxing,away from it all,family friendly Guest AccessEntire home, path to the beach, pool, hot tub, tennis courts. Interaction with Guestsminimal unless needed The NeighborhoodSerene and natural Getting Aroundno bus line to this home. you will for sure need a car. Other Things to NoteMy Husband is a jogger ---He loves the fact you can go 9 miles in either direction. I love walking. We love going to Moss Landing and Monterey. My Son loves surfing at Manresa Beach! My girls used to love the Hot Tub and hanging out by the pool.We wanted to buy a townhome that had no outside upkeep and had tennis, pool and hot tub for our children. We wanted to be near the beach with an ocean view. We wanted it in a rural location not in Santa Cruz with all the congestion and traffic-This home is very quiet and one can sit on the deck and hear the birds sing!We treat our home with alot of love as we have raised 3 children coming here for vacations and long weekends since 1988 when we purchased it. I still love to come and relax on the deck after I walk to the KOA for my morning paper and brew a big pot of coffee and listen to all the birds ! It is so peaceful here-
Home/Apartment
Excellent
32 reviews
3br Home/Apartment
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The Space- Ocean views from the 500 sq/ft large outside deck - Tennis courts, pool, and hot tub located in the complex for guest use. -Large living room and family room with, flat screen tv. and amazing ocean views. -Large gourmet kitchen, fully equipped with everything necessary - Seated bar (for 2) and dining room table (for 6) - BBQ and 2 tables on outside deck. 10+ - All bedrooms are located on the lower floor. - Sleeps 6 in beds...plenty of room for bags and blow ups...max of 10 total guests may be considered - Master Bedroom with large bathroom shower and tub,large walk in closet. King size bed and flat screen with cable. - Second Bedroom with Walk-in Closet, King size bed and flat screen with cable - Guest room with 2 xl twin beds- king conversion possible by pushing bed together. -Extra foldouts for use on floor -All linens are provided (8 guests) - Cable, Wi-Fi, Washer and Dryer. - Driveway parking for 2 cars (overnight) plus additional parking close by in the complex (during the day) Tennis courts, pool, and hot tub located in the complex for guest use. Our home is located in a small community known as Cañon del Sol. There are 98 units, and ours is a luxury end unit (often noted as the best unit in the complex by our neighbors). The complex has private Tennis, Pool, and Spa facilities accessible by a provided key. Hours are 9am-10pm. There is a 3 or 4 night minimum during the peak season May- Oct. Most weekly rentals begin and end on Fridays. Other options will be considered if the dates are open. Guest AccessTennis courts, pool, and hot tub located in the complex for guest use. Interaction with GuestsMost likely we will have a friendly interaction during check-in, but there will not be any disturbances during your stay. You can expect a reply from me, my wife, or my son within a few hours of sending an inquiry or request. The NeighborhoodOur home is located in a small community known as Cañon del Sol. There are 98 units, and ours is a luxury end unit (often noted as the best unit in the complex by our neighbors). The complex has private Tennis, Pool, and Spa facilities accessible by a provided key. Hours are 9am-10pm. Other Things to NoteThere is a 3 or 4 night minimum during the peak season May- Sept. Holiday weekends are 4 nights Most weekly rentals begin and end on Fridays. Other options will be considered if the dates are open. Santa Cruz county occupancy tax of 11% is added to all stays.
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2br Home/Apartment
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
Bed & Breakfast
15 reviews
Bed & Breakfast
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Flora Vista Inn, an 1867 farmhouse styled after Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield home, is today a charming bed & breakfast, retaining the warm and cozy feel of the old farmhouse. Each of our intimate and romantic rooms offer sweeping vistas, private bathrooms, gas fireplaces and comfortable beds (three have two person spa-tubs). We also offer afternoon refreshments, wireless Internet and two tournament quality, clay tennis courts. Whether you take advantage of the world-class amenities and events the Monterey Bay area has to offer or simply wish to curl up in front of the fire, Flora Vista Inn awaits you.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
168 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
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The Space500 Yards from beach - flat 5 min walk Aptos is small beach town just south of Santa Cruz. Our cottage is a 5 minute walk to Rio Del Mar Beach, Cafe Rio Restaurant, Pixies (best breakfast burrito around) and a local market. We love our time in Aptos, but when we are not using it we love to share the experience with others. Here are some highlights: Beach House: - 0.5 Half Acre Lot - 2 Bedroom + pullout couch - Master bedroom (Queen Bed) - 2nd Bedroom Full + Single Beds - Queen pullout bed in living room (interspring mattress) - 2 Full Bathroom (showers only no tub) - Clean linens provided - Modern Kitchen with high end appliances - Huge wrap around deck - BBQ - Washer & Dryer - Skylights - very light interior with plenty of sun - Cable / Internet / HDTV - Fireplace - Huge Intimate Backyard - Ample parking - Outdoor shower to rinse off the sand - 5 minute walk (500 yards) from Rio Del Mar Beach - A few minute drive to Capitola (great restaurants on the beach, several wine bars, outdoor concerts, nightlife) - 15 minute drive to Santa Cruz - 40 minute drive to Carmel / Monterey A few of the fun activities nearby: - Hiking, kayaking, surfing, biking, wine tasting, golfing at Seascape Golf Club - All Beach Activities (we have smashball, frisbees, beach chairs, and towels) Please note there is limited cell phone reception (1 bar with AT&T) at the house. We offer a 10% discount on week long stays for *most* weeks. Weekly pricing not available over holiday weekends (4th of July / Labor Day / etc) Guest AccessGuests have sole access to the entire home.
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The SpaceThe studio was my family room (located downstairs) that I converted into a studio. You have your own entrance fireplace and bathroom. It is located on a quiet street nicely centered between Rio Del Mar Beach, Seascape Golf Course and Seascape Resort. Relaxing backyard with Koi, cats and frogs. The room is 386sq. ft. It has a step in shower (no tub). Not recommended for children due to the pond in backyard. There is also a step down from entrance to living quarters. A serene backyard with a fire pit. Hot tub is available but must request for your stay in advance. There will be an additional charge to use Hot tub. It is normally turned off. Backyard gate is locked and you will be given a code to get in. Owner lives upstairs with her cats. You are on vacation trying to get away...you don't need a third wheel??? right??? I will only be there when you need questions answered. 8 minutes walking distance to trail to Rio Del Mar Beach. Seascape Golf Course is right around the corner. Neighbors are extremely quiet. They expect guests to be also. Deluxe Foods is one mile away and Safeway is about 2 miles away. Several restaurants. Freeway (Highway1) is about 1.5 miles away. Cats on premises --- so if you are allergic it isn't a good idea to rent the studio. Guest AccessGate is locked for your safety. You will be given a code before your arrival. The studio is also locked and I will meet you to show you the room. A key will be given upon your arrival. Interaction with GuestsI live upstairs with my cats. I won't bother you during your stay but if you need anything, within reason, I will be glad to do what I can to make your stay more enjoyable. The NeighborhoodVery quiet street. Street has no lights. Aptos is a dark community. Many restaurants in Aptos. Brochures are in your room. Getting Around1/4 of a mile walking distance to the bus line. 8 - 10 minute walking distance to path to enjoy the beach. You can enjoy a park before you enter the pathway to the beach. Other Things to NoteBring beach towels since they are not included in your stay.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceSeventy-five years of memories have been made here since it was built by the owner's Dad. Two living areas to hang out in, each with a wide screen TV and often one room has people playing games in the large living room around the fireplace while the other may have folks laughing and cheering over a football game. The patio out front is perfect for sunsets and the large back deck has tables, chairs and BBQ and a great big oak tree. It feels a million miles away from the city yet only one hour from the Bay Area. Guest AccessRio del Mar Beach, Seascape Resort, several restaurants and a deluxe market. Access to great cycling and hiking. Located in Aptos, south of Santa Cruz with easy access to Hwy 1 leading north to Santa Cruz, the Beach Boardwalk and many attractions and south to Monterey and Carmel then on to Big Sur. Monterey Bay Aquarium is not to be missed. A 30 minute drive down 1 takes you to Elk Horn Slough for kayaking and bird watching. The NeighborhoodThis is a very quiet, yet friendly, neighborhood. Lots of trees and all of the homes are different and charming. Even though there aren't any sidewalks, there are lots of pleasant walks and hills if you want. Other Things to NoteIn addition to a master bedroom and a 2 bed bunk room there is a loft and a very comfortable queen sofa sleeper in the kitchen den.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceFrom the moment you first arrive, you will fall in love with the home's gorgeous interior, boasting spacious living areas and soothing interior décor to help you feel as relaxed as possible. This house comes with all the amenities you need in your ideal home-away-from-home, such as a giant flat screen TV in the living room to keep you entertained in your downtime, 2 additional TV's, a gas barbeque grill, a brand new hot tub with built in Bluetooth sound system, and an outdoor fire pit, perfect for roasting marshmallows. If you're not in the mood to dine out for dinner, cook a delicious meal at home in the brand new fully equipped kitchen, completely updated with all the necessary modern appliances. There are tons of great restaurants in the area though, so you may find yourself wanting to try a different one each night! Guest AccessI have put some bikes and beach gear in the shed around the back of the house for our guests to use, but not abuse please! Interaction with Guests I am always available by email or text for any questions or concerns. The NeighborhoodEveryone in your travelling party will love this home's amazing location. From here, you can walk to the beach in just 10 minutes at the end of the drive on Hidden Beach Pathway. You can also drive to the beach in 5 minutes - there is a State Beach car park at Hidden Beach, so you can easily take all of your beach gear, chairs, and surfboards with you. If you're in the mood to shop, you'll find a very nice small shopping center near the house that also has a grocery store, pharmacy, and several restaurants. The Red Apple Café serves fantastic breakfasts! Get there early though - it's popular! Other Things to NoteThere are lots of opportunities for water-based activities nearby, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Aquarium are close as well. There are so many things to do, you can't possibly fit it all into one visit!
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2br Home/Apartment
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This beautiful newly remodeled villa is located in the amenity-rich Seascape Resort in Aptos, CA. Walk on the gorgeous beach, this vacation rental is perfect for a romantic getaway, or a week away from it all with the family. There are 3 pools, Sanderling's restaurant on-site as well as restaurants and shops across the street. The beach spans for miles. Walk the grounds or grab a ride on a shuttle to and from the pools, beach and restaurant.
Resort
Poor
16 reviews
285br Resort
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Seascape offers 250 suites and villas. Our suites are typical of what you expect of a Luxury 4-Diamond Resort. They feature kitchenettes, fireplaces, private decking and comfortable beach. Seascape*s Villas are two-bedroom condominums. They offer such amenities as two bedrooms, two baths, laundry, fully stocked kitchen, dining nook, large family room, fireplace, private decks and BBQ. The vast majority of our Suites and Villas offer sweeping views of Monterey Bay. Our famous *Beach Fires To Go* -Seascape Resort offers a fine 17,000 square foot Conference Center comprised of 16 conference and function rooms - most with ocean and beach vistas. Each conference room is equipped with wireless high-speed Internet access. Seascape also employs custom conference furnishings such as provision of ergonomic swivel *captains* chairs for all participants and guest-preference seating arrangements (half-ovals, etc.) when possible. * Seascape Ballroom: Dimensions: 50' Ft X 80 Ft. Banquet: 320. Classroom: 216. * Vista of the beach and Monterey Bay with unobstructed views -Divisible into 3 sections-3 individual meeting rooms
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceMy news this season is that I'm now able to offer my guests sole use of all the main house, deck, and loft. My space on the ground floor is now a self contained apt,, so I have no need to share with you. I enjoy my privacy and respect yours. I want you to relax and enjoy my home, and your private space as you would your own. The bedroom space is open to the view, yet private and sound proof and entirely yours. So relax and enjoy your queen-size bed. Guests report it to be hugely comfortable with a down comforter and nice linens. Wrap yourself in a cozy, luxurious spa robe and slippers for you to borrow during your stay. Perfect to go back to bed with morning coffee, or end your day with a good book and pleasant thoughts. Sweet dreams! In the loft also is a long table for you to set up your work space. There is a chest of drawers and rack for hanging clothes, and beach towels to borrow. Beside your bed is a charger for iPhones. And you have your PRIVACY! The easy carpeted stairs go to your full, private bathroom with shower. Guest Access Come to your private entry, through the blue gate, onto the very large deck and all, including the charming, lighted, gurgling fountain, propane fire pit flanked by comfy chairs, and propane barbecue grill and dining table, awaits you. Kick back, breathe deeply, relax, and follow your bliss. This deck at night has become one of my favorite places. To me it's magical(URL HIDDEN) Step inside and the dramatic loft, dining room, kitchen, great room and full bath with shower are yours to enjoy. All private. The kitchen is fully equipped. For breakfast there's a Keurig beverage maker with coffee, tea, and cocoa, fruit, yogurt and granola. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine, or Martinelli's sparkling cider. Your choice. After all, you're in California. Several days before your arrival I'll ask you to tell me which and what kinds of these you prefer, so I can have them onboard for you. So breakfast might look like juice, granola & yogurt, toast or muffin, & coffee or tea. Do you use cream or milk? Anyway, you get the idea, but I'll try to tailor to your wishes, Interaction with Guests My whippet, borzoi (Russian wolfhound) and I have our spaces downstairs. We're all quiet and don't bark. Any or all of us are here to talk, answer questions, or make suggestions. Your comfort is our goal! Please note: I charge only a nominal cleaning fee, so please leave home clean as you found it!!! The Neighborhood We're located in a lovely, quiet, family neighborhood. Not a party place; we respect our neighbors! Gotta happen. Thanks for respecting our boundaries inside and out! We have a 2 nights minimum. After all, it is my HOME, and not a hotel. At the same time, your comfort and wishes are a priority for me! Thanks. Getting Around There is a bus line 2 blks. away. Car or bike is better. Other Things to NoteSetup not suitable for toddlers or small children. Not kid proof or appropriate. Guests must be 21 yrs. or older. You are afforded great privacy and respect. After check in orientation, I basically interact with you only at your request. But I love to hear your stories and about your life if you want to share. Beach stuff: in addition to beach towels, there are beach chairs for you to take to the sand.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
111 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceClean and comfortable, private-entrance studio in Aptos. This studio is perfect for two people enjoying a vacation in Santa Cruz. We are located near many attractions that Santa Cruz has to offer, whatever your interests may be. Although we prefer two guests, we can accommodate a third guest for $15.00 extra a night. In the case that you have a party of three, we are happy to make up our couch as a bed. Our rental is $125.00 per night, with a cleaning fee of $40.00. For Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, and the weekend of 4th of July, the price is $125 per night. We require a 3 night minimum stay for Memorial and Labor Day weekends and a 2 night minimum stay for the weekend of July 4th. Check out time is 11:00 A.M. The check out time is strictly 11:00 A.M. (we have it cleaned at that time everyday that a guests check out); unless discussed before hand. We can be flexible with this, but need to have enough time to change the appointment time with the cleaner, so we prefer to discuss this before arrival. Guest AccessThere is a small kitchenette inside the studio, including a refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, a small BBQ (available upon request), Keurig coffee machine, etc. We will also provide a light breakfast (oatmeal, yogurt, granola, fruit, etc.) While you're not out and about enjoying our beautiful city, we have premium Direct TV (with many movie and music channels), WiFi, and our favorite game, Scrabble, to entertain your time in the studio. There is a queen-size bed, with an incredibly comfortable feather top, and extra blankets if needed. We understand that not all like or can enjoy a soft bed (while others love it), so we are more than happy to remove the feather-topper if one does prefer a more firm bed to sleep on. We also provide towels and washcloths, the essentials (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.), a hair dryer, and iron/ironing board. Interaction with GuestsThis is definitely a private studio, so our interactions will be minimal; but with that said, we are around and available to any needs or issues that may arise. Sometimes we are there to greet you upon your arrival, and sometimes we are both stuck at work. However, one of us will come meet you during some point in your stay. We are both here for to assist with any needs, answer any questions, or just share the details about our hometown (either in person or over the phone or text). Although we are both very busy with our jobs, we very fortunately have a lot of flexibility, and will be there immediately if needed. Getting AroundThere is bus stops very close to the house going towards both Watsonville and Capitola/Santa Cruz. However, the public transportation in Santa Cruz is a little inconvenient when traveling to certain portions of the city. Because of this, we would recommend having a vehicle if possible. If you do have a vehicle, we have plenty of free parking on the property. Other Things to NoteWhile our studio is very private and quiet, we do have our family Crossfit workouts in our garage gym on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights from 5 - 6 pm. The garage does share a wall with the studio, but we stay as quiet as possible while we have guests.
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Bedroom
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The SpacePrivate entrance gives independence and extra privacy. Private bathroom exclusively for guests, not shared with anyone. Guest AccessLovely backyard and statue garden with bench and outdoors table. Interaction with GuestsDepending on the guest. Morning coffee and chat, otherwise I let guests have their own space as I enjoy my own private space. You will meet Zammy, my cool outdoor cat, she'll say hello and then leave you alone. The Neighborhood1/2 Mile to freeway and to nice Shopping Center with Grocery Store and many good restaurants. One mile to the beach. Super quiet neighborhood, only 12 minutes from Santa Cruz. Fast and free internet access for guests. Getting AroundYes Other Things to NoteNote that there is one floor of stairs to access your room.
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2br house
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Located in a quite secluded neighborhood about a 5-7 minute walk to the beach and in the heart of flower growing country, this pet-friendly property has a vast pastoral clearing around back with an unobstructed view to the ocean. The view from the glass enclosed upper deck and hot tub is spectacular. This attractive two story home sports a spiral staircase and decks on both levels. TOT #CO00482 Additional amenities include: beach chairs, dishes utensils, romantic, books & board games, washer/dryer, ice maker, landscaped backyard, heating, linens, bath and beach towels provided, coffee maker, fully enclosing yard, boogie boards, vaulted ceilings, two masterbedrooms with en suite fireplaces, family, off street parking for 2 vehicles, outdoor shower, hard wood or tile flooring. Located in a quite secluded neighborhood about a 5-7 minute walk to the beach and in the heart of flower growing country, this pet-friendly property has a vast pastoral clearing around back with an unobstructed view to the ocean. The view from the glass enclosed upper deck and hot tub is spectacular. This attractive two story home sports a spiral staircase and decks on both levels. TOT #CO00482 Located in a quite secluded neighborhood about a 5-7 minute walk to the beach and in the heart of flower growing country, this pet-friendly property has a vast pastoral clearing around back with an unobstructed view to the ocean. The view from the glass enclosed upper deck and hot tub is spectacular. This attractive two story home sports a spiral staircase and decks on both levels. TOT #CO00482 Additional amenities include: beach chairs, dishes utensils, romantic, books & board games, washer/dryer, ice maker, landscaped backyard, heating, linens, bath and beach towels provided, coffee maker, fully enclosing yard, boogie boards, vaulted ceilings, two masterbedrooms with en suite fireplaces, family, off street parking for 2 vehicles, outdoor shower, hard wood or tile flooring.
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5br house
    Incredible beachfront rental!. This home is on the sand with panoramic views up and down the Coast of Monterey and Santa Cruz, Ca. Whether you are looking for an escape, a family reunion, a surprise birthday party location or a relaxing few weeks by the beach, you will love this house. This house was previously rented and many people came back year after year as the house held many happy memories for a lot of people. The property is on Manresa beach, which is perfect for children, surfing, fishing, sunbathing or just plain fun. You will never be bored in this house. It is in a location that will ensure your comfort. pick a spot by the window to put your feet up, read or sit with your favorite Chardonnay as the sun sets. The kitchen has views right over the water. You will also find a bbq located on the upper deck. Why stay in a hotel when you can have your own home right on the sand?. This home is within 1 10 minute drive of the Seascape Resort an shopping center in Aptos, Ca. It is within 20 minutes from Santa Cruz, Ca where the beach boardwalk is located. Paradise awaits you - It is closer than you think! Beds: 2 King Beds, 3 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds Lodging tax: 8.25 Deposits: 700.00 refundable deposit required to reserve the home. Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa Other Fees: $200.00 cleaning fee. Incredible beachfront rental!. This home is on the sand with panoramic views up and down the Coast of Monterey and Santa Cruz, Ca. Whether you are looking for an escape, a family reunion, a surprise birthday party location or a relaxing few weeks by the beach, you will love this house. This house was previously rented and many people came back year after year as the house held many happy memories for a lot of people. The property is on Manresa beach, which is perfect for children, surfing, fishing, sunbathing or just plain fun. You will never be bored in this house. It is in a location that will ensure your comfort. pick a spot by the window to put your feet up, read or sit with your favorite Chardonnay as the sun sets. The kitchen has views right over the water. You will also find a bbq located on the upper deck. Why stay in a hotel when you can have your own home right on the sand?. This home is within 1 10 minute drive of the Seascape Resort an shopping center in Aptos, Ca. It is within 20 minutes from Santa Cruz, Ca where the beach boardwalk is located. Paradise awaits you - It is closer than you think! Beds: 2 King Beds, 3 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds
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    3br house
      This sunny hillside 2 level home with ocean view is perfect for a weekend getaway or an extended sabbatical. The beautiful "ocean view", therapeutic "swim spa", and manicured garden with gazebo, all come together to offer you the perfect escape. Our local beach is less than a mile away, and there are plenty of local attractions and fine dining close by. The upper and lower decks are perfect for entertaining, BBQing, or watching the sunset. The back garden, with its beautiful plantings, and gazebo, are a perfect retreat for morning coffee or afternoon tea. * THERAPEUTIC SWIM SPA (No children under 6 years old allowed in the Spa). * ALL BEDDING, LINENS, AND TOWELS ARE PROVIDED. * FREE HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET * FREE UNLIMITED US PHONE CALLS UPPER LEVEL INCLUDES: The main LIVING ROOM area, which has an open floor plan with cathedral open beamed ceiling, and beautiful hand scraped white oak flooring. There is a 50 inch HDTV, with DirecTV /DVR, and a Blue Ray Disk player. Forced air central heating, and a wood burning stove keep the home cozy and warm in winter. The modern GOURMET KITCHEN is equipped with all Viking appliances, and dishwasher. All cookware, cooking utensils, dishes, and silverware are provided. The dining area table is expandable to seat 4 - 8 guests. The upper deck has patio chairs for 8 guests, and a cocktail table, with umbrella. The BBQ grill is gas and charcoal fuel, and has a "smoker" compartment. The MASTER BEDROOM, which is on the upper level, has a queen bed, walk-in closet, chest of drawers, and a sitting area, a vanity sink area, and full bathroom, with tub & shower combo. DOWN STAIRS - "CAUTION", there are stairs leading from the Living Room to the lower level. If you have small children, it is suggested that you bring your own barrier /gate, as there is none provided. LOWER LEVEL INCLUDES: Bedrooms 2 and 3, and one full bathroom, with tub & shower combo are on the lower level. Bedroom 2 has a queen bed, a full mirrored closet, chest of drawers, and a beautiful view of the garden. Bedroom 3 has a full size fold down sofa sleeper and twin size rollaway bed, a desk area / work space, with internet access, and a color printer, and a 32" HDTV, with remote DVR. Access to the lower deck, garden, and Swim Spa are on the lower level, through bedroom 3. COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ TOT CERT# CO00413 We are located 7 miles south of Santa Cruz, in the city of Aptos, CA, in the coastal village of Rio Del Mar, near the Seascape Golf Club. Our home is less than a mile from "Bear Can Beach", down the hill on Clubhouse Drive, which has public parking and beach access on Via Palo Alto (see map). You can walk or bike ride to the beach. Seascape Golf Club is less than 1/2 a mile down our street and is open to the public. For details, and Tee Times, visit their website. There is shopping and fine dining at the Deer Park Shopping Center, just a 1 mile, on Rio Del Mar Blvd. Major attractions inlcude: Capitola Village, and the Famous SHADOW BROOK RESTAURANT is 5.5 miles, 11 minutes by car. The world famous SANTA CRUZ BEACH & BOARDWALK is 10.5 miles, 20 minutes by car. Monterey's FISHERMAN'S WHARF is 35 miles, 40 minutes drive.