Sub~Urban Zen Retreat ~ Aptos One or Two Bedrooms
- Smoking Allowed
- Pets Allowed
- Swimming Pool
Our lovely home is the perfect refuge, vacation hub, and home away from home. We have decided to share it with like-minded people who crave an experience of serenity away from everyday stress. Our unique and beautiful Red Tory gate signals your arrival and marks the entry point into our lush Zen gardens and beautifully decorated, fully equipped home. Golf, dining and shopping are a mere 1-block away, and access to the beach and redwood forest are within easy reach (1/2 mile). The home has a fully separate, attached apartment where we, your hosts, reside. The main home, where guest stay, has its own private entrance and you may park in the driveway or the parking space in front of the fence, making access very convenient. We allow ONLY ONE GROUP in our home at a time. Choose between two rental options: * Option 1: two bedrooms and two baths available for up to 4 guests (the entire living space) * Option 2: one bedroom and one bath available for up to 2 guests (for a lower rate). We are conveniently located on the main street in Rio Del Mar so expect some street noise during busy traffic times. We have buffered the streeet noise with lush landscaping, a tall redwood fence, and double paned windows. However if you are very sensitive to intermittent traffic noise during certain times of the day, our home may not suit you.Guest Access
Our home consists of two non-shared living spaces: a private apartment which is not available for rent and where we, your hosts, stay, and your private guest home comprising approximately 1200 sqft of living area, depending on the options you select when reserving the space. The guest quarters are bright and inviting. The space features hardwood floors and attractive area rugs throughout the house and includes: a beautifully decorated and spacious living room with radiant heat fire place, traditional dining area with French doors leading outside, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, laundry area, one garden-view bedroom with private full-bath and walk-in closet, one patio-view bedroom with closet, and a hallway full-bathroom. The entrance deck as well as the patio off the kitchen and bedroom are also available for outdoor dining, sunning or just for the enjoyment of fresh air and relaxation.Interaction with Guests
We are very busy, but want you to know that we are always available by text or cell to answer any questions about the house or the area. The property is equipped with a coded lock box so you will be able to check in at your convenience. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or if you need directions to various points of interent or advice on local destinations and cuisine, don't hesitate to text or call us. Otherwise, we will leave you to enjoy your stay without intrusion.The Neighborhood
The neighborhood is safe and also unique in that it features so many wonderful attractions. There is an upscale shopping center (Deer Park) withhin easy walking distance that includes a gourmet, full service grocery store, Deluxe Foods, as well as many great restaurnats - both casual and fine dining. Other shopping choices inlude two beauty salons, hair and nails, pharmacy, dry cleaners, liquor store, a shoe store, full service eye glass store, yoga and pilates studio, and more. Enjoy golf at the Seascape Golf Club, which is just a stone's throw away. Very close by, in Aptos village, experience the amazing redwood forest of Nizene Marks State Park with walking, hiking, horse and biking trails. Our beautiful beaches are about a half mile walk if you are in shape for a pretty steep hill coming back. The nearby towns of Santa Cruz and Capitola have their own unique sites and offerings - a day in either or both communities would be interesting and enjoyable. There is so much to do and see in our county, you would need to be here for several months to experience even half of it. Want to explore a little further out? We are only a forty-minute drive south to the Monterey Peninsula and Carmel. Going north, we are forty-minutes to Silicon Valley and ninety minutes to San Francisco.Getting Around
If you don't have a car or a bike you can catch a local bus that stops close by. You can also take Uber or a cab to your destination.Other Things to Note
These are the House Rules: Shoes: PLEASE take off your shoes at the entrance - we do not allow street shoes in the house. At the entrance, there is a place to leave your outdoor shoes. Quiet Time: We stay in the attached, private apartment. We enjoy our quiet time and will always be respectful of yours. Our neighbors are homeowners that have lived here many years - they are a friendly eclectic mix of all ages and they keep a close watch on the activity in and around the neighborhood so this is not the place for loud music or parties. Quiet time is 10:00pm-9:00am. Piano: the paino is a treasured gift and is kept locked. Please do not put any objects or drinks on the piano, guest are responsible for any damge done. Thank you. Other No No's: NO smoking in the house or yard, NO events or parties are allowed, and please observe our allowed maximum of four people in the house. Please note - we do not allow sleeping on the sofas. Sorry but Pets are not allowed inside or out. Thank you for respecting this. Check-out Protocol: PLEASE leave the house as you found it. this means no leftover food in the refrigerator, place recycling and trash in the appropriate containers outside in the walkway off the kitchen, wash your dishes and put them in the dish washer for hot rinse (to conserve water, we use the dishwasher to rinse only). Leave used towels on the bathroom floor and beds unmade. We appreciate your thoughfulness! Thank you!
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