Sub~Urban Zen Retreat ~ Rio Del Mar

2br Home/Apartment
Rio Del Mar, CA, United States
The Space Our home is our refuge and we have decided to share it with like minded people that crave peace and serenity. You will enter the yard through a Red Tory gate into our Zen garden and total privacy. You will find everything you need to make your stay a calming and deeply relaxing experience feeling as if you've been transported to a zen retreat although you are very close to shopping, dining, golf, the redwoods and the beach. We have buffered street noise with lush landscaping and a...
Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
Excellent
19 reviews
  • airbnb100.0%
Description
The Space

Our home is our refuge and we have decided to share it with like minded people that crave peace and serenity. You will enter the yard through a Red Tory gate into our Zen garden and total privacy. You will find everything you need to make your stay a calming and deeply relaxing experience feeling as if you've been transported to a zen retreat although you are very close to shopping, dining, golf, the redwoods and the beach. We have buffered street noise with lush landscaping and a tall redwood fence.. but if you are a sensitive person our home may not suit you. You are welcome to park in the driveway and we have another space available in front of the fence. We always remove our shoes after entering the house. You will find a "shoe rug" by the front door.... In the main living space you can sit on one of the two comfy couches while enjoying the flat screen TV and/or the radiant heat of the linear fireplace with a cup of tea or glass of wine ... For book lovers you will find our living room "library" has numerous books on many subjects..art, history, spirituality, health, politics, etc..etc....you will also find another smaller "library" in the master bedroom... Both bedrooms have new queen size beds, the master bedroom has it's own bathroom and walk in closet.... the second smaller bedroom has a nice sized closet and patio view through the glass door and window..the second bath is in the hallway off the living room...both bathrooms have all you will need in the way of towels, soaps, shampoo, etc... The kitchen has stainless appliances, granite counters and includes all you need to prepare meals ....there is a small gas grill outside the kitchen door and you can enjoy meals in the patio on warm days or bundle up for cooler days... For music lovers there is a small put powerful iPod sound system that has been downloaded with every kind of music from Classical to Jazz to Spiritual to Rock...or for fans of NPR there will be a list of stations........The piano is unlocked and you are welcome to enjoy it if you play.. For parking there is a driveway as well as additional parking in front of the fence.

Guest Access

Our large home has been divided into two separate living spaces. The main living quarters, which is for our guests includes: Large living room with radiant heat fire place, dining area, gourmet kitchen, laundry area, one garden view bedroom with private bath and walk in closet, one patio view bedroom with closet and hallway bathroom. You can book the smaller bedroom for one or two guest, or two bedrooms for up to four guest, or both for one to four guest. The house is only available to one person or group of guest at a time. The entrance deck as well as the patio off the kitchen and bedroom are also available for outdoor dining, sunning or just enjoying being outdoors.

Interaction with Guests

We are very busy and enjoy our quiet time and privacy and will always be respectful of yours. But we want you to know we are available to answer any questions about the house, the area, or if you would just like to meet us. If for some reason we are not available my daughter lives close by. Her phone number is in the house manual and she can answer any questions about the house, the neighborhood and area attractions.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is unique in that our home is close to so many wonderful attractions. We are only a forty minute drive south to Monterey Peninsula and forty five minutes to Carmel. Going north we are are forty minutes to Silicon Valley and ninety minutes to San Francisco. Their is an upscale shopping center that you can easily walk to that includes a gourmet full service grocery store and many great restaurants, casual as well as fine dining. Seascape Golf Club is a stones throw away..Very close by in Aptos Village you can experience the amazing redwood forest of Nizene Marks state park with walking, hiking and biking trails....our beautiful beaches are about a miles walk if you are in shape for a pretty steep hill coming back. 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.

Getting Around

If you don't have a car or a bike you can catch a local bus close by that can take you north or south. Of course you can always call Uber or a cab.

Other Things to Note

We stay in the attached apartment when we have guests... We enjoy our peace and quiet and we will always be respectful of yours. Quiet time is 10:00 P.M. No events or parties are allowed. We want your experience at our home to be exceptional, so please don't hesitate to let us know if we can help in any way.

Place's rules
These are the House Rules, we are very strict about parties, they are NOT allowed... We ask that you not have more than a total of FOUR people in the house at a time. Our home is a retreat and place of refuge ..we fallow a tradition of shoes off as soon as you enter the house... At the entrance there is a place to leave your shoes. We are a smoke free environment inside and out.. Sorry but Pets are not allowed inside or out. Thank you for respecting this. Please do not have more than four people in the house at a time. The neighborhood is quiet 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 homes here...this is not the place for loud music or parties. Quiet time is 10:00 P.M. The piano is a treasured gift and is kept locked. If you are an experienced player you may request that I leave a key for you, however you are responsible for any damage done. Please do not put any objects or drinks on the piano ... Thank you. PLEASE leave the house as you found it...no leftover food in the fridge..recycle and put your 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 thoughtfulness! Thank you!
Additional info
Checkin time: 2:00 PM
Checkout time: 12:00 PM
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
- Real Bed
Bathrooms: 2
About Victoria & Buff
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Address: Clubhouse Drive, Aptos, CA 95003, United States
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