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Only 0.4 mile to spectacular beach! Home is renovated in Old-World Charm

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautifully renovated 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Beach Home with Kitchenette

This cute one-bedroom get-away-home is decorated with a Beach Cottage flaire.

Bedroom has a queen-size bed looking towards garden area.

Living room and kitchen is set up as a great room; very comfortable and cute. Tumbled marbled kitchen counter tops, tiled flooring in kitchen & bathroom; and wood flooring in living room and bedroom. We stock the kitchen with organic local coffee beans, a bottle of wine (if we are not out of town), and sweet treats for upon your arrival.

Amenities include Wi-Fi, kitchen fully stocked, full-bath. Linens and sheets, towels, shampoo and soap, an iron and a blow dryer.

If you are looking for a beautiful, romantic, cottage- style home for your next vacation get-away, this place is for you.

Only 5 blocks to Rio Del Mar Beach, golf at Seascape Golf Course, hike at Nisene Marks Forest-Park, walk to restaurants and cafes. Tennis at Seascape Sports Club. Wine Tastings in Soquel Hills or Pleasant Valley area in Aptos. The Mystery Spot is 9.5 miles north of us. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 6.5 miles north from the vacation rental.

Thank you for taking the time to book your reservation with our Beach Home in Rio Del Mar.

We look forward to hosting you. :-)

Myra & David

More Details

Myra & David Ambrosini
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Chinese-Chao Chou hua
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About Myra & David Ambrosini

We live in Aptos since 1989. Our house has just recently been updated to a Mediterranean style home with an attached one-bedroom unit downstairs. We love biking, hiking, and go wine tastings. We have 2 grown children currently in college. David is a teacher at a community college and I'm a Realtor in Santa Cruz county. We are involved in our church home at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos.

Myra & David Ambrosini purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Myra & David Ambrosini chose Santa Cruz County

The town of Aptos is a secret treasure that not many people know about; it is 'the suburbanite' of Santa Cruz County. The natural beauty is enveloped with tree lines and seascapes. One can meander through town on feet and bikes if they want to feast their eyes with interesting cottages and bungalows.

Walking to the beach is an easy 5-minute walk down the hill and grab a cup of coffee at Full of Beans or a bite to eat at Cafe Rio. Walk to the iconic Cement Ship to see otters and dolphins in the right season.

While down at the beach you can visit Historic Museum to learn more about about the area of Aptos (an Indian word, which means where two bodies of water meet).

In October, there are Art Tour & Wine Festivals throughout the county of Santa Cruz.

Go Wine Tasting in the Pleasant Valley of Aptos and in Soquel Hills, which is only 10 minutes either directions from the house.

Capitola Village is only 10 minutes for more restaurants and shops. Watch famous Surf Competition in West Santa Cruz and walk on the gorgeous West Cliff and East Cliff Dr. to drink in the beautiful the sunset and seascapes.

Monterey and Carmel cities are a mere 35-minute drive south of Aptos.

What makes this apartment unique

We choose this beach home because of the natural beauty of the tree lines and the ocean views, quaint town and the proximity to the beach and restaurants and golf course/tennis club. We are part of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary

Hiking, biking and beaches are only 5 minutes away.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Monterey & San Jose
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Monterey Bay
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Seascape Golf Course
Nearest Train
35 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cafe Rio/ Bittersweet Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Rio Del Mar Beach
Car: necessary

From our vacation rental, one walk to the beach, wine tastings, golfing, surfing, boating, paddle boarding, fishing, tennis, hike and/or bike in the forest, shopping, restaurants, antique shopping.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Aptos in Santa Cruz County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has bath tub with new shower faucet and new sink/vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , futon located in living room
  • Large bedroom with a gorgeous queen size bed. Room is decorated in a beach theme. Beautiful Venetian-finish plastered walls through-out unit. Second sleeping area is in the living room with a pull-out futon with brand new cover. Sleeps 4 comfortably.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We strive to provide our guests comfort and a romantic get away. Our guests will receive one bottle of red or white wine upon arrival as our thank you gift if owner is in town. We will try to provide basic breakfast foods in the fridge if we are in town.


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Only 0.4 mile to spectacular beach! Home is renovated in Old-World Charm
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Cute, quaint little get away

  • 4 of 5

Aptos is a beautiful area, and this little nook is no exception. While not ON the beach- it's just a jaunt down the road! We were welcomed here with a bottle of wine, some goodies in the fridge- such as fruit, juice, bagels, and iced tea, and an adorable personalized note! The rental was clean and in good condition. Our only real complaint was the bed, which was a little hard and VERY noisy! It made it a challenge to sleep well. Please replace- ASAP!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Aptos, Central Coast California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Holidays & Special Events Rate
1 May 2016 - 28 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fees £66.43
Pet Fee £150.98
Property Damage Protection £44.54
Tax Rate 10.0%

One day upon arrival; owner will text and/or email combo lockbox code for keys.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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