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Classic Beach House - Walk to Seacliff Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath beach house; short walk to a great, family-friendly beach

Bright, light-filled house on a quiet cul-de-sac is just 0.5 miles (~10 minute walk) through a nice residential beach community to Seacliff State Beach.

- Backyard relaxation - read a book in the hammock or enjoy a game of bocce ball

- Updated kitchen for staying in and cooking meals, complete with Wolf gas stove

- Al fresco dining on both front and back patios

- Living room includes a gas fireplace for a beautiful warm fire at the click of a switch

- 2 bedroom, 1 bath; two queen beds and a very comfortable queen sleeper sofa

- All you need for a day at the beach - beach chairs, boogie boards, surfboard and beach toys; outdoor shower for rinsing off

- WiFi, large screen TV with basic cable, Roku (Netflix, Pandora, etc.), DVD player, Bluetooth/USB port for music from your smartphone and a great selection of DVD movies

- Full-size washer and dryer

- Walk to local Seacliff favorites - Marianne's Ice Cream parlor and Pizza 1

- Convenient, five-minute drive to Safeway (with Redbox kiosk), coffee shops and Aptos Farmers Market

- Complimentary use of vehicle day use pass for local state parks and beaches

- Check-in is 4:00pm, and check out is noon. We can accommodate early check in or late check out depending on availability. Please confirm with owner before making plans.

More Details

Colm Kennedy
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About Colm Kennedy

Our family has been coming to the beaches around Santa Cruz for 25 years and has always dreamed of owning a slice of the beach life. We fell in love with this classic beach house with its light-filled rooms and open floor plan. The neighborhood and the neighbors are fantastic, and it's just a short walk to one of the best beaches on the north coast. We love spending our weekends relaxing by the ocean with friends and family and are excited to open our home to guests who share our passion for beach life.

Colm Kennedy purchased this cottage in 2015


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There is also an outdoor shower (hot and cold water) in the back garden for rinsing off after a day at the beach.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • There are 2 bedrooms, plus a queen-size American Leather Comfort Sleeper in the living room. The Comfort Sleeper is a platform sleeper sofa (no bars or springs). Pack n' Play also available for use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
- As with most houses in this area, there is no air conditioning as it usually stays pretty cool by the beach. The living room and one of the bedrooms have ceiling fans; second bedroom has a skylight. Kitchen Includes: - Plates, bowls, cutlery, water glasses, wine glasses, coffee cups, for 8 - Full set of sharp knives including steak knives - Gas Wolf stove with large oven - Full-sized refrigerator with freezer (and ice-cube trays) - Super quiet Bosch dishwasher - Microwave, toaster oven, rice cooker - Drip coffee maker and coffee grinder - BlendTec Blender (for smoothies, mixed drinks, etc.) - Cocktail shaker and jigger - Cooking utencils, garlic press, cheese grater, wine opener, measuring cups, can opener, cutting boards, mixing bowls, baking trays, etc. - BBQ grill on the back patio with BBQ tools (Guest provide coals)


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Classic Beach House - Walk to Seacliff Beach
average rating of 4.948052 based on 77 reviews

Two nights in Aptos

  • 5 of 5

Equipped with everything we needed including an awesome gas stove with grill. Lots of sporting equipment that we didn't use, but nice to know it was there!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with our 2 small children. It was a perfect set up for us! The house is beautiful and the outdoor area is lovely, fun, safe and enclosed for children. The street is small and a dead end so minimal traffic. They seem to have thought of everything there really wasn't anything we weren't completely satisfied with! Thank you for such a great family vacation! We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach house!!

  • 5 of 5

Great house to stay in - very clean, looked just like the pictures. What we really loved about this place was their attention to detail though - there were so many thoughtful things throughout the house that really made our stay pleasant. They had coloring and learn how to draw books for the kids (great for long drives), beach chairs and sandcastle building supplies that we took to beaches with us, and my favorite was the state park pass they left in their binder of information (almost every beach is a state park - it was nice not to worry about paying to get into any of them). They obviously do routine maintenance checks on their supplies - I used a pot that still had a price tag sticker on it. And it's wonderfully kid proof - light socket plugs, both glass and plastic cups/plates, nightlights, and I saw a pack n play as well. These people know what it's like to travel with children and it shows through in their house! Overall great experience! Wonderful little house, close to the beach, grocery store, and there's an awesome ice cream shop a few blocks down the road. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bright airy beach house

  • 5 of 5

This wonderfully kept beach house is located on a quiet road close to the freeway and footsteps from town and the beach. Or you can hop in the car and head over to the next town only minutes away using the frontage road with an awesome view of the shoreline. Upon booking Colm was prompt and informative as this was our first experience using VRBO! We have made a pact that this house will be our annual pick for our Aptos Annual trip! Great for our family (2 Little’s and an infant) however we are considering enjoying the house alone next time too! Our BIGGEST REGRET was not staying for an additional few days! The Kennedy Beach House is where it’s at! Thank you again Colm & Co!

-The Maders

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

The Kennedy Beach House exceeded our expectations in a lot of ways. It was really well kept, very comfortable and a great location. From the bocce ball court, the really nice kitchen and the comfortable beds to just about everything we really enjoyed our stay here . . .Colm also was really accessible and friendly and we look forward to returning with our small family of 4. Thanks for a fun getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Great for our family of 4 - we would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.05
Damage Deposit £375.25

• Holidays: Please inquire about Holiday rates and minimum duration's for New Years, Martin Luther King, Presidents' Weekends, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
• Summer is our busy season so in order to accommodate all our guests we ask that you book dates adjacent to other bookings (I.E. Dates that don't leave a one day gap in our schedule)

• Santa Cruz County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate #CO00179

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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