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Classic Beach House - Walk to Seacliff Beach

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


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath beach house on quiet street, short walk to a great beach

Bright, light-filled beach house on a quiet cul-de-sac is just 0.4 miles (~10 minute walk) through a nice beach community to Seacliff Beach.

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

- Relax in the hammock and read a book or enjoy a game of bocce ball in our new backyard bocce court

- Updated kitchen with Wolf stove. Full-size washer and dryer

- Large screen TV with basic cable, DVD player, Bluetooth music, WiFi, and a great selection of movies

- Boogie boards, beach chairs, bean bag toss, surf boards, and outdoor shower for rinsing off after a day at the beach

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

- Convenient, five-minute drive to Safeway (with Redbox kiosk), coffee shops, Aptos Cinemas 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 before making plans)

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

More Details

Colm Kennedy
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • 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 8 steak knives - High-end 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 - BlendTech Blender (for smoothies, mixed drinks, Etc) - Cocktail shaker and jigger - Salad spoons, 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)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Classic Beach House - Walk to Seacliff Beach
average rating of 4.9402986 based on 67 reviews

Lovely beach bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks here in late July with our two young kids. The house was the perfect size for us, and the backyard gave us hours of sunny entertainment when we weren't at the beach or the redwoods. We've rented many vacation rentals and this was the most well-equipped and thoughtfully set up that we've had, I think. The Kennedys are nice enough to provide a state park pass which is a huge bonus since there are so many beautiful state beaches nearby. Sea Cliff state beach is indeed only a short walk away. My only regret is that I should have brought a smaller umbrella stroller for our toddler so that we could have more easily carried it up and down the stairs to the beach--ours folds but is not the lightest thing in the world.... just a suggestion for other families! Of nearby food in Aptos we heartily recommend Burger and Ambrosia, and we also had good luck at Charlie Hong Kong, Roux Dat, Pizza My Heart, and Betty Burger in Capitola and Santa Cruz (lots of takeout with the little ones!). It was such a relaxing stay...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mellow cottage in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The Kennedy Beach House was clean, quiet and extremely relaxing. With plenty of games (Bocce, Cornhole, boardgames, etc.) at the house there was plenty to do. Easy 10 minute walk to the beach. Beautiful kitchen. Highly recommended stay in Aptos, Ca.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all! We were so happy with it. The street is quiet and quaint, so we all slept well. Everything was very clean and all the linens felt new and fresh! The kitchen was easy to figure out and had all the basics. The beds were very comfortable, including the pullout sofa, which is a queen size and quite large. We loved having the little enclosed patio to eat in and the backyard was adorable. Very well appointed. I am going to tell all of my friends and family about this place. It was great! My daughter uses a manual wheelchair when traveling and we had no problem once inside. There is one step in and after that it was accessible. And people should know that Seaside Beach has sand wheelchairs you can borrow for the day. All the rangers there are very helpful. We all enjoyed it so much! Although we never met the owner, Colm, he was in touch by email, checking in and when we got home, he sent a prompt email regarding the refund on the deposit. That was nice! I'd love to come back here someday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was exactly as stated. Perfect spot for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights and wish we could've stayed longer! The house is located walking distance to beach and a great ice cream shop and was lovely to come home to after a day of adventure. We drove to several redwood parks which were very close as well as santa cruz and the boardwalk. The Kennedys have put together a binder of recommendations which was very helpful! The owners are very organized and quick to respond with any questions. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd time - and loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at the Kennedy beach home with our 3 kids and we loved it all over again! We love that the home is clean, bright and has a wonderful kitchen. We also love all the restaurants close (Manuels Mexican food is fantastic) and being close to many beach options. Great backyard for kids with bean bag toss and bocce ball court. And the hammock is a relaxing touch. We will be making it a tradition for our summer beach plans...great, fun summer trip! See you next summer - for longer we hope!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this house

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here. We love staying here and we will be back again. House is close to everything and very cozy. Thank you Kennedy family for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Aptos, Central Coast California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
11 Jul 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.68
Damage Deposit £388.4

• 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.
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