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Beach Front Paradise (Upscale Home) - With 5 Star Rating!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Modern Comforts

It doesn't get any better than being directly on the sand with full views of the ocean from nearly every room. This rare location delivers a different kind of grounding energy, along with the sounds and smells that only an ocean front property can deliver.

The exquisite 3 bed, 2 bath home is perfectly remodeled with many modern conveniences. It has a beautiful open and airy floor plan with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, radiant heat flooring, free wifi, and big screen digital TV's in the living room and master bedroom.

Located in the middle of "Rio Del Mar Island", you are greeted by the brand new open kitchen connected to the dining area and living room that walks right on to the slate patio, literally 10 feet from the sand. The wonderful patio is where you will find yourself mesmerized by the beauty of the ocean and imminent sunsets. Sit and relax while you watch the waves splash in front of your eyes, on many occasions you will see dolphins, whales, birds, seals and other marine mammals.

This well designed floor plan has custom built-in extra long twin bunk beds in the first floor bedroom with adjacent full bathroom. Walk up the spiral staircase to the second level where you will find two large bedrooms and one full bathroom. The large master bedroom has a king size bed and offers full ocean views with a 5 x 20 ft sun deck. The second upstairs bedroom offers a queen size bed and full double closets. The second floor is also appointed with a washer and dryer.

You find yourself 10 seconds from the sand, a 3 minute walk to restaurants, convenience store, coffee, and the famed Pixie's Deli. Stroll on down the sand to Seacliff Beach 5 minutes north and the famous "Parallels" surf spot 5 minutes walk south.

This is a new beach home for the Poncetta Family. They have owned beach front properties for the past 25+ years and have enjoyed sharing their home with other families. Although this is a new vacation rental for them, they have received rave reviews and high marks for customer service for their other properties.

More Details

Property Manager
Colleen Marchbank
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Colleen Marchbank

It has been a pleasure managing this beautiful ocean front property for the Poncetta Family for the past year. I enjoy meeting each of the visiting families that come to enjoy the beauty of the Monterey Bay from this comfortable and well appointed home on the sand. I grew up in the neighboring town of Capitola where I attended Soquel High School. After graduating college, I raised a family in Los Gatos where I also built my referral based real estate career. I moved back to Capitola in the fall of 2015 and am so happy to be back where I belong - close to the beach and the great Pacific Ocean.

Colleen Marchbank purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

Our family also owns another property on "The Island" just a few doors down. Please let us know if you need more space to accommodate a larger group and we will share the details with you.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Spacious master with balcony overlooking beach and ocean.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Cozy first floor bedroom w/ custom XL built-in bunk bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Tranquil and quiet upstairs queen bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Beach Front Paradise (Upscale Home) - With 5 Star Rating!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Gorgeous view of Monterey Bay!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property! Our every need was anticipated will all the amenities of home. Colleen was a wonderful host, leaving yummy pastries for our arrival! Parking was a bit dicey due to others parking in "our spot" but that is not the fault of this property nor management and we dealt with it.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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So so nice! Perfect view.

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best vacations we have had. The home was beautiful. The view was awesome. We stood in the living room and watched whales all day long. So peaceful. I can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience. Beautiful house, beautiful views, the sounds of the ocean, perfect weather. We could stay there forever! Thank you Coleen for giving our family this opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have rented this property and we had a terrific vacation! Beautiful home with all the amenities and Colleen is wonderful to work with!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect place to stay for our family! Great location on the beach and close to town.

  • 5 of 5

This updated and upscale house ON THE BEACH is perfect! We have stayed at a couple houses in the area and this one was the best so far. The size was good for our family of 5 but you couldn't do two families.

One of my favorite things was the full sliding doors that opened up to the back patio downstairs and the balcony upstairs. We loved the "beachy" decor throughout and upgraded kitchen. It was well stocked with everything we needed. The heated travertine floors were a treat both upstairs and downstairs. The spiral staircase was narrow and steep but wasn't a problem for any of us. Elderly guests would definitely have a hard time going up and down.

I can't wait to book this property again, it was amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We were able to book this property very last minute after our original vacation plans fell through and it exceeded our expectations on all fronts. First, I would like to personally thank Colleen for being by far the most amazing property manager we have ever worked with. Not only did she provide personal communication to make sure every detail of our vacation was perfect, she found out we were celebrating my daughter's birthday and left the most beautiful personalized birthday cake for her in the refrigerator. We were blown away and my daughter was thrilled. This property is truly on the beach and even when you are inside you can open the sliders to hear the waves and enjoy the breeze. Our kids ran back and forth to play on the beach freely, went boogie boarding and collected the most amazing shells. The bedding/decor/amenities are all flawless and we all slept better than we ever do when away from home. We didn't want to leave and we will definitely plan to be back very soon. Can't recommend enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Aptos, Central Coast California

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £144.28

Damages or lost items are renter's responsibility and will be charged to credit card on file.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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