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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:
22 February, 2018

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


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Beach Front Paradise (Upscale Home) - With 5 Star Rating!
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Loved the house. It looked so small from the outside, but was very well laid out and spacious inside. The views from the kitchen/living room and master bedroom were incredible. Spent my long wedding weekend here... The first few nights with my girlfriends and the last two with my new husband. We easily fit 5 girls in the house the first couple of nights, and it was the perfect place to spend the couple of days after our wedding!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about this wonderful beachfront property. It was perfect. What a wonderful place to go, relax and enjoy each other's company. The house had absolutely everything you could ask for. You literally do not have to bring a thing. Thank you to Colleen for the delicious coffee beans you left. My daughter could not stop talking about the coffee. The beds were very comfortable. Being on the beach made the whole stay magical as you view the sunrise and sunset with sounds of the waves. Colleen was great to work with. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house in great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely. Parking worked out just fine. We had great weather and saw a lot of dolphins.

The only drawback was that the people renting next door were avid smokers and so we either needed to be out on the sand or stay inside with the glass door closed for the majority of the weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Carlos

Exceptional beach house, fully-stocked and steps from the sand

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed Labor Day weekend in Aptos, the house is well cared for and very clean. All amenities provided are top notch and almost everything you will need is stocked in the house, from fluffy towels to kitchen spices and cookware. So easy to grab your beach chair and head for the sand. We saw whales and sea lions swimming right out in front of the house!

3 restaurants and a corner market are within walking distance so you don't really have to leave once you park your car, we did not have trouble finding street parking during our stay. We enjoyed the breakfast burritos at Pixie's Deli and the homemade pastries, coffee and ice cream sandwiches at Flat's Bistro.

Both bedrooms are up a spiral staircase to the second floor, master is spacious and faces the beach, so nice to go to sleep to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. All linens are soft and current in comfortable coastal decor. The downstairs bunk bed room is small, it's a tight space with a closet and window, but serviceable for kids/young people.

Colleen made sure that check-in and check-out details were clear and simple, so our stay was uncomplicated and we hope to return again next year to this same property!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, CA, USA

This home was wonderful! Beautiful inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous home on the beach with a lot of extras you won't find in most beach houses. Our host was extraordinary and very accommodating to our needs; quick to respond to our texts for anything. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £132.48
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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