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500 feet from the ocean, 500 feet from the river

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

The Coast Queen is a wonderful house for a pleasant getaway to the coast for the weekend. It's a perfect place for a family, a couple or even two couples. It's a short two minute walk to the beach (and coffee shop, deli, corner market, and restaurants) providing a great anchor for days at the beach, yet it's only a few miles from Santa Cruz to enjoy the wonderful food, and activities in Santa Cruz.

Rio Del Mar is one of the last of the quaint, small village areas on the central coast. You can walk about a mile north from here, and seemingly endless miles south. We are close to the cement ship as well.

The house has been recently remodeled, with new floors and appliances in a full-stocked, fully functional kitchen. The deck upstairs is a wonderful place to hang out on sunny and shady days (with a movable umbrella if you're a shade-lover), along with an outdoor grill.

There are flat screen televisions both upstairs and downstairs, along with basic cable and free Netflix. We also have high speed internet.

We have a car port for two cars off street parking.

We are a legally permitted vacation rental in Santa Cruz County.

We also have - special for kids - a Harry Potter closet! It is equipped with a super comfy mattress-type thing, and pillows. (We are still waiting for an owl to find us.) Kids have been known to read books there for hours, sleep there, and play spooky games there too. (There is good light in there, for those who want it.)

We are dog friendly. We ask that your dog not be infested with fleas, be tick-free, and stay off the furniture. Please let me know if you are bringing a dog.

We have a general maximum of four adults. If you plan on having more than 4 adults, you need to check with us. We charge an extra fee of $20 per night for extra adults.

More Details

Owner
Myriam Cohen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2017

About Myriam Cohen

Combined Myriam and Mikey have lived in Santa Cruz for over 35 years. We have 3 young children ages 3, 5, and 7, and spend a lot of our free time tromping in the forests here in Santa Cruz, running, going to the beach, gardening, and reveling in large cooking projects using our local bounty of available foods.

Myriam Cohen purchased this house in 2015

Why Myriam Cohen chose Santa Cruz County

We purchased this property to have as a getaway for us and our friends, and vacationers like yourself. This property is so close to Rio del Mar beach, so it's just a short 2 minute walk back home if you forget sunscreen, or you want to cook up lunch, etc. The house is comfortable, with modern, brand new amenities. An extensive total remodel was just recently completed, so all of the appliances, bathroom fixtures, etc are nearly brand new.

What makes this house unique

This house is a perfect home for a family or 1 or 2 couples to have a relaxing weekend so close to one of the best (if not the best!) beach on the central coast. You can walk this beach for miles in either direction, it is not very crowded, and the weather here is never too hot and never too cold. Rio del Mar feels like a small beach town, yet it is 10 miles to Santa Cruz, and less than 40 miles from the Silicon Valley.

Location

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cafe Rio
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Cafe Rio
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Rio Del Mar
Car: necessary

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , upstairs bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Crib is available upon request
  • Bedroom 2 has a bunk bed, twin on top, full on bottom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

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500 feet from the ocean, 500 feet from the river
average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 reviews
4

Clean furnished well

  • 4 of 5

Good location

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Still a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Coast Queen and it was again a great experience. Great beach access, easy walk to morning coffee, lunch and dinner if you don't feel like cooking. But the house has all you need too. Just bring food. Bed is comfy. WiFi works great. Nice walk to Seacliff State Beach too. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone looking for a beach getaway. Stairs would be a challenge for some but other than that, it's awesome.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Incredible! We will definitely be back. Cutest beach house ever and just steps from the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 5. The boys loved the bunk beds and our oldest camped out in the "Harry Potter closet" every night. The kitchen was well-stocked, as was the whole house. It's a very short walk to the beach, a deli, Cafe Rio restaurant, and a corner store. Myriam was easy to communicate with, was very professional and kept us informed. Definitely recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Really great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two adults, two teenagers) enjoyed our stay very much! The house was cozy and nicely decorated and a quick walk to the beach. We ended up cooking a few meals and the kitchen was well stocked with all the pots, pans and utensils needed. The owner was also very quick to get back to me with any questions which was much appreciated. The only small thing we would change was the bunk bed in the first bedroom. It was pretty noisy and our teenagers complained it kept them up a little at night. Otherwise, a great find and we would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Really close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Comfy little home with a very nice living/dining room upstairs.

We were able to watch the whales which was absolutely fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,086
for 4 nights
From
£252
£1,507
 
 
Winter break
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£833
for 3 nights
From
£252
£1,507
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£455
for 2 nights
From
£189
From
£231
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,338
£3,442
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £75.82
Refundable Damage Deposit £379.1
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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