Our French Country charming beach house is within walking distance to the beach. Just want to relax? Take in the ocean view from the decks. Sleep to the sound of the ocean waves. Our home is red stucco, trimmed in Mediterranean Blue with wro …
We spent the first minutes of our stay just exploring the house and all the personal touches. It was like unwrapping a gift!. The deck off the kitchen and bedroom was a wonderful outdoor space. The kitchen wouldn't fit in my luggage or I would have taken it with me. We never felt like we were in a 'for rent' setting, but in someone's well appointed and comfortable home.
The house was a great hub for our day trips to Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Monterey (we recommend Bubba Gump's and the aquarium).
Wonderful, wonderful place to stay!! Loved the antiques and feel of the place! Looked just like the pictures on the web site! Beds were wonderful, so soft and comforting! Very Clean too!! Close enough to the beach if you want to walk and get exercise (10 min.) or drive (2 min) Did'nt get to use the patio much due to the cold, it froze every night! We would definately go back!! Thanks so much Walt and
Judy, you were great to work with!
My husband and I, along with another couple, spent last weekend in Rio del Mar in this lovely house. The beds were comfortable, and the house is very nicely appointed. We ate lunch on the back deck, and spent time on the front deck enjoying the evenings. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need if you're cooking, and the living room is comfortably arranged for four people to hang out and talk or watch TV.
We all went kayaking in Elkhorn Slough ~ LOVED it ~ and will definitely go back for a longer trip as there's so much to see. The seals were playing in the water and would pop up right next to the kayak ~ the otters were floating and feeding ~ and there were cormorants, egrets, pelicans and lots of other birds everywhere. If you have the time, it's well worth it! We had dinner at Bankok West ~ a Thai restaurant ~ if you go, definitely get the artichoke soup and pineapple fried rice.
Judi is very pleasant and easy to work with, and our security deposit was promptly returned in full. It's apparent that Judi put a lot of thought into the remodeling of her lovely home ~ I love the kitchen cabinets! Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your lovely house, Judi!
We spent the Labor Day weekend here, and it is a great house, 10 minutes walk from the beach, with a very nice deck area at the back which catches the afternoon sun and is perfect for a bbq. It's a short drive from Santa Cruz for boardwalk fun, and also from Moss Landing from where we did a whale watching boat tour. The owner, Judi, was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. I hope we get the chance to stay here again.
The family gathering to honor our UCSC graduate was so much more for this lovely property. We were very happy to share our time on the welcoming deck and enjoying delicious meals created in the well equipped kitchen. The home is ample in warmth, in style, in amenities, and in size.
We would like to recommend that anyone visiting this property interested in hiking, running, and/or mountain biking to experience Nisene Marks State Park. This park provided us an outstanding mountain biking ride in a beautiful forest with a a tree lined canopy.
I stayed here with my family during Memorial Day weekend. We all really enjoyed our stay and got some much needed rest. We spent a lot of time outside on the beautiful porch and at the beach which was only a few minutes away by driving. The property was clean and the owner was very helpful during the process of renting the home. Everything about it was great and I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
There is no question that the Owner of this Country French Beach House had a great time decorating it. It truly has the personality of someone's well-loved home. We stayed for a week with our daughter, son-in-law and five year old grandson. We stayed on one floor and were able to give the other floor entirely over to them, so that each family had its private space. We were very comfortable in the well-equipped kitchen and ate many meals there. Because the weather was not great that week, we spent much more time inside than planned, and were very grateful to have such comfortable lodging. We have had good luck with many other VRBO properties but we were particularly appreciative of this Owner's interest in doing whatever she could (even the softest towels ever!) to provide us a good experience.
We were 3 separate couples coming to town for a wedding. We wanted to hang out together since we've not met one another for a while. So the idea of sharing a home came to mind. Since we were working with a fairly tight budget, the choices were limited. However do not think this home was inadequate. This home is a great find and a fantastic value for what it offers. Great location to the beach, restaurants, a wonderful farmers market, and grocery store. It's in a quiet neighborhood and it's safe. The home is very welcoming, well maintained and it's a perfect setting for a reunion.
And don't forget the wonderful, wonderful owners. Very nice people. I didn't get to see them in person, but I've corresponded over emails and spoken to them on the phone. They are friendly, helpful and very accommodating.
If you want a great place to stay in Aptos/Rio del Mar, be sure to check this place out!
This was a wonderful place to stay for out group of six family members. Great kitchen amenities. Beautifully appointed. The owners are great to work with & stayed in touch via email & phone through the whole process when we had questions. We will recommend it to everyone we know & would love to stay here again.
Our family of 5 (parents, 2 young kids, and grandparent) recently stayed in this home and had a wonderful time. It rained the entire length of our stay so the comfort and amenities in the home became very important to us. The house is as it looks in the photos. It is immaculate in cleanliness and appearance. The kitchen had all the cooking equipment we needed and more. The rooms were good sized. The downstairs rooms were a bit cold at night, but the owners provided portable heaters which made it quite comfortable. Although we were only able to use the deck a few times, it was very nice and had a good distant view of the ocean. The beach was not accessible from the house as the road was very steep and there are no sidewalks. However the beach access is less than 5 minutes away. The only concern we had was making sure the numerous delicate decorations were out of reach from our young children. The owners were very friendly, easy to work with, and accessible to answer our questions.
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