Aptos Cottage w/ Deck & Views, Only 2 Mi to Beach!

Property ID: 320765AptosCAUS
Sleeps 62 BR1 BA
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Experience the roar of the Pacific waters and the zen of the lush California hills at this 2-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental. This 1940s-style, updated cottage will provide the ultimate coastal getaway with Rio Del Mar Beach just 2 miles away and Santa Cruz only 10 miles to the north. Sip your morning coffee under the covered porch while peering out over Monterey Bay. Come dinnertime, dine al fresco on the expansive deck with views of the rolling hills only the Golden State can provide.


  • Near Ocean
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Deck
  • Central Heating
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Kitchen


Location Details

BEACHES: Rio Del Mar Beach (2.0 miles), Seacliff State Beach (2.9 miles), New Brighton State Beach (4.7 miles), Sunset State Beach (8.0 miles), Walton Lighthouse (8.5 miles), Nature Bridges State Beach (12.8 miles)

NATURE & WILDLIFE: The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park (2.8 miles), Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (11.7 miles), Wilder Ranch State Park (14.1 miles), Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (17.5 miles)

LOCAL DINING: Aptos St. BBQ (1.9 miles), Cafe Sparrow (2.0 miles), Burger. Aptos (2.4 miles), Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria (5.5 miles)

AIRPORT: San Francisco International Airport (67.3 miles)


25 reviews
  • perfect place for us to stay over Christmas


    lovely small home. well equipped. nice touches to welcome us.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    wendy l.
    Published January 14, 2020
  • Beautiful setting, comforts of home.


    My sweet Momma is the reason the beach is my happy place. It's her favorite place to be .. she is now 81 with mobility challenges. It's always my goal to take her to the beach for her birthday and finding places she can be comfortable and still enjoy the environment has become a challenge. This is our second stay in this beautiful cottage. It's a home away from home with easy access to our favorite memories. I can still take her for a walk on the beach during the day and tuck back into this cozy home after. God willing I will be bringing her back soon. Everything we need, always clean, beautiful views . Backroads everywhere we want to go so we can avoid traffic. Love this place. Thank you for sharing the comforts of home !

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Shelly C.
    Published December 5, 2019
  • Amazing little gem


    Situated on a top of the ridge, you can see the ocean in the morning and enjoy your morning coffee and towards the afternoon you can have a beer while enjoying the mountain views in the back patio. Very relaxing and secluded, highly recommended to escape the stress of the bay.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Henric A.
    Published November 19, 2019
  • Nice place


    Nice place

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Tyler G.
    Published September 30, 2019
  • Perfect Beach Getaway


    This is our 3rd time renting this beautiful cottage in the hills of Aptos.... It is VERY special...can?t WAIT to come again next year ?

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published August 27, 2019
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