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USA California The Central California Coast Aptos Listing #16235

Beach Island Retreat - Aptos, CA

10 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 3 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
258 Beach Dr, Aptos, CA 95003

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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible options to change or cancel your trip.

If your check-in date is at least 30 days away, you can reschedule your trip, cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit, or cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

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Professional housekeepers clean and stock each home, using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

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Oceanfront home w/ balcony & access to Rio Del Mar State Beach

Enjoy direct access to the golden sand of Rio Del Mar State Beach at this Aptos home, a beachfront escape with sweeping views of the Monterey Bay, a patio and a balcony for summer barbecues, a telescope for viewing whales, and a prime location for exploring the Central California Coast. Fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing from the balcony room, and the upstairs west-facing bedroom has a mini bar. This unique home boasts a large living room and a seamless transition to the outdoor living areas, perfect for families or reunions.

What's nearby:
This home sits directly on the shores of Rio Del Mar State Beach, and just across Aptos Creek from Seacliff State Beach to the north. Local restaurants and the historic wreckage of the SS Palo Alto are just a few blocks away. The Seascape Golf Club is only two miles east, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk only eight miles west.

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi
Street parking only
Partitions separate the back patio from the neighbors' patios A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Heating & cooling

Space heater

Kitchen & dining






Water view



Internet : Comcast


Cable : Comcast

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Boogie board



Beach chairs


10 reviews

Kelly B. Aug 2020
Most the homes on this stretch are old, as this one is, but it is well maintained and stocked, clean, and right on the beach. There are 2 baths, one with tub the other has shower. The shower worked well with easy adjustment and good pressure. It's cozy as they say but well furnished and good for 6-8 people. The parking is as to be expected on a popular beach but we were able to find spots close by. Highly recommended!
Jeff P. Jun 2020
We loved our stay here! Location and accommodations were as expected. Piece of advice...use Vacasa directly, do not use VRBO. VRBO was hard to deal with, no customer service.

Vacasa was great, though!
Stacy & Craig L. May 2020
The view ,the sound and the smell of being at beach is all you need for a perfect get away oh and a great bottle of wine or two!
L Darlene S. Oct 2019
The house was right on the beach. We woke up to a pod of whales breaching every morning while sipping coffee on the patio. Plenty of amenities and clean .
Kyle C. Sep 2019
House was comfortable but could use a little TLC. Some things were messy and could have been put up. Carpet on stairs was very soiled. Overall we really liked it and would definitely stay there again
Manager response:
Hi Kyle, thank you for your feedback. We will make sure to pay special attention to the cleanliness of our home going forward. We hope to host you again soon!
Monica G. Jul 2019
The furniture was VERY uncomfortable- and there was so much furniture it was hard to move around. There were so many chairs but ALL old and VERY low to the ground/uncomfortable. The master bedroom had 4 stools and 4 chairs- not sure why. Could not sit 4 people around the dining table. There are 2 bathrooms but only one shower. The upstairs bathroom only has a tub and is VERY small. If you are over 6 ft tall you can't use the toilet without hitting the sink. Now that the front of the house is open to the public as a walkway there are people walking by CONSTANTLY. The house was disappointing- but any day at the beach is a good day
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Monica. We are sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with this home. We will work with our management team to make improvements, and we hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Janet B. May 2019
Was a fun week with the grandchildren great place for kids and adults .
Diana C. Oct 2018
Great location! Fully stocked and ready for us to enjoy our time at the beach. Plenty of room for our group of 5.
Nicole L. Sep 2018
Perfect beach house for families with younger kids! Beach access directly from the home is wonderful!