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USA California The Central California Coast Aptos Listing #8620

Bluff Beauty - Aptos, CA

27 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 (6 adults) 3 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
330 Kingsbury Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

Stunning home w/ 180-degree ocean views - perfect for a Monterey Bay getaway!

Make your next trip to sunny California one you'll always remember with this stunning home in Aptos! Between a great location near several of the best sights of the Central Coast and incredible views from Monterey to the Capitola Wharf to Pleasure Point, you'll never want to leave!

Located in the small town of Aptos, this home for eight immediately stuns thanks to the natural views from the deck. Swaying trees, soft sands, and crashing waves are all visible from the vantage point, with the beach itself just a block away. The nice, sleepy neighborhood is also near many other Aptos attractions, from golfing at Seascape Golf Club to restaurants like Palapas.

Inside, the arched ceilings, refinished maple floors, and natural light from the wide windows give this home an elegant, yet relaxed, atmosphere. Kick back on the plush sofas by the slate fireplace, where you can upload photos of your adventures on the WiFi, set up a puzzle or board game, or snuggle up with your family and enjoy cable, DVDs, and VHS tapes on the 42-inch flatscreen TV. Of course, you can always just relax and enjoy the ocean view, too!

Stainless steel appliances and a mix of wooden and granite counters await you in the fully equipped kitchen. Lay out some snacks at the breakfast bar seating for two before tucking into some entrees at the table for six. Then, savor the main course out on the deck by the grill (there are even glass panels to enhance the view and cut down on wind from the Bay).

After you watch a stunning sunset, head off to bed. Four bedrooms provide room for eight guests (six adults), with final bedroom's trundle bed (two twins) perfect for the kids. Each of the remaining three rooms has a plush queen-size bed and down comforters. The master bedroom even has its own flatscreen TV, deck access, and panoramic ocean views, as well as an en-suite bathroom with marble finishings and a rainfall shower head. Shower here, or in the second bathroom with a jet tub, before heading out for an adventure!

The closest nearby city is Santa Cruz. Just 11 miles to the west, the town is famous for its peaceful, beachgoing atmosphere, as well as the thrilling rides at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (just don't take the kids into the bigger haunted house - it's surprisingly spooky!)

If you're not visiting in the summertime, just head 34 miles south to Monterey. The Monterey Bay provides amazing seafood at the Fisherman's Wharf, and the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium is open year-round, with special diving experiences for kids. If you can stand to be away from the ocean, head north to the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley and the San Jose Bay area - it's only 40 miles away!

Book now and secure an unforgettable California beachside vacation!

Property permit ID: 121099
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Board games

Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Wood-burning fireplace

Jetted tub







Internet : Xfinity

Cable : Xfinity

DVD player



Wireless router




Gas grill : Private



Water view


27 reviews

Laura P. Jul 2018
My family grew up in Aptos, so I knew that's where I wanted to spend my 70th birthday celebration. The Bluff Beauty house was perfect for the occasion. Not only does it have views of the beach I love so much, the open kitchen, living room and dining areas were accommodated our group of 12 (included locals not staying at the house) comfortably for communal means and birthday activities. We also loved the beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were open and roomy. We'll be back!
Julianne R. Feb 2018
From the minute you walk in the door you are in aww. This property was beautiful inside and out. The beach is right down the street. I wouldn't suggest walking it's all steep up hill walking back to the house. Quiet neighborhood. Not recommended for small children.
Michael C. Jan 2018
Beautiful house with a scenic view of the water. We had a great time there!
Deborah T. Dec 2017
Wonderful location and atmosphere, homey feel. Kitchen is oddly stocked and laid out, okay for quick-fix type meals but not convenient for full meal cooking. Living/dining/kitchen area is small but open, it is comfortable for 6-8 people.
Mattie Z. Dec 2017
This home is located in a very nice neighborhood of Aptos. The kitchen and family room is a nice open floor plan and the bathrooms are updated very nicely. The walk to the beach is just a few minutes. We like being up on the cliff away from the crowds. The views are amazing so we will definitely stay there again but I would be sure that the home would be cleaned better stocked with minimal essentials as mentioned
Rodney & Bobby C. Nov 2017
Lovely home with great location. Could have been cleaner when we arrived. Not the best lighting but overall a great property!!
Manager response:
We apologize for any housekeeping oversights. We will get those taken care of during our deep cleans this fall!
Dean P. Nov 2017
Overall we were very happy.
Bill L. Nov 2017
We were in the area for a wedding and the house was a convenient base for my daughter's family and my wife and me. Were there for a week. Beautiful view! Quiet neighborhood and not too far from a shopping area/grocery store if you're cooking or need something. A couple of maintenance issues, but otherwise a good property for a longer stay.
Lorene D. Oct 2017
This home looks just like the pictures other than one less table on the patio. Dishes and utensils stocked well, lots of wine glasses, second mini fridge under the bar was very helpful. Overall loved the home and enjoying coffee on the patio looking at that beautiful view .
Judy C. Sep 2017
Overall stay was fine. Beds were comfortable and quiet setting. The parking is great for at least three cars. Kitchen could definitely be more organized to find things and the large refrigerator was in the laundry room.
Tiffany S. Sep 2017
Lovely, open home and large patio great for guests and large gatherings. The view of the beach and trees is wonderful. The property is set-back a bit so it is protected from the wind which made for a nice outdoor evening. The views are expansive from the common area. The bedrooms are a bit small and 2 bedrooms do not have closets. The parking is easy and the location is great!
Mark S. Sep 2017
Great place.
Walk back from beach is not as bad a it looks. Will keep you in shape. Allows for more trips to Manuel's or Gayles.
Was excellent for 2 couples
Ian D. Aug 2017
This house was awesome. Close to lots of stores and places to eat. The house was comfortable as were the beds. Best part about it had to be the view of the ocean. It was fantastic to be in the kitchen drinking coffee and see whales right of the shore line.
Jennifer L. Jul 2017
Our two families stayed at this home for a summer getaway. The view from the deck is breathtaking. The kitchen and bedrooms are well appointed with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The housekeeping staff was slow to turn the unit around, which meant our group's check in was delayed several hours, and we were disappointed that there was no beach toys, chairs, or towels at the house. I'd recommend this home, but bring your own gear for the beach!
Pam A. Jul 2017
Came for the Fourth of July holiday, hoping for easy access to the beach. Walk is a bit far - team recommended driving to a better beach 12 minutes away. BBQ should be a given, and this was inoperable. No good knives to cut bread or a tomato. The bedroom count is good, nice view, although the windows were filthy as well a all deck furniture. Good location for Aptos overall.
Andrea P. Jun 2017
Colin C. Jun 2017
Fantastic house with amazing views just wish we could say the same about the Aptos beach area.
Linda Z. May 2017
The house is exactly as pictured. The views are fantastic, the beach is within walking distance, but uphill on the way back, and the interior and furnishings very nice. Updated bathrooms and kitchen, though it was a bit odd to have the refrigerator in the laundry room. Not very convenient. A very nice place, and I have no problems recommending it to others.
Stacey C. May 2017
Great place very comfortable and beautiful view.
Katie B. May 2017
We really enjoyed our stay in this charming house. It was the perfect size for our group and was in a great location. We had such a good time at the house and on the beach.
Jen S. Apr 2017
The view from the deck/home was an absolute stunning and surreal image of Rio del Mar and the Monterey bay! Great and comfortable place to spend quality time with family!
Kelly C. Apr 2017
A very bright place with a great view and a 3 minute drive to the beach. You could walk, but there's a big uphill on the way home and that's not very do-able with little kids. The drive is really easy though, so that works.
Sonny M. Mar 2017
The views from this house is something you would on screen savers. The house had everything we needed. We stayed here in early March and the weather was amazing. The house is about a 5 minute drive from the beach (it looks a lot closer on the map but the house is on a bluff so you have to drive and park to get access to the beach). We also made the drive to the Monterey Aquarium and it only took us 40 minutes. The house was clean and spacious. I would definitely stay here again.
Jennifer H. Feb 2017
The only reason this isn't a 5 star review for me is the access to the beach...the view is amazing but the house sits on a bluff that really has no convenient beach access...I would just want to be a bit closer to the sand! The house is great and the bathrooms are super!