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USA California The Central California Coast Aptos Listing #9060

Beachside Condo Getaway - Aptos, CA

48 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 (6 adults) 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
260 Rio Del Mar #4, Aptos, CA 95003

Ocean view condo w/ deck, balcony & shared pool - walk one block to the beach!

You'll be one block from miles of golden sand at this three-bedroom Aptos condo, a two-story getaway with a private deck and terrace, a small shared swimming pool, and lovely views of the great Pacific Ocean.

On the bluff right above Rio Del Mar State Beach, this spacious condo is a wonderful escape for beach-going families and groups of friends. You'll be a short stroll from the sand, just a few blocks from dining and shopping in downtown Aptos, four miles down the coast from Capitola, and eight miles from the fun-filled Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Decorated in soothing blue hues that reflect the colors of the ocean, the upstairs living space is open, breezy, and full of sunlight and the sounds of the ocean. Read a novel on the plush sofa or one of the rattan armchairs, play a few tunes on the stereo system, and light the gas fireplace as the cool evening breezes begin to pick up.

Step outside onto the private terrace, where you can observe diving pelicans, playful dolphins, and gorgeous sunsets. This outdoor space also offers a lounge chair and a patio table for relaxing happy hours, friendly card games, and casual meals in the fresh ocean air.

Back inside, the kitchen is beautifully equipped for the chef in your group, with stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher), a bar counter with three stools, and an adjacent circular dining table with ample space for six. Pick up some locally grown produce at the Aptos Farmers Market at Cabrillo College, and enjoy a breakfast feast of fresh fruit smoothies and homemade waffles.

Use the WiFi to check the morning tides and walk one block down Rio Del Mar Boulevard to reach the beach. Come home in the afternoon to take a dip in the community swimming pool, light the gas grill on the deck , and set the patio table for dinner with a view toward Mt. Hamilton. Leave your bathing suits to spin in the private washer/dryer, and end the evening with a DVD or cable favorite on the flatscreen TV in the living room.

With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this Aptos condo will sleep eight guests (including a maximum of six adults). The master suite is on the upper level, offering a queen-size bed, glass doors that open to the deck, and a bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Downstairs, you'll find one spacious bedroom with a double bed and a double-size sleeper sofa, one bedroom with a pair of twin beds, and a remodeled bathroom with dual sinks and a tub/shower combo.

Whether you're planning to spend your time lounging on the beach or exploring the wonders of the Monterey Bay, you'll feel at ease and at home in beautiful Aptos. You'll have your choice of sand and surf at Rio Del Mar State Beach, Seacliff State Beach one mile up the coast, and Manresa State Beach four miles to the south.

The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park is a five-minute drive away and offers 40 miles of trails through towering redwoods and creeks from sea level to 2600 feet. Nearby Capitola boasts great shopping, cool happy hours, and a chance to watch local surfers tear it up.

Adults and children alike will delight in a visit to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where you can brave the Tsunami and the Fireball, get soaked on the Logger's Revenge, or ride a piece of history on the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. This condo is also 36 miles north of the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, home to sea otters, sharks, and 600 other species of fascinating marine life.

It's always the right time to escape to the beach - begin planning your getaway to the Central California Coast today!

Property permit ID: 111295

AMENITIES

Activities

Children's games

Features

Fireplace

Gas fireplace

Washer/dryer : Private

Pool : Shared

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet : AT&T

Cable : Xfinity

DVD player

Stereo

TV

Wireless router

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Balcony

Beach chairs

Deck

Patio

Scenic

Water view

48 reviews

Richard W. Oct 2019
Sitting on the balcony enjoying the sound of the surf and ambiance of the ocean replenishes the soul! Add a glass of wine and you begin to fantasize in owning your own little condo on the coast.
Enjoy your fresh fish locally sourced and cooked on the BBQ or go to any number of local restaurants. Just bring the wine!
This condo has room for kids or several couples. There are plenty of amenities to enjoy and the kitchen holds all the utensils, silverware, glasses, pots and pans you need. The shower stalls a a bit small, but who spends that much time there anyway.
Matthew J. Aug 2019
Great place, close to beach access and clean.
Lindsey S. Jun 2019
This condo was a wonderful space for our group of 6. There are two large convenient parking spaces included. At ground entry level, there are two bedrooms joined by a large jack and jill bathroom. The washer and dryer are on this level with detergent and supplies. We also found beach chairs, boogie boards and sand toys for the kiddos. Upstairs is a master queen bedroom with en suite bathroom with plenty of shampoo, conditioner and soap included. The master bed was a little soft and made a lot of noise whenever we moved - that's my only complaint about the place. Upstairs was also the main level with a small kitchen with all the utensils and supplies we needed (including extra things like coffee filters, dish soap, trash bags, salt/pepper and filled ice in trays in the freezer). The kitchen table sat 6 people, with 3 extra counter bar seats. The couch in the upstairs living room was comfy and spacious for one person sleeping. The views are phenomenal for the price, and the beach right by the condo was perfect for our family. We did drive down to it, as the walk to it included a very steep hill which wasn't ideal for the oldest and youngest in our party. We were glad we brought extra beach towels and a canopy to use for shade, but the condo really provided a lot of extras that we didn't think about. We would definitely stay here again - thank you!
Cheri G. Apr 2019
Great view from the patio and location was wonderful. I would stay here again.
Taniya B. Jan 2019
Wonderful house, well maintained and perfect for families. We really enjoyed our stay. True to it's name (Dolphin Lookout) we actually spotted a couple of dolphins from the patio - that just made our day!
Jill R. Jan 2019
The view from the balcony on our first evening was of a beautiful red/orange sunset over the ocean. The home had plenty of space and was close to the beach, shopping and restaurants.
Jagadisan K. Dec 2018
Nice location, easy beach access. Good clean condo, comfortable and well maintained
Pamela H. Nov 2018
Very comfortable for adults and kids. Quick and beautiful walk to beach and food. Easy checkbout
Rosemary P. Oct 2018
The condo was well prepared for our visit with plenty of linens and supplies. The location was great, the view was amazing. The beds were a bit too soft for our group but overall we were very comfortable.
Robert B. Sep 2018
The location is excellent; close to the beach, good places to eat just down the street, and shops for those last minute things only a few blocks away.
Chace P. Aug 2018
Great location for going on day trips. Great set up with a Master Suite upstairs and 2 BR w/ Jack and Jill bath downstairs. Very good view of the ocean. We were very happy!
Rory C. Aug 2018
Location, Location, Location!
Morgan M. Aug 2018
Close to beach, very accommodating inclusive property.
Jennifer C. Jul 2018
Rooms were nicely sized. We had plenty of room for our whole crew (8). The two decks offered different ocean views! Living space and dining table were very comfortable, the kitchen was just adequate, could use some updating. Overall, it was a great place for our beach vacation!
Gaute Even V. Jun 2018
We really liked the apartement! It was big and spaceious, and close to the Beach. It was clean, had all the bed linen and towels We needed. And the kitchen was very well equipped. Parking was outside the door, and in a Garage. No problem there!
Gregory H. Jun 2018
Ocean view. Clean.
Lisa L. Jun 2018
We had an amazing time! The condo was beautiful. The views were wonderful and the beds were very comfortable. The beach was close by and we got a good workout climbing back up that hill. I would definitely rent it again
Robyn R. Jun 2018
We stayed here for a birthday girls' trip and it was perfect! Loved our view of the ocean from the balcony, and how close it was to walk to the beach and to restaurants. The condo was well stocked and we appreciated each having our own space. Thank you for an amazing visit!
Nichole F. May 2018
Great view, steps from a great family beach. Covered parking. Nice pool for the kids. I would totally rent again
Marie P. Apr 2018
We loved the townhouse style of this home for our family. The views from the upstairs is just beautiful. Please replace the mattress/bed frame in the upstairs room - it is too old and rickety! Otherwise, a lovely place to stay.
Manager response:
We appreciate this feedback and hope to have a new bed frame in the near future. Thanks!
Barry w. Apr 2018
It had everything we needed and it was close to the beach and the ocean view from the lanai was great.
Michael F. Jan 2018
It was great having all five family members stay in the condo. We came out for a family funeral and it made it easier having a place to gather before and after the memorial service.
Sandra M. Jan 2018
My son and I stayed at this lovely condo for 5 nights in January. The weather was perfect, and the view to die for. Aside from the beds needing an upgrade, everything was perfect. Kitchen was equipped with all the necessary items to provide full meals. The living room sofa was exceptionally comfortable. We absolutely adored this unit and I will definitely stay here again!
Anne K. Dec 2017
I'm always a little nervous renting a site unseen - especially at this price-- but we were pleasantly surprised. The upstairs is nice and bright with a great view of the ocean. The downstairs bedroom is huge with a jack and jill bathroom connecting the other bedroom.
We are retired and travel frequently. Vacasa seems to be much more service oriented than its competitors. I had to call twice to ask a few questions, and a real person answered the phone and resolved my issues. Very courteous staff. I will use them for my next trip.
Fred V. Nov 2017
3 families combined on the trip and the condo fit everyone perfectly. The neighborhood is calm which was a big bonus bc of kiddos. The beach is just a stroll down the hill and you’re there. And with our infants and those who didn’t want to walk there was a parking lot just down the hill by the beach. Excellent location if you’re looking for a calm place close to the beach. Plus it’s short drives to activities.
Aiyana L. Oct 2017
Beach condo good for 2 couples and 2 kids but queen bed downstairs super soft , and only one single bed was really comfortable . Rooms downstairs are kind of dark, but living room windows and comfortable dining area makes up for it. Great sunset views. Large outdoor sitting area on side of road, and small patio facing ocean.
Had to drive down to beach as hill is very steep, and not a quick walk, but parking is available and easy.
Good place for being in the area of Aptos, can walk for miles on the beach which is great. 2 parking spots and a guest spot for parking which is useful.
Pamela S. Oct 2017
lovely place and very comfortable-great balcony view of ocean and sunsets--close to the beach and eating facilities--would highly recommend this place
Robin G. Sep 2017
Aptos is a charming beach town. Close to down town Santa Cruz. Conveniently located grocery stores, beaches and restaurants. Family friendly condo with great views of the ocean.
Kristine D. Jun 2017
Fun spot feels safe and family friendly .
Allyson S. Jun 2017
A very nice stay. Room for adults and teenagers. And everyone was comfortable and had a place to enjoy.
John N. Apr 2017
This place was centrally located to Capitola and Santa Cruz. Great hiking trails, right by the beach, great walking trails, beautifully decorated, high quality and style, just perfect! I can't wait to go back. Sherri
Colleen O. Jul 2015
My husband and I had a small family gathering here with my husband's sister and two nieces, preteen & teen along with our son, a toddler. What a fun spot for all ages! I totally appreciated the beach toys and games. The walk to the beach was super. We didn't struggle at all even with all the equipment and up hill home. The pool was tiny, but super. The home suited all of us and was stocked with so many plates, utensils, cups, glasses!!! Really felt like a home. The views were amazing. Our son even ran out of batteries on the front balcony and fell asleep on the floor to the sound of the waves - he has good taste in picking that spot for a nap. We would retreat to the back balcony when the afternoon winds would pick up and get some sunshine back there. We spent many meals outdoors. We found it easy to walk to safeway/grocery and girls even went to get a mani/pedi one day....all on foot which we loved. The cafe right by the property management was very cute and we had our other family that live nearby meet up with us there. We appreciated the little collection of CDs for music while we hung out at the home and prepared our meals. We saw dolphins every day from the balcony and seals would practically swim right next to us at the beach. The water was cool, but no wet suit needed at this time of year. Not much in the way of dvds or tv service which we couldn't get working, but we were down at the beach enjoying the leftover bonfires other beach goers had abandoned so we didn't even have to start up one ourselves and the kids could get their marshmallows roasted. We loved he quaintness of autos and did head into santa cruz for surfing and little short day trips to capitola shops. Beautiful view....what a great condo.
Colleen O. Jul 2015
My husband and I had a small family gathering here with my husband's sister and two nieces, preteen & teen along with our son, a toddler. What a fun spot for all ages! I totally appreciated the beach toys and games. The walk to the beach was super. We didn't struggle at all even with all the equipment and up hill home. The pool was tiny, but super. The home suited all of us and was stocked with so many plates, utensils, cups, glasses!!! Really felt like a home. The views were amazing. Our son even ran out of batteries on the front balcony and fell asleep on the floor to the sound of the waves - he has good taste in picking that spot for a nap. We would retreat to the back balcony when the afternoon winds would pick up and get some sunshine back there. We spent many meals outdoors. We found it easy to walk to safeway/grocery and girls even went to get a mani/pedi one day....all on foot which we loved. The cafe right by the property management was very cute and we had our other family that live nearby meet up with us there. We appreciated the little collection of CDs for music while we hung out at the home and prepared our meals. We saw dolphins every day from the balcony and seals would practically swim right next to us at the beach. The water was cool, but no wet suit needed at this time of year. Not much in the way of dvds or tv service which we couldn't get working, but we were down at the beach enjoying the leftover bonfires other beach goers had abandoned so we didn't even have to start up one ourselves and the kids could get their marshmallows roasted. We loved he quaintness of autos and did head into santa cruz for surfing and little short day trips to capitola shops. Beautiful view....what a great condo.
None Given N. Apr 2014
If you're looking for spectacular sights and sounds, this is the place to stay! With the windows open you could hear the push and pull of the Pacific. Don't forget your binoculars because from many of the windows and patio you could watch the ocean and her inhabitants (dolphins, seals, pelicans, and otters) frolic. The property itself is clean and welcoming. A well stocked kitchen. A beautiful bathroom. A block's walk from the actual beach. A short drive to see beautiful redwoods. Many a nice restaurant is within close distance so if you want to skip the cooking, you can still eat well. The convenience of this condo astounds me when paired with the ocean views and comfy interior. Overall this condo contributed to the most relaxing and revitalizing vacation I've had in years.
. Apr 2014
If you're looking for spectacular sights and sounds, this is the place to stay! With the windows open you could hear the push and pull of the Pacific. Don't forget your binoculars because from many of the windows and patio you could watch the ocean and her inhabitants (dolphins, seals, pelicans, and otters) frolic. The property itself is clean and welcoming. A well stocked kitchen. A beautiful bathroom. A block's walk from the actual beach. A short drive to see beautiful redwoods. Many a nice restaurant is within close distance so if you want to skip the cooking, you can still eat well. The convenience of this condo astounds me when paired with the ocean views and comfy interior. Overall this condo contributed to the most relaxing and revitalizing vacation I've had in years.
Nancy M. Mar 2014
This was a return visit for me (a girls’s mini-vacation) and the place was perfect for this. The location is great, just a block from the beach, with views of Monterey Bay from the living room and balcony. Walks on the beach were just what I hoped they’d be: families walking dogs, children playing in the sand, surfers taking lessons, pelicans flying by, and dolphins playing in the water — all making it a great get-away. Nicene Marks State Park is five minutes away by car, with easy hikes and big trees for us tree-lovers. The condo itself was very clean, well-maintained, and had some of the most comfortable beds I’ve slept on away from home. We opted to eat in most of the time because the kitchen had pretty much everything we needed (pots, pans, dishes, coffee maker, utensils, wine glasses, etc.). We did venture out a couple of times, and enjoyed dinner at Cafe Sparrow (downtown, a short drive) and sandwiches at the Pixie Deli (a short walk down the hill from the condo to the beach). Great place, fun time!
Nancy M. Mar 2014
This was a return visit for me (a girls’s mini-vacation) and the place was perfect for this. The location is great, just a block from the beach, with views of Monterey Bay from the living room and balcony. Walks on the beach were just what I hoped they’d be: families walking dogs, children playing in the sand, surfers taking lessons, pelicans flying by, and dolphins playing in the water — all making it a great get-away. Nicene Marks State Park is five minutes away by car, with easy hikes and big trees for us tree-lovers. The condo itself was very clean, well-maintained, and had some of the most comfortable beds I’ve slept on away from home. We opted to eat in most of the time because the kitchen had pretty much everything we needed (pots, pans, dishes, coffee maker, utensils, wine glasses, etc.). We did venture out a couple of times, and enjoyed dinner at Cafe Sparrow (downtown, a short drive) and sandwiches at the Pixie Deli (a short walk down the hill from the condo to the beach). Great place, fun time!