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Sub~Urban Zen Retreat ~ 2/2 ~ Aptos ~ Adults only

2br Home/Apartment
Rio Del Mar, CA, United States
  • Wifi
  • Parking
Excellent28 reviews
airbnb$169 - $215

Description

The Space

Our lovely home is the perfect refuge, vacation hub, and home away from home. We have decided to share it with like-minded people who crave an experience of serenity away from everyday stress. Our unique and beautiful Red Tory gate signals your arrival and marks the entry point into our lush Zen gardens and beautifully decorated, fully equipped home. Golf, dining and shopping are a mere 1-block away, and access to the beach and redwood forest are within easy reach (1/2 mile). The home has a fully separate, attached apartment where we, your hosts, reside while guest are in our home. The main home, where guests stay, has its own private entrance and you may park in the driveway or the parking space in front of the fence, making access very convenient. You may notice some street noise during busy traffic times. We have buffered the street noise with lush landscaping, a tall redwood fence, and double pane windows. However if you are very sensitive to intermittent traffic noise during certain times of the day, our home may not suit you.

Guest Access

Our home consists of 2 non-shared living spaces: 1) a private apartment, which is not available for rent and where we, your hosts, stay. 2) your private guest home, comprising approximately 1200 sqft of living area. The guest quarters are bright and inviting. The space features hardwood floors and attractive area rugs throughout the house and includes: a beautifully decorated and spacious living room with radiant heat fire place, traditional dining area with French doors leading outside, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, laundry area, one garden-view bedroom with private full-bath and walk-in closet, one patio-view bedroom with closet, and a hallway full-bathroom. The entrance deck as well as the patio off the kitchen and bedroom are also available for outdoor dining, sunning or just for the enjoyment of fresh air and relaxation.

Interaction with Guests

Our lives are busy but we want you have a fabulous time and to know that we are always available by text or phone. We can always answer any questions about the house or any place in the area that you may be interested in finding out more about. The property is equipped with a coded lock box so you will be able to check in at your convenience. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or if you need directions to various points of interent or advice on local destinations and cuisine, don't hesitate to text or call us. Otherwise, we will leave you to enjoy your stay without intrusion.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is safe and also unique in that it features so many wonderful attractions. There is an upscale shopping center (Deer Park) withhin easy walking distance that includes a gourmet, full service grocery store, Deluxe Foods, as well as many great restaurnats - both casual and fine dining. Other shopping choices inlude two beauty salons, hair and nails, pharmacy, dry cleaners, liquor store, a shoe store, full service eye glass store, yoga and pilates studio, and more. Enjoy golf at the Seascape Golf Club, which is just a stone's throw away. Very close by, in Aptos village, experience the amazing redwood forest of Nizene Marks State Park with walking, hiking, horse and biking trails. Our beautiful beaches are about a half mile walk if you are in shape for a pretty steep hill coming back. The nearby towns of Santa Cruz and Capitola have their own unique sites and offerings - a day in either or both communities would be interesting and enjoyable. There is so much to do and see in our county, you would need to be here for several months to experience even half of it. Want to explore a little further out? We are only a forty-minute drive south to the Monterey Peninsula and Carmel. Going north, we are forty-minutes to Silicon Valley and ninety minutes to San Francisco.

Getting Around

If you don't have a car or a bike you can catch a local bus that stops close by. You can also take Uber or a cab to your destination.

Other Things to Note

These are the House Rules: Shoes: PLEASE take off your shoes at the entrance - we do not allow street shoes in the house. At the entrance, there is a place to leave your outdoor shoes. Please shake off the sand if you've been to the beach. Quiet Time: We stay in the attached, private apartment. We enjoy our quiet time and will always be respectful of yours. Our neighbors are homeowners that have lived here many years - they are a friendly eclectic mix of all ages and they keep a close watch on the activity in and around the neighborhood so this is not the place for loud music or parties. Quiet time is 10:00pm-9:00am. Piano: the paino is a treasured gift and is kept locked. Please do not put any objects or drinks on the piano, guest are responsible for any damge done. Thank you. Other No No's: NO smoking in the house or yard, NO events or parties are allowed, and please observe our allowed maximum of four people in the house unless you let us know ahead of time. Sorry but Pets are NOT allowed inside or out. Thank you for respecting this. Check-out Protocol: PLEASE leave the house as you found it. this means no leftover food in the refrigerator, place recycling and trash in the appropriate containers outside in the walkway off the kitchen, wash your dishes and put them in the dish washer for hot rinse (to conserve water, we use the dishwasher to rinse only). Leave used towels on the bathroom floor and beds unmade. We appreciate your thoughfulness! Thank you!

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Amenities
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Safety card
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
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  • Self Check-In
  • Lockbox
  • Private living room
Bedrooms
2
Sleeps
4 - Real Bed
Bathrooms
2

Place's rules

These are the House Rules, we are very strict about parties, they are NOT allowed... No more than a total of FOUR people staying in the house at a time with out prior permission. An additional fee per person per night will be charged....Also please let us know if you are expecting friends or family to visit. Our home is a retreat and place of refuge ..we fallow a tradition of shoes off as soon as you enter the house... At the entrance there is a place to leave your shoes. We are a smoke free environment inside and out.. Sorry but Pets are not allowed inside or out. Thank you for respecting this. Please do not have more than four people in the house at a time. The neighborhood is quiet our neighbors are homeowners that have lived here many years, they are a friendly eclectic mix of all ages and they keep a close watch on the activity in and around the homes here...this is not the place for loud music or parties. Quiet time is 10:00 P.M. The piano is a treasured gift and is kept locked. If you are an experienced player you may request that I leave a key for you, however you are responsible for any damage done. Please do not put any objects or drinks on the piano ... Thank you. PLEASE leave the house as you found it...no leftover food in the fridge..recycle and put your trash in the appropriate containers outside in the walkway off the kitchen.....wash your dishes and put them in the dish washer for hot rinse...(to conserve water we use the dishwasher to rinse only.) Leave used towels on the bathroom floor and beds unmade. We appreciate your thoughtfulness! Thank you!
Checkin time
2:00 PM
Checkout time
11:00 AM

Location

Address
Santa Cruz, Aptos, CA 95003, United States

Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Excellent100% - 28 reviews
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