Front porch and yard.Living room with gas fireplace.
Charming house-short walk to beach

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Ideal vacation spot near Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel. Quiet neighborhood, 10 minute walk to pristine Hidden Beach in Aptos. Private patio & garden, 1 bedroom for 2 adults (no children or pets please). Near golf course, fine dining & shopping.

The space

Our home is small and cozy with one bedroom/queen bed. It's perfect for two people who wish to have a quiet weekend or week; a 10 minute walk from a small park and pristine beach, where many days dolphins, seals and sometimes whales are visible. There is a public golf course within a 5 minute drive, as well as an excellent market, pharmacy and restaurants. There is a lovely garden to sit and relax in our back yard. We have a nice library of books to read and a quiet neighborhood to walk around in. This is a place for a quiet and contemplative weekend or week without TV!!!

Guest access

The house and gardens, both front and back, are yours to enjoy. Off the backyard is a studio that isn't available to guests.
Two space parking in driveways.

Interaction with guests

We will not be there to greet our guests, however our neighbor across the street may be available when she's there. Either she or the lockbox will have the key to the front door.

Other things to note

Every Tuesday morning our gardener is here for less than an hour.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £61
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Please be respectful of our neighbors as this is a quiet neighborhood.
Please wipe down the kitchen counters and stove after use, and don't place hot items on the formica counters. Hot plates and wood boards are present.
Please remove shoes before coming inside.
No pets allowed, no smoking please.
We are under strict water conservation. Short showers, careful use of kitchen and toilet water. Please use washing machine only if absolutely
necessary. Please do no water the outside plants since we have an automatic drip irrigation.



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Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Shoney User Profile
April 2017
This is such a sweet, peaceful place. We love being able to walk to the beach and sitting in the beautiful backyard.

Mark User Profile
February 2017
A perfect, cozy place for a long weekend getaway. Fireplace is great and the close proximity to the beach is a nice bonus. Very easy to find and easy driving distance to Santa Cruz or Monterey.

Sue User Profile
November 2016
My deep gratitude to Judy and Peter for sharing their comfortable and charming home with strangers via Airbnb. I came for much needed retreat time, and spent all of my time in the house or garden or down at the beach. Judy was a great host. She was wonderfully responsive to my questions, answering thoughtfully and in detail, as she helped me figure out whether her home would be a good match for me (it was!). While we never met (or even talked on the phone), her warm hospitality was a balm to my weary soul. Her friendly neighbor across the street greeted me when I arrived and responded quickly when a question arose. I found the house and garden to be even lovelier than the photos. It feels like a true home, rather than a vacation rental, with loving touches of beauty everywhere -- original artwork, hand woven pillows, handmade ceramics. They’ve done a masterful job of tucking in small bits of beauty while maintaining a sense of spaciousness. As a reader, I appreciated the wall of built-in bookcases, with an assortment of art books, classics, travel books, and many of my favorite authors. At night, I would curl up on the red recliner chair in front of the gas fireplace and read and read. I loved being so close to the beach. You can walk to the cliffs, sit on a bench, and look down at the ocean. You can walk down the path (of many stairs!) to get to a quiet family beach properly named “Hidden Beach.” Or you can drive down the hill and walk along the boulevard –about 1.5 miles of sidewalk along the beach. I loved walking out on the pier and standing just where the waves were crashing. A couple of practical notes: The den is a separate room with desk, comfy couch, tv., and French doors leading to the garden. That wasn’t clear to me from the photos and felt like a bonus prize! For those of you who like soft beds, you’ll love the new memory foam mattress in the bedroom. My back needs something firmer and I slept very well on the living room couch (which sleeps one). The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood. That said, I was surprised at how close the houses are to one another. No one is particularly loud, but sitting out in the garden, I did hear the sounds of the neighborhood -- outdoor conversations, hammering, pruning, occasional kids and dogs, etc. -- none of it for very long, but if you’re looking for deep quiet, bring your noise cancelling headphones (as I did). All in all, I had a restful and restorative weekend – just what I needed. Thank you so much, Judy and Peter. I can’t wait to come back!

Alicia User Profile
September 2016
Amazing! Rio Del Mar beach was just a light drive away. Best coffee in CA. I would drag there again.

Matthew User Profile
September 2016
Wonderful and clean and in a super convenient location.

Michele User Profile
August 2016
The house is very convenient to visit anywhere in the Monterey/Santa Cruz area. The neighborhood was very quiet. We had no trouble finding everything we needed and look forward to staying there again if we are ever in the area again.

Peter User Profile
August 2016
It was a great place to stay!!

Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.
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