Cozy living room looking towards dining areaOutside by entryway
Home by the Sea-Awesome location!

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Our 1- bedroom beach home was cosmetically renovated in late 2015. Home is decorated with a cozy beach theme. We know you will enjoy the home and the amenities of Aptos-Santa Cruz . Only a 5 minute walk to the beaches, restaurants, hiking & biking trails. Wine tastings nearby. Romantic getaway.

The space

This nice 1- bedroom separate unit is attached to our main house upstairs. If you like rustic Mediterranean feel with a beach decor in the interior, you will like this place. It is only a 5 minute walk to beach and restaurants. This unit sleeps 3 (queen bed in bedroom and queen size futon in living room).

Guest access

Guests have access to the whole downstair unit with own private door. Unit has fully stocked kitchen, full bath, living room area and a bedroom. Cable TV, Internet Connection-WiFi. Coffee and a complimentary bottle of wine may be provided (if we are not traveling).

Interaction with guests

We like to interact with guests but also conscientious of guests' preferences.

Other things to note

We will leave a card with key on a pedestal by the front door (downstairs). We like to leave lights in the unit on for guests as arrival time can be unpredictable.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $124 NZD
Security Deposit $1126 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $249 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)

Our neighborhood is a beach community. We like our guests to have fun and enjoy themselves. Please help us keep noise level down after 11pm. No SMOKING, please! We love dogs! Small dogs are allowed; there will be a $500 pet deposit. Please do not allow your pet to sleep on the bed or on the futon as we do not want pet smells on beddings.

Thank you for cooperating and treating the vacation place with respect.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

61 Reviews

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Lupe User Profile
September 2017
Great location, great location! Comfortable bed, lovely garden, fully stocked kitchen, quiet, and everything we needed for a relaxing getaway. Our host was very generous and provided lots of goodies. We look forward to coming back!

Mark User Profile
August 2017
We had a great stay at Myra and David's "Home by the Sea". Wonderful location close to the beach in Aptos. Check in was super easy. The place is well appointed and clean. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine, a wonderful loaf of bread and some cheese in addition to many other goodies. Plenty of hot water and clean towels. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking meals. Bed was very comfortable and it's really quiet and peaceful. David stopped by to see if we were ok and if we needed anything. Great experience. Highly recommend!

Davide User Profile
August 2017
Amazing Apartment in Aptos, very close to Santa Cruz and only 40 min from Monterey and Big Sur Area, by car. Check in and welcome amazing, with fruits, yogurts, custom postcard and a very good fresh bread and cheese.

Elisa User Profile
August 2017
What a lovely little place this was! Myra's place was the perfect getaway from the city, centrally located to the beach and restaurants! It was very comfortable and clean, and decorated in a whimsical beach theme. We didn't have any interactions with Myra on our stay, but Myra went above and beyond in making sure we had everything we needed! She even stocked a full kitchen, complete with goodies, to make our stay extra special! We would definitely recommend this place!

Ashley User Profile
August 2017
We stayed here on our first trip with our young sons as a family of 4. It's small but we didn't feel like we were on top of each other - it was just right for our family. Myra left us wine, cheese, snacks in the fridge...the coffeemaker was even ready to go! Such nice touches to make it feel homey. The location is fabulous - cute neighborhood and very close to the beach. We would definitely book again. Such a lovely trip for our little family.

Jacob User Profile
August 2017
Better than advertised.

Shannon User Profile
August 2017
Very nice and quaint house. Nice and quiet location and just a short walk to the beach. Myra provided snacks and bottled water upon arrival. Would definitely stay here again.

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Aptos, California, United StatesJoined in January 2015
Myra User Profile

My husband and I love to live by the waters; whether it be by the ocean or by the lake. Therefore, we have our home by the ocean and a ski/lake cabin in South Lake Tahoe by Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, both of which we rent as a vacation rental.
We love to cook and hosts friends. Friends and families are what makes life richer, meaningful and fun!
We also like meeting new people, so hosting our home in Aptos as a vacation rental allows us to meet new people and make new friends.
We enjoy having our guests to our home upstairs from the rental unit in Aptos for a glass of wine and cheese if our guests are up for it. Sharing our home in Lake Tahoe allows us to host new friends as well. It's always fun to share a part of you to like-minded people (who wants a home away from home).

We love to travel and see new places and to know more about different cultures. We enjoy going to Europe: Paris, Greece, Italy, Croatia, and Turkey. We love the history, the culture, the food and wine!

I have families in France, Hong Kong and Shanghai. I feel blessed that we get to visit fun and exotic places.

We love to read a good book every so often (both fiction and non-fictions books) when we are not traveling.
My husband loves music as do I. We like Christian music and mainstream jazz and classic rock. David likes classic rock from the 60's , 70's and the 80's .

Our life motto is to live a life of loving people! Because we all need to love and be loved! (no matter where we've been or what we have done in the past).

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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