Unlock the charm and beauty of the quaint seaside town of Aptos. The everchanging sceneries and breathtaking landscapes form the backdrop for a tranquil beach escape with your friend and family. Aptos is also a nature lovers paradise as travellers can marvel at the grandeur of the mountains or hike out to the redwood forest and enjoy the serenity of the sounds and sights of nature which surround you. Aptos, however, is best known for being a beach getaway for locals and travellers as the town is characterised by a seemingly endless coastline lapped by the warm waters of the ocean. Travellers can bask in the sun during the day and can take strolls along the beach in the evening while soaking in the sky as it bursts into warm sunset hues. Treat yourself to a well-deserved beach escape by booking a stay at any of these top vacation rentals near Aptos, California, USA today.
Escape the crowds and ease into the relaxed pace of this seaside villa which can perfectly accommodate up to three guests. The apartment has been quaintly furnished to make guests feel right at home and enjoy panoramic views of Monterey Bay. Guests have access to the uncrowded beach where they can create endless hours of sunkissed memories. Enjoy your morning coffee in the stunning patio which also boasts a beautiful garden which attracts the attention of the local birdlife who frequently visit. Guests are encouraged to explore the natural beauty by going on hiking trails and bike trails which are located close by.
Seascape Garden Studio Minutes From Ocean Or Redwoods
Top guest reviewsIt was wonderful to fall into a comfortable bed and enjoy the quiet after driving for hoursCloset space is limited and a second closet has been adapted for kitchen useThat requires using the bathroom when needing a sink but not a significant issueThe bed was extremely comfortableThe room was a good size for the two of usComfortable bed and large bathIt was centrally located to both the beach and the woods
Host:Bryanna was a terrific host and was great in communicating with us before our arrivalShe was accommodating to our schedule both at check in and check outBryana is the perfect host and could not have been more helpfulMy hosts are very nice people who made me feel at home Would return againBryana was a wonderful hostRead more reviewsThere is a small shopping center within walking distance that had some restaurants a grocery store and some shopsThe location was a block from the beach as advertisedBryana was very accommodating and welcoming Place is perfectly located to access beaches too Thank you for everythingThe private garden is a real delight And only minutes from several beaches and quiet communities with restaurants shoppingWe enjoyed our stay Loved that it was walking distance to the beach and the little village shopping center
Furnished for the ease and comfort of the visiting guests, this charming vacation home can sleep up to four guests. The house is teeming with charm and character and has facilities to keep guests of all ages entertained. Guests will be delighted to know that the apartment is located close to many of the local hotspots and amenities like the secluded beach, stores, cafes, restaurants and much more. Treat yourself to well-deserved escape.
500 feet from the ocean, 500 feet from the river
Top guest reviewsNo toiletries like a small bar of soap provided The vent hood in bathroomThe master bed was fully made thoughwas the best part Comfortable beds and the Harry Potter closet was the kidsMy favorite spot was the picnic table on the balcony which is right off the kitchen & living areaDownstairs smells moldy in the queenThe house was very clean and perfect for my family of 4the place was cute loved the washer and dryer and recommendationsThe house was clean and well taken care of
Host:Deck nice for sitting outdoorsWe also appreciated all the information given to us from the owner regarding the location and things to do nearbyVery nice say by the beachWe love how clean and orderlyWe love this area of AptosRead more reviewsWe loved being able to just walk everywhereIt is in a great location Close to the beach as well as a coffee shop and a few other eateriesA very cute quant property 2 blocks from ocean Would recommendGood location (loved beach access and convenience of local restaurants not crazy about motel across the street) comfortable accommodationsVery clean comfortable and in a great location by some of the best beaches Seacliff and New Brighton
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this beach home which can accommodate up to six guests. The vacation home has a fully furnished kitchen where guests are encouraged to create hearty meals before enjoying it in the spacious dining room. The large windows and doors of the apartment allow natural light to filter through the apartment which compliments the fresh and welcoming ambience. There is a selection of local attractions which guests are encouraged to visit like the redwoods in Nisene Marks State Park, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalks and for day trip ideas be sure to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium which is 45 minutes’ away.
Happy House by the Sea
Top guest reviewsThe house is quaint and has everything you need It could use updating of living room furniture to make it more comfortable The king size bed is super comfy and it was quietbut someone always needed to "hold down the fort-In down the streetThe home is small but very good use of spaceWe did learn to open the place to cool it down in the daytime as it gets warmThe house was very clean and quietThe cottage is cute clean and the perfect size for us
Host:We used the patio for grilling one night and the rather old Weber made some mighty good food As the family cookthe rest of the menu had great variety of healthy foodInteresting history about the cement ship that I'd never known before even growing up going to that beachit was perfect for us family of three plus the dogLoved the gas fireplace that gave atmosphere and good warmth at the flick of a switchRead more reviewsGreat restaurants across the street and a quick stroll to one of the best beaches in Santa CruzThe only issue was my son seemed to be allergic to something in the houseIt's walking distance to the beach restaurants and grocery storesjust a five minute walkThat was a bit of a bummer
Take a break and ease into the relaxed pace of this vacation home which can sleep up to five guests. The apartment has been furnished and equipped with all the creature comforts one would need for a memorable stay. Each of the rooms has been quaintly furnished and features a large private outdoor yard where guests can relax after a long day of exploring the attractions near the home. There is also a barbeque facility in the back yard for guests to use. Take a stroll to the beach and enjoy the stunning sunsets on offer or frolic in the warm water on a summers day. There are a selection of restaurants and cafes to choose from should you not wish to cook and guests have access to the on-site pool.
Seascape Mediterranean Charm
Top guest reviewsThe shower is very high-pressurePlenty of room for two couplesWe especially enjoyed the free standing fireplace as it was cold and rainy a couple of days during our stayand we had plenty of room to have a cookoutThe owners thought of everything for indoor entertaining and comfort to outdoor relaxing and beach equipment
Host:The modem had gotten unplugged before our arrival and when I emailed Chris about not finding the wifi availablethe nearby grocery store was so handyhave drop-in available and their pros are very welcoming to guestsI have family in the areahe got back with me quickly on what the problem might be (and was)Read more reviewsThe backyard area is really greatLiked how convenient this was to Seascape Village restaurants and convenience storesGreat location being only 2 blocks to the beachThe walk to the beach was on a paved walkway and was an easy walkEvery day after our excursions we ended it if a few games
Luxury and elegance await the guests who choose to make this vacation rental their home away from home. The apartment has been furnished with impeccable taste to transport guests into a world of rest. Best suited for up to eight guests, the vacation home is ideal for that family getaway or friends retreat. The property is a short walk from the beach. The house features a large kitchen which has been fully furnished for usage and an open plan dining and living room where natural light filters through to give that fresh and vibrant atmosphere.
Great for the entire family!Aptos, CA, US
Top guest reviewsconversation in one room and game in the otherthat was only 6 bedsthe kitchen was open, pleasantly stocked and also comfortableupstairs is light and airy, downstairs room is cozysteep-ish climb? yesthe house was clean, and furnished nicelyclean and well stockedit was clean, airy, comfortablethe bedrooms and bathrooms were great, and all were downstairs with the den while the kitchen, dining and communal rooms were upstairsgreat balcony! clean and cozy
Host:house was great for a small family reunionunfortunately, they said they were not able to do anything that weekend so we moved the kids to sleep on the sofas and proceeded to wash all their clothing and clean their personal belonging so we ...the property management was really nice and friendlyunfortunately, this is definitely one of thosei did call the office to complain after we cleaned up and they offered to send a crew, but we had already done itRead more reviewsnice location and quietperfect location close to everythingquaint quiet neighborhood with a short walk to the beachloved the path to the beachclose access to beach, well appointed
Enjoy the space and comfort of this vacation home which enjoys a lot of light. Guests can enjoy little pockets of relaxation around the house. Read a book on the hammock in the backyard, drink a cup of coffee in the outdoor patio while you listen to the birds sing, kick off your shoes and relax in the living room or enjoy a game of bocce ball. Guests are a short walk from Seacliff State Beach. The beach house can accommodate up to eight guests.
Classic Beach House - Walk to Seacliff Beach
Top guest reviewsPlenty of room comfortable bedsThe binder left on the kitchen counterIt was also so nice to have a fully stocked kitchen towelsEverything you need to feel comfortable while visiting the Santa Cruz areaI was expecting the House to be niceEverything was neat and clean and comfortableeverything was very clean and accessibleGreat location neat and clean with everything you needThe house is clean and everything is updated and good qualityexcellent beds were very comfortable (best of our vacation)
Host:Colm was great to communicate with and he made everything smooth and easyThe patio with the hammock and bocce ball court is amazingto beach and bikes boards games etc all available at houseLoved having two patio areasprovided all the information we needed and more to enjoy our trip to AptosRead more reviewsGreat location on a very quiet streetA great beach house within walking distance of a beautiful beachWe enjoyed the 10 min walk to the beach and the bocce ball in the backyardThe Kennedy Beach house is remarkableWonderful tidy cottage just a 10-minute walk from the beach on a quiet street Fully equipped Everything worked beautifully
Experience the peace and solitude of this vacation home which is a modern-day treehouse and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Surrounded by lush, towering trees, this is the ideal getaway for the guests who wish to escape the busyness of their everyday lifestyle. The home has been elegantly furnished transporting guests into a world of serenity and tranquillity. Relax out on the large deck and listen to the birds as they sing in the trees while the sun peaks through the leaves. Even though you are surrounded by nature, guests will be delighted to know that they are not too far from downtown where they can find a selection of stores, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and much more.
Redwood "Tree House" Studio in AptosAptos, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe wifi worked excellentthe patio teak table set and lounge chairs are perfect for staying outdoors and eating a meal togetherlots of natural light and has a really cozy comfortable feelbreakfast and dinner on the deck amongst the trees was delightfulthe bed was comfortable the shower water pressure was unexpectedly strong and the coffee/tea choices were abundanteverything was clean and well describedthe place was very clean and relaxingvery clean trendy all around lovely spotthe place is clean and cozy and laura was responsive to our questions
Host:laura was a wonderful host and a great communicatorgreat place and great hostsshe was very communicative and check in was easy and flexiblelaura is an amazing host she rapidly responds to texts and answers any questions you have right awaythe owners were very helpful with directions since it is kinda hard to find but totally worth itRead more reviewsgreat location and a really cute placethis is a unique studio located in an amazing locationwe loved the locationvery close to santa cruz and within easy driving distance to montereyexcellent place in a perfect spot near many attractions
Opulence and comfort await the guests who choose to book a stay at this vacation home which can accommodate up to four guests. Guests will be greeted by sweeping views of the ocean which will captivate their hearts and lure them into endless hours staring at the tranquillity of the scenery. Wake up to the sounds of the crashing waves and at night gaze upon the starry sky as the moon reflects off the water. The home has been impeccably furnished with attention to detail and state of the art appliances.
Modern Ocean View 2 BD w Parking.Aptos, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe view from the living room was breathtakingamazing view very comfortable condospent most our time whale watching from the balcony amazing apartment more then our expectationgreat place to stay lots of room and terrific viewsnice hike to sea scape resort for breakfast or lunchthe condo was very clean and decorated nicelyvery clean with comfortable beds great for two couplesthe condo was very clean and felt very bright and updatedit is very cleanclean place super easy check-in
Host:sundeep was very responsive when we contacted him with questions and a maintenance concerncomfortable beds too great hostthank you for hosting usowner(s) seemed very nice & sincerewe enjoyed our stay and rama was very responsiveRead more reviewsgreat location and cute town to explorethis place is in a great location close to everythingit's a perfect locationit is fun being close to the cement ship and miles of beach to walka good food store and wine shop are a quick drive away
Book a stay at this log cabin in the woods surrounded by the serenity of the natural beauty. The vacation cabin can accommodate up to three guests and is centrally located to many of the local attraction. Take a stroll through Nicene Marks State Park or explore downtown Aptos. The apartment is elevated to make you feel like you are in the trees and features a hot tub where guests can soak in the comfort and beauty of the surroundings.
~Stairway to Tree Top Haven~Aptos, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewshowever there is a patio with table and chairs outdoor so you can really enjoy the woodtawnya’s tree hideaway was a sweet off-the-beaten-path cozy romantic suitethe treehouse room was cozy and had one of the most comfortable couch beds i’ve ever seenthe bed was suuuuper comfortable and the space was very cozy and cutebed was super comfyvery clean and nice to stay atthe place was really quiet clean and nicethe space is very clean with stylish and friendly touchesthe hot tub was super clean and maintainedthis place was incredibly clean
Host:tanya and jason are great hostsplace was amazing and host was greatthe host's were very friendly and helpfulgreat hosts and great experience all aroundboth her and her husband are also incredibly kind and accommodatingRead more reviewsgreat place and great location hottub is a big plusit's a great location tucked away in the forestgreat location close to many beautiful places to visitbeautiful place great locationits just far enough out to feel remote but super close to a safeway and other businesses
Resembling a mushroom cap, this visually stunning cabin is the most reserved Airbnb location in the world. The roof’s interior includes unique geometric patterns. It will make you feel as if you actually lived in a treehouse. The property consists of 10 acres (4 hectares), which provides much opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. You are free to take a hike in the woods, admire the hummingbirds as well as pet the goats. The cabin includes a queen-sized bed provided with clean sheets, pillowcases, and blankets. There is also a couch that can be turned into a bed. The loft also includes a 32" HD flat-screen TV with a DVD player. The kitchen includes modern amenities such as a small refrigerator, a french press, and an electric kettle. There is even a barbecue grill on the deck as well.
The Mushroom Dome Retreat & LAND of Paradise SuiteAptos, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsoverall cost wise- it’s expensive for how small and outdated the utilities linens kitchen ware and appliances arethe space is very fun cozy and has a great outdoor spacei am super impressed with the composting toilet as well5 year old son and kitty had a wonderful futon next to the bed for him to nest inso clean and kitty was very welcomingthe cabin is clean and well equippedthe dome itself was very clean and i would definitely stay againit’s very homey and clean michael and kitty are great hosts
Host:amazing place and amazing hostskitty and michael are amazing hosts kitty is kind thoughtful knowledgeable and engagingthe host was quick and responsive in meeting us warm welcoming and very hospitablethey were so friendly showing us around the property and where to see the hummingbirdswonderful insightful intelligent and inspiring hostsRead more reviewsthe location is a great getaway from the hustle and bustlevery interesting place to staythe mushroom dome is tucked away in a beautiful relaxing locationloved the setting and drive to the locationkitty and michael's place was perfect for our family
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