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500 Feet From the Ocean, 500 Feet From the River

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4.8 / 5Exceptional
43 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Rio Del Mar Beach
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Seacliff State Beach
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cabrillo College
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)
    48 min drive

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    About this area


    This vacation home is located in Aptos. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Mystery Spot are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Rio Del Mar Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum and Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Rio Del Mar Beach - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Seacliff State Beach - 4 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Cabrillo College - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Capitola Wharf - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Capitola Beach - 6 min drive

    Getting around

    • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 48 min drive

    About this property

    500 Feet From the Ocean, 500 Feet From the River

    Family-friendly vacation home in Aptos
    The Coast Queen is a wonderful house for a pleasant getaway to the coast for the weekend. It's a perfect place for a family, a couple or even two couples. It's a short two minute walk to the beach (and coffee shop, deli, corner market, and restaurants) providing a great anchor for days at the beach, yet it's only a few miles from Santa Cruz to enjoy the wonderful food, and activities in Santa Cruz. Rio Del Mar is one of the last of the quaint, small village areas on the central coast. You can walk about a mile north from here, and seemingly endless miles south. We are close to the cement ship as well. The house has been recently remodeled, with new floors and appliances in a full-stocked, fully functional kitchen. The deck upstairs is a wonderful place to hang out on sunny and shady days (with a movable umbrella if you're a shade-lover), along with an outdoor grill. There are flat screen televisions both upstairs and downstairs, along with basic cable and free Netflix. We also have high speed internet. We have a car port for two cars off street parking. We are a legally permitted vacation rental in Santa Cruz County. We also have - special for kids - a Harry Potter closet! It is equipped with a super comfy mattress-type thing, and pillows. (We are still waiting for an owl to find us.) Kids have been known to read books there for hours, sleep there, and play spooky games there too. (There is good light in there, for those who want it.) We are dog friendly. We ask that your dog not be infested with fleas, be tick-free, and stay off the furniture. Please let me know if you are bringing a dog. We have a general maximum of four adults. If you plan on having more than 4 adults, you need to check with us. We charge an extra fee of $20 per night for extra adults.
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with Netflix.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Myriam Cohen

    Speaks English, Spanish



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • 500 Feet Ocean 500 Feet River House Aptos
    • 500 Feet Ocean 500 Feet River Aptos
    • 500 Feet Ocean 500 Feet River
    • 500 Feet From the Ocean, 500 Feet From the River Aptos

    Property amenities


    • Wired Internet

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Crib/infant bed available
    • Toys


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower only
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
    • Netflix
    • Books
    • Games

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Things to do

    • Whale watching nearby


    • Sleeps 4
    • Unit size: 1000 sq ft (93 sq m)


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

      Amazing sunsets

      Nice and cozy, very short walk to the beach, nice neighborhood

      5/5 Excellent

        Great location!

        Our family really enjoyed staying here. It is in a great location. Close to the beach as well as a coffee shop and a few other eateries. We loved being able to just walk everywhere. We also appreciated all the information given to us from the owner regarding the location and things to do nearby. We look forward to staying here again.

        5/5 Excellent

          This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
          Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2019


          • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

          This property is set up great for people traveling with small children, but not so much for someone traveling with an elderly adult. It was surprisingly quiet for the location but river or beach is not visible from the property the view is the hotel across the narrow crowded street.

          Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

          5/5 Excellent

            Perfect location. House had everything we needed!

            The house was clean and well taken care of. It was great for us and our toddler.

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