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Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

The Surf House - 1930's California Beach Bungalow across the street from Rio Del Mar State Beach. The Surf House retains many of its original features but with modern conveniences. Watch the surf, wildlife, and beach activities from your large deck or living room rocker. Beach is kid and pet friendly. Pets welcome. Relax and enjoy the view or tour the local area. The Surf House sleeps a maximum of 6 people. Queen bed in the back bedroom. Twin beds in the front bedroom. We also have a trundle bed in the living room alcove that works like a couch during the day. One bathroom with shower. Balcony off of back bedroom with view of the Rio Del Mar hills. Large deck off of the living room. View of the beach from the deck. Charcoal BBQ for your use. Boggie board and beach chairs and umbrella provided as well.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets welcome
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Comment rating: Positive

Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing vacation. It was great to arrive after 8 hours on the road to find milk and juice in the fridge; cereal, coffee, and tea in the cupboard; and sheets on the beds. No other summer rental has been so clean and well-equipped. We kept track of dolphins and sea lions with our binoculars from the living room and enjoyed many walks on the beach. We'll be back!
Jun 2010
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25 Reviews

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Surf & Sand Views - Pets Welcome
+1 -805 260-401255
Aptos Santa Cruz County
Manteca, CA


  • 5 of 5
Home away from home. What an incredible place. Clean, well stocked with more than you would expect with a touch of class of welcome flowers on the kitchen table. What a way to spend our 25th anniversary. Best trip we have ever had. It is everything it is described as on Lynn and Jeff's website but MORE~. You can see they care about their property but more importantly their guests. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Loved it and we cannot wait to come back. Already have family booking it for their stays. Highly recommended - even the dogs relaxed.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on 25 years. Do come back soon. You were great guests.
Best Regards,
Lynn and Jeff
Surf & Sand Views - Pets Welcome
+1 -805 260-401255
Aptos Santa Cruz County
Louisville KY

Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 (two adults and two kids under 2) stayed there with another couple and their two little ones (under 4) and we all had a great time. The view from the balcony was amazing, and it was an incredibly convenient walk to the beach. The house was well stocked with movies and beach toys which was convenient for the kids. We were concerned about the size because there was so many of us, but it turned out perfect. The only downside was fireworks - we were there over 4th of July and people in the neighborhood kept shooting them off until late. But we were prepared because the owners had warned us. We will definitely return there if we plan another vacation in the area. The house was well stocked with all the basics you need (juice, milk, soda, condiments, paper towels, etc) which made it easy for us who were already traveling with so much stuff for the kids.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were pleased to know that your families had a good time, in spite of the late night noise. Most of the time Rio Del Mar beach is pretty quiet after dark, but shooting off fireworks and firecrackers on the 4th is a long held tradition that is hard to squash.
We're also glad the kids found things to play with and the adults were able to enjoy the view. We designed The Surf House with families in mind. We wanted to provide all of the things we wished had been provided when we went on vacations with our kids. Please do come back. Till next time, best regards, Lynn & Jeff
Surf & Sand Views - Pets Welcome
+1 -805 260-401255
Aptos Santa Cruz County

the surf house

  • 5 of 5
This is the best little house, my family and i have come for the last 4yrs wonderful, Jeff and Lynn are great host!
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It gives us great pleasure to know that The Surf House has become a family tradition. 'till next time, Lynn & Jeff
Surf & Sand Views - Pets Welcome
+1 -805 260-401255
Aptos Santa Cruz County
elk grove, calif

Our stay at The Surf House

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in Rio Del Mar many times and the surf house is by far one of the nicest places we have stayed. It is really well stocked with spices,cereals,popcorn, butter and even milk and orange juice to get you off to a great start. We arrived to a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a great view of the beach. The house is very clean and homey. We spent alot of time on the patio, just taking in the whole scene. We really appreciate the fact that our dogs were welcome here. The beach is great, the neighborhood restaurants are good,(especially Manuel's and Stagnaro's on the wharf)' lots of places to ride bikes and of course the beautiful sunsets. Very close to every area in Santa Cruz.We will be staying here again. Jeff and Lynn made the process of renting very easy. Thanks Again
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you had a relaxing time. In the Fall and Winter Rio Del Mar has beautiful ocean sunsets. So glad you were there to enjoy them. Thank you for being such great guests. Do come again. Lynn & Jeff
Surf & Sand Views - Pets Welcome
+1 -805 260-401255
Aptos Santa Cruz County
San Jose

Anniversary weekend

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent 3 days and night at this house for our anniversary. We love being by the beach and hearing the sounds of the ocean. The house was very cozy and clean it had everything you needed which made it nice. There was places to eat at walking distance from the house that had good food. A few miles from Capitola and other neat places to go. Talked to many nice people as we walked around everyone was so friendly. I highly recommend this place if you just want to relax and enjoy the ocean we saw lots of seals and dolphins, wish we would have seen a whale but not this time. We will be going back soon.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when our guest have a chance to just relax.
We totally agree....Rio Del Mar is a friendly community. Most folks are either on vacation or feel like they are on vacation.
Anytime of the year is a great time to see the seals and dolphins.
The whales migrate through Monterey Bay during the fall and the spring so if you miss them this time you are sure to have other opportunities. Best Regards, Lynn & Jeff
Surf & Sand Views - Pets Welcome
+1 -805 260-401255
Aptos Santa Cruz County
San Francisco, CA

Such a comfy stay!

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I rented this house to use as a base for our floral design business for an out of town wedding we had. Our hotel experiences while working with the flowers hadn't been very easy. This was totally different. There was a well stocked kitchen, every amenity you could think of including wifi, and private decks. Above all that, there was a very relaxed vibe to the place. The rooms were comfy, too. The decor is a bit kitschy with all the beach and surf related things around, but it worked! Oh, and the view is incredible. I will definitely come back, next time for a real vacation!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: A stay at The Surf House is always better than a hotel. Glad you gave us a try. Do come back when you have more time to relax.
Lynn & Jeff


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Jose Airport at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cafe Rio Rio Del Mar Beach at 0.01 Miles Nearest Golf : at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 1 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cafe Rio Rio Del Mar Beach at 0.01 Miles Nearest Beach : Rio Del Mar Beach at 0.01 Miles Car: recommended

Lots to do.

At Rio Del Mar Beach: Swim, surf, boggie board, look for shells, explore tide pools.

Walk or bike on the esplanade to the USS Palo Alto.

Fish from the pier, walk the dog, run on the beach.

Near by:

5 min to Nascine Marks State Park - Redwood trees- walk, hike or ride your bike. 5 min to Aptos and Soquel for antiquing

10 min to Capitola for shopping and eating, 20 min to the Santa Cruz boardwalk, 40 min to Monterey, 90 min to San Francisco.


From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2015 - Jan 31 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $59.00
  • Thorough Cleaning $210.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

2 night minimum. We do a thorough cleaning prior to your arrival. Rental agreement spells out rental terms. Ask about our 7th night free special.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 20, 2015


Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Dining Area


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Bathroom is small.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living room Alcove - 2 twin/ single, Linens provided. Doubles as a couch during the day,
  • Back Bedroom - 1 queen, Linens included
  • Front Bedroom - 2 twin/ single, Linens included.


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • The Surf house is a very clean, bright, home perfect for families and friends. Large picture window in living room with view of the sand and surf. HD Cable TV, Free secure Wireless internet access. Stove, Refridgerator, Dishwasher, Microwave. dishes, pots and pans. spices, coffee, tea. Dining for 6. Large deck with view of the beach. Bar-B-Que & picnic table. Beach and deck chairs. Boggie board and beach toys. Sleeping for 6. Master bedroom has Queen bed and secretary desk with lots of books for reading. Balcony off of the master bedroom. Front bedroom has two twin beds. Trundle bed in livingroom alcove. Dishes, Pots and Pans, Basic cooking items such as spices and oils, Coffee, Tea, and Linens provided. 1 Bathroom with shower. Washer and Dryer

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