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Casa de Las Palmas in Aptos

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vacation rental description

3 Minute Flat Walk to Beach
Casa de Las Palmas is a delightful two story home, 3bedrms/2bath, large deck off living room, nice backyard, cared for by gardner. Peek of Ocean from corner window in living room and front of deck. Compact modern kitchen w/counter bar. Appliances-dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, blender, toaster, new stove & refrig. Deck has table w/6 chairs, Retractable Awning, & Gas BBQ.
Downstairs-Master Bdrm-King size bed, 2nd Bdrm-Queen size bed, bathrm in between bedrooms. Upstairs-Kitchen overlooks living room and small bedroom off hall w/2nd bathrm. This bedroom has a Day Bed with a slide out twin bed. TV's in downstairs bedrooms and upstairs living room. Living room couch has a pull out full size bed. Laundry room outside back of house. Out-door shower at side of house for rinsing off when returning from the beach.

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Last modified on 07-11-2014 at 12:18 AM.

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Jean Borra/Gerrie Ritchie 408-858-6999

house rental amenities

House completely remodeled.

WiFi available
New Furniture
Laundry Room
Outside shower for rinsing off after returning from beach.
Deck has table w/6 chairs, umbrella, Gas BBQ.
Linens/towels furnished (bring your own pillows)
Parking f/two vehicles
1 King Bed
1 Queen Bed
1 Full Bed
Day Bed w/twin Pull Out
Coffee Pot
Retractable Awning Over Deck

activities and attractions in Aptos Central Coast

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Scotts Valley Roaring Camp Railroad
Sunset Catamaran Cruises in Santa Cruz Harbor
Fishing Charters
Whale Watching Santa Cruz or Moss Landing (In Season)
Golf (5 minute Drive)
Carmel/Monterey/Pacific Grove
Berry Picking
San Francisco (1 1/2 hours by car)

vacation rental rates

Weekly     $1050.00 - $1550.00        Monthly   $2150.00 - $3100.00

Jan. $1050.00 per week - $2150.00 per month

Feb. $1050.00 per week - $2150.00 per month

Mar. $1250.00 per week - $2350.00 per month

April $1250.00 per week - $2350.00 per month

May $1450.00 per week - $2550.00 per month

June $1550.00 per week - $3000.00 per month

July $1550.00 per week - $3100.00 per month

Aug. $1550.00 per week - $3000.00 per month

Sept. $1450.00 per week - $2900.00 per month

Oct. $1250.00 per week - $2600.00 per month

Nov. $1050.00 per week - $2550.00 per month Thanksgiving week is $200.00 more

Dec. $1050.00 per week - $2550.00 per month Christmas & New Year is $200.00 more

Other Charges:   Refundable Security Deposit


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Top things to do in Aptos
  • Antique Shopping
  • Golf
  • Wine Tasting
  • Hiking
Top things to do on a budget
  • Beach Walks
  • Water sports
  • Bon Fire at Beach
  • Fresh Veggies-Castroville
  • Berry Picking-Watsonville
Top things to do with a family
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Berry Picking in Watsonville
  • Kayaking-Moss Landing
  • Antique Shopping-Moss Landing

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traveler reviews for this aptos house rental

Excellent house, Excellent location!

Review submitted: October 6, 2013   Date of arrival: July 26, 2013

This is our second stay at Casa De Las Palmas. The home was (again!) completely charming with all of Palm tree decorations and little touches throughout that make a vacation rental feel more like home. To start, the house is kept up and was immaculate and smelled great when we arrived. We enjoyed all of the modern amenities - hard wood floors throughout, fresh paint, modern appliances and plumbing fixtures. TV's with Direct TV and DVD/VHS players were in the living room and main bedrooms downstairs and there was a small, but nice collection of DVDs and VHS tapes available to play. The kitchen is fully equipped with granite counter tops, and has a flat top range and oven. All appliances worked fine, although we didn't use the coffee pot as we preferred to use the French press that we brought with us. The upstairs deck became our 'al fresco' dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The chairs were large and comfortable enough to spend hours reading or doing puzzles. We could see the ocean from the deck. The retractable awning is a wonderful bonus as we were able to have shade or full sun when we wanted it. My kids and I especially enjoyed being able to walk to the beach, every day, twice a day. Usually, going to the beach means packing a car, circling a lot, paying parking fee and lugging all kinds of paraphernalia. Here, we simply grabbed our towels and boogie board, locked the front door, and walked three short blocks. When we wanted to go home, we were there in minutes (and that is timed with a slow walking speed, maybe with a stop at Pixie Deli for gelato.) I enjoyed using the outside shower that had both HOT and COLD running water and a hand-held shower head. We kept a small bottle of shower gel nearby so the sand was really washed off and we didn't have to 'make do' with the cold public showers.

Was there anything bad about Casa De Las Palmas? The heaters (gas wall heaters) worried my 19 year old daughter at first, but once I explained how they worked, she was fine. The heaters in the house are modern - but just an older type of heating system (much like radiators were, pre-central heat and air) - and perfect for the layout of this charming home. The house is on the main road, so there is traffic during the day, but you can hear the ocean at night.

We like to think this is our home away from home. As such, we loved being there, building happy memories and enjoying the ocean and salt air. We hope to be back again next year!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


Beware of this rental

Review submitted: January 14, 2013   Date of arrival: December 1, 2012

I had booked stay at this rental with the owner Gerri. It turns out there was a change with management during my reservation from Gerri to her daughter Kathy. When i arrived there was there was no one there to sign paper work with me because the woman was busy at a party, so we planned to meet at her house nearby the next morning, then changed the plan once more to meet at this listing in the morning. No big deal, but i noticed on the rental contract that the dates were longer than I booked, but we just changed them. I thought the place was nice and had all the amenities I could ask for. There was a problem with the coffee pot but i did not think is was a big deal and picked another one up. Over the next 5 days I received texts and emails about Kathy wanting to change the length of my stay and my rate. We ended up getting to the bottom of it by realized there was a miscommunication on their part about my reservation dates after sending them a screenshot of my original message to Gerri and told her to check Gerri's phone to verify. So they had been bothering me for 5 days because they were upset at me for changing my dates upon arrival when it turned out I had not. I was relieved and hoped she would say sorry and we would be done with it, but no apology! I ended up accidentally leaving the coffee pot there. Boy I have explained the description of my coffee pot twice now per her request and Im still not sure If I'm going to get it back. They also still have my deposit that I will keep posted about. The maintenance man came by one day and was shocked to see me surprised by his visit. When i explained to him that no one had told me about him coming over he gave me the first apology of my stay and said that the new management is going to run the owners rentals to the ground the way she was been dealing with customers. He said he would talk to her and I hope he does. Talk about a headache on vacation, i really hope the owner picks a real management company instead of a family member.

Owners response: We did have a communication problem with Desiree. She rented this house from my mother for a couple of months. Three weeks after leaving she called (after my mother had taken ill) and rented a different house. It was a last minute rental and she was not specific on the dates that she wanted to stay. She checked into the house on Jan. 5th, but we were not able to meet her at the time she was arriving due to a prior engagement. We gave her the key code and agreed that we would sign papers in the morning. I found out the morning after she checked in that we both had different expectations. We agreed to her stay at a pro-rated rate that she set. Later, when she wanted to extend her stay, we were unable to agree on an extended stay rate. That's when she became frustrated.

With regards to the coffee maker she left at the house three weeks prior to this stay, she gave us a description of a silver and black coffee maker. I asked her three times for the brand to make sure that I returned the correct coffee maker, since they were both silver and black. I offered to leave it at the back porch so I did not disturb her privacy. She sent me a text back informing me that I need to give her 24 hours notice it's the law. So I text her the next time I am in Santa Cruz I will give her 24 hours notice which I did and now she has her coffee maker.

It was unfortunate that the Aquarium passes were missing from the rental. We hope that she mistakenly took them with her and will return them because the only people that are affected are the next vacationers.

Helpful votes: 2 / 5


Wonderful vacation at tis property

Review submitted: September 5, 2012   Date of arrival: July 20, 2012

We had a wonderful vacation at this property. The home is very well furnished and comfortable, very clean. We had no problems with anything in the house and were very pleased with the outside deck and retractable awning. Having the tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium proved a nice advantage. We are hoping to return next summer.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with teenagers

Helpful votes: 5 / 5


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