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The Del Mar Oaks - Ocean View near Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps up tp 13

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The Del Mar Oaks is a multi-level, comfortable, unique family home with an ocean view situated just a short 5 minute walk from the famous Rio Del Mar beach.... just far enough to feel peacefully apart from the crowds, but an easy amble to the beach. This popular beach runs just south of Santa Cruz and boasts miles of sand, a variety of restaurants/delis, ample parking and public facilities. There is also a shopping center a quick 2 minute drive away with Safeways, Rite Aid, a movie theater and lots of other shops and restaurants.

This beautifully furnished vacation home has vaulted wood-beam ceilings, hardwood and carpeted flores, lots of windows and skylights, and 5 separate decks. This house has a luxurious cabin feel to it with beautiful mahogany real wood panelling throughout the main living areas. It is nestled under huge oak trees in a Thomas Kinkade like fashion. The unique ocean view from the front decks is a wonderful place to relax and listen to the ocean, or BBQ and eat dinner. The large gourmet kitchen has a large centered bar counter with bar stools and a separate family style dining table that takes advantage of the ocean view. The newly tiled counter tops surround all new appliances. All dishes, utensils, and and gourmet counter top appliances are included.

The newly furnished master bedroom, on the main floor, boasts a "memory foam" king bed, with luxury linens and comforters. The new 30" LCD flat screen TV, wooden vaulted ceiling, attached master bath, and large closet makes sleeping time in this room a real pleasure. A large private deck is accessed from this master suite. The master bathroom off this suite has just been remodeled and boasts a large double shower and beautiful custom cement sinks. There is also a new powder room off the hallway outside the master suite for the convenience of the loft guests.

Two more bedrooms downstairs are separated by a large bathroom that contains double vessel sinks, a spa tub and laundry facilities. One of these rooms contains a new California King bed and a crib. The other downstairs room can sleep up to 4 people with it's 2 twin beds and a trundlebed.

Also downstairs, a sliding glass door leads to the back yard with its beautiful umbrella of oak trees. There is also a large playhouse in the backyard.

The top floor is an enclosed private loft bedroom with two separate decks which sleeps three more quests with a Queen Bed and a Single Bed. This a beautiful wood room that echos the sound of the ocean waves all night long.

The main living room has a gas fireplace and a new 42" flat screen plasma TV with a high definition Digital Comcast connection. The luxurious leather sofa contains a queen size bed and two lazyboy type loungers. A separate large leather lounger is also part of this room's ensemble. There is also a computer desk and another corner table for playing games or whatever. Large floor to ceiling windows and skylights in the wooden vaulted ceiling gives you a unique view of the enveloping oak trees. This room also has it's own separate large patio deck with a large weber BBQ, and an outside dinnette. This room is great for larger group gatherings. A high speed broadband internet connection is provided for guests to use. There is also WIFI internet connections for those who want to bring their laptops.

The front driveway can accommodate 5 cars.

More Details

Bruce Clarke
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Every amenity you would want in a vacation rental is here including these special extras: - a 43" Plasma TV in the living roomand a 30" LCD TV in the master - Comcast HD digital cable - a modern computer with Comcast High Speed Broadband Internet - a spa tub in the lower bathroom - two BBQ's and outdoor dinette table on a large deck - all linens and towels are provided


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Del Mar Oaks - Ocean View near Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Del Mar Oaks Vacation Rental Review

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at this place! All the conveniences were provided for us and the home was very comfortable for our whole group. It was an easy walk to the beach and the view from the kitchen table was wonderful to watch while having our morning coffee. Relaxing on the front porch just off the kitchen was really nice in the evenings with it's ocean view and the majestic oak trees surrounding the property. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a unique experience on the Rio Del Mar beach in Aptos.

We saw several whales and dolphins from this beach. I would recommend the Pixie Deli down at this beach front for breakfast or lunch sitting outside on the patio. The coffee shop also has great coffees and morning snacks.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bruce Collisson for the great reviews. You have been a very loyal repeat customer for both your family stays and your business retreats. We are glad that you enjoy our house so much. Thanks Kindly, Terri & Bruce Clarke
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Our Wonderful Stay at the Del Mar Oaks Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Del Mar Oaks Vacation Rental. The house was very comfortable and really liked how the bedrooms where spread out to give us privacy. Our favorite time was sitting at the dinning table and enjoying the ocean view while sipping our morning coffee. We walked to the beach every morning and loved the ocean and all the sea life we saw. The cement ship is fascinating. We'll be sure to come back again next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cozy cabin feel home.

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for my family. We really enjoyed the layout of the house with the great separation and privacy in all the bedrooms. The beds are very comfortable. The master bedroom and bathroom are amazing. We loved to eat at the dinning table and have the wonderful ocean view in the background. We walked to the beach every morning and enjoyed the coffee shop and the Pixie Deli food. Close to all the action at Santa Cruz and Monterey. A very enjoyable weekend and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Excellent. Well kept and felt like home away

  • 5 of 5

Felt like home away with plenty of space to linger. Patios and living spaces galore. Felt like vacation but homey enough to feel at home and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Visit

  • 5 of 5

We visited for my brother's wedding. For the week before the wedding our entire family including parents, three sisters, two brothers, husbands, girlfriends, nieces and nephews stayed at Del Mar Oaks. There were 12 of us all together and we had a fantasitc time sitting out on the front porch and laughing around the kitchen table. Del Mar Oaks was in a great location for us.

Loved the gates on the stairs. With a two year old those were a blessing!


  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR USA

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was an amazing getaway for our group. We had a group of 8 plus a baby, and we had beds for all. It was wonderful to be able to walk down to the beach (3 minute walk) and visit great neighboring towns like Santa Cruz and Monterey, but the best part was the house itself! We found ourselves just staying inside and playing games or talking around the fireplace.

The accommodations couldn't be better. The shower in the master bathroom was loved by all (two shower heads... are you kidding me!?!?!) It was simply wonderful. It was wonderful to spend our nights out on the decks under the stars listening to the waves crash. And since we counted 5 decks, we were able to relax out on a different one each night!

Having stayed at many vacation homes before, I can easily say this is the best one of them all. We absolutely loved our stay and can't wait to come back next year! Thank you for opening your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Beach
Rio Del Mar

While there is actually a lot to discover in Rio del Mar, the real reason for coming here is the beauty of all of Santa Cruz County and the plethora of outdoor activities; variety of terrain, beauty and wildlife that abound; an abundance of opportunity to commune with nature, and well ok - the abundance of junque, antique, and chic thrift shops (with some great collectables), great music, arts and other activities and festivals from Monterrey and Carmel to our south, to Santa Cruz and San Francisco to our north. The Jewel of all is the Monterrey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and it's 14 mile inland finger, Elkhorn Slough.

Californians have been escaping the heat here for years-over 150, the history is rich and so are the sights, but when it's time for sunset you'll want to retreat to the quiet and peaceful charm of Rio del Mar Beach and it's view of the sun dropping behind Capitola, and twilight blanketing all of our cliffs, beach and surf. Enjoy a great gourmet dinner at the famous Rio Cafe down on our beach. When the city becomes quiet and dark, sit out on our main view deck with it's comfortable lounging furniture and watch the stars and listen to the surf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

July $50/night; holidays add $50+/night - email for quote
Higher rates for more than 8 people - email owner for detailed quote
3% charge back for using a credit card with Homeaway

Peak Season Rates (May 15 - Aug 31) - $2800/week - $400/night (min 3 nights)
+$50 per night for month of July
Low Season Rates (Sep 1 - May 15) - $400/night (min 3 nights), $450/night for weekends.
(Holiday Weekend rates) - min $450/night - min 3 nights - email for a quote
(Memorial Day, Labor Day,Xmas/New Year rates may be higher)
Note: There will be an extra charge for large groups of more than 10 people. Ask for a quote.

Cleaning Fee $150 per stay
Refundable Security Deposit - $100/night (min $400, max $700)
Email owner with dates you want and get back a detailed rate quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.