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500 feet from the ocean, 500 feet from the river

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Myriam Cohen
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Myriam Cohen

Combined Myriam and Mikey have lived in Santa Cruz for over 35 years. We have 3 young children ages 3, 5, and 7, and spend a lot of our free time tromping in the forests here in Santa Cruz, running, going to the beach, gardening, and reveling in large cooking projects using our local bounty of available foods.

Myriam Cohen purchased this house in 2015

Why Myriam Cohen chose Aptos

We purchased this property to have as a getaway for us and our friends, and vacationers like yourself. This property is so close to Rio del Mar beach, so it's just a short 2 minute walk back home if you forget sunscreen, or you want to cook up lunch, etc. The house is comfortable, with modern, brand new amenities. An extensive total remodel was just recently completed, so all of the appliances, bathroom fixtures, etc are nearly brand new.

What makes this house unique

This house is a perfect home for a family or 1 or 2 couples to have a relaxing weekend so close to one of the best (if not the best!) beach on the central coast. You can walk this beach for miles in either direction, it is not very crowded, and the weather here is never too hot and never too cold. Rio del Mar feels like a small beach town, yet it is 10 miles to Santa Cruz, and less than 40 miles from the Silicon Valley.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Aptos, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , upstairs bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 cot , Crib is available upon request
  • Bedroom 2 has a bunk bed, twin on top, full on bottom.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 reviews

Clean furnished well

  • 4 of 5

Good location

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Coast Queen and it was again a great experience. Great beach access, easy walk to morning coffee, lunch and dinner if you don't feel like cooking. But the house has all you need too. Just bring food. Bed is comfy. WiFi works great. Nice walk to Seacliff State Beach too. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone looking for a beach getaway. Stairs would be a challenge for some but other than that, it's awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible! We will definitely be back. Cutest beach house ever and just steps from the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about it!

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 5. The boys loved the bunk beds and our oldest camped out in the "Harry Potter closet" every night. The kitchen was well-stocked, as was the whole house. It's a very short walk to the beach, a deli, Cafe Rio restaurant, and a corner store. Myriam was easy to communicate with, was very professional and kept us informed. Definitely recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two adults, two teenagers) enjoyed our stay very much! The house was cozy and nicely decorated and a quick walk to the beach. We ended up cooking a few meals and the kitchen was well stocked with all the pots, pans and utensils needed. The owner was also very quick to get back to me with any questions which was much appreciated. The only small thing we would change was the bunk bed in the first bedroom. It was pretty noisy and our teenagers complained it kept them up a little at night. Otherwise, a great find and we would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Comfy little home with a very nice living/dining room upstairs.

We were able to watch the whales which was absolutely fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cafe Rio
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Cafe Rio
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Rio Del Mar
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$128.39
Damage Deposit AU$641.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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