|| Our large & bright two story Spanish style home is a 3-minute walk to the Pacific Ocean and "Seacliff State Beach Park" in Aptos, California. Our house is surrounded by a lovely garden in a quiet residential neighborhood. The upstairs sun deck, cathedral beam ceiling family room & bathroom, afford a spectacular ocean view of the Monterey Peninsula blending with the mountains of Big Sur in the distance. The first floor has a huge living room, 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a double bed. A large gourmet kitchen, with separate dining area and full bathroom completes the downstairs.
Our beach house amenities include 2 TV's, DVD/VCR, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, all cooking utensils, washer & dryer, 3 bicycles, garage and a secluded back yard with barbecue. A large grocery store (Safeway) in the Aptos Shopping Center is an easy 10-minute walk or 3-minute drive.
Aptos is located about 7-miles south of Santa Cruz, 35-miles south of San Jose and the "Silicon Valley" and 30-miles north of Monterey and Carmel by the Sea. San Francisco is a most scenic 75-mile drive along the world-famous Pacific Coast Highway, Route 1. Big Sur and Point Lobos State Parks are easy day trips and Yosemite National Park is within a 4-hour "must see" drive.
Our Aptos/Santa Cruz/Monterey coastline communities reflect all the best that California has to offer... fabulous white sand beaches, world class surfing and sail boat racing, deep sea fishing, kayaking, wineries that are among the best in California, magnificent redwood forests, fabulous restaurants and gorgeous scenery of the Pacific Ocean's pounding surf and coastal bluffs.
Aptos is within a half hour drive to the world famous Monterey Peninsula with the charming cities of Monterey and Carmel by the Sea. Visit the "Monterey Bay Aquarium", walk down John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row" or eat at "Fisherman's Wharf". A drive from Pacific Grove to Carmel by the Sea takes you along the breathtaking "17-Mile Drive" and the world famous "Pebble Beach Golf Courses". Santa Cruz, a university town, is known as "Surf City" that hosts a Wharf, the "Santa Cruz Surfing Museum" and the "Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk". Great shopping, art galleries and dining are available at this consistently rated "one of the most desirable vacation spots in the USA".
We are retired business executives. We have traveled extensively throughout the world & have enjoyed several home exchanges. We are non-smokers and no longer have pets. We keep our beach house "neat as a pin". We, in turn, will have great respect for your home. Since this is our second home, home exchange can be non-simultaneous.
We are very flexible and will entertain all offers.