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1 / 21 Tudor Rose Manor large family reunion vacation home Rio Del Mar beach Aptos/CA



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Description from owner

Tudor Rose Manor in Santa Cruz area, Aptos, California - Central Coast-Santa Cruz to Monterey. Sleeps up to 22. 7+ bedrooms, 4-Baths, 14 beds. 5 night minimum during high summer season unless a 2+ night gap between existing reservations. There is only a 2-night minimum during non-summer nights. Just a level 3 to 4-minute stroll to the waves of the large Rio Del Mar beach with it's fun deli and fine restaurants and the Seacliff State Park Beach-next door.

High Summer Season weekend and holiday rates are more than off-season weekend rates and vary. Please email/call us for clarification. .

There are also complimentary bikes, hot tub, croquet yard & much more! This grand English Tudor Manor is just the right setting for groups with 8 sleeping on the Ground floor, 11 on the Upper floor and 3 in the West Wing for a total of up to 22 for a total of 7+ bedrooms (9-sleeping areas) and 4-full baths, 2 w/showers & 2 w/tub/showers. The Ground floor features an elegantly appointed gourmet kitchen w/highly polished granite tiled counters & all stainless steel appliances inc. a new gas stove/oven and Kenmore dishwasher There is an oak cabinet with 3-available shelves in the dining room plus large food locker for extra food outside the back door.

New 5 person Hot Tub!

Main House-Kitchens & Bedrooms arrangement: The dining room had 2-tables that seat a total of 22, and it adjoins the kitchen. The 1st Bedroom has a Queen, 2nd Bedroom has a California King bed. A Full bath with shower/tub is between them on the hall next to the 1st utility room with 1 washer and 2-dryers. Wireless WiFi through-out the home.

The living room has a 2-Queen Innerspring futons in front of the large wood fireplace, with Free firewood. There are also a folding adult-sized cot for guests that prefer not to share a bed. There are lots of games, 100s of movies and a large armoire with TV/VCR/DVD and a stereo entertainment center.

The Upper level has a 3rd Bedroom with redwood floors and a Queen bed and a pack-and play in the closet. 4th Bedroom has two twin beds and the 2nd Full bathroom is between these two rooms.

The 5th bedroom or extra Great room has 2-Queens innerspring near another fireplace and upstairs entertainment center with a flat-screen TV with lots of free videos both VHS and DVD. The 6th bedroom has a Queen bed and is called the Sunshine Room. There is also a door to the outside lovely deck with 4-chairs for a quiet conversation area. There is a compact wet bar with 1-large ref and 1-wine ref on this floor, with a microwave and a sink which can also be used for washing up. The 2nd of 3 stackable washer & dryer laundries is located in a small closet off the wet bar.

West Wing & Garden areas:

The recently remodeled and now attached by new causeway the West Wing's 7-bedrroom. It has a King bed, a sofa that can be used as a twin bed, and a twin day bed in causeway. There is also a Cable TV/VCR/DVD. The second full bathroom is in the upstairs at the west wing area.

There is a spiral staircase off the end of the causeway that leads to the 3rd set of washers and dryers and the 4th bathroom on the ground floor. The two bathrooms in the west wing are on-demand water heaters with unlimited hot water.

The 7,000 sq ft property has a new 5-person Hot Tub, a front yard croquet lawn, several shady oak trees, flowers, 5-picnic tables, lots of chairs, and plenty of room to hang up wetsuits and surfboards. Recently upgraded backyard now with new retaining walls, new circular brick paving stone pathways, more picnic tables, redwood railings, flowers, fruit trees and succulents up back slope! There is also fresh tomatoes in the summer, and Lemon & Lime trees

There is also an outside shed with 8+ bicycles to enjoy the neighborhood trails with. The 4th bathroom with its fun round shower & unlimited hot water also has an outside entrance so it's easy to use from the yard.

Handicapped info: There is a short ramp available that can be installed at the back door for folks who cannot walk up stairs and the first floor has a bathroom that most handicapped folks can utilize with stainless steel grab bars, though this house it NOT formally rated as 'handicapped accessible.

This Manor was built in 1922 and it is currently surrounded by newer large homes and is a short 3 to 4-min walk to one of the area's largest sandy beaches with fire rings for beach bonfires. The Tudor supplies free firewood for both the fireplaces and the beach bonfires. There are also a couple of nice delis for a short walk to get ice cream cones, a fine restaurant called Cafe Rio, a nice coffee cafe, and a small corner grocery store.

It is also next to Seacliff State Beach Park with the famous wharf and cement ship which is often used by marine sea life as a home. The wooden wharf allows visitors to walk out over the ocean and view the marine creatures such as sea otters, fish, sea lions, dolphins and whales. Fishing is also allowed on the pier!

Beds: 2 King Beds, 3 Queen Beds, 4 Twin Beds, 4 Sofa Beds, 2 Cribs

About the area

Being that the Manor is just a short and level 3-4 minute stroll to the 7-mile sandy beach, is one of the main attractions of this home. The fact that there were no other homes that could handle up to 22 guests was another major factor for making this available to people from all over the state, country and world for special birthdays, anniversaries and wedding guests who are having their wedding nearby! Rio Del Mar Beach and Seacliff State Beach are big wide sandy beaches. People often pitch beach umbrellas, lay on their beach towels and read a book, play beach volleyball, build sandcastles with the forms we have available, games, swim, surf and watch the incredible marine life cruising by! Looking South, you can see Monterey. Looking North, are views up to the Capitola Wharf and the world famous surfing area called Pleasure Point! This home is located in a great central location as a base to further explore the Central Coast area. Nice side-trips to the south is a scenic 40-min drive to Monterey Bay Aquarium and 17 Mile Drive with Pebble Beach Golf courses! Nisene Marks State Park for Redwood Forest walks and picnics is less than a mile away. Bicycle trails and jogging trails are everywhere. A side trip to Capitola Village with its quaint shops, restaurants, surfing and wooden wharf and fishing is always a delight. Then bicycle or walk or drive up to Pleasure Point for world class surfing breaks. Don't miss a side trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk where there many rides, the oldest wooden roller coaster ride on the West Coast and an elegant merry-go-round with hand-carved horses and a great ring toss for those riding on the outside edge. Great surfing is also available at Steamer Lane and Cowell's Beach, just on the other side of the Boardwalk and the Long Wharf. Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is a great side trip to rent kayaks, sup boards, charter an ocean sailboat, whale watching boat, or fishing boat. Fine restaurants and spectacular views are everywhere! Enjoy!



  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair users


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Water sports
  • Pool or snooker table

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Scott Family Reunion July 20-25,2010 - Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay at the Tudor Rose Manor. We had a lot of fun going to the beach, chillin' in the hot tub, and enjoying your video library. Bon Voyage!

Sep. 9-12, 2010 Narimasu High School Reunion.(Tokyo,Japan American HIgh School Classes of and near 1967). Wonderful Place to stay. Tudor Rose Manor - good friends from all over the USA. - but many journeys before then, Azores, Guam, Germany, Japan, China, Canada and elsewhere. A truly international group. 43 years since graduation and we still rejoice to see each other. Buck & Judith are the best hosts and their Tudor Rose Manor is the best home. Wonderful four days and nights with my high school friends - the town, the house, the food, the wine, the abalone, the music! What a grand and glorious group of people and location! Pat Williamson Willis .... NHS Reunion... What a joy to be together again with fellow Dragons and old friends. Buck & Judith your hospitality set the stage for a fabulous time. Lot's of hugging, laughter, stories and warm memories shared. Each time is special and we improve with age!! Many blessings until we meet again in New Mexico - Bobbie & Jon Morey .... This was the best especially for connecting one on one with so many of our high school friends - Loved the atmosphere, food and comraderie - Much Love from Penny Tuck & Jerry Wohlford ..... Judith & Buck, Thanks for your hospitality & hard work setting all this up. Perfect Weekend, Perfect Place. Loved getting to see you and lots of old friends again. Already looking forward to the next tie. Love to you. John Heath

Friday Nov. 8 to Mon Nov 11,2013 - The Grgurina Family. Celebrates John Jr. 50th Birthday. Lots of fun & laughter was had by all..... kids and adults. Great meals, walks to the beach, played "Beat the Parents" (kids won) & many hugs were shared by all. Hope to do this again. Family is the heart of a Croatians life and love.

Christmas week 12/20-12/27 7 nights 2013 The Hamilton family. This was the most fantastic Christmas vacation week we have ever spent with our large family in the perfect vacation home - The Tudor Rose Manor. Loved the Christmas lights and decorations! It accommodated our large family group very well with 12 adults and 6 kids. Many rooms, 4 bathrooms, beautiful fresh and new remodeling and love the oak wood floors. Living rooms were fun with TV's, games and social gatherings. Kitchen and dining room worked well for making lots of yummy Christmas food. The backyard picnic table area and paving stones pathways were exquisite roomy and shady. Many amenities like the 5 person Hot Tub, complimentary surfboards, boogie boards and bicycles. Croquet in the front yard. The near and level proximity and walk to Rio Del Mar Beach and SeaCliff State Beach was fantastic. Walking out on the ocean wooden wharf to the cement ship was wonderful. We saw all kinds of marine and bird life including sea otters, porpoises, whales, and could fish from the wharf. Santa made an appearance, but fortunately not down the fireplace as it was burning real firewood logs to provide a nice warmth and evening glow! We can't wait to plan a return in summertime to enjoy it then. We'll be back!