Enjoy the new SwimSpa Hot Tub (that holds up to 12 guests at a time), Croquet Lawn, Lawn Darts, Badminton & Frisbee Golf. Free bicycles, assorted wetsuits, boogie & surfboards, firewood for bonfires at the beach, pets OK. Wi-Fi, Free VHS/DVD on 3 large TVs, 5 cars parking on-site in the driveway.
The Manor is a level 3 to 4-minute walk to the Monterey Bay & our Rio del Mar beach is in the approximate middle of a 7-mile stretch of sandy beach. The Rio del Mar area is adjacent to the Seacliff State Beach Park with great waves for kids of all ages. When you walk across the footbridge to the Seacliff State Beach Park, you can avoid the parking fee and can enjoy the many picnic tables, BBQ stands, bathrooms and the long wooden wharf with the famous cement ship that has been taken over by the local wildlife. Fishing is allowed from the wharf too. Check out our 3-minute overview video of the Tudor and the surrounding beach area.
We also have a fun video taken by one of our guests showing many of the fun activities you can enjoy both at the Tudor and the surrounding area. There are 6-formal bedrooms plus 3 other areas with beds, 4-full baths inside the Manor, and one hot & cold shower outside. The 14 beds include 2-Kings, 3-Queens, 4-Twins, 4-Queen Innerspring Futons, plus 1 Queen airbed. These sleeping areas include 6-formal bedrooms, the Game Room with 2-Queen Innerspring Futons and the Family room also with 2-innerspring Futons and the small connector room that has two lockable doors and one Twin bed that is adjacent to the West Wing King bedroom suite with its private bath. All sleeping areas have locks & closets except the Family room. Oh, and the Causeway room does not have a closet but has 6-drawers under the bed and window seat for personal storage.
We also supply free firewood for your group to have a bonfire at the fire rings at the beach and many sand toys, forms for building sandcastles, boogie boards, surfboards, a few assorted wetsuits, umbrellas, folding chairs and lightweight plastic chairs that can be taken from the backyard to use at the beach. There is also a small wagon available for hauling supplies the 3-4 min level walk to the middle of a "7-miles of sand" beach. You will have access to the whole Manor, including front & backyards. If you want to have a bonfire at the beach, have some people go stay at it and reserve, it earlier in the day.
Also, please remember that we are allowed to have guests in our large home because the guests have agreed to be considerate of our neighbors. If the guests disregard any of the following they will be required to leave, as our neighbors can put us out of business if these ordinances are not followed.
a. Noise Curfew (County of Santa Cruz Ordinance) There is to be no outside noise that disturbs the peace & quiet of the neighborhood from 10 pm to 8 am every night. This does not mean that guests can be loud until 9:59 pm, as this is a quiet neighborhood. If your guests are disturbing the neighbors at any time, they will call us and I will have to come and ask everyone to tone it down, I really don’t want to do that.
b. This includes conversations, music, slamming of car doors, calling out to other guests, & noisy consuming of alcoholic beverages outside, etc.
c. The BEST WAY to avoid this happening is to start bringing all outside guests into the Manor starting at 9:30 pm and make sure that all doors and windows are closed at that time.
Parking - Although there are no parking permits required in the Manor’s neighborhood, &we would appreciate that guests park up to 7 cars in our driveway. The driveway can hold up to 5regular sized cars. 3 across the front, within 2-feet of the garage doors, 2-cars behind the first row of cars & 2-cars in the 3rd row. There can also be 2-regular cars or one extra-large truck parked in front of the Tudor on the street. If you have more cars than can fit on the driveway, please turn down Bennett St (just in front of the Manor) & park there. Please do not park across the street from the Tudor as these two spaces are the only ones the owners of that house have available to park their own cars. Thanks
We always enjoy having a conversation with you so we can make sure you know all the important information about our unique home, and you can be assured that we are the owners and your reservation will be valid (avoiding the possibility of a scam.)
We have been living here since 1999 and have first-hand knowledge of many of the fun events and activities that will be happening during your visit and would enjoy helping you find the ones that will be happening during your stay.
PS: SPECIAL OFFER: Only pay for 3-night and stay for 4-nights The additional nights would only cost $940 plus tax for 2-more full days of fun with the group at the Tudor Rose Manor. So, anyone who can come before the weekend, say any time after 3 pm on Thurs to get the home ready for the rest to arrive anytime on Friday, and then the whole group could stay all day on Sunday instead of leaving at 11 am (basically you could stay until 11 am on Monday).
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Check-in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day) and check out by 11AM Self check-in with lockbox
Santa Cruz Curfew There is a county-wide ordinance prohibiting any noise that would disturb the neighbors after 10pm. Please start encouraging your guests to bring everything inside starting around 9:45pm. Closing the windows and playing any music at a level that you can easily talk over is a great idea! One of my neighbors teaches a Pilates class at 6am and she needs to go to sleep by 10pm at the latest, and she will be calling me if she can hear you. I can only provide this Vacation Rental if I keep my neighbors undisturbed as they could put me out of business by having the police come at 10:01pm to enforce the curfew. Please pass this information on to all your guests. Thanks for your help and understanding. You must also acknowledge
Amenity limitations - The SwimSpa has a 4 step stairway, so not handicap accessible.
Due to the size of the house we have a strict cancellation policy as it is almost impossible to book at the last minute. We understand situations happen, so we highly suggest purchasing trip insurance. The trip insurance company listed below allow you to purchase 24 hours prior to arrival. Should you cancel or fail to utilize this confirmed reservation, we will retain all funds received.
NOTE: Several companies are partnered with Vacation Protection Company which has an option to purchase a "cancellation protection" policy for your rental. Please see more information at http://www.vacationprotection.com or call them at (800) 349-8218.
Just as advertised, great location, good amount of space. We enjoyed having the swim spa as it helped us enjoy our vacation even when the weather was rainy or a bit chilly. Great grills and plenty of supplies. Ice cream cones were a cute touch.
It's hard to choose my favorite thing at the Tudor Rose Manor. The enormous 12 person hot tub is a clear first choice, as is the incredibly close beautiful beach (where we saw dolphins jumping right off the coast!), and the gorgeous redwood forest only a 5 minute drive away... but then I remember all the little touches that meant so much-cozy bathrobes in every closet, a surprise back massager on a chair in the living room, bath bombs for a late night bubble bath. These gifts made staying at the TRM feel extra special. And then there's your hosts, Judith and Buck! They obviously care deeply about the comfort of their guests and went the extra mile to make sure we were safe, cared for and happy. If you're considering staying at the TRM with a large family, like we did, it's perfect. Enjoy! Private note Judith, our whole family thoroughly enjoyed their stay at the TRM. Thanks so much for opening your home to us! We hope to stay again someday. Love, Stephanie & Benjie
Beautiful location, and a huge space. Perfect for a family reunion where people can have there own space when needed. The hot tub was amazing after swimming in the cold Pacific, and all the extra amenities like games, surf boards, wet suits, etc made everything so much better
Had a great time in a great place. The rooms are as advertised. One room used to be a hallway, but very typical of vacation rental properties. Lots of beds, blankets, pillows and very surprisingly fully stocked bathrooms. The outside is large enough for a big party complete with gas BBQ grills. We had a party of eight and we all had space in the family room to sit and catchup. Plenty of seats in the dining area as well. The kitchen was also fully available to cook both nights. We had a personal
Great house with a lot of quiet spaces, so we could have the morning people making breakfast without waking up others; or conversely night owls playing games late at night while others slept early. The kitchen worked great for cooking and baking, and there were many walks to the beach (although fire rings were not on the main beach possibly due to the season or recent storms, the state beach provides a very nice walking path). Finally, the hot tub was a huge hit!
If you need lots of rooms, this is the house for you! The hot tub is a fun amenity that adds to family fun! The large driveway makes it easy to park. There are many games, puzzles, and DVD's! Heating blankets and space heaters are in all bedrooms. It is a quick walk to the beach. Aptos is a great little place to stay.
Thanks to “Aunt Judith” we were able to hold a successful staff retreat for 9 people. We found the location to be great, just a short walk to the beach. And the check in/out process was smooth and easy!