Tudor Rose Manor-Large Family Reunion Beach Home at Rio Del Mar Beach on Monterey Bay

California Stayz
  • Home3200 Sq. Ft.
  • Sleeps14
  • Bedrooms6
  • Bathrooms4
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

PROPERTY Description

Tudor Rose Manor is a Large family reunion beach home near Rio Del Mar Beach in Aptos,CA on Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County! Deal! If you book 3 nights on a non-holiday weekend, you get the 4th night FREE! Tudor Rose Manor has 14 beds. 6 bedrooms, 4-Baths. There is a 5-night minimum during high summer season (June 1-Sept 15) unless a 2+ night gap between existing reservations. 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. There is only a 2-night minimum during non-summer nights.

There are also bikes, 12-Person SwimSpa hot tub, croquet yard & much more! This grand English Tudor Manor is just the right setting for groups for a total of up to 14 adults and up to 8 children under 12. It has 6 formal bedrooms 3-other 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, a new gas stove/oven and Kenmore dishwasher There is an oak cabinet with 3-available shelves in the dining room for guest food storage plus a large food locker for extra food outside the back door.

New ThermoSpa Swim Spa that seats up to 12 guests is now installed!  Enjoy swimming up current or just laughing with each other in the bubbling hot water!

Main House-Kitchens & Bedrooms arrangement: The dining room had 2-tables that seat 20 plus 2-counter stools in the dining area for a total of 22, and it adjoins the kitchen. The 1st downstairs 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.

The Family Room which is next to the kitchen, has a 2-Queen Innerspring futons in front of the large wood fireplace, with Free firewood. There are lots of games, 100's of movies and a large armoire with TV/VCR/DVD and a stereo entertainment center.  The home has over 22 original watercolors of the beautiful local scenery available to buy as the perfect souviener of your stay.  These are created by the owners 94-yr old mother and are delightful.

The Upper level has a Bedroom with hardwood floors and a Queen bed and a pack-and play in the closet. Another Bedroom has two twin beds

The Game room has 2-Queens innerspring Futons and upstairs entertainment center with a flat-screen TV with lots of free videos both VHS and DVD. It also has a full computer and B/W printer for your use.  There is also a small combination foosball table and pool table and ice hockey games to enjoy.

Another 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 a small wine refrigerator on this floor, with a sink. This area is often used by the guests staying in the Sunshine room as a make-up and dressing area.  The 2nd of 4 stackable laundries is located in a small closet off the wet bar. There is also a clothesline for hanging up bathing suits and towels to dry off.

West Wing & Garden areas:

The recently remodeled and now attached by new causeway the West Wing has a King bed, and a twin day bed in causeway, and a sofa. There is also a Comcast Cable TV/VCR and stereo w/CD and tapes. The second full bathroom is in the upstairs at the west wing area. The 3rd bath is next to the King bedroom.

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 main house has a large hot water heater for each floor.

The 7,000 sq ft yard has a New 12 person SwimSpa Hot Tub, a front yard croquet lawn, flowers, 5-picnic tables, lots of chairs for up to 28 day guests, and plenty of room to hang up wet-suits and surfboards. There is also 8+ bicycles to enjoy the neighborhood trails to the Beach or the Nicense Marks State Park with it's large acerage of Redwood trees, fun trains and picnic areas near a sparking stream. 

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.

Enjoy the short level 3-4 min walk to the Rio del Mar Beach with it's 7-miles of sand! The beach has a new bathroom with outdoor showers to wash of sand before walking home to the Tudor.

Handicapped info & Adjoining Homes: 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, 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 the fireplace and the beach bonfires and a fun little wagon to transport stuff to the beach.  There are also a couple of nice delis for a short walk to get ice cream cones, a fine restaurant called Cafe Rio and a small corner grocery store. One advantage of being this short distance to the ocean, it that your guests can be assured of a quiet nights sleep, vs listening to the crash of the waves all night long.

It is also next to Seacliff State beach Park with the famous wharf and cement ship which is often used by sea life.


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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly
Summer 2018 to Labor Holiday 9th July, 2018 to 10th September, 2018

4 nights min stay
$890.00 $1,080.00 Fri,Sat $5,720.00 -
Fall 2018 11th September, 2018 to 20th November, 2018

2 nights min stay
$720.00 $890.00 Fri,Sat $4,660.00 -
Thanksgiving 2018 21st November, 2018 to 25th November, 2018

4 nights min stay
$1,280.00 - $6,334.00 -
Off Season Winter 2018 26th November, 2018 to 20th December, 2018

2 nights min stay
$720.00 $890.00 Fri,Sat $4,660.00 -
Holidays 2018 21st December, 2018 to 2nd January, 2019

4 nights min stay
$1,280.00 - $7,080.00 -
Winter-Spring 2019 3rd January, 2019 to 7th June, 2019

2 nights min stay
$720.00 - $4,660.00 -
Basic Rate
2 nights min stay
$890.00 - $4,660.00 -
Additional information about rental rates:
  • Cleaning Fee $ 490
  • Tax Rate 11%
Notes :

We are local owners and either we or our maintenance crew is available 7/24/365 to handle any snafus. Call us at 831-476-0170 or 831-475-5274 or 831-684-1312


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Susan B.

Fun Family Vacation
Plenty of comfortable beds for a large group (there were 20 of us, 9 adults and 11 children). Plenty of privacy. Lots of towels, soaps, dish and laundry soaps, etc. We had everything we needed to cook and eat indoors and out, and then some - there were duplicates of many things! Bikes worked and were used. Lots of toys, games, books, DVDs. Boogie boards, beach toys, chairs, and even wetsuits for the beach, which is indeed just 3 minutes' walk away. The neighborhood is quiet and lovely. We visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Dennis the Menace Park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. We spent a lot of time enjoying the beach. Our family had a wonderful stay here.

Krishna C.

We had a blast during our stay
 We had our college reunion, 19 friends met after 19 years :~"). Property was clean, very close t

steve s.

Fantastic property!
Thank you Judith and Buck. The Tudor Rose was everything we hoped for. We truly enjoyed your house and look forward to doing it again. The house provided us with everything you promised and then some. We will recommend your place to everyone we can. Thank you again, Steve

Josh C

Hospitable with clutter and smelly
We enjoyed the location and definitely fit four families and large number of people. Pricing was high to the expectations of the manor experience. The home was cluttered with old things. The house has a distinct odor like a wet dog which was was the biggest distractor. Submitted Oct 4, 2016

Dixie V.

A perfect place for a large gathering within walking distance from the beach.
We had a group of 12 ladies hold a reunion at Tudor Rose Manor for an amazing weekend of catching up after 28 years, crafting, great homemade meals and walks on the beach. There were plenty of accommodations to hold all of us comfortably and we intend to hold future reunions here. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful home with us.

Jana M E

Friends and Family
The home in Aptos was everything the pictures said it was. The owners were very understanding when we had a few hic ups along the way. Everything worked out and we thank the owners for hanging in there. The home was warm and inviting, not fancy, but very homey we loved all the twist and turns. Our time there was wonderful, and we will rent it again if the family is gathering in mass. We were in Santa Cruz to celebrate the passing of our mother, the home would have got her approval.

Julia H

Nice property, well-equipped, a little small
Our group of 11 adults, 4 toddlers and a baby stayed at Tudor Rose for a week. It is an excellent property in a convenient location, a short walk to the beach and beach cafes. The rooms are smaller than they appear in the pictures, and "9 bedrooms" is a bit ofOur group of 11 adults, 4 toddlers and a baby stayed at Tudor Rose for a week. It is an excellent property in a convenient location, a short walk to the beach and beach cafes. The rooms are smaller than they appear in the pictures, and "9 bedrooms" is a bit of an exaggeration; one is a hallway and one is the living room. The kitchen and dining room are smallish for such a large group as ours. an exaggeration; one is a hallway and one is the living room. The kitchen and dining room are smallish for such a large group as ours.

Asa R

Ideal location, professional owners, thoughtfully designed
Worked perfectly for 18 high school senior girls and two chaperones. There is a neighborhood wide 10 PM curfew, so no loud outside parties, but for a school trip that is perfect! I'm fairly certain one of the neighbors is closely monitoring this as we observed her taking photos of our vans as we arrived, presumably so she could report us should we get out of line ;). Great beach for playing in waves without a crowd is 3 blocks away. They do a pretty good job advertising the property, so I'll leave it there, but there are many other advantages to the property. Yard and house rooms are smaller than the pictures would lead you to conclude if you're not familiar with photography, but everything is so well laid out that 20+ would be no problem logistically (although due to Santa Cruz county laws you can't put more than 22 in the house).

Carol C

Great location, large, dated
Overall we had a great stay. The Tudor Rose Manor is dated and a bit cluttered but has a large kitchen eating area, lots of rooms and beds, and is in a great location. We enjoyed the front "lawn" (tho were not able to sink the crochet into the turf lawn), we barbecued (it was left very dirty so we had to clean it before our use) and we spent a lot of time playing cards in the large eating area. The house is dated and we had some plumbing issues because of that. The owner responded quickly and a plumber came and fixed the issues. The rental price led us to believe it would be in a better shape. It got the job done and we had a great family reunion.