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.