Functional kitchenDining area with gate-legged table
Studio near Rio Del Mar beach
Studio near Rio Del Mar beach
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The studio apartment is a separate part of my home with its own entrance, bathroom and kitchen. Please note that the studio is accessed by stairs through the garden: it is not handicap accessible.

The space

A lovely, light-filled studio apartment with separate entrance and bathroom, within blocks of Rio Del Mar beach in Aptos. Accessed down a flight of stairs through a garden, a full kitchen, deck, privacy and quiet are all waiting for you, in a lovely environment that is also close to restaurants, grocery stores, hiking or biking trails in Nisene Marks forest. And just three blocks from the beach- you can walk for miles from here along the shoreline.
This studio is a great place for those who want to enjoy all Santa Cruz and Monterey have to offer, but also enjoy the lower key atmosphere a little ways away from the tourists. The house is secluded and the views from the garden are amazing.
Free Wi-Fi internet, but NO TV. There is a queen sized bed, and I also have a twin aerobed that you can use for children or additional guests. I do have a limit of 3 adults or two adults and 1 child. And I also require a 2 nights minimum stay.
The studio is part of my home, with a separate entrance and private bathroom, and a door that locks between my part of the house and the studio. I am a mature professional woman who works full time and I am the primary resident though my daughters stay with me from time to time.
Please do note that I do not allow any smoking on the property- this applies both inside the studio and outside on the deck or in the garden.

Because the studio is a part of my home, I do want to know something about you when you contact me about dates. Please include a brief description of who will be staying at the studio and maybe something about why you are visiting Aptos.
I require a 2 nights minimum stay.
And while I have a small dog myself, this property is really not optimal for pets.

Wireless Internet

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

No smoking, no pets, quiet after 10 pm.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


175 Reviews

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John User Profile
May 2016
Very peaceful. Beautiful space. Exceptionally clean. Good feeling. Dorian is nice too.

Riki User Profile
July 2013
Dorian's studio is beautiful - spacious, light-filled, lovely hardwood floorboards, tasteful decorations, great leafy surrounds and a well appointed kitchen and bathroom. Dorian was a great host - quick in responding to emails and happy to have a chat and a bbq meal together. We had a lovely time

Mara User Profile
October 2017
This place is just beautiful! Our daughter could even play in the yard. Next time I hope we can spend more time!

Alina User Profile
October 2017
Dorian's place was perfect for our little family. We stayed there for a weekend as we were attending a wedding nearby. The studio is spacious, extremely clean, and has a kitchen which was important to us as we have a toddler. The home is in a quiet neighborhood on a hill with a view of the beach, which was beautiful. You could actually hear the ocean from the studio, and the beach is only about a 5-7 minute drive from the home. Dorian is such a lovely person and was very thoughtful of our family. We will absolutely stay there again!

Stephen User Profile
September 2017
A 5 minute walk down to the beach. A lovely secluded & private studio apartment. We have stayed in many Airbnb's in the UK, Europe & the USA & we would rank this very near the top.

Casey User Profile
September 2017
The studio is bright, clean and in a beautiful spot within sight of the ocean. At night you can hear the waves crashing. I wish I had more time to explore but hopefully one day I can come back. Perfect for a couple or family traveling with their own pack and play, etc.

Fionna User Profile
September 2017
Dorian's studio is a bright beautiful clean space in a great location. Having the kitchen and being able to sit outside in the sun for breakfast, lunch or dinner were both great advantages for us. And Dorian was a perfect host - welcoming and always available when we had a question. Highly recommended.

Aptos, California, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Dorian User ProfileDorian is a superhost.
Professional woman, mother of two grown daughters and grandmother to three. I have owned my home in Aptos for more than 20 years. With my daughters out on their own, I have space to share. My house, the garden and the views are wonderful, I know you will enjoy all this loveline…
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

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