Monterey Bay, 7m S of Santa Cruz, California

United States - California - Aptos

Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,Park view of beach looking north toward Capitola
Park view of beach looking north toward Capitola
Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,Front view of our home.
Front view of our home.
Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,Back yard, deck & home view from park outside gate
Back yard, deck & home view from park outside gate
Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,Our deck with swing & hot tub (spa) behind chairs
Our deck with swing & hot tub (spa) behind chairs
Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,Back portion of our living room.  Opens to deck
Back portion of our living room. Opens to deck
Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,The front portion of our living room.
The front portion of our living room.
Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,Looking into the kitchen from the living room.
Looking into the kitchen from the living room.
Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,Master bedroom. 2nd bedroom and study are upstairs
Master bedroom. 2nd bedroom and study are upstairs
Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,Master bath looking through clear glass shower.
Master bath looking through clear glass shower.
Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,Park view of beach looking south toward Monterey
Park view of beach looking south toward Monterey
Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,Whale watching. Santa Cruz beach boardwalk behind.
Whale watching. Santa Cruz beach boardwalk behind.
Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,Capitola Village with river walk. Beach behind.
Capitola Village with river walk. Beach behind.
Home exchange in,United States,Aptos,House photos, home images
  • Sleeping capacity4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Use of Personal Car is preferred

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Open to all dates Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Open to all dates England, UK | France | Cornwall, United Kingdom

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Bright airy home with garden spa in quiet park setting on beautiful Monterey Bay. Short walk through park to beach, and easy drives to San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Monterey, the Napa Valley wine country and the Sierras including Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. Of course, the entire California coast is spectacular!

Our three bedroom home is modern and comfortable, with high vaulted ceilings and many windows. The downstairs master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and attached bath. The two upstairs bedrooms (one with double bed, one used as a study) share a second bath. Our peaceful garden includes a spacious redwood deck, welcoming hot tub (spa), and comfortable cedar swing.

We are looking for one or more 2- to 4-week exchanges in the UK and/or France in Sep/Oct 2022. And if you have something interesting to propose for 2023 or beyond we are also eager to hear from you!

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private parking

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Suburban
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our home is on a private, dead-end street with virtually no traffic and friendly neighbors. A 5 minute walk out our back gate takes us through a park to a cliff overlooking the ocean. From there a trail winds down to a wide, sandy beach where you can jog, walk or swim and enjoy the waves and pelicans. And maybe dolphins!

Although it feels very rural our home is only minutes away from excellent supermarkets, shops, cafes, bakeries, movie theaters, restaurants, attractions and numerous outdoor activities. While our address is officially in Aptos, we are closer in both distance and spirit to Capitola, a charming beachside community. Capitola, like all of Monterey Bay, has a very casual atmosphere and friendly informal culture.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Park / Playground

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Nearby Capitola Village is a charming place to visit (www.cityofcapitola.org/community/page/about-capitola), with shops, art galleries and restaurants. Santa Cruz, just 10 minutes north, boasts a BIG roller coaster and world-class surfing (www.santacruz.org). Monterey (www.monterey.org), less than an hour south, has a picturesque fisherman's wharf and the famous "cannery row" where sardine factories have been replaced by a world-class aquarium, shops and restaurants.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Health or fitness clubs


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We're open to both simultaneous and non-simultaneous exchanges. We strongly prefer to exchange cars except for nearby exchanges. We prefer to exchange with other retired couples but we will entertain offers from families with 1-2 well-mannered children (note however that they would have to share a double bed).

We have 2 bicycles that you are welcome to use.

We use home exchange agreements for all our exchanges so there are no surprises. Our home will be clean when you arrive and your home will be clean when we leave. We will take excellent care of your home and car and will expect the same of you.

Conditions

  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed inside

Use of Personal Car

  • Use of Personal Car is preferred

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
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