Tudor Rose Manor Large Family Reunion/Retreat Home


Home Description

Tudor Rose Manor in Santa Cruz area, Aptos, California - Central Coast on Monterey Bay: Sleeps up to 22. 7+ bedrooms, 4-Baths, 14 beds. 5 night minimum during high summer season unless a 2+ night gap between existing reservations. There is only a 2-night minimum during non-summer nights. 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.

High Summer Season weekend and holiday rates are more than off-season weekend rates and vary. Please email/call us for clarification. .

There are also complimentary bikes, hot tub, croquet yard & much more! This grand English Tudor Manor is just the right setting for groups with 8 sleeping on the Ground floor, 11 on the Upper floor and 3 in the West Wing for a total of up to 14 adults and children up to a total of 22 guests.,  for a total of 7+ bedrooms 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 inc. a new gas stove/oven and Kenmore dishwasher There is an oak cabinet with 3-available shelves in the dining room plus large food locker for extra food outside the back door.

New 12 person SwimSpa!

Main House-Kitchens & Bedrooms arrangement: The dining room had 2-tables that seat a total of 22, and it adjoins the kitchen. The 1st 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. Wireless WiFi through-out the home.

The living room has a 2-Queen Innerspring futons in front of the large wood fireplace, with Free firewood. There are also a folding adult-sized cot for guests that prefer not to share a bed. There are lots of games, 100s of movies and a large armoire with TV/VCR/DVD and a stereo entertainment center.

The Upper level has a 3rd Bedroom with redwood floors and a Queen bed and a pack-and play in the closet. 4th Bedroom has two twin beds and the 2nd Full bathroom is between these two rooms.

The 5th bedroom or extra Great room has 2-Queens innerspring near another fireplace and upstairs entertainment center with a flat-screen TV with lots of free videos both VHS and DVD. The 6th 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 1-large ref and 1-wine ref on this floor, with a microwave and a sink which can also be used for washing up. The 2nd of 3 stackable washer & dryer laundries is located in a small closet off the wet bar.

West Wing & Garden areas:
The recently remodeled and now attached by new causeway the West Wing's 7-bedrrom. It has a King bed, a sofa that can be used as a twin bed, and a twin day bed in causeway. There is also a Cable TV/VCR/DVD. The second full bathroom is in the upstairs at the west wing area.

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 7,000 sq ft property has a new 12 person SwimSpa,  a front yard croquet lawn, flowers, 5-picnic tables, lots of chairs, and plenty of room to hang up wetsuits and surfboards. Recently upgraded backyard now with new retaining walls, new circular brick paving stone pathways, redwood railings, flowers, fruit trees and succulents up back slope!

There is also 8+ bicycles to enjoy the neighborhood trails with. 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.

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 both the fireplaces and the beach bonfires. There are also a couple of nice delis for a short walk to get ice cream cones, a fine restaurant called Cafe Rio, a nice coffee grind shop, and a small corner grocery store.

It is also next to Seacliff State Beach Park with the famous wharf and cement ship which is often used by marine sea life as a home. The wooden wharf allows visitors to walk out over the ocean and view the marine creatures such as sea otters, fish, sea lions, dolphins and whales. Fishing is allowed on the pier!

Area Information

Being that the Manor is just a short and level 3-4 minute stroll to the 7-mile sandy beach, is one of the main attractions of this home. The fact that there were no other homes that could handle up to 22 guests was another major factor for making this available to people from all over the state, country and world for special birthdays, anniversaries and wedding guests who are having their wedding nearby!

Rio Del Mar Beach and Seacliff State Beach are big wide sandy beaches. People often pitch beach umbrellas, lay on their beach towels and read a book, play beach volleyball, games, swim, surf and watch the incredible marine life cruising by! Looking South, you can see Monterey. Looking North, are views up to the Capitola Wharf and the world famous surfing area called Pleasure Point!

Please call or text me, Aunt Judith or Uncle Buck at 831-212-4435. House phone is 831-684-1312 so we can help make your stay the best that it can be.

About The Area

This home is located in a great central location as a base to further explore the Central Coast area. Nice side-trips to the south is a scenic 40-min drive to Monterey Bay Aquarium and 17 Mile Drive with Pebble Beach Golf courses! Nicene Marks State Park for Redwood Forest walks and picnics is less than a mile away. Bicycle trails and jogging trails are everywhere. A side trip to Capitola Village with its quaint shops, restaurants, surfing and wooden wharf and fishing is always a delight. Up to Pleasure Point for world class surfing breaks. Don't miss a side trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk where there many rides, the oldest wooden roller coaster ride on the West Coast and an elegant merry-go-round with hand carved horses and a great ring toss for those riding on the outside edge. Great surfing is also available at Steamer Lane and Cowell's Beach, just on the other side of the Boardwalk and the Long Wharf. Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is a great side trip to rent kayaks, charter an ocean sailboat, whale watching boat, or fishing boat. Fine restaurants and spectacular views are everywhere!

Please call or text me, Aunt Judith or Uncle Buck at 831-212-4435. House phone is 831-684-1312. We have access to most of the activies that happen all year round and are happy to share our experiences with them.


House Rules

Please remember that we can have guests in our large home because the guests have agreed to being considerate to our neighbors.  If the guests disregard any of the following they must be asked to leave, as our neighbors can put us out of business if these ordinances are not followed.

 Noise Curfew (County of Santa Cruz Ordinance).  There is to be no noise that disturbs the peace & quiet of the neighborhood from 10pm to 8am every night.  This includes conversations, music, slamming of car doors, calling out to other guests, & noisy consuming of alcoholic beverages inside or outside.

The BEST WAY to avoid this happening is to start bringing all outside guest into the Manor starting at 9:30pm, & make sure that all doors & windows are closed at that time.


Perfect for almost any size group under 22 guests that will be sleeping in the home and up to 44 day guests that will be leaving by 9:30pm to avoid the 10:00 noise curfew.  Please call or text me, Aunt Judith or Uncle Buck at 831-212-4435.  House phone is 831-684-1312.


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Wonderful Reunion Home!

12 adults and 10 kids. We had great fun with the extended family (a group of 6 families) Had long walks on the beach and kids had a blast building complicated sand structures on the beach and roaring fies at night. We enjoyed staying in this house wall its amentias as well and its close proximity to the beach. We had a fantastic time celebrating the 25th anniversary of members of our adopted family and made wonderful memories. We are about to leave but we already cannot wait for another chance to stay her. The Mulgaonkars – Saratoga, CA, The Modales – Cupertino, CA, The Sathes, Saratoga, CA, The Thakars, Cupertino, The Tambes, Cupertino, CA and Kares, Fremont, CA

Cupertino, California

Visited on "January - 2017

Wonderful for extended family

The interesting layout in this large house worked well for us with the upstairs divided into thirds for 3 families with children (ages 3 - 20) & 2 couples downstairs. Wonderful eating areas inside & out. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked. Enjoyed both the front & back yards & the walk of 4-5 short blocks to the beach. Love Rio Del Mar beach with Aptos Creek as a safe place for the kids to play. Appreciated the wagon provided to take supplies to the beach.

Visited on "July - 2017

Ideal location, professional owners

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). The owners were very communicative and professional. As I was leading a large group, I did check to confirm far more than I would have for a personal trip, and they were always prompt, helpful, and thorough in their responses. They know what they are doing and obviously have been doing it for a long time.

Visited on "June - 2017

Beautiful neighborhood, very pleasant stay

This house was the perfect accommodations for a large group of us (20 adults, close friends). While there aren't a ton of large areas in the house (besides the kitchen/dining area), there is a huge backyard and plenty of funky chilling spaces. Far and away the highlight for us was snagging a fire pit on the beach 2 min walk away, though stake it out early, saturday night was busy (we were lucky enough to catch someone leaving). Only two comments I would make are that there was some renovation work going on at the property and also the neighbors are super concerned about noise and we had to make sure we were quiet after 10pm. Thanks for the hospitality Judith and will definitely keep this place in mind for future visits!

Visited on "April - 2017

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