A rather eclectic, but cozy house. Perfect for a large family. And just a short walk to the beach!
We gathered at the Tudor Rose Mansion for my girlfriend's 60th birthday party. There were 19 of us and we all had a place to sleep! We played croquet on the front lawn, played a little frisbee golf, soaked in the hot tub (not all 19 of course), went to the beach, played video games, bbq'd on the backyard grill, and spent lots of quality time with family. A good time was had by all! I would highly recommend the TRM if you're visiting the Santa Cruz area.
Submitted May 15, 2017
"Jeffrey From SunnyvaleSunnyvale"
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!
Submitted Apr 23, 2017
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 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.
Submitted Jan 4, 2017
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.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016
"Jana M E."
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.
Submitted Oct 11, 2016
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
Submitted Aug 7, 2016
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.
Submitted Jun 15, 2016
Nice large house
The Tudor Rose Manor treated us very well! A perfect home for our get-together, and we were fortunate enough with the weather that the nearby beach was put to good use!
Submitted May 31, 2016
Family reunion 2015
We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Tudor Manor, the location was excellent for walking to the beach and for walking the dogs in the neighborhood. There were plenty of supplies (even though there were 17 of us total and 5 dogs) which was refreshing based on past experiences. The home was clean and the owners were available but not intrusive in any way. Overall a great experience.
Submitted Oct 13, 2015