An Oasis on the Way To Monterey

Historic Sand Rock Farm • Aptos, CA

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two in One of Three Select Rooms, Sundays through Thursdays ($239) or Fridays and Saturdays ($279)
  • Bottle of Wine and Two Sand Rock Farm Wine Glasses
  • $35 Credit Toward One Massage Valued at $80 or a Wine Tasting for Two at Three Wineries
  • Combine Vouchers to Stay Up to Four Nights

The Destination
Tucked away between the bustle of Santa Cruz and the swanky streets of Monterey, the scenic seaside town of Aptos boasts the best of whale watching, wineries, and wildlife without the hubbub of Highway 1's most touristy towns. Stroll past elegant homes and quaint cottages on your way to the town's expansive untouched beaches, where small groups of in-the-know surfers come to catch the best waves; or hike through thickets of pure redwoods on meandering trails where you'll catch the brilliant sunset, crowd free. With all the treasures of the Pacific Coast before you, yet the pulse of city life just minutes away, you'll find why this slice of the coast is the best-kept secret.

The Digs
Ideally located mere minutes from Santa Cruz, the Historic Sand Rock Farm offers an elegant, European-style bed-and-breakfast for the low-key traveler. Blending a sophisticated Old World style with the peaceful elements of nature, each richly-appointed guest room features turn-of-the-century décor—antique fleur-de-lis wall sconces and French hand-carved armoires—and innovative modern amenities, including en suite Jacuzzis, plush waffle-weave robes, and luxurious spa-and-beauty products. The only spot more relaxing than your room retreat are the bucolic grounds, where guests can walk amid the ten acres of wild meadows, splashing fountains, and gorgeous gardens.

The Diversions
• Take a dip at the pristine Seacliff State Beach
• Watch the hundreds of furry wildlife at Elkhorn Slough
• Grab a bite at Café Sparrow
• Ride at the Pleasant Valley Horse Club
• Catch a choo-choo at the Roaring Camp Railroads

  • "My husband recently brought me to Historic Sand Rock Farm for a quiet, relaxing weekend away from the city, and it was absolutely perfect! The historic home is cozy and beautiful, and the grounds are gorgeous."

    -- TripAdvisor


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    6901 Freedom Boulevard Aptos, CA 95003
    831-688-8005 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Stays must be completed by the expiration date on April 30, 2014
  • All deal components must be redeemed during one stay
  • Limit 2 per customer, up to 3 additional as a gift; up to 2 vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability; not valid on existing reservations
  • Children above 12 years old are welcome; but no more than 2 people per room maximum
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Cancellation/re-scheduling policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • 11% taxes/resort fees not included; payable directly to the property
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Vouchers include Bottle of Wine and Two Sand Rock Farm Wine Glasses and $35 Credit Toward One Massage Valued at $80 or a Wine Tasting for Two at Three Wineries
  • Blackout dates include: 5/15/13-10/31/13, 11/28/13-11/30/13, 12/23/13-1/2/14, 1/17/14-1/20/14, 2/14/14-2/17/14
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON April 30, 2014 • Enjoy By April 30, 2014