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6901 Freedom Blvd, Aptos, CA 95003
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Sand Rock Farm
Ranked #1 of 3 Aptos B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed at Sand Rock Farm to visit the annual Santa Cruz Open Studios art show. Even before we arrived, Kris, the owner and operator of Sand Rock Farm, made sure that everybody had all the important information to make our stay a success. The whole experience is very personalized, and you never feel like some random guest in a... More

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I am glad you enjoyed yourself while you were here and that breakfast was to your liking. We appreciate it when guests give us particular information about their dietary requirements so that we can offer something that they are happy eating for breakfast. The furnishings in the house are primarily antique and are pleased when guests enjoy the ambiance of... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Sand Rock Farm is a very well maintained house from the end of the 19th century. The furniture is a reminder of an elegant and distant past, while the Jacuzzi tubs in the bathrooms provide modern era comfort. The charming house, beautiful grounds and delicious breakfast make the stay at this bed and breakfast a very pleasant experience. The scenic... More

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West Sedona, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Kris is incredible!!! She made us feel right at home in this beautiful, serene, comfy B&B. It was the best place was stayed in our "Big Trees Roadtrip 2013". The room, the bed, the tub, the grounds, and that fantastic breakfast... WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED????? She took incredible care of us and completed our engagement vacation with lasting memories!... More

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Wilton, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My husband and I were driving to Monterey, CA to attend the historic car race in August 2013. We stayed here the night before the race. This is a beautiful historic place to stay which is very close to the beach, restaurants, wineries and yes Monterey. Staying here was so peaceful and quiet with the most beautiful garden and vintage... More

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Huntington Beach, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed two nights here and loved it. We came up for a wedding in Aptos and decided to stay at Sand Farm. It is a beautiful garden spot near the beach, wineries, there are many restaruants nearby, attractions, and site seeing. Rock Sand Farm is quiet and peaceful. A great place to relax. The breakfast was wonderful. I am... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We checked in on Thursday and were the only guest. We woke up in a beautiful sunlit room and gazed out the window to lush gardens and a cute little hummingbird. We were greeted with a delicious breakfast, which consisted of fresh picked raspberries from the host's garden, orange juice, coffee, tea, and pastry. The main dish was roasted asparagus... More

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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was charming, yet the amenities were modernized. The grounds were beautiful. We stayed in the Morning Glory room, and had the best night's sleep there in a long time. The in-room Jacuzzi tub was fantastic. When my boyfriend said he wanted a hearty breakfast, Kris changed her menu a bit just for him.... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Kris welcomed us to the awesome Sand Rock Farm in mid-March as we traveled down the coast. The grounds and home could not have been more unique and comfortable. She had some good recommendations for restaurants and scenery in the area to make our stay well-rounded. The breakfast was so special and graciously served. We could hardly break away from... More

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Dublin, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

My wife & I wanted to get away for a one day trip to the Santa Cruz area so I checked the internet and found this gem. Since we depend on reviews, we found this highly rated B&B in Aptos. Of course having a jacuzzi in the room was a prerequisite for me, this place certainly looked like a winner.... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

My husband and I recently got married at the Sand Rock Farm, and our entire wedding party stayed there the weekend of our wedding. Kris did an outstanding job helping us to plan our wedding. She was very prompt and organized and had a lot of connections to local vendors. She was very experienced in the ins and outs of... More

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Address: 6901 Freedom Blvd, Aptos, CA 95003
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Location: United States > California > Aptos
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Celebrate the Art of the Good Life at our turn-of-the-century country estate/former winery. Local produce is incorporated in culinary marvels served at breakfast. Proprietor Kris Sheehan gives insider tips on wineries, antiquing and specialty garden nurseries. Fountains splash, art and artifacts abound, sunlight streams into this glorious Arts-and-Crafts farmhouse, nestled in ten acres of meadows, twisting oaks and towering redwoods on the Monterey Bay. "Simplicity at its best." ... more   less 
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