Perched on a hilltop, this beautiful Rio Del Mar beach home enjoys stunning views of Monterey Bay - and its only 3 blocks from the sand! On top of being so close to the beach, you're also just a couple of blocks away from two new Venus restaurants, making this an up-and-coming hot spot in Aptos. Back at home, you'll love the open layout of the living space upstairs: vaulted ceilings, built-in bookshelves, a fireplace, and a wall of ocean view windows that flow onto the massive deck. The spacious kitchen features granite countertops, white cabinets, and new stainless steel appliances (wait until you see this fridge!). All five bedrooms have outdoor access, and two have ensuite bathrooms making this a great layout for a growing family. Out back, a large deck opens up to a landscaped yard and cozy hot tub - just the thing after a day in the cool waters of the Pacific. With beautiful views, a stellar location, and the perfect layout for a family, this is your next beach home.