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Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA Homes for Sale

Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley is a large unincorporated area located northwest of Watsonville California. Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley is bordered by Cabrillo Highway to the south, the town of Freedom to the southeast, Amnesti to the east, Corralitos to the northeast, and Day Valley to the north. The land area is a combination of neighborhoods and residential properties along several hills covering a good portion of the community to the northwest and more level farmlands to the southeast. The town is ideal for families looking for a private retreat in the beautiful countryside of California. The homes, although quite isolated still have a relatively short drive to most nearby cities such as Watsonville and Santa Cruz. Families living here can visit the many beaches along Monterey Bay facing the Pacific Ocean.

Real Estate in Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley are home acreage properties, and  many of them have custom-built luxury houses. These residences offer lovely views of the surrounding lowlands and nearby mountain ranges. The custom designs give each home a unique look featured by its charming interior and exterior architecture. Families interested in making a home as their own will love the many spacious and exclusive properties in the area.

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School Information:

  • Aptos High School
  • Rio Del Mar Elementary School
  • DeWitt Anderson School

Homes for Sale in Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley

Timeless elegance and modern sophistication combine in this breathtaking re-imagining of the classic Tuscan Villa. Magnificent compound on 5 acres commanding a position on a private hill within 145 acres of natural preserve. Sweeping views of Monterey Bay and the ocean.  The gourmet kitchen has two marble islands with copper sinks, Miele brand appliances, and a beautiful La Cornue oven range. Garden room with folding glass doors and informal dining, gas grill, pizza oven, deep fryer, all overlooking the infinity spa and ocean. 1200 square foot guest house with private patios and gardens. Terraced gardens down to the 1200 square foot "barn"; a playground for entertainment featuring polished concrete floors, a full kitchen, powder room, loft, and media theater screen. Relax and enjoy a game with friends on the Bocce court with lighting and bench seating. Completed only 7 years ago by Testorff Construction and a legion of master craftsmen, this masterpiece will endure for generations.
542 E Bel Mar DR
LA SELVA BEACH, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,446 SqFt
  • 5.170 Acres
Nestled in a gated Larkin Valley Hills community, within an hour of Silicon Valley and minutes to the beach, this ocean view Fred Lattanzio custom designed, mostly single level, home offers a lifestyle of easy elegance, tranquility, and exceptional opportunities for entertaining. I've been told there are 128 windows in this home!  The high ceilings, multiple levels of windows, over sized doors, & skylights all bring the mesmerizing views & light inside, allowing the outside and inside environments to seamlessly overlap! Sitting atop 15 sunny ocean view acres dotted with over forty 100 year old producing Sevillano Olive trees, Ginkgo Biloba trees plus a variety of fruit trees, this land creates a Food Forest feast potential!  The versatile 5 Bedroom floor plan has a private separate master suite like few others, it's a retreat within a retreat.  Additional Private Office space perfect for work from home space.  The great room feel of the open kit, living, and dining is unparalled.
484 Mockingbird Ridge RD
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,522 SqFt
  • 15.616 Acres
First time ever on the market. Beautiful estate home perched on an oak studded knoll overlooking the Monterey Bay and surrounding foothills.  Walls of glass bring sunshine & sunsets into every room of the home.  As you take the sweeping steps to the entry you cannot help but turn & take in the view of West Santa Cruz & the bay.  Soaring double glass doors draw you into a chic tile entry leading to the living room & formal dining.   Master bedroom suite features his and hers walk in closets & master bath with corner view tub.  Stroll out to the hot tub nestled under a canopy of oaks.  Granite kitchen opens to dining area & family room offering both chef and diner the benefit of the views.  An optimal entertainment setting.  Enjoy morning or evening refreshments on the south west patios. Guest wing balances the home & gives your family or visitors a sense of privacy.  Each has access to a private bathroom and view patio.  Exterior fireplace & patio overlooking the hills of Larkin Valley.
745 Mockingbird Ridge RD
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,153 SqFt
  • 12.938 Acres
A one of a kind ranch and income producing horse boarding facility.  In addition to the recently remodeled and spacious main home, Big Tree Ranch comes with a boarding permit, an incredible 4-car garage/workshop, hay barn, tack rooms, two arenas, many paddocks and stalls, a round pen, wash racks, pasture, nearby trails, plenty of parking and easy access, 2 well water sources, a built-in profitable business, a lap pool, garden, entertainment patio and a quality-built remodeled 1 bedroom guesthouse with vaulted ceilings and lots of character and country charm.  Great income consistent income potential.  Just a few miles from the ocean, you have country living at its best!
140 Big Tree LN
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,156 SqFt
  • 5.514 Acres
Miles of Trails out of the back yard. See your horse outside your kitchen window... Almost 8 Acres of land and trails.  Main House approximately 3600 s.f. 4 Bed/4 Bath/3 Car attached Garage. Second House approx. 1200 s.f. 3 Bed/2 Bath/200 s.f. storage room with laundry room.  Single Story home, with horse and hiking trails out of back yard offering country living.  A second house (legal ADU) is located up the hill on the property.  Nearly 8 acres in Larkin Valley between Santa Cruz and Monterey, this Mediterranean style main house, designed with East and West wings (2 Bed/2 Bath on each wing).  The great room offers cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors with an attached 3-car garage.   One mile off Hwy. 1, 2 miles to the beach and shopping, and three miles to private airport.  Includes a dog run, fishpond, stalls, tack room, paddocks, pasture, and a riding arena. COVID19 SHOWING INSTRUCTIONS.
120 Taryn LN
  • 7 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,893 SqFt
  • 7.776 Acres
If you are seeking the ideal setting for horses (on a community equestrian trail), a farm, a vineyard, ample garden space or simply a tranquil paradise, this is it. Nestled into the country, 10 minutes from Aptos on a knoll with awe-inspiring 360-degree valley views, this is a gorgeous, custom, single-level home.Featuring a great room design ideal for entertaining & comfortable living. The desirable floor plan provides an easy indoor/outdoor transition for enjoying the California lifestyle. Lounge on your patio from the shade of your pergola or work the land.This one-of-a-kind home features over-sized windows to showcase the valley views, high ceilings & spacious rooms.There is plenty of space  for your toys in the 1023 sq ft garage/workshop. Imagine the peaceful lifestyle you can have living in this tranquil paradise. Not a drive-by since the home & rolling land are within a gated enclave and cannot be seen from the road. Check out the 3D walk thru tour!
134 Johnsen Lane
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,689 SqFt
  • 5 Acres
Your Country Sanctuary awaits!  Private and quiet this sweet spot is only minutes to town and shopping.   This charming 3 bedroom home sits on almost 2 1/2 acres of natural beauty in Larkin Valley.  The spacious great room and dining area off the kitchen of this home is perfect for entertaining. .  The  high vaulted ceilings and multiple windows  bring in lots of  light and beautiful serene views from  outside.. The kitchen is light and bright and well thought out with lots of cabinets and counter top work space.  The  laundry room is conveniently located right inside the garage door entry.  The large master suite has 2 closets, one a walk in for lots of storage.  Outside.the sunny deck is a great place to BBQ or just sit with your morning coffee.  Come and see!
217 Gillette RD
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,796 SqFt
  • 2.312 Acres
Located in one of Watsonville's most desirable neighborhoods. This single level home features a separate family room /living room, vaulted ceilings, wood burning insert, updated bathrooms, large backyard, front courtyard and two car garage. Newer roof, furnace and windows.
351 Briarwood DR
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,600 SqFt
  • 0.207 Acres

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