Whether it's the gorgeous Mediterranean architecture, the sunny microclimate, or the sea breeze that whispers through open doors, you may question whether that ocean view from the terra cotta tiled balcony is actually the Mediterranean Sea. And for a moment, every logical shred of evidence shores up your hypothesis. Not until you drive to Aptos Village, Hwy 1, or the beach itself (all within 10 mins) do you realize that you are still firmly planted in California - & in the Forest Meadows neighborhood, no less. Inside, stunning archways coax you into each room, with the formal living space anchored by a gorgeous fireplace & two sets of French doors draw you out onto the tiered balcony. The massive kitchen & spacious driveway are ready to host gatherings of any size, while the cozy den, with its own fireplace, offers the perfect reprieve. The primary suite is another escape, featuring more stellar views & a beautiful en suite. Aptos or the Mediterranean\? We'll leave it up to you.