|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Mermaid Retreat is a great couples' or small-family rental. We are on the shores of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. We are within walking distance of Lover's Point Beach, downtown Pacific Grove, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf. Pebble Beach, Carmel, Carmel Valley, and Point Lobos State Reserve are just minutes away. Big Sur is 26 miles south, and Hearst Castle is only 90 miles south on Scenic Highway #1.
Sit on a bench out front, and watch the seals and otters play in the giant kelp beds. Or stroll the hiking trail along the shore at sunset.
Our season is year-round! So book your reservation now, before it's too late.
The Fall is the peninsula's best-kept secret.
Required Information: Please include in your availability inquiry, the name, mailing address and daytime phone number of whomever will be responsible for the bill. Also indicate it you plan to bring a pet.(Dogs & Cats ONLY)
We will send you 2 copies of the Rental Agreement , both of which you need to sign then send one copy back to us with your 50% Deposit. Keep the other for your records.
This will insure your reservation.
The balance, another 50% is due 2weeks before the start of your visit.
FREE WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: As of July 1, 2008, we offer FREE Wireless Internet Access.
Ask when you arrive for ACCESS CODES.
My family and I rented this little place while I was at a conference in Asilomar. My three year old little girl loved the Mermaid decor. Property has an elevated bedroom (3 stairs up) that is separate from front living area where kids stayed. Property is clean and has lots of skylights, so you can't sleep in.. also has a great little patio where you can BBQ, a garage, bikes to use and a washer and dryer which we loved. This was 100% better than a hotel. We plan on returning. Great place for little kids. Property is limited to a family of four, there is a queen bed with a futon in front room, so housing more than 4 people would be challenging. Thank you Barry. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Great location and we'll be back!
What a teriffic place.
We arrived about two weeks before the "pink carpet" arrived on the ice plants. The pink flowers that you see in the photos were just starting to open. There are 50 steps from the front door to the bench on the beach. Went down several mornings with a hot mug of coffee and just sat there and immersed myself in the beauty and my own thoughts. I have nothing to add to the description of the place noted in the other comments. We were from north Texas and the size of flowers (bottle brush, calla lilies, and others) was breathtaking.
It looks like light sweaters are always good to have since layering is the best way to handle the beautiful cool weather.
I recommend that you take a short trip to Spanish Bay Inn around six in the evening (it's a couple of miles from the Mermaid Retreat). They have a patio with firepits and it is a fantastica experience to cozy up (either with the kiddos or with someone special) and watch the sun go down.
The Mermaid Retreat is aptlly named. It's a fantastic place to have as your base for seeing all of the wonderful sights on the penninsula, trips to Big Sur and Hearst Castle, the marvelous Monterry Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach, and all of the other fun things there. It took us about a week to do all the things we wanted to do so a week's stay is perfect.
We plan to go back on an annual basis. You can't go wrong on that in our opinion.
The Mermaid Retreat is a delightful little surprise just 78 steps from the bay at Lover's Point. Beautifully decorated with whimsical mermaid collectibles, it has all the comforts of home, such as a fully stocked kitchen, WIFI, DVDs, washer and dryer, and a secluded deck with barbeque. Perfect for a couple or for a family like us with one child and a dog. Rambunctious kids could brake the lovely figurines and knick knacks. This is better than a hotel any day!
My husband I and stayed here 5-6 years ago and we had a great time. Just as everyone has said, it's very close to the water (a block or two away), very quiet and cozy. We had everything we needed for our stay. We had a special situation with an elderly pet that was preventing us from leaving home for 3 years. But we were able to bring her with us to the Mermaid, for which we were very grateful. We needed the time away. I don't remember too many details, but the pictures shown here on the site are very acurate and the owners were next door if we needed anything.
I would definitely recommend this to any friends or relatives that need some time away and enjoy the California Coast.
We (a family consisting of myself, my partner and our two daughters aged 16 and 21) spent Christmas week at Mermaid's retreat. This was the middle week of a 3 week trip spent travelling and was the perfect place to chill. The cottage is delightful and beautifully maintained and well appointed. It was warm, cosy and comfortable. Pacific Grove has so much to offer for all age groups. We all enjoyed the aquarium, plus the fantastic abundance of wildlife in the area (sea otters, seals, sea lions, pelicans, humming birds, mermaids...). The local shops and the Monterey shopping mall met the needs of 2 young women wanting souvenirs and american clothes. We all loved the new shop selling sustainable clothes in P Grove itself. The scenery is wonderful. We walked most places, too. Barry and Elizabeth (the owners) were lovely - helpful and concerned for our comfort (Thank you!). I would certainly recommend Mermaid's Retreat.
We really enjoyed our stay at Mermaid. Each morning we took our dog and coffee to the beach 1/2 block away. The unit had everything that we needed and the owners were very helpful if asked for anything. I think it is well suited for a couple, the space is "cozy", we enjoyed counting all the mermaids!! We enjoyed breakfast at a Victorian house downtown, but cooked most meals, the kitchen was very user friendly. The free passes to the Aquarium were appreciated, and a must see.
Pacific Grove (PG to locals) is on the coast sandwiched between Monterey and Pebble Beach. The Mermaid Retreat is located in what was formerly the 'Retreat' section of PG when it was a Methodist town. We are on a small one way alley with one house between us and the ocean. Beaches are at both ends of Mermaid Ave and easily accessed on foot. The Pacific Grove Natural History Museum (free) is within walking distance, as is downtown PG, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and many other local attractions. Pacific Grove Golf Links is directly behind the Retreat and is open to the public. Several other world famous golf courses(Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Spanish Bay, Poppy Hills, Old Del Monte) are all within a few minutes by car.
Other Activities: wine tasting, historical walks and talks
Golf: Pacific Grove Golf Course (public), World Class Golf at Pebble Beach, Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses, Old Del Monte Golf Course
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
$900.00/week PLUS 10% TAX (One Week Minimum Stay Required)
One Week Minimum Stay Required
50% required when reservation is confirmed
50% due two (2) weeks before arrival
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.