|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Welcome to "Sanctuary-by-the-Bay"!
**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.
This unique 1,800 sf, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath town home features panoramic ocean views and is located a few steps from one of the most beautiful coastal trails in California and is only a short 5-minute walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row. This 15 mile trail links the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and Asilomar State Beach. Every twist and turn brings another incredible view of Monterey Bay, with its abundance of wildlife and natural scenery. One of the best-kept secrets is just 5 minutes away - the Pacific Grove Golf Links with its great prices and amazing views, including the lighthouse at Pt. Pinos.
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of sparkling wine or cider, passes from the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, and a basket of local information. You will find a welcome book that tells you everything you need to know about the home and the local area. Everything has been designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind including spa amenities, plush bathrobes, French press for coffee, cappuccino maker, reading library, picnic baskets, beach chairs, coolers and umbrellas for an outing to the beach.
Enter Sanctuary by the Bay through a small courtyard with colorful flowers in mossy containers. A small gated entrance filled with orchids and flowers adds beauty to the special home you are about to enter. You will be delighted with the light-filled rooms, tastefully furnished in neutral and earth tones. The space is light and airy, with high wood ceilings and handmade terracotta tiles in the kitchen and dining areas as well as all the bathrooms.
The house has a reverse floor plan with the main living areas and the master bedroom on the second floor to take full advantage of bay views. The upper level has a large open living area, kitchen and dining room with amazing views from every window. Enjoy morning coffee or afternoon wine while watching the sun rise and set. The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare a gourmet multi-course dinner. Discriminating chefs will appreciate the vast selection of dishes, wine glasses, sharpened knives, platters, cooking and bakeware, utensils and accessories provided. A large selection of cookbooks and cooking magazines are on hand to inspire you.
In the living room there is a gas burning fireplace and seating for 8. Gaze at the fire while enjoying views of the ever-changing sea beyond the French doors. You will find a large comfortable couch with plenty of pillows and a warm throw to snuggle up with as well a small table with two chairs ready for a hand of cards or other available games. You can watch a movie from our DVD library or HBO on cable TV. There is a second couch/daybed that can sleep one person. There are many books and magazines available for your enjoyment.
The master bedroom has a king size bed with a memory foam mattress and a small balcony overlooking the bay. A small aerobed can fit in this room as well.
On the first floor are two quiet bedrooms and a bathroom with a spacious step down shower.
The garden bedroom has King Bed that can be split into two twins with view of a small courtyard and the larger bedroom with queen bed has distant ocean views. There is also a laundry room on the first floor.
Feel free to bring or rent a kayak, boat or bike and keep it in the garage.
See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals represents properties throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Carmel Highlands, and the Big Sur coastline. We combine fine resort accommodations and relaxed elegance with all the comforts of home.
Our properties are places that nurture and inspire and are located in one of the most beautiful, energizing places in the world, featuring the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula and the central coast of California. From historic old Monterey, to the Victorian charm of Pacific Grove, and the artists colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the breathtaking scenery of Big Sur, generations of people have been rejuvenated by the breaking waves and sandy beaches here.
Our properties are designer furnished with relaxed elegance. Many homes feature the colors of the sea and take inspiration from the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.
Throughout Sanctuary’s vacation rentals, you’ll find comfortable beds with luxury linens, welcome beverages and hors d’oeurvres, spa robes and amenities, local wine tasting and spa passes, and a personal concierge to assist you in every way. Our homes feature chef’s dream kitchens and everything you’ll need to entertain in style. And many of our properties are pet friendly.
If you’re looking for a refreshing, relaxed stay in one of the most beautiful areas in the world– offering all the comforts of home, let Sanctuary Vacation Rentals help you discover your own sanctuary by the sea. Make your reservation today.
Video - What Makes Sanctuary Special? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwHiiuT8mh4
As I sit here listening to the waves crashing on this lovely shore, on behalf of our family from Texas, I wish to relay sincerest thanks for this wonderful sanctuary. Our holiday was filled with fantastic adventures with food, wine and memories. We hope to return to this fabulous retreat by the sea. A great place for great times.
(This comment was taken from the homes guest book.)
Annee and David,
Many thanks for such a lovely home to call 'our own' while here in the Monterey area. Your hoe exceeded our expectations. Every detail was in place, which was very much appreciated; from the fantastic pesto torte in the cooler (yum), to the luxurious bedding, wine, sunsets and views. We can't believe we have to leave! Next time, we will stay longer. Thank you for making this a highlight of our vacation.
You can whale watch from the deck of this elegant home. We spotted the spray from a small family of greys and the playfulness of the pack of otters in the bay. We parked the truck in the driveway for the duration of our stay and walked/biked/rollerbladed everywhere! Our professional chef was enthralled with the kitchen amenities. The beds were the most comfortable we've ever had, well appointed w/just the right coverings. Next visit we'll use the fireplace, futon and barbecue. We were taken in by the stunning decorations and knew we picked a classy place!
We loved the House and the Area. The view from the balcony's are awesome. Less then 1/2 a block to the ocean and a very short walk to tons of shopping and restaurants on Cannery Row.
The house was very clean on arrival and everything we needed was provided. It was a great bonus to have a garage to park in.
Absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful home. The decor was lovely, well appointed with everything we needed, and the view was spectacular. We loved the layout of the home with 1 bedroom upstairs and 2 downstairs which made it nice for 2 couples.
We will definitely rent this property again and look forward to our next visit to the Monterey area.
Thank you for the wonderful customer service and the yummy appetizers upon our arrival.
Ken and Colleen
Very nice house. Looks just like the pictures. Comfortable and clean. It is clear the owners have thought about the comfort of their guests! The kitchen was well equipped, they even had knives that were usable and very nice stove and pans etc.
The house manager Eryn secured us a third ticket for the aquarium at a reduced cost, they just charged my card on file and had it at the house which made it super easy.
You can easily walk to the aquarium, etc. Because you are on the Monterey end of Pacific Grove.
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
Stayed here with friends and had a lovely visit. The property was clean and well maintained. Our property manager responded to our questions and needs and was very helpful. We did not find the futon in the living room very comfortable as a second couch, but the rest of the accommodations were lovely and comfortable. I would certainly return to this rental. The view was fantastic and we even saw porpoises and whales with my binoculars !
The Monterey Peninsula is unique in its combination of breathtaking natural resources and a multiplicity of cultural and entertainment possibilities. You can find something for every possible taste. For nature lovers, there is the diversity of mountain and sea, for picnicking, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, beachcombing, bird-watching, kayaking, scuba diving, tidepooling, biking and more. If you want a man-made excitement, we have art galleries galore, excellent fine-art museums, local theater, outstanding restaurants, boutiques, a natural history and a children's museum, a world-class aquarium, and that's just for starters. History buffs will have a field day exploring the adobes of Monterey. There's so much to do that you cannot possibly do it all in one visit, which means you will have to come back.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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