LITTLE JEWEL BOX CHARMING AND CHIC COTTAGE, GREAT RATES, #1 TRIP ADVISOR

Kipra Heermann

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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LITTLE JEWEL BOX CHARMING AND CHIC COTTAGE, GREAT RATES, #1 TRIP ADVISOR

Monterey Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Please contact owner for rates and minimum stay. This cottage was rated the Top Vacation Rental in Monterey in 2012 by FlipKey (based on Trip Advisor Reviews), and includes two guest passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The charming and chic cottage in the heart of Monterey, CA was newly renovated in December of 2009. No cost was spared in creating a lovely home with fireplace, French Door views in the front to a terraced garden and the back to a peek of the Pacific, hardwood floors, new bath.

A kitchen with stainless steel appliances and marble counter tops merge with a cozy breakfast nook. Awaken each morning to a light-filled bedroom. A Sun Room incorporates an elevated single bed, surrounded in glass, for an occasional guest or child. Hardwood floors throughout.

Beautiful park and tennis courts directly across street. Only a dozen blocks away you’ll find the Monterey Bay Aquarium, acclaimed restaurants and entertainment, and one of the most gorgeous coastlines in the world.

Keywords: cottage, charming, sleeps 2 to 3

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kipra Heermann (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Kipra Heermann

My husband and I love the incredible beauty of the Monterey area, including Point Lobos, Big Sur, and Carmel. We appreciate the wide array of cultural/athletic opportunities, from the Pebble Beach Automobile Concourse, to the Monterey Jazz Festival, to the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Meet. The restaurants are the finest anywhere and art galleries abound.

Kipra Heermann purchased this cottage in 2009

What makes this cottage unique

1. After settling in at the Little Jewel Box, and you are ready to venture out, we recommend a day-trip into the spellbinding beauty of Big Sur. On the way stop at Pfeiffer Beach to commune with the ocean. While in Big Sur visit Nepenthe for the shopping experience of your life -- gifts from East and West and all parts between, a remarkable array of art and craft. And while you are there walk upstairs to their outdoor cafe and enjoy a cup of coffee and an amazing spectacle of beauty. Down Hwy 1 be sure to stop for breakfast at Deetjins Big Sur Inn -- try their Eggs Benedict. Continue southward to Julie Pfeiffer State Park and amazing hiking opportunities in the breathtaking beauty only Big Sur offers. Stop by the Ventana, on your right leaving Big Sur, for a sumptuous late afternoon lunch on their outside veranda.

2. On another day, just 15 minutes South of the Little Jewel Box, visit what many consider the most beautiful natural preserve in the world, Point Lobos. Plan to spend the morning and pack a picnic lunch. After your visit go a bit further South to the Highlands Inn (Hyatt Hotel), on your left, making a beeline for the Sunset Lounge. Enjoy a late afternoon Martini, taking in the beauty of Point Lobos from yet a different, high elevation perspective. You will never forget the moment.

3. And of course just a dozen blocks away from the Little Jewel Box, you will find the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Cannery area, which includes incredible dining opportunities, the beautiful wharf, music, and clubs. If in a more pensive mood, stroll along the ocean walkway toward Pacific Grove, letting in the incredible splendor of the Pacific careening against the rugged coast line. Just a dozen blocks South is the cozy French Restaurant, Fi-Fi’s, one of our favorites -- try the Beef Bourguignon and one of their over-the-top desserts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Kipra - it was fabulous. We had to leave so early Fri morning to make it back to the city that I had no time to write in the journal.



Since my boys are small (ages 5 and 6) it was actually just fine. The sunroom really helped and we had borrowed a small air mattress from our family the weekend before, so it all worked great. You have an amazing attention to detail. Everything was so organized and well thought out and labeled - we loved your recommendations too. The kitchen was wonderful. We cooked breakfast every morning and a couple of dinners and had exactly what we needed. The town was so quaint yet had the Whole Foods store close by for our special diet requirements. We all loved the beaches, biking and the aquarium was fantastic as well. Next time we may have to bring my parents so my husband and I can truly enjoy the fine dining/wine in the evenings without kids. We are ready to go back already. My son was so cute - every day after the beach excursion he would say, "I am ready to go back to the Little Jewel Box now."

Thanks so much!

Erin
Jun 2011
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Minimum Stay 30 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Little Jewel Box Charming and Chic Cottage, Great Rates, #1 Trip Advisor
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Little Jewel Box Charming and Chic Cottage, Great Rates, #1 Trip Advisor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277904vb
+1 (937) 768-6512
Monterey Central Coast California
5

Loved the Little Jewel Box!

  • 5 of 5
You will love your visit to the Little Jewel Box. The owner has taken
great care in the design and maintenance of this property. Expect great
communication and be prepared to treat this home like the treasure it is
with no shoes inside. I hope other renters will continue to use care when
they visit so The Little Jewel Box is in as lovely condition the next time
I visit! I will definitely stay here again.

The space heater in the little guest bedroom was handy and served to add
just the right amount of white noise for my little one to sleep. While the
home is small it is also well designed and well appointed so I had no space
issues whatsoever for storing my things or moving around the home
comfortably.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Little Jewel Box Charming and Chic Cottage, Great Rates, #1 Trip Advisor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277904vb
+1 (937) 768-6512
Monterey Central Coast California
United States
5

A real jewel

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I love this sweet little house. It's super clean, charming and cozy. We didn't cook, but used the kitchen for breakfast and snacks. The house is comfortable, lovely for sitting around and reading or napping in between activities. The owner gave us great recommendations for restaurants and other activities. My favorite: rent a kayak at the Coast Guard dock and see the seals and sea otters along the shore. If I ever return to Monterey/Carmel, this is where I want to stay.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Little Jewel Box Charming and Chic Cottage, Great Rates, #1 Trip Advisor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277904vb
+1 (937) 768-6512
Monterey Central Coast California
5

A High-End Home

  • 5 of 5
Though Little Jewel Box is indeed small, it is most certainly a "high end" home. We have stayed in numerous homes claiming to have all the comforts of home, but very few actually do. Little Jewel Box had everything we needed. Though we didn't cook many meals in the kitchen, it had everything we needed and then some - picnic basket, receptacles for leftovers, nice wine glasses to name a few. The bedroom was well-appointed and we appreciated the laundry facilities. There were many thoughtful touches included; an insulated bag, sun hats, umbrellas, water bottles, nice bath products and more.

We tested out the walk to/from downtown the first night and found it do-able, though appropriate shoes were a must. The combination of the owner recommendations and Yelp meant we found several good meals, Passionfish being our favorite of the vacation. Though Cannery Row was not our favorite spot, we had no problems visiting other spots like Carmel and Big Sur using Little Jewel Box as a home base. It was also nice to be able to walk to the bike rentals one day when I was without a car while my husband golfed.

The owner was easy to work with and even mailed me back an item that was inadvertently left in the home.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Little Jewel Box Charming and Chic Cottage, Great Rates, #1 Trip Advisor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277904vb
+1 (937) 768-6512
Monterey Central Coast California
Colorado
5

Wonderful family get-away!

  • 5 of 5
My family has stayed at several VRBOs throughout the country, and this VRBO ranked among the best. The owner was very responsive to our inquiries and helped to make our stay there comfortable and enjoyable. The Little Jewel Box is in a great location and has all the amenities guests need to cook a gourmet meal, relax with a magazine or guide of the area, or enjoy a glass of wine after a day of touring. It's also impeccably decorated and very clean and well-maintained. The cottage is in a fun historic neighborhood within walking distance of the main downtown area. As another reviewer noted, it is downhill to Cannery Row and uphill back to the cottage, but we enjoyed the walk and seeing the neighborhood "by foot". We'd highly recommend this VRBO and the area overall - this was one of our best vacations!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Oh, I'm so pleased you had a wonderful time, it makes my heart sing. Thanks so much for your lovely comments, so very kind of you.
business
Little Jewel Box Charming and Chic Cottage, Great Rates, #1 Trip Advisor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277904vb
+1 (937) 768-6512
Monterey Central Coast California
5

Look no further! This is THE place to stay in Monterey! Romantic cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5
If you are considering a renting a house in this area, look no further! This house is just wonderful, a true gem indeed! I was on a getaway with a dear friend and my hunch was that the house would be more fun place for us to hang out than some hotel room where we are stuck inside with those two queen beds that just face the wall with the tv..... and I am SO glad we went this route. My friend is a decorator so I knew she would not settle for some house with lame outdated furnishings, which is how I originally found this place -- and of course she loved it!

The house offers so many opportunities for hanging out - we had our coffee on the front garden every morning, chats by the fire at night, even cooked dinner one night in the petite kitchen. SO MUCH BETTER than a hotel room! The house is very well appointed and the owners have thought of everything. They also give you a great guide to the area which has some great tips (we loved brunch at Mission Ranch and never would have found it without their recommendation).

I work in travel and have been to hotels and resorts all over the world and I think an experience like this is actually much more of a luxury than being in a hotel. Especially if you are with an old friend or a loved one and you want to spend some quality time with them!!! It is also way easier on your budget because you can simply make breakfast at home, with some help from the Trader Joe's down the street. I don't know about you, but I think hotel breakfasts are the biggest rip-off in hotels. That and paying for wi-fi (the house has free wifi)! So not only is it a more fun option, it works out to be a way better value.

I KNOW I will be back!

Bonus: a calico long-haired cat came by each morning to say hi and was very chatty and friendly.

The other bonus is for tennis players: free public courts across the street.
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear W.L.,

I'm so pleased you and your friend had a good time and the cottage met her "decorator" expectations. I'm delighted you were able to find Mission Ranch and the Trader Joe's. It's nice to hear that this also met your budget expectations. I look forward to your return! Kipra
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Little Jewel Box Charming and Chic Cottage, Great Rates, #1 Trip Advisor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277904vb
+1 (937) 768-6512
Monterey Central Coast California
Berkeley, CA
5

retired grandma

  • 5 of 5
Right on the border between Monterey and Pacific Grove and three blocks from the #2 bus, the LJB was well situated, beautifully decorated, and extremely quiet. Everything worked perfectly and it was a pleasure to be able to cook in a really good kitchen. There was a basket containing maps and other pertinent tourist info, guidelines for the smooth operation of the apartment. Everything was pristine.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Retired Grandma,
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review and for booking your stay already for next year. I'm delighted you had a good time, and the cottage met your expectations. I just wanted to make a small correction for future travelers that The Little Jewel Box is a free-standing cottage and not an apartment. Happy Travels to you, Kipra Heermann
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Map

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Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach Concourse, Monterey Jazz Festival, Laguna Seca Race Track, Pebble Beach ProAm and US Open

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Availability & Rates

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Monterey Cottage Rental Rates

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Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Please contact property owner for minimum stay. The cottage is available August 10-September 10, Concours rate during the 30 day period is $500/nt. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Higher rates for holidays and special events.
50% of rental and cleaning fee required to hold reservation. Balance of rental and cleaning fee and deposit for damages are due 30 days before stay.
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Amenities

Amenities

Monterey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
Notes:
Two guest passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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