Sanctuary Vacation Rentals

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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5 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 11-13


***Rates do not include cleaning, taxes or appropriate fees***

***Rates are usually higher for Holidays and Special Events that fall within each season***

Welcome to 'Villa Escondido'!

With distinctive elegance and charm, this 1925 Mediterranean-style 5-bedroom, 3-bath home is the epitome of genteel luxury, featuring countless original touches that make it stand out as a highly desirable site for a family reunion, a wedding party or multiple families vacationing together.

Set on an elevated lot, this rare two-story home, has views over rooftops to Monterey Bay and is only 1 block from the stunning rocky Pacific Grove shoreline with its crashing waves, abundance of marine life and a magnificent walking/biking trail that extends 7 miles along the water's edge. It is just minutes in one direction to the quaint downtown, with all its fine shops and restaurants, and, in the opposite direction, to Cannery Row and the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Among the highlights of this beautifully appointed dwelling: a light-filled kitchen that would delight any chef, a large dining room perfect for formal dinner parties or large friendly mealtimes, a spectacular sun room with half columns and French paned windows, a spacious living room with white painted-stone gas fireplace and an enormous master bedroom with breathtaking bay views and much, much more.

You will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine or sparkling cider, passes to the renowned Spa on the Plaza in Monterey, tickets for a Scheid Winery tasting in Carmel, and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush bathrobes and luxury towels.

You enter the property on the side of the house through a weathered wood and wrought-iron arched gate that opens to a courtyard bordered by a low adobe-brick wall lined with bougainvillea and picturesque mature trees with long droopy branches and a tiered fountain planted with colorful flowers. A long veranda with columns and Craftsman style light fixtures has four French-paned doors and a wooden door that serves as the actual entrance.

A spacious foyer with an antique white entry table and white bench with baskets opens to the kitchen on the left and a formal dining room on the right. Next to the foyer is a turn-of-the-century wooden telephone booth that now serves as a coat closet and a conversation piece. Beyond the dining room to the front of the house is the living room and a cheery sun room.

A wonderful space for convivial large family gatherings or cocktail parties, the spacious living room, light-filled from a row of paned windows that face the bay, has refinished hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and a long window seat with cushions. It offers seating for 10-12 that can be expanded to 15 or more with the addition of chairs from nearby rooms. Furnishings include 2 contemporary beige couches adorned with blue sea-foam pillows and soft plush throws, a large beige easy chair, a large dark wood coffee table and matching end tables, a striped wool rug in cream, tans and beige and a dark wood console table with nautilus lamp. Coastal art completes the decor.

The adjacent sun room, with its three walls of glass and partial bay views, is a great place for enjoying morning tea or coffee. Filled with greenery, the room is furnished with four large wicker chairs with tan cushions around a 42' glass-topped table with a dark wood base that is the perfect spot for playing cards or games or enjoying breakfast.

The bright, cheery kitchen has granite counter tops in green and jade colors, tile flooring, two stainless steel sinks and stainless steel appliances. A large central island contains a gas stove top with slate back splash, a stainless steel prep sink and is equipped with two stools. Other appliances include an oven, a dishwasher, a microwave and all the small appliances you would ever want. There are lots of cabinets and drawers, as well as open shelving displaying handsome dishes and glassware. More intimate casual meals can be enjoyed at an eating area that includes built-in seating for 3 with a white antique table and 2 matching white chairs.

Off the kitchen in the back yard is a private brick patio with mature trees and colorful pots of flowers. There is a rectangular table with 6 chairs and a gas grill perfect for enjoying the outdoors and a family barbecue.

The large dining room, with a wall of glass doors with mullions and updated brushed nickel ceiling lamp, is lovely -- the perfect setting for formal dinner parties or large family mealtimes. A long wooden table with sea-foam green upholstered chairs can seat 12. Additional chairs can be added to seat up to 15. Built-in white wooden shelving lines two walls and houses attractive serving dishes, baskets and shadow boxes filled with shells.

A den with wall-to-wall gray and brown carpeting and a wet bar with sink can sleep two on a contemporary charcoal-gray queen-sized sleeper sofa with sea-foam blue accents. A wooden coffee table can be elevated for eating while watching your favorite shows or movies on a 50' HDTV with Blue Ray DVD player. A video library and games are provided. There are 2 wooden chairs and 2 small teal cushion stools for additional seating. The TV can be moved to the living room if the Den is needed as a private 5th bedroom.

A bedroom on this floor looks out to the back yard. It has 2 twins fitted with luxury linens, a cream and tan coverlet and taupe comforters with sea-coral shams (if preferred, the twins can be converted to a king with Memory Foam topper); two white side tables; sea-themed lamps; a chair and a table.

An attractive bathroom with old-fashioned black and white tiles has a tub-shower combination. White plush towels, spa amenities and a sea-foam green rug and baskets of rolled facecloths give it a updated sophisticated look.

The second story, with its spacious hallway, alcove, remarkably large master and charming dormer, is filled with unique touches seldom seen in newer houses. Tucked at the top of the stairs, the alcove has built-in shelving that holds a 40” HDTV, Blue Ray DVD player and video library. It has a twin bed with a sand-colored coverlet and a variety of colorful coastal themed pillows that can sleep a child or a teenager. There are two wicker chairs in the adjacent spacious hallway landing that allow additional seating for watching TV.

The master, which would be perfect for newlyweds, is unbelievably spacious and has a white wooden panel king bed with matching white end tables, sea urchin lamps, a white electric fireplace, a chaise with linen slipcover, and an area rug in blue, green and brown stripes. It features gorgeous water views and includes a 9 foot window bed (double width) with sea-foam blue coverlets, lots of pillows and built-in drawers. The master bath has forest-green tile on the counter and area around the deep soaking tub with shower, two sinks with chrome-spa amenities, and lots of built-in shelving. It opens to a large walk-in closet with built-ins and bay views.

A second upstairs bedroom has a white cottage wood queen bed with hotel-quality linens and an aqua coverlet, white duvet comforter, aqua coral Euro pillows, two white bedside stands and seashell lamps, a tall white bureau and plush white and beige shag rug.

A second bathroom with a tub-shower combo and plenty of counter space and cabinets in accents of soft green and is available for the 2 upstairs guest bedroom

A delightful dormer with soft butter-cream yellow coverlets and blue accents can accommodate 4 singles or a couple with 3 children. It has one queen size bed, a white wooden trundle day bed couch that can sleep 1 above and 1 below and one twin. Other furnishings include an antique dresser with blue knobs, white shelving stocked with books, sea themed lamps, 3 soft white shag area rugs and whimsical mermaid pillows.

Pet friendly, the home has a fenced yard. A 2-car garage can accommodate one compact and one standard sized car. A separate laundry room is connected to the garage. Beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, plastic tableware and a umbrella that are provided for a fun day at the beach.

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
We celebrated my 40th birthday here with the best of friends. What a fun weekend at the Cali Roots Reggae festival. This area is beautiful and this home is fantastic. The memories made this weekend will be in my heart forever.
May 2014
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Sanctuary Vacation Rentals

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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.

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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One Block to the Ocean, Spacious, Pet Ok
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
One Block to the Ocean, Spacious, Pet Ok
+1 831-373-7103
Pacific Grove Central Coast California


  • 5 of 5
While you can be assured that the way the home is described is REAL, you will have to stay there to understand what will happen to you and your guests during your stay. The property is meticulously clean with lots of amenities and the location only steps away from renowned beaches, restaurants, etc. While the home is located in the neighborhood, it is quiet and very safe. Lots of street parking. The only complaint we have is that the kitchen is not big enough because our entire party always wanted to be there. We can't say enough about the beds, the bathrooms, and the way the house is designed to give everyone privacy and the quiet from solid walls. The house manager went out of her way to insure we had everything and even went out to purchase champagne glasses! We would hope that the ownership make a few more corrections like updating all the door handles and upgrading the gate and front lawn area. We all left there with the feeling that we had been transposed to a European vacation and would return there in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
One Block to the Ocean, Spacious, Pet Ok
+1 831-373-7103
Pacific Grove Central Coast California


  • 5 of 5
Thank you for a lovely place to spend a few days with children and grandchildren. Your home is very relaxing and comfortable. The location is great for walks to the beach and Cannery Row. It exceeded our expectations! We would love to stay at Villa Escondido again.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
One Block to the Ocean, Spacious, Pet Ok
+1 831-373-7103
Pacific Grove Central Coast California


  • 5 of 5
We fell in love with this house immediately upon walking in the door, and couldn't stop raving about it during our stay. We can't wait to return sometime!

Some of the things we loved about it:

- Comfortable luxury, many wonderful different spaces throughout the home to hang out in, ample room making it perfect for extended family
- The decor was beautiful, serene and very comfortable
- We loved all the architectural details throughout the historic home, it had so much charm
- Great care went into all the furnishings, plush rugs, luxurious beds and bedding, cozy throws, right down to the wonderfully thoughtful collection of books and games for the whole family
- The light-filled kitchen is spectacular and has everything you need
- The master bedroom is absolutely gorgeous, spacious and romantic
- My kids LOVED the dormer room, and I thought it was the most charming room for kids I've ever seen
- The home is in a great location, a short walk from the beach and from the aquarium. The path on the shore is just breathtaking. We saw seals, otters, and a gray whale while walking there
- Having rented both homes managed by owners and by management companies, I really liked the responsiveness and professionalism of the House Manager Kim Crozier and everyone I talked with at Sanctuary Vacation Rentals.

It was an amazing vacation and we can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
One Block to the Ocean, Spacious, Pet Ok
+1 831-373-7103
Pacific Grove Central Coast California


  • 5 of 5
We rented Villa Escondido for a 40th Birthday celebration with 10 women. The managers of the property were fantastic to work with making sure we had all the accommodations necessary. They arranged the perfect amount of beds, bedding towels and even prepared a welcome basket for our arrival.

We noticed all the details, the effort they put in to make the house spectacular. From all the kitchen amenities to the candles that go on with a click of a button, the furnishings were divine and all brand new! Close proximity to the beach and walking trails. It could not have been better, we all felt we were away at a luxury hotel for the weekend.

We all felt we want to book it again for another trip this year. Thank you to Kim at Sanctuary Vacations for making it such a spectacular weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
One Block to the Ocean, Spacious, Pet Ok
+1 831-373-7103
Pacific Grove Central Coast California


  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at Villa Escondido, we enjoyed the beautiful setting. We had a beautiful Christmas tree, welcome wine and appetizer. We loved the mornings in the sitting room, evenings in front of the warm fire. We had a beautiful dinner in the large dining room. We had robes in all rooms. Very warm welcome! The house Manager was great. Great Customer Svs! Attention to every detail. Love it, we didn't want to leave. .... We will DEFINETELY try to stay here again. Thank you again, hope to stay a week next time! The Quinonez Family
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Availability & Rates


Pacific Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER 2014**
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
FALL 2014**
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
WINTER 2014-2015**
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

** Rates exclude holidays and special events which have a different rate schedule. Please inquire directly for the best rates, specials and most current availability. 831-373-7103
** 2 night minimums may be offered in the Winter OR within 7 days of an arrival during any season.
** Some fees and taxes apply in addition to the base rates.
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath (bathroom 1 of 3) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 of 3, upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs hall bath
    Bath 3 of 3, downstairs hall bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 double , There is also a built-in window seat with double size bed
    Guest Bedroom 2 of 5 - 1 queen , Queen
    Guest Bedroom 3 of 5 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , 3 Twins OR 1 twin/day couch and ONE king with foam topper
    Bedroom 4 of 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , One King OR two twins; downstairs
    Media room with new queen sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in media room is downstairs near bathroom
  • There is also a day bed with pull out trundle in an alcove area at the top of the stairs. This is not a private area but it could be great for kids. The large alcove also has a television and this is a great place for lounging and watching a movie or reading a book.
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
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