|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Welcome to “Villa Escondido”!
**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.
This 1925 Mediterranean-style 5-bedroom, 3-bath home is the epitome of luxury, with countless touches that make it a desirable site for a family reunion, a wedding party or multiple families vacationing together.
The home has views over rooftops to Monterey Bay and is only 1 block from the stunning shoreline. It is just minutes to the quaint downtown, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine or sparkling cider, passes to 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. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush spa bathrobes, oversized towels and beach gear.
Enter through a weathered wooden gate that opens to a romantic courtyard and a columned veranda with 4 French-paned glass doors and a wooden door that is the entry. A spacious foyer opens to the kitchen on the left and a formal dining room on the right.
The living room is a wonderful space for large gatherings, with windows that face the bay, hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and a window seat. Furnishings include 2 contemporary beige couches, an easy chair, a coffee table and matching end tables, area rug and a wood console table with nautilus lamp. Coastal art completes the decor.
The adjacent sunroom, with its walls of glass and partial bay views, is a great spot for enjoying morning coffee at 4 wicker chairs around a glass-topped table.
The bright, cheery kitchen has granite countertops, tile floors, stainless steel appliances and a large island with a gas stovetop, a prep sink and 2 stools. Open shelving displays handsome dishes and glassware. Casual meals can be enjoyed at a white table with built-in seating and 2 chairs.
A fenced back yard, with mature trees, includes a brick patio with a table, chairs and a gas grill for dining al fresco.
The spacious dining room, with a wall of glass doors and built-in shelves displaying seashells, is the perfect setting for formal dinner parties or family meals. A long wooden table with upholstered chairs can seat 12-15.
A den with a wet bar has a queen sleeper sofa. A wood coffee table can be elevated for eating while watching shows or movies on a 50” HDTV with Blue Ray DVD.
A bedroom, which faces the back yard, has 2 twins (convertible to a king with Memory Foam topper) with luxury linens, 2 white side tables, sea-themed lamps, a table and chair.
An attractive bathroom, with old-fashioned black and white tiles, has a tub-shower combination.
The 2nd story is filled with unique touches seldom seen in newer homes. A charming alcove has a day bed that can sleep one and built-in shelves holding a 40” HDL TV, Blue Ray DVD and video library.
The master - with gorgeous water views - is unbelievably spacious and has a king bed, white end tables, sea urchin lamps, an electric fireplace, a chaise and a double-width window bed with sea-foam blue coverlets.
The luxury master bath has a deep soaking tub with shower, 2 sinks and a walk-in closet.
A 2nd upstairs bedroom has a white cottage queen with luxury linens, 2 white side stands and seashell lamps and a tall white bureau.
A delightful dormer room can accommodate up to 5 guests. It has a queen bed, a twin bed and a day bed with trundle. Other furnishings include an antique dresser, sea-themed lamps, white shag area rugs and whimsical mermaid pillows.
A bathroom with a tub-shower is available for the upstairs guest bedrooms.
One compact and 1 standard-sized car can be parked in the garage. There is a separate laundry room. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
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.
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We had a wonderful stay! This is our fifth year for the six of us to vacation together and all of us agree the house was perfect.
The golfing, the sights and the shopping was fabulous. We found that the home was well located for all the activities we love.
We would love to return and feel Sanctuary Vacation Rentals will be where we go to when looking for other places to visit.
Villa Escondido provided a lovely setting for the celebration of my 70th birthday with my husband and our two daughters and families, nine of us altogether. The home is beautifully maintained and decorated and is very comfortable with plenty of room for a large group. My eleven year old granddaughter claimed the upstairs alcove as her place to sleep and hang out, and wasn't ready to go home when the time came. My oldest daughter and her husband cooked a delicious birthday dinner in the gourmet kitchen and served it in the spacious dining room. My younger daughter and husband ordered a delectable birthday cake from the Layers Bakery in Monterey. They were also the assigned cleanup crew after dinner.
On Sunday morning we all walked to the Aquarium where my eleven month old granddaughter was enthralled with the jelly fish. A couple of us also went kayaking in the bay early Sunday afternoon, and at three o'clock the men started watching the Super Bowl game in the den that was fully equipped with glassware and bar utensils. Drinks and snacks were served. We all gathered in the cosy kitchen later in evening to feast on leftovers. By the time we left on Monday morning everyone said they had a wonderful time and that I had rented an amazing house.
Sanctuary Forest provided excellent customer service, and I very highly recommend this property to others.
Villa Escondido was absolutely PERFECT! For the past 15 years, my college friends/classmates have gotten together once a year in a different location – normally a city in the USA. We have stayed in wonderful hotels and homes, but none came close to matching Villa Escondido. As soon as we entered, we were awed by the elegance of the home, the spaciousness, the amenities and the cozy feeling throughout. There were 12 of us who had plenty of room to be together or just sit alone for a few minutes to read a book. The location was excellent, because we could enjoy the walking trails, restaurants, Monterey Aquarium and town of Pacific Grove – all within walking distance. Julie Kavanaugh, the house manager, ensured everything was in perfect order for us when we arrived. As I worked with Julie before our arrival, I was very impressed with how responsive, courteous, professional and accommodating she was. During our visit, she was out of town, but she still checked in with me to make sure all was well. After our visit, she again contacted me to make sure we were happy with our stay. We were very happy indeed. It was hard to leave this beautiful home, though our memories of it and our magnificent time together will last forever. I cannot recommend Villa Escondido and Sanctuary Vacation Rentals highly enough. On a scale of 1-5, they are a 10!
Beautiful old home that has been cared for. Hardwood floors, great "scale", large rooms, crown moldings, well furnished. Easy 3-minute walk to the ocean, or less than 10-minutes to the Monterey Aquarium.
Grocery stores, Nob Hill, Trader Joes, Safeway, Starbucks...all just within minutes. Downtown PG is just a ten minute walk of five minute car ride.
Great service by the management company. Helped me secure a Christmas tree, with lights and decorations, and mailed me my sweater that I accidently left behind in a closet..! Highly recommend.
My family and I have rented a lot of vacation by owners and this was the best experience we've ever had. Way exceeded my expectations! We met the property manager the first day. She made us feel very welcome and was helpful in providing information about the Monterey peninsula. The house was festively decorated for Christmas…in the middle of the dining room table was a huge poinsettia with candles and red napkins. Christmas dish towels and pot holders contributed to the holiday atmosphere, too. The house was spotlessly clean, the kitchen well stocked for cooking and the bedrooms were inviting. We loved walking one block to the beach and seeing the sea loins and otters (bring your binoculars), tide pooling was fascinating, Point Lobos State Park is not to be missed (take the Cypress Grove trail for views you will never forget) and the aquarium is a must see. Many more fun activities and and attractions that I didn't mention. No need for a TV (even though there are some). I would highly recommend Villa Escondido!
Villa Escondido was truly everything and more that we envisioned while we stayed to celebrate our daughter's wedding. All that stayed there were very comfortable with room to go to for tranquility. The views of the ocean were amazing. The amenities were plentiful. We were very comfortable with the set up and luxury of the Villa. The memories of our daughter's wedding will be treasured forever, and this magnificent home, Villa Escondido, added to the memories for our family. We will definitely be back to stay and/or celebrate another event!!
This was the first time our family celebrated Thanksgiving along the California coast and we all agreed it was a wonderful choice. The home was exactly as described in the listing and the rooms were spacious and inviting. The dining room was more than adequate and had plenty of space for a very large turkey and all the trimmings as well as fresh dungeness crab purchased right off the boats down on the wharf. The living room was one of our favorite gathering places and the fireplace ensured the room was always warm and cozy. The kitchen was large enough to accommodate several of us working together to prepare meals although we would have appreciated a double oven, given the size of our group. Each day we would stroll along the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail, mesmerized by the harbor seals of Pacific Grove and the beauty of our surroundings. Asilomar State Beach is only a short drive from the house and our dog, Riley had a great time running in the sand and greeting other dogs and their owners. There is a children's playground within walking distance however, Dennis the Menance park was my granddaughter's favorite. Several of us enjoyed strolling along Lighthouse Avenue and visiting the Point Pinos Lighthouse but our most memorable excursion was to the Monterey Bay aquarium, for which the property manager provided two free passes. It was such a thoughtful gesture to be greeted with a bottle of wine and a lovely plate of cheese upon our arrival and I look forward to returning again soon. I would highly recommend this property to others, especially those who enjoy being pampered.
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