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Welcome to Storybook Cottage'!
** BOOK 3 NIGHTS, GET 2 FREE AQUARIUM TICKETS FOR STAYS NOW THRU THE END OF JUNE**
**Holidays and special events excluded. Specials cannot be combined.
This updated storybook cottage will captivate you with its sunny location in a quiet Pacific Grove neighborhood, casually sophisticated décor, peeks of Monterey Bay and contemporary chef's dream kitchen.
This is a place you will eagerly anticipate returning to after outings to explore the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding areas. The many attractions of Pacific Grove, including its quaint downtown filled with unique shops and fine restaurants, ornate Victorian homes and beautiful shoreline rimmed with a 7-mile-long walking/bicycle trail, are only minutes away, as are the world-class golf courses of Pebble Beach. The famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is only .6 mile away and within a 15-minute walk. Monterey and Carmel are a short 10-minute car trip, and you can drive scenic Highway 1 to Big Sur in about 50 minutes.
You will be enchanted from the moment you lay eyes on this picture-perfect 2-story, 4-bedroom 2-bath storybook cottage by the sea, with its warm wheat-colored stucco exterior accented with soft-green shutters and trim, white picket fence, and front yard planted in a profusion of colorful flowering natives. This magical cottage is typical of what you might find in an English countryside or in Carmel by the Sea just a few miles away.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine or sparkling cider, passes to the famous Spa on the Plaza in Monterey, tickets for a Scheid Winery tasting in 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 also have provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush bathrobes and luxury towels.
Open the gate, walk a short distance down a central walkway to the front porch and enjoy the profusion of flowers. There is a table for 4 that you can sit and enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Enter to a combined living/dining room featuring a painted-brick gas fireplace, dark hardwood floors, sand-colored walls, filmy white draperies and a white ceiling crisscrossed with dark brown beams. Arched doors throughout add to the storybook cottage magic. A love of nature is conveyed by decorative images of butterflies, birds, seashells, starfish, leaves and flowers. An oval antique mirror and historic photos of Pacific Grove, dating back to 1901, adorn the fireplace mantel.
Relax and enjoy conversation with friends or loved ones in a cozy living room with two white slipcover loveseats and a comfortable matching chair, all atop a floral area rug. Gray-blue pillows and a plush throw complete the picture. Recessed nooks in the walls display objets d'art. Novels by native son John Steinbeck and Ernest Hemingway as well as other books with a seafaring theme are available for your reading pleasure
Share wonderful meals in the nearby dining area, which has a pine-topped farmhouse style table with a bench and 6 chairs to seat a total of 8. The warm glow of a fire can be enjoyed from both the living and dining rooms.
The newly renovated kitchen is simply gorgeous and is as functional as it is beautiful -- equipped with everything a chef could ever want to create memorable gourmet meals. Among the features: white granite counter tops, gray cabinetry, a central work station, white tile flooring in a honeycomb pattern and an antiqued hutch. Gleaming stainless steel appliances include a gas range in the central island, an oven, side-by-side refrigerator and a dishwasher. A stacking washer-dryer is concealed in a nook behind a wooden door.
French doors from the kitchen, offering peeks of the blue waters of the bay, lead to a side yard with a grassy area bordered in native plants and enclosed by a 6-foot redwood fence. A grill is provided for outdoor cooking along with a second teak table and chairs with seating for 6.
A small pass-through bathroom between the kitchen and a bedroom/sitting room has a shower tiled in the same white honeycomb patterned tile, a freestanding ceramic sink and a commode. A white cabinet provides room for toiletries.
Relax with a good book on a white wrought iron trundle bed in a small bright adjacent room that could serve as a 4th bedroom. The trundle, which has a white coverlet and floral patterned pillows, can sleep 2 (1 up, 1 on the lower pullout). This room also includes a robin's-egg-blue upholstered wing-back occasional chair, two small wrought iron side tables, a wrought-iron lamp and a floral area rug.
A flight of stairs between this room and the living room leads to the second story, with three bedrooms and 1 bathroom. At the end of a hallway is the handsomely appointed master bedroom, which has glimpses of the water between trees. The first thing to catch your eye will be an arresting wall decoration that features 9 brass bells. The bedroom is furnished with a queen bed with a contemporary headboard, blue and white pinstripe luxury linens, blue and white patterned coverlets and gold pillow shams and bed skirt, round glass bedside tables with wrought iron bases shaped like tree branches with birds perched on them, table lamps with gold and white shades, an antique oak dresser, two small wooden trunks, and a carved wood-framed chair upholstered in a white and blue floral pattern.
An adjacent bathroom has a shower with tan and grey checkerboard-patterned tiles, a white tiled floor and a freestanding ceramic and stainless steel sink with an oval mirror.
One of the additional bedrooms has two twin beds with luxury linens, yellow and white coverlets and embroidered floral pillows in white and primary colors with coordinating comforter. This bed can become a King bed with a memory foam topper. There is a patterned area rug and small chair.
The second smaller bedroom has a double bed with luxury linens, white floral quilted coverlet, white wooden bedside table and a small black wooden desk with a yellow wooden chair.
There is room for one car in the garage along with everything you need for a day's trip to the beach.
One car can be parked in the driveway and on-street parking is available.
Leave behind the cares of the world and fulfill your vacation fantasies in this fairy tale cottage by the sea.
Additional rate details and terms may be seen on our website at www.sanctuaryvacationrentals.com, or feel free to contact one of our friendly, knowledgeable reservationists to receive a full quote via email. 831-373-7103
We look forward to hosting you soon!
The Sanctuary Vacation Rentals Team
Quotable rates do not include cleaning, taxes, appropriate fees or higher rates for holidays or special events that fall inside each season. 2 night minimums are offered during the winter season (excluding holidays) AND when booking within 7 days of arrival in any season.
What a stunning cottage! We came for the "Sea Otter Classic" We had an an amazing time. The kitchen is so very lovely we choose to stay in and eat during our stay. The house is over the top and well equipped! Thank you for sharing your home with us and will look forward to our return.
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
Pacific Grove is home of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the main entrance to 17-Mile Drive. Within this charming city, known for its old-fashioned, friendly downtown and colorful historic Victorian homes, are spectacular vistas and recreational opportunities. Surfing is ideal at Asilomar State Beach. Kayaking and scuba diving allow you to visit with playful otters. Tide pooling for the nature enthusiast is available at several beaches. A walk or bike ride along the shoreline recreation trail offers breathtaking views of paradise.
Visit the Museum of Natural History, Point Pinos Light-house, tour Asilomar State Park, or enjoy the Sunset anywhere between Lovers Point Park and Asilomar Beach. Pacific Grove is known as Butterfly Town U.S.A. since every October the Monarchs migrate to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary where they winter until February. Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course is the top rated municipal golf in the state with over 70,000 rounds played annually. It is referred to as poor man's Pebble Beach due to its proximity and resemblance of Pebble Beach courses.
Enjoy a walking tour of downtown Pacific Grove. The town had its beginning in 1875 as a summer Methodist camp where several hundreds assembled to worship amidst rough tents. Tour brochures are available at the Chamber.
Pacific Grove's Past:
The town had its beginning in 1875 as a summer Methodist camp, where several hundred people assembled to worship amidst rough tents. In time, the fragrant pines and fresh sea air brought others to the Pacific Grove Retreat to rest and meditate. The first camp meeting of the Pacific Coast branch of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle was held here in June 1879. Fashioned after the Methodist Sunday school teachers' training camp established in 1874 at Lake Chautauqua, N.Y., this location became part of a nation-wide educational/cultural network.
In November 1879, after the summer campers returned home, Robert Louis Stevenson wandered into the deserted campgrounds: I have never been in any place so dreamlike. Indeed, it was not so much like a deserted town as like a scene upon the stage by daylight, and with no one on the boards -- from 'The Old Pacific Capitol'
By 1889, the resort was incorporated, becoming the City of Pacific Grove. The last P.G. Chautauqua was held in August 1926.
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!
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Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
|** When making reservations starting June 1st., for rentals from 6/1 thru 8/31, the minimum stay is reduced to 3 nights
** Some fees and taxes apply in addition to the base rates.
** Rates exclude holidays and special events which have a different rate schedule and minimum stay requirements.
** For full rate details and rental terms, please see our website or call our office. 831-373-7103
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