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4 bedroom, 2 bath vacation home sleeps 6 guests including infants & children

This updated storybook cottage will charm you with its sunny location in a quiet Pacific Grove neighborhood, casually sophisticated décor, peeks of Monterey Bay and contemporary chef’s dream kitchen.

You will be enchanted from the moment you lay eyes on this picture-perfect 2-story, 4-bedroom 2-bath fairytale cottage with its warm wheat-colored stucco exterior accented with soft-green shutters and trim, white picket fence and front yard planted in colorful flowering natives.

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.

A combined living/dining room features 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 magic of this unique cottage. A love of nature is conveyed by decorative images of butterflies, birds, seashells, starfish, leaves and flowers.

Relax and enjoy conversations in a cozy living room with a comfortable white settee and ottoman that serves as a coffee table and brown wicker chairs, all atop a floral area rug. There is a 42" HDL TV with Blue Ray Disc Player, a small video collection and a small library.

Enjoy meals in the nearby dining area, which has a pine-topped farm-style table, a bench and 6 chairs with patterned cushions to seat 8.

The newly renovated kitchen is gorgeous -- equipped with everything a chef could want to create gourmet meals. Among the features: white granite counter tops, gray cabinetry, a central island, white tile floors 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 nook holds a stacking washer-dryer behind a wooden door. French doors from the kitchen, offering peeks of the bay, open to a side yard enclosed by a 6’ redwood fence. A gas grill and a table for 4 are provided.

A small pass-through bathroom between the kitchen and a sitting room has a shower with white honeycomb tile, a free-standing ceramic sink and a commode. Relax with a book on a white wrought-iron trundle bed in a small adjacent room that could be a 4th bedroom. The trundle, which has a white coverlet and embroidered floral pillows, can sleep 2. This room also includes a robin’s-egg-blue wing-back chair, two small wrought iron tables, a wrought-iron lamp and a floral area rug.

The 2nd story has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. The handsomely appointed master has glimpses of the water between trees. The first thing to catch your eye is a wall decoration that features 9 brass bells. The bedroom is furnished with a queen with luxury linens, blue and white patterned coverlet and pillow shams, round glass bedside tables with wrought iron bases shaped like tree branches, an antique oak dresser, 2 small trunks, and a carved-wood-framed chair upholstered in a white and blue floral pattern.

The bathroom has a shower with tan and brown checkerboard-patterned tiles, a white tiled floor and a free-standing ceramic sink with an oval mirror.

Bedroom 2 has two twins -- which convert to a king with Memory Foam topper -- with luxury linens, yellow and white coverlets and embroidered floral pillows, a similarly patterned area rug and 2 white dressers.

The 3rd smaller bedroom has a double bed with luxury linens, white floral quilted coverlet, white wooden bedside tables and a small black desk. A corner window reveals whitewater crashing on Lover's Point in the distance.

One car can be parked in the driveway; on-street parking is available. Everything is provided for a day at the beach, located only 5 minutes away.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
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.
Apr 2014
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Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations

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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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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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4.6
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Storybook Cottage - Walk to Downtown and the Beach - Views
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
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Storybook Cottage - Walk to Downtown and the Beach - Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3617041
+1 831 373-7103
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
Pacific Grove CA, CA
4

great stay and homey

  • 4 of 5
Rating Details:
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was more than happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was more than helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Had a nice vacation at Carmel. Especially impressed with the kitchen. Kid loved the garden and the stairs.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Storybook Cottage - Walk to Downtown and the Beach - Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3617041
+1 831 373-7103
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
Carlsbad, CA
5

Storybook Cottage is Reat Charm in Pacific Grove

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was very 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.

Reviewer Comments:
This home is so inviting the moment you walk through the white picked fence gate and gaze upon the California native vegetation which is perfect for attracting the Butterflies during their season stays. Walking through the front door I felt very drawn to the warm and inviting decor of the home and the painted stone fireplace. I spent many mornings with my coffee and book warming by the fire. The kitchen is beautiful with everything you need to make a delicious meal and it has a washer/dryer in the kitchen hidden behind a cabinet door which I used. Nice to have 2 bathrooms and 4 beautifully decorated bedrooms to give you that old world charm that this home presents. This home was completely redone inside and out, very well kept and extremely clean.
The location was great. Your only blocks from Cannery Row and Aquarium and the 7 mile trail. We ran every morning down to the trail for our daily run and you are so close to downtown with all it's resturants and cute shops. If you are a walker then you can walk to everything. Also only minutes to Carmel and it only was 25 miles to Big Sur and 15 min to Point Lobos. Santa Cruz was just about 30 min. We had a great time and would visit again. Great for kids to rent bikes and beach at Lovers Point too. You too will feel the love and attention that Storybook Cottage was given to make sure you feel invited and at home, and be on the look out for the deer that pay visits through town and our last day we had one come up to the front gate and greet our daughter that morning. Love it!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Storybook Cottage - Walk to Downtown and the Beach - Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3617041
+1 831 373-7103
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
4

cute and cozy rental

  • 4 of 5
the rental was "almost" exactly what i had expected from the posted pictures of this cottage. overall, the people in our party enjoyed our stay here. i will list two cons we only had about this place...

* the sink in the downstairs bathroom is teeny-tiny. cute for young children but yet cold and hot water comes out of two different faucets.

* not a lot of room in the shower stalls (i'm a petite 5'1"). the taller men (5'11") were able to use them but not too comfortable. also, if you have children who only take baths, it'll be a problem for there is no hand-held shower head option. (i think i'll email the management company with a suggestion for hand-held shower heads.)

now to the pros...
roomy and updated kitchen. we enjoyed cooking in the well-stocked kitchen that we didn't go out to eat which saved us some money and that's always a plus. :) ample seating in the dining room. very cozy living with a great fireplace. the beds were cozy. nice linens and towels.

the management company is very professional and thorough and booking was very easy.

i would rent another property from sanctuary vacation rentals again.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Storybook Cottage - Walk to Downtown and the Beach - Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3617041
+1 831 373-7103
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
5

Charming property and recently renovated

  • 5 of 5
The house was charmingly decorated & everything was brand new, from the kitchen itself to the cookware, dishes, and towels, . High-end appliances and everything was provided--dishwashing detergent, softsoap in bathrooms, bath gel, shampoo/conditioner, tea bags, coffee, new hangers in closets; I could go on. This is a first-rate rental in that regard & I've rented quite a bit. Usually, I need to buy all of that so it was a pleasant surprise.

This is a vintage house & you should not expect a suburban McMansion. We were fine with it since we have a small house ourselves, but some might find it lacking in privacy. Definitely do not expect a huge bathroom. The shower upstairs can be a little tight and if you are someone who needs a posh bathroom with large vanity, makeup area and dressing room, you'll be disappointed. 2 bedrooms have a walk-in closet. The living area is reasonably sized.

We walked to the ocean bike/running path, the Pacific Grove shops& the Monterey Aquarium/Cannery Row area. Many places for coffee and meals and a neat combined bookstore/coffee shop in Pacific Grove whose coffee we liked the best.

We found a terrific little pastry shop called Patisserie Bechler. If you like cookies and napoleons and tarts, etc, be sure to check it out.

We had 2 teenagers and had a great time climbing around and checking out tide pools at Asilomar Beach and one day we watched a group of otters swimming there for a very long time. Great sunset vistas too. We drove down to Carmel and Big Sur and were awed by the scenic views. We also drove up to Santa Cruz through the fields of artichokes and strawberries and bought some delicious berries at farmstands.

Monterey has a large shopping mall nearby (driving distance) where the Whole Foods is, also a Safeway and Trader Joe's in Pacific Grove and several Farmer's markets. Very cute shops, especially consignment shops in Monterey (I didn't go in).

My only complaint on this trip would be the mattress. I like a very hard mattress and these were definitely not. Good pillows though!

We did not need to contact the property agent. They supplied a binder with useful information on the area as well as instructions on the stove (which was European so a little different) and other information about the property. No issues connecting to the internet--again, clearly provided wifi password. Full Cable tv (Xfinity) including HBO.

I would definitely recommend!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Storybook Cottage - Walk to Downtown and the Beach - Views
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+1 831 373-7103
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
Waitsfield, Vermont
5

Most adorable cottage and the attention to detail is impressive

  • 5 of 5
Review for Storybook cottage


This has to be one of the most adorable cottages I have stayed in and the name Storybook could not be more perfect. The attention to detail is really impressive and can be seen everywhere I turned. I felt like I was in a Carmel cottage except that I was in Pacific Grove which I have actually come to prefer staying in over Carmel by the Sea.
This house is small but has plenty of space for privacy and has every thing you could possibly need. The small bonus room with the day bed off the living room was perfect for taking a nap and reading my book. You really do not need to bring anything except your clothes and I suggest you don’t because there is limited storage space especially in the bathrooms. (every thing is scaled down but that is part of its charm). There are 3 good size closets in the 4 bedrooms and a nice garage for suitcases and bikes to store overflow.
I loved having my tea in the garden of flowers each morning. I felt like I was in a Monet’s Garden postcard. We had several sunny days and blue skies and you can definitely see the Ocean from the upstairs and kitchen. I appreciated all the beach chairs and gear that were provided.
Everything is brand-new and the house is spotless. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was my favorite place to hang out and by far has one of the nicest collections of plates and serving ware I have seen in a vacation rental. (It actually all matches and coordinates).
The wine and cheese and welcome note was a nice touch as was the spa robe to lounge in.
Sanctuary was great and all the staff very helpful. I am in the hospitality business (Inn owner in Vermont) and I was impressed by the quality of care and concern for my comfort.
The beach house Restaurant sunset dinner at lovers point is the best deal in town and the food and the location can’t be beat. (need to arrive by 5:30 and I suggest reservations as it was packed at 5 pm). I also love the Crema Wine Bar and coffee house that has recently been added to Pacific Grove downtown.
I will definitely tell my friends about storybook cottage and Sanctuary Vacation Rentals.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Monterey Bay Aquarium
"Shouldn't be missed!"
Car: recommended

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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Amenities

Amenities

Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1268 sq. ft.
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Local Calls
  • Fireplace
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Parking Off Street
  • Carport
  • Living Area
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
Dining:
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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 free-standing ceramic sink and a commode. An upstairs bathroom has a shower with tan and brown checkerboard-patterned tiles, a white tiled floor and a free-standing ceramic and stainless steel sink with an oval mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The downstairs bedroom has a white wrought iron trundle bed. The trundle, which has a white coverlet and floral patterned pillows, can sleep 2 (1 up, 1 on the lower pullout) Upstairs is a handsomely appointed master bedroom, which has glimpses of the water between trees. Gray & white pinstripe luxury linens, blue & white patterned coverlets & pillow shams, round glass bedside tables with wrought iron bases shaped like tree branches with birds perched on them, table lamps with gold & 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 additional bedroom has two twins with luxury linens, yellow and white coverlets and embroidered floral pillows in white and primary colors, a similarly patterned area rug and two white dressers. Another bedroom has a double bed with luxury pale-pink linens, white floral quilted coverlet, white wooden bedside tables and a desk.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Gas Fireplace in Living Room, Original floors, arched doors and passageways, 30's-40's era chandeliers and sconces, DVD players, Gas BBQ, complimentary spa & wine tasting passes, hors d'oeuvres upon arrival with wine or sparkling cider, spa amenities in the bathrooms, high thread count linens and luxury bath towels, spa robes, local reading material and maps, CD iPod dock, Smart TV, high speed wireless internet, telephone with free domestic long distance, washer/dryer, beach blankets, chairs, umbrella