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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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4 bedroom, 2 bath vacation home sleeps 6 guests including infants & children

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Welcome to Storybook Cottage'!

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**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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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

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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 cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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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
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Pacific Grove Central Coast California
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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!
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  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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MOST ADORABLE COTTAGE AND THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS IMPRESSIVE

  • 5 of 5
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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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Pacific Grove Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER 2014**
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,625
$9,000
 
 
FALL 2014**
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,275
$7,500
 
 
WINTER
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

** 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
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Pacific Grove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1268 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • MASTER - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom can be set-up as a king OR 2 twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has a twin daybed with an optional trundle
  • 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:
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
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
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