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'KELP HOUSE' - COMPLETE RENOVATION - ONE MILE TO AQUARIUM

dsscha@hotmail.com

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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dsscha@hotmail.com

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014
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'KELP HOUSE' - COMPLETE RENOVATION - ONE MILE TO AQUARIUM

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Pacific Grove House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 5

We've owned this 1600 sq. ft. (487m) home in Pacific Grove for 27+ years. A few years ago, we hired professionals to help us start over and upgrade the whole thing. It took 10 months to redo everything, we ended up keeping only 3 pieces of sheet rock intact. So believe me, it's renovated.

It's a very quiet neighborhood at night - so no barking dogs Please. When there's ocean swells you can hear the buoys. And on really quiet nights you can hear seals barking.

The deck is delightful. In fair weather you can catch some morning sun and the house acts as a shield from the prevailing breezes. It's a delightful place to breakfast, play on the computer or just feel like you're in a treehouse.

And, yes, it's professionally cleaned right before your arrival!

Come View My Art!: I am a fine arts oil-painter specializing in scenes, critters and kelp from Monterey Bay. You'll see my studio that's part of the house - and you'll see various works hanging in 'Kelp House'. And like any artist - It's all for sale!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
dsscha@hotmail.com (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014

Why dsscha@hotmail.com chose Pacific Grove

As life-long scuba divers we plan to retire here one day.

What makes this house unique

Pacific Grove is a historic California coastal community. Yes, it's quaint - lots of Victorian homes. Our house still fits the neighborhood but has been completely renovated and customized for comfortable living. Plus we're so close to the coast and aquarium.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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'Kelp House' - Complete Renovation - One Mile to Aquarium
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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'Kelp House' - Complete Renovation - One Mile to Aquarium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388148
+1 -707 3285281
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
5

Cosy comfortable house in great location

  • 5 of 5
Our family of five enjoyed three days at Kelp House. Apart from a mix-up in the cleaning schedule, everything else was great and owner was very helpful and accommodating. Great communication and made amends right away. Kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need, seasonings, coffee & filters, etc and lots of china and silverware which meant not having to start up the dish washer after every meal! Beds are comfortable and the house is spacious and well kept. We loved having the use of the acquarium passes and it was a pleasant 20 min walk one way with the kids. Only improvement I would suggest is the sofa bed mattress which is a little lumpy and could feel the springs through the foam. Thanks for a great stay!
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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'Kelp House' - Complete Renovation - One Mile to Aquarium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388148
+1 -707 3285281
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
Elk Grove, California
4

A lovely getaway

  • 4 of 5
This is our second time staying in Pacific Grove and I have to say that I liked this house much more than the last one we stayed at. Being doggy-friendly is our number one issue since we take our furry son everywhere. The upgrades are great, except I can only imagine that the owners are very tall people because everything in the kitchen seemed abnormally tall for 5'2" me (and even tall for the others that I was with that are taller than me) :-). Besides that, there is a beautiful gallery of art on the first level and nice, tall windows by the front door, which my dog enjoyed. Unfortunately, he enjoyed it to look at the several neighborhood cats that seemed to frolic in the front area.

Some things that could use improvement:
There are a couple areas in the fence out back and the patio area where a smaller dog could sneak out or jump/fall, so we always had to ensure that our dog was on leash outside and even on the patio unless we blocked those areas with some object. My dog is a Jack Russell and he is good at finding spots to sneak out of that you never thought was possible.

The back area is small, but could use a little improvement - just bark and a small patio area for the BBQ would be nice. A clean BBQ grill would have been nice too - probably the last people that used it did not clean it.

Pillows should probably be replaced for more fluffiness - being 7 mos pregnant, I was glad I brought my pregnancy pillow as the ones there would not have been sufficient for my comfort since they were flat.

Tile stairs were a little hard on my joints, but it looked pretty.

Stove/oven could be upgraded to match the other beautiful renovations of the kitchen.

Perks:
Lovely renovations overall, close proximity to restaurants, coffee shops, etc. in Pacific Grove and close proximity to the Monterey Aquarium, wharf, etc. Nice jet tub on bottom floor and nicely renovated bathroom in master as well. Kitchen/dining area is nice and neighborhood is pretty quiet. The aquarium passes were nice and we enjoyed going there.

Hope to come back to this place again in the future!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the state of the barbeque, the cleaning lady misses cleaning it too often, I will ask her about it again. Can't put bark on the ground due to lots of termites in Pacific Grove.

We will try to do a better job of blocking off small spaces where a small dog could escape through the fence, we have a large dog so it never crossed my mind.

Recently bought two new pillows that were originally placed in the downstairs bedroom. I try to have a mix of thick and thin pillows so people can find whatever they prefer.

Yes, the house is tile floor throughout, the only thing that is practical in a sandy area where dogs are allowed in the home.

Thanks for the compliments on the art!

- Donna
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'Kelp House' - Complete Renovation - One Mile to Aquarium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388148
+1 -707 3285281
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
5

Nice time at nice place

  • 5 of 5
We were very much enjoyed 7 days family reunion at this house in Monterey Coast.
The house is clean, comfortable ...surround by all beautiful beach coast, close to every things, shops, restaurants, aquarium... perfect for relaxing by the sea. Especially thanks to Donna, the owner, for her prompt communication to help our stay more enjoyable (even she was thousand miles away in Fiji ) - Strongly suggest !
Richard H.Lu ( Santa Clara, CA)
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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'Kelp House' - Complete Renovation - One Mile to Aquarium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388148
+1 -707 3285281
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
Southern CA
5

Nice getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Stayed with another couple for 3 nights. It was our first time in Pacific Grove. Quiet neighborhood. Walked to Lover's point. Clean, comfortable and 2 tickets for Aquarium was nice to have access to. Nice art work in the studio. Great place to stay!!!!
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
'Kelp House' - Complete Renovation - One Mile to Aquarium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388148
+1 -707 3285281
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
5

A Great Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5
The house was perfect for myself, my girlfriend and our 14 year old black lab. Everything was exactly as in the pictures and descriptions. Loved the upstairs "master-suite" and outdoor patio. The stairs were too much for our dog, so I had to carry her up and down each time, and the grill hadn't been used in a while so I had to purchase charcoal, lighter fluid and a grill brush (which we left for the next guests). Once it was cleaned up, it worked perfectly! The neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful. We even saw deer walking in front a few mornings! Walked to the aquarium, and to Passionfish for our anniversary dinner, and to Lovers Point. Thank you Donna for a great vacation!
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Kelp House' - Complete Renovation - One Mile to Aquarium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388148
+1 -707 3285281
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
5

Perfect House

  • 5 of 5
My family was invited to a wedding in Monterrey and we decided to add a few days on the front end of our trip...so much nicer than staying in a hotel...lots of room for all of us (and our dogs too!)

Walking to the Aquarium (with the two passes included in the rental cost) was lots of fun...we took turns each day (yes, we are that cheap!)...and had lots of fun.

We really enjoyed the spaciousness of this unit and appreciate the "dog - friendly" bonus. There was even a great dog bed in the upstairs room that my daughter's dog loved.

There was a mix-up on the day we were to arrive, and the place had not been cleaned, but the owner compensated us for our trouble.

I would absolutely rent this place again.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Sorry about the cleaning - I messed up and did not have it on the schedule for the cleaning lady. I appreciate your understanding. And thanks for returning the white comforter, a blue blanket, a green sheet pillow cover, and four gold pillow cases. As you said in your email, "I guess that's what I get for letting my menfolk do the packing". I can so relate! - Donna

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Monterey Bay Aquarium
"Awarded as the Best Aquarium in the world by Trip Advisor. You MUST do this. We are 30 year+..."
17-Mile Drive
"If you like to look at golf courses and expensive homes this is the place to go. Other than..."
Cannery Row
"Tourist trap but picturesque - "
Old Fisherman's Wharf
"Tourist trap, but go on a whale watching trip! Well worth it,"
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
"A "must do" when you are in the Monterey area. It is one of the most spectacular parks in th..."
Monterey Bay Kayaks
"Fun to paddle around near the wharf & aquarium, but if you want a paddling experience go up ..."
Asilomar State Beach
"Usually windy, but a lovely beach for strolling along. Lot of loose dogs there. "
Pavel's Bakerei
"I've traveled all over the world and I think this is the best bakery in the world! The Farme..."
Passionfish
"Sustainable seafood, gourmet food. When we are feeling flush, or celebrating we go here. "
Nearest Airport
4.2 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Victorian Corner Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Lover's Point
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Boating, Widlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking

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Rates & Availability

From $180 Per night

Pacific Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Current
Sep 10 2014 - Dec 27 2014
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,190
 
 
New Year
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$205
 
 
Spring Shoulder
Feb 17 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,330
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,505
 
 
Fall Shoulder
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,330
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Early-Mid Dec
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,190
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Full Payment due 60 days in advance; Half payment due to make reservation; final payment 60 days in advance. Reservation cancelled 60 days in advance looses 10% fee. Partial refunds possible within 60 days period if property is rented out by someone else.
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Amenities

Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Master - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible Bed - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen Bed (2) : TempurPedic Mattress in Master Bedroom. Convertible Bed: Located in Living Room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ocean View: Ocean peek only! Free Long Distance: US Only. Pet Friendly: Tile Floors & Steps - No Crawlers or Toddlers. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Must Be 25+.

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