UNIQUE COTTAGE CLOSE TO MONTEREY PENINSULA & LOCAL WINERIES.

Rori Jensen

Advertiser since 2011
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Rori Jensen

Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english
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UNIQUE COTTAGE CLOSE TO MONTEREY PENINSULA & LOCAL WINERIES.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Salinas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to our cozy, isolated cottage nestled amongst the lettuce fields of the Salinas Valley. Our cottage is located on our property 4.5 miles down River Road, just at the start of the Monterey County Wine Trail. On our half acre we have several outbuildings, our home and the owners cabinet shop. Weekends are quiet and peaceful when the shop is not operating, but during the week the cabinet shop starts up at 7 am with the noise being barely audible inside the cottage. The cottage has an open floor plan, with the 'bedroom,' living room, and kitchen connected to one another and the open sleeping loft. The cottage is located just off River Road, with a view of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range and endless produce fields. We are located 20 miles from Monterey and Pebble Beach, 7 miles to Salinas, 15 miles to Laguna Seca Raceway, and 45 miles from Santa Cruz. The agricultural setting of our property provides a unique experience of seeing where the lettuce, broccoli, or strawberries that you buy at home originated. There is little traffic, only the occasional tractor or the rare crop dusting helicopter, which only add to the experience. Enjoy the views and unbeatable hospitality during your stay, making this an ideal setting for a private and fun getaway weekend.

Keywords: Laguna Seca, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Salinas, beaches, races, rodeo, festivals, Concourse, golf, River Road Wine Trail, AT&T, fireplace, quiet, kitchen, breakfast, Wi-Fi, tv,

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rori Jensen (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Rori Jensen

We are Paul & Rori Jensen and have been married for 28 years. When we purchased this property in 2004, our dream was realized and we were able to locate our custom cabinet shop, Jensen Co. Specialty Woodwork, right on our property. When looking at the Google Map, the marker is in the wrong place...continue down the road , to the right, to the next house with the shop and all the out-buildings. In addition to having the shop right here, we also really enjoy entertaining and often have family and friends out to enjoy our beautiful slice of heaven. We and our two sons, two dogs, five cats and six chickens have been working really hard for the last seven years to make our place into something really special. We invite you to come and share a bit of what we have done! Creative use of space, reclaimed materials and custom woodwork have all been used to make this cottage into something truly magical. Come and see!! We look forward to meeting you.

Rori Jensen purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Rori Jensen chose Salinas

We live in a beautiful area and are close to many famous landmarks, Carmel by the sea, Laguna Seca Raceway, Big Sur, Monterey, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the River Road Wine Trail. By converting a detached two car garage into a charming cottage, we can increase our income in these troubling times, and give you the opportunity to share in our joy!

What makes this cottage unique

As we have mentioned already, our cottage is unique, our use of space and materials have created a wonderful and relaxing place for your weekend getaway. Many of our guests have indicated that they just don't want to leave! But, our proximity to so many truly unique locations make day trips to the Monterey Peninsula, the Big Sur coast and the wide open vistas of the Salinas Valley easily obtainable. You can relax each night in the quiet of the lettuce fields in front of a roaring fire, or enjoy the patio and the spectacular view of the Santa Lucia mountain range (really just big hills, but very beautiful anyway.)

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Unique Cottage Close to Monterey Peninsula & Local Wineries.
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
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Unique Cottage Close to Monterey Peninsula & Local Wineries.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393779vb
-831-320-9065
Salinas Central Coast California
Vacaville
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is adorable and stocked with all the basics kitchen necessities as well as books, movies and games to entertain guests. Our 3 children ages 6, 8,and 10 absolutely loved the fort as well as the in ground trampoline. The kiddos enjoyed having their little loft in the cottage to hang out in as well. Plenty of room in the loft to comfortably sleep 3 children. Location was great just 15-20 min. away from our family and the beach in Marina. We enjoyed not staying in a hotel with 3 children and having the yard for the kids to play in. In fact they wanted to pass on the beach so that they could get back to the cottage sooner to play! Paul and Rori were fantastic. Very warm and inviting even bringing us homemade chocolate chip cookies when we arrived, which by the way were amazing. They also invited us out to the fire to roast marshmallows and make smores, which of course we could not refuse. No doubt this will be our spot when we travel back to visit family. Thanks Rori and Paul for your hostility.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your glowing review on our Cottage! It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. Our dogs, Maggie and Bree, miss your children because of all the ball playing and snuggling time they lavished on our gentle, furry pets. We look forward to seeing you in the future. It is our joy to share our hospitality with so many others.
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Unique Cottage Close to Monterey Peninsula & Local Wineries.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393779vb
-831-320-9065
Salinas Central Coast California
Central Valley, CA
5

Perfect Family Getaway Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Our family had an amazing stay at this charming cottage. The love and attention to detail that went into making this more than just a "place to stay" but a "peaceful refuge" is evident in every detail of this cozy home-away-from home. The cleanliness was impressive in itself! You can't have a better view than the rolling hills and picturesque vegetable fields surrounding you. The location is ideal for a trip to the coast, being just a short drive to Monterey, Carmel, Santa Cruz, and many other destinations. For the same cost of a hotel, we enjoyed complete freedom, our children had the time of their lives climbing in the fort, jumping on the trampoline, and most of all playing the your super friendly dogs. My husband and I almost felt like we had a vacation alone, because even when we were in the cottage reading or relaxing watching TV, the kids rarely came down from their "loft refuge". The one thing that almost kept us from staying here was the location of the cottage being right in the middle of the property, we were afraid it would be awkward and uncomfortable to have the owners that close....turns out we couldn't have been more wrong! Not only is there plenty of privacy, but Paul and Rori were the best thing about our stay. We looked forward to every chance to take a tour of the property and hear their stories. They are truly blessed with the gift of nurturing and hospitality!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind words!!! Many times we get renters/families who are such a joy to have stay in our cottage and your family was the cream of the crop!
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Unique Cottage Close to Monterey Peninsula & Local Wineries.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393779vb
-831-320-9065
Salinas Central Coast California
5

Lovely gem in the lettuce patch!

  • 5 of 5
Our second visit to Rory and Paul's little slice of Heaven. We enjoyed the serenity of this little cottage each evening following full days of wine tasting, hiking at Pinnacles National Park and sightseeing in Monterey and Carmel. Thank you for another perfect get-a-way!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay again this year! Well, I hope we will see you again next year for another birthday getaway weekend. Yes, we think our little place in the middle of the lettuce fields IS a gem and thanks for sharing it with us.
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Unique Cottage Close to Monterey Peninsula & Local Wineries.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393779vb
-831-320-9065
Salinas Central Coast California
5

Charming Country Cottage Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were so excited to stay here to celebrate our one year anniversary, and at the end of the week we didn't want to leave. Paul and Rori were extremely hospitable and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. As an interior designer, my wife was smitten with all the charming details of the cottage's design - full of vintage decor and reclaimed wood. During our stay we drove all over the California coast and were so thankful to have such a relaxing environment to return to every evening. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well every night. Paul's impressive wood shop was nearby, but we were never bothered by any noise, even on his busiest days making cabinets. We will DEFINITELY be coming back, maybe for longer next time!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You and your wife were so much fun to have stay with us and Paul and I throughly enjoyed meeting you both. Thanks for choosing our place to celebrate your anniversary! Did you make it to the Alameda Point Antique Fair on the first Sunday of the month? We tried to lead you astray with more shopping! Hope to see you again soon.
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Unique Cottage Close to Monterey Peninsula & Local Wineries.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393779vb
-831-320-9065
Salinas Central Coast California
Griffin, GA
5

Beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was a wonderful experience for our family of three. It was very nicely decorated, comfortable, homey and clean. We stayed two nights, but wished we had planned for longer. Paul and Rori have the gift of hospitality. They are the best host and hostess that we have experienced. They made us feel like old friends. If you love the country, you will love this place. It is surrounded by vegetable farms. The interior decor and landscaping was very impressive.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You and your mom and dad were such a joy to have visiting us. So glad you were so comfortable and you found everything to your liking. If we ever visit your folks state, we will look them up.
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Unique Cottage Close to Monterey Peninsula & Local Wineries.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393779vb
-831-320-9065
Salinas Central Coast California
5

Great accommodations and hospitality!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of three, including our five year old daughter, were so happy with this great find! Paul and Rori were so welcoming and gracious with their suggestions on what to do and where to eat in the local area. Our daughter loved the little "tree house", trampoline, chickens, ladder to go upstairs to her very own loft, but especially the doggies, Maggie and Bree. The accommodations including the linens, beds, towels, kitchen gadgets, games, books, etc. were all great quality. The farm/cottage is about 20-30 minutes from Monterey but the distance didn't really faze us. In fact it was nice to be close to Salinas for their small farmers market on Saturday (and be sure to check out Halltree Antique Mall too along Main Street) and Santa Cruz for the Beach Boardwalk.

Thank you Paul & Rori! We hope to be back again next summer.
Emily, Steve and Taylor
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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farm tours, wine tasting, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Laguna Seca Raceway

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Salinas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$140
$900
$1,928
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.5%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Amenities

Salinas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) This comfortable queen size bed is Memory Foam and has received kudos from every guest thus far., Twin or Single Beds (2) Up in the loft, we have 2 twin beds on the carpeted floor and they are perfect for kids and adults alike.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bathroom carries the theme of the rest of The Cottage. Custom walk in shower pan is made from an old claw foot bath tub with the side cut out. Shower surround is constructed from reclaimed redwood which creates in the shower the feeling that you are showering in an old carriage! Truly unique. The vanity is constructed from bead board that was original to our house and was torn out when we remodeled. The floor is acid washed concrete. Lots of natural light from the skylight and window. There is an elliptical trainer, in my quilting studio, which is available for your use 24/7 AQUARIUM PASSES: We also have two complimentary aquarium passes available for you to use. An $80 savings!!!
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