Monterey House Rental Photos and Description
2+BR / 2.5 BA Walk to Asilomar Beach, Lovers Point, Aquarium, Cannery Row
This immaculate Spanish Colonial home is centrally located in the sunniest part of Pacific Grove, near Washington Park and the Monarch butterfly sanctuary.
Our home boasts many green attributes: It has a state-of-the-art solar system installed on the roof which powers most of the home electrical needs. It also has a sophisticated rain-water catchment system which allows us to conserve drinking water by using rainwater for the gardens. South-facing windows capture the sun and we have energy efficient lighting throughout.
We live in a nice quiet neighborhood central to everything on the Peninsula and only a short walk to Lovers Point, Asilomar Beach, the Butterfly Sanctuary, and Point Pinos Lighhouse. Two bedrooms (one queen and one king bed) plus sleep sofa and a roll-away bed in family room. Sleeps up to 6 people comfortably. (Please keep in mind the Family Room does not have a door and the beds in it are not very comfortable for full-sized adults. For kids it's fine). Two complete baths on main level, plus half bath in upstairs master bedroom.
Bright and sunny, our home is immaculate and newly remodeled. It has all the amenities - WiFi, DVD, cable with large sceen TV, dishwasher, washer/dryer, granite counters, hardwood floors. Private courtyard with new gas grill. Off-street parking. Large kitchen fully outfitted with granite counters, full-size fridge, large dishwasher, blender, coffee maker, microwave, glass-top range, flatware and dishes for 8+ persons. We have a large, bright living room with french doors that open to the courtyard. There is a separate downstairs family room and entertainment center with new large flat screen TV.
The main floor consists of the large living room, large kitchen, guest bedroom and two full baths, one of which has a whirlpool bathtub. The other has a shower. Upstairs is master bedroom with king bed and half bath. We have a two-person hot tub on the back deck that you may opt to use for an extra charge.
Casa Mariposa is located right in the middle of the tip of Monterey Peninsula, equidistant from Asilomar Beach and Lovers Point. Walk or bike to the aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Spanish Bay, the Monarch Sanctuary, Pt. Pinos Lighthouse, golf courses, art galleries, etc, etc.
17-mile drive is only 3 blocks away. Follow its legendary route along some of the most scenic shorline on the coast, winding through Pebble Beach and ending up in Carmel where you have some of the best shopping in California as well as the highest concentration of art galleries and boutiques in the west.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Jon Kramer
Casa Mariposa is the home of Julie Martinez and Jon Kramer, globe-trotting adventurers with natural history backgrounds and a passion for Earth and all living things. Julie is a natural history illustrator and art instructor. Jon is a geological engineer and solar energy developer. Together they author adventure guidebooks. You will see some of Julie’s art on these walls and their joint adventure guidebooks on the shelves.
Jon Kramer purchased this house in 2011
Why Jon Kramer chose Monterey
In the 1990s Jon lived in Monterey in a small apartment uphill from Cannery Row. Julie would occasionally fly in from Minneapolis to visit him. They fell love with eachother and the area. Together they would spend all their time exploring the incredible natural worlds of Monterey Bay and Big Sur. They dreamed of owning a home here one day and were finally able to pull it off. Now you can experience what has compelled them all these years....
What makes this house unique
We call our home Casa Mariposa – literally “Butterfly House” in Spanish. It is located only a few blocks from the famous Monarch butterfly sanctuary of Pacific Grove. During the Monarch season (October – March) you will see many of these magnificent delicate creatures take advantage of the butterfly-friendly flowers in and around our home. You can walk or bike to all of the best aspects on the Penninsula or retreat to the private courtyard. Casa Mariposa is centrally located in a quiet neighborhood. It sits atop the hill near Washington Park in the sunniest part of Pacific Grove.