SECLUDED MONTEREY BAY BEACH FRONT HOME. NO SHOES REQUIRED.

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Steve Whiteford

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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SECLUDED MONTEREY BAY BEACH FRONT HOME. NO SHOES REQUIRED.

Prunedale Townhome Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bath private town-home on the beach.

This is our family owned beach get-away.

See url to the Monterey Dunes at: www.montereydunes.com

The 3 bedrooms include a master with a king size bed and an attached bathroom. From the master bedroom there is access through a sliding glass door out to the ocean front deck. From the bed you can see/hear the waves breaking on the beach. The second bedroom is a simple room with a queen size bed. The third bedroom has been used as the 'kids room'. It has a Queen sized and a twin bunk bed with a twin trundle bed under the bunk. 4 kids usually sleep in this room but adults could certainly bunk here as well, the bunk beds are very sturdy.

The second bathroom has a shower/bathtub.

The living room area has a large couch for relaxing, a wood burning fireplace that gets a lot of use at night (wood included). We have Dish Network, 50 inch flat screen, DVD player (with movies), and a sound system for listening to music on your digital music player (iPhone). We have several board games and books which live in this area.

The Kitchen and Dining area is off the living area. The dining table can accommodate 8 people. The view from the dining area is incredible, if feels like you can touch the water. You can literally see whales spouting while eating cheese and drinking wine from the dining area. The kitchen has everything you need to cook the fish you can buy from the world class Phil's Fish Market down the road.

There is a washer and dryer in the hall closet.

The front deck has a closed in area surrounded by pine trees. We have a Weber and a Smoker for BBQ. There is a nice fire pit for late night fires and smores for the kids...or adults. On the side there is a hammock for relaxing above the pine trees. The nice thing about our home is that we have no neighbors to the north of us, ours is the first unit, so you have unobstructed views of the dunes from here, very quiet and private.

The back deck gets the most use. Views as far as you can see, you can sit out here for hours watching the surf, birds, and whales if you are lucky.

There is a two car unattached garage which is used as a toy holder. There is plenty of outdoor parking, room for at least 4 vehicles. In the garage we have a ping pong table with paddles and balls, a beach cruiser for taking a ride, and a bunch of beach toys for both kids and adults.

There is a recreational facility about a 5 minute walk, or 1 minute drive if you are lugging a cooler and toys. It is only open to owners or renters of the Monterey Dunes. It has very nice tennis courts, bocce ball court, basketball court, shuffleboard, swimming pool, hot tub, sand volleyball court, and bathrooms with showers and changing quarters. The recreational area is literally cut out of the dunes, you are surrounded by beauty.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Steve Whiteford

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Our family moved to Los Gatos in 1977 due to a job transfer. I retired in 2004 as VP and Controller of The Cooper Companies, Inc., a NYSE listed providor of contatact lenses and womens' healthcare systems and devices. We are very family oriented - Love to have reunions here, go kyacking in the Elkhorn Slew, go whale watching etc.etc.

Steve Whiteford purchased this townhome in 2004

Monterey Dunes is: Remote, beautiful, close to Monterey, Bayonet golf course, etc. Kids can walk from the house about 50 yards to the beach without having to cross any streets. The view theough the glass wall of the dining room is stunning, particularly the sunset over the water. You can pretty much do whatever you'd like, including nothing! See the link to Monterey Dunes for more details www.montereydunes.com There is a wonderful game area that includes tennis courts, bocce court, pool, hot tub, etc.

My wife is in a wheelchair, so there are ramps installed to allow easy access/egress. We have redocorated recently, including setting up the garage as a game room - Ping pong, etc. We have no neighbor on our right. Just beautiful dunes. It will never be built on. We have a gigantic owl living in a pine tree on our property. We have WIFI and a new flat screen HD tv.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews
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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
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Prunedale Central Coast California
5

Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This is a very large and comfortable home in a beautiful spot along the coast. The location is perfect -- almost halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey, making it easy to visit both. Although you could easily spend your whole vacation at this house! The view from the living room/dining room/kitchen is spectacular, and the games provided by the owner (ping pong, shuffle board, bocce) were lots of fun for our family. We'd love to visit again someday!
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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
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Prunedale Central Coast California
5

Cannot wait to go back here!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
What a find! We had a great time here and barely left the house! The beach is right outside the back door and the complex has a recreation area with tennis, shuffleboard etc. and the house was stocked with everything we needed. The views from the house are stunning! We were two families with kids and had one disabled adult. The ramps made it easy for him to get around and he was able to get to the top of the dunes to watch the kids on the beach and watch the sunsets. The kids loved the beach, collected sand dollars and rode their scooters up and down the boardwalk. We can't wait to go back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
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Prunedale Central Coast California
5

Perfect spot for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Five adults and three kids thought this was the perfect spot for a mini-family reunion. We loved the secluded feeling of being in the end unit and absolutely loved the proximity to the beach! We were close enough to Monterey to enjoy a day at the Aquarium and still have daylight left for some beach time. The home was well equipped, clean, and quite comfortable. We all hope to be able to return and enjoy quality family time here again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
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4083566034
Prunedale Central Coast California
5

What a Great Getaway Spot!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
A great spot for a getaway where you can take long walks on the beach, enjoy the magnificent beauty of the ocean and dunes, and feel like you have some privacy and comfort in this beautiful home. We loved the fact that it was the end unit. The home is very adequately equipped for folks of varied interests. Basically, a great getaway with an outstanding location!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
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Prunedale Central Coast California
5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Our group of six adults and a baby loved this unit. It feels very secluded. The dunes are beautiful and the lovely beach a short walk away is nearly empty. Our adult children enjoyed the bocce ball court, basketball court and tennis court. The owner provides necessary equipment. Trips to Monterrey were easy, and our son and his girlfriend even managed an overnight trip to San Francisco, and felt the drive was easy. The owner is honest, reliable, cordial and helpful and the unit was very clean. Do some serious grocery shopping - you will likely be cooking most of your meals and running out for a forgotten ingredient is possible but a nuisance. Our kids were in favor of a return visit so we will probably be back. Unit is a very nice fit for three couples, one of whom has children.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks, Gail, we would be delighted to welcome you back. when you return, I recommend kayaking in the Elkhorn Slough. Great bird and animal watching!
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Map

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
highway 1
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Moss Landing
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Several
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Moss Landing
Car: necessary

Your secluded hideaway for a never-to-be-forgotten vacation. Each year the Monterey Peninsula offers hundreds of festivals, tournaments, shows, races, tours and other very special activities.

There is so much to do. Play some of the world's finest golf courses. Watch the whales from your oceanfront home, surf fish on the beach and watch sea otters at play. Browse in the antique shops of Moss Landing. Visit the spectacular Monterey Bay Aquarium and the magnificent 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach is a must for everyone.

Monterey Dunes has 120 individually owned homes stretched out over a mile of beachfront on 125 acres of colorful sand dunes. Homes are 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms—some have private hot tubs. Some are available for rent—they are completely furnished.

The recreational facilities include 4 tennis courts, swimming pool, saunas, hot tub, sand volleyball court and basketball. Monterey Dunes is one of California's best kept secrets.

Sun, sea and solitude. Undisturbed beach as far as the eye can see. A spectacular Monterey Bay setting, enhanced by choice amenities planned in harmony with the environment. This is Monterey Dunes. So perfectly secluded, yet so close — just a few minutes — to the rich cultural and entertainment life of the Monterey peninsula.

Come join us in this magnificent setting of natural sand dunes hundreds of years in the making. Our beautiful oceanfront home is nestled in this very fragile sand dune environment. But please, please never walk on the sand dunes. Our plant life at the dunes is always in a life and death struggle. The beautiful and colorful plant life helps hold the extremely fragile sand dunes in place. Since the Salinas River has been dammed less and less sand is available to maintain the dunes. Without the plant life hundreds of years of sand could disappear in less than a decade.

We must preserve the sand dunes for all future generations. People and nature working together should be able to preserve the dunes forever. Please — never, never walk on the dunes — we're grateful for your help.

Each home has a boardwalk to the beach. On the beach you can hike, run, play, fish, build your sand castle—or just do nothing. Magnificent Monterey Dunes. A place you'll always remember — an experience you'll never forget.

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Availability & Rates

Prunedale Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
April-May
Apr 1 2014 - May 31 2014
$350
$425
Fri,Sat
$2,200
2 nights
 
 
memorial day
May 23 2014 - May 25 2014
$1,800
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
June
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$400
$500
Fri,Sat
$3,000
2 nights
 
 
July-Labor day
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 2 2014
$400
$500
Fri,Sat
$3,000
2 nights
 
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2014 - Jul 5 2014
$1,800
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$1,800
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Sept-Oct
Sep 3 - Oct 31
$300
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,500
2 nights
 
 
Nov-Dec
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
$280
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,000
2 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$3,000
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
Xmas and New Years
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 5 2015
$550
$3,500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes $125.00 cleaning fee for all stays.
10.5% Monterey TOT Tax

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Prunedale Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) master, Queen size Beds (1) second bedroom, Double Beds (1) 3rd bedroom, Bunk Beds (1) 3rd bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Books
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • recreation center
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
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