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SECLUDED MONTEREY BAY BEACH FRONT HOME. NO SHOES REQUIRED.

Steve Whiteford

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Steve Whiteford

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Call Owner
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Book with confidence
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SECLUDED MONTEREY BAY BEACH FRONT HOME. NO SHOES REQUIRED.

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

Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Steve Whiteford (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

About Steve Whiteford

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

Why Steve Whiteford chose Prunedale

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.

What makes this townhome unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
average rating of 4.757576 based on 33 reviews
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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441891vb
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Prunedale Central Coast California
California High Desert Area
5

The Dolphins and Whales Were Amazing

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I, along with our daughter and her two children enjoyed our 5 days in this house. We have family in the area who came to visit us during the day and we enjoyed a grand day at the aquarium.
We saw dolphins, whales, pelicans, hawks, birds that looked like flying footballs, dear, and vultures every day. We all loved it and the ambiance of the house is perfect.
We hope to come again.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, 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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-4083566034
Prunedale Central Coast California
4

RELAXATION!

  • 4 of 5
We went for a long weekend family vacation. My three sons and one with his wife and our 2 year load granddaughter. The home is very comfortable and just has that lived in so sit back and relax feel to it, so we did!!! We spent the whole time here ate the condo, we went to the beach where we threw frisbee, football and played spike ball and of course played in sand and water with the granddaughter! Also the ping-pong table got a work out and we also played board/card games. We saw whales and dolphins and collected a TON of sand dollars. The condo colony was almost deserted even so we didn't even use the facilities but they were all in good shape. The office was closed but there was a number for a maintenance person if needed, I don't know if he would have had the keys to get any shuffleboard stuff. WE brought all our own food and only needed to run to the store for a couple things....I recommend bringing your own water as the water is highly chlorinated which we are not used to. We were able to get in early which was great!!!! We had a wonderful time and hope to come back!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441891vb
-4083566034
Prunedale Central Coast California
Central Valley California
5

The Whale House

  • 5 of 5
I am happy to report that this was my families second year staying at the Whiteford Home and again I was thrilled at our stay. It is the best spot in Monterey Dunes Colony, and I couldn't have asked for a better vacation. Again we just ran out of time to do everything that is available at this home and complex. We saw Whales right from the dining room window, as well as Dolphins and the wide variety of birds. I will most certainly be back, the owners are great and so easy to work with, my family wants to go back again in October, who can wait till next year? Not us!! Thanks again Steve and Todd for a fabulous memory making beach experience!!!!!!!!! :) :)
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441891vb
-4083566034
Prunedale Central Coast California
Oakdale, CA
5

BeeQueen

  • 5 of 5
This was the second time that our family has taken our mini-vacation here.. We all started grinning as we drove through the artichoke fields.. Walking through the front door and looking out onto the ocean can't be beat! We had six young adults with us and there was just not enough time to do everything.. Ping pong and basketball tournaments, skim boarding for hours, and just sitting and breathing in the ocean in a perfectly comfortable place.. We love all the new decorative touches!! We will be coming back
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441891vb
-4083566034
Prunedale Central Coast California
5

Great Quiet Location just far enough Away from the Madding Crowd

  • 5 of 5
This end unit had it all. It was move in ready and appointed with every detail and more. The bedrooms worked for privacy, the master being on the opposite side . The views and deck provided a relaxing beach experience with visual pop with it's placement on the colorful sand dunes. There is endless game and sporting equiptment to use for all ages. We loved it and will definately come back!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
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-4083566034
Prunedale Central Coast California
Folsom,CA
5

Moss Landing Beach House

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed the home. It was clean, in good condition and unpretentious (more our style). 100 feet from a quiet beach with a nice wood walkway to get there. Since it's the first unit on property there's no neighbors to the right, where the deck is, so you have complete privacy. Plenty of room. We had 6 people and it never felt crowded. The facilities (pool, tennis courts, etc) were nicer than we expected too. Plenty of activities for the kids (they especially enjoyed ping pong and darts).
Great location right between Carmel and Santa Cruz, easily accessible right off hwy 1. Only 5-10 minute drive from grocery stores in Marina (as well as Starbucks). When we go to the Carmel/Monterey area we usually look at little hotels or B&Bs, but in the future this will be our first choice.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Moss Landing
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Several
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Moss Landing
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
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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Rates & Availability

From $280 Per night

Prunedale Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nov-Dec
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
2 night minimum stay
$280
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
Xmas and New Years
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
 
 
Jan-Mar
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$280
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
April-May
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$2,200
 
 
Memorial day
May 23 2015 - May 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,800
Flat fee
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$3,000
 
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,800
Flat fee
 
 
July-Labor Day
Jul 7 2015 - Sep 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$3,000
 
 
Sept-Oct
Sep 3 - Oct 31
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,800
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes $125.00 cleaning fee for all stays.
10.5% Monterey TOT Tax

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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:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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