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THE TRAVELER'S COTTAGE, ONE OF JOHN STEINBECK'S COTTAGES FOR RENT!

Kevin Delaney

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Kevin Delaney

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014
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THE TRAVELER'S COTTAGE, ONE OF JOHN STEINBECK'S COTTAGES FOR RENT!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Pacific Grove Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 1920's Beach Cottage With Bay Views

'I bought a small house and garden in Pacific Grove...' writes John Steinbeck in April 1941 in a letter addressed to a friend (from John Steinbeck: A Life in letters). This historic property was owned by John Steinbeck in the early 1940's.

This darling cottage has one bedroom with a queen size bed, a cozy living room with a queen sleeper sofa, and a charming kitchen where not too distant views of Monterey Bay can be seen from the window. There is a tranquil garden to enjoy as well, with sprawling oak trees canopying the peaceful sitting area where morning coffee or evening wine can be enjoyed as you listen to the sounds of the harbor in the distance. The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen, cable TV, and wireless internet.

Downtown Pacific Grove, which is home to countless restaurants, shops, and the famous Lover's Point, is a short half mile away. Just steps outside the door of the cottage is a walking path that leads straight down the hill to The Monterey Bay Aquarium, also a mere half mile away.

It is one of three cottages on the property, with its own private entrance and reserved parking area. For larger groups, The Traveler's Cottage can be rented with The Steinbeck Cottage and/or The Writer's Studio on the same property.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kevin Delaney (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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 22, 2014

About Kevin Delaney

I have lived in California for most of my life and have always loved the coast. It has been a dream of mine to own a little beach house someday. That dream became a reality in 2102 when I was fortunate enough to find this treasure of a property in the beautiful small beach town of Pacific Grove.

Kevin Delaney purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Kevin Delaney chose Pacific Grove

This property is rich in character and history. The cottages on the property have a feel of days gone by, with thoughtful architectural touches and details that speak to the period. The tranquil garden brings about a sense of peace, and one can't help but feel relaxed in its presence. When you come away to the cottage, I hope that you are immersed in its serenity and charm.

What makes this cottage unique

The historical aspect of the property was a huge draw for me as well. The cottages on the property are about 100 years old. I love that it was once owned by John Steinbeck, and often imagine him walking around this property, being inspired by its beauty and serenity. I am a huge Steinbeck fan!

When he was away from this home, staying in New York, he wrote to his friend who was living here at the time, 'It is a pleasant little house, and we miss it...You'll find you get a lot of thinking done in that house.' (from John Steinbeck, A Life in Letters).

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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 25 traveler reviews

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The Traveler's Cottage, One Of John Steinbeck's Cottages For Rent!
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
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The Traveler's Cottage, One Of John Steinbeck's Cottages For Rent!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464633vb
-650-387-2970
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
5

Steinbeck Respite

  • 5 of 5
The owners had thought of everything to make our stay memorable. We enjoyed lounging around the fire pit with a beverage and admiring our setting one evening. We loved the style and details of the cottage. I was intrigued by the history associated with the property & picked up a copy of Cannery Row to reread. We enjoyed the aquarium passes and Pacific Grove shopping. I will be back!
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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The Traveler's Cottage, One Of John Steinbeck's Cottages For Rent!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464633vb
-650-387-2970
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
Arnold, Ca. USA
5

shinndig

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was nicely decorated, had a well equipped kitchen and a very comfortable bed. The patio was a great size and had great morning sun to sit in while having our morning coffee. The location was perfect...a stroll to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and just a short distance to downtown Pacific Grove. The host was wonderful as well.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
The Traveler's Cottage, One Of John Steinbeck's Cottages For Rent!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464633vb
-650-387-2970
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
Saratoga, CA
3

Great cottage in mediocre neighborhood

  • 3 of 5
The cottage is darling. The neighborhood is not what we expected for the cost of the nightly rent, cleaning fee, and deposit. We could have stayed downtown Carmel for the same price with our dog at the Cypress Inn ($225/night). There were cigarettes left in the fire pit and the outdoor trash can was completely full. When you pay that much money, you expect everything to be nice. Pacific Grove is not our "cup of tea". We spent every meal and outing in Carmel, as a result. The price is too high for the neighborhood and location.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
The Traveler's Cottage, One Of John Steinbeck's Cottages For Rent!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464633vb
-650-387-2970
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
California
5

Perfect Coastal Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
This place was just as advertised in every way. An amazing place on it's own, but has great location to boot! All we needed was at the cottage or the stores within walking distance!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
The Traveler's Cottage, One Of John Steinbeck's Cottages For Rent!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464633vb
-650-387-2970
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
Trinidad, CA
5

Very Comfortable Place to Stay in Pacific Grove

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed in the Traveler's Cottage for a week. We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend it to other couples.
The cottage was well laid out and contained all the kitchen items that you would need to fix your own meals--we did on several occasions. We liked having our own parking spot in the ally near the door to the cottage which made it easy to load and unload groceries or luggage.
We enjoyed watching the squirrels scurrying about looking for acorns from the magnificent oak trees.
The step up to the kitchen/bathroom area might be a problem for disabled folks but we found it to not be a problem for us.
We would definitely consider the Traveler's Cottage as a place to stay on our next trip to PG.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The Traveler's Cottage, One Of John Steinbeck's Cottages For Rent!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p464633vb
-650-387-2970
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
carlsbad
5

Charming getaway in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5
I wanted to take my wife to Monterey for her birthday and was looking at lodging in the area. I didn't like the looks or value of any of the hotels and I happened across The Traveler's Cottage on VRBO. The owner and property had great reviews so I went with it. Amy was very responsive from the moment I booked and gave me a ton of helpful information. When we got to the cottage is was better than the pictures. It's a good size (except for the doorways - but that's part of the charm on a 1920's house) and is really well decorated. The bed is ridiculously comfortable and the kitchen is great so you don't have to go out all the time. But if you do (like us) this place is walking distance from almost everything. We walked to Cannery Row (tons of restaurants and shops) and to the Aquarium (the Cottage even comes with 2 aquarium passes - which is $80 saved). The only time we used our car was to drive to the wharf to go whale watching, and even that is less than a mile away. My favorite part was sitting in the private back yard, drinking a glass of wine and reading (I had to read some Steinbeck, it seemed only fitting). All in all a wonderful experience that my wife and I are already trying to plan for next year.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Nearest Beach
1.35 Miles
Lover's Point
Car: recommended

Pacific Grove offers an unparalleled quality of life. Sharing borders with the Monterey Bay, City of Monterey, Pacific Ocean, and the Del Monte Forest, our town offers breathtaking views and recreational activities. The City provides services to the community including: excellent fire, emergency, and ocean rescue services; an award-winning natural history museum; the lowest crime rate of any city in Monterey County; a nationally-recognized 18-hole golf course; a monarch butterfly habitat sanctuary; sandy beaches; and, the oldest continuously-operating lighthouse on the west coast. We are known for our small-town hospitality and friendliness in a place we simply call 'P.G.' (from The City of Pacific Grove website)

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Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

Pacific Grove Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $110
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes ~A $110 cleaning fee will be added to each booking
~A $200 refundable damage deposit will be required with each booking OR a non-refundable $49 damage insurance can be purchased instead
~A 10% city transient tax will be added to rental cost for stays less than 30 days
~Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Booking is confirmed once 50% of total reservation amount is received.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Pacific Grove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed with down comforter
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Check-in time is 3:30pm Check-out time is 11:30am The Traveler's Cottage has a firm no smoking and no pet policy

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