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JOHN STEINBECK'S WRITER'S STUDIO

Kevin Delaney

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Kevin Delaney

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014
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JOHN STEINBECK'S WRITER'S STUDIO

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Pacific Grove Studio Rental Photos and Description

1920's Beach Studio offers 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, with peaks of Monterey Bay

The most amazing part about this little place, is that it used to belong to John Steinbeck in the early 40's. He used it as his writing studio, where he worked on The Sea of Cortez. It has been renovated to pay homage to the period and history of the property. It has a masculine and sophisticated, yet romantic feel, with accents that speak to travel and hint at a woman's touch.

This darling little studio retreat has a bedroom with a sitting area, full bathroom, and a fully stocked kitchen . Guests will enjoy a private outdoor sitting area, beautiful views of the garden, peaks of the ocean, and walking accessibility to downtown Pacific Grove and Cannery Row, just a half-mile away.

The Writer's Studio is original 1920's architecture and has short doorways throughout the studio. Tall guests will need to mind their heads when passing through the rooms.

It is one of three cottages on the property. It sits behind the main house (called The Steinbeck Cottage) and next to The Traveler's Cottage. For larger groups, The Writer's Studio can be rented with The Steinbeck Cottage and/or The Traveler's Cottage on the same property.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • 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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 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 studio 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 studio 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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
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

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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John Steinbeck's Writer's Studio
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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John Steinbeck's Writer's Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485366vb
-650-387-2970
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
5

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent six days in the Writers Studio for our 30th anniversary. It was everything we wanted and more. We felt at home from the minute we walked in the door. We had everything we needed if we wanted to cook at "home" and were just a short walk to Cannery Row if we wanted to dine out. The bed was so comfortable and the view out the window so beautiful we were tempted to lounge the day away at times. We are already talking about spending our 35th anniversary here and hopefully a visit in between.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
John Steinbeck's Writer's Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485366vb
-650-387-2970
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
Thornton, Fife, United Kingdom
5

Steinbeck's Writers Studio

Steinbeck's Writers Studio
  • 5 of 5
We spent 3 days in the studio during our honeymoon and it surpassed all of our expectations. It was beautifully decorated, and the attention to detail was amazing, with lots of quirky touches to make us feel right at home.

The location of the studio was fantastic, with everything we wanted to see right at the bottom of the road. Leaving was a real wrench. We do hope we'll be able to return in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
John Steinbeck's Writer's Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485366vb
-650-387-2970
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
5

Perfect Cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Steinbeck's Writers Studio. As a designer and builder I have a bit of a critical eye with such things. This cottage was very tastefully redesigned down to every little detail. The amenities and finishes were so carefully chosen that you can experience the quaint vintage feel that the property provides, but still enjoy the modern conveniences one would expect. Everything was immaculate! The location was so much better than we expected - walking distance to Cannery Row and the Aquarium. Check in and check out was simple and Kevin was just a text away if we needed anything. We can't wait to come back and stay longer!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
John Steinbeck's Writer's Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485366vb
-650-387-2970
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
Tucson, Arizona
5

Lovely Studio

  • 5 of 5
The Writer's Studio was just perfect for us. It was comfortable and well equipped. We loved having our meals in the garden, watching the squirrels race on the massive tree branches. The decor was warm and welcoming...thank you so much!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
John Steinbeck's Writer's Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485366vb
-650-387-2970
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
Emeryville
5

Wonderful, cozy, easy walk to town

  • 5 of 5
Really wonderful and cozy place. It was as cute and comfortable as the pictures and its description. I spent time just sitting in bed staring out the gorgeous bay windows reading. Really relaxing.

Nice walk into town, maybe ten minutes, right to cannery row. Studio is up a little hill, so you can a beautiful view of the bay on the walk down into town. Central located to everything by car: Downtown Monterey and Pacific Grove.

Cute little kitchen with coffee and a french press ready to go. Instructions where crystal clear. Looking forward to staying longer next time.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
John Steinbeck's Writer's Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485366vb
-650-387-2970
Pacific Grove Central Coast California
5

Awesome place for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Such an charming place for a relaxing getaway! In walking distance to anything you might need yet still feels secluded and private. Hope to make a return trip in the future!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
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 $175 Per night

Pacific Grove Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

Pacific Grove Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Oversized bathroom. Completely remodeled with vintage penny round tiles. Original sunken cast iron tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Romantic Queen Bed with Rali Quilt and down comforter. Bed overlooks the garden through a large picture window, that the sun rises through in the morning. His and her sitting area, electric fireplace, and window seat.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Check-in time is 3:30pm Check-out time is 11:30am The Writer's Studio has a firm no smoking and no pet policy.

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