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Barbara

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Ocean Views Hacienda Serena-'All You Promised and More!!'

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Del Rey Oaks House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + 1 sofasleeper, 2 futons, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 at base rate

Looking for a great get away with great views? This home and location get raves every time, due to special amenities, views, elegant furnishings, helpful info on coupons and 'deals' in the area. Easy access to Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway and Steinbeck's Pastures of Heaven to the East (Salinas activities) as well as VERY close to all Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach sites. We send you exact mileage and drive time to all attractions!

We know you feel a great responsibility if you are planning the trip for your family and/or friends! Rest easy, as you and your guests will love this home and all the special touches in it. Please do read the guest reviews! Any reviews not generated directly by guests are entered in quotation marks, exactly as written in the guest book by guests themselves!

Sleeps four total guests for $250 per night plus prep and clean are only $150. Due to sleeper sofa, possible 1-2 extra guests possible depending on the configuration and those extras will be $50 per person per night. Total of four adults preferred.

You'll find full breakfast supplies at the house; hiking, tennis courts nearby; house with entertainment center; music alcove with piano; high-end gourmet kitchen with the latest eco-friendly appliances; chocolates in each bedroom along with 'Sleepy-time Tea' and fresh flower arrangements; central heating to all rooms; websites provided in advance of your stay, leading to discounted annual passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, wine tasting experiences, and a VERY POPULAR Lula's chocolate factory tour nearby house with free samples! Hacienda Serena is prepared for you with environmentally friendly cleaners & completely sanitized after each rental, even a NEW sponge for washing dishes for EACH rental! Attention to detail, quality control and immaculate quality of the entire home are of utmost importance to us so there is a hands-on walk through each time. A typical comment in our guest book: 'This home is all you promised and more.'

Your privacy is assured; owner is available to assist you and provide information on the area and home as needed. Owner often may be on site for gardening and other duties in locked off private unit with private entrance. Renters in residence will always be contacted to ensure privacy and convenience and greeted by owners who walk you through initially to show how things work!

*See the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay. You'll be entranced by the sunrise over mountains to the east and west to the glow of a sunset glow over the Pacific Ocean.

*Full breakfast items provided for you to fix your breakfast and relax! No rushing out to shop for groceries!

*2 bedrooms, 2 baths (one is a private suite with Bay Views). Queen bed in each of the two bedrooms. Great linens, sanitized w/each use.

*New kitchen, granite counters, stainless appliances, filtered water in the stainless refrigerator.

*WRAP AROUND REDWOOD DECKING covering 2 sides of property-1200 square feet of decks! Also, with propane BBQ in bricked space, barbeque tools provided, plus wood provided for outdoor evening fireside experiences around the chiminea.

*Attached garage with automatic opener, great for collector car and biking events!

*WiFi and entertainment center with large TV, DVD, music, VCR, movies and CDs & DVDs, new flat screen TVs in both bedrooms, TVs in kitchen and living room!

*Certified Wildlife habitat, a birdwatcher's delight on the flyway between mountains to the east and Pacific Ocean to the west. 1/4 mile walk to frog pond preserve with ducks and geese and 1 mile trail around pond, including a redwood grove.

*Piano and music center in living area for sing- alongs as well as game table for cards and games! Make memories!

*1/2 mile walk to private tennis courts. Just 1.5 miles to closest beach.

*Property is managed by the owners, your hosts, experienced in real estate management and customer satisfaction and they personally are the point of contact. We want your vacation to be perfect! On-call so you are not left 'out to dry' if you have a question or need.

*We send you a planning letter with websites that have discounts for the Aquarium and restaurants nearby, an activities list, restaurant list and 'distance to major attractions' list, and our 'Four Favorite Hikes', history of the neighborhood.

This beautifully appointed home has two bedrooms each with a queen bed; Also available is an inflatable queen bed PLUS new QUEEN sofasleeper with "extra loft mattress" of memory foam in the living room. The almost level-in entries and single story layout also help those who find stairs difficult.

Hacienda Serena is only 1.5 miles from Monterey Bay beaches with 32 miles of lovely walking and biking paths at Monterey Bay State Beach, named in AARP Magazine 'one of the nation's ..most beautiful beaches...for a leisurely outdoor activity...' Watch or fly kites, hike the dunes and scenic trails, or play in the Bay!

The welcoming flag is always flying at Hacienda Serena and the special breakfast items include juice, fresh homemade coffee cake, fresh fruit in season, eggs, sausages, potato cakes, waffles, cereals, an assortment of coffees and teas, and condiments. After a relaxing first morning, you can recline on the decks with your freshly brewed coffee and savor the view!

This ranch-style, level-in home with Western hacienda-style decor has breathtaking sunsets to the west over Monterey Bay and sunrises to the east over the mountains. Enjoy new flat screen TVs in both bedrooms and also large TV in the living room entertainment center; two DVD players and a library of DVDs, CDs for great music, etc. provided.. WiFi and High speed internet are provided.

This great vacation home in the Monterey sunbelt is just a few miles west of Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway and Golf Course, the Salinas Valley 'lettuce Bowl of the US' known as Steinbeck Country and Pastures of Heaven, required shuttles to all special events, and the Steinbeck Museum; moments west to downtown Monterey, Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Grove, 7 miles to downtown Carmel and beach on Carmel Bay, and 8 miles to the Lodge at Pebble Beach! You can relax and have fun from the moment you arrive! Just bring your clothes and wind down while we provide everything else, including 'how to' , what to do, where to go instructions for you!

We look forward to helping you have a great time on the Monterey Peninsula! In return we just ask that you use the home and contents gently and respectfully. Thank you!

Keywords: Vacation, furnished, rental

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Barbara (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Barbara

We have always dreamed of providing a rental home with our own special touch for guests, which is what we enjoy doing now. It's as lovely as a bed and breakfast but better for you, since you have privacy but all the 'goodies'! We provide custom decorations for special occasions, fresh flowers, chocolates in each bedroom, freshly baked coffee cake, complete breakfast items, many, many extras !

Barbara purchased this house in 2003

Why Barbara chose California

Hacienda Serena has everything we wanted in a 'dream' home: views of Monterey Bay plus Santa Cruz hills and Pacific Grove views to the west and of unlimited hills and mountains to the east for great sunrises and sunsets! It is a very sunny location in Del Rey Oaks area but one can still see fog drifting in and out of the Bay and we love those views. Close to all the wonderful activities on Monterey Peninsula; walk to neighborhood private tennis courts, parks with stream, play areas, picnic tables, and a Regional Park Frog Wetland Preserve. Short 5 minute drive to Monterey Bay and beaches, wharf, Aquarium.

What makes this house unique

Views of the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay; privacy inside and out with lots of decking; beautiful yard, flowers and fountains; gas fireplace for interior atmosphere; outside is a wood-burning chiminea for evenings with your family and friends. Lovely furnishings with great, new kitchen that is easy to work in. Easy 'flow' through the house for the guests. All on one floor, including level out through French doors to 1100 sf of decking and lots of outdoor furniture. OR... sit on the front veranda in the late afternoon with tea or coffee and bask in that special, warm late afternoon sun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sincerely enjoyed the delicious coffee cake. Your home is so conveniently located for so many fun activities and beautiful coastal venues. Thank you so much!
Jul 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)
Ocean Views Hacienda Serena-'All You Promised and More!!'
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews
St Louis, MO
5

A great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Hacienda Serena. From Barbara's amazing coffee cake to the beautiful view to the wonderful home, it was just what we expected and more. Great hospitality and a well cared for home. Everything we needed was there. Location is on a quiet street and close to Monterey and Pacific Grove. It is all on one floor so very easy to get around. We would recommend a dinner at Hula's Island Grill and happy hour at Bayonet Grill on Fridays. Also excellent mexican at Peppers in Pacific Grove. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for the hospitality Barbara and David!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Barbara and David were wonderful hosts. We felt at home the minute we walked in the door. Everything we needed was provided.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure! Glad you enjoyed the special decorations for your son's wonderful achievement. Best wishes to a truly great family. Barbara and David
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San Jose California
5

Family Reunion for Wedding

  • 5 of 5

OK fine, I am still dreaming about the coffee cake. But I digress. Our nephew was getting married in Carmel and my three adult children wanted to have one house to share so we could all be together. Hacienda Serena was like walking into a cozy elegant family home with a view! No detail was overlooked for our comfort and the quiet was so welcome after the frenzy of all the details of getting kids in from out of state, airport runs, wedding participation, etc. We all wished we could have stayed longer just to enjoy the property and being together. It is a perfect location for all things Monterey and Carmel. And did I tell you about the coffee cake?

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure! Guests like you make all the work so worthwhile. We hope you will return soon! Thank you for the thoughtful review and for taking time to submit same:)
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SF Bay Area
5

A lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a girlfriends getaway! Conveniently located to all Monterey attractions. The house is immaculate, the deck was great! We (8 long-time friends) spent most of our time out there in the evening, after a day of fun in the area, the weather was so perfect for us. It was easy to get to Monterey downtown, Steinbeck Museum, Carmel, the beach...we had a wonderful time. David quickly came to the rescue when the wifi modem needed a boot (ha!), and Barbara's coffee cake is *really* good. First morning breakfast was provided--rare in this type of rental I am sure! Superb communication before, during and after our stay.

Thank you to Barbara and David for a very lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time for the good review and for taking such good care of the house! We hope you and your friends will visit again soon!
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San Mateo, CA
5

Warm Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just spent a wonderful weekend at the lovely Hacienda Serena in Monterey. We loved the place from the moment we walked in. The attention to detail was above and beyond, as was Barbara's hospitality. We felt so welcomed from the time we arrived until the time we left. There was a sweet sign welcoming us, as well as a stocked kitchen with breakfast items to boot in the fridge. Barbara also made us her coffeecake which we enjoyed during our stay. Most rentals are bare bones (no shampoo, tissue, etc. in the bath) or minimal items in the kitchen (one or two spices, one spatula, one pot, etc.), but NOT Hacienda Serena. It was so well stocked it didn't feel like a rental at all. It was as if Barbara had invited us to her home for the weekend. Beds were comfortable, the house was incredibly clean (my children and I have allergies and this is the first rental were none of us had any allergy problems whatsoever). We had such a wonderful experience with the entire rental process - we highly recommend this property! (The wraparound deck was also great!)

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was definitely our pleasure. Come again soon!
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Edgar, WI USA
5

Wonderful relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful home for 4 days to attend the Monterey Jazz Festival. We were so impressed when we arrived. The house is really large and beautifully decorated. The kitchen is state of the art and has EVERYTHING you could want. The living room is cozy, with a fireplace. The master bedroom is HUGE and has doors out to the deck. Our favorite part of the house was the wrap around deck. It's full of lots of comfortable tables and chairs and gets the sun in the morning. We would go out on the deck for our breakfast and stay for hours just sunning and relaxing.

The house is very convenient to everything. It's only a short drive to the grocery store, and only a little further to reach the ocean where we would go walking and jogging. It's also close to downtown Monterey.

The owners were great to work with. They provided all the information we needed for a great stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose Mineta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tarpy's Roadhouse Restaurant
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Blackhorse and Bayonet
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Salinas
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway One (Pacific Coast Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tarpy's Roadhouse
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Del Monte State Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Frog Pond Preserve Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway Store Starbucks
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Starbucks drive thru, Chili's
Nearest Point of Interest
A park plus tennis courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Two Golf Courses & Club House
Nearest Point of Interest
Laguna Seca Raceway, Golf, Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey State Beach
Car: recommended

New tennis courts at bottom of hill (1/2 mile walk) with code we supply. Frog Preserve just 1/2 mile away with pond, deck for viewing and feeding ducks, large oak tree to climb, 1 mile walk around pond. Just delightful!

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Rates & Availability

Del Rey Oaks House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Prep and clean fee $150

One month rental will be defined as a calendar month, not the number of days
There will be a $50 per person per night extra charge for the fifth and sixth guest, if your group includes more than FOUR people total including children of all ages.

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Amenities

Del Rey Oaks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , off main hallway large, new designer tile; tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , new, luxury private bath off second guest room designer tile
  • Both baths have designer tile floors and shower/tub surrounds. One has oversized shower and is private to 'Carmel' bedroom. The other full bath is off hallway adjacent to second guest bedroom and has hand held shower and duck décor theme; luxury towels. Extra large towels provided for sunning on decks!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Living room has dbl sofabed. Have 2 twin futons available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bedroom has private bath with lovely tile shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed; new flat screen TV; desk. Room for Xtra sleeper
  • Queen size Beds (2) There are two standard Queen-size Beds. Available now also an inflatable queen bed for extra guests, plus queen bed sized sofabed in living room; (2) two single bed-sized fold out but comfortable (foam) futons for floor sleeping-good for children mostly. Ideal: 4 adults or 4-6 adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Great Kite Flying at Monterey Bay Beach just 2 miles exactly from house, named as one of three best in country by AARP Magazine.

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