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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 at base rate) plus sleeping for 2 more)

Looking for a great get away with Monterey Bay views? Our latest thank you card said, "Your hospitality and attention to personal detail are unmatched in the world of vacation rental homes". This was from a wonderful family from Colorado, who just stayed a few weeks ago (summer 2017).

Sorry, NO PETS or ANIMALS at all. Please read further to get accurate rates and all we include! We are still adjusting to the new VRBO protocols, but RATES are: $275 per night for UP TO FOUR people, $50 per person per night for the next two people (MAX is 6 including children but prefer no more than four total people). ONLY add-on BY US I $150 on time prep and clean fee but for that you get breakfast fixings for at least 8 servings, all the extras including fresh baked coffee cake, coffee, tea, eggs, waffles, etc., etc. Fresh flowers, cleaning/sanitizing before and after your stay.

This home is a quick drive to Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, where more and more people are attending driving events, even bringing their own special cars for a weekend of driving at the track, etc. Our garage and driveway are safe and clean for you collector car!

FOR THOSE Concours d'Elegance INQUIRIES, WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2018, the nightly charge is $500 per night with a one week minimum even if house is used less than 7 nights or total rent of $3500 plus the prep and clean fee of $150. Please write a note though VRBO if you need more information.

Sorry, but we no longer supply baby beds or child friendly furniture of any kind but one family had a company (Baby'sAway) deliver and pick up crib, etc. Googling will find you that website!

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 all Monterey sites, such as Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway and Steinbeck's Pastures of Heaven and Salinas activities such as the Rodeo AND VERY close to The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach sites. We send you exact mileage and estimated drive time to all attractions as well as websites for discounts!

A word about the Aquarium passes that some rentals offer. Please research on-line for rules and regulations. Know that if we offer tickets or passes with our own membership we could lose all privileges there; this is a worthy non-profit doing valuable research and more than worth the price of admission. Consider an annual membership, even if a one-time visit, it may be cheaper depending on size of your group! Here is a quote taken directly from their website, so consider this when you are offered FREE passes. "*Guest cards are intended for use by family and friends. They may not be re-sold on third-party websites or used with vacation rentals and businesses. The misuse of guest cards will result in the loss of this benefit.

Membership fees are considered donations.The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 94-2487469). Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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 $275 per night plus prep and clean are only $150 with all supplies you need plus breakfast supplies for up to 8 servings (see below)! . Due to sleeper sofa, possible 1-2 extra guests possible depending on the configuration and those extras will be $50 per person per night with prior approval and payment. TOTOAL OF FOUR PEOPLE 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; event 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 (free tour AND free samples)! Hacienda Serena is prepared for you with environmentally friendly cleaners & completely sanitized after 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, staying 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 with stunning views 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!

Having trouble editing check in times and check out times, but they are: check in 2 p.m. or later and check out noon. We can be flexible, just ask.

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, breakfast, coupons

More Details

Owner
Barbara
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

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 and for the last decade at this home. 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 Monterey

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

We are extremely grateful for the use of your beautiful home. we have stayed in a lot of homes like this and found it to be the best so far. We an awesome time whale watching, flying, touring the coast, visiting the Redwoods, and can't forget Laguna Seca Raceway. We are looking forward to our return.
Oct 2017
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Amenities

Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No use of decks after 9 p.m. including deck lights off at that time.
  • No sleeping on decks or moving furniture in or out of house.
  • Cars much be parked on driveway or in garage with no RV or campers allowed.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • 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. Extra charge for guest #5,#6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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.

Reviews

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Ocean Views Hacienda Serena-'All You Promised and More!!' Excellent rates!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews
5

Hacienda Serena was above and beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Short - CLEAN, COZY, GREAT LOCATION AND VIEW

Barbara/David go above and beyond to make their home comfortable and cozy. We were super grateful for not having to go to a supermarket. Everything we needed was there - nothing better than waking up after a long drive and having everything you need for breakfast. The recommendations for places to go and things to see were AWESOME. We especially loved hiking around the Frog Pong Wetlands Preserve and the golf around this area is AMAZING!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to meet such thoughtful and interesting guests! Best Regards, Barbara and David
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5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, fabulous hosts. Our family of 4 would be delighted to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks SO much! We enjoyed meeting you and glad you were pleased with everything! We try to make the house perfect for families of 4 like yours, or two couples, and so far, it's great! Best Wishes for a very Happy New Year!
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5

Wonderful hosts, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Barbara and David have a wonderful home. Very inviting and comfortable. They even decorated it for Christmas which was such a nice touch for us. The complimentary breakfast was amazing and I have GOT to get that recipe for the coffee cake. Even though it was close to dinner time when we arrived we couldn't help taking "just a little bite" when we got there. They surprised us with a nice bottle of California wine as well! Such a treat. We will definitely have to take a return trip as this one was much too short.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! We loved meeting you and hope you will come again soon! Best to you for 2018!
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5

Charming property with great percs

  • 5 of 5

The home is everything it was touted to be. It is beautifully and charmingly decorated, clean and well maintained, and comfortable in every way. Barbara really made us feel at home by meeting us at the property and showing us around. She provided many goodies in the refrigerator for breakfast and other treats, and also provided her homemade and delicious coffe cake. The location is convenient to highway 1 to get around the area, and about 15 minutes from the main Monterey tourist attractions. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location and house were great. Ease of meeting and gaining access very easy.

  • 5 of 5

Nice breakfast ready for us with great coffee cake! Only complaint was bedroom without the bathroom. Bed up against wall for difficult access and mattress was very soft. Other than that all was lovely.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the comments. We send extensive information in advance, including bed and bath arrangements. One bedroom has an en suite bathroom and the second bathroom is off the hall next to the second bedroom; it would be very unhandy to have two en suite bathrooms in a house. We sent exact description of this arrangement in advance and sorry you missed that somehow, apparently. We formerly had the bed located differently but it was then hard to access desk, which most people want now!This is the first comment ever about position or softness! We appreciate feedback so thank you. Thanks again for staying. We strive for 100% satisfaction always! The Kimballs
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5

The perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have rented over 30 homes. This by far was THE BEST. The owners are very accommodating and know how to spoil you. The house has everything we could have wanted and then some. The location is perfect. The mountain view is relaxing on the porch with lounge chairs in a very quiet and safe neighborhood. We will absolutely be back to Monterey and this house. Very highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We loved having you visit and look forward to another visit from you!
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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

Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway is very close by! Also, 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! All attractions close by: Pebble Beach, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Monterey and the Aquarium; Big Sur 20 miles south.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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