|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
On a private half-acre backing onto a nature trail, our spacious retreat is a short walk to Asilomar beach, the most beautiful beach on the Monterey Peninsula. The great room has soaring ceilings, a spacious dining area, a kitchen bar and couches looking on to the gardens. The cozy living room has a wood-burning fireplace and couch with a fold out bed. The four bedrooms all have French doors opening onto the grounds. This retreat also has a game room, with a foosball table and brochures about area attractions. This home’s lounging spaces and chef’s kitchen will tempt you to hibernate. Yet we also provide a 30-page guide with our insights about the best walks, the best local restaurants, and fun things to do when you venture out.
Walk a few blocks from the retreat to the Asilomar State Park and beach entrance. From there, you may stroll the beach and miles of coastal paths. We are walking distance to the beginning of 17-mile drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world and to the Monarch Sanctuary, where thousands of monarch butterflies winter after their migration from Canada. Downtown Pacific Grove, with its quaint shops and excellent restaurants, is a 6-minute car ride away. Downtown Monterey is 11-minutes away while the Monterey Aquarium is just 8 minutes away. Nearby Lovers Point offers a protected sandy beach, great for kids, swimming, and snorkeling. And downtown Carmel is a 15 minute drive.
Our home is private, light, and lovingly cared for. It is a perfect place for you to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and explore the Monterey Peninsula.
Keywords: Perfect for family gatherings or for a relaxing retreat.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property! I can think of no better place to stay with our little ones (age 2 and 4) considering the great layout of the house, with the open plan kitchen, dining room and living room. There's a lovely relaxing atmosphere due to the various sky lights and the trees you see through every window as well as the sound of waves crashing on the shore when the French doors are open. There is a lovely and sizable yard to go discover things or sit and relax, and the beach is just a short walk away. It made for a wonderfully tranquil family trip, which frankly is hard to come by with little ones.
With the way the bedrooms are spread out there is a great level of privacy so we hope we can come stay again in the future with friends who also have kids, or with extended family.
We highly recommend this place for anyone, but families or groups of friends in particular.
The house is clean, fresh, and comfortable. It suited our large extended family nicely--eight of us stayed at the house and the rest stayed at nearby Asilomar Conference Center, a quick and easy walk away. The house is very convenient to Asilomar beach and to Pacific Grove. It's in a lovely neighborhood, perfect for walks to the beach and to the butterfly refuge or for just meandering on the nature trail or deer trail. We tried out many of the restaurants suggested in the helpful booklet--our favorites were Taqueria del Mar and Fandango. The basketball hoop was appreciated by the sportier types in our crowd. Altogether, a lovely vacation--we would definitely come back!
This is a very comfortable family home with plenty of crawling space for an eight month old. The family/living/kitchen area is a delightfully comfortable area where everyone can gather to cook, converse, and have time together. Lots of great areas within walking distance and short driving distance. We hope to come back!
Annual trip to Monterey with some friends. The house had the perfect amount of beds and rooms for everyone. House is really spacious and the beds are comfortable. It had everything we needed to cook and it had a grill in the back for Steak Saturday. I booked this place because of the open living room and counter top so we can all gather around. We took a lot of nice pictures around the yard because it was so green. Will definitely try to stay at this place again. Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful home!
Adult family reunion with seven of us. The accommodations and location were ideal with the ocean and trails within easy walking distance. The bagpiper at Spanish Bay Resort is worth the walk along the ocean trail (or a drive). Shopping for groceries is a short drive away (Lucky, Safeway, and Trader Joe's). Having a working fireplace in the evening was a nice touch. The owner was easy to work with and sent a 31 page picturesque booklet ahead of time that was very informative and helpful. We are seriously thinking about returning again.
We recently enjoyed a wonderful week in Pacific Grove and the house is spacious, accommodating and convenient to everything we needed. We had a lot of fun as a family (2 adults and 4 children) and left body boards and a basketball for the next guests to enjoy.
We were disappointed that the garden was unkept as the gardener had not been for several weeks and unfortunately the dishwasher broke mid-way through our stay and couldn't be replaced before we left.
Monika provides great on-site help and recommendations.
We are two blocks from the Asilomar entrance. Walk through to the beach. From there you can walk for miles on the ocean footpath or spend the day on Asilomar Beach which is perfect for surfing or tide pooling. Nearby Lover’s Point is a protected sandy cove, ideal for snorkeling or swimming. We are near the beginning of 17 mile drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world. Downtown Pacific Grove, with its quaint shops and an abundance of excellent restaurants, is a short drive away. Carmel and its numerous attractions is also very close, while a little further afield is the wild beauty of Point Lobos or of Big Sur. (you will find books of hikes at our house)
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|non-refundable cleaning||$200 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Check in is 3:30pm. Check out is 11am.
Downpayment of $500 secures your dates. The balance is due 6 weeks before your stay.
Weekly rentals only during Summer,Thanksgiving and Christmas.