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Asilomar Ocean Retreat

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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5 nights


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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

On a private half-acre backing onto a nature trail, our spacious remodeled 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 an air hockey table, a computer, and a library 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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Fatijah Clark
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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based on 30 traveler reviews

Asilomar Ocean Retreat
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable week

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Fun On A Beautiful Coast

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Very nice casual beach house retreat that was plenty big for 4 adults and 5 little children. Walk to beach and very close to Monterey and all it offers. Owner provided booklet on area ahead of time that was very helpful and gave suggestions for things to do and beach walks, etc. Good size kitchen and living room area was great for congregating.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Sacramento, CA

tom s-west sacramento

  • 5 of 5

What a great retreat for families. With 4 children under the age of 6, we couldn't ask for more. Very comfortable, without being too fancy for the kids. Fenced in yard is great for kids and pets. They almost had as much fun in the yard as they did the beach. ALMOST. The beach is close and could walk if not so much beach toys, chairs, blankets, etc. Easier to drive. The Aquarium tickets are always a hit for all ages. We don't go out to dinner too much. Too expensive for large groups. Love BBQ's and spaghetti dinners together. Feel at home here.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood City

Great for kids-- they were so happy!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here, sharing with three other families who all have kids under the age of ten, and we all had a wonderful time. My son had his 5th birthday there this weekend and is already lobbying for us all to come back next year and do it again.

There is enough space for many kids to run around while still being watched. Our kids played hide and seek, built forts, and explored the spacious backyard. We were able to prepare meals for a large group of people and the central location and spaciousness of the kitchen and the counter makes this house perfect for families/groups who like to cook and eat together. There is also a separate room with a television so that a movie or show can be watched without dominating the environment.

It is close enough to a beautiful beach (Asilomar) that we were able to walk there every day and let the kids have sand play. The neighborhood is quiet and one of the neighbors on the street told me how nice it was to see young kids walking. There were also frequent deer sightings, which was fun for our suburban kids.

The heat works well and quickly. On those cold and overcast coastal days it still feels cozy and warm indoors. All of us brought our devices and were able to use the house wifi to keep connected to the net.

There is a commercial strip about a mile away with a Trader Joe's and a Safeway, as well as other restaurants ans stores, so it is quite convenient for meal planning and procurement. In the other direction, downtown Pacific Grove is only a few minutes away for that cuter "boutique" experience. The Aquarium is only ten minutes or so away by car too.

Overall, we parents were refreshed at the end of the weekend and felt grateful for the opportunity to connect with each other in a deep way. The kids loved it. We ate well, played games, did puzzles, gossiped, shared our lives, went on runs and bike rides, and felt gratitude that we were able to take a break for our busy lives to be together. Getting us all together in one place was the most important thing, but the location and the house space itself also helped facilitate our great multi-family getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are a block 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 car or bike ride 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)

Other Activities: ocean kayaking


Rates & Availability

Pacific Grove House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
booking fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
non-refundable cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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