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Monterey Peninsula - Gorgeous Ranch Style Home with Grounds

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, plus large back room, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This ranch-style single family home has been owned by one family since 'Grandpa' built it the '40s. It has 3 bedrooms, two baths, living room with wood burning fireplace, dining room, office and TV/family room, large back room, in more than 2500 square feet. Single story, this home is surrounded by private lawn and gardens. Wonderful flow and outdoor living make this home an ideal retreat from which to base exploration of all the area offers.

Located on Salinas Highway a stones throw from the airport, this house on a family compound is central to many great sites and adventures. Only an eight minute drive to the beach. Also close by: Laguna Seca, Carmel by the Sea, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach, Big Sur and Pacific Grove just to name a few.

Perfect haven for your California Central coast getaway.

4 Queen Beds

4 twin beds

Room 1: Queen + Bathroom

Room 2: Queen next to middle bathroom

Room 3: Queen next to middle bathroom

Room 4: large back room with 3 twins

Room 5: tiny room with 1 twin

Room 6: Den has a fold out Ikea couch comfy Queen

Living room with fire place


Breakfast nook

2 Refrigerators

Dinning room

2 outside patios outside dinning ability

large garden and large lawn


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More Details

Madeline Daniels (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2017

About Madeline Daniels (Property Manager)

This beautiful property was purchased by my grandfather and grandmother back in the 1940's. The home was built by my grandfather with help from loving family and friends. My grandfather learned contracting working on sites like Hurst Castle under Julia Morgan and Superintendant George Loorz. My grandmother was born in Thousand Oaks, CA. Her grandmother came to California in a wagon-train around 1864. My grandparents met in Thousand Oaks, married and settled here in Monterey CA. They built a large family and a large homestead which we now call Rancho Buena Vista (the name given to it by my grandparents).

Madeline Daniels (Property Manager) purchased this house in 1940

Why Madeline Daniels (Property Manager) chose Central Coast California

It's beautiful views and botanical grounds resinate the love and care that was put into this home when it was built by my ancesters in the 1940's. One can sense the love here and the peace. One can still feel the good times that were had here and are still had by family and friends!

What makes this house unique

We have a large house that is beautifully decorated. We have horses grazing just across the fence. We have apple trees producing fruit to feed the horses who are very glad to be given a fresh apple. Views of Mount Toro and Jack's Peak and the famous Tarpy flats. When the wind is blowing our way you may hear the sea lions call coming from the Monterey Harbor. We are close to everything yet far enough away so that it's quiet and country. At night you may hear the coyote's call and in the evening you'll hear the doves coo.


Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Off of Master bedroom (room 1)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master with bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , bedroom down the hall from bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom next to bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Small room off the middle bedroom (kids room decor)
    Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single , Screen porch room, back room, over flow room
    Den - 1 queen , TV, can be made private, sofa-bed is a queen
  • Queen size Beds (4), Child Beds (4), Porta-crib can be left available to you. House sleeps 12 but any number of people over 8 in $50 per head.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Horse property with country feel and view with benefit of closeness to sites, beachs, airport, golf and town center. Extensive lawn and gardens; maintained by gardner, surround this one of a kind home. Minutes to Carmel, Monterey downtown, Pebble Beach and more.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Monterey Peninsula - Gorgeous Ranch Style Home with Grounds
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
chicago, il


  • 5 of 5

Great place and very homey and comfortable! Great choice for a family gathering. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

I brought my family of 7 here for a week while I attended a conference in Monterey. Had the best time! The large open yard, private and fenced, made it perfect for grandparents, parents, and young children. Plenty of sleeping space and the kitchen was spacious and delightful to cook in. Easy access to Monterey--by bike or car, the beaches, stores., even hiking trails. Felt like we were out in the country but close to everything we wanted to do. The aquarium passes topped it all off! Kids loved seeing the horses too. Madeline was tremendously helpful with arrangements and questions about the local area--even helped us find the best bike route into town! Thanks so much--we loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mesa, AZ

Beautiful, Comfortable, Spacious!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at this house and it was fantastic! Very large back yard which the grandkids loved. The front courtyard was also fenced with small gates to keep out the deer and keep in the kids. Lots of room inside and great kitchen to work in. One thing which I didn't see mentioned in the description is that the master bedroom is quite large! We put my daughter and her husband in there with 2 porta cribs for 8 month old twins and there was still plenty of room to walk around. The house is very close to beaches and the Aquarium, and there is hiking nearby also. I especially loved that it is off the beaten track, but still near to everything. Surrounded by trees and beautiful grounds. Madeline was great to answer all my questions when I emailed or texted before our arrival. She was also available during our stay, but thank goodness I never had to bother her because everything was PERFECT!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel equally as blessed to have had your family reunion at our family home. Thank you for leaving the house in great shape! Please come back any time!
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Fabulous and Spacious!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house to stay at! We, a family of 5, rented the house with our friends, a family of 4, and had plenty of space for all 9 of us! And our two dogs! Much to our excitement there were 2 horses in a field behind the kids loved waking up and checking on the horses. We hope to rent this house again next summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelby and Family. What a joy it was to have you all stay. I hope to see you next year. I love repeats. It's like family!!
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Morgan Hill, ca

Beautiful and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We stay and VRBO in Carmel/Monterey a lot. This is one of my new favorites. Very spacious house and wonderful gardens. We brought out 2 small/med dogs and they loved the out door gardens. The larger one is not fully fenced for a smaller dog, but the smaller yard is. Lots of light and very comfortable. We were greeted and given a tour to ensure our comfort. We did have a question while we were there and they texted us back quite quickly. 10 min to downtown Monterey and 12 to Carmel beach for a run with the dogs. 2 min to a starbucks and 5 minutes to safeway for groceries.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was a really joy having Trish and her grp stay at Buena Vista. Hope you all come again. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and thanks for the great review!!
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Best girls trip ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had a bachelorette wknd at this gorgeous ranch house. Everything was perfect. Madeline was so sweet and helpful. She even picked our friend up from the airport since we weren't getting in till much later. Very comfortable. Beautiful grounds. We had the best girls wknd ever!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Monterey Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Golden Tee or Tarpy's Roadhouse
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway 68 or Salinas/Monterey Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tarpy's Roadhouse and the Golden Tee
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Monterey Beach
Car: recommended

Near by to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pebble Beach.

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Rates & Availability

Monterey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Tuesday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.5%

Our standard rate is $400 per night and weekends are $450/night. If you stay for 6 nights or more, we can do a flat $350/nt rate. Prices may very depending on local events, holidays and depending on the number of people staying in the house, prices are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed. Deposit will be 20% of rent total. The house sleeps 12 if each spot in each bed is filled, however, any number of people over 6 is $50/head per night. Large groups increase wear and tear on the house.
Monterey County requires that we charge a 10.5% tot (transient occupancy tax) on rent.
Our cleaning fee is $200
Pet fee $50
If you use a credit card there is a 3% fee on total

check is best, Visa (3% fee added), NO CASH ACCEPTED.

Please ask about Visa/credit card

Checks pay to the order of: Daniels, MacDonald, Daniels
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Deposit 20% of total rent to, Madeline Daniels, to hold your spot on the calendar. email to get details

please ask for details about deposit (save your spot $) to be sent ahead of your stay date

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