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Mermaid Retreat (Pet Friendly) (One Week Minimum Stay Required)

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Pacific Grove Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1BR Oceanview Cottage Vacation Rental, Pacific Grove, California USA

The Mermaid Retreat is a great couples' or small-family rental. We are on the shores of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. We are within walking distance of Lover's Point Beach, downtown Pacific Grove, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf. Pebble Beach, Carmel, Carmel Valley, and Point Lobos State Reserve are just minutes away. Big Sur is 26 miles south, and Hearst Castle is only 90 miles south on Scenic Highway #1.

Sit on a bench out front, and watch the seals and otters play in the giant kelp beds. Or stroll the hiking trail along the shore at sunset.

Our season is year-round! So book your reservation now, before it's too late.

The Fall is the peninsula's best-kept secret.

Required Information: Please include in your availability inquiry, the name, mailing address and daytime phone number of whomever will be responsible for the bill. Also indicate it you plan to bring a pet.(Dogs & Cats ONLY)

We will send you 2 copies of the Rental Agreement , both of which you need to sign then send one copy back to us with your 50% Deposit. Keep the other for your records.

This will insure your reservation.

The balance, another 50% is due 2weeks before the start of your visit.

FREE WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: As of July 1, 2008, we offer FREE Wireless Internet Access.

Ask when you arrive for ACCESS CODES.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Barry or Elizabeth
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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based on 11 traveler reviews

Mermaid Retreat (Pet Friendly) (One Week Minimum Stay Required)
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Cherry Valley, CA, USA

Great little place, perfect location, recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this little place while I was at a conference in Asilomar. My three year old little girl loved the Mermaid decor. Property has an elevated bedroom (3 stairs up) that is separate from front living area where kids stayed. Property is clean and has lots of skylights, so you can't sleep in.. also has a great little patio where you can BBQ, a garage, bikes to use and a washer and dryer which we loved. This was 100% better than a hotel. We plan on returning. Great place for little kids. Property is limited to a family of four, there is a queen bed with a futon in front room, so housing more than 4 people would be challenging. Thank you Barry. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Great location and we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay while exploring Pacific

  • 5 of 5

This property is pet friendly and has all the amenities you could ask for. The kitchen is stocked with everything needed to entertain friends and family, from pots and pans to an assortment of dishes and glasses. The owners, who live next door, are very respectful of the renter's privacy, yet attentive if something is needed. It is clean and well maintained. There's two bikes, a barbecue, a washer and dryer, and a huge video library. One of the biggest pluses is the ability to park your vehicle in front of the rental. Parking in Pacific Grove can be tricky and other vacation rentals often don't have this available - you have to park on the street:(

Be sure to ask Elizabeth about her European travels and her volunteer work at the Aquarium. Barry loves fishing on his boat which he also takes whale watching.

I stayed for over a month and felt very comfortable and safe in this home. I could hear the ocean at night and walked the Recreation Trail every morning with my dog to observe the abundant marine wildlife - seals, otter , all types of birds. The Natural History Museum is a pleasant 10 minute walk as is the Farmer's Market on Mondays. There are plenty of great restaurants within walking distance. The Aquarium is a 5 minute drive away.

This property is a true gem. Consider yourself very lucky if you are able to book a stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during a Pebble beach golf camp. The owner Liz is always available to help. She is an avid naturalist who is full of knowledge of marine life. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one mile down the Ave. Thanks to Liz, the Aquarium became a classroom for my daughter who visited there three times in a week.

The house has everything for a vacation home. It's so close to the center of everything, yet is on a quiet one-way street. It's well maintained.

We had a good time in the Feast of Lanterns. The firework over the Bay was fabulous. The farmer market (every Monday afternoon) is a must for local organic fruits and veggies. Everyone in Pacific Grove is so friendly!

We'd love to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a darling little place to stay 40 steps from the water! This little house was very clean and comfy, fully loaded, comfy bed, we settled right in. The patio was perfect for us to relax on. We has our own garage, bikes, everything we could possibly need. It is small though so, for two people its perfect. The location was beyond perfect! Elizabeth and Barry were very nice, professional and easy to deal with. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a teriffic place.

We arrived about two weeks before the "pink carpet" arrived on the ice plants. The pink flowers that you see in the photos were just starting to open. There are 50 steps from the front door to the bench on the beach. Went down several mornings with a hot mug of coffee and just sat there and immersed myself in the beauty and my own thoughts. I have nothing to add to the description of the place noted in the other comments. We were from north Texas and the size of flowers (bottle brush, calla lilies, and others) was breathtaking.

It looks like light sweaters are always good to have since layering is the best way to handle the beautiful cool weather.

I recommend that you take a short trip to Spanish Bay Inn around six in the evening (it's a couple of miles from the Mermaid Retreat). They have a patio with firepits and it is a fantastica experience to cozy up (either with the kiddos or with someone special) and watch the sun go down.

The Mermaid Retreat is aptlly named. It's a fantastic place to have as your base for seeing all of the wonderful sights on the penninsula, trips to Big Sur and Hearst Castle, the marvelous Monterry Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach, and all of the other fun things there. It took us about a week to do all the things we wanted to do so a week's stay is perfect.

We plan to go back on an annual basis. You can't go wrong on that in our opinion.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chino, CA, USA

Serene and relaxing hide-away on the Bay

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid Retreat is a delightful little surprise just 78 steps from the bay at Lover's Point. Beautifully decorated with whimsical mermaid collectibles, it has all the comforts of home, such as a fully stocked kitchen, WIFI, DVDs, washer and dryer, and a secluded deck with barbeque. Perfect for a couple or for a family like us with one child and a dog. Rambunctious kids could brake the lovely figurines and knick knacks. This is better than a hotel any day!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Princess Monterey Whale Watching
Monterey Veterans Memorial Park
Sea Harvest Fish Market & Restaurants
Monarch sanctuary
Point Piños Lighthouse
Fandango Restaurant
Lovers Point Beach
Portola Cafe -- CLOSED
Asilomar State Beach
Lovers Point Park
First Awakenings
Pebble Beach
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive
Cannery Row
Old Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Monterrey Peninsula Airport
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Pacific Grove Links
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt #1
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Beach House at Lover's Point
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Lover's Point Beach
Car: recommended

Pacific Grove (PG to locals) is on the coast sandwiched between Monterey and Pebble Beach. The Mermaid Retreat is located in what was formerly the 'Retreat' section of PG when it was a Methodist town. We are on a small one way alley with one house between us and the ocean. Beaches are at both ends of Mermaid Ave and easily accessed on foot. The Pacific Grove Natural History Museum (free) is within walking distance, as is downtown PG, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and many other local attractions. Pacific Grove Golf Links is directly behind the Retreat and is open to the public. Several other world famous golf courses(Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Spanish Bay, Poppy Hills, Old Del Monte) are all within a few minutes by car.

Other Activities: wine tasting, historical walks and talks

Golf: Pacific Grove Golf Course (public), World Class Golf at Pebble Beach, Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses, Old Del Monte Golf Course


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

$900.00/week PLUS 10% TAX (One Week Minimum Stay Required)
One Week Minimum Stay Required

50% required when reservation is confirmed
50% due two (2) weeks before arrival

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Pacific Grove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is on the 'upper level', 3 steps above the Kitchen / Living Room area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Futon is in the Living Room
    Bedroom 2/Living Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in Living Rm
  • Bedroom 1 is on the 'upper level', 3 steps above the Kitchen / Living room area Bedroom 2 is a Futon in the Living Room
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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