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Mermaid Retreat (PET FRIENDLY) (One Week Minimum Stay) Permit #0027

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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 to 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.($50 Pet Fee for Dogs & Cats ONLY)

We will send you the Rental Agreement.

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

Ask when you arrive for ACCESS CODES.

More Details

Barry or Elizabeth
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018


Pacific Grove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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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Mermaid Retreat (PET FRIENDLY) (One Week Minimum Stay) Permit #0027
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 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: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home sweet home!

  • 5 of 5

This became a most welcome oasis after visiting my ailing mother in the hospital for over a week. What a cozy cottage! Clean, warm, quiet and hello...just a block from the most beautiful coastline I've ever seen! And we've been around! Just wonderful. Booking our next trip back already! Thank you Barry for taking care of us.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay at The Mermaid Retreat. This charming bungalow is perfect for two and the location is convenient for all of the many attractions in Pacific Grove and surrounding areas. Barry and Elizabeth were very accommodating which made our stay very enjoyable. We will definitely return to The Mermaid Retreat.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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: February 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: July 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: April 2015
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Vivolo's Chowder House
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Princess Monterey Whale Watching
Monterey Veterans Memorial Park
Sea Harvest Fish Market & Restaurant
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 (right behind the Retreat)
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Scenic Highway #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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

$1000.00/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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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