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Asilomar 1/2 Acre Retreat!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

A half-acre retreat on Asilomar, nestled between the forest and the ocean. The house has 2 bedrooms (one with queen bed; one with two twins) and a queen sized sofa bed in the living room. French doors open to three patios. The 2 bathrooms feature hand-carved Jerusalem stone, built by a local award-winning craftsman. The living room has a fireplace, flat screen TV, and a view of the back grounds and sand dunes beyond. Dining room and fully-stocked kitchen. TVs in both bedrooms. Huge movie collection, bbq, and 4 bikes for your use.

Say hi to the deer as you walk to the beach...abundant with tide pools, seals and otters. Stroll, run or bike along the nature trail. Have a BBQ as you watch the famous Asilomar sunset. Championship golf, whale-watching, hiking, wine tasting, shopping, dining, surfing, first class spas, breathtaking nature...its all here waiting for you. Come make yourself at home!

(City of PG Lic.#0261)

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family of writers from Los Angeles. Pacific Grove is our favorite place on the planet. On vacation a few summers ago, we took a walk and found ourselves in the backyard of the most beautiful property for sale. We went temporarily insane and somehow ended up buying it. Then came the renovations. And now...well, we can no longer afford to stay there. And so, here we are in L.A. at our computer, hoping that you are enjoying Pacific Grove - take a walk for us, ok?

The Owner purchased this house in 2007


Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • 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
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fantastic Jerusalem stone doorless shower - you'll love it!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand-carved stone and redwood
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed, tv, french doors overlooking private grounds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bay windows, tv, roomy and classy
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
42 inch flat screen HDTV + DVD with huge movie collection. TV's in both bedrooms. Phone with free unlimited calling within US. All amenities including bikes!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Asilomar 1/2 Acre Retreat!
average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 reviews

Simply Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this property describe themselves as Los Angeles based writers and appropriately, this property has the feel of a writer's retreat; one could easily see a famous author pounding away on the keyboard while he or she sat in the light and airy dining room overlooking a spacious backyard complete with towering Cypress trees.

This house appears modest and unassuming from the exterior but its interior has been extensively remodeled. Classic, light colored hardwood floors are carried throughout the house. Floor to ceiling windows and doors with glass inserts allow for a light and open feel. The floorplan in the main area is open to the adjacent dining area and kitchen.

The kitchen, while older in comparison to the remainder of the home's interior, is fully functional, open, and spacious.

The bathrooms have a Tuscan, rustic, feel and are beautifully remodeled.

The furnishings are simple and tasteful. One of the best things about this house is that it was elegant with a great and pleasing aesthetic but it is not ostentatious.

All of the supplies one would need for a comfortable stay are located in the house.

The proximity of the home to the Asilomar State Beach and Park is one of the property's best features. We were exploring tide pools and walking along the beautiful coast after a very short walk from the home's front door. In comparison to other homes in downtown Pacific Grove, this home, even though it is located in a neighborhood, feels very secluded. It is perfect for a restful stay.

The home's owner, Tippi, was very pleasant to work with; she was attentive and gracious.

We stayed here for Mother's Day weekend as a gesture of appreciation for my wife and we had a wonderful, peaceful, time. We felt fortunate to stay at this property and hope it is available in the future.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Great stay at Asilomar

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at Asilomar and found it to be perfect for our weekend trip. The house itself is very comfortable and with a good floor plan, nice large dinning room table to hang out at, a relaxing living room. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable. We enjoyed the privacy that the 1/2 acre property provided. Even though our friends had there own bedroom they chose to slept outside (they had brought air mattress with them) to enjoy the stars and the sound of the surf.

The location of the house in Asilomar might be the best feature, we were able to walk to dinner in Pacific Grove and to the Lighthouse and through Asilomar State Beach. Overall a five star stay, hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home and property is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very nice and quick responders to our inquiries. We enjoyed how clean this home was and spacious. The yard is incredible situated in the dunes of Asilomar. The kitchen was perfectly stocked with a gas BBO. It even had bikes for our use. We would love our family to return to this home for our next visit back to this heavenly area. A definite Home Sweet Home! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remarkable Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place is a slice of heaven…. peaceful, tranquil & beautiful -- I could not have asked for a more wonderful, perfect vacation stay. The inside of this home is meticulously clean and homey, with all of the amenities needed to make my stay very comfortable. I did not want to leave the house but the outdoors called to me and it was so relaxing to explore the grounds and the surrounding area. Tippy was delightful to deal with; she's caring and considerate. I can't wait to come back and stay here again. I'll definitely return...and soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, quiet, charming, tranquil

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house with so much fenced in space for our dog. The house has everything and Tippi was super responsive (not that we needed anything!).

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Exceeded Expectations - Forest Haven!

  • 5 of 5

This home exceeded our expectations, which were high to begin with, as it was recommended by a friend that stayed there at the beginning of the summer!

The property is set back off the street, and the ample grounds are lovely, rustic and verdant. But there is nothing rustic about the interior of this gem, which is beautifully appointed, gracious, spotless (I'm a germaphobe, so that's saying a lot) and exceedingly comfy. Lots of pride of ownership here. My boyfriend and I had to will ourselves to leave the house! It was exactly the kind of cozy hideaway we'd been longing for.

But once we did leave, we were close to so much! The Asilomar, a fabulous Arts and Crafts retreat built by Julia Morgan (architect of Hearst Castle!) was a stone's throw from the home, as was the stunning PG coastline. We walked down a forest trail to the Spanish Bay resort in Pebble Beach for drinks by the firepits, and rode our bikes on the Seventeen Mile Drive, into the charming Victorian village of Pacific Grove (where we feasted on Olallieberry Pancakes at Toasties!), and even to the Monterey Bay Aquarium - which blew us away!! We didn't even have time to go into Carmel, the Carmel Valley wine country, or Big Sur! That'll have to wait for next time. :-)

I really couldn't recommend this home more highly. While it was great for us as a couple it would work equally well with a family. Also, Tippi - the owner - was great to deal with. Friendly, funny and extremely responsive. WE CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

2 minute walk to the beach. Blocks to lighthouse, golf and gate to 17 Mile Drive. Close by: Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Spanish Bay. 6 miles to Carmel.


Rates & Availability

Pacific Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter, Spring
Jan 2 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer and Holidays
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Aug 15 2017 - Aug 20 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall, Winter
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $145

Book 6 nts/get 7th Free.
$400 - 450 nt/ Summer, holidays.
Concourse Week - Aug 10-16 - 5 nt minimum, $800 per nt, $5,000 for the week
Special events may be higher - Concourse Week Aug 11-17 $4,500
$125 cleaning fee
Contact us for more rates and specials!

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