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3118 Yellow House Main ~ Almost Oceanfront, Ocean Views, Sounds of the Sea

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Pacific Grove House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 8

Welcome to “Yellow House”, Pacific Grove! Home sleeps up to 8 guests.

**For more details about this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.

A dream-come-true vacation home with guest quarters: main house is 2437 square feet, 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths and sleeps 8 in 2 kings (or split to 4 twins) and 2 queen beds.

Guest suite is 700 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bath and sleeps up to 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children: 1 king (or split to 2 twins); 1 double pull-out sofa in living room. For more information see #3119.

Main and guest quarters may be rented separately or together. If rented together, separate contracts will be issued.

Bright and sunny inside and out, this turn-of-the-century yellow shingled 5-bedroom -- just a stone's throw from the recreation trail leading to the sheltered beach at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove and beyond -- is a vacationer's dream. You're so close to Monterey Bay you can hear the seals bark and watch the waves lap on the rocky shoreline from the living room, dining area and master bedroom. The walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium is an easy 5-10 minute stroll along the beautiful recreation trail. Also walkable are restaurants and attractions of both downtown Pacific Grove, Cannery Row and New Monterey.

Centrally located a few blocks from downtown and across the street from the famous Green Gables Inn, it is perfect for life-cycle events or family reunions, where large numbers of people want to be located near one another. Recently updated and freshly painted in upbeat yellows and sea-palette blues, the house has a casual, summery feel accentuated by comfy white furnishings.

The spacious main house has 4 bedrooms, two with king beds (that can each be converted into two twins) and two bedrooms with queen beds.

The living room is bright and cheery with ocean views and a fireplace. The bright white fully-equipped eat-in kitchen opens to a larger dining area that seats 12.

A back deck with a charcoal and gas grills provides privacy for outdoor cooking or just plain relaxing.

There is a washer and dryer in the garage.

Adjacent guest suite over the garage with ocean views from bedroom is also available for rental at an additional cost (and separate contract). See #3119 for further information. You can book our 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath main house separately or together with this cottage.

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Pacific Grove Transient Use License # 0038

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations

Sanctuary Vacation Rentals represents properties throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Carmel Highlands, and the Big Sur coastline. We combine fine resort accommodations and relaxed elegance with all the comforts of home.

Our properties are places that nurture and inspire and are located in one of the most beautiful, energizing places in the world, featuring the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula and the central coast of California. From historic old Monterey, to the Victorian charm of Pacific Grove, and the artists colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the breathtaking scenery of Big Sur, generations of people have been rejuvenated by the breaking waves and sandy beaches here.

Our properties are designer furnished with relaxed elegance. Many homes feature the colors of the sea and take inspiration from the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.

Throughout Sanctuary’s vacation rentals, you’ll find comfortable beds with luxury linens, welcome beverages and hors d’oeurvres, spa robes and amenities, local wine tasting and spa passes, and a personal concierge to assist you in every way. Our homes feature chef’s dream kitchens and everything you’ll need to entertain in style. And many of our properties are pet friendly.

If you’re looking for a refreshing, relaxed stay in one of the most beautiful areas in the world– offering all the comforts of home, let Sanctuary Vacation Rentals help you discover your own sanctuary by the sea. Make your reservation today.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This house is positively enchanting. So well organized. We could not have asked for anything better. Thank you for all the thoughtful kitchen utensils- linens, décor and even the sunshine!
Sep 2011
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3118 Yellow House Main ~ Almost Oceanfront, Ocean Views, Sounds of the Sea
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 51 reviews

Very nice property managers...recommend Sanctuary Vacations

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at a different property due to some furniture changes in this rental, but found the owner of Sanctuary Vacations wonderful. Seems they like to make your stay very special...robes, wine and cheese, spa coupons...

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments about Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. I am happy we were able to change your reservation to Lighthouse Sanctuary for your stay and that everything worked out perfect for you and your guests.
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Awesome Stay, As Usual

  • 5 of 5

My third time staying in the Big Yellow House; first time for my wife and sisters-/brothers-in-law.

Location and amenities were outstanding, and I'm a hero for having selected it.

We will definitely return.

Thanks for making such a great place available.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have you stay with us again at Yellow House and this time introduce your wife and family to our home. Thank you for sharing your experience. Until next time.....
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Susanville, California

Excellent location that is central to walks along the ocean and close to shopping.

  • 4 of 5

The yellow house had a nice view of the ocean through a window seat which was shared by all of our family members at various times throughout the day. The house is just steps from a hiking path along the ocean which made our many daily walks/hikes extremely enjoyable. The location is close to shopping and an excellent aquarium, which shouldn't be missed.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay in an historic home.

  • 5 of 5

The main house, which is rented separately from the guest house above the separate garage, is bright from large windows that also provide a nice view of Lover's point and the sea. The aged hardwood floors and some antique furniture certainly allude to this home's early 20th century origins. Downstairs, the combined living and dining areas are spacious and have plenty of seating for a party of eight (or a few more). There are two bathrooms upstairs, with one attached to the master bedroom and a second shared between two bedrooms.

The beds were large and comfortable, as was the sleeper sofa downstairs near the kitchen. There were plenty of kitchen implements and dishes for our purposes, but we did not fully utilize the kitchen. The water definitely needs to be filtered before use (particularly for ice cubes), for it has a distinct saline quality. A few items were out of order (the in-fridge water and ice dispensers and the built-in microwave), but replacements were already on hand when we arrived.

So, given the overall charm of the house, its location, and decent furnishings, it is worth a five star rating, despite those two hopefully-soon-to-be-replaced malfunctioning appliances.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakdale, California

What a Treat!

  • 5 of 5

Six family members and I spent four nights in this special home. I absolutely love that the Yellow House is older and has its own unique features and sounds. It may have been built many years ago, but this lovely home has all the modern items anyone would need: Well equipped kitchen and bathrooms, tv's, dvd players, WiFi, very cozy beds. The home is beautifully decorated in greens, yellows and blues. My favorite spots were the back deck - We had breakfast there every morning - and the window seat where I read in the afternoons. Finally, the location is perfect. The shore is steps away and popular shops, restaurants and attractions are quickly reached on foot.

I loved this warm and inviting home and plan to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful surprise, a home that meets and exceeds expectations! We rented both the Main & Guest House for our annual girlfriend's retreat.

Location, location, location. This house is perfectly situated in the middle of Lover's Point, Monterey's Cannery Row & downtown Pacific Grove (5-8 min walk pending your pace). For those active vacationers, rent Bikes and Kayak's from Adventure's by the Sea. For the loungers, fireplace and sightseeing out the big bay window with seat.

Comforts of home. Fully stocked kitchen. Only request is to have more dish towels available.

Beds and linens were clean and comfortable for the chilly nights.

The secrets out, we'll have to book way in advance for the next trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This area has so much to do that you could spend a month and still not see or experience everything. From Monterey to Big Sur lies some of the most scenic ocean drives and vistas in the world. A 9-mile beach trail wends its way along the coast starting at Asilomar Beach in P.G. and going past numerous restaurants, shops and wine tasting before reaching Cannery Row, home of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. There are numerous restaurants, galleries, music venues and local theater in the area. Watch the AT&T Pro Am Golf Tournament in February; Concours d'Elegance and Monterey Historic Automobile races in August; and enjoy many local festivals, including Monterey Jazz Festival in September and Carmel Bach Festival in July.

Other Activities: The Monterey Aquarium!


Rates & Availability


  • Note: This is a two-story home. The main house has 4 bedrooms upstairs and a media room downstairs that can be used for sleeping (there is a convertible sofa in the media room).
    There is a one bedroom guest house over the garage that can be rented separately. We reserve the right to rent the house to another family if you are not also renting the guest quarters. The rent and the guest limits stated in this contract are only for the main house, not the guest quarters.

    ** Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates.
    ** Housekeeping, Processing and Property Protection fees and taxes are additional to the base rates.
    ** Guest stays of 30 days or more will also be responsible for utility charges (Electricity, Gas and Water), mid stay cleaning fees and a security deposit.
    ** Rates are subject to change and Owner approval.
    ** Total occupancy may affect rates: Rates may vary depending upon how many guests are occupying the home, including all infants and children.
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2437 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 King beds, 2 Queen beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This area has so much to do that you could spend a month and still not see or experience everything. The beauty of the area is breathtaking from Monterey to Big Sur lies some of the most scenic Ocean Drives and Vista's. Starting in Pacific Grove there is the 9 mile Beach Trail that winds it way along the coast going thru Cannery Row home to the famous Monterey Aquarium and numerous restaurants, shops and wine tasting. There are numerous other Restaurants, Music and Outdoor Theatre and small Playhouses in the area. This area is a haven for Artists and Musicians, Every weekend there are events and every day of the week there is a farmers market. Many of the towns have special weekends for families such as April Days and Feast of Lanterns. There are races, cars and bikes. Watch the AT&T Pro Am Golf Tournament in February; Concours d'Elegance and Monterrey Historic Automobile races in August; Enjoy many local festivals including Monterrey Jazz Festival in September and Carmel Bach Festiv

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