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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,437 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 8

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

Walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium from this outstanding location. Ask our Reservationists about two days for the price of one admission tickets when you book this home!

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 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

Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

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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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2437 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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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3118 Yellow House Main ~ Almost Oceanfront, Ocean Views, Sounds of the Sea
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Exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Yellow House-Main was all that a parent. An imagine for their daughter’s wedding weekend. The accommodations were top notch with every thoughtful amenity. We have been renting homes through various agencies for 20 years and this home has everything you need to make your stay a home-away-from-home experience. The views of the Monterey Bay are tremendous and so close (walking distance) to the aquarium and other sights. Take your bike or good walking shoes! The walking/bike path is steps away from the front door.

We look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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the house was beautiful, the view was amazing

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! 2 things I would mention just so people know before they get there is the first bedroom at the top of the stairs gets the warmest and since the house is hard wood floors, no carpet, everything echoes, was fine for us but may bother someone sensitive to noise.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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By Default

  • 4 of 5

How my extended family ended up staying in this house was due to unforeseeable circumstances. Four hours before our scheduled arrival at VRBO #4216551, we were notified that the property was "uninhabitable." Thanks to the notable efforts of Josh Ohanian (general manager) at Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, the integrity of our 4 generational family reunion vacation was preserved. He secured alternate housing for us by way of 2 properties. We stayed at this one plus the guest house (276376) for 3 of 4 nights.

One of our favorite features of this home is the location. It is almost oceanfront, with the Monterey Bay in view from several rooms. Sounds of the waves could be heard indoors, which was therapeutically soothing. This property is within walking distance of numerous local attractions, including Lover's Point, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, and downtown Pacific Grove. Many of our fond memories are the beautiful sights and scenery experienced on foot.

The house itself is lovely. The floor plan lends itself well to mealtime, group activities, and sleeping (4 bedrooms upstairs away from group interactions downstairs plus 1 more in the guest house).

Several minor suggestions that could enhance future guests' visits include:

A. Install locks in the bathrooms.

B. Add a few more kitchen utensils/supplies. It is not as well stocked as our other VRBO stays, making meal preparation a bit challenging.

Even though we specified a 2 twin beds arrangement (in lieu of 1 king), housekeeping was unable to accommodate us on this request. Presumably, this is because they lacked adequate notice of our pending arrival caused by the last minute cancellation of the original booking.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic! Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the main Yellow House for our son's wedding. We are seasoned home away/vrbo travelers and have stayed in many homes throughout the country over the years. The Yellow House was simply wonderful!! The property was very clean and the listing description was spot on. Natural light filled the home and the relaxing sounds of the ocean could be heard from all the bedrooms. The view of the ocean from the main sitting room was amazing. Irma the house manager was great~ so pleasant and responsive to our questions and needs. The overall energy to this home was simply wonderful! I desired a 'home away from home" for my family and friends as we embraced the week leading up to our son's Carmel wedding and the Yellow House provided just that. Driveway parking was convenient, along with ample street parking, allowing family and friends to come and go as we prepared, visited, and enjoyed the time before the wedding day. Also, the location was convenient to walks along the water, trips to grocery stores and such, as well as lunches and meals on Lighthouse Ave. Highly recommend the home. Delightful stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A stunning house and a stones throw from the ocean. This house was perfect for my family to stay at. Lots of rooms and everything we needed to make our stay comfortable.

Would recommend to anybody and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time staying at the Little Yellow House. This is our favorite retreat for so many reasons. Pacific Grove/Monterrey is an amazing outdoor playground and I feel like we will never run out of things to do. The house is amazingly comfortable to stay in. It has a fully stocked kitchen for cooking nearly any type of meal, nice serving ware, comfortable/good quality furnishings, and is beautifully maintained. We had two families staying in the big house with 5 children and there was plenty of room for all. The house is definitely kid friendly. Irma (the owner) is a delight and very responsive to our few questions that came up during our stay. This will be an annual trip for us and can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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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