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Historic 'Cottage at the Cove' at Lover's Point - Your Home Away From Home

Bedrooms 1
Space 840 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Delightful historic 1884 cottage: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, library - sleeps 2

Cottage at the Cove is a lovely recently refurbished 1884 vintage Victorian located just steps from Lover's Point park and beach in the Retreat District. The oceanfront recreation trail leads you to the Point Pinos Lighthouse to the west and the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row to the east. The wonderful Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course is just around the corner. A 3 block walk to town will find you in the midst of Pacific Grove friendliness: shops for any and all necessities/frivolities, antiques and curios, grocery store, pharmacy, banks, bookstore, delightful restaurants and bakeries, library, museum, art galleries, historical gardens, various parks, and the four screen movie theater. Pacific Grove is a town without stoplights, still! Park your car at the cottage and enjoy Pacific Grove by foot.

Cottage at the Cove's broad sunny front porch with wicker furniture is the perfect spot to begin the day with coffee or tea. The charming rear garden is intimate and lovely.

Pacific Grove Transient Use License #37

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stepping into your blue and white heritage cottage sent me into my grandmother’s world. Her similarly appointed Seattle home had a kitchen and back porch much like yours, and she grew geraniums, hydrangea, and morning glory in her back yard. Remembering the cool overcast days of Seattle and trips to Puget Sound beaches added to the feeling I was in grandma’s world. When my husband joined me three days later, he marveled at the warmth the cottage provides with its endless collectibles and artifacts. We both appreciated the two signed serigraphs in the kitchen, “Red Ripe” and “Back Porch.”

We’ve been to Pacific Grove for a weekend every year, but this was the first stay in a real home. Thank you so much for sharing your beach home with us.
Jul 2014
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Pacific Grove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Per Municipal Code Chapter 7.40: - Quiet time is between 10pm and 8am - Parties, loud music and noise are prohibited. - Auto license plate required
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Relax and unwind in the clawfoot tub! The shower is over the clawfoot tub, therefore this cottage is not suitable for guests with balance and mobility issues as there are no grab bars.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Charming queen bedroom; high ceiling, large walk-in closet; dresser; reading lamps, radio/alarm/CD player. Excellent bed with 100% cotton linens and down comforter. The cottage is most comfortable for two (2) guests.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Large fully equipped sunny kitchen with seating for six; spices/basic cooking amenities; all paper products provided; view of rear garden. Charming library with large book selection. Writing/computer table which also can be used for formal dining with seating for six. Separate laundry room with washer and dryer. Living room - cable TV, DVD, gas log fireplace Broad front porch (morning sun) - ideal spot to begin and end the day in Pacific Grove.


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Historic 'Cottage at the Cove' at Lover's Point - Your Home Away From Home
average rating of 4.951807 based on 84 reviews
Nampa, ID

Just like home!

  • 5 of 5

This sweet little cottage by the sea has so much charm. You can walk to the beach, to shops and to many restaurants. The bed was extremely comfortable. The cottage kitchen was well stocked. We regally enjoyed the gas fireplace in the morning and evening. Barbara is a gracious and kind host. She made us feel at home. Thank you for 5 extraordinary days!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meeting you was a distinct pleasure. Your cottage enthusiasm is appreciated. Wishing you a beautiful Spring.
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San Francisco, CA

Continues to be restful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We love coming here. The cottage has everything you need providing a comfortable base from which to take ocean walks, go to the aquarium, etc. The front porch has beautiful morning sun for coffee and a book.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, your enthusiasm and considerate care of the cottage is much appreciated. Thank you for making time to submit a review. Wishing you a pleasing New Year.
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Cottage - close to the beach, aquarium and Butterflies! Was very relaxing by the fireplace!!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back soon, come back often. Your considerate care is much appreciated.
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Quaint Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were looking forward to our visit to The Cottage at the Cove and Pacific Grove based on the reviews we read, but we could not have been more pleased with our stay. The Cottage is comfortable and cozy. The kitchen is well equipped, although we didn't use it much because there are so many great restaurants within walking distance. We walked to breakfast and dinner every day. We used the Monteray Bay Aquarium passes (thank you, Barbara!) and drove 17 MIle Drive, but the best coastline is right in Pacific Grove. We are hooked and can't wait to return. We highly recommend The Cottage at the Cove.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your considerate care of the cottage is much appreciated. Come back soon and stay longer! Warm regards.
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Corvallis, oregon

We loved the cottage. It is beautiful and well cared for.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t have found a better place to stay. Beautiful artwork, very comfortable bed, perfect location. Very quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your enthusiasm and care of the cottage are much appreciated. Please return soon and often.
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Barbaras' cottage is impeccably well kept and stocked with everything you might possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending the week here. It is literally just around the block from the beach and a few blocks from restaurants, shops and cafes in Pacific Grove. We rented bikes for the week and were able to walk or bike everywhere. Wonderful to have guest aquarium tickets available too!

This is the place to stay. We loved it!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being impeccable enthusiastic guests! I hope you find your way back this winter. Enjoy a beautiful summer under the big blue skies.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Rates may vary with special events on the Peninsula. Please inquire.
Cleaning fee = $100
Reservation/Security Deposit: $200-$300
Receipt of the deposit confirms the stay. The deposit is forfeited for cancellations within 30 days of the stay and is fully refundable at the close of the stay if there is no loss and if cleaning does not exceed 5 hours.
Guest Policy document: As required by local ordinance, guests must sign and return Guest Policy document to the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.