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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:
October 22, 2017

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 4.948718 based on 79 reviews

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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Charming Historic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location for us. It is close to the multipurpose recreation trail, village grocery, restaurants, library, post office, museum, etc. We enjoyed coffee by the fireplace. It is obvious the owner pays attention to detail for the comfort of her guests. The passes to the Aquarium were a bonus!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review your stay. Wishing you all the best in the days ahead. Warm Regards.
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Arlington MA, USA

Historic, comfortable, adorable, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Great first time on Monterey peninsula! Cottage was everything we anticipated and more! Walk everywhere and close drive to everthing else we wanted to see or do. Had breakfast everyday at our cottage and several dinners. Everything needed was there. Sparkling clean, comfortable bed, cozy fireplace, sun soaked front porch and garden, pure relaxation in the sweetest section of a great little town. Barbara was very responsive and easy to work with before, during and after our visit. You will be very pleased when you stay at the cottage at the cove.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. You are always welcome at Cottage at the Cove while visiting the west coast. Be well.
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Charming Cottage, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cottage at the Cove. Location was perfect, a "stone's throw" to "Lover's Point" and the beautiful walk along the bay. Short walk to the little downtown area, home of some delicious restaurants (Passionfish, Fandango's, Red House Cafe). The cottage was very inviting, quiet. Loved the kitchen - bright and cheerful, the fireplace so cozy in the evening, and oh such a comfortable bed! The place was immaculate, and Barbara's attention to detail made this a truly memorable respite. Barbara responded immediately or our needs and questions. We highly recommend and would definitely love to return to this perfect gem. - For those who have not been, Point Lobos just south of Carmel is magnificent in it's beauty.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was thrilled to welcome you to Cottage at the Cove after your unforseen family emergency and rescheduling. Your kind review is appreciated and we hope you will return often to visit all your favorite Monterey Peninsula venues.
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So cozy, comfortable and convenient for vacation time.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations. We walked to restaurants and the aquarium. Great night's sleep at the cottage.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back annually for vacation and SLEEP! Thank you for your most considerate care of our home away from home.
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Perfect and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Cottage on the Cove! The cottage was everything and more that we had hoped. It was incredibly clean and perfectly maintained. Everything to make our stay comfortable was provided. Barbara is exceptionally thoughtful and has shared good taste with those looking for the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful Monterey Bay. We enjoyed the passes to the acquarium provided by Barbara. Great place to visit on a rainy day. We tried several recommended local restaurants and enjoyed each of them. We loved the local farmer's markets, too. We visited Point Lobos, Santa Cruz and the redwoods. We never tired of walking along the Bay and seeing the always interesting and beautiful scenery! We truly appreciated Barbara's hospitality and would definitely recommend the cottage. We have come to love Pacific Grove and hope to return next year for an extended vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hosting wonderful guests such as you is a delight and pleasure. Thank you for your lovely review. Come back often. My home is your home.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

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