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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


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 (2 passes included) 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

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

Historic 'Cottage at the Cove' at Lover's Point - Your Home Away From Home
average rating of 4.943662 based on 72 reviews
Chowchilla, CA USA

Perfect Place to Stay in Pacific Grove

  • 5 of 5

The “Cottage at the Cove” has become our favorite get-away place. We’ve stayed in many such rentals, but never one as clean and nice as this one. It is close to the beach and close to the downtown stores; both are in short walking distance.

The Beach House restaurant, with ocean views, opens for dining at 4:00 PM and their early menu is very reasonable priced with some great entrees. It is just a very short walk from “Cottage at the Cove.” There are also a number of fine restaurants and cafes (as wells as many shops and stores) if you walk in the other direction toward the center of town.

This cottage is very well-maintained; always clean, neat, well-decorated and amply supplied with everything. The owner, Barbara, goes out of her way to make sure that her guests are not lacking in anything. Barbara takes great pride in this rental and has a strong commitment to her client’s comfort and happiness. The neighborhood is very quiet and the people are quite friendly.

Barbara provides aquarium tickets which are definitely worth using. Also, the whale watching tours are often spectacular. There is a lot to do in the Monterey Pacific Grove area and even if you don’t want a lot of activity, just looking at the ocean and all the beautiful scenery is very engaging.

The cottage itself is very comfortable to relax in and there are many good books to look at and a good variety of DVD’s available as well as cable TV. The bathroom is a little on the small side, but has a combination shower-tub which is nice. The kitchen has everything a person might need; far more than most rentals like this.

We have decided to make this cottage our regular home away from home when we go to the Monterey Pacific Grove area. In our opinion, the “Cottage at the Cove” is in a class by itself when it comes to vacation rentals.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for making time during this busy holiday season to submit a review. Your consistent considerate care of the cottage is most appreciated. Happy holidays to you and all the best in the new year. I look forward to your next stay.
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Perfect home for 1 or 2 in Pacific Grove

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful find!

As context, I travel to Pacific Grove at least once per year to visit family, and I have rented VRBO lodgings from California to Rome. This one is the best. Why?

1.) Your host, Carol. So thoughtful and communicative--she is the best!

2.) The space itself. The property is immaculate and perfectly appointed. Everything you need is there, and the decor might make you smile--e.g., check out the blue bottles over the bathroom mirror, how they descend in size to accommodate the sloping ceiling. :-) Immaculate bears repeating: I felt as if I were the property's first renter.

3.) The location. As you can see on the map, it's close to everything. Because I was visiting family within walking distance, I canceled my rental car--and I never missed it. Even if you decide to rent a car, if you're also a fit walker, there will probably be days you never crank it. Where else would you rather be?

Highest, grateful recommendation!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And thank YOU for your immaculate care of the cottage. Your host, Barbara, aka Carol to you:-) will always welcome you as you visit your very busy Pacific Grove family. Best regards and have a beautiful autumn.
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Central Coast Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This CUTE and perfect cottage is perfect! Everything is as described regarding amenities, location, etc. This cottage is located PERFECTLY! The day we spent in PG we left the rental car at home, walked to First Awakenings (ate there 3 times) and headed out for our day: Aquarium, Cannery Row, and the PG Farmer's Market. We easily got to Big Sur, Carmel, Downtown Monterey for the wharf and their Farmer's Market as well. Being from Salinas, this was by far the best place to spend a week in the Bay Area! On our last night we watched the sunset from Asilomar and saw plenty of wild life, to include a momma otter with her pup out in some kelp. HIGHLY recommend and will return here for future visits!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your most considerate care of the cottage - and most importantly for sharing ALL your good news with me. I am thrilled that you made wonderful new memories at Cottage at the Cove and in the area. Best wishes to you always.
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  • 5 of 5

This property by far is the best I have stayed in in the Monterey area. One block from the beach and Lover's Point. Two blocks from small town shops and amazing dining options. Beautiful walk to Cannery Row along a path that parallels the ocean.

The cottage itself is superb. "Peace and quiet"--waking only the the sound of gulls calling to each other. A bed that you never want to leave---comfortable, sound slumber. A fully stocked kitchen to create gourmet cuisine. Wonderful aroma of lavender on the back patio.

I could go on forever about how awesome this property is but two things that stand out the most are: 1) this is the cleanest, most presentable property I have ever stayed in. I have stayed in Home Away properties around the world and have never experienced such attention to cleaning details. 2) the owner Barbara goes out of her way to ensure you have everything you need and will check in on you to make sure everthing is to your satisfaction. PS: Barbara also leaves coffee, creamer, and a Wonderful bottle of vino to get your amazing vacation started!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your enthusiasm is much appreciated as was your exquisite care of the cottage. Come back soon, come back often - escape that intense Texas summer heat! The sea and the morning gulls await your return. You are always welcome at Cottage at the Cove.
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Lexington, MA

Adorable cottage, perfect location, thoughtfully appointed

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed a week in March and loved this little historic cottage; close to the beach but on a quiet street. It's meticulously maintained and equipped with everything you could want in a vacation home. The cottage was thoughtfully decorated and the furnishings very comfortable. I read the book about Pacific Grove history that the owner provided and found it fascinating. There was a nice cafe a few blocks up the street, and we had dinner at two very good restaurants the owner recommended, also an easy walk away. We rented bikes at nearby Lover's Point and biked well past Monterey; another day we walked along the coast in the other direction, seeing otters in the wild! The aquarium passes were also so thoughtful; the aquarium is a must-see. There's so much to do and see, but just relaxing is also an option! It was a wonderful place to stay, and we would return.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Providing a home away from home for wonderful guests is a pleasure and a joy. We hope you will return one day.
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Quaint, clean, well stocked, bright, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Excellent home! Well maintained, easy access to all surrounding communities, easy rental arrangements, quiet street, a block from Lover's Point and the ocean. The owner is very responsive and accommodating. Many local restaurants & shops. There is a book of travel information and menus from San Fransisco to Big Sur is available. I would recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for making our cottage your home away from home. Your contributions to the guest library are much appreciated.
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
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.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Payment by check or PayPal. PayPal fees are paid by the guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Pacific Grove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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