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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
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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Owner
Barbara
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

Historic 'Cottage at the Cove' at Lover's Point - Your Home Away From Home
average rating of 4.9452057 based on 74 reviews
5

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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5

The Cottage is the best!

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage at the Cove was everything we could have hoped for!!

Communication with the owner was very easy. She's very responsive and easy to work with.

The location is unbeatable. You can walk to downtown or the beach in 5 minutes. Comfortable bed. Plenty of space in the home and a nicely equipped kitchen. Clean throughout! The fireplace adds warmth. There are some great DVDs and VHSs available too. Wish we had a longer trip, we did not want to leave... It's a very relaxing place to come home to.

Don't miss your opportunity to book this place!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for making time to review your stay. Your considerate care of the cottage is much appreciated. Come back soon and stay a little longer.
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5

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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5

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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5

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

ABSOLUTE BLISS!!!!!

  • 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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Rates & Availability

Pacific Grove Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

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.

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Amenities

Pacific Grove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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