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3618 Villa Escondido ~ Luxurious ~ Ocean Views ~ Just Steps to the Seashore

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,452 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 13

Welcome to “Villa Escondido”! Home sleeps up to 10 adults and 3 children age 12 or under.

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!

This 1925 Mediterranean-style, 3452 square feet, 5-bedroom, 3-bath home is the epitome of luxury, with countless touches that make it a desirable site for a family reunion, a wedding party or multiple families vacationing together.

The home has views over rooftops to Monterey Bay, is only 1 block from the stunning shoreline and just minutes to downtown, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Upon arrival you will be greeted with complementary wine and cheese, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, spa robes and beach gear.

Enter through a wooden gate that opens to a courtyard with columned veranda, four French doors and a wooden entry door. A spacious foyer opens to the kitchen on the left and a formal dining room on the right.

The living room is a wonderful space for gatherings with hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and a window seat. Coastal art completes the decor.

The adjacent sun room, with its walls of glass and partial bay views, is a great spot for enjoying morning coffee at 4 wicker chairs around a glass-topped table.

The bright kitchen has granite counter tops, tile floors, stainless steel appliances and a large island with a gas stove top, a prep sink and 2 stools. Open shelving displays handsome dishes and glassware. Casual meals can be enjoyed at a white table with built-in seating and 2 chairs.

A fenced back yard, with mature trees, includes a brick patio with a table, chairs and a gas grill for dining al fresco.

The spacious dining room, with a wall of glass doors and built-in shelves displaying seashells, is the perfect setting for formal dinner parties or family meals. A long wooden table with upholstered chairs can seat 12-15.

Enjoy watching shows or movies on a 50” HDTV with Blue Ray DVD player in the spacious living room.

A den with a wet bar has a full sleeper sofa and a wood coffee table can be elevated for eating or enjoying a cup or tea or coffee.

A bedroom, which faces the back yard, has 2 twins (convertible to a king with Memory Foam topper) with luxury linens, 2 white side tables, sea-themed lamps, a table and chair.

The bathroom has old-fashioned black and white tiles and a tub-shower combination.

The 2nd story is filled with unique touches seldom seen in newer homes. A charming alcove has a day bed that can sleep one and built-in shelves holding a 40” HDL TV, Blue Ray DVD and video library.

The master - with gorgeous water views - is unbelievably spacious and has a king bed, white end tables, sea urchin lamps, an electric fireplace, a chaise and a double-width window bed with sea-foam blue coverlets.

The luxury master bath has a deep soaking tub with shower, 2 sinks and a walk-in closet.

A 2nd upstairs bedroom has a white queen bed with luxury linens, 2 white side stands and seashell lamps and a tall white bureau.

A delightful dormer room can sleep up to 4 guests in the queen bed and two twin beds. Furnishings include an antique dresser, sea-themed lamps, white shag area rugs and whimsical mermaid pillows.

A bathroom with a tub-shower is available for the upstairs guest bedrooms.

1 compact + 1 standard-sized car can be parked in the garage. There is a separate laundry room. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

**There is an additional fee for pets**

***The video may refer to Spa Passes; we apologize but these aren't currently available***

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Pacific Grove Transient Use License #0172

More Details

Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 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

We had a wonderful stay! This is our fifth year for the six of us to vacation together and all of us agree the house was perfect.

The golfing, the sights and the shopping was fabulous. We found that the home was well located for all the activities we love.

We would love to return and feel Sanctuary Vacation Rentals will be where we go to when looking for other places to visit.

Thank you!
Sep 2014
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3452 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • 2 King beds, 2 Queen beds, 4 Twin beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Other bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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3618 Villa Escondido ~ Luxurious ~ Ocean Views ~ Just Steps to the Seashore
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 60 reviews
Bay Area, CA

Perfect location. Outstanding property.

  • 5 of 5

Eleven girlfriends stayed at Villa Escondido for our annual weekend get-away -- and we couldn't have been happier. The house was absolutely perfect. From the moment we walked in to a beautifully set dining table and throughout the entire weekend, everything was perfect. The kitchen was nicely stocked, things were easy to find, and there were enough beds for all. Of course, with 11 adults, we could have done with one extra bathroom, but honestly, with 11 adults, we could have done with three extra bathrooms ... it certainly did not detract from the success of our stay! We walked everywhere and didn't get in our cars until it was time to leave -- and we didn't even scratch the surface of things to do in the area. That's why we've already re-booked Villa Escondido for next year. Thank you for a fabulous weekend. We're already counting the weeks 'til 2018.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our home. Until next year....
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Amazing property in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Villa Escondido in Pacific Grove. It is such a beautiful house in a beautiful location. The property was very clean and the manager provided excellent guidance. I would highly recommend this house for a family vacation. We enjoyed that the house was very close to the Bay and to all restaurants in Pacific Grove. It was also 15 minutes away from Carmel by the Sea which is another amazing place.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arnold, CA

Very nice property, 5 bedrooms - perfect for our 4 families

  • 5 of 5

House clean, well prepared lots of room for all of us. We were down for grand daughters wedding so there was lots of in and out. We still cooked 2 dinners and we all slept well. Again house was there waiting for us and everything worked. Almost - smoke alarms woke us one night but that was promptly fixed the next day. Great house, good service

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love, love, love!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 14 loved this house. We all had plenty of room.

The outside areas were great for the younger children & adults alike. Close to water, Cannery Row, restaurants & Lighthouse Ave. The kitchen was completely stocked with everything a group would need to cook amazing meals or an outside breakfast - just add food.

We appreciated that there was a Kuerig as well as traditional coffee maker. The laundry room was a short few steps out the kitchen door in the garage area.

We really enjoyed the comfortable beds, ample pillows and blankets, big rooms, & lovely sun room.

The landscape around the home was beautiful. The area felt safe and had so much charm.

Our minor complaints - there was a lack of paper products for bathrooms. Ran out of everything. Felt like that should be checked on and supplied. Also various lightbulbs out throughout house. We did find extra bulbs but not able to replace some of the in-ceiling bulbs.

Small complaints for a otherwise wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of our home and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Please accept our apologies for the lack of paper products, it was an oversight on our part. Our maintenance technician has replaced the lightbulb over the kitchen sink which is the only bulb we found not working. Please know that your House Manager was available to assist with these issues during your stay.
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for large family gathering

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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this is a beautiful old home... updated perfectly! great location... love the yards too!

  • 5 of 5

from the moment our family walked in we were in love with this home. lots of room, cozy and clean. all the bedrooms were decorated with great beach decor.. i really can't say enough things about this lovely home! i think we will be returning with friends for another visit in the near future~

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you loved our home as much as we do and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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  • If you are booking for a last minute stay, ask our Reservationist if there is a Last Minute Special available.**
    **Last Minute Specials typically exclude holidays, special events and the summer season; specials cannot be combined; other exclusions may apply. Please call for details.
    **There is an additional fee for pets**
    ** 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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