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

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Pacific Grove House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 13

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

**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.

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 the quaint downtown, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complementary wine and cheese, passes to the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, 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 weathered 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 large gatherings, with windows that face the bay, hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and a window seat. Furnishings include 2 contemporary couches, an easy chair, a coffee table and matching end tables, area rug and a wood console table with nautilus lamp. 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.

A den with a wet bar has a queen sleeper sofa. A wood coffee table can be elevated for eating while watching shows or movies on a 50” HDTV with Blue Ray DVD.

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.

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Pacific Grove Transient Use License # 0172

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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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3618 Villa Escondido ~ Luxurious, Ocean Views, Just Steps to the Seashore
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 54 reviews

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Clean, well maintained, kid friendly, large Home. Close to beach, restaurants and aquarium. Kitchen well appointed. For large groups it could use at least one more TV.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Villa Escondido. We are happy that you enjoyed the home and it's wonderful location. Your suggestion for an additional TV has been forwarded to the owner of the home for their consideration.
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Ocean views, walk to the cliffs, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This home is a treasure! It worked so well for our large family gathering. We loved the location...walking distance to the Aquarium or strolling along the cliffs. The furnishings are fresh and clean-perfect for a Pacific Grove beach setting. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would ever need to provide fabulous meals. The dining area is so spacious and seated all 12 of us comfortably. Everyone loved the small sunroom for morning coffee and late night games. The master bedroom & bath is luxurious and provides a serene afternoon respite from the window bed with an ocean view. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautifully appointed property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely home for out of town family and friends during our wedding weekend. It was absolutely beautiful! Clean and inviting, with plenty of space to gather. We will return as often as we can.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House for Large Group

  • 5 of 5

Had a great long weekend stay at Villa Escondido. We had 10 adults and all slept comfortably. The bathroom and bedrooms were all clean and well kept, and the location was close to both Pebble Beach and Carmel. Would definitely come stay again!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful home and we will be back again.

  • 5 of 5

The house was well maintained and the property was beautiful. Inside the home were fresh linens and anything we needed with a clean enviornment. We could walk to almost all of our activities. There was ample of room for everyone and the home offered views of the ocean. Trish our house manager was so pleasant to work with and very efficient. I would recommend this home to my family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Escondido experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great fun time at our home. Accommodating clean and close to everywhere we wanted to go. The only downside is that we were charged a fee from VRBO when Sanctuary Rentals also pays you a fee. We felt we were double dipped and we were not aware of the charge ahead of time. We called and VRBO said that the fee was in effect in Feb. but there wasn't anything in writing at the time of booking. We might go strictly to there website next time. We have enjoyed using VRBO but are very disappointed in the new fee charge to the consumer and we will look elsewhere.

Kathy Mihlhauser

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability


  • 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.

    ** 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.
    ** See more info at or call 831-373-7103.
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3452 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 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 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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