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Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations

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

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

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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 and is only 1 block from the stunning shoreline. It is 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 with 4 French-paned glass doors and a wooden door that is the entry. 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
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

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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based on 32 traveler reviews

3618 Villa Escondido ~ Luxurious, Ocean Views, Just Steps to the Seashore
average rating of 4.96875 based on 48 reviews
Sunnyvale, CA

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

9 of us enjoyed a 3 night stay at Villa Escondido. The house is lovely and so spacious with a sun room off the living room. The location is absolutely splendid-walked the walking/bike path to the aquarium/Cannery Row, and drove a few short minutes to downtown Pacific Grove and the butterfly preserve/lighthouse. Some issues with the wi-fi cutting in and out, but otherwise everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Louis, MO

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our week stay at Villa Escondido! We had 8 adults and 2 children and found the facilities and supplies wonderful in the house. Very convenient to the coast and Monterey. Really all we could have hoped for! Really enjoyed our time here!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Top Rental House in Pacific Grove for 12

  • 5 of 5

Top rental house -- everything is beautifully appointed. and furnished Very thoughtful accessories. Close to the beach. Sleeps 12 very comfortably. Quite clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

The location of this beautiful house was wonderful and contributed to how much we enjoyed our trip to Pacific Grove - we were in easy walking distance to the Monterey aquarium and cannery row, as well as a nice path by the shoreline where we saw seals and sea otters. Parking was easy as well, as there was a garage and plenty of street parking.

The house itself was lovely with a lot of character - the lawn was perfect for my toddler to enjoy, as was the back patio. The kitchen was large had all of the appliances and accoutrements you could ask for. The wifi and cell service were very spotty, however, for both Verizon and AT&T which made it difficult for the members in our party who had to be connected for work. There was a landline provided for local calls. The rooms in the house were spacious, and there were lots of places to gather. The bedrooms were all a really good size, and all of the rooms were very clean and well updated. The management service did a great job preparing for our arrival with a guest book containing plenty of recommendations for what to do in the area and providing free spa passes and wine and cheese on arrival.

Overall, we really enjoyed this picturesque house and the convenience which this location afforded.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, expansive family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Villa Escondido based on reviews and the photos on the website, and were very happy with our choice. We had all our adult children and our young grandchildren, ages 9 months - 5 years, a total of 7 adults and 3 children. The location of the home, close to the water and the aquarium, could not have been better for us.

Upon entering the home, immediately to the right is a spacious dining room with a wide low counter, handy for food service. Beyond that was the large living room, where the television was located, and an alcove with a glass table and four chairs. To the immediate left was the large kitchen, with a small table that seated four. We were pleased to see that there was an abundance of silverware, plates, and glasses - enough that one didn’t have to wash them between meals.

Behind the kitchen is a queen bedded room and a bath in the hallway, and the staircase upstairs. There was also a small gathering room straight ahead, with a sleeper sofa and doors to close it off from the living room and hall.

Upstairs was fabulous! A huge master bedroom and bath, walk-in closet, chaise lounge for reading, and a wonderful, wide window seat. The queen bedded room was light and bright. The final bedroom had a queen bed under the window, a trundle, and a twin - our 5 and 3 year old grandchildren chatted with each other on the trundle before falling asleep.

But the favorite space of everyone in the family was the little, low alcove at the top of the stairs. I thought the children would like it the most (and they did), but even the adults gravitated towards the cozy space to watch TV or read.

We will absolutely return (and hope that it will be available!) and highly recommend this beautiful home. What a wonderful place to create memories. Thank you to the owners and SVR for a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family reunion Villa Escondido

  • 5 of 5

Villa Escondido was an excellent choice for our family reunion. The location and accommodations were "excellent" as advertised, the weather was better than expected and our time together was unforgettable. The house was large enough that everyone could find their spot and we never felt crowded. The front yard was perfect for hide and seek, kickball and tag and the walks along the beach were a great way to get the day started. We were able to walk to restaurants, stores and local sites. Master suite was especially nice and it was the first time I can say I wasn't ready to get back home to my own bed! Very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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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Central Coast California 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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