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3554 Otter's Rest ~ Ocean Views, Gourmet Kitchen, Hot Tub, 1 Block to the Sea

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6

Welcome to “Otter’s Rest!” Home sleeps up to 6 adults.

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

Do you want to watch whales from the master suite while you relax on the deck? Listen to the breaking surf lull you to sleep? Or take a short 1-block walk to greet the sunrise on Monterey Bay? Enjoy all this and more at this beautiful 2-story, 3,600 sq ft Pacific Grove home just a block from the Monterey Bay shoreline. The recently updated, art-filled 3-bedroom, 3-bath house has a tranquilizing contemporary feel with spacious rooms and Asian accents.

The living room features vaulted ceilings, poured concrete floors, wood-burning fireplace and flat screen TV and comfortable furnishings. Two built-in corner window seats offer spots for reading or contemplation. French doors off the living room open to a fenced-in back patio. A hot tub, gas fire pit, gas grill, teak bench, table and chairs for 4 make it a wonderful place for outdoor entertaining.

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.

The drop-dead gorgeous kitchen would be the envy of a professional chef. Highlights include black and green granite countertops, a large central island, tile floors and backsplash, maple cabinets, an oversized refrigerator, counter-top gas stove, double ovens, dishwasher and a microwave. Enjoy delicious meals in a separate dining room with a round wooden table with 6 upholstered chairs. A decorative fireplace that can be lit with battery operated candles and recessed wall shelves display glass objets d'art.

The first floor also includes a bedroom in a seashell theme with a queen bed with luxury linens, a flat-screen TV and a door that opens to a small patio where you can sip morning coffee and watch the trees sway in the park. A contemporary bathroom has cocoa-colored tile around the etched stainless steel sink and tub/shower, a slate floor and maple cabinets. Down the hall is a laundry room with washer and dryer and a door to the 2-car garage. Parking is also available in the driveway or on the street.

A large staircase leads to the 2nd story and an open area with floor-to-ceiling windows and built-in shelving stocked with games, puzzles and children's books. At the far end is an office space with ocean and park views.

A spectacular master suite includes a sitting area with upholstered love seat and chair and binoculars for whale watching. A king bed is fitted with luxury linens. A wall of built-in shelving is stocked with art books. French doors open to a large deck with bay views. A spacious bathroom in soothing neutral tones includes a large soaking tub framed in marble tiles with ocean views (and privacy shades), a glass-framed walk-in shower and a generous walk-in closet.

A 2nd master has a king with Memory Foam topper (that can become 2 twins) with 2 bedside tables, a flat-screen TV and an upholstered chaise. A door set into floor-to-ceiling windows opens to a deck with bay views. A short hallway bordered by mirrored closets leads to a bathroom with sand-colored tiles and a glass-enclosed walk-in shower.

This home is just blocks from the local shops and restaurants of Pacific Grove. The quaint village of Carmel, the historic sites of Monterey and the world-class golf courses of Pebble Beach are a 10-minute drive. A beautiful walking/bike trail is just a stone's throw away.

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Pacific Grove Transient Use License # 0147

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Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2017

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

Thank you for a wonderful weekend! Upon arriving to the house we were not sure if this was the house because it was so big and beautiful. Once inside we were even more amazed at the beauty of it all. The floors and decor are gorgeous and so many great amenities. We imagined ourselves living here!

We have come to love Pacific Grove and can not wait to return again in the near future.
Apr 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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3554 Otter's Rest ~ Ocean Views, Gourmet Kitchen, Hot Tub, 1 Block to the Sea
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 41 reviews
Napa, Ca

Spectacular house, spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for three couples or a family with kids as there are three bedrooms and three baths. My husband and I shared the house with just one other couple and it felt very roomy. The kitchen is large enough for all to share in the meal preparations, which we always enjoy doing. I acted as chef and had three su chefs.

The location is ideal...close to the ocean, but in a quiet neighborhood with little car traffic. We enjoyed walks to the ocean to watch the high surf.

Highly recommend this house.

The manager, Julia, attended to all concerns amazingly speedy, making sure we were happy with everything.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our home, it's location and our management company's service!
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice and loved every aspect of it. We are a family of 6 adults (2 couples and 2 single guys), and this year, we included a super-well-behaved dog. There were couch quilts laid out to protect the furniture from the dog.

The kitchen is VERY well stocked, though I would have appreciated perhaps a jar of mayo in the fridge.

Once we got the tv working, we tried to record Warriors basketball games...but there didn't seem to be a way to do it, so it would have been nice to have that service connected.

Location is everything. Pacific Grove is one of our favorite places on the planet. This house is at the end, maybe 1/4-1/2 mile beyond Lover's Point. The street is QUIET and the neighbors are wonderful. I needed an onion on 12/25 for scalloped potatoes, but all stores were closed. My son took some homemade cookies and went knocking on doors...and returned w an onion and a smile.

We spent a day at the aquarium, a day at Pt. Lobos, evenings playing silly games and watching movies...and doing LOTS of cooking, including deep frying a turkey on the patio.

We will return, for sure. Master bedroom and huge bathroom and balcony are dynamite.

Highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunnyvale, CA

Listen to the waves in this spacious retreat

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a lovely trip to Pacific Grove. Otter's Rest was a great house for our multi-generational family. The bedrooms upstairs are huge, plenty of room to spread out. We used the hot tub, BBQ, and fire pit, all while listening to the crashing waves. We walked down to the beach often (and all around town). It's such a wonderful town for strolling. The kids played in the park across the street. It is such a quiet, peaceful area. We loved the heated floors downstairs. So cozy! One rainy afternoon, we lit the fireplace and snuggled up on the couches. We liked the pet coverings on the couches. We didn't have pets with us, but nice to know they can wash the coverings in between visits. The kitchen was very well-appointed. We have stayed at many VRBO rentals and this kitchen had just about everything. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of our home, Otter's Rest. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Pro and Con

  • 3 of 5

The property had a nice view of the ocean from the Master Bedroom, we could even hear the waves at night. The hot tub and remodeled kitchen are a plus. Unfortunately, there were several issues that negatively impacted our stay. The carpet in the house is stained and looks to need a good cleaning. Several walls were marked up and in need of paint. The couches were covered in pet-type throws and we were not traveling with pets! The furniture in the master bedroom and second bedroom was not as pictured on the site. The beds were just mattresses on frames, not the furniture pieces as pictured and the side tables looked like they were from a garage sale. Overall, not as expected at this price point.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, your comments are very much appreciated. We are pleased that you enjoyed the home's location, hot tub and kitchen. Our home is very popular and hosts several repeat guests throughout the year often with no breaks in between the summer visitors. As such we were unable to have the carpets cleaned prior to your stay but the company had been scheduled to service the home shortly after your visit. The marks on the walls will be addressed along with a complete painting of the exterior of the home during this off season. The beds currently pictured were moved out of the home as they were not holding up well and replaced with fames that are more durable. We will have new photos taken and put on our webpage. Our House Manager apologizes for placing the pet blankets on the furniture for your arrival, this was an oversight. Again we apologize that our home was not fully to your satisfaction, but please know that we do routine maintenance and deep cleaning on our home consistently through out the year. Sanctuary Vacation Rentals Operation's Manager will be reaching out to you to personally discuss your stay and comments.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and garden- we enjoyed the view and was such a relaxing time. Great attention to detail. Loved going to Sea Harvest for fish for dinner to cook on the BBQ and in the glorious kitchen!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vally Center, CA

Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home to spend time in while exploring Pacific Grove and the Monterey Peninsula! Three senior couples couldn't have been more pleased. The home is lovely and kept clean, including windows, by the home manager, Julia. The kitchen was perfect for preparing meals to enjoy in the lovely dining room. You can walk to the shore and enjoy the beauty of the Pacific. Walk as far as you wish. One unique attraction, very close to the home, is the Point Pinos Lighthouse which dates from 1855. It is a delightful, historic lighthouse. The village, or old downtown Pacific Grove is also worth a visit. You can't go wrong with staying here. We also enjoyed a drive to Carmel and Carmel Valley, the Aquarium and Monterey State Historic Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Monterey Peninsula is unique in its combination of breathtaking natural resources and a multiplicity of cultural and entertainment possibilities. You can find something for every possible taste. For nature lovers, there is the diversity of mountain and sea, for picnicking, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, beach combing, bird-watching, kayaking, scuba diving, tide pooling, biking and more. If you want a man-made excitement, we have art galleries galore, excellent fine-art museums, local theater, outstanding restaurants, boutiques, a natural history and a children's museum, a world-class aquarium, and that's just for starters. History buffs will have a field day exploring the adobes of Monterey. There's so much to do that you cannot possibly do it all in one visit, which means you will have to come back.


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.

    This contract includes a $300 hot tub deposit that will be refunded after departure if hot tub is left in the clean condition in which it was found.

    ** 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:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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