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

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6

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

Ask our Reservationists about two days for the price of one admission tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium when you book this home!

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, 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.

**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 # 0147

More Details

Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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

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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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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
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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3554 Otter's Rest ~ Ocean Views, Gourmet Kitchen, Hot Tub, 1 Block to the Sea
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 48 reviews

Great location; beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Otter's Rest was a perfect place to celebrate my 60th birthday! The home is very nicely appointed and there is plenty of room for three couples, each with their own bath. The kitchen was a pleasure to be in and meal preparation was all part of the memorable experience. Julia, the manager, was more than acommodating. When she learned it was my birthday, she had the place decorated with balloons out front and inside, along with other birthday bling. It was such a nice surprise to drive up to the property and see it all decorated! Julia continued to impress us with her responsiveness for anything we needed. It turns out that her birthday was the same as mine, so that was a fun coincidence. I would highly recommend this home for its location, comfort level and beautiful furnishings.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and birthday celebration at our home. Julia is a wonderful house manager and takes very good care of our guests. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Until next time...
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Beautiful and Spacious Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is spacious, just a block walk to the water and very well appointed. The beds are comfortable and everything is very clean. The management company was easy to work with and very accessible. I would highly recommend this home and will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax and Refresh at Otter's Nest

  • 4 of 5

Otter's Nest is a spacious, comfortable, extremely clean, well-furnished home with park and ocean views in a very quiet neighborhood just a block from the shore and shoreline walking path. It was an ideal setting for my husband and me to celebrate a special anniversary with our adult children and - since it is pet-friendly - also with our little husky-poo, Peaches. The large kitchen and living and dining rooms accommodated all of us, while there was still plenty of space for having our own quiet times as well. The only reason that we gave it four stars instead of five was that the hot tub was so full of chlorine that our the kids would not use it. My husband and I could feel the fumes in our noses and eyes and even sneezed a few times. I have a feeling that there are other purification systems that are just as effective while not being as harsh as this was. Aside from that, plenty of off-street parking in the circular driveway and garage, which was also a safe place to store bikes.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible place, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our two families had a wonderful stay at Otter's Rest! The home is impeccable and in a perfect location - close to beaches, parks, playgrounds, pebble beach, Carmel, Monterey, etc. Huge rooms, amazing views of the ocean from the upper floor, great kitchen and dining area.

Highly recommend!


  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Fantastic retreat at Otter's Rest!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home, fully equipped, comfortable, and clean! There were 5 of us, girlfriends since childhood, on our annual retreat. We pick a different destination each year, and Pacific Grove was a wonderful choice! The area is gorgeous, and Otter's Rest is just a couple blocks from the ocean. The downtown area is a very short drive, but we also walked along the beautiful coastline, getting there in about 20-30 minutes. The view from the main Master is gorgeous, but, really, all of the bedrooms are very nice ... and we didn't spend much time in our bedrooms anyhow. We were too busy enjoying the open, spacious downstairs area, the hot tub, and our long walks. The large kitchen is wonderful! If you like to cook, the stove top range is awesome. I worked a little bit, from the upstairs desk, which was actually a treat, and the wifi is good. There is more seating outside than is shown in the pictures, which we were happy about. Julia, the manager, let us check in a couple hours early, which was awesome, and we enjoyed the snacks and wine left for us! There are only a few things that KIND OF made it not perfect ... 1. The fridge makes a fairly loud noise, much of the time. 2. The lighting in the living room is amazing during the day - lots of natural light. BUT it's really dim at night. We played games one night in there, and it was kind of hard to see. A couple extra lamps would be nice. 3. The burglar alarm, which is supposed to be disarmed for guests, went off the first morning, and we were all in our PJs when the fire fighters arrived (I guess that's a good or bad thing, depending how you look at it). That didn't bother us so much, but we couldn't get a hold of anyone at Sanctuary, even though I'm pretty sure it was during regular business hours. Thankfully, the owner was notified by the alarm company, and he came right over, and fixed the problem for us. He was very polite and nice. Yet, that wasn't the only time we couldn't get a hold of someone at Sanctuary. The day before we arrived, I had tried for several hours to get a live person on the phone. Overall, though, the experience with them was great, and they were always VERY nice and accommodating when I was able to reach someone. So, those things aside (which I just mentioned as constructive criticism), we would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat, no question! **Restaurant referral ... we LOVED Red House Cafe so much that we actually had lunch there two days in a row**

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Altos, California

Fantastic location and beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

I'd recently experienced a lovely girls' weekend in Pacific Grove and asked my girlfriend who'd arranged where she had found the lovely, clean, well-stocked home. She recommended Sanctuary so I booked a long weekend with my husband through the same company, albeit a smaller home (as we were just a couple and not 9 women!). We were not disappointed as this home was as lovely as the first one I'd experienced with my girlfriends. This home, too, was clean, well-stocked and nicely decorated. The stand-out for us was the locale: Just minutes from the beach trail and a short drive (or long walk) to downtown Pacific Grove. I loved looking thru the binoculars out to the sea every morning and afternoon.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of our home and Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. We are so pleased that you found our home to be perfect for your getaway and enjoyed all the Monterey Peninsula has to offer.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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.
    **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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