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3612 Storybook Cottage ~ Charming Updated Vintage Cottage! Plush Beds!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,268 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Welcome to “Storybook Cottage!” Home sleeps up to 5 adults & 1 child 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!

You'll be enchanted from the moment you lay eyes on this 2-story, 1268 square feet, 4-bedroom 2-bath cottage with its warm wheat-colored stucco exterior accented with soft-green shutters and trim, white picket fence and front yard planted in colorful flowering natives. The entire home has been updated to perfection and is furnished with a casually sophisticated decor.

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 great room features a painted-brick gas fireplace, dark hardwood floors, sand-colored walls, white draperies and a white ceiling crisscrossed with dark brown beams. Arched doors and decorative accents throughout add to the magic of this unique cottage.

Relax and enjoy conversations in a cozy living room with two comfortable white sofas, an upholstered arm chair and an ottoman that serves as a coffee table or extra seating, all atop a floral area rug. There is a 42" HDTV with Blu-Ray Disc Player, a small video collection and a small library.

Enjoy meals in the nearby dining area, which has a pine-topped farm-style table, a bench plus 6 chairs with patterned cushions to seat 8.

The newly renovated kitchen is gorgeous - equipped with everything a chef could want to create gourmet meals. Among the features: white granite counter tops, gray cabinetry, a central island, white tile floors in a honeycomb pattern and an antiqued hutch. Gleaming stainless steel appliances include a gas range in the central island, an oven, side-by-side refrigerator and a dishwasher. A nook holds a stacking washer-dryer behind a wooden door. French doors from the kitchen, offering peeks of the bay, open to a side yard with lawn enclosed by a 6’ redwood fence. A gas grill and a table for 4 are provided.

A small pass-through bathroom between the kitchen and a sitting room has a shower with white honeycomb tile, a free-standing ceramic sink and a commode.

Relax with a book on a white wrought-iron trundle bed in a small adjacent room that could be a 4th bedroom. The trundle, which has a white coverlet and embroidered pillows, can sleep 2. This room also includes a wing-back chair, two small wrought iron tables, a wrought-iron lamp and a floral area rug.

The 2nd story has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. The handsomely appointed master has glimpses of the water between trees. The bedroom is furnished with a queen with luxury linens, blue and white coverlet and shams, bedside tables with wrought iron bases shaped like tree branches, an antique oak dresser, 2 small trunks, and a carved-wood-framed chair upholstered in a white and blue floral pattern.

The bathroom has a small shower with tan and brown checkerboard-patterned tiles, a white tiled floor and a free-standing ceramic sink with an oval mirror.

Bedroom 2 has two twins which convert to a king with Memory Foam topper, with luxury linens, a patterned area rug and 2 white dressers.

The 3rd smaller bedroom has a double bed with luxury linens, white floral quilted coverlet, white wooden bedside tables and a small desk. A corner window reveals whitewater crashing on Lover's Point in the distance.

One car can be parked in the driveway; on-street parking is available. Everything is provided for a day at the beach, located only 5 minutes away. The aquarium is about 20 minutes away on foot.

**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 0167

More Details

Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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

What a stunning cottage! We came for the "Sea Otter Classic" We had an an amazing time. The kitchen is so very lovely we choose to stay in and eat during our stay. The house is over the top and well equipped! Thank you for sharing your home with us and will look forward to our return.
Apr 2014
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1268 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • A small pass-through bathroom between the kitchen and a bedroom/sitting room has a shower tiled in the same white honeycomb patterned tile, a free-standing ceramic sink and a commode. An upstairs bathroom has a shower with tan and brown checkerboard-patterned tiles, a white tiled floor and a free-standing ceramic and stainless steel sink with an oval mirror.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds, 1 Full bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Gas Fireplace in Living Room, Original floors, arched doors and passageways, 30's-40's era chandeliers and sconces, DVD players, Gas BBQ, complimentary spa & wine tasting passes, hors d'oeuvres upon arrival with wine or sparkling cider, spa amenities in the bathrooms, high thread count linens and luxury bath towels, spa robes, local reading material and maps, CD iPod dock, Smart TV, high speed wireless internet, telephone with free domestic long distance, washer/dryer, beach blankets, chairs, umbrella


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3612 Storybook Cottage ~ Charming Updated Vintage Cottage! Plush Beds!
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 32 reviews

Adorable cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here over spring break and had a wonderful time. Despite being rented the night before we came to town, we were allowed to check in early, which was a great convenience. The rental company was very on the ball and easy to communicate with. Kitchen is designed well, with everything you need to make a nice meal, and there are several markets within a 10-minute walk where you can grab provisions. House was spotless. LR/DR is nicely furnished and a good balance: small enough to be cozy, but not cramped. It was about a 15 minute walk to the aquarium in one direction, or a ten minute walk to Lover's Point in the other. Beautiful bedding and fluffy towels! Peaks of the ocean out the bedroom windows, too.

Being an old house, the stair treads are narrower than today's building code. And the steps actually run right up to the very edge of the door frames of two of the three bedrooms on the second floor, so that when you step into the hall from those bedrooms, you are about an inch away from the very first tread. Quirks like this are part of the charm of the place, and it was perfectly fine for my tween and teen. But given the stairs setup, this house is definitely best suited for adult couples and families with older kids.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of our home and management company, Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. We are so pleased that you appreciated the location, amenities and historical charm of our Storybook Cottage.
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Lovely cottage - charming as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

A group of four professionals attending a conference stayed here and loved it. Quiet spot a short walk to the bay and easy access to downtown Monterey (via car). We fondly nicknamed it 'the hobbit house,' because of the low archways and tiny shower stalls. But even our very tall colleague was comfortable. Beautiful kitchen, comfy beds, plenty of towels - and we appreciated the welcome basket of wine!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Cottage in Pacific Grove

  • 4 of 5

This place truly has a cottage style. The decor and design inside and outside is very charming. The location is perfect between both Monterey and Carmel both a short drive away. When we arrived they place was really clean.

We did have a heater issue, but they were extremely quick to fix it. The bathroom sinks are but small. Overall, this was great location and clean place with fully stocked kitchen.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Storybook Cottage is a jewel! The house is equipped with everything you will need. The Cottage is centrally located and an easy walk to coffee shops and restaurants. The outdoor seating is great for afternoon wine. We will defiantly return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, walking distance to downtown Pacific Grove and the Aquarium. Super charming & unique

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, walking distance to downtown Pacific Grove and the Aquarium. Super charming and unique! Our family loved it and didn't want to leave. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Property that you just don't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful at this cottage. The owners left no detail untouched and the overall appearance of everything was immaculate. My wife wanted to live there forever! It accommodates everything so well and it's location to everything makes it the perfect place for exploring the areas around! We definitely plan on using this place again in the future!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
Shouldn't be missed!

Pacific Grove is home of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the main entrance to 17-Mile Drive. Within this charming city, known for its old-fashioned, friendly downtown and colorful historic Victorian homes, are spectacular vistas and recreational opportunities. Surfing is ideal at Asilomar State Beach. Kayaking and scuba diving allow you to visit with playful otters. Tide pooling for the nature enthusiast is available at several beaches. A walk or bike ride along the shoreline recreation trail offers breathtaking views of paradise.

Visit the Museum of Natural History, Point Pinos Light-house, tour Asilomar State Park, or enjoy the Sunset anywhere between Lovers Point Park and Asilomar Beach. Pacific Grove is known as Butterfly Town U.S.A. since every October the Monarchs migrate to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary where they winter until February. Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course is the top rated municipal golf in the state with over 70,000 rounds played annually. It is referred to as poor man's Pebble Beach due to its proximity and resemblance of Pebble Beach courses.

Enjoy a walking tour of downtown Pacific Grove. The town had its beginning in 1875 as a summer Methodist camp where several hundreds assembled to worship amidst rough tents. Tour brochures are available at the Chamber.

Pacific Grove's Past:

The town had its beginning in 1875 as a summer Methodist camp, where several hundred people assembled to worship amidst rough tents. In time, the fragrant pines and fresh sea air brought others to the Pacific Grove Retreat to rest and meditate. The first camp meeting of the Pacific Coast branch of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle was held here in June 1879. Fashioned after the Methodist Sunday school teachers' training camp established in 1874 at Lake Chautauqua, N.Y., this location became part of a nation-wide educational/cultural network.

In November 1879, after the summer campers returned home, Robert Louis Stevenson wandered into the deserted campgrounds: I have never been in any place so dreamlike. Indeed, it was not so much like a deserted town as like a scene upon the stage by daylight, and with no one on the boards -- from 'The Old Pacific Capitol'

By 1889, the resort was incorporated, becoming the City of Pacific Grove. The last P.G. Chautauqua was held in August 1926.

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, beachcombing, bird-watching, kayaking, scuba diving, tidepooling, 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!





  • 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.

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