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Earl and Brigitte Aiken

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french

Short walk to Beach and Golf, Luxurious Designer Decor & Beds

61 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Pacific Grove House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 1/2 bath, sleeps 7


You will discover why Pacific Grove calls itself “the last hometown,” in this pristine single-story ranch-style home whose traditional look has been updated for contemporary tastes. Imagine upscale Pottery Barn élan meets sun-drenched beach palette. This recently renovated three-bedroom two and one half bath cottage, which sleeps seven, is located in a quiet upscale neighborhood and makes a perfect getaway for family and friends to reconnect.

The location can't be beat. It is one street away from the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, which follows the shoreline from beautiful Asilomar Beach around the point to Cannery Row and the famed Monterey Bay Aquarium.In addition to Esplanade Park, there is a tiny public succulent garden nearby. The friendly shops, restaurants and boutiques of downtown Pacific Grove are just a mile away. A picturesque lighthouse is a mere half-mile away, and a fine municipal golf course with ocean views that is the locals' best kept secret is a few blocks up the street. Carmel and Monterey are 10 minute drives.

This cheerful yellow house trimmed in white and teal has a classic feel with a curving stone path that leads to the front door and the tiled entry that opens to the comfortable living room. The interior has hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings throughout. Family and friends can gather for visiting, playing games, puzzles or watching their favorite programs or movies on the 46' HDTV in the comfortable living room with its red-brick fireplace, cushy sofas and sturdy dark wood tables. You can see the ocean from the dining room that features a dark wood rectangular table that seats six and old-fashioned wrought-iron chandelier. Cooking will be a pleasure in the bright, fully-equipped kitchen with its well-conceived layout and pristine white cabinetry and appliances -- including new gas range, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator. Read a magazine or book and sip your morning coffee at a round oak table in a cozy breakfast nook.

Luxury linens will make you feel like royalty, especially in the master bedroom that has a Queen Bed with excellent mattress and a love seat/chaise that can become a single bed with Memory Foam topper. The sparkling new master bathroom is tiled throughout and features dark wood cabinetry and a tub/shower. A second bedroom can sleep two in a king with Memory Foam topper that converts to two twins. The third bedroom is set up with 3 twin beds that can be converted to a King bed with a twin bed. A handsome second full bathroom has Corian counters and a tub/shower lined with gleaming sea-foam and white tiles. To make your stay more comfortable, we provide plush spa bathrobes, and over-sized towels and beach gear.

Watch the ever-changing light over Monterey Bay at sunset while you enjoy cocktails at a bistro table on a wooden deck that overlooks the back yard. A gas grill is provided. The completely enclosed back and side yard is perfect for privacy. For gourmet cooks, we also have an herb garden with 4 different of kind of herbs in our back yard. A washer and dryer are located in the one-car garage just off the kitchen. There is additional parking in the driveway and on the street. The house is completely level and there are no steps inside of the house.

Additional Rate Details and Rental Terms.....

* 10% City transient occupancy tax applicable to all fees, including cleaning fees.

* Non-refundable cleaning fee of $165 for 1 to 4 guests and $190 for 5 to 7 guests is quoted separately from rent.

* Credit Card number must be on file for security against any damages.

* Full payment is due at time of booking if reservation is made less than 45 days prior to arrival date.

* If reservation is made more than 45 days in advance of arrival date, 1/3 of full payment is due to secure the reservation with balance of full payment due 45 days prior to arrival date.

* Cancellation Policy: For a cancellation made less than 45 days before the arrival date, a full refund will be made only if the property is re-rented for the same period/amount. For a cancellation 45 days or more before the arrival date, a fee of $150 and credit card transaction charges will be incurred. . [Please read the full terms in the Rental Agreement].

* PG&E gas and electricity are paid by guest for rentals of 30 days or more.

* Access information and directions will be provided once payment is made in full.

* 2 night rentals are subject to owner's approval.

* For last minute booking please check on availability and rate.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Earl and Brigitte Aiken (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Earl and Brigitte Aiken

We are a couple of semi-retired financial executives in the bay area who enjoy managing our own vacation rental and interacting with our guests. Our goal is to make your stay with family and friends a high point of your year.

Earl and Brigitte Aiken purchased this house in 2010

Why Earl and Brigitte Aiken chose Central Coast California

We found that as soon we get to our cozy and peaceful cottage we start to unwind from the stress of our regular lives.

What makes this house unique

Cozy, peaceful and great location a street away from the Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail along the beach. Perfect for family and friends to share good time together.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful place to stay for a girls getaway weekend. Clean and cozy and very homey. Quiet neighborhood. Would certainly recommend to others. Will definitely be back!! Thank you Earl and Brigitte.
Nov 2014
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Short walk to Beach and Golf, Luxurious Designer Decor & Beds
average rating of 4.8688526 based on 80 reviews
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this lovely home with family from the UK. This house has everything you could possibly need.

The beds were extremely comfortable and there was plenty of room for the 7 of us! The house is minutes from the ocean where we saw whales, otters, seals and loads of birds. Wonderful tidepools are a very short drive away.

We visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium - a must if you're in the area.

We had a lovely time and didn't want to leave.

Thanks Earl and Brigitte!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay in the Pacific Grove area. The location was perfect! I was able to run/walk on the beach every morning. We came from Texas so the weather was especially nice this time of year! The house had everything we needed. It was clean and well cared for. A great place for such a beautiful area! I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

This place is great!! Beautiful, comfortable, clean, and the perfect location just two streets from the beach. Has lots of amenities so you do not to bring much from home. It is by far the best rental that we ever stayed in and will definitely recommend to friends and family. Brigitte and Earl are great hosts! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet cottage

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage with our 2 grandchildren (11 and 9). It was important for us to have 3 bedrooms and a quiet, safe street. We took several walks, and the kids loved climbing the rocks at the edge of the ocean. The Monterey Peninsula is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and Pacific Grove is our favorite town in the area and close to many amenities. The home is very clean and well cared for. While we didn't cook, the kitchen is well equipped.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy house!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 (kids ages 4 and 20 months) as well as my in-laws took a 3 night holiday to Pacific Grove. We loved the house,quiet street, layout, proximity to the beach, Lover's Point beach and Aquarium. The rooms were cozy, bedding nice and the house had everything you could possibly need. Loved having the beach toys, umbrella and beach chairs. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent rental

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in Pacific Grove a couple blocks from beautiful walks on the beach. The house is very well maintained and the owners, Brigitte and Earl, are extremely friendly and responsive. We came to this area for a wedding at Asilomar, and were very happy to rent this house rather than have a hotel room. I highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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.

Other Activities: Whale, dolphin and sea otter watching.


Rates & Availability

Pacific Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 1-4 guests $165 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

* Holiday Rates and 3 nights minimum may apply to some Holidays/Special Events; 4 nights minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Year.
*Holidays/Special Events: Martin Luther King, AT&T Golf, President's Day, Sea Otter Classic, Easter, Big Sur Marathon, Memorial Day, PGA Golf Tournament, 4th of July, Moto GP Laguna Seca, Concours d'Elegance, Labor Day, Monterey Jazz Festival, Big Sur Half Marathon, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.

One third of the total charge is required to hold the reservation; the remainder is due 45 days before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , king/twin combo
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , king/twin combo + single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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