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3263 Villa by the Sea ~ Almost Oceanfront! Walk to Aquarium! Ocean View!

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

Welcome to "Villa by the Sea"! 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.

This custom European-style 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath luxury home, just steps from Monterey Bay, will make you feel like you are on the Mediterranean, with fantastic views of whitewater, sailboats, sea life and the mountains beyond!

This 1,800 sq ft home is just minutes to downtown PacificGrove, Cannery Row and the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and a short drive to Carmel or Pebble Beach. A walking and bike path along the shoreline extends from Cannery Row to Lover’s Point, past the famed succulent carpet of pink blooms, around Pt. Pinos with its trademark lighthouse, all the way to Spanish Bay and world-famous Pebble Beach.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary 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.

From the moment you set foot on the property, you will feel like you have stepped into another world. A charming wooden gate welcomes you to a brick pathway lined with ferns and trumpet vines that leads to the front door. Enter a vaulted foyer with a magnificent Art Nouveau stained-glass chandelier, a hand-carved Moroccan mirror and an intricately carved antique wood chest from India. A hallway leads to 2 bedrooms and a full bath. One bedroom, with a garden view, has a king bed and a walk-in closet. A second bedroom has an ocean view and a queen bed. Both feature rustic wrought-iron chandeliers, Parisian shutters as headboards, luxury mattresses and linens, as well as Louis XVI-style armchairs. The bathroom with terracotta tiles features a large step-down shower that can be partially filled for a shallow bath. A laundry room with washer and dryer are on this level.

Climb the stairs from the entryway and enter a spacious living room with elegant Old-World charm imparted by a beamed vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace with carved and gilded wooden mirror over the mantle, a chocolate-colored velvet couch, leather and tapestry side chairs. The only touch of modernity is a large flat-screen TV. Bay windows looks out to the handsome neighboring homes, Monterey cypresses and the ocean.

The second-floor master bedroom has an air of opulence created by the wood-beamed ceiling, bronze Moroccan chandelier, king bed, walk-in closet and a magnificent view of whitewater breaking on the rocks below. The large terracotta tiled bathroom with its walk-in shower, his-and-her sinks and a separate commode complete this luxurious suite.

The kitchen and dining room feature tranquil views of white-capped waves on the bay and beyond to distant mountains. Enjoy cooking in the fully-equipped, white ceramic-tiled kitchen from which you may catch sight of an occasional whale or a pod of dolphins. Cooks will delight in the carefully conceived layout which includes a Wolf gas stove, side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. A long countertop divides the cooking and dining areas which allows the cook to serve diners without missing any of the fun.

The adjacent dining area has a long wooden antique table seats up to 8 beneath a European wrought-iron chandelier. Enjoy daylight views of Monterey Bay sea life while dining.

Two-car, non-attached garage, driveway for 2 additional cars, ample on-street parking.

This is a townhouse style home with a reverse floor plan. It is one side of a two unit building. See also #3096 to view the other unit.

Pacific Grove Transient Use License # 0097

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Morning walk, cool fresh air, whitecap waves and "Scully" the seagull, he seems to be friends to many who have stayed here. This is a wonderful home, comfortable beds, large plush towels and not a need unmet.
Apr 2014
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3263 Villa by the Sea ~ Almost Oceanfront! Walk to Aquarium! Ocean View!
average rating of 4.814815 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 50th Anniversary with our daughters & their husbands at this BEAUTIFUL rental in Pacific Grove! Villa by the Sea is a gorgeous, comfortable, well equipped rental that couldn't be located any better unless it was on the beach! The very first day we stood in the doorway of the kitchen/dining room and watched a whale putting on a show in the ocean a couple blocks away! The welcoming appetizers and wine were wonderful and the place was immaculate. One of our favorites meals was at Cannery Row Brewing Co! The manager Paul is such a wonderful person and the food and drinks are out of this world. As we wrote in the log at the Villa, WE WILL BE BACK!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed during Monterey Car Week. Great location & view. Easy walking distance to outlet stores, restaurants, bike path, & for me, classic car events. Incredible views of the Pacific. The home was very clean & well equipped. Worked great for two families.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new york

Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, It had everything you could possibly need and a great view from the kitchen/ dining area,w e cooked every night as it was lovely hanging out there. Wished i could stay longer! comfy beds.

Close to everything and really quiet. we stayed with our 5 and 6 1/2 old boys and they did not have a problem with the stairs.

Would book again!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easter vacation at the lighthouse.

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful Easter vacation spot for our family. The house was very charming and beautiful. We walked into a huge backyard which became a great place for egg hunt. The kids loved it. They also loved the downstairs entertainment area and bedroom. It was a nice hide away for them. After a long day, they fell fast asleep in the comfy and cozy beds. There was enough beds, blankets, and towels for 5 kids. We cooked a delicious Easter brunch which we laid out on the long wooden table for 8. The view from the lighthouse windows was also ideal. We were able to cook because everything we needed was right there. This house left nothing to chance, everything we needed was at our fingertips. The whole house was warm and comfortable. We wanted to stay longer, but in the future we will plan on making this a new vacation spot. Thank you for a great stay it was wonderful and made for great memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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San Francisco, California

Beautiful villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

This pretty house is elegantly furnished, well equipped, and very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the quiet location and great views across the bay, an excellent base to visit Carmel and also at the start of the 17 mile scenic drive which was fabulous! The short walk to Cannery Row was perfect for dining out. Loved our stay. Would re-visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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SF Bay Area

Beautiful and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

We almost did not stay here due to the way the "security and cleaning fees" are handled but our friends decided to pay the extra.

We really enjoyed out time, most of it spent in the kurchen and dining room with a view of the ocean. Everything you could want in the kitchen, including a good quality of spices. All elements of the entire units are very nice and plentiful. The master suite is very comfortable and the two bedrooms downstairs are as well. Then entry to the unit is even sweet. Convenient to everything. And our daily visits by charming Charlie the seagull made the trip all the more entertaining.

For some reason we didn't get the aquarium tickets, but the bottle of wine and cheese spread appie was enjoyed. The property manager was easy to work with,

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Walk one block to the water and the breathtaking recreational trail that winds along the Monterey Bay connecting Asilomar State Beach, the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf.

Along the route you will find one great restaurant after the next, local wine-tasting with amazing views of Monterey Bay as well as many tourist attractions, including whale watching, sailing, kayaking and chowder sampling.

We are only a 5-minute drive to the Pebble Beach Gate and 17-Mile-Drive, a 10-minute drive to Carmel and another 20 minutes to Carmel Valley. Big Sur is a 45-minute drive south with some of the most breathtaking views in the world en route.


Other Activities: Whale, dolphin, harbor seal, sea lion & sea otter watching


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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Pacific Grove Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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