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3263 Villa by the Sea ~ Stunning Ocean Front Location! Walk to Aquarium!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

Welcome to "Villa by the Sea"! Home sleeps up to 6 adults.

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!

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, 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.

One-car, non-attached garage, driveway for 1 additional car, as well as ample on-street parking.

***The video may refer to Spa Passes; we apologize but these aren't currently available***

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

Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

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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Pacific Grove Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 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
  • 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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3263 Villa by the Sea ~ Stunning Ocean Front Location! Walk to Aquarium!
average rating of 4.757576 based on 43 reviews

We had a great stay. The home was well appointed!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was very clean and fresh. We felt at home. The location was very central. We would highly recommend this company and property!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location. Great views!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great rental for our family of four. The location was perfect for enjoying the bay area. Sitting on the second floor balcony and soaking up the ocean views and cool winds was priceless. The floor plan worked well for us. Master on the second floor and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor for our two teenagers. Laundry room and a well stocked kitchen made it like a home. We were very happy with this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, comfortable home with fantastic views from every window

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was fantastic, the home was well stocked with everything you need. The beds were all comfortable and the views are exactly what you want. The wine and cheese was a nice touch, it was great to show up and sit outside on the patio to soak up the ocean view with a glass of local Chardonnay. This house is perfect walking distance to Lovers Point Beach, Cannery Row, and several really good restaurants. If you're staying in this home, you don't have to worry about using your rental car very often, although quick trips to Pebble Beach and some of the state parks are well worth it. This is a two-story home, and most of the activity will be upstairs where the master bedroom is located. Everything in the kitchen worked perfectly and every utencil we needed was provided. If your physical condition or health doesn't allow for frequent stair use, this may not be for you. I can't think of any other reason this wouldn't be a perfect vacation home.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga, CA

Very nice property in Pacific Grove

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay at Villa by the Sea. It's almost on the waterfront and very close to all amenities -- restaurants, bars, shopping, and walking paths. Rooms are large and comfortable.

We also rented the adjoining Sanctuary by the Bay, as we had a large group.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful albeit too brief holiday at this charming villa. The house is nicely done up and had all the basic necessities, including a fantastic location and, of course, a great view from the kitchen/ dining area. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was well appointed and clean as were the bathrooms. The stairs may be tricky for families with very young children (toddlers), but not an issue with older kids.

Julia (property manager) was very helpful and very responsive. Thank you Julia! We only wished we could have stayed longer! We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego

Cozy stay, great location, a few repairs

  • 4 of 5

We were two families (4 adults, 2 tweens) here for an active (yet relaxing) getaway and to attend BMW Oktoberfest. The location can't be beat! This 3 BD/2.5 BA townhouse is across the street from the ocean, a short walk to the aquarium and Cannery Row, Lover's Point, and a grocery store (Nob Hill). Getting to the Laguna Seca Raceway for the driving events was an easy 20 minutes.

Upon arrival, we were welcomed with a bottle of Chardonnay and Boursin cheese tray. Thanks, SVR! From the kitchen balcony, the beautiful ocean beckoned and we immediately headed to the beach for some fun!

We climbed rocks at the beach, kayaked, and enjoyed a morning jog/walk to the lighthouse/golf course. Spent two days at the aquarium. Thanks to SVR, we got a terrific price on aquarium tickets. Highly recommend you get your tickets through their reservations dept.

The kitchen is great for preparing meals and dining with family. Plenty of cookware and utensils. We shopped for food at Nob Hill and cooked a lovely 3-course dinner our first night.

Only downside was the washer not working. We had accumulated some dirty clothes from our beach trips and driving events. We notified Julia, the house manager, who seemed surprised we already had laundry after two days. But then she kindly offered to take our wash to the laundromat and had it washed, folded and delivered. We greatly appreciated this, as we were quite sweaty from all of our outdoor day activities!

The house could use some maintenance and repair (i.e. floor tiles, termite) and would be nice to have mirrors in the downstairs bedrooms, so people can get ready when the bathroom is occupied. But overall is quaint and cozy. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Villa by the Sea. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to explore the wonderful area. Your suggestion for mirrors in the downstairs bedrooms and tile floor maintenance has been forwarded to the home owner. The termite issue has been addressed, thank you for reporting the problem to us. Termites are a on-going issue in the Monterey Peninsula given the ocean side location which requires constant attention.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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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