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3648 Seaside Sanctuary in the Pines ~ Walk to the Beach! Beautiful Design!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,592 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Welcome to “Seaside Sanctuary in the Pines”! Home sleeps up to 8 adults and 2 children.

**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the beach, this light-filled family home in Pacific Grove echoes the seashore theme in its interior, with soothing blues, aquas, driftwood grays and browns. The 1592 square feet, 4-bedroom, 2-bath house offers plenty of flexibility for families and pet owners, with a large fenced yard for both kids and dogs, and plenty of sleeping areas.

From here, you can walk to Asilomar State Park and beach in just a few minutes. Also nearby is the incomparable 17-Mile Drive and the shops, golf courses and restaurants of Pebble Beach, and it’s also close to Pacific Grove’s quaint downtown area, full of boutiques, art galleries and antique shops. Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and historic downtown Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea are just minutes away by car.

The sense of relaxation starts as soon as you see the walkway edged in lavender that leads to the front door. Within, the sense of gracious living is enhanced by spacious open-beam ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, and a top-of-the-line kitchen with granite counter tops.

French doors lead from the living room to an enormous backyard bordered in moss-covered Monterey pines, a place to relax and unwind while barbecuing on the gas grill, enjoying the sunshine on the patio, or gathering around the firepit in the evenings for drinks and marshmallow roasts.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complementary 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.

The house offers an open floor plan with kitchen, dining room and living combined in a great room area, making it an ideal gathering place for meals and entertaining. But when privacy is needed, it can be found in the three bedrooms down the hall and a large dormer 4th bedroom upstairs.

The interior décor emphasizes seashore and sea life motifs in the color palette of the nearby beaches. The living room’s gas-burning stone fireplace is a focal point for get-togethers, and the dining room’s wooden table and Kubu woven chairs seats six-eight. From the kitchen, with antique white cabinets and new stainless steel appliances, it’s easy to see what’s going on in the living room and dining room, and be part of the action even as you’re preparing meals.

Three bedrooms down the hall and another on the upper level offer lots of sleeping options for friends and family. All four have king beds with memory foam topper that can be converted to twins sleeping 8 singles or 4 couples. In addition, the living room includes a queen sleeper sofa to sleep 1 - 2 children.

A shared full bath is available from the hallway, and another full bath is attached to the master bedroom, both with white tile floors and gray marble counter tops. The master bath has a shower, double vanity, and separate tilting mirrors over each sink. The shared bath offers a shower over tub combo and a large mirror over the vanity.

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Pacific Grove Transient Use License # 0190

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Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

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.

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 making your beautiful home available to our family. We celebrated my mom's 60th birthday this weekend. It was perfect for our family. We made breakfast everyday and felt right at home. The home is beautifully appointed with a gorgeous beach decor and has everything you need. My dog "Wally" also had a great time in the large back yard. The beds were super comfy. TV, cable, wifi...we had it all. I was a fabulous stay.
Sep 2014
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 4 King beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

3648 Seaside Sanctuary in the Pines ~ Walk to the Beach! Beautiful Design!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 24 reviews
Davis, California

Beautiful Home. Beautiful Community

  • 4 of 5

The house is well-appointed and well-maintained, although the dishwasher was down. It should be fixed by the time you read this. The management provided paper plates and plastic utensils.

Pacific Grove is a nice community to walk around in and the nearby dunes and beach at Asilomar are gorgeous. You need a wet suit if you get into the water though.

The house has dining inside and out. We used the fire pit in the backyard, but there's a gas barbecue too if you want to use that.

Note that many/most? of the electrical outlets in the house are two-prong only.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our home. We are glad that you enjoyed the location of our home and the great fire pit in the backyard. Unfortunately the dishwasher did break right before your arrival and as it could not be repaired a new was ordered which could not be delivered in time for your stay. We did look into your comment regarding the two-outlets and did find that the two downstairs bedrooms do have this type of outlet. Adapters will be placed in these rooms for future guests. The balance of the home does have grounded three-prong outlets. Again thank you for your comments, they are very much appreciated.
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Overall very good

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean, attractive house in a good area of Pacific Grove. It worked quite well for our party of 6 adults in town for the Monterey Jazz Festival.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Three lovely bedrooms, an upstairs lair with more beds, and a large dog-friendly back yard -- we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice house, great location and very comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

I shared this house with four co-workers for a conference at Asilomar - you can't beat the location! Only two blocks to Asilomar, a nice easy walk! The house itself is very nice, but could use a little more on some things.

First, beds and rooms are very comfortable. We used the beds as King's, but three of the room can be split into twins, so it can hold more.

Second, kitchen is very functional and useful. Dishwasher is a bit loud if you you are running it and in the living room.

Third, backyard is great! Loved the fire-pit and sat out there multiple times watching the hummingbirds.

But, there are few things that could use attention.

First, the TV set-up could use some attention. As it is right now, you have to use the TV remote and the Comcast remote. Can't you synch the Comcast remote to the TV? I think you can.

Second, no stereo or sound-system. I don't need a subwoofer, but something to play music? That would be great.

Third, the wi-fi is not very good. Slow and if you are back in the Master bedroom, it is unusably slow and will frequently drop you.

We didn't use the grill, so no comment on that.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for Sanctuary in the Pines. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the home's location perfect. We very much appreciate your comments and suggestions. Upon checking the TV situation, we noticed that the remotes for the living room and upstairs bedrooms had been traded, hence the one in the living room was not functioning properly. We have corrected this and labelled the remotes for future guests. Comcast checked on the internet service and uploaded an update which has improved the internet speed and signal strength. We are reaching out to the owner of the home in regards to providing a sound system for guests to be able to play music. We understand that some guests do not wish to use the music channels on the television and may prefer to listen to their own playlists. Again, thank you for these comments, they are very much appreciated so that we can constantly improve on our service and the amenities in our homes. Should you choose to rent with Sanctuary Vacation Rentals in the future, please do reach out your assigned House Manager with any concerns such as these during your stay so that we may address them promptly.
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  • 5 of 5

My family and a friend's family rented this beautiful home to stay in together while we attended the California Roots music festival. The home was so beautiful---well kept, spacious, and wonderfully decorated. We all felt comfortable the whole time we were there, and the kids LOVED playing in the grassy backyard. It was close to the historic Pacific Grove area, and just a short drive away from Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, etc. We would love to stay in it again :)

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Even more charming than expected!

  • 5 of 5

This property was so charming — the pictures don't do it justice. We were a 12 minute walk from the beach (via Asilomar Conference Center), which was incredibly dog- and kid-friendly. The yards (front and back) were terrific, and we enjoyed the fire pit and s'mores regularly. The house was immaculate, well-stocked, and left us wanting nothing but more time there. Our dog thoroughly enjoyed the spacious and well-fenced backyard, especially once she got past her fear of the dog next door and her joy at finding squirrels regularly. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

Monterey Peninsula info:

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!


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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