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3616 Mermaid House ~ Ocean View ~ Walk to the Ocean & Lover's Point Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8

Welcome to “Mermaid House!” Home sleeps up to 6 adults and 2 children age 12 and 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!

Tucked on a picturesque street next to Monterey Bay, this updated 2000 square feet, 2-story home combines breathtaking water views with proximity to the charming community of Pacific Grove. Families can enjoy swimming at the beach at nearby Lovers Point.

This 3-bedroom, 3-bath features a reverse floor plan with the main living quarters on the 2nd story to take full advantage of the vistas. Just a few steps out the front door is walking/bike trail that meanders along the water for 15 miles. Pristine in and out, the house has a sophisticated interior design with a seashore motif. Images of shells, seahorses and other gifts from the sea provide accents.

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 front door opens to a family room where you can relax and play games or watch movies on a 52” flat-screen HDTV in the glow of a gas fireplace. Furnishings include a dark-brown faux leather couch and ottoman/coffee table and brown wicker chairs with sea-foam blue cushions. The couch and ottoman can each become a twin bed suitable for children to sleep on. An enclosed patio has a bistro table and chairs where you can enjoy morning coffee.

The ground floor also has a bedroom with a queen wicker bed with luxury linens. An area rug accents the hardwood floor. Wicker side tables, metal lamps and dresser complete the picture. An adjacent bathroom with a tub/shower has sand-colored tiling.

The 2nd story features a handsome great room combining kitchen, dining and living areas. Whether you're preparing a meal, enjoying cocktails at sunset or relaxing in the living room, you can lose yourself in sweeping views over rooftops to the bay. At night, lights from nearby communities impart sparkle. Two leather couches with sea-foam blue accents, a rattan coffee table and a round wood side table sit atop a tweed shag area rug. Watch your favorite shows on a 60” HD TV by the light of a gas marble-faced fireplace. French doors lead to a deck that is equipped with a gas grill, table and chairs for al fresco dining.

The modern fully-equipped kitchen looks out to the living room. A granite angled bar with 3 swivel chairs offers a spot for casual meals. Black appliances include a gas range, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator and trash compactor.

The dining area has a dark wood table and leather upholstered chairs for 6. Setting up for an elegant meal will be a joy with the beautiful selection of dishes, glassware and serving pieces.

The master bedroom, with ocean views, has an island feel, with light mossy green walls, brown wicker king bed with luxury linens and an upholstered side chair. A 42” flat-screen TV sits atop a wood dresser, and there is a generous walk-in closet.

Take a relaxing soak in the spa-like master bath, with its glass-enclosed deep tub/shower with jets and plush towels and robes. Elegant touches include marble on counters and around the tub and a gold, carved-wood framed mirror.

The 2nd upstairs bedroom, also with bay views, has a queen-sized 4-poster bed with luxury linens, marble-topped bedside tables and metal lamps.

A nearby hall bathroom has a shower-over-tub.

One car garage, parking for a second car in the driveway, washer dryer and beach gear on site.

**There is an additional fee for pets**

***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 #0171

More Details

Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is a fabulous place with a wonderful view and great location. We would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thanks!
Sep 2014
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed, 1 Other bed
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


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3616 Mermaid House ~ Ocean View ~ Walk to the Ocean & Lover's Point Park
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 20 reviews
Menlo Park

Nice home in great location

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long presidents day weekend here with my wife, 2 daughters, our dog and in-laws. The weather wasn't perfect, but we still loved it. The home was very comfortable (nice kitchen, cozy beds, several large screen TVs, and big hot tub bath in master) and in a great location - very close to Lovers Point, a short walk to the yummy restaurants in town, and a scenic walk/bike ride along the costal path to the aquarium and Cannery Row. The Sanctuary Vacation Management company was easy to work with and accommodating with our needs.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review on our home, Mermaid House. We are pleased that you enjoyed all the amenities and the great location.
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Pacific Grove Gem

  • 4 of 5

This house is a virtual extension of the motel next door but with the space, privacy, and premium amenities of a luxury resort condo. A seating area provides a view of the ocean and a short block leads to a beautiful cliffside view. Get your 10,000 steps heading down to the lighthouse or the other direction to the Aquarium and all the fun shops on Cannery Row and Lighthouse blvd. The granite countertops, gas fireplaces and big screen TV's will have your family and friends relaxing in the cool oceanside digs.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great stay at Mermaid House

  • 5 of 5

Great house and great location. Could not have been more pleased with the place and the ease of the rental. Everything is exactly as promised.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southern California

VERY disappointed with agency that rents this house out :(

  • 2 of 5

The name "Sanctuary Vacation Rentals" is a misnomer. I booked a weekend rental in Pacific Grove 4 weeks ahead of time and spent at least 30 minutes on the phone discussing it with one of the agency's reservationists (based in town), who didn't bother to tell us the annual 2,400-person triathlon was the same weekend, which meant the streets were blocked, the beach was taken over and the loudspeaker was in use beginning at 6 am both weekend days -- all just steps from this house! This is obviously relevant info that the agent SHOULD have known and communicated. Agency's only response was a weak apology. When you pay for the "value added service" of an agency, you expect better than this.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly sorry that you were disappointed with our service and wish to thank you for posting your review so that we may improve . It is the first time that we have had a complaint regarding the noise from the Pacific Grove Triathlon which celebrated it's 22nd year in 2016 and agree that 6am is too early for a loudspeaker to be used. We will be contacting the organizers to see if this can be changed for future events. Our reservation team is comprised of local and remote employees, who should be aware of all events which may have an impact on our guest's stay. We are sorry that we did not communicate that this event was coinciding with your stay. Your review has brought to light an area in which we need to improve and as such we have implemented a new policy and procedure so that all of our reservation team members are aware of events that may compromise our guest's experience. Once again, thank you for taking the time to submit a review and we hope that you will visit Pacific Grove again to experience this beautiful area during a quieter time.
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The Woodlands, Texas

Mermaid home was exactly as presented in photos

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and ready when we arrived. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed- right down to a salad spinner. The two upstairs beds were comfortable & made for a good nights rest. The only problem we had was the circuit breakers shutting off when over loaded. Once 2 people were using hair dryers at one time & they tripped the power- inconvenient for sure but property manager was quick to fix. We enjoyed our stay. Great stay in a fabulous area would come there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so nice and comfortable. Everything was very clean.Great living area with fireplace. Set outside with a heater with a nice view of the ocean. Easy to walk to many restaurants for all 3 meals or cook in the well equipped kitchen. Half a block from the

ocean. Just minutes to Carmel or the Cannery.

Would highly recommend the Mermaid house!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

    **There is an additional fee for pets**
    ** 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.