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3688 Nautilus ~ Ocean Views from the Decks! Luxurious Beds! Walk to Town!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 7

Welcome to Nautilus! Beach house sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child age 12 or 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!

The best views in Pacific Grove can be seen from the top of this New England-style weathered gray cottage, with expansive vistas of the Monterey Bay that stretch from Lover’s Point all the way to Santa Cruz. The 1400 square feet, 3-bedroom, 3-bath home is just steps away from the beach and easy walking distance from Pacific Grove’s galleries, boutiques and restaurants.

Each bedroom is on a different floor in this split-level home, a great way to allow personal space for family members or couples. Climb to the upper floor, and enjoy outdoor seating areas and sweeping views from a small captain’s walk on top of the roof allowing for views of whales and ships on Monterey Bay.

This pet-friendly residence includes modern nautical décor in soothing shades of blue, driftwood gray, sand and white; a spacious garage offers one space for parking as well as storage of beach items. A second car may park in the driveway and a third directly in front of the house. In addition to its close proximity to downtown Pacific Grove, it’s also just a 5-minute car ride from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row, 15 minutes to charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, and 20 minutes to Carmel Valley wineries and restaurants.

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.

The front door opens into a great room that includes the living room, kitchen and dining room, perfect for gathering everyone together for meals or conversation, with hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen features updated stainless steel appliances, including a six-burner gas range and a convection oven, black Corian countertops and two sinks for easy meal preparation. A capiz shell chandelier is the focal point of the dining room area, which includes a table that seats eight as well as counter seating for two at the kitchen island.

The living room has a cozy sectional sofa surrounding the gas fireplace and 50-inch HDTV, as well as a window daybed in the living room that can be used as an additional sleeping area for 1 child or seating with ocean views.

Also on this floor is a bedroom with a day bed for a single sleeper or it can convert to one king with foam topper. A bathroom with a combined tub/shower is nearby. Stacking washer and dryer laundry area is tucked inside the bathroom. A small office with desk is located off the kitchen.

Downstairs, guests will find a larger bedroom with two twin beds that convert to a king, along with a reading nook with an en suite bath, which includes a shower with custom tile work and plenty of vanity space near the sink. French doors lead to a small outdoor area that includes a patio with bistro seating.

The master suite on the top level has a double-sided gas fireplace as well as sunset views through its windows, and a small balcony with bistro seating where morning coffee or an evening drink can be savored. The bedroom includes a king bed that converts to two twins, a 42-inch HDTV, and hardwood floors. The bath includes a custom sink set into a marble vanity, a shaving mirror, and shower, and the dressing area also includes a bonus sink with plenty of storage and counter space.

**There is an additional fee for pets**

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Pacific Grove Transient Use License # 0216

More Details

Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018


Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 3 King beds, 1 Twin bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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3688 Nautilus ~ Ocean Views from the Decks! Luxurious Beds! Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Fabulous! Unique home..very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Just a great house to be in. Very comfortable. Loved the upstairs bedroom and the terraces throughout the house. House was immaculate and all we had to do was bring in groceries. We easily walked into Monterey and Pacific Grove. Quiet neighborhood. All was perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay in Pacific Grove

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at 3688 Nautilus. Having a bedroom and bathroom on each of three floors made for more privacy for our 3 couples plus a toddler. The home was spotless and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances, dishes and serving ware to make cooking fun. The daybed in the main living area was perfect. We walked to the Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf, and to the Pacific Grove Butterfly Sanctuary (and further on) in the other direction. Just a few short blocks to the beachfront walking and bicycling paths. Not far from grocery stores. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous multi level home for family

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the design and the rooms. Each room is unique and designed well. We walked to the aquarium and resturants. At the top we enjoyed the view of the ocean. We kept the windows open at night for the cool air. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Reminds me of seaside Florida. A major perk for us was it was close to everything and 20 minutes from Carmel.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa

Great space and location

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento, California

Close to everything we wanted to visit. Walked everywhere!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 5 beautiful days at Nautilus with my siblings for our annual reunion. This house slept 6 of us and we rented 2 motel rooms in the Asilomar area for the other 4. All 10 of us had dinner in the house 3 nights with plenty of room to enjoy ourselves. This house is airy with lots of natural light and several rooftop areas to get away where the view is spectacular of the Bay. The location is just blocks from the walking trail next to the bay and the aquarium. The kitchen was fully equipped. We did have a couple of maintenance issues that were attended to promptly by Brandon and fixed by Tim. All the Sanctuary staff that I dealt with were responsive and pleasant. I highly recommend this house and the Sanctuary folks.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of our home Nautilus. We are so pleased that tour home and the service provided by our management company, Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, exceeded your expectations.
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Calgary, Alberta

Amazing location and amenities !

  • 5 of 5

The description of home was extremely accurate and photos true to the beauty of seeing Pacific Grove. Our group of six who arrived to run Big Sur felt very fortunate to arrive to such a beautiful and cozy home. We found the living room, kitchen and bedrooms perfect for our visit. We benefited from amazing weather, amazing sea side views, morning coffee on the upstairs deck and proximity to town down, cafes, shops and the Sea side.

The staff responded in a quick manner to telephone inquiries and this was much appreciated.

This rental option is spoken of highly and we would recommend anyone going to Monterey and Pacific Grove to consider this option!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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.

    Children should be supervised at all times on the property due to several upper outdoor decks on the premises.
    **There is an additional fee for pets**
    **Homeowner requires 4 night minimum.
    ** 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.