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

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 - 7 nights


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3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 7

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

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

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, 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 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.

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Pacific Grove Transient Use License # 0216

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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based on 6 traveler reviews

3688 Nautilus ~ Ocean Views from the Decks! Luxurious Beds! Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Wonderfull Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family vacation. It exceeded our highest expectations!

The table set with cloth napkins and the wine and cheese basket was a lovely introduction to a beautiful home.

You have helped us create a lasting memory for our granddaughters. Thank you😍

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that our home was exactly what you were looking for to host your family vacation and happy to have provided the atmosphere for the lasting memories.
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Clean, comfortable and perfectly located!

  • 4 of 5

This property was clean and well maintained. The property manager was very attentive to all our needs - even an urgent care address when my granddaughter was ill. Be sure to take a walk along the water and enjoy the fresh air. Il Vecchio has delicious rustic Italian not to be missed. Don't forget to have sunset cocktails on the upper deck of this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Camden Point, MO

Perfect location; light and airy home

  • 5 of 5

The Nautilus house worked very well for family. With all three bedrooms on different floors each couple had privacy and their own bathroom. Loved the gas range in the kitchen. The entire home was very tastefully decorated, and the view from the upper deck was incredible. We also appreciated that such a nice home was pet-friendly; there were even pet dishes available. So thoughtful. Special thanks to concierge Trish Cosand for her help during our long stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saratoga, CA, USA

Fantastic Large Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our oldest son, his wife, and our two grandchildren visit each year around Christmas from Florida. We usually try to do something special for the kids (last year we went to Safari West for an overnight stay). In addition to an adolescent and toddler (grandchildren), we also have a teenage son and a small dog (West Highland Terrier). This year, we wanted our children and grandchildren to visit the Monterey Aquarium.

I was hopeful that we could find a special place that would accommodate all of us in a luxury environment (gourmet kitchen, large dining table, fire place, comfortable furniture and bedrooms, etc.). I've had very good luck with VRBO luxury rentals in several locations, including Kirkwood Ski Resort and Sea Ranch. I was pleasantly surprised when I found 3688 Nautilus, because it ticked all of our boxes—three bedrooms with great accommodations (including three bathrooms) on three levels, a gourmet kitchen, large dining table, an outdoor patio with grill, fireplaces in an open plan family room and the master bedroom, walking distance to the Aquarium, and dog friendly.

Sometimes a property isn't quite as nice in person as in the photographs, but it was just the opposite with 3688 Nautilus. The house is lovely and well appointed. There was a flatscreen TV in the family room with a sectional sofa in front of a fireplace, and each bedroom (3) had a flatscreen, so everyone could spend time together or alone, depending on his or her mood. My 19 month-old granddaughter and I took a nap in the bay window seat/bed. We prepared two gourmet dinners in the fabulous kitchen and outdoor grill, and we ate together at the large dining table. And there where three or four balconies (at least one on each floor), and a widow's walk balcony at the top of the three-story house with a beautiful view of Monterey Bay.

I strongly recommend this property for a large family that wants to spend time together and have plenty of privacy for adults and kids.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missouri City, TX

Perfect Perfect Perfect!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this home to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We only had a few days but wanted to get away from Houston and be near the ocean. The exterior of the home is my dream home. The interior was very roomy. If we had our daughters with us, there would have been room for 2 more people. The interior is completely beach themed, no detail was missed. There is a small study off the kitchen. Everything was very clean, and this is the first home we stayed in that even had ziplock bags in multiple sizes, haha😉. Like I said, no detail was missed. There is nothing missing. The lovely welcome tray was so appreciated!! We found it to be very chilly in the house (December), and even with the fireplaces on, I was still very cold. We called the manager who brought us two space heaters (the house came with one already). She offered to have maintenance come to fix the heat (I couldn't get it above 62, which for us was a bit too cold). We opted to use the heaters, and didn't think about it after that. The walk to the gorgeous ocean is about 1-1/2 blocks. Absolutely stunning. The street was super quiet with other residences. The VIEWS WERE AWESOME from upstairs, and from all of the small decks. I loved the views out the master bedroom and bathroom windows. It was such a wonderful home.....I cannot say enough. We ate at Zum Sushi one night (excellent), met old friends at Peppers Mexican (ok...but we do have the best Mexican food in Texas, in our opinion).....and drove to Carmel another evening and had a delish dinner alfresco at The Forge (highly recommend). There is a lot to do, but I would have been happy sitting by the ocean staring at it all day. Thank you to the owners for creating such beauty in one space!!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of Nautilus. We are so happy that you enjoyed the home, it's decor, location and amenities. We apologize for the heating situation in the home, but are very happy to hear that our House Manager was able to respond to your needs and resolve the problem. It has been a pretty chilly winter here in California! Thank you also for the restaurant tips, I am sure other readers will find them valuable. We hope that we can host you again sometime in the future.
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Bike ride to everything, ocean view from rooftop!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. The decor and cleanliness of the property exceeded our expectations. It's really well layed out for privacy - all three bedrooms are on a different floor of the house. There's a futon in the downstairs bedroom which was great for my son to sleep by us. We rode bikes (including my 6 year old) to starbucks every morning and also to Lovers Point which was a beautiful beach. We all wanted to stay another night or two, there's so much to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

    Children should be supervised at all times on the property due to several upper outdoor decks on the premises.

    **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.
    ** See more info at or call 831-373-7103.
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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