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Charming cottage & ocean views, in a prime location, two blocks from the ocean.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights

Overview

About the property

Newly renovated and the perfect home-away-from-home for your next beach vacation

**SNOWBIRD SPECIAL FROM OCTOBER 2017 THROUGH MARCH 2018 — OVER 25% OFF THE NIGHTLY RATE WITH 31 NIGHT MINIMUM AND NO CITY OCCUPANCY TAX**

This darling cottage, known as Little Lighthouse, is the lower cottage in a two-unit, WWII-era Carriage House. She has stood through over seventy years of history, and gathered stories in her rooms of love, friendship and family. After months of renovation, this lower cottage, Little Lighthouse, is ready for rent. It sits in the beautiful retreat neighborhood of Pacific Grove, and is ready to call home for your next beach vacation.

The quaint downtown of Pacific Grove is just a six minute stroll down the street to the right as you exit the front door. A less than 15-minute walk in the other direction takes you to historic Cannery Row and The Monterey Bay Aquarium. Under the canopy of a stately old cypress tree, she is a resting place of tranquility, cool breezes, and is ready to embrace a host of new memories.

As you walk through the garden and into the front door, you are greeted by a cottage filled with warmth and charm. The beautiful living room is filled with cozy places to relax. There is a queen sleeper sofa, two conversation chairs, a leather reading chair, a warm electric fireplace, and a flatscreen TV.

In the quaint bedroom, there is a french door leading out to the private garden. The bedroom has a queen bed, a vanity area, flat screen TV and a cozy electric fireplace.

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to enjoy cooking and dining in. An old farm table is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee.

The beautiful bathroom features white greek volakas marble in the shower and victorian flower hex tiles on the floor.

The front yard offers an outdoor sitting area with beautiful ocean views, and an alfresco dining table under a canopy of cafe lights.

Guest Access:

Guests of Little Lighthouse Cottage will access the house through a keyless entry system. You will be given a guest door code, specific to your rental dates, that will be used by all guests in your group during your stay. This allows for added safety and piece of mind. There is no need to carry a key or be worried of getting locked out.

For guests looking to accommodate a larger party, Little Lighthouse Cottage can be booked with the upper main cottage, and can sleep a total of nine guests. Please visit the listing for more information:

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3947438

Other things to note:

~This property is a short-term vacation rental, licensed through the City of Pacific Grove, Lic. # 0208.

~Reservations are on a first come first served basis, and are not confirmed until payment is made.

~There is a two-night minimum stay requirement for all bookings.

~Special pricing applied to event weekends and 3 night minimums required on major holidays.

~The cottage also has a firm no pet and no smoking policy.

~Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am

More Details

Property Manager
Gary, Lynea, Jim, Stacey, & Amy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Gary, Lynea, Jim, Stacey, & Amy

Meet the family! ... Gary (Dad), Jim (Stacey's Husband), Stacey (Daughter), Lynea (Mom), and Amy (Daughter). We have always had a deep love of family togetherness and making memories. We bought this darling carriage house together in 2014 and have poured all our love and care into renovating it—to create a special retreat not only for our family, but for yours. We believe that memories shared are some of the most precious times in life. Please come for a visit and share some of yours with us!

While we do not live on the premises, guests can reach our family with any questions throughout their stay, by simply calling or texting any one of us. A detailed contact list is located in the cottage.

Gary, Lynea, Jim, Stacey, & Amy purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Gary, Lynea, Jim, Stacey, & Amy chose Central Coast California

The location has something to offer everyone—As stated earlier, the quaint downtown of Pacific Grove is just a six minute stroll down the street to the right as you exit the front door. A less than 15-minute walk in the other direction takes you to historic Cannery Row and The Monterey Bay Aquarium. Historic downtown Monterey and Fisherman's Wharf offer a peak into the past and several dining options. The beautiful beach and the Monterey Coastal Trail are two blocks down the hill from the cottage. Hikers, runners, and bikers can enjoy miles of trails that lead to Asilomar State Beach, Carmel, the Big Sur coastline, and beyond.

What makes this cottage unique

This wonderful house is the perfect place to come and enjoy a vacation with friends and family. There are two cottages within the Carriage House that can be rented together to allow for togetherness, but also allow for times of separation. With so many beautiful outdoor spaces as well, families and friends can find a variety of places in and around the cottages to spend special and relaxing times together.

Amenities

Pacific Grove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The beautiful bathroom features white greek volakas marble in the shower and victorian flower hex tiles on the floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • In the quaint bedroom, there is a french door leading out to the private garden. The bedroom has a queen bed, a vanity area, flat screen TV and a cozy electric fireplace.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
~Reservations are on a first come first served basis, and are not confirmed until payment is made. ~The maximum occupancy is three adults and four people total. ~There is a two-night minimum stay requirement for all bookings. ~Special pricing applied to event weekends and 3 night minimums required on major holidays. ~The cottage also has a firm no pet and no smoking policy. ~Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Charming cottage & ocean views, in a prime location, two blocks from the ocean.
average rating of 4.724138 based on 29 reviews
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Nice, but don't expect peace and quiet

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at this property for 6 nights, it was nice, clean and well stocked with everything we needed. We have rented many VRBO and other owned vacation properties and this is the first one I feel compelled to not to give a good review.

PROS: Clean, well stocked and great location. The beach is two blocks away and Pacific Grove downtown, Monterey Aquarium and Cannery Row all within walking distance. Great outdoor sitting areas.

CONS: Very uncomfortable bed, has some form of foam mattress with a memory foam topper. This made it way too soft for our comfort, we took off the topper for a few nights so we could sleep, which helped. I think the owners should replace with a traditional box springs and mattress. Noise, property is located on busy street, the weather was warm during our stay so we had to keep windows open and traffic started about 4:30 - 5:00 am. There were tenants in the upper unit and the property is an old (and beautiful) building. The first group had three young children that were runners from the time their feet hit the floor in the morning until they went to bed at night, second group were more considerate, but you hear everything. There were posted quiet hours on doors of both units, which was appreciated, and it would have been nice to have something stating that be considerate of the other tenants.

If we were to return to the area I would definitely look for other accommodations.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback, and apologize that your time at the cottage did not meet your expectations. Sometimes a perfect storm of events can lead to a less-than-ideal experience, and it sounds as though that happened to you. We strive very hard to provide comfortable beds, and have received extremely positive comments on the ones that are there. However, the comfort of a bed is highly subjective, and we are sorry that you found ours to be uncomfortable. We also try to be very upfront about the location of the property being on the main downtown street. This can be a positive for some and a negative for others, which is why we feel it's important to emphasize. The nature of the property having an upstairs cottage is also explicitly called out for the same reason. Every effort has been made to soundproof the space, but in older homes, there is a limit as to what can be done. We therefore rely on the courteousness of our guests, post quiet hour signs, and emphasize in the arrival instructions to be considerate of noise transfer. If things are excessively loud, a phone call to us, so that we can reach out to the upstairs guests on your behalf, is usually all it takes to bring the noise level down and keep the peace. We did endure one of the hottest heat waves in California during the time of your trip, and we agree that the weather conditions created much misery in places like Pacific Grove that rarely see temperatures over 85 degrees. With the windows needing to be open all night, we can empathize with the excess noise from the outside that added to the discomfort of your stay. It is our hope that you did leave with some positive memories of your time on the coast, and apologize again for the disappointment that you experienced with the cottage.
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5

I would rent this cottage again!

  • 5 of 5

Super cute! Perfect space for my daughter! Cute decor and location was on point! Walking distance to Monterey bay aquarium and cannery row! Two blocks away from the beach! Everything was close! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute and quaint

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending our time at the Little Lighthouse. It was cute and cozy and had everything we needed. Could not have picked a better location for riding our bikes to Monterey proper and along the bike path toward (and beyond) Lover's Leap. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for a relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I so enjoyed our stay here. Wonderfully cozy and inviting place to stay with great amenities. We walked everywhere we wanted to go, which was so nice. The property is very centrally located and is a fun, beautiful, and relaxing place for a weekend getaway. Highly recommend this listing!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect cottage in Pacific Grove

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the little cottage and we plan to make our third stay next year. The location is a half mile to the aquarium and downtown Pacific Grove. Close to the water/beach paved path. Inside it has everything you need to enjoy your stay. I definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 3 nights at this charming cottage and wanted to comment on how great it was. Really enjoyed the outdoor paver patio with the pretty lights, so nice to have an outdoor space! It would have been nice to have a fire in the fire pit. If you are renting this cottage be sure to bring some firewood! Also enjoyed the quaint cottage, it was just like the pictures and it was so cozy. and spotless. We prepared our breakfast at the cottage each morning, then took off to go kayaking, or to ride our bikes. The cottage is perfectly located for any activity you may want, it also has a nicely stocked kitchen with everything we needed. . Thank you for having a french press and coffee, we enjoyed it very much. We absolutely loved our time here, thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pebble Beach Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
CA Highway 1
Nearest Beach
0.78 Miles
Lover's Point Beach
Car: recommended

Pacific Grove offers an unparalleled quality of life. Sharing borders with the Monterey Bay, City of Monterey, Pacific Ocean, and the Del Monte Forest, our town offers breathtaking views and recreational activities. The City provides services to the community including: excellent fire, emergency, and ocean rescue services; an award-winning natural history museum; the lowest crime rate of any city in Monterey County; a nationally-recognized 18-hole golf course; a monarch butterfly habitat sanctuary; sandy beaches; and, the oldest continuously-operating lighthouse on the west coast. We are known for our small-town hospitality and friendliness in a place we simply call 'P.G.' (from The City of Pacific Grove website)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Reservations are on a first come first served basis, and are not confirmed until payment is made.

~There is a two-night minimum stay requirement for all bookings.
~The cottage has a maximum occupancy of three adults and four people total.
~Special pricing applied to event weekends and 3 night minimums required on major holidays.
~The cottage also has a firm no pet and no smoking policy.

Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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