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Unique Cottage Close to Monterey Peninsula & Local Wineries.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 studio/open area + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to our cozy, isolated cottage nestled amongst the lettuce fields of the Salinas Valley. Our cottage is located on our property 4.5 miles down River Road, just at the start of the Monterey County Wine Trail. On our half acre we have several outbuildings, our home and the owners cabinet shop. Weekends are quiet and peaceful when the shop is not operating, but during the week the cabinet shop starts up at 7 am with the noise being barely audible inside the cottage. The cottage has an open floor plan, with the 'bedroom,' living room, and kitchen connected to one another and the open sleeping loft. The cottage is located just off River Road, with a view of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range and endless produce fields. We are located 20 miles from Monterey and Pebble Beach, 7 miles to Salinas, 15 miles to Laguna Seca Raceway, and 45 miles from Santa Cruz. The agricultural setting of our property provides a unique experience of seeing where the lettuce, broccoli, or strawberries that you buy at home originated. There is little traffic, only the occasional tractor or the rare crop dusting helicopter, which only add to the experience. Enjoy the views and unbeatable hospitality during your stay, making this an ideal setting for a private and fun getaway weekend.

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Keywords: Laguna Seca, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Salinas, beaches, races, rodeo, festivals, Concourse, golf, River Road Wine Trail, AT&T, fireplace, quiet, kitchen, breakfast, Wi-Fi, tv,

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Owner
Rori Jensen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2017

About Rori Jensen

We are Paul & Rori Jensen and have been married for 30+ years. When we purchased this property in 2004, our dream was realized and we were able to locate our custom cabinet shop, Jensen Co. Specialty Woodwork, right on our property. Rori also has a business, RoJenDesigns, teaching quilting and craft classes. When looking at the Google Map, the marker is in the wrong place...continue down the road , to the right, to the next house with the shop and all the out-buildings. In addition to having the shop right here, we also really enjoy entertaining and often have family and friends out to enjoy our beautiful slice of heaven. We and our two sons, two dogs, five cats and six chickens have been working really hard for the last several years to make our place into something really special. We invite you to come and share a bit of what we have done! Creative use of space, reclaimed materials and custom woodwork have all been used to make this cottage into something truly magical. Come and see!! We look forward to meeting you.

Rori Jensen purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Rori Jensen chose Central Coast California

We live in a beautiful area and are close to many famous landmarks, Carmel by the sea, Laguna Seca Raceway, Big Sur, Monterey, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the River Road Wine Trail. By converting a detached two car garage into a charming cottage, we can increase our income in these troubling times, and give you the opportunity to share in our joy!

What makes this cottage unique

As we have mentioned already, our cottage is unique, our use of space and materials have created a wonderful and relaxing place for your weekend getaway. Many of our guests have indicated that they just don't want to leave! But, our proximity to so many truly unique locations make day trips to the Monterey Peninsula, the Big Sur coast and the wide open vistas of the Salinas Valley easily obtainable. You can relax each night in the quiet of the lettuce fields in front of a roaring fire, or enjoy the patio and the spectacular view of the Santa Lucia mountain range (really just big hills, but very beautiful anyway.)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Unique Cottage Close to Monterey Peninsula & Local Wineries.
average rating of 5.0 based on 67 reviews
5

Awesome stay at the Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Monterey for my son to propose to his girlfriend. This was an excellent choice for our little group to mingle, spend some time getting to know each other better, cook some delicious meals (okay, it was just breakfast) and relax. The Cottage is well appointed and so comfortable. The beds are comfy with choices of pillows. The couches invite you in and make you their friend. The quilts Rori makes are beautiful. The little touches are delightful. We loved all the decorations and antiques used to furnish the house. We wanted to take some of them home, but not to worry Rori, we left all of them behind. Accommodating and friendly owners, we wish we could have stayed longer. A quick and easy 25 minute drive into Monterey, it was nice to come back here after a day of tourism to relax. I would love to come back for a longer stay! Thank you Rori and Paul for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed our little cottage so much! Yes, it is a nice place to "come home" to after being out and about. Congratulations again on your son's engagement and we hope to see you aging!
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5

Very unique cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here twice while working in the area and would describe this as a one of kind home with every fixture handcrafted, much of it from re-purposed materials. Although it is essentially a one room cottage with bath and loft, it has a feeling of spaciousness that is unexpected. The location gives you a taste of the Salinas Valley agriculture experience, but it's a short drive to the Monterrey peninsula. The hosts are very interesting and most accommodating. If you're tired of boring hotel rooms, then this is your place.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was great! The location is beautiful and peaceful. The cottage itself is warm and comfortable and has everything you need. Our two boys were thrilled with the place and begged us not to leave. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most adorable cottage located only a few miles away from Monterey bay! It's close enough to get there and enjoy what Monterey has to offer but far enough away to enjoy the piece and quiet of the area! Highly recommended this super adorable cottage!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you and your family! Safe travels home and we hope to have you stay with us again.
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5

Just a great little oasis of hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

A very well-maintained and equipped oasis of small-town hospitality set amid the verdant and vast farm fields of Salinas, yet the perfect jumping off spot for quick and easy access to Carmel, Monterey, Point Lobos, and Big Sur. The Jensen's are some of the most hospitable, friendly and helpful hosts you will ever meet and are committed to making your stay pleasant!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad you and your brother had a pleasant stay and it was so nice meeting you both.
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5

Country charm at its very best

  • 5 of 5

You will never meet nicer hosts than Rori and Paul Jensen. From the moment we stepped into this little cottage of enchantment, they made sure we felt welcomed and had everything we needed. Don't miss time with them, if you can; each is a craftsman in their own right. The cottage feels spacious and cozy at the same time, filled with Rori's beautiful quilts and wall hangings. Check the calendar, if your vacation dates aren't already taken, book it. You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Monterey Penninsula Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Elements
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Elements
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Carmel, Monterey, Marina
Car: necessary

Farm tours, wine tasting on the Highlands Wine Trail, we have 2 passes available for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Laguna Seca Raceway is about 10 miles away.

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Rates & Availability

Salinas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$1,928
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Salinas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) This comfortable queen size bed is Memory Foam and has received kudos from every guest thus far., Twin or Single Beds (2) Up in the loft, we have 2 twin beds on the carpeted floor and they are perfect for kids and adults alike.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bathroom carries the theme of the rest of The Cottage. Custom walk in shower pan is made from an old claw foot bath tub with the side cut out. Shower surround is constructed from reclaimed redwood which creates in the shower the feeling that you are showering in an old carriage! Truly unique. The vanity is constructed from bead board that was original to our house and was torn out when we remodeled. The floor is acid washed concrete. Lots of natural light from the skylight and window. There is an elliptical trainer, in my quilting studio, which is available for your use 24/7 AQUARIUM PASSES: We also have two complimentary aquarium passes available for you to use. An $80 savings!!!

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