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Charming carriage house with ocean views. Includes two free Aquarium Passes!!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Lighthouse Cottage is the large, main upper-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, friends and family.

After months of renovation, Lighthouse Cottage is ready for rent—sitting in the beautiful retreat neighborhood of Pacific Grove and the quaint downtown of Pacific Grove 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 past the gate through the rustic Dutch door, you arrive at a staircase upon entrance that leads you up to a cottage filled with warmth and charm.

The sunny kitchen greets you at the top of the stairs with five picture windows offering 180 degree views of the ocean and town below. It is fully stocked with everything you need to enjoy cooking and dining in. The vintage blue kitchen table will be your favorite gathering place to enjoy your morning coffee as you watch the bay full of sailboats go by.

The beautiful living room with its high cathedral pine ceiling has a large sectional couch with a soft oversized ottoman and a comfy reading chair, all facing a warm gas fireplace and flat screen TV. Views of the ocean can be seen from the big picture window and is also reflected in a restored 9-foot vintage Victorian mirrored schoolhouse door on the opposite wall.

Continue up the staircase from the living room to the 3rd floor master suite. This gorgeous room is full of windows that continue to show off sweeping views of the ocean. The suite includes an Eastern King bed, rustic dresser drawers, an old fashioned linen cabinet, a flat screen TV, and a hideaway reading corner that nestles in the front corner of the attic and boasts the most beautiful ocean views in the house. There is also a half bath and a large closet for added comfort and convenience. The whole space sits under the canopy of the big cypress tree outside and creates a feeling of tree-house serenity.

Back on the main floor, there are two bedrooms and a full bath. The first bedroom has a gorgeous vintage lavender rug, a masculine queen bed with a beautiful bright colored quilt, a vanity area and a flat screen TV.

The second bedroom is small, but full of interest. An old fashioned blue tufted chesterfield turns into a single bed, complemented by a 1940’s chair with rollers and a side table.

The beautiful main bathroom features white Greek Volakis marble in the shower and tub area, with Victorian flower hex tiles on the floor.

There is a gorgeous deck off of the living room that offers an outdoor sitting area with plentiful ocean views, a sofa and chairs to enjoy lounging, an outdoor heater for added comfort, and blankets for warmth—the perfect place to relax with after an adventurous day on the central coast. (Please note that the garden area downstairs is not included for use in this upstairs cottage rental, but is available with rental of the downstairs Little Lighthouse Cottage.)

For guests looking to accommodate a larger party, Lighthouse Cottage can be booked with the lower cottage, Little Lighthouse, and can sleep a total of nine guests. Please visit the listing for more information: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3922441

Guest Access:

Guests of 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.

Other things to note:

~This property is a short-term vacation rental, licensed through the City of Pacific Grove, Lic. # 0215.

~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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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 house 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 house 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 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , on main floor of house
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , master suite bathroom
  • The beautiful bathrooms feature white greek volakas marble in the bath/shower and victorian hex tiles on the floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , convertible sofa to twin bed
    Master Suite - 1 king , This 3rd story suite has sweeping views of Monterey Bay.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • 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:
~Check-in time is 3pm and check-out time is 11am ~We have a firm no pet policy ~We have a firm no smoking policy

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Charming carriage house with ocean views. Includes two free Aquarium Passes!!
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
5

Quaint, comfortable, accessible, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend with family of all ages in the perfect comfort and charm of the the lighthouse cottage. The ocean views from the living room, kitchen, and various other parts of the house were beautiful and a great way to start each day.

The house is walking distance to the beach, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and downtown Pacific Grove; we didn't use our car once! :)

Instructions and usability of the house's amenities were clear and easy. We all had a fantastic time and look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful escape

  • 5 of 5

Lighthouse cottage was everything we hoped for and more. The kitchen and upstairs bedroom looked out to the ocean, and the lovely gas fireplace in the living room kept everyone cozy and warm. The location was perfect -- it was only a few minutes' walk to downtown restaurants and shops in Pacific Grove and a short walk to the Aquarium. We loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best way to end Thanksgiving!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location and lovely home. Used the passes to the aquarium and LOVED having my tea every morning looking out over the ocean. Quiet neighborhood, but convenient located to the beach and all the activities of Pacific Grove and Monterey. Just wish we would have stayed longer to enjoy it even more. Only thing I would have change would more time and having laundry on site.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely house 15 minutes walk from Monterey. Pacific Grove is 5 minutes walk in the other direction. There are a few nice shops with gifts and antiques and some nice cafes in Pacific Grove and the world famous aquarium and some nice shops and restaurants on Cannery Row in Monterey. There are 2 passes for the aquarium in the cottage for visitors to use. It's very thoughtfully furnished with lots of lovely details. The beds are very comfortable and it was very clean. We had a problem with the access code for the door and the WiFi when we arrived but we rang the owners and they were lovely and sorted us out straight away.

I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone thinking of visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pacific Grove Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This little lighthouse cottage was wonderful for our family of five to have a quick little final trip before school starts. The house was perfectly decorated and had everything we needed. The kids loved the aquarium passes and my boys enjoyed beautiful golf nearby. Thank you for sharing your charming cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, everything was absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Pacific Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard Rate
Feb 13 2017 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$308
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Big Sur Marathon
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Standard Rate
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$308
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Summer Peak
May 30 2017 - Aug 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Concours d'Elegance
Aug 15 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Summer Peak
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Standard Pricing
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$308
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Monterey Jazz Festival
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Standard Pricing
Sep 19 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$308
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$308
$1,970
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.
~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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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