|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Welcome to Oceanview Serenity! Home sleeps up to 4 guests including children.
**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.
Oceanview Serenity has been recently updated and completely furnished with new beds, furniture and decor. We look forward to reading reviews from our first few sets of Guests to stay at this darling beach cottage. Be among the first to enjoy this delightful home!
A charming cottage with a stunning 180-degree view of the Monterey Bay offers the best of all worlds in Pacific Grove — close to the beach, but also an easy walk to downtown Pacific Grove, historic Cannery Row and other attractions.
The 930-square-foot pet-friendly home (one small dog up to 15lbs) is directly across the street from the beach and the Monterey Recreational Trail, and is just a few steps from spectacular Lover’s Point. The restaurants, galleries and shops of downtown Pacific Grove are just a 5-minute walk away, and there is also easy access to Asilomar, 17-Mile Drive, and the highly rated Pacific Grove Golf Links. It’s also a short walk to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, or 10 minutes by car to downtown Monterey, 10 minutes to shopping in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and 15 minutes to golf and fine dining in Pebble Beach.
The 2-bedroom, 2-bath home built in 1934 has been recently painted and redecorated to enhance its vintage charm. A brick pathway leads to the front door, past the adirondack chairs that are a perfect spot to sip morning coffee and drink in views of the bay at any hour of the day.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary wine and cheese, passes to the renowned 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.
Inside the home, a cozy living room and dining room feature large picture windows, taking advantage of the spectacular view, and guests will be able to see boats, birds, and even whales out on the water.
Beach-themed décor in soothing shades of blue, sand and driftwood brings the outdoors inside, harmonizing with the rustic living room that features a vaulted wood ceiling, 65" Ultra HDTV with a connected sound bar and blue ray DVD and a gas burning fireplace. Upholstered chairs and a comfortable sofa provide a place for conversation, reading or playing games, or just sitting and enjoying the bay vistas.
Hardwood floors and board-and-batten walls can be found throughout the home, as well as vintage lighting.
The sunny kitchen is also a pleasant reminder of past eras but enhanced with new appliances, including a gas cook top, wall oven, and dishwasher. The adjacent dining room table that seats six is also next to a large picture window.
The master bedroom features a queen bed and a large closet. A bathroom with combination tub/shower is adjacent to both bedrooms. The second bedroom contains a king bed that can be converted to two twins, as well as an attached bathroom with a shower.
Guests can also enjoy the large fenced backyard, where a gas grill and patio seating are perfect for al fresco dining. The outdoor space is sunny and protected, with views of the bay visible through the home’s picture windows.
At the rear of the house, a one-car garage offers space for parking a vehicle and for stowing beach gear. Additional parking is available on the street.
See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.
Pacific Grove Transient Use License #0229
This house was exactly what we were looking for.
- It's a bit on the small side, but perfect for the 2 couples that shared it on this visit.
-The amenities were as described, we had a bit of trouble with the fireplace but the house manager was willing to come out and look at it (we told her not to worry about it).
And that was the end of our list of "negatives", because the place was exactly as described. It was clean, well-stocked, and perfectly located by the water and Lover's Point Park. Setting up the rental was a breeze, communication with the staff was great, and I can't stress the view enough.
-We were planning to go whale watching and 2 whales appeared about 1/2 mile offshore, well within the range of the binoculars provided with the house. We were able to put off the boat ride for another day!
-Walking distance from both the Aquarium/Cannery Row and the shops and restaurants on Lighthouse Ave. A SHORT drive from everything else.
You get the picture - we were extremely pleased. We look forward to experiencing this house and this staff again.
Overall, this sweet cottage with perfect amenities and well stocked with all the necessary supplies made our stay relaxing and worry free. While VBRO had nothing to do with the weather, we loved the place rain or shine. The beauty is beyond belief from every front facing window. The big screen TV a plus! Everyday there were wonderful surprises with birds, whales, harbor seals and then ever changing surf crashing against the rocks. Being close to stores, restaurants and shopping is great. Of course the season of the monarch butterflies is also I nice touch. We loved our stay, and we plan to return.
Lovely cottage overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The house is beautifully decorated with comfortable, soft sheets and plenty of additional bedding and towels. The backyard is set up with a grill and a comfortable dining set which made for plenty of outdoor dinners. We ran out of gas in the middle of grilling and the property mgmr Julia responded on a Sun (over memorial day) with a full tank to save the day! We will definitely be visiting again! Only downside: unlike most homes we have rented in the area, it does not come with passes to the aquarium.
The property is dated. But it has the best location. It was clean and very comfortable and we sleep very well. The beds were good quality. The shower has good water pressure and was clean.
We loved Pacific Grove and will be back next year. We loved our ocean view and breeze. What a beautiful spot. Thank you for sharing.
Waking up in the morning and enjoying a cup of coffee sitting in front of the huge floor to ceiling window was a truly magnificent way to start each day! Then of course there was wine time in the evening.... Having the opportunity to enjoy seeing the Pacific Ocean throughout the day was exactly the peaceful retreat we wanted for our vacation. The cottage was exactly as portrayed in the pictures and was exceptionally clean and all very usable space. We will most definitely be back-thank you!! Honestly felt as if I was on a cruise ship with the great view and location but could walk out the front door and walk for miles along the ocean. Highly recommend.
Just the perfect size for four adults to enjoy a long weekend getaway. Comfortable furnishings and sounds of the crashing surf across the way makes this a great destination for relaxation. We were able to walk everywhere and enjoyed sitting out front of the house in the evenings. Lots of special touches and was delighted by all the "green" cleaners and Trader Joe's items in the shower. We would definitely go back and highly recommend this home to others.
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