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2 Cottages, 1Bd/1Bth Each, New Kitchen, Lit Courtyard, Gas Fire Pit, Dog-Friendl

Bedrooms 2
Space 810 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Sleeps 5

Unique home in the heart of Pacific Grove with two cottages beside each other in the same courtyard.

Both with a bedroom and bathroom, one with a kitchen and living area, the other with a games room. Both cottages come together with your rental.

Great for two couples or a family to spread out.

Retreat for writers & artists. Perfect escape from the inland heat. Take in the mild, coastal air this fall & winter. Go with your friends, family and grand kids to a dream trip they'll never forget.

15-min walk to aquarium, dining, shops, beach.

Main cottage w Cal king. Guest quarters w queen. Private, lighted courtyard. Gas grill and 3 seating areas.

15-min drive to Pebble Beach & Carmel. 30-min drive to Big Sur.

Guest access: Key-pads secure both homes. Lock on the garden gate to enter the courtyard from the street.

How we host you: We are available by text, call or email at any time to answer questions, be a guide or offer suggestions. We have a local property manager who is also available within 5 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if needed.

Character of home: Suitable for quiet retreat: Pacific Grove's "Retreat" area is known for it's quaint cottages and cozy streets.

Even though our home has a secluded, treed courtyard, it is still within ear-shot of neighbors. So please enjoy your outdoor time quietly and observe strict hush-hush hours after 8pm during the week and 10pm on weekends.

Licensed with City of Pacific Grove, No. 0252.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Mel

I head up social media for a global insurance company and my husband is a managing director of technology at a financial services firm. We have two kids and a dog.

We are blessed to have this family home in the Monterey area and consider it an honor to share it with others. Please see our family home in north Lake Tahoe, too: Donner Bliss.

I'm always happy to offer tips on restaurants and things to do in Lake Tahoe, Monterey and the Bay Area. Maybe one day we'll get to share our home in Sausalito when we're traveling!

I'm on Twitter @BlissShare, sharing what's new and exciting on the #Truckee, #LakeTahoe and #Monterey hashtags. We love connecting with our guests, helping them with their plans and then hearing how their stays were.

Would love to hear from you!

Mel purchased this house in 2015

Why Mel chose Pacific Grove

This home is on the historic register. It is charming and well-located.

It's a 15-minute walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and many area restaurants, shops and beaches.

It's a 10-min drive to Carmel & Pebble Beach. It's a 30-min drive to Big Sur and 2½-hours to Hearst Castle.

What makes this house unique

The two cottages facing each other across a private, lit courtyard is so charming.

This home would be ideal for a longer-term vacation stay where you'd like to invite family, grandkids or friends to visit with you.

It's also perfect for two couples to share or a family to spread out in.


Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 810 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Dream of marine mammals on a solid wood, four poster Cal king bed with foam mattress. There's a vintage wardrobe with drawers and hanging space for your clothing. There's also a writing desk where you can be inspired by the likes of Steinbeck and Twain. The guest house has a wrought iron queen bed with foam mattress, a swivel wardrobe, writing desk and TV.
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pacific Grove is in the heart of the Monterey peninsula. It's famous for its beaches, including Asilomar and Lover's Point, and it's close to all Monterey attractions, like the Monterey Bay Aquarium where the BBC-PBS documentary Big Blue Live was filmed. It's a 15-minute drive to Pebble Beach, Carmel and the 17-mile drive. We are a 30-minute drive to Big Sur. The Paso Robles and Cambria wine regions and Hearst Castle are in perfect day-trip range.


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2 Cottages, 1Bd/1Bth Each, New Kitchen, Lit Courtyard, Gas Fire Pit, Dog-Friendl
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beach House Heaven

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful stay here. The Cottages were well equipped with everything we needed. We loved how close it was to town so we could walk. These cottages would be great for families. Loved the gas fire in the courtyard, nice touch. Mel was great as well. I was well informed and got an immediate response when I needed something.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Kevin! It was a pleasure to host you and your lovely family! ~Mel
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This place beats any hotel in the area!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, neat, user-friendly, private, cozy, and with great beds. Owner was amazingly helpful and made it easy, even with a last minute early check-in. Has everything you need for a comfortable stay...except for a garlic press 😇? My teen had his own space to hang out and we played foosball & chess while it rained.

Cannot wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Like staying at a girlfriend's house!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at the cottages with my husband and two kids - 15 and 13. At first, I was dubious about two separate buildings, but the location was great and we went for it. And when I walked under the trellised gate entrance, my concerns were immediately put at ease.

The garden is so inviting - a covered outdoor table, fire pit, separate bbq area, the flowers, the amazing king palms created a really special vibe. The cottages were fabulous-the kids LOVED having their own space, and my husband and I enjoyed the privacy (especially from the inevitable sibling bickering that close quarters on vacation bring).

Mel is a wonderful host! Easily available for questions at any time. The kitchen is well appointed and easy to negotiate, the pictures don't do it justice IMHO. The washer and dryer are huge - no worries there. Beds were comfy and there are more board games, Jenga, dominoes than you ever knew existed! Then the surprise of the passes for the Acquarium - which was great, because my husband and I could go over two days, not bore the kids with one long day. Seriously, I felt like I was staying a home of a good friend, not a rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Kathleen! You guys were wonderful! We'd love to have you back to visit anytime and highly recommend you to other hosts :-D
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I miss this rental so much!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this lovely property for three months while my husband was doing contract work in the area. It is both charming and comfortable with everything we needed and yet not a bit of clutter. The location is perfect! Walking distance to the ocean, downtown PG and Cannery Row. I love to run and never got bored with all of the fantastic views within a 3 mile radius - the path along the ocean, all of the adorable shops and cafes, the beautiful homes, the wandering packs of deer, the seals, the sea lions, the otters and - let us not forget - the two Trader Joes. My kids and dogs loved the yard and all of the nearby parks. When my parents visited for a weekend, they had their own little cottage to stay in across the yard and it was perfect. Mel was welcoming, helpful and always quick to respond but not a bit overbearing as some owners can be. We really enjoyed our time here and would not hesitate to try to book again if we are ever back in the area. Do yourself a favor and spend some time at these lovely cottages! Love this place!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shana and her family were sweet and wonderful guests. We wish them well in their travels and hope to see them again.
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Palm Springs

Garden Oasis

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 3 months while working locally at one of the hospitals. The place is very comfortable with lots of charm and character. It is walking distance to the ocean/Cannery Row. Palm trees line the secluded, private yard. The place was impeccable when we arrived.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Mel was the best about communicating with my roommate & me. Easy walk down to the water to see the seals on the beach, eat at some great restaurants and do a little shopping. The neighborhood was quiet, with a beautiful courtyard to relax during the day with a book or to cook on the grill.

Everything was great during our stay, with a lot of sightseeing in Monterey, Pebble Beach & Big Sur just a short drive away. I would definitely stay again & recommend staying here to others.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie and Brie were excellent guests. Couldn't have asked for more. They were very communicative about things that came up, for example unexpected tidying needed in the garden after a big storm. They were always quick and helpful in responding and they left the place in tip-top shape. It was a pleasure hosting them, and we would welcome them back and recommend them highly to any other host.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $1,000

There is a additional pet fee of $100 per stay of up to a week or $150 per month.

Cancellation policy: 30 days before check-in or beyond: 100% refund

14-30 days: 50%

0-14 days: 0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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