About the property
- House1700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
3BR / 2.5 BA sleeps 6 Walk to Asilomar, Lovers Point, Aquarium, Cannery Row
Our bright and cheery Spanish Colonial home is centrally located in the sunniest part of Pacific Grove, within walking distance of the Ocean, Cannery Row, Lovers Point, Asilomar, Spanish Bay, Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pebble Beach, and much more. We are near Washington Park and the Monarch butterfly sanctuary.
Our immaculate home boasts many green attributes: It has a state-of-the-art solar system installed on the roof which powers all of the home electrical needs. It also has a sophisticated rain-water catchment system which allows us to conserve drinking water by using rainwater for the gardens. South-facing windows capture the sun and we have energy efficient lighting throughout.
We live in a nice quiet neighborhood central to everything on the Peninsula. Two formal bedrooms (one queen and one king bed) plus a queen size sleep sofa and a roll-away bed in family room which can serve as a 3rd bedroom. Sleeps up to 6 people comfortably. (Please keep in mind the roll-away bed in the Family Room is small and not comfortable for adults. For kids it's fine). Two complete baths on main level, plus half bath in upstairs master bedroom.
Bright and sunny, our home is immaculate and newly remodeled. It has all the amenities - WiFi, DVD, cable with large sceen TV, dishwasher, washer/dryer, granite counters, hardwood floors. Private courtyard with gas grill. Off-street parking. Large kitchen fully outfitted with granite counters, full-size fridge, large dishwasher, blender, coffee maker, microwave, large oven and glass-top range, flatware and dishes for 8+ persons. We have a large, bright living room with french doors that open to the courtyard. There is a downstairs Family Room and entertainment center with new large flat screen TV.
The main floor consists of the large living room, large kitchen, guest bedroom and two full baths, one of which has a whirlpool bathtub. The other has a shower. Upstairs is master bedroom with king bed and half bath.
If you like natural history, you'll feel right at home here - Jon and Julie are both naturalists and guidebook authors. We have display cases with exotic fossils and minerals which we excavated ourselves on our many adventures. Recreations of native petroglyphs adorn the courtyard which also houses an unusual rock garden.
Casa Mariposa is located right in the middle of the tip of Monterey Peninsula, equidistant from Asilomar Beach and Lovers Point. Walk or bike to the aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, the Monarch Sanctuary, Pt. Pinos Lighthouse, golf courses, art galleries, etc, etc.
17-mile drive is only 3 blocks away. Follow its legendary route along some of the most scenic shoreline on the coast, winding through Pebble Beach and ending up in Carmel where you have some of the best shopping in California as well as the highest concentration of art galleries and boutiques in the west.
Pacific Grove License #0181
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- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Jon Kramer
Casa Mariposa is the home of Julie Martinez and Jon Kramer, globe-trotting adventurers with natural history backgrounds and a passion for Earth and all living things. Julie is a natural history illustrator and art instructor. Jon is a geological engineer and solar energy developer. Together they author adventure guidebooks. You will see some of Julie’s art on these walls and their joint adventure guidebooks on the shelves. Many fossils and rocks from their various geologic adventures are displayed throughout the property.
Jon Kramer purchased this House in 2011
Why Jon Kramer chose Pacific Grove
In the 1990s Jon lived in Monterey in a small apartment uphill from Cannery Row. Julie would occasionally fly in from Minneapolis to visit him. They fell love with eachother and the area. Together they would spend all their time exploring the incredible natural worlds of Monterey Bay and Big Sur. They dreamed of owning a home here one day and were finally able to pull it off. Now you can experience what has compelled them all these years....
What makes this House unique
We call our home Casa Mariposa – literally “Butterfly House” in Spanish. It is located only a few blocks from the famous Monarch butterfly sanctuary of Pacific Grove. During the Monarch season (October – March) you will see many of these magnificent delicate creatures take advantage of the butterfly-friendly flowers in and around our home. Each year we raise at least a few dozen from caterpillars on our garden milkweed to adult butterflies. You can walk or bike to all of the best aspects on the Penninsula or retreat to the private courtyard. Casa Mariposa is centrally located in a quiet neighborhood. It sits atop the hill near Washington Park in the sunniest part of Pacific Grove.
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Great location and great home!
Jon's home was truly a home away from home for our family. It was very close to downtown and great beaches and trails, allowing us to walk to dinner and great morning runs along the water. We even got to see the butterflies! All of the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped. Would certainly stay again!
Thanks Nicole. It was fun to have you guys and we are so glad you got to see the butterflies! They are coming home to spend the winter at Pacific Grove early this year. Hope to see you again.
JUST THE PERFECT GETAWAY
Great place!!! well stocked with towels , and bedding what I really liked was the dishes!!!(color and shapes) I had great communications with the care taker of the place as well as the owners. I go to the AT&T Pro Am at Pebble Beach and hopefully I can get this place next year.
Great location, comfortable and well-stocked home
We were two couples who visited Casa Mariposa. There is plenty of common space and also enough space that folks can find some space to be on their own. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils for cooking. Love the dish collection. There are many comfortable places to sit outside in the sun or shade. One way the house could be improved as a vacation rental is to clear away some of the lovely items that crowd ledges and kitchen counters. We will come back when we are in the area.
Terrific. Loved the collections.
Great house. Great location. Very comfortable.
Thanks Jay, we like to share our experiences in the natural world with all our guests through the display of our natural history collections.
Relax and enjoy!
Loved the sunny patio for morning coffee. Cozy and comfortable. Close to downtown Pacific Grove and Monterey aquarium. Quiet neighborhood. Hummingbirds populated the garden. One downside is no washer/dryer.
Very beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood. Very close to the aquarium and resturants.
We had a wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.
Casa Mariposa has a very central location in the sunniest part of Pacific Grove. Within walking/biking distance to everything on the Peninsula. Monarch butterfly sanctuary only 3 blocks away. 17 mile drive 3 blocks, golf course 5 blocks. Walk to the ocean, the aquarium, Cannery Row, Point Pinos lighthouse, Asilomar beach. Fabulous bike trails and oceanside walking paths. Whale watching, SCUBA diving, world-class golfing, surfing, fishing, sailing and tons more. Minutes from Carmel and Pebble Beach. The best restaurants and finest shopping. Art galleries, musuems, gardens. The list is endless. If you have not been to the Monterey Peninsula you have been missing out on some incredible adventures.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday weekends such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4, and others require three day minimum stay. There is no washer and dryer on the premises. We use the local Laundromat.