|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This immaculate 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 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 Macy's 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 full-sized 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.
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
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....
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.
We rented this home for three nights while visiting our son and daughter and grandchildren in the area. The home is very well kept and very clean. It has a large living room and a separate den/TV area. The kitchen is a little dated, but very nice and functional. There is a master bedroom downstairs and a guest bedroom upstairs. The bathrooms are a little quirky with the main bathroom/tub and shower located across the hall on the first floor from the master bedroom. The bathroom upstairs only has a toilet and sink. Off the kitchen is a small bathroom with a toilet and shower. They were very clean. There also was a pretty patio in the back. The neighborhood was very quiet and the home was conveniently located to the beaches and downtown. There was ample parking for two cars in the driveway and on the street, which was very lightly traveled and seemed a bit wider that some of the other corresponding streets in Pacific Grove. We would certainly go back again. Our family had a great time there.
Lovely, clean, and excellent location! It was perfect for our needs, and I especially liked the upstairs Master bedroom with it's own half-bath
and the nice, large kitchen!
The home is comfortable, cute, and had everything we needed.
The property is clean, well kept and cozy. This is our second time at Casa Mariposa and we hope to return again.
Our family getaway was perfect at Casa Mariposa. This is a very charming house. Loved all the furnishings. So many interesting collections, books, etc. It had everything we needed. It was very close to Asilomar Beach and we had fun collecting "treasures" with our granddaughter and also had fun looking for little crabs as well. Enjoyed checking out all the cute shops in Pacific Grove. We would definitely recommend staying at Casa Mariposa!
We stayed @ Casa Mariposa in July. The house is very nicely appointed and in a great convenient location. The available room was more than adequate for the 3 of us. Everything was well maintained and clean. The rental process was handled smoothly and the owners were very good at responding to communications. We were only in Pacific Grove for a fairly short week long trip, but we stayed quite busy while we were there: driving north on CA1 to San Francisco for a day, spending a day whale watching in the Monterey Bay, driving to Yosemite for a day, visiting relatives in Salinas one day and driving south on CA1 down to Big Sur and Hearst Castle in San Simeon. It was quite nice to have a place in a quiet neighborhood to call home during our travels - and the whirlpool tub sure helped work out the kinks from our road trips. Overall, I would have to say that we loved this place and enjoyed our time here and would be very interested in renting the property again at some point in the future as we look forward to returning to Pacific grove/Monterey.
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.
|cleaning fee||$125 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
|Refundable damage deposit||$3,000|
For US residents you may chose between a refundable damage deposit of $3,000 OR you may purchase damage insurance through VRBO as part of the rental. If you are from outside the US then a Damage Deposit of $3000 is required but that will be refunded within 48 hours of checkout. Cleaning fee is $125 but you are asked to add more if you cannot provide the minimum cleaning required before you leave.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.