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Beachfront Monterey Bay Luxury Condo

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleep 8 adults. Max 9 occupancy)

*4 bedroom/4 bath

*Ocean front deck

*Spacious, fenced, private back patio, barbecue and fire-pit

*Wood burning fireplace

*Living, kitchen and dining area surrounded by glass and beach views

*Kitchen completely equipped for cooking

*Stereo, DVD/TV, WiFi, game table

*1 Master bedroom with king bed, TV, private full bath (shower), private deck

*1 bedroom with king, private full bath (shower)

*1 bedroom with king, ocean view, shared full bath (bathtub/shower)

*1 bedroom with double-twin-twin trundle bunk with shared full bath (bathtub/shower)

*1 half bath near living area

*Laundry room with washer, dryer, ironing board, iron

*Hardwood floors in dining and living areas, tile in entry, kitchen and baths and carpet in bedrooms and on stairs.

*Full garage, 2 bikes, firewood included

*Highchair, booster chair

*Complex includes tennis, basketball, volleyball, bocci ball, net driving range, shuffle board, swimming pool, hot tub.

*Miles of empty, wild beach and surf.

More Details

karen Hardart
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About karen Hardart

Family owned - 3 generations have grown up here blessed by the privilege of vacationing at this very special place!

karen Hardart purchased this condo in 1976

Why karen Hardart chose Castroville

This property is very unique as the beach and complex are very secluded. The beach is lightly used and offers walking, bird watching, whale watching, surf fishing and much more without putting on shoes. On the other hand you can explore the area to the east, north and south for more adventure and endless activities.

What makes this condo unique

Living within the sand dunes, watching the wildlife and magnificent view!


Castroville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The sand dunes are fragile, please no walking on the dunes. Fires are not permitted on the beach.
  • Please park in the garage or in the space marked 176 with parking permit on rear view mirror. Trailers, campers, RVs & boats allowed not allowed.
  • Skateboards, skates, bicycles or scooters are not allowed on boardwalks. Please put trash into cans marked #176, excess in sealed bags on top.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shared upstairs full bath. Brand new remodel
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , private bath upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Downstairs, convenient for all
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master downstairs bedroom with private bath/tub.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs bedroom, magnificent ocean view.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Large upstairs bedroom with private bath.
  • King size beds (3), Port-a-crib, high chair in home, Bunk Bed rooms sleeps 3. Good mattresses and pillows! We live there too!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront Monterey Bay Luxury Condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Monterey Dunes Colony. The gorgeous location on the beach, the open floor plan, cozy bedrooms and spectacular view were a perfect setting for our vacation. This unit seems to be one of the nicest... some are more funky and dated, but 176 was clean, has a nice kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. We loved sitting outside on the Adirondack chairs watching the whales swim by. The hot tub is a lot of fun! We ventured out only twice (hard to leave) once to Phils’s for lunch and to buy crab for dinner then to the Haute Enchilada on our way out of town. Both excellent. We are planning another trip as soon as we can!!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Girls Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was wonderful!! 9 moms needed to get away and relax and we got that here!! The house was comfortable and the views were amazing!!! We walked to the beach every day and had our cocktails watching the sun set. The house had everything we needed and best part was they even provided sharp knives!!! Most rental homes have terrible knives. Karen was super helpful from the beginning all the way to the end. Incredibly professional and thorough. She even got back to me regarding items left behind by accident. I highly recommend this rental!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tahoe City, California

It was exactly what our family of 9 needed

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect location for our family week end together. Waking up every morning to perfect weather and looking out at the waves breaking and not seeing any one in site was nice. This condo had every thing we needed except sharp knives no big. All of the sleeping arrangements worked out fine. The kitchen had it all and then some. The tennis complex got used by all, owners need to have shuffle board equipment though. It was nice to have a garage for two cars. The seclusion of the complex was great, there weren't hardly other people around so we had the place mostly to our selves. Every one is looking forward to staying there in the future. Thanks so much owners for allowing us to use your wonderful condo.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you also for your input on the knives. We recently had them professionally sharpened! All set for your next visit!
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Sixtieth Birthday getaway for 7 women!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a bit risky selecting a place which would suit 7 issues here. We had a fantastic stay. The location is private and quiet (except for the sound of the waves crashing a few steps away). In fact the week we were there we saw five people on the beach the whole time! Ocean was pretty rough so we didn't put a toe in, the weather was breezy and not really warm enough to swim anyway. The property was very well setup, the kitchen was fantastic with every type of kitchen utensil, pot, dish, glass and serving dishes you could possibly need/want. Beds were comfortable and separate from each other. Easy drives to Moss Landing, Monterey and Carmel (Big Sur and 17 mile drive), just over an hour to Silicon Valley/Palo Alto/San Jose. Loads of birds and sea life ( seals and otters in the area). We would all highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA USA

A Well-Kept Secret

  • 5 of 5

Monterey Dunes Colony is a well-kept secret. It has the amenities of a wonderful resort but without a front desk, social director, and concierge. It is beautifully maintained, peaceful, and private.

This particular unit is spacious, clean, and lovely. Little extras like the spices in the kitchen, tennis racquets, two bikes, kites, basketball, volleyball, sand pails, games, toys, videos, etc. made us feel at home as soon as we entered. The location is perfect--a few steps to the beach and a few steps to the pool. The pictures are accurate but don't depict the large dining room table, the large functional kitchen with modern appliances, or the beautiful sports area.

There are many places to explore beyond this community but one could be very satisfied just enjoying the sand, water, and extensive recreational complex.

The owner was very helpful and answered our many questions. I was concerned because only an email address was given and not a phone number on the VRBO website but she did give us her phone number and she was accessible when we needed her. I would have felt more comfortable with PayPal rather than a check. Although this home has been in the family for a long time, they are new to renting and she said that she just hadn't gotten around to setting up an account with PayPal yet. We found her to be very honest and she took our concerns seriously. Note that cell phone coverage is spotty but there is a house phone for incoming calls.

By the way, we loved the discount fruit and vegetable stand near the Whole Enchilada Market just north of Molera Road on Route 1. Visits to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk area and the Monterey Aquarium were highlights of our visit.

We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Moss Landing
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Moss Landing
Nearest Beach
House is beachfront
Car: necessary

Our 4 bedroom/4 bath home is located on a secluded Monterey Bay beach, minutes away from the quaint harbor village of Moss Landing.

Walk out our door and you're within the dunes, steps away from the beach. Take a long walk, build a sand castle, surf fish, watch pelicans dive, dolphins surf, sea lions and otters hunt. If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a whale playing in the waves.

The complex has a swimming pool, hot tub, 2 tennis courts, bocci ball, shuffleboard, basketball court, sand and hard surface volleyball and net driving range.

Golfing, biking, hiking, wine tasting, shopping, deep sea fishing, kayaking, whale watching and bird watching are popular activities.

We're a 30 minute drive south of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. A 15 minute drive north of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the beautiful town of Carmel. Both destinations connected by the famous 17 Mile Drive which takes you through Pebble Beach. Pinnacles National Monument, Point Lobos State Reserve, Big Sur coast and the historic missions of Carmel, Monterey, San Juan Bautista, and Santa Cruz are within easy driving distance. Award winning wine tasting is available North, South and East of our home in the small valleys around Salinas/Carmel valleys and Santa Cruz mountains. Bike trails are never ending and the Elkhorn Slough is a birding and kayaking destination. The restaurants around Monterey Bay are famous for their locally grown food. Freshly caught seafood is abundant year round. Fresh vegetables and fruits picked daily throughout the Salinas Valley.

The best is our magnificent sunsets. A sunset toast on our deck to another perfect day is one of our favorite activities. Whether taking a jog on the beach or reading a good book by the fire, our place has something for everyone. It's a perfect spot to get away and enjoy family and friends in a relaxing yet adventurous environment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

HOA fee-colony usage fee $75
Cleaning fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.