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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)

*We offer early check in/late check out whenever possible

*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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

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

We offer early check in and/or late check out whenever possible.

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 ...
  • Any colony fines will be deducted from your deposit. 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 are 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 ...
  • Internet
  • 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
We offer early check in and/or late check out when available.


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront Monterey Bay Luxury Condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Vitamin Sea

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for a family gathering or quiet get away (which was the case for us). Easy access to the beach, limitless stargazing, peaceful and relaxing. This unit has everything you’re going to need including games/toys for kids. Karen was super accommodating and a pleasure to work with. We will be back - just not soon enough!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best Family time away

  • 5 of 5

Home was laid out very well for our use... 4 br with three upstairs for two families and 3 Gkids, one downstairs for grand parents. large kitchen/family room, well equipped.. great view of beach and sunsets.

Clean and homey..

Weather for our stay was excellent.... sunny and low 60's..

We look forward to a future stay

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

The Monterey Dunes were quite a big surprise to us. The house was very clean, private and functional. Every-thing you could want or need as far as kitchen utensils and appliances or sports gear. Our grand-daughters loved gathering sand dollars at the beach, swimming in the pool and searching out the rabbits in the morning. All in all, we will be happy to stay again to make some more memories. We liked it so much we looked into buying a house on the dunes.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love that other families can experience the wonder of this amazing place! Thank you for your kind words!
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  • 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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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.




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.

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