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Steve Whiteford

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.

44 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Castroville Townhome Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bath private town-home on the beach.

This is our family owned beach get-away.

The 3 bedrooms include a master with a king size bed and an attached bathroom. From the master bedroom there is access through a sliding glass door out to the ocean front deck. From the bed you can see/hear the waves breaking on the beach. The second bedroom is a simple room with a queen size bed. The third bedroom has been used as the 'kids room'. It has a Queen sized and a twin bunk bed with a twin trundle bed under the bunk. 4 kids usually sleep in this room but adults could certainly bunk here as well, the bunk beds are very sturdy.

The second bathroom has a shower/bathtub.

The living room area has a large couch for relaxing, a wood burning fireplace that gets a lot of use at night (wood included). We have Dish Network, 50 inch flat screen, DVD player (with movies), and a sound system for listening to music on your digital music player (iPhone). We have several board games and books which live in this area.

The Kitchen and Dining area is off the living area. The dining table can accommodate 8 people. The view from the dining area is incredible, if feels like you can touch the water. You can literally see whales spouting while eating cheese and drinking wine from the dining area. The kitchen has everything you need to cook the fish you can buy from the world class Phil's Fish Market down the road.

There is a washer and dryer in the hall closet.

The front deck has a closed in area surrounded by pine trees. We have a Weber and a Smoker for BBQ. There is a nice fire pit for late night fires and smores for the kids...or adults. On the side there is a hammock for relaxing above the pine trees. The nice thing about our home is that we have no neighbors to the north of us, ours is the first unit, so you have unobstructed views of the dunes from here, very quiet and private.

The back deck gets the most use. Views as far as you can see, you can sit out here for hours watching the surf, birds, and whales if you are lucky.

There is a two car unattached garage which is used as a toy holder. There is plenty of outdoor parking, room for at least 4 vehicles. In the garage we have a ping pong table with paddles and balls, a beach cruiser for taking a ride, and a bunch of beach toys for both kids and adults.

There is a recreational facility about a 5 minute walk, or 1 minute drive if you are lugging a cooler and toys. It is only open to owners or renters of the Monterey Dunes. It has very nice tennis courts, bocce ball court, basketball court, shuffleboard, swimming pool, hot tub, sand volleyball court, and bathrooms with showers and changing quarters. The recreational area is literally cut out of the dunes, you are surrounded by beauty.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Steve Whiteford (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Steve Whiteford

Our family moved to Los Gatos in 1977 due to a job transfer. I retired in 2004 as VP and Controller of The Cooper Companies, Inc., a NYSE listed providor of contatact lenses and womens' healthcare systems and devices. We are very family oriented - Love to have reunions here, go kyacking in the Elkhorn Slew, go whale watching etc.etc.

Steve Whiteford purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Steve Whiteford chose California

Monterey Dunes is: Remote, beautiful, close to Monterey, Bayonet golf course, etc. Kids can walk from the house about 50 yards to the beach without having to cross any streets. The view theough the glass wall of the dining room is stunning, particularly the sunset over the water. You can pretty much do whatever you'd like, including nothing! There is a wonderful game area that includes tennis courts, bocce court, pool, hot tub, etc.

What makes this townhome unique

My wife is in a wheelchair, so there are ramps installed to allow easy access/egress. We have redocorated recently, including setting up the garage as a game room - Ping pong, etc. We have no neighbor on our right. Just beautiful dunes. It will never be built on. We have a gigantic owl living in a pine tree on our property. We have WIFI and a new flat screen HD tv.

Reviews

4.6
based on 44 traveler reviews

Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No shoes required.
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 44 reviews
Riverside, Ca
5

Lovely property with all you could ask for

  • 5 of 5

This property is much more spacious than the pictures would indicate and the outdoor areas increased that space perfectly. The pictures truly don't do it justice. This house has a comfortable family beach vibe that my crew quickly settled into. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen had everything needed to cook on a family vacation. We enjoyed watching some of the movies, playing the games and reading the books that were provided. The view is unparalleled and just steps to a private beach whenever one wants was quite a luxury. My teenage boys took lots of bike rides and loved playing tennis and ping pong. Thank you for sharing your home with our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely amazing !

  • 5 of 5

We had a graat time , the house was very nice and just a quick still to the beach . We enjoyed privacy and beach life style . The house so well located , you can easily drive 15 min to the Monterey aquarium and canary row , added bonus !

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved every moment we stayed at the Dunes. The beach and sunsets did not disappoint! While we knew the beach was a sure thing, the Whiteford's home was outstanding! We stayed for a full week and NEVER had to leave the condo. The house, kitchen, bathrooms and garage/playroom were stocked with everything a family could want or need for a week away. We cooked, baked, and BBQed and never needed a thing, they had it all.

Thank you Whiteford/Erba family for a week we'll never forget!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful fully equipped house perfect for a family get away

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and his kids have come to Monterey Dunes for years staying with a family friend. We rented this home with high expectations and were not disappointed. Everything in the description proved true. Fully equipped with games, kitchen, blankets, ping pong etc. Wonderful. Corner location provides excellent views. I couldn't figure out the TV's, which turned out fine. I would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Had a great time

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family Christmas. The things I most appreciated about the place was the close proximity to the ocean. I also was so happy there was some spices and things in the refrigerator that we needed. There was also lots of games to play. The only down side I would say is it definitely is not close to any stores. It would be best to bring in all your supplies. Also it is very dated with old furnishings but who really needs that when you have a beautiful back yard ocean to play in. The garage was filled with lots of sand and dirty toys but if you are ok with cleaning the garage so you can play ping pong who cares. The club house was also very nice. I would definitely recommend staying here. It was great! Thank you for the wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Central Valley California
5

The Whale House

  • 5 of 5

My family had another fabulous time at the coast, third year in a row and again dazzled by the wildlife and Whales that spout right out the dining room window. It feels a little like fireworks when you look out and see them spouting, pretty amazing and fabulous. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Moss Landing
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Several
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Moss Landing
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: necessary

Your secluded hideaway for a never-to-be-forgotten vacation. Each year the Monterey Peninsula offers hundreds of festivals, tournaments, shows, races, tours and other very special activities.

There is so much to do. Play some of the world's finest golf courses. Watch the whales from your oceanfront home, surf fish on the beach and watch sea otters at play. Browse in the antique shops of Moss Landing. Visit the spectacular Monterey Bay Aquarium and the magnificent 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach is a must for everyone.

Monterey Dunes has 120 individually owned homes stretched out over a mile of beachfront on 125 acres of colorful sand dunes. Homes are 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms—some have private hot tubs. Some are available for rent—they are completely furnished.

The recreational facilities include 4 tennis courts, swimming pool, saunas, hot tub, sand volleyball court and basketball. Monterey Dunes is one of California's best kept secrets.

Sun, sea and solitude. Undisturbed beach as far as the eye can see. A spectacular Monterey Bay setting, enhanced by choice amenities planned in harmony with the environment. This is Monterey Dunes. So perfectly secluded, yet so close — just a few minutes — to the rich cultural and entertainment life of the Monterey peninsula.

Come join us in this magnificent setting of natural sand dunes hundreds of years in the making. Our beautiful oceanfront home is nestled in this very fragile sand dune environment. But please, please never walk on the sand dunes. Our plant life at the dunes is always in a life and death struggle. The beautiful and colorful plant life helps hold the extremely fragile sand dunes in place. Since the Salinas River has been dammed less and less sand is available to maintain the dunes. Without the plant life hundreds of years of sand could disappear in less than a decade.

We must preserve the sand dunes for all future generations. People and nature working together should be able to preserve the dunes forever. Please — never, never walk on the dunes — we're grateful for your help.

Each home has a boardwalk to the beach. On the beach you can hike, run, play, fish, build your sand castle—or just do nothing. Magnificent Monterey Dunes. A place you'll always remember — an experience you'll never forget.

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Rates & Availability

Castroville Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July-Labor Day
Jul 7 2016 - Sep 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$3,000
 
 
Sept-Oct
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,800
Flat fee
 
 
November
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$280
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
December
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$280
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$280
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 10.5%

$125.00 cleaning fee for all stays.
10.5% Monterey TOT Tax

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Amenities

Castroville Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) master, Queen size Beds (1) second bedroom, Double Beds (1) 3rd bedroom, Bunk Beds (1) 3rd bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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