About the property
- House2795 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 14
Welcome to Victorian Sanctuary by the Sea! Sleeps 11 adults & 3 children
Ask our Reservationists about two days for the price of one admission tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium when you book this home!
One of Pacific Grove’s most celebrated historic homes - just a short walk from downtown, the beach, and the monarch butterfly groves - allows you to host your large family gatherings in the gracious style of bygone eras.
The 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home with distant ocean views has been restored and updated, keeping its beautiful Victorian detailing while also adding modern conveniences. Built in 1880, it was the home of Pacific Grove’s first doctor, and is the recipient of a Heritage House Award.
Four bedrooms have en suite baths. High ceilings with crown moldings, vintage fixtures, and a secret wine cellar in the kitchen are just a few of the vintage delights to be found in the 2,900-square-foot residence. The décor is a mixture of antique and contemporary style, enhanced by original artwork and hardwood floors throughout.
The pet-friendly home is within a few blocks of charming downtown Pacific Grove and its galleries, shops and restaurants, and is also an easy walk to the beach and Monterey Bay Recreation Trail. Other nearby attractions include Pebble Beach, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary cheese and wine or sparkling cider, tickets for a wine tasting at Scheid Vineyards’ tasting room in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, spa robes and beach gear with everything you need for a day at the beach including chairs, blankets, towels, umbrella and cooler.
The bright blue Victorian house is set off by a white picket fence and ornamental fruit trees, “Magic Carpet” succulents, camellias and wisteria.
Inside, the first floor features a living room with a bay window that looks out on the street, and a gas fireplace surrounded by cozy contemporary-style sofas and upholstered chairs, the perfect place for conversation, reading, or watching the large HDTV above the fireplace.
Also on this floor are a half-bath and a small bedroom with a queen-size Murphy bed, in addition to the dining room, kitchen, laundry room and the front master bedroom suite.
The dining room includes seating for 10 and is located next to the large fully-equipped kitchen with a walk-in pantry, brick veneer walls and modern appliances, including an antique-look gas stove and an island made from a vintage buffet. Leaded glass windows over the double sink offer a glimpse of the garden outside.
French doors on the other side of the dining room open onto the patio, where a gourmet gas grill and patio seating make this an ideal place for backyard barbecues and enjoying cocktails in the evening.
The front master bedroom suite features ocean views in the distance, as well as a king bed and a twin sleeper sofa, and a gas fireplace with vintage oak surround and mantle. A seating area and HDTV make it a comfortable space for resting and relaxing. The large en suite bath includes a walk-in closet, antique vanity with two sinks, and shower with dual shower heads.
The rear master bedroom also has a king bed, twin sleeper sofa, TV and spacious en suite bath with dual vanities and walk in closet.
At the top of the stairs, a kid’s space with a full-size daybed and HDTV is perfect for hanging out and enjoying ocean views through the window.
Upstairs, the fourth and fifth bedrooms each feature king beds that converts to two twins, HDTVs, and en suite baths. Upstairs bedrooms are also accessible through a private second exterior staircase at the rear of the house.
**All vehicles must be parked directly in front of the home or on Lighthouse Ave.
**There is an additional fee for pets**
Pacific Grove Transient Use License #380
See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Perfect Family Weekend
This property is incredible and was the perfect location for a family weekend getaway during Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival. The rooms were comfortable and the kitchen was totally functional. We especially enjoyed the outside seating area with a heat lamp and market lights, and the porch furniture. I can’t say enough about how special our weekend was — my family and I have precious memories from this property that we will never forget!
Beautiful, cozy home that's extra special!
We filled this house for a special occasion - our wedding weekend on the Monterey Peninsula. Victorian Sanctuary had everything we needed to make this our home base for our beautiful long weekend. We had more than enough space for several couples and singles and enjoyed every moment in this exquisitely-updated Victorian. We loved enjoying coffee on the private patio and evening cocktails in the grand rooms. Each room was so uniquely charming it was hard to pick our favorite! Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. We look forward to celebrating future anniversaries in this gorgeous Victorian Sanctuary. Thank you!!
Wonderful Victorian Home
Eleven family members traveled to a wedding in the area and the house was perfect for us. We all enjoyed exploring the house and looking at all the beautiful extras that the home had. Everything about it was perfect and suited our family perfectly.
Awesome family time
This is a wonderful house to spend time with family and friends. The house is not only beautiful but also has an awesome feeling of home. There is plenty of space to do things together and enough room for everyone to find a quit space for themselves. The property is located within walking distance of most attractions. The best recommendation I can give is that I would stay here again. Our house manager was awesome.
Good place for family vacation. Will definitely use it again.
Enjoyed staying here.
This home was beyond words! Absolutely perfect in every way. It fit 2 families so well, without feeling crowded at all. Every room of this home has its own little details that make it special.
Its also in an excellent location- in the downtown area and also just about a mile walk to the aquarium!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If you are booking for a last minute stay, ask our Reservationist if there is a Last Minute Special available.** **Last Minute Specials typically exclude holidays, special events and the summer season; specials cannot be combined; other exclusions may apply. Please call for details. ** Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates. **There is an additional fee for pets** ** Housekeeping, Processing and Property Protection fees and taxes are additional to the base rates. ** Guest stays of 30 days or more will also be responsible for utility charges (Electricity, Gas and Water), mid stay cleaning fees and a security deposit. ** Rates are subject to change and Owner approval. ** Total occupancy may affect rates: Rates may vary depending upon how many guests are occupying the home, including all infants and children.