open, clean, artist retreat. Great even for 1 or 2 who want the best
About Julia Brandt
Hop on a plane and land minutes from our home. Monterey Airport is fun! We purchased this property for our parents who love the sea and the sounds of the waves. I am an artist who enjoys studying my music, painting, and creating with no other distraction than sound of waves. It's a great place to catch up on the lost art of letter writing too.
Why Julia Brandt chose Castroville
this property had the very best feeling of space, fresh ocean breezes, and freedom of thought. The tall ceilings give the feeling of a palace on the sea. September and October are the warmest and most spectacular months of the year....one December it was in the 80's. Want a massage in your own beach view bedroom? Massage therapist Lisa available to be on site. References available. Please inquire with Julia
What makes this Townhome unique
It's a retreat close to Carmel, Pebble Beach, Marina, Big Sur, San Jose, and Santa Cruz. If you love birds, this is ideal with 2 story windows and wind currants that soar. Great for reading, socializing, and being with friends and relatives. Front area, the beach, the upstairs, the living room, all have places for to wander. Hot tub is very very nice. On windy days...waves are fun to watch from the safety of your own bedroom . Please be aware that all beaches on the coastal Monterey area can have high surf due to weather. Please check beach conditions before boating, scuba diving, fishing, beach combing and tuba playing.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Only Service Dogs with registration.
Futon in lower bedroom is low View private
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fantastic location right on the beach. We opened our window and listened to the waves every night. Spectacular sunset view.
Very private beach with miles of walking.
Perfect central location if you want to spend time visiting Monterey, Carmel by the sea and Big Sur.
Very comfortable beds. With the ocean breeze and sounds of the waves coming in the master bedroom – best sleep I can remember having.
All-around great place to stay, highly recommend it.
Three generations enjoying annual family vacation
We stayed at Julia’s home last year and enjoyed it so much we returned this year. The townhouse is in very good condition, clean, kitchen well stocked, even coffee for the Keurig coffee maker. The new cooking pans were appreciated. Beds , bed sheets and towels are all good quality. We all enjoyed easy access to the expansive, sandy beach, the sound of the waves, the beautiful sunsets, the hot tub, and the quiet, safe community of Monterey Dunes.
Thank you Julia and family for sharing your home with us and keeping it in such good condition.
Wonderful Family Vacation Place
We had a wonderful family mini vacation at Monterey Dunes Colony! The home was a perfect location for our family. Parents and grandparents slept upstairs and the kids shared the downstairs room---or snuck up and slept on our floor! :) The short walk to the beach filled the kids with excitement as we found little lizards, a cat, flowers and plants. The beach was private and filled with sand dollars and sand crabs! We found many driftwood forts to explore as well as birds, seals and even horse shoe tracks! Our children, ages 8, 6, and 4, LOVED playing tennis, putting on the green, shooting basketballs, swimming, frolicking on the beach and we even had time to enjoy the hot tub and make friends with a local couple! The location was very safe, secluded and not crowded. The weather could not have been more perfect! Early sunshine, beautiful sunsets and barely any fog--I'm sure we lucked out! Working with Julia was wonderful. She was quick to communicate with us, even when we accidentally locked ourselves out! Thankfully the community clubhouse had a spare key and they were quick and efficient with helping us out. The home is well stocked with all items and we truly had a wonderful visit! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We can't wait to return!
Amazing property with amazing owner!
We just stayed a week and can't wait to get back. Quite a delightful place for me and the wife to relax, work a little remotely and walk on the beach every morning. 5 stars all the way and will be coming back as soon as possible!
We had the most enjoyable time at this gorgeous place - the view was remarkable and the accommodations - perfect. From the moment we asked in the door the exclamations did not stop. The beach felt like it was ours alone and was teaming with Nature. The decor was perfect for "The Beach House" and special touches were artistic as can be. Julia was so helpful and accommodating, you just can't go wrong at this location. We have made some lifelong memories with our family. We all highly recommend it!
O.K. So... these were our friends and you really didn’t have to write a review. It’s so nice to be able to give a gift of a retreat for a family get together. We loved having you.
We loved our stay, we all wished we could have stayed longer. A perfect location, we had privacy, easy access to the beach, close to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel, Monterey Wharf. The house was very clean, the kitchen was well stocked, the table was big enough for the seven of us, the home was a good size, we never felt crowded. An added bonus was the hot tub at the community center, we loved going there before going to bed.
A great pleasure to have you. You all had started a load of laundry, folded the blankets on the beds...like a class A guest. It makes cleaning a pleasure. We know you loved it and that makes us happy. Thank-you
Private family home.....An hour from Silicon Valley, close to Moss Landing, Phils Fish Market, Antique Shops and just 15 min to Monterey and Carmel and Santa Cruz. Located off Highway 1 in Castroville. When you want the best in getaway without the big cost, go to White Water Beachfront to leave your foot prints at the sand and create everlasting memories!!!!