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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

"Simply the Best!" ~ Great walk & bike location

64 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Central Coast California Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps up to 2 adults

"Hidden Treasure Monterey"

Our goal is to provide a personal touch that makes a stay here feel like your "home away from home." We offer a tremendous value with amenities such as aquarium passes, multi gear bicycles and two separate outdoor spaces dedicated for your use. Your private spa tub and the comfortable seating around an easy to use fire pit create the perfect ambiance after a day of sightseeing.

Each stay includes a variety of breakfast items such as eggs, yogurt, fresh baked goods, and coffee and tea so you can sleep in and have a relaxing morning before heading out for the day.

The details:

~ Bright and spacious studio, perfect for a couple seeking a quiet and relaxing getaway

~ Easy walking distance to downtown, Fisherman's Wharf and less than 2 miles to Cannery

Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium

~ Two guest passes to the aquarium including access to the exclusive member entrance

and a discount in the gift shop

~ Reserved off street parking in a private driveway

~ Exclusive use of the patio area includes your own spa tub, gas fire pit, outdoor shower

and fully stocked Weber grill

~ Well equipped kitchen with gas stove, full size refrigerator with ice maker and a pantry cabinet stocked with cooking essentials (spices, condiments and coffee and tea)

~ Other amenities include:

Second outdoor space with a dining table and chairs

2 bicycles with helmets and a lock

Flat screen TV with over 150 cable channels

Password protected high speed wireless internet

Beach gear - backpack style chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, blankets and towels, small ice chest and picnic backpack

~ Owners live on site and tend to all details personally while maintaining complete privacy for guests ~ Read our reviews below, our guests have said it best!

Other area attraction information:

Carmel-by-the-Sea: 10 minute drive - galleries, restaurants etc.

Carmel Valley: 10-15 minute drive - wineries, hiking etc.

Big Sur: 30-40 minute scenic drive - fantastic day trip!

Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA: less than 3 hour drive.

Salinas, Salinas Valley: 20-30 minute drive depending on traffic - Steinbeck Center, winery tours and tastings throughout Salinas Valley. Also Pinnacles National Park.

Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway: 15-20 minute drive - multiple events year round, including 'Twilight Cycling' once a month - ride your bike on the racetrack!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the stay, we loved the place and the area! Everything is so close!
Aug 2013
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based on 64 traveler reviews

"Simply the Best!" ~ Great walk & bike location
average rating of 4.984375 based on 65 reviews

Excellent stay in Monterey!

  • 5 of 5

This studio has everything you could want in a vacation rental. It is clean, well stocked, wonderful hot tub, bikes, comfortable outdoor furniture and lots of extras!! Snacks, breakfast items and fresh squeezed lemonade were provided. It is very convenient to activities and restaurants in Monterey. You will love this beautiful rental!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darling studio and close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at the studio and it just gets better and better. The location can't be beat; right up the street from Fisherman's Wharf, easy bike ride to Cannery Row and Pacific Grove, and easy walk to grocery store and many restaurants. It's also right across the street from a beautiful local park. The studio itself is beautifully done, impeccably clean and very private. It includes private use of the patio and hot tub, a darling private back yard, and two bicycles with helmets and locks. We spent most of the weekend on the bikes, riding around town and PG, very bike friendly area with lots of paths and trails to explore. We love how close this place is to everything we want, but quiet and private away from the tourist noise. The owners couldn't be more gracious or accommodating, very nice people with a terrific property! Will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility in Downtown Monterey!

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable, relaxing hideaway in downtown Monterey. Photos and description completely accurate and Melissa was extremely easy to work with. She greeted me upon arrival, gave me a quick tour and said she would be invisible unless needed. Any questions were answered promptly via text. You have the whole backyard to yourself and can walk to downtown. I was in town for work and had an extra day so it was the perfect location to relax and recharge. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Rental Ever

  • 5 of 5

The property was at least as beautiful as the pictures. Melissa & Bob are excellent hosts. The cottage was spotlessly clean and spectacularly appointed with everything we needed and more. I cooked several meals in the kitchen, the bed was extremely comfortable and we particularly enjoyed the chance to take a nightly dip in the hot tub. Truly a lovely oasis.

The location was convenient to all of Monterey's wonderful attractions. I'm not much of a bike rider, but I had no trouble getting around town on the bicycles provided => cycled to the aquarium, a whale watch tour, the cannery district => all within easy reach.

We could not have enjoyed our stay more. We would definitely stay again.

Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here to run the Bug Sur Marathon and it was wonderful. Melissa and Bob have thought out and executed all the details to make a vacation memorable. The bikes, the hot tub, the patio and gardens were even better and more enjoyable than the pictures suggest. Extremely clean and convienant to all in Monterey. The fridge was even supplied with fresh lemonade from the lemon tree in the yard! Fantastic!! We would definitely stay again if given the chance.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you could ever want or need!!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at Bob and Melissa's studio cottage April 2016. We found everything to be clean and adorably decorated. Lots of goodies were set out for us including homemade lemon marmalade to use/take home. Their thoughtfulness and attention to detail was more than we could've asked for. The private spa, private patio with fire pit, use of bikes and complimentary unlimited use of aquarium passes made our stay so enjoyable and memorable. We hope to have opportunities to stay again as this is a rental that is in a great location with the best owners one could ever hope for!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

This neighborhood is a great mix of older homes and businesses. An easy stroll will take you to parks, beaches, restaurants, evening entertainment, grocery stores and historical sights. Family friendly atmosphere with abundant sunshine and cool breezes!


Rates & Availability

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After Departure Cleaning $59

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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.
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Central Coast California Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 435 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen , 1 Queen bed
  • Please note this detached cottage is a studio, there is NOT a separate room with a bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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