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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

71 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Monterey Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps up to 2 adults

"Hidden Treasure Monterey"

For details on current availability please send an email (link on right side of page) or contact us through our web page (link below).

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 71 traveler reviews

"Simply the Best!" ~ Great walk & bike location
average rating of 4.9859157 based on 72 reviews

Charming and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay in this sweet Monterey VRBO. It was excellently maintained and the owners had clearly thought about the stay from a renters perspective. The studio was clean, charming and comfortable. The outdoor living spaces were comfortable and private. We enjoyed sitting outside by the fire in the evenings. A lot of extras were provided that we found very helpful: picnic backpack, beach chairs, bikes, washer and dryer, hand made lemon marmalade and other basics in the refrigerator. They also had an excellent binder with suggested restaurants, activities and places to visit. The studio was easily in walking distance of the wharf and many local restaurants. We would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly A Hidden Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This was more than expected! Such a charming and relaxing place to have a "little get-away". We stayed the weekend and would have loved to have stayed longer. So many nice touches, all the amenities one would expect and more. Breakfast items, home made lemonade and the home made lemon marmalade was exceptionally delicious! The bed was extremely comfortable and having the private yard and patio provided the perfect spot to read and relax. Short walk to the beach and Fisherman's Warf was really nice as well. Just such a cute place; we can't wait to go back! Thanks so much for everything Melissa & Bob.

The Ayala's

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, warm & just a delight:)

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay!!! Melissa & Bob have thought of every detail and then some. We absolutely loved the property and all the amenities. Easy to get to, nice trail where you can enjoy a morning stroll around two different ponds just a block away. You have complete privacy, will definitely be coming back here!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay in Monterey

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this property. The owners have literally thought of everything. From the fridge being stocked with breakfast food for a few days, to the blankets on the couch on the patio, to the extra toiletries in the bathroom. Anything you might need on a vacation is there, so you don't have to worry about a thing. The location was perfect. It was so easy to walk or bike down to the rec trail and quickly get anywhere in town. It is a quick drive to Highway 1 and a short walk to a stop on the free trolley line. We loved getting out and exploring the area, but we also enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and grilling and relaxing in the beautiful outdoor space. We will most definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Michelle and Bob truly did think of everything. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location to base your visit to Monterey!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were lucky enough to get to spend 4 nights in Melissa and Bob's Monterey Studio....and one word sums it up..."WOW"! We were really blown away at just how much thought they put into all the little details. Everything was super clean and well laid-out. Melissa met us as we arrived to show us where everything was and how to work things. This property is definitely for couples...not the place for kids or groups. Some of the real highlights of the property are the private courtyard, grill, hot tub, and passes to the Monterey Aquarium. They also provided a great binder full of recommended activities and restaurant menus. The studio is in a really convenient location, easy walking distance to fisherman's wharf. If you want to go to Cannery Row or the aquarium we recommend Uber or taking the free tram. A couple things you definitely shouldn't miss: 17-mile drive, the aquarium, breakfast at First Awakenings, lunch at Loulou's Griddle in the Middle, and enjoying an evening from the hot tub. Thank you to Melissa and Bob so much, we can't wait to visit Monterey again.

-Michael and Felicia

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 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

Monterey Cottage Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

After Departure Cleaning $59

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Payment options available - credit card (online or by phone), PayPal, eCheck or by mailing a personal check.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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Monterey 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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