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Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations

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Speaks: english

3344 The Gingerbread House Guest ~ Plush Beds, Full Kitchen, Walk to Downtown

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Bedrooms 2
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Welcome to "Gingerbread House Guest Suite"! Upper level 2 bedroom, 1 bath suite sleeps up to four adults.

**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.

The spotless newly renovated 750-square-foot, 2-bedroom guest quarters can sleep 4 guests and can be rented together with the first floor of the main house or separately (see #3343 on the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website for further information about the lower level, 1700 square feet 3 bedroom, 1 bath main suite). Please note that 4 is the maximum number of guests for this upper level suite if rented separately from the main house.

Gaze out into the distance over tree and rooftops to the brilliant blue waters of Monterey Bay from this sunlit second-floor aerie in a lovely traditional house located just four blocks from downtown Pacific Grove.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary wine and cheese, passes to the renown Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, 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.

This light-washed dwelling has a combined living/dining room, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath and a surprisingly large kitchen with a long white table that doubles as extra counter space or a spot to pull up a stool and converse with the cook. With its color scheme of bright and creamy whites, the kitchen includes an electric stove, microwave and refrigerator (no dishwasher). Built-in cabinetry offers plenty of storage. Al fresco meals can be prepared on a separate charcoal grill and enjoyed at a wooden table and benches in a nook bordered by a hedge just off the front lawn downstairs.

The décor, with its photographs of playful otters and palette of crisp whites, sandy beiges and turquoise blues and greens, has a beach-cottage quality that imparts a relaxed, get-away feel.

From your seat on a cozy love seat, you can look up from reading one of the numerous inspirational books provided and watch the bay in the distance. Enjoy the same view as you take your meals at a round glass-topped dining table and chairs that seat 4 in the opposite corner. Should you prefer to be entertained electronically, a 42-inch flat-screen HDTV LED and BluRay is provided. The living room also has a comfortable chaise perfect for reading or watching movies and TV.

The master bedroom features a king bed with white shutter headboard, memory foam topper and high quality spa linens.

The second bedroom, with a trio of half-paned windows overlooking the front lawn, also features a king with memory foam topper and luxurious linens and a built-in chest of drawers.

If preferred, the king beds in both rooms can be converted to twins.

The full bathroom, with its recently updated look, features a fresh white tile and vanity. You will find vibrant turquoise and white plush towels, spa robes and slippers that will make you feel totally pampered.

If the main house and guest quarters are rented individually there are separate entrances at opposite sides of the house. If they are rented as one house then the front door entrance allows easy access to both floors. Easy parking on a safe street.

The many delights of Pacific Grove's shops and restaurants, are within easy walking distance, as is the stunning rocky shoreline of Monterey Bay with its pedestrian and bike trail that extends for miles. The popular destinations of historic Monterey and the artist colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea are 10 minutes away by car.

There is no washer and dryer, if renting the upstairs alone. If renting both units, a washer and dryer is available downstairs.

See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.

Pacific Grove Transient Use License # 0108

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - Reservations

Sanctuary Vacation Rentals represents properties throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Carmel Highlands, and the Big Sur coastline. We combine fine resort accommodations and relaxed elegance with all the comforts of home.

Our properties are places that nurture and inspire and are located in one of the most beautiful, energizing places in the world, featuring the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula and the central coast of California. From historic old Monterey, to the Victorian charm of Pacific Grove, and the artists colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the breathtaking scenery of Big Sur, generations of people have been rejuvenated by the breaking waves and sandy beaches here.

Our properties are designer furnished with relaxed elegance. Many homes feature the colors of the sea and take inspiration from the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.

Throughout Sanctuary’s vacation rentals, you’ll find comfortable beds with luxury linens, welcome beverages and hors d’oeurvres, spa robes and amenities, local wine tasting and spa passes, and a personal concierge to assist you in every way. Our homes feature chef’s dream kitchens and everything you’ll need to entertain in style. And many of our properties are pet friendly.

If you’re looking for a refreshing, relaxed stay in one of the most beautiful areas in the world– offering all the comforts of home, let Sanctuary Vacation Rentals help you discover your own sanctuary by the sea. Make your reservation today.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I was cautious about the home at first with my young children, but we became quite comfortable. Whale watching was exciting if not a little sea sickening (we went on the windiest day of the trip) saw gray whales as well as dolphins, otters, sea lions, etc. Discovered Marianne's Ice Cream in Santa Cruz. Took an awesome trip to Elkhorn Slough not far from the home and saw 43 bird species! As well as so much more. We fully enjoyed the homes beach gear! Everything was just Amazing!
Mar 2014
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3344 The Gingerbread House Guest ~ Plush Beds, Full Kitchen, Walk to Downtown
average rating of 4.45 based on 26 reviews
Boston, MA

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We (3 single women) stayed here for 10 days, and couldn't have asked for a better place. Spacious, clean, comfortable beds, every kitchen tool you could think of, great location. It is on the second floor, which was fine with us - of course, we knew that because it's in the listing. The only problem we had was that there was no Wifi on the night we arrived. The manager called us back shortly after we contacted him, and although he could not get it fixed that night, he had someone come over and connect us the next morning.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home was amazing ... Everything we needed and more. The house was very clean and spotless. I choose this rental over a Hilton sweet and I would do this all over again. Walking distance to the beach and local night life.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walking distance to aquarium a plus

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our 20 month old. We wanted to take her to the aquarium and beaches in pacific grove. This place was an ok place to stay. It was in good condition, however the bed was not comfortable for my husband and I, so we didnt sleep well. Also, being upstairs, it was a warm weekend and so if we had the windows open there was a lot of traffic noise, so we didnt sleep well because of that. In addition, the people staying below had a son about 1-2 years old that kept running back and forth in the house until after 9pm so that contributed to our bad night. Our daughter slept great though in her pack n play. The kitchen was nice although I don't like to cook on electric ranges, but we were able to make most of our meals here. Halfway through our stay the internet quit working which really sucked because at night we liked to watch netflix and we couldnt even check our email. We called the property manager but he didnt do anything for us. He was pretty helpful other than that. We basically walked everywhere we went: the aquarium, downtown PG for some pastries and coffee, all over PG. It is a great small town that didnt get too crowded while we were there. Next time I would go for a 1 story so I dont have to deal with the problems we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Melanie, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Gingerbread Guest House and we are pleased you enjoyed the area. I am sorry we were not made aware of the bed issue as we do have very good beds in all of our homes, however we also understand that everyone has different levels of firmness they prefer and as such we have boards and mattress pads to either make them softer or harder as needed. We were only made aware of the internet the night before you left and your travelling companion indicated it wasn't a big deal as you were checking out the next morning - it turns out it had just been unplugged, and once plugged back in it worked immediately. Let us know the next time you are back in the area and we can get a rental for you that is an individual house rather than a shared larger house, we have lots of options available.
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Wonderful break

  • 5 of 5

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I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We spent 4 nights here with my sister and her husband and had a really wonderful time. The upper apartment we rented was spacious, very well-appointed, spotlessly clean and in a great location. We were only a short walk from the sea front and local shops and only a few miles from Monterey and Carmel. Would definitely recommend the property and hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Sanctuary Vacation Rentals
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Miami, FL

Summer Vacation 2014

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was very clean.

The property manager was more than helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house was great. The location was very central to everything. Very relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Sanctuary Vacation Rentals
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Pacific Grove, CA

Great location, charming property

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Gingerbread House during the Easter vacation 2014. Perfect location to enjoy Monterey's fabulous attractions and scenery. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Sanctuary Vacation Rentals
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Pacific Grove is home of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the main entrance to 17-Mile Drive. Within this charming city, known for its old-fashioned, friendly downtown and colorful historic Victorian homes, are spectacular vistas and recreational opportunities. Surfing is ideal at Asilomar State Beach. Kayaking and scuba diving allow you to visit with playful otters. Tide pooling for the nature enthusiast is available at several beaches. A walk or bike ride along the shoreline recreation trail offers breathtaking views of paradise.

Visit the Museum of Natural History, Point Pinos Light-house, tour Asilomar State Park, or enjoy the Sunset anywhere between Lovers Point Park and Asilomar Beach. Pacific Grove is known as Butterfly Town U.S.A. since every October the Monarchs migrate to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary where they winter until February. Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course is the top rated municipal golf in the state with over 70,000 rounds played annually.

Other Activities: Whale watching! Monterey Bay Aquarium!


Rates & Availability


  • There is no dishwasher. This is a 2 bedroom 1 bath suite on the second floor of a house with three units. There may be normal noises associated with other parties occupying adjacent units during your stay. The lower level main suite has a separate entrance and we reserve the right to rent it to another family. If you are also renting the main suite, it will be contracted and paid for separately. Guest limits in this contract refer to the number of overnight guests allowed in the guest suite only.

    ** Holidays & Special Events may have higher rates.
    ** 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.
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Central Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Additional bathroom with shower over tub in the Main Floor Unit. Also, if you rent both the upstairs and downstairs of this home, you have the washer and dryer. When renting only the upstairs part of the house, the washer and dryer are not available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 King beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
When renting this unit alone, there is no washer and dryer. If you rent both units, there is access to a washer and dryer in the downstairs unit.

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