|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Welcome to "Ocean View Sanctuary"!
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Tranquilizing views of Monterey Bay beckon from virtually every room in this lovely 1057 square feet 3-bedroom, 2-bath hilltop home nestled in a friendly Pacific Grove neighborhood within walking distance of the coastline and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The location is ideal, just blocks from downtown Pacific Grove shops and restaurants, and the 15-mile walking and bike trail that winds along the shoreline. Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach are all less than a 10-minute drive away; Big Sur about 45 minutes.
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.
A short flight of steps from the sidewalk takes you up to the front entrance. A long, narrow balcony runs along the front of the house affording a spot to breathe in the fresh ocean air and watch the gulls and pelicans soar over the blue waters of the Monterey Bay. The house combines nostalgic '50s architectural touches with sophisticated contemporary seashore-themed décor in ocean blues and browns set off by crisp whites.
The panelled living room, which has stunning bay views, features wall-to-wall windows, a beamed vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, sofa, loveseat, a wooden coffee table and an antique bureau. Relax with popcorn and watch movies on a flat-screen TV. (Sorry, the piano in the photos is not available for guests’ use.) A telescope is provided for up-close looks at sailboats in the bay.
An adjacent open dining room, also with gorgeous bay views, has a wooden table and chairs for 6. A bank of built-in cabinets (with a pass through window to the kitchen) provide storage for table linens, games and puzzles.
Prepare gourmet meals in a handsome kitchen that has a sand-colored tile floor, white tile counter-tops, wooden cabinets and a central work station with a built-in electric stove top. Other appliances include an oven, dishwasher and microwave. Breakfast or casual meals can be enjoyed at a square oak table with 4 Windsor chairs. A nook with a washer and dryer is nearby.
A back door leads to an enclosed patio - partially framed in glass to let in the water views - equipped with a picnic table and grill.
The master bedroom, with a large window that looks out to the back deck, has a nautical theme with deep ocean blue and white patterned bedding on the king bed with foam topper, wooden end tables with tripod table lamps and an armchair. Bed can be made up as two twins.
The master bath, with white and pale yellow tiles and navy blue towels, and has an enclosed shower.
A second bedroom has a king bed with foam topper which can also be made into two twins, a white wooden dresser and bedside tables and table lamps with metal bases shaped like tree branches.
The third bedroom has twin beds with sea foam blue quilted bed coverlets, sea-themed artwork, a white wooden dresser and bedside stands and blue ceramic table lamps. These twin beds can be made up together with a foam topper for a king if preferred.
Additional sleeping possibilities include a day bed with a trundle to sleep two children located in the living room.
An additional bathroom, also tiled in white and pale yellow, has a tub with a shower.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
On-street parking directly in front of the home is available.
NOTE: THERE IS A SEPARATE STUDIO APARTMENT ON THE LOWER LEVEL OF THIS HOME THAT IS TYPICALLY OCCUPIED BY THE OWNER.
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Pacific Grove Transient Use License # 0115
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.
It was perfect and the time spent together will always be remembered. We all bonded more closely and loved everything about our stay in your home. Thanks so much!
(This comment was taken from the home's guest book.)
We (me, wife, 2 sisters, and mother in law) were in the house for 3 nights last weekend. The location and view of the Bay are pretty phenomenal, and overall the house is pretty sizeable; we could have fit 2-3 more people with no problem. But a few main problems
1. Cleanliness - the floors were very much dirty when we got there. We like being shoes off indoors, so it was really apparent areas that weren't properly cleaned
2. Internet - awful, slow, I can't even describe the last time I had to use internet that slow. I needed to work from home on Friday and my only choice was to hotspot to my cell phone.
3. Cooking smells from downstairs tenant - absolutely unbearable. All day saturday we couldn't stand being in the house.
4. Beds - they move around a lot since the floors are wood, and for the sake of flexibility the "king" beds are those two single combined beds with that awkward filler in the middle. Not comfortable sleeping on it at all.
3 stars for the location and size, otherwise I don't see why we would go back.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely home. All your attention to detail throughout the home was felt. The house is so well equipped and stocked with every appliance and utensil, truly a cooks dream. We look forward to our stay next week!
It was such a pleasant stay at the place. It feels so much like home, everything was well provided. From kitchen to bedrooms, every little thing that I would need at home is being offered. The place is also very clean except the couch, but that's understandable. The location is perfect for the aquarium and restaurants. Hiking trails, restaurants and attractions were all within walkable distance. Definitely would recommend this place for friends and relatives!
Very spacious and well equipped house. Great views and excellent location. Property was very clean and well maintained. Would recommend this rental to others. Only very minor quibble was the dish TV package is very minimal and does not include ESPN, CNN or any movie channels.
This home was beautifully situated on a hill with sweeping views of the water. We loved how this home had ample space for us to spread out and the rooms were very comfortable. The property was clean but had ants in the bathrooms. I also thought the bathrooms needed more places to hang towels. The guest bathroom had a bath with glass sliding doors that were very fragile and seemed like they would fall off at any moment. The house had everything you could need, but I suggest bringing your own soap for the shower. I highly recommend the owner replace the current coffee maker with a Keurig. The property manager was easy to reach and helpful. We appreciated the welcome folder and visited many of the places listed. We had a fantastic stay and would definitely book this home again!
The Monterey Peninsula is unique in its combination of breathtaking natural resources and a multiplicity of cultural and entertainment possibilities. You can find something for every possible taste. For nature lovers, there is the diversity of mountain and sea, for picnicking, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, beachcombing, bird-watching, kayaking, scuba diving, tidepooling, biking and more. If you want a man-made excitement, we have art galleries galore, excellent fine-art museums, local theater, outstanding restaurants, boutiques, a natural history and a children's museum, a world-class aquarium, and that's just for starters. History buffs will have a field day exploring the adobes of Monterey. There's so much to do that you cannot possibly do it all in one visit, which means you will have to come back.
Other Activities: whale, sea otter, sea lion & harbor seal watching
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