|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||1800 square feet|
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|Theme||Golf, Luxury, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Town|
Description from the manager
Come stay in this very special Sanctuary by the Sea with panoramic bay and ocean views that will bring you a sense of peace, balance and well-being. Allow your body, mind and spirit to be nourished by the sounds and smells of the surf right outside your windows. This unique 1,800 sq. foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with amazing views is located a few steps from one of the most beautiful coastal trails in California and is only a short 5-minute walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row.
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Oceanview, Just Steps to the Sea, Walk to Aquarium
Pacific Grove, California
Additional Location Information
Pacific Grove is home of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and main entrance to 17 Mile Drive. Within the city are spectacular vistas and recreational opportunities. Surfing is ideal at Asilomar State Beach. Kayaking and scuba diving allows 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. It is referred to as poor man's Pebble Beach due to its proximity and resemblance of Pebble Beach courses.
Enjoy a walking tour of downtown Pacific Grove. The town had its beginning in 1875 as a summer Methodist camp where several hundreds assembled to worship amidst rough tents. Tour brochures are available at the Chamber
Pacific Grove's Past
The town had its beginning in 1875 as a summer Methodist camp, where several hundred people assembled to worship amidst rough tents. In time, the fragrant pines and fresh sea air brought others to the Pacific Grove Retreat to rest and meditate. The first camp meeting of the Pacific Coast branch of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle was held here in June 1879. Fashioned after the Methodist Sunday school teachersâ€™ training camp established in 1874 at Lake Chautauqua, N.Y., this location became part of a nation-wide educational/cultural network.
In November 1879, after the summer campers returned home, Robert Louis Stevenson wandered into the deserted campgrounds: â€œI have never been in any place so dreamlike. Indeed, it was not so much like a deserted town as like a scene upon the stage by daylight, and with no one on the boards.â€ â€”from The Old Pacific Capitol
By 1889, the resort was incorporated, becoming the City of Pacific Grove. The last P.G. Chautauqua was held in August 1926.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Town
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$325 - $425||$325 - $425||$2,100 - $2,600||$0||3 nights|
|Mar. 1 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Sep. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
|Nov. 1 2013 - Feb. 28 2014
|All Other Dates||$325||$325||$2,100||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
Additional notes from owner
** Holidays/Special Events: Martin Luther King, AT&T; Golf, President's Day, Sea Otter Classic, Easter, Big Sur Marathon, Memorial Day, PGA Golf Tournament, 4th of July, Moto GP Laguna Seca, Concours d'Elegance, Labor Day, Monterey Jazz Festival, Big Sur Half Marathon, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.
** Holiday Rates: $400-$450/nt., $2400-$2600/wk. (3-5 night minimums)
**8/11-8/18 $5000 for the week only.
Additional Rate Details and Rental Terms.....
* 10% City transient occupancy tax applicable to all fees (including cleaning and any optional amenity fees).
* Non-refundable cleaning fees are quoted separately from rent depending on number of guests. $225 to $275.
* Stays of 30 days or more require mid-stay cleanings every two weeks that you will be responsible for scheduling with our Vacation House Manager assigned to the rental and paying cleaners for directly at the time each cleaning is performed at the rate of $25/hour. This is over and above the cleaning fee itemized in your contract.
* Rates are based on up to 7 guests, including infants & children. Add $50/night or $200/week for 8 guests.
* Accidental, Loss and Damage Waiver Fee $55 instead of security deposit (covers up to $1,000 unintentional damage to house or its contents but does not cover negligent abuse or neglect)
* Credit Card number must be on file for security against any damages should damage be due to abuse or neglect and are not accidental in nature. Guest would be responsible for any uncovered damages.
* No Pets Allowed at this location. Please ask about our other pet friendly homes!
* Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 60 days or less before your arrival date, you are eligible for a full refund only if we can re-rent the property for the same dates and rental rate less the $150 administration fee and any bank or PayPal fees incurred by the owner. If you cancel 60 days or more before your arrival date, you are eligible for a full refund of the rental amount less the $150 administration fee and any bank or PayPal fees incurred by owner. [Please read the full terms in the Rental Agreement before signing for any recent changes to this abbreviated policy statement - the Rental Agreement contains our current policy]
* PG&E; gas and electricity are paid by guest for rentals of 30 days or more.
* Full payment is due at time of booking if booked less than 60 days prior to arrival date.
* If booked more than 60 days in advance of arrival date, 50% of total amount is due to secure reservation with balance of total due 60 days prior to arrival date.
* Access information and directions will be provided once payment is made in full.
* This is a two story residence. There are 2 bedrooms and bath available downstairs if difficulty climbing stairs, but main living areas (kitchen, dining, living room,powder room and Master Bedroom/Bath) and ocean views are upstairs.
** Please call to inquire about 4 or 5 night minimums for Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years, subject to owner's approval.
* Special Terms and Restrictions Apply
* Last-Minute Specials!! $50 to $100 discount per night, depending on number of guests, if booked within 7 days of arrival, subject to owner's approval. “Minimum night stays” can also be waived.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Grand Junction, CO
Our stay at The Sanctuary really did renew our mind, body and sp
The house was very elegant while still feeling cozy and comfortable. We had two small children with us so we did have to do a little child proofing but after that was done the layout worked well for all of us. Sitting on the decks was one of our favorites spots. The views were inspiring. The location was really convenient and allowed us to walk to most of our destinations. The kitchen was well stocked and fun to cook in. It was hard to leave such a beautiful place.
The home was very comfortable. Plenty of room and the view of the ocean was beautiful. The location was very good for walking every where. The issue was when watching the TV there was humming, and a line through the TV, in the family room. Also, the same TV, DVR, did not work for recording. One last item was check out time was too early. We did not realize the time until we arrived.
Words cannot really describe how wonderful this house is. The location is terrific and easy walking distance to the aquarium and the local shops, and the coastal pathway is just over the road. I loved the fact that you could see sea otters and seals from the upstairs windows. The house was well stocked with glassware, crockery and cutlery and we found everything we needed. The welcome bottle of wine and the cheese that were left was a lovely touch. The beds were extremely comfortable and the house was spacious enough to cater for 3 couples. It was very pleasantly furnished and the dining table looked so beautiful when we arrived, we didn't want to disturb it. If you choose to stay here, you will not be disappointed. As a footnote, they no longer require you to strip the beds when you leave.
While this rental is a bit pricey, you can't beat the location if you are interested in visiting the Monterey aquarium. Also the ocean view from the living and dining rooms is very nice. The home has modern appliances and is especially nice if you have small children since a stroller and highchair are available. The rental agent will pick up and return a crib rental if necessary. When we thought we might have to check out later than 10 am, the cleaning crew was willing to accommodate a later departure. The only thing we found less than optimal was the lack of a yard and the requirement that we strip the beds and place all linen and towels in the laundry room. However, a welcome bottle of Merlot provided a nice touch.
This place was so nice. The view of the ocean was breathtaking and you can see it from the "wall" of windows in the living room/dining/kitchen area. The house was very clean and felt cozy. We liked that two of the bedrooms were downstairs with the master upstairs since it helped to provide more space and privacy with two families.
They provided nice welcoming touches with the wine and cheese and the two aquarium passes. It's in the perfect location - just a few minutes walk to the Monterey Bay aquarium and shops. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
The house is so close to everything. We enjoyed the wine and cheese that were waiting for us when we arrived.
Awesome Stay in Monterey
This place is fantastic. Super clean & cozy with beautiful views of the ocean. It is a 2 minute walk to cannery row, and gorgeous paths along the water. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the kitchen/dining/living room were perfect for us to spend evenings in & cook. I would highly recommend to friends & family.
Pacific Grove: Our Get-Away Locale
We have been visiting the Monterey Peninsula for years and this year decided to try Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. While all previous experiences have been good, SVR was exceptional. From the time we viewed the property on-line to the reservation process, to our actual stay, everything was handled professionally and smoothly. There were no glitches.
The home was beautiful - decor, convenience, and comfort. Truly like being in 'our home away from home'. The kitchen is beautifully appointed, the bed was very comfortable, the technology worked perfectly, and the views of the bay while having breakfast and dinner were wonderful. And, most importantly, everything was clean and inviting!
When in PG, we like to visit local restaurants, walk along Lighthouse avenue and Ocean View Boulevard, and, generally, just loaf. We look forward to our next visit with SVR when in Pacific Grove.
A short walk to the beach, seals and sea otters!
We stayed here for six days in November 2011, a family of four with two children aged 10 and 8. It is in a fantastic position, about 30 metres to the main walk/bike trail along Monterey's and Pacific Grove's waterfront, an easy walk to the Monterey aquarium, cafes and shops. It is a couple of blocks to the supermarket, so you really don't need a car to stay here (although not that easy to get to by public transport).
The local area is lovely, with the bike/walking trail going a long way through Monterey. I saw sea otters most mornings I went jogging, there are harbour seals about 100metres away, and sea lions at Fisherman's wharf. You can hire bikes at several places along the trail, and ride a long way along the coast, which is a very enjoyable way to see the area.
The house itself is lovely, with a view out over the water, a comfortable and carefully decorated living/dining/kitchen space and three good sized bedrooms, with two great bathrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped, with everything you could possibly want to cook a gourmet meal.
It was possibly a little too carefully decorated for our family. With two boys aged 10 and 8 we always felt we were walking on eggshells, not helped by the little signs in many places reminding us of the house rules. The house looked absolutely lovely when we walked in, but it wasn't as homey as some other less lovely places we have stayed in where we could let our boys wrestle on the couch.
Royal Oak, Michigan
This property was awesome...clean, comfortable, had everything you could possibly want or need. There were six females which included two over 80 years of age. They shared the master bedroom on the main floor since the stairs were a little much for them, the other four shared the two rooms on the lower floor and we had our own bathroom. It was so welcoming to enter the property on our first day and find a bottle of wine and cheese/crackers waiting for us! Very good location to walk to the water, over to Cannery Row and to the walking trails along the ocean. We had our own transportation and we found our way around very easily. I would recommend seeing the bagpiper on the golf course at the Inn at Spanish Bay at Pebble Beach and taking the Wine Trolley Tour from Monterey to Carmel Valley...what a hoot!
There was a seagull who took a liking to us every day and would perch on the railing outside the dining room or living room small deck, it was o.k. to keep the doors open as long as you didn't feed him he would just watch from afar. Quiet neighborhood, but friendly. I would recommend this home to anyone.
Des Moines, IA
Big Sur Marathon Week
The place worked out perfectly for our group. My wife and I stayed all 9 nights. My mom and friend stayed 7 nights. It worked out perfectly to have 3 bedrooms. I was a little worried about the stairs as my mom is 86 and her friend was in the lower 80's and stayed downstairs. They managed the steps great.
It was an added treat having access to the bike in the garage. I rode the 17 Mile Dr 3 different times. What an awesome ride as it's both scenic and challenging. I've completed 8 Ironman Triathlons so to have a road like that with minimal traffic was sure a treat.
We never did use the grill. If we had a larger balcony we probably would of cooked out several times.
The location was terrific.
It certainly cost more than we usually spend for lodging. Incomes in Iowa are much lower than in California. In case this is the last trip I'm able to bring my mom I wanted to make sure it was some thing special. Given the fact my mom had a great time helped make me feel better about the cost. Also staying for 9 nights you want some thing special. The first night we did not get to the house until10:00pm or so we were not able to get the full value that night.
Overall I'm thrilled that we chose your property. The added perk of the bike plus the aquarium passes (it was a special treat that someone dropped off 2 extra passes so all four of us could go together). My wife and I even went to the Spa once.
I could see coming back and doing the Big Sur marathon again. I'm trying to run a marathon in all 50 states (only 11 to go). Hope to be done in 3 years. Once completed I'd like to go back to some of the neat places I've visited while trying to complete my goal. The Monterey area is certainly one area that I'll come back to visit.
Thanks again for helping to make our stay so special.
Tony & Lasandra
An amazing Vacation
My family had a fantastic time in the Monetery area and this house was a large part of why it was so amazing. Being so close to the water and seeing the waves crashing over the rocks and all the marine life from the balcony and windows was an incredible treat. We saw numerous seals, sea otters, and hundreds of dolphins - all from the house! Nothing like making breakfast in a wonderfully equipped kitchen while watching a large pod of dolphins traverse across the bay. We walked to the aquarium just about every day and the guest passes were a nice bonus. The coastal trail was great to walk everyday and along with the natural scenery, we were pleased to see hundereds of seals sleeping/playing on the beach (about 100 yds from the house). Since we were a family, we did most of our eating in house (everything you need is included), but we did manage to escape out for food some. We enjoyed Thai Bistro II, Vivolo's Chowder House, and even the Cannery Row Brewing Company (walked to them all). We got morning pastries at Pavel's (very short drive) and everything we tried was to die for. We're hoping to return to visit the Monterey area again next year. Sanctuary by the Sea will be first on our list!
Mark and family
Relaxing, comfortable and convenient.
What a treat to stay in such relaxing and comfortable accommodation and be so close to the aquarium, shops and restaurants.
Response from Sanctuary Vacation Rentals - 03/03/2011
Thanks so much for taking the time to share.
Best, Annee and David
Judy & Bob San Antonio, Tx
San Antonio, Texas
Great Convenient Place
Our stay was absolutely delightful. In fact, we were able to extend our stay because we liked it so much. Everything is included...we enjoyed the fireplace on cool nights and a nice welcoming touch - a bottle of wine and delicious appetizer. Annee was helpful in helping us feel right at home. You won't be disappointed