3612 Storybook Cottage ~ Spring Specials, New Kitchen, Historic, Fireplace
Description from the manager
Welcome to “Storybook Cottage!”
**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.
You will be enchanted from the moment you lay eyes on this picture-perfect 2-story, 4-bedroom 2-bath fairytale cottage with its warm wheat-colored stucco exterior accented with soft-green shutters and trim, white picket fence and front yard planted in colorful flowering natives. The entire home has been updated to perfection and is furnished with a casually sophisticated decor.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine or sparkling cider, 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, plush spa bathrobes, slippers, over-sized towels and beach gear.
A combined living/dining room features a painted-brick gas fireplace, dark hardwood floors, sand-colored walls, filmy white draperies and a white ceiling crisscrossed with dark brown beams. Arched doors and decorative accents throughout add to the magic of this unique cottage.
Relax and enjoy conversations in a cozy living room with two comfortable white sofas, an upholstered arm chair and an ottoman that serves as a coffee table or extra seating, all atop a floral area rug. There is a 42" HDTV with Blu-Ray Disc Player, a small video collection and a small library.
Enjoy meals in the nearby dining area, which has a pine-topped farm-style table, a bench plus 6 chairs with patterned cushions to seat 8.
The newly renovated kitchen is gorgeous - equipped with everything a chef could want to create gourmet meals. Among the features: white granite counter tops, gray cabinetry, a central island, white tile floors in a honeycomb pattern and an antiqued hutch. Gleaming stainless steel appliances include a gas range in the central island, an oven, side-by-side refrigerator and a dishwasher. A nook holds a stacking washer-dryer behind a wooden door. French doors from the kitchen, offering peeks of the bay, open to a side yard with lawn enclosed by a 6’ redwood fence. A gas grill and a table for 4 are provided.
A small pass-through bathroom between the kitchen and a sitting room has a shower with white honeycomb tile, a free-standing ceramic sink and a commode.
Relax with a book on a white wrought-iron trundle bed in a small adjacent room that could be a 4th bedroom. The trundle, which has a white coverlet and embroidered pillows, can sleep 2. This room also includes a wing-back chair, two small wrought iron tables, a wrought-iron lamp and a floral area rug.
The 2nd story has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. The handsomely appointed master has glimpses of the water between trees. The bedroom is furnished with a queen with luxury linens, blue and white coverlet and shams, bedside tables with wrought iron bases shaped like tree branches, an antique oak dresser, 2 small trunks, and a carved-wood-framed chair upholstered in a white and blue floral pattern.
The bathroom has a small shower with tan and brown checkerboard-patterned tiles, a white tiled floor and a free-standing ceramic sink with an oval mirror.
Bedroom 2 has two twins which convert to a king with Memory Foam topper, with luxury linens, a patterned area rug and 2 white dressers.
The 3rd smaller bedroom has a double bed with luxury linens, white floral quilted coverlet, white wooden bedside tables and a small desk. A corner window reveals whitewater crashing on Lover's Point in the distance.
One car can be parked in the driveway; on-street parking is available. Everything is provided for a day at the beach, located only 5 minutes away. The aquarium is about 20 minutes away on foot.
See also Rates Notes for additional information about this property.
Additional amenities include: concierge service, movie/video library, toilet, walking, antiquing, golf, coffee and tea supplies, decorative serving pieces, movie theatres, queen, forest theater (outdoor), b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, dining, babysitter, groceries, fishing, massage therapist, carmel sunset center (venue), festivals, cookware (pots/pans/baking), lawn / garden, mazda laguna seca raceway, catering or chef available, shower, art galleries nearby, my museum (for children), cycling, outlet shopping, spa day use passes for 2, hospital, monterey bay aquarium, major shopping mall, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), whale watching info, non smoking only, atm/bank, golf course info, whale watching, churches, hand mixer, kayaking rental info, complimentary hors d'oeuvres/bev, nearby post office, monterey museum of art, scenic drives, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, cookie, cake & muffin tins, bicycle rental info, nearby fedex, photography, nearby bank, dishes & utensils, point lobos state park nearby, nearby internet cafe, quality bedding & towels, medical services, mini food processor, beachcombing, coffee maker, king, iron & ironing board, surfing, scuba diving or snorkeling, asilomar state park nearby, beach gear/towels/cooler/chairs, nearby atm, nearby medical services, spa robes and amenities, daily cleaning (additional cost), museums, washer & dryer (private), local information/brochures, wine tasting passes for 2, quality cutlery, laundromat, golf course, nearby grocery, swimming....Read more
Left on 04/12/2015 for a stay in April 2015 | travelingurlReviewed Apr 12, 2015Stayed Apr 2015
So this probably wasn't the best home choice with a 2-year old in our party. Notice that I still gave the property my highest rating, however! Storybook Cottage is a charming little home, and is exactly as advertised. Most thoroughly and tastefully appointed home I've ever rented ( and we usually vacation with homes like this). Home is 1920's construction, rooms are small but adequate.
My initial comment is only because the stairs are steep, the treads wood and slick, and I have a 2 year old. There were a few heart stopping moments, but more just mommy fear than an actual near-accident.
In another 3 years, I'd rent this again for my family should we return to the area. Seriously adorable cottage and wonderful experience!
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