3344 The Gingerbread House Guest ~ **Free Nights or Free Aquarium Tickets!**
Description from the manager
Welcome to "Gingerbread House Guest Suite"!
**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 to 5 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, 3 bedroom, 1 bath main suite). Please note that 4 is the maximum number of guests 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 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, oversized towels 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 gas 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 day couch, 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.
Additional amenities include: concierge service, movie/video library, games, playground, walking, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), golf, monterey museum of art, b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, dining, groceries, fishing, fisherman's wharf-monterey, gas range, beach gear/towels/cooler/chairs, nearby grocery, 5 minute drive to beach, nearby post office, sound/bay fishing, hand mixer, complimentary hors d'oeuvres/bev, nearby fedex, coffee house nearby, scenic drives, monterey bay aquarium, photography, dishes & utensils, live theater, beachcombing, iron & ironing board, nearby internet cafe, spa robes and amenities, twin/ single, point lobos state park nearby, cannery row, restaurants, forest theater (outdoor), wheelchair inaccessible, wine tasting passes for 2, cookware (pots/pans/baking), point lobos reserve-close, snorkeling, pier fishing, atm/bank, cinemas, churches, ceiling or portable fans, cookie, cake & muffin tins, beach nearby, quality bedding & towels, equestrian events, marina, tub, baby gate, mini food processor, asilomar state park nearby, nearby medical services, daily cleaning (additional cost), museums, walking distance downtown, deepsea fishing, quality cutlery, nearby atm, golf course, on demand or pay per view movies, swimming, paddle boating, coffee and tea supplies, hiking, synagogues, movie theatres, medical services, festivals, movie theatre nearby, art galleries nearby, cycling, hospital, tennis, winery tours, recreation center, coffee maker, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, out door furniture, cd player, surf fishing, mountain climbing, iron & board, forced air heat, water filter-britta, coin laundry, king, nearby bank, sailing, shower, bay/sound, local information/brochures, pantry items, catering or chef available, bicycle rental info, toilet, antiquing, decorative serving pieces, bay/oeean views-distant, recently updated interiors, mountain biking, sleep sofa /futon, lawn / garden, outlet shopping, spa day use passes for 2, carmel mission, restaurant walking distance, forests, whale watching info, non smoking only, mazda laguna seca raceway, whale watching, sight seeing, golf course info, decorative table settings, eco tourism, my museum (for children), major shopping mall, surfing, scuba diving or snorkeling, water filter britta, carmel sunset center (venue), combination tub/shower, bird watching, laundromat, kayaking rental info....Read more
Left on 08/02/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Sparkler4Reviewed Aug 2, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
So peaceful and quiet! All the amenities needed to have a great time. We even saw whales jumping in the ocean from the living room window. We walked all around the neighborhood and to the downtown area. Excellent!
"The property was well-equipped, comfortable and attractive."
Left on 08/11/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 11, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
We very much enjoyed our stay. There were thoughtful details and ample amenities, and the instructions were very clear for the most part. It was a bit tricky getting the TV to turn on, but that was a minor thing. We slept well and felt right at home, and the central location was a plus. Thank you for your professionalism and courtesy, Annee. Read more
Thanks so much for the wonderful comments and especially for leaving everything so nice and clean. We are working on getting instructions for the T.V that will work no matter what the situation may be.
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