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Tranquilizing views of Monterey Bay beckon from virtually every room in this lovely 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 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.
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 seafoam 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 singles and two twin aerobeds that can be located in bedrooms.
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.
SEE ALSO RATES NOTES FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROPERTY.
Additional amenities include: concierge service, movie/video library, games, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), golf, monterey museum of art, b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, dining, fishing, fisherman's wharf-monterey, beach gear/towels/cooler/chairs, nearby grocery, nearby post office, hand mixer, complimentary hors d'oeuvres/bev, nearby fedex, coffee house nearby, scenic drives, monterey bay aquarium, dishes & utensils, iron & ironing board, nearby internet cafe, spa robes and amenities, twin/ single, point lobos state park nearby, washer & dryer (private), restaurants, living room, forest theater (outdoor), wine tasting passes for 2, cookware (pots/pans/baking), bicycle rental info, mazda laguna seca raceway, cinemas, churches, ceiling or portable fans, cookie, cake & muffin tins, beach nearby, quality bedding & towels, movie theatre nearby, coffee maker, mini food processor, asilomar state park nearby, nearby medical services, walking distance to beach, daily cleaning (additional cost), museums, walking distance downtown, quality cutlery, nearby atm, golf course, on demand or pay per view movies, swimming, pets considered, coffee and tea supplies, movie theatres, bay/ocean views-close, festivals, tub, art galleries nearby, winery tours, quiet residental neighborhood, baby gate, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, out door furniture, iron & board, forced air heat, coin laundry, king, nearby bank, sailing, double, pet bowls & furniture covers, shower, local information/brochures, pantry items, catering or chef available, toilet, antiquing, decorative serving pieces, carmel mission, outlet shopping, spa day use passes for 2, cd player, restaurant walking distance, whale watching info, non smoking only, whale watching, fenced in yard, golf course info, decorative table settings, wind-surfing, walking distance to beach trail,, cannery row, major shopping mall, close to town, child bed, surfing, water filter britta, close to point lobos, carmel sunset center (venue), combination tub/shower, my museum (for children), water filter-britta, kayaking rental info....Read more
"Lovely view, comfortable home with some inconveniences."
Left on 08/03/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | John and ElsieReviewed Aug 3, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
We had to go through the house and read all the notes/warnings of what was forbidden. We did enjoy the view from the dining area and patio, and only used the kitchen to prepare meals. House was comfortable and within a few minutes drive of places we visited. The entry light at the top of the stairs to the front door did not work and it took 3 days to get the bulb changed. The house phone only seemed to work part of the time, which made some communication with family difficult. The wifi connection drifted in and out.
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