**For more details about specials for this home, see the Sanctuary Vacation Rentals website or call our office directly.
Restful simplicity are the bywords in this sweet, sunny 2-bedroom 1-bath cottage conveniently located just a short distance from many highly desirable destinations, including the rocky shoreline of Monterey Bay and the shops and restaurants of the delightful community of Pacific Grove, fondly called by its inhabitants “the last home town.”
As soon as you open the gate and lay eyes on this brick and wood single-story cottage, with its paned red door and large, open patio and yard dotted with palms, you'll be smitten.
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.
You'll find it easy to fall into the peaceful rhythms of the California coast in this spotless uncluttered little charmer that can sleep up to 4 adults and 1 child. The homey living room, with its white walls, vaulted ceiling and neutral gray carpeting, is furnished with a comfortable sofa upholstered in sage wide-wale corduroy, a wooden desk overlooking the gardens, a black leather easy chair, a black futon that can fold out for additional sleeping for one, a pine coffee table and a flat-screen TV with video library.
Meal preparation will be fun in this whimsical, efficient updated kitchen with its warm apricot and moss-green color scheme, terra-cotta tile flooring, granite counter tops, handsome wooden cabinetry, gas range, refrigerator and rectangular wooden pedestal table with bench seating fashioned out of converted church pews (seats 4 comfortably). Cookware and dishes are provided. A nearby utility room holds a microwave and washer/dryer.
A Dutch door opens to reveal a lovely secluded yard -- with mature hedges, shrubs and trees, including three towering palms -- where you can leisurely sip your morning coffee at a bistro table and chairs. Or take your cues from a peaceful statue of the Buddha as you kick back and take in a bit of sun and salt air from a comfy chaise lounge. Dine al fresco at a picnic table in a separate spacious patio planted with bougainvillea, roses and fruits trees. If the fog rolls in, you can turn on an outdoor gas heater to take the chill away.
The sunny master bedroom, furnished with a chest of drawers and a queen bed fitted with hotel-quality linens including a coverlet in teal blue, Chinese red and copper, has views out to the private garden.
A second bright sky-lit bedroom features a king with foam topper that converts to twins with luxury linens and a coverlet in a colorful California garden motif, a night stand, dresser and book shelves.
The white-tiled bathroom, with its Pottery Barn feel, has a tub with shower and creamy plush towels.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome and the neighborhood is perfect for walking.
Easy street parking directly in front of the cottage. When you get out of your car and look down toward Cannery Row you have a wide horizon of blue Pacific to remind you that the beach is calling you. Walkable to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the recreation trail that wraps around the bay. Great location within a 10 minute drive to nearby attractions, Carmel, Pebble Beach and about 45 minutes to Big Sur.
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Additional amenities include: concierge service, movie/video library, playground, walking, basic pantry items (sugar/s&p;), golf, queen, mountaineering, groceries, fishing, gas range, beach gear/towels/cooler/chairs, autumn foliage, nearby grocery, 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, b-bug mattress/pillow protectors, iron & ironing board, nearby internet cafe, spelunking, 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, massage therapist, cookware (pots/pans/baking), point lobos reserve-close, snorkeling, pier fishing, atm/bank, cinemas, churches, cookie, cake & muffin tins, heating, wine tasting, quality bedding & towels, medical services, marina, coffee maker, mini food processor, asilomar state park nearby, nearby medical services, daily cleaning (additional cost), museums, deepsea fishing, quality cutlery, nearby atm, golf course, paddle boating, pets considered, coffee and tea supplies, hiking, movie theatres, festivals, art galleries nearby, cycling, hospital, winery tours, alum foil, plastic wrap/baggies, surf fishing, mountain climbing, forced air heat, coin laundry, king, nearby bank, sailing, pet bowls & furniture covers, bay/sound, local information/brochures, catering or chef available, bicycle rental info, toilet, antiquing, decorative serving pieces, mountain biking, lawn / garden, wheelchair accessible, outlet shopping, spa day use passes for 2, forests, whale watching info, non smoking only, mazda laguna seca raceway, sight seeing, golf course info, decorative table settings, my museum (for children), major shopping mall, scuba diving or snorkeling, water filter britta, monterey museum of art, carmel sunset center (venue), combination tub/shower, bird watching, laundromat, kayaking rental info....Read more
Left on 11/02/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Happy Traveler
This cottage was the perfect size for our family. We have a two month old baby and needed a place to comfortably accommodate the three of us and my mother who came down to babysit while we attended a wedding in the valley. This place was exactly what we needed. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen and bathroom were clean and had very nice fixtures. The quality of the furniture and fixtures were much appreciated. The location was quiet and only 8 blocks from cannery row! I took an am walk with the baby to the grocery store and Starbucks, and enjoyed the crisp air and stunning view of the bay. We used the complimentary aquarium passes and gazed at the jellies all afternoon. We will definitely return to this property in the future. Next time, we hope to stay longer so that we can enjoy the complimentary spa passes as well. The service making the reservations were excellent. They made sure I was getting a place that would match my budget and needs.
Left on 09/25/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Our family enjoyed this sweet home and walked everywhere! The decor, the outdoor spaces and the wonderful beds made for a comfortable and relaxing stay! We were greeted with a bottle of wine and cheese and crackers upon arrival--a nice bonus! The neighborhood was perfect for my morning runs and I would recommend the cottage to anyone!
Cozy, comfortable, and close to everything we wanted to enjoy in
Left on 09/17/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Our time at the cottage was lovely. Great to be able to walk to the aquarium (the passes were a nice bonus -- thank you) and Cannery Row. Very comfortable for one couple and a pup, who so enjoyed having a yard to hang out in. Nice, clean kitchen, but we didn't cook in much because of the many great restaurants in the area. Would have loved to spend time on the inviting patio, but a bit chilly this summer! Maybe next time. One downside was no off-steet parking. Helpful staff at Sanctuary -- thanks!
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