Ocean Views Hacienda Serena-'All You Promised and More!!'
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Monterey house description
Looking for a GREAT getaway? This home and location get raves every time, due to special amenities, views, elegant furnishings. We know you feel a great responsibility if you are planning the stay for others! Rest easy, as you and your guests will love this home and every special touch in it. Please do read the guest reviews for validation. Also, feel free to phone or e-mail for reference information.
You'll find full breakfast supplies, jetted spa tub, hiking, tennis courts nearby, entertainment center, music alcove with piano and electric keyboard, high-end gourmet's kitchen with the latest eco-friendly appliances, chocolates in each bedroom, fresh flowers, coupons for free wine tastings worth $10 each, and more.. Hacienda Serena is prepared for you with environmentally friendly cleaners, completely sanitized after each rental. Quality control and immaculate quality of the entire home are of utmost importance to us so we do a hands-on walk through each time. A typical comment in our guest book: 'This home is all you promised and more.'
*See the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay. You'll be entranced by the sunrise over mountains to the east and west to the glow of a sunset glow over the Pacific Ocean.
*Full breakfast items (six to eight generous servings) provided for you to fix your breakfast and relax! No rushing out to shop for groceries!
*3 bedrooms, 3 baths (two are private suites, opposite ends of house). Great linens, all sanitized w/each use.
*8-jet Spa tub
*New kitchen, granite counters, stainless appliances, filtered water
*2200 square feet of house, and 1200 square feet of decks with propane BBQ, back-up propane tank, and barbeque tools provided, plus wood provided for outdoor evening fireside experiences.
*Attached two car garage with automatic opener, great for collector car and biking events!
*WiFi and entertainment center with large TV, DVD, music, VCR, movies and CDs & DVDs, 2 new flat screen TVs, 6 total TVs
*Certified Wildlife habitat, a birdwatcher's delight.1/4 mile walk to frog pond preserve with ducks and geese and 1 mile trail around pond, including a redwood grove.
*Piano and electronic keyboard music center in living area for family sing- along! Make memories.
*Toy closet, changing table, Pak and Play, games, puzzles, books.
*1/2 mile walk to private tennis courts. 1/2 mile from Ventana Vineyards award-winning label wine-tasting room with gift cards from us to you for FREE tasting and just 1.5 miles to closest beach.
*Property managed by the owners, experienced in customer satisfaction! We are the point of contact at all times. We want your vacation to be perfect!
We send you a planning letter with websites that have discount coupons for the Aquarium and restaurants nearby, an activities list, restaurant list and 'distance to major attractions' list, and our 'Four Favorite Hikes', history of the neighborhood.
This beautifully appointed home has THREE bedrooms (two are private suites with new private baths and queen beds; master bath has six-jet spa tub and double sinks) three baths. Third bedroom has a full (double bed) sized sleeper or inflatable queen bed. There is a fourth small room off the master suite with futon sleeping for children and Pack and Play plus changing table. Hacienda Serena is a perfect place for multiple generations of families or one to three couples or some singles who want a special time together for special gatherings! The almost level-in entries and single story layout also help those who find stairs difficult with ramp entry on one side if needed.
Hacienda Serena is only 1.5 miles from Monterey Bay beaches with 32 miles of lovely walking and biking paths at Monterey Bay State Beach, named in AARP Magazine 'one of the nation's ..most beautiful beaches...for a leisurely outdoor activity...' Watch or fly kites, hike the dunes and scenic trails, or play in the Bay!
The welcoming flag is always flying at Hacienda Serena and you are greeted with flowers, baked goods and special breakfast items that include juice, fresh homemade coffee cake, fresh fruit in season, eggs, sausages, potato cakes, waffles, cereals, an assortment of coffees and teas, and condiments. Have a relaxing first morning. After a relaxing first morning, you can recline on the decks with your freshly brewed coffee and savor the view!
This ranch-style, level-in home with Western hacienda-style decor has breathtaking sunsets to the west over Monterey Bay and sunrises to the east over the mountains. Enjoy TVs in all bedrooms and also in the living room entertainment center. WiFi and High speed internet are provided.
Decking surrounds two sides of 'Hacienda Serena'; includes outdoor tables, chairs, recliners, and benches, gas barbeque, bubbling fountains, lovely plants, 'chiminea' (Mexican-style outdoor fireplace) with wood supplied for evenings outside by the fire! The yard in front of house is a playground for birds bathing and feeding. You will enjoy many hummingbird sightings around the yard of Hacienda Serena. Just look at the red flowers, which draw them.
This great vacation home in the Monterey sunbelt is just a few miles west of Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway and Golf Course, the Salinas Valley 'lettuce Bowl of the US' known as Steinbeck Country and Pastures of Heaven, required shuttles to all special events, and the Steinbeck Museum; moments west to downtown Monterey, Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Grove, 7 miles to downtown Carmel and beach on Carmel Bay, and 8 miles to the Lodge at Pebble Beach! You can relax and have fun from the moment you arrive! Just bring your clothes and wind down while we provide everything else, including 'how to' , what to do, where to go instructions for you!
All linens supplied. Master suite and other rooms and the deck have Monterey Bay views. Master also has a library, flat screen TV, sitting area, raised hearth gas fireplace, adjacent 7'X11'dressing room.
Guests enjoy some 50 different species of birds from the decks (binoculars provided!) due to the 'flyway' between the Pacific Ocean to the west and wilderness to the east. The backyard has been certified by the National Wildlife Federation. You're 1.5 miles from the major Monterey Bay Beach Park and a few more miles to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and The Wharf.
Two new private tennis courts are less than 1/2 mile walk as well as a frog pond state preserve 1/4 mile away with an easy one-mile walk around it.
We look forward to helping you have a great time on the Monterey Peninsula! In return we just ask that you use the home and contents gently and respectfully. Thank you!
Keywords: Vacation, furnished, rental
- 2200 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Special child friendly videos with VCR and DVD plus toys, books, and puzzles, games. Small table and two chairs, 'bubble stuff' and balls for outside play. Changing table off master bedroom and Pak and Play for sleeping small children...moreless
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Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (2) There are Two standard Queen-size Beds, new mattresses. Available now, inflatable queen bed., Double Beds (2) One is a Lazyboy (in living room) and one is European couch in 3rd bedroom that is full bed sized but 2' longer than US sizes., Baby Cribs (1) Pak and Play, very high quality, new, great for small babies up to toddlers sizes, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Also two single bed-sized fold out but comfortable (firm foam) futons for floor sleeping good for children mostly. Ideal: 4 adults, 2 children, or 6 adults....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Kitchen is fully equipped, including George Foreman grill for indoor grilling or outdoor gas grill, toaster, blender, waffle maker, coffee maker w/coffee provided. Everything you could possibly need....moreless
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Pool & Spa
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Outdoor Furniture seating for 10 at tables plus benches for your barbeque, small meetings, etc. Number of guests allowed is limited due to water restrictions in the area and, sorry, no large parties are allowed. We can recommend places for parties or meetings over six people. This home is for the people renting it only, with permission for any special gathering on a case by case basis. Thank you....moreless
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View:
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- Fitness Center
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
...place is beyond spectacularGuest comment entered by owner
...place is beyond spectacular
"Hi, Barbara: We have rented VRBO places in Canada and the USA. YOUR PLACE HAS EXCEEDED all others by a huge margin. The welcome from your husband was the best part! Your place is beyond spectacular, AWESOME. Every detail is perfect. Thanks so much." (Direct quote from e-mail by renter to owner)
- Guest Kelly-Grant-Tom-Stacey
- Date of stay 10/09/13
- Review Submitted 10/12/13
My family and I just spent a wonderful weekend at the lovely Hacienda Serena in Monterey. We loved the place from the moment we walked in. The attention to detail was above and beyond, as was Barbara's hospitality. We felt so welcomed from the time we arrived until the time we left. There was a sweet sign welcoming us, as well as a stocked kitchen with breakfast items to boot in the fridge. Barbara also made us her coffeecake which we enjoyed during our stay. Most rentals are bare bones (no shampoo, tissue, etc. in the bath) or minimal items in the kitchen (one or two spices, one spatula, one pot, etc.), but NOT Hacienda Serena. It was so well stocked it didn't feel like a rental at all. It was as if Barbara had invited us to her home for the weekend. Beds were comfortable, the house was incredibly clean (my children and I have allergies and this is the first rental were none of us had any allergy problems whatsoever). We had such a wonderful experience with the entire rental process - we highly recommend this property! (The wraparound deck was also great!)
- Guest world_traveller (San Mateo, CA)
- Date of stay 04/05/13
- Review Submitted 04/08/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you so much! It was definitely our pleasure. Come again soon!
A wonderful Easter!Guest comment entered by owner
A wonderful Easter!
"Thank you for a wonderful Easter! We enjoyed ALL of the amenities of your home and celebrated a joyous Easter with our little family! There was lots of relaxing, reading, walking, eating, drinking laughing AND March Madness! Thank you!!"
- Guest Janet and Family
- Date of stay 03/28/13
- Review Submitted 04/01/13
"Flowers, chocolates, inviting"Guest comment entered by owner
"Flowers, chocolates, inviting"
Thank you both so much for opening this lovely home to our family. We truly felt at home and invited to live here! Between the beautiful touches, flowers and chocolates, and the home's personality, we felt like we had been here more than just this once (that is, so far!). My grandson had no trouble sleeping here comfortably, which is why we did not want to be in a hotel. We are very happy that your home surpassed our every expectation..we will be staying here in the future ..it was a beautiful experience that we will always cherish. P.S. The coffee cake was beyond amazing; we will be contacting you for the recipe!
- Guest Jan and family
- Date of stay 03/21/13
- Review Submitted 03/24/13
"Nice family vacation of three generations"Guest comment entered by owner
"Nice family vacation of three generations"
"Your house fit the bill and a good time was had by all. Thanks for breakfast. Decaf, too! Enjoyed BBQ on great deck, next to the fire. Wishing for you all the BEST!"
- Guest B.Y.
- Date of stay 03/08/13
- Review Submitted 03/10/13
Hacienda Serena thanksGuest comment entered by owner
Hacienda Serena thanks
Hi, Barbara, ...We really enjoyed your home. We will definitely stay at your place when we attend the seminar again! I loved your coffee cake. Again, thanks for all the small little touches. You really took pride in making us feel comfortable.
- Guest John
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 03/01/13
Could not have been more wonderful....Guest comment entered by owner
Could not have been more wonderful....
"Thank you...our second Christmas (at Hacienda Serena) in Monterey coul not have been more wonderful. As our grandson says...our "holiday house"...in part because of all the Christmas decorating you did again...that made it so special...the house was filled with laughter and joy"
- Guest Grandparents Angie and Chris
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/20/13
Wonderful relaxing home
Wonderful relaxing home
My husband and I stayed at this beautiful home for 4 days to attend the Monterey Jazz Festival. We were so impressed when we arrived. The house is really large and beautifully decorated. The kitchen is state of the art and has EVERYTHING you could want. The living room is cozy, with a fireplace. The master bedroom is HUGE and has doors out to the deck. Our favorite part of the house was the wrap around deck. It's full of lots of comfortable tables and chairs and gets the sun in the morning. We would go out on the deck for our breakfast and stay for hours just sunning and relaxing. The house is very convenient to everything. It's only a short drive to the grocery store, and only a little further to reach the ocean where we would go walking and jogging. It's also close to downtown Monterey. The owners were great to work with. They provided all the information we needed for a great stay in the area.
- Guest Susan (Edgar, WI USA)
- Date of stay 09/20/12
- Review Submitted 09/28/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children.
Third stay at HaciendaGuest comment entered by owner
Third stay at Hacienda
Barbara and David: "This, our third time staying, was as wonderful as ever. It is our home away from home. Thanks for accomodating our requests."
- Guest Melissa, Dana, Debi, Melinda, Linda
- Date of stay 09/15/12
- Review Submitted 09/15/12
Comfort and PeaceGuest comment entered by owner
Comfort and Peace
"We so enjoyed the comfort and peace of your lovely home. Leaving is such sorrow. It was a dream while we were here. Our family enjoyed every moment, each new memory. Thank you, D and S"** ** Used with permission of guests, and quoted exactly as written in the Hacienda Serena guestbook.
- Guest Darrell & Sharon
- Date of stay 09/06/12
- Review Submitted 09/15/12
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We have always dreamed of doing a vacation rental with our own special touch for individual guests, which is what we enjoy doing now. We provide custom decorations for special occasions, fresh flowers, chocolates in each bedroom, freshly baked coffee cake and 6-8 servings of complete breakfast items, many, many extras ...doing it 'our way' for you. We have two books full of guest thank you notes and positive comments!
Why the Owner Chose Monterey:
Hacienda Serena has everything we wanted in a 'dream' home: views of Monterey Bay plus Santa Cruz hills and Pacific Grove views to the west and of unlimited hills and mountains to the east for great sunrises and sunsets! It is a very sunny location but one can still see fog drifting in and out of the Bay and we love those views. It also has three 'suites', each with its own bath, two bedrooms and bath separated by the living area from the third suite! Close to all the wonderful activities on Monterey Peninsula; walk to neighborhood private tennis courts, parks with stream, play areas, picnic tables, and a Regional Park Frog Wetland Preserve. Short 5 minute drive to Monterey Bay and beaches, wharf, Aquarium.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Views of the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay; special spa tub; privacy inside and out with lots of decking; beautiful yard, flowers and fountains; gas fireplaces for interior atmosphere; outside is a wood-burning chiminea for evenings with your family. Lovely furnishings with great, new kitchen that is easy to work in. Easy 'flow' through the house for the people who stay and lots of privacy. All one floor, including level out to 1100 sf of decking and lots of outdoor furniture. We like to sit on the front veranda in the late afternoon with tea or coffee and bask in that special, warm late afternoon sun.
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Bay views to West from deck, master suite and guest rooms
Plenty of parking plus two car garage; veranda for a tea or coffee break!
Sunset facing West from deck of master BR & LR both with French doors
Designer kitchen, granite counters, new stainless frige & filtered water feature
Special decor appropriate to guest in master suite to welcome you
Room7X11 feet off master suite with changing counter for baby, dressing table
Cozy fire for cool evenings!
'Carmel' guestroom with nautical theme and new tile & large shower, plush linens
'Carmel' guest room bath, over-sized shower, lovely linens
Third bath off hall by third bedroom full shower over tub
Sheltered and sunny 1200 sf decking; chimineas for evening fireside memories.
Rainbow over Monterey Bay seen from redwood decking at Hacienda Serena
Stunning gardens, birds, peace.
Early morning sunrise facing East from decks off master bedroom and living room
Living room with music alcove for family sing alongs; gas fireplace; sofabed
Hacienda Diningroom for 8 guests; game table in LR for cards and more
Spacious master suite surrounded by decks and views, French doors
Elegant, large master suite with reading corner, water views, gas stove.
Stunning master bath, two sinks, spa tub, private commode room, designer tile
Guest 'Carmel' room nautical theme, views of Bay and gardens
3rd BR, 3rd hall bath, convertible couch,dsl, wireless, desk, movies, games
Stainless Barbeque, tools, extra propane tank provided
VERY close by walk to Frog Pond Preserve with dock, ducks, 1 mile walk around.
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