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Ocean Views Hacienda Serena-'All You Promised and More!!'

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Bay views to West from 1200 square feet of decks!

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Last updated: 12/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Monterey house description

Looking for a GREAT getaway and/or romantic space with gorgeous views? This home and location get raves every time, due to special amenities, views, elegant furnishings, helpful info on coupons and 'deals' in the area. We know you feel a great responsibility if you are planning the trip for your family and/or friends! Rest easy, as you and your guests will love this home and all the special touches in it. Please do read the guest reviews! Any reviews not generated directly by guests are entered exactly as written in the guest book by guests themselves!

You'll find full breakfast supplies; hiking, tennis courts nearby; entertainment center; music alcove with piano and electric keyboard; high-end gourmet kitchen with the latest eco-friendly appliances; chocolates in each bedroom; central heating to all rooms; fresh flowers; coupons for FREE wine tastings nearby; websites provided in advance of your stay, leading to discounted passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, restaurants 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 there is a hands-on walk through each time. A typical comment in our guest book: 'This home is all you promised and more.'
Your total privacy is assured; owner is available to assist you and provide information on the area and home as needed. Owner may be on site occasionally for gardening and other duties in locked off private unit with private entrance. Renters in residence will always be contacted to ensure privacy and convenience and usually greeted by owners so you know who they are and can ask for assistance as needed!
*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 provided for you to fix your breakfast and relax! No rushing out to shop for groceries!
*2 bedrooms, 2 baths (one is a private suite with Bay Views). Great linens, all sanitized w/each use.
*New kitchen, granite counters, stainless appliances, filtered water in the stainless refrigerator.
*1200 square feet of decks with propane BBQ, and barbeque tools provided, plus wood provided for outdoor evening fireside experiences.
*Attached 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, new flat screen TVs in both bedrooms, TV in kitchen and living room!
*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 as well as game table for cards and games! Make memories.
*Toy closet, 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, your hosts, experienced in real estate management and customer satisfaction and personally are the point of contact at all times. We want your vacation to be perfect! On-call so you are not left 'out to dry' if you have a question or need.
*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 two bedrooms each with a queen bed; Also available is an inflatable queen bed and LazyBoy sofasleeper in the living room as well as two twin foam futons. The almost level-in entries and single story layout also help those who find stairs difficult.

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 the special breakfast items include juice, fresh coffee cake, fresh fruit in season, eggs, sausages, potato cakes, waffles, cereals, an assortment of coffees and teas, and condiments. 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 new flat screen TVs in both bedrooms and also large TV in the living room entertainment center; two DVD players and a library of DVDs, CDs for great music, etc. provided.. 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-we can help you build an evening fire if you need help) 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.

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!

August Concours d'Elegance is specially priced at one week for $2800 or any portion of the week for the same price of $2800. This was difficult to convey on the VRBO pricing (for us) so please call if you have questions...or e-mail us.

All linens supplied.

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!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No Smoking inside, on decks or yard....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

            Living room has dbl sofabed. Have 2 twin futons available...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            bedroom has private bath with lovely tile shower...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Queen bed; new flat screen TV; desk. Room for Xtra sleeper...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2) There are two standard Queen-size Beds. Available now also an inflatable queen bed for extra guests, plus Double bed sized sofabed in living room; Baby Pak and Play, very high quality, new, great for small babies, also (2) two single bed-sized fold out but comfortable (foam) futons for floor sleeping-good for children mostly. Ideal: 4 adults, 2 children or 4-6 adults....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            off main hallway large, new designer tile; tub/shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            new, luxury private bath off second guest room designer tile...moreless

          • Both baths have designer tile floors and shower/tub surrounds. One has oversized shower and is private to 'Carmel' bedroom. The other full bath is off hallway adjacent to second guest bedroom and has hand held shower and duck décor theme; luxury towels. Extra large towels provided for sunning on decks!...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Great Kite Flying at Monterey Bay Beach just 2 miles exactly from house, named as one of three best in country by AARP Magazine, changing table with pad, lots of toys, games, books, puzzles, for kids and adults....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library:

                Extensive collection of jazz, Big Band, some 50's, the latest like Diana Krall, Norah Jones, etc....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (4) 4 great TVs including 2 new flatscreen TVs on Comcast digital, 140 channels....moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                4 televisions...moreless

              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Videos and DVDs for children and family viewing provided....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Unlimited and unobstructed views of mountains to the east, sunrises over Mt Toro....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                See photo for view of Monterey Bay, sunsets over the Bay and Pacific Ocean, Santa Cruz in the distance....moreless

              • Water View:

                View of Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove and Santa Cruz hills, all in the distance but clearly visible. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Comfortable for 6, but 8 possible and plenty of chairs. Second table in living room area with two more chairs. Deck seating for 12. No highchair provided....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Broadband Access:

                High speed digital cable in third bedroom/office....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Also handy to kitchen...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                gas fireplace with 'logs' and raised hearth in living room...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Within the US all is free....moreless

              • Garage:

                Two car garage with automatic door, very clean!....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Living Room Fireplace is Gas Log, Gas Starting for ease and ambiance!...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Just bring clothes and food. Everything else provided!...moreless

              • Living Room:

                see pictures. Lovely living room with entertainment armoire...moreless

              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street:

                Extra parking in driveway for 2 cars plus 2 car garage...moreless

              • Telephone:

                (3) All domestic long distance is free or use cell phones....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                All linens provided including beach towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Handy to kitchen in adjacent garage room, immaculately clean area...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless and code is provided for your use!...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Chiminea outdoor fire only. Wood provided....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                Caterer available, Eddison and Melrose Catering, for a special occasion or small private dinner!...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                coffee maker, filters and coffee provided as well as tea...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Gourmet kitchen-all supplies present...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Digital....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen is new, with stainless appliances, granite counters, Italian tile floors. Two wall ovens plus built in microwave; filtered water; stainless refrigerator with ice maker, all amenities....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Great built-in large-sized 'Spacemaker' fan/microwave-over stove top...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                condiments for coffee, tea, plus catsup, mustard, syrup for waffles provided, etc....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Beautiful cabinet-style brushed stainless steel with ice maker and filtered water. You don't need to buy water!...moreless

              • Stove:

                Double ovens, gas stove top, built-in microwave...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Luxury design; stainless steel....moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Huge decking for your outdoor living. 1100 sf of new deck with stunning views of mountains and Monterey Bay....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                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

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Tennis:

                1/2 mile away at bottom of hill, same street...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Concours d'Elegance
              Aug 10 - Aug 16, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,800
              flat fee
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $250
              $1,750

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Prep and clean fee $150
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              One month rental will be defined as a calendar month, not the number of days

              There will be a $50 per person per night extra charge for the seventh and eighth guest, if your group includes more than six people total including children of all ages.

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              Last updated: 12/12/2014
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              Location

              • Frog Pond Preserve Park View on map

                Small parking area on Canyon Del Rey, down steps to a small land of enchantmennt, the regional parks Frog Preserve with deck, ducks to feed, one mile trail around pond with various types of foliage from redwood groves to fields of wild flowers. Good for ALL ages.

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              • Safeway Store Starbucks View on map

                Inside this super Safeway Grocery Store is a Starbucks, a wonderful deli with ready-to-eat hot and cold food, and a clean bathroom, should you need a stop along the way!

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              • Monterey Airport View on map

                On the FAR side of the airport property, small planes are SO fun for children to watch from the viewing area at the airport itself. There is a restaurant there, also, The First Tee. There is a moritorium on ALL flights from evening to morning at this small craft airport.

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              • Starbucks drive thru, Chili's View on map

                On this corner is a Starbucks drive through, along with a McDonalds, Staples, Home Depot. On the way you pass a Chili's Restaurant on the left side of Canyon Del Rey and a lovely Laguna Grande Park with play structures for kids.

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              • A park plus tennis courts View on map

                Near the bottom of Rosita are tennis courts for residents of this tiny city only (we provide access code), a golf driving range, and at the end of Angelus Way is a lovely huge park

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              • Two Golf Courses & Club House View on map

                Blackhorse and Bayonet Golf Courses are just a few miles from the house on crest with amazing Bay views.. Award winning course design recently completed. Clubhouse with inexpensive dining open to public plus rooms available for private parties at no extra charge. See our planning list for contact or google it.

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              • Laguna Seca Raceway, Golf, Park View on map

                Close by is Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, famed for many race events. Also nearby is Laguna Seca Golf Range, a huge park, and across the highway the local SPCA!

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              • Monterey State Beach View on map

                Just down the street is Monterey State Beach with many hiking trails, some 30 plus miles of trails in either direction around the Bay, including all the way to the Wharf and Aquarium! See our planning letter and "distances to attractions" for details.

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              40 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              San Jose Mineta International Airport
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Blackhorse and Bayonet
              20 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Salinas
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway One (Pacific Coast Highway)
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Tarpy's Roadhouse
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Del Monte State Beach

              Car: Recommended

              New tennis courts at bottom of hill (1/2 mile walk) with code we supply. Frog Preserve just 1/2 mile away with pond, deck for viewing and feeding ducks, large oak tree to climb, 1 mile walk around pond. Just delightful and kids LOVE this experience.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: We have always dreamed of doing a vacation rental with our own special touch for 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, complete breakfast items, many, many extras ...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. 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; privacy inside and out with lots of decking; beautiful yard, flowers and fountains; gas fireplace for interior atmosphere; outside is a wood-burning chiminea for evenings with your family and friends. Lovely furnishings with great, new kitchen that is easy to work in. Easy 'flow' through the house for the guests. All on one floor, including level out through French doors to 1100 sf of decking and lots of outdoor furniture. OR... sit on the front veranda in the late afternoon with tea or coffee and bask in that special, warm late afternoon sun.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • Bay views to West from 1200 square feet of decks!

                Bay views to West from 1200 square feet of decks!

              • Elegant front landscaping with water and bird features.

                Elegant front landscaping with water and bird features.

              • Relax. You're on vacation!

                Relax. You're on vacation!

              • Sunset facing West from decks

                Sunset facing West from decks

              • Living room with music alcove for family sing alongs; gas fireplace; sofabed

                Living room with music alcove for family sing alongs; gas fireplace; sofabed

              • Designer kitchen, granite counters, new stainless frige & filtered water feature

                Designer kitchen, granite counters, new stainless frige & filtered water feature

              • 'Carmel' guestroom with nautical theme and private bath with large shower.

                'Carmel' guestroom with nautical theme and private bath with large shower.

              • More of 'Carmel' guest room bath, over-sized shower, lovely linens

                More of 'Carmel' guest room bath, over-sized shower, lovely linens

              • New queen bed in guest room office with desk, armoire, flat screen TV.

                New queen bed in guest room office with desk, armoire, flat screen TV.

              • Second full bath off hall with full shower over tub; hand held shower feature.

                Second full bath off hall with full shower over tub; hand held shower feature.

              • Stainless Barbeque, tools, extra propane tank provided

                Stainless Barbeque, tools, extra propane tank provided

              • VERY close by walk to Frog Pond Preserve with dock, ducks, 1 mile walk around.

                VERY close by walk to Frog Pond Preserve with dock, ducks, 1 mile walk around.

              • Plenty of parking plus two car garage; sunny veranda for afternoon coffee break.

                Plenty of parking plus two car garage; sunny veranda for afternoon coffee break.

              • Elegant veranda with  bench, table and 2 chairs; peace!

                Elegant veranda with bench, table and 2 chairs; peace!

              • Early morning sunrise facing East from decks and living room

                Early morning sunrise facing East from decks and living room

              • Hacienda-style gracious entryway.

                Hacienda-style gracious entryway.

              • harvest table can be a game table or extra dining space

                harvest table can be a game table or extra dining space

              • Hacienda Diningroom for 8 guests; game table in LR for cards and more

                Hacienda Diningroom for 8 guests; game table in LR for cards and more

              • Guest 'Carmel' room nautical theme, views of Bay and gardens

                Guest 'Carmel' room nautical theme, views of Bay and gardens

              • spacious guest room with desk, armoire, queen bed, new flat screen TV.

                spacious guest room with desk, armoire, queen bed, new flat screen TV.

              • guest room and office with flat screen TV; desk; armoire.

                guest room and office with flat screen TV; desk; armoire.

              • lovely hall bath with designer tile, fresh flowers, great linens.

                lovely hall bath with designer tile, fresh flowers, great linens.

              • Bay views, sunny, 1200 sf decking; chiminea for evening fireside memories.

                Bay views, sunny, 1200 sf decking; chiminea for evening fireside memories.

              • 1200 sf of redwood decks with two picnic tables, chiminea for evening fires.

                1200 sf of redwood decks with two picnic tables, chiminea for evening fires.

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

              $250 per night (USD)
              12

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/12/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2006
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 80%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/12/2014
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