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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. Easy access to Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway and Steinbeck's Pastures of Heaven to the East (Salinas activities) as well as VERY close to all Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach sites. We send you exact mileage and drive time to all attractions!
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 in quotation marks, exactly as written in the guest book by guests themselves! We have 35 plus (never had a negative review) but only a few are printed by VRBO. Ask for more, if you would like more, please!
Sleeps four total guests for $250 per night plus prep and clean and everything another $150. Due to sleeper sofa, possible 1-2 extra guests possible depending on the configuration and those extras will be $50 per person per night. Total of four to five adults preferred.
You'll find full breakfast supplies at the house; hiking, tennis courts nearby; house with entertainment center; music alcove with piano; high-end gourmet kitchen with the latest eco-friendly appliances; chocolates in each bedroom along with 'Sleepy-time Tea' and fresh flower arrangements; central heating to all rooms; websites provided in advance of your stay, leading to discounted annual passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, wine tasting experiences, VERY POPULAR Lula's chocolate factory tour nearby house with free samples, 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 privacy is assured; owner is available to assist you and provide information on the area and home as needed. Owner often may be on site 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 greeted by owners who walk you through initially to show how things work!
*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). Queen bed in each of the two bedrooms. Great linens, all sanitized w/each use.
*New kitchen, granite counters, stainless appliances, filtered water in the stainless refrigerator.
*WRAP AROUND REDWOOD DECKING covering 2 sides of property-1200 square feet of decks! Also, with propane BBQ in bricked space, barbeque tools provided, plus wood provided for outdoor evening fireside experiences around the chiminea and "party lights" along the decking, too.
*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, TVs in kitchen and living room!
*Certified Wildlife habitat, a birdwatcher's delight on the flyway between mountains to the east and Pacific Ocean to the west. 1/4 mile walk to frog pond preserve with ducks and geese and 1 mile trail around pond, including a redwood grove.
*Piano music center in living area for sing- alongs as well as game table for cards and games! Make memories!
*1/2 mile walk to private tennis courts. 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. 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 discounts 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 PLUS brand new September 2015 QUEEN sofasleeper with "extra loft mattress" of memory foam 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. Due to water charges imposed on properties plus other costs, there IS a charge for more than four total people ($50 per person per night for over 4 total people). MAX 6 people, prefer 4 people.
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 homemade 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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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Mar 26 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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 fifth and sixth guest, if your group includes more than FOUR people total including children of all ages.
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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....MoreCollapse
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!
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We have always dreamed of providing a rental home with our own special touch for guests, which is what we enjoy doing now. It's as lovely as a bed and breakfast but better for you, since you have privacy but all the 'goodies'! We provide custom decorations for special occasions, fresh flowers, chocolates in each bedroom, freshly baked coffee cake, complete breakfast items, many, many extras !
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 in Del Rey Oaks area 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.
Bay views to West from 1200 square feet of decks!
Elegant front landscaping with water and bird features.
Relax. You're on vacation!
Welcoming and personalized décor just for YOU!
Hacienda dining room with seating for six
harvest table can be a game table or extra dining space
More of 'Carmel' guest room bath, over-sized shower, lovely linens
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.
Stainless Barbeque, tools, extra propane tank provided
Music alcove. Make memories!
Night time "party lights" on deck.
Plenty of parking plus two car garage; sunny veranda for afternoon coffee break.
Elegant veranda with bench, table and 2 chairs; peace!
Hacienda-style gracious entryway.
Designer kitchen, granite counters, new stainless frige & filtered water feature
Barbara's Healthy Coffee Cake!
Guest 'Carmel' room nautical theme, views of Bay and gardens
spacious guest room with desk, armoire, queen bed, new flat screen TV.
guest room and office with flat screen TV; desk; armoire.
lovely hall bath with designer tile, fresh flowers, great linens.
New sofa sleeper with memory foam QUEEN mattress, nailhead styling, summer 2015
Living room with game table and entertainment center
1200 sf of decking, tables Adirondack chairs, views both east and west..ahhhhhh
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Saturday, October 10, 2015
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