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Charming Victorian Beach Cottage-3 Doors from the Beach, Bikes, Aquarium Passes

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Spa tub and shower with garden view. Photo: Laura White-first guest

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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Charming two-bedroom cottage dating from 1888, lovingly restored by architect owner, enjoys an exceptional location a few steps from the safe family swimming beach at Lover’s Point, in a quiet, safe neighborhood of Pacific Grove. Guests love its privacy, warmth and heritage ambience as well as its modern conveniences – from the whole house entertainment system (with iPhone/iPod dock) and spa to the well-equipped kitchen and luxurious beds that guarantee a great night’s sleep.

You are perfectly placed to explore the wider Monterey Peninsula from here. In less than a minute, you can join an oceanfront recreation trail that extends for miles. It is just a five-minute stroll to downtown Pacific Grove shops, bookstores, restaurants and cafes, and the Lighthouse Cinemas; a 10-minute walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium; a 10-minute drive to downtown Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel; and a 30-minute drive to Big Sur. Guests have the use of two bicycles and two guest passes to the Aquarium -a $60 value per day- during their stay.

The house has a Victorian exterior and comfortable, contemporary interior. It has all new plumbing, electrical and heating, and on-demand hot water. Walls are finished in beautiful American Clay plaster, with original redwood trim. The living area floors are polished wood. The bathroom and kitchen have heated stone floors, and in the bathroom there is a two-person air jet massage tub with a garden view. There is a cute landscaped patio with a gas barbeque in the back yard, and seating for two on the front porch for morning coffee. This gem of a property offers high quality living, and a fantastic base from which to explore one of California’s most beautiful natural landscapes.









Keywords: cottage, beach, Victorian, historic, lover's point, spa, sound system, inviting, charming

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking allowed on the property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets allowed on the property (some guests have allergies). ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Beds (2) Queen length (80' long) and Full width handmade Monterey Mattress Company box springs and mattresses-luxurious, firm. Down comforters and pillows (synthetic down pillows available for those allergic to down). Please advise if you are allergic to down and we will provide a fiberfill comforter....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Three houses from the beach and Lover's Point, two blocks to downtown Pacific Grove. Very cute historic property, Victorian on the outside with a contemporary interior, whole house audio, wide screen TV, BainUltra air jet tub with chromatherapy, heated stone floors, clay plaster finished walls, high ceilings, very comfy extra long beds....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Access to Pandora, Spotify and other streaming music. Music in all rooms. You can listen to different music in each room or have the same music playing throughout the house....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    TiVo (access your Netflix, Blockbuster, Pandora music accounts), local channels including PBS programing...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Dock iPhone or iPod in the whole house audio system and enjoy your favorite music. iPhone, Tivo, Pandora, Spotify music play in all rooms. You can listen to different music in each room...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Netflix account use included or use your own with the house entertainment system. ...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Tiny peek of the ocean through the trees. Away from all the beach traffic...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Two blocks to downtown Pacific Grove restaurants, shops and theater. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central unit HEPA air filtration, no cooling at this coastal location. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High speed internet access via cable modem...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Miele brand front loader inside the cottage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat and underfloor radiant in kitchen and spa areas...moreless

  • Internet:

    Cable high speed broadband internet connected to Tivo...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Down comforters and 4 pillows per bed (2 down, 2 fiberfill). Fiberfill comforters are available for those allergic to down. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On street parking, easy to park...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Miele brand front loader inside the cottage...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    N series (fast) wireless router...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Great galley configuration kitchen. All modern except for the 1950's era Wedgwood range. Weber gas barbeque outside. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    small landscaped patio with table and chairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Q200 propane grill works great!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    BainUltra Air Jet Massage Tub with garden and moon views. A guest favorite!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Three night rate
Apr 17 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$300 $315
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,950

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $279 Nightly

Concourse d Elegance
Aug 15 - Aug 20, 2016
6 night min stay

$3,200
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$285
$1,950

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $279 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Prep/cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Save $25/night for reservations made less than 7 days prior to arrival.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey Penninsula Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Beach House at Lover's Point
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pacific Grove Municipal course
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak stops in Salinas
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway)
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Beach House at Lover's Point
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Lover's Point Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Great location for walking to the beach, the recreation trail, downtown Pacific Grove shopping restaurants and theater, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Welcome to the Farrington House Victorian Beach Cottage! I love meeting guests from the world over and I have traveled in 34 countries on a 4 year trip with a day pack. Meeting guests makes having a vacation rental fun. I'm a local architect and did much of the work on the cottage myself. I live in the cottage when it's not rented out because I love the neighborhood and location next to the beach. I enjoy sitting out on the front porch having coffee or a glass of wine with my great neighbors. I look forward to meeting you on your arrival in Pacific Grove. When in Carmel, stop by my office anytime for a free espresso or latte, I think I make the best on the Peninsula.

Why the Owner Chose Pacific Grove:
In a word-location. This is a fantastic location in the historic 'retreats' neighborhood, originally a religious summer camp. It's a short walk to all that Pacific Grove has to offer such as the beach, the recreation trail, the world class Monterey Bay Aquarium and downtown restaurants. Downtown Monterey, Asilomar, and Pebble Beach are all a five minute bike ride away. PG has a small beach town ambiance. I like the strong sense of community that is characteristic of Pacific Grove. People are quite friendly here.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Great location!! Guests love the cottage’s wonderful location 3 doors to the beach at Lover”s Point, 10 minute walk to Monterey Bay Aquarium (Aquarium passes provided) along the recreation trail for walks and biking, and a couple of blocks to downtown’s shops, theater and restaurants. It is 5 minutes drive or bike ride to Pebble Beach, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove municipal golf course and downtown Monterey. The spa and the whole house sound system with your music playing are especially popular with guests.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Spa tub and shower with garden view. 
Photo: Laura White-first guest

    Spa tub and shower with garden view. Photo: Laura White-first guest

  • Spa entrance

    Spa entrance

  • Dining area, original circa 1888 corner cabinet built of redwood.

    Dining area, original circa 1888 corner cabinet built of redwood.

  • Kitchen area with high ceillings

    Kitchen area with high ceillings

  • Bedroom view

    Bedroom view

  • Sound system touch pad control in every room

    Sound system touch pad control in every room

  • Comfy seating for two on the front porch-a great spot at all times of day.

    Comfy seating for two on the front porch-a great spot at all times of day.

  • Cottage Location Diagram, Photo ©2014 Google Earth

    Cottage Location Diagram, Photo ©2014 Google Earth

  • Beautiful coves in Pebble Beach are a short bike ride away from the cottage

    Beautiful coves in Pebble Beach are a short bike ride away from the cottage

  • The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a ten minute walk from the cottage

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a ten minute walk from the cottage

  • No pets allowed...some guests have allergies.

    No pets allowed...some guests have allergies.

  • Plenty of towels in the spa

    Plenty of towels in the spa

  • Galley kitchen configuration-good working layout for a cook.

    Galley kitchen configuration-good working layout for a cook.

  • Bedroom view

    Bedroom view

  • Fresh flowers and locally roasted organic coffee. Photo: Laura White-first guest

    Fresh flowers and locally roasted organic coffee. Photo: Laura White-first guest

  • Front porch 
of the 1888 vintage cottage with volunteer native poppy flowers

    Front porch of the 1888 vintage cottage with volunteer native poppy flowers

  • back patio with barbque

    back patio with barbque

  • Lovers Point Beach-three doors away

    Lovers Point Beach-three doors away

  • One block away from the cottage. This picture was taken in May.

    One block away from the cottage. This picture was taken in May.

  • Jerry, the Mayor of 18th Street-possibly a leprechaun

    Jerry, the Mayor of 18th Street-possibly a leprechaun

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