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Charming Historic Beach Cottage-3 Doors from the Beach

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

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Pacific Grove house description

Lover’s Point Beach Historic Cottage

Location: Pacific Grove, Central Coast, California, US

Charming two-bedroom cottage dating from 1888, lovingly restored by architect owner, enjoys an exceptional position 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

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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

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      • Bedroom 1

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      • 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

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      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
                   

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

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                  Fees:

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

                  Notes:

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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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 Lover's Point Victorian 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 ten minute bike ride away. PG has a small beach town ambiance. I like the sense of community that is characteristic of Pacific Grove.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Great location. Guests love the cottage’s wonderful location next to the beach at Lover”s Point, Monterey Bay Aquarium (Aquarium passes provided), the recreation trail for walks and biking, and a couple of blocks to downtown’s better restaurants and a few minutes to Pacific Grove municipal golf course. It is also a few minutes to Asilomar Conference center and Pebble Beach. The spa and the whole house sound system with iPhone/iPod dock are popular with guests too.


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                  Speaks: english

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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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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                  $285 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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