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Solitude in Steinbeck's Pastures of Heaven at Laguna Seca Guesthouse

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What awaits you upon arrival


Last updated: 06/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Monterey cottage description

A once in a lifetime opportunity for a holiday of solitude and nature. The perfect spot for a writer to complete his novel, a painter to create new work and inspirations. Listen to the sound of complete quiet at night and enjoy the sky like you've never seen it before. Truly the best of both worlds, extreme solitude, serenely oak studded and teeming with California wildlife and 360 views. Yet, also, just an easy 20 minute country drive to any activity the Monterey Peninsula offers.

If you are on a deadline and require complete quiet, we can arrange meals, tea, coffee, whatever you need brought in. Leave it completely up to us. There is an artist studio on site, so a painter, or a sculptor can explore alone, or with the help of an important, established abstract painter. Guided tours on horseback or foot along the oak studded hills of John Steinbeck's Pasture of Heaven alone. See Castle Rock and several other extraordinary landmarks made famous in Steinbeck novels. If you are a car or motorcycle racing enthusiast, Laguna Seca Raceway is just minutes away. As is the beautiful coastline of Carmel, Monterey, and Big Sur.

This state of the art modern cottage is abundant in charm and quiet and restoration. Yoga and Spa services available by appointment on the private patio. Bring your partner, your best friend, your mutt, your favorite new book, your telescope, leave with true peace of mind and real purpose..... For current weather updates look to Carmel Valley weather. If you're visiting during the peak summer months, please know it is HOT up here.

Keywords: Guest Home

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef


          • Pets Considered:

            small pets only as the guesthouse is small....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Outside, on the patio is a single bed, covered with bug proof netting during the summer months, and there is room for a tent above the patio as well. Nights are warm, and sleeping outside is lovely., Child Beds (1) Twin mattress upstairs with linens...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 2 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            The loft upstairs is air conditioned in the summer months to cool the afternoons. Tempertures can get up into the 70's to the 80's in the bedroom, and in the evening, with the windows opened, it cools to the 70's during the August and September peak hot months. Fans are also installed for those more sensitive to the warmer temps. upstairs....moreless

          • Living Room:

            with Direct TV and all stations including HBO and Showtime....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            We wash with only eco friendly detergents...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            otdoor firepit...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Horseback riding, workout gym, art studio, near wine tours, hiking, quiet writers studio,...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                Direct TV and all channels including HBO and Showtime and Pay per View Movies a DVR box for recording...moreless

              • Video Games:

                Interactive games that mate with television...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Hundreds of DVD's...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Television
              • Music Library


              • Computer Available:

                WIFI here if you bring your own laptop, as well as a PC to use at desk....moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    private gated patio for entertaining that includes dinner seating for 8, and loads of furniture for entertaining....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Views of rolling hills and oaks and sunsets and sunrises...moreless

                  • Monument View:

                    Pastures of Heaven and Cathedral Rock nearby...moreless


                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Racquetball
                  • Swimming


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                  from 19 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,225 $3,600
                  May 1 - Oct 1
                  2 night min stay
                  $225 $225
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,400 $3,750
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  Pets require an additional 25.00 nightly fee.

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                  Last updated: 06/03/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pt Lobos Reserve, Laguna Seca Raceway, Steinbeck Center, The Magnificent Big Sur Coastline, Carmel Beach, Monterey Wharf


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: I am an established abstract painter and mother of 4 grown daughters, a four time cancer survivor, a horse enthusiast, a hiker and enjoy the outdoors.

                  Why the Owner Chose Monterey:
                  It is a guest house on our home property. I am drawn to the spectacular natural surroundings. Oak tree clusters, green fertile pastures, strident rock formations, and the rich California history of this area.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  I love the quiet, the many things to do in this extraordinary area, the beautiful scenery, and weather, the gardening, bird watching, and the star gazing.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • What awaits you upon arrival

                    What awaits you upon arrival

                  • all you will ever need is right here

                    all you will ever need is right here

                  • a kitchen designed for a chef and an artist

                    a kitchen designed for a chef and an artist

                  • unwind after an active day in your own private sanctuary

                    unwind after an active day in your own private sanctuary

                  • state of the art living

                    state of the art living

                  • romantic king size pillow top dreaming space

                    romantic king size pillow top dreaming space

                  • dining for several outside and inside

                    dining for several outside and inside

                  VRBO #272574

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $200 - $225 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 06/03/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                  (831) 484-1330 (California, USA)

                  Speaks: english
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