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Casa Mariposa - Central to Everything and Solar Powered!

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Last updated: 05/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This immaculate Spanish Colonial home is centrally located in the sunniest part of Pacific Grove, within walking distance of the Ocean, Cannery Row, Lovers Point, Asilomar, Spanish Bay, Point Pinos Lighthouse, and much more. We are near Washington Park and the Monarch butterfly sanctuary.

Our home boasts many green attributes: It has a state-of-the-art solar system installed on the roof which powers all of the home electrical needs. It also has a sophisticated rain-water catchment system which allows us to conserve drinking water by using rainwater for the gardens. South-facing windows capture the sun and we have energy efficient lighting throughout.

We live in a nice quiet neighborhood central to everything on the Peninsula. Two bedrooms (one queen and one king bed) plus sleep sofa and a roll-away bed in family room which can serve as a 3rd bedroom. Sleeps up to 7 people comfortably. (Please keep in mind the roll-away bed in the Family Room is small and not comfortable for full-sized adults. For kids it's fine). Two complete baths on main level, plus half bath in upstairs master bedroom.

Bright and sunny, our home is immaculate and newly remodeled. It has all the amenities - WiFi, DVD, cable with large sceen TV, dishwasher, washer/dryer, granite counters, hardwood floors. Private courtyard with gas grill. Off-street parking. Large kitchen fully outfitted with granite counters, full-size fridge, large dishwasher, blender, coffee maker, microwave, large oven and glass-top range, flatware and dishes for 8+ persons. We have a large, bright living room with french doors that open to the courtyard. There is a downstairs Family Room and entertainment center with new large flat screen TV.

The main floor consists of the large living room, large kitchen, guest bedroom and two full baths, one of which has a whirlpool bathtub. The other has a shower. Upstairs is master bedroom with king bed and half bath. We have a two-person hot tub on the back deck that you may opt to use for an extra charge.

Casa Mariposa is located right in the middle of the tip of Monterey Peninsula, equidistant from Asilomar Beach and Lovers Point. Walk or bike to the aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Spanish Bay, the Monarch Sanctuary, Pt. Pinos Lighthouse, golf courses, art galleries, etc, etc.

17-mile drive is only 3 blocks away. Follow its legendary route along some of the most scenic shorline on the coast, winding through Pebble Beach and ending up in Carmel where you have some of the best shopping in California as well as the highest concentration of art galleries and boutiques in the west.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years or older. Children OK with older adults....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Well-behaved children are welcome with adult supervision. This is a real home with family heirlooms that we live in. We appreciate guests that treat it with the respect it deserves....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a strictly nonsmoking property. No smoking permitted anywhere on the property - inside or out!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, no pets of any kind allowed. This is a very strict rule. Do not even ask. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Sorry, but there are several steps to access the house from outside and several steps inside it. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    with half bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Family Room: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen size fold-out sofa bed in Family room...moreless

  • New PosturePedic king mattress in the master suite on second floor. New queen mattress in the guest bedroom on main level. New Macy's queen size fold-out sofa plus a single fold-up roll away bed in the family room. PLEASE NOTE: The roll-away bed is fine for kids but not comfortable for full-sized adults....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Check out our solar system production in real time by visiting this link: http://egauge3415.egaug.es/ ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    has I-pod port...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    Only a few blocks from Pacific Grove Links and a few more to Pebble Beach!...moreless

  • Village:

    Located just a few blocks from the village downtown of Pacific Grove....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Ethernet connection available...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Our washer and dryer are high efficiency and only take SMALL loads. If you plan to do laundry keep this in mind....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large, open living room...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell signal is very good...moreless

  • Parking:

    off-street parking for 1 car / on-street parking for 2 - 3...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    One car in driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of safe street parking right in front....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    PLEASE NOTE: Our washer and dryer are high efficiency and only take SMALL loads. If you plan to do laundry keep this in mind....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi always on...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Many fine local restaurants will cater...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set of Fiesta plates, bowls, etc...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    very quiet...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large new designer kitchen complete with granite counters, glass-top stove, full size fridge, large microwave, quiet dish washer, with all the electric appliances you would expect in a gourmet kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Very large built-in microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Modern programmable full-size digital oven....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Bikes are available for rent at many locations nearby....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boats are available for rent at the local marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    We are only a couple blocks away from some of the finest golf on Earth....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    A large selection of kayaks, paddleboards, dive gear and surfboards are available for rent at the local shops....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our garden is designed to attract butterflies and songbirds....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    You may rent snow gear at Sunshine Freestyle on Lighthouse....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    A large selection of kayaks, paddleboards, dive gear and surfboards are available for rent at the local shops....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Main bathroom has whirlpool tub....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer
May 1 - Oct 1
2 night min stay
$350 $375
Fri, Sat
$2,250
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300 $350
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • estimated cleaning fee $100
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

For US residents there is no security deposit but you are required to purchase damage insurance through VRBO as part of the cost ($69). If you are from outside the US then a Damage Deposit of $1000 is required but that will be refunded within 48 hours of checkout. Cleaning fee is $75 but you are asked to add more if you cannot provide the minimum cleaning required before you leave.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

    "We are ocean people and nature nuts, so we've seen many aquariums around the world. This is..."

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  • 17-Mile Drive

    "The iconic 17-mile drive is just a block away from our home. Get on your bikes and ride int..."

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  • Cannery Row

    "If you are a fan of vintage Steinbeck literature, this will not disappoint you."

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  • Old Fisherman's Wharf

    "Yes it's touristy but it's also fun. If you are really wanting the full flavor of Monterey ..."

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  • Lovers Point Park

    "The nicest ocean park in the area. Swimming, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, and wild life w..."

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  • Asilomar State Beach

    "This is one of our favorite walking routes. We leave the house and head straight downhill t..."

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  • Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises

    "The whale watching goes on year-around. Head to Fisherman's Wharf to board them. Whales ar..."

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  • Monarch sanctuary

    "Only a few blocks away from our house. See thousands of monarchs wintering from October -Ma..."

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  • Point Pinos Lighthouse

    "A beautiful setting and a historic working light station. Walk to it from our house."

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  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

    "Small but educational. Free admission. Walk to it from our home."

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  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

    "Incredible vistas and lots of splendid hiking. Former whaling station. Spend the day here ..."

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  • Carmel Beach

    "A nice and easily accessed beach from Carmel business district. Gets crowded."

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  • Garrapata State Park

    "Fantastic hiking only a few miles south of Carmel"

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  • Del Monte Beach

    "Although not as scenic as Asilomar, this is a less exposed beach and safer for kids."

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  • Coast Guard Pier

    "THE place to see sea lions!"

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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey Peninsula Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Plenty of them!
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pebble Beach
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Salinas, CA
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 68 and Route 1
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sierras
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Asilomar and Lovers Point

Car: Recommended

Casa Mariposa has a very central location in the sunniest part of Pacific Grove. Within walking/biking distance to everything on the Peninsula. Monarch butterfly sanctuary only 3 blocks away. 17 mile drive 3 blocks, golf course 5 blocks. Walk to the ocean, the aquarium, Cannery Row, Point Pinos lighthouse, Asilomar beach. Fabulous bike trails and oceanside walking paths. Whale watching, SCUBA diving, world-class golfing, surfing, fishing, sailing and tons more. Minutes from Carmel and Pebble Beach. The best restaurants and finest shopping. Art galleries, musuems, gardens. The list is endless. If you have not been to the Monterey Peninsula you have been missing out on some incredible adventures.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Casa Mariposa is the home of Julie Martinez and Jon Kramer, globe-trotting adventurers with natural history backgrounds and a passion for Earth and all living things. Julie is a natural history illustrator and art instructor. Jon is a geological engineer and solar energy developer. Together they author adventure guidebooks. You will see some of Julie’s art on these walls and their joint adventure guidebooks on the shelves.

Why the Owner Chose Monterey:
In the 1990s Jon lived in Monterey in a small apartment uphill from Cannery Row. Julie would occasionally fly in from Minneapolis to visit him. They fell love with eachother and the area. Together they would spend all their time exploring the incredible natural worlds of Monterey Bay and Big Sur. They dreamed of owning a home here one day and were finally able to pull it off. Now you can experience what has compelled them all these years....

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We call our home Casa Mariposa – literally “Butterfly House” in Spanish. It is located only a few blocks from the famous Monarch butterfly sanctuary of Pacific Grove. During the Monarch season (October – March) you will see many of these magnificent delicate creatures take advantage of the butterfly-friendly flowers in and around our home. Each year we raise at least a few dozen from caterpillars on our garden milkweed to adult butterflies. You can walk or bike to all of the best aspects on the Penninsula or retreat to the private courtyard. Casa Mariposa is centrally located in a quiet neighborhood. It sits atop the hill near Washington Park in the sunniest part of Pacific Grove.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
 

Photos

  • Living room again.

    Living room again.

  • Kitchen table expands to seat 8.

    Kitchen table expands to seat 8.

  • Our rooftop solar system.  Our electricity comes from the sun!

    Our rooftop solar system. Our electricity comes from the sun!

  • Back deck and entrance. View from courtyard.

    Back deck and entrance. View from courtyard.

  • Main bathroom - granite surfaces and whirlpool bathtub. Handicap handles.

    Main bathroom - granite surfaces and whirlpool bathtub. Handicap handles.

  • Guest bedroom with queen bed and a wall of closets on the left.

    Guest bedroom with queen bed and a wall of closets on the left.

  • Your hosts - Julie and Jon at Lovers Point.

    Your hosts - Julie and Jon at Lovers Point.

  • Jon surfing near Lovers Point

    Jon surfing near Lovers Point

  • One of our 2014 family just after hatching from a chrysalis.

    One of our 2014 family just after hatching from a chrysalis.

  • Living room showing French Doors to courtyard.

    Living room showing French Doors to courtyard.

  • Kitchen - granite counters, cherry cabinets. Full compliment of cookware

    Kitchen - granite counters, cherry cabinets. Full compliment of cookware

  • Master bedroom on upper level- Half bath is behind photographer. Huge closets on right wall.

    Master bedroom on upper level- Half bath is behind photographer. Huge closets on right wall.

  • 22 Olive barrels - Part of our rain water catchment system to conserve water.

    22 Olive barrels - Part of our rain water catchment system to conserve water.

  • Part of the courtyard with deck entrance in background

    Part of the courtyard with deck entrance in background

  • Family room has large flat-screen TV, DVD, cable. Fold-out sofa bed & roll-away.

    Family room has large flat-screen TV, DVD, cable. Fold-out sofa bed & roll-away.

  • Shoreline near Casa Mariposa looking toward Monterey.

    Shoreline near Casa Mariposa looking toward Monterey.

  • Julie painting at Asilomar Beach.

    Julie painting at Asilomar Beach.

  • Street side of our home. Small brickwork patio for enjoying the sunrise.

    Street side of our home. Small brickwork patio for enjoying the sunrise.

  • Some 2014 Casa Mariposa Monarch family as caterpillars  munching on milkweed.

    Some 2014 Casa Mariposa Monarch family as caterpillars munching on milkweed.

  • Courtyard at Casa Mariposa

    Courtyard at Casa Mariposa

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Speaks: english, spanish
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