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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This immaculate Spanish Colonial home is centrally located in the sunniest part of Pacific Grove, 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 most 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 and to fill our hot tub. 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 and only a short walk to Lovers Point, Asilomar Beach, the Butterfly Sanctuary, and Point Pinos Lighhouse. Two bedrooms (one queen and one king bed) plus sleep sofa and a roll-away bed in family room. Sleeps up to 6 people comfortably. 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 new gas grill. Off-street parking. Large kitchen fully outfitted with granite counters, full-size fridge, large dishwasher, blender, coffee maker, microwave, 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 separate 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 or not 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.
- 2 story
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
- Bedroom 1
- 1 king
- with half bath
- 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
- single bed is roll-away type
- Bedroom 2
- 1 queen
King size beds (1) New PosturePedic mattress in the master suite second floor., Queen size Beds (1) New queen mattress in the guest bedroom on main level., Twin or Single Beds (1) Fold-up roll away bed in the family room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleep sofa in the family room....morecollapse
- 2.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
- Bathroom 2
- toilet, shower
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
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...morecollapse
- Catering Available:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Video Library:
- Video Games:
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Recreation Center
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Rock Climbing
Central Pacific Grove location - only a few blocks to everything on the Peninsula. Monarch butterfly sanctuary only 3 blocks away. 17 mile drive 4 blocks, golf course 5 blocks. Walk to the ocean, the aquarium, Cannery Row, Point Pinos lighthouse, Asilomar beach. Fabulous bike trails and oceanside walking path. Whale watching, SCUBA diving, world-class golfing, surfing, fishing, sailing and tons more. Minutes from Carmel and Pebble Beach. The best restaurants and fine 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....morecollapse
ReviewsWrite a review
We had a great stay at Casa Mariposa. Jon was easy to work with. The house had everything and more that we needed. The locations was close to everything. Excellent +++ Thanks you and we hope to be back soon. Happy New Year.
- Guest Ca traveler
- Date of stay 12/17/12
- Review Submitted 12/28/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Hello Ellen and Ken - Glad you enjoyed at and we hope your friends did too! Thanks for your suggestions. Hope to see you in Chino sometime. Cheers - Jon and Julie
It's a charming house fully equipped with everything you need for a great vacation. My family and I liked our stay a lot.
- Guest OV
- Date of stay 12/15/12
- Review Submitted 12/20/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you Olga! We very much appreciate how well you took care of our home. Please let us know when you can visit us again. Thoughtful returning guests such as you get special discounts. Best Wishes for the Holidays - Jon and Julie
Very nice place
Very nice place
Our family enjoyed our stay and found Casa Mariposa very comfortable. The beds in the two bedrooms were very comfortable! There was one very minor issue - the upstairs bedroom does not seem to have heater vents in it so the door needs to be left ajar for heat to flow into it.
- Guest CalifornianInExile
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 11/26/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+.
Owner response: Hello Steve - Youn will be happy to know we just installed a new air supply into the upper level. Now the upper bedroom is toasty warm! Thanks for your suggestions! Thank you! Jon & Julie
Very well appointed home. Clean and comfortable with plenty of room for a family to spread out. Enjoyed a very special weekend and family dinner there.
- Guest mfp
- Date of stay 08/10/12
- Review Submitted 08/15/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks Matt!
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2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
May 1 - Oct 1
2 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more $275 nightly
Additional information about rental rates
Prices may be higher during certain events.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $1000
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Monterey Peninsula Airport at 3 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 68 at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Asilomar and Lovers Point at 0.1 Miles
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 geology 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.
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. 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.
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Living room again.
Kitchen table expands to seat 6.
Our rooftop solar system. Our electricity comes from the sun!
Back deck and entrance. View from courtyard.
Main bathroom - granite surfaces and whirlpool bathtub. Handicap handles.
Guest bedroom with queen bed
Your hosts - Julie and Jon at Lovers Point.
Jon surfing near Lovers Point
Street side of our home
Living room showing French Doors to courtyard.
Kitchen - granite counters, cherry cabinets. Full compliment of cookware
Master bedroom on upper level- Half bath is behind photographer. Huge closets.
22 Olive barrels - Part of our rain water catchment system to conserve water.
Part of the courtyard with deck entrance in background
Family room has large flat-screen TV, DVD, cable. Fold-out sofa bed & roll-away.
Shoreline near Casa Mariposa.
Julie painting at Asilomar Beach.
Street view of our home. Entrance gate to courtyard is on left.
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