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Secluded Monterey Bay Beach Front Home. No Shoes Required.

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Last updated: 01/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Monterey townhome description

This is our family owned beach get-away.

See url to the Monterey Dunes at:

The 3 bedrooms include a master with a king size bed and an attached bathroom. From the master bedroom there is access through a sliding glass door out to the ocean front deck. From the bed you can see/hear the waves breaking on the beach. The second bedroom is a simple room with a queen size bed. The third bedroom has been used as the 'kids room'. It has a Queen sized and a twin bunk bed with a twin trundle bed under the bunk. 4 kids usually sleep in this room but adults could certainly bunk here as well, the bunk beds are very sturdy.

The second bathroom has a shower/bathtub.

The living room area has a large couch for relaxing, a wood burning fireplace that gets a lot of use at night (wood included). We have Dish Network, 50 inch flat screen, DVD player (with movies), and a sound system for listening to music on your digital music player (iPhone). We have several board games and books which live in this area.

The Kitchen and Dining area is off the living area. The dining table can accommodate 8 people. The view from the dining area is incredible, if feels like you can touch the water. You can literally see whales spouting while eating cheese and drinking wine from the dining area. The kitchen has everything you need to cook the fish you can buy from the world class Phil's Fish Market down the road.

There is a washer and dryer in the hall closet.

The front deck has a closed in area surrounded by pine trees. We have a Weber and a Smoker for BBQ. There is a nice fire pit for late night fires and smores for the kids...or adults. On the side there is a hammock for relaxing above the pine trees. The nice thing about our home is that we have no neighbors to the north of us, ours is the first unit, so you have unobstructed views of the dunes from here, very quiet and private.

The back deck gets the most use. Views as far as you can see, you can sit out here for hours watching the surf, birds, and whales if you are lucky.

There is a two car unattached garage which is used as a toy holder. There is plenty of outdoor parking, room for at least 4 vehicles. In the garage we have a ping pong table with paddles and balls, a beach cruiser for taking a ride, and a bunch of beach toys for both kids and adults.

There is a recreational facility about a 5 minute walk, or 1 minute drive if you are lugging a cooler and toys. It is only open to owners or renters of the Monterey Dunes. It has very nice tennis courts, bocce ball court, basketball court, shuffleboard, swimming pool, hot tub, sand volleyball court, and bathrooms with showers and changing quarters. The recreational area is literally cut out of the dunes, you are surrounded by beauty.


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Townhome
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Bunk beds in back room and plenty of beach toys....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outside fine. Please no smoking in the home....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            The property has been modified for full wheel chair accessibility. Ramps in the front getting into the house and in back leading down to the beach. This is the only unit in Monterey Dunes with this type of WC access....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Dish network...moreless

          • Stereo


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities


          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shuffleboard
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront:

            The beach is a 100 yard walk through the dunes on a maintained trex path. No shoes required!!...moreless

          • Ocean View:

            You can watch sunsets from the kitchen table....moreless

          • Oceanfront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis


              • Dining Area


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking:

                see garage...moreless

              • Fireplace
              • Garage:

                Primarily used for storage can be requested for 1 vehicle....moreless

              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street:

                ample off street parking...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Local phone...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Available with rental...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Wood provided...moreless


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Toaster


              • Kayak / Canoe:

                In nearby Elkhorn Slough ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa



              Write a review 4.8
              from 33 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $280 $375
              Fri, Sat
              Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $350 $425
              Fri, Sat
              Memorial day
              May 23 - May 26, 2015
              4 night min stay

              flat fee
              Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $400 $500
              Fri, Sat
              4th of July
              Jul 3 - Jul 6, 2015
              4 night min stay

              flat fee
              July-Labor Day
              Jul 7 - Sep 2, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $400 $500
              Fri, Sat
              Sep 3 - Oct 31
              2 night min stay
              $300 $500
              Fri, Sat
              Labor Day
              Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
              4 night min stay

              flat fee
              Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2015
              5 night min stay

              flat fee

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Cleaning fee $125
              • Tax Rate 10.5%


              $125.00 cleaning fee for all stays.

              10.5% Monterey TOT Tax

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              Last updated: 01/30/2015
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              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Moss Landing
              15 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              highway 1
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Moss Landing
              50 Metres
              Nearest Beach

              Car: Necessary

              Your secluded hideaway for a never-to-be-forgotten vacation. Each year the Monterey Peninsula offers hundreds of festivals, tournaments, shows, races, tours and other very special activities.

              There is so much to do. Play some of the world's finest golf courses. Watch the whales from your oceanfront home, surf fish on the beach and watch sea otters at play. Browse in the antique shops of Moss Landing. Visit the spectacular Monterey Bay Aquarium and the magnificent 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach is a must for everyone.

              Monterey Dunes has 120 individually owned homes stretched out over a mile of beachfront on 125 acres of colorful sand dunes. Homes are 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms—some have private hot tubs. Some are available for rent—they are completely furnished.

              The recreational facilities include 4 tennis courts, swimming pool, saunas, hot tub, sand volleyball court and basketball. Monterey Dunes is one of California's best kept secrets.

              Sun, sea and solitude. Undisturbed beach as far as the eye can see. A spectacular Monterey Bay setting, enhanced by choice amenities planned in harmony with the environment. This is Monterey Dunes. So perfectly secluded, yet so close — just a few minutes — to the rich cultural and entertainment life of the Monterey peninsula.

              Come join us in this magnificent setting of natural sand dunes hundreds of years in the making. Our beautiful oceanfront home is nestled in this very fragile sand dune environment. But please, please never walk on the sand dunes. Our plant life at the dunes is always in a life and death struggle. The beautiful and colorful plant life helps hold the extremely fragile sand dunes in place. Since the Salinas River has been dammed less and less sand is available to maintain the dunes. Without the plant life hundreds of years of sand could disappear in less than a decade.

              We must preserve the sand dunes for all future generations. People and nature working together should be able to preserve the dunes forever. Please — never, never walk on the dunes — we're grateful for your help.

              Each home has a boardwalk to the beach. On the beach you can hike, run, play, fish, build your sand castle—or just do nothing. Magnificent Monterey Dunes. A place you'll always remember — an experience you'll never forget.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: Our family moved to Los Gatos in 1977 due to a job transfer. I retired in 2004 as VP and Controller of The Cooper Companies, Inc., a NYSE listed providor of contatact lenses and womens' healthcare systems and devices. We are very family oriented - Love to have reunions here, go kyacking in the Elkhorn Slew, go whale watching etc.etc.

              Why the Owner Chose Monterey:
              Monterey Dunes is: Remote, beautiful, close to Monterey, Bayonet golf course, etc. Kids can walk from the house about 50 yards to the beach without having to cross any streets. The view theough the glass wall of the dining room is stunning, particularly the sunset over the water. You can pretty much do whatever you'd like, including nothing! See the link to Monterey Dunes for more details There is a wonderful game area that includes tennis courts, bocce court, pool, hot tub, etc.

              The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
              My wife is in a wheelchair, so there are ramps installed to allow easy access/egress. We have redocorated recently, including setting up the garage as a game room - Ping pong, etc. We have no neighbor on our right. Just beautiful dunes. It will never be built on. We have a gigantic owl living in a pine tree on our property. We have WIFI and a new flat screen HD tv.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:



              • Front Courtyard

                Front Courtyard

              • Dolphin Jumping at Sunset!

                Dolphin Jumping at Sunset!

              • Living room 2

                Living room 2

              • Kitchen


              • Dining area

                Dining area

              • Master bedroom King size bed

                Master bedroom King size bed

              • 2nd bedroom Queen Bed

                2nd bedroom Queen Bed

              • Bedroom 3 bunk beds and trundle bed underneath .

                Bedroom 3 bunk beds and trundle bed underneath .

              • Garage and Toys

                Garage and Toys

              • Pool at Rec Cen in the Dunes

                Pool at Rec Cen in the Dunes

              • Beach at low tide-walk for miles

                Beach at low tide-walk for miles

              • Hammock in front courtyard

                Hammock in front courtyard

              • Sunset view from back deck

                Sunset view from back deck

              • living room to dining area

                living room to dining area

              • Living Room 1

                Living Room 1

              • dining area

                dining area

              • master bedroom from back deck access through sliding glass

                master bedroom from back deck access through sliding glass

              • Master bath

                Master bath

              • 3rd bedroom queen bed

                3rd bedroom queen bed

              • Newly remodeled 2nd Bathroom

                Newly remodeled 2nd Bathroom

              • Hot Tub at Rec Cen

                Hot Tub at Rec Cen

              • Tennis Courts at Rec Cen

                Tennis Courts at Rec Cen

              • Dunes view forever from deck.

                Dunes view forever from deck.

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              Date last modified - Saturday, January 31, 2015

              $280 - $500 per night (USD)
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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