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The Traveler's Cottage, One of John Steinbeck's Cottages for Rent!

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pacific Grove cottage description

'I bought a small house and garden in Pacific Grove...' writes John Steinbeck in April 1941 in a letter addressed to a friend (from John Steinbeck: A Life in letters). This property was owned by him in the early 1940's, and for the first time ever, one of the three cottages on this property is available for rent for your vacation enjoyment. This darling cottage has one bedroom with a queen size bed, a cozy living room with a queen sleeper sofa, and a charming kitchen where not too distant views of Monterey Bay can be seen from the window. There is a tranquil garden to enjoy as well, with sprawling oak trees canopying the peaceful sitting area where morning coffee or evening wine can be enjoyed as you listen to the sounds of the harbor in the distance. The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen, cable TV, and wireless internet. Downtown Pacific Grove, which is home to countless restaurants, shops, and the famous Lover's Point, is a short half mile away. Just steps outside the door of the cottage is a walking path that leads straight down the hill to The Monterey Bay Aquarium, also a mere half mile away. Included in your stay are two complimentary Monterey Bay Aquarium passes that can be used any and every day of your visit.

For larger groups, The Traveler's Cottage can be rented with The Writer's Studio next door, on the same property.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Cottage sleeps three adults maximum, with children there can be a maximum occupancy of four. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Queen size bed with down comforter

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower, toilet

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          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 3 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Off-street parking for one car. Others park on street...moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric 'wood-burning' stove...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Queen sleeper sofa...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Check-in time is 3:30pm Check-out time is 11:30am The Traveler's Cottage has a firm no pet policy...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Chess, Jenga, puzzles, dominos, and more...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                HBO, Xfinity Streampix, Netflix...moreless

              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Stereo
              • Books

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Outdoor sitting area with fire pit...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        Views of Monterey Bay can be seen from the property....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Medical Services
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Antiquing
                      • Hiking
                      • Shelling
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Library
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Fishing
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $195
                      $1,250

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Cleaning Fee $110
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      ~A $110 cleaning fee will be added to each booking

                      ~A $200 refundable damage deposit will be required with each booking OR a non-refundable $49 damage insurance can be purchased instead

                      ~A 10% city transient tax will be added to rental cost for stays less than 30 days

                      ~Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Booking is confirmed once 50% of total reservation amount is received.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 07/11/2014
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                      Location

                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)
                      1.35 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lover's Point
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Pebble Beach Golf Links

                      Car: Recommended

                      Pacific Grove offers an unparalleled quality of life. Sharing borders with the Monterey Bay, City of Monterey, Pacific Ocean, and the Del Monte Forest, our town offers breathtaking views and recreational activities. The City provides services to the community including: excellent fire, emergency, and ocean rescue services; an award-winning natural history museum; the lowest crime rate of any city in Monterey County; a nationally-recognized 18-hole golf course; a monarch butterfly habitat sanctuary; sandy beaches; and, the oldest continuously-operating lighthouse on the west coast. We are known for our small-town hospitality and friendliness in a place we simply call 'P.G.' (from The City of Pacific Grove website)

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About the owner: We have lived in California our whole lives and have always loved the coast. It has been a dream of ours to own a little beach house someday. That dream became a reality in 2102 when we were fortunate enough to find this treasure of a property in the beautiful small beach town of Pacific Grove.

                      Why the Owner Chose Pacific Grove:
                      This property is rich in character and history. The cottages on the property have a feel of days gone by, with thoughtful architectural touches and details that speak to the period. The tranquil garden brings about a sense of peace, and one can't help but feel relaxed in its presence. When you come away to the cottage, we hope that you are immersed in its serenity and charm.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      The historical aspect of the property was a huge draw for us as well. The main house on the property is 100 years old this year. We love that it was once owned by John Steinbeck, and often imagine him walking around this property, being inspired by its beauty and serenity. When he was away from this home, staying in New York, he wrote to his friend who was living here at the time, 'It is a pleasant little house, and we miss it...You'll find you get a lot of thinking done in that house.' (from John Steinbeck, a life in letters)


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • The Traveler's Cottage

                        The Traveler's Cottage

                      • Comfy Queen bed in the Bedroom faces a picture window that looks into the garden

                        Comfy Queen bed in the Bedroom faces a picture window that looks into the garden

                      • Reading chair and writing table in the Living Room

                        Reading chair and writing table in the Living Room

                      • Living Room with views into the kitchen, up the stairs

                        Living Room with views into the kitchen, up the stairs

                      • The big blue trunk is full of games and puzzles

                        The big blue trunk is full of games and puzzles

                      • In the Kitchen the farm table overlooks the garden through large picture windows

                        In the Kitchen the farm table overlooks the garden through large picture windows

                      • Bathroom includes a tiny wall heater, so it's always warm and cozy

                        Bathroom includes a tiny wall heater, so it's always warm and cozy

                      • A perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or a good book in the afternoon

                        A perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or a good book in the afternoon

                      • Steinbeck's main house can be seen just beyond the picket fence and gate

                        Steinbeck's main house can be seen just beyond the picket fence and gate

                      • 'Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.' -JS

                        'Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.' -JS

                      • Sitting area in the Living Room looking into the Bedroom just past the barn door

                        Sitting area in the Living Room looking into the Bedroom just past the barn door

                      • View from the Bedroom looking back into the Living Room

                        View from the Bedroom looking back into the Living Room

                      • Flatscreen TV with cable, easily viewed from any seat in the Living Room

                        Flatscreen TV with cable, easily viewed from any seat in the Living Room

                      • Couch is also a queen size sleeper sofa with a memory foam mattress

                        Couch is also a queen size sleeper sofa with a memory foam mattress

                      • Lots of big windows to let in the sunshine and view the garden

                        Lots of big windows to let in the sunshine and view the garden

                      • A charming fully stocked Kitchen for all your cooking needs

                        A charming fully stocked Kitchen for all your cooking needs

                      • View of the house from the garden sitting area

                        View of the house from the garden sitting area

                      • A picket fence creates separation and privacy from the rest of the property

                        A picket fence creates separation and privacy from the rest of the property

                      • Path leading down to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row 1/2 mile away

                        Path leading down to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row 1/2 mile away

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

                      $195 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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