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

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 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 historic property was owned by John Steinbeck in the early 1940's.

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.

It is one of three cottages on the property, with its own private entrance and reserved parking area. For larger groups, The Traveler's Cottage can be rented with The Steinbeck Cottage and/or The Writer's Studio on the same property.

Property Type

  • 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
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          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: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

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

              • Satellite / Cable:

                HBO, Xfinity Streampix, Netflix...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

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

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 3 people

                  General

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Electric 'wood-burning' stove...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Queen sleeper sofa...moreless

                  • Parking:

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

                  • Towels Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    French Press...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Coffee and Irish Tea provided...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Outdoor sitting area with fire pit...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
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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: 10/24/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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: I have lived in California for most of my life and have always loved the coast. It has been a dream of mine to own a little beach house someday. That dream became a reality in 2102 when I was 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, I 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 me as well. The cottages on the property are about 100 years old. I love that it was once owned by John Steinbeck, and often imagine him walking around this property, being inspired by its beauty and serenity. I am a huge Steinbeck fan! 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

                   

                  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

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • '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

                  • The outdoor sitting area

                    The outdoor sitting area

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

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

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 10/24/2014
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