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John Steinbeck's Writer's Studio

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pacific Grove studio description

The most amazing part about this little place, is that it used to belong to John Steinbeck in the early 40's. He used it as his writing studio, where he worked on The Sea of Cortez. It has been renovated to pay homage to the period and history of the property. It has a masculine and sophisticated, yet romantic feel, with accents that speak to travel and hint at a woman's touch.

This darling little studio retreat has a bedroom with a sitting area, full bathroom, and a fully stocked kitchen . Guests will enjoy a private outdoor sitting area, beautiful views of the garden, peaks of the ocean, and walking accessibility to downtown Pacific Grove and Cannery Row, just a half-mile away.

The Writer's Studio is original 1920's architecture and has short doorways throughout the studio. Tall guests will need to mind their heads when passing through the rooms.

It is one of three cottages on the property. It sits behind the main house (called The Steinbeck Cottage) and next to The Traveler's Cottage. For larger groups, The Writer's Studio can be rented with The Steinbeck Cottage and/or The Traveler's Cottage on the same property.

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Romantic Queen Bed with Rali Quilt and down comforter. Bed overlooks the garden through a large picture window, that the sun rises through in the morning. His and her sitting area, electric fireplace, and window seat....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

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          • Oversized bathroom. Completely remodeled with vintage penny round tiles. Original sunken cast iron tub....moreless

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Television:

                Xfinity On Demand...moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    Property offers a peak of Monterey Bay in the distance...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people

                  General

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking:

                    Street parking...moreless

                  • Towels Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    French Press...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $175
                  $1,100

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Cleaning Fee $100
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 12/17/2014
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                  Location

                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Pebble Beach Golf Links
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  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 Studio:
                  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 Writer's Studio

                    The Writer's Studio

                  • Sitting area in the bedroom with fllat screen TV above the multi-paned window

                    Sitting area in the bedroom with fllat screen TV above the multi-paned window

                  • Spacious bathroom has been updated with vintage penny round and arabesque tiles

                    Spacious bathroom has been updated with vintage penny round and arabesque tiles

                  • Fully stocked kitchen

                    Fully stocked kitchen

                  • The outdoor sitting area

                    The outdoor sitting area

                  • Comfy queen bed with views of the garden

                    Comfy queen bed with views of the garden

                  • The dining nook in the kitchen is a perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee

                    The dining nook in the kitchen is a perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee

                  VRBO #485366

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                  $175 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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