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Sunshine, Oak Trees, Guest House, 2 Hot Tubs, 2 Fire Pits, Exercise Room

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Salinas House Rental Photos and Description

2 houses 5 Bedrooms (Library can be used as 5th bdrm), 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 2-12

This coastal home with guest house is located in a quiet, private, and prestigious community with quick, easy access to the beaches and golf courses of Pebble Beach, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Seaside, and Carmel. Visit Cannery Row, the Aquarium, Big Sur, Point Lobos, Steinbeck Museum, Santa Lucia Highlands vineyards, Salinas Valley farms.

The beautiful & contemporary 2-story main house has a separate 2-story guest house. Property has 2 hot tubs, a fully equipped exercise room, 2 outdoor gas firepits, many private patio areas, a seasonal creek, & sunshine galore (no coastal fog).

Located at the end of a private lane, the property is completely fenced and gated with graceful oak trees everywhere. The houses back Toro Regional Park with over 5,000 acres of protected hills and trails for hiking and mountain biking (bring your own bike) with spectacular bay views at the top. There are amazing wildflowers that cover the hillsides in the springtime, and the lupine following the winter rains are an amazing natural wonder. Wildlife abounds! Families of quail love to scamper across the landscaped grounds; deer and wild turkeys are often visible along the entry lane; sometimes there is an occasional skunk or fox. In fact, two baby fox were born under the back deck of the main house last summer.

The main house can sleep 7 with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds and a sofa in the M bedroom that makes into a twin bed. There are 2 full baths.

The completely private and separate guest cottage just across the front courtyard from the main house can sleep 5 with 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, and 1 fold-out twin bed in the exercise room. There is 1 full bath and an additional half-bath upstairs.

Rates are based on 10 guests; additional $25 per night, per additional guest.

Tucked away in the Monterey Sunbelt area, these two spectacularly designed and furnished homes with their great hiking and biking trails just steps outside, provide a great way to integrate the best of both indoor and outdoor pleasures. Enjoy inside casual elegance, combined with outside sunshine and activities, for way more than just an ordinary vacation getaway. The property sits on a generous acre of gated & landscaped grounds.

Both the main house and the guest house have European furnishings, contemporary state-of-the-art lighting, designer bedding, numerous tasteful art pieces, & DSL wireless for staying in touch.

The main house has a truly gourmet kitchen with concrete countertops and a commercial Viking gas cooktop that is guaranteed to knock your socks off! You'll find cooking to be pleasurable and easy. The kitchen is fully stocked with all you need to create a gourmet meal. There are spices galore, the latest coffee maker, and even a 4 slice toaster! The best part? The kitchen opens into the entertainment room and the dining room, so that everyone can be together and participate without feeling the least bit crowded. The B&B Italia table in the dining room seats 8-10 easily, and there are 4 barstools nestled around the kitchen island counter for additional seating. There is a cozy library filled with books, and there is a secret loft area for children to enjoy. Outdoors is a large hot tub that seats 4-6. The firepit on the back deck will extend your day well into the evening hours.

The guest house has a work-out room with a treadmill, a bench press, a full set of weights, and a barbell. There is also an inversion table by request. There is a kitchen that can seat up to 4 with everything you need to cook quick meals. There is a fantastic bar height counter made from Idaho Ponderosa pine, and a propane BBQ on the back deck for grilling vegetables and meats. The small hot tub on the back deck seats 2-3 and overlooks a beautiful canyon area where you can often spot deer and other wildlife as they cross the valley.

Bedrooms in both houses are furnished with wonderful designer sheets, down comforters, and towels. Large towels provided for the hot tubs.

There are comfortable seating areas all over the property in park-like gardens with numerous tables, umbrellas, & adirondack rockers. The gardens invite you to stay home, relax, read and enjoy a wonderful BBQ. Enjoy all the excellent patios and decks and sit on the upper stone patio in the late afternoon sun with views of the valley below. Enjoy the garden table in the front courtyard. Take a hike up the hill to the waiting bench for spectacular views.

A short drive puts you at any of several beaches and other attractions (wine tasting rooms, the Aquarium, Point Lobos, Big Sur, Carmel, Steinbeck House, Cannery Row, agricultural fields and vineyards, old California missions, the Laguna Seca Raceway, a plethora of restaurants, and numerous other activities). Return to the house for dining on the deck, getting into the hot tub, and enjoying the sunset. A TRULY UNIQUE HOUSE IN A VERY UNIQUE SETTING.

Houses can be rented separately for smaller groups (main house 2-7 people, guest house 2-5 people), or rent both for up to 12 people. Maximum number of cars is 4. Maximum number of guests is 12. No pets, no smoking, no events or parties of any size without permission from owner.

See VRBO #432531 for renting just the guest house (sleeps 2-5). See VRBO #454561 for renting just the main house (sleeps 2-7).

2015 Major Events:

Sea Otter Classic, Big Sur Marathon, Jazz Festival, AT&T ProAm Golf Tournament

Keywords: House, Sunshine, Relaxation, Retreat, Hiking, Biking, Family, Gardens.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(107 traveler reviews)

Sunshine, Oak Trees, Guest House, 2 Hot Tubs, 2 Fire Pits, Exercise Room
average rating of 4.9813085 based on 107 reviews

We loved our stsy.

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect place for a reunion for 6 adults and 4 grandchildren. Everyone enjoyed the elegant, comfortable furnishings. We loved the bed linens. And appreciated the thoughtful extras- lots of big towels to use in the hot tub, the long dining table which accommodated us all both evenings we were there. Everyone loved the big island to allow both snacking and cooking at the same time.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There is a reason why everyone rates this property 5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely amazing! We rented the main house and the guest house to accommodate three families, which included four adults and four kids aged 2 to 6 years old. The houses, furnishings, decor, linens, etc. were beautiful and very high quality (the beds were soooo comfortable), which greatly enhanced our experience. The kids had a blast running around the property while we relaxed on one of the many decks chatting and drinking wine and/or coffee. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Escape

  • 5 of 5

We just had a wonderful weekend here with a group of friends from college. In all, we are a group of 12, mostly adults. We rented both the main and guests houses. We loved it! The houses are comfortable, beautiful and spacious. We cooked together Friday night in the kitchen of the main house and used the grill. We hung around most of Saturday relaxing in the many rooms, never feeling crowded. Some enjoyed the hot tub while others napped on comfy beds. We played games on the dining table and in the living area. Drove to Carmel for dinner. Not too long a drive. Vicki was VERY responsive and she and Robert were extremely welcoming. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home in a beautiful secluded setting!

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us stayed in the house and guest house for a three-generation family gathering for two nights, and didn't want to leave. The houses and the grounds are beautifully designed. Trees surround the house, and light filters through to create a wonderful, secluded and peaceful atmosphere. The house is beautifully decorated and appointed, with many wonderful spaces for cooking, dining and relaxing (indoors and outdoors). The kitchen with large island was wonderful for gathering to cook and socialize. The beds were very comfortable. The dining room is a beautiful vaulted room for everyone to sit and enjoy family meals. We enjoyed the sitting and eating on the decks, gathering around the fire pit, and relaxing in the hot tub.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

10 adults and 1 toddler stayed in this house, and it was wonderful! Unique furniture and art, nice open floorplan, fun grounds to walk around, and a pretty quick trip (< 20 minutes) into town.

Some more "practical" notes from our experience:

- Cell reception is pretty bad up there, so be sure to have printouts or download directions to your phone before heading up there. Once you get there, the wifi is great.

- A couple people shared a bed in the library which as some privacy shades so it basically feels like a separate room.

- Sound proofing is pretty good upstairs in the main house and in the guest house in general. So maybe early risers should stay in the downstairs bedroom in the main house and the library.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely place

  • 5 of 5

This set of houses is lovely! The area is quiet and beautiful and the houses are full of fun art, crazy lighting, and comfy places to sit and sleep. Lots of decks outside to enjoy views in all directions. The 10 of us stayed 3 days and wished we had many more to enjoy it all. The owners were very helpful and friendly. You'll want to return to this one!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Monterey Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Pacific Coast Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Del Monte Beach/Windows on the Bay

Nearby Motor Sport Raceway Hosts Car and Motorbike Races,and offers Race Car Driving Instruction. Nearby wineries offer tastings. Scuba Diving Outfitters offer Dives and Instruction. Kayak rentals are available for kayaking on Monterey Bay, Elkhorn Slough, or at Moss Landing.


Rates & Availability

Salinas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jazz Festival
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning - Guest House $125
Cleaning - Main House $150
Tax Rate 10.5%

SLIGHTLY HIGHER RATES for most HOLIDAYS/SPECIAL EVENTS, along w/ 3-7 night minimums dependent on the occasion. CANCELLATION POLICY: full refund up to 60 days prior to arrival less $150 admin fee for re-booking. No refund of rental amounts after then unless dates are re-rented, at which time refund of your monies (based on dates re-rented), will be made, minus $150 admin fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Salinas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs M bedroom, Main House
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main Floor, Main House
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Main Floor, Guest House
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Upstairs M bedroom, Guest House
  • Three full baths (one with oversized tub), one half-bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main floor bedroom, main house
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Downstairs bedroom, guest house
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-size, Library, Main House
    Loft/Den - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs Master bedroom, guest house sitting room
    Exercise Room - 1 twin/ single , Main Floor Exercise Room, Guest House
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs master bedroom, guest house
    Loft/Den - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs Master bedroom, main house sitting room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs master bedroom, main house
  • Main house sleeps 7 with 1 king, 2 queen beds (1 is a French fold-down sofa in library), 1 sofa (that can be made into a twin bed) in upstairs sitting room of M bedroom. Guest house sleeps 4 with 1 King size bed in upstairs M bedroom, 1 queen bed in main floor bedroom, 1 sofa (that can be made into a twin bed in M bedroom), & 1 fold down chair (that can be made into a twin bed in exercise room).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Over 5,000 acres of excellently groomed mountain biking & walking trails are accessible from the property. There are many private patio areas around the property.

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