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Ocean Views Hacienda Serena-'All You Promised and More!!'

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Bay views to West from 1200 square feet of decks!


Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + 1 sofasleeper, 2 futons, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 at base rate

Looking for a great get away with Monterey Bay views?

This home and location get raves every time, due to special amenities, views, elegant furnishings, helpful info on coupons and 'deals' in the area. Easy access to all Monterey sites, Carmel, Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway and Steinbeck's Pastures of Heaven to the East (Salinas activities) as well as VERY close to Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach sites. We send you exact mileage and estimated drive time to all attractions!

We know you feel a great responsibility if you are planning the trip for your family and/or friends! Rest easy, as you and your guests will love this home and all the special touches in it. Please do read the guest reviews! Any reviews not generated directly by guests are entered in quotation marks, exactly as written in the guest book by guests themselves!

Sleeps four total guests for $275 per night plus prep and clean are only $150 with all supplies you need plus breakfast supplies for up to 8 servings (see below)! . Due to sleeper sofa, possible 1-2 extra guests possible depending on the configuration and those extras will be $50 per person per night with prior approval and payment. Total of four adults preferred.

You'll find full breakfast supplies at the house; hiking, tennis courts nearby; house with entertainment center; music alcove with piano; high-end gourmet kitchen with the latest eco-friendly appliances; chocolates in each bedroom along with 'Sleepy-time Tea' and fresh flower arrangements; central heating to all rooms; event websites provided in advance of your stay, leading to discounted annual passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, wine tasting experiences, and a VERY POPULAR Lula's chocolate factory tour nearby house (free tour AND free samples)! Hacienda Serena is prepared for you with environmentally friendly cleaners & completely sanitized after each rental! Attention to detail, quality control and immaculate quality of the entire home are of utmost importance to us so there is a hands-on walk through each time. A typical comment in our guest book: 'This home is all you promised and more.'
Your privacy is assured; owner is available to assist you and provide information on the area and home as needed. Owner often may be on site for gardening and other duties, staying in locked-off private unit with private entrance. Renters in residence will always be contacted to ensure privacy and convenience and greeted by owners who walk you through initially to show how things work!
*See the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay. You'll be entranced by the sunrise over mountains to the east and west to the glow of a sunset glow over the Pacific Ocean.
*Full breakfast items provided for you to fix your breakfast and relax! No rushing out to shop for groceries!
*2 bedrooms, 2 baths (one is a private suite with Bay Views). Queen bed in each of the two bedrooms. Great linens, sanitized w/each use.
*New kitchen, granite counters, stainless appliances, filtered water in the stainless refrigerator.
*WRAP AROUND REDWOOD DECKING with stunning views covering 2 sides of property-1200 square feet of decks! Also, with propane BBQ in bricked space, barbeque tools provided, plus wood provided for outdoor evening fireside experiences around the chiminea.
*Attached garage with automatic opener, great for collector car and biking events!
*WiFi and entertainment center with large TV, DVD, music, VCR, movies and CDs & DVDs, new flat screen TVs in both bedrooms, TVs in kitchen and living room!
*Certified Wildlife habitat, a birdwatcher's delight on the flyway between mountains to the east and Pacific Ocean to the west. 1/4 mile walk to frog pond preserve with ducks and geese and 1 mile trail around pond, including a redwood grove.
*Piano and music center in living area for sing- alongs as well as game table for cards and games! Make memories!
*1/2 mile walk to private tennis courts. Just 1.5 miles to closest beach.
*Property is managed by the owners, your hosts, experienced in real estate management and customer satisfaction and they personally are the point of contact. We want your vacation to be perfect! On-call so you are not left 'out to dry' if you have a question or need.
*We send you a planning letter with websites that have discounts for the Aquarium and restaurants nearby, an activities list, restaurant list and 'distance to major attractions' list, and our 'Four Favorite Hikes', history of the neighborhood.

This beautifully appointed home has two bedrooms each with a queen bed; Also available is an inflatable queen bed PLUS new QUEEN sofasleeper with "extra loft mattress" of memory foam in the living room. The almost level-in entries and single story layout also help those who find stairs difficult.
Hacienda Serena is only 1.5 miles from Monterey Bay beaches with 32 miles of lovely walking and biking paths at Monterey Bay State Beach, named in AARP Magazine 'one of the nation's ..most beautiful beaches...for a leisurely outdoor activity...' Watch or fly kites, hike the dunes and scenic trails, or play in the Bay!

The welcoming flag is always flying at Hacienda Serena and the special breakfast items include juice, fresh homemade coffee cake, fresh fruit in season, eggs, sausages, potato cakes, waffles, cereals, an assortment of coffees and teas, and condiments. After a relaxing first morning, you can recline on the decks with your freshly brewed coffee and savor the view!

This ranch-style, level-in home with Western hacienda-style decor has breathtaking sunsets to the west over Monterey Bay and sunrises to the east over the mountains. Enjoy new flat screen TVs in both bedrooms and also large TV in the living room entertainment center; two DVD players and a library of DVDs, CDs for great music, etc. provided.. WiFi and High speed internet are provided.

This great vacation home in the Monterey sunbelt is just a few miles west of Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway and Golf Course, the Salinas Valley 'lettuce Bowl of the US' known as Steinbeck Country and Pastures of Heaven, required shuttles to all special events, and the Steinbeck Museum; moments west to downtown Monterey, Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Grove, 7 miles to downtown Carmel and beach on Carmel Bay, and 8 miles to the Lodge at Pebble Beach! You can relax and have fun from the moment you arrive! Just bring your clothes and wind down while we provide everything else, including 'how to' , what to do, where to go instructions for you!
We look forward to helping you have a great time on the Monterey Peninsula! In return we just ask that you use the home and contents gently and respectfully. Thank you!

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking inside, on decks or yard....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

    Living room has dbl sofabed. Have 2 twin futons available...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    bedroom has private bath with lovely tile shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Queen bed; new flat screen TV; desk. Room for Xtra sleeper...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) There are two standard Queen-size Beds. Available now also an inflatable queen bed for extra guests, plus queen bed sized sofabed in living room; (2) two single bed-sized fold out but comfortable (foam) futons for floor sleeping-good for children mostly. Ideal: 4 adults or 4-6 adults....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    off main hallway large, new designer tile; tub/shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    new, luxury private bath off second guest room designer tile...moreless

  • Both baths have designer tile floors and shower/tub surrounds. One has oversized shower and is private to 'Carmel' bedroom. The other full bath is off hallway adjacent to second guest bedroom and has hand held shower and duck décor theme; luxury towels. Extra large towels provided for sunning on decks!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Great Kite Flying at Monterey Bay Beach just 2 miles exactly from house, named as one of three best in country by AARP Magazine....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Standard board game, puzzles and books plus cards and card/game table!...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Extensive collection of jazz, Big Band, some 50's, the latest like Diana Krall, Norah Jones, etc....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) 4 great TVs including 2 new flatscreen TVs on Comcast digital, 140 channels....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Unlimited and unobstructed views of mountains to the east, sunrises over Mt Toro....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    We send you information and distances to the ocean, the Bay, everything of interest...Bay very close by and that leads to the Pacific Ocean!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    See photo for view of Monterey Bay, sunsets over the Bay and Pacific Ocean, Santa Cruz in the distance....moreless

  • Water View:

    View of Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove and Santa Cruz hills, all in the distance but clearly visible. That is to the WEST. To the EAST is wildlands all the way to Mt. Toro east to Steinbeck/wine country...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Comfortable for 4-6, Second table in living room area with two more chairs. Deck seating at two large tables. No highchair provided....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:

    WiFi High speed digital cable in entire house and deck areas. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Also handy to kitchen...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace with 'logs' and raised hearth in living room...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Within the US all is free....moreless

  • Garage:

    Two car garage with automatic door, very clean!....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Living Room Fireplace is Gas Log, Gas Starting for ease and ambiance!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heat! You control it....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Just bring clothes and food. Everything else provided!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    see pictures. Lovely living room with entertainment armoire...moreless

  • Parking:

    one car in garage, plenty more on L-shaped driveway....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Extra parking in driveway for 2 cars plus 2 car garage with space for one car....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (3) All domestic long distance is free or use cell phones....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All linens provided including beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Handy to kitchen in adjacent garage room, immaculately clean area...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless and code is provided for your use!...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Chiminea outdoor for wood fire only. Wood provided. May be off limits until rains come in 2015....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Caterer available, Eddison and Melrose Catering, for a special occasion or small private dinner!...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee maker, filters and coffee provided as well as tea...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen is fully equipped, including George Foreman grill for indoor grilling or outdoor gas grill, toaster, blender, waffle maker, coffee maker w/coffee provided. Everything you could possibly need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Gourmet kitchen-all supplies present...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is new, with stainless appliances, granite counters, Italian tile floors. Two wall ovens plus built in microwave; filtered water; stainless refrigerator with ice maker, all amenities....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Great built-in large-sized 'Spacemaker' fan/microwave-over stove top...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    condiments for coffee, tea, plus catsup, mustard, syrup for waffles provided, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Beautiful cabinet-style brushed stainless steel with ice maker and filtered water. You don't need to buy water!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Double ovens, gas stove top, built-in microwave...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Luxury design; stainless steel....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Huge decking for your outdoor living. 1100 sf of new deck with stunning views of mountains and Monterey Bay....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor Furniture seating for 10 at tables plus benches for your barbeque, small meetings, etc. Number of guests allowed is limited due to water restrictions in the area and, sorry, no large parties are allowed. We can recommend places for parties or meetings over six people. This home is for the people renting it only, with permission for any special gathering on a case by case basis. Thank you....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    1/2 mile away at bottom of hill, same street...moreless



from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Year round
Jan 1 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,925 $7,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Prep and clean fee $150


One month rental will be defined as a calendar month, not the number of days

There will be a $50 per person per night extra charge for the fifth and sixth guest, if your group includes more than FOUR people total including children of all ages. Concours d'Elegance third week of August is flat $400 per night for seven nights plus prep and clean fee of $150.

PayPal, cashier's check. Personal check if paid 30 days in advance

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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  • A

    Frog Pond Preserve Park View on map

    Small parking area on Canyon Del Rey, down steps to a small land of enchantmennt, the regional parks Frog Preserve with deck, ducks to feed, one mile trail around pond with various types of foliage from redwood groves to fields of wild flowers. Good for ALL ages.

  • B

    Safeway Store Starbucks View on map

    Inside this super Safeway Grocery Store is a Starbucks, a wonderful deli with ready-to-eat hot and cold food, and a clean bathroom, should you need a stop along the way!

  • C

    Monterey Airport View on map

    On the FAR side of the airport property, small planes are SO fun for children to watch from the viewing area at the airport itself. There is a restaurant there, also, The First Tee. There is a moritorium on ALL flights from evening to morning at this small craft airport.

  • D

    Starbucks drive thru, Chili's View on map

    On this corner is a Starbucks drive through, along with a McDonalds, Staples, Home Depot. On the way you pass a Chili's Restaurant on the left side of Canyon Del Rey and a lovely Laguna Grande Park with play structures for kids.

  • E

    A park plus tennis courts View on map

    Near the bottom of Rosita are tennis courts for residents of this tiny city only (we provide access code), a golf driving range, and at the end of Angelus Way is a lovely huge park

  • F

    Two Golf Courses & Club House View on map

    Blackhorse and Bayonet Golf Courses are just a few miles from the house on crest with amazing Bay views.. Award winning course design recently completed. Clubhouse with inexpensive dining open to public plus rooms available for private parties at no extra charge. See our planning list for contact or google it.

  • G

    Laguna Seca Raceway, Golf, Park View on map

    Close by is Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, famed for many race events. Also nearby is Laguna Seca Golf Range, a huge park, and across the highway the local SPCA!

  • H

    Monterey State Beach View on map

    Just down the street is Monterey State Beach with many hiking trails, some 30 plus miles of trails in either direction around the Bay, including all the way to the Wharf and Aquarium! See our planning letter and "distances to attractions" for details.

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose Mineta International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tarpy's Roadhouse Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Blackhorse and Bayonet
20 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway One (Pacific Coast Highway)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tarpy's Roadhouse
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Del Monte State Beach

Car: Recommended

New tennis courts at bottom of hill (1/2 mile walk) with code we supply. Frog Preserve just 1/2 mile away with pond, deck for viewing and feeding ducks, large oak tree to climb, 1 mile walk around pond. Just delightful!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We have always dreamed of providing a rental home with our own special touch for guests, which is what we enjoy doing now and for the last decade at this home. It's as lovely as a bed and breakfast but better for you, since you have privacy but all the 'goodies'! We provide custom decorations for special occasions, fresh flowers, chocolates in each bedroom, freshly baked coffee cake, complete breakfast items, many, many extras !

Why the Owner Chose Del Rey Oaks, CA, USA:
Hacienda Serena has everything we wanted in a 'dream' home: views of Monterey Bay plus Santa Cruz hills and Pacific Grove views to the west and of unlimited hills and mountains to the east for great sunrises and sunsets! It is a very sunny location in Del Rey Oaks area but one can still see fog drifting in and out of the Bay and we love those views. Close to all the wonderful activities on Monterey Peninsula; walk to neighborhood private tennis courts, parks with stream, play areas, picnic tables, and a Regional Park Frog Wetland Preserve. Short 5 minute drive to Monterey Bay and beaches, wharf, Aquarium.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Views of the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay; privacy inside and out with lots of decking; beautiful yard, flowers and fountains; gas fireplace for interior atmosphere; outside is a wood-burning chiminea for evenings with your family and friends. Lovely furnishings with great, new kitchen that is easy to work in. Easy 'flow' through the house for the guests. All on one floor, including level out through French doors to 1100 sf of decking and lots of outdoor furniture. OR... sit on the front veranda in the late afternoon with tea or coffee and bask in that special, warm late afternoon sun.

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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • Bay views to West from 1200 square feet of decks!

    Bay views to West from 1200 square feet of decks!

  • Plenty of parking plus two car garage; sunny veranda for afternoon coffee break.

    Plenty of parking plus two car garage; sunny veranda for afternoon coffee break.

  • Elegant veranda with  bench, table and 2 chairs; peace!

    Elegant veranda with bench, table and 2 chairs; peace!

  • Stainless refrigerator with filtered water feature. Breakfast goodies included!

    Stainless refrigerator with filtered water feature. Breakfast goodies included!

  • Custom table settings by season or for your special celebrations!

    Custom table settings by season or for your special celebrations!

  • Guest 'Carmel' room nautical theme, views of Bay and gardens

    Guest 'Carmel' room nautical theme, views of Bay and gardens

  • New queen bed in guest room office with desk, armoire, flat screen TV.

    New queen bed in guest room office with desk, armoire, flat screen TV.

  • lovely hall bath with designer tile, fresh flowers, great linens.

    lovely hall bath with designer tile, fresh flowers, great linens.

  • Music alcove. Make memories!

    Music alcove. Make memories!

  • Night time "party lights" on deck.

    Night time "party lights" on deck.

  • Stainless Barbeque, tools, extra propane tank provided

    Stainless Barbeque, tools, extra propane tank provided

  • Bird watching from the deck-this art includes sea glass from local beaches!

    Bird watching from the deck-this art includes sea glass from local beaches!

  • Relax. You're on vacation!

    Relax. You're on vacation!

  • Elegant front landscaping with water and bird features.

    Elegant front landscaping with water and bird features.

  • Hacienda-style gracious entryway.

    Hacienda-style gracious entryway.

  • New kitchen with granite counters, designer tile, gourmet level appliances.

    New kitchen with granite counters, designer tile, gourmet level appliances.

  • harvest table can be a game table or extra dining space

    harvest table can be a game table or extra dining space

  • More of 'Carmel' guest room bath, over-sized shower, lovely linens

    More of 'Carmel' guest room bath, over-sized shower, lovely linens

  • guest room and office with flat screen TV; desk; armoire.

    guest room and office with flat screen TV; desk; armoire.

  • New sofa sleeper with memory foam QUEEN mattress, nailhead styling, summer 2015

    New sofa sleeper with memory foam QUEEN mattress, nailhead styling, summer 2015

  • Living room with game table and entertainment center

    Living room with game table and entertainment center

  • 1200 sf of decking, tables Adirondack chairs,  views both east and west..ahhhhhh

    1200 sf of decking, tables Adirondack chairs, views both east and west..ahhhhhh

  • The Welcome Flag is out for you!

    The Welcome Flag is out for you!

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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