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Monterey Bay Views Hacienda Serena-'All You Promised + More!!' $100 off May rez!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 at base rate) plus sleeping for 2 more)

ASK ABOUT MAY DISCOUNTS (except Memorial Day weekend) for $100 off your stay in May! BOOK NOW!!

The latest and greatest compliment we just received from walking a guest through the house and surrounding decks was, "Your website doesn't do this place justice! It is so lovely!" There is nothing like seeing it in person, so make your reservation!

Looking for a great get away with Monterey Bay views? love golf, cars, beaches, hiking, wine tasting, chocolate? This is your place...close to all these fun things, yet a peaceful retreat!

A recent thank you card said, "Your hospitality and attention to personal detail are unmatched in the world of vacation rental homes". Things are provided such as secure entry lockbox, night lights in almost every room, new soaps and shampoos in both baths, lists provided in advance for activities you and family/guests can enjoy, websites that provide discounts, restaurant and "small bite" recommendations, personal tour of property on arrival on....

Enjoy your breakfast (or 'upside down dinner as our grandkids say) fixings for at least 8 servings, all the extras including fresh baked coffee cake, coffee, tea, eggs, waffles, sausage, ....all you need for a relaxing morning with family and friends.

This home and location get raves every time, due to close proximity to special attractions on the Monterey Peninsula and the amenities in the house and surroundings, such as Bay views, elegant furnishings, helpful info on coupons and 'deals' in the area. Easy access to all Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach attractions! Close to The Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17-Mile Drive , wine country tours and 19 wine tasting rooms in Carmel, a chocolate factory 1 mile away, Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, Big Sur and points south, the Rodeo each summer, the Steinbeck Museum and more. We send you exact mileage and estimated drive time to all attractions as well as websites for discounts as soon as you book your stay! Also recommendations for restaurants and area activities for the whole family.

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!

Sleeps four total guests plus options for more!. Each of two bedrooms contain one queen bed. New memory foam mattress sleeper sofa, two twin floor futons, and optional inflatable queen mattress, so it makes 1-2 extra guests possible depending on the configuration. Those extras will be $50 per person per night with prior approval and payment.

You'll not only find full breakfast supplies at the house but also, 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 flower arrangements; toys and games, flat screen TVs, etc. 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; we are available to assist you and provide information on the area and home as needed. We meet you for a walk through on arrival so you know how everything works! We are often away visiting grand children but when not, we are in the locked-off, in-law unit, attached but totally private as we have our own entry at the back of the property. We guarantee your total privacy.

*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! OR you have snacks on arrival, especially good after a long or late flight and drive.

*2 bedrooms, 2 baths (one is a private suite with Bay Views). Queen bed in each of the two bedrooms. Great linens; whole house and 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 us, the owners, your hosts, experienced in real estate management and customer satisfaction. We personally are the point of contact. We want your vacation to be perfect! On-call and on-site, 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.

The almost level-in entries and single story layout also help those who find stairs difficult. Many guests have brought older members of the family and it has worked out wonderfully! Special family get togethers are what make memories:)

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!

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.

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, 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!

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April 16, 2018

About Barbara

Photo is of David in front of Point Pinos Lighthouse-free tour-just 6 miles from the house. It is just steps from a beach where sea glass is plentiful, also!

We have always dreamed of providing a rental home with our own special touch for guests, which is what we enjoy doing now. It's as lovely as a bed and breakfast but better for you, since you have total privacy but all the 'goodies'! It's great for us because we get to meet wonderful people from all over the world to show them through the house on arrival. We provide custom decorations for special occasions, flowers, chocolates in each bedroom, freshly baked coffee cake, complete breakfast items, many, many extras !

Barbara purchased this house in 2003

Why Barbara chose Monterey

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 in the canyon in back of the house. Everyone loves 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.

What makes this house unique

Views of the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay; privacy inside and out with lots of views from the decks; 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/coffee and the coffee cake and bask in that special, warm late afternoon sun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was done for our comfort during our too brief stay. Such wonderful planning! And everything we could possibly need at hand. It was a luxury for us city-dwellers to have lunch outside (on the decks) in the sun with flowers all around. We enjoyed the local beach and playground and Tarpy's was a treat, too. Man, many thanks!
Mar 2018
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Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Deck activities at night after 10 p.m. are requested to be low impact for lighting and sound in consideration of neighboring homes, please.
  • No smoking on decks. Thank you.
  • Cars much be parked on driveway or in garage. No RV or campers unless parked on the street. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , off main hallway large, new designer tile; tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , new, luxury private bath off second guest room designer tile
  • Both baths have designer tile floors and shower/tub surrounds. One has oversized shower and is private to a bedroom (en suite). Ideal for anyone with mobility problems due to large shower and low 'lip" to enter shower. 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!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Living room has dbl sofabed. Have 2 twin futons available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bedroom has private bath with lovely tile shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed; new flat screen TV; desk. Room for Xtra sleeper
  • Queen size Beds (2) There are two Queen-size Beds with extra loft for comfort. Available also an inflatable queen bed for extra guests, plus queen bed sized memory foam new sofabed in living room; (2) two single bed-sized fold out but comfortable (foam) futons for floor sleeping-good for children mostly. Extra charge for guest #5,#6. We always say the guest sleeping on the sofabed is the lucky one! Access to kitchen, fire place, entertainment center!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Great Kite Flying at Monterey Bay Beach just 2 miles exactly from house, named as one of three best in country by AARP Magazine.


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Monterey Bay Views Hacienda Serena-'All You Promised + More!!' $100 off May rez!
average rating of 5.0 based on 70 reviews

Hacienda Serena was above and beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5


Barbara/David go above and beyond to make their home comfortable and cozy. We were super grateful for not having to go to a supermarket. Everything we needed was there - nothing better than waking up after a long drive and having everything you need for breakfast. The recommendations for places to go and things to see were AWESOME. We especially loved hiking around the Frog Pong Wetlands Preserve and the golf around this area is AMAZING!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to meet such thoughtful and interesting guests! Best Regards, Barbara and David
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Menlo Park, CA

Very clean and great location

  • 5 of 5

Barbara and her husband are great hosts. The house itself is spacious, well-stocked and spotlessly clean. The deck is fabulous. We enjoyed the frog pond walk that she recommended. Her coffee cake and extra touches were very nice.

The only negatives - the living room is quite dark and doesn't allow much light. Additionally, it's a bit odd to have the owners living in the back of the house at the same time as you are renting the front. But, they were very respectful and gracious and there were no complaints!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We arrange to meet our guests, so we can show them how separate and secure the in-law unit is but, unfortunately, it didn't happen due to your change in plans in arriving before calling. No worries, though. We appreciated your stay and hope you will return again. Note for future guests, we ALWAYS arrange for a walk through to save time for everyone so they know where everything is. Our website plainly states the owners are often on premises but that we promise your full privacy. ps, regarding light in the living room, our housekeepers reported the light on a timer had been unplugged...that lamp is what is usually the reading lamp. Good hint, though, we'll add more lighting!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, fabulous hosts. Our family of 4 would be delighted to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks SO much! We enjoyed meeting you and glad you were pleased with everything! We try to make the house perfect for families of 4 like yours, or two couples, and so far, it's great! Best Wishes for a very Happy New Year!
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Wonderful hosts, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Barbara and David have a wonderful home. Very inviting and comfortable. They even decorated it for Christmas which was such a nice touch for us. The complimentary breakfast was amazing and I have GOT to get that recipe for the coffee cake. Even though it was close to dinner time when we arrived we couldn't help taking "just a little bite" when we got there. They surprised us with a nice bottle of California wine as well! Such a treat. We will definitely have to take a return trip as this one was much too short.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! We loved meeting you and hope you will come again soon! Best to you for 2018!
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Sarasota, FL

Charming property with great percs

  • 5 of 5

The home is everything it was touted to be. It is beautifully and charmingly decorated, clean and well maintained, and comfortable in every way. Barbara really made us feel at home by meeting us at the property and showing us around. She provided many goodies in the refrigerator for breakfast and other treats, and also provided her homemade and delicious coffe cake. The location is convenient to highway 1 to get around the area, and about 15 minutes from the main Monterey tourist attractions. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love meeting people from all over the country and world! It's a pleasure to share this lovely area! Barbara and David
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Location and house were great. Ease of meeting and gaining access very easy.

  • 5 of 5

Nice breakfast ready for us with great coffee cake! Only complaint was bedroom without the bathroom. Bed up against wall for difficult access and mattress was very soft. Other than that all was lovely.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the comments. We send extensive information in advance, including bed and bath arrangements. One bedroom has an en suite bathroom and the second bathroom is off the hall next to the second bedroom; it would be very unhandy to have two en suite bathrooms in a house. We sent exact description of this arrangement in advance and sorry you missed that somehow, apparently. We formerly had the bed located differently but it was then hard to access desk, which most people want now!This is the first comment ever about position or softness! We appreciate feedback so thank you. Thanks again for staying. We strive for 100% satisfaction always! The Kimballs
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose Mineta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tarpy's Roadhouse Restaurant
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Blackhorse and Bayonet
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway One (Pacific Coast Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tarpy's Roadhouse
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Del Monte State Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Frog Pond Preserve Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway Store Starbucks
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Starbucks drive thru, Chili's
Nearest Point of Interest
A park plus tennis courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Two Golf Courses & Club House
Nearest Point of Interest
Laguna Seca Raceway, Golf, Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey State Beach
Car: recommended

Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway is very close by! Also, 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! All attractions close by: Pebble Beach, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Monterey and the Aquarium; Big Sur 20 miles south.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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