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Quaint Cottage in Old Monterey -- Message for Booking Options

Bedrooms 1
Space 660 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Live like a local in a quite city cottage! Perfect for two adults.

Sweet cottage in Old Monterey that is within walking distance to dining, shopping (5 minute walk to Alvarado Street) and the water (10 minute walk to fisherman's wharf and 15 minutes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium) located in a quite neighborhood.

Home features one bedroom with queen size bed with luxury linens, bath with shower over tub, full kitchen with gas range, dishwasher, disposal, toaster, dishes, silverware, full complement of pots and pans, full size fridge and washer and dryer. Built for outdoor living, the eat-in kitchen features french doors to a deck and patio with charcoal bar-b-que and chimenea. The home has hardwood floors throughout.

Home has internet.

This is our home and not a full-time vacation rental (we make it available from time-to-time while we travel), so our ideal guests are mature, respectful, quite, clean, and looking to treat our home as you would your own. The house is not suitable for young children.

Local ordinances in Monterey limit bookings for fewer than 30 night. Please message me for details.

More Details

Jeff Whitmoyer
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Jeff Whitmoyer

Melissa and I purchased this wonderful cottage a few years ago and have loved it since the day we did. We've done so much to the house, new floors, new kitchen, new bath, and much more...a true labor of love. This is our weekend house and we would like to share it on occasion during periods when we can't make it down. We've enjoyed the active lifestyle that characterizes Monterey, enjoying biking, kayaking, motorcycling, hiking, waking, shopping and dining. We're happy to share or favorites and how to live life like locals, if only for a weekend.

This is our first time sharing this home, and are only looking it share it with folks that enjoy staying in and taking care of a place as if it were there own.

Jeff Whitmoyer purchased this house in 2009

Why Jeff Whitmoyer chose Monterey

This cottage provides a true local experience. Love it if you like making coffee in the morning, sitting outside on the patio, wanting to be close-in without being in a hotel, being able to cook breakfast and going out to great restaurants for dinner and being able to walk home. It's comfortable, warm, and hospitable.


Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • bedroom had a queen size bed with luxury linens, night stand, dresser and heater.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • tennis


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Quaint Cottage in Old Monterey -- Message for Booking Options
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a cozy little cottage with all the comforts of home. Pictures and descriptions are accurate. Beautifully decorated with quality furnishings giving the place a very homey and welcoming feeling. Perfect for a couple.

The outside chaired deck and patio is a great place to relax after sightseeing in town all day, which is about a 10-20 minute walk from the cottage. Lovely garden off of deck offered hummingbird visits.

Jeff the owner is a very friendly guy and quick to respond to questions or give local information. With much to visit in the area this is a cozy homebase to return to.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and quaint, but...

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was adorable and the location to town was perfect. Jeff was there to greet us and show us around. Very nice guy! The kitchen was well done with top appliances. There were a few things, though, that give it a three star rating. It is next to a high school so the morning and afternoon traffic was pretty bad, including all the students walking past. Parking was difficult, at times, since the cottage was also across from an apartment building. Two beautiful glass doors lead out to the side yard, but, these beautiful glass doors had no window covers. There was no privacy at night from the cars and people walking by. They could see right into the bedroom and bathroom. We ended up tacking up a sheet for our three week stay. I don’t mean to sound like a complainer I just wanted to let others know.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the house is located near the local high school and there is morning and afternoon traffic when school starts and lets out. On occasion street parking can be a challenge, but we have off street parking that is not mentioned in the listing. There are glass french doors that do not have window coverings that open to the deck. It is not at all fair to say that people waking by can peer into the bedroom. The bedroom has a door that provides complete privacy. Given that the french doors are glass, we suggest making coffee in the morning while wearing a robe.
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Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Clean, inviting, excellent space for a couple. Owners are friendly and easy to work with. Walking distance to everything. We stayed for 10 days and can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true Monterey Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Charming, clean and comfortable. Convenient walk to shops, dining and points of interest. Nice neighborhood. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sacramento, Ca USA

Great small house in Monterey

  • 4 of 5

Rented for Car Week 2017 - excellent location to be near all the action. Small and comfortable, with all the amenities of home. Note that only street parking is available - that was no issue for us (we had 2 cars), but some may want to know this.

Really a great little place to hang out for a few days.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alameda, CA

Cozy, quiet, convenient

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this updated cottage. It is quite spacious inside, with a newly remodeled kitchen, eating area, nice bedroom and bath, and living room with comfy seating. There are nice decks and and outdoor patio. The yard is generous and our puppy enjoyed romping in it (it's pretty dog-proof unless your mutt is a big digger or destroyer), and he could see the street from the porches.

It's on a quiet street but a short walk to downtown or a bit longer to Fisherman's Wharf, with all the shops and restaurants to serve your tastes. The owners are gracious, accommodating, and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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