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Charming Beach Cottage-Three Doors from Beach, Architect's Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Charming two-bedroom cottage dating from 1888, lovingly restored by architect owner, enjoys an exceptional location a few steps from the safe family swimming beach at Lover’s Point, in a quiet, safe neighborhood of Pacific Grove. Guests love its privacy, warmth and heritage ambience as well as its modern conveniences – from the whole house entertainment system (with iPhone/iPod dock) and spa to the well-equipped kitchen and luxurious beds that guarantee a great night’s sleep.

You are perfectly placed to explore the wider Monterey Peninsula from here. In less than a minute, you can join an oceanfront recreation trail that extends for miles. It is just a five-minute stroll to downtown Pacific Grove shops, bookstores, restaurants and cafes, and the Lighthouse Cinemas; a 10-minute walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium; a 10-minute drive to downtown Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel; and a 30-minute drive to Big Sur. Guests have the use of two bicycles and two guest passes to the Aquarium -a $60 value per day- during their stay.

The house has a Victorian exterior and comfortable, contemporary interior. It has all new plumbing, electrical and heating, and on-demand hot water. Walls are finished in beautiful American Clay plaster, with original redwood trim. The living area floors are polished wood. The bathroom and kitchen have heated stone floors, and in the bathroom there is a two-person air jet massage tub with a garden view. There is a cute landscaped patio with a gas barbeque in the back yard, and seating for two on the front porch for morning coffee. This gem of a property offers high quality living, and a fantastic base from which to explore one of California’s most beautiful natural landscapes.

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Keywords: cottage, beach, Victorian, historic, lover's point, spa, sound system, inviting, charming

More Details

Carl or Clare
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Carl or Clare

Welcome to the Farrington House Victorian Beach Cottage! I'm Carl. I've traveled a bit and love meeting guests because it makes having a vacation rental fun. I'm a Carmel based architect and often live in the cottage when it's not rented out. I love this neighborhood and location next to the beach. My neighbors and I frequently sit out on the front porch enjoying coffee or a glass of wine together. Currently, I am working on a project in Nepal, and my friends Clare and Richard (pictures above) will greet you when you arrive. We look forward to meeting you on your arrival in Pacific Grove!

Carl or Clare purchased this house in 2005

Why Carl or Clare chose Central Coast

In a word-location. This is a fantastic location in the historic 'retreats' neighborhood, originally a religious summer camp. It's a short walk to all that Pacific Grove has to offer such as the beach, the recreation trail, the world class Monterey Bay Aquarium and downtown restaurants. Downtown Monterey, Asilomar, and Pebble Beach are all a five minute bike ride away. PG has a small beach town ambiance. I like the strong sense of community that is characteristic of Pacific Grove. People are quite friendly here.

What makes this house unique

Great location!! Guests love the cottage’s wonderful location 3 doors to the beach at Lover”s Point, 10 minute walk to Monterey Bay Aquarium (Aquarium passes provided) along the recreation trail for walks and biking, and a couple of blocks to downtown’s shops, theater and restaurants. It is 5 minutes drive or bike ride to Pebble Beach, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove municipal golf course and downtown Monterey.

The spa and the whole house sound system with your music playing are especially popular with guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful stay in your charming cottage! Loved the amenities and especially the bath. My 6 year old daughter loved it and said it was better than a hotel with a hot tub!

The decor is so warm and inviting it's like staying at a good friend's house.
Sep 2013
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Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Beds (2) Queen length (80' long) and Full width handmade Monterey Mattress Company box springs and mattresses-luxurious, firm. Down comforters and pillows (synthetic down pillows available for those allergic to down). Please advise if you are allergic to down and we will provide a fiberfill comforter.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Three houses from the beach and Lover's Point, two blocks to downtown Pacific Grove. Very cute historic property, Victorian on the outside with a contemporary interior, whole house audio, wide screen TV, BainUltra air jet tub with chromatherapy, heated stone floors, clay plaster finished walls, high ceilings, very comfy extra long beds.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Charming Beach Cottage-Three Doors from Beach, Architect's Home
average rating of 4.857143 based on 37 reviews

A Work In Progress

  • 3 of 5

We have stayed in Pacific Grove many times and it's a area of California not to be missed. You can walk to everything you need in town as well as Monterey and the coastal path is beautiful. So this is just a review of the cottage:


Clare was very welcoming, the flowers, wine, coffee and cream were a nice touch

Cottage is close to everything

Everything very clean

Nice front porch and front garden to enjoy the morning sunshine

Bikes (helmets are broken though)

2 Aquarium passes

Enjoyed the Breakfast nook in the sunny front window

Nice towels and linens


Kitchen is easy to work in but needs a knife set and doesn't have the coffee maker like in the photo

Has an outdoor area in the back with bar-b-que and patio set but no umbrella and chair cushions like the photo and it's kind of overgrown.

Bedrooms are good size but front bedroom is used for storage of vacuum, rolled up carpet, construction material etc.

Overall it's a nice cottage and all the work that has been completed is great but there are quite a few projects that need completing before it is a real gem.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely town and cottage

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our week here. The location was perfect for hiking and seeing the whole area. We enjoyed our down time at the cottage as well. We took the bikes out almost every day and enjoyed being right near the Rec trail that goes along the ocean for miles. It was a wonderful week and Clare a wonderful host. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, house was very cabin like

  • 3 of 5

Overall it's a good location but the house is a little unfinished and mismatched. It's like a flea market inside. For the amount of money and the pictures I was expecting a nicer place.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

Cutest Cottage Ever

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time Ive stayed in the Farrington Cottage and, as in the past, it was excellent.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pasadena, Ca

Lovely Cottage in Monterey Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 enjoyed our 3 night stay at the cottage. The location was perfect, just a quick walk to the beach and restaurants. We took nice bike rides around the area, and on the 17 mile drive. The cottage was quite comfortable and well maintained. Carl was there when we arrived to show us around the place, and he had given us recommendations on local restaurants. The Aquarium passes also came in handy. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sierra Vista, AZ

The right place at the right time

  • 5 of 5

Celebrating our 46 wedding anniversary, Karl met us with flowers and wine at this wonderfully warm cottage only steps from Lovers' Point in Pacific Grove. This 132 year old cottage incorporates old charm and updated technology. Nothing in the kitchen was left to chance; everything needed for cooking is provided. Beds were extremely comfortable and all linens and towels smelled wonderful and very clean. The cottage is walking distance to many restaurants, shops and grocery stores. We would definitely rent from Karl again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Monterey Penninsula Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Beach House at Lover's Point
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pacific Grove Municipal course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrak stops in Salinas
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Beach House at Lover's Point
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Lover's Point Beach
Car: not necessary

Great location for walking to the beach, the recreation trail, downtown Pacific Grove shopping restaurants and theater, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.


Rates & Availability

Pacific Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Prep/cleaning $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Concourse d'Elegance, Jazz Festival, Thanksgiving, Christmas,New Year's, AT&T Pro/Am rates-higher. Please email or call owner for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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