About the property
- House750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 - 7 nights
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.
Keywords: cottage, beach, Victorian, historic, lover's point, spa, sound system, inviting, charming
Carl or Clare
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, Japanese
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 10, 2018
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 Pacific Grove
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.
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Peaceful and wonderful stay!
Thank you Carl for sharing your wonderful cottage. It was close to the aquarium and walking distance to Cannery Row. We were able to take advantage of the close proximity to shops and restaurants and enjoyed our evenings walking to Lover's Point and the trail. It was a very nice getaway for us. The cottage had a great sound system which we thoroughly enjoyed playing music and relaxing. Super convenient and loved the history of the cottage and the area. Carl was an amazing host!
Nicole, I enjoyed meeting you and your husband and chatting about architecture. Thank you for taking time to write a review. I look forward to your next visit. Carl
Classic Pacific Grove!
Our stay at this cottage was perfect! Everything we needed was there. The owner is very kind and willing to accommodate. This is a historic cottage that has a great blend of old and new. The front porch was my morning coffee routine! Lovers point is only a few steps away...so convenient! While most people are having to deal with a commute to get to Lovers Point, I just rolled out of bed, grabbed my cup of joe, and enjoyed a sleepy eyed short stroll down to the waters edge while my family continued to sleep in! PG municipal golf course is one of my favorites and the bike path to the aquarium and Cannery Row is just across the street! If you are looking for a genuine PG experience and want to feel like a local for a week...this is a great choice! Aloha!
Thank you for reviewing the cottage Michael and Julie. I enjoyed meeting you. I really appreciate you for choosing my cottsge for your vacation out of the many offerings here.
You are welcome back anytime!
Location, location, location
The cottage truly is charming! Carl has done a lovely job in maintaining the Victorian beauty while updating the cottage with outstanding modern amenities. EVERYTHING is within walking distance... the quaint Pacific Grove Village with shops and restaurants, the glorious Lovers Point Park and even the Monterey Aquarium! On our mile long walk to and from the Aquarium we saw Harbor Seals, Otters and a California Gray Whale from the well maintained walking path. We had most of our meals in utilizing the well equipped kitchen... TJ's is only a mile or two away, so shopping was a breeze. Super easy drive to Carmel and Pebble Beach too! We especially enjoyed the spa bathroom with its relaxing tub! Felt very safe, parking was easy and we had a comfortable stay! Our thanks to Carl for sharing his sweet little slice of heaven with us! We appreciated being met at the property and personally shown all the amenities and how to use them. We will be back!
Thank you for the great review Marla, and for choosing my cottage for your Pacific Grove home away from home stay!
I enjoy meeting guests such as you family personally when they arrive because I meet a lot of really wonderful people. I have been renting out the cottage since 2008 and feel so lucky to always have truely nice people staying here. It makes having a vacation rental fun.
Please do come back!
A quaint coastal cottage that was perfect for our stay!
We had a great stay at the cottage during our visit to the area. From the outset, Carl met us and gave us a quick overview of the place which was very helpful! The location was fantastic, just across the road to the beach and coastal scenery, and a couple of blocks to downtown! It was a perfect home base as we explored the surrounding areas!
Thank you so much for taking time to write your review! I enjoyed meeting you all. Im glad you had a wonderful time visiting Pacific Grove. Please come back anytime and take advantage of my returning guest benefits.
A Work In Progress
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.
Lovely town and cottage
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!
Great location for walking to the beach, the recreation trail, downtown Pacific Grove shopping restaurants and theater, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Concourse d'Elegance, Jazz Festival, Thanksgiving, Christmas,New Year's, AT&T Pro/Am rates-higher. Please email or call owner for more details.