expand arrow-rightsvg-balloonsvg-carsvg-dogsvg-fireplacesvg-flat-screensvg-heatersvg-laundry-washing-machinesvg-snowflakesvg-hot-tubsvg-swimming-poolsvg-wheelchairsvg-wifiarrow-right

Little Jewel Box, Luxurious Cottage, Voted Top Rental Monterey, Blocks to Ocean

Monterey, CA, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Please contact owner for rates and minimum stay. This cottage was rated the Top Vacation Rental in Monterey in 2012 . The charming and chic cottage in the heart of Monterey, CA was newly renovated in December of 2009. No cost was spared in creating a lovely home with fireplace, French Door views in the front to a terraced garden and the back to a peek of the Pacific, hardwood floors, new bath.

A kitchen with stainless steel appliances and marble counter tops merge with a cozy breakfast nook. Awaken each morning to a light-filled bedroom. A Sun Room incorporates an elevated single bed, surrounded in glass, for an occasional guest or child. Hardwood floors throughout.

Beautiful park and tennis courts directly across street. Only a dozen blocks away you’ll find the Monterey Bay Aquarium, acclaimed restaurants and entertainment, and one of the most gorgeous coastlines in the world.

Keywords: cottage, charming, sleeps 2 to 3


Kipra Heermann

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Kipra Heermann

My husband and I love the incredible beauty of the Monterey area, including Point Lobos, Big Sur, and Carmel. We appreciate the wide array of cultural/athletic opportunities, from the Pebble Beach Automobile Concourse, to the Monterey Jazz Festival, to the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Meet. The restaurants are the finest anywhere and art galleries abound.

Kipra Heermann purchased this Cottage in 2009

What makes this Cottage unique

1. After settling in at the Little Jewel Box, and you are ready to venture out, we recommend a day-trip into the spellbinding beauty of Big Sur. On the way stop at Pfeiffer Beach to commune with the ocean. While in Big Sur visit Nepenthe for the shopping experience of your life -- gifts from East and West and all parts between, a remarkable array of art and craft. And while you are there walk upstairs to their outdoor cafe and enjoy a cup of coffee and an amazing spectacle of beauty. Down Hwy 1 be sure to stop for breakfast at Deetjins Big Sur Inn -- try their Eggs Benedict. Continue southward to Julie Pfeiffer State Park and amazing hiking opportunities in the breathtaking beauty only Big Sur offers. Stop by the Ventana, on your right leaving Big Sur, for a sumptuous late afternoon lunch on their outside veranda. 2. On another day, just 15 minutes South of the Little Jewel Box, visit what many consider the most beautiful natural preserve in the world, Point Lobos. Plan to spend the morning and pack a picnic lunch. After your visit go a bit further South to the Highlands Inn (Hyatt Hotel), on your left, making a beeline for the Sunset Lounge. Enjoy a late afternoon Martini, taking in the beauty of Point Lobos from yet a different, high elevation perspective. You will never forget the moment. 3. And of course just a dozen blocks away from the Little Jewel Box, you will find the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Cannery area, which includes incredible dining opportunities, the beautiful wharf, music, and clubs. If in a more pensive mood, stroll along the ocean walkway toward Pacific Grove, letting in the incredible splendor of the Pacific careening against the rugged coast line. Just a dozen blocks South is the cozy French Restaurant, Fi-Fi’s, one of our favorites -- try the Beef Bourguignon and one of their over-the-top desserts.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
        • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Downtown
                12 blocks to Cannery Row
              • Near The Ocean
                12 blocks to Monterey Bay
              • Ocean View
                A peak of the ocean from our sunroom. Location is 12 blocks away.


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Iron & Board
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Fireplace
                          • Garage
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Clothes Dryer
                            Brand new
                          • Linens Provided
                            All new linens of exceptional quality
                          • Living Room
                            Charming with fireplace
                          • Parking
                            Plenty of street parking in front of cottage.
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                            New high efficiency
                          • Wireless Internet


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                                All new cookware, everything you need for a full service kitchen
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                                Exquisitely remodeled with marble counter tops, stainless steel appliances
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                                Basic cooking items, spices
                              • Refrigerator
                                New stainless steel
                              • Stove
                                New stainless steel gas range
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                  • Dining Area


                                      • Books
                                        Variety of books, including travel and hiking.
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Games
                                        Board Games
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                        IPod/IPhone Speaker Dock
                                      • Television
                                      • Video Library
                                        Many new and classic DVD's.


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            Adirondack chairs in rear, picnic table in front.


                                              • not suitable for children
                                              • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                  • marina
                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • shelling
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • 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

                                                              • racquetball
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • Two guest passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                                    23 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Little Jewel Box

                                                                    Melva W.Gainesville, Ga

                                                                    Everything was great. The hostess thought of every detail. Perfect cottage in a good location.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Melva, thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. I hope you and Ray return again. You were the perfect guests!

                                                                    Cozy and Light Cottage

                                                                    Diana J.

                                                                    Coming from the Mid-west in January, it was a delight to see flowers and green grass in Monterey. The beach and Big Sur were an extra plus. I was out and about most days but the cottage was a cozy place to "hold up" when it rained and read by the fire.

                                                                    The aquarium passes were used several times. I learned a lot about Jellyfish. Fun!

                                                                    I gave a toast with prosecco to the cottage every night! Loved it!

                                                                    South of France in Monterey, CA

                                                                    Darlene M.

                                                                    I arrived at the Little Jewel Box after three and a half months of traveling, having stayed in VRBO properties in Ojai, CA, Port Townsend WA, and two separate properties in Victoria, Canada. I needed a rest from all that traveling and I found just what I needed - it was like escaping to the South of France! This private, peaceful spot is perfect in every way - the location, decor, the comfy couch and bed and quite a library of DVDs and books to read. Even though Kipra was out of town during my stay, she communicated with me in a timely manner.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Dear Darlene,

                                                                    Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review. I am very grateful you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for taking such great care of our cottage. I hope you choose to make this area your permanent home, and hope to help with that.

                                                                    Warm regards,


                                                                    Our favorite home away from home

                                                                    Tina B.

                                                                    The Little Jewel Box is a perfect fit for those who have a love for style and enjoy small scale places. We returned for our second visit recently and bonded with this charming cottage even more than when we were there for our honeymoon. It is beautifully cared for and has every amenity one would want. We cooked breakfast every morning and found the small kitchen lacked nothing and was very thoughtfully designed. The location is IDEAL. It is walking distance to the amazing Monterey Aquarium( 2 tickets come with the cottage stay). We stayed for almost a month this time. There is so much exploring to do in this area but we found ourselves enjoying The Little Jewel Box so much we always seemed to get a late start on our day. We LOVE this darling little home and are already planning our next return. We are so grateful to have found Kipra's masterpiece. She has named it very appropriately. We are also thankful to have encountered such a lovely owner as Kipra.

                                                                    A Gem in the Jewel Box

                                                                    CamSurrey, British Columbia, Canada

                                                                    My wife and I spent a wonderful month at “the little jewel box” as our home away from home from mid-January to mid-February, 2015. From the moment we walked through the door, we knew we were in for a treat. Entering, we immediately felt as though we had walked into the luxury of a well furnished apartment in Paris. Every room, from the bedroom and bathroom to the living room, kitchen and dinette, the space has been well designed and appointed, providing for efficient use of space and ease of movement throughout. As we enjoy preparing our own meals, the kitchen, though small, was more than adequate. From pots and pans to glassware and cutlery and the most well stocked spice drawer we have ever encountered in such accommodation (truly a bonus!), we found this home lacked nothing. The French Doors opening from the living/fireside room to an outdoor patio provided yet another room for morning or late afternoon relaxation.

                                                                    The welcome folder is always something we enjoy reading in every home, providing helpful information about the home as well as the general area, its sites, shops, and eateries. Here, the owners have provided an extensive and detailed folder that far exceeds the norm, and we took advantage of many suggestions and “don’t miss” recommendations.

                                                                    The location of the little jewel box enabled us to leave our car at the house and walk everywhere as we explored Monterey, Pacific Grove and the coastline east and west. We used our car only to drive outside the area. The little jewel box’s location is only 12 blocks from Cannery Row with its eclectic array of restaurants, shops, coffee shops, parks, plazas and the Monterey Aquarium. Though the home is located uphill from the waterfront and may be a challenge for some people, we did not find it difficult and often made the trek a couple of times a day. Altering our routes to and from the waterfront, was a wonderful way to explore the neighborhoods of this and its neighboring city of Pacific Grove as well as forging optional routes to and from the Bay front.

                                                                    Our enjoyment of a month in Monterey is credited to and enhanced by the owners’ thoughtfulness and preparation of this lovely home, their ready availability to respond to questions, and their warmth of hospitality extended to us while staying in their VRBO.

                                                                    We feel that we rented the “jewel of jewels” in Monterey and hope to return in the near future. It may be the “Little Jewel Box” but it is a “Jewel Box of Large Heart.”

                                                                    Loved the Little Jewel Box!

                                                                    Carrie D.

                                                                    You will love your visit to the Little Jewel Box. The owner has taken

                                                                    great care in the design and maintenance of this property. Expect great

                                                                    communication and be prepared to treat this home like the treasure it is

                                                                    with no shoes inside. I hope other renters will continue to use care when

                                                                    they visit so The Little Jewel Box is in as lovely condition the next time

                                                                    I visit! I will definitely stay here again.

                                                                    The space heater in the little guest bedroom was handy and served to add

                                                                    just the right amount of white noise for my little one to sleep. While the

                                                                    home is small it is also well designed and well appointed so I had no space

                                                                    issues whatsoever for storing my things or moving around the home



                                                                    Monterey, CA, USA

                                                                    Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach Concourse, Monterey Jazz Festival, Laguna Seca Race Track, Pebble Beach ProAm and US Open

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee

                                                                    Please contact property owner for minimum stay. The cottage is available for Concours Week 2015. Special Event rate (seven nights $3,500) during the 30 day period. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Higher rates for holidays and special events.

                                                                    23 Reviews
                                                                    Exceptional 5/5
                                                                    Enter dates for accurate pricing
                                                                    For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                    Property # 277904