About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
A few years ago, we asked our full-time tenants to leave, and hired professionals to help us start over and upgrade our 1600 sq ft vacation home. It took 10 months to redo everything, we ended up keeping only 3 pieces of sheet rock intact. So believe me, it's renovated.
The master bedroom/bath, TV viewing area & deck are upstairs. The 2nd bedroom/bath, living room, dining area and kitchen are on the first floor.
The deck is delightful. In fair weather you can catch some morning sun and the house acts as a shield from the prevailing breezes. It's a delightful place to breakfast, play on the computer or just feel like you're in a treehouse.
It's a very quiet neighborhood at night - so no barking dogs PLEASE. When there's ocean swells you can hear the buoys. And on really quiet nights you can hear seals barking.
And, yes, it's professionally cleaned right before your arrival!
Keywords: 2-story, house
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Donna Schaffer
We've lived in California since 1977. Scuba diving is a passion for both of us, we did lots of horseback riding at one point (but not so much now), Charlie sculls, I exercise/dance/cook, we love movies and read lots.
Donna Schaffer purchased this House in 1983
Why Donna Schaffer chose Pacific Grove
We bought this home a few months before the Monterey Bay Aquarium opened. We lived in Silicon Valley at the time and came to the area almost every weekend to scuba dive. Even then we knew we wanted to 'fix the place up' one day to be a vacation rental and our second home. Finally - that's a reality!
What makes this House unique
Very close to some of the most interesting diving in the world. And within 1 mile of the Aquarium. Sure, there's all that golf stuff - but we live for the sea!
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Thrilled and plan to return
Great location, all amenities, clean and spacious. The artwork was beautiful and the beds were amazing.
Kelp house was a great space for a diver and her diver friends to celebrate her birthday.
Kelp house is a great location. It has wonderful, dive related art work all over the house. The conditions weren't great for diving the weekend I was there but getting to see all of the wonderful art work reminded me of what it's like to be underwater. The kitchen is perfect for a post dive BBQ, there was a nice separation of space and lots of places to sit. I loved the upstairs studio/loft area. My only suggestion would be for more trash bins for the bathrooms.
The House was easy to find, kept clean, and easy to contact. Only issue was the quality of the beds and bedding provided, needs some comfort and enhanced refinements. No sitting area to speak of. PG is beautiful.
Sorry the beds and bedding did not meet your standards. Not sure what you mean by enhanced refinements. Each bed has four pillows and newish comforters. The Tempurpedic mattress is the exact same style and size as the one we have in our home, but much newer, we find it to be perfect. In the 2nd bedroom the firm mattress is only a little over 1 year old. Again, sorry you weren't pleased.
There's comfy room for 7 people to sit in the small seating area just inside the front door. Yes, if you use the fold out bed, you have to put it away to have a seating area. It's what we have there.
Pacific Grove feedback
Although the location was very good, a five minute walk to the ocean and the center of town.
When we arrived the place was not cleaned, the owner gave us a one night refund, had someone clean it the next day, they simply forgot, no additional blankets, sheet were torn,
Overall it was not a great experience.
Sorry you were unhappy. Yes there was a fitted sheet that was torn on the corner seam. The cleaning lady has multiple sets of brand news sheet that she can use as needed. I am disappointed that didn't happen in this case and have asked her to be more diligent in the future. There are extra blankets in the house, they get moved around so can be difficult to find, again, sorry.
Since you had booked the property only a short time in advance (compared to most VRBO rentals) I messed up in getting in on the cleaning schedule. My fault completely - first time I've messed up in that way, I blame it on the flu I had at that time. I thought I had my VRBO act together, but obviously not. Which is why you were credited with a free day and no cleaning fee (although I still had to pay her). Again sorry.
Kelp House - Delightful home with ocean ambiance
We found Kelp House to be exactly what we needed for a three day winter stay. We appreciated the quiet neighborhood, the closeness to the aquarium and splendid coastline, and the beautifully equipped house. We enjoyed the vibrant paintings and the floor plan worked well for us - two couples and three well behaved dogs. It was the perfect setting to celebrate our daughter’s 40th birthday - We pulled off the surprise!!!! And were blessed with gorgeous weather.
Close to everything the area has to offer!