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Recently Renovated - One Mile to Aquarium (PG #0048)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Donna Schaffer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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 Central Coast

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!


Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Shower in master bathroom; Combo shower/tub in downstairs 2nd bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2) TempurPedic Mattress in Master Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Located in Living Room
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Recently Renovated - One Mile to Aquarium (PG #0048)
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews
Sacramento, CA

Wonderful - beautifully renovated

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for comfort in a town of old world charm - look no further! We spent the first 1/2 hour just discovering the inside of this little place. Amazing renovation - so charming, so comfortable! Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! We love it too! - Donna
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Cool house. Great location. Owners easy to work with. Comfortable beds and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in the kelp house. The owners were great to work with. The house was clean and stocked with everything our family tools, soaps, washer/dryer, etc. Beds were comfortable. Location is great. Minutes from aquarium, good restraunts, and the gorgeous Pacific grove coastal recreational trail. I would recommend this house and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kudos! - Donna
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Overall ok.

  • 3 of 5

The location was great and the house was generally clean and spacious. The art room was not useful space and it would have been nice to have a tv downstairs since we had two couples. The furniture was a little dated. The bath and bedroom on the first floor were dark and needed brighter lighting. Toilet in first floor bath was very loose and the tub was very hard to get in and out of. The smoke alarm in the first floor bedroom was not connected. The carpet in first floor bed room had some spots. The upstairs area was very nice, clean, bright and spacious. The kitchen was very nice with plenty of dishes, pots & pans and cooking utensils.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the heads up on the smoke alarm, loose toilet and carpet spots. All are fixed. The lighting in the bedroom and bathroom are dim when you first turn them on but lighten up and light the rooms well. The art studio is my favorite room in the whole house. Maybe someday you can come and be one of my students when 4 or 5 of us are in there painting away at our easels. It will stay as it is, very functional for me, but thanks for your observations. -Donna
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Comfortable beds, but no living room

  • 3 of 5

This is a good deal for the price and location. However, there is no comfortable living space in which to hang out with friends and family as the only sofas are the entryway.

And even though I've emailed the owner, I have not yet had my deposit returned.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Returned the damage deposit on June 19th, which was two weeks from your checkout as the agreement outlines. I wish the living room was larger too.
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Convenient location close to everything in walking distance

  • 5 of 5

Convenient location.. Close to everything in walking distance

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, CO

The property was very nice.

  • 5 of 5

The house was nice with plenty of space and in easy walking distance to downtown Pacific Grove, Cannery Row , Monterrey Bay Aquarium, etc. We would stay here again.:)

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pacific Grove Municipal
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lover's Point
Car: recommended


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 16 2017 - Aug 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

60 day cancellation policy - full refund less 10% admin fee.
To confirm: Security deposit and 50% payment (rental fee + cleaning fee).
Full payment due 60 days in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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