About the property
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8: 2 queen beds, 1 king plus kid futons)
This home is one of only two in existence along the entire coastline that is both oceanfront and bordering Asilomar State Park in the back. It is a true 'Beach House' where you can actually experience whale watching from the living room couch!
The home is simple, sturdy and comfortable. Downstairs features an open floor plan with large living room, dining room and kitchen all flowing from one to the other. There are large picture windows along the front with wide open views to the beach. The living room features a large wood burning fireplace, comfy couch and easy chairs, a game table, satellite TV, Stereo, etc. Kitchen is well- appointed with lots of cookware and appliances. Dishes are done 'old school' as there is no dishwasher. But since the kitchen sink faces the ocean, the task of washing dishes is fairly painless!
Upstairs there are three comfortable bedrooms, all with huge windows, comfy beds and flat screen satellite TV's. There is also an upper deck overlooking the dunes and the beach.
Outside you will find a firepit in the sand, perfect for bonfires...or just have a seat on one of the benches and gaze at the stars. The night sky is incredible as there is little ambient light!
The famous recreation trail that stretches from Pebble Beach to Santa Cruz is just across the street. You can walk to Spanish Bay Resort (maybe a mile) for world class dining, or wander along the trails of the Asilomar State Park.
If you are a beach/ocean lover, this is your spot. One thing's for sure: spend your vacation here and you will come to know why we love our Beach House so much!
Keywords: Ocean, View, Views, Beach, Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach
Vilia Kakis Gilles
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Vilia Kakis Gilles
'When our parents bought this oceanfront corner lot 60+ years ago,they couldn't have imagined the amount of joy this property would bring to our family. When we were kids, we delighted in exploring the state park in our back yard, sliding down the sand dunes and watching the herds of deer graze around the house. We spent hours at the beach, collecting shells, playing on the rocks and coming home soaking wet with our pails full of treasures. Our friends and cousins delighted in joining us as they took turns visiting all summer long to stay and play at the Beach House. The house is simple; built originally as a summer beach house by our lovely parents, Greek immigrants, who absolutely had to be near the seashore. It is strong and cozy and was originally filled with as many beds as possible, as my parents, with their amazing Greek hospitality, never said 'no' to any of the legions of visitors who always wanted to come and stay. Many dignitaries and celebrities have stayed there over the years, Having traded in their luxury hotel suites for a home with no dishwasher, they delighted in sitting at my mother's table for a home cooked meal while watching the whales go by and sleeping like logs to the sound of the waves crashing. After the last full time family member moved out, we decided to open up the opportunity of a vacation rental to others besides family members and friends through VRBO. While the house is probably not the fanciest available for rent, it is comfy and inviting. It is only one of two houses existing as oceanfront with the Asilomar State Park in the back yard. The views are immense and endless from every room. Don't forget to take a moment to sit outside at night. The waves are illuminated by the moon and the stars in the sky are so abundantly visible. We hope you will have a great time and come to love this spot as we all do!'
Why Vilia Kakis Gilles chose Pacific Grove
This is an opportunity to stay in a true "beach house" with an aura of having been enjoyed and loved by generations of guests, which it has. The house is not lavish, but simple, cozy and comfortable. The location and views are unsurpassed.
What makes this House unique
Be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the surf; beautiful night sky star gazing from the front porch; step on to the walking trail across the street for a breathtaking beach walk any time; explore the sand dunes of Asilomar State Park from our backyard!
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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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location, right on the ocean front, but the house is tired.
The location was perfect; minutes from Monterey, Carmel, and steps from shops and restaurants in Pacific Grove; the ocean is pristine at this location, hiking near by and all the walking along the coast that you would want. But the house leaves much to be desired. It is very drafty; I was cold the entire visit, no matter how many layers I put on. The owners did not provide any wood for us. And the house could use some TLC: paint peeling, rusted airvents. When we arrived, there were ants in the kitchen, which is not unusual for California, but I question how clean the kitchen really is. All in all, we were gone much of the time, were at the ocean, but the house did not feel warm and comfortable to me. The location is wonderful, but I would not come back to this house for this price unless they made some much needed upgrades and maintenance.
Very sorry these renters did not feel comfortable in our beach home. We have a forced air heating system and double pane windows throughout the house, so should be as warm as anyone would like to keep it at all times. It can get very gusty when you are on the sand of the beach, but inside is typically and accurately described as being very cozy. It's true that there is some rust and peeling paint on the exterior, which is typical when an older home sits ocean front. I am always accessible via phone or text should anyone run out of firewood or have any issues at all. We appreciate constructive criticism and have the house scheduled for a complete exterior paint job, fyi, in the fall of 2018 after the summer season.
Excellent house by the beach!
Me and my family stayed for a few days in the winter. The weather was gorgeous and many hours were spent bike riding and exploring the next-door beach/tidepool and surrounding neighborhood. The location is a great proximity to the Pebble Beach golf tournament. The house is comfortable and the hostess is very accommodating and hospitable. Would definitely love to stay here again!
Exceptional, beautiful location and lovely beach home. The owner is the best, so responsive & nice!
We LOVED staying here! The beach is right in front of you, deer come each day, whales are jumping and the sun is out! The house is warm and welcoming and feels like a true beach home. The beds are comfortable as is the entire house. We had coffee on the patio in the morning and enjoyed the sun in the afternoon. Our dogs were exhausted after long walks on the beach, it was perfect for them!
Vilia, the owner, was friendly, very responsive at all times and made our stay a perfect one!
Thank you for sharing you beautiful home and letting us bring our dogs! We will be back time and time again!
The owner of this property is extremely responsive and helpful. Would absolutely rent from her again. The property is exactly as pictured in the photos 3 bdrm and 3 bath. The bedrooms are quite spacious. The ocean is literally steps away - only across the street. We watched the swells for hours. The neighbors homes don't sit right on top of each other, so you feel like you have plenty of room. Thank you!
Amazing views; great location
We could not have been more pleased with this property. What a great family getaway. Views are the best I have seen anywhere and are from every room in the house. House is outdated and funky, but clean, fun and beachy. Owner is great. Great proximity to Pacific Grove and 17 Mile drive. Would highly recommend.
Great location. Beautiful view.
My family had a wonderful mini vacation. The view is spectacular and the location is superb.
This home is one of only two that are both ocean front and border the Asilomar State Park. There are many things to do while visiting the Monterey Peninsula, but the best part of this house is that it is also enjoyable just to sit on property and enjoy the view, which often includes whale watching, boat watching and star gazing! The beach in front of the house has been the subject of California artists for generations. It is a nice little bay that is somewhat protected from big waves and so a great beach for kids to explore the tide pools. It's easy to walk to the world-class amenities of the Inn at Spanich Bay, Pebble Beach, where you will find world class dining, bars and, of course, golf. There is a walking trail along the beach in both directions...a fund activity is to bicycle from the house along the beach to Lovers Point, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and the wharf.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Payment due in full 60 days or less prior to arrival, otherwise 50% of rental fee plus Traveler Service Fee required as deposit with balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation policy:Full refund up to 60 days prior to arrival less any bank fees. If less than 60 days, no refund unless re-rented for same time/rate. Rates may change for special events/holidays. Please contact owner for monthly rates. STR License #02203932