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Charming Victorian close to golf, beach, and downtown

Pacific Grove, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Laurance Family home has been at the corner of Granite and Laurel streets for more than 80 years now. Standing tall, this delightful Victorian is centrally located in the charming town of Pacific Grove. It's but a short walk to Lover's Point beach and downtown. Our home is ideal for a family interested in touring 17 Mile Drive, Point Lobos or Big Sur. Golfers will be very close to all of the great courses in the area: Pacific Grove Municipal, Spyglass, Poppy Hills, Spanish Bay and Pebble Beach are all but a short drive from the house. Shoppers are close to the outlets and the shops of Carmel. Cannery Row is nearby as well. Enjoy lounging in a comfortable living room with fireplace and large screen, high-definition television. House is wireless Internet equipped as well. Three bedrooms upstairs sleep two each. Couches downstairs pull-out for overflow. Fully-equipped kitchen and sunlit breakfast nook. Dining room seats 12 comfortably.

Ideal morning

Walk downtown for a newspaper and pastries. Return to house for coffee in the sunlit breakfast nook. Take a long walk down to Lover's Point and along the coast trail to Asilomar Beach. For runners, try the trail that goes to Fisherman's Wharf and back (about 6 miles round trip).

Ideal afternoon outing

Drive down highway one to Big Sur (about one hour). Check out Andrew Molera or one of the other amazing state parks. Stop for lunch on the way back at the River Inn. Enjoy a cool drink while dipping your toes in the Big Sur River. Stop at Point Lobos or downtown Carmel on the way home.

Ideal evening

Twilight back nine at Pacific Grove Municipal. Dinner at Roy's in Spanish Bay resort. Walk thru the dunes on the lighted boardwalks. A nightcap by the fire.

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Dave Laurance

Member Since 2009
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Dave Laurance

Growing up in Pacific Grove was a delight. The town is still dear to my heart and managing this property allows me to stay connected to PG and to the wonderful home that my parents created. I enjoy golf, the outdoors and cooking.

Dave Laurance purchased this House in 1975


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size Beds (1)


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • shower upstairs, bath only downstairs

          Location Type

            • Ocean View


                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Fireplace
                        • Parking
                          plenty of room on the street
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          need to purchase your own wood or duraflame.


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              everything you need
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              new stove!
                            • Microwave
                              also...brand new!
                            • Oven
                              Brand new!
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              brand new!
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Music Library
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      solid cable package
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      hi definition
                                    • VCR


                                        • Balcony
                                          very small out back door
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          10'x10' patio, 10 x 20 deck
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          2 weber kettles


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • cinemas
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • sight seeing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • fitness center

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • tennis

                                                              51 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              We had a great time and would love to come back

                                                              Tanya C.

                                                              Cute home! Housekeeping could be a little more detailed. Otherwise Dave was very nice and accommodating.

                                                              Beautiful home with so much warmth and many hidden treasures

                                                              Brigid C.

                                                              We travelled from Chicago to San Francisco and the first part of our trip was to Monterey Bay. We stayed in the Laurance Home last week for a few days. My husband and I have 18mo twins, and my friend and her husband have a 2 yo and a 4 yo. We all slept very comfortably as the home had a pack and play and plenty of extra mattresses. The home itself is incredible. Other reviewers complained that it was outdated, but we loved every historical detail of it. During our stay we ventured down to Big Sur for a day. The following day we did the aquarium in the morning and then walked to Old Fisherman’s Wharf to try and spot some seals. We wrapped up with dinner at the brewery. Pacific Grove is a beautiful little town, and the location of this home made all of our adventures that much more easy to get to.

                                                              Our trip was originally planned for a month ago, but one of my daughters came down with pneumonia. Dave allowed our family to reschedule with no penalty. He is a great guy, and I highly recommend this home to anyone traveling to the area!!

                                                              Great old Victorian house. Perfect location for exploring PG. Would stay there again

                                                              Barbara B.Carmel, CA

                                                              Had a family reunion in PG. Everyone loved the old house. It was a charming, well loved family home. We felt really comfortable there. It was close to lots of great restaurants and shops all within walking distance. The house was clean, the beds were very comfy and the kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils to make “home cooked” meals. Would stay there again.

                                                              Great historic house, great location, great stay!

                                                              Graham B.Austin

                                                              Our family of six had a great stay at this historic home. Dave and his family have done a tremendous job of keeping the house in good condition while maintaining many of the original details. We were able to spread out without even needing the extra bedroom in the basement. Location couldn't be better - walking distance to Lover's Point and downtown Pacific Grove. Dave was extremely responsive and kind whenever we had questions. We also met several very friendly neighbors. The photos really don't do this house justice. If you stay here definitely check out Grove Market just down the street. Great food, and the employees were extremely friendly and had lots of good tips about the area.

                                                              Great location. Great house.

                                                              James D.

                                                              Located in the middle of everything. Very accommodating home

                                                              Everything was bad and/or didn’t work rigjt.

                                                              Richard a.

                                                              Evidently the owner is in an awful state of poverty. My nephew said no one has lived in this house in 30 years. Virtually none of the doors worked in the normal way. The two kitchen light bulbs were out. The electrical is all two pronged instead of three. The primary living room light is bad, a new bulb wouldn’t help. There is no dishwasher. No garbage disposal. Most of the windows downstairs are permanent and won’t open. The barbeque propane tank was tightened so far it couldn’t be opened and we needed to replace it. The tv Comcast component wouldn’t come and when it did it was about ten years out of date. Clearly nobody cares.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Granted, this stay did not go well for the guest. We had to send someone over to get the lightbulbs replaced in the kitchen and to help them get the television going. Propane tank was indeed non-functional. It has been replaced, with an extra available as well. These guests were inconvenienced and that is not what we want.

                                                              Having said that, we do care about our family home. It is an old house and we have tried to be honest in our listing about what amenities are available and which are not. We also strive to address maintenance issues as time and money allow. We also do our best to keep the price at a point that matches what we offer. We hope that you will see that the vast majority of our reviews are positive. If you are considering our home, please contact me directly so I can give you a very clear picture of what to expect.


                                                              Pacific Grove, CA, USA

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